While some may see Star Wars Rebels as a kids show because it’s CGI and also because it’s on Disney XD, it’s not. It is a fully canonized part of the Star Wars Universe and has become a favorite of this fan. Rebels has become such a huge part of the larger universe that there were several references to it in Rogue One.
For the past three years we have followed a small group of Rebels led by Hera Syndulla, she is joined by her boyfriend/hidden Jedi Kanan Jarrus, Zeb Orrelios, Sabine Wren, their droid Chopper and an orphan (who becomes Kanan’s Padawan) Ezra Bridger. This small group of Rebels are working to free Ezra’s home world of Lothal from the Empire and it’s sinister agent, Kallus. If you watched Star Wars The Clone Wars you will recognize the name Rex, he was a clone trooper assigned to Anakin Skywalker.
Rebels has begun it fourth and final season as the time line is almost caught up with the events of Rogue One/A New Hope. The show has done an amazing job of giving us a fill for what the galaxy is like under Imperial rule as we follow this small band of freedom fighters. In addition to standard characters Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader, the writers have done an amazing job of exploring minor characters like Grand Admiral Thrawn.
If you haven’t been watching, go back and start from the beginning. Rebels has become must watch tv for me and I’m sad to see if go so soon.
5 out of 5 Couch Cushions!