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So, I didn't expect to like STAR WARS: RESISTANCE. It took me a while to warm up to the concept of STAR WARS: REBELS and that was based around a lot of concepts that I enjoyed, feeling very much like a West End Games STAR WARS: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME campaign. It included things like Inquisitors, Sith Holocrons, Darth Maul, and eventually Grand Admiral Thrawn. It took awhile to peculate, though. The first season's first half wasn't very good, IMHO, and it wasn't until Grand Moff Tarkin showed up that I felt moved. How was I going to feel about a show with no Jedi whatsoever? The answer is, in fact, pretty good.
The premise is that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaacs) recruits a New Republic pilot Kazuda Xiono (Christopher Sean) to become a spy for the Resistance. The Resistance is short handed, though, so he's assigned to be a spy rather than a pilot since they have enough of those. Placed on the strategically significant but not too-significant Colossus refueling station, he must attempt to find out what the First Order's plans are in the preceding six months to THE FORCE AWAKENS.
I rather like the fact that the central premise is that a spy is hanging around at a truck stop and gas station, basically a highway shopping center at most, in order to do his business. Star Wars has always thrived when doing the mundane in space. The Colossus is easily the most well-detailed of the new canon locations and a place that feels vibrantly alive.
I really enjoyed the first season of this show and would love to see more of it. I'm kind of disappointed we aren't getting a third season of it. After my severe issues with The Last Jedi, this was a nice return to form.
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