Oct 12, 2016

THE REBELS FACE GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN IN 'STAR WARS REBELS' SEASON 3


I do not know about you, but personally,I have been a huge

 Star Wars fan... and so I do find the Star Wars Rebels over 

on Disney XD thrilling too... blame it on the little kid inside 

of me....


Anyway, for fans, both old and young or very young, here is a 

quick catch-up before you watch the new season premiere on

Saturday, 15 October, 8am on Disney XD (Astro Ch 

617 & 637), with 5 things you need to know and a handy 

timeline to keep you on track!



Star Wars Rebels is the animated series by Lucasfilm 

Animation on Disney XD that covers the events that take

 place fourteen years after Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge

 of the Sith and five years before Star Wars: Episode IV - A

 New Hope.

At this time, the Galactic Empire is securing its control on 

the galaxy, while the last of the Jedi Knights are being 

tracked down by Darth Vader’s Imperial army. However, 

hope remains as the fledgling Rebel force takes form against

 the Empire.


So buckle up, and get ready for the BRAND NEW Season of 

Star Wars Rebels by first catching up on the full Star Wars 

saga as shown in the movies and on Disney XD!

A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY…

STAR WARS: EPISODE I - The Phantom Menace




A trade dispute, sparked by an illegal blockade to the planet Naboo by the Trade Federation, is revealed to be a plot by Darth Sidious. With Queen Amidala of Naboo held hostage, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi attempt a daring rescue. Along the way, they encounter a young slave named Anakin Skywalker who later begins Jedi training. 

 STAR WARS: EPISODE II - Attack of The Clones


Ten years on, Obi-Wan is a general; with Anakin at his side, they help to defend the Galactic Republic from attacks led by former Jedi Master Count Dooku. Anakin is assigned to protect the influential senator Padmé Amidala; their romance leads to a secret wedding. Meanwhile, Dooku delivers the Death Star blueprints to his Sith master, Darth Sidious, marking the beginning of the Clone wars.

STAR WARS: EPISODE III - Revenge Of The Sith



Chancellor Palpatine’s power and influence grows as the 

Clone Wars progresses, as well as suspicion among the Jedi

 Council regarding the Chancellor’s allegiance. Anakin is 

then asked to spy on the chancellor but the Council’s refusal 

to grant him the rank of Jedi Master leads to resentment.

 Anakin soon embraces the Dark Side, fuelled by bitterness 

and manipulated by the fear of losing his wife Padmé, who,

 unknown to him, gives birth to twins. A confrontation

 between Anakin and Obi-Wan leads to serious injuries; 

Darth Sidious saves his life, marking the ‘birth’ of the Sith 

Lord Darth Vader.




STAR WARS REBELS Season 1

Fourteen years later, a young orphan named Ezra meets the 

captain of a ship called Ghost, Hera Syndulla, and her motley

 crew – Sabine Wren, Zeb Orrelios, Chopper the droid, and 

Kanan Jarrus who is an undercover Jedi. Together they 

traverse planet Lothal and the surrounding Outer Rim, 

learning about the growing rebellion and their role in 

resisting the Imperial army while Ezra is trained in the ways

 of The Force by Kanan.



STAR WARS REBELS Season 2

The Rebels are adjusting to their new missions within a 

larger Rebellion taking place on planets like Garel and Lasat.

 They receive a call for help from Minister Maketh Tua, who 

convinces the Rebels to help her defect from the Galactic

 Empire in exchange for vital Imperial secrets. They return to

 Lothal only to find it under Imperial siege and soon have 

their first encounter with the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth 

Vader. 
  



STAR WARS REBELS Season 3

Having established a secret base on planet Atollon, the

 Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens

 the rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits 

eager to stand against the Empire. However, Imperial 

efforts to eliminate the rebellion are now being led by the 

cold and analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, 

tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any 

they have ever faced before. Ezra and Sabine have to take 

on new roles and challenges as the rebels prepare for their

 biggest mission yet – a direct assault on the Empire.


