took a midseason in December, but Lucasfilm is keeping the spark of rebellion lit with a series of 12 shorts.
Three bite-sized chunks of the CGI animated series debuted Dec. 11 on the Disney Channel's YouTube channel.
The Search for Kaz focuses on BB-8 trying to find Kazuda Xiono (aka Kaz, played by Christopher Sean) on the Colossus refueling platform. Since Kaz is working on a targeting computer, it's likely this is set just before .
The second one, Dart and Cover, sees Kaz displaying his dart-throwing skills to Torra Doza (Myrna Velasco), until eccentric astromech droid Bucket shows him how it's done.
Neeku's Reward shows head mechanic Jarek Yeager (Scott Lawrence) buying Neeku Vozo (Josh Brener) lunch to show his appreciation for his Nikto employee's hard work -- leading to a surprising level of chaos in the Colossus' marketplace.
Treasure Chest, the second of these, sees them getting into a dangerous situation when they open a mysterious box given to them by pirate sleeper agent Synara San (Nazneen Contractor). However, one can't help but wonder why they didn't use the trapdoor seen in the previous short to get rid of the detonators.
The third one, G-LN, reveals why cantinas won't serve droids as Flix and Orka's pit droid gets a little rowdy.
Dec. 23 kicked off another run of three shorts. Bucket's Quest was another droid-focused offering, with's quirky astromech losing his helmet and getting a ridiculous temporary replacement.
Unmotivated shows Flix and Orka dealing with another crazed droid -- this time belonging to superstar racer Hype Fazon (Donald Faison).
The third of this set, The Need For Speed, sees Hype racing against teen rival Torra. It isn't a particularly exciting race, but it's cool to get more of the.
New Year's Eve brought the final trio of shorts, with the first of these jumping back to the Aces as they work to stop a crashing ship in Sixty Seconds to Destruction. The one is pretty cool, and it highlights how important the pilots are in protecting the Colossus.
Buggle's Day Out is sillier, as Kaz tries to look after Torra's troublesome pet Voorpak. Apparently the dog-like creature is very smart indeed.
The final short is called The Rematch and sees Torra helping Kaz assess the Fireball's ability to fly. Spoiler: It's not quite ready to take to the skies again. Despite the episode's title, they aren't really racing as they did.
It's all pretty throwaway stuff but looks as gorgeous as the show always does. We'll continue our full episode recaps when the show returns on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD.
First published Dec. 11 at 1:49 p.m. PT.
Update, Jan. 3 at 8:10 a.m. PT: Adds the final three shorts.
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