Star Wars: Visions season 1, episode 6 recap – “T0-B1” I'm a real boy

September 22, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 0
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Summary

“T0-B1” provides a novel protagonist and shines a new light on one of the franchise’s most enduring staples.

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Summary

“T0-B1” provides a novel protagonist and shines a new light on one of the franchise’s most enduring staples.

This recap of Star Wars: Visions season 1, episode 6, “T0-B1”, contains spoilers.


Droids – you can’t have a Star Wars story without them. “T0-B1” introduces an unconventional one in the titular sentient android, who impatiently dreams of becoming a Jedi Knight while his creator works to restore life on their barren planet. With soft visuals stripped of their harsh, spiky edges, a likable protagonist, and an uplifting sentiment at its core, this is a pleasant diversion with a novel concept and some surprisingly solid action when it comes down to it.

Star Wars: Visions season 1, episode 6 recap

Obviously, there’s a cautionary tale about impulsivity here, with T0-B1’s rash actions inadvertently summoning the Sith to the planet and leading directly to the death of his creator, himself a secret Jedi whose efforts to impart patience fell on somewhat deaf ears. An imposing-looking Sith warrior makes for a nice antagonist as T0-B1 – pronounced Tobi – is forced to learn on the job.

Despite there not being much to speak of here in terms of plot, droids are so integral to the Star Wars canon that simply seeing a new use for them gives the episode some value. Its open-ended plot – T0-B1 heads out into the galaxy to continue the professor’s legacy of healing planets – feels like a perfect backdoor pilot for the family-friendly adventures of this lovable little droid Jedi, a concept with obvious legs.

I’m admittedly not the biggest fan of this visual style, but it suits the story being told here, and T0-B1’s voice work manages to stay charming without overstepping into grating territory. Even though this feels like perhaps the slightest episode of the anthology, there’s still a valuable moral sentiment at its core, and it makes a case for itself with clear execution and a surprisingly well-wrought tussle between T0-B1 and the Sith warrior to cap things off. Droid-based storytelling has often been the weakest kind in various other Star Wars media, especially The Clone Wars, so it’s nice to put the little fellas to decent use.

You can stream Star Wars: Visions season 1, episode 6 exclusively on Disney+.

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