The Star Wars Rebels Mid-Season Trailer is Here!

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:

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Jyn Erso: The New Han Solo?

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Original Concept design by: Scott Bratek

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.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

“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.

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Star Wars Book Review — ‘Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure’

Moving target book

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.

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Redheads Are Rare… Even In Star Wars

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On the 4th of July while I was driving to Idaho with my family, my seven-year-old son asked all of us to name our three favorite Star Wars characters. It was such a simple question, but it led to a lot of fun discussion. He was the first to answer and said his three favorites are the Inquisitor, Darth Vader, and Darth Maul. Three evil, murderous characters with definite anger problems. He also tries to Force choke me occasionally. Should I be worried? My three-year-old son was the next to answer and he only had one favorite: “Woda”. I’m pretty sure he meant Yoda, but he may have also meant Rotta the Hutt. Who knows? He is about as tall as either of them and speaks almost as clearly so he may have an affinity for both. My nine-year-old son’s favorites are the puffer pig from Star Wars Rebels, the cow-like shaaks from Attack of the Clones, and General Grievous. He loves animals and unique characters, and he may be the only person to ever say a shaak is one of his favorite characters.

After our kids were done answering they wanted to know my wife’s and my favorites. My top three are Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Obi-Wan Kenobi or Luke Skywalker depending on my mood, and my moods can change as fast as Anakin’s at a Tusken Raider camp. My wife’s favorite character of all is Emperor Palpatine, and her other two favorites were Han Solo and Chewbacca. So she likes two rebellious scoundrel smugglers and the ultimate bad guy? I’m a geeky redhead who talks a lot about Star Wars, loves the Utah Jazz, and looks in mouths all day. Not exactly the prototypical bad boy. But this lead me to a bigger question: Who are my three favorite redheads in Star Wars?

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Hiding in Plain Sight

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“Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me.” – Darth Vader

Note: The Following Features Heavy Speculation and Possible Spoilers:

I have often thought about the similarities between Chancellor Palpatine and Princess Leia’s secret identities.  Let’s face it … it’s no real conspiracy that both were hidden in plain sight and under very comparable circumstances; in a manner of speaking of course. If the entire senate knew that their leader was indeed a Sith Lord his reign would’ve ended much sooner than it did, in fact, probably instantaneously. No different could have been said about Leia. If Senator Bail Organa had made Leia’s birth name public, it would’ve raised more than an eyebrow or two.

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