Star Wars: Rebels Revisited – Part 0: The Shorts

It’s been a long time coming, actually it’s been something I’ve been putting off. But it’s finally time for me to suck it up and start my watch along series of Star Wars: Rebels. A show I’ve never watched before and know practically nothing about aside from the bits and pieces I managed to pick up while researching episodes for my Clone Wars rewatch series. And like with that blog series, I intend to go through all of Rebels and talk about each of the episodes a handful at a time.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Revisited – Part 47: Yodyssey

Here we are, the final episodes of the Clone Wars. Well, for about six years before the 7th and final season came to us with Disney Plus last year. I wasn’t sure what to expect from these episodes, but it does seem like they were made with them being the final episodes of the series in mind.

My initial suspicion was that they would be acting as some kind of lead up to the events of Revenge of the Sith somehow. But that’s not what we got, instead, we got a more mystical journey starring Yoda as he both discovers and comes to terms with how the Jedi as they currently exist are all but doomed.

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Disney Plus and their Soft-Reboot of Star Wars

I’d feel pretty justified in saying that Star Wars, as a brand, has had a bit of roller coaster ride of fortunes since Disney’s big money purchase of the franchise. To say opinion of Star Wars has become decisive since they’ve taken the reigns would be a massive understatement.

No amount of frustration or anger at George Lucas’s creative choices around the special edition or the prequel trilogy would come close to the white-hot rage some parts of the fandom would feel about the direction of the franchise under Disney’s guidance.

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