The Recruit

Star Wars: ResistanceKaz Xiono, a young pilot for the New Republic Navy (and the son of a senator), is trying to return valuable intelligence to the Republic when his X-Wing squadron is ambushed by a crimson TIE fighter. Kaz ensures that the rest of his group escape, but finds himself outgunned when trying to take on the First Order fighter alone until another X-Wing joins the battle. That fighter, piloted by Poe Dameron, not only saves Kaz’s life but escorts him aboard a cruiser belonging to the Resistance. Considered extremists by many members of the New Republic, the Resistance is recruiting for a fight against the First Order, a remnant of the Galactic Empire that many (including Kaz’s father) refuse to believe is a credible threat. Poe thinks Kaz has what it takes to join the Resistance, and brings him to the ocean planet Castilon to install him as a Resistance spy. Poe tells Kaz to lie low and blend in…and is horrified when, within a day, Kaz’s boast of being the best pilot in the galaxy is taken out of context. Now Kaz is expected to prove his claim in a life-or-death race…and neither Poe nor his local allies at the rough-and-tumble Colossus station can intervene without blowing their new recruit’s cover.

Download this episode via Amazonteleplay by Brandon Auman
story by Dave Filoni
directed by Steward Lee and Saul Ruiz
music by Michael Tavera
based on original themes and music by John Williams

Star Wars: ResistanceCast: Christopher Sean (Kazuda Xiono), Josh Brener (Neeku Vozo), Scott Lawrence (Jarek Yeager), Suzie McGrath (Tam Ryvora), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Bobby Moynihan (Orka / Yani), Cherami Leigh (Mia Gabon), Dee Bradley Baker (First Order Comm Officer / Glem / Grevel), Fred Tatasciore (Bolza Grool / Hapless Pilot / Orthog), Greg Proops (Jak Sivrak), Jim Rash (Flix), Jonathan Lipow (Glitch), Lex Lang (Major Vonreg), Myrna Velasco (Torra Doza), Sam Witwer (Hugh Sion), Tovah Dekshuh (Aunt Z / Random Human), Tzi Ma (Hamato Xiono), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron)

Notes: Set prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Resistance is a marked departure in animation style from the Lucasfilm animated series that preceded it, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. Series creator Dave Filoni wanted the animation style to more closely resemble anime, and drew from his father’s World War II experiences in setting up a scenario in which an obviously imminent threat is ignored by the populace at large.

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The Triple Dark

Star Wars: ResistanceIn order to earn something resembling a living while waiting for any news of the First Order, Kaz has to work in Jarek Yeager’s repair shop, fixing speeders and spacecraft, but two things get in the way – he’s more excited by the prospect of spying, and knows next to nothing about repairing a ship. When Kaz thinks he overhears something worth spying on, he discovers that it’s not the First Order, but the station’s criminal underworld – and he quickly makes himself their next target.

Download this episode via Amazonwritten by Kevin Burke & Chris “Doc” Wyatt
directed by Sergio Paez
music by Michael Tavera
based on original themes and music by John Williams

Star Wars: ResistanceCast: Christopher Sean (Kazuda Xiono), Josh Brener (Neeku Vozo), Scott Lawrence (Jarek Yeager), Suzie McGrath (Tam Ryvora), Bobby Moynihan (Orka), Dee Bradley Baker (Egdir / Glem / Grevel / Skreek), Fred Tatasciore (Bolza Grool / Narb / Random Pirate), Gary Anthony Williams (Kragan Gorr), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Jim Rash (Flix), Jonathan Lipow (Hallion / Nod / PA Voice / Tooms), Lex Lang (Major Vonreg), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Freya Fenris), Myrna Velasco (Torra Doza), Nanzeen Contractor (Synara San)

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Fuel For The Fire

Star Wars: ResistanceKaz finds it difficult to concentrate on work when there are races to watch from the open launch deck at Yeager’s shop, so he takes the engine he’s trying to repair out to the edge of the deck…and then watches helplessly as it suddenly starts and then dumps itself into the ocean. While on a break, Kaz runs into a young hotshot racing crew that seems to have its act together slightly better than his own, and he’s eager to make new friends. But his new “friends” are eager to use Kaz to get to Yeager’s stockpile of parts and fuel…and Kaz isn’t aware of Yeager’s own past as a racer, or the fact that he has fuel that’s far too dangerous for recreational racing.

