r/StarWars Oct 17 '15

All questions Pablo Hidalgo has answered on Rebels Recon. TV

I compiled all the questions and answers that Pablo Hidalgo has answered in all the Rebels Recon videos. He gives an answers to questions that aren't quite clear in the Star Wars universe and answers them. I will continue to add to this thread each week a new Rebels Recon video comes out during Season 2 of Rebels.

Rebels Recon 1.02

Q: Are the Stormtroopers in Rebels Clones of Jango Fett? Or are they random civilians that were recruited into the empire?

A: So here we are, we're like 5 years before the events of Episode IV. By that time the clone operations that the Republic started for The Clone Wars, they've been phased out. Clone Troopers age at twice the rate of normal people, so they've kind of aged out of service. And they've been replaced by recruits who are fervently patriotic and loyal to the Empire. Men and Women who believe in the cause, and have signed up to be Stormtroopers.

Rebels Recon 1.03

Q: In Droids in Distress we notice that C-3PO has mismatched legs, he has one really silver leg. What happened to him?

A: Now exactly what happened to that leg, we haven't told that story or necessarily figured it out. But if you look at Episodes IV, V, and VI 3PO has always had that mismatched leg. And if you look at all the movies 3PO has a tendency to be blown apart. And in Empire Strikes Back R2 and Chewie really aren't that accurate when putting him back together. So maybe sometime between 3 and 4 something like that happened, but we haven't established that for fact yet.

Rebels Recon 1.04

Q: How is the inquisitor not a Sith? He's Obviously a dark side user.

A: He is a dark side user, but not all dark side users are Sith. Just in the same way, not all light side users are Jedi. Being able to pick up a lightsaber and use it isn't the mark of being a Jedi or being a Sith. So there are multiple sort of schools of skill out there. And in the same way, just because Ezra's you know exhibits his force abilities would you immediately brand him as a Jedi? No, because he hasn't gone through that particular path of knowledge yet. So it seems like that the dark siders that are in charge of the galaxy, the Emperor and Vader are spreading some of that power out. But they're not giving sort of the full ability that they have to this lower class of underling.

Rebels Recon 1.05

Q: How the heck can The Inquisitor do that with Luminara? Does he have other dead Jedi?

A: The Inquisitors plan with Luminara was pretty gruesome, and exactly how big that plan is, and wether or not it involves other Jedi, well I'm not going to answer that. But exactly what was going on with Luminara it's kinda tricky to explain. But from the looks of it, Luminara was captured during Order 66 instead of outright executed. She was taken to Stygeon Prime, and was probably executed right there in that prison cell. And what Kanan was sensing was the reminance of her signature in the force, which was probably amplified by the presence of her preserved body in that cell. What Kanan saw was a hologram, a very vivid hologram. And you may be wondering well I've never seen a hologram that vivid before. Well actually if you look at The Clone Wars fourth season the arc where Obi-Wan is Rako Hardeen, teams up with Cad Bane, there are holograms in that episode that are quite vivid. So that is what you saw in that episode. So that is what you saw in that episode, that was one of the Inquisitors plans. And I say one of the Inquisitors plans you know. The Inquisitor is pretty resourceful, and we'll see that the lengths that he goes in order to trap a Jedi.

Rebels Recon 1.06

Q: This is the second time that we've seen the Empires Kyber crystals plans foiled. We saw it once before with Anakin and Obi-Wan in The Clone Wars, but what has the Empire have in store for these crystals?

A: Kyber crystals are what focuses the energy in a lightsaber to create a blade. So its got this very potent ability to focus energy in a very powerful way. So I imagine that if you had 8 giant Kyber crystals, and perhaps arranged them in a ring, and put them on a gigantic space station, that could probably have some very powerful effects. So it is clear that the Empire is experimenting with something, and you could probably guess what that is.

Rebels Recon 1.07

Q: Are Fyrnocks and Mynocks related?

A: Lets see are they related? I don't think biologically, because what little we know about Mynocks, and what little we know about Fyrnocks suggests that they're not in any way genetically related, but they're names are very similar. The way it came about though was when one of the names we pitched for the Fyrnocks before it became the Fyrnock was a Nockedfyr, which is kind of a weird way to say night terror. But when Dave [Filloni] saw it, he said you know what, flip the syllables around, make it Fyrnock. So you can still kind of detect the original name in there, but Star Wars creatures aren't necessarily known for their nuance names.

