Welcome back to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: Resistance, the newest addition to the Star Wars universe. This newest cartoon incarnation takes place shortly before the events of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, while it introduces a new set of characters and planets it also relies on guest appearances from Oscar Issac and Gwendoline Christie who lend their voice talents to reprise Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma.
The new main character is a young hot shot pilot named Kazuda Xiono (voiced by Christopher Sean) has been recruited by Poe to spy for the Resistance on the Colossus which is a refueling platform on the outer rim (I’m hoping that it will eventually tie into who Leia’s secret allies are). Kaz is joined by Neeku Vozo (Josh Brener), Jarek Yeager (Scott Lawrence),Hype Fazon (Donald Faison) and of course BB-8.
While Rebels had the same feel as Clone Wars, Resistance has a completely different feel to it, not just because it is a cartoon versus CGI, you can tell that it was written more for a younger audience rather than the typical fandom (which could explain why Dave Filoni was quick to point out that while he created, he had little to do with the final product).
The first couple of episodes are fun and do a pretty good job setting up the series for hopefully several years of exploring this corner of the timeline and universe. Kaz is a young man who has lived off of his father’s name and has never had to live up to responsibility until now. It is a story of learning to live up to your potential.