By now we’ve talked about the Star Wars Rebels references in Rogue One until we are blue in the face. And, in this case, that pun is intended.
Thrawn is a great Star Wars book that stands on its own. But the little nods and winks Timothy Zahn makes to Thrawn’s old life in the Expanded Universe novels—and to the events in Rebels, where Thrawn is currently the main antagonist—add another layer of delight. You should definitely read Thrawn (and watch Rebels),…
Hello, and welcome to a completely biased review of Thrawn, the latest Star Wars book to fit into the space between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Rebels. There are no spoilers here, so feel free to relax. Only don’t, because I am so happy to have author Timothy Zahn’s voice back in Star Wars, I could cry.
Thrawn, the most anticipated Star Wars book since Disney bought Lucasfilm and declared the old Expanded Universe novels to no longer be canon, is out today. And the things being introduced in it already have Wookiepedia entries.
When Disney acquired Star Wars and Lucasfilm announced the all the stories of the Expanded Universe had been jettisoned, it seemed like a galaxy far, far away was getting a fresh start. But that hasn’t totally been true, as pieces of the EU keep making their way back to the new canon. Now it seems like Star Wars may—…
USA Today has an excerpt from Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, which is out April 11 and still too far away for my liking. It reveals that Thrawn, before he was a grand admiral or even a member of the Imperial military, had a surprising source of information on Emperor Palpatine
It’s sometimes easy to forget that Star Wars Rebels and its predecessor, Clone Wars, are family shows. Which is why watching a moment when your new bad guy basically forces a civilian to kill himself for no reason other than general dickery is still surprising.
Look, we get it—it was a big thing in the old Expanded Universe canon that Thrawn studied the art of different cultures to better understand how they thought tactically. But I think Rebels might be taking Thrawn’s artistic leanings a bit too far in this new clip.
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