**Spoilers** for the Star Wars Rebels episode “The Call.”
In “The Call,” the crew of the Ghost is looking to beat the Empire to a much-needed fuel supply when they encounter a most unusual sight — a pod of whale-like space creatures known as the purrgil. Ezra is intrigued by the creatures, but Hera considers them a menace.
Soon it becomes evident to Ezra that there is a connection between the fuel the rebels desperately need, and the purrgil. Can the needs of both be satisfied? Only through the Force.
Take a look behind-the-scenes of “The Call” with the latest Rebels Recon:
In this installment of Rebels Recon, StarWars.com goes inside the Star Wars Rebels episode “The Call” with creator interviews and more.
“This episode was really about showing how Ezra is continuing to broaden his abilities with the Force and how he can commune with other living creatures,” says co-executive produce Henry Gilroy. In addition, it pulls back the curtain on some Star Wars lore: the origin of the hyperdrive.
“I began to think that what if the first hyperspace travel wasn’t technological,” executive producer Dave Filoni says, “but that it was nature and that there were creatures that people could witness, that could jump to hyperspace.” Those creatures are the whale-like purrgil, which Ezra connects with through the Force throughout “The Call.” This episode also explores the Mining Guild, first mentioned in The Empire Strikes Back.
Finally, Lucasfilm’s Andi Gutierrez tracks down Pablo Hidalgo of the Story Group for two questions: one regarding time dilation, and the other on the difference between wild space and the Unknown Regions…