Oct 27 2014

Rebels Recon #4: Inside “Rise of the Old Masters”

Rise of the Old Masters Rebels Recon 4

After the Disney XD debut of Star Wars Rebels “Rise of the Old Masters”, StarWars.com has posted an episode guide chock full of information about the episode.

First off, we have Rebels Recon #4: Inside “Rise of the Old Masters”


In Rebels Recon #4, StarWars.com delves into the Star Wars Rebels episode “Rise of the Old Masters,” with a synopsis, cast and crew interviews, and much more.

“Rise of the Old Masters” finds the Ghost crew on a mission to rescue Jedi Master Luminara Unduli from an Imperial prison. But instead of Luminara, they find the Inquisitor waiting. Kanan and the Inquisitor engage in an intense lightsaber duel, and the rebels barely escape the Imperial trap.

This episode features the first lightsaber duel of Star Wars Rebels, and the Jedi weapons seen in “Rise of the Old Masters” are special for many reasons. The blades were designed to closely match the look of a lightsaber from one specific scene in A New Hope, CG supervisor Joel Aron reveals to StarWars.com’s Andi Gutierrez. “The shot that I referenced a lot was inside the cantina,” Aron says, referencing the moment when Obi-Wan Kenobi stands with his lightsaber after an altercation. Aron meticulously recreated the look of the laser sword in CG, using motion blur and other techniques employed in the original effect. The Inquisitor’s lightsaber features two blades, and when in disc mode, can spin at a furious speed, making it an intimidating weapon. Executive producer Dave Filoni calls it a “cheat mode” lightsaber – it can do things to make up for the Inquisitor’s lack of ability.

For this week’s Twitter question, @mrzehr asks, “How is the Inquisitor not a Sith?” Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group explains that not all dark side users are Sith, and not all light side users are Jedi. “There are multiple schools of skill out there,” he says.

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

Rise of the Old Masters Stygeon Prison

In addition, StarWars.com has posted the following additional bonus features:

Finally, it has been announced that episode 5 of Star Wars Rebels, “Breaking Ranks” is available to watch right now for subscribers to WatchDisneyXD.com or via the Watch Disney XD app for iOS and Android. “Breaking Ranks” will make its television debut Monday, November 3rd on Disney XD.

SOURCE: StarWars.com.

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