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Who Goes There?

How nice Star Wars Rebels can be when Ezra and Kanan aren’t around. Last night’s new episode, “Warhead”, written by Gary Whitta, who worked on the first draft of Rogue One, focuses on Zeb being left in charge of the base while the other main characters are away. It’s a nice episode with some genuinely creepy moments.

A Saw to See

The routine stunt casting on Star Wars: Rebels has finally been able to draw from something Disney created. Well, Saw Gerrera was introduced on Clone Wars, back when George Lucas owned the company, but the man on Saturday’s new Rebels, the two part “Ghosts of Geonosis”, was clearly the Rogue One version, even voiced…

The Blue Rogue

I managed to see the blue version of Rogue One yesterday. That is, the version where the projector bulb needed to be replaced but wasn’t so the whole film was tinged blue. This was my third time seeing the film so I noticed the difference right away. I was with my friend, Tim, who hadn’t seen the movie yet and he…

Princess Leia

One of the great things about Carrie Fisher, who died to-day, was that she wasn’t a perfect fit for the role of Princess Leia. It’s this that makes the character so much more memorable than she otherwise might have been. It’s clear that George Lucas, while he was patterning the film on old Hollywood adventure serials,…

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The Best Form of Defence

Well, there’s no mistaking this homage to TIE Fighter on last night’s new Star Wars Rebels—that’s a TIE Defender, the highest class of TIE you can get in that great flight simulator from the 90s. I saw a list on some site recently of “good riddance” items from the old Expanded Universe and it included the TIE Defender…

The Dumbest Hero in Space

Saturday’s new Star Wars: Rebels began with this appropriate group wince. Though it wasn’t a bad episode. The second to be written by Gary Whitta, it’s not as good as his TIE Fighter homage, “The Antilles Extraction”, but it’s a nice heist story, particularly since it takes multiple opportunities to show how stupid…