Watch Star Wars: Rebels Streaming Online: First Seven Minutes Show Stormtroopers, TIE Fighters, Mandalorians [VIDEO]

By Luca Saitta , Updated Aug 05, 2014 08:18 AM EDT
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This October will see the release of the very first Star Wars content since the Disney acquisition, Star Wars: Rebels. Not sure if want? Check out the first seven minutes right here.

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In the opening seven minutes, we follow riff raff/street rat Ezra Bridger as he tries to make off with a shipment of Imperial... something. They're crates stamped with the Imperial insignia, in any case. Ezra doesn't really know what's in them either, but he's pretty sure they're valuable.

Who does know what's in them is Kanan and his merry crew of reprobates, in this scene represented by Zeb the Not-Chewie and Sabine the Pink Mandalorian. The chase turns into a chaotic keepaway game between the Empire, Ezra and Kanan's crew on foot, speeder bikes and eventually even some big guns I'll let you discover for yourself.

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What do you think of the show so far? The designs look slightly different, maybe "softer" than Clone Wars. I'm not a big animation buff, so I can't quite put my finger on it. The pacing is fast, however, and the quick succession of dramatic reversals in the set piece seem to be promising.

The characters all seem like people I'd like to hang out with more, and I must eat crow regarding Kanan. Still not a big fan of his design, but Freddie Prinze Jr does imbue him with some tough guy cool - something the Jedi (any Jedi) had been seriously lacking for decades.

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