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For the Third Time, Let’s Underestimate a Star Wars Cartoon

Star Wars: Resistance is happening and I bet I’ll love it. But right now, I don’t care for it. I don’t like the animation style, and everything about it seems so…I dunno. I don’t want to say ‘bland’, more like ‘manufactured’. But that’s the same thing I thought about Star Wars: Rebels, and that turned out to be a nifty show.

I’m just going to keep underestimating these Star Wars cartoons, and then keep having my doubt laughed back into my face when the shows turn out to be good.

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Our First Look at Star Wars: Resistance!

I’ve been a big fan of the animated Star Wars cartoons, even if I was hesitant to get into either Clone Wars or Rebels. I liked them both in the end. So the fact that I’m a touch leery about this first trailer for Star Wars: Resistance is probably a good sign.

I’ve never been a particular fan of that animation style. If the Resistance team wanted to go for a more anime look — which I think they’ve said — they should have gone the Voltron route, with traditional anime characters and then computer animated ships. I think that’d be a great look for Star Wars.

I’m also not 100% sold on this story, where the young, white, male protagonist is both a racing superstar and a hotshot Rebel pilot. But like I said, I was trepidatious about Rebels, so we’ll see!

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Star Wars: Resistance Revealed!

The next Star Wars animated series has been announced! Star Wars: Resistance will take place in the period before The Force Awakens and will focus on badass fighter pilots! Always a fun topic!

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I loved The Clone Wars and Rebels was pretty darn good, so clearly the people behind these animated shows — like Dave Filoni — know what they’re doing. I’m definitely on board.

The new show will star fighter pilot Kazuda Xiono, who is recruited by the Resistance to spy on the First Order. We’ll get cameos from BB-8, Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. That sounds pretty neat. Finn and Rey are probably way out of the loop, but eh, they get that whole first movie.

Han Solo and Chewbacca are also cruising around the galaxy during this period. So who knows what we’ll see!

Definitely looking forward to this one.

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