THE CLONE WARS Season One and the End of the Expanded Universe

Because I’m viewing the series in chronological order, for the purposes of this article, Season One is defined as the episodes on this list beginning with “Cat and Mouse” and ending with “Liberty on Ryloth.” Before I began this series in earnest, I wrote a handful of articles on the no-longer-canon Star Wars television productions … Continue reading THE CLONE WARS Season One and the End of the Expanded Universe

STAR WARS: CLONE WARS and the Failure of the Expanded Universe

The Walt Disney company acquired Lucasfilm in December of 2012, but the most controversial move didn’t come until more than a year later. On April 25, 2014, every piece of Star Wars media – books, movies, video games, TV shows, comics, you name it – that was not directly overseen by George Lucas was deemed … Continue reading STAR WARS: CLONE WARS and the Failure of the Expanded Universe

STAR WARS REBELS Recap – “The Antilles Extraction” and “Hera’s Heroes”

This review contains spoilers. One of the most exciting things about Star Wars Rebels has been its setting. Not only is the period of time directly preceding the original film rife with storytelling potential, but the way Rebels has gone about exploring this period has been fascinating. Each season of the show has covered roughly … Continue reading STAR WARS REBELS Recap – “The Antilles Extraction” and “Hera’s Heroes”

STAR WARS REBELS Recap – “Steps Into Shadow” and “The Holocrons of Fate”

Editorial Note: Starting next week, these Star Wars Rebels recaps will be released to coincide with the latest episode. In the mean time, as we catch up with this season, we’re combining a couple episodes into each recap. This recap covers the first two episodes of Season Three while tomorrow’s recap will cover episodes three … Continue reading STAR WARS REBELS Recap – “Steps Into Shadow” and “The Holocrons of Fate”