Shay and her guest Evie finish up their review of the Star Wars: Rebels season 3 finale, “Zero Hour”.
First though, there’s some Star Wars news to cover, and Shay reads some comments from listeners.
Then we get into the rest of that review. We continue our obsessions over Grand Admiral Thrawn and Captain Syndulla, talk about Kallus joining the Rebellion, and who will die before it’s all over.
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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures season 2 trailer:
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures on IMDb
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures season 2 official announcement from StarWars.com
Ron Howard to direct Han Solo film from StarWars.com
“Zero Hour” episode guide on StarWars.com
Sound effects were from the Free Sound Project.
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On Thursday, June 7, this news finally dropped via The Star Wars Show:
As announced today on The Star Wars Show, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures returns on Saturday, June 17, (11:00 a.m. ET/PT) with a sneak peek of the first episode of season two, “Trouble on Tibalt.”
Then, season two will kick off on Monday, July 31, (7:00 a.m. ET/PT) with new episodes every Monday through Thursday at 7:00 a.m. ET/PT thereafter until Wednesday, August 16.
Fans have been waiting impatiently for this bit of news, ever since the announcement that The Freemaker Adventures would be returning for a second season this summer.
More news about the second season of the Disney XD show was also released at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, including details on the return of Rebel pilot and leader, Hera Syndulla, as well as what adventures and trials the Freemaker family will be facing as new additions to the Rebel Alliance. You can read more details about that panel here: SWCO: 2017 5 Things We Learned from the LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Panel
And if you haven’t seen it already, here’s that awesome season 2 trailer where we first learned about the return of Hera and Quarry, the menace of MOC, and so much more.
Just announced today on the Star Wars official website:
The Disney X D series, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures will release a second season this summer!
Read full article here
Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD, said, “The series creators expertly deliver an equal amount of comedy and signature Star Wars adventure into their storytelling. We’re looking forward to bringing our viewers a brand new season of galactic adventures with the Freemaker family throughout summer.”
At the end of season 1, the Freemaker family – composed of three siblings and their old Clone War-age battle droid, Roger – decided to join the Rebel Alliance and help them in their fight against the constantly more-oppressive Empire. The show is set during the time between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and has featured appearances from various popular Star Wars characters from all over the galaxy, including Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa, Lando Calrissian, Han Solo (unfortunately encased carbonite at this point), Maz Kanata, Hondo Ohnaka, Jabba the Hutt, and even Ben Quadinaros!
Here’s the brand-new trailer for season 2!
I have to say, as a fan of all LEGO Star Wars, and particularly the Freemaker family, I was very excited to see this news. However, my fangirling levels REALLY skyrocketed when–
*SPOILER FOR ABOVE TRAILER*
–that certain green-skinned Rebel general (who, I must admit, has become one of my favorite Star Wars characters of all time) showed up!!!
I really can’t wait for season 2 to start, and I’m sure many of my readers here can’t either! Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and be looking for more thoughts on this news in a soon-coming episode of “The Elven Padawan” podcast (now available on iTunes!)