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…

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…