Rebels Reconnaissance: “Legacy of Mandalore,” “Through Imperial Eyes,” and “Secret Cargo” Reviews

*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.

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Rebels Reactions: “Secret Cargo”

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!

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Star Wars Rebels | Rebels Recon for “Secret Cargo”

***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:

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Genevieve O’Reilly Reprises Her Role as Mon Mothma in “Star Wars Rebels” this Saturday

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.”

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What’s in a Name? What’s in a Man?

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.

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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?

Becca's Chava Chat
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

TIE RYDER

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

Becca's Chava Chat

“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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