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Title: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: Jeff on April 26, 2018, 11:09 AM
All New Animated Series will focus on the era before The Force Awakens -

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StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that production has begun on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.

Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance ó set in the time prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens ó will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

More here: https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-resistance-set-for-fall-debut?cmp=smc%7C1496800781

Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Dave on April 26, 2018, 05:54 PM
I'm not sure how excited about this I am if it is tightly tied to the characters and story line of TFA.  However, I really liked the "Rogue Squadron" comic series where it was Wedge and a bunch of new characters off on missions.  I'm hopeful that this new series only lightly uses Poe and familiar characters and can run down story arcs more freely.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Muftak on April 26, 2018, 08:03 PM
I asked it when they started "Rebels" and I'll ask it again...

Why can't they just give us an animated series following the main characters from the OT in all-new adventures? Especially now that we have thirty years of story between Episode VI and VII they could wade through? Why is Disney adverse to the money they could make with such low-hanging fruit? I mean, I thought that's what Disney stood for...

I'm not all that interested in the further adventures of young Poe and BB-8...even if it finally answers what the Resistance is resisting (I bet it won't, and I'll never know.)
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 26, 2018, 08:10 PM
And that makes me laugh. I imagine the get off my lawn group would melt down as Disney dared mess with them
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on April 26, 2018, 08:40 PM
I asked it when they started "Rebels" and I'll ask it again...

Why can't they just give us an animated series following the main characters from the OT in all-new adventures? Especially now that we have thirty years of story between Episode VI and VII they could wade through? Why is Disney adverse to the money they could make with such low-hanging fruit? I mean, I thought that's what Disney stood for...



I think that it seems easy.  But what is the impact of following the Big 3 (Luke, Leia & Han Solo) through a timeframe between ANH and TESB?  Does it diminish those characters?  You also have a situation where there doesn't seem to be any sort of real jeopardy for them since we know that they all get to TESB intact, minus an interaction with a bounty hunter on Ord Mandell.  The timeframe between TESB and ROTJ seems like it's sensitive at best because Shadows of the Empire went there, so what do you do in that timeframe that has some meaning?

That leaves you with that post ROTJ era.  But to me, that era seems complicated because of the implications that it could have on the Sequel Trilogy.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Jesse James on April 26, 2018, 09:03 PM
Not trying to be an ******* here but a wise man once told me ďDisney didn't spend $4 BILLION on Star Wars to just put it on a shelf and stand back and look at it and enjoy the stuff that already existsĒ

I mean hey we are getting stuff like Rebels with all the OT fan wanking in it, we got FoD which had stories from all 3 core eras in pretty even quantities, we got an OT set movie in Rogue One and a may as well be OT set movie with Solo I think...  Iím kinda ok theyíre making a show about the Resistance fighting the FO and whatever else they do before TFA.

I like Poe as a character, I liked the bombers and the new AWings...  Iím curious to see what the Resistance is all about.  I didnít care for Rebels a lot but it had elements I liked and I figure this will at least have that too and may be really cool overall.  Like anything Iím going in with an open mind and a hope itís cool.🤷‍♂️

Iím hoping there is some OT based stuff someday, and something more adult focused too.  That said, this is kinda sounding like hallway playsets to me right now haha. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 26, 2018, 09:40 PM
Not trying to be an ******* here but a wise man once told me ďDisney didn't spend $4 BILLION on Star Wars to just put it on a shelf and stand back and look at it and enjoy the stuff that already exists

I agree with this. I read a comment elsewhere that this seems like a way just for Disney to push their era of stuff. Well no 💩 Sherlock
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Muftak on April 26, 2018, 10:47 PM
I dunno.  ??? I loved the Anime-style "TIE Fighter" short that got produced a few years back. I'm not adverse to the concept, but two sentences into the blurb and I was tired of this show already.

It's as easy as this to me: you could have a "Kazuda Xiono" show, or you could spend the same money and have a "Luke Skywalker" show. Which one is gonna have a better return on your investment? Do you think the "Ezra & Zeb" show was more successful than a "Han & Chewie" show would have been?

I don't buy for a second that Disney is trying to "not dilute the brand" by not focusing on legacy characters. There is more crappy merchandise than ever, and for Star Wars that is really saying something. I'm talking Spaceballs proportions.

Nor do I think they are overly concerned with preserving the narrative. I'd point to the conflict between the storylines of TFA and TLJ but that horse is far beyond dead.

I get why Jon Favreau's live-action series would have a focus away from the OT stuff. I understand why 30 years later the Sequel Trilogy takes place 30 years after ROTJ. I can appreciate why George Lucas put "Ewoks" on Saturday Morning TV in 1984. But today, here and now,why can't the most recognizable segment of the brand be put to work on a weekly basis in animated form?

My 8-year old son was scanning through the "Forces of Destiny" shorts and was mesmerized by the Luke/Yoda story and the Maz/Leia/Bouush story. It doesn't have to be adult-aimed stuff, in fact I'd argue it shouldn't be. Why can't they just do more of that?

Have I really become an old angry grump?
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 26, 2018, 11:09 PM
Just for the record I wasn't calling you an old angry grump if that's what you're asking. You, as well as I, would be fine with a show with OT characters. But I think there are a lot of people that would not be. And I think a lot of those people's reasonings are irrational. Go read the discussion on Yakface's comment section about this.

I also get Disney is killing off the OT characters and I don't think it's just because the actors are getting old or sadly actually becoming one with the Force. Disney wants "their" characters out there.

Anyway I'm up for more Star Wars as long as it's not too much in the realm of one of Disney's 1.5 sequel money grabs
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Darby on April 26, 2018, 11:19 PM
Once the ST is finished I think we'll see a deeper dive into the post ROTJ lives of the OT heroes. They want to preserve some mystery for the films I'm sure, but sadly no one is getting younger. You have Mark Hamill - one of the best voice actors alive in any case - use him. Nothing about this premise for Resistance excites me. I don't mind it, and the animated shows always deliver something special. I'm sure Resistance will be the forum where we get a lot of the things we wanted in the ST - who is Snoke? Phasma=BAD ASS and etc. - that we didn't get in the films.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Dave on April 27, 2018, 12:30 AM
If there ever was a time to do an OT animated series it would be now.  Essentially all the main characters are dead (you gotta think Leia will either be dead at the start of E9 or die quickly in to the beginning) and their stories have run their course.  Filling in some gaps and telling what happened post ROTJ should be fertile ground and hit home with both old farts like us and potentially a younger generation that the story lines are geared towards.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: McMetal on April 27, 2018, 08:43 AM
I just hope they have a half-assed line of toys they can trickle out and then neglect severely the rest of the time the show is on the air like the last two animated shows.  ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on April 27, 2018, 09:02 AM
I think that the remarks about Disney wanting to flesh out their era of the Star Wars universe are on point.  Previous TV projects have covered significant periods in time between the movie eras.  So why would Lucasfilm and Disney not explore the timespan before THE FORCE AWAKENS?  Sure, books have covered that timeframe, and that material is all canon.  But I think a TV series can help flesh out that timeframe much better for a wider audience. 

For a while I had difficulty discerning why Leia was leading the Resistance, and how that operated relative to the Republic.  And how did the First Order manage to rise up?  Granted, when I got through the book Bloodline, a significant number of questions got answered.  But it does seem like putting that sort of material in print only reaches a narrow audience.  I also like the fact that they're going to be utilizing film actors like Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie reprising their roles for this series.  Having that kind of crossover is great.  I know that when I saw some of the FORCES OF DESTINY pieces I was really impressed by the number of movie actors they had voicing those animated pieces.

I'm also interested to see the style and design elements of this series.  The announcement that it's going to be done in more of an anime style sounds like it's going to be a departure from the 3D animated style we saw in both CLONE WARS and REBELS.  But it harkens back to some of Filoni's previous work as showrunner for Avatar - The Last Airbender which was done along those lines.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Scockery on April 27, 2018, 11:38 AM
I just hope they have a half-assed line of toys they can trickle out and then neglect severely the rest of the time the show is on the air like the last two animated shows.  ::)

Yeah. Though TCW line wasn't neglected until near the end.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Jeff on April 27, 2018, 12:04 PM
You, as well as I, would be fine with a show with OT characters. But I think there are a lot of people that would not be. And I think a lot of those people's reasonings are irrational. Go read the discussion on Yakface's comment section about this.

I was lol quite a bit yesterday as people posted comments at Yakface or on twitter about how this show is more Disney garbage or is doomed to failure based on the simple fact it had the audacity to be set in the pre-TFA era. 

It could turn out to be the best cartoon of all time with an amazing story and amazing characters, but nope - it's garbage because Poe or Phasma or whatever.  This could be the "X-Wing Squadron" show people have always clamored for but because it's a guy named 'Kazuda' and not 'Wedge', it's garbage.   ::)

Would I like to see an OT cartoon or a Han/Chewie buddy cartoon that gave us a bunch of their adventures? Absolutely... but I'm a 44 year old man with an OT man-crush.  I cannot blame Disney for trying to create some new pilot that some new group of fans/kids is going to fall in love with just like a number of kids out there fell in love with Han or Luke or Obi-Wan or Hera or Chopper or Ezra or Ahsoka or whoever.

Honestly, I have no patience anymore for the entitled Star Wars fans, the ones who think everything Star Wars should be things they specifically want and nothing else.  Bad news for you dudes - your time is over and it's only gonna get worse for you.  This cartoon is not OT focused.  Many of the new movies and TV shows will not be OT focused.  There will be TONS of new Disney Star Wars characters introduced in the coming years.  And you know what?  That's OK. You might even accidentally like some of it.

I can only imagine what the world would have been like if Twitter existed in 1990s -
- "Lucasfilm, stop introducing all these lame new characters like Grand Admiral Thrawn and Mara Jade and give us a new Han and Lando book!!!"
- "KOTOR?  Try NOGAF! LOL.  Why are you wasting time on a stupid video game involving a bunch of made up characters when you could make a Luke Skywalker video game instead?
- "A whole Marvel comics series about Jedi who existed thousands of years before ANH?  WTF - we want more Luke comics!"
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Muftak on April 27, 2018, 12:23 PM
Honestly, I have no patience anymore for the entitled Star Wars fans, the ones who think everything Star Wars should be things they specifically want and nothing else.  Bad news for you dudes - your time is over and it's only gonna get worse for you.  This cartoon is not OT focused.  Many of the new movies and TV shows will not be OT focused.  There will be TONS of new Disney Star Wars characters introduced in the coming years.  And you know what?  That's OK. You might even accidentally like some of it.

I feel like I'm getting beat up a bit in here, but it's all good. I read some of the other comments across the boards and if I'm the worst curmudgeon JD has, then things here aren't so bad...

I have given every new thing Disney has thrown at us a fair shake. Some I like, some I don't. I am guilty of having the same "OT Man-Crush" you profess to, Jeff, of course.

Maybe I am feeling oversaturation fatigue? I dunno.

At the end of the day I have no problem with the show that I haven't seen except I honestly don't get how its pitch wins out over OT goodness. Of course I will give it a shot, just as I did Clone Wars and Rebels (neither one stuck for me, but that's taste for you.) I love Star Wars stuff, even the goofy awful stuff (Okay, sometimes I like the goofy stuff even more than the straight stuff.)
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 27, 2018, 12:58 PM
What a much more intelligent and articulate Jeff said
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 27, 2018, 12:59 PM
Are the people who are anti TFA era the same people who are anti Disney making a movie about Han Solo?
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Jeff on April 27, 2018, 01:24 PM
I feel like I'm getting beat up a bit in here, but it's all good.

Don't feel beat up, I was talking about some of the stuff over at Yakface or some of the twitter stuff I saw.  Those who are pooping all over the show without really knowing anything about it.

Wishing it was OT focused is a far cry from wanting the show to be an immediate failure because you hate the sequel stuff. The guys who bitch because Disney made Forces of Destiny or whatever other thing they feel is a waste of time.  The people who forget it's OK if Disney services the needs of other Star Wars fans who aren't them.

Like I said, I also would have preferred an OT focused show like many dudes my age, but at the same time I'm not pooping all over this without giving it a chance.  It might turn out to be great or it might turn out to be more EU dreck (of which there is plenty).
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 27, 2018, 02:07 PM
I feel like Disney's only correct move per the internet is an OT story that they consult with every Star Wars fan who is 40+ years old on
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on April 27, 2018, 02:44 PM

I can only imagine what the world would have been like if Twitter existed in 1990s -
- "Lucasfilm, stop introducing all these lame new characters like Grand Admiral Thrawn and Mara Jade and give us a new Han and Lando book!!!"
- "KOTOR?  Try NOGAF! LOL.  Why are you wasting time on a stupid video game involving a bunch of made up characters when you could make a Luke Skywalker video game instead?
- "A whole Marvel comics series about Jedi who existed thousands of years before ANH?  WTF - we want more Luke comics!"

You missed the same crybaby bitching that something is too derivative after bitching something was too original.  Or does that only work in reverse for these children?
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Jesse James on April 27, 2018, 02:45 PM
Yeah Muftak, it isnít really a dump on you.  Youíre not alone in what you want either.  Iíd love an OT cartoon because Iím more partial to that era myself and I think itíd work too.

But the sequel trilogy isnít a bad place to get a toon either and it lacks a lot of backstory.  I kind of see why theyíre doing that.  I think they may do an OT based show or PT or whatever.  The future is wide open.

 But like Jeff said, a lot of folks are dumping on this just because it is ST focused...  its kind of rampant.  Yet that is Disneyís brainchild ultimately and I think it kind of makes sense that era is getting its first non-film media outside of a book or comic.  Iím kinda shocked it wasnít one of the first things they did actually, and Rebels was instead.

Itís still only into the third year of this ride too.  Iím sure there will be a lot more stuff to come.

I wanted that TIE Fighter short to be a series more than anything but Iím interested in this too.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 27, 2018, 05:07 PM
I feel like Disney's only correct move per the internet is an OT story that they consult with every Star Wars fan who is 40+ years old on

I am willing to offer my services.   ;D

As far as this show goes....let's see what they make.  It could be really good or it could suck.  I'm sure we'll hear both opinions.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Muftak on April 27, 2018, 05:12 PM
Like I said, no worries. I'm glad there is some kind of debate/difference of opinion in the discussion. Things would be too stale if we just all agreed out of hand.  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on April 27, 2018, 08:52 PM
I feel like Disney's only correct move per the internet is an OT story that they consult with every Star Wars fan who is 40+ years old on

.... so long as the lead character is a dude. 

....Who also looks like the aforementioned 40+ year old dudes.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on April 27, 2018, 08:55 PM
Like I said, no worries. I'm glad there is some kind of debate/difference of opinion in the discussion. Things would be too stale if we just all agreed out of hand.  ;D

I get the love for the OT period.  And truth be told, my appreciation for ROGUE ONE has only grown since it's release.

But in terms of Star Wars moving forward?  I take to heart something that I've heard from multiple people at Lucasfilm in the past few years:  they're looking to expand the scope of the Star Wars universe.  That means new stories about new characters, and potentially in different eras.  I think that's a good thing, and it might keep the franchise from getting stale.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: JediJman on July 20, 2018, 11:05 AM
Where can I view the TIE Fighter short that people keep mentioning?  Pretty sure I missed that...
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2018, 12:04 PM
Where can I view the TIE Fighter short that people keep mentioning?  Pretty sure I missed that...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_CP4SuoTU
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Jesse James on July 20, 2018, 03:25 PM
It's really  neat.  100% based on the TIE Fighter PC game, down to the cockpit graphics even.  Outstanding stuff from that dude.  If Resistance is akin to this, I'm in for sure.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on August 17, 2018, 12:05 PM
Check out the first trailer for "Resistance" (https://youtu.be/bH_Ws7sA468).  It debuts on the Disney Channel on October 7th at 10 PM ET.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: McMetal on August 17, 2018, 03:44 PM
hmmm.  :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Dave on August 20, 2018, 10:38 AM
If people disliked the kid oriented nature of Rebels, they're going to despise this by the looks of the trailer. 

Reminds me a lot of the Lego Freemaker stuff. 

My kids and I enjoyed Rebels, so I'm hopeful this is at least as good.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on August 20, 2018, 11:05 AM
Iíve been an anime fan going back to when ďRobotechĒ was first released in the 80ís.  So this is somewhat familiar territory for me in terms of the animation.  I can absolutely see how the stylization of the characters might be a departure. But then I looked at the ships, the settings and that Stormtrooper.  And those elements looked awesome!  Having movie actors like Oscar Isaac in the mix lends a lot to the project, too. And was that Grumgar that tossed someone into the water?  Maybe heís not just some hulking set dressing for Mazís castle after all!

One question I have about the story relates to things that we learned about Han Solo post-ROTJ in the ďBloodlineĒ novel. He was very much involved in the racing circuit during this era. Could we possibly see him make an appearance in this series?

All in all?  It was a 1 minute look at what is probably going to be a fairly lengthy series.  And Iím sure weíre going to see some more over the next month + leading up to the premiere. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 20, 2018, 11:27 AM
I wasn't blown away by the trailer, but still looking forward to it. It's the definitive "reviews" on the show based off of a one minute trailer that once again have me annoyed with our community. At least pretend you're giving it a fair chance and let the first episode air. Then tell me again how Disney should rot in hell.

