Bucket’s List Extra: 7 Fun Facts from “The Core Problem” – Star Wars Resistance

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Star Wars Resistance is here! The animated series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Visit StarWars.com following each episode for “Bucket’s List Extra,” an expansion of our weekly fun-facts video series Bucket’s List, often featuring never-before-seen concept art and stills from the show. In this installment, we look at “The Core Problem.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “The Core Problem”

Rucklin's racer in Star Wars Resistance.

1. We got one!

In a rare instance of Jarek Yeager having a paying customer within an episode, the garage is currently working on a green ship of unknown make, which in truth is a reuse of the model of Rucklin’s racer, standing in as another vessel.

Poe Dameron with the map to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

2. The mission is about to begin…

Poe having to depart for Jakku on General Leia’s orders and taking BB-8 with him is an indicator of how close the series is coming to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Starkiller Base in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

3. I have a bad feeling about this.

With cored planets, and a star killed…whatever might the First Order be up to?

The Millennium Falcon flies near a gravity well during the Kessel Run in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

4. Look out for gravity!

A gravity well is any concentration of gravity that affects starship navigation. They may be artificial (like those used in Imperial Interdictor cruisers in Star Wars Rebels) or natural (like the one found in the heart of the Kessel Run seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story). The one at the heart of the cored planetoid may be a strange mix of both: a side effect of technology.

Poe Dameron and Kaz Xiono face the POV of a probe droid in Star Wars Resistance.

5. Stay on target.

This episode introduces a new probe droid design for the First Order. The original episode outline first called it a “science probe.” Its point-of-view photoreceptor image has the word “TARGET” in Aurebesh on display.

A young Twi'lek holds a tooka doll in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Kaz with a tooka doll atop the Fireball.

6. Tooka time.

Kaz picks up a tooka doll from the village ruins. Tooka dolls have been kids playthings in Star Wars since the first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and have also appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and in Torra’s room in this series.

Elia and Kel in Star Wars Resistance.

7. Symbol story.

Sharp-eyed viewers may have spotted that among the village ruins is the same symbol worn on a bracelet once owned by Kel and Eila.

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Bucket’s List Extra: 6 Fun Facts from “The New Trooper” – Star Wars Resistance

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Star Wars Resistance is here! The animated series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Visit StarWars.com following each episode for “Bucket’s List Extra,” an expansion of our weekly fun-facts video series Bucket’s List, often featuring never-before-seen concept art and stills from the show. In this installment, we look at “The New Trooper.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “The New Trooper”

Rod with puffer pig bacon bait from Star Wars Resistance.

A scene from "The New Trooper."

1. A snarlfish favorite.

Kel and Eila are using puffer pig bacon as bait when angling for snarlfish.

Concept art from "The New Trooper."

2. Interior design.

Kel and Eila’s living quarters have undergone updating, to show that they’ve really settled into their below-decks home. 

A scene from "The New Trooper."

3. No mudra-jee today. 

Cut from the episode was that Kel and Eila were to attempt “mudra-jee,” a meditative technique practiced by the healers from their home temple that would help keep the trooper unconscious as he recovered. 

A scene from "The New Trooper." A scene from "The New Trooper."

4. Isn’t it an Opeepity?

Poor Opeepit is scrubbing the floors by hand; evidently he has not gotten his sweeper back after it was confiscated in the previous episode.

5. No thanks.

This episode builds on the reconditioning threat that Finn faces in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, adding such scary-sounding terms as “mental wipe,” “reprogram,” and “brainscrape.”

Concept design of galactic map for Star Wars Resistance.

6. Learn your systems.

Identified star systems on the galactic map include Dagobah, Jakku, Twon Ketee, Takodana, and Jedha.

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Bucket’s List Extra: 6 Fun Facts from “The New Trooper” – Star Wars Resistance

Bucket’s List Extra: 7 Fun Facts from “The First Order Occupation” – Star Wars Resistance

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Star Wars Resistance is here! The animated series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Visit StarWars.com following each episode for “Bucket’s List Extra,” an expansion of our weekly fun-facts video series Bucket’s List. In this installment, we look at “The First Order Occupation.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “The First Order Occupation”

Kaz and BB-8 talk with Synara on Star Wars Resistance.

