Star Wars: Is the big screen really best or has episodic TV passed it by?

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Do we need more Star Wars movies over TV shows?

With all of those options at their disposal, which one fits Star Wars best in 2021?

It is really hard to not just go with the easy “all Star Wars is good Star Wars” answer, because I do enjoy it all. But for the foreseeable future, there must be a format that works best.

I love trilogies, and I love the trilogies we have in the Star Wars universe.

Whether it is the original trilogy’s struggle of overcoming impossible odds to defeat an evil empire, the prequel trilogy’s story of political upheaval or the sequel trilogy’s struggle of dealing with one’s identity (or lack thereof), I love it all.

It is really hard for me to say that a trilogy is not the perfect way to present Star Wars, even in 2021. Regardless of their faults, they have told us incredible stories with likable characters in a deep universe.

The Skywalker Saga feels special. From beginning to end, it feels like the fate of the entire galaxy is always at risk.

Though, it may be time for Star Wars to give the trilogy format a break.

The Empire, The First Order and the Final Order all had weapons capable of destroying worlds. That makes for a dramatic climax, but Disney currently has a golden opportunity to build worlds rather than destroy them.

That is why the multi-season tv series format currently is the best way for Disney to expand upon the Star Wars universe.

The Mandalorian has given us a taste of this. It is not just a show about Din bringing Grogu to a Jedi. It is a story of a man dealing with the difficulty of living in a world where the religion he grew up on is alien to those he encounters. Plus the struggle he faces of breaking the rules of that religion, like showing his face to a child that has basically become a son to him.

Rebels is another great example of showcasing the stories of characters who aren’t necessarily going to save or destroy the galaxy, but the struggles they face feel very real.

Ezra being tempted by evil to find his family, the quest of Zeb finding his homeworld and Sabine dealing with being an outcast to her family are all relatable to fans.

Those episodic stories all have one thing in common: They would have been overlooked in a trilogy that deals with the fate of the entire galaxy.

Star Wars needs more of these immensely relatable stories, and hopefully, we will be treated to them with the deep lineup of current and upcoming shows.

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How do you feel Star Wars media is best presented? Let us know in the comments. For more Star Wars, be sure to keep up with Dork Side of the Force.