How Star Wars: Rebels Pushes the Saga Going Forward

RebelsIt seems like yesterday that I was watching the short character videos Lucasfilm gave us on each major character from Star Wars: Rebels. Now, Season One is over and the damage has been done. We have seen the characters develop, and progress the greater Star Wars mythos forward. Though, what exactly did Star Wars: Rebels accomplish to push the greater franchise forward on its own? In my opinion, progress is greatness and that falls in line with what Star Wars: Rebels managed to achieve.

So what exactly has Star Wars: Rebels added to the greater franchise lore?



The Ancient Jedi’s Temples and Teachings





The Original Trilogy didn’t give us a diverse way of how the Jedi taught and where that happened. This was left open to interpretation, to be explained in the Expanded Universe/Legends, only to be bulldozed over by George Lucas, which of course was the Prequel Trilogy. It displayed the legalistic and unspiritual Jedi that trained and operated out of, essentially, the capitol of the galaxy. It was quite the departure from what a lot of fans were used to in the EU/Legends and Original Trilogy. Rebels managed to bridge together the two ideas that George Lucas introduced. In the episode “Path of the Jedi,” Kanan takes Ezra to a secret Jedi Temple and we are given a glimpse into how the old ways were focused less on rules and more on the spiritual side of the Force. Rotting skeletal remains of Jedi Masters waiting for their padawans to return from the trials the Force would bestow on them are found when Kanan and Ezra enter into the temple. This displays a sense of commitment and in a way, attachment for the Jedi, which the Prequel Trilogy declared was forbidden. Star Wars: Rebels appears to be trying to correct this idea…from a certain point of view.





The two-part episodes “Empire Day” and “Gathering Forces” continued this idea of Jedi and attachment. Kanan shows Ezra how to use the Force and connect one’s self to others in such a way to mind control them, essentially. Kanan simply states: “You have to be willing to attach to others.” It’s this message that helps save them against the Empire, by using this Force ability of mind control on the animalistic Frynocks.



The Formation of the Rebel Alliance


Rebels Alience


I didn’t read a lot of the EU/Legends material on its formation, but as a kid I always assumed that the Rebel Alliance was “Rebel planets/systems” banded together, waiting for the right time to gather their forces and strike as one.


I still think some of that is true to an extent, but with Rebels, we are getting a wider view of what the Rebel Alliance is. The show’s entire premise focuses on this one Rebel cell: a small group of individuals making life hell for the Empire. Naturally, we all knew that they would be part of the Rebel Alliance, but I wasn’t expecting the greater Rebellion to be as small as it was. I never expected that the leaders of the Rebellion would operate separately as organized groups of people, compared to entire planets as I always thought (Maybe I’m slow?).


Obviously, Rebels takes place before ANH and (I’m assuming) will eventually explain that film’s crawl, with the Rebels winning their first victory against the Empire, resulting in obtaining the Death Star plans. I always assumed that the Rebel Alliance took the entire Empire by surprise with their level of organization as they lash out in one huge push. Instead, Season One illustrates that the Empire is aware of them and trying to “snuff out that spark before it catches fire,” as Agent Kallus says regarding patterns that could signify a rebellion. The show is taking the idea of Rebel cells/factions/tribes and gradually building one on top of the other. By the end of this first season, we see another Rebel Cell bail out our main heroes, and we are introduced to the idea of the Rebels joining together on smaller situations, not only for big flurry attacks that we see in the Original Trilogy. It’s going to be awesome seeing the Rebel Alliance grow before our very eyes.



