Ghosts Of Geonosis – Part 1

Star Wars: RebelsThe Ghost crew is tapped for a mission to the apparently abandoned planet Geonosis…to see what happened to the previous Rebel expedition to that planet, led by a freedom fighter named Saw Gerrera. But where their previous visit revealed useful debris scattered around the planet, and no signs of the planet’s natives, this time the debris has been cleared up, and battle droids dating back to the Clone Wars are still active on the surface. Kanan, Ezra and Captain Rex find Saw Gerrera, as well as a surviving Geonosian who panics and remotely activates the battle droids, putting Zeb, Hera and Sabine in danger. Saw is obsessed with discovering what the surviving Geonosians – presumably in hiding – are doing for the Empire, and is willing to kill to get that information.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Dave Filoni and Steven Melching
directed by Saul Ruiz
music by Kevin Kiner
additional music by David Russell, Sean Kiner, and Dean Kiner
based on original themes and music by John Williams

RebelsCast: Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger), Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Kanan Jarrus), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), Steve Blum (Zeb Orrelios), Phil LaMarr (Bail Organa), Matthew Wood (Battle Droid Commander / Klik-Klak), Keone Young (Commander Sato), Dee Bradley Baker (Rex), Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera)

Notes: The Ghost crew previously visited Geonosis in the season 2 episode The Honorable Ones. Saw Gerrera first appeared in the fifth season of The Clone Wars (A War On Two Fronts), but had also recently appeared (in, chronologically, the character’s Rebelsfinal adventure) in the live-action film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; he was played by Forest Whitaker in both Rogue One and his appearance in Rebels. Geonosis and its indigenous insectoid people – as well as the first hint of their massive construction project – first appeared in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (2002).

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