1. Due to the increased amount of spam bots on the forum, we are strengthening our defenses. You may experience a CAPTCHA challenge from time to time.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

What Was The Point?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Resistance' started by SegNerd, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. SegNerd

    SegNerd Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Posts:
    589
    Likes Received:
    1,028
    Trophy Points:
    7,392
    Credits:
    2,243
    Ratings:
    +1,580 / 42 / -4
    I hope this doesn’t sound too negative, but now that Resistance has ended, I’m feeling really lost about the point of this series.

    What was the point of Kaz being on the Colossus in the first place? What did this do for the Resistance? Did Kaz accomplish his mission? Did Kaz have a mission??

    Also, where is Ahsoka?
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. Trevor

    Trevor Rebellion Arms Supplier
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2014
    Posts:
    3,780
    Likes Received:
    11,089
    Trophy Points:
    144,177
    Credits:
    13,944
    Ratings:
    +15,764 / 95 / -33
    I was confused by the post about it being "Over", and after 5 seconds of research, yep....it's dead, Jim!!

    OK...I REALLY wanted to watch it, but I was kind of put off by the animation style, and the entire thing just seemed forced and well..."cartoon-ey"....I just couldn't do it, but I did watch the first 3 episodes. It really speaks to me personally that I couldn't do it, because I've NEVER not watched any SW content but this one...I just couldn't.

    Ahsoka is gonna be back...we're GOING to see her again...somewhere...either in another animated show or on the big screen....as well as Hera and Ezra Bridger, because that door is standing WIDE OPEN by design.....now where and when???
     
    #2 Trevor, Mar 10, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2020
    • Like Like x 7
  3. deadmanwalkin009

    deadmanwalkin009 Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Posts:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    2,482
    Trophy Points:
    10,767
    Credits:
    3,325
    Ratings:
    +3,835 / 28 / -4
    No clue. Great show in it's own bubble but in the macro sense of things, it's pointless. I was very disappointed with the series. After how TCW and Rebels added things to the grand scheme of things, I figured this show would do the same but it didn't. They didn't even tie the show to Episode 9 at the very least. This show is very underwhelming especially as they promoted it as the next big series after Rebels. Seem like Dave Filoni did maybe the first few episodes then quit the project. I gave this show a honest chance during it's original run, it had potential but it missed the mark.
    --- Double Post Merged, Mar 11, 2020, Original Post Date: Mar 11, 2020 ---
    It got little better after the 4th Episode. 4th Episode is really good and actually showed the potential it could have. There were couple great episodes through out both seasons but they did nothing to build upon of it. I honestly wouldn't even recommend people this show like I would with TCW, Rebels or The Mandolorian.
     
    #3 deadmanwalkin009, Mar 11, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2020
    • Great Post Great Post x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  4. SegNerd

    SegNerd Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Posts:
    589
    Likes Received:
    1,028
    Trophy Points:
    7,392
    Credits:
    2,243
    Ratings:
    +1,580 / 42 / -4
    It seems really unlikely to me that they always planned for only two seasons - all the work of creating a show, creating new characters, and arguably creating a whole new type of animation style - all for just two years?

    I can’t help but wonder if even Disney was a little disappointed in this one.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. StardustSoldier

    StardustSoldier Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2019
    Posts:
    231
    Likes Received:
    2,186
    Trophy Points:
    10,717
    Credits:
    5,257
    Ratings:
    +2,332 / 1 / -1
    I actually enjoyed the series quite a bit. Not as much as TCW or Rebels, but it had a fun, quirky charm all of its own. I liked that they made an effort to make it distinct from its predecessor shows.

    That said, I too get the impression it was originally intended to last longer. It really felt like it was building up to something more, but then it just left off with a rather abrupt feeling. It was a pretty entertaining show in itself, but I likewise couldn't help but be disappointed at how it didn't really tie much into the overall story. Admittedly, I can see why Disney decided to end the show when they did, but I still think it deserved a third season at least.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  6. The Hero With No Fear

    The Hero With No Fear Resident Sand Hater

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Posts:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    34,446
    Trophy Points:
    156,117
    Credits:
    23,261
    Ratings:
    +35,596 / 14 / -9
    Unfortunately, it turned out to be a mediocre, unsuccessful show in the end. For whatever reason, Disney/LFL wanted an animated series running in between Rebels and the release of new content on Disney+. Perhaps they wanted a sequel era show running at the same time as the trilogy? I honestly think that it just existed to be a filler series essentially.

