New Star Wars Rebels Footage Is Thrawnalicious

Illustration for article titled New iStar Wars Rebels /iFootage Is Thrawnalicious

Thrawnalicious is definitely a word that Grand Admiral Thrawn would object to, but it is the best way to describe the new footage Disney has released for Star Wars Rebels.

A lot of the footage here is new, and it really pumps up the threat that Thrawn is going to pose to our heroes. To the point where I’m slightly worried that he’s being built up too much, given that he’s not the center of this show.

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

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Really not sure what to do about this. I’ve loved Thrawn since I first read Heir to the Empire, like a lot of people. But I haven’t bothered with much of the Star Wars animated series. I’ve watched some of CW and none of Rebels.

Right now, I am trying to decide if it’s worth trying to get into/care about Rebels so I can watch this next season.

I am also hoping this doesn’t mean the new Thrawn novel next year is set during the Rebels-era and full of characters I won’t know. I liked him as a post-Palpatine resurgence leader and I hope that still happens somewhere between ROTJ and TFW.