1. Great, Kaz. Great.

Kaz tends to think with his stomach. This is the second time he’s grasped for straws while lying to Synara by talking about food. The first: trying to explain a targeting computer component was a food steamer in “Synara’s Score.”

Colossus ID concept art for Star Wars Resistance.

An alien shows its ID to stormtroopers on the Colossus in Star Wars Resistance.

2. Badge story.

The Colossus identification badge design is based on the ID badges worn by employees at the Letterman Digital Arts Center, where Lucasfilm Animation is based.

Stormtroopers come to Yeager's garage in Star Wars Resistance.

3. Stormtroopers, you’re on!

The first act originally ended with the scene of the stormtroopers in Yeager’s garage, but this was moved earlier in the edit, in part to keep the drama focused on Synara’s story.

Opeepit is accosted in First Order Occupation, an episode of Star Wars Resistance.

4. The Opeepit saga.

The elevator scene was a late addition during editing, adding a fun bit of closure to Opeepit’s drama of having had his floor scrubber confiscated.

An escape pod blasts off from a Star Destroyer in Star Wars: A New Hope.

An escape pod blasts off from the Colossus in Star Wars Resistance.

5. Pod cast.

The shot of Synara’s pod launching is a visual nod to the launch of the escape pod in Star Wars: A New Hope, which was one of the very first shots ever completed by Industrial Light & Magic.

Concept art from First Order Occupation, an episode of Star Wars Resistance.

6. That’s no coral reef.

As Synara’s escape pod flits away from the Colossus, we get our first — albeit murky — look at just how big the station is below the surface of the water. 

Kaz, having just launched Synara in an escape pod from the Colossus in Star Wars Resistance.

7. Don’t open that door.

The Aurebesh warning text on the escape pod hatch reads “POD DEPLOYED DO NOT OPEN.”

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Bucket’s List Extra: 7 Fun Facts from “The First Order Occupation” – Star Wars Resistance

Bucket’s List Extra: 7 Fun Facts from “The Doza Dilemma” – Star Wars Resistance

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Star Wars Resistance is here! The animated series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Visit StarWars.com following each episode for “Bucket’s List Extra,” an expansion of our weekly fun-facts video series Bucket’s List. In this installment, we look at “The Doza Dilemma.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “The Doza Dilemma”

Kitster and Anakin in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

1. So wizard!

The phrase  “It’s so wizard!” has come back into vogue, apparently, or perhaps it never fell out of style since first being heard in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (courtesy of Kitster), set over 60 years earlier.

Luke Skywalker with a training remote on the Millennium Falcon.

Training remotes in a hologame from Star Wars Resistance.

2. Replaying the classics.

Torra’s Drone-Blaster hologame employs the same style of training remotes used by Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Concept art of the toy blaster from Star Wars Resistance.

Kaz plays Torra's hologame in Star Wars Resistance.

3. Blaster safety.

The blaster used with Torra’s hologame has plastic orange parts, and a prominent orange tip on the barrel — a safety feature found on toy guns in our galaxy.

A gundark attacks in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

4. Synara might be strong enough to pull the ears off a…

The pirate spy Synara remarks on having learned to shoot while with her father on Vanqor. Perhaps they were hunting gundarks? We’ve seen the crystalline world of Vanqor and its native gundarks several times in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Valik, Synara, and Drell in Star Wars Resistance.

Aurra Sing in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

5. Sing story.

With her long, bony fingers and chalk-white skin, Valik is the same mysterious species as Aurra Sing, a bounty hunter glimpsed in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace who appeared several times in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Bucket in front his locker showing a drawing of a C-1 droid in Star Wars Resistance.

Chopper in Star Wars Rebels.

6. Sketching a C-1.

There’s a crude drawing of a C1-series astromech droid (you know, like Chopper on Star Wars Rebels) on the inside of Bucket’s closet.

The Galleon concept art for Star Wars Resistance.

The Fireball speeds away from the Galleon in Star Wars Resistance.

7. Made from genuine recycled Imperial materials.

Likewise, looking closely at Kragan’s pirate ship, the Galleon, reveals various bits of repurposed technology cobbled together that make up its parts. Kragan’s crow’s nest is a hollowed out AT-TE foot on an articulated leg; Lamdba-class shuttle wings stabilize the craft; and its main hull seems to be made out of an old AT-AT body. 

