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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Beastars and being hungry on main

I recently went back and watched through the first season of Beastars in an evening and the following morning. It was a series I’d heard a lot about as it was airing, but it took me till just now to get around to it. Maybe it was because I binged through the whole show in such a short time, but it ended up making me think a little more deeply into the meaning behind the series that I have the energy do do these days.

Making me wonder what it was that Beastars was actually trying to say beyond what is was presenting at surface value.

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