‘Spark of Rebellion’ did pretty good, and now the official Rebels premiere has given Disney XD their best numbers ever for an animated series.
Tonight we saw ‘Droids in Distress,’ the second episode of Rebels and (technically) the first official episode. In this week’s Rebels’ Recon, we hear from Lucasfilm folks about making it – and Pablo Hidalgo definitively answers the stormtrooper/clone question. (There’s also a new video teasing the rest of the season.)
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John Jackson Miller answers fan questions. Suvudu has a Q&A with the author of A New Dawn.
Although fans at NYCC were treated to a whole episode, those of us playing along at home got this clip. Oh well!
James Earl Jones returns to voice Vader on Rebels. Lucasfilm confirms via The Hollywood Reporter the reports that ‘Spark of Rebellion’ will air on ABC on October 26.
Star Wars Rebels debuted to 6.5 million viewers worldwide, a Disney press release says today. The Friday debut on the Disney Channel has 2.7M viewers and did 52% higher than average in the “target demographic.” (Boys 6-11, because of course.) ‘Spark of Rebellion’ airs tonight on the show’s permanent home, Disney XD.
Dave Filoni talks Rebels at Collider. Character design ‘easter eggs,’ and more.
Rebels: Spark of Rebellion debuted this evening on the Disney Channel. Here we have StarWars.com’s episode guide and their latest series, Rebels Recon, above. It has a preview of the next episode (which is now streaming on WATCHDisneyXD.com, I hear) at the end!
In the meantime, here’s your discussion entry. (Spoilers for Spark of Rebellion only, please!)
Dan Brooks interviews Simon Kinberg at StarWars.com, on the eve of Rebels’ TV debut. Part 2 next week.
Joel Aron and Dave Filoni on the Rebels lightsabers. Referencing film stock, tapers, other little details to make the show’s sabers better reflect the original films.