Bonus Fun Fact: The overall shape and silhouette was based off of a shark, and the lead Lambda-class pirate shuttle locks onto the back to complete the back fin. There are several ports and docks for all of the other pirate fighters, swoops, and skiffs to attached for easy deployment. It has a massive arsenal of guns and cannons, and the sails and wings can fold down.

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Bucket’s List Extra: 7 Fun Facts from “The Doza Dilemma” – Star Wars Resistance

Bucket’s List Extra: 11 Fun Facts from “Station Theta-Black” – Star Wars Resistance

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Star Wars Resistance is here! The animated series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Visit StarWars.com following each episode for “Bucket’s List Extra,” an expansion of our weekly fun-facts video series Bucket’s List. In this installment, we look at “Station Theta-Black.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “Station Theta-Black”

Fireball "system warning" in Star Wars Resistance.

1. You don’t assume too much.

The hazard screens aboard the Fireball display their information in the same typeface that Trade Federation computers use in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. As Kaz’s systems start failing, these screens blare “SYSTEM WARNING.”

Poe Dameron maquette created for Star Wars Resistance.

Leia maquette created for Star Wars Resistance.

2. Sculpting story.

Credited in this episode is Darren Marshall, who sculpted the character maquettes for the show. Not only were his maquettes used as guidelines for the final design sheets, but his sculptures were then 3D scanned and used as the basis of the actual show models. The first characters to go through this process were Poe and Leia.

Leia jewelry design for Star Wars Resistance.

3. Space jewelry!

In the show, General Leia Organa is wearing the same ring as in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Pictured above are Leia’s final jewelry designs for Resistance.

Starkiller Base in Star Wars Resistance.

4. Not so unknown anymore.

The Unknown Regions are a huge expanse of uncharted space that lies beyond the Western Reaches. It is where the bulk of the First Order military forces are hiding from prying eyes prior to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Kaz and Poe approach Station Theta-Black.

5. Station Theta-Black, inside and out.

As Art Director Amy Beth Christenson tells StarWars.com, there are several visuals on the exterior of the asteroid base to reinforce the story point that the asteroid has been mined completely. There are huge drills outside the base that have hollowed out the asteroid almost to a thin shell, while trench-like support structures have kept the asteroid from breaking apart. The interior of the base consists only of huge hangars for shipping the dedlanite and a few hallways leading to a command center.

Kaz and Poe on Station Theta-Black in Star Wars Resistance.

6. Duck saga.

Kaz frets that he and Poe may be “sitting ducks” — which is not the first mention of the animals in Star Wars. Captain Panaka worries about Queen Amidala’s ship being a sitting duck as it runs the Naboo blockade in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Many years before that, in the original novelization of the first Star Wars movie, Obi-Wan described to Luke that even a duck must be taught how to swim. Luke responded, “What’s a duck?”

BB-8 concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

CB-23 and BB-8 in Star Wars Resistance.

7. A droid awakening.

Both CB-23 and BB-8 received their stylized visual cues from early concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. CB’s flat-top head is taken from an unused movie concept, while BB’s larger head and eye proportions were from an earlier study, as well.

First Order sentry droid at Station Theta-Black in Star Wars Resistance.

8. Achievement unlocked.

The First Order sentry droid appears in the background of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but its fold-out weapons were specifically designed for this episode. Star Wars Battlefront II had the honors of revealing this design first, however, in December 2017 as an expansion to their game.

The Empire seeks dedlanite in Chewbacca #1.

9. Dedlanite strikes back.

Dedlanite is a mineral found on different worlds scattered across the galaxy. It first appeared in the 2015 Marvel Comics mini-series Chewbacca, in the beetle caverns of Andelm IV.

Major Vonreg's red TIE fighter and other First Order TIEs in Star Wars Resistance.

10. Hyperdrive for all.

Hyperdrives are one of the few indicators of technological advancements in Star Wars. In the Republic, Jedi fighters needed external hyperdrive rings to jump to lightspeed. During the time of the Empire, though TIE fighters were still too small to carry hyperdrives, small rebel ships had them. Now, in the time of the First Order, Special Forces TIE fighters and TIEs meant to escort elite vessels can carry hyperdrives.

Poe searches for Kaz in the asteroids near Station Theta-Black in Star Wars Resistance.

11. Searching sounds.

When Poe uses his scanners to search for any life-sign readings of Kaz in the asteroid debris, his instruments make the same sound that the snowspeeder looking for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo after a Hoth blizzard make in The Empire Strikes Back.

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Bucket’s List Extra: 9 Fun Facts from “Secrets and Holograms” – Star Wars Resistance

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Star Wars Resistance is here! The animated series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Visit StarWars.com following each episode for “Bucket’s List Extra,” an expansion of our weekly fun-facts video series Bucket’s List. In this installment, we look at “Secrets and Holograms.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “Secrets and Holograms”

Buggles in Star Wars Resistance.

1. Bring on Buggles.

Buggles is based on a design developed by Terryl Whitlatch, a concept artist on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. She illustrated a creature called a voorpak, an eight-legged furball pet favored by Naboo aristocracy. Buggles may be a designer breed, as he is six-legged, not eight.

Torra's droid in Star Wars Resistance.

2. Name recognition.

4D-M1N’s name is based on the “leet” alphanumeric spelling of “ADMIN.”

Garma waves to Kaz in Star Wars Resistance.

3. Garma again!

Old Garma’s wave to Kaz may indicate she’s still charmed by the young pilot. She had recommended they room together back in “Fuel for the Fire.”

Namua and Jooks in Star Wars Resistance.

4. Introducing Namua and Jooks.

Some of the recurring background platformers get lines of dialog in this episode, revealing their names in the credits. The Nautolan is Namua, while the Theelin woman is Jooks.

Captain Pyre's shuttle approaches the Colossus in Star Wars Resistance.

5. Recognize that shuttle?

Commander Pyre uses a First Order Upsilon-class shuttle, the same model of shuttle used by Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Leaderboards in the Aces lunge in Star Wars Resistance.

6. Who’s in first?

The current standings seen on display leaderboard in the Ace’s lounge has Hype in the top spot, followed (in order) by Torra, Freya, Griff, and Bo.

Torra, Kaz, and Torra's plush toys in her room in Star Wars Resistance.

7. Toy story.

Additional plush toys seen in Torra’s room this episode include a tauntaun and a puffer pig, among others.

Flight sim video game from Star Wars Resistance.

8. Galactic gamers.

The Flight Simulator Squadron game that Torra and Kaz play is a cross between Asteroids and Dance Dance Revolution, with a space slug surprise thrown in for good measure. In the earliest premise for the episode, the game involved navigating “an Ewok through lasers fired by stormtroopers.”

Captain Doza's Imperial uniform in Star Wars Resistance.

9. Dress for the job…

The Imperial uniform in Doza’s closet bears the rank of a captain.

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Bucket’s List Extra: 9 Fun Facts from “Secrets and Holograms” – Star Wars Resistance

Bucket’s List Extra: 11 Fun Facts from “The Platform Classic” – Star Wars Resistance

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Star Wars Resistance is here! The animated series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Visit StarWars.com following each episode for “Bucket’s List Extra,” an expansion of our weekly fun-facts video series Bucket’s List. In this installment, we look at “The Platform Classic.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “The Platform Classic”

Marcus Speedstar approaches Yeager in Star Wars Resistance.

1. Going somewhere, Solo?

In the earliest idea for this episode, the plot centered on Han Solo coming to visit the platform, but this soon changed to having it be someone important to Yeager’s past, as a spotlight of his character.

The cover of Star Wars: Bloodline, featuring Leia and the shadow of Darth Vader.

2. Origins of the Five Sabers.

Captain Doza identifies Marcus Speedstar as a “three-time winner of the Five Sabers.” The Five Sabers is a competition first mentioned in the 2016 novel Bloodline by Claudia Gray.

Marcus Speedstar in Aunt Z's in Star Wars Resistance.

3. A new challenger, almost.

Earlier versions of this story had Griff personally challenge Marcus while at Aunt Z’s, deepening his stake in the race, as well. As it turns out, all Griff really needed to worry about was whether his ejection seat was working.

Oplock speaks to Neeku, his facial fins expanding, in Star Wars Resistance.

4. Those fins are functional.

Oplock, Marcus Speedstar’s mechanic and friend, is a Mountain Nikto, thus speaking Cracek. Since he does not speak Basic, he was designed to have posable facial fins to help him emote.

The Guavian Death Gang in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Guavian Death Gang in Star Wars Resistance.

