It’s time to check out what’s new on Disney+ in the US today, including the first two episodes of the new Star Wars series and a new National Geographic documentary.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode 1 & 2)
The plot picks up 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, in which Obi-Wan Kenobi suffered his greatest defeat: Anakin Skywalker, his best friend and Jedi apprentice, fell to the dark side and became the wicked Sith Lord Darth Vader.
The next addition in the what’s new on Disney+ section is Bad Boys. The Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early 1990s are one of the few teams in professional sports history to inspire such a wide spectrum of emotions. For some, the team was heroic, comprised of rugged, hard-nosed guys who refused to back down in the face of adversity. For others, it was precisely that attitude — a determination to go to any length to win — that earned them the moniker “Bad Boys,” the squad that fans despised.
The Bad Boys Pistons had a full ensemble, and no story is complete without fascinating individuals. The various elements that propelled one of the best — and most complex — players in NBA history will be revealed to viewers: Isiah Thomas is a deadly mix of sweetness on the outside and ferocity on the inside. In addition, Bill Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn’s toughness; Joe Dumars’ quiet intensity; a young Dennis Rodman’s intelligence and bravery; John Salley’s comic relief; and coach Chuck Daly’s blend of grit, professionalism, and style were all hallmarks of the club.
We Feed People
“We Feed People,” directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer and Imagine Documentaries, follows chef José Andrés and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen as they grow from a scrappy group of grassroots volunteers to one of the most highly regarded humanitarian aid organizations in the disaster relief sector over the course of 12 years. Andrés and the World Central Kitchen crew, as the world’s most visible food-focused first responders, have sprung into action, combatting hunger in the aftermath of disasters by serving over 60 million meals to date.
Hubble’s Cosmic Journey
The next addition in the what’s new on Disney+ section is Hubble Space Telescope which has acquired hundreds of spectacular photographs of space since its launch in 1990, revolutionizing our understanding of the universe and becoming a global symbol. Hubble’s Cosmic Journey, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, offers the authoritative tale of NASA’s most successful science endeavor ever in honor of its 25th anniversary.
This Magic Moment
They were a fairy tale squad in a fairy tale setting, complete with a cast of larger-than-life characters and a Cinderella storyline involving magical ping-pong balls and a talking puppet. The Orlando Magic were one of the most riveting shows in the NBA for four years in the mid-1990s, both on and off the court.
“This Magic Moment,” directed by Gentry Kirby and Erin Leyden, relives the heady days when Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway ruled not just pro basketball but also popular culture. The executives, coaches, teammates, observers, and opponents who were there for the stardust and poof provide entertaining but brutally honest testimony, as do the executives, coaches, teammates, observers, and opponents who were there for the stardust and poof!
Cleveland is in the heart of “Believeland.” It’s the story of supporters whose love and allegiance have persisted despite losing for more than half a century, as well as the spiritual and economic impact of sports in a city that has seen its fair share of derision.
The next addition in the what’s new on Disney+ section is Mission Pluto. The NASA spacecraft New Horizons is traveling through the outer solar system at ten times the speed of light right now, three billion miles away. It’s on its way to the final great, undiscovered zone of our solar system, known as The Third Zone, where no spacecraft has ever gone before. It will collide with Pluto, the ninth planet and the last unknown world. Nobody knows what Pluto looks like yet, but one thing is certain: it has the potential to fundamentally change planetary science by answering some of the most pressing issues about how our solar system evolved and, ultimately, how the Earth was born.