Imperial Supercommandos

Star Wars: RebelsPassage through Mandalorian space near the planetary remnant Concord Dawn has once again become hostile to Rebel traffic, and Sabine pays a visit to Fenn Rau, the Mandalorian leader she captured there. Rau has no idea what has changed, but offers to return with Sabine to find out; of course, he’s also planning to escape while he’s there. But even Fenn Rau finds no welcoming party at Concord Dawn: the Mandalorians there have thrown their lot in with the Empire, taking up arms as Imperial Supercommandos. Anyone who doesn’t join them in bowing to the Empire – even fellow Mandalorians – is marked for capture or death.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Christopher Yost
directed by Steward Lee
music by Kevin Kiner
based on original themes and music by John Williams

RebelsCast: Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger), Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Kanan Jarrus / Supercommando #2), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), Steve Blum (Zeb Orrelios / Supercommando #1), Keone Young (Commander Sato), Kevin McKidd (Fenn Rau), Ray Stevenson (Gar Saxon), Dave Filoni (Supercommando #3)

Notes: In a bit of a meta-gag, the all-white-armored Mandalorians hearken back to Ralph McQuarrie’s original design for Imperial “Supertroopers”, a costume design that was earmarked for a character that came to be known as Boba Fett during pre-production of The Empire Strikes Back.

LogBook entry by Earl Green