5. Welcome back, folks!

The Guavian Death Gang makes a return from their first appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Their inhuman vocal performances are once again handled by Matthew Wood and David Acord from Skywalker Sound. (Unfortunately for Marcus, there were no rathtars around.)

Kaz checks out Marcus Speedstar's

6. When you have a cool name, use it.

Marcus Speedstar’s racer proudly has his racing name SPEEDSTAR written on Aurebesh along its nose, and the equivalent of the letter “S”on the wings and on his helmet. If its interior looks familiar, it’s because it’s a repurposed X-wing fighter cockpit.

Marcus Speedstar and his racer with Kaz.

7. Only the best for Speedstar!

Since Marcus Speedstar is one of the most famous sky racers in the galaxy, everything about him, his ship, and his crew needed to feel extremely flashy and custom-made. The silhouette of Marcus’s ship is roughly based off of an SR-71 Blackbird, but made from Y-wing-inspired forms, and the more aggressive feel of modern muscle cars. His unique helmet and outfit were meant to feel expensive and custom-made, as well, although a bit more worn than expected to reinforce the story point that he’s fallen on harder times and needs to win this prize money.

Neeku in Star Wars Resistance.

8. Heart-filled.

This episode reveals the Nikto species has more than one heart. Perhaps this is why they’re often depicted as tough and hardy thugs (though Neeku, by comparison, is all heart).

Yeager's ship and personal garage in Star Wars Resistance.

9. Where’s Yeager?

Yeager’s own personal garage, which houses his ship, is located in the corner of the Colossus — right next to the hangar that it shares with his repair shop/garage. Convenient!

Griff Hollaran pulls his ejection seat lever in Star Wars Resistance.

10. Good to know.

The Aurebesh lettering on Griff Halloran’s ejection seat handle says “PULL OR PUSH TO DEPLOY.”

Yeager and Marcus race in Star Wars Resistance.

11. Design tells a story.

It was intentional to have a visual contrast between Marcus and Yeager, including their ships, to emphasize the rift between the two. While Marcus has a flashy racing ship, Yeager’s ship was designed to feel like a fighter that hailed from the original trilogy era. The design evolved from a combination of original trilogy Star Wars ships and the Bell X-1, the ship in which Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier. The striping and colors for Yeager’s ship were based off of Bill George’s paint scheme on his original model of the Fireball.

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Bucket’s List Extra: 11 Fun Facts from “The Platform Classic” – Star Wars Resistance

Bucket’s List Extra: 8 Fun Facts from “Synara’s Score” – Star Wars Resistance

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Star Wars Resistance is here! The animated series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Visit StarWars.com following each episode for “Bucket’s List Extra,” an expansion of our weekly fun-facts video series Bucket’s List. In this installment, we look at “Synara’s Score.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “Signal from Sector Six”

Tam holds a CoMar tri-tracker trip in Star Wars Resistance.

1. Need more CoMar.

The CoMar tri-tracker chip is an obscure piece of artillery first mentioned in the Imperial Sourcebook, a roleplaying game supplement published in 1989. The tracking chip is a component thereof; earlier versions of this story described it as a TGV-3 artillery tracking chip.

Star Wars Rebels - Ezra with kyber crystal

2. Kyber crystals don’t grow on trees.

Orka jokes that he has a supply of kyber crystals; these are the rare, living crystals that focus the energy to create lightsaber blades, and have been seen in Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels (above), and in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. An alternate version of his line was that he had a “crate full of lightsabers.”

Synara versus Orthog in Star Wars Resistance.

3. Audience, meet Orthog. Orthog, meet floor.

The dock worker Synara knocks out in the opening is named Orthog. He is a recurring background character dating back to the very first episode.

Salvage yards in Star Wars Resistance.

4. Salvage special.

In this episode, we get to see into the salvage yards for the first time. The salvagers work out of a giant warehouse, located at the extreme ends of the Colossus, above the fuel tanks. A huge machine on rail tracks (rigged with multiple cranes, cables, and droid arms) was designed to help bring in the heavier items. It handles anything from large off-world shipments to salvaged wreckage from the Castilon oceans.

The pirate Drell in Star Wars Resistance.

5. That’s just Drell.

One of the higher-ranking pirates in Kragan Gorr’s gang, Drell was designed as a Weequay with an attitude problem. He also sports stormtrooper variant armor, with Kragan’s pirate symbol painted on one shoulder pad. Drell is usually armed with thermal detonators — functional accessories in pirate fashion!

