Star Wars Rebels is Back on Saturday

Part of me kind of dreads the return of all the fall TV series. I mean, sure, I like Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Timeless, Supergirl and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D but all that viewing feels burdensome at times. Between going back to the gym regularly (hello 2017) and Final Fantasy XV my non-work hours are rapidly eroding. I’m in for a long winter, even without the imminent presidency of the Tangerine Troglodyte.

But Star Wars: Rebels? Hell, yes, I have time for that. The above three minute trailer heralding the second half of season three is a jam-packed doozy. I’m a fan by default at this point, but if you’ve just seen Rogue One (fantastic, by the way) and you’re still craving Star Wars, then start watching this show.

Season three has really expanded the scope of Rebels, something this series badly needed after mostly two seasons spent meandering about Lothal. It looks like that trend is continuing as season three comes to a close. I’m guessing Rogue One really lit a fire under the asses of executive producers Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Greg Weisman because it sure looks like big things are a coming and…possibly the end of not just this season but the whole series?

From what we can gleam from the trailer, the various Rebel cells are coalescing into a larger whole, there’s some familial drama with Sabine, her mother and the other Mandalorians (the darksaber from Clone Wars is back) and oh, shit, that Obi-Wan reveal…hopefully Old Ben will finish Maul off for good this time. This all looks conclusive; now we just need to know what will happen to Kanan and Ezra. Are these dudes even still alive during the events of the OT? I don’t think it likely but we shall see.

Star Wars: Rebels is back this Saturday (Jan. 7). Order a pizza, grab a six pack of some delicious beer and tune in at 8:30 p.m. if you’re on the West Coast.

Welcome Aboard

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Spike cordially invites you aboard. Photo by Kyle Wise.

 

If you clicked this link then it’s already too late.

You’ve boarded Starship Wise, you’ve strapped yourself in, and she’s making the jump to Hyperspace.

But since you’re here you might as well make yourself comfortable, because that’s precisely what I’m doing with this site. This is were I talk about things that I (and hopefully you) like: mostly popular culture, including but by no means limited to TV, movies, books, comics, games and maybe some music. Sports, fitness, the nonstop antics of cats and dogs and the occasional foray to that realm we refer to as “outside” are some more possibilities. It is my goal to not have this thing be tied down to any one topic; anything that crosses my mind can and probably will end up here. There’s going to be a lot of stuff going on here.

It’ll be a bumpy ride, but fun ones usually are. All are welcome, and feedback is always valued.