TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - February 28, 2018
The only upside to Star Wars: Rebels ending, for my money, is the fact that I'll soon be able to own the complete series on Blu-ray. Arguably the greatest bit of Star Wars ephemera to exist in the post-Lucas Lucasfilm world, the animated series has been a great bridge between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy, introducing some great new characters and rolling out a bunch of familiar faces like a greatest hits compilation.
Now that the show will be coming to a close with a ninety minute finale this coming Monday night, it seems that many of these characters are headed toward a dire fate. Like Rogue One before it, Rebels seems to be getting us ready to say goodbye to its characters by the end of the story. It's a damn shame too, because a lot of these characters would have been great additions to the OT films, but such reverse engineering is no longer a priority for anyone at Lucasfilm.
You can check out the official logline below (via ComingSoon)...
Emperor Palpatine makes his series debut in the final episodes of the series, voiced by actor Ian McDiarmid, who reprises this iconic role from the Star Wars live-action films. In the final season, the Ghost crew joins the growing Rebel Alliance, struggling to unite against the Galactic Empire. However, when a new Imperial threat arises on Lothal, Ezra leads the crew back to his home world to defeat the oppressive forces of the Empire under the command of cunning Grand Admiral Thrawn. Old friends are reunited and new alliances are forced as the series builds to its epic conclusion.
Star Wars: Rebels comes to a close this Monday, March 5 on DisneyXD beginning at 8:30pm EST.