Star Wars Rebels: Droids in Distress, What Did You Think?


The first regular season episode is out now. Tell us what you think in the comments section and check out’s new video Rebels Recon #2: Inside “Droids in Distress”…



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19 thoughts on “Star Wars Rebels: Droids in Distress, What Did You Think?

  • October 14, 2014 at 6:42 am

    It’s really challenging to even come up with a story such as Star Wars.

    • October 14, 2014 at 6:45 am

      the lovely face of the host 🙂

  • October 14, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Definite improvement from the first episode. I liked the first episode but, think episode 2 was much better. The only real problem I had with the first one was all the over mentions of original trilogy characters. Other then that, I think the show showed promise. Like this second episode did.

    **Spoiler Alert**

    Bail Organa at the end of the episode was pretty cool and a pleasant surprise. Wish Jimmy Smits was playing him, though.

    • October 14, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      That was my thought too. Wonder why he didn’t voice the character. Not too busy these days.

  • October 14, 2014 at 7:22 am

    What night was this on… I missed it!

  • October 14, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I saw it earlier on one of the video sharing sites…waited for it to air to comment.
    First time I’m saying it here at sw7….SW rebels is a mind-numbing bad cartoon.
    It’s the typical star wars story we’ve seen/read before, this time, it’s Disney’s turn to tell the tale. To bad it’s fans can’t see that through all the “OT feel” haze.
    Characters are predictable; example zeb’s attitude towards the weapons, why? duh…species wiped out because of them. Really? Best rehashed story to use people? The cgi is clunky and matte, worse even than the clone wars was. And in my view, Disney is trying to please everyone with rebels; the fanboys, women, kiddies….it’s too much in one little cartoon.
    It’s going to do well because it’s the Star Wars cash cow that it is.
    If rebels is a sign of what’s to come in the new ST….I think star wars may have finally died for me.

  • October 14, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I enjoyed it.

  • October 14, 2014 at 9:49 am

    all my kids love it , doesnt matter what i think.

  • October 14, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Enjoyed it…although I do agree that a lot of OT sentiment has been piled on to sate those of us who were here in 77. I said in a post a way back that the most important thing that EP VII can do to please the OT fans is to give us the ‘sound’ of the OT back…..that is the spacecraft, laser fire and the soundtrack itself. Laser fire in particular was weak in the prequels. So..Rebels has done an outstanding job in bringing those original sounds back to our ears. If I have one gripe about this episode it is the music used whenever we see Threepio and Artoo…It is the piece of music heard as they walk towards Jabba’s palace in ROTJ and as such, in my mind, this music is always associated with Jabba..not the droids. There are more appropriate passages of music in the New Hope soundtrack for these characters….

    • October 14, 2014 at 11:29 am

      at the end of the first episode(s) they used the music that is associated with leia ….. i thought that was odd …..

      • October 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm

        Yes, great to hear the older themes again but they must keep in mind that these themes did belong to particular characters or situations. Mr Filoni needs to remember that sometimes less is more……

        • October 15, 2014 at 12:35 am

          Apparently, he failed to remember quite a few things…

          Disney eradicated the EU… For this??

  • October 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Story it’s ok, ships, landscapes, music really good. But characters (in all aspects: animation, expressions, movements…) are still a joke.
    Yeah, and all mums knows that

  • October 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    So the stories are mainly aimed at kids, to get them the feel of the OT. Stepping stones towards new fans for ST.

    • October 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      It’s the same kind of indoctrination and propaganda used by the Empire in the very same show. Ironic.

      There is so much Episode IV kiss-assing, I almost cannot call this an original show.

  • October 15, 2014 at 12:27 am

    That episode was disappointing.
    – “Sparkly” disruptor rifle shot
    – Stormtroopers have never been more pathetic
    (They missed C3P0 from like ten feet away…)
    – Dialogue was cheesier than nachos
    – The fights were weak. Hella weak.
    – Orange Ninja ( o wait….)

    – Overall story (for the show) is progressing
    – Kids will like it
    – It was WAY better than any episode of Star Wars Droids
    – Orange Ninja

    Did the Tour ship look a lot like Star Tours or was that just me?

    • October 15, 2014 at 3:54 am

      I agree with the Stormtroopers. That is just down right god awful. Why do any of our heroes even run from these guys? My 3 year old daughter was pointing at the tv laughing and saying “look daddy they keep missing”. I replayed the scene and I think she laughed harder the second time.

  • October 15, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I guess I’m one of the few that thought the pilot was better than this. And there were a few reasons.

    1) R2D2 and C3PO: The amount of use of these droids is getting to the point of annoying. One of the main reasons they became the “mascots” of Star Wars is because they were the only characters that would (constantly) make public and TV appearances. I’m actually really sick of both of them.

    2) The episode length: Way too short. There was no proper buildup to any of the plot. The first episode had the perfect amount of character development. This episode just flew through. Zeb’s people being wiped out by the Empire and particularly by these weapons could have had some awesome dramatic power, but instead, I felt nothing for it. The same goes for Ezra using the force and his relationship with Zeb. With more time, this could have been really powerful.

    3) Battle scenes: Although I was not a huge Clone Wars fanboy, I have to give them props. They captured battles (and I’m not talking lightsabers and Jedi, I’m talking blaster fights) really well. The last fight between Zeb and that commander guy, who I really don’t care about, didn’t really do it for me. It just didn’t seem realistic. I know, it’s a cartoon show, but hey; if I, a grown adult, is going to watch a cartoon show, I don’t really want it to be all Ninja Turtles style.

    In short (which I never am) I have to say I agree with the points that people who like it said, but I also agree with the points of the people that hated it.

    I just couldn’t get into it. I tried watching it a second time to see if I’d like it better… but… that strategy didn’t work for the Phantom Menace and it certainly didn’t work for this.

    BTW: Shameless plug – if you’re playing Star Wars Commander, I’m doing quite well but have a very small squad. We’re rebels; named “Rebel_Yell_Too”

  • October 17, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Whether we like it or not, these shows, even if they have simplistic and familiar plots, are aimed primarily at kids – they’re not supposed to appease us older fans. And like toys from Hasbro, which keeps releasing the same key figures with slight tweaks every few years, they’re meant to appeal to new audiences.
    I don’t see it as disappointing but rather as a way for a new generation to enjoy the same Star Wars magic we did when we were kids ourselves.
    And for what it’s worth, I like that I can forget about the adult world and immerse myself in a sense of nostalgia and Star Wars lore every once in a while.
    So just take from it what works for you.

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