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Star Wars Resistance: New Images and a Clip From Sunday’s Upcoming Episode “The Core Problem”

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Resistance' started by SWNN Probe, Feb 13, 2019.

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    The next episode of Star Wars Resistance, 'The Core Problem', airs on the Disney Channel this coming Sunday. We were sent a new clip and some cool images from the upcoming episode which has Poe and Kaz discovering some concerning activity from The First Order, getting themselves into a bit of a dog fight on there way home!








    If you have cable, you can download the Disney NOW app to watch episodes of Star Wars Resistance before their normal Sunday air time. You simply need to link it, for free, using your cable provider login information and that's it! Based on the air time of this Y-7 series and the option to see the episodes earlier, it is clear Disney is steering audiences more towards streaming and using apps, perhaps to get customers used to the upcoming streaming service set to launch this year. Either way, it's new Star Wars, whether you watch it early or right on schedule!



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    The First Order appears to be looking for the right planet to turn into Starkiller, though one would think this close to the events of The Force Awakens the weapon should be near built. Either way devastation is on its way as Resistance speeds toward impending climactic events.



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    Anyone who's been watching the show has seen the completed Starkiller Base a number of times, so it's been built for a while now. And since it says right in the clip that Poe is leaving tomorrow to go to Jakku, yeah, the events of TFA are pretty close.
     
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    Just watched the episode and there a few take-aways for the larger canon.

    ***SPOILERS*** for the episode and potentially for canon

    This episode introduced a few things about Starkiller Base and the context of the galaxy/FO that are really interesting. First, Kaz brings up the idea of a fleet of ships in the Unknown Regions. The word "fleet" catches Poe off guard as if the Resistance doesn't realize how big or capable the FO actually are. Kaz believes the Colossus is going to be used as a refueling station and staging point for any invasion come out of or going into the Unknown Regions.

    Next, Poe name drops Jakku a couple of times. He happens to drop by to check on Kaz and pick up BB-8 since he is on his way to Jakku on a mission for Leia. This takes us right up to the beginning of TFA at the end of the episode when BB-8 swaps back to Poe and they jump to Jakku.

    Next, we see a hollowed out planet with a gravity well at its heart. Poe mentions how weird it is that the system's start is missing. We know that the Starkiller base drains stars of their energy to power the weapon. Perhaps we are seeing the Beta version of the Starkiller base that has been tested on a system in the Unknown Regions. This sets up the possibility of repercussions for that attack because the FO may have attacked someone else before they attacked the Hosnian system. This tech and this mysterious planet makes Poe and Kaz even more cautious about the abilities of the FO and Poe leaves Kaz intending to tell Leia about this after he finishes the Jakku mission, meaning that she doesn't know about Starkiller until after he escapes during TFA. (Unless he goes to Jakku multiple times)

    Finally, in the same system as the hollowed-out planet with no star, we find a moon. On that moon we see an ancient temple, one that Kaz says is similar to abandoned temples all over the galaxy. The temple is covered in blaster marks and destruction. The implication is that whatever happened was fairly recent. Based on the domed structure of the temple, I'm curious if this is how the Story Group introduces us to the home of Luke's destroyed academy. Or maybe it is somewhere similar that experienced a similar fate. The writers really want us to wonder about this place. Kaz finds a child's toy. It looks a little bit like a tooka doll. He fixates on it even though Poe keeps trying to get him to focus on the FO Probe Droid that is stalking them. At the end of the episode, we see that Kaz brought the doll back with him to Colossus.

    While the doll could be something as small as symbolizing the death of a child (or children), it is possible that it could have greater implications. If we jump over to Wookieepedia, a quick search shows us three examples of tooka dolls in canon. The first belonged to the young Twi-lek in Clone Wars on Ryloth who may or may not have been retconned into being Hera (can't remember the final verdict on that). Jyn Erso had two as a child in Rogue One. But most interestingly is that in Aftermath: Empire's End, there is a throw-away line about an infant Ben Solo having a tooka doll that his father tried to use to calm his crying. If Ben kept it and if it traveled with Ben on his journeys with Luke, perhaps this doll symbolizes Ben's childhood or innocence being buried on this dark moon in this shattered temple. And Kaz just unwittingly unearthed something with larger implications. But then again, it could be something as small as a reminder of how brutal the first order are and what they are capable of.
     
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    i suspect this will be the last we see of Poe for this season. his farewell was pretty final and we all know he's off to meet his fate on Jakku.

    if the doll has any association with characters we know, it will likely be with the children who are hiding on the Colossus. since she is clearly Force-sensitive, they may have come from a temple culture--and we know their home and family was destroyed by the First Order.

    the other possible implication of the tooka, is that it represents the children the First Order has stolen all over the galaxy. we know that what happened at the temple happened some time ago, but we don't really know if that means a year, five years, ten years? the fact that Kaz brought it with him tell me it may be related to the runaway kids, though.

    my favorite line in this episode: "kids! it has kids!" XD
     
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    I think too that the toy is likely related to the Children of Tehar since Kaz brought it back to the Colossus. If that ruined place was Tehar. :p I am really interested to see if Kylo Ren was trying to find FS kids or Force-related artifacts somehow when he went to Tehar (whether it was the place in this episode or somewhere else).


