Bridger Transmissions #2 – Heroes of Mandalore Review



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Get ready for a spoilery review of Heroes of Mandalore, the season 4 premiere of Star Wars Rebels! What did we think? Hit play and find out what we loved, what we didn’t and what’s next for everyone’s favourite Mandalorian Rebel!

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Bridger Transmissions


Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Premiere Heroes Of Mandalore Part 1 and 2 Review

 

Mesmerizing, extremely entertaining, 10/10, Filioni and the crew have done it again!!!!

Thats what the season premiere of star wars rebels season 4, in the final stretch of its ending gave us, in the early morning of Monday. Heck I had to power nap just to make sure I could go to work. But it was so worth it and it came out with a mando explosion!!!

I dont even know where to begin, it was so crazy that we have to start with the meatiest of the meatiest. The best out of the best.

Ezra 

Since Ezra is my all time favourite I have to start with him. He was the comedy relief of the premiere. I can’t imagine where the show would have gone if it weren’t for him. All things considered the show had a slight darkness to it. Yet his antics with the jetpack was so funny!! During the Tie fighter scene with Bo, he reminded me of a pesky fly hitting the windshield. Along with the interaction with all the Mandalorians and with Sabine’s family, I’d say that they all really enjoyed having Ezra at their side. Then again who doesn’t. I personally enjoyed how he stepped up to get Sabine’s father out of the transport. He had such formal attitude in front of Alrich. But I think he still has to work on the graceful jump ;).

Lets not forget all the spot-on quotes that came from him.

“Yeah that sounds like a me plan”

“Yeah I’m with Sabine, I mean not with her, with her. I’m just friends with her”

“Im notta Manda-.Mandalorian. I don’t wanna be a Mandalorian”

“I finished my mission. Now I have to finish yours too”

Need I say anymore.

Sabine

Lets tip our hats off to Sabine!!! She, herself has come a long way in her journey!!! Its hard to see the same person we met back in Season one. The way she moved and fought clan Saxon and those Stormtroopers…..WOW!! She has also used the Darksaber very effectively showing the true nature of her Mandalorian past. Dealing with the responsibility of the duchess and the clans is legendary. I’m so glad we finally got to see her roots totally unfold. Seeing her talk art with Alrich literally warmed my heart because after all she comes from a very cold, colourless home-world! Instantly Alrich knew it was Sabine when she tagged the tank, showing how deep the bond between Daughter and Father for art really is.  When she comes back to the rebellion, I believe she will feel refreshed since she basically cut the weapon in half and freed herself. Also with her clan not shunned out must put some ease to her mind as well. I’m thrilled to see Sabine evolve and I believe her story line with Mandalore for Rebels has drawn for a close.

“Your a Jedi, I’m sure you’ll pick it up on the fly”

“Never had a chance to. This is what continuous war has done to my home”

“with your guidance, you have the wisdom of a ruler, there’s no one I trust to wield the Darksaber more than you. And I’m not alone”

Bo Katan

Hello, Bo Katan. We missed you. Bo Katan is also a recurring character from the clone wars. From working with the Death Watch and then becoming the leader for Mandalore, shes had a total different path in her arc. I saw some pretty negative comments about her. That didn’t surprise me. Because After all she was with a terrorist organization called Death Watch. And then she was preaching to Sabine about honor and cowardice. Yet I think, after losing her sister, Maul taking off with the Darksaber, and the empire invading her home she’s changed a lot!  Becoming a bit more honorable and realizing her wrongs. A definite redemption story.  I loved how she handled Sabine. Being a voice for her when Sabine lost her cool. Making her truly a leader. I’m curious to see how the empire will retaliate, if we see it, and how she will proceed to lead the people of Mandalore.

“Its not our way! Its their way. You came here to make things right. Will the future of Mandalore be one of honor or cowardice, hope or fear, the choice is yours.”

“A mandalorian with a jetpack is a weapon”

“Dont just stand there protect her!”

Tyber Saxon

Once again Dave lassoed in another HBO Rome actor!!! Also was featured on the Game of Thrones…. Tobias Menzies!!! Its very cool to have the Romans become the Mandos for Star Wars. It makes this whole thing so much more special. It was interesting to see Tyber after his brother Gar. To be honest I liked Gar more. Tyber seemed to be drowned with power and definitely underestimated how well the Clans were organized. Tyber completely turned his back on the Mandalorian culture and seriously sucked in by the Empire! For Gar I believe he didn’t totally forget his root as he had different armor on. Poor planning for Tyber was ultimately his downfall. Never let Sabine get her hands on the weapon she created!

