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Despite the appearances of some familiar faces like Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), it was never quite clear when exactly Star Wars Resistance takes place. Now, a new report reveals that the timeline of the Disney Channel animated series from Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni will take place around the same time as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and possibly run parallel to the rest of the new Star Wars trilogy.

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Bill George is one of the living legends of ILM. He’s been with the company since 1981 and has built some of the most iconic models in sci-fi film history, from Star Wars to Star Trek. He built the models for Ghostbusters 2 and even won an Academy Award for his work on Innerspace. In the world of Star Wars, he built the incredibly detailed models for the B-Wing, the Shuttle Tyderium and the second Death Star all at the dawn of his career.

These days, he works with Walt Disney’s Imagineering department to work on attractions at the theme parks. He worked on updating Star Tours, the incredible new vision of Pirates of the Caribbean in Shanghai Disneyland, and is currently working on Galaxy’s Edge.

You can imagine our surprise when we discovered that he’d built models for use in Star Wars Resistance, the new animated Star Wars television show that begins airing this week.

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Star Wars Resistance Trailer

If you’re not yet excited about the forthcoming animated series Star Wars Resistance, this latest trailer might do the trick.

Star Wars Resistance is an anime-inspired series from Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni that focuses on an ace pilot team stationed on the space station Colossus. When they’re not racing around the ocean, they’re taking to the skies and space to battle the First Order, and a new trailer has plenty of starship action, as well as some appearances of familiar faces from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read More »

star wars resistance elijah wood

That small (or maybe large?) cross-section of Star Wars Resistance fans and Lord of the Rings fans are about to get a whole lot happier.

The Disney Channel animated series has just revealed that Elijah Wood will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of Star Wars Resistance, joining his fellow Lord of the Rings co-star Dominic Monaghan, who was recently announced to appear in Star Wars Episode 9, in the Star Wars universe.

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Star Wars Resistance Featurette

We’re just a few weeks away from the debut of the latest entry in the Star Wars universe, a new animated series called Star Wars Resistance. Set during the time period of the latest Star Wars trilogy, the series will introduce to a new set of characters who are fighting with the Resistance against the tyrannical First Order, but you can meet them right now in a new Star Wars Resistance featurette. Read More »

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired or in this case help us better understand George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition:Robotech)

Cobbled together out of three distinct different anime series from Japan, Robotech became a cult phenomenon in the United States and continues to maintain its popularity. Whether one likes what was done to the original Japanese cartoons in their crossover to the United States or not, there is no doubt that the television series as it first aired in the 1980s left an indelible impression on the culture of the United States and opened the door for more imported animation to makes it way to American shores.

Robotech tells the tale of Earth after the crash landing of an alien spaceship on Macross Island in 1999. Another alien species, the Zentraedi, arrive in 2009 wanting to take the battlefortress back from the humans, but humanity has spent the last ten years reverse engineering the ship and developing Robotechnology; transformable fighter jet mecha that can be used in the coming war. The show followed the lives of the fighter pilots and civilians who had their lives affected by the war over three generations. It was epic and each episode had consequences for the rest of the series. It’s great space opera storytelling at its best and it was on television in the 1980s when audiences were most thirsty for it.

There were a number of important creatives watching Robotech during their formative years and found inspiration in the episodes of the show. One of those was a young Dave Filoni.

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star wars resistance featurette

The best part of any new Star Wars series is the plethora of colorful characters they introduce, many of whom become fan-favorite badasses who cross over into comic books and novels. And it looks like the scrappy characters of Star Wars Resistance are no different. A new Star Wars Resistance featurette introduces us to Team Fireball, the main characters who will headline the Disney Channel animated series.

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Leia in Star Wars Resistance

Even after the untimely death of Carrie Fisher, General Leia Organa lives on. Not only will the former princess appear in Star Wars: Episode IX via unused footage from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, she’ll also be featured as a character in the animated Star Wars Resistance.

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Star Wars Resistance Trailer

The first Star Wars Resistance trailer has arrived, giving us a first look at the anime-inspired animated series coming to The Disney Channel this fall and providing us with a whole new roster of Resistance heroes to root for. Check it out below. Read More »

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Star Wars Resistance Showrunner

Star Wars Resistance is coming this fall to Disney XD. However, we still don’t know a whole lot about the series. So far we’ve only gotten a brief synopsis of the story and a small amount of artwork from the anime-inspired series. If you’re hoping to get answers from series creator Dave Filoni, he’s not ready to spill the beans yet…and he might not always be the best person to get that information from anyway.

Dave Filoni has revealed that he won’t be quite as involved with Star Wars Resistance as he was on the previous animated series Star Wars Rebels. Of course, that makes perfect sense since now that we know The Clone Wars will be making a comeback with new episodes, and that will keep him from being the Star Wars Resistance showrunner. Find out what Filoni had to say below. Read More »