Today, we’ll see Poe Dameron face his biggest challenge yet. No, it’s not Captain Phasma. Nor is it a love for Finn that we’ve all been really rooting for.
In “Poe to the Rescue,” a nearly seven-minute LEGO Star Wars short that initially debuted on Disney XD following the finale of Gravity Falls, the galaxy’s best fighter pilot must undergo an even tougher trial than any of that: hanging with C-3PO for an extended period. For reasons unknown but easily extrapolated upon, someone has left the ever-complaining droid on a planet of acid rain, and he must be retrieved in order to find Admiral Ackbar, whose greatest neurosis is a perfectly understandable fear of traps.
Set before The Force Awakens, this short isn’t exactly canon (per Wookieepedia, at least), but it utilizes at least one familiar meme and helps to propagate a new one: that of Threepio constantly calling attention to his new red arm that he hates but won’t explain. Anthony Daniels is back as the golden interpreter, but it’s not clear who else is. That doesn’t sound like Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, but Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma are damn good impersonations if not the real deal.
(Also featured: BB-8 as LEGO BB-8.)
More shorts in this series, called “The Resistance Rises,” are on the way, though no information has yet been given as to when we might see them. I was going to suggest that you’re not likely to see much of Rey, since her adventures prior were primarily concerned with coming up with new ways to prepare insta-bread; however, it occurs to me that LEGO could actually have a field day with that concept, so why not?
Perhaps there can also be an episode about Poe’s inability to find a razor that works, in a galaxy where hyperspace is possible. Just sayin’, it’s way more noticeable on Lego Poe.
Does Mr. Dameron retain his sex appeal even in CG-animated plastic brick form? Hey, we’ll let you tell us below.