A Brand New Adventure
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back for another season. But before that, Dave Filoni has a brand new Star Wars series to show the world. Star Wars: Resistance will tell a slightly different tale. It’s one that takes place right before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The show will star a brand new set of characters but will feature a few familiar faces, like Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. They will be voiced by their live-action actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie. Disney has unveiled the mystery surrounding the new show.
Check out the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Resistance!
First, let’s talk about the tone. The show seems like a lighthearted take on Filoni’s usual storytelling. There’s a bit more slapstick than fans are used to which could work very well for the show! Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels were dire situations. While the Resistance is certainly a military force, they don’t exactly have a massive “Empire” to fight. Yet.
Unfortunately, there’s a thing or two about the trailer that will raise an eyebrow or two.
As for the animation…that’s another story. This form of somewhat cell-shaded 3D animation style is not everyone’s cup of tea. It either works for you or it doesn’t. Here it’s a bit of a mixed bag. When it comes to the action or larger set-pieces, the animation looks breathtaking. When it comes to two characters talking to each other, it looks rigid and the anatomical movement looks downright weird.
As for the show itself, it looks fun. When it comes to the talents of Dave Filoni, one should never judge a book by its cover or a show by its first trailer. The show features a star-studded cast that with Christie and Isaac includes Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Josh Brener, Donald Faison, Academy Award-Winner Jim Rash, Bobby Moynihan, and Rachel Butera as General Leia Organa.
Here’s Disney’s synopsis for the one-hour premiere episode:
In the one-hour premiere titled “The Recruit,” Poe and BB-8 assign newly-appointed spy Kaz to the Colossus, a massive aircraft re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet, home to colorful new aliens, droids and creatures. While undercover, Kaz works as a mechanic and lives with Poe’s old friend Yeager, a veteran pilot who operates a starship repair shop run by his crew: Tam, Neeku and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. Kaz soon finds himself in over his head with his new friend BB-8 as he’ll have to compete in dangerous sky races, keep his mission a secret from his newfound family, and avoid the danger of the First Order.
Star Wars: Resistance premieres on Sunday October 7th on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD.