Go Behind-the-Scenes of Star Wars Rebels “Droids in Distress”

Go Behind-the-Scenes of Star Wars Rebels “Droids in Distress”


Well, Star Wars Rebels kicked off its regular series with the episode “Droids in Distress” tonight on Disney XD. Some very familiar droids made an appearance, and the Official Site is giving us a behind-the-scenes peek of the episode in the second installment of Rebels Recon. Check it out in the video below:

In Rebels Recon #2, StarWars.com takes a deep dive into the Star Wars Rebels episode “Droids in Distress,” talks with the show’s creators, and gives you a first look at next week’s episode, “Fighter Flight.”

Lucasfilm’s Andi Guiterrez catches up with executive producer Dave Filoni and the Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo to discuss the inclusion of a Star Tours-type vehicle and droid in “Droids in Distress,” and speaks with Kilian Plunkett on designing R2-D2 and C-3PO to fit with Star Wars Rebels’ animation style. “The Artoo that’s in Rebels is a little bit of a hybrid of all sorts of things,” Plunkett says. And C-3PO has one major upgrade that differentiates him from the model seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Pat Presley, concept designer, says that bringing back classic Star Wars vehicles and imagery has been his favorite part of working on the show.

Tracked down in the hallways of Lucasfilm, Hidalgo answers a question submitted through Twitter: Are stormtroopers actually clone troopers? The answer: No – clone troopers age rapidly, and have been phased out. Stormtroopers are recruits who are “loyal to the Empire.”

Have a question you want answered? Tweet your questions to @starwars with #RebelsRecon, and we’ll pick one to answer next week!

Be sure to visit StarWars.com for more on tonight’s episode, including image galleries, concept art, and trivia!

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1 Comment

  1. Melinda
    October 15, 2014 at 20:15 Reply

    Fun! Fun! Fun!!! 😀

    I was very careful about what I watched and read before Monday night’s premier of “Rebels”, and I must say I was quite surprised to see C3PO and R2D2 in the episode. Pleasantly surprised! lol

    If DF and team bring in any other characters with whom we’re familiar, that’s super! 🙂 If not, it matters not … for I will enjoy every episode of the series! They’re off to a great start! 🙂

    (p.s. although I should say it shouldn’t be a surprise that we have already seen the dashing duo. The pair has been present since the very beginning. 😉 )

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