The 602 Club 21: Crying Droid Tears / by Matthew Rushing

Star Wars Rebels Season 1

Running Time: 1 hour 29 minutes 51 seconds
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In October of 2012 it was if millions of voices suddenly cried out in joy, followed by agony, as we learned that Disney bought Lucasfilm and with that came the cancellation of The Clone Wars. Soon afterwards Disney, announced it was creating a new animated show, helmed by The Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni and Simon Winberg that would chronicle the beginning of the Rebellion.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Rebels John Mills and Tristan Riddell to talk Star Wars Rebels first season. We discuss our reactions to the news The Clone Wars was cancelled as well as our initial impressions of Rebels, the struggle for shows to survive in today’s TV market, continuity, the Lando episode, the progression of villains, the characters, the huge ending, music, links to Luke Skywalker and our ratings.


Back in 2012 (00:03:40)
Initial Feelings (00:04:35)
First Impressions of Rebels (00:15:22)
Today’s TV Environment (00:24:42)
Continuity (00:30:31)
The Lando Episode (00:35:36)
Boss Up (00:45:15)
The Characters (00:54:59)
A Huge Ending (01:03:25)
The Music (01:08:49)
Proto Luke Skywalker (01:12:30)
Final Thoughts and Ratings (01:20:03)
Closing (01:22:02)


Matthew Rushing


John Mills
Tristan Riddell


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)