Ahsoka vs. Yoda in Forces of Destiny

Destiny takes shape in Disney's latest short

Forces of Destiny
Ahsoka Tano, Forces of Destiny

Tweeps saw it immediately, and when I finally got to view “Teach You, I Will” — Star Wars: Forces of Destiny — I picked up on it, too:

Forces of Destiny: They Rhyme

The Maker, George Lucas, once said of his prequels: “You see the echo of where all is gonna go. It’s like poetry, they rhyme…” I’ve previously posted the video above, but it’s worth a re-watch.

That’s one of the things I like about Star Wars in general, and many episodes of each animated Star Wars series – the echoes.

And, of course, the little differences…

Expanding the Mythology

Even as it connected the series, today’s short deepened SW mythology, making the viewer ponder whether Yoda (in Forces of Destiny) has seen Ahsoka’s duel with Vader (in Star Wars Rebels); whether he foretold her separation from the order (Star Wars The Clone Wars).

“Yourself, you must always be…” said Yoda to Ahsoka, urging her to develop a two lightsaber technique. The young Jedi listens to Yoda, most unlike her master. And, in so doing, the short made the Vader vs. Ahsoka duel that much more meaningful and thought-provoking.

Enjoy, “Teach You, I Will.”

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A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.

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