All Of Your Solo Questions Answered

All Of Your Solo Questions Answered

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Solo: A Star Wars Story is the best Star Wars movie that has been made since Disney's purchase of the franchise. For the first time, writers gave fans what we really wanted, whether we knew it or not: incorporation of the lore.

For anyone who hasn't seen Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the return of Maul, formerly Darth Maul, was probably the biggest shocker of the film. The last time we saw Maul in a Star Wars film, he was falling to his (assumed) death after getting chopped in half by the beloved Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Following this, Maul returned with some creepy spider legs in The Clone Wars, and again in Solo as a crime lord with the name Maul. When Maul left his career as a Sith Lord, he left his title, Darth, in the past with it. Darth is a title only held by Sith Lords (i.e. Darth Vader, Darth Sidious, Darth Plagueis).

While lots of fans, including myself, are ecstatic over the return of this character to the big screen, others aren't.

Some fans wanted Maul to remain a character whose entire existence was in the hands of The Clone Wars. One fan even commented on a post from a Star Wars meme page saying that he's not a fan of Maul's return in Solo because he doesn't consider The Clone Wars a real part of the franchise. (To that guy, sorry buddy, it's canon.)

Thankfully, Maul's return wasn't the only nod to Star Wars lore in Solo.

My favorite was the use of the most famous card game in the galaxy, Pazaak. Played similarly to Blackjack, Pazaak is a card game that is incorporated into Star Wars video games and is one of the most beloved aspects of Star Wars canon.

Han's introduction to Chewbacca has been long awaited by those of us who wanted to know about the wookie's life debt. The idea of a life debt was first introduced to the canon in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game. Wookies aren't the type to leave their home and their people, so often when they do it is because they have sworn a life debt to someone who has saved them, as Han did with Chewie. Hopefully, Disney will explain this more in future Solo movies.

Whether Disney introduced all of this lore to the films in order to please fans or to boost sales in other aspects of the franchise is up for debate, but either way, I'm glad they did. And I hope they keep it up.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

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Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

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7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

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16 'Golden Girls' Quotes That Are Still Golden In 2019

Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia..four unique middle aged women from different backgrounds under one roof.


One of the greatest shows of all time (at least in my opinion) is Golden Girls. I was not born yet when it first aired in 1985, but thankfully it is on Hulu. Here are just some of the many quotes from the series's seven-year run.

1. Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. -Blanche Devereaux

2. Go to sleep sweetheart. Pray for brains. -Dorothy Zbornak

3. Dorothy, was Sophia naked just now, or does her dress really need ironing. -Rose Nylund

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8. I'm as jumpy as a virgin in a prison rodeo. -Blanche Devereaux

9. Blanche, I could get herpes listening to this story -Dorothy Zbornak

10. I had a knack for coming up with the firmest, most appealing yams. -Rose Nylund

11. No, I will not have a nice day! -Dorothy Zbornak

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