‘Star Wars Resistance’ Review: The Citizens of the Colossus Are in Trouble in “Hunt on Celsor 3”

/Film | 10/27/2019 | Caroline Cao
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‘Star Wars Resistance’ Review: The Citizens of the Colossus Are in Trouble in “Hunt on Celsor 3”

“Hunt on Celsor 3” is the first Star Wars Resistance episode of the season that puts front-and-center how the Colossus citizens are faring. While the previous two episodes signaled a natural deterioration of resources while the Colossus space station hides from the First Order, the background residents have mostly been seen occupying themselves with drinks and revelry at Aunt Z’s bar as if being uprooted and hurled into space is not much of the biggie. But then the resources and revelry are maxed out. Aunt Z (Tovah Feldshuh) emerges as the mouthpiece for the welfare of the Colossus. Her business isn’t just affected, she misses the sky as well. Having no food, Aunt Z and the Colossus residents are on the verge of leaving and taking their chances on the dangers of space.

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The flying stingrayish beast that ambushed the Aces in “Live Fire” turns out to be a food source, and Aunt Z is willing to stay and cook it for the entire space station if it’s caught. Smelling an opportunity, Captain Kragan (Gary Anthony Williams) and his pirate crew try to step out as the heroes and providers to undermine Captain Doza (Jason Hightower). If Captain Kragan acquires favor from the Colossus, then he could provoke mutiny. So Kaz (Christopher Sean), now an Ace pilot, and Doza’s daughter Torra Doza (Myrna Velasco) set off to capture the beast to feed the Colossus, as well as preserve Captain Doza’s leadership.

The multi-layers lie in how different folks weigh out how to live in a time of strife. The ever-so-practical Synara (Nazneen Contractor) convinces the hot-headed Kragan to retreat empty-handed when their hunt doesn’t go well, Aunt Z has a clear attachment to the Colossus...
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