UPDATE 3! All Four New Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Episodes Released

The short series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is back with a half-hour long episode on the Disney Channel that consists of several old episodes and some new ones. Disney has already released all four of the new episodes on Youtube titled “Newest Recruit”, “Tracker Trouble”, “Teach you, I will” and The Starfighter Stunt. Check them out…

 

 

From Disney’s Youtube page:

 

Sabine and Ketsu face off against stormtroopers on a mission that becomes more complicated than they bargained for.

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE!

 

Chewie and Rey use their mechanical skill to find a tracker bomb on the Millennium Falcon.

 

 

 

 

Also earlier today the two voice actors who voiced young and old Han were revealed:

 

 

 

Old Han is voiced  by Kiff Vanden Heuvel:

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 2!

 

Ahsoka learns to fight with two lightsabers as she spars with Master Yoda.

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 3!

 

While Ahsoka teaches Padme how to pilot, they come under attack by a droid starfighter.

 

 

 

 

The next half-hour special that will also have four new episodes will air on Sunday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and the Disney Channel App as well.

 

 

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79 thoughts on “UPDATE 3! All Four New Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Episodes Released

  • October 2, 2017 at 12:59 pm
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    Meh

    • October 3, 2017 at 2:16 pm
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      Double Meh on you!

  • October 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm
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    Ugh.

    • October 2, 2017 at 7:51 pm
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      …your comment is, hmm.

  • October 2, 2017 at 5:58 pm
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    They are fine I guess, seeing as the target audience is younger girls (though that is just a broad generalization) so they serve their purpose. Why they don’t have some more backstory episodes on, say, C-3PO or R2, I don’t know. I get that it’s supposed to appeal to younger kids, but why not do a droid or something. When I first watched these movies, I thought the C-3PO and R2 relationship was hilarious! GO FOR IT DISNEY! DON’T BE AFRAID TO HAVE GOOD CONTENT!!! 🙂

  • October 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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    Star Wars isn’t a premier brand anymore.

    • October 2, 2017 at 7:51 pm
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      Sure it is. It’s always been entertainment aimed at the mass market. Anyone entertaining allusions that Star Wars was ever some sort of niche thing are fooling themselves. And if it’s no longer a “premier brand”, then how to you explain the wild success it’s been having?

      What you’re seeing with things like Forces of Destiny is Star Wars reaching out to specific facets of it’s fan-base demographic. In the cases of FOD, it’s probably younger girls. And there’s nothing inherently wrong with that.

      • October 2, 2017 at 7:53 pm
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        Well said.

      • October 2, 2017 at 8:56 pm
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        Don’t look now, but have you seen the shelves stuffed with the same SW merchandise that isn’t moving, year after year? Have you seen the liquidation stores crammed with SW merch? The films have made bank so far, but the real engine of SW, the merchandising, is staring a real crisis in the face, and, no, on that front it’s NOT a premiere brand as things stand.

        • October 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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          “have you seen the shelves stuffed with the same SW merchandise that isn’t moving, year after year?”

          I’d imagine that’s likely more an issue of brick-and-mortar retail woes than a lack of interest in Star Wars product. Are there stacks of art sets and other cheap product collecting dust at outlet stores? You bet. But that’s hardly indicative of the health of the brand. Is some of this stuff overproduced? Sure. So what? That goes with everything these days.

          “…the real engine of SW, the merchandising, is staring a real crisis in the face…”

          If you limit your perspective to the toy aisle at Wal-Mart, that might be so. I don’t know. I don’t collect modern action figure toys so I can’t really speak to that. But among my collector friends, there is a real buzz regarding the Black Series figures and those dang Funko Pop things that are everywhere. But the vast majority of their purchases are done online. The success of the brand is seen elsewhere as well. Bandai is experiencing runaway success with their model kits. Fantasy Flight can’t get out gaming product fast enough. Hot Toys figures are selling out on preorder before they even debut. Those are just a few examples.

        • October 2, 2017 at 9:47 pm
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          That is largely thanks to the meteoric rise of digital media such as video games and social media etc. Most people are addicted to the Internet nowadays and more and more of us are buying things online which is a real kick in the pants for highstreet retailers. Definitely not a crisis at all. If anything it’s great business on the merchandising front for Disney and the Star Wars brand as a whole, they are absolutely made of money and it’s only going to get better for them with the franchise steadily growing in terms of popularity and success every year with new movies, TV shows, games, books, comics and toys/collectibles-all of which are more popular than ever before.

      • October 2, 2017 at 9:31 pm
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        You nailed it: there’s a part of this fandom (and not just OT-fanatics but, mostly, prequelites) that is actually convinced that SW is this incredibly rich, layered narrative that can only be understood by – and, thus, should only appeal to – a very restricted “elite”. And, there you go: you get people blabbering about the “disneyfication” of SW (forgetting that Lucas started “disneyfying” it WAY before the PT), other people avoiding the point and trying to argument with “eh, but the toys aren’t selling like they did in the ’70s” (which is normal, considering how, in the ’70s/’80s, no one ever even dreamed of flooding the market with products like we do today), or OCD-cases trying to make arguments for nonsensical plot point and twists.
        Thankfully, the people calling the shots here knows better than even taking in consideration people with this kind of brain damage.

