The buildup for this has been happening almost all season long. Maul tracks down and faces Kenobi in the wastes of Tatooine. The actual sabers clashing lasts a mere three seconds, the posturing much more so. On that measurement alone, it’s hard to see how it lived up to the hype.
So in today’s podcast, I’m encouraging you to step outside the hype machine and look at it from a certain point of view. And in the process, we’re going to discover how the confrontation between Maul and Kenobi had echoes of confrontations from five different Star Wars movies. Yes, five: The Phantom Menace, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens.