Just moments ago, the first episode of the new short story series Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny was released! The episode, “Sands Of Jakku” features the first adventure between Rey and BB-8 on the scorching hot sands of Jakku. In it, they encounter a ferocious Nightwatcher Worm on their travels back to Rey’s makeshift AT-AT home.
You may remember the Nightwatcher worm from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Rey and BB-8 head toward the sunset with, the T-shaped eyed creature surfacing from the sand. The beast a tad larger than you would expect with an appetite for fair that leans on the crunchy side. The battle ensues with no harm done to either party, but it highlights once again the perils of Jakku and hard life faced by Rey.
Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny shorts are a fantastic way to get a microdose of Star Wars that fill the gaps of our saga. The animation is superb, fresh and the story telling, quick and to the point. I am a sucker for short story storytelling and this project headed by Jen Muro looks to be a winner.