Leave it to the master who put the trollololol in trolling, Dave Filoni to have a bit of fun in the wee hours of the morning. Just moments ago, the Lucasfilm Executive Producer added a beautiful piece of art work on his Twitter account that shows Ahsoka Tano on a big wolf similar to the one witnessed in the Star Wars Rebels season five teaser trailer. Besides being a beautiful piece of work with Ahsoka Tano and Rex, it once again brings up the question is the former Jedi alive.
The chasm that divides the lovers and haters of Star Wars Rebels is far and profound. After the great upswing of season one, the steep fall and recovery of season two and now a skyrocketing season three, the breath that divides those two groups hopefully has changed. I am guilty of this pendulum swing as many others in the fandom. I enjoyed season one and had a rocky relationship with the series in the mid portion of season two. So much so that I wrote an editorial at the time that I felt was constructive, but was a tad scathing. Like a tiger taking a swipe of your bare back. It was one of those written pieces that you think about now and again and wished you didn’t.
A big part of my coming home to Jesus moment for this series was the sink in realization that this is a show for children that adults could enjoy. When you put on your magical turn into nine years old glasses, the series is a phenomenal achievement that surpasses anything else in that entertainment space. Whether from the superheroes of Marvel to even the fighting tigers of Voltron, nothing comes close to the visual eye candy, story depth and character portrayals provided by Star Wars Rebels. This couldn’t be more evident in the season three capper.
In today’s finale “Zero Hour” we witness what I have been clamoring for in the Star Wars Galaxy for a long time, the feeling of pure unadulterated dread. The gleaming white of the Empire is but a reflection of your pretty face after all the blood is drawn out. Even in this Y-7 childrens animation show, the fear and hopelessness should be pushed to the point where Mickey Mouse covers his eyes. In this season-ender, we get lucky as it’s a dreaded coated episode with dreaded filling.
For a series that has seen some shallow valleys and high peaks, we are delighted to hear the official news today, that the animation show Star Wars Rebels will be renewed for a fourth season. Star Wars Rebels has excelled in the later part of season two and steamed rolled throughout season three like an AMTRAK on fire. The episodes have been story rich, and our cast of characters rounded out and more defined. There is hardly a character in this corner of our saga that hasn’t or is soon to come, full circle. We see the growth of everyone involved, including our villains building a tapestry that is color rich and thread pile thick.
Congratulations to Dave Filoni and the cast and crew of Star Wars Rebels on this announcement and for the fantastic storytelling.
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.
Out of all the mysteries floating around our Galaxy, none grabs the attention of the fandom and casual Star Wars fans more than Rey’s lineage. It’s a question we get almost daily here at The Star Wars Post in emails and Twitter PM’s. I cannot express how many times in business meetings, casual chat’s with friends and family, especially during holidays where that ultimate question comes up.
The desire to answer that question is about as real and organic as it gets from the masses. However, I think we can all agree that Rey’s family history isn’t as important as the life and experiences of the character itself. Her trials and tribulations during her hellish years on Jakku or her rising to the occasion in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is what’s most important. Rey is her own person, and although her family history is a part of her story and possibly a plot twist in the coming episodes of our saga, it’s not the only mystery out there. From the great novels, animation series and books, there are a few more mysteries that I believe are just as enticing and perhaps more important in the saga of Star Wars. With that, we have assembled the top six Star Wars mysteries to soak into the brain meat of our readers that will hopefully engage your inner detective and spur new conversations with your friends and family. Especially if they haven’t had the chance to pick up one of the great new novels, comics, books or watch Star Wars Rebels. An investment in tiny treasure and time in these works that are absolutely worth it.
*There are some minor spoilers presented below so please, be warned.