Hey there Coffee With Kenobi readers!! I have the pleasure of being able to bring you all a report of Rhode Island Comic-Con! RICC takes place next weekend November 1st and 2nd and features a wide variety of guests, non-Star Wars and Star Wars included.
RICC’s slogan is “The Biggest show in the Smallest state,” and just taking a look at the guest list and events schedule I don’t know how you could argue that!
It’s no surprise that with new Star Wars comes new merchandising. Star Wars is known to reach out in various ways to engage all fans at any age with all kinds of toys, licensing, video games, apps, and books to name a few. With their latest installment of Star Wars Rebels, on the Disney XD channel, this new era into the Star Wars saga has introduced some exciting new characters. Lucasfilm was gracious enough to send some early age reading books our way and the materials couldn’t have been better suited for a couple of little Rebels of my own. What follows are a few reviews from my two eldest sons. If you’re looking to introduce the new series to your little fan, you might want to check these out!
Ezra infiltrates the Imperial Academy in “Breaking Ranks,” Monday, November 3rd on Disney XD!
On a mission to retrieve secret information from the Empire, Ezra infiltrates Lothal’s Academy for Young Imperials where youths are recruited and trained to become Stormtroopers. When he attempts to steal an Imperial decoder from Agent Kallus, Ezra finds an unexpected ally in the ranks.
One week before Spark of Rebellion, the movie premiere of Star Wars Rebels, was broadcast on the Disney Channel, I was very nervous about the series living up to the hype.
“How can that be, Aaron?” you ask.
Simple really. Since Star Wars Weekends, we have been flooded with clips, behind the scene videos, art work, interviews and more, all released to get us hyped and looking forward to what was to come from the new animated venture. I have been blessed to meet the majority of the voice talent behind Rebels, I love what Dave Filoni and crew had done with The Clone Wars, and I have watched and read everything released about the show.
*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the STAR WARS REBELS episode “Rise of the Old Masters.”
If you’re not watching STAR WARS REBELS, you really are missing something special. The premiere movie “Spark of Rebellion” was quite good and the first two episodes, “Droids in Distress” and “Fighter Flight” were highly entertaining forays back into the classic Star Wars Trilogy era. But with this week’s episode, “Rise of the Old Masters,” the stakes have never been higher, the action has never been more intense, and the obstacles facing our heroes have never been so dangerous or so formidable.
Soooooo….now we have a couple of episodes of Rebels on public display, my excitement has not dimmed one bit. In fact, I’m even MORE excited about it now than I was before the premier. We seem to have been given an accurate representation of what the show will be from all the promos we were given prior to the show’s debut. The humor is there, the action is there, the characters are there, the FUN is there. As of this writing, I’ve seen Spark of Rebellion and Droids in Distress, and I cannot WAIT for the 3rd episode. Or 2nd, depending on which website’s counter you’re looking at. This IS “my Star Wars” and I can’t wait for more. But I WILL wait. Patience is a virtue that I’ve had to work hard to possess, but I find it’s worth the wait more often than not. Which brings me to my topic for this month: Episode 7 rumors.