Star Wars: Droid Tales - 1.01 - Exit From Endor

Star Wars: Rebels gave us our first view of Star Wars the Disney way and they impressed us. Set between episodes III and IV it managed to do everything right that the prequels did wrong and was the is the best non-interactive Star Wars creation in thirty years.

Shockingly, with Star Wars: Droid Tales they seem to have struck gold twice. The first episode is something of a recap that is a GREAT introduction for youngsters who may be arriving at Star Wars for the first time. Its a collaboration with LEGO and the first episode is one of the funniest looks back at the events of the first two prequel films we've seen; even more so as it's done with both warmth AND a cheeky wink. In 'Exit from Endor' we see Jar Jar Binks meet an end within seconds of his appearance TWICE; a sly nod to the fans who hated the characters existence in the first place. Not only that, the first mention of taxation of trade routes sees every character other than C-3PO fall asleep.

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In fact, Droid Tales may be Lucasfilm and Disney's first real admission that the prequel trilogy really wasn't very good. In the space of the first episode we cover the key plot points of the first two films and had a laugh at the same time. The last few seconds take a sudden turn and add a nice layer of intrigue going forward.

The makers of Droid Tales clearly love the films and are still more than comfortable with pointing out their flaws in a way that makes us chuckle. It also gives us more good feelings that Disney actually understand the Galaxy far, far away far better than George Lucas himself ever did...

Star Wars: Droid Tales is currently showing on Disney XD.

Last updated: 04/05/2018 15:59:28

Star Wars

Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams.

A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One and 2017 will see the second film in the new trilogy, Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.

Another spin-off will be released in 2018 - Solo - which tells the story of Han Solo before the original Star Wars film and 2019 will round off the third trilogy with the untitled Episode IX.

A fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson and they will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.

In addition, there are the TV series The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and a new as yet untitled live action series due to debut some time after 2020.

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