Star Wars Rebels: Hera’s Heroes, What Did You Think?

rebelsA new episode of Star Wars Rebels aired today. Tell us what you thought about the episode in the comments section and check out’s new video Rebels Recon #3.04: Inside “Hera’s Heroes”..





Website | + posts

39 thoughts on “Star Wars Rebels: Hera’s Heroes, What Did You Think?

    • October 16, 2016 at 5:04 am

      Awesome! Thanks as always!

    • October 19, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      *sad face*, first time ever your link hasn’t worked. first on my mac, then PC. glum..!

  • October 16, 2016 at 7:26 am

    thrawn once again is amazing, but that captain slevin(or how ever its spelled) is so annoying and thicker than bag of rocks! captain pellaeon where art thou?

    • October 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      I agree. He was annoying and naggy.

  • October 16, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I really hope Thrawn isn’t turned into another Imperial fool from Rebels. The HQ is blown up, tons of equipment destroyed, many Imperials dead and the Rebels don’t even lose the animals they were riding on.

    • October 16, 2016 at 9:05 am

      Thrawn implies that it’s what he wanted: to see them in action.

      • October 16, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        And he saw them… Why not destory them?

        • October 16, 2016 at 4:50 pm

          It’s called ‘the slow burn’; he’s a strategist – sorry that doesn’t fit w/ your ADHD need for Michael Bayesque ‘splody goodness + an entire season’s worth of story arc / plot resolution in a convenient, <20 min. package…

          • October 17, 2016 at 8:26 pm

            I bet they could fill an entire episode with ezra sitting on the crapper and you would call it a masterpiece.

        • October 16, 2016 at 8:22 pm

          As the pther guy said… Thrawn also implied in the season premiere that he’s looking forward to destroy the ENTIRE rebel alliance, not single groups of rebels.

          • October 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm

            And how does letting them go accomplish that? Its just a lazy excuse to let the rebels get away every week and claim its all part of some grand master plan.

          • October 18, 2016 at 12:35 am

            Yeah, it sounds like that, but think about it. This group of rebels might have access to the rebel fleet. If he just randomly kills them as any imperial would do, he destroys the possibility to use them for his advantage. So far, this is the only time Thrawn let rebels go, as he wasn’t even there when they came up in the season premiere. Isn’t that exagerated to generalize, that “rebels have their excuse to get away every week”? We literaly saw it happening ONCE.
            If you truly believe it’s a lazy excuse of the writers, it means you don’t understand Thrawn’s character.

          • October 18, 2016 at 3:40 am

            Dude i basically grew up on thrawn since the OT came out before i was born.
            Second thats so weak to dismiss someones opinion by claiming they dont understand the character – which i know him better than the show as I have read every book he has been in and the show has only used him twice. In fact if you ever saw any of my posts from season two you will remember i said someone like thrawn is exactly what this show needs. But thrawn letting them go for no reason isnt thrawn. Thats lazy writing where the writers didnt want the ghost to get past thrawn thus making thrawn look as ineffective as every other imperial they have encountered, yet they couldnt have thrawn destory them so the writers had to make it thrawns choice to let them go… And they could have done that better.
            The ghost getting away doesnt get him anything. The ghost crew members are already overconfident. There was no tracking device on the ship either. Its crap writing because kids probably wont care or notice because they were blinded by all the explosions on the show.
            Also … using them? Like if he needed them to do something later… Maybe, but i would be surprised if the show could pull that off. I mean to be honest taking out the ghost, a mandolorian and two jedi on board… Yeah im pretty sure he would have taken them out.

    • October 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      “They earned their victory”

      • October 16, 2016 at 7:23 pm

        I understand what happened. My concern is that whatever grand strategy he is planning will either end up A) having no relevance to letting this particular group of rebels escape at that moment. B) That his grand strategy, though undoubtedly impressive, will ultimately fail making him the worst commander we’ve seen yet given his poor results in all the minor engagements. I am hoping I am wrong but this show always makes the Rebellion look so easy.

  • October 16, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I LOVED IT when Thrawn snaps up Captain Slavin! His weird appreciation for the art of other cultures is kind of Third Reich-ish. I vaguely remember his love for art in the novels. One thing I do remember is that Thrawn was a masterful tactician. I know Rebels is building up to something epic. Just hang on and enjoy the ride!

    • October 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      See to me that seemed out of character for him to act like that just because that other officer made an insulting comment about art. You dont get to be a grand admiral with such thin skin.

      • October 16, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        To ME it’s totally in line with his character because Thrawn faced alien racism from human Imperials and I am willing to imagine that he still does. When he hears humans being disrespectful towards other cultures I can see it pissing him off. When the governor of Lothal asked for Thrawn you can see on Tarkin’s face his displeasure at the prospect of it.

        • October 17, 2016 at 8:24 pm

          Of course he faces racism, doesnt mean he goes around acting like a maniac when he encounters it, certaily not because someone insulted a piece of art.

      • October 16, 2016 at 9:51 pm

        Thrawn, albeit mild tempered, would have a very low tolerance for blatant arrogant stupidity… that would include human racism. Him being a Grand Admiral wouldn’t eliminate the racist culture Palpatine purposefully allowed to fester – especially in the higher ranks. Almost all of his highest ranking officials were cutthroat in some regard.

        • October 17, 2016 at 8:22 pm

          Thrawn would not be stupid enough to lose his temper that easily and if he was he wouldnt have gotten where he was so quickly… Not without the force to give him an edge. its scenes like that that really drive home the fact this is a kids show.

          Also the imperial lackey insulted art, not a race. And thrawn would also be aware of the racism in the empire and not foolish enough to try and fight it… If he was, again, he wouldnt get very far in the ranks.

  • October 16, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Thrawn is the perfect enemy, and was perfectly depicted here.

  • October 16, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Loved Thrawn in this episode.
    The plot seemed a little bit weird though, but it wasn’t that bad in my opinion. To be fair, it was quite refreshing to see Hera in a more personal sense aswell.

  • October 16, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Pointless episode IMO.

    • October 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Pointless would be better than terrible but i agree it doesnt do much for the plot. The good thing about clone wars is that it didnt really feel like a little kids show… Whereas rebels does on so many occassions… Such as this episode.

  • October 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Terrible episode. Thrawn letting them just go because they earned their victory?! Just bad writing. All that for a piece of family art… How stupid. And once again the empire blatantly becomes aware of the existence of jedi yet doesnt call in vader or the emperor even when they have ezra in their clutches? Fail. This show would be a million times better if kanan just died already.
    Also, why does the scout trooper helmet look like a scout trooper helmet yet the stormtrooper helmet is still weird looking? Make up your mind lucasfilm.

    • October 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Good thing there’s always super-genius talent on standby to point out these hacks’ clear lack of writing talent for the rest of us! THANKS!

      • October 17, 2016 at 8:16 pm

        As opposed to the morons who just gobble up whatever lucasfilm feeds them.

        You do realize the point of this particular post is for us to tell what we thought of the episode, right?

        Go finish your burrito pal.

        • October 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm

          “As opposed to the morons who just gobble up whatever lucasfilm feeds them…”

          Yourself among them.
          Mic drop in 3…2…1…

          • October 18, 2016 at 3:07 am

            *picks mic back up, apologizes to crowd for the idiot who dropped it prematurely.

            Youre stupidity really shows here, pancho. See let me explain, when someone criticized an episode of rebels as i have done, that is not “gobbling up” whatever lucasfilm spoon feeds us.

            But when someone like you refuses to even acknowledge that rebels has any flaws, well… Moron says what?

