Star Wars Rebels returns tonight

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If you’re looking for more Star Wars after seeing Rogue One, tonight’s episode of Rebels is worth checking out. I’m a fan of the show, but have to admit it’s at its best when connected to the larger Star Wars universe and characters. Judging by the Rebels mid-season trailer below, there’s no lack of connections going into the second half of Season Three and that begins with the two-part Ghosts of Geonosis tonight.

Rebels uses its setting between the two original Star Wars trilogies to bring in some of the most appealing elements from each. It’s great to see the series capitalize on Rogue One sharing that same time period. Without spoiling anything, I can say that tonight’s episodes provide much more than a brief cameo or reference to the movie and make for a great return for the show.

Of course, the story I’m most looking forward to will come sometime later in the season. I’m in for anything with Ben Kenobi and the show is doing a tremendous job building to his appearance. The trailer is packed with exciting peeks at what’s coming next and I highly recommend tuning in to seeing it all unfold.

Star Wars Rebels returns on Saturday, January 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.


The Day of the Doctor

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Doctor_Who_50th_AnniversaryIt’s been a long time since I’ve written about anything other than the comics I’m buying each week, but it feels like even longer that I’ve been waiting for today’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. A worldwide commercial-free simulcast of the anniversary episode at 2:40PM this afternoon is enough to break the silence.

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Monday Night Raw Warm Up for June 24th, 2013

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Is Mark Henry hanging up his boots and retiring? Not at all, and he pulled off one of the most entertaining fake outs of all time last Monday on Raw. Henry only seems to be improving with age and we’re hopeful the trend continues.

Let us unleash a hearty WOO! as Monday Night Raw returns to Ric Flair Country and hits the North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina tonight. WWE is coming off of two weeks of solid programming and a great pay-per-view with the new Payback event on the schedule. Last Monday’s show was rife with satisfying turns, twists and returns, but no wrestling program is without a few contentious moments. We’ll start with all the fun things that popped up last week and where they may lead.

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Monday Night Raw Warm Up for May 27th, 2013

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Triple H wasn’t the only one confused about the ending to last week’s Raw in Kansas City. Hopefully the narrative continues with a bit more coherence tonight in Calgary.

Happy Memorial Day from MLD! A heartfelt thank you goes out to all members of the United States Armed Forces as we remember those who have fallen while serving.

This week’s Raw comes to us from the land where the main export seems to be gifted wrestlers with names like Hart, Pillman and Storm: Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It also happens to be WWE’s officially designated “Bizzaro World” where the heels rule and the good guys can’t catch a break. We’ll surely be treated to a lively crowd, as it has become an essential component to inject some life into a show that has been anything but extreme, despite last week’s show coming off the Extreme Rules pay-per-view. While there were some strong matches during last week’s broadcast, the ending segment ultimately left us puzzled, perplexed, and pondering who’s gunning for the top spots on the roster.

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Monday Night Raw Warm Up for April 29th, 2013

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The Undertaker made rare appearances on both Monday Night Raw and Smackdown last week to take on the Shield in London.

Last Monday’s episode of WWE Raw was all about the Undertaker appearing on the show for the first time in three years. The show from London was headlined by Taker teaming with Kane and Daniel Bryan against the Shield in a six-man tag match. Given the momentous nature of Dead Man’s return to WWE’s flagship show, it merits a fare share of attention as we get ready for tonight’s show from Columbus, OH.

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