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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Did the Impossible: It Made All Star Wars Fans Happy

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Did the Impossible: It Made All Star Wars Fans Happy

Just before Obi-Wan Kenobi launched on Disney Plus back in May, I wrote about the show’s impending release.

I believed that, for one reason or another, Obi-Wan Kenobi felt like a last hope for Star Wars under Disney. After an incohesive sequel trilogy, some hit-or-miss spinoffs and a handful of mediocre TV shows, I was drained of all enthusiasm for Star Wars

Obi-Wan Kenobi felt like a last stand for my own Star Wars fandom.

Despite disliking almost all of Disney’s Star Wars output, I had a feeling Obi-Wan Kenobi had a decent shot at being “good.” The stakes of a show focused on such a key character – combined with the potential the show had to bridge the gap between the prequels and the originals – set the scene for a new type of Star Wars nostalgia. Kids who grew up on the prequels are adults now. Don’t they deserve the kind of fan service Disney has been delivering for the last decade?

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Moses Ingram in Obi-Wan

Moses Ingram created one of the most memorable new characters in recent Star Wars history.


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I thought so. But I also believed the show had the potential to occupy a new middle ground. One that appealed not just to newer fans of Star Wars, but all fans. And you know what? For the most part, that’s exactly how it played out.

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