A Quart of Oil With Joe2-D2: A Fan’s Own “Rebels” Reaction

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R2DECAF by Tom Carlton

 

Unless you’ve been living on the moon or under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the newSWRebels_Heroes copy cartoon series, Star Wars Rebels.  At the time that this is being written, there have been 4 regular episodes along with the 1-hour premier episode.  With the absence of concrete plot details for Episode VII, Rebels is fulfilling the average Star Wars fan’s appetite for new Star Wars content.  In the past year, Lucasfilm has made a big push to get the fans prepped for Rebels.  Rebels was the primary focus of the Star Wars Weekends at Disney World over the summer.  But is Rebels worth all the hype?  Is it really THAT good?  Does this particular fan enjoy the show.  Let’s find out.

WARNING:  There are possible spoilers ahead, so read on at your own risk.

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CWK Show # 26: The Jedi Order, featuring Jason Schron (58)

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In today’s show, we discuss our immediate reactions to The Force Awakens, and James Schron of Bombad Radio  joins us to talk about our topic for Show # 26, the Jedi Order. We also discuss  Dave Filoni’s comments on Luminara and the Jedi, happenings at Disney World, Darth Vader’s appearance on Rebels, and video game, book and comic news, and we catch up on your great emails.  We also have the next offering of  “Your Espresso Shot with The Bearded Trio” featuring Rob Wainfur.  This is the Podcast you’re looking for!

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Rhode Island Comic Con Recap by Guest Blogger Mike Audette!

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Where to begin!!!  Saturday started off with quite the wait in line as expected.  Once we got our wristbands and headed inside I was naturally gravitating towards the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion booth that was set up to the left of the entrance.  The 501st had a replica of the trash compactor from A New Hope!!

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‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Soundtrack Now Available for Pre-order

10733817_10152665797973961_365105679187439324_oWalt Disney Records announced today that the official soundtrack for seasons 1 – 6 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, composed by Kevin Kiner, is now available for pre-order. Read more

Star Wars #1 Party Variant Cover – Featuring Jaxxon!

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Recently we were treated to a number of variant cover reveals for the upcoming Star Wars comic book series from Marvel, and today there is a new one to add to the list – and it just might be the best.  It’s certainly one of the most fun!

From the Official Site:

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Hera And Sabine Unite Against A Deadly Threat In An All-new Episode Of “Star Wars Rebels”

Hera and Sabine get stranded on a deadly asteroid in “Out of Darkness,”
an all-new episode of Star Wars Rebels!

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Summoned by a mysterious contact, Hera and Sabine travel to an abandoned asteroidREB_IA_5565 base for resupply. When they become stranded on the asteroid because of a damaged fuel line, the two must fend off ravenous creatures that strike in darkness while the Ghost crew scrambles to extract them.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes with Star Wars Rebels – Rebels Recon #5

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In tonight’s episode of Star Wars Rebels, Ezra found himself undercover as a new cadet at the Imperial Academy on Lothal in search of a decoder that is crucial to plans Hera and Kanan have to disrupt an Imperial shipment.  Now you can get an inside look at the making of this episode in the latest edition of Rebels Recon.

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Rebels Reconnaissance: “Breaking Ranks” Review

*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the STAR WARS REBELS episode “Breaking Ranks” and THE CLONE WARS story reel arc “Crystal Crisis.”

Like a finely crafted wine, Star Wars Rebels continues to layer on the intrigue and work in character development, all the while building its own narrative in the context of the greater Star Wars saga.  With the latest episode, “Breaking Ranks,” Rebels provides us with a fascinating look at the inner workings of an Imperial Academy on Lothal overseen by Commandant Cumberlayne Aresko and Taskmaster Myles Grint (two characters we first met in “Spark of Rebellion”).  Unfortunately for these two officers, the Imperial Academy under their supervision has been infiltrated by Ezra Bridger, Jedi-in-training and the Spectre-6 operative of the Ghost.

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