Three new TV spots have popped up for Disney XD’s animated series Star Wars Rebels. Dante and I are excited for the new series and as a parent I’m much happier that they will focus on Rebel heroes and not the glory days of a Sith Lord. I was always uneasy about cheering for Anakin in The Clone Wars.
There have been rumors that some characters and ideas for Episode VII might make there way into the show. As if we need any other incentive to watch with new series. Star Wars Rebels premieres on Disney XD on October 13th.
There will be some other ways to get an early look at the one-hour movie “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion”:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
· “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” one-hour movie will be available to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones and tablets. It will also be available on Disney Channel SVOD.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
· Premiere telecast of the one-hour movie “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
Fantasy Flight Games had one hell of a Gen Con this year. The number of announcements was incredible and as a die hard Star Wars fan, I’m in love with the new additions. I’ve already talked about the new Imperial Assault title which will be Descent in the Star War Universe. Even more exciting is the addition of a third faction in the X-Wing Miniatures game. Scum and Villiany will add in new ships and a few repainted versions of the Y-Wing and Z-95 Headhunters.
From the website: The ranks of the Scum and Villainy faction are filled with many of the Star Wars galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters, pirates, and Black Sun agents. You’ll find such infamous figures as Boba Fett, IG-88, Greedo, and Prince Xizor. These Scum live outside the law, do their best to remain at the periphery of the ongoing Galactic Civil War, and allow no one – no one – to threaten their profits.
Four separate expansion packs introduce the galaxy’s Scum to X-Wing:
- Most Wanted Expansion Pack
- StarViper Expansion Pack
- M3-A Interceptor Expansion Pack
- IG-2000 Expansion Pack
As always the ships and the paint jobs look great and I’m sure there will be some great custom paint jobs out there.
Star Wars plus Descent sounds too good to be true, but Fantasy Flight Games plans to create just that with their upcoming board game, Imperial Assault. I’m really big fan of Descent’s rule set and mash it up with the Star Wars Universe and you’ve got my attention. Hopefully it won’t be too long of a wait for this release.
From Fantasy Flight’s website:
Imperial Assault casts you and your friends into the climatic events following the Death Star’s destruction above Yavin 4, and offers two full game experiences within the Star Wars saga. In the campaign game, you and up to four other friends play a series of thrilling missions woven together in a narrative campaign, and in the skirmish game, you and your opponent muster your own strike teams and battle head-to-head over conflicting objectives. Whether you play as a hero of the Rebellion and fight alongside iconic characters like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, or command the seemingly limitless armies of the Galactic Empire, you’ll enter the Star Wars universe in Imperial Assault.