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STAR WARS REBELS just keeps getting better, and as we inch closer to the December 18 release of J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, it's interesting to see the storytelling lineage of REBELS inch closer to the events of 1977's STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE. The folks at Disney XD just sent over a preview clip and a gallery of images from "Stealth Strike," premiering WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD - and seeing Kanan and Rex in full Stormtrooper gear alongside an Imperial recolor of Chopper certainly gets me feeling more and more like '77. Check this out...

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A new episode of STAR WARS REBELS will premiere on Disney XD WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT), and tonight I've got a preview to share. In "Brothers of the Broken Horn," Ezra is feeling the burden of his responsibilities as a rebel and Jedi, embarking with Chopper on a rescue mission aboard the Phantom after picking up a distress signal.  He is surprised to find the ship captained by Hondo Ohnaka, who tempts Ezra to join him. Check out a clip below, and visit my facebook for a gallery of official stills.

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STAR WARS REBELS made its triumphant return this week with "The Lost Commanders," and now we've got a preview of episode #204 - "Relics of The Old Republic." Airing Wednesday, October 21 at 9:30pm ET/PT on Disney XD, Kanan will struggle with trust issues, while Ezra and the other Rebels begin to develop friendships with the old clones.  When The Empire discovers the clones to be in league with the Rebels, the group must work together against the Imperial forces led by Agent Kallus. See a new clip below, and check out THE ROCK FATHER Magazine on Facebook for a collection of stills.

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After four long months of waiting after a "summer treat" back in June, the second season of STAR WARS REBELS finally kicks-off on Disney XD with the premiere of "The Lost Commanders" (October 14, 2015 - 9:30pm ET). In the Season Premiere, Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano sends the Rebels on a mission that brings them face-to-face with ex-clone troopers Captain Rex, Wolffe and Gregor. Thing is, once Kanan learns that they were once Elite members of the 501st back in The Clone Wars, his levels of trust don't rise very high. The folks at Disney have sent over some new clips, along with a gallery of photos (see them all on my Facebook page). Check out a preview below!

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Earlier this month, The Rock Daughters™ and I made a return trip to Lothal to revisit STAR WARS REBELS Season One, ahead of the October 14th premiere of Season Two on Disney XD. We had so much fun with our viewing kit that my friends at Disney and I have decided to spread some of that Galactic Goodness and give all of you a shot to do the same! One (1) lucky reader will take home a STAR WARS REBELS Prize Pack that includes The Complete Season One Blu-Ray, a NERF Stormtrooper Blaster by Hasbro, and a Star Wars Rebels Zip-Up Stationary Kit from Disney Store.

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It was 2½ years ago that I first mentioned STAR WARS REBELS here on the site - not knowing that Disney XD's animated series would become the real catalyst to spark a true love of STAR WARS in our girls. Addie and Finn (The Rock Daughters™) had seen the Original Trilogy, but it was the slightly younger-skewing adventures of The Ghost Crew that really captured their attention and imagination - a "first step into a larger world," as Obi-Wan Kenobi once said. It was a year ago that we attended a Disney-hosted Premiere screening of STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION in Chicago, and just three months later the girls would experience their first real "STAR WARS Christmas," their excitement in opening new STAR WARS toys mirroring that of myself as a child way back in the late 70s/early 80s. Their love of REBELS made them pay more attention to the existing films, and with Season Two just weeks away - followed by J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS this December - we've revisited the first season of REBELS thanks to the just-released COMPLETE SEASON ONE Blu-ray, and a few surprises that the folks at Disney had delivered to Rock Father HQ via Coruscant Courier (UPS).

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