This Episode was the best premiere and sadly the last. Each season just kept on getting better and better. But if its any indication on how amazing this episode was, then we are really in for a treat for the rest of the season. Along with the stunning animation and amazing soundtrack!!! While current waiting for the name of the rebellion, feast your eyes on Rebels recon and go behind the scenes!!!

 

 


Episode 97 – Guess Who’s Back?



Hey Sithlings!

Episode 97 is here on this installment of Totally New TumblingSaber Tuesday with yet more trailer talk from The Last Jedi! In this episode we welcome back an old friend and discuss:

  • Darth Vader’s presence in the theatrical poster,
  • Han Solo teaser attached to The Last Jedi,
  • our favourite Star Wars trailers,
  • and swapping characters’ roles and occupations in Star Wars.

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The #RebelsPhotoChallenge/Interview

For the last 3 weeks, On twitter, If you are a Star Wars Rebels Fan and have twitter, You’d be most likely  participating in the #RebelsPhotoChallenge

It was totally fun, and opened up the fan-base, myself included.  There were many great moments in these 3 weeks! I’ve highlighted some of my very favourites from the others below….. but first I had the privilege to talk to the wonderful lady who created it all! Amy Wishman Nalan!

Amy Wishman Nalan is the talented lady that created the #RebelPhotoChallenge. Shes a mother, avid reader and a contributor to Unmistakablysw. You can follow her @AmyWishman.

Em: What gave you this idea to make the Photo Challenge?

AWN:  I Saw some folks doing 100 day countdown to The Last Jedi and I wanted to do something to spotlight Rebels, especially as the final season (sob) approaches.

Em: Totally, I’m so crushed but at least the show gets to end on their own terms!

AWN: Yes. I am grateful for that too. This show has such a special place in my heart.

Em: Did you think that your idea would become so popular so quickly? Were you excited? Were you surprised?

AWN:  I was genuinely surprised but thrilled! I thought maybe a couple people would join, so the response has been amazing! The best parts have been connnecting with the other Rebels fans and reliving so many of the grat moments from the show.

Em: For sure! These guys are the heart of the rebellion!?

AWN: Definitely.

Em: Does your kids what the show with you too? And who’s their favourite?

AWN: Yes we watch it together, which makes it even more special. My 7-year-old likes Ezra and Sabine the most. My 9-year-old favorites are Zeb and Sabine.

Em: Awe! It continues to generation! I wonder if you could something for the season 4. Just before the finale of the season?

AWN: Thats a good idea. A send off and Celebration would be appropriate.

Em: Totally, because i can imagine it will be a roller coaster of emotions *Thanks Dave*

AWN: I’m sure it will be. *cries*

Em: Couple more questions….how long have you’ve been a fan of the show? And in Star wars in general?

AWN: I was born in 1980, and grew up watching the original Trilogy on the VHS in our living room. I found Rebels in 2015 and fell in love with it immediately .

Em: Then the female aspect too of movies/shows, becuase for me i was teased in school for loving Star Wars, the impact it gives, for us, to show that star wars is just not for the boys!?

AWN: Yes. My brother and i went to see the special editions in theatures and we just a handful from our school. No one was really into Star Wars. So now showing their Fandom with pride.

Em: With the cosplays, and even Vanessa, Tiya, Ashley, Daisy and Felicity breaking down a path for us!

AWN: Absolutel. Historically there’s an imbalance and representation. Its time to balance the scales.

Em: Finally! Thanks So much once againn for talking with me about your wise brain and pulling out the fans from the woodwork with this fantasctic countdown!

AWN: Thanks. Finding you online has been one of the highlights!

Em: Thanks so much! My little lothcat gets the credit!

That was very kind words of her at the end……Here are some of my favourites from the last 3 weeks from the other fans! All of them were Amazing!

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Bridger Transmissions #1 – Rebels Season 4 Preview



What’s this? Another new podcast? Yep! Not only that, but we’ve added to the team, as well!

It is our pleasure to introduce Em as the newest member of the TumblingSaber team! Em is going to join us on the Bridger Transmissions Podcast to recap the final season of Rebels. Beyond that, she’ll be here when we talk animation, and you’ll see her write here from time to time. You can follow Em on twitter here, and check out her blog here. Just make sure to reach out and say hello to Em! We’re excited to have her as a part of the team and part of our awesome community!