          • October 18, 2016 at 5:41 am

            Sorry, Donald – but from behind your wall (and w/ your clearly non-Mensan head shoved that far up your keister), you’re a wee bit off…must be the spray-tan

            A) It’s a friggin’ KIDS cartoon, you numpty
            B) Corollary to A: Yep, your opinion (such as it is) counts, although you’ve missed the bigger point here. Namely, see aforementioned…Kids. Show.
            C) You weekly s__t on the show, yet keep watching, for reasons unknown (See Einstein’s definition of insanity)
            D) Sad folks who egomaniacally fancy themselves better ‘imaginary’ writers of these storylines than those who’ve overcome great odds to get jobs writing for a show like ‘Rebels’ should have a hard look in the mirror, and come to grips with the failure that stares back at them
            E) It’s all well to paint this show as crap, a failure, etc., but what have YOU created, genius? Get over yourself…

            Love, Pancho

          • October 18, 2016 at 8:45 am

            Try reading a little more pal. I have praised some episodes and certain things from others. Clone wars was a “kids”show too. Unlike you i can see when a show works and when it doesnt.

            If all this is a kids show then it should just be wiped from continuity like the legos kids shows. But im guessing the creators would take offense to it being just a kids show. And since it is part of canon, it should be held to a higher standard.

          • October 18, 2016 at 11:21 pm


            It. Still. Speaks.

            The show works. Again (one more time for you folks in the cheap seats), IT’S A KIDS’ SHOW. ‘Should’ be held to a higher standard? What standard would that be? Yours? An uptight fanboy nursing an entitlement complex? Get a life! Better yet, if you’re this visionary of all that is great, why not create something original of your own? (Hint: It’s a rhetorical question, since we both know you lack the ability / talent to do so, and paradoxically continue mocking the work of others who succeed where you never could)

          • October 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm

            Hey man, if you can’t understand and read English… time to go home (just plug your nose when crossing that border). And yes, a higher standard of quality. You do realize some episodes are bad and some are good, right? You’re opinion that the show “works” is from someone who has proven to have the mentality of a man-child and means little – some of us strive for better than “it works” when it comes to Star Wars… and Clone Wars proved Star Wars animated “kids” shows can do better. Also, when you can’t defend the show with any evidence and resort to insults it just shows that I have won the “argument.”

          • October 20, 2016 at 3:12 am

            Your bigotry notwithstanding….I’ll answer.

            If you follow your own advice, you could backtrack through my comments last season, where I criticized the roundabout path they took around the crucial plot thread – Ahsoka realizing Vader = Anakin (e.g., 2 x consecutive eps. focusing on Chopper, for example)

            Some of us strive for better? And how would you be accomplishing that, genius? I notice you glossed clean over my point above. Namely, you’re a no-talent, lderanged fanboy w/ an entitlement complex, who couldn’t even create a BAD episode of Rebels is his life depended on it

            Kids shows can do better: Kids like it. Enough said – that’s the target demographic. Only a deluded ‘manchild’ would waste the time you having critiquing children’s programming as not ‘dark enough, dudebro…’

            ‘Can’t defend the show w/ any evidence’? Hardly. I watch it w/ my kids weekly. They love it. So do I. As an OG Star Wars fan from 1977, I see the same elements of whimsy, action & heart that made me take to George Lucas’ universe all those years ago. If you can’t enjoy Rebels, I’d recommend excavating the Redwood from your ass and lightening the f**k up, Buttercup

            Resorting to insults? That’s rich coming from you, Adolf!

          • October 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

            Tacos tacos tacos. Try to stay on point jose.

            Wait.. you and your kids love the show? Oh, well, never mind then… i take all my critisicm back… its clearly a huge success. The martinez family loves it.

  • October 16, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    It was fun, but felt rushed. I hope this series moves to 2- or 3-episode arcs, even if they’re not as sprawling as TCW.

  • October 17, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Thrawn is disdainful for the regular imperials way of attacking. It in his mind it’s stupid and wasteful of resources. Now the small victories of the rebels is nothing compared to the waste the imperial navy has done in the past in fighting these rebels. So letting them retreat is better than having to find a different cell. Thrawn wants the entirety of the rebellion crushed. Once he understands the Ghost cell that allows him into the inner working of the rebellion itself!

Comments are closed.