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This article is about the short film. You may be looking for the droid of the same name.

"T0-B1" is an animated short film and episode of the web television series Star Wars: Visions. Produced by Science SARU, the short premiered on Disney+ on September 22, 2021.[3]

Plot summary[]

The droid apprentice[]

The episode opens with a bearded human man named Professor Mitaka speaking to a droid named T0-B1 in a brightly-lit laboratory. The droid emerges from a stasis chamber and asks Mitaka if he made him bigger again. Mitaka sends T0-B1 to fetch another droid named C03, which he complies. He looks around the house for C03. Following a search, he finds the astromech droid C03 drawing doodles on the walls of various locations and objects including an AT-AT walker. He tells C03 that they can play lightsabers afterwards.

Later, Mitaka addresses T0-B1 and the other droids. He warns Mitaka that he has repeatedly told him not to go into the basement. T0-B1 apologizes. Mitaka tells his droids, whom he calls his children, to get to work. T0-B1 leads the way. The droids help Professor Mitaka with his laboratory work. T0-B1 and C03 also work on calculations for Mitaka. T0-B1 asks Mitaka how long he has to work on the calculations, saying he is bored. Mitaka says that he has to work until there are clouds in the sky and there is green on the land. He tells T0-B1 of his plans to terraform their planet into a beautiful place.

When T0-B1 says that he longs to see the rest of the galaxy, Mitaka tells him that he is safe here because things are peaceful. T0-B1 interjects that the galaxy is "terrifying and full of danger." Mitaka says that T0-B1 now knows. T0-B1 responds because he has said it a million times and adds that the Jedi are needed in the galaxy to make it safe. While working on the calculations, T0-B1 images himself as a lightsaber wielding Jedi Knight fighting Imperial walkers and Star Destroyers.

Later, Mitaka tells him to snap out of his daydream. T0-B1 longs to be a Jedi Knight, traveling the galaxy and defeating evil. Mitaka explains that T0-B1 needs to accept reality. When it comes to the future, there is the distant but also the immediate. He explains that the reality is that being a Jedi is not as glamorous as T0-B1 imagines it to be. T0-B1 confides that he senses that something is calling out for him. He says that he keeps having dreams of being a great Jedi.

Search for the kyber crystal[]

Mitaka counsels T0-B1 to find himself a kyber crystal. Another droids plays a hologram of a kyber crystal. Mitaka tells him that there is one such crystal on the planet and that the crystal is the core of the lightsaber, the weapon of a Jedi Knight. He explains that the Jedi tradition is for Padawans, the young apprentices of the Jedi, to search for the crystals first. If he really wants to become a Jedi, Mitaka needs to find a crystal of his own.

The following morning, T0-B1 sets out into the desert with C03 on a speeder bike to find a crystal of his own. He looks under rocks and digs holes but can't find one. T0-B1 continues his search through the Jedi. While riding his bike, T0-B1 reflects on the difficulty of his quest. After returning home, Professor Mitaka counsels him to clear his mind and use the Force, explaining that it is the source of the Jedi's power. When T0-B asks where he can find the Force, Mitaka explains that the Force is present everywhere in all things.

Tragedy[]

The following day, T0-B1 resumes his hunt but doesn't know how to use the Force. C03 speaks in Binary. T0-B1 replies that he has already searched everywhere on the planet. T0-B1 then recalls Mitaka's warning not to go into the basement. That night, the droids venture into the basement. C03 says he has a bad feeling about it but T0-B1 responds that this is the only place he has not searched yet. T0-B1 takes a peek and discovers a skyhopper. The two climb into the ship and T0-B1 issues a call to all Jedi.

T0-B1's transmission is picked up by an Imperial Star Destroyer. A stormtrooper informs an Inquisitor that they have picked up a signal. The Inquisitor believes that it is a Jedi. Back on the planet, Mitaka discovers T0-B1 inside the skyhopper and tells him to get out. Mitaka uses the Force to force open the door and tells T0-B1 to come here. He uses the Force to levitate a box. T0-B1 realizes that Mitaka is a Jedi and asks why he didn't tell him. Mitaka replies in order to protect him.

As a TIE Advanced v1 approaches the planet, Mitaka senses through the Force that the Galactic Empire is here. He tells T0-B1 to stay hidden and not to come out for any reason. Mitaka uses the Force to levitate T0-B1, giving him an experience of the Force. T0-B1 pleads with the Professor not to deactivate him. He passes T0-B1 two lightsaber hilts and seals him behind a wall. Mitaka tasks C03 with keeping watch over T0-B1. And Mitaka's said his last words to T0-B1 before sealing the wall "I am one with the Force. The Force is with me."

Continuing Mitaka's dream[]

Later, T0-B1 discovers that the Professor's home has been wrecked and that the other droids apart from C03 have been destroyed. T0-B1 wonders where the Professor is only to discover that he has been killed and buried beneath a mound of rocks. After seeing Professor Mitaka's remaining plants, T0-B1 resolves to continue his mentor's terraforming research and fulfill the Professor's dreams. Working together, T0-B1 and C03 repair the other droids and rebuild his laboratory. They work tirelessly over a long period of time.

