Rebels Reconnaissance: “Rebel Assault” Review

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

One thing that Star Wars has always done exceedingly well is subvert expectations. “Rebel Assault,” this week’s episode of Star Wars Rebels follows that tradition with a story that shatters assumptions from the outset. With this first half of the season seemingly building toward an epic clash against the Empire, “Rebel Assault” instead takes the narrative on a downward trajectory much faster than many probably expected.

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Rebels Reconnaissance: “Kindred” and “Crawler Commandeers” Reviews

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episodes “Kindred” and Crawler Commandeers.”

Star Wars Rebels returns this week with another pair of episodes that continue with what looks to be a season-long arc focusing on our heroes’ return to Lothal and an impending massive clash with the Empire. The first episode, “Kindred,” at first feels to be a simple continuation of last week’s “Flight of the Defender” with Ezra returning to the site of the TIE Defender crash to find the downed ship’s hyperdrive, but it soon escalates into something much more dire.

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Rebels Reactions: “The Occupation” and “Flight Of The Defender”

Welcome back to Rebels Reactions! The show where Coffee With Kenobi takes an in-depth look at the hit Disney XD show, Star Wars Rebels!

In this weeks episode, host Aaron Harris is joined by André Hutchens from the Backseat Directors Podcast and David Modders as they dig into the episodes “The Occupation” and “Flight Of The Defender”.

Listen in as Aaron, André, and David discuss the crew’s return to Lothal and the impact that return has on Ezra and the crew. They also discuss Thrawn, Loth-cats, Loth-wolves, and that special moment Zeb interrupted between Kanan and Hera.

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Darth Vader #7.

This review of Star Wars: Darth Vader #7 contains minor spoilers.

Knowledge is power.

And if there’s power to be had, there’s a Sith Lord gunning for it and that who holds it.

Such is the story in the Charles Soule-penned issue of Star Wars: Darth Vader #7 that sees Jedi Knight and Master Librarian Jocasta Nu become the focus of efforts by Vader and the Inquisitorius to finish the purge begun by Order 66 in Revenge of the Sith.

But Jedi are hard to kill, particularly when they’re experienced, on the run and not clustered in the Jedi Temple as padawan younglings.

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Rebels Reconnaissance: “The Occupation” and “Flight of the Defender” Reviews

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episodes “The Occupation” and “Flight of the Defender.”

It’s hard to believe that Star Wars Rebels is already in its fourth season, as the flurry of new Star Wars content since 2012’s Disney purchase of Lucasfilm can sometimes cause one to forget about the show that established how the two enormous companies would interact. But in many ways, Rebels has been the standard-bearer for this new era of Star Wars as it pioneered the methods in which stories across media would interact and established the precedent for incorporating “Legends” material into canon. And now with the show having an end date that its writers can plan for, the final chapters of Star Wars Rebels seem to be methodically filling in the gaps, tying off loose ends, and bringing a logical conclusion to the series.

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CWK Show #95: “Are there porg diapers?”, with Christian Blauvelt and Matt Moore (190)

Dan Z is joined by Star Wars Made Easy author, Christian Blauvelt, and Comics With Kenobi’s Matt Moore. They start the show discussing The Last Jedi spot that aired during Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, as well as a new revelation in “Force of Destiny”. Dan Z checks in with Christian on his new book, and Tom brings us up to date on the news.  For the Coffee Chat, we share part two of the conversation with horror filmmaker, Mark Pavia, and resume the CWK book study with the end of LeiaPrincess of Alderaan and start Phasma. This the podcast you’re looking for!

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Star Wars Rebels Talking Points: “The Occupation” and “Flight of the Defender”

Season Four of Star Wars Rebels has been a roller coaster of emotions, to this point. Expect that roller coaster to take some sharp twists and turns during “The Occupation” and “Flight of the Defender”. It may be the most intense pair of episodes in this final season of the Emmy-nominated series. Here we go!

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Rebels Reactions: “In The Name Of The Rebellion” Parts 1 and 2

Welcome back to Rebels Reactions!

This week our host Aaron Harris is joined by the hosts of the Skytalkers Podcast, Charlotte Errity and Caitlin Plesher!

Together they delve into the complexities of the Rebellion as they review “In The Name Of The Rebellion Parts 1 and 2”. Join them as they discuss the bridges in this episode to the movies and The Clone Wars! They break down the moral quandaries facing the Rebellion as they break down the showdown between Mon Mothma and Saw, the decisions faced by Ezra and the wisdom of Kanan.

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CWK Show # 94: “I wanted to see Saw”, with Bethany Blanton and Tom Gross (189)

Dan Z (with a bit of laryngitis) is joined by the Star Wars Report’s Bethany Blanton, and CWK newsman, Tom Gross. They start the show discussing parts one and two of Star Wars Rebels episodes, “In the Name of The Rebellion”. Mark Newbold returns to CWK to share an exclusive on his next major Star Wars project,  and Tom has news. For an extended Coffee Chat, Dan Z talks with filmmaker Mark Pavia for part one of their discussion on working with Stephen King, as well as elements of horror in the Star Wars saga. Later, the CWK Book Study on Leia: Princess of Alderaan continuesThis is the podcast you’re looking for!

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Rebels Reconnaissance: “In the Name of the Rebellion” Review

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “In the Name of the Rebellion.”

With a return to the sequel trilogy era in the form of The Last Jedi on the horizon, it becomes only natural to wonder about the place of Rogue One (a standalone story) in the cultural zeitgeist. In many ways, this film–that was highly successful on a number of fronts–has essentially slipped from the public’s consciousness. But with “In the Name of the Rebellion,” this week’s episode of Star Wars Rebels, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gets a powerful burst of relevance.

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