Riffing on Star Wars: #9 – Humanizing the Enemy

Our first introduction to the evil Galactic Empire began in the stars over Tatooine, as a monumental starship, a star destroyer we would later learn, paralyzed and then figuratively devoured a rebel corvette.  Our second introduction was a door blasting to smithereens and white armored stormtroopers pouring through an opening concealed in smoke and blaster…

Star Wars: Rebels – Relics of the Old Republic

“Relics of the Old Republic,” continues the story begun in “The Lost Commanders,” starting in media res shortly after the destruction of the Imperial probe droid.  It exchanges the beautiful horizon based shots of the clones’ tank against a blue sky and salt flat-like surface with the claustrophobic confines of a blinding sandstorm.  In both…

Star Wars: Rebels – The Lost Commanders

In the galactic wake of “The Siege of Lothal,” our rebels, the crew of the Ghost are still a part of the nascent Rebel Alliance and we find them ready, eager to assist or not, to further the cause of the rebellion.   At the moment however, they’re homeless but for the expanses of space…