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13 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

Empire is miles above every other Star Wars, and I'm including the original and Jedi there also. 

These two articles don’t go as in-depth as mine will but they do a good job summarizing the same feelings that I have:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20200430-star-wars-why-the-empire-strikes-back-is-overrated
 

http://eleven-thirtyeight.com/2019/09/how-the-empire-strikes-back-ruined-star-wars/

I suppose I shouldn’t be trying to tell you how to think, but it’s this “original trilogy elitism” amongst the fandom that has ruined things more than anything else. It makes sense tho, since pretty much everyone on the internet today was a toddler when they first saw those three films.

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I didn't watch Clone Wars in real time, as I felt like it wasn't the real deal and I was in high school and college when it aired. I later watched it after they announced VII-IX and grew to really lik

Fuck yeah! This is f'n Star Wars There's so many awesome action sequences but that Cara Dune hand combat is a banger! So much story revealed! Carl Weathers did a fantastic job directing

Finally got around to watching episode 6! Loved it!

41 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

Empire is miles above every other Star Wars, and I'm including the original and Jedi there also. 

You really should check out Clone Wars sometime. It gets to its legendary status by season 3-4, but I like the film and firsts seasons too.

If you have Disney+ there is about 10 episodes that they have categorized as "Essential Episodes" could be a neat entry. Dont forget that GL was still at the helm for this!

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I would say Filoni probably had more to do with clone wars being good than Lucas. To be honest, Lucas didn’t even really have much to do with the original 1977 film being good, let alone any of the others. He came up with the initial ideas but a lot of his friends did the heavy lifting for him.

At the end of the day all of starwars is kinda dumb and the parts of it that people prefer depend on which generation they grew up in. But I give the original film an extra “pass” because it really did change pop culture forever (mostly for the better) and stuff like Mandalorian has really been showing just how much potential it still has to grow!

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Filoni made Ahsoka, based on a notion of GL. So I agree that Filoni had a huge role in Clone Wars awesomeness.

But I do love the GL ideas, no matter who brings them to life. It was the perfect place for GL to 'play.' And he even afforded himself the ability to jump back in the timeline of the show if he was inspired to tell more of a story arch. Things like the pacifist village and their moral conundrum in season 1 seems very Lucas to me. But maybe Im just assuming?

I see Filoni as Lucas' padawan. Who became a Master during Clone Wars. And is now fully grown in the force, and it shows on Mando!

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58 minutes ago, soon said:

You really should check out Clone Wars sometime. It gets to its legendary status by season 3-4, but I like the film and firsts seasons too.

If you have Disney+ there is about 10 episodes that they have categorized as "Essential Episodes" could be a neat entry. Dont forget that GL was still at the helm for this!

I don't exactly have Disney+ but have access to its content! Communism in action.

 

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Just quick off topic about the new Holiday Special

I really enjoyed the first half. Gonna have to take another run at the second half, but i swear it quickly becomes too much about self parody. Like purely self parody by some point.

But early on its so cool to see Rey with the Jedi library. And training Finn.

... Also Finn sounds nothing like Finn, but totally like an 80s-90s stereotype of a black guys voice :lol:

 

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1 hour ago, soon said:

Just quick off topic about the new Holiday Special

I really enjoyed the first half. Gonna have to take another run at the second half, but i swear it quickly becomes too much about self parody. Like purely self parody by some point.

But early on its so cool to see Rey with the Jedi library. And training Finn.

... Also Finn sounds nothing like Finn, but totally like an 80s-90s stereotype of a black guys voice :lol:

 

Star Wars had Porn Hub,

 

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2 hours ago, metallex78 said:

Great latest episode. Having not watched any of the animated Star Wars series, I’m not familiar with any of the characters or names mentioned. Any care to shed some more light on them for me? 

Ahsoka used to Anakin’s apprentice during the clone wars show (which takes place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith). She left the Jedi order before Revenge of the Sith because she stopped believing in their ideals.

Thrawn is a RUTHLESS imperial commander from the old non-canon books who was brought to canon in the cartoon show Rebels. At the end of that show, he and a Jedi named Ezra were sucked into a black hole, of sorts, and Ahsoka has been looking for them ever since.

Tython is a planet from the video games that was once believed to be the original Jedi homeworld, until Luke discovered Ach-To in the sequel trilogy.

I haven’t seen the full episode yet (been skipping around) so if I pick up on any more references I’ll let you know.

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And Ahsoka is known for cutting all the bad guys and everything in half! lol And she's known for her sayings. Like in this episode "I love firsts, good or bad they're always memorable." And I think shes one of the canon (former) Jedis whose gotten more into he mystical aspects of the force. And her acrobatics. So I think they nailed all of these traits in the episode!! :headbang:

We got to see Ahsoka grow up in the clone wars. She was very snarky when she was younger, jokingly calling her master Anakin "Sky-guy" as she frequently questioned his judgement. We see some of that attitude live on in the facial expressions she gave a few times during combat in this episode.

I thought the acrobatics were handled really well - not relying on CGI so much. But I wish we got to see the bad guys cut in half more clearly! haha Gideon might have Sabines* dark sabre and hes got those dark troopers.... maybe we'll get to see the dark troopers sliced in half real good? But then again, this magistrate had droid guards and we didnt get to see them chopped in half either.

 

*Sabine is a mando warrior and a comrade of Ahsoka's

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I didn't watch Clone Wars in real time, as I felt like it wasn't the real deal and I was in high school and college when it aired. I later watched it after they announced VII-IX and grew to really like it and it's characters. 

Either way, I don't have the emotional attachment other fans do to Ahsoka even though I now rate her as a great character.

That being said, this was one of the best pieces of post-Disney SW content yet. I loved this episode. Ripped off the Western/Samurai aesthetic flawlessly and the lightsaber action was better than the sequels

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Finally got around to seeing the full episode. Overall I liked it. Rosario did a great job as Ahsoka, and Filoni seems to be getting better at directing live-action, tho I did notice a few weird editing moments, and also the yellow tint on this planet was weird. Maybe yellow lighting somehow works better for live-action Ahsoka? Idk. Also I think it’s weird that now they’re saying Baby Yoda (Grogu) was on coruscant during the clone wars and we never saw