    The show was certainly limited by poor marketing and an awkward release schedule. The first trailer was awful and lots of the promotional material only showed the especially kid-oriented parts. Yet Disney decided to air the show super late at night during the week when those kids are more likely to be asleep. The show was already doomed even if it was the best thing ever. I bet if it had done well, it would’ve been renewed for at least one more season.

    There were plenty of problems with the show itself too. I understand that it’s a kid show, but it really alienated older viewers through its over-reliance on slapstick and usually unfunny jokes. The second season mostly meandered along with no real sense of direction and it didn’t capitalize on the hype from the end of the first season nearly enough. It doesn’t help that the show is misleadingly titled “Resistance” when we mostly follow around a platform of randos, with the only ties to the actual Resistance being occasional appearances from Poe, Leia, and even Ello Asty. Perhaps if the series has been allowed to continue, we would have gotten more big picture connections.

    I feel especially bad for the actors. They all seemed so passionate about a show that few people watched, or even knew about, and fewer people were big fans of. The characters were mostly fine. I hope we see them appear in something else or get tied into some stories in between TLJ and TROS.

    It’s really a shame how this show turned out. Lucasfilm just didn’t treat it like a big release unlike most of the other big Star Wars content in recent years. Despite its flaws, I still think it had a good first season, barring a few of the “slice of life” episodes. The spy and espionage angle kept me intrigued throughout and it had an exciting conclusion. I even think that it’s better than the first season of The Clone Wars and just short of Rebels Season One. Resistance Season Two was a big disappointment in my eyes though. Aside from a handful of episodes that were actually great (basically any of the ones with Norath Kev), it just felt like a waste of time for the majority of it’s run. The conclusion to the show felt rushed and it did seem like the writers were hoping to be renewed, but then they didn’t, so they had to hastily wrap things up. I hope Lucasfilm and Disney learns from this show’s failures and betters their strategies in the future.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Great Post Great Post x 2
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  7. Pomojema

    Pomojema Ayatollah Of Rock-&-Rolla
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Posts:
    9,288
    Likes Received:
    40,923
    Trophy Points:
    170,329
    Credits:
    41,500
    Ratings:
    +51,191 / 127 / -63
    I'm personally thinking that they had plans to have a third season at one point, which would be used to end the series closer to the events of TROS, but they ultimately scrapped those in favor of doing much more ambitious stuff at Lucasfilm Animation (at least two shows, one of which has been announced and the other of which should hopefully be announced before the end of the year). At least it got an ending to the main narrative arc in spite of that.

    Had it received a third season, I think that more would have been done to narratively justify the series by connecting it back to the main narrative. It was clearly made as a spin-off project since it started development with only the ST's beginning finished, and started releasing after the middle was released, but it only ended just after the end hit theaters. They were essentially going in blind, and because of that, they went out of their way to keep the main characters from running into the ST's cast for the most part. So an additional season, once the endgame was established, could have done more to justify all these characters and their place in the story. But that will just have to wait until someone else wants to use the characters, presumably in post-TROS stories, and those aren't going to happen for a while.

    Plus, very little that Disney did with promoting and releasing this series indicated confidence from the studio, which is why they dumped it late at night when their target demographic would be snoozing. While Resistance was always going to be treated as a side project (due to Dave Filoni's lack of hands-on involvement), I think it's weird that it got this cold shoulder treatment considering that it's, at its worst, just a mediocre series with a pretty animation style, and at its best, it's pretty watchable. I dunno, I feel like it deserved a better shot than what it actually got.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Great Post Great Post x 1
  8. StardustSoldier

    StardustSoldier Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2019
    Posts:
    231
    Likes Received:
    2,186
    Trophy Points:
    10,717
    Credits:
    5,257
    Ratings:
    +2,332 / 1 / -1
    The initial concept made a lot of sense to me. I got the impression that Resistance was supposed to be to the ST what The Clone Wars was to the PT and Rebels was to the OT. Especially after the end of Rebels, doing Resistance for their third major animated show seemed like a great idea. But at the same time, as Hero With No Fear pointed out, Disney+ was already coming up soon, which included one more season of TCW along with The Mandalorian. When they announced that Resistance was going to end after Season 2, I thought that maybe they were doing that to clear up production room for all the other Star Wars projects coming down the pipeline. But then... surely Disney would've anticipated this? Or were they initially planning to keep Resistance going for a bit longer even after Disney+ arrived?

