Star Wars Rebels Returns For Its Swan Season!
In my humble opinion, it's first two seasons were loaded with some relative klunkers, not so much owed to bad writing as it was to characters who took quite awhile to "get to know" much less care about. It's central protagonist -- the young Ezra Bridger -- also put me off a bit mostly as he was a bit too young and brash in those early adventures, certainly not someone perhaps seen as the budding hero so much as he was some intergalactic upstart. I was more interested in the supporting players, and they just didn't get near as much screen time in a property obviously geared more for the younglings watching the show (I'm a bit grizzled from a spent youth).
Still, the program took leaps forward in Season Three, allowing greater backstories to flesh out for this merry band of heroes in the galaxy far, far away; and I was a bit disheartened when showrunner Dave Filoni announced not so long ago that Season Four would be the last for the animated series. Just when we were getting to know ye ...
In any event, that fateful Season Four premieres tonight on Disney XD, so I wanted to serve up a kinda/sorta public service announcement for those reading. Make sure to watch or to set your DVRs, as I'm expecting that Filoni and friends will be sending out these Rebels on a high note not unlike what he accomplished with Star Wars: The Clone Wars. And if you're needing a bit of a recap of where the crew has been, then check out this spectacular sizzle reel on YouTube.com below.
As always, thanks for reading ... and May The Force Be With You!