About Stephen Kent

Stephen Kent is the author of How The Force Can Fix The World and founder of the GeekyStoics newsletter and podcast, which focuses on finding philosophy in pop culture. He's a political writer and TV/radio commentator by day and contributes to Bounding Into Comics.

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Sokka (Jack DeSena) explains to Katara (Mae Whitman) his belief that women are meant for sewing and cooking in Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 Episode 4 "The Warriors of Kyoshi" (2005), Nickelodeon
February 6, 2024
While it worked in an animated medium, Sokka’s sexist humor in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ doesn’t translate 1:1 to live-action.
Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) gives Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) a lesson about mindfulness in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), Lucasfilm Ltd.
January 30, 2024
J.J. Abrams once told Daisy Ridley that Star Wars was like a religion for some fans, and he may have not been that far off from reality.
Cillian Murphy as Julius Robert Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer (2023), Universal Pictures
January 25, 2024
New report suggests that China has grown tired of American movies, with Hollywood productions not even managing to make their Top 10 in 2023.
Rey shows off her lightsaber skills on Marguerite Sauvage's Women's History Month variant to Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 3 #44 "Rise of the Mar Corps!" (2020), Marvel Comics
January 17, 2024
A new rumor suggests Disney’s upcoming Rey-centric Star Wars film has been delayed – but we probably aren’t so lucky.
Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) draws her lightsabers on Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) in Ahsoka Season 1 Episode 7 "Part Seven: Dreams and Madness" (2023), Disney
January 10, 2024
It’s official: A second season of Dave Filoni’s Star Wars spin-off series ‘Ahsoka’ is now in production at Lucasfilm.
Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) implies the Jedi cannot help Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), Lucasfilm Ltd.
January 10, 2024
Chancellor Palpatine’s “good is a point of view” line may be responsible for not only fooling Anakin Skywalker but also a generation of fans.
Rey Palpatine (Daisy Ridley) appropriates the Skywalker name in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), Lucasfilm
January 3, 2024
A recent interview with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy raises red flags, suggesting that the Star Wars director will use the IP to push her activism.
Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) ignites his lightsaber as he prepares to battle Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in Ahsoka Season 1 Episode 4 "Fallen Jedi" (2023), Lucasfilm
December 29, 2023
Bounding writer Stephen Kent believes Baylan Skoll resonated with fans because he represents their internal frustration with Star Wars.
Rey Palpatine (Daisy Ridley) feels Resistance Leader Leia Organa's (Carrie Fisher) death in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), Lucasfilm Ltd.
December 18, 2023
With Disney having no idea what to do with the Star Wars franchise, the divisive sequel trilogy was doomed from the very beginning.
Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) battles Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid) in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), Lucasfilm
December 11, 2023
Authored by Steven Barnes, Star Wars: The Glass Abyss sees Master Jedi Mace Windu going on a mission in honor of fallen Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn.