With Star Wars Rebels nearly over, itís only right that we look back on the series that was and celebrate a show that expanded our view on the mythology and meaning behind some of the greatest Star Wars moments put on screen.
Over four seasons of great programming there are almost too many key moments to look at for inspiration, but one moment stands out for me personally as a longtime fan. It was during Season 3 in an episode titled ďTwin SunsĒ where we saw the now famous final meeting between legendary Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and former Sith apprentice Darth Maul, by this time however he was just Maul.
This scene on its own is powerful enough with striking imagery, a haunting musical score by Kevin Kiner, superb writing by Filoni and Gilroy, and dynamic voice work by Sam Witwer (Maul) and Stephen Stanton (Kenobi). But luckily for us this moment in time, this final battle between these two, is something that's been building and building, since 1999 in fact. This relationship, which lasted 30 years, is unique even in the confines of the Star Wars universe.
The connective tissues between this scene and all their previous encounters is right there for us to piece together, like an intriguing puzzle. This kind of rich storytelling rooted in the deep Star Wars tradition is a romantic and emotionally rewarding experience. As their paths cross one final time in glorious fashion their story is now complete, and we were lucky enough to be witness to it.
Itís both a journey back in time and a look to the future as Obi-Wan bravely ends one chapter and starts another. But like all good stories, there must be a beginning...
"At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge."
~Darth Maul to Darth Sidious
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