The eponymous Jedi master has spawned a number of returning characters from the wider Star Wars universe, from Leia and Bail Organa to Darth Vader himself. This week, the show reintroduced a character Star Wars fans havent seen in live action in a long time... a long time.
This piece reveals spoilers for episode 6 of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The series has enlivened a connection between Jedi masters and their former pupils since the first episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Sure, Obi-Wan and Anakin, but also Obi-Wan and his own Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn. Periodically through the series Obi-Wan has reached out to his master with the Force, but no one has given up.
Thats why hed expect an answer from a character who died nearly two decades ago, covered in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith''s final moments, in which Yoda informed Obi-Wan that Qui-Gon found a path to immortality through the Force that is, and he discovered the technique that allows Obi-Wan and Yoda to communicate with the living as Force ghosts in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Yoda taught him a coaching practice that would eventually allow Obi-Wan to communicate with his previous master for further training. In Obi-Wan Kenobi, it appears that practice has not yet been made perfect.
Until the end of the shows finale, there will be plenty of time to watch.
On the shores of Tatooine, Obi-Wan talks about how he got there, but given that the younger Jedi just came off of a confrontation with Darth Vader in which he finally had it put on his head, he was not solely responsible for Anakins'' turn to the dark side well that appears to be the show message.
Liam Neeson goes uncredited in the episode, but the force ghost who appears to Obi-Wan in the desert is undoubtedly the same actor who shown him in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Neeson has previously expressed concern about appearing in the Star Wars Disney Plus series, declaring on IndieWire this April that he prefers film. I must admit, I just dislike the big screen?
Lucasfilm predicted that Neeson would return to the world of animated Star Wars television as well. And with Obi-Wan, it seems the company backed Neeson to experiment in live action. And the volume is a massive LCD screen used by Lucasfilm to give the Star Wars TV shows their stunning vistas without on-location shoots.
Neeson isn''t the only Star Wars veteran who returned for Obi-Wan Kenobi''s final episode. While his appearance in harsh makeup and hologram might sooth a lot of digital lifting, including the speech simulation technique Lucasfilm is now leveraging. McDiarmid has often been involved in the Star Wars universe, including in all three prequel films, Rise of Skywalker, and portraying the Emperor in several animated Star Wars shows.