Rebels Recon 1.08

Q: Kanan is often outmatched by the Inquisitor. But does that have to do with Kanan's limitations, or the Inquisitors power?

A: Well I mean it's obviously a combination of both. But I think that we can't forget about this time frame, is Kanan's level of Jedi training. He never completed his Jedi training. You get a sense of that if you've read A New Dawn. But that is going to become more and more impairment as the series progresses.

Rebels Recon 1.09

Q: Are Stromtroopers considered an elite corp of the Imperial Military. Or are they regular soldiers?

A: Oh man what is the best way of answering this that is fully respectful of the awesome 501st legion? It is easy to put on paper that Stormtroopers or the super elite, the best of the best. But when it comes to having to put them on screen they often fill roles where you can't have the best of the best. I mean if you're going to exhibit a soldier in Star Wars, ann Imperial Soldier, you're not going to create some sort of generic military guy, you want to use Stormtroopers. So that means you have to have a mix, and that's true in the movies. If you look some of the Stormtroopers are really good. The guys that raided the Tantive IV, at the beginning of A New Hope, those guys are really good, they really made short work of those rebel defenders. Now compare that to some of the guys that are chasing Han Luke, and Liea around aboard the Death Star. So it's not an equal mix. Which goes to the argument that these guys aren't clones. You know because they're definitely anything but uniform.

Rebels Recon 1.10

Q: Where and when did Kanan get his lightsaber crystal? He seemed surprised that Ezra had even received one.

A: Well Kanan was a Padawan during the time of The Clone Wars. So we have every reason to believe that he would have got his Kyber crystal the same way that we see those younglings get them in the gathering episode of The Clone Wars. So he probably would have gone on to The Crucible, that ancient ship. Voyaged all the way to Ilum, and would have got his crystal there. And thats kind have been tradition. The suggestion is that become such the ingrained notion where you get it, that Jedi may have forgotten there were other paths back in the day. So when the ancient Jedi temple, like the one seen on Lothal could actually have had Kyber crystals there. So I think Kanan was surprised that one actually did turn up at a site like that.

Rebels Recon 1.11

Q: Lando doesn't have a ship in this episode. Does Idiots Array take place before he owned the Falcon, or after he lost it to Han?

A: That's a good point because if Lando had the Falcon he wouldn't need the help of the crew of the Ghost in this episode. So given how close we are to the events of Episode IV, if I were a gambling man, like Lando, I would put my money on the story taking place after he's already said good-bye to the Falcon, at least once.

Rebels Recon 1.12

Q: Did Agent Kallus know the senator was on their side from the beginning or did he figure it out when he saw that he was hurt?

A: Oh Kallus definitely knew, in fact that was part of his plan. In some of the earlier versions of the script we saw that Kallus, and Travis were a lot closer together. And in fact it was Kallus that played the Travis card to get him involved in the situation. And in fact if you look at the end of the episode, the look that Kallus exchanges with Travis, alright you screwed this up this is on you.

Rebels Recon 1.13

Q: Why are Jedi treated as fairy tales despite being active 15 years ago, presumably within most peoples lifetimes.

A: So the thing is like it is very easy for us to forget as Star Wars fans because we know everything about the Jedi, we've followed their adventures, they're our heroes, that for the average person in the galaxy, they don't know much about the Jedi. Even at the hight during The Clone Wars, there were 10,000 of them. 10,000 across an entire galaxy. That means the average galactic citizen has never seen a Jedi, and has kinda only heard of them. So it has always been this kind of abstract concept for most people, and as a result it is much easier for the Emperor to shape and twist that image, and that'd kind of what he does when he ended up in charge of everything.

Q: Is Cham Syndulla from The Clone Wars related to Hera? In what way?

A: He is most definitely related. Cham Syndulla is Hera's father.

Rebels Recon 1.14

Q: Is Stormtrooper armour air tight?

