Star Wars Rebels Review: S01 E05 “Out of Darkness.”


The latest episode of Star Wars: Rebels is available from the Disney XD app. Read the latest installment of Herman22’s awesome series of reviews after the break.


As always there are SPOILERS if you haven’t seen the episode yet, but here’s a little taste of Hermann22’s review:

I’ve been pounding the table for this and it….kinda happened? So many Clone Wars references you won’t know what to do with yourself? Asteroid base? Confused? SCROLL DOWN YO!


“Out of Darkness” is another check mark in the lovely “character development” box. Does this episode deliver powerful moments where the fan base will be talking for weeks about the ramifications? Yes and No. But there is also NOTHING wrong with smaller scaled episodes focusing on learning about two central characters more. Or in Hera’s case…more of nothing. You also might be wondering “Hey!…Didn’t we get a buddy episode like this already with Zeb and Ezra?” and you would be correct. Before you get bent out of shape please know that the circumstances are VERY different and could also prove to be bigger reveals down the road.


As a fan of Sabine I’m especially looking forward to checking this episode out and, oh yeah, Clone Wars references! Here’s a sneak peek:




Read the rest of Hermann22’s awesome review and then discuss the episode with the rest of your fellow fans in The Cantina!


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32 thoughts on “Star Wars Rebels Review: S01 E05 “Out of Darkness.”

  • November 6, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    In that screenshot they actually look like plastic barbie dolls. Remind me again why this animation was used for this series?

    • November 7, 2014 at 1:23 am

      The ANIMATION is really good. Whether or not you like the style/quality of the characters is different.

      Animation refers to the movements and facial expressions of the characters. And it’s much, much better than Clone Wars. The character models and quality of the graphics is a different argument.

  • November 6, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Fucking boring episode…and a wasteful one at that in my view. Rebels is a pile of crap.

    • November 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Ah c’mon. Lap it up, fuzzball.

  • November 6, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Atmospheric, but largely vacuous. The odd point of ‘arc advancement’ (Fulcrum) dropped into some strung-out shooty-bang-bang with generic space beasties does not a good episode make.

  • November 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Alladin meet Jarjar

  • November 6, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Solid show, love it, and of course there’s a room for improvements, but so did The Clone wars series!…

  • November 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    No it was great. My pulse raced a little faster when you see the broken up Clone Wars ships.
    Loved that!
    And again the music & sound effects hit the mark, so well done.

  • November 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Sabine is a wotlrthless character. I’m waiting to see her put to good use …or killed.

  • November 6, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I miss hand-drawn animation. These look like animatics!

  • November 6, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    • November 6, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      Not blown away to be honest….

    • November 6, 2014 at 7:20 pm


    • November 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Why would the Force have to awaken? It’s not a sentient deity, it’s a force of energy; like motion or gravity.

      • November 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        Like, er, it’s fantasy! The force doesn’t exist. :0o

        • November 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm

          Thanks for the heads up, captain…

    • November 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      it’s fine. Better title than attack of the clones or the phantom menace!! People should watch it before they say it sucks because they don’t like the freakin title. Like come on nerds….

  • November 6, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    the link man, the link!

    can someone provide a link for this episode so we can watch illegally online without having to wait for the Disney XD broadcast?!

      • November 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        Awesome! Thanks!!! 🙂

        • November 9, 2014 at 9:06 am

          Any chance you have the updated premiere with Vader? It seems the only link available is the brief, intro-only YouTube clip which has lousy audio/video since it’s clearly someone filming their TV set. Why the hell is the Vader intro + rest of episode hard to find?!

  • November 6, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Episode 7 title revelead!!!!!!!!!

    The Force Awakens!!!

    • November 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Was it ever sleeping?

      • November 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm

        He, he.

  • November 6, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    What do some of u picky dam fans expect ?…. at least they gave us somethin to watch until episode 7 comes out… shut da fuk up u dam picky crybabbies.. if u gonna act like this during episode 7, then quit watchn Star wars all together and find somethin else in life. Some of u fans with this much pickyness either have no lives, or u just losers.

  • November 7, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I liked this episode better than the last one!

  • November 8, 2014 at 7:47 am

    anyone else think that “fulcrum” sounds like a woman?? Maybe Ashoka?

  • November 8, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Neat to see a power generator at the base like the one targeted by AT-ATs on Hoth!

  • November 8, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Out of Darkness

  • November 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    pitch black for kids , mine liked it.

  • November 9, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Disney XD is so behind on the new shows.
    This week they are finally putting on Breaking Ranks.

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