The Inquisitor and The Significance of His Presence and Death


What started out as simple Legends/EU material for authors of books and role playing games who wanted to include more lightsaber-wielding bad guys not named Darth Vader or Emperor Palpatine, the Inquisitorius might be getting their due thanks in part to the Lucasfilm story group and the show’s creative team. The introduction of the Inquisitor into the new canon has now opened the door for a lot of potential stories going forward. Darth Vader gives the Inqusitor a new mission where Vader states, “the Jedi Knights are all but destroyed,” which sets up that he helped hunt them all down. Vader then gives him a new purpose, to find Force-sensitive children. What’s even more interesting is that Vader doesn’t tell the Inquisitor to simply destroy them all, but rather if they won’t serve the Empire THEN illuminate them. Force-sensitive servants of the Empire gives me the impression the Emperor wants as many Force sensitive underlings as he can. Perhaps he is building an army of them? The Inquisitor does give Ezra the chance to join him in “Rise Of The Old Masters,” and thanks to the new introduction to “Spark Of Rebellion,” that offer makes a lot more sense.



Darth Vader
I think the Inquisitor’s creation gives us a good idea about what the Emperor has in mind. We have been told that the Inquisitor is NOT a Sith Lord, but a dark side user from the Lucasfilm story group. It will be interesting to find out just how much training an Inquisitor receives with the dark side of the Force. Does the Emperor himself do it? Or does Vader? Something to take note of is the eyes of the Inquisitor. They are yellow and that means he’s tapping into the dark side of the force. That says an Inquisitor is not simply a “force user,” but rather someone who is actually utilizing the dark side of it.


We know dark side acolytes/assassins aren’t new to the Star Wars canon, but we know that the Emperor also didn’t want them around very long either. Since the Inquisitor is a title, and it’s based off old EU/Legends material that featured MANY that had that title, I think its safe to say that more Inquisitors are coming, especially, since they killed off the first one we met. Something tells me Kanan and Ezra have more than Darth Vader to worry about in the coming seasons.



You can find me on twitter @Hermann22


+ posts

79 thoughts on “How Star Wars: Rebels Pushes the Saga Going Forward

  • April 2, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Awesome article, never really realized that the PT kind of stripped the “magical” side of the Jedi that you alluded to in the article that is conveyed in the OT and Rebels

    • April 3, 2015 at 12:59 am

      It would have been OK if GL depicted the Jedi’s b.s. dogma and uselessness contributing a bit more to their downfall and Anakin’s fall. But removing the mystery and universality in lieu of the ‘uber-mensch’ did take it a bit farther from the ‘fantasy in space’ that people viewed it as.

      • April 3, 2015 at 5:37 am

        huh??????? praising a stupid kids show and (once again) dissing the PT. You guys are completely removed from reality, methinks.

        • April 3, 2015 at 9:17 pm

          A kid’s show and a major motion picture are two different things.

          I’m pretty sure you are smart enough to be aware of those two things and understand the difference. If not, too bad.

      • April 3, 2015 at 1:33 pm

        saying technical words noone knows doesnt help….

        • April 3, 2015 at 4:50 pm

          “technical words”?!?!

          what words are u referring to?

    • April 5, 2015 at 10:22 am

      He stripped it down so it could return in IV, V, VI.
      You know, a story progression and all that.

    • April 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Or it could also be to show how far the Order had fallen in the PT, that the Jedi Order had lost their way.

  • April 2, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    A rebel with a slingshot is as ridiculous as a dwarf with a slingshot.

    • April 2, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Are people still complaining about this?

      • April 2, 2015 at 9:44 pm

        Yes, because it’s that ridiculous. Just one of the many things Rebels has done very wrong.

        • April 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

          He stops using it midway through the season. And an energy slingshot is not the worst thing done in star wars. cough cough Jar Jar cough.
          Lest we forget.

          • April 2, 2015 at 10:22 pm

            I’m sorry to disagree… it really is not a bad idea… it is analogous to the David and Goliath story… the weak defeating the strong..
            David used a slingshot to kill and defeat Goliath.
            Ezra uses a slingshot to try to do the same… However do note that as Ezra reaches more into his force sensitivities as the seasoned progressed, we see Ezra eventually make his own unique lightsabor…

          • April 2, 2015 at 10:55 pm


            Waaaa Waaaa waaaa Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

          • April 3, 2015 at 5:25 am

            Stop crying Darth. One day you will grow wise enough to tell the difference between ageless content and kid stuff. One day…

          • April 3, 2015 at 5:42 am

            Darth Obvious does not see the obvious which is that Rebels ruined the Star Was myth:
            1) Jedi are still running around
            2) Yoda knew about Kanan and Ezra
            3) Sabine being a pink graffiti artist
            4) Jedi masters waiting for their padawans to return by temple or die.. (the logic?)
            5) cheap cameo appearances by Lando, R2, and 3P0 just to get OT support
            6) Inquisitor failing repeatedly at defeating a half-trained jedi

            These are only the flaws that I could think of in only 2 minutes. There are many many more.

