- Michael Shields
In this episode, Welcome To The Party Pal examines Obi-Wan Kenobi, the television miniseries created for the streaming service Disney+ that is part of the Star Wars franchise starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, reprising his role from the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), the series follows Kenobi as he sets out to rescue the kidnapped Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) from the Galactic Empire, leading to a confrontation with his former apprentice, Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen). Throughout this episode of Welcome To The Party Pal, hosts Michael Shields and Douglas Grant converse upon what this latest Star Wars television franchise means to the overall legacy of both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader. They delve into varying critiques of Obi-Wan Kenobi, celebrate the surprise appearance of young Princess Leia in the show, talk about the possibility of a second season, and so much more.
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