Star Wars: Rebels

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  1. Juliana

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    Wow, that looks amazing ctg!
     
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    There's something I didn't understood in the Rebels history and that is the formation of their ground troops as so far Rebels has focused on telling the story at the sky. But when you see rebel ground troop helmets scattered across, you can almost immediately associate it with the fact Saw Gerrera started Rebels ground operations after he was rescued from Geonisia. However, it was Captain Rex who trained and gave him idea that somehow he could survive the hostilities in the SW universe.

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    In a twisted way all paths lead down to the Episode I and the disagreement with the Trade Federation. There was never enough of backstory to explain where the battle-droids really came from or what Geonosians were really up to until you'll see this episode.

    Although they say the story continues, I believe Emperor unleashed Vader's fury on them, and the end result was almost complete genocide. It's just the "bugs" has learned over long time to not put all eggs in the same basket. Especially the offspring.

    So it was very likely that someone had survived Emperor's fury and learned the secrets Emperor wants to keep hidden from the galactic public. For being so advanced in technology the universe has lost investigative reporting.

    Saw Gerrare might be the only who has a nose for this sort of business, because the original Rebels crew don't have such a skill on their own. In fact they aren't organised and focused researchers but a punch of people tied together by their ideology that the Imperium is bad.

    I wish they would show how the life is there where Emperor's favourites live instead of constantly seeing the darkside. The Emperor doesn't build the Deathstar, because he wants to wipe all life away. He could have done that at the Sith Temple all on his own. He wants to control people until he dies. Without the people the Imperium loses the shine and become hollow.

    While Maul might harbour a galactic wide destruction in his mind the Emperor is opposite. He wants to control all of it as if he's a god. At least he isn't slaughtering force sensitive people in their millions to keep him alive.

    The biggest twist in this episode was the fact that Kanan has become more powerful than ever before. Blindness has focused him mostly to seek the salvation from the force and it shows, when he picks stone bridge and keeps it intact so that Saw and Gerrare could across the cap. But after that feat Kanan doesn't rest, but immediately does the most epic force jump in SW's history. He really was showing off being as strong as the old legends.
     
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    So there was second episode and I missed it almost completely.

    It is difficult to watch Saw Garrera so hell-bent on making the life of his former enemy so hard. The war changes people. It makes them bitter and careless. And sometimes it seems that the revenge is all they see. Some of these people goes to their grave bearing grudges that should have long time ago been forgiven.

    But that is the thing. There is no forgiveness or peace in the galaxy. It's not like how it was back in the glory of the Old Republic. Geonosis isn't and wasn't one them. It was always a centre piece, a home-world for one main separatist movements. And they were Emperor builders.

    Although that notion was well exposed in the Clone Wars, they never revealed where the blueprints came from. I suspect Count Dooku and General Grievous had something to do with them, while the rest came from the market. And there were probably more cooking up inside Geonosis, but we don't know what because the Emperor put a stop on it with a bioweapon.

    Maybe that was even General Thrawn under Emperor's orders and not Darth Vader unleashing his fury on the bugs that killed so many of his friends. The problem with a bioweapon is that once it has been released on the ground, it can remain there dormant for a long, long time.

    We don't know if Klik-Klak was immune to the strain, but we can sure that Emperor's gift will deliver again if Geonosian's don't do a massive clearing operation. What we also don't know about what they were preparing in the caves, because the rebels were never given enough of time to investigate the source.

    Someone will however come to look for that light cruiser. That is for sure, because the Imperium cannot ignore losing one of their scouts. It's a sure sign that something happened to the military leadership, especially Admiral Thrawn.

    Does he know whole truth? I don't know. But I'm sure we're going to find out as there are consequences to every action.
     
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    I need to catch up; guess what I'll be doing at lunchtime? :D
     
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    A spectacular episode and also, a true wink and nod towards Asimov's Bicentennial Man.


    I don't know how they did it, but from the first second to the last moment, this episode made me go through a full range of emotions. I shared a tear to the memory of Grand Master Asimov, when I saw the Imperial Infiltrator Droid landing outside the Chopper Base for a surveillance mission. It is not every day, when you see the design so close nodding towards the robot series.

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    To be honest I loved having Zep, Chopper and AP-5 all together in this episode. Their chemistry works so spectacularly well, and like AP-5 notified most of the people find Captain Orrellios as "a grunt," while inside that rough exterior beats the heart of lion that powers a genius. Zeb might not had the education in an university, but it doesn't make him any less intelligent. In fact, he reads situations really well and knows how to come out with a plan that works. Not just fall on its face, when the plan is executed.

    Although that was exactly what might have happened, when the trio rescued a spy from the desert. Instead it was like Adm. Thrawn voiced his thoughts to the Agent Kallus: "The Rebels won the battle, but they lost the war on shadows, because now I know their base isn't hidden amongst thousands of planets, but it is among the ninety six planets I sent my Infiltrator Droids."

