Med-Beq checks out a passing Anakin Skywalker in Attack of the Clones. (Screenshot: Lucasfilm)

The Too-Short Story of Ahmed Best’s Other Star Wars Roles

We are, at long last, living in the early days of what is a long-overdue Ahmed Best renaissance. After years of horrifying torment the actor received for having the audacity to bring Jar Jar Binks to life, Star Wars (both its fandom and its institution) has accepted Best into its…

Cytharat and Lemda, the two LGBTQ romances added in Rise of the Hutt Cartels. (Image: EA/Bioware)

Star Wars’ Not-So-Brief History of Fleeting LGBTQ+ Representation

The long road to meaningful representation of LGBTQ+ creatives and characters in our popular media is a history interwoven throughout decades of media narratives. For Star Wars, one of the biggest pieces of popular culture in living memory, that story has come in fits and starts — and in many…