When Disney announced that they were making new animated shorts featuring some of Star Wars‘ most prominent characters I was totally on board. Since then there have been over two dozen of these fascinating shorts and now, with a Season 2, Forces of Destiny is bringing new incredible characters and providing them tantalizing backstory that is undoubtedly a blast to watch. So, here are the latest batch of new episodes that happen to be my favorite. Enjoy!
Porgs are really cute and so it’s no surprise to see that this was one of my favorite episodes so far in Forces of Destiny. We get to see Rey learning how to use the Force, which is always awesome, and then her interaction with the Porgs is downright one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen from the delightful little furballs. I love Porgs! 🙂
I liked this episode because not only do we get an exciting interaction between Princess Leia and Maz Kanata but we also get to see how Leia obtained the bounty hunter disguise that she used to save Han from the vile clutches of Jabba the Hutt. Leia is in full awesome mode in this animated short and I loved it.
The Path Ahead
And here’s a fascinating deeper look into the training of Luke Skywalker on Dagobah…which is awesome. Not only is it really cool to hear Mark Hamill playing the animated young Luke which is only fitting but to see him training transported me back to my young years watching The Empire Strikes Back and being utterly fascinated watching his Dagobah training scenes. This is definitely one of my favorite new entries in this animated series.
A Disarming Lesson
I haven’t watched the Star Wars: Rebels series yet but that didn’t keep me from enjoying this animated episode. To see this young Force-wielder in Ezra Bridger and a seasoned Jedi with Ahsoka Tano participate in an exercise with the Force was simply awesome. Ahsoka Tano is one of my favorite characters in all of Star Wars and to see her again was a definite treat.
Run Rey Run
It’s common knowledge that Rey is awesome and while we have an extensive idea of the adventures she had after we meet her in the sands of Jakku the life she lived before that is a complete mystery and so these shorts help elaborate on that unknown past. This is my second favorite animated short because it displays Rey’s heroism as she saves the alien scavenger, Teedo from a collapsing Star Destroyer. Not only is it awesome to see Rey in action like that but it also shows her benevolence, for Teedo is the farthest thing she could call from a friend and yet she still wouldn’t allow him to be crushed under tons of Imperial metal. That’s pretty cool and that’s why I love Rey. 🙂
This is undoubtedly my favorite newest episode as it takes one of The Force Awakens deleted scenes and spruces it up a notch by adding some more interaction between Finn and Rey and some more action and daring escapes. This animated short made me remember how much I love the relationship between both of these characters as they perfectly play off of each other in such a fun manner you can’t help but smile as you watch the short. I’m so glad they’ll be back together in Episode IX because they are undoubtedly one of the funnest duos to watch in Star Wars, animated or live-action.
These are, to me, the best new episodes in the animated series. What I love the most about these Forces of Destiny shorts is the fact that most of the actual actors that play these characters do the voices and so you really feel like you’re looking at these characters experiencing unknown adventures that are just now being presented and that’s pretty special.
There are some other episodes that feature some fascinating short adventures like one with Finn and Rose, another with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, one with Chewbacca and the Porgs, a few with Senator Padme Amidala, etc. and those are just as fun to watch.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.