Star Wars: Visions is now live on Disney+, and if you haven’t checked it out yet as a fan of the Wars, shame on you. It’s a fantastic spin on the Star Wars franchise, and it quite frankly provides some of the freshest take on the core narrative themes of Star Wars that Lucas laid down decades ago. The shorts looks slick, make bold choices, and just kick-ass for a lack of a better word.
I went ahead and handled the review for the SWTS, so you can check it out below. I gave the series an 11/10 for those who like to keep score, but I also ranked the episodes in terms of their individual impact on my own fanboy senses. You can also check out the rankings in the video below, or using the handy list for those who don’t like moving pictures and the sound of my stupid voice.
Here’s to hoping for another season of Star Wars: Visions!
I decided to include my raw notes on each episode in the rankings below, so please excuse the quasi shorthand randomness and caveman language.
1 The Ninth Jedi
cool take on the lore with lightsaber angle. Dude forging the saber. Translucent saber. Vibe of the speeder bike chase. Crack head droids. The sith twist. Margrave Jedi. Saber color changes. The ninth Jedi. Should be continued.
2 The Twins
love the cubic design. Twin Vader’s. Twin ships. Cloning stuff. Just Fucking cool. Droids and all the mirrors to like and Leia. Anime steroids. Lightsaber whips. Fucking hyperspace hood riding with mega fuck saber holdo maneuver. Tattooing end. Wowie.
3 The Duel
dig the black and white with color splash look. All the bids to Star Wars. The fight and his blade. The droid whistling birds. His kill. The end.
4 The Elder
master looks like Keanu and sounds like Han Solo. Kinda dry in tone. Finely got moving with the elder arrival and pad swan slayer. Master versus elder battle dope. Maybe best duel. The message in age and waning abilities. Good.
5 The Village Bride
chris Sean! Prequels focus. Takei? I am. Jedi! Kill. Channeled that low key honor mantra of Japanese culture.
6 Lop and Ocho
cool visuals. Neat take on the empires abuse. Squeaky anime tone. Feels a little final fantasy. Ochos betrayal. The lightsaber ceremony and story of the saber. Great duel here too.
Dr light vibes with the professor. Mega man vibes in general. Wall etchings of state are events. Cool chalk art style Jedi sequence. Jedindroid kinda cool concept. Voltron kill! The sky hopper.
Jedi cowboy cool. Had major anakin palp padme vibes post the duel and him killing his woman.
9 Tatooine Rhapsody
Chibi Fett. Hutt with dreads. Star Wars punk rock. Obi wan hovel. Just fun with everyone rocking.