Usually you hear about the ghost in the machine but in this latest ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ short film you’ll be hearing about ‘The Machine in the Ghost’ as they liked to call it. This is a three minute short story that is set in the world of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ which will help introduce you to Hera who is piloting, Kanan who is manning the guns, the astromech droid Chopper, and the star ship that the Rebels use called Ghost. It isn’t much, but you’ll see more of the animation style and action that the series promises when the one-hour special premieres in October on the Disney Channel. The main focus here is to see how the crew of the Ghost handles an attack by a group of TIE fighters.

I felt a little reminiscent of ‘Episode IV’ here when Luke and Solo were shooting down a squadron of TIE fighters that were attacking them. You’ll see some sequences that feel like pure tribute to the original trilogy.

Each trailer for the upcoming series has caught my attention and I hope they are able to make this into something special. Of course, who doesn’t want to see a new ‘Star Wars’ that ends up being good? Here, you can check out the short below to form your own opinion.

Are you looking forward to ‘Star Wars Rebels’ when it is released? Do you think it will be as good as ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’? Also, did you happen to notice that Chopper never re-enabled the shields before that last TIE fighter shot at them? I probably shouldn’t be over analyzing a kids show but that might be an important bit to have factored out!


‘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. But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.

Source: Slash Film