Watch the first clip from Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series

Guardians of the Galaxy, the new Disney XD series that picks up where the hit movie left off, doesn't officially premire until Sept. 26, but this weekend we're getting a special sneak peek in the form of "Road to Knowhere," a half-hour preview special that will set the tone for the series going forward.

As we've heard previously, the show will focus on the Guardians as they continue to battle Thanos, who remains the overarching villain in their particular corner of the cosmos. In "Road to Knowhere," the team has a dangerous artifact in its possession, and since Ronan the Accuser is no longer around, another Thanos lieutenant, Korath, is on their trail to get it.

The first clip doesn't really offer much in the way of plot, but it does offer plenty of excitement. The Guardians, all armed with jetpacks, are in the middle of battling a squadron of flying robots, and they seem to be doing OK for themselves. The whole team's here, with an added dose of Yondu and his special arrow, and it all comes to an explosive conclusion as Rocket deals with some of his "boomsticks." Check it out.

"Road to Knowhere" premieres Saturday at 9/8C on Disney XD. What do you think? Will you be watching?

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