Star Wars: Rebels Revisited – Part 2: Nobody Expects the Sith Inquisition?

I know I’m only six episodes into the series at this point, but I’m already getting the sense that Rebels is much more of a different kind of series than Clone Wars was trying to be. I’m getting much more “Saturday morning Cartoon” energy from this series than I did Clone Wars, which felt a little more mature comparatively.

I know it’s hardly a fair comparison at this point, me thinking about the much more matured Clone Wars compared to the earliest episodes of Rebels, but I just can’t help coming back to the Disney influence over this series, bringing me back to the time shortly after the acquisition and my worries for the future of my expanded universe.

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Star Wars: Rebels Revisited – Part 1: New Hope Diet

Going into this series, I’m not entirely sure what my expectations for it are. In part because it exists in this muddy middle ground in the middle of the Clone Wars’ initial run and its continuation, of which I’m including the Bad Batch in that bracket.

So in terms of quality of animation and storytelling, I’m not sure where to set my level of expectation. One thing’s for sure though, in these first three episodes of the series I’ve watched, my misgivings of that were born around those marketing shorts is mostly brushed under the carpet.

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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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