Tonight after four years, Star Wars Rebels will end its run of dramatic small-screen storytelling. A culmination of work by a small band of creative professionals, who endured limited budgets and the confines of a cable channel not readily available to the masses. With money and viewer availability fighting against them, The team behind Star Wars Rebels contributed to the lexicon of Star Wars grandly. Many of the stories enriched the lore, taught our children valuable lessons and showcased the talent of the professional creators at Lucasfilm.
Where “The Clone Wars” was the executed dream of a blank check happy billionaire, Star Wars Rebels is confined to a corporate budgeted sandbox. Even so, this small band of Rebels made story castles that sparkled in the Sun.
Monday night’s Rebels episodes “Wolves and a Door” and “A World Between Worlds” delved in the mystical side of Star Wars, and left us all in wonderment. The two penultimate episodes were brilliantly crafted, with an Indiana Jones feel accompanied by a beautiful score by Kevin Kiner. Put together, it amazed Rebel audiences and delivered a final goodbye to Jedi, Kanan Jarrus. That amazement, lay in part to a story tool never used before in Star Wars- time travel.
Leave it to Lucasfilm to drop one helluva bomb on us right before the mid-season break with what looks to be one incredible episode of Star Wars Rebels. In the new preview for “Vision and Voices” we see Ezra once again in the haunting presence of Maul. In what looks to be a peek at Maul’s collection of gathered artifacts and keepsakes on Dathomir, (who knew he hoarder right? we see a great mozaic Satine Kryze of and the incredible Darksaber of Mandalore. Enjoy the preview folks.
The premiere for Star Wars Rebels season three is fast upon us. Tomorrow night many of us will be tuning to catch what looks to be a serious season for our heroes on the Ghost. From the introduction of Thrawn to Ezra’s seemingly edging toward the Dark Side, season three looks to impress. With a new day and time slot we will see a series start to align itself closer to the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With that Disney released a new promo today -“Mind Trick” which shows just how powerful Ezra has become in the Force. The tone of this promo really is dark and ominous for me and a long way from the street kid of Lothal. Enjoy the clip folks.
The official Star Wars YouTube site released a preview for next weeks much anticipated episode “Shroud Of Darkness”. This episode is one that many of us have been waiting for since the mid season trailer was released. In the preview “Mystery Of The Master”, Ahsoka speaks with Ezra about Master Yoda. Half way through her monologue the boy wonder ends up missing and floating in space speaking with our beloved Master. Enjoy the video.