Jayme and I recently binge watched Star Wars: Resistance, up to episode 14.
Overall I would say I’m… not thrilled with it, but not surprised, either? It’s about the same quality, and the same sorts of episode plots as season one of Rebels, which I wasn’t a fan of. Rebels kicked in for me about halfway through season 2, and I’m assuming the same will be true here. It’s just kind of sad that that’s what it takes, y’know? Like, I think going in to this, the hope was… it would maintain the quality of season 4 of Rebels, which was, as I remember it, amazing.
But now, looking back, it really makes me think.
Was Rebels really that high quality, or am I mistaking quality for continuity? Continuity in itself can be a draw, and one the highlights of Star Wars: Rebels for me was it’s respect for it’s own continuity, as well as the larger continuity of the Star Wars Universe. It was rewarding to watch a show that existed in a world with great worldbuilding, and having the characters develop over time made me grow to love them.
And I’m assuming that’s how I’m going to feel about Resistance in 3 years. It’s just, really? Why does it have to take so long to get there?
One piece of information that I just learned that has me really excited, is this excerpt from the Star Wars: Resistance wikipedia entry:
“The series begins six months before The Force Awakens and will eventually cross over with it.”
Which I think, really changes things. What this series has the potential to become, as it goes forward, is a story that takes place alongside the main movies, and gives us a POV of the average person living the Star Wars Universe, which is something we very much don’t get in the movies. I think it’s important and interesting to have that.