We sat down and recorded our thoughts on season 4, talking about each member of the Ghost crew and some of the issues facing our favourite motley crew! In true TumblingSaber fashion, we veer all over the map and have a fun, but far-ranging discussion about the final season of this excellent show!

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Episode 96 – Pull the Trigger



It happened! It’s finally here!

Totally New TumblingSaber Tuesday has returned!

What? That’s not what you were waiting for? Then you must have been talking about the new trailer for The Last Jedi!

Yeah, ok we’ll give you that. But we do have your breakdown of the trailer right here! But that’s not all we talk about this week. Beyond the trailer talk, we’ve got:

  • Ahch-To’s location revealed?
  • Evacuation of D’Qar
  • Ambiguity in handling Leia’s fate
  • Rey’s family origins
  • Jyn’s Force abilities
  • Canadian Star Wars
  • And more!

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Episode 95 – Sage Wisdom



It’s once again time for Totally New TumblingSaber Tuesday, and time for another whopper of a podcast!

In this week’s show, we discuss:

  • A collecting update
  • Millie Bobbie Brown magazine cover
  • Confirmation of TLJ trailer on Oct 9?
  • Domhall Gleeson on reading TLJ script
  • Battlefront 2 trailer & extended clip
  • Rebels Season 4 poster
  • Descriptions for first 6 Rebels episodes
  • Speculating on the next animated series
  • New Force powers in The Last Jedi for Luke or Snoke?
  • What movie memorabilia would you like to own?
  • Rumored runtime of The Last Jedi
  • Ahsoka and missed opportunities
  • Cameos in Rebels season 4?
  • Messy canon, and
  • Solving crazy political problems

Is that a long enough list for you? No need to keep you any longer. Hit play and enjoy nearly 3 hours of Star Wars ramblings!

 

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Worthy of Recognition 1 with Ads!



Happy Friday everyone!

We’ve been talking about it, and our Powerful Friendz have already heard it – and now it’s your turn! It’s Worthy of Recognition, where we delve in to your Mount Rushmore of Star Wars – the four most impactful people in your Star Wars experience! On this show, we talk to Powerful Friendz, Podcasters from the Star Wars Commonwealth and beyond!

In our first episode, we talk to Ads, the first Knight of the Star Wars Commonwealth, long time TumblingSaber listener, and all around awesome guy! Have a listen and enjoy the first of what we hope is going to be a unique podcast with unique stories!

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Worthy of Recognition


Episode 94 – Dopey Officers



Hey everyone!

It’s another Totally New TumblingSaber Tuesday and we’ve got another big show for you!

In this week’s news we discuss:

  • Luke’s final outfit in TLJ
  • Morrisson wants to play Rex again
  • Warwick Davis’ role in Han Solo movie?
  • Kessel Run in Han Solo movie?
  • Vader to cameo in Han Solo?

And then in our extra-lengthy Binary Sunset, powered by the Powerful FriendzTM in a big way, we discuss:

  • Our wants and predictions for the forthcoming The Last Jedi trailer (from Ads),
  • Our take on Hamill trolling fandom yet again and our plans for December 15 (from Bradley),
  • Scary story choices in Star Wars (from Carlos),
  • More on Billie Lourd as Rey (from Nathan),
  • Advice on streamlining your collection (from Stu),
  • Ideas for our own Star Wars movies (from Katie),
  • Our Star Wars family (from Jeff),
  • And a note about our epic outro music! (from Steve)
  • Note to Steve, all answers are revealed here.

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Worthy of Recognition is Here!

Well ok, that headline is a bit misleading.

Worthy of Recognition is not *here*. It’s here.

Worthy of Recognition has been on my mind for some time now and I figured it’s about time to get it off the ground.

The new podcast delves into the four faces that have most impacted our lives as Star Wars fans. Our Mount Rushmore of Star Wars personalities, so to speak. There are no wrong answers – just cool personal stories to get to.

You could wait for it to be released on the main feed, or you could become a Powerful Friend and get everything we do, as we do it. For $2 or $3 per month, you get:

  • Sith Disturbers podcast – a Powerful Friendz exclusive (nobody else get this show)
  • Early access to Journals of the Whilling and Worthy of Recognition
  • Guest appearance on Worthy of Recognition
  • Participation in our monthly draws
  • Newsletter
  • And whatever else comes to our warped minds! The better we do, the more we’ll do for the Powerful Friendz!

Worthy of Recognition