A 2-seated swoop bike in Star Wars Resistance.

6. Pirate gear.

While we’ve seen the lead Lambda-class shuttle and the other chop-shopped fighters that Kragan Gorr’s pirate crew use to attack the Colossus, this episode gives us the first glimpse of some of their other arsenal pieces. These include vibro axes and heavy two-seater swoop bikes.

Tam talks with Synara in Star Wars Resistance.

7. Names have meaning.

Tam makes reference to an old VF-72 gunner ship as possible salvage, a nod to a US Navy aviation unit during World War II.

Yeager's hoverlift in Star Wars Resistance.

8. Get off my lift!

The hoverlift design is based on one developed for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The repulsorlifts on its underside have three power settings, reflected in the brightness of the illuminated rings.

Bonus fun fact: Yeager’s grizzled “Get off my lift!” is a homage to Harrison Ford’s classic line, “Get off my plane!”, from Air Force One.

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Bucket’s List Extra: 8 Fun Facts from “Synara’s Score” – Star Wars Resistance

Bucket’s List Extra: 10 Fun Facts from “Signal from Sector Six” – Star Wars Resistance

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Star Wars Resistance is here! The animated series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Visit StarWars.com following each episode for “Bucket’s List Extra,” an expansion of our weekly fun-facts video series Bucket’s List. In this installment, we look at “Signal from Sector Six.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “Signal from Sector Six”

Poe Dameron in his X-wing cockpit in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Poe Dameron in his X-wing cockpit in Star Wars Resistance.

1. The return of Poe Dameron!

While Oscar Isaac’s schedule makes it difficult for Poe to be a regular on the series, he does make an appearance whenever the busy actor — and the busy Resistance pilot who has other adventures elsewhere in the galaxy — can make it work.

Kaz prepares to board an X-wing in Star Wars Resistance.

2. Kicking it up a notch.

In the original outline to the episode, Yeager was to take Kaz to a nearby atoll, where Poe and CB-23 had landed their X-wings. But in the true spirit of “faster, more intense” Star Wars action, this was restaged to the mid-air transfer to keep the episode moving.

Poe Dameron's droid CB-23 in Star Wars Resistance.

3. There’s only one BB.

In early stages, Poe’s loaner droid was named BB-23, but having two droids named BB would have been confusing, so she was renamed CB-23 — which ends up being a nod to Carrie Beck, vice president of development within the Lucasfilm Story Group.

Rathar on the loose in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

A gundark attacks in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

A reek strikes in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

4. Rathtars, gundarks, and reeks — oh my!

The creatures that Poe lists (see above) as possible hazards aboard the freighter are all beasts that have been seen on-screen in other Star Wars productions. Rathtars memorably bowled over Kanjiclub and Guavian thugs in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, gundarks harried Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode “Dooku Captured,” and the reek was the rhino-like arena beast that Anakin tamed in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Ezra and Zeb with a puffer pig crate in Star Wars Resistance.

5. Crate canon.

The animal crates that litter the corridors of the derelict freighter are the same used for the puffer pig in Star Wars Rebels.

Poe and Kaz in a derelict freighter in Star Wars Resistance.

6. Instructions that should have been followed.

The broken crates aboard the freighter say (in aurebesh text) “CAUTION: HANDLE WITH CARE.” Reading is fundamental, especially in a galaxy far, far away.

Salacious Crumb laughs in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Kowakian monkey-lizards cause trouble in Star Wars Resistance.

7. Kowakian thespians.

Kowakian monkey-lizards have been around for ages — since Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’s introduction of Salacious Crumb — but this episode marks the first appearance of a lumbering Kowakian ape-lizard. This gaggle of Kowakians were voiced by series creator Dave Filoni, along with David Acord and Matthew Wood of Skywalker Sound.

A Kowakian ape-lizard in Star Wars Resistance.

8. Nightmare fuel.

According to Amy Beth Christenson, series art director, the design for the Kowakian ape-lizard was based off of the idea that if monkey-lizards were the howler monkeys of Kowak, the Kowakian ape-lizard would be the gorilla. Using that as inspiration, the ape-lizard ended up with short hind legs, with most of the power coming from huge, long, clawed forearms. Its facial features were meant to capture the puppet qualities of Salacious Crumb, and are a distorted caricature of the smaller monkey-lizards. The beast’s tusks and the line of bristly hair running down his spine is a nod to another aggressive creature — a razor-back wild boar.

