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Star Wars Resistance episode 11: First Order danger strikes on Station Theta Black

A pair of movie characters clash in the 11th episode of CGI animated series Star Wars Resistance.

Kazuda Xiono (aka Kaz, played by Christopher Sean) leaves the Colossus refueling platform to rendezvous with the Resistance on the Tantive IV. He hands over the First Order’s secret proposal to Captain Doza and learns that his reports have led the Resistance to a mysterious outpost used by the sinister regime.

Delightfully, he teams up with Commander Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) once again — it would seem Poe enjoyed their dynamic last time — to investigate Station Theta Black.

General Leia Organa is pleased with Kaz’s work

Leia (Carolyn Hennesy, who’s apparently replaced Rachel Butera) lets Kaz know that his work is vital, even if the New Republic Senate won’t act to stop the First Order. This inaction is what led her to secretly establish the Resistance — as seen in the 2016 novel Bloodline — and search for her missing brother, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

She’s also very aware of how trigger-happy Poe is when it comes to the First Order, and her command not to engage falls on deaf ears — foreshadowing the tension between them in The Last Jedi.

The First Order prepares for war

On the station, Kaz finds out that the First Order mined the asteroid it built into for ore, used to make blasters. It’s clearly a step toward the First Order’s galactic takeover, but Kaz knows that senators like his father won’t think that’s enough evidence to sanction New Republic action.

This attitude leads to the destruction of the New Republic capital, Hosnian Prime (seen in The Force Awakens), and the First Order march on the galaxy.

Phasma is a pretty bad shot

Awesomely, we get to see the First Order’s Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) in action in this episode as she and Major Vonreg (Lex Lang) oversee the station’s demolition and hunt the Resistance intruders.

She’s a deadly combatant in the novel about her past and almost overcomes Finn in The Last Jedi, but seems to be afflicted with that iconic Stormtrooper trait: having terrible aim. Poe easily dodges her shots at point-blank range, then she and her troops fail to stop them from escaping.

Afterward however, she does an awesome little cape sweep while turning, so all is forgiven.

Phasma is a pretty bad shot

Awesomely, we get to see the First Order’s Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) in action in this episode as she and Major Vonreg (Lex Lang) oversee the station’s demolition and hunt the Resistance intruders.

She’s a deadly combatant in the novel about her past and almost overcomes Finn in The Last Jedi, but seems to be afflicted with that iconic Stormtrooper trait: having terrible aim. Poe easily dodges her shots at point-blank range, then she and her troops fail to stop them from escaping.

Afterward however, she does an awesome little cape sweep while turning, so all is forgiven.

Poe remains a joy

The slick Resistance pilot has lots of sharp, fun dialogue — “Not engaging you, not engaging you — just pointing my blaster at these explosives.”

It’s clear that Isaac enjoys playing this role, even in animated form, his performance a standout. The same applies to Christie as Phasma — hopefully we’ll see a lot more of this pair in upcoming episodes.

Star Wars Resistance will return in 2019 and airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD.

 

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