Forces of Destiny, the microshort animated TV show, will return with 8 all-new adventures March 19! They’ll debut on the Disney YouTube channel at 12:00 p.m. CST and they’ll air as part of a TV special March 25 at 8:50 p.m. CST. The latest episodes include new stories with Sabine, Hera, Rey, Leia, Maz, Ahsoka, Padmé, Luke, Yoda, and many more. Check out the episode list/descriptions and images below! Continue reading “Forces of Destiny Returns March 19”
After two volumes of Daring Adventures, the young reader’s Forces of Destiny book line moves into a more focused approach, wherein all three stories focus on a single character. The first volume focuses on Princess Leia, but also has surprise delights in store for fans of Star Wars Rebels!
When it was first announced the younger marketed Star Wars Adventures comics from IDW would have a Forces of Destiny tie-in miniseries, a show itself great for the same audience the comic reached, it felt like a match made in Cloud City. Now that all five issues of the female-centric miniseries have released, all written by female creatives, I can honestly say it belongs among the clouds, despite a few minor missteps that won’t really matter to core readers of the event series. Continue reading “Canon Comic Review: Star Wars Adventures – Forces of Destiny (#1-5)”
Possibly slipping through the cracks in the excitement between quite a bit of material released under the Journey to The Last Jedi banner, Forces of Destiny: Daring Adventures vol 2 reintroduces us to Ahsoka, Leia, and Jyn Erso in three fun adventures! Are they worth revisiting?
October was a great month for Forces of Destiny. Disney XD aired two animated specials, each featuring four new shorts alongside four old shorts at the beginning and end of the month. Forces of Destiny: Daring Adventures vol 2, focusing on Ahsoka, Leia, and Jyn Erso debuted the same day as From a Certain Point of View. Finally, after a one week delay, Forces of Destiny: Tales of Hope & Courage was released. Feeling a bit overwhelmed yet?
The Forces of Destiny animated shorts, 2-3 minutes in length, are aimed at honoring the female heroines of the GFFA, released as two TV specials in the month of October, with more on the way next year. I’ll be going over the initial 16 episodes here, which include adventures with Princess Leia, Rey, Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla, Ahsoka Tano, and many more, discussing why it’s easy to ignore their (literal) shortcomings and enjoy them as fun little stories with good moral kernels to devour, mainly for those way younger than this late-twenties year old. Continue reading “Forces of Destiny Review: The First 16 Episodes”
The Forces of Destiny are back in two half-hour TV specials on October 1 and 29 (8:00 ET/PT), starring once again Star Wars’ female characters like Rey, Sabine, Hera, Leia, Jyn, Ahsoka, and many more, all voiced by their original actresses (besides Leia, of course). The newest round even sees Finn and Han Solo join the ladies in their adventures as well! The half-hour specials include 4 episodes from the previous batch matched up with 4 from the newest batch of 8, and will find their way to YouTube afterwards. Update: The newest episodes from the October 1 special are slowly dropping on YouTube and you can find them below, along with links to the first 8. Continue reading “Forces of Destiny Round Two Starts in October (UPDATED)”
Rey and BB-8 take on the dangers of Jakku; Sabine learns what it means to be a friend to a strong-willed acquaintance; and Ahsoka learns how far a simple act of kindness can go in the first volume of Forces of Destiny: Daring Adventures!
Forces of Destiny‘s final episode of the first eight returns us to Garel, but instead of watching Jyn help some innocents, we see Sabine and Leia get into a “Bounty of Trouble.” There’s some good variety to this episode compared to the first 7, as Sabine feigns being a bounty hunter to get Leia by herself so they can make a transfer of Imperial datatapes…until an actual bounty hunter, IG-88 (!!) shows up and messes things up for everyone. Of course Sabine gets the tapes and Leia remains incognito Rebellion helper, but it’s done in such an amusing way that only Sabine, the master of colors, and Leia could pull off; I seriously hope we’ll get to see these together a bit more, beyond Leia’s sole (so far) Rebels appearance. Since it’ll be until Fall before the series continues, this was a particularly strong one to end on for a bit. Building off that fact that these were originally supposed to air on the Disney Channel July 9, which didn’t happen, this episode dropped nearly at midnight CST, which seems extremely odd considering the main market for these shorts. We’ll have overall impressions of the first eight episodes up soon! Click on through for links to the rest of the shorts. Continue reading “A “Bounty of Trouble” Follows Sabine and Leia in Forces of Destiny”
As great as it was to see Ahsoka and Anakin together again, it warms the heart even more to not only see Ahsoka and Padme together, taking down someone foolish to fight them, but just to see Padme irregardless, as it feels like she’s gotten the shortest stick out of all the prequel characters. “The Imposter Inside” allows us to see both Padme’s diplomatic focus but also her hidden badassey when the need arises. Jyn Erso stars in the other new episode, “The Stranger,” where she saves an innocent girl’s cat (like the Loth-cat, but from Garel, also a planet first visited on Rebels). I felt like it was the stronger of the two considering Jyn had to go out of her way to save the day, and knowing her full backstory from other material, like the YA novel Rebel Rising, highlights how this was an action she took to help prevent someone else from suffering the same losses she did as a child.
Initially, there was supposed to be an airing of all these shorts on the Disney Channel July 9, but that time has come and past with no showing. Perhaps they are waiting until the 8th and final one of this first half airs on YouTube July 10? Even that’s a mystery and it’s a bit weird to have announced it to air on the Disney Channel, even showing commercials for it (that Tweet being from series writer Jennifer Muro, who seemed surprised as anyone that they were going to be on air July 9), but never follow through. Check out links for the other episodes below. Continue reading “Padme and Ahsoka Deal with an Imposter, Jyn Erso Helps the Innocent in Newest Forces of Destiny”