Ahsoka: 5 interesting moments from Time to Fly

(L-R): Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Huyang (David Tennant) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Huyang (David Tennant) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

Ahsoka Tano’s show on Disney Plus, appropriately titled Ahsoka, has been one of their most-viewed series, according to reports from both the streaming service and outside sources.

The latest installment of the series, “Time to Flybrought another exciting episode, so here are 5 interesting things from Episode 3.

5. Marrok speaks

This may seem like a small thing, but with a character so shrouded in mystery, it was both exciting and confusing at the same time to hear words come from them. We don’t know the identity of the character, and Lucasfilm has them speaking in a robotic voice to make the identity until the time of the reveal.

Who is Marrok? Only time will tell, but there are many theories out there about this topic that you can read here on Dork Side of the Force.

4. The Dogfights

The call back to World War II-style aerial dogfighting with the ships wasn’t lost on me. The ships Shin Hati and Marrok flew even looked like WWII-era fighter planes. It was pretty cool to watch those scenes and see the vessels part through the clouds and attempt to shoot down Ahsoka, Sabine, and Huyang abord Ahsoka’s T-6 shuttlecraft.

This is a smaller detail but a cool one that should be noted.

3. Sabine’s Training

On the surface, it’s just training between Huyang and Sabine when Ahsoka walks in. But what follows is a great call back to the scene in A New Hope where Obi-Wan Kenobi is training Luke Skywalker with the training remote and shields his eyes with the helmet. Ahsoka covers Sabine’s eyes with a helmet, and although not a word-for-word quote, both Luke and Sabine complain about the inability to see and fight/defend themselves.

This scene introduced a new lightsaber training technique called Zatochi, which has deep roots in Star Wars.

2. Huyang’s sarcasm

The droid Huyang may be familiar to fans of The Clone Wars as the droid professor who assisted younglings to build their lightsabers. He is voiced by acclaimed actor David Tennant in both The Clone Wars and now in Ahsoka as well. Tennant actually won an Emmy for his role in the animated series.

Huyang has a delightful amount of sarcasm in the way that he answers both Sabine and Ahsoka, coupling that trait with a bit of droid humor as well. Telling Sabine that she is the worst Padawan prospect was humorous to me, having him admit to it with Ahsoka was funnier, in my opinion. He just said he was being honest.

1. Huyang changes Jedi History

I saved this one for last, because it’s possibly important. Huyang spoke a subtle piece of dialogue, and if you weren’t paying attention, you may have missed it. In a conversation between Huyang and Ahsoka, Huyang says “Very few Mandalorians ever became Jedi”. In previous shows and even Jedi lore, the only Mandalorian to ever become a Jedi was Tarre Vizsla, the original carrier of the Darksaber.

Seeing how the Mandalorians viewed the Jedi and warred against them, it would make sense that very few, if only one, would ever join the ranks of the Jedi Order. But Huyang’s statement opens the door for us to find out about more Mandalorians becoming Jedi, possibly even Sabine.

Ahsoka debuts a new episode every Tuesday night at 9 pm EST, streaming only on Disney+. Come back to Dork Side of the Force after each episode for breaking news, theories and episode reviews.