Recently, I was home from work without anything planned. I decided to watch Return of the Jedi because it had been a while since I just sat down and watched it. One of the thing that always impressed me about Star Wars films was how much detail and story inhabits each scene. One example of this is the briefing room scene for the attack on the second Death Star. This well-designed scene includes character development, exposition, world building, and consequences in three carefully crafted minutes of the film. Read more
It was announced today during the Star Wars Rebels panel that season four will be the last. Before that, however, it was also revealed that Star Wars legend Warwick Davis will be joining the cast as Ruhk, a character first introduced in Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire as Grand Admiral Thrawn’s personal bodyguard. Returning characters include Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) and Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly). So, while the series will be coming to an end, Dave Filoni promised a season we won’t soon forget. He also brought along the trailer for season four! You can check it out below:
*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episodes “Legacy of Mandalore,” “Through Imperial Eyes,” and “Secret Cargo.”
“Legacy of Mandalore” serves as a direct follow-up to the excellent “Trials of the Darksaber” and continues the trend of outstanding character-driven episodes we’ve seen in this third season of Star Wars Rebels. Again taking center stage, Sabine Wren returns to her homeworld of Krownest to confront her mother and reveal that she now wields the legendary Darksaber. It’s a noble attempt at reconciliation for the Wrens as a family and the Mandalorians as a people, but it feels like a fool’s errand just the same.
Welcome back to another episode of Rebels Reactions!
This week host Aaron Harris is joined by Star Wars fan John Fowler and David Modders. Together they explore “Secret Cargo”, the most recent episode of Star Wars Rebels!
Listen in as they break down the details of the episode and discover what Star Wars, the Boston Massacre, and a two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled Descent, all have in common!
***SPOILERS*** for the Star Wars Rebels episode, “Secret Cargo.”
After coming under attack by Imperials, the crew of the Ghost find themselves transporting precious cargo — Senator Mon Mothma. Considered a traitor, she is desperately wanted by the Empire, and soon Grand Admiral Thrawn and his minions are on the hunt. Hera and her crew will do whatever is necessary to get the Senator to her destination, and Mon Mothma will do what she needs to for the Rebellion.
Ready to go behind the scenes? Check out the latest Rebels Recon below:
New Video and Images Available for “Secret Cargo” – the next episode of Star Wars Rebels
on March 4th at 8:30 p.m. ET on Disney XD!
Reprising her role as Mon Mothma in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Genevieve O’Reilly will return as one of the most important founding members of the Rebel Alliance in the next episode of “Star Wars Rebels.”
Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy came to a thrilling conclusion this past week (February 21st) with Empire’s End. The novel completes the story of a group of all new characters following the Battle of Endor, and the destruction of the second Death Star. One of those characters in particular had the largest, and most important arcs of note: Sinjir Rath Velus. From where we meet Sinjir in Aftermath to where we leave him in Empire’s End, his growth and subversion of several tropes is extremely satisfying.
In the mood for something epic? We’ve got just the thing to satisfy your itch. The mid-season trailer for Star Wars Rebels is here, and it brings all the excitement we’ve come to expect over the last three seasons — including some big surprises!
Check it out below:
Has the Star Wars universe become overly feminized or could it be that a portion of our fandom is just not in-touch with their feminine side of the force? Or maybe we’re just not asking the right question. Perhaps the correct question would be: what’s wrong with a female leading the charge? It’s a straightforward question. No hidden agenda so don’t go looking for one or assume that there is one. So again, what’s wrong with it? Or better yet, what’s wrong with the question? Ok I’ll admit, I’m being a bit pretentious or rather, rebellious.
“This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel.”- Jyn Erso
Can’t even put into words how this dialogue moved me! Seriously, my lips curled up like the “Grinch Who Stole Christmas” and I’m definitely ok with that, ha! Let me just also add, that we got more dialogue in the Rogue One trailer than we did in the first two trailers for The Force Awakens! That’s saying a lot. Ok, that’s a poorly used pun, but you get my meaning.
Warning: The following contains minor spoilers.
Star Wars fans have been treated to a buffet of tasty new reading materials lately. From novels to comics, all are leading fans’ appetites to the true feast: the long-anticipated movie Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.