    And of course, TCW and Rebels had the advantage of being made after their respective film trilogies. Whereas with Resistance, as Pomojema said, they were going in blind. But by the time of Resistance's third season, TROS would be done and so then they could've freely focused on joining the TV show narrative with the movies. It seems strange to instead suddenly end the show before that could happen. It's too bad, because I really think Season 3 (and beyond?) had the potential to improve on the show in every way.

    At some point, maybe several years down the road, I hope they go back and make a third season to Resistance anyway and give it a more proper ending. I know it seems pretty unlikely, but I think there's still some story potential there, and it would give Resistance a more cohesive spot in the overall narrative.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. MandoChip

    MandoChip Hate me later. Work now.
    1030th General **** (Mod)

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2019
    Posts:
    1,073
    Likes Received:
    19,117
    Trophy Points:
    146,617
    Credits:
    11,583
    Ratings:
    +20,473 / 15 / -4
    My basic thoughts on Resistance is that it was intended to be like Rebels but for ST, and failed miserably at that IMO, which is probably largely down to the subject material i.e. the Resistance vs The first order. It all just feels a bit forced and cheap to me, but generally I tend to get a bit cynical when discussing the ST, it doesn't excite me much.
     
    #9 MandoChip, Nov 16, 2020
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2020
    • Like Like x 3
  10. Pomojema

    Pomojema Ayatollah Of Rock-&-Rolla
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Posts:
    9,288
    Likes Received:
    40,923
    Trophy Points:
    170,329
    Credits:
    41,500
    Ratings:
    +51,191 / 127 / -63
    See, I disagree. There was so little room for connectivity to the movies themselves that it couldn't ever be that. Maybe if there was a third season, but part of me thinks that a limited run was always planned, with an option for more if it did well (which Disney ensured that it wouldn't for factors that I've already discussed).

    I do think that we'll get an animated series with the ST characters, along with one with the OT characters, eventually. This always felt like a side project rather than "the next big thing", and it was abundantly clear with how Lucasfilm approached the presentation of this thing.
     
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  11. RoyleRancor

    RoyleRancor Car'a'Carn

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2016
    Posts:
    5,793
    Likes Received:
    34,645
    Trophy Points:
    159,917
    Credits:
    25,706
    Ratings:
    +43,286 / 189 / -99
    It felt like a test run.
    How people reacted to certain styles of animation and story telling.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
  12. Force-Abel

    Force-Abel Clone Trooper

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2020
    Posts:
    29
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    52
    Credits:
    185
    Ratings:
    +80 / 0 / -0
    I enjoyed a handful of episodes of Resistance, and it had some engaging ideas and concepts (and characters), but also a lot of 'filler episodes' for such a short-lived series. Was the plan for it to last for 4/5 seasons - and it just didn't work out so they limited it to 2 seasons instead?

    Also there were a few good and enjoyable moments in almost every episode, but just not quite enough to make these episodes worthwhile - or to watch again (this is only my opinion, and respect & love to those who liked the show).


    I do hope we some some of the characters, ships and droids again in other Star Wars stories.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 2
  13. StardustSoldier

    StardustSoldier Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2019
    Posts:
    231
    Likes Received:
    2,186
    Trophy Points:
    10,717
    Credits:
    5,257
    Ratings:
    +2,332 / 1 / -1
    Agreed there. It was pretty cool how a few of the ships from Resistance showed up again in Rise of Skywalker's final battle. Despite my complaints about Resistance feeling disconnected from other Star Wars stories, that was one nice touch to help tie things together a bit better.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page