Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume Two Review

These reviews of Star Wars Forces of Destiny will contain spoilers. Reviews for Volume One can be found here.

At long last! The latest batch of Star Wars Forces of Destiny shorts are here. As with the previous collection, this collection of shorts features a mix of old and new. Four of the shorts aired over the summer: “The Imposter Inside,” “Beasts of Echo Base,” “BB-8 Bandits,” and “The Padawan Path.” They are joined by four new shorts, with wrap-arounds by our storyteller, Maz Kanata — this time cooking up some delicious stew to go with her tea. And it looks like she’s made a new friend, too!

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Star Wars Book Review: ‘From a Certain Point of View’

This review of Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View contains minor spoilers.

This year we observe the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars. To mark the occasion, 43 authors were recruited to write 40 stories celebrating the first film in the saga, A New Hope. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View is the result, and it’s a fitting homage to a film, story, and mythology beloved by fans young and old(er).

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume One Review

These reviews of Star Wars Forces of Destiny will contain spoilers.

The Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume One premiered on the Disney Channel Sunday night, and it showcased a mix of old and new. Some episodes from the first run released during the summer were interspersed with new episodes, along with interludes featuring the delightful Maz Kanata (voiced by Lupita Nyong’o) as our guide through these adventures. (One of the new episodes, “Newest Recruit,” was released early and has been reviewed here.)

Here are my reviews for the latest episodes:

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “Newest Recruit”

This review of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode “Newest Recruit” will contain spoilers.

In advance of the 30-minute Star Wars Forces of Destiny special airing tonight on the Disney Channel, a new episode has been released on Disney’s YouTube channel. “Newest Recruit” features Sabine Wren and Ketsu Onyo. Getting a bit of a jump on things, this episode will be reviewed here — while the rest of the episodes will be reviewed after the special has been broadcast. (You can watch “Newest Recruit” here.)

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Star Wars Book Review: ‘Phasma’ by Delilah S. Dawson

This review of Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson contains minor spoilers.

For those who may have been disappointed by the apparent underuse of Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Phasma is definitely the book for you. In Phasma, author Delilah S. Dawson gives us an origin story that is unexpected but feels right. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but coming out it all made sense.

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “Bounty of Trouble”

***This is a review of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode “Bounty of Trouble.” There are spoilers!***

This episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny takes us back to the era of Star Wars Rebels as Princess Leia and Sabine Wren join forces against the bounty hunter, IG-88. (Click here to watch this episode now on Disney’s YouTube channel.)

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “The Stranger”

***This is a review of Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode ” The Stranger.” There are spoilers.***

This episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “The Stranger,” features one of the newest members of the Star Wars galaxy — Rogue One‘s Jyn Erso. Jyn comes to the aid of young girl being harassed by stormtroopers. (Click here to watch this episode now on Disney’s YouTube channel.)

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “The Imposter Inside”

***This is a review for the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode, “The Imposter Inside.” There will be spoilers.***

We’re cruising right along with Star Wars Forces of Destiny, and in this episode we finally get to see Padme Amidala! Padme teams up with Ahsoka Tano as they face off against a bounty hunter. (Click here to watch this episode now on Disney’s YouTube channel.)

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “Beasts of Echo Base”

***This is a review of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode, “Beasts of Echo Base.” There will be spoilers.***

The latest episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “Beasts of Echo Base,” shifts focus back to Princess Leia during the time the Rebellion spent on the ice planet of Hoth during the events of The Empire Strikes Back. (Click here to watch this episode on Disney’s YouTube channel now.)

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “The Padawan Path”

***This is a review of Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode four, “The Padawan Path.” There are spoilers! ***

The fourth episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “The Padawan Path,” features Ahsoka Tano, voiced by the delightful Ashley Eckstein, back in her Jedi training days when she was still Padawan to Anakin Skywalker — voiced by none other than Matt Lanter. (Click here to watch this episode now.)

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