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Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow is a one-hour television movie that serves as the premiere/first and second episodes to the third season of Star Wars Rebels.

It was first screened at Star Wars Celebration in Europe on July 16, 2016 before making its television premiere on September 24, 2016.

Synopsis

Ezra, having grown in power, leads a mission to break the crew's old friend Hondo Ohnaka out of prison. Meanwhile, Grand Admiral Thrawn -- a master Imperial strategist -- has vowed to dismantle and destroy the growing rebellion

Cast

  • Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger
  • Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan Jarrus, Stormtrooper
  • Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren
  • Steve Blum as Zeb Orrelios, Imperial Officer #2, Rebel Soldier
  • Dave Filoni as C1-10P a.k.a. "Chopper" (Uncredited), Rebel Trooper, Stormtrooper Guard #2
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Admiral Konstantine, Melch, Rex, Stormtrooper Guard #1
  • David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus
  • Tom Baker as Bendu
  • Derek Partridge as Commander Brom Titus
  • Keone Young as Commander Sato
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Governor Pryce
  • Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn
  • Stephen Stanton as Grand Moff Tarkin
  • Jim Cummings as Hondo Ohnaka, Imperial Officer #1, Mining Guild Captain, Terba
  • Nika Futterman as Presence

Appearances

Characters

  • Bendu (First appearance)
  • Big Bongo (Illustrated on suit)
  • Ezra Bridger
  • C1-10P "Chopper"
  • Jan Dodonna (Mentioned only)
  • Kanan Jarrus
  • Alexsandr Kallus
  • Kassius Konstantine
  • Melch (First appearance)
  • Mitth'raw'nuruodo "Thrawn" (First appearance)
  • Hondo Ohnaka
  • Garazeb Orrelios
  • Sheev Palpatine (Mentioned only)
  • Presence (Voice only)
  • Arihnda Pryce (First pictured)
  • Ben Quadinaros (Appears on poster)
  • Rex
  • Jun Sato
  • Hera Syndulla
  • Ahsoka Tano (Indirect entioned only)
  • Wilhuff Tarkin
  • Terba (First appearance)
  • Brom Titus
  • Unidentified Bith musician (Poster only)
  • Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
  • Sabine Wren

Creatures

  • Bird
    • Convor
  • Dokma
  • Krykna
  • Pig (Mentioned only)
  • Spider (Mentioned only)
  • Worm (Illustrated on suit)
    • Joopa (Illustrated on suit)

Droid models

  • Astromech droid
    • C-series
      • C1-series astromech droid
  • DTS-series Dismantler Droid (First appearance)

Events

  • Imperial Era
    • Batonn sector insurgency (First mentioned; albeit indirectly)
      • Batonn insurgency (First mentioned)
        • Siege of the Creekpath Mining and Refining complex (First mentioned; albeit indirectly)
    • Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire
      • Attack on Lothal (First mentioned)
      • Lothal campaign
        • Mission to Reklam Station (First appearance)
      • Mission to Malachor (Indirect mention only)
      • Rescue of Hondo Ohnaka (First appearance)
      • Rescue on the Imperial Interdictor (Indirect mention only)

Locations

  • Naraka (First appearance)
    • Naraka prison (First appearance)
  • Outer Rim Territories
    • Batonn sector (First mentioned)
      • Batonn (First mentioned)
    • Lothal sector
      • Atollon system
        • Atollon
          • Atollon Coral Mesa
            • Chopper Base
          • Bendu's valley (First appearance)
      • Lothal (Mentioned only)
        • Imperial Armory Complex (Indirect mention only)
  • Sereeda Waypoint (First appearance)
  • Yarma system (First appearance)
    • Yarma (First appearance)
      • Reklam Station (First appearance)

Organizations and titles

  • Alliance to Restore the Republic (Indirect mention only)
  • Architect (Mentioned only)
  • Batonn insurgents (First mentioned)
  • Bridger family
  • Galactic Empire
    • Galactic Emperor (Mentioned only)
    • Governor
      • Governor of Lothal (First pictured)
    • Grand Moff
    • Imperial Military
      • Imperial Army
        • Imperial combat driver
        • Stormtrooper Corps
          • Stormtrooper
      • Imperial Navy
        • Imperial Starfighter Corps
          • TIE fighter pilot (Helmet only)
        • Lothal sector fleet (Mentioned only)
        • Seventh Fleet (First mentioned)
    • Imperial Officer Corps
      • Imperial officer
    • Imperial Security Bureau
      • Agent
  • Galactic Republic (Mentioned only)
  • Jedi
    • Jedi Knight
    • Padawan
  • Magistrate (Mentioned in Aurebesh text only)
  • Mandalorian
    • House Vizsla
      • Clan Wren
  • Massassi Group (Mentioned only)
  • Mining Guild
    • Mining Guild guard
  • Officer
    • Admiral
    • Captain
    • Commander
    • General (Mentioned only)
    • Grand Admiral (First pictured)
    • Lieutenant Commander
  • Ohnaka Gang (Emblem only)
  • Outer Rim Supply Co. (Sticker only)
  • Phoenix Cell
    • Phoenix Squadron
    • Rebel pilot
    • Spectres
  • Pryce family (First pictured)
  • Sith (Voice only)
    • Sith Lord (Voice only)
  • Tarkin family

