Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018)
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Steps Into Shadow 

Ezra, Sabine, Zeb, Chopper and Hera set out to rescue Hondo Ohnaka, while Kanan finds an ancient Force creature known as the Bendu.


Justin Ridge, Bosco Ng | 1 more credit »


Simon Kinberg (created by), Dave Filoni (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Gray ... Ezra Bridger (voice)
Vanessa Marshall ... Hera Syndulla (voice)
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Kanan Jarrus / Stormtrooper (voice)
Tiya Sircar ... Sabine Wren (voice)
Steve Blum ... Zeb Orrelios / Imperial Officer #2 / Rebel Soldier (voice)
Dave Filoni ... C1-10P a.k.a. 'Chopper' / Rebel Trooper / Stormtrooper Guard #2 (voice) (as Dave Filoni) (as Chopper)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Admiral Konstantine / Melch / Rex / Stormtrooper Guard #1 (voice)
David Oyelowo ... Agent Kallus (voice)
Tom Baker ... The Bendu (voice)
Derek Partridge ... Commander Brom Titus (voice)
Keone Young ... Commander Sato (voice)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Governor Pryce (voice)
Lars Mikkelsen ... Grand Admiral Thrawn (voice)
Stephen Stanton ... Grand Moff Tarkin (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Hondo Ohnaka / Imperial Officer #1 / Mining Guild Captain / Terba (voice)


Ezra, Sabine, Zeb, Chopper and Hera set out to rescue Hondo Ohnaka, while Kanan finds an ancient Force creature known as the Bendu.

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First canonical appearance of Grand Admiral Thrawn. His appearance had been discussed before the start of the first season, but it was decided to delay his introduction because the first season took place on a more limited scale, taking place almost entirely on the planet Lothal. See more »


The Aurebesh lettering on the poster of the Corellian YT-1300 freighter in Ezra's room misspells the word 'Corellian' as 'Correlian'. See more »


The Bendu: [examines a Sith device] Interesting.
Kanan Jarrus: Careful, it's... dangerous.
The Bendu: How so?
Kanan Jarrus: It's a Sith holocron, it's a source of evil. My student's been using it and I'm afraid it's changing him.
The Bendu: An object can not make you good, or evil. The temptation of power, forbidden knowledge, even the desire to do good can lead some down that path. But only you can change yourself.
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Original Star Wars Theme
Written by John Williams
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Steps Into Shadow
17 December 2019 | by lassegalsgaardSee all my reviews

While not as strong as the previous season premieres, this had something that none of the others had. It began after what was considered a failed mission, and we find all the members of the crew at different points. Ezra is older and more advanced, but he is also using the Sith holocron from Malachor, so he is a little more reckless. I think that his development was the best thing about the episode, because the things that he has been through has had big scars on his life. I loved Kanan's storyline, and how he is slowly starting to get used to his new blindness, and his encounter with this new entity called the Bendu. Of course, the introduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn into canon lore was great, and his presence in this episode was felt, even though he had limited screentime. I bet that we are going to see more from him in the future, and I think he is going to pose a real threat to these rebels. The overall mission they went on weren't as interesting as I had hoped, probably because Hondo joined them, and I haven't really liked him on this series, but still a promising start to what will hopefully be a great season.

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24 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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