Oct 04

‘Star Wars: Rebels’ – Review *May Contain Spoilers*

The new series “Star Wars: Rebels” is a computer animated show that premiered on the Disney Channel as a special one hour episode on October 3, 2014 and will be on starting October 13th on its regular day, Monday.

The show will feature the characters Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios, Sabine Wren, and Hera Syndulla. These five meet on the planet Lothal when Ezra steals some containers that Kanan, Zeb, and Sabine are trying to hijack.

After the four of them steal the containers from the Imperial Guards and Stormtroopers they end up on the Ghost, a ship piloted by Hera (who is also a member of Kanan’s crew). After they get away from some tie fighters they go back to Lothal and Ezra sees there is food in most of the containers, which they give to people who were displaced by the Empire on the planet.

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Kanan and his crew then head to a ship carrying Wookie prisoners that are being held by the Empire. Ezra is with them and while Sabine, Kanan, and Zeb are on the ship the prisoners are thought to be a Star Destroyer shows up. The arrival of the Star Destroyer and the fact communications were jammed leads Hera to believe it is a trap, so Ezra reluctantly goes to get the group on the ship looking for Wookies.

After he tells them its a trap they all run to the Ghost, but Ezra is captured while everyone else gets away. Does Kanan and his crew go back after Ezra to rescue him? Were there ever any Wookies that needed rescuing? You can find out by watching the episode on the Disney Channel or online.

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This is a great episode and good introduction of the characters which I am sure everyone will come to love. While I normally don’t like a lot of 3D animated cartoons I will be following this series. I recommend everyone to check it out if they like Star Wars. Or if you have ever wanted to see a cartoon based on “Serenity” this will probably be as close as you get. It has a “Firefly” vibe in the story telling and feel of the show, which in my opinion just makes it that much more awesome.