Star Wars Rebels feels the force of a largely unexplored period in Star Wars history, but did you know the Disney XD animated series owes quite a bit to Ralph McQuarrie’s original movie concept art? Or that it needs its own continuity expert on the films? These are just some of the Imperial intelligence to uncover in the eighth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which ignites the spark of Disney’s Star Wars Rebels!

More than simply borrowing Ralph McQuarrie’s original designs (specifically for Zeb and Chopper), Rebels actively draws influence from the production design of the original trilogy, even recycling sound effects and working to recapture the original lightsaber look and feel. Surprisingly, the series also takes a few pages from esteemed artist Hayao Miyazaki.

‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Star Wars to Mad Max to The Avengers, but now it’s time to battle the Empire with Force-ful facts from our latest video, Star Wars Rebels!

Watch TV and movie installments of ‘You Think You Know’ down below, in addition to our Star Wars Rebels entry above, and let us know what shows we should cover next!

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