Through their efforts, T0-B1 and the droids are able to generate clouds and flora, which cover the planet. The clouds bring rain and T0-B1 realizes that the Professor's dream has come true. Through the Force, the late Mitaka tells T0-B1 to use the Force. He assembles a lightsaber with various components including a kyber crystal, which he discovers inside his body. The other droids cheer him as he celebrates his victory. His triumph is interrupted by the arrival of a TIE Advanced fighter.

Fighting the Inquisitor[]

As the Inquisitor approaches, T0-B1 asks the other droids who the newcomer is. He realizes it is the same Jedi killer that killed Professor Mitaka. The Inquisitor realizes that there is another Jedi on the planet and asks where did he come from. He asks if Mitaka hid him away. T0-B1 draws his lightsaber in self-defense and fights the Inquisitor, who says that he cannot allow him to become a threat.

During the fight, the Inquisitor uses the Force to raise earth, causing T0-B1 to fall and land. T0-B1 enters the spiritual plane and encounters Professor Mitaka, who tells him not to be afraid. He reassures his young Padawan T0-B1 that he is well prepared for this fight and thanks him for bringing life back to the planet. Mitaka is proud that T0-B1 has grown up and knights him as a Jedi Knight by the will of the Force. He wishes that the Force be with him.

Returning to the physical realm, T0-B1 continues his fight with the Inquisitor. The two parry with their blades. The Inquisitor hurls T0-B1 against several pipes. T0-B1 tells the other droids to open a valve while he leads the Inquisitor on a chase. The Inquisitor destroys several machines with his lightsaber. T0-B1 turns the controls for a pump, which causes an explosion. The Inquisitor survives the blast and drags T0-B1 with the Force, slicing off his left arm. The Inquisitor is surprised that a droid is a Jedi.

T0-B1 replies that his name is "Toby" before attacking the Inquisitor. The other droids attack the Inquisitor but he cuts some of them down. T0-B1 summons C03 before making a final attack on the Inquisitor. Following a duel, he slices off one of the Inquisitor's arm, killing him. The droids celebrate T0-B1's victory.

The Jedi path[]

"We'll continue our research, and the Professor's legacy of helping planets. Cause that's what Jedi do."

Following the battle, T0-B1 and C03 depart the now green planet in Mitaka's skyhopper. T0-B1 hopes to use the Professor's research to help other planets in line with the Jedi calling of helping others. The episode ends with them flying into space.

Credits[]

