Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 8

“Crawler Commanders” Star Wars Rebels┬áreturns to a more traditional story for this show when the Lothal based team infiltrate a Mining Guild Crawler to get a message to Hera. What we have here is essentially another heist episode. As I’ve said before this is a common episode type for Star Wars Rebels probably because it…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 7

“Kindred” Star Wars Rebels continues to explore the mysteries of Lothal as the Empire closes in on the Ghost Crew. The previous episode set up that there was something of cosmic importance at play that connects the characters in some unknowable way. This kind of destiny fuelled storyline is something that Star Wars is well…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 6

“”Flight of the Defender” Star Wars Rebels continues the return to Lothal with an information gathering mission on an upgraded TIE Defender that doesn’t go as planned. Heist episodes are fairly common on this show. They work well enough because they allow the characters to have a defined role and play to their strengths in…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 5

“The Occupation” Star Wars Rebels returns to Lothal to let Ezra attempt to save his home and complete the arc started last season. Lothal has been an important part of this show since it began. It’s Ezra’s home, it served as a base of operations of sorts for the team and ultimately it’s the place…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 4

“In the Name of the Rebellion Part 2” Star Wars Rebels follows on from the previous episode and continues exploring Saw Gerrera’s more extreme tactics against the Empire. The previous episode dealt with Saw’s tactics in opposition to Mon Mothma’s tactics which is interesting to a point but lacks in any practical examples. This episode…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 3

“In the Name of the Rebellion Part 1” Star Wars Rebels continues its final season with a focus on how the Ghost Crew fits into the wider tapestry of the Rebel Alliance. Last week I covered both episodes in their entirety because the first part didn’t have enough going on to justify analysis on its…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 13

“Venom” Peter Parker has to deal with the return of the discarded alien symbiote when it takes a new host in the latest Marvel’s Spider-Man. Venom is such a popular character that he’s bound to eventually appear in pretty much any Spider-Man adaptation. There are obviously exceptions to this but most modern takes on the…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 12

“Spider-Man on Ice” Marvel’s Spider-Man puts Peter up against an ice based villain after a criminal steels Peter and Harry’s ice gauntlet and uses it for a one man crime wave. This episode is very much a disposable stand-alone outing where Peter Parker does little more than fight a villain. That’s not necessarily a bad…

Mavel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 11

“Halloween Moon” Marvel’s Spider-Man takes Peter on a spookier than normal adventure when he encounters a Werewolf on the way to the Horizon Halloween party. An interruption to a “normal” activity has been the opening of so many Spider-Man stories. It works so well because it adds an air of tragic regret to the life…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 10

“Kraven’s Amazing Hunt” Marvel’s Spider-Man puts our hero as the subject of a vicious Reality TV show when Kraven the Hunter sets his sights on the wall crawler as he trains Miles Morales. To its credit this episode wastes no time in getting started. It opens with a fast paced action sequence serving as a…