Category: Forces of Destiny

The Elven Padawan – #6 – Battlefront II, Forces of Destiny, and REBELS!!

Shay has a guest another this week! This time she is joined by Johnamarie Macias of The Wookiee Gunner, who helps her cover more news from Battlefront II, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Star Wars Forces of Destiny, and of course, Star Wars Rebels!! They also discuss underrated female characters from Star Wars (Satine x Padme for BROTP!), badgirls in the spotlight (who says villains aren’t also heroes?), the possibility of Force Sensitivity in the Erso family, and have a bit of fangirl time devoted to Rebels (the metaphors of Kanan’s mask and Sabine’s hair). Shay also has a very sad Kanera thing that everyone needs to hear.
Stay tuned after the show for a special question Shay has for all her listeners!

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The Wookiee Gunner 

Star Wars Escape Pods Network Twitter page (the website for this network is still being put together, but you can find it here:

New Star Wars Battlefront II story clip:

BB-8 Coming to Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes

New Star Wars Forces of Destiny trailer!!

Star Wars Forces of Destiny “second batch” airing info from

Star Wars Rebels season 4 poster!!


All the Star Wars Rebels season 4 episode descriptions we have so far: first set; second set


Tracked back to their hidden base by a mysterious Imperial agent, the rebels must trust some seemingly dangerous native creatures, who are far more than meets the eye.

Star Wars Rebels season 4 poster analysis by Force Within TV


Music/Sound effects:

Sound effects were from the Free Sound Project. 

Complete list of effects used for this episode:

New Forces of Destiny trailer!! + airing schedule

 The trailer for the second set of Forces of Destiny episodes is out!!

Forces of Destiny, a new branch of the Star Wars universe from Lucasfilm featuring 2D animated shorts, has just had a new trailer for its second set of episodes released!

This new trailer showcases the return of some of our favorite heroes who were already featured in first season of the the series (like Sabine Wren, Rey, Padmé Amidala, Ahsoka Tano and her master Anakin Skywalker, and Princess Leia Organa), as well as some new faces to the platform, though not to fans: Hera Syndulla, Ketsu Onyo, Han Solo, and a certain “big deal” called Finn, as well as the not-so-pleasant visage of Nima Outpost’s famed junk dealer, Unkar Plutt.

I have to admit, there’s one point in this trailer that caused me to immediately start up the fangirl tradition of “squee-ing” the moment my brain registered what I was seeing. It’s something many fans have speculated about for quite a while now, and seeing it become a reality is amazing. I’m pretty sure many of you know right off what I’m speaking of. 😉

More info on the air times and details on the actors involved in the series were announced on the Star Wars offical website.

The half-hour specials will air on Sunday, October 1 and Sunday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and the Disney Channel App, and feature a total of eight never-before-seen installments. Many of the original talents behind the characters have reprised their roles, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Felicity Jones, Tiya Sircar, Ashley Eckstein, Vanessa Marshall, Catherine Taber, and Matt Lanter, among others. Following the specials, these new shorts will also launch on Disney YouTube.

Read full article here.

Lucasfilm publicist Tracy Cannobbio hopped on Twitter to clarify some things about how this new set of episodes will be released: first through two, half-hour specials on Dinsey XD, then later through individual releases on YouTube (which was the manner in which the first set was released). Here are some of her tweets that will hopefully help to make sense of the slightly complicated release schedule:

What do you think of the new trailer? What are your thoughts on this new series so far? Have a favorite moment from any of it, from the current episodes to trailer to the readers? Let me know in the comments!

Forces of Destiny: premier date and sneakpeak!

First announced at Star Wars Celebration Orlando this year, Star Wars Forces of Destiny is a brand-new 2D animated series coming this summer.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new animated micro-series celebrating some of Star Wars’ most beloved and inspirational characters, will premiere July 3 on, it was announced today. The highly-anticipated shorts, 2-3 minutes each, tell the untold stories that helped shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Padmé Amidala, Ahsoka Tano, and other Star Wars icons. Fans will also hear some familiar voices — Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata, narrating the series) will all reprise their roles for the show.

Read original article on

A sneakpeak at the first 8 episode of this micro-series was released recently on

The show was also further discussed via an interview with Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars: Rebels, and now Star Wars Forces of Destiny, on the most recent episode of’s “The Star Wars Show”.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017!!!


Ahem. Sorry. I’m having a bit of a hard time articulating much else right now, due to the eminence of Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Which starts in less than two hours!!!!!

Sadly, I am not going. 😦

HOWEVER……(there’s always a however)…..

There’s this wonderful little invention called “livestreaming”, which I positively LOVE right now!! Because it means that I can watch the Celebration events right here from my computer!!! YAY! 😀

Of course, it’s not anywhere near actually going myself. But still, it’s close enough for right now. And watch out, Star Wars Celebration, cause I’ll be heading your way one of these days! (When I get a job, and my own car, that is….)

You can watch the livestream, too, right here:

Anyway, that little monologue up there was intended to be an entry-way into what I am now going to say:

You can count on The Elven Padawan to have all the news from Celebration, as close to as-it-happens as is really possible for a teen girl who still has a (very boring and school-filled) life.

As soon as any trailers or big announcement hit, I will do everything within my power to cover them here. So keep your eyes open, awesome news and plenty of fangirling is sure to wait just ahead!!!

(Oh yeah, and I’ll also be talking about this on the next episode of The Elven Padawan podcast, which should be out very soon! [Sorry for the wait, everyone!] Annnnd….we might just have something special in from my very own Fulcrum agent concerning Celebration! Stay tuned!)


Yesterday was INCREDIBLE! Particularly the 40th Anniversary Panel, with surprise appearances from Harrison Ford and George Lucas himself!!!! There were also some tasty little hints dropped at the Animated Origins panel (which I unfortunatly missed most of, due to that nassssty, tricksssy schoolwork that needed to be done.)

I am so excited for today’s assortment of panels and announcements!! Particularly the “The Last Jedi” panel, which is guaranteed to be awesome!

You can watch the livestream for today here, on the main page:

Keep checking in here for all my reactions to the latest Star Wars news from Orlando!! 😀