Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

– By J.W. Fox – Thrawn was my third Star Wars novel of the Disney Canon. Of the three, it is the first to focus on a real villain, and the first about a character from the Legends/Expanded Universe. My first introduction to Thrawn was through Star Wars Rebels, not the EU novels.  Hence my […]

Rebels Season Finale Satisfies But Does Not Redeem Underwhelming Season

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER ALERT FOR SEASON FINALE OF REBELS The Rebellion got knocked around pretty good in the season finale of Rebels. The thrilling double episode sported an impressive space battle, some epic music, and a few plot points to move things along. It definitely delivered on the action front, no doubt. […]

Twin Suns: Rebels Delivers Conclusion to Maul Subplot Three Months Later

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER ALERT: LATEST STARS REBELS EPISODE: TWIN SUNS… As we approach the end of season 3 of Star Wars Rebels, we are finally seeing the most compelling subplot reach its conclusion. Season 3 opened with Maul learning of Kenobi’s survival on a world with twin suns. Ezra and Kanan learned […]

Thoughtcrime 48: Colony, The Expanse, Rebels, and More

  I return after a month hiatus to talk about Colony, The Expanse, Star Wars Rebels and more. It’s a slow time of year for movies but March looks to be very promising with Ghost in the Shell, Logan, and King on the way. Aviator’s Madbeach Wheat is the beer for the show. Join me […]

Thoughtcrime 47: Sci Fi News, Plus a Review of Incorporated

  January has been lean on the movie and TV front. We did get a few bits a news about Star Wars Episode VIII and Star Trek: Discovery. I also do a quick review of the last couple episodes of Star Wars Rebels. Plus I give my midseason review of Incorporated and basically lay out […]

Star Wars Rebels Going Nowhere Fast

– By Paulie Spiceflow – After 10 episodes, season 3 of Star Wars Rebels has fans yawning and changing the channel. After a dramatic season 2 finale, the series has retreated into single-serve kiddie action stories. For those of us over the age of 10, that isn’t good enough. Obviously, Clone Wars and Rebels are […]

Ezra Taking Steps Toward Dark Side; While Thrawn Arrives to Deal with Rebels

– By J.W. Fox – ***Warning: Season 3 Spoilers Follow*** The season 3 premiere of Star Wars Rebels was a little less fun and a bit more serious than expected. With a title like “Steps Into Shadow,” I guess we should’ve known things were going to get a little darker for the Disney cartoon. It’s […]

Thoughtcrime 035: Motley Crews

  An episode celebrating the success of pirates, smugglers, mercenaries, and other criminal crews in winning over millions of fans. Notable motley crews include Guardians of the Galaxy, Firefly, Dark Matter, Star Wars: Rebels, and many many more. Springhole Tips for Writing En Semble Casts – http://www.springhole.net/writing/write-better-ensemble-casts.htm