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  • Awesome Music: All of it. The composers may not have been on the level of John Williams, but they still did an amazing job.
  • Ear Worm: The opening song, written and performed by Stewart Copeland!
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Thall is shown wielding a lightsaber in the very first episode. But the show takes place only a few years after Revenge of the Sith, meaning he must have gotten it from a recently slain Jedi. Alternatively, Thall is a young Jedi who's been hiding out for the past few years, and was probably slain himself offscreen.
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    • The entire series could qualify because New Jedi Order has that the Yuuzhan Vong destroying Hosk Station and Kalarba. By dropping Hosk Station onto Kalarba!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Boba Fett is already the galaxy's most feared Bounty Hunter and sounds like an adult, despite the fact that he's no more than sixteen. Mind you, he was already quite good at his job in The Clone Wars, when he'd be even younger....
    • Going by the same movie, R2-D2's fear of heights seems rather ridiculous after the revelation that he can fly.
    • One of the show's villains is named Kybo Ren. This is mysteriously close to Kylo Ren, one of the villains from The Force Awakens. Bonus points for having TIE fighters with red and black colour schemes.
    • ABC didn't like Lucasfilm's original pitch for the show, claiming that it was too Star-Wars-y. Cut to present day, when both Lucasfilm and ABC are owned by the Walt Disney Corporation, creator of the most Star-Wars-y series of all time: Star Wars Rebels. The only way this could be more ironic would be if Rebels aired on ABC instead of Disney XD.
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    • Hell, the first episodes of Rebels actually did air on ABC in primetime, as a special promotion!
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The made-for-TV movie, The Great Heep, is significantly darker than other episodes. It involves droids getting their power drained (the robotic equivalent of having someone suck out their life force) complete with the lovely image of their colour fading to a sickly brown. The main villain of the episode, the eponymous Great Heep is far more sinister than the show's villains up to that point — not to mention his death scene is quite terrifying in itself, complete with lightning and rain. The episode also chronologically introduces Admiral Screed, who went on to become the central Imperial character on the show. He is only slightly less evil than the Great Heep.
    • Bisad Koon's death. Holy Toledo, Bisad Koon's death. The disease he's contracted causes him to simply...disappear, leaving his clothes behind. Think Obi-wan's death at Vader's hands, but more disturbing.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The ending of "A Race to the Finish." Artoo and Threepio learn that their masters have been offered a job, but they choose not to take it because it would mean that Artoo and Threepio would have to be reprogrammed. Artoo realises that they need to take the job, and he and Threepio get into an escape pod, and launch just before the ship goes to light speed.
    Threepio: We may be surrounded by nothingness, but we do have something...friend.


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