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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part IV Connections to Episode IV and More….

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Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

Easter eggs abound as the Disney+ series passes its halfway point

Spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, ahead.

The fan-wide reaction to the show remains far from unanimous, but this viewer (who received his first Obi-Wan action figure after shopping at Zayre’s in 1978), sees plenty of parallels and needed patches in the plot of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the overall canon via the Disney+ series.

Thus far, this viewer also counts Obi-Wan Kenobi among some of the best moments in The Saga.

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ForceCenter on Callbacks

Meanwhile, as many have pointed out (but particularly the Force Center Podcast featuring Ken Napzok and Joseph Scrimshaw), there are a lot of nice callbacks (calls forwarded?) to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope in the most recent episode of the series.

Over the last 45 years, I have often wondered (or wished I could see on screen):

  1. How does Princess Leia know Obi-Wan? Why would she reach out to him in her hour of need?
  2. Did Leia exhibit any Force powers as a child? How did she become a leader at such a young age?
  3. What happened to the rest of the Jedi after Order 66? Why is there so little trace of them when Luke comes of age?
  4. How did the Organas and Lars handle raising Leia and Luke, respectively?
  5. What was the full story behind, “When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the master?”

Now that last one, we THOUGHT we had the goods, but now it seems we are in for that epic rematch teased by Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy (and I am not talking about the trap laid by Vader in Part III). Part VI should be amazing, and perhaps assuage some of the Kenobi consternation in segments of the fandom.

But until then, let some of my favorites help you get the most out of Part IV:

Star Wars Explained

Star Wars Explained loved the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Easter eggs in Part IV.

New Rockstars

Erik Voss and I both enjoyed the appearance of T-47 speeders in this episode.

ScreenRant

There a ton of Star Wars (1977) references in Screen Rant’s big list.

Part III

What? You haven’t seen Part IV, yet? No matter. Watch me and my friends talk about Part III on the “Who’s The Bossk?” podcast:

Who’s The Bossk?

Was it terror or horror on Obi-Wan’s face when he first sees Vader?

BTW: I do want to point out that we don’t have to get Obi-Wan all the way to Episode IV in the current streaming series.

He just needs to get here:

And keep in mind, Obi-Wan makes exactly three lightsaber slices against the whirling attack of Maul – two parries and one strike. Moreover, despite Maul having dispatched the love of his life and his Master, Kenobi is sad after his victory.

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