          • April 3, 2015 at 2:48 pm

            The logic to #4 is, it takes master and padawan to open the door back up. They had no choice but to wait.

          • April 2, 2015 at 11:25 pm

            clearly, it is not obvious “that this story should just never have existed in the saga?”

            usually when people hate a show as much as you claim, they do not keep watching every episode. not only that, but it seems you saw a Rebels article on this website, clicked on it and commented as well

            thats alot of time spent on something you hate so much

          • April 3, 2015 at 5:43 am

            llikewise, you probably spend a great deal of time complaining about prequels.

          • April 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm

            Where is there prequel complaining in the post??? I think the pt is ok. It’s not great but I like it

            Seems you have reading/comprehension problems as well

          • April 2, 2015 at 11:34 pm

            I have watched several episodes in an attempt to see what is so great about this show and I’ve come to the conclusion that since it’s an opinion-based matter, there’s really no argument. If you people want to indulge in every thing that comes out with a “Star Wars” title slapped on it, no matter how terrible it may be, go right ahead.

          • April 3, 2015 at 12:53 am

            You are an ignotrant fool if you critisize a childrens cartoon. its not made for adults! even though adults are fans of it its created for children thats why its on disney cartoon network. And actually its pretty usefull in tying in the clone wars and the OT. Plus Ezra’s light saber with blaster tip is Bad Ass! So you re a CHump!!!

          • April 3, 2015 at 2:56 am

            Technically it was made for all ages (a kids show wouldn’t show people dying ) but I agree rebels is a good show regardless and the moron above ur comment doesn’t know what he’s talking about

          • April 3, 2015 at 5:55 am

            we understand, you just adore Sabine’s pink armour and the way she does cute litte backflips. I bet you wish you were her.

      • April 3, 2015 at 6:25 am

        i agree the slingshot was fucking retard, but Ezra already threw that shit away and now has a blaster saber

  • April 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing as to who will be the next inquisitor. I hope the person will be different than the previous Inquisitor (who I loved as a bad guy). I just would like to see inquisitors with different temperaments and skill sets.

    • April 3, 2015 at 12:22 am

      You mean Darth Vader?

    • April 3, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      I think the next Inquisitor will be Mara Jade and will be voiced by Sarah Michelle Geller.

  • April 2, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    In the Prequel Trilogy the Jedi had in fact disintegrated into the legalistic, as so many passionate religions become after they are widely organized, which wonderfully explains why the Jedi became so blinded to their own narrative, and eventually all but extinct. Is this not a retelling of the Knights Templar? With this historical narrative George wasn’t throwing away everything that he’d established in the OT. Rather, he was adding extra texture to what he’d already given us by showing why it was so important for Luke to disobey Obi-Wan and Yoda by saving his friends. Perhaps unknowingly, the Jedi had in fact adapted some elements of the dark way of thinking, as the Force is concerned, like it or not. Luke was able to show that having love for your friends and putting them first doesn’t lead to the dark side.

    • April 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      This is a great comment!

      When I say the Jedi are legalistic I’m not saying that from a “prequel bashing” perspective, but rather an observation of how the Jedi treat different situations. I think the Yoda arc in the Clone Wars really shows how off they are. Living by the “The Jedi Code” rather than the Force is very evident.

    • April 3, 2015 at 12:24 am

      I think the mere fact that the Jedi are portrayed as being “locked in an ivory tower,” elevated far above everything, shows that this is intentional.

