Star Wars Rebels: Fighter Flight, What Did You Think?


The second regular season episode is out now. Tell us what you think in the comments section and check out’s new video Rebels Recon #3: “Inside “Fighter Flight”…




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43 thoughts on “Star Wars Rebels: Fighter Flight, What Did You Think?

    • October 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      feeling generous today?

  • October 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    By now I think the show is… ok.

    There was something I didn’t like about the rythm of the whole thing I couldn’t get untill yesterday when I realized this:

    In contradiction with The Clone Wars, where usually each narrative arc was told in 2-4 episodes, Rebels had so far only standalone episodes.

    I think Disney is a company that can give really much to Star Wars. Marvel did grat on screen. But this way to brodcast the show is to Disneychannely. Lot of standalone episodes. Safe and marketable. So they can rebrodcast the show and you can enjoy the episode even without a context. I kinda understand that. Especially with a kids audience.
    But I still hope for a more horizontal narration.

    • October 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      I agree. It is very much set up to be stand alone episodes. But I think the link to each episode is Ezra slowly learning to use his force powers. It’s not much of one but it is a consistent link with the first “3” episodes. I will say this, I HATE how bad of a shot the Stormtroopers are. It’s not just your typical terrible shot. It’s Zeb standing 10 ft from 3 to 4 Stormtroopers blasting away. He’s literally just standing there for a good 3 seconds. Even for Stormtroopers, this seems like a stretch.

      • October 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm

        Yes the stormtroopers bring little to the overall story no drama. They can’t cause any real damage. Keystone cops…

    • October 21, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      And clearly theres the reson the eu was gone.
      Make everything independent, branching of.
      Now you can even have star wars without caring for it. Not that i care for the eu. But disney has made the decision. Now you can sell star ward to everxone in small standalone packages. Im sure there is even something for your granpa

      • October 22, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        You know Star Wars is in trouble when Disney finds it so important to canon-ize the stupid robot driver on Star Tours.

  • October 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I hope that fighter comes in handy in a future episode

  • October 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I thought this episode came too early in the series’ run for a piece of fluff. So far, we’ve only seen the Rebels beating the tar out of dumb-witted Imperials who are about as threatening as Jar Jar with a rubber knife, and this episode exemplifies this – they are so dismissive of the Empire that they’ll go head-to-head initially for the sake of fruit? The appearance of the Imperial Troop Transporter was the only highlight for me. Rebels has so far been visually and sonically gorgeous, but founded on scripts and a tone that are overly playful and I expect the Inquisitor despite all the hype to be little more dangerous than the stormtrooper legions … lots of lightsabre duels but nobody gets hurt. I want to be proven wrong 🙂

    • October 21, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Totally agree with you……it makes a mockery of the ‘Imperial Stormtrooper’, that a kid would engage them for a piece of fruit…

      • October 21, 2014 at 3:43 pm

        Despite the producers and writers having plotted season one in advance, and know they have this arc revealing how the Rebellion is to be formed, it feels like they are making it up episode by episode and flailing about to find a proper tone. Might be best to wait until all Season One is finished before getting a proper feel for Rebels’ ambitions. I can appreciate that their CG assets will be quite limited, a result of going into production very quickly, so Lothal and Stormtroopers may feature too much to begin with, but the vistas should open up widely in the future.

        • October 21, 2014 at 11:33 pm

          I’m warming up to the episodes, but it still feels like there is no real drama. the stormtroopers make mockery of the whole thing

  • October 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I think this show does a lot of things right, but I agree with the comments above that say this episode was flat. There are so many great opportunities to tell deep and rich stories of how the rebellion started but this episode amounted to a Tom & Jerry cartoon.

