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Star Wars: The Metaphor of Sight

Just as with Hera’s choice to cover her natural accent, a character’s appearance can also symbolize things from their past, or aspects of themselves that they wish to hide or diminish.

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Star Wars Rebels Mid-Season 3 Trailer

Spoilers for the mid season 3 trailer. If you have yet to watch it, please click the video on the left. You have been warned.

Ok wow. Ever since watching this earlier today, I cannot stop thinking about how good it was. From the music to James Arnold Taylor’s Kenobi continually saying “warning” through out the entire thing to actually seeing him at the end with Maul. Everything was just brilliantly done. There were a few parts where I was literally had to stuff part of my blanket into my mouth (as I woke up to see this had dropped), just to keep from screaming too loud. Although truthfully, even that didn’t help much.

So, where to start with this trailer? I’ll go with the part about Obi-Wan saying ‘warning’ throughout the entire thing. Being as it kept the beat of an alarm I’ll say that this could have been for one reason, to warn us as fans about the dark direction the rest of this season is going to go. If the trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to get crazy dark. In one shot, it looks like something big happens to Chopper, Sabine debuts her new Dark Saber that her people want to fight her for, Thrawn gets ‘hands on’ as opposed to directing from above, and we get to meet members of the alliance such as Mon Monthma and maybe even Cassian Anador whom we first saw in Rogue One.

Now, the reason why I specifically referred to James Arnold Taylor’s Obi-Wan in the opening is because shortly after watching this twice through (as I needed confirmation that I really just saw what I thought I saw), it was confirmed that Stephan Stanton, the voice of Admiral Raddus in Rogue One, along with Tarkin and AP-5 in this series is also voicing this new (or old depending on how you look at it) Obi-Wan. What I mean is, while James Arnold Taylor’s Obi-Wan can be seen and heard in the beginning of this trailer coming from Kanan’s malfunctioning holocron, it’s actually Stephan that is voicing him in this show. While I think he does an amazing job at voicing him, I still can’t help but miss JAT’s take on him. It’s just something I’ve grown so used to hearing.

Moving on, we have “formerly Darth” Maul. From the looks of the trailer, we’re finally going to be seeing him and Obi-Wan meet up (on Tatooine?) for their long awaited battle. Being as we only see the former in the Original Trilogy, I think it’s safe to say that the latter does not make it out of the battle. This is something I can’t wait to see, Obi-Wan finally killing Maul off for good. Then again, who’s to say that he does make it out alive and is just doing his own thing in another part of the galaxy? Eh, who am I kidding, smart money says we see Obi-Wan finally kill him once and for all.

So overall, what did I think of this? Well, now like this morning, there are no words to describe it. Sure I can talk about it as I did here, but to describe it would be difficult. Again, from the music to Obi-Wan continually saying “warning” throughout the entire thing like an alarm to actually seeing Kenobi more than likely facing off with and killing Maul….just wow. The places they’re able to go in this show that is supposedly for kids.

Well until next time everyone, bye!

The Wynkahthu Job: Star Wars Rebels 3.9 Review

You can’t keep a good Hondo down…


Beware spoilers! Spoilers?! Oh, that’s a classic!

“The Wynkahthu Job” was written by Gary Whitta, who provided the first draft for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Before it aired fans were wondering what that name could mean. Actually, it’s very simple, Wynkahthu is the name of the planet where the episode takes place.

We got another adventure with the one and only…Hondo Ohnaka! The last time we saw him was during the season 3 premiere — he had been captured by the Empire and “helped” our heroes, depending on the perspective you see things from (as always with Hondo). With Hondo back, it obviously means troubles because it’s him and don’t forget the lies. Even though you may remember what he once said: “Oh the stories I could tell, so many of them true.” He’s always up to something and he never comes to see the Ghost crew for a friendly chat, if he’s there…he needs help. This time he asked the Rebels to work with him and Azmorrigan (yes, him, the one who tried to kill Hondo and who also tried to kill the Ghost crew). The job was to go to Wynkahthu to retrieve proton bombs for the Rebels and for Hondo and his new friend some treasure left by the Empire on the cargo ship.

So we’ll split the treasure? — Zeb

Split the treasure, oh that’s a classic. — Hondo

As always with Hondo, he gave us some extremely funny lines typical of him. I think this dialogue with Zeb was the best of the episode (something we had seen in the trailers already).

As you may have guessed, this mission to an abandoned Imperial Cargo wasn’t without surprises. First, it was Hondo’s fault the cargo was in a storm on the planet and one of his Ugnaught crew members had been left there … Additionally, there were some new Imperial battle droids reminiscent in design of the Aqua Droids from Star Wars The Clone Wars. Previously, we had seen Azmorrigan as a tough criminal but this episode showed us that he was more like the contrary. When he killed the first droid he was so happy, barely believing it and already seeing himself as a hero.


The Rebels did manage to bring back the proton bombs on The Ghost. However, the only gift Hondo brought back was his crew member, friendship being the most important treasure…or not really, well, you know, depending on the situation for Hondo.


This episode also marked the return of AP-5A voiced by Stephen Stanton.

Another interesting element to talk about this episode was Zeb. From The Ghost crew, Ezra, Zeb and Chopper went to help Hondo. And I think for the first time in the series, we saw Zeb leading the group. It was great to see him take on more responsibilities and get a bigger role in the team. Now his dynamic with Ezra works better than it first did which is also a nice to see development.

6.8/10 A good adventure as always with Hondo — troubles and fun!


Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Reviews on Future of the Force:

https://futureoftheforce.com/steps-into-shadow-star-wars-rebels-3-1-3-2-review-11d4d7585584
https://futureoftheforce.com/steps-into-shadow-star-wars-rebels-3-1-3-2-review-11d4d7585584
https://futureoftheforce.com/steps-into-shadow-star-wars-rebels-3-1-3-2-review-11d4d7585584
https://futureoftheforce.com/steps-into-shadow-star-wars-rebels-3-1-3-2-review-11d4d7585584
https://futureoftheforce.com/steps-into-shadow-star-wars-rebels-3-1-3-2-review-11d4d7585584
https://futureoftheforce.com/steps-into-shadow-star-wars-rebels-3-1-3-2-review-11d4d7585584
https://futureoftheforce.com/steps-into-shadow-star-wars-rebels-3-1-3-2-review-11d4d7585584