    • April 3, 2015 at 1:03 am

      I do not like the prequels as films.

      But this theme is in there and it probably should have been emphasized in Anakin’s story as a reason why he began to doubt everything.

      Its there, just not emphasized. Instead, we got a love story involving genocide, hating sand, and couches.

      • April 3, 2015 at 2:04 am

        Assuming there is no other scenario except one in which George Lucas had total creative control over the Prequel Trilogy from beginning to end, then the only problem I see with Episodes I-III isn’t bad acting, political drabble, convoluted plot, or green screen overkill;

        it’s mastering the narrative of the very genre by which George first set out to mimic, THE SATURDAY MORNING SERIALS (the “Sword and Sandal” Epic is apparent too, anyone ever watch Ben-Hur, the Ten Commandments, Spartacus, or Cleopatra). I mean, even the opening crawl comes straight out of a Flash Gordon serial.

        Reading through the complete Flash Gordon Sunday strips recently, I’ve been shocked to find that Episodes I and II shamelessly lifts actual visuals and cliffhanger action sequences from Alex Raymond’s art, including the underwater city on Naboo and gladiator arena of dragons on Geonosis, and Slave I in the asteroid field.

        Whether you appreciate the direction that George took or not, I’m surprised there isn’t more overall admiration for the love letter that he wrote. If there’s ever been a student of pulp, then George is a master.

        • April 3, 2015 at 5:13 am

          That’s how I appreciate the prequels: as Flash Gordon episodes with better visuals. And besides that GL has put in many great ideas like the Jedi being wrong for all the right reasons and the Sith actually being right for all the wrong reasons.

    • April 3, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      I totally agree, but Lucas could have executed the idea much better than he did. I like the idea of them being disconnected but it diluted that Anakin was supposed to be corrupt too. If he doesn’t like a corrupt system, then he’s right. We need to root for SOMEONE in the PT, and I don’t really know who that person is. I’d say Obi Wan, but he doesn’t come off as an interesting character in the PT and is pretty much a Jedi Council lackey.

  • April 2, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    The focus on the Inquisitor leaves me to believe that TFA’s Kylo Ren may, in fact, be an Inquisitor instead of a Sith apprentice. Is it possible that Ren thinks he is the “prized pupil” of Serkis’ so-called “Uber”, being used but only finding out that he is one of many Force-sensitive underlings serving this new baddie? There are many possibilities that extend from this line of thinking; I’m particularly excited to see how these Inquisitors factor into the sequel trilogy…

  • April 2, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    I can only hope that Kylo Ren opens the Sith Tomb and Darth Plagueis eats him. Not worthy and not tasty, either.

  • April 2, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    What rebels has done has been to bring back the fun and excitement of Star Wars. Away from the politics and rules. And back to an adventure that kids can imagine themselves as being a part of. Yes there are some flaws but what SW film this far doesnt have its share of those. But all together by focusing on a small and likable band of heroes that mesh well together, Rebels has reintroduced some much needed heart into my favourite franchise. Well done Disney, I hope you find some way to keep the legends of these charectors alive and moving into the future of Star Wars

    • April 2, 2015 at 11:55 pm

      Agreed. It has a much better flow and there are actually relationships/emotions between the characters. You can tell friendships exist, unlike Obi-wan and Anakin in the PT. Im ok with the PT, dont love it, dont hate it. But, ONE of the most glaring problems was the constant wooden acting and deadpan deliveries. The characters felt like mechanical robots reading a script.

      Remember Anakin and Padme in AOTC? “You are so beautiful” and the popular “I don’t like sand”

      • April 3, 2015 at 12:07 am

        As well as the mindless/faceless droids fighting mindless/faceless clones. There was nobody to root for

        • April 3, 2015 at 5:47 am

          if you think zeb and ezra risking their lives to chase down a few lothal pineapples is interesting, go ahead and believe that…

          • April 3, 2015 at 12:49 pm

            And go ahead and watch Anakin use the force to give Padme some fruit from across the dinner table

            There’s a big difference between cartoon humor and live-action movies

  • April 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I watch it and love it. Yes like anything else, there are aspects of it that I could do without, but like the prequel trilogy…it’s part of the story.

