While certain environments and spaceships are reused models from Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), all the returning characters, such as C-3PO, R2-D2 and Bail Organa have been redesigned to match the less angular Rebels style. See more »
(Around 20 minutes) Zeb is behind Kanan & Sabine when they are confronted by the 2 stormtroopers but he is suddenly in front of them when he knocks the troopers out. See more »
Second ABC airing on October 26, 2014 adds an opening scene of the Inquisitor taking an order from Darth Vader, who appears by hologram. This edition is referred to as the 'Prologue Version' during the end credits, and is included on the Season One release. See more »
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Familiar faces help the series settle in and build a place in the Star Wars Universe
Now that all the introductions are out of the way, we are going to settle into this series and start to get some character development and just start to get a good feel for the crew. First thing you need to know about this one, pertains to the name of the episode and the two big Guest Stars that play a significant role in the story. At this point, I don't think you can release anything Star Wars related to the screen, without these two showing up somehow. Yup, you guessed it. R2-D2 and C-3PO. And they even got Anthony Daniels to do the voice of Threepio. How cool is that! Threepio even has the silver leg, already. But, Artoo and Threepio are not alone, we get a couple more familiar faces. Bail Organa makes a very interesting cameo that should not be missed.
And the most unexpected cameo comes from RX-24. Now this is a rather clever cameo that I must explain, since I'm sure that name doesn't ring any bells for most (If it does, score big points for you and your Star Wars knowledge). RX-24 is actually the droid pilot of the transport ship you fly on when you go on Star Tours at Disneyland. He is the voice of the ride, and is an actual live action animatronic character in the passenger area, at the front, "piloting" the ship, and talking to the group as he takes them on a crazy ride through Star Wars space battles and such. Growing up in Los Angeles beach areas, I have taken passage on his flight many, many times and he was a very memorable character. What really makes this noteworthy is that RX is voiced by Paul Reubens on the ride, and of course he also voiced him on the show. All these guest voices by the original actors make me think of that line from Jurassic Park, "We spared no expense!"
This episode picks up with the Ghost crew getting used to their new member. Also, they are low on supplies and need to take on some shady work they would normally have avoided, but times are tough all around these days. This of course brings them in contact with the droids, which leads to the type of messes Artoo and Threepio always seem to be involved in, with Threepio acting as ignorant to everything as ever. The Ghost crew works rather well in this episode, and Zeb gets a lot of character and race- background development. And of course, Ezra gets a "moment." About my only real disappointment, is the lack of any strong individual characters on the antagonist side of things other than Stormtroopers and forgettable officers. I know they are going to build to The Inquisitor, but where are some of the Grand Moff's like Tarkin, who was featured in quite a few of the latter episodes of Clone Wars. But, overall, I'm enjoying what I'm seeing.
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