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New STAR WARS REBELS Clip Brings Back Frank Oz as Yoda

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Star Wars Rebels has been a delightful surprise. I enjoyed the Clone Wars, but found my interest waning when they would insist on shoving banking regulations, political machinations, and trade tariffs down our throats at times.  But Rebels takes place a few years before Episode IV, and the show is filled with likable characters and smart storytelling.  If you brushed it off because it looked like a cheap, animated cash-in, I highly encourage you to give the show a chance, especially since the mid-season premiere will have a welcome voice. [minor spoilers ahead]

Via IGN.

It’s a curious addition to the mythology that Yoda can communicate with Jedi over long distances, although I don’t think it contradicts or undermines anything that we’ve seen in the movies. But more than Frank Oz’s voice, I hope you gather from this clip that Star Wars Rebels is a good show.  This clip isn’t resting on a guest voice appearance from Yoda.  The focus of this scene is Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) wrestling with how best to be a Jedi Master and teach an apprentice.  Kanan isn’t sure if he’s ready for that responsibility.  Star Wars Rebels has done a good job of not leaning too heavily on the original trilogy, so when we hear John Williams‘ music comes in, that’s a big deal.

Star Wars Rebels: “Path of the Jedi” airs Monday, January 4th at 9pm ET/PT on Disney XD.


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