Star Wars: ResistanceDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Eugene Son
directed by Bosco Ng
music by Michael Tavera
based on original themes and music by John Williams

Cast: Christopher Sean (Kazuda Xiono), Josh Brener (Neeku Vozo), Scott Lawrence (Jarek Yeager), Suzie McGrath (Tam Ryvora), Elijah Wood (Jace Rucklin), Eric Bauza (Gorrak Wiles), Greg Proops (Garma / Jak Sivrak), Rachael MacFarlane (Lin Gaava), Tovah Feldshuh (Aunt Z)

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The High Tower

Star Wars: ResistanceFuel and power rationing plunge the entire station into darkness. Unable to get any work done, Kaz joins Tam and Neeku at Aunt Z’s bar, where Aunt Z openly speculates that Captain Doza has intentionally cut power so no one will see a delegation from the First Order arriving by night. Kaz is even more impressed when flying ace Hype Fazon walks into Aunt Z’s, especially since the station’s flying aces have their own luxurious lounge in the central tower which is also home to Captain Doza’s office. Ingratiating himself with Fazon – against Tam’s warnings – Kaz gets an invitation to the aces’ lounge, where he sees First Order stormtroopers and Major Vonreg paying Doza a visit, and eavesdrops on Vonreg threatening to withhold further fuel drops unless Doza allows a permanent First Order garrison on the station. Though this is finally the spying he’s been so excited about doing, Kaz is clumsy when trying to get back to BB-8 with this information, and is suddenly the target of a First Order manhunt.

Download this episode via Amazonwritten by Stephany Folsom
directed by Steward Lee
music by Michael Tavera
based on original themes and music by John Williams

Star Wars: ResistanceCast: Christopher Sean (Kazuda Xiono), Josh Brener (Neeku Vozo), Scott Lawrence (Jarek Yeager), Suzie McGrath (Tam Ryvora), Dee Bradley Baker (Security Guard / Ugnaught Vendor), Donald Faison (Hype Fazon), Jason Hightower (Captain Doza), Jonathan Lipow (Glitch / Al / Stormtrooper #2 / Fuel Tanker Captain), Lex Lang (Major Vonreg / Stormtrooper #1), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (4D-M1N / Freya Fenris / Jooks), Matthew Wood (Security Droid #1 / Security Droid #2), Myrna Velasco (Torra Doza), Tovah Feldshuh (Aunt Z)

Notes: Captain Doza’s administrative droid is 4D-M1N – “l33t” speak for “admin”.

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The Children Of Tehar

Star Wars: ResistanceKaz is broke, which is bad not just because he can’t buy his own drinks at Aunt Z’s, but because he can’t afford to repair Tam’s compensator, which he accidentally broke during installation. He overhears of a bounty offered for finding two missing children from Tehar and sets about trying to look for them on the platform, though he hasn’t thought far enough ahead to ask himself why the First Order would offer a reward for two lost children. He bumps into them more by chance than by skill, and discovers that they’re runaways who don’t want to return to Tehar. They just escaped that planet after witnessing the actions of a high-ranking member of the First Order who calls himself Kylo Ren. When the First Order arrives in force to search for the children, Kaz and Neeku risk everything to find them a safe hiding place.