        • October 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm
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          I’ve never met a Prequelite, must be an endangered species these days.

          • October 2, 2017 at 10:49 pm
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            I have met plenty of prequel fans and no they are not an in endangered species. Niche, perhaps? But definitely not endangered. And really, I see no issues with them. Because, yeah; I do not like the movies. But the world itself and the characters to me are excellent.

            It is one of those double edged swords. And really, I prefer the PT era world to the OT.

    • October 2, 2017 at 10:05 pm
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      Yes it is. You just aren’t a little boy (physically) anymore.

  • October 2, 2017 at 7:50 pm
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    Going by the comments I’m glad its not just me that view these as pointless.

  • October 2, 2017 at 7:50 pm
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    Incoming mindless hate comments in 1, 2, 3…

    • October 2, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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      45-year olds complaining about animated shorts made for children in 1, 2, 3…

      • October 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm
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        Exactly, they’re are ridiculous and quite amusing.

      • October 2, 2017 at 8:42 pm
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        My children don’t care for them…..

        • October 2, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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          Well, life would be boring if everyone liked the same things.

          • October 2, 2017 at 9:37 pm
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            I think mine may have taken to them if there was some overall arc, or link between each over the saga timeline. I think even I would see them with more interest. I can’t fault the quality though.

          • October 2, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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            Fair enough, i don’t really watch FOD for the story, i just enjoy the small, obscure events that take place, which is the entire point of the series, but hey, to each his own.

    • October 2, 2017 at 9:36 pm
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      Mindless fanbois jump to the defense of this low-effort trash faster than Disney fires directors.

      • October 2, 2017 at 9:58 pm
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        And you represent the sophisticated, discriminating consumer, right?

      • October 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm
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        Your comment is exactly the type of nonsense i was referring to. Bravo.

      • October 2, 2017 at 10:05 pm
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        Right on time.

        • October 5, 2017 at 2:28 pm
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          It’s tricky to rock a rhyme that’s right on time… it’s TRICKY!!!!

  • October 2, 2017 at 8:19 pm
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    I don’t get it… Where can I watch the half hour special from yesterday? Can’t find it anywhere; not on the Disney XD app…

  • October 2, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    Even George Lucas, with his late-in-life turn to goofball kiddie humor (like Jar-Jar), would never have put out garbage like this. We can all witness the depths of the downsides to Disney owning the franchise.

  • October 2, 2017 at 10:08 pm
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    i hate forces of sestiny

    • October 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm
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      I sate horses of festering.

      • October 3, 2017 at 12:48 am
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        I hate that the D and S keys are right next to each other!

  • October 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm
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    Regarding the tracking bomb short with Han and Rey –

    This makes no sense. In TFA, when they reach Takodana, they specifically have a conversation about needing a “clean ship”. Having this tracker bomb scene precede that conversation should have prevented that conversation from even happening?? Are these Forces of Destiny shorts considered canon? If so, I think Pablo Hidalgo and team forgot to QC this one.

    • October 3, 2017 at 12:49 am
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      Don’t put so much thought into it, you’ll hurt your brain.

    • October 3, 2017 at 10:26 pm
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      That’s not a plot hole.

      • October 4, 2017 at 1:38 am
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        Yeah, I get very frustrated when so-called critics drone on about all the “plot holes” in The Force Awakens and then go on to list nitpicks that usually boil down to characters not saying/doing exactly what was expected.

        • October 4, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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          Most people don’t know what a plot hole is these days.

          • October 5, 2017 at 3:16 am
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            Agreed.

        • October 4, 2017 at 7:55 pm
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          Anytime.

  • October 2, 2017 at 10:52 pm
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    As much as these shorts deserve the criticism, I am going to take the contrarian point of view and say that I actually like these shorts. For granted, I could gripe about the animation and how flat it looks. But, I am just happy that we are getting 2-d animation as opposed to 3-D. Nothing wrong with 3-D, I just prefer 2D.

    And heck, I will be honest; Rey in these shorts was INFINITELY better than she was in TFA in my view. A lot of it is just that the actors seem a lot more comfortable and how the scripts for the stories actually do a lot to flesh out the characters. Like learning that Rey actually helped Unkar with repairing ships was a good tidbit. It is a lot better than us just randomly seeing it in the movie.

    And heck, I will be honest; the guy voicing older Han did a fantastic job. So yeah, fans can say what they want, but really FOD to me are pretty solid. And I look forward to seeing more of these kinds of shorts.

    Because, like it or not; SWs is a property geared towards children. Whether or not these children deserve better is a different story. But even with all the violence, the goofiness, cool space battles and Lightsaber fights are definitely something I can see plenty of children gravitating towards.

