Star Wars: Kanan, Vols 1 – 5, Review

After Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, it immediately launched a new television show under its banner, Rebels.  Rebels has since completed two full seasons with a third currently in production.  Much of the show’s emotional gravitas has focused on one of its heroes, Kanan Jarrus. A padawan who survived Order 66, the infamous…

Star Wars: Rebels – Twilight of the Apprentice

Ahsoka lives? Ezra is seduced to the Dark Side? These were the major questions for fans prior to the airing of “Twilight of the Apprentice,” the Rebels’ Season Two finale. There was an attempt to make a bit of a big deal over the return of Darth Maul, but the slayer of Qui-Gon Jin genuinely…

Star Wars: Rebels – The Mystery of Chopper Base

In the penultimate episode of Rebels’ Season Two, the mystery isn’t the local fauna of the planet the rebels are trying to call home, but whether additional hints are being laid down to foreshadow something or somethings terrible in next week’s season finale.  “The Mystery of Chopper Base,” tentatively is a straight forward episode along…

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…