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The new animated series from Disney and Lucasfilm titled Forces of Destiny has released their first episode. The first episode focuses on Rey, the mysterious Jakku resident from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rey must fight off a creature in order to save her new friend BB-8.

I’ll say that this episode short reminds us why Rey is bae. Rey is fricking awesome. Not only do we get to see her in action, but we also get to see that she truly cares about the creatures in Jakku even when they are trying to eat her friends. Oh, and we also get a glimpse at her using her latent Force powers against the creature.

Each animated short will be about 2-3 minutes long and will feature Rey (Daisy Ridley), Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Sabine (Tiya Sircar), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o).

The series will stay true to the canon already established by Lucasfilm. Their  main focus is showing us how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destiny of these familiar characters. All of the characters featured in the series are all unique and special and this series seeks to represent and convey those qualities.

This animated mini-series will be released on Disney Youtube.  These shorts will serve to set up the basis for a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel this Fall season.

What do you think of the first Forces of Destiny episode? Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments?

 

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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