On a side note. I can't believe I have to "stick up" for Disney. I don't even like Disney. Up until the 90s their movies were boring, simple, etc. But it doesn't mean they never make anything good. Sorry as we were.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 20, 2018, 11:57 AM
I showed the trailer to my 7 year old and he liked it.  Remember, that's ultimately Disney's core demographic.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on August 20, 2018, 02:29 PM
I wasn't blown away by the trailer, but still looking forward to it. It's the definitive "reviews" on the show based off of a one minute trailer that once again have me annoyed with our community. At least pretend you're giving it a fair chance and let the first episode air. Then tell me again how Disney should rot in hell.

On a side note. I can't believe I have to "stick up" for Disney. I don't even like Disney. Up until the 90s their movies were boring, simple, etc. But it doesn't mean they never make anything good. Sorry as we were.

It does get quite silly how people think that they can judge an entire series based on a teaser trailer.

Like anything else?  Let's wait and see.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on August 29, 2018, 12:29 PM
Check out some background on the characters of RESISTANCE in this EW article:  First Look: Meet the Team Fireball mechanics of Star Wars: Resistance (https://ew.com/tv/2018/08/29/star-wars-resistance-first-look-fireball-mechanics/?utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com)
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 4, 2018, 05:26 PM
Don't forget...this show starts Sunday evening.

I'm sure my kids will enjoy it.  The animation style reminds me of Tron: Uprising or the MTv Spider-Man series from a few years ago.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on October 8, 2018, 04:28 PM
Nice to hear Greg Proops back in Star Wars!  And once again as a race announcer, albeit this is a new character.

I've only watched "The Recruit" so far.  But it was good to see that there were distinctions made IMMEDIATELY between the New Republic and the Resistance.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 9, 2018, 01:06 AM
I enjoyed episode 1 enough to look forward to next week. Animation is fine. I'm assuming things will happen outside the racing platform thingy this episode mostly took place on
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Jesse James on October 9, 2018, 05:41 PM
I watched it last night and I see the slightly skewed to younger viewers thing but I thought it was alright.  Not great but it was fun and Iím happy to watch it next week.  The animation IMHO was a treat and apparently they have a better budget to do more variety.  Lots of aliens both old and new, lots of little details.  The ships were fantastic looking I thought.

My complaints are minor...  the kid voicing the main character Kaz delivers his lines in an overly excited and sorta out of breath way, and he does it all the time.  I kinda hope they dial that back because it just sounds odd.  The dialogue wasnít bad and was a mix of more complex at times wirh sort of simpler stuff.  I feel like LfL is trying to make both audiences sorta happy.

In general I enjoyed it.  Iím sure there will be people bitching and those people I wish would quit following the saga at all at this point.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Dave on October 11, 2018, 09:33 AM
I watched it with the kids last night.  So far they haven't had a chance to latch on to the characters, and there wasn't much familiar other than BB-8 and Poe.

I was expecting a very young skew on the style, but didn't really find it to be much different from Rebels.  Its kid stuff, but didn't seem any different maturity wise.

Overall it was nothing great, but it was a very introductory episode.  We'll see where they go and if they can build some fun characters.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Jesse James on October 12, 2018, 01:29 AM
I felt the main character Kaz had a slightly overly obvious dialogue to him, so that made me look at it as slightly less ďadultĒ than Rebels but overall I agree and think itís similarly slanted.  I think people were expecting like Sesame Street in Star Wars or something drastically obviously for young kids.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Scockery on October 13, 2018, 01:59 AM
It's more watchable than I suspected it would be.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 22, 2018, 01:10 PM
I enjoyed the first hour long episode, but have found the last two 30 minute episodes very boring.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Dave on October 29, 2018, 09:45 AM
I enjoyed the first hour long episode, but have found the last two 30 minute episodes very boring.

+1

The next few episodes are brutally boring.  I'll keep grinding through these with the kids hoping it gets better, but I honestly have no idea what Disney/Lucasfilm is trying to accomplish with this show.

So far there has been very little Resistance, First Order, or tie-ins with existing story lines or characters.  And the character development on the lead character(s) is weak.  BB-8 does kind of roll around a few scenes, but it could honestly be any droid, and probably should be Kaz's own droid and not BB-8.

I'm hoping this show finds its rhythm soon.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Brian on October 29, 2018, 08:35 PM
I was just discussing this show with our eleven year old tonight when we were sitting down to watch the newest episode. We both agreed that although it isn't "bad" it just hasn't really grabbed us so far. I know full well that I am not the target audience, and I'm fine with that, but it just seems sort of "meh" so far. I'll stick with it, but it hasn't quite stuck the way Clone Wars and Rebels did (at least for the most part).
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Scockery on November 2, 2018, 06:49 PM
So far the only character I want a figure of is the alien that tells Kaz "You can stay with me!" in a creepy voice. Slash fiction imminent.  :-X
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Jesse James on November 6, 2018, 12:52 AM
I caught up with the show tonight, and while I found the starting episodes slow, I found the last couple episodes decent and moving along the plotline of Kaz being a spy and  all that.  The First Order's coming in now, things are getting different and a little more interesting.  Flying/fighting is highly limited thus far, which is kind of interesting considering how the show was promoted.

This is NOT the anime TIE Fighter bit that basically I think LFL was poking around about...  If they think it is, they're wrong, haha, but it's not that at all to me...  It's a kid's show, but it's improving.  It is definitely visually interesting and better than Rebels was at the beginning or end of its run IMO.  It's a kid's show for sure though, and taking it as such, I'm enjoying it enough to keep going.  I kept up with Rebels but by the end of it I was zoned out and just looking for custom inspiration in any given episode.  Hera, Chopper, & The Ghost were the only things I found interesting in that show...  Agent Kallus got an honorable mention too maybe.  Clones, Zeb, more Jedi crap, spirit animals and all the other junk was meh.  And I'm over mandos at this point.  Maybe The Mandalorian will get me back, but yeah, they whooped up Mando's hard on Rebels and it was all meh.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Rob on November 6, 2018, 06:37 PM
So I screwed up and didn't set my DVR for this... I just kind of thought it wouldn't start until about the time the figures came out.

So, it recorded the sixth episode, but I missed 1-5.

Are they online anywhere that you guys know of that doesn't require paying for Disney's streaming service?  I'm hoping the DVR will pick those 5 up on re-runs, but I don't know when that'll happen.

Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Scockery on November 6, 2018, 09:25 PM
So I screwed up and didn't set my DVR for this... I just kind of thought it wouldn't start until about the time the figures came out.

So, it recorded the sixth episode, but I missed 1-5.

Are they online anywhere that you guys know of that doesn't require paying for Disney's streaming service?  I'm hoping the DVR will pick those 5 up on re-runs, but I don't know when that'll happen.

https://www.watchcartoononline.com/ (https://www.watchcartoononline.com/)  There's other similar sites.

(If you want to see Disenchantment without netflix, they got it!)
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Phrubruh on November 7, 2018, 12:03 PM
So I screwed up and didn't set my DVR for this... I just kind of thought it wouldn't start until about the time the figures came out.

So, it recorded the sixth episode, but I missed 1-5.

Are they online anywhere that you guys know of that doesn't require paying for Disney's streaming service?  I'm hoping the DVR will pick those 5 up on re-runs, but I don't know when that'll happen.
Disney replays episodes over and over at different times and days. My DVR had all five episodes recorded multiple times until I fixed it for first run only. It's not hard to see them.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Rob on November 7, 2018, 03:05 PM
Weird... I've had it set to record ALL for the last 5 or so days and it hasn't picked up any.  Maybe I'll just check the guide tonight and see if I can find them manually.

Thanks for the tips both of you.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on November 7, 2018, 10:48 PM
Might want to check on demand if you have that feature.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Rob on November 8, 2018, 11:27 PM
Now thatís a good idea... I always forget about that.  Thanks Matt.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 9, 2018, 11:06 AM
No worries Rob...DirecTv's on demand is a little odd on what's available.  We recently upgraded to the Genie 2 system from the original Genie and I lost the season premier of 9-1-1....but that's the only episode that isn't available via On Demand.   ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on November 12, 2018, 07:06 AM
It was good to see some action in last night's episode.  And including Poe Dameron in the story certainly helps.  But I'm starting to take issue with bumbling Kaz and his hapless antics.  I get the attempt to appeal to kids, but Kaz has been coming across like an idiot who barely survives these situations in spite of himself.
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Post by: Dave on November 12, 2018, 09:59 AM
It was good to see some action in last night's episode.  And including Poe Dameron in the story certainly helps.  But I'm starting to take issue with bumbling Kaz and his hapless antics.  I get the attempt to appeal to kids, but Kaz has been coming across like an idiot who barely survives these situations in spite of himself.

He is very Jar-Jar-like. 

He's supposed to be a great pilot, brave, etc., but he has a hard time making it through an episode without totally screwing something basic up.

The show is slowly getting better, but it still has a ways to go.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Phrubruh on November 14, 2018, 11:17 AM
Please don't give Kaz a lightsaber. He will turn it on in his face. Kaz and that green alien that takes everything litterly, are even more annoying than Jar Jar.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 14, 2018, 11:41 AM
I like the "literal" alien
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Rob on November 15, 2018, 06:51 PM
Might want to check on demand if you have that feature.

I finally got around to looking into this stuff last night, and I managed to get episodes 1, 3, 4, and 5 to download to the DVR from On-Demand last night - 6 and 7 I already have.

Episode 2, I couldn't find.

So dumb, but I'm close!
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 15, 2018, 11:00 PM
I bet there will be a marathon over Thanksgiving weekend.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Jesse James on November 30, 2018, 12:03 AM
Been catching g up.  Itís improving as it goes I think and Iím enjoying the designs and alien diversity.  Seeing the little wolf monkey guys from Mazís Castle  in the pirate raid was neat and I like their use of imperial hardware.  Itís not great, but itís not bad either.  Itís got some action some story to it.  I like it better than I liked Rebels for some reason.  That show left me bummed because I think Iíd hoped for less forcey stuff and more actual warring.  The designs of background characters and objects felt stunted and meh.  This has a lot more going on visually thatís for sure.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 9, 2019, 07:16 PM
Trailer for second half of season 1 looks great. Surprised they're already going to be right in the middle of TFA.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 4, 2019, 08:33 AM
Isn't there some sort of FCC regulation that bars new episodes of a show on Super Bowl Sunday?
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 4, 2019, 04:38 PM
A lot of networks won't air new programming on Superbowl Sunday because they know most people are going to be watching Football that day.

Luckily, HBO still had a new episode of True detective.  :D
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 4, 2019, 07:39 AM
I know not many regular JDers watch this show and some even think it's laughable some of us would like more figures, but it's moved into Force Awakens timeline and is very interesting. Not great. Not must watch. But certainly worth 23 minutes of the week.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 18, 2019, 11:04 AM
The final two episodes of Resistance proved to me what I have been thinking all along.

The concept for this show was good for maybe two, perhaps three hours of programming and the other 15 or so hours we got were pure fluff that the writers had to come up with just for the sake of turning it into a TV show.

I don't want to spoil anything for anyone since I know a lot of folks don't keep up with this show, but the two-part season finale finally made this show seem like it mattered in the larger ST tale.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 18, 2019, 12:01 PM
Can I just skip to the season finale episodes and still know what's going on?
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on March 18, 2019, 12:04 PM
There are a few episodes that start to build towards the finale.  The ones that include Poe Dameron tend to be a bit more notable.  And once the First Order turns up to occupy the station, the stakes get elevated.  But admittedly the beginning of the season is a little goofy.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 18, 2019, 12:19 PM
Which I thought was exactly the same thing for Clone Wars and Rebels. As far as half way through the season 1 thinking this is chore TV I have to watch and not something I wanted to watch. I totally disagree with Pete. It's not great, but I saw no issue with them building up what this station was and who lived there to then show the First Order come take it because it was useful to them.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 22, 2019, 01:41 AM
I've had the same experience Nick with each of the animated series - the first seasons have always seemed to be a struggle to get through. For some reason though Resistance seemed to be the hardest for me and I think it mostly stems from the fact that the goofiness factor on this show seems to be dialed WAY up compared to Clone Wars and Rebels.

Perhaps the reason why the final two episodes resonated better with me was because the goofiness was definitely dialed back, the story got serious, it tied in/overlapped with TFA and finally made it seem like the show was actually moving in some kind of a direction. I'm actually looking forward to see where the show goes in Season 2.

I would even welcome seeing the Colossus and its inhabitants pop up in EP9.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Nicklab on March 29, 2019, 03:03 PM
The season finale has come and gone for season 1 of RESISTANCE.  And I just noticed something about a number of the characters (mostly the Aces).  With the exception of Hype Fazon (voiced by actor Donald Faison), the characters kind of resemble the actors who are voicing them.  Kaz looks a great deal like voice actor Christopher Sean, Yeager resembles actor Scott Lawrence, Tora Doza looks a lot like her actor, Myrna Velasco, and so on.  The same goes for Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Freya Fenris) and Griff Halloran (Steven Stanton).