    Anyway, it was really fun to watch TFA immediately after watching this episode. I was like, "Wow, only yesterday Poe found out something serious is up with the FO's power to destroy a sun, and today he's seeing a FO SD in all its glory..." "Wow, two days ago BB-8 was sassing Kaz, and now he's purring at Rey?" :D (Assuming of course that with lightspeed Poe can get to Jakku within a day.)

    I think I might watch the beginning of TFA after each of the episodes for the rest of the season!
     
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    I like these two theories, too. They are plausible and fit thematically and symbolically. That's the fun things about maguffins, they can take a story in a number of directions.

    This season has been a slow build without the higher energy adventure I was expecting considering it was promoted as a racing show that also tied in the Resistance. I would have loved to have seen something like Speed Racer and Johnny Quest but in the Star Wars universe, but I am interested in what they are setting up for the future. If they are following the Rebels formula, Season Two will get a lot more interesting after they make things a lot bigger for our characters in next week's finale.
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    I like your idea of watching TFA after these last two episodes. It definitely is fun to see how it all ties together. Next week should have some overlap based on the midseason trailer.

    Also, the theory that you and FN-3263827 shared is the most likely scenario based on Filoni's style of storytelling. It makes sense and is a fairly easy option for the showrunners considering what we know in the show's canon. It could be really interesting if Kaz's discovery is a call to action for him and he has a new mission.

    What if Kaz discovers more worlds like this? What if the children kidnapped by the FO becomes the new focus of the show? We have seen Kaz's desire to help people and his connection with the children on the Colossus, plus his disconnect with his own family. Maybe he goes on a journey to rescue child soldiers or protect children from being enlisted into the FO ranks? Would that be too dark and scary for a kids' show?
     
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    I would really like something like this for Kaz--in the Disney era we have seen a lot of issues with "stolen" or abandoned or neglected children (not always physically but sometimes emotionally too). I think it's because many kids can relate to that on some level, and it would be a good thing for a kids' show to address it in some helpful way. I wouldn't say it's the first thing I'd think of for Kaz since he had a fairly intact family (apparently) as a child, but as we know he's likely about to lose what family he has, it would give him a good incentive.
     
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    Though he had an intact family, we know that there are harsh divisions between Kaz and his father. We got that in one of the first episodes and then never really talked about his family again. We also know Yeager lost his family tragically so maybe we see him motivated to help Kaz in that.
     
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    Good point about Yeager. He seems to have built up a pretty thick barrier around himself so it would be good to have him break out of that a bit too.
     
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    Agreed! I plan on watching the next episode and seeing how it ties into TFA. After that, I'll watch these two Resistance Episodes, TFA, the Battlefront 2 DLC story, and TLJ together to make one long story.

    That'd be an interesting route to take the show! I can't say I wouldn't like it!
     
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    excellent confirmation! i noticed there was a symbol and meant to go back and look, but hadn't gotten around to it. : D

    i know a lot of people dismiss Aftermath as "pointless" and adding nothing, but what it does do that's critical, i think, is that it establishes right out of the gate this ongoing theme of abandoned, orphaned, and exploited children who essentially inherit the galaxy. what we are now seeing in the ST 30 years later is these children now grown, taking power but without having guidance as to how to use it responsibly: they are angry, vengeful, broken, and lonely. some, like Rey, are searching and trying to do good in spite of it. others, like Ben, are just a hot mess of trying to control things out of their depth.

    Resistance is also touching on those themes with the children of Tehar.
    i'd love for it to go further with the stormtrooper children--that's a huge piece of this world that has yet to be sufficiently explored.
     
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    I agree that the idea of a generation of broken children coming to power and being forced to find their places in the galaxy makes this time period fascinating. I'm interested in learning more about Rey and Kylo, and the motivations or philosophies of their parents that molded them into who they are today. Ben was raised by two flawed but loving parents who didn't understand him or his gifts and were potentially doomed to failure before his birth due to factors beyond their control (Snoke's prenatal influence). Leia send him away to his uncle who she thought could relate to him better than she and Han could, and also would offer him structure and guidance in dealing with his likely struggles with his power, lineage, and connection with darkness. Despite the best intentions of each guardian, they failed him. They tried to save him but couldn't get out of their own way. I am curious whether Rey was truly abandoned out of carelessness or if she, too, was failed by her parents/guardians under the guise of "the best intentions".
     
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