A spark of rebellion ignites in Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One! Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with exciting action-packed episodes. It is a dark time in the galaxy as the evil Galactic Empire rules with an iron fist. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruining the lives of its people. A ragtag band of rebels — Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper — have taken a brave stand against the ruthless oppression of the Empire in a fight to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.
To those who dislike Rebels, don’t bother reading the rest of this review.
Why? Because even though I, like many, was furious at Disney for cancelling The Clone Wars too soon, I’ve found Rebels to be an outstanding new addition to the Star Wars mythos.
That said, I do have some pros and cons for this DVD set.
The pilot episode, “Spark of Rebellion” (previously released on a separate DVD) is divided into 2 parts, as if airing on network TV. This rather interrupts the flow of the story.
The four pre-pilot shorts, “The Machine in the Ghost”, “Art Attack”, “Entanglement”, and “Property of Ezra Bridger” are not included in this DVD. However, the four shorts are included in the “Spark of Rebellion” DVD.
The Darth Vader scene from “Spark of Rebellion” IS included in this set, which, imho, greatly makes up for the disruption to the story caused by splitting “Spark” into two pieces.
The Rebels Recon shorts, originally released online after each episode, are included as bonus features in this set! Andi Gutierrez at Lucasfilm hosts viewers through interviews with the cast and crew regarding each episode, and we get a little glimpse at what Chopper’s up to in the studios. That droid has an attitude!
Additional Bonus Features:
Kanan’s Jedi Journal – a rather unique overview of Season 1, told by Kanan Jarrus as he enters this log into his Jedi Holocron.
Season 2: A Look Ahead – Exactly what it sounds like.
That, plus the full run of season 1 made this a great addition to my Star Wars film collection!
Pick it up on Amazon:
Star Wars Rebels: Season 1 [Blu-ray]