Fans who attended Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios earlier this summer received some sneak peeks of Star Wars Rebels. When the cast from the series appeared at the event, shorts that introduced their characters were shown, and now it looks like that footage has come to Disney XD. The first of these, titled “The Machine in the Ghost” will air tonight after Gravity Falls (9:00pm ET/PT) on Disney XD. Luckily, you can get an early look at the short, since Star Wars social media has already shared it.
“The Machine in the Ghost” features Hera, Kanan, and Chopper in the midst of a battle with some TIE fighters. The short may only be three minutes long, but it’s full of delightful character moments and shows you why everyone involved with the series and those who have watched the first episode say Rebels has A New Hope vibe. See for yourself:
The back and forth banter feels natural, and I adore that Hera and Kanan rib each other during the fight. We get a little peek at their relationship – hello, romance! – and at Chopper’s antics. That droid. He’s got me wrapped around his little… arm extensions? Yeah, let’s go with that. Anyway, watching how people handle themselves under pressure says a lot about who they are, and Kanan and Hera already seem scrappy and resourceful. Since they’re able to retain composure, you get the idea that this isn’t an out of the ordinary experience for them.
Does this short make you feel more excited about Star Wars Rebels? Head to the comments and let us know your opinion.