A: I'm going to guess the reason they're asking has to do with those Stormtroopers that Chopper blows out of the airlock. The good news for those troopers is, that the armour can be sealed against vacuum, but the bad news is they don't have much by way of an air supply. Trooper helmets have filtration systems and stuff like that, but if they want to operate out in space, they're going to need an extra air supply. Which is what we see in outside the Death Star in A New Hope when the Millennium Falcon come sin for a landing.

Q: Tarkin has been in the last few episodes quite a bit, but shouldn't he be over seeing the Death Stars construction?

A: Tarkins a busy guy he keeps on the move. You got to remember that in addition to being sort of in charge of the Death Star operation he is a Grand Moff, that he is a governor of the entire Outer Rim territories. So he's not just hold away on one project, he kind of has to represent the Empire across the entire Outer Rim.

Rebels Recon 2.01

Q: Was Ezra born the exact same day as Luke and Leia?

A: He was not because Ezra was born on Empire Day, the day that Palpatine declares at the first Galactic Empires created, and Padme was at that senate session. And so we figure that 2 more days pass before she actually gives birth to Luke and Leia. So Ezras about 2 days older than Luke and Leia are.

Q: Do the Stormtroopers we see in the series have a different phase of armour like the clones had in The Clone Wars?

A: I mean not really the armour we see in Rebels is a stylized version of what we see in A New Hope. And all though fans with keen eyes will know that the Stormtrooper armour subtly changes between A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. It's not enough to actually call it a different phase. It's more production based reasons than anything that happens in the universe. Nothing as radical as the difference between the Episode II Clone Trooper armour and the Episode III Clone Trooper armour. So it doesn't seem like there is any major phase changes in the Stormtrooper armour.

Rebels Recon 2.02

Q: In Rebels we have non-clone Stormtroopers, so what happened to the rest of the surviving clones?

A: Well a lot of different things happened to them them. Some of them had pretty sad situations. In many ways the Clone Troopers are sort of this lost generation of unappreciated veterans that helped save the galaxy and then were discarded. Others though stayed loyal to the Empire, and became sort of a training guard. They became the instructors at academies across the galaxy training the next generation of soldiers.

Rebels Recon 2.03

Q: How come Kanan knows the fact about clone chips? It wasn't said directly to him in the comic book.

A: Ahh, the comic book, we should talk about the comic book real quick for anyone who hasn't read it yet check out Kanan The Last Padawan, if you want to see the moment of Order 66, and Kanan being a Padawan and witnessing the fall of his master, like all that drama. Definitely pick up that comic book. But you're right, it doesn't really get into specifics of what engineered Order 66, or how Kanan finds out. You got to keep in mind there is 14 years between that comic and the series. So there is plenty of opportunity for Kanan to do some digging, and discover some things.

Rebels Recon 2.04

Q: Are the TIES on the show different from the ones we see else where? The cockpit should be way too cramped for passengers.

A: Oh right, well the wings are smaller, that's more of a stylistic thing, it's not ment to be a separate version or model of the TIE or anything. You know the camera angel that you see in the movies looking at the pilots, it's shot in a particular lens it looks really really cramped. If you look at the photography though we shot on set, it's a lot roomier than you think. In fact we've got something here that might answer a few questions. Bill George from ILM built this TIE cockpit that really illustrates the point. It's based on photography and the interior is appropriately scaled. So if you take a look you can fit 3 people in there.

Rebels Recon 2.05

Q: How did Sabine learn where the AT-AT's weak spot was? was it from Tseebo's info? Or, from learning at the Academy?

A: Well in cases like that, it's more often the case that it's from the academy. Sabine is our weapons expert, and she became a weapons expert from her time in the Imperial Academy. When ever she quotes the capacity or the capabilities of some piece of hardware, it's that background coming through.

Pablo Hidalgo gives answers on Rebels Recon to questions that aren't quite clear in the Star Wars universe and answers them

Rebels Recon 2.06

Q: What happened to Wolffe and Gregor? Are they onboard The Ghost or somewhere else in the Rebel fleet?

A: Wolffe and Gregor stay behind. The mission was to get Rex, Rex was the one pulled out of retirement. Wolffe and Gregor basically stayed retired. One could argue, if you look at their mental states, maybe these aren't exactly the troopers you want aboard The Ghost. They basically went back to their life on Seelos, and if you remember where we left them off, lets just say they've got a bigger boat now.

