Star Wars Rebels Talking Points: “Zero Hour: Parts 1 and 2”

The Star Wars Rebels season finale is always an event; threads are tied up, mysteries are solved, and tears are shed. Season Three is no different. Personally, I spent most of the episode full of angst and nervousness. The stakes are high, and with Grand Admiral Thrawn in hot pursuit, even the Duke boys would be in trouble (#80sReference). As with all Talking Points columns, there will be spoilers, so don’t click on the link below until you have seen “Zero Hour: Parts 1 and 2”.

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Star Wars Rebels Talking Points: “Twin Suns”

Warning: this post contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode, “Twin Suns”. Be sure to watch the show before proceeding.

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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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Rebels Reconnaissance: “Trials of the Darksaber” Review

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Trials of the Darksaber.”

It wasn’t really that long ago that Star Wars Rebels was seen as a show that underserved its female characters at the expense of focusing on Ezra, an adolescent male and the character closest to the show’s viewing demographic. But as time went on, the doubters were proven wrong and those who preached patience were rewarded with episodes like “Blood Sisters,” a plethora of Ahsoka Tano-centric episodes (most notably “Twilight of the Apprentice”), and this season’s “Hera’s Heroes.” Now, “Trials of the Darksaber” shifts the paradigm even further by suggesting that Sabine Wren might have a more important destiny than Ezra Bridger.

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Mickey’s Jedi Blend: This Is Not The Filler You’re Looking For

Yes, I’m back! I know it has been a while since I have blogged, but between life wanting to turn everything upside down, hosting Rebels Reactions and my regular 9 to 5, the time has eluded me no matter how hard I have tried. Now after all these months I can’t let things slide anymore.

This month’s topic is something I hit on during a recent episode of Rebels Reactions. It is something I have been guilty of in the past, and that is classifying the significance of each episode as it pertains to the saga overall. Some episodes have a profound impact and are praised highly on podcasts and social media alike. Others, where the value isn’t immediately evident, get dismissed as “filler” episodes.

Since I have started hosting Rebels Reactions and analyzing each episode as they come out, plus after seeing Rogue One, I reached a conclusion: there is no such thing as a “filler” episode in Star Wars.

I will go ahead and advise you that if you haven’t seen Rogue One, don’t read any further unless you want spoilers.

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Rebels Reactions: “Trials Of The Darksaber” (243)

 

Welcome back to Rebels Reactions! In this episode, host Aaron Harris is joined by Lillian Skye Noble and Coffee With Kenobi’s own Dan Z to review what is being called the most emotional character-centric episode of the series, “Trials Of The Darksaber”! From the history of the darksaber itself to blowing the doors open to Sabine’s past, this episode has quickly become one of the best of the series, making this a discussion not to be missed!

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Rebels Reconnaissance: “Warhead” Review

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Warhead.”

After two and a half seasons, Star Wars Rebels has earned the benefit of the doubt in terms of where it’s going regarding its various story arcs, and it is with this grace that one should view this week’s episode, “Warhead.” According to the episode’s trivia gallery on starwars.com, “Warhead” was originally planned as the B-story portion of next week’s “Trials of the Darksaber” and frankly it feels like it never quite evolved past that stage. It’s a fun story wherein Zeb, Chopper, and AP-5 take center stage, but it just seems small–until the end.

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Rebels Reactions: “Warhead” (242)

Welcome back to Rebels Reactions! In this episode, host Aaron Harris is joined by Chris Case and his son Mica as they break down all the laughs, twists, and turns from the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels: “Warhead”. This is the podcast you’re looking for!

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Rebels Reactions: “Ghosts Of Geonosis” (241)

Welcome back to Rebels Reactions! This is the episode we have been waiting for! In the Rebels/Rogue One crossover, Saw Gerrera makes his Rebels debut! Joining Aaron this week is none other than Coffee With Kenobi bloggers Dennis Keithly and Jay Krebs! Grab your coffee and kick back for a great discussion. This is the podcast you’re looking for!

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