Star Wars: Rebels – Homecoming

We criticized the tepidly received “The Call” on a variety of grounds, be it space whales or characterization.   One specific attempt at characterization we found underwhelming was that of Hera Syndulla, who was provided a story arc which went from, “I hate the space whales!” to “I love the space whales!”  The space between…

A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller – Review

In the fall of 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion.  When the dust cleared from that incredible transaction, Disney made a number of decisions on how to proceed with its Star Wars franchise. One such decision was to declare the then existing Expanded Universe invalid.  As part of this choice, Disney outlined what would…