dinsdag 29 december 2015

Star Wars Rebels season 1

Airing in 2014, Star Wars Rebels is now considered canon, together with the `Clone Wars` animated series replacing the `extended universe` as events happening between movies.

Rebels spans the era between the prequel trilogy and the original movie series, as independant Rebel cells start forming and resist the newly founded Empire.

It follows the adventures of the crew of the Ghost, consisting of the Jedi Kannan, one of the survivors of Order 66, the Twi`Lek pilot Hera, Mandalorian Sabine Wren, Lasat Zeb and the droid `Chopper`. 

On the planet Lothal, they encounter Ezra Bridger during a heist he interferes in, and Kannan senses that he is Force sensitive, taking him on as an apprentice.  Working for a secretive informant only Hera knows, codenamed Fulcru, the rebels are hunted by the Grand Inquisitor, who has Sith like powers and can use the Force, but isn`t an actual Sith, and a high ranking Imperial commander, Kallus.

The first season focusses on the one hand on Ezra`s starting steps into the Force and the path of the Jedi, and on the other hand on the budding rebels trying to make a difference.  The season features the appearances of some well known faces, with Lando Calrissian, (the voice of) Yoda and Grand Moff Tarkin as great names from the original movies.  As well as Bail Organa and a couple of droids ;-)

But the seasons final episode held the largest suprise, as Fulcrum is revealed to be Ahsoka Tano, former padawan of Anakin Skywalker and known mostly from the The Clone Wars series... as well as the entrance of Lord Vader itself.

It was a good series to watch, though it started of a bit on the slow side as it clearly had to find it`s footing yet and find ways to give all the new characters some chance of becoming known, but picked up it`s pace in the later episodes as it began to really focus on opposing the Empire instead of trying to do some low level local damages.

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