Watch “Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official)” on YouTube

The trailer is here and Luke Skywalker’s boss takes it all back – watch it over and over, he was just kidding! See Rey train, Kylo’s raging conflicts, many new shots of Ach-To and Crait, and new vehicles like the TIE Silencer and AT-M6 walkers. Get hyped for December again! The Last Jedi arrives in full Force December 15th, 2017. 

Definite Article: Year One in Review

The Empire’s Elite has turned one year old! Starting this blog and sharing my Star Wars thoughts has been a lot of fun and I wanted to share some favorite moments from the past year, plus some things to look forward to going ahead. Check it out, meatbags! Continue reading “Definite Article: Year One in Review”

Black Series: Rebel Girl Sabine Wren (Review)

Rebel scum never looked so good. A criminally under-utilized character, but a great action figure! Hasbro knocks it out of the park with another Rebels character interpreted into a more realistic art style, and the results are as good as it gets. Continue reading “Black Series: Rebel Girl Sabine Wren (Review)”

Thrawn Has Arrived – Lego 75170 The Phantom (Review)

Back in canon and now immortalized in Lego, Grand Admiral Thrawn finally gets a minifigure! From Rebels Season 3 comes the Phantom (technically the Phantom II) along with an updated Kanan figure and Chopper. Check it out!

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Definite Article: Story Arcs vs. Long-Form Storytelling

It’s easy to compare Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels and look upon the newcomer with a little disdain. Rebels came about because Clone Wars was cancelled, and many believe Clone Wars was doing everything right and that it was wrong to start over with Rebels. A prevailing criticism in the Clone Wars vs. Rebels debate is that Clone Wars took more time to tell its stories – they felt stronger, more mature, and well fleshed out. But is Rebels slowly starting to find that pattern and get it right? Continue reading “Definite Article: Story Arcs vs. Long-Form Storytelling”

Watch “Star Wars Rebels Season 3 – Mid-Season Trailer (Official)” on YouTube

It’s trailer time again and it’s looking good! I’m surprised how much was here – Sabine with the darksaber and returning to Mandalore, shadow stormtroopers fighting alongside Thrawn, Saw Gerrara and Mon Mothma – please please please be good, Rebels!

To Us, She Was Royalty

I had a bad feeling about today but I had no idea it would turn out like this. When I heard the news that Carrie Fisher had passed (after hearing it through some miscommunication I should say – the details seemed muddy, and the last I heard, she was recovering) I almost couldn’t believe it. 2016 hasn’t been kind in regards to the passing of prolific people, but it’s important to remember that the people who leave us live on through their actions in life, and in our fond memories.

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