Sentient species

  • Bith (Appears on poster)
  • Chiss
  • Human
    • Clone
    • Corellian (Mentioned only; on poster) (Misspelled as "Correllian")
    • Coruscanti
    • Lothalite
  • Lasat
  • Theelin (Appears on a poster)
  • Toong (Appears on poster)
  • Twi'lek
  • Ugnaught
  • Weequay

Vehicles and vessels

  • Repulsorcraft (Appears on poster)
    • Podracer (Appears on poster)
      • Plug-F Mammoth Split-X engine (Appears on poster)
  • Space station
    • ICM-092792
  • Starship
    • Bomber
      • Light bomber (First identified as Light bomber)
    • Capital ship
      • Star Destroyer
        • Imperial-class Star Destroyer
          • Imperial I-class Star Destroyer
        • Interdictor-class Star Destroyer (Indirect mention only)
          • Imperial Interdictor (Indirect mention only)
        • Venator-class Star Destroyer (Model only)
    • Carrier
      • Quasar Fire-class cruiser-carrier
        • Phoenix Nest
    • Corvette
      • CR90 corvette
    • Cruiser
      • Light cruiser
        • Arquitens-class command cruiser
    • Freighter
      • Aurore-class freighter
      • Light freighter
        • VCX-100 light freighter
          • Ghost
        • YT-1300 light freighter (Appears on poster)
    • Interdictor vessel (Indirect mention only)
    • Shuttle
      • Sentinel-class landing craft
        • Last Chance (First appearance)
    • Starfighter
      • A-wing starfighter
        • RZ-1 A-wing interceptor
      • Bomber
        • Y-wing starfighter
          • BTL-A4 Y-wing assault starfighter/bomber (First identified as Y-wing light bomber)
      • TIE line
        • TIE/ln space superiority starfighter
        • TIE/mg Mining Guild starfighter
      • VCX-series auxiliary starfighter
        • Phantom
  • Walker
    • All Terrain Defense Pod

Weapons and technology

  • Armor
    • Clone trooper armor
      • Phase II clone trooper armor
    • Mandalorian armor
      • Nite Owl helmet
        • Sabine Wren's modified Nite Owl helmet
      • Sabine Wren's armor
    • Stormtrooper armor
  • Beskar
  • Blaster
    • Blaster pistol
      • DC-17 hand blaster
      • Heavy blaster pistol
        • DL-44 heavy blaster pistol
          • Ezra's heavy blaster pistol (First appearance)
      • RK-3
      • WESTAR-35 blaster pistol
    • Blaster rifle
      • E-11 blaster rifle
  • Bo-rifle
    • AB-75 bo-rifle
  • Code cylinder
  • Computer (Mentioned only)
    • Navigation computer (Mentioned only)
  • Flamethrower
  • Holocron
    • Sith holocron
      • Sith holocron (Malachor)
  • Hologram
  • Hyperdrive (Mentioned only)
  • Lightsaber
    • Ezra Bridger's second lightsaber (First appearance)
    • Kanan's lightsaber
  • Officer's disk
  • Rocket booster
  • Sensor beacon
  • Thermal detonator
  • Tractor beam (Mentioned only)

Trivia

  • Steps into Shadow was split into two parts on Disney+The first part ends with the Phantom landing on Reklam Station.
  • The Ghost's ship, the Phantom is destroyed. As a wry joke/taunt, the writer who pitched the idea of actually destroying the Phantom shuttle in this episode was nicknamed "The Phantom Menace" on-set for much of the season.
  • First time that Darth Vader is not seen as neither a hologram or in person, but is mentioned by Tarkin.
  • The events of the episode/special takes place six months after the previous episode.

References

  1. Dawn of Rebellion dates the events of Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow seventeen years after the end of the Clone Wars, dated 19 BBY in the Atlas
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