We've already seen a significant amount of crossover between some Sequel Trilogy characters into this series:  Poe Dameron, Leia, BB-8, Captain Phasma, Hux, etc.  I am genuinely wondering, does anyone think it's possible that characters from the show might actually cross over into live action as pilots for the reborn Rebellion in Episode IX?
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
Post by: Phrubruh on August 23, 2019, 02:36 PM
Season 2 trailer on line. Is that the Na'vi from Avatar I saw? Do they go to Pandora?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkJtdJKCVto (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkJtdJKCVto)
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: Scockery on October 10, 2019, 01:59 AM
Anyone still watching this show?

Well, if you are, you are wrong. Seek help.

I fell asleep during the second season premiere...something about Kaz being clumsy, evil droid...they'd call this a Bottle Show if it were live action.
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 10, 2019, 07:12 AM
I am. First episode was same as most of last season as in "meh". I do think now that it's them vs. The First Order it should be more interesting.

I keep forgetting to get on the Scockery TV/movie watching routine of only watching things I loathe.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 30, 2019, 12:18 AM
Now that episode was just dumb.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: Scockery on November 6, 2019, 01:24 AM
That episode? Well that narrows it down.

I was surprised they killed that monster. Don't monsters have rights?

At least furball got his floor buffer back. That's the character arc I wanted finished.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 6, 2019, 07:22 AM
I figured the time stamp would date the episode I meant. Also thought I was the only one who needed to "seek help" so I was talking to myself. Show is still nothing more than a C- but it's also still Star Wars and takes 23 minutes to watch.

I like some of the characters and am interested to see how this ends. And sadly for me I don't watch any shows I loathe and can go find a website to tell everyone how much it sucks and how dumb it is. Does that Masked Singer show have a maskeddefender.com?  My sister in law always trys to get me to watch it.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: Scockery on November 6, 2019, 10:39 AM
I watch the show on the web not on the channel it airs...if I even get it.  Much easier to go back and reloathe scenes that way.

 
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Post by: tmanthegreat on November 16, 2019, 11:49 AM
I know Iím late to the meeting, so to speak, but I finally watching some of the first season of Star Wars Resistance on Disney+.  It is definitely a kid-oriented show (much more so than Rebels or Clone Wars) but overall itís not bad at all and Iím rather enjoying it :)
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Post by: Scockery on November 24, 2019, 06:33 PM
I think even for a kid's show, they've overused the giant monster trope.
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Post by: Nicklab on November 25, 2019, 07:10 AM
I know Iím late to the meeting, so to speak, but I finally watching some of the first season of Star Wars Resistance on Disney+.  It is definitely a kid-oriented show (much more so than Rebels or Clone Wars) but overall itís not bad at all and Iím rather enjoying it :)

I was catching up on some DVR'd episodes last night.  And I didn't get that as much from the last two episodes.  Kaz is still kind of goofy, I won't ague that.  But it seems like some story elements in this series are starting to build up towards The Rise Of Skywalker.  Especially with the episode about relic hunting in old temples.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: GrandMoffNick on December 9, 2019, 07:10 PM
I wish they'd get to "vs the First Order" more. I'd like a decent conclusion
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: Jesse James on December 9, 2019, 10:56 PM
I canít fault the giant monster thing.  Itís part of all of Star Wars really.  I caught up last weekend on the series and itís really underrated.  Itís better to me than Rebels ever was, which disappointed me a lot.  I really wish the actors got a cameo in TRoS.  The relic hunter troopers were pretty slick.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: Scockery on December 19, 2019, 06:25 PM
That last ep on Empok Nor....the FO refueling station. The First Order is okay with Nikto as technicians?
I have no idea...who is supposed to be speciesist this week?

Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: StBrianOfMinneapolis on January 13, 2020, 02:51 PM
That last ep on Empok Nor....the FO refueling station. The First Order is okay with Nikto as technicians?
I have no idea...who is supposed to be speciesist this week?

I did get a kick out of the technician suits. I was kind of hoping that was "Matt" sneaking around.
Title: Re: Star Wars Resistance
Post by: Dave on November 5, 2021, 05:03 PM
I finally managed to get through season 2 of Resistance while on the treadmill. 

I really liked how the show finished up and they finally got to some conflict with the First Order.  All those final episodes were solid an entertaining.

However, half of the episodes leading up to the final story arc were difficult to watch and just plain stupid.  Anything involving the aces and racing was dreadful.

This series overall was a lot worse than Rebels, which I mostly enjoyed.  My kids enjoyed Rebels and we watched it each week together.  They didn't care for Resistance and gave up pretty quick.

If anyone if considering watching this series and hasn't started, I'd suggest watching the first couple of episodes of season 1 to get to know the characters, and then skipping ahead and watching the final half of season 2.