You can’t swing a dead womprat on a Star Destroyer without hitting a terminated Imperial officer, Force-choked to death by Darth Vader for some failure or another. But who deserved their termination the most? These dozen would-be heroes of the Empire, that’s who.
When a franchise is around for four decades, it can get impossibly unwieldy to try and grasp its lore — and Star Wars canon is no exception. Here's a guide to the origins of Star Wars Canon, the rise and fall of one of the most prominent Expanded Universes in fiction, and where the saga stands with Disney today.
The pilot for Star Wars Rebels is by no means perfect. It's hampered by funny-looking character designs, and it's proto-Rebellion crew isn't quite compelling yet. But it does have a sense of adventure that reminds us of A New Hope—and that's enough to keep us interested.
Star Wars owes it to fans to move past its love affair with the Jedi order. Here's why.