Contrast and compare the official plot blurb for the upcoming Star Wars Rebels with what I told you previously.
First up, a version from Lucasfilm themselves:
Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.
And now, here’s my version:
The basic premise of the show, as I understand it, revolves around a bunch of young folk who take to a ship called The Ghost and go on the run when their home planet becomes a base for the Imperial Empire, suddenly surrounding them with austere adult authority figures. If that’s not an understatement. These kids then play an important role in the founding of the Rebel Alliance.
Most of these “young folk” are teens, I understand. I get the central metaphor and it sounds absolutely alive with potential.
If I were to take a punt and add a little guesswork on top, I’d suggest you expect R2-D2 and C-3PO turn up too. For now, there’s not much to go on but the following tweet from the official Star Wars account:
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 11, 2013
We’ll be finding out more tomorrow at New York Comic Con, and I’ll be sure to pass it all along pretty much as it happens. This show will be the first official Star Wars narrative fiction from the new Disney-owned Lucasfilm, won’t it?