If you’re still unclear how things stand, here are 5

 things you need to know before watching:

1. Lothal – where it all began

The Rebels started with Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, Sabine

 Wren, Zeb Orrelios, Chopper the droid, and Kanan Jarrus. 

They met and began their mission against the Galactic 

Empire on a planet called Lothal, traveling on a ship known

 as the Ghost, as shown on Season 1.


2.  Ezra Bridger battles within

While the Rebels gear up for their biggest battle against the

 Empire in Season 3, the battle within Ezra rages on as he’s 

torn between the light and dark side of the Force. The last 

episode of Season 2 showed him opening the Sith holocron

 that powered the Sith temple – something that can only be 

performed by someone who thinks like a Sith.


3. Darth Maul returns

Darth Maul is back since he was last seen in Star Wars:

 Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace, with an appearance in

Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series. This time, his 

personal agenda to gain power continues in the third season

 of Star Wars Rebels, as he’s made it clear he’s neither with

 the Rebels nor with the Empire.


4. Kanan’s new look

After being blinded by Darth Maul’s lightsaber in the season

 finale of Season 2, Kanan Jarrus now sports a beard and

 wears a black mask. The experience has changed his 

perspective on life and he is made to rely more on the Force 

as a guide.


5. Say hello to new characters

In Season 3, the Imperial army is now led by the cold and 

analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, who’s strategic, tactical 

and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any the 

Rebels have ever faced before. Meanwhile, Kanan Jarrus 

will meet a Force-sensitive ancient being on planet Atollon 

called Bendu, who claims to represent the center of the

Force.



STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A New Hope

Thirty-two years after Episode III - The Revenge of The Sith,

 Princess Leia leads the Rebel Alliance, hiding the Death Star 

blueprints in the astromech droid R2-D2 before being 

captured by Darth Vader. An adopted farmhand Luke 

Skywalker discovers the droid on Tatooine and embarks on a 

mission with Obi-Wan Kenobi to deliver the plans to the 

Rebels, hiring smuggler Han Solo and his ship the 

Millennium Falcon. The Rebels then identify a weakness in 

the Death Star, planning a successful assault and destroying 

the Death Star.



STAR WARS: EPISODE V - The Empire Strikes Back
Three years after the Death Star is destroyed, Darth Vader pursues Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance base on the ice planet Hoth. Luke studies the Force under Jedi Master Yoda but leaves to rescue Han Solo and Leia when they are captured by Vader. Luke then faces Vader, loses his hand and discovers that Vader is his father. Meanwhile, Han has been frozen in carbonite and surrendered to the bounty hunter Boba Fett, to be delivered to Jabba the Hutt.



STAR WARS: EPISODE VI - Return of The Jedi

Luke and Leia, assisted by local Chewbacca and Lando 

Calrissian, rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt while the 

Galactic Empire constructs a second Death Star in order to 

crush the Rebel Alliance once and for all. The Rebel Fleet 

launches a full-scale attack on the Death Star while Luke 

struggles to bring his father, Darth Vader, back from the Dark

 Side of the Force. In the fight, Vader chooses to save his son,

 killing the Emperor and dying from his wounds, bringing an

 end to the Empire's hold over the galaxy.


STAR WARS: The Force Awakens

Thirty years after the destruction of the second Death Star, the First Order rises from the fallen Galactic Empire with an even greater weapon – the Starkiller. Opposing them is the Resistance, led by General Leia who also searches for her brother Luke. Meanwhile a scavenger named Rey – who shows an ability to use the Force - encounters BB-8, a droid which holds a vital clue to Luke’s location, and is taken captive. Former Stormtrooper Finn, Han Solo and Chewbacca attempt a rescue, with Han confronting his son, Kylo Ren, leader of the First Order. Han is killed and the Starkiller Base is destroyed; soon after, Rey follows the map hidden on BB-8 and R2-D2 to Luke’s location on planet Ahch-To.

Now that you can remember and know about it 

all...be sure to catch the premiere of STAR WARS 

REBELS Season 3 this Saturday, 15 October, 8am on 

Disney XD (Astro Ch 617 & 637)!



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