Reminder that Patrick Stewart stars in the Star Trek
franchise, not Star Wars
. Star Trek is the one with tribbles, whereas Star Wars is the one where Rosario Dawson will be playing Ahsoka Tano on The Mandalorian.
(Article has some spoilers for episode 9, Rebels, and The Mandalorian.)
Incidentally, (ep 9 spoilers) Ahsoka's is one of the voices we hear when Rey summons the power of all the Jedi from the past, so...kinda seems like she dies sometime before then.
And (Mandalorian and Rebels spoilers) Rebels ends with Sabine leaving with Ahsoka, and Mandalorian season 1 ends with a baddie showing up wielding the Darksaber, so odds of seeing Sabine seem to be increasing.
Also I've been watching Clone Wars and I'm almost done with season 1. Some thoughts:
Most of the episodes are pretty lightweight and kiddie, but, on balance, not as kiddie as the first season of Rebels. I'm looking forward to the show getting deeper as it goes. (I've seen some pretty good episodes from...I think season 3?)
I also like how when the show breaks out the big guns, it doesn't kid around. The first episode where Yoda takes on an army almost singlehanded (he has 3 clone troopers with him) does a way better job of showing his prowess as a warrior than all that bouncing around in Attack of the Clones, and when Mace Windu finally does something other than stand there looking serious, the show similarly manages to succeed where the prequels failed at showing why he's supposed to be such a big deal.
I quite like Cham Syndulla (Hera's father) being the guy whose response to the Republic's offer of help against the Separatist occupation is "And then we'll be fighting your
occupation next." Dude knows what's up.
And I love how well a conflict between two armies of mostly-identical warriors works out from a budget-saving perspective. Obviously George Lucas wasn't thinking of saving money on CG models when he threw out "the Clone Wars" as a phrase in the original Star Wars; it was just something that sounded cool. But it sure worked out nicely for that.