    • April 3, 2015 at 5:48 am

      all the prequel haters are out in full force today. I wonder why.

      • April 3, 2015 at 9:21 pm


        I actually don’t get it.

  • April 3, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Yeah great article 🙂

  • April 3, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Yes! Great article team SW7 and Yes! I watch n love Rebels as well. I wonder and challenge the idea of taking Rebels, the same story, same characters and developments, but have it as a Live Action show. It would be pretty impressive right? I’m sure you would agree! Its all about the story telling for me, it wouldn’t matter if it was shown as pencil drawings although, happy with the animation we have. I just think its great and appreciate the fact that we can experience more of the SW universe in this way, canonize Us, bring it on i say. Has thus far, been way more than I could have possibly imagined. As for this debate over whether the likes of the Clone Wars or Rebels is a kids show for children Oh Please! Come on! Really?? This debate needs to be put to sleep! where it belongs Geeezzz! The animation is visually appealing for Children however, the story with its deep set themes, is clearly for the Adults of which begs the question. Are you a child or are you an adult? Perhaps you are neutral or if you are anything like me, are a balanced mixture of both and therefore, A true Star Wars fan indeed! peace out

    • April 4, 2015 at 11:09 am

      deepness in Rebels?
      Don’t getme wrng, I like Rebels, but don’t see that much depnes so far…
      might be some later on, just asit happened in The Clone Wars

  • April 3, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Many animated movies work on different levels, being both entertaining for kids as well as adults. I don’t understand the importance to some fans to have Star Wars not appeal to kids in the first place. It isn’t JUST for kids, y’know.

  • April 3, 2015 at 5:23 am

    I’m a pretty hardcore prequel hater. I liked Star Wars Rebels. Is it the best thing ever? No but I certainly liked it’s season one balance better than Clone Wars. Some of the moments from rebels were genuinely awesome.

    Clone Wars wavered to hard between children’s cartoon and surprisingly dark. Where Rebels even at it’s lightest is never to silly.

    • April 3, 2015 at 5:53 am

      a prequel hater but you like Rebels more???
      Dude, you seriously need your head examined.

      • April 3, 2015 at 8:17 pm

        I don’t see why. The expectation levels are completely different. Where a bunch of well respected and talented actors come together for a multimillion dollar movie. Yeah I wanted better.

        This is a tv series… for what it is. I think it’s pretty good. As I said… not the best. Just good!

      • April 3, 2015 at 9:24 pm

        I’m pretty sure you’ve said this twice.

        If you don’t get why OT fans like Rebels, then ask. Of course, you’ll distill it into a “PT-hater” strawman fallacy.

        • April 4, 2015 at 2:36 am

          Bah my bad. I misunderstood who was replying to who. Disregard 😛

    • April 4, 2015 at 11:11 am

      uhm…. the Clone Wars grew up during the way…

  • April 3, 2015 at 5:40 am

    No person can reach a higher spiritual realm when dragged down by the weight of attachment to ephemeral, material things doomed to perish.

    Non-attachment has also been essential to warriors since time immemorial, as having no attachments of any kind reduces potential weaknesses for your enemies to exploit.

    This is precisely why Palpatine uses Anakin’s concern for Padmé’s life to lure him to the Dark Side. Then Vader does the same exact thing to Luke by torturing his friends.

    Nobody has to like Lucas’ view for the Jedi and their ways, but never say that non-attachment is not spiritual. Non-attachment has been common practice and a central point in many religions in the real world for centuries.

    • April 3, 2015 at 5:51 am

      ^ Your comment was quite intelligent and sums up the prequels nicely… too bad half of the OT fans won’t be able to understand what you just said. They’ll just lash back with the inevitable:
      “Star Wars is fun adventure stuff for my inner child and all this politics and romance and kissing ruined it! waaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!! My childhood had been raped, wahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! I want to see practical effects, wahhhhhhh!!!!!”