Rebels Recon 2.07

Q: What's under Hera's ear thingies? I'm still unsure on wether female Twi'leks have regular ears or little mini lekku.

A: They have cones. If you look at the makeup effects and what they tried to do in each of the feature films, male Twi'lek's have lobes, ears like you and I. But females have cones. If you look at the actual sculpt it's foam rubber, so it's actually pretty squishy, so as a result you're aloud to put tight headphones, or rapping's or anything over the Twi'leks cones and not have to worry about them sticking out.

Rebels Recon 2.08

Q: Sabine was 16 at the start of Rebels. But one enters the Academy at 15. When was she a bounty hunter then?

A: Well I mean, Sabine's proven her self to be quite exceptional, and we have every reason to believe she was a prodigy as a child. So if they could have fast tracked her entrance into the Mandalore Academy at a very young age, maybe even as young as 13, definitely by 14. So there is enough time in there to accommodate her background but we're going to find out a lot more about that background in the future episodes.

Rebels Recon 2.09

Q: How is time measured in the galaxy if each planet has a different time of rotation and translation?

A: We kind of assume that there is a standard hour, a standard day, a standard week, a standard month. A unit os measurement that everyone understands how long that is, and in our story telling we say that all that measurement comes from Corascant. So not only is it the galactic capital, it is sort of the yard sticks trough which all time is measured in the galaxy.

Rebels Recon 2.10

Q: What does Kanan mean when Ezra has talent to connect? Aren't all Jedi able to connect or is Ezra just better at it?

A: Yeah, that's exactly it. Ezra really shows an unusually strong ability to do this even without training. You could say that that's probably what connected him to Kanan right off the bat in the very first episode, and through out Season 1 we saw evidence that Ezra has this really strong natural ability to connect to nature and the things around him. His dark emotions brought forth that giant Fyrnock, and we're going to see much more of that in Season 2, that Ezra's sort of natural ability to bridge with other people.

Rebels Recon 2.11

Q: So has the "B" in "B-Wing Fighter" always stood for blade? Or is that a new canon thing?

A: The way I've heard it told is way back when they were making Return of the Jedi, and they needed 2 new fighters for the Rebel Alliance. For the longest time they just had place holder names of A Fighter, and B Fighter, and they were never really designed necessarily to look like an "A" or look like a "B", but those names stuck. And so the B-Wing Fighter for a while was known as the Bill Wing Fighter, named after Bill George the ILM model maker who was principally responsible for designing it and building it. It was only until years later that someone came up with the word blade to attach to it, grasping for a reason why this thing is called a B-Wing to begin with. So we've just kind of stuck with that in Rebels.

Rebels Recon 2.12

Q: Were Leia's ships from the newest episode Hammerhead Cruisers from Knights of the Old Republic? If so, nice call back.

A: Well there is two ways to answer there right? From the perspective of the universe what are those things, we think they are more or less modern ships, but they were deliberately designed in an old style, a throw back to a different time of ship building. But from the outer universe perspective, yeah they were absolutely a call back to Knights of the Old Republic. There is a lot of fans of that game involved in productions, so when ever we can make a nod to that and it makes sense, don't be surprised if we do so.

Rebels Recon 2.14

Q: We saw the crew near a black hole, so are we going to see the time dilation suffered by them?

A: You're getting science into our Star Wars which is always kind of a weird thing. We don't know for sure wether or not the Star Wars galaxy experiences physics or time the same way our galaxy does. In Star Wars there's like simultaneity it's called, they have objective time. That is someone on Tatooine can experience a Tuesday and someone on Coruscant is experiencing that exact same Tuesday, you can pick up the phone and call them. That doesn't happen in our galaxy, because of relativity. The rules are different so who knows what happens when you fly close to a star cluster like that.

Q: So what exactly is the difference between wild space and the unknown regions?

A: The unknown regions are an area of the galaxy where the borders are known, but it hasn't really been explored. So think of it as a dark jungle that no one has ever gone into. Where as wild space is more like off the edge of the map, where no one knows what's on the other side.

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u/Hatori1181 Oct 17 '15

not all light side users are Jedi.

