Star Wars Rebels: The Antilles Extraction, 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 StarWars.com’s new video Rebels Recon #3.03: Inside “The Antilles Extraction”..

 

 

 

 

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84 thoughts on “Star Wars Rebels: The Antilles Extraction, What Did You Think?

  • October 9, 2016 at 4:12 am
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    Pastebin won’t be up for few hours tonight guys sorry.

    • October 9, 2016 at 4:47 am
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      No worries, we’ll patiently wait. Thanks for all you do!

        • October 9, 2016 at 8:10 pm
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          Awesome, we’ll check it out tonight! Thanks!

    • October 9, 2016 at 3:54 pm
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      File-shares like TPB have these eps almost immediately post-air…

      • October 9, 2016 at 6:34 pm
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        They didn’t used too and they don’t provide a HD stream like drive does..

  • October 9, 2016 at 5:20 am
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    So….two cadet pilots. So it was all worth it then? I guess? Because they name-checked one supporting character, and one faceless one from the films? Oh man, this show, this SHOW; every time I think it’s starting to sort its shit out and go somewhere, it pulls one of these flaccid episodes.

    • October 9, 2016 at 5:30 am
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      Its showing the struggles of the Rebellion. It wasn’t a happy ending. They did however, get a great pilot(One who goes on to survive both Death Stars) IMO this show has been amazing, and this season has been 3 out of 3 for me

      • October 9, 2016 at 5:34 am
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        Glad you’re enjoying it, but nope. Not buying it. There were only three pilots planning to defect and the got two of them.

        • October 9, 2016 at 5:38 am
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          I think this season is meant to be dark. What would you have preferred? I think its still fairly early in the season, and we have time to see where this is all going

          • October 9, 2016 at 6:54 am
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            Crank is just doing his thing.

    • October 9, 2016 at 7:34 am
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      i was thinking the same thing, that was a hell of a risk. maybe if they got a few more pilots and a few x-wings it might have been worth it, but that was pure fan service.

      • October 9, 2016 at 1:29 pm
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        I suspect Wedge’s next appearance will be to get the X Wings. Feels like a set up for that.

        • October 10, 2016 at 12:38 am
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          or, that could be an opportune time to intro biggs and his defection.

          • October 10, 2016 at 7:47 pm
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            I don’t see them going near Biggs this soon.

          • October 11, 2016 at 2:20 am
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            Doesn’t have to be this season, just some time before the end of the show.

          • October 11, 2016 at 2:39 am
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            I doubt it. Originally, this episode was going to be about Biggs, but the timeline didn’t work out and it was changed to Wedge instead.

          • October 11, 2016 at 2:48 am
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            If this show ends close to ANH they could still do it. Though this might be more comicbook material, than TV episode.

          • October 11, 2016 at 2:58 am
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            Maybe.

    • October 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm
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      It was entertaining enough, but pure fan service. I don’t think it added much to the overall arc, albeit it hinted again at the inevitable Kallus defection.

    • October 9, 2016 at 4:47 pm
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      Well, they have to do something. Three potentially elite pilots with imperial training and experience might be worth the risk. We don’t know how big the rebellion is at this point. What other options they have.
      I think it also shows how capable the crew is. Especially Sabine in this case.

    • October 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm
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      It’s a cartoon. Stop treating it as if it were an hour long 10 episode HBO series with a multi million dollar budget.

      You’ll seem less pissy if you do.

      P.S. Wedge Antilles is instrumental in helping destroy two Death Stars.

      Nope. Definitely not worth it.

      • October 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm
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        Tell Disney to stop marketing it to our age group then…

        Btw, it does have a multi million dollar budget.

        • October 9, 2016 at 7:33 pm
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          I’m sorry, you are unable to turn off the television if you don’t like it?

          Because something is marketed to you, you have to buy it? Is that what you’re insinuating?

          And exactly how is it marketed to our age group? It’s on DisneyXD, a children’s network. The commercials for it are DisneyXD are surprisingly aimed at … children.

          It’s Star Wars. Star Wars fans will watch it. Doesn’t mean it’s marketed at us, and I’d love to see what evidence you present that indicates this cartoon show has ever purposely made an advertisement directed at men 30+.

          • October 10, 2016 at 12:37 am
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            i think like pixar this show is now “kid friendly” but definitely has adult themes. you can point to the new 8:30 time slot to support this change. clone wars was similar in its later seasons despite being on cartoon network.

          • October 10, 2016 at 4:02 am
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            I follow this show religiously and all of the media around it. The only marketing they do that may be aimed at adults are the trailers they release. Everything else is child oriented.

            It’s a kids show. On a kids network designed for kids 12 and older.

            I find it endlessly amusing to see grown men report they were tricked by marketing into watching a cartoon on DisneyXD that doesn’t meet their adult expectations.

          • October 10, 2016 at 6:48 am
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            Disney must know adults will watch it because it’s star wars, but for that exact reason they don’t really need to try to market it to them. Kids are definitely their target audience; the cartoon is a hook to get kids buying the stupidly expensive merchandise. I think it only has some adult themes to keep the adult fans interested, not because their making the show especially for them.

          • October 10, 2016 at 8:42 am
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            you don’t bring back thrawn to a property exclusively aimed at kids. lucasfilm knows rebels has cross the board appeal, that’s why they were willing drop such a heavy hitter into it.

          • October 10, 2016 at 2:07 pm
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            Again, Dux. It’s a cartoon. On a pre teens Disney network. Adults watch shows with their children. The hope was grown ups would sit their kids down to watch this show. The content they deliver in this show makes it very clear who the show is made for. It explains why there are people like Crankypants complaining about its lack of adult appeal. Cartoon.

          • October 11, 2016 at 12:56 am
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            personally i think it has plenty of adult appeal. besides, all star wars properties have to walk this line, even rogue one.

          • October 11, 2016 at 1:37 am
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            It does have adult appeal; does not mean it is marketed to adults.

          • October 11, 2016 at 1:58 am
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            except that they do…

          • October 11, 2016 at 2:02 am
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            Show me the money.

          • October 11, 2016 at 12:43 am
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            Thank you for saying that Dux.

          • October 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm
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            Omg. This guy gets it.

          • October 10, 2016 at 8:39 am
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            i don’t understand this mindset of either or, its both. it was the same thing the prequels, “oh they are just silly kids movies” lucas said. you don’t put decapitations in silly kids properties. star wars is “family friendly” and rebels is the same exact thing. it has seriously tense and dramatic moments and lighter goofy moments. the fact that its an animated property, especially in the 21st century, has zero to do with anything.

          • October 10, 2016 at 2:01 pm
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            It’s .. a cartoon. On a children’s network. Literally made for kids. It’s not a mind set. It’s reality. Do they know adults watch it? Yes. Do they cater to us? Some. In the end the content is created for and aimed at children. Decapitations and all.

          • October 11, 2016 at 12:54 am
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            -“We are proud to bring our audience a third season of ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ a series that has resonated across generations.” Disney X D general manager Marc Buhaj says in a statement on StarWars.com.
            -Season 2 of “Star Wars Rebels” is Disney X D’s No. 2 series in viewers (1.3 million) in the kid demographics it targets, and the top-rated one among adults 18-49.

          • October 11, 2016 at 1:41 am
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            Top rated one among adults 18-49 for what? An animated series? There’s a statistic for it, yes. Adults obviously watch it. Is it Marketed to adults. Is there an advertisement for the show that is created to capture the 18-49 demographic’s attention to purposely turn on Disney XD and watch the cartoon.

            The season trailers. Where else is the marketing? It’s Star Wars, it’s a given fans of all ages will watch it. But no one is trying to sell it as an adult oriented animated series that will appeal to adult tastes and sensibilities beyond blasters and light sabers.

            Proof is in the pudding. Comments like those from Crankypants demonstrate its failure to appeal to adults and their sensibilities when it comes to story telling.

          • October 11, 2016 at 1:53 am
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            so what then, its large adult following is just an anomaly because one person online said its too kiddy? i think the millions of adult fans that watch would disagree. further, rebels is pushed hard on social media and on fan sites like this. the proof isn’t in desserts my friend, but in numbers.

          • October 11, 2016 at 2:04 am
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            Star Wars fans range in age. Star Wars fans who are adults, elect to watch this show. Again. Marketing. Where is it? Where are the commercials for Star Wars Rebels that are designed specifically to entice me, as a 35 year old man, to turn on a Disney cartoon network to watch a cartoon.

          • October 11, 2016 at 2:18 am
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            Obviously you a 35 year old man have both heard of and watch the show. As did the 7 and a million other adults that watched last season. They obviously did something right.

          • October 11, 2016 at 4:38 am
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            Star Wars.

            Where’s the marketing? You’ve yet to uncover any.

            They don’t market this show made for kids towards adults. Simple as that.

          • October 11, 2016 at 4:56 am
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            I guess you’re right, I concede the debate. I mean between all the trailers, previews, recaps, breakdowns, behind the scenes features and insider interviews star wars pumps out on its website, YouTube channel and Twitter feed it’s a wonder anyone knows about this show at all. Oh well…

          • October 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm
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            Never said there wasn’t marketing.

            I said the marketing is not aimed at adults; and it isn’t. It’s a children’s show. They market it towards children. I conceded the trailers they release are the most adult marketing they throw out there.

            Everything else? Aimed at children. To watch this show and expect anything more than it being a cartoon is silly. The end.

          • October 11, 2016 at 12:42 am
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            Why was it advertised at Star Wars conventions which is mainly comprised of adults?

            And last time I checked, Thrawn wasn’t in kids novels- he was in a series of books from the 90s.

          • October 11, 2016 at 1:48 am
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            It’s a Star Wars property. They advertise it at Star Wars conventions.

            It’s a cartoon. On a children’s network. They can place any character into a Star Wars cartoon from any era or novel. Five bucks says Thrawn comes off as another cartoon villain on the cartoon show. He won’t have depth of character, bad ass lines, or moments that will live on in nerd discussions on internet forums.

            He’s going to be apart of a handful of episodes that are roughly 23 minutes in length. He won’t be given the time to develop as a villain. He doesn’t need that time to be developed because he’s a cartoon character. In a cartoon about Star Wars.

            Notice how Game of Thrones isn’t on DisneyXD. Or Dexter. Or House of Cards.

            But arguing with you two is pointless. Continue to watch Rebels as adult oriented television and be bitterly disappointed with its portrayal of characters in a manner reserved for an episodic cartoon show. Then come here and complain about the shows failings for not pleasing you as if it were created specifically to cater to adult Star Wars fans tastes.

          • October 11, 2016 at 1:57 am
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            dude, dude don’t compare star wars to GoT or dexter. total apples to oranges comparison. you can’t even compare normal network shows to them. complete non starter of an argument.

          • October 11, 2016 at 2:03 am
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            No, it’s not.

            These are shows designed for adults, targeted at adults, and marketed to adults.

            Show me where Rebels markets to adults?

          • October 11, 2016 at 2:21 am
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            Online which is where the adults are.

      • October 11, 2016 at 5:36 am
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        Paulo Hidalgo has stated in interviews that Sky Striker academy is the Top Gun of the Empire, IE: where their absolute best pilots are trained. So, they didn’t just get two pilots – they got two of the best pilots in the galaxy. Please stop complaining and enjoy yourself.

      • October 11, 2016 at 12:49 am
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        “two fighters against a star destroyer?”

        • October 11, 2016 at 2:17 am
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          Bingo

  • October 9, 2016 at 7:39 am
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    i enjoy dog fights as much as anyone but after giving us thrawn and maul this ep was a case of blue balls. on a side note, anyone else think that fulcrum sounded an awful lot like kallus? even distorted you can still hear his inflections. i think that this was more than just him repaying his debt to zeb.

    • October 9, 2016 at 8:15 am
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      You’re not alone, I thought Kallus right away when they showed that same scene in the season 3 trailer. I think we will see him take more action against the Empire; though my guess is that it will lead to a rough end for the character and his betrayal.

      • October 9, 2016 at 9:45 am
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        i really hope you’re right.

      • October 9, 2016 at 11:24 pm
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        i find the lack of mutton chops disturbing. 😉

      • October 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm
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        I’m hoping this guy is Airen Cracken, but Kallus would be cool too.

    • October 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm
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      NuFulcrum had certain vocal inflections typical of black Londoners. So even if it’s a red herring I reckon it was Oyelowo’s voice. It does seem awfully predictable though if it turns out to be Kallus.

      Either that or I just made myself sound like a racist lol.

      • October 9, 2016 at 6:08 pm
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        If you watch any of the interviews with Filoni, I think the big surprise with Kallus (who I believe to be the new Fulcrum) becoming a Rebel defector was that his story would even twist that way to begin with.

        He was supposed to be the shows main baddy. Someone threatening and dangerous but not Legendary enough for fans to call into question why he keeps losing to our heroes who are not the Big 3.

        Rebels was supposed to steer clear of using canon villains in order to keep them from being watered down as “Saturday morning” fodder, as Filoni has put it time and time again. But this obviously changed by the end of season 1; to a degree.

        Anyways, back to Kallus. Filoni and Co. stated they were surprised that his character went the direction it did in the Enemy Mine episode but that it worked very well. I remember when the episode aired, I thought the concept was so stupid but then it ended up being one of my favorite for season 2.

        I was shocked Kallus experienced an authentic emotional connection with Zeb and appeared to come away from the encounter understanding what true camaraderie between soldiers was supposed to feel like. You can extrapolate this to the next level and opine that Kallus may have felt as though he had also made a friend during his struggle in the ice cave; something he clearly does not have in the Empire.

        For me, the surprise pretty much ended when he views his quarters on the Star Destroyer at the end of the episode. I knew at that moment he was going to defect, I think everyone else does too. I know the show runners are aware of the obviousness, they must just think it’s fun.

        What do other people think? I could care less if it’s a shock and surprise, but I’d be pretty stoked to see Kallus cross to the Rebellion.

        • October 9, 2016 at 11:27 pm
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          they’ve set it up well enough that i wouldn’t mind at all. hopefully he crosses the line at a dramatic moment and helps turn the tide.

          • October 10, 2016 at 5:25 pm
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            A lot of speculation that he will turn on Thrawn and get him killed somehow.

          • October 11, 2016 at 2:51 am
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            That would be in line with what happened in the books.

      • October 9, 2016 at 11:25 pm
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        stating facts isn’t racist. 😉

    • October 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm
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      I agree. It also makes sense from how he moved in the episode after that. It felt to me 100% that he was helping them.

  • October 9, 2016 at 8:12 am
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    Definitely liked last week’s episode more, but I am also a fan of TIE’s so that was a win. I was also impressed that we got to see some hand to hand combat with Sabine against Pryce (something I thought was lacking in contrast to TCW). Still, I have to say the season is definitely showing that it is not messing around. A good 7/10 for me.

    Only..did anyone else feel thrown off by the voice actor for Wedge? I just felt it wasn’t the right fit.

  • October 9, 2016 at 9:46 am
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    Did we already know that Sabine’s last name was Ren? Wonder if that’s the name of her clan (also mentioned this episode)
    – Not a Rebels fan as such, so apologise if I don’t know all the intricate details.

    • October 9, 2016 at 9:56 am
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      its spelled Wren, not Ren, in case you had any ideas on linking her to the knights of ren. 😉

    • October 11, 2016 at 5:33 am
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      In a prior episode she specified that she is of clan Wren from house Vizla, as in Pre Vizla, leader of the Death Watch from Clone Wars (who was killed by Maul) – meaning she is a direct descendent of one of the most powerful Mandalorians in canon.

  • October 9, 2016 at 1:31 pm
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    Ezra’s whining is beginning to annoy me more than Anakin’s.

    • October 10, 2016 at 1:03 am
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      I wonder how he feels about sand.

  • October 9, 2016 at 2:10 pm
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    That fight between Sabine and Pryce was killer.

    • October 9, 2016 at 5:16 pm
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      I agree. I didn’t expect Rebels to have full-on melee combat. It was surprisingly intense.

  • October 9, 2016 at 5:15 pm
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    I really liked it, but I wish these episodes were an hour long instead half an hour, as certain scenes felt rushed.

    EDIT: Did anyone else notice that the voice actor for Wedge is Freddy from iCarly?

    • October 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm
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      Yeah :T

  • October 9, 2016 at 6:05 pm
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    I would’ve enjoyed the episode more had I not been so engaged with the story from the last 2 weeks plus still awaiting definitive answers on Ahsoka.
    Good to see Sabine starting to get to unleash more of her mandalorian side tho.
    I’m old now so I must also give a tip of the hat for Wedge too

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