Expect huge amounts of derp and rage, punctuated by /tg/ extracting humor from it.
Annnd they had to go and change things again. With Rebels coming to a close and a burning need to keep Star Wars on their lineup, Disney had a choice: find a new plot and setting for a formula and art style that had produced two successful multi-season shows, or throw it all out and start from scratch. Remember, this is Disney we're talking about, the company that once paid a quarter billion dollars to fire the producer who made The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King only for him to go and found Dreamworks out of spite.
Like its predecessor, Star Wars: Resistance sets itself up as a prequel to a trilogy, in this case following the early days of the Resistance in its fight against the First Order. Where it differs from Rebels is that Resistance is playing the warm up act for a trilogy that nobody likes. On top of which, the creators abandoned the 3D style that Rebels inherited from The Clone Wars, and replaced it with a cel style that's half Treasure Planet, half Avatar: The Last Airbender and all RWBY.
To be blunt, this show is 100% pure crystal derp. Our star is Kazuda Xiono, a manic depressive who literally fanboy-ed his way into being a spy under the cover story of being a mechanic, two jobs he is not qualified for. This kid is the Invader Zim of Star Wars, able to respond to situations with only blind overconfidence or screaming, gibbering terror. Filling out the cast we have the original only cockney girl in space, an autistic alien, their widower boss who is definitely gonna die, D.Va and her ex-imperial officer dad, and BB-8. Poe Dameron shows up regularly so he can be TOP SUE without having to share a screen with Rey. Captain Phasma plays the show's big bad and yet stays true to form in doing absolutely nothing. Reception was so terrible it was confirmed canceled at 2 seasons before the second season even started.
Part of the problem with Resistance is that the First Order has a doomfort that can frag planets across the galaxy, yet has to resort to hiring pirates to encourage settlements into accepting the First Order's protection racket. Palpy's empire was a model of efficient, heavy handed governance; its evil intent veiled from the masses who mostly resent it for bringing order. And some instances of institutionalized racism and the occasional genocide on a planetary scale. Y'know. Empire Stuff. The First Order on the other hand is basically just Cobra Command, a font of evil hamstrung by flailing incompetence. The backstory for the Resistance and First Order is basically that the First Order are a mobile pirate fleet with one untested secret base weapon lead by old farts of dubious actual leadership abilities from the Empire and their fanatical children with grunts made up of brainwashed child soldiers kidnapped from pioneer settlements. The Resistance is just a tiny militia that is so poorly funded they don’t even qualify as a single fleet since their few outdated capital ships are crewed by outdated droids and they don’t even have enough fighters to protect them. Rather than depict a potentially interesting dynamic, this setup suggests the series just wants to be Rebels again but can't figure out how to do it because the good guys have supposedly already won, fixed the galaxy, and are now just too stupid to sort out the last Imperial remnants.
|About:||The Franchise, The Setting, The Movies|
|Television Shows:||The Clone Wars, Rebels, Resistance, The Mandalorian|
|Star Wars Games|
|Miniature:||X-Wing, Armada, Legion|
|Roleplaying:||FFG, WotC (d20), WEG (d6)|