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Part 1 of LEGO Star Wars All-Stars

October 30, 2018

Lucasfilm and Disney XD have launched a series of animated shorts called LEGO Star Wars All-Stars, with new installments released each day, spanning all three trilogies as well as stuff like Rebels and The Freemaker Adventures.

So far they’ve all involved a hapless battle droid named Roger who’s writing his autobiography but part one is particularly prequel-centric with a dash of “Solo” as well:

Forces of Destiny Trailer (Oh, There’s Padmé)

June 27, 2017

Flash animation: an idea whose time has come again apparently. At :55 you can catch a glimpse of Anakin and Yoda.

Rebels, Canon, & Confusion

March 20, 2017

If you haven’t seen last Saturday’s “Rebels,” this contains spoilers:


Rebels Trailer With Obi-Wan/Maul Rematch

March 10, 2017

Airing on March 18!

In related news, Clone Wars is staying on Netflix.

Yes That Was A PT Alum On “Rebels” 3/4

March 5, 2017

That was indeed Genevieve O’Reilly, who was originally cast as a younger Mon Mothma in ROTS and returned to play the role in Rogue One.  It was a pretty good episode too!

“Rebels” Serves Up CW/PT Nostalgia

October 24, 2016

Last Saturday night’s “Rebels” episode “The Last Battle” was a trip down memory lane for fans of The Clone Wars and the prequels in general.  Written by Clone Wars alum Brent Friedman, it featured Captain Rex in a final battle against those “clankers”  when he went along with Ezra and Kanan to go salvage some battle wreckage for use by the Rebels.  It turned out the battle droids’ “boss,” itself a droid, thought the post-Order 66 shutdown order was a trick so these were still active.  It was sort of like those stories about Japanese soldiers hiding out for years after WWII and thinking the war was still going on.

Not only was it fun to see Rex in double barrel action mode and to get a few more laughs from the battle droids, it was also awesome to see droidekas again.  Seriously, those things were COOL.  Why did the Empire not use them?  They could’ve mowed down a lot of Rebel scum!  I also got a chuckle out of Rex’s joke about the superiority of first generation armor; the Empire went cheap on that too.

Speaking of the Empire, Ezra managed to solve the whole thing by pointing out that they and the Separatists were on the same side now.  This was driven home with the Imperials’ reaction to finding a battle droid was to shoot it.

To cap off the night of Clone Wars feels, the show ended with CW’s theme song and a CW-style rendering of the Rebels logo.

There’s more info here on other CW alumni contributions.

Anyone else see it?  What did you think?

Maul Returns In “Rebels” Season Finale

March 24, 2016


Darth Maul’s fate was left up in the air when Clone Wars got the hook but it looks like he returns in some shape or form in the March 30 “Rebels” season finale.

An interview with Dave Filoni suggests that the genesis behind this episode was wish fulfillment of seeing Darth Maul battle Darth Vader but wouldn’t say if that’s what will happen (a similar battle royale happened in one of the Star Wars Infinities comics back in the ’00s).

Many are also speculating that this could also be the long-dreaded showdown between Ahsoka and Vader that may send everyone’s favorite spunky Togruta off to Star Wars Valhalla.

“Rebels” Season Two Second Half Trailer Is A NutriBullet of All Things Star Wars

January 16, 2016

Yes, including prequels and Clone Wars. We get Leia. We get Maul. We get more Ahsoka and her possibly fateful showdown with Vader. We get Yoda. We get Anakin. We get Ezra finding a lightsaber suspiciously like Kylo Ren’s. We get major feels. Coming back to your t.v. on the 20th:

“Rebels” (Sort of) S2 Premiere: Old Friends Return (Open Thread)

October 15, 2015

Since the promotions have been all over the place, it’s not a spoiler but last night’s “Rebels” featured the return of everyone’s favorite loyal clone Captain Rex along with Wolffe and Gregor:

Did you watch yet? What did you think?

(If you haven’t seen the show yet, please be aware comments will have spoilers. No complaining!)