Star Wars: Rebels – The Protector of the Concord Dawn

“The Protector of Concord Dawn,” introduces more background information to our favorite artistically inclined Mandalorian, Sabine Wren, but also re-introduces us to Fenn Rau, also a Mandalorian, and one who played a minor role in the past of Kanan Jarrus.  As noted here previously, Kanan’s connection to Rau was established in the Marvel comic Kanan,…

Star Wars: Rebels – The Future of the Force

In “Children of the Force,” a season two Clone Wars episode, future Emperor Palpatine via his Sith Lord persona, Darth Sidious, attempts to arrange the kidnapping of force sensitive children.  It’s a plot that is defeated through the efforts of Anakin Skywalker and his padawan, Ahsoka Tano, and as a result, we never quite learn…

Star Wars: Rebels – Stealth Strike

From the return of Rex and the other clone troopers on Rebels, a friction has existed between them and our Jedi Kanan.  It’s an unsurprisingly rough relationship given how the history of the Republic’s Clone Army and the Jedi concluded: Order 66.  The elimination of the Jedi at the hands of their fellow soldiers and…

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…