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Cast

Japanese Voice Cast

English Voice Cast

Crew

  • Inspired by Star Wars created by – George Lucas
  • Directed by – Abel Gongora
  • Written by – Yuichiro Kido
  • Produced by – Science SARU
  • Executive Producer – Eunyoung Choi
  • Producer – Kohei Sakita
  • Executive Producers – James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez
  • Co-Executive Producer – Justin Leach
  • Producer – Kanako Shirasaki
  • Sound Director – Eriko Kimura
  • English Voice Casting by – Lindsay Halper, Stephanie Shieh
  • English Voice Casting Coordinator – Caroline Keller
  • Score – Keiichiro Shibuya, A-bee
  • Sound Design – Matsuo Ohno, Yasuto Yura, Rubyorla
  • Character Designer – Takafumi Hori
  • Storyboard Artist – Abel Gongora
  • Animators – Joao Do Lago, Juan Manuel Laguna, Mehdi Aouichaoui, Benjamin Faure, Taeko Otsuka, Shoko Takahata, Shun Sakata, Shota Kambayashi, Joan Chung, Asaka Yokoyama, Daniel Baron, Vann Oba, Abel Gongora
  • Second Key Animation – Karin Noguchi, Taisei Uchida, Yusuke Matsui, Cobos Raineiro, Studio Lings, Yousuke Asano, Mari Umezawa, Dr Movie, Kim Hye Soo, Kim Kwan Woo, Hong Da Young, Park Eun Ju, Lee Hyun Mi, ST.blue, J.C. Staff, Haruka Tsubata, Arisa Konishi, Ryoka Tanaka, Kaito Kono, Asahi Production Co., Ltd., Hironori Idu
  • In Between Inspection – Shotaro Imai
  • In Between Animation – Tatsunoko Production (as Tatsunoko.Production), Saya Chiba, Yuka Abe, Kyosuke Kato, Natsuki Hara, Hikaru Hayashi, Ai Tokumoto, One Order, Asahi Production Co., Ltd., Dr Movie
  • Color Designer – Satoshi Hashimoto (Madbox)
  • Color Design Assistant, Color Setting & Finish Check – Ayaka Nakamura (Madbox)
  • Paint – One Order, Asahi Production Co., Ltd., Dr Movie
  • Dehogallery
  • Art Director, All Background Work by – Yoshikazu Fukutome
  • Background Coordinator – Takeshi Kobayashi
  • Background Manager – Kaoru Inamura
  • CG – Louis Ventre
  • Compositing Director – Batiste Perron
  • Compositing – Naz, Toshikazu Hisano, Sawori Ujihara, Shota Yoshida, Tsaimei Lin, Takahiro Hondai, Tasuku Takagi, Haruka Ito
  • Editor – Kiyoshi Hirose (editz)
  • Production Chief Manager – Rachel Eunji Choi
  • Production Managers – Julian Libin, Kaishi Watanabe
  • Development – Yuichiro Kido, Yuka Nakamura, Montiel Santiago, Batiste Perron, R Makoto Matsumura, Shun Sakata, Shota Kambayashi, Joan Chung
  • Prop Designers – Shoko Takahata, Eri Kinoshita
  • Post Production Sound Consultant, Skywalker SoundMatthew Wood
  • Recording Mixer – Sae Miyoshi
  • Recording – Sayaka Ninomiya
  • Recording Assistant – Mana Aida
  • Music Recorded & Mixed by – Toshihiko Kasai (studio Atlio)
  • Music Producer – Atsushi Chizawa (U/M/A/A Inc.)
  • Music Executive Producer – Masakazu Hiroishi (U/M/A/A Inc.)
  • Music Production Cooperation – Dai Sato, Daichi Kagawa
  • Tohokushinsha Film Corp.
  • Sound Production Coordinator – Yuji Tange
  • Creative Executives, Lucasfilms – Matt Martin, Kelsey Sharpe
  • Script Adaptation – Matt Michnovetz
  • English Language Productions – NYAV Post
  • Voice Director – Michael Sinterniklaas
  • Production Coordinator – Stephanie Sheh
  • NYAV Production – Clark Cheng, Chelsey Cohen
  • Theme Music Composed by – David W. Collins
  • Main Title Designed by – Herzog Design Company
  • Post Production – Imagica Entertainment Media Services, Inc.
  • Online Editor – Kasumi Shibata
  • Color Grader – Takefumi Saito, Masato Sekiguchi
  • Digital Cinema Engineer – Aya Shintani
  • Techical Coordinator – Kyosuke Sakai
  • Studio Coordinator – Yawara Hata
  • Associate Producers – Yoshiko Makabe, Akane Itagaki, Nicholas Zabaly
  • Studio Management – Kokoro Takishima, Hikaru Kato, Moe Horiuchi, Satsuki Watanabe
  • Vehicle Management – Masamichi Takemura
  • Translator & Interpreter – Patrick Spellman
  • System Management – Hajime Imamura
  • Production Coordinators – Caroline Keller, Katrina Minett
  • Additional Production Coordination by – Irene Chung
  • Production Assistants – Garrison Allen, Ronjae Jones
  • Post Production Supervisor – Diane Caliva
  • Post Production Manager – Irene Chung
  • Associate Post Production Manager – Julie Kogura
  • Post Production Assistant – Julia McIntosh
  • Imaging Supervisor – Jeroen (J) Schulte
  • Online Mastering Operator – Michael Parkinson
  • Additional Translations by – Creative Sphere, Inc., Peter Mj Kim, Adrian Lozano
  • Lucasfilm Ltd.
  • President – Kathleen Keennedy
  • EVP/General Manager – Lynwen Brennan, CBE
  • VP, Finance – Lori Aultman
  • VP, Post Production – Pippa Anderson
  • VP, AV Creative – Anna Yeager
  • Deputy Chief Counsel – Rhonda Hjort
  • Production Counsel – Naureen Z. Hoque
  • Counsel – Alexic Donoghoe
  • Senior Manager, Legal Affairs – Christopher Holm
  • Clearances – Angela Lupinetti
  • Localization – Michael Kohn
  • SVP, Live Action Development & Production – Michelle Rejwan
  • EVP, Physical Production – Momita Sengupta
  • VP, Publicity & Communications – Lynne Hale
  • VP, Franchise Marketing – Megan Crumpacker
  • VP, Human Resources – Blaire Chaput
  • Supervisor, Int'l Marketing – Barbara Gamlen
  • Supervisor, Franchise Content & Strategy – Steve Blank
  • Supervisor, Film & Franchise Publicity – Chris Argyropoulos
  • Supervisor, Physical Production Technology – Lori Gianino
  • Supervisor, Physical & Post Production – Gary Thompson
  • Supervisor, Communications & Internal Events – Alison Fisker
  • Supervisor, HR Business Partner – Janetta Wood
  • Franchise Story Team – Pablo Hidalgo, Leland Chee, Emily Shkoukani, Shiree Cole, Kate Izquierdo
  • Studio Team – Shahana Alam, Kylie Clark, Erin Feller, Emily Foster, Kaari Gerber, John Hannon, Kristen Hidalgo, Laura Holliday, Jayson Kashiwabara, Nicole Lacoursiere, Gabrielle Levenson, Kristie Ling, Kerri Martin, Jason Schultz, Christian Streaty, Stacey Zimmerman
  • Rights and clearances by – Barbour & Company, Cassandra Barbour

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