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The First Two Episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi is Apt to Leave Viewers Wanting More

The cultural impact of Star Wars has been felt in every aspect of life since its release. Movies, books and video games continue to expand on the universe that George Lucas created so many years ago with his iconic space opera film series. In addition, in recent times, we’ve seen a new trilogy featuring original characters as well as an exciting young adult novel based on one such character: Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The man who would become known throughout the galaxy far away simply by The Force was finally brought back for good after being missing from our screens for more than ten years.

The news that an Obi-Wan Kenobi sequel was in development brings back memories for those who grew up with the prequel trilogy. There’s so much nostalgia attached to this character; it will be interesting to see how they can expand on what was established before without boring audiences or repeating herself too often story-wise.

His life as a Jedi Knight clearly hadn’t been an easy one, and it is clear that Obi-Wan has PTSD when he awakens from his dream. He calls out to Qui Gon Jinn in hopes of getting some advice for what’s next on this desert planet where there are no more lightsaber battles.

A far cry from being exciting like before; living austerely while working without purpose seems much darker than anything we’ve seen thus far–even though our hero still feels lost.

Viewers can see a young Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa before becoming the legends that we know today. Young Obi-Wan plays an eye on his charge, who has some of Anakin’s passion for flight (as seen in The Phantom Menace), while the princess is just as stubborn/adventurous as her mother was.

The fans of Star Wars will go wild with joy when they see the first live-action appearance of an Inquisitor. These individuals have been trained in the dark side, and one by the name of Reva (played by Moses Ingram) stands out in particular. She is relentless towards finding Obi-wan Kenobi.

When Obi-Wan arrives on Tatooine, he may have been there for Luke, but the kidnapping of Leia in episode two has Bail Organa seek his help, and that brings us into this incredible show where Pakistani actor Kumail Nanjiani plays an alien named Haja Estree who just so happens to be a fake Jedi. Fans will also be screaming once they see two familiar faces throughout the episode.