      • April 3, 2015 at 6:22 am

        you both should watch the OT again,the theme of non-attachment is present through all movies. the difference is that the OT has genius writing, and the PT seems like it was written by a dog. It doesn’t matter if a movie has good ideas, if it’s poorly executed it will suck, just like the prequels

        • April 3, 2015 at 10:23 pm

          My point was the traditional importance of non-attachment in belief systems/religions throughout history, and that it’s been a part of SW since the OT.

          I wasn’t talking about how much the PT “sucks”, nor does the PT quality (or lack thereof) have anything to do with what I posted above.

          Since you all but confirmed that non-attachment is present throughout all SW movies to date, I don’t see why I should have to watch the OT again. You have already validated my point yourself, KOyaa.

      • April 3, 2015 at 9:31 pm

        There are two reasons why OT fans hate the prequels.

        The first and less important is the plot elements itself. Many fans of either trilogy probably will agree on the quality of other content that uses similar or dissimilar plot elements (midichlorians in Plageuis, Darth Bane stuff, and Clone Wars). There are certain plot points that don’t fly with PT fans. Those are probably minor disagreements and if not, they are due to 30 years of playing our own SW movies in our heads. That’s a fine criticism of OT fans approaches to the PT.

        The second reason is the quality of dialogue and editing (and I guess CGI, which has been overused before and since the PT in other films). This second reason is valid. There are scenes in the PT that are painful to watch. The pacing of the 1977 movie reduced some of the awkward dialogue (probably not in ROTJ though). Empire is awesome and that opinion is shared by most film people.

        Just don’t make OT fans to be strawmen with prescribed opinions that you think are invalid.

        • April 9, 2015 at 7:04 am

          No hate here, but it is worse than you describe. What about the main protagonist? The OT has Luke, the PT has…Anakin? Or…Obi-Wan? And what about the antagonist, a new one every movie? And why? There is so much wrong on a basic level that has nothing to do with Star Wars in the first place. By the way I like to watch them.

  • April 3, 2015 at 6:04 am

    i seriously hope ahsoka dies in season 2. i’d love to see some TCW prequel cocksuckers crying on the internet

    • April 4, 2015 at 7:47 am

      You’d like a perfectly attractive intelligent alien woman to die just for the sake of reading comments from people you don’t like?
      Huh, okay…… stupid….

  • April 3, 2015 at 6:34 am

    I personally no longer view prequels or clone wars as part of the saga. To me Star Wars begins with Rebels. Anything before that i just rely on my own imagination

  • April 3, 2015 at 8:15 am

    That was soo cool guis!

  • April 3, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    From the article, concerning the force-sensitive children: “Vader doesn’t tell the Inquisitor to simply destroy them all, but rather if they won’t serve the Empire THEN illuminate them.”

    Illuminate? ILLUMINATE?

    Hm … by giving them a “light saber treatment” or something?

    Maybe the word we want is “eliminate”?

    • April 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      He wanted to illuminate them. You know, like a person does with lightbulbs. Apparently, the Inquisitor has the ability to light people up.
      Of course, it would be really interesting to see how this actually works

  • April 3, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    CG Animation of Clone Wars is by far better than Rebels, CG character of CW had more layer and expression. Lighting of CW was more complex and interesting, while it is more soft and simple in Rebels.
    but story seems to be better for it’s 1st season.

    • April 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      They have to get off of Lothal, TBH. CW had battlefields on tons of different planets.

      Rebels is probably going to have to start moving around the galaxy a bit. It would provide more opportunity to do interesting stuff with the environments.

      • April 4, 2015 at 3:02 am

        From the comments in the Rebels Round-up for the season finale, it sounds like we will get to see more of the Galaxy in season two.

  • April 3, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Maybe this is how Mara Jade gets introduced in Rebels? Played by SMG since they won’t announce her role in the show yet.

