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A Closer Look at the ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Team Aces Featurette

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Earlier this week, we highlighted some of our favorite quotes and became more acquainted with the expert pilots and cast members that make up Team Aces.

Today, we’ll dive into some of the concept art and episodic images that were scattered throughout the latest featurette. Similar to our previous article about Team Fireball, some thoughts will be more analytical, while others will be simple observations. We hope you’ll participate along the way and leave comments of your own.

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It’s great to see a prequel species in a sequel setting. The Aleena made their first appearance in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Since then, they had a bigger presence in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode “Mercy Mission.” We’ve also seen them scattered in the background here and there, but I’m glad we get to see one (however briefly) in what appears to be the first episode of the series.

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As mentioned in the featurette, the ace pilots are paid to protect the Colossus, so they serve a dual purpose. Their role as protectors is an interesting detail because the growing Resistance is going to need pilots when war eventually breaks out. I’m not saying they’re going to happily join, but they have the necessary skills when that time comes.

Also, what I originally thought to be a First Order attack in this scene might be trouble from local pirates instead. It looks like this particular pilot is wearing painted stormtrooper armor.

 

It’s fascinating to see how each droid has been to designed to reflect the traits of each individual pilot. It’s an attention to detail that many fans will appreciate. It’s also fun to see a different take on familiar droid models, like Bo Keevil’s BB unit is similar to BB-8 but has tire treads and Halloran’s droid looks like it’s a combination between an astromech with a probe droid’s head.

 

This 6-legged ball of fluff and fur is exactly the kind of Star Wars content I look for. I’m always happy to include new and adorable creatures in my life, especially those who act as furry companions to one of the main characters.

 

Captain Doza appears to be the type of father who loves his daughter wholeheartedly and thinks he knows what’s best for her, but he may be hindering her growth by keeping her protected and sheltered. It’ll be interesting to see how Torra stands up for herself, especially in moments when his over-protectiveness might clash with her outgoing personality.

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A video game in Star Wars! I think Kazuda and Torra’s friendship is going to be one of my favorite things about this show and bonding over video games is one of the best ways to develop that relationship.

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One of my favorite details from Torra’s room is that she appears to be collector of adorable plush toys. There’s an Ewok plush on the left-hand side of her bed and a few others sitting nearby behind her 6-legged pet.

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I wonder if the purplish-pink Theelin is Hype Fazon’s #1 fan, girlfriend, bodyguard, or close friend, since she’s also seen watching and rooting during the races.

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Griff Halloran’s modified TIE fighter is one of my favorite designs because it’s so drastically different from the original TIE Fighter construction.

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Freya’s side hair buns are an interesting design choice, since they immediately bring Leia Organa to mind. Personally, I would have preferred to see something different.

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The woman standing beside Kazuda appears to be from a new species. She has a simple design, but I appreciate the fact she’s non-human and adds to the colorful diversity of the show.

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At some point, the Colossus gets attacked by a giant sea creature with tentacles. It reminds me of the Kraken from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. It’ll be intriguing to see the people from this refueling station deal with the ordinary troubles of day-to-day living on the surface of a water planet before inevitably diving into the chaotic mess between the Resistance and First Order.

Overall, the more footage I see from Star Wars Resistance, the more I get excited for the adventures it has lined up for us.

That’s it for our breakdown of the Team Aces featurette. If there’s something that caught your eye that you have an opinion about, feel free to share it in the comments section below.

Star Wars Resistance will premiere on Sunday, October 7 (Columbus holiday weekend) at 10pm ET/PT on the Disney Channel and Disney NOW. Also, don’t forget there’ll be two additional new episodes available on the Dinsey NOW app and Disney Channel VOD.

About Johnamarie Macias (1156 Articles)
Content Creator of TWG. I love everything pertaining to the 'Star Wars' animated shows! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram by searching for @BlueJaigEyes.

2 Comments on A Closer Look at the ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Team Aces Featurette

  1. I don’t mind Freya’s Leia buns. That’s probably among the most efficient ways for a long-haired individual to store their hair under their flight helmet. I say this having just cosplayed with a helmet for the first time a few weeks ago, and the what I ended up doing with my hair ended up being a mix of what Torra and Freya do to theirs.

    I adore everything about Griff! His ship! His droid! His voice actor! His past occupation! He’s among the characters I’m most looking forward to.

    And speaking of voice actors, I‘m glad they’ve added some classic VAs to the mix. I was dismayed at first that much of the cast was from well-known live action projects instead of long time voice actors. Seeing Stephen Stanton and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn makes me feel a little better.

    AND EVERYTHING ABOUT TORRA IS JUST TOO ADORABLE FOR WORDS. LOOK AT HER.

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    • Johnamarie Macias // September 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM // Reply

      You know, I didn’t even think about it that way. The hair has to fit under the helmet in a comfortable way, so putting your hair up in buns makes perfect sense. Thanks for shedding some light on that!

      Griff is totally that “get off my lawn” kind of guy and I’m totally here for it, haha! And yeah, seeing classic VAs in the mix makes me happy.

      TORRA IS TOO CUTE, I CAN’T EVEN! :D

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