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    Fulcrum's face on that picture is amazing as it reflects his thoughts so very well. Many other people might have shat in the pants if they were put in the same situation. Not him. Agent Kallus kept his cool, while it was obvious that he too had lost the battle. Ninety six planets isn't much of buffer, when Admiral Thrawn has in his arsenal the might of Imperial Navy.

    The Emperor didn't give him own ship for no reason. You can see from the screen shot at below, that Chimeara has details at the bottom of the ship, featuring multi-headed serpent. It symbolises Thrawn multiple personalities. At the outside everyone in the Imperial Fleet see a brilliant strategist, while at the inside Thrawn has multiple hats. In other words, Thrawn is an artist.

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    He has taken the game so far out from the normal league that it's almost unbelievable. But then again, that is the way of the nature. There are many people in the galaxy, but at the top of the ruling in Star Wars universe are the very best. The elite.

    Ghost's crew is full of them. In the meanwhile, it's a goodbye from the Bicentennial Man.

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    "May the Force be with you now and forever."
     
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    Very, very emotional episode. Thank you Disney and Filoni's team for bringing out the Mandalorian story to the forefront. They said back at the summer that "Sabine would have her day." But never ever they referred her as "a princess."

    When you look at Sabine now, especially in the light of this episode, you cannot stop thinking how majestic and graceful she has become in short amount of time. All while the music reminds the audience about Marco Polo's settings, and the fate of the Thousand Eyes.

    And that is the thing, because I've become biased by Thousand Eyes and have started thinking Kanaan much like "that Monk," as Kublai Khan referred him. Kanan isn't the sad little Jedi, who took Ezra under his wing and started teaching him the ways of the Force. How it flows and is part of everything.

    "The Force is within each one of us," Kanan claims to the Mandalorian captain. "But within Sabine, it is locked." She cannot feel it, use it or manipulate it with her will. But the ancient dark blade can feel it. "It can sense the thoughts of wielder and become part of the blade."

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    Kanan is almost like an ancient monk, Thousand Eyes, explaining everything there is about the basic concept to a person, who is not going to really understand what any of it means. Hence Kanan is having so much of trouble with Sabine during the trials.

    What he doesn't explain about the Darksaber case is the reach.

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    The blade itself is unbelivable short. Kanan is very tall and he has very long arm, plus the business end on his weapon is much, much longer than the legendary Darksaber. In fact, for scoring a hit, Sabine has to get very aggressive or then she has to learn to move with the blade.

    In fact that is what Sabine does at the end. The match between her and the blind Grey Master is a legendary and very, very beautifully done. Sabine let goes of her feelings and the Darksaber manifests her aggressiveness as moves that brings down the Master Kanan on dirt.

    Even though he yields, Kanan isn't defenceless. He could have done many other things than just raise hand over his face and play dead. But the most important thing is that Sabine understand her place in the big picture. She isn't just defending herself but she is uniting proud Mandalorian warrior race for sake of the greater good.

    Her family. Her race might have done terrible attricities in the galactic history. But many times they were manipulated by the Sith and "they chose the Empire." By the time of rebellion, the fate of this of the glorious race is one of the most beautiful, and haunting stories that we've seen the Rebels.

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    I would follow her Majesty to darkest place with a smile on face.

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    The Chopper Base is located in one the most gorgeous planets in the galaxy. I'm really loving all these scenes.
     
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    Star Wars Rebels Officially On Hiatus Until February 18

    Star Wars: George Lucas Created the Darksaber for The Clone Wars
     
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    Taking over Kronos and uniting Mandalorian clans was never going to be an easy task for anyone. But when Sabine's mum betreyed her own daughter, I knew the task was impossile.

    Maul did a good job on them as a governor. None of them were able to beat the Dark Master, but loads of them are willing to follow the Imperium and adapt to their rules. After all the Imperium has the biggest guns and most men to fight a galaxy wide war.

    What could Mandalore do against the Emperor?

    If you ask the normal citizens, maybe nothing, but at the top of the houses treachery is present everyday. It is rooted deep within the society of these highly specialised warriors. Anakin and Obi Wan would have in deep trouble, and they were at the end of the Clone Wars when Maul was on Mandalorian throne.

    Back then Mandalore didn't play such a huge role, but we all understand what sort of force under the Rebel leadership. In other words millions of Mandalorians could present an overwhelming trouble for the stormtroopers.

    All of them are Bobba Fett class fighters.

    So I ask why Sabine trusted her mother to carry the Dark Saber, when she fought so hard in the desert to keep it? Why do we trust our family's interest align with our own agenda? It is so hard thing to do that because they family.

    Still what a glorious battle. Sabine kicks ass and it is clear to me that she is the right choice for the Mandalorian Throne.

    Hail to the Clan Wren.

    Loved it from the first moment to the last even if we lost Sabine from the main cast.
     
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