  • October 2, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    Poor Finn…

  • October 3, 2017 at 12:42 am
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    I kinda liked those.

  • October 3, 2017 at 2:54 am
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    That Han impression is spot on.

    • October 3, 2017 at 9:31 pm
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      I almost thought it was Harrison for a quick second.

  • October 3, 2017 at 4:25 am
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    Designed to kill time while wating for the bus, or a doctor’s appointment. Nothing more.

  • October 3, 2017 at 5:36 am
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    Wait… all this drama over 5 minutes of animation? They are legitimately too short to even dislike. No one had any time to do anything offensive! Seriously. Taken as it is I think they are fine. At worst… benign.

    • October 3, 2017 at 6:29 am
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      Well said. People get worked up about what is essentially a children’s book in animated form. Nobody got this worked up about Star Wars picture books. These are at best cute 5 minute diversions and at worst pointless digressions. Do I wish they had better animation and were more aimed towards me? Sure, but it’s hard to believe this is drawing so much hate just because it is aimed at young, mostly female, children.

  • October 3, 2017 at 8:17 am
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    Wow…everyone knows not watching these are an option right? What’s all the fuss?

    • October 3, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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      What are you talking about? Disney duct taped me to a chair and put toothpicks in my eyes!!

    • October 3, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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      Everyone knows this is a Star Wars fansite, right? Where we talk about all kinds of things that have to do with the franchise? What’s all the butthurt over people saying “nope”?

      • October 4, 2017 at 4:57 am
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        A couple are not saying “nope” though, they’re bringing their political beliefs and saying things that are a little over the top for just a short aimed for young girls. Yes, it’s Star Wars but I don’t see how any of this affects the franchise or the brand in anway. So I’m just wondering what’s with all the butt hurt? Especially since what I mentioned before about skipping these all together is indeed an option.

  • October 3, 2017 at 6:16 pm
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    I wonder how the stats on viewership work out on these cartoons for young girls. I’m thinking the vast majority of views is adult males.

    • October 3, 2017 at 9:31 pm
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      I’ve shown my niece all the of the Forces of Destiny and she loves them but I can’t but help but agree.

  • October 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm
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    I want to the see the alternate take where Ahsoka doesn’t realize to block from behind and Yoda kills her accidentally in a training exercise and the Curb Your Enthusiasm music plays as he stands there horrified.

    • October 6, 2017 at 10:20 am
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      Aren’t those sabers in training mode?

      • October 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm
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        Maybe?

  • October 4, 2017 at 12:10 am
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    Great news, love that Ashoka clip.

  • October 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm
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    Wrong length and color second blade, missing scar seemingly replaced with bad lipstick….

  • October 4, 2017 at 5:44 pm
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    I like watching these when I’m just trying to kill time. The little stories are fun to watch and the voices are good. the animation is the only thing kinda not great but it’s just a little cartoon so it’s ok

  • October 4, 2017 at 5:49 pm
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    I think this has been a cute and fun series. I didn’t really love the shorts but I didn’t really hate them either. The only real complaint was Old Han’s voice was terrible.

  • October 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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    Poor shrinkin’ Anakin.

  • October 4, 2017 at 7:46 pm
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    Yoda fighting with a lightsaber is and always will be remarkably stupid.

    • October 5, 2017 at 6:17 pm
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      I’m a little bit more mixed on the aspect. On one hand, yeah; I do wish that Yoda didn’t use a Lightsaber as his mastery in the Force should have been enough. Or heck, why not use his walking stick and supercharge it with Force energy to withstand a Lightsaber. A bit of legends with Vodo Siosk Baas, but still Yoda could do it.

      But really, my issue with Yoda using a Lightsaber is more in his fighting style. It just doesn’t make sense. Why would he use Ataru, an aggressive fighting form as opposed to something like Obi-wan who is much more defensive.

      Heck, Soresu as a Jedi fighting style best showcases the Jedi Philosophy he preached to Luke: For knowledge and defense, never attack.

      So really, I am fine with Yoda using a blade. But his fighting style, I just do not think matches him at all. Still cool to watch. 🙂

    • October 5, 2017 at 3:55 pm
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      That episode is by far the best! I love these Naboo-Fighters!

  • October 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm
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    I think these are just what they are supposed to be – cute with a little empowering message for kids in each one. Yoda and Ashoka is the best so far.

  • October 5, 2017 at 9:58 pm
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    So will Disney try to destroy all evidence of this in a few years?

    • October 6, 2017 at 6:39 am
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      Hopefully they won’t wait a few years.

  • October 6, 2017 at 2:28 am
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    It’s clear looking back now padme never really did anything important other than be anakins wife and give birth to the hero twins. I wonder what would have happened if she survived and it’s weird how Natalie Portman has nothing to do with star Star Wars now.

    • October 6, 2017 at 6:42 am
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      How can you say she didn’t do anything important? After all, she died of a broken heart!

    • October 6, 2017 at 12:43 pm
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      she declared no confidence in chancellor velorum which of course led to Palpatine’s election.

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