Synara in pirate gear in Star Wars Resistance.

9. Meet the pirate…again.

Synara is a Mirialan, a species first seen in Attack of the Clones with the introduction of Jedi Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee. Especially attentive viewers would have recognized Synara’s pirate allegiance since she appeared in the series earlier. She was seen in the episode “Triple Dark,” flying her modified Lambda-class shuttle with Kragan Gor aboard, but her face was concealed by a helmet.

Synara and Kaz in Star Wars Resistance.

10. Synara San style.

A close look at Synara’s costume, which includes the boots and belt of an Imperial scout trooper, provides a hint of her pirate origins.

Bonus fun fact: Earlier designs of Synara included studies of her as a Weequay, as well as a green-skinned Mirialan.

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Bucket’s List Extra: 8 Fun Facts from “The Children from Tehar” – Star Wars Resistance

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Star Wars Resistance is here! The animated series follows Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Visit StarWars.com following each episode for “Bucket’s List Extra,” an expansion of our weekly fun-facts video series Bucket’s List. In this installment, we look at “The Children from Tehar.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “The Children from Tehar”

Tam with an acceleration compensator in Star Wars Resistance.

1. What’s this thing do, anyway?

Acceleration compensators are devices that use repulsorlift (or antigravity) technology to cancel out the G-forces from rapid accelerations or changes in direction in starships and speeders. So there.

Kaz and Neeku at Aunt Z's in Star Wars Resistance.

2. You’re out.

Scenes cut prior to animation would have had Kaz and Neeku asking around Acquisitions to see if Flix and Orka knew anything about missing children, and then to the Admissions office, before finally running into Kel and Eila in the marketplace.

An ugnaught vendor at his stand of various foods in Star Wars Resistance.

3. Color-coded food looks…interesting.

The Ugnaught food vendor has his own unique stand where he serves up a questionable menu of blue squid, purple kebabs, mystery soup, and blue bacon. His character design was based off of one of a line-up of background characters created for the pitch for the show.

Bonus fun fact: The food Kel and Elia steal in the marketplace is puffer pig bacon. That a pig-like Ugnaught is selling it is particularly unpleasant.

The Colossus marketplace in Star Wars Resistance.

4. Space malls.

There is a marketplace on all four quadrants of the Colossus. The one that Kaz and friends frequent is located in the “A” quadrant, just above Yeager’s garage, and adjacent to the corner where Aunt Z’s is located. There are a wide variety of vendors selling spice, fruits and vegetables, cooked foods of all types, and trinkets and tools. At the very end of the marketplace, right next to several refuse dumpsters, is Bolza Grool’s live gorg stand.

An ugnaught vendor struggles with a gorg in Star Wars Resistance.

5. Read the signs.

Bolza Grool’s gorg stand sign translates to: MOST TASTE. BEST FLAVOR. GUARANTEED. (We’re not sure about that.) The nearby sign with an arrow says: FRESH 4 YOU.
Eila and Kel in Star Wars Resistance.

6. Name change.

In earlier versions of their characters, Kel and Eila were named “Bo” and “Dopa,” which is “one” and “two” in Huttese.

Two Chelidae with Kaz and Neeku in Star Wars Resistance.

7. The Chelidae are at home.

The engineers of the Colossus were designed to be the indigenous sentient species of Castilon. They are amphibious but prefer to live above the water, and carry their belongings with them on their shells. The males have facial hair while the females do not, and this particular group/tribe all have similar nose rings.

Bonus fun fact: The Chelidae species shares a name with a family of real-world turtles on our planet.

Commander Pyre speaks with Captain Phasma in Star Wars Resistance.

8. Stay gold.

Answering to Captain Phasma, Commander Pyre was designed to stand out with his own unique trooper armor. While the base of his armor is identical to that of the standard First Order Stormtrooper, his is finished in a gold chrome treatment. Pyre also wears a black pauldron, and has a matching gold-and-black blaster.

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https://www.starwars.com/video/buckets-list-the-children-of-tehar-star-wars-resistance

Star Wars Resistance airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel.

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Bucket’s List Extra: 8 Fun Facts from “The Children from Tehar” – Star Wars Resistance