Download this episode via Amazonwritten by Paul Giacoppo
directed by Saul Ruiz
music by Michael Tavera
based on original themes and music by John Williams

Star Wars: ResistanceCast: Christopher Sean (Kazuda Xiono), Josh Brener (Neeku Vozo), Scott Lawrence (Jarek Yeager), Suzie McGrath (Tam Ryvora), Dee Bradley Baker (Security Guard / Ugnaught Vendor), Donald Faison (Hype Fazon), Antony Del Rio (Kel), Bobby Moynihan (Yani), Dee Bradley Baker (Security Guard / Stormtrooper #2 / Ugnaught Vendor), Frank Welker (Chelidae), Greg Proops (Garma), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Jason Hightower (Captain Doza), Lex Lang (Stormtrooper #1), Liam McIntyre (Commander Pyre), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (4D-M1N), Matthew Wood (Ello Asty), Nikki SooHoo (Eila), Tovah Feldshuh (Aunt Z)

Notes: Ello Asty is not only one of Poe’s fellow X-Wing pilots as seen in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, but he’s named after the Beastie Boys single “Hello Nasty”.

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Signal From Sector Six

Star Wars: ResistanceYeager wakes Kaz up painfully early, supposedly for a salvage mission (though Tam notes that there isn’t a salvage mission on the itinerary). But the real mission is very different: an upper-atmosphere rendezvous with Poe Dameron, who has brought a second X-Wing for Kaz to fly. En route to a nearby asteroid field, they discuss the intelligence Kaz has gathered on the Colossus station until they receive a distress call from a ship inside the field. They discover a cargo freighter that has recently been raided by pirates, with one pirate ship still docked; neither ship is in very good shape. Once aboard, Poe and Kaz discover that there was some kind of live cargo, and it has broken out…and begun eating pirates and crew indiscriminately. They find a survivor who has hidden inside a cargo container and race to get her off the ship and back to the Colossus before they become the next meal. But who is Synara San?

Download this episode via Amazonwritten by Brandon Auman
directed by Sergio Paez
music by Michael Tavera
based on original themes and music by John Williams

Star Wars: ResistanceCast: Christopher Sean (Kazuda Xiono), Scott Lawrence (Jarek Yeager), Suzie McGrath (Tam Ryvora), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Dave Filoni (Kowakians), David Acord (Kowakians), Gary Anthony Williams (Kragan Gorr), Jonathan Lipow (Pirate #2), Matthew Wood (Kowakians), Nazneen Contractor (Synara San), Stephen Stanton (Pirate #1)

Notes: Among the very unpleasant possibilities of what the escaped live cargo could be, Poe lists Rathtars (The Force Awakens) and Gundarks (The Empire Strikes Back). He’s quite unprepared for a ship full of Kowakian monkey-lizards, a creature that has been seen before in Star Wars lore (in the form of Return Of The Jedi‘s Salacious Crumb).

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Synara’s Score

Star Wars: ResistanceYeager is tasked with repairing the Colossus station’s turbolaser cannon targeting systems by Captain Doza. Kaz and Tam are assigned to find a specialized, military-grade part…and Neeku is assigned to keep his mouth shut about any of it. With pirate attacks on the rise, the station’s ability to defend itself is of prime important to Doza, especially as he fights to keep Colossus from having to agree to “help” from the First Order. Kaz lucks out in acquiring the part needed from Synara San, the scavenger that he and Poe recently rescued from a freighter that had been attacked by pirates. But the repairs to the targeting systems are still underway when the next pirate raid occurs. How did they know that the station happened to be defenseless?

Download this episode via Amazonwritten by Gavin Hignight
directed by Bosco Ng
music by Michael Tavera
based on original themes and music by John Williams

Star Wars: ResistanceCast: Christopher Sean (Kazuda Xiono), Josh Brener (Neeku Vozo), Scott Lawrence (Jarek Yeager), Suzie McGrath (Tam Ryvora), Bobby Moynihan (Orka / Pirate #2), David Shaughnessy (Drell), Dee Bradley Baker (Dock Worker), Gary Anthony Williams (Kragan Gorr), Jason Hightower (Captain Doza / Pirate #4), Jim Rash (Flix / Pirate #3), Liam McIntyre (Commander Pyre / Pirate #1), Nazneen Contractor (Synara San)

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