A new animated series of shorts, "LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises" is premiering on Disney XD, and will kick off with the episode "Poe to the Rescue." The shorts will feature all of the heroes and villains from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Resistance Rises will take place prior to the First Order's attack on Jakku, and will feature all-new stories starring Han Solo, Finn, Rey, Max Kanata and more. The first episode, "Poe to the Rescue," focuses on the the resistance pilot coming to the aid of Admiral Ackbar (*not a trap), who is being held captive by Captain Phasma (*possibly a trap). The episode will also feature Kylo Ren, C-3PO, and BB-8.

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Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 10 minutes

Premier: 2016-02-15

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Poe Dameron is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Introduced in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he is portrayed by Oscar Isaac. Poe is an X-wing fighter pilot for the Resistance who inadvertently brings renegade stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) and Jakku scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) into battle against the sinister First Order. He is featured in The Force Awakens media and merchandising as well as an eponymous comic book series and the December 2017 sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Isaac and the character have received positive reviews, with Poe being compared to the characterization of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in the original Star Wars film trilogy.

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Poe also appears in the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens line of novels and comic books, introduced in conjunction with The Force Awakens to connect the film with previous installments. He is first mentioned in the young adult novel Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (2015) by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry, set between The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). Yavin 4, the moon on which the Rebel base was located in the 1977 film Star Wars, was established as Poe's homeworld in the comic series Star Wars: Shattered Empire (2015) after the Guatemalan-born Isaac learned that the shooting location for Yavin 4 had been Tikal, Guatemala. The Shattered Empire series features Poe's parents, members of the Rebel Alliance: his mother is Shara Bey, an A-wing pilot who adventures with Leia, and his father is Kes Dameron, part of a special ground force known as the Pathfinders who are led by Han Solo. Poe is featured in Star Wars: Before the Awakening (2015) by Greg Rucka, an anthology book for young readers about the lives of Poe, Rey and Finn before the events of The Force Awakens. Poe is also a point of view character in the 2015 novelization of The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster. A Marvel comic book series titled Star Wars: Poe Dameron, written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Phil Noto, began publication in April 2016. The events of the series take place shortly before The Force Awakens. Poe is a playable character in the 2015 Force Awakens add-on to the Disney Infinity 3.0 video game, with an Infinity character figurine available separately. Hasbro has released a 3.75 inch Poe Dameron action figure, and a 6 inch figure in their Black Series line. Funko has produced three Poe Dameron figures as part of their POP! Television line of 4.5 inch vinyl figures in the Japanese super deformed style. The first features the character in his flight suit, helmet, and goggles; the second is a Hot Topic-exclusive version in Poe's leather jacket look from the beginning of the film; and a third is an f.y.e.-exclusive version in an orange First Order “prisoner suit” and facial cut. Poe and BB-8 are featured in a Lego Star Wars playset called Poe's X-wing Fighter, and Poe is available as a Lego Buildable Figure. The Lego versions of Poe and BB-8 also appear in the 2016 short form animated series Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, voiced by Lex Lang, and the short Poe Dameron vs the First Order Snowspeeder. Hasbro released a wearable replica of Poe's helmet as part of its Star Wars: The Black Series line in 2017.

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