Bucket’s List Extra: 7 Fun Facts from “No Escape: Part 2” – 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 “No Escape: Part 2.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “No Escape: Part 2”

Garma waves to Kaz in Star Wars Resistance.

1. Garma almost returns.

In the script and in an early cut of the episode, there was another corridor-flooding sequence with Kaz jumping into a doorway with Garma, the old Arcona lady. After Kaz tackles her to get her out of the way of the crashing waves, she would have pinched his cheek and called him “an adventurous one.”

Aunt Z returns in Star Wars Resistance.

2. Aunt Z strikes back.

In the early cut of the episode, Aunt Z’s arrival was unheralded at the end, but to better set up her return, a scene was added with Neeku receiving a signal from her.

The sharvo swims with a stormtrooper helmet in its mouth in Star Wars Resistance.

3. You’re gonna need a bigger Colossus.

At the start of the second act, the shark-like sharvo that swims past camera has a stormtrooper helmet in its mouth. This was a callback to a much earlier reference in the show: “Maybe I’ll wager that a sharvo fish eats you whole” was a line first overheard in the series premiere.

CAptain Doza frees the Aces in Star Wars Resistance.

4. Bad cellmate.

When Captain Doza frees the imprisoned Aces, an earlier cut of the scene had Freya sharing a cell with Griff, who was working out by doing pull ups. Freya is thankful for the save, saying, “Do you know what it’s like to be stuck in a cell with Griff for three days?”

Concept art/turnarounds of the Colossus from Star Wars Resistance.

5. Colossus clues.

Art Director Amy Beth Christenson fills us in on the story behind the Colossus: “From the beginning, even at the first writers conference, it was talked about that the Colossus was actually a massive ship, buried in the sea floor under water, with the visible top part being a very small percentage of the mobile base. Although it was always the plan to have a huge ship under water, the plan was to reveal this at the very end of the season. There are a few clues throughout the season: In some of the first episodes, you see some lights that might be a reflection under the water, but in reality they are from the rest of the ship below water. Then, in later episodes, you actually see the top part of the structure just under the water, to start to imply that there is more ship. Even though it was planned all along, the final design of this section of the Colossus wasn’t completed until the final episode.”

A Star Destroyer chases the Colossus in Star Wars Resistance.

6. Designing the Colossus.

The Colossus was designed to fly upright/vertically, like a B-wing or the Resistance bombers, for a couple of reasons. Amy Beth Christenson: “First, it helped distinguish it from a Star Destroyer, since both were wedge-shaped. Second, because Doza’s tower would still act as the bridge of the ship, it kept the characters and set upright in space. This gave it a similar feel to Skystrike Academy from Star Wars Rebels, so to help distinguish the two bases, more emphasis was put on breaking up the silhouettes and shapes of the Colossus, and repeating the angles, panels, and details that Bill George put into the top section.”

Kaz almost falls off a pipe in the West Docks of the Colossus in Star Wars Resistance.

7. Shape-shifting ship.

As suggested in Bucket’s List Extra for “The Disappeared,” the Colossus was always designed to transform and collapse into it’s final space-worthy shape. Although not a lot of attention is called to it in the series, a lot of care was put into making sure that the different hydraulic pylons would work in real-world space.  

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Bucket’s List Extra: 7 Fun Facts from “No Escape: Part 2” – Star Wars Resistance

Bucket’s List Extra: 8 Fun Facts from “No Escape: Part 1” – 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 “No Escape: Part 1.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “No Escape: Part 1”

Captain Doza meets with Commander Pyre in Star Wars Resistance.

1. The First Order’s list.

The datapad that Captain Doza waves in Commander Pyre’s face lists the ID numbers of citizens that have been arrested or deported, according to the text on the screen.

4D goes into attack mode in Star Wars Resistance.

2. Battle mode!

Although we get a bit of a glimpse of 4D’s “battle mode” as early as episode 105, this is the first time we see her go into full attack mode. Panels were designed to pop out with hidden weapons, and red lights appear.

A Gungan bongo travels underwater in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Kaz and CB-23 swim in Star Wars Resistance.

3. Bongo sounds.

The sound of CB-23’s underwater motor is the same as the Gungan bongo in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

A Clone Wars SCUBA trooper battles underwater.

First Order SCUBA troopers hunt for Kaz underwater in Star Wars Resistance.

4. SCUBA style is back in.

This episode marks the first appearance of First Order underwater stormtroopers, or SCUBA troopers. They are the modern incarnation of the Clone Wars-era SCUBA trooper seen in that series. If you look closely, you will see a few visual call-backs to the Clone SCUBA troopers from Star Wars: Clone Wars, especially the rifles that they carry.

Kaz, after swimming into the Colossus, speaks with CB-23 in Star Wars Resistance.

5. Kaz’s hair saga.

Kaz’s underwater escapades required a modification to his animation model: namely, a floppy lock of hair for when he surfaces drenched.

The hyperdrive room of the Colossus in Star Wars Resistance.

6. Classic design inspirations.

The hyperdrive room for the Colossus was designed to feel much like the lower levels of Cloud City, and the carbonite chamber. After not being used for several years, it needed to feel dark, dirty, and abandoned, with red underlighting to help sell the feel.

Flix and Orca in a crate in Star Wars Resistance.

7. What’s in that crate?

The shipping crate Flix and Orka intend to ship themselves in is marked “TALIVAR organic product.”

General Hux delivers a fiery speech in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

General Hux delivers a fiery speech in Star Wars Resistance.

8. Bringing Hux’s fiery and hateful words into animation.

Hux’s speech, of course, is a moment seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thus setting the series firmly in time in relation to that film. It uses the same audio of Domhnall Gleeson from the film. The Starkiller base/Hosnian Prime sequence is a 1:1 recreation of the scenes from The Force Awakens, with a stylized approach.

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Bucket’s List Extra: 8 Fun Facts from “No Escape: Part 1” – Star Wars Resistance

Bucket’s List Extra: 7 Fun Facts from “Descent” – 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 “Descent.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “The Disappeared”

Agent Tierny speaks with Commander Pyre in Star Wars Resistance.

1. Meet Agent Tierney.

The original outline of the episode did not include Agent Tierney, but rather left the task of arresting and questioning Tam to Commander Pyre. In the first draft of the script, Pyre was replaced by an Admiral Tierney. By the second draft, she was redefined as a security agent.

Poe Dameron meets Agent Terex in Poe Dameron #3.

2. The First Order Security Bureau is back.

The First Order Security Bureau — the modern incarnation of the Imperial Security Bureau — was developed for the Poe Dameron comics series from Marvel. It’s first mentioned by Agent Terex in issue #3.

Tierny and Tam in Star Wars Resistance.

3. All about Kaz.

Kaz’s service record, obtained by Agent Tierny, lists (in Aurebesh) Hamato Xiono as his family; Hosnian Prime as his home world; his rank as merely “pilot”; his service as New Republic Navy; and it does note he was “Recruited to serve in the Resistance.”

Tierny

Agent Tierny helmet

4. Fashion of the First Order.

Agent Tierny, like Agent Kallus and other Security Bureau agents, has a visually unique outfit. As an interrogation agent, much of her look was inspired by police gear. Her helmet is a mash-up between those worn by Darth Vader and Agent Kallus, and the band on her arm has “FOSB” written in Aurebesh — which stands for “First Order Security Bureau.” (For tips on how to create your own Agent Tierny cosplay, see StarWars.com’s Cosplay Command Center feature.)

Yeager is captures by stormtroopers in Star Wars Resistance.

Kaz and Neeku in Star Wars Resistance.

5. New looks for our heroes.

Both Kaz and Yeager had fresh appearances for this episode: This is the first time we see Yeager without his jacket, and both characters sport new wet hair looks.

The Colossus submerges in Star Wars Resistance.

6. The Colossus takes a dip. 

Although the mechanics of it aren’t shown in the episode, the Colossus was designed with enough extra space in the pylons (just below water level) to allow the top portion to lower down without moving the whole support base.

Synara and the pirates in Star Wars Resistance.

7. Flipping the script.

Originally the episode was to end with the pirates intercepting Kaz’s message, with that scene coming after Kaz’s resolve to free the Colossus. These were flipped in editorial, to end on Kaz’s more determined vow.

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

Bucket’s List Extra: 6 Fun Facts from “The Disappeared” – 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 Disappeared.”

Bucket’s List Extra – “The Disappeared”

Fist Order propaganda at Aunt Z's in Star Wars Resistance.

1. Looking for future stormtroopers.

The First Order propaganda poster the troopers bring to Aunt Z’s says (in Aurebesh) “FIRST ORDER; ENLIST NOW.”

Kaz and Torra enter Hype's hangar in Star Wars Resistance.

2. Believe the Hype.

Hype Fazon’s hangar bay (designated hangar C2) has his name and logo on the door and floor, so no one mistakes who it is for. It is the cleanest version of a Colossus hangar yet seen, because Hype cares so much about appearances.

The Fireball in its hangar, with scoring, in Star Wars Resistance.

3. Wear and tear.

The Fireball has new carbon scoring marks on it from its adventure inside the cored planetoid in the previous episode.

Kaz almost falls off a pipe in the West Docks of the Colossus in Star Wars Resistance.

4. Balancing act.

Newly designed for this episode is the underside of the West Docks, full of industrial piping for Kaz and Torra to climb. Banks of containers hang from below the station, increasing its storage capacity considerably.

Aunt Z takes off in a First Order Transporter in Star Wars Resistance.

5. A familiar ship.

This episode marks the first appearance of a First Order Transporter in the series. This was one of the first ships seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, bringing Finn to the planet Jakku.

Aunt Z in Star Wars Resistance.

6. Takodana time.

Aunt Z mentions having an old friend on Takodana. Perhaps she and Maz Kanata exchange drink recipes from time to time?

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

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: 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.

In case you missed this week’s Bucket’s List video, check it out below!

Bucket’s List

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

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