Star Wars: Visions episodes ranked from worst to best

Star Wars: Visions English key art. Courtesy of
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“The Ninth Jedi.” Star Wars: Visions. Courtesy of
“The Ninth Jedi.” Star Wars: Visions. Courtesy of /

1. Star Wars: Visions – Episode 5: The Ninth Jedi

“The Ninth Jedi” is at the top of this list because it has everything that not only makes a good short film but also a great Star Wars story.

Out of all the short films in the anthology, this one is the most traditional in its storytelling. It’s an origin story and a revival. In Kara’s episode, the Jedi are scattered across the galaxy hiding so as not to be found by the Sith but determined to overthrow their hold.

Her father, Zhima, creates lightsabers that have been out of commission in this tale for years, to the point of almost being mythical. Like “T0-B1,” there is a reveal that older viewers will likely guess, but its execution is done so well that the element of surprise isn’t necessary for the reveal to be impactful.

We, the audience, have 22 minutes with Kara to see her growth from a Force-sensitive child to one destined for greatness. “The Ninth Jedi” feels like just the beginning of her story. It feels like a whole series could be birthed from her short film as it’s about the start of a new era.

It’s exciting with a thrilling fight sequence and a heroine to root for as Kara grows into her own power and place among the Jedi. There’s more than one short film in this collection that I’d like to see an expansion of but Kara’s is the most realized story and feels the most like we could be watching it now as a series on Disney+.

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Runtime: 22 minutes

Synopsis: Kara is the daughter of the sabersmith tasked by Juro to forge lightsabers for the Jedi whose arrival to the Aerial Temple could change the tide of the war. When her father’s life is threatened by Jedi hunters, it’s up to Kara to transport the lightsabers to the temple. If they should fall into the Siths’ hands, they’d have an advantage the side of Light can’t afford as lightsabers were thought to be lost to time and history before these new ones were forged.


English dub

  • Kimiko Glenn as Kara
  • Andrew Kishino as Juro
  • Simu Liu as Zhima
  • Masi Oka as Ethan
  • Greg Chun as Roden
  • Michael Sinterniklaas as Hen Jin
  • Neil Kaplan as Narrator

Japanese cast

  •  Chinatsu Akasaki as Kara
  • Tetsuo Kanao as Juro
  • Shin-ichiro Miki as Zhima
  • Hiromu Mineta as Ethan
  • Kazuya Nakai as Roden)
  • Daisuke Hirakawa as Hen Jin
  • Akio Ōtsuka as Narrator

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All nine episodes of Star Wars: Visions are available to stream now on Disney+.