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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Star Wars Rebels | Rebels Recon for “Rebel Assault”

We’ve arrived at the mid-season break for Star Wars Rebels, and what an episode to end the first half! If you’re caught up, prepare to go behind-the-scenes of “Rebel Assault” with Rebels Recon:

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New Video and Images from the Next Episode of Star Wars Rebels, “Rebel Assault”

New Video and Images Available for the next half-hour episode of Star Wars Rebels on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 at 9pm ET/PT on Disney XD!

In “Rebel Assault” – Hera leads a courageous attack against the forces of Grand Admiral Thrawn, but when things go awry, her battle to win must become a daring escape if she is to survive.

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume Two Review

These reviews of Star Wars Forces of Destiny will contain spoilers. Reviews for Volume One can be found here.

At long last! The latest batch of Star Wars Forces of Destiny shorts are here. As with the previous collection, this collection of shorts features a mix of old and new. Four of the shorts aired over the summer: “The Imposter Inside,” “Beasts of Echo Base,” “BB-8 Bandits,” and “The Padawan Path.” They are joined by four new shorts, with wrap-arounds by our storyteller, Maz Kanata — this time cooking up some delicious stew to go with her tea. And it looks like she’s made a new friend, too!

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “Newest Recruit”

This review of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode “Newest Recruit” will contain spoilers.

In advance of the 30-minute Star Wars Forces of Destiny special airing tonight on the Disney Channel, a new episode has been released on Disney’s YouTube channel. “Newest Recruit” features Sabine Wren and Ketsu Onyo. Getting a bit of a jump on things, this episode will be reviewed here — while the rest of the episodes will be reviewed after the special has been broadcast. (You can watch “Newest Recruit” here.)

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Star Wars Rebels Season Four Poster Revealed

STAR WARS REBELS SEASON FOUR KEY ART REVEALED
CHECK OUT A STUNNING NEW IMAGE FOR THE HIT SHOW’S FINAL SEASON.

It’s almost here. Star Wars Rebels returns for its fourth and final season on October 16 on Disney XD, and we can’t wait. Lucasfilm and Disney released today the official key art for the season — a stunning image featuring the Ghost crew, Thrawn, and more. Check it out below!

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Star Wars Preview: San Diego Comic Con 2017, Part 1

San Diego Comic Con 2017 starts the night of Wednesday, July 19th and runs through Sunday, July 23rd. At the time of this writing, the schedule is only complete through Saturday, July 22nd. Here’s the Star Wars content I’m most looking forward to over those first few days.

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Star Wars Rebels | Rebels Recon for “Double Agent Droid”

***SPOILERS*** for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Double Agent Droid.”

Chopper, AP-5, and Wedge are sent on an undercover mission to acquire much-needed secret codes. As the droids bicker, Wedge sees why he was chosen for the mission. Bickering aside, the mission goes to plan — until Imperials on the lookout for a rebel spy droid catch on to Chopper’s ruse. They soon assume control over Chopper with the hopes he will lead them to the hidden rebel base. AP-5 grows suspicious of his counterpart’s uncharacteristic behavior, but getting the team to believe him isn’t easy.

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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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Sabine’s Darksaber Training Begins in the Next Episode of “Star Wars Rebels”

New Video and Images Available for “Trials of the Darksaber” – the next episode of Star Wars Rebels on January 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET on Disney XD!

In an effort to recruit her people to join the rebels, Sabine reluctantly agrees to learn to wield an ancient Mandalorian weapon, but soon finds the challenge more difficult than expected.

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