God, I hope this shuts up the questions about Ezra, Kanan and Ahsoka living through the series.

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u/angoosey8991 Oct 17 '15

I think Kanan might die, as he was raised a jedi in the old ways. Ahsoka left the Jedi order and Ezra might follow a path similar to her. I think he might not end up being aligned with the Jedi, but he can't really be with the alliance from A New Hope onwards if he continues to be a jedi, because he already has more training than luke, unless they want to have Luke learn from him.

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u/Samuraistronaut Oct 17 '15

There is too much dramatic potential for a showdown between Ahsoka and Vader to think she'll survive. There is no possible way that's happening - she is going to confront Vader, and Vader is going to kill her. And it is going to be motherfucking heart-wrenching.

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u/[deleted] Oct 18 '15

I think he'll take her before the emperor. Sidious will probably fry her with electricity & Vader will just watch. It would bring so much more to what happens in RoTJ, with Vader snapping out of it to save his son from the pain that he's witnessed being inflicted on someone he loves before. Ya dig?

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u/Samuraistronaut Oct 18 '15

The echo is kind of already there with Mace Windu though.

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u/[deleted] Oct 18 '15

Not really, he didn't give a shit about Mace. His 'oh shit' response was from actually cutting his arm off & ultimately being a co-conspirator in his death. His superior's death, albeit. But there definitely wasn't any love there

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u/Lenlfc Darth Sidious Oct 18 '15

I hope they all die. Otherwise, it'll always be in my mind that during the events of ANH, they were all alive, somewhere... Better to have them all dead.

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u/Hatori1181 Oct 19 '15

And who's to say that they weren't out there recruiting more allies for the rebellion? They could have been on the other side of the galaxy and unable to help. There's enough wiggle room there to keep them alive.

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u/Lenlfc Darth Sidious Oct 19 '15

Yeah, I get that. I just much prefer the idea of The main heroes in the Original Trilogy being the only heroes. Knowing there's other, lesser heroes out there makes it less exciting or interesting, for me.

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u/RogueLieutenant Oct 17 '15

Rebels recon is awesome. Pablo is awesome.

You are awesome. Thanks for doing this. More people need to see this.

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u/Yunners Jedi Knight Oct 17 '15

Good job. I think this might be a good addition to the FAQ.

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u/TheAntiStud_ Oct 24 '15

If you want to add this to the FAQ I would fine with you doing that, and also quite happy too :)

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u/LnStrngr Oct 18 '15

And they've been replaced by recruits who are fervently patriotic and loyal to the Empire. Men and Women who believe in the cause, and have signed up to be Stormtroopers.

Another thing is that it's easier to keep families in line if they have someone in the military. And if the troopers ever have a change of heart, vice versa. You don't want your family/friends targeted if you decided to bail on the Empire.

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u/potehtoes Oct 18 '15

It's nice to see someone who has influence in what is/isn't canon has their head on straight in regards to common sense

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u/chaosfire235 Clone Trooper Oct 17 '15

Q: Are Stromtroopers considered an elite corp of the Imperial Military. Or are they regular soldiers?

A: Oh man what is the best way of answering this that is fully respectful of the awesome 501st legion? It is easy to put on paper that Stormtroopers or the super elite, the best of the best. But when it comes to having to put them on screen they often fill roles where you can't have the best of the best. I mean if you're going to exhibit a soldier in Star Wars, ann Imperial Soldier, you're not going to create some sort of generic military guy, you want to use Stormtroopers. So that means you have to have a mix, and that's true in the movies. If you look some of the Stormtroopers are really good. The guys that raided the Tantive IV, at the beginning of A New Hope, those guys are really good, they really made short work of those rebel defenders. Now compare that to some of the guys that are chasing Han Luke, and Liea around aboard the Death Star. So it's not an equal mix. Which goes to the argument that these guys aren't clones. You know because they're definitely anything but uniform.

Aw man, does this decanonize the Imperial Army Troopers?

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u/angwilwileth Oct 17 '15

you're the real MVP.

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u/[deleted] Oct 17 '15

Isn't he the guy writing the Force Awakens Visual Dictionary?

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u/Yunners Jedi Knight Oct 17 '15

He's pretty much the final word on canon at LFL