Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D animated science fiction television series produced by Lucasfilm Animation and set in the Star Wars galaxy five years before A New Hope.
It takes place during an era when the Galactic Empire is hunting down the last of the Jedi while a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking form.
The visual style of the series is inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy concept art by Ralph McQuarrie.
The series features new characters, along with some from the original trilogy and from the previous CGI series, The Clone Wars.
Six months after the events of the previous season, Ezra leads a mission to rescue Hondo Ohnaka from an imperial prison, wielding a new lightsaber and displaying Force skills that he’s learned from the Sith Holocron in the process. Hondo’s intel regards a squadron of Y-Wings due to be destroyed at an Imperial shipyard that the Rebels set out to appropriate, with Ezra being given command of the mission. Kanan, meanwhile, is struggling with his blindness when he discovers Ezra’s use of the Holocron and confiscates it, before being summoned out into the Atollon wilds by a mysterious call that proves to be from the Bendu, (Tom Baker) an ancient Force user who is neither Jedi nor Sith. Meanwhile, Governor Pryce decides that the growing rebel threat requires a greater response and requisitions the Seventh Fleet, which is revealed to be under the leadership of the recently promoted Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen). The Bendu helps Kanan to realise that the Force grants him abilities that can make up for his lost sight, and on sensing Ezra’s peril on the mission Kanan leaves to go help him, leaving the Holocron with the Bendu. The Rebels manage to secure a handful of fighters but lose the Phantom after Ezra sets the shipyard plummeting, and it is only the timely arrival of the Ghost and other rebel ships saves them after Thrawn determines that they are not dealing with the entire rebel fleet and orders his forces to allow their escape. Ezra is suspended, but expresses his gratitude to Kanan for rejoining the action while the rebels learn that the Y-Wings are to be delivered to General Dodonna’s unit.
Note : This is the first episode set in 2 BBY.
Star Wars: Rebels Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Bosco Ng and Mel Zwyer.
- Writer(s): Steven Melching and Matt Michnovetz.
- Release Date: 24 September 2016.
- Running Time: 22 minutes (per episode, approximate).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.