Tuesday, September 25, 2018

'Star Wars Resistance' Episode Synopses Reveal Elijah Wood Will Guest Star

By: Dominic Jones

It's been an exciting few weeks for fans of both Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings films.  First, it was announced that Dominic Monaghan would be appearing in Star Wars Episode IX, and now we've learned that Elijah Wood will make a guest appearance on the animated series Star Wars Resistance.  The announcement came with the episode synopsis, released by the Disney Channel, for the fourth episode (third if you count the two-part first episode as one), "Fuel For The Fire", which will air on Ocotber 21st.  He will be voicing the pilot Jace Rucklin.

Disney Channel also released the episode titles and synopses for the first five episodes, which you can read below,

"The Recruit Parts 1&2" (October 7th)
X-wing pilot Kazuda Xiono is recruited for the Resistance, but finds himself in over his head when Poe Dameron assigns him to a remote fueling station to spy on the First Order. Then, after Kaz boasts about being the best pilot around, he is forced to compete in a dangerous sky race.

*Guest starring is Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) as Poe Dameron, Jim Rash (“Community”) and Bobby Moynihan (“DuckTales”) as Flix and Orka, respectively. 

"The Triple Dark" (October 14th) 
Kaz and BB-8 uncover information on an imminent pirate attack and must find a way to stop it.

*Gwendoline Christie (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) guest stars as Captain Phasma.

"Fuel For The Fire" (October 21st)
Kaz befriends a sky racer named Rucklin who pressures him to take some rare and dangerous hyperfuel hidden in Yeager’s office.

*Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) guest stars as Jace Rucklin.

"The High Tower" (October 28th)
The First Order arrives at the platform for mysterious reasons and Kaz and BB-8 are determined to sneak into the tower to find out what they want.

*Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) guest stars as Hype Fazon.

Wood is the latest in a long line of fan favourites from other science-fiction and fantasy franchises to lend their voice to a Star Wars animated series.  The Clone Wars saw the likes of David Tennant (Doctor Who), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), and Simon Pegg (Star Trek) make repeated appearances, while Star Wars Rebels brought in Tom Baker (Doctor Who), Gina Torres (Firefly), and Brent Spiner (Star Trek) to voice characters.

What's not clear is if this is a one off appearance by Wood or if his character, Jace Rucklin, will be a recurring character. Other actors who have been announced as series regulars (like Donal Faison, Jim Rash, and Bobby Moynihan) are credited as guest stars in the synopses, implying they won't appear in every episode.  Perhaps "Fuel For The Fire" won't be the last we see of Jace Rucklin, or hear from Elijah Wood in Star Wars Resistance.

Star Wars Resistance premieres October 7th at 10pm on Disney Channel and stars Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives), Suzie McGrath (East Enders), Scott Lawrence (Legion), Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Jim Rash (Community), Stephen Stanton (Rogue One), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Star Wars Rebels), and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time).  The series is executive produced by Dave Filoni Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman.

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