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'Star Wars Rebels' short: Ghost crew in action


Disney and Lucasfilm premiered a new "Star Wars Rebels" shorts Monday after "Gravity Falls" on Disney XD.

"The Machine in the Ghost" is the the first of four new shorts the network will debut each Monday night for the next three weeks.

In it we see Captain Hera, undercover Jedi Knight Kanan, and the sassy droid Chopper—crew members of the starship Ghost—take on TIE fighters from the Galactic Empire.

Premiering with a one-hour special this fall on the Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD as a weekly series, "Rebels" will cover the action between big-screen films "Episode III—Revenge of the Sith" and "Episode IV—A New Hope."

Here's what Lucasfilm says:

"Star Wars Rebels" continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

Disney and Lucasfilm have been dropping teasers and introducing characters on a weekly basis to pump up the already huge interest in the series:

Meet Sabine, the explosive artist

Meet Zeb, the brawn and brains

Meet Kanan, a Jedi Knight survivor

Meet Ezra, the young hero

Meet Chopper, the cranky droid

Meet The Inquisitor, Darth Vader's henchman

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