  • October 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    lol imperial storm troopers have never been portrayed as good shots, the only time I recall an imperial blast to find its mark was a few rebels in a new hope,Leia in ROTJ and I think R2 and some ewoks lol Even the clones although not as menacing, were far more accurate lol personally I am enjoying Rebels although, I find the interaction between some of the characters silly and childish, it is a children’s show though and I’m really just in it for the story telling. Rebels has just started, i am sure we will see stories interlinked and spread over several episodes as it was in the clone wars. I guess I will have to wait for episode 7 for the darker and more serious under tones xxxx. 22nd October 1.36am

    • October 21, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      Exactly very childish at times… I watched a new hope and the storm troopers were a bit more menacing. I hope JJ does not use this vibe for ep 7.

      • October 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm

        With JJ emphasizing again and again that they’re rehashing McQuarrie, Episode IV, and old actors, you can bet that Episode VII will be just like this. Only ‘grittier.’

  • October 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Yipp, first episode that I did not really like. It was still a joy to watch but the story was too flat. On the positive side we learn about the “family structures” inside the crew and the Empire shows its evil side in one scene.

  • October 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Not as good as the other episodes, it felt sort if rushed and there was no real drama.

    Was that a Mandalorian symbol on the ramp way of ghost at the end?

  • October 21, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    At lot of people are complaining about the Storm Troopers poor aim and such… But and this is a BIG but, if the storm troopers aim was any better in Episode 4 ” a new Hope ” the rebellion would have ended in the Mos Eisley spaceport hanger or at the very latest on the 1st Death star just after Han,Luke,Chewie and Leia escaped from the trash compactor. = P

    • October 22, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      at least the clone troopers hit their marks more often.

  • October 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    The only members of the Original Star Wars trilogy who were ever hit by a storm trooper are:

    C-3PO (Blasted to bits) in Empire strikes Back

    R2-D2 in Return of the Jedi

    Leia in Return of the Jedi ( Hit in the arm ) minor wound

    • October 21, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Lol thanks for the info. I hope JJ makes them more menacing in ep7. This show is on a kid’s network so we must bare with it for now. I hope in season 2 they change this minor flaw. Its ridiculous how ineffective the storm troopers are… no drama. the main character will escape every time.

  • October 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I loved it! Can totally relate, as I would often put my Luke and Han action figures in my kenner Tie Fighter. Definitely a slower episode, but we have many more and I liked the Ezra/Zebb character development.

  • October 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Yes, it’s true there would be no story if the storm troopers were better shots…. but the OT didn’t suffer from that type of analysis when it first came out….as far as I remember. Most of us want to see them portrayed a little more professionally, that’s all…maybe take out a few rebels now and again. I think Disney is going to have a problems selling this if it won’t decide if it’s for kids or adults

  • October 21, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    The voice acting has imrpoved, Ithink the voice actors have gotten a better sense of their characters.

    The episode was a bit silly, but not sillier than some of the stuff in Clone Wars.

  • October 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Needs more Jar Jar, and less intense drama.

  • October 21, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Daniel if you can read this its isaac. you have no idea whats been going on in my life. i have no way to contact you and because my new family will not allow me to have a phone. dude i got arrested and i was living in a homeless shelter and the police ran an investigation on my phone and shit i got adopted bro there is so much going on i wish i could tell you but rn my life absolutely sux this last month and half has been the worst time of my life.

    • October 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      No phone yet u were able to get access to a computer…

    • October 22, 2014 at 1:56 am

      oh my god isaac!!! wow finally!!!! I mssged you on xbox

  • October 21, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    bro please if you read this send a message to my xbox account saying you read it

  • October 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    my mom totally went crazy on me she kicked me out and i had to live at a homeless shelter

  • October 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I also thought this episode was pretty much flat, but I did enjoy it though.
    From the writers’ point of view, i’d like to think that episodes like this are something of a MUST when it comes to writing for Disney Channel. I mean, producers demand episodes that are more kid friendly than others and that represent more of a character development and a ‘period of rest’ than an actual turn in the general plot. I’m not sure they actually decided to write this as it was what Disney asked them to.
    I haven’t seen the next episode, but what I can see from the comments of the ‘Old Masters’ one, i guess it was a lot more dense than this one.
    All in all, it’s a matter of pacing and giving the characters and the audience a sense of comic relief before jumping back to the storm.

