Lock s-foils in attack position. The mid-season finale of Rebels has arrived, and we've got X-WINGS!!! I'm so freaking happy about this. Can you tell I'm happy about this? It's not like we've never seen X-Wings before, but we've not seen them on Rebels until this point. For me, the last aesthetic pieces of the … Continue reading Star Wars: Rebels – “Rebel Assault”
What's down the road for the Galaxy Far, Far Away? I think we knew the anthology films would continue. After Rogue One, Kathleen Kennedy said that's where the future lies. But both Lucasfilm and Disney had their sights on more. There were always rumors. Now we have confirmation. Rian Johnson, who is helming The Last … Continue reading More Star Wars. So Much Star Wars.
Two more episodes down. We're officially halfway into the final season. Eight more to go. The episode "Kindred" tied up some loose threads and sort-of answered some questions. I'm going to jump ahead a bit. After quite the chase and some piloting that would impress Han Solo himself, Hera made her way back to Rebel Command at … Continue reading Star Wars: Rebels – “Kindred” and “Crawler Commanders”
I have something I need to add to my discussion of the latest episodes of Star Wars: Rebels, "The Occupation" and "Flight of the Defender." I figured I'd toss it out here just because I can rather than going back to edit the previous post. I don't think I picked up on this the first … Continue reading Loth-Wolf Says What?
Ezra finally gets his wish. After a truncated communique from Ryder Azadi reveals the existence of the updated TIE Defender Elite, it's determined that Rebel High Command needs intel on that fighter if they're going to beat it in combat. But they cannot send backup should things go wrong. And so, the Ghost crew returns to Lothal … Continue reading Star Wars: Rebels – “The Occupation” and “Flight of the Defender”
Warning: Spoilers Ahead. From the beginning of Star Wars: Rebels, we always knew the crew of the Ghost would hook up with larger Rebel cells and eventually find their way into the core of the Rebellion as we saw it take shape in the events of the original trilogy. It was a foregone conclusion. We … Continue reading Star Wars: Rebels – “In the Name of the Rebellion, Parts 1 and 2”
I said I was going to do some commentary blogs (not quite reviews, as such) for the final season of Star Wars: Rebels. It begins now. Spoilers ahead. This season is going to comprise 16 episodes, and we're told it's one long story arc that pushes from where season three left off to the (presumably) the doorstep … Continue reading Star Wars: Rebels – “Heroes of Mandalore, Parts 1 and 2”
The original Star Wars (aka, A New Hope) is the single most scrutinized film of all time, and one of the most beloved. Dedicated fans across the world know every line by heart because we've seen it 500 times. But as we all know in the Galaxy Far, Far Away, "... many of the truths … Continue reading From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars (Anthology)
CHORUS Luke Skywalker hath sadly disappear'd, And in his absence come most wicked foes. The cruel First Order hath made all afeard -- Like phoenix from the Empire's ash it grows. They shall not rest till Skywalker is dead, Yet others seek to rescue him from harm. By Leia -- General Organa -- led, Th'Republic … Continue reading William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh by Ian Doescher
"Authority can be given. Leadership must be earned." As with The Force Awakens, there's an onslaught of books billed as "Journey to The Last Jedi." This is one of them. I have neither time, nor money, nor even inclination to go through all of them. Instead, I trust the Force to lead me to the … Continue reading Star Wars: Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray