Star Wars Rebels: A New Hope

Oct 09, 2015 by Alex Castle

After the disastrous, soul-flaying debacles of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, fans of the galaxy far, far away felt abused, betrayed, and worst of all, bored. Somehow, the very same man who conceived the Star Wars universe, who wrote and directed the first movie back in 1977 and produced two rapturously received sequels, seemed to forget what made his little space opera such an enduring, iconic cinematic landmark. George Lucas answered millions of fanboys’ prayers when he announced he was making a second film trilogy to fill in the backstory only hinted at in the original movies, and then he let us all down by delivering a plodding, clumsily plotted, humorless set of 150-minute commercials for toys no one wanted (except Darth Maul).... Read More

This Week On Sling TV

Mar 02, 2015 by Sling Staff

There’s a lot to watch and only so much time, but we’re here to help. Here are a few shows this week you won’t want to miss:

After the three-headed disaster of THE PHANTOM MENACE, ATTACK OF THE CLONES, and REVENGE OF THE SITH, you could be forgiven for swearing off the Star Wars universe once and for all. But the critically acclaimed (and fanboy-approved) first season of Star Wars Rebels indicates that the franchise is in much better shape heading into JJ Abrams’ THE FORCE AWAKENS. A computer-animated series set in the gap between REVENGE OF THE SITH and A NEW HOPE, the series has featured original trilogy characters Lando Calrissian and Grand Moff Tarkin, and its light, swashbuckling tone suggests that we might just get a happy ending... Read More

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