    Anyway, I still think Rebels is a kickass show.

    • October 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Hera= Suzie Homemaker.

  • October 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    The more I think about what I’ve seen so far on Rebels, particularly the Figher Flight episode, the more obvious it becomes that Filoni and company are unable to make the important distinction between making something that children find appealing and making something that’s merely childish.

    I watched Fighter Flight a second time, and I really don’t like this episode. Zeb and Ezra acting like bickering pre-teen siblings is just too damned much. And moreover, nothing really happens. Nothing that has any bearing on the ongoing story, anyway. Hera sends Zeb and Ezra out to buy some rare piece of fruit, like a tired mother trying to get rid of the kids for a little while, the two of them get into some zany little adventures, and then they come home with the fruit and we have a weird little “oh, those wacky kids” kind of moment to wrap things up. Not exactly the most memorable fare here.

    This was the kind of pointless filler episode you usually see a few seasons into a show when they don’t have quite enough ideas to pad out a whole season. It’s certainly not what you put out as one of your first episodes.

    I’m really not sure what this production team is going for with this show. But so far I’m a lot less impressed than I expected to be.

  • October 22, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I wonder what these fanboys will really think of Rebels once they stop and look at what it is without the OT haze clouding their vision.

  • October 22, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    1 star out of 5.

    I hated this episode and if they don’t start doing some real rebel things (not just stick around the same boring planet looking for fruit,) I may not continue watching.

    Please PLEASE Lucasflm, just give us some VII news already.

  • October 22, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I am clearly in the minority here, but I actually enjoyed the episode for what it is…entertainment. Zeb and Ezra had their bonding moment, which I’m sure will become more important in future episodes, Ezra realized that his Jedi capabilities really need to be worked on, and we really don’t know what they did with the Tie Fighter, which may come up in a future episode. Yes it was a bit silly, but it is a cartoon and it is meant for entertainment…I get enough of the real world the other 23 1/2 hours of my day. And no, I do not like Jar Jar.

    • October 22, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      but that dosn’t mean that this half hour has to be a completely annoying experience. At least Clone Wars had some serious moments and they put more than two seconds of thought into the storyline.

    • October 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      And Empire Strikes Back wasn’t meant for entertainment?

      A program doesn’t have to be so lightweight and frivolous in order to be entertaining. In fact, I’d argue that for something like Star Wars, that approach is going to make it LESS entertaining for an awful lot of fans.

      Having watched Fighter Flight a few times now, it just comes across to me as almost all bun and no burger. And I think that this series deserves a lot more than that, especially since it’s helmed by some of the same folks who brought us The Clone Wars (which, while it could get a bit too goofy for my tastes sometimes, usually didn’t linger on that stuff for too long before delivering something really cool and unexpected.)

    • October 23, 2014 at 5:36 am

      Absolutely can tell I’m in minority…but this show is nailing it In my mind…it’s fun and meaningful all at the same time…which is what Star Wars was originally. I personally felt clone wars was too dungeons and dragons and lacked this fun. I liked clone wars too, but this is special to me, love it and so do my three sons, so it’s a winner!

  • October 22, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    daniel im using the computer at school to go message you i wont be able to check my xbox when i get home cuz my foster parents wont allow it ill tell you everything soon though

  • October 23, 2014 at 6:13 am

    isaac i sent you a message on xbox. this sux man, we have no way to talk.. if you can borrow a friends cell phone at school i will have to figure out how to get you my cell #

  • October 28, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    This can be as childish as it wants to be.. If this means they are going to sell lots of toys to the kids then cool. Rebels for the kids and to sell toys. Episode 7 for the grown ups ..dark , gritty and impassioned. This way Disney wins by selling toys and us olduns get a more adult Star Wars. Lets hope

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