  • April 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I’m in the unique position of only seeing the first two episodes of Clone Wars AND Rebels, fully expecting to hate both of them, so, in terms of comparison, that makes me… unbiased??
    bear with me

    Rebels is a better show, 1st episodes-wise.
    The action is stupid, that wookie kid was SCARY AS SHIT, and Commander Callus should be shot, but the show has charm, and the character aren’t entirely hateable.
    I was even liking Ezra, EVEN THOUGH he reminds me of Alladin, Tom Cruise, and my sister’s 1st boyfriend simultaneously.
    Hera’s hot, also I caught a glimpse of the Inquisitor, and I will object to the spin-saber to the day I die, but the animators made it work onscreen and it wasn’t nearly as lame as it could have been.

    The 1st clone wars episode with Yoda was sort of cool, the whole thing with Anakin and Padme of Greivous’ ship jumping 40 frickin’ feet in episode 3 made me LAUGH OUT LOUD.

    Overall I see no reason to hate on Rebels, save their unique achievement of making Wookies into terrifying design monstrosities, besides that the shows got it good. What I found particularly enjoyable about the show is it captured one of the most important things about Star Wars that NO ONE talks about: the casual spaceship-lounge conversation. It’s where Luke learned the force, the space-lounge, it’s where Leia and Han fell in love. The scene where Ezra’s just walking around the Ghost, awkwardly engaging the Mandolorian chick in conversation, with the doors whooshing and button-sounds, it felt like they were just people on a spaceship doing spaceship stuff, it felt like Star Wars.
    Still with me? well, okay, I’m done talking.

  • April 3, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Sir, I agreed with you. Rebels succeeded in capturing the relationship of characters , very much like in NH . But the real value of Clone Wars were culminated after season 3, which story was directly coming from Lucas. And overall look of the animation was stunning. I hope the animation of Rebels will be evolved beyond Clone Wars , around season3 since Disney clearly has mature technology.

    • April 4, 2015 at 7:34 am

      Yeah, I heard the Clone Wars got better, and I’m just judging off what little I’ve seen, but I can see the seed of a good show in those first episodes. I feel Rebels had a better start comparatively, just my take on it. IDK, I just felt like I was watching Star Wars, more so than Attack of the Clones, maybe the time period has a part to play though, Rebels is just more relateable for me.

  • April 3, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    All this PT hate in this article is stupid.
    PT is much better than anything from that stupid cartoon.

    • April 3, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      You sound like the ‘OT fan’ that hates on the prequels.

    • April 4, 2015 at 7:44 am

      The PT has its merits, so does Rebels, in a way, really the two complete each other.
      Star Wars [ot] was grand AND relatable.
      The PT pushed the grandeur to +11, and it was just about as epic as I think any film can be. However the relatability is lacking, as touched upon in the above comments, I can’t really find anybody to root for [perhaps intentional of Lucas’ part?].
      Rebels has relatability in buckets, with rather casual, low-scale stakes at play.
      Rebels is exactly like Star Wars ANH in the casual adventure friendship aspect.

      PT was exactly like Star Wars ANH in the mass-genocide fate-of-the-world universe destruction aspect.

      Personally I always felt the PT was missing something and it would have been nice to have both fate-of-the-world AND casual buddy dynamic in the same film as they did with OT.

      For me having PT and Rebels together makes a pretty good package, with both outdoing each other in opposite ways, balancing out, the BIG and the SMALL, i think that’s something just about any Bhuddist monk could understand 🙂

      • April 4, 2015 at 11:07 pm

        I like your stance. I think we can have reasoned debate. I didn’t care for the PT but I do agree with pretty much everything you said. I feel that over time every effort since the PT has done a better job bridging the gap and helped flesh out the PT… for the better.

        Nothing constructive comes out of… OT and PT guys bashing each other.

        • April 5, 2015 at 1:09 am

          I always felt the PT was rushed, there should have been far more movies than just three. There is too much subject to tell in a compelling way for which we now need cartoon series. There should have been a dozen at least, not a dozen PT movies but a dozen Star Wars movies (preceeding the OT).

Comments are closed.