The empire strikes back with the latest animated action series, Star Wars Rebels. Premiering on the Disney Channel on 4th October, 11am and on Disney XD on 5th October, 8am, the animated series seeks to expand on the Star Wars universe. Receiving a special invitation to the Sandcrawler, Nicholas Kwan and Felix Chew make a trip down for the Disney’s Star Wars Rebels Special.
As a special surprise to get everyone excited for the screening, members of the media were greeted by new characters from the series such as Ezra & Sabine. The ever familiar storm troopers from the 501st legion were aslo present as were the light saber wielding Fight Saber members dressed as Jedi who gladly posed for photos. Once done, everyone was ushered into a special room where the screening of the Star Wars Rebels Special started.
Created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck, Star Wars Rebels features a talented voice cast, including Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor.
The story is set between Episodes III and IV, during the rise of the Galactic Empire, where the first spark of rebellion is ignited. The story focuses on Ezra, a street-smart teenage boy who joined a small band of rebels by a fated coincident. Together with Kanan, a cowboy Jedi; Hera, an ace Twi’lek pilot; Sabine, a Mandalorian street artist who happens to be an explosive expert; Zeb, an agile fighter and the “muscle” of the group; and Chopper, the grump but good-hearted droid, they embarked on daring missions of sabotage and resistance against the Empire. Together this motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost face threatening villains, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
Star Wars Rebels is definitely a show for the whole family, as parents and the older generation who have experienced the Classic Trilogy of Episodes IV to VI as well as the newer generation and children who have only seen the Prequel Trilogy of Episodes I to III can share in their affection for the series. The fact that it is set between Episode III and IV makes the series a bridge between the prequel trilogy and classic trilogy of Star Wars and a bridge for Star Wars fans new and old.
Personally being a fan of the Star Wars series myself, I really enjoyed what Star Wars Rebel has to offer. Having followed the movie saga and in anticipation of Episode VII, Star Wars Rebels definitely has the potential to entertain Star Wars fans till JJ Abrams’ movie. Regardless if you are a fan of the Star Wars franchise or not, Star Wars Rebel is definitely a series not to be missed!
Star War Rebels Screens Courtesy of Disney Channel
by Nicholas Kwan & Felix Chew
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