Category: Star Wars Rebels

The Curious Case of Governor Arihnda Pryce

The Curious Case of Governor Pryce

There’s more to being a Head Butler than tidying up the Manor, especially since those mynocks tend to make a mess of everything (well, anything with a power source that is), and occasionally even we members of the service caste get some free time. Thusly, one develops hobbies to bide the time between guests at the Manor, and mine has become being a detective…a detective of the growing Star Wars story. With “The Curious Case of…” series, I’ll show you what I’ve found…

I’m just excited as the next fan that Grand Admiral Thrawn is in canon now, set to appear in Star Wars Rebels‘ third season, but there’s someone I’m way more intrigued by at the moment, coming to the show in the same season: Lothal Governor Arihnda Pyrce. As I mentioned in my review of the Rebels‘ season three premiere, “Steps into Shadow,” I didn’t find Thrawn as interesting as Pyrce because he’s a known entity, in that anyone who has read the Thrawn Trilogy has a good idea what to expect out of him: studying his opponent’s art to find their weaknesses, a brilliant 5-steps ahead of you strategy that will make any chess player jealous, etc. But Governor Pyrce has pretty much been a non-entity in the show and suddenly in her first appearance not only is shown as practically an equal to Grand Moff Tarkin but she’s standing right by Thrawn’s side after she demanded he be brought in. How did she go from a character barely mentioned in season one, rarely in season two, to hanging out with the two most recognizable Imperials who have names that start with “T?” After some careful research, I’ve uncovered ewok crumbs leading straight to the answer thanks to the forward-thinking work of the Lucasfilm Story Group. Be curious no more about Governor Arihnda Pyrce, as Detective Mynock is on the case… Continue reading “The Curious Case of Governor Arihnda Pryce”

Premiere of Star Wars Rebels Season Three Airs September 24

Wondering when you’ll get to see the repercussions of the crew’s trip to Malachor in the Star Wars Rebels season two finale, “Twilight of the Apprentice?” How the show will handle Grand Admiral Thrawn? Who or what is this new Bendu character? You’ll not have to wonder much longer, as Disney XD will be airing “Steps into Shadow,” the third season’s premiere episode, on Saturday, September 24 (7:30 p.m. CT). There’s no word on when the season proper will air afterwards, but expect an announcement closer to the S3 premiere date. In the meantime, we have some S3 coverage on the site already, as I was at Celebration Europe 2016 when they premiered “Steps” and had a revealing panel. You can read my non-spoiler and spoiler filled review of “Steps into Shadow,” where I found Thrawn to be a minor moment in an otherwise character focused hour that wasn’t without its flaws, while you can learn more about Bendu, Thrawn and his upcoming novel, Sabine’s increased role, and Wedge in my impressions of the jam packed panel. Continue reading “Premiere of Star Wars Rebels Season Three Airs September 24”

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Panel/Press Conference Details: Trailer, Grand Admiral Thrawn (& Novel), New Characters (SWCE 2016)

With each passing year, Star Wars Rebels gets bigger both in terms of content and fans. Season three looks to be no different, especially with the show bringing us into the larger Rebellion, the introduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn (!!) to canon, the crew changing due to the events on Malachor in the S2 finale, a deeper dive in Sabine’s life, Wedge Antilles joining the Rebellion, and Maul’s continued presence being a thorn in everyone’s side. Once you’re done with your fiftieth viewing of the trailer above head down below for more details learned about S3 from the panel. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Panel/Press Conference Details: Trailer, Grand Admiral Thrawn (& Novel), New Characters (SWCE 2016)”

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales Panel Impressions (SWCE 2016)

Ahsoka's Untold Tales Panel PanelistsFor any fan of The Clone Wars breakout character Ahsoka Tano, her Untold Tales Panel was an absolutely must see. While panelists Dave Filoni (executive producer of Rebels), Pablo Hildalgo (Story Group), and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), didn’t clear up her fate after the Star Wars Rebels Season Two finale, they did a deep dive into some remaining unproduced TCW episodes which included her having a boyfriend (and Asain lead!), a journey into the Sith Temple below the Jedi Temple, and the Ahsoka Loyalist troops, while also revealing her novel’s cover art, vague and metaphorical Topps cards about her fate, and one giant promise about whether we’ll see her or not again. Continue reading “Ahsoka’s Untold Tales Panel Impressions (SWCE 2016)”

SWCE 2016 News Roundup Pt. 2: Panel Schedule is Live, Exclusive Art, VR Experience (UPDATED)

SWCE 2016 Key Art Header ImageCelebration Europe 2016 draws ever closer (July 15-17) and more details about the event has surfaced, including the nearly complete panel schedule going live so attendees can begin to plan accordingly, what prints will be exclusively available at the art show, and that ILMxLAB is bringing its Trials of Tatooine VR demo to the show! As exciting as some of the panels are this year, if I only get to play the VR demo I’ll be happy (…maybe). Details on all the above, plus a run-down on the schedule, below! Continue reading “SWCE 2016 News Roundup Pt. 2: Panel Schedule is Live, Exclusive Art, VR Experience (UPDATED)”

SWCE 2016 News Roundup: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Premiere, Rogue One Props, Podcast Stage

SWCE 2016 Key Art Header ImageJuly is fast approaching and plans for Celebration Europe 2016 are taking shape. Rogue One looks to be the main focus, and rightfully so considering the film is coming out later this year, while Star Wars Rebels is carving out its own place year after year. New details on what to expect are below! Continue reading “SWCE 2016 News Roundup: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Premiere, Rogue One Props, Podcast Stage”

Ahsoka Tano Novel Coming October 2016!

Ahsoka Tano Book

Just like the announcement of the book (from Nerdist), I won’t spoil anything from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 finale regarding Ahsoka Tano’s fate (update: my review does), but the upcoming YA novel simply titled Ahsoka will reveal pivotal moments in her life during the great swath of time between her final The Clone Wars appearance and her re-emergence in Rebels. As excited as I am for the Leia-centric novel Bloodline and the Rogue One prequel novel, this just shot up to the top of my list simply because more Ahsoka is a damn good thing in my book. More details below! Continue reading “Ahsoka Tano Novel Coming October 2016!”

Explosive, Spoilery Trailer for Second Half of Star Wars Rebels’ Season 2

It’s okay if your jaw hit the floor this afternoon after watching the latest Star Wars Rebels trailer because there are a ton of surprising and exciting things within its 3 minutes: links to The Force Awakens, return of several more The Clone Wars characters, Jedi and/or Sith Temples, and of course the fateful meeting of Ahsoka and Darth Vader. Anthony Breznican of EW spoke with Dave Filoni at length about the trailer’s contents and below I’ve included my thoughts, theories, and excerpts from the interview. Continue reading “Explosive, Spoilery Trailer for Second Half of Star Wars Rebels’ Season 2”

Princess Leia Debuts in Star Wars Rebels’ January 2016 Return

Princess Leia in Star Wars Rebels. Photo Courtesy of LucasfilmStar Wars Rebels’ second season returns from its winter break with the first (and only) appearance of Princess Leia for the show’s sophomore season. “A Princess on Lothal,” airing January 20th at 8pm CST on Disney XD, features everyone’s favorite royalty doing what she does best: playing the dutiful Empire Senator while being a resourceful rebellion spy like it’s nobody’s business. There’s a clip and more information below the cut. Continue reading “Princess Leia Debuts in Star Wars Rebels’ January 2016 Return”

Exciting New Star Wars Rebels Season Two Trailer Premiered at NYCC 2015

Sit back and enjoy these three minutes of Star Wars Rebels Season Two teasing goodness, because it’s almost as entertaining of a trailer as the one shown at Celebration Anaheim in April. Whether it’s Ahsoka vs the two new Inquisitors, Sabine and her Mandalorian heritage, Imperial Interdictor cruisers, more of the returning clones, that Palpatine is still stealing Force-sensitive younglings, details on Ezra’s parents, or new characters like the mysterious bounty hunter, you probably don’t have a pulse if you watched the trailer and weren’t in the least bit excited for the new season.  Continue reading “Exciting New Star Wars Rebels Season Two Trailer Premiered at NYCC 2015”