I am a huge fan of all things Star Wars, have been since I was a tiny lad. And while Star Wars is most known for the big screen incarnations, it also has a pretty solid history on the small screen. The first Star Wars series was Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series in 2003. Utilizing Tartakovsky’s signature animation style, this series covered the time period between the prequels and the original trilogy, namely the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Then came the similarly titled Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2008, which was a beautifully rendered CG animated show that ran a stellar 129 episodes over 6 seasons. This show covered the same time period but when into much greater detail with the characters and situations, especially when it came to the politics of the Star Wars universe. This show set a new and very high bar. In 2014, we got the newest animated series incarnation with Star Wars: Rebels. More traditionally styled animation but still utilizing CG, Star Wars: Rebels kind of filled the gap between the two previous series in terms of story maturity. It is styled more like a children’s animated show but there are definitely elements of more adult based storylines in there for veteran fans as well. And Rebels is the first series to actually introduce all new characters acting alongside the existing storylines, although more closely to the original Star Wars in terms of timeline. It is a brilliant series full of great writing, humor and action for fans of all ages. Star Wars: Rebels: The Complete Season Three is now on Blu-ray and DVD.
Picking up some time after the last season, the crew of the Ghost, led by Ezra, whose power is growing at a great rate, has established a new base on the planet Atollon. Together they have been acquiring new resources to strengthen the rebel fleet in their mission to stop the Empire. But the Imperials, led by Grand Admiral Thrawn, have new plans as well and will make Ezra’s mission tougher than ever as he and Sabine take on new roles in preparation for their biggest and riskiest mission yet – a direct assault on the Empire.
Star Wars: Rebels: The Complete Season Three picks up after a significant time lapse from Season Two, enough so that the main character of Ezra has a whole new more grown up look. And his powers are certainly developing as well bringing him much closer to Jedi status. The storylines in Star Wars: Rebels: The Complete Season Three are excellent and find even more crossover with stories from both the original movie as well as previous series stories, including some familiar characters and the people who played them originally. Star Wars: Rebels: The Complete Season Three is spectacularly fun and a definite must see for every Star Wars fan and looks stunning on Blu-ray. Very highly recommended.