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”
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.
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.
3. Bongo sounds.
The sound of CB-23’s underwater motor is the same as the Gungan bongo in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
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.
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.
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.
7. What’s in that crate?
The shipping crate Flix and Orka intend to ship themselves in is marked “TALIVAR organic product.”
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.
In case you missed this week’s Bucket’s List video, check it out below!
Star Wars Resistance airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel.
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