So this might come as a shock, but I only just recently watched Star Wars Rebels and didn’t follow the show at all until this month. I really wanted to get into it earlier, but I just didn’t have the time. However, I certainly made time after spoilers for the Season 1 finale ended up on my Tumblr dashboard. Before this, I had been spending my days adamantly avoiding any kind of spoilers—or at least trying to—to the point that I haven’t even read any reviews for the show. It wasn’t until the new pictures of Ahsoka Tano starting filling up my Tumblr page that I decided to find out what was going on.
Rin: Greetings, fellow travelers of the Star Wars universe! Although this isn’t quite going up on the correct day, Ace and I wanted to do a little something special for the Fourth. And what better way to celebrate this expansive franchise than to laud some of the ladies that put the awe in awesome! Now more than ever, given the newest reveal of Episode VII’s cast, we need to show the ladies of that galaxy far far away the love that certain Hollywood directors named J.J. Abrams aren’t willing to.
Obviously, there are more than five amazing women in the Star Wars universe, and there are certainly aspects of canon that Ace and I haven’t read up on; no matter how painful it is to admit, we are not actually perfect. With that in mind, if there’s someone who didn’t make the list who you think should be brought to our attention, drop us a line in the comments! Compared to Ace, my knowledge of the Star Wars canon is passable at best, so I’d love to see more reasons to delve further into the extended universe.
Keep in mind that since the both of us are involved with different parts of the SW universe, this list isn’t ranked from not-as-awesome to most awesome. It’s completely arbitrary.
Spoilers for SWTOR and The Clone Wars below the cut.
Thus far, I have found two trailers for this series. There’s the one above, and there’s another that’s only around fifteen seconds long and features a lone ship flying through space. All in all, I didn’t find either of them particularly compelling. However, for those like me who were wishing to know more about the series, Disney has thankfully released a clip or two already and a couple “Meet the Characters” videos.
So sure, neither of the trailers I found really tell me all that much, but the characters themselves seem interesting enough, and there’s one that I’m really excited to learn more about: Sabine.
Yeah, she’s someone who I can easily see myself falling in love with, which is good, because unfortunately for me, Ahsoka Tano is nowhere to be seen.
Well, it’s finally happening again. Star Wars is getting another cartoon series, premiering in 2014. Unfortunately, this time it’s going to be brought to us by Disney, a company that I both like and loathe simultaneously. There’s not much to be done about that, though, since Disney now owns Lucasfilms.
So quite a while back, I did a post on the Jedi and their sexual relations, but I feel the need to revisit this world. One nice thing about the prequel universe—depending on how you look at it—is that nothing is developed at all. Characters are personality-free vehicles going through the motions George Lucas wanted them to, and the universe itself certainly isn’t portrayed that well either. In some ways, this is a good thing, because it gave the Clone Wars a lot of space to work with. In fact, it gave just about anything dealing with this time period a lot of room to work with. But the Clone Wars is what I’m most familiar with, so we’re going to use it almost exclusively for the purposes of this post.
One thing that I always liked about Stars Wars, especially on the planet of Coruscant, is that there are a bunch of different sentient species all intermingling with each other. However, it doesn’t often appear that they are engaging in interspecies relations. We know that there has been and probably still are sexual relationships between people of different species going on in the universe. Every once in a while, characters will be revealed as being bispecies, and the Twi’leks in particular have a long history of being sold into slavery, with their women usually ending up as sex slaves. (The Wookieepedia article says that they usually were dancers or entertainers for their owners, because of how attractive people found them, but let’s be realistic: they’re used as sex slaves.)
However, the fact that there are interspecies relationships—outside of slavery—makes the Star Wars universe much more interesting.
You know, I’m not sure how excited I am for this season. Yeah, there looks to be a lot of awesome to be had. Ventress is back, and she’s fighting Ahsoka. We get to see Sidious face off against Maul. And most of all, finally something other than this damn war is going on. Thank you, Maul. Seriously, as much as The Clone Wars is about, well, the Clone Wars, after watching episode and episode of “then this strategic battle happens” it gets tiring. And it looks like a few female characters are going to be introduced.
The only reason I’m not excited is because of what seems to be a sure sign of droid-centric episodes. I don’t care about the droids. As much as R2-D2 and C3PO are traditional Star Wars icons, they’re not people. I don’t want to watch their shenanigans in this war. I get enough of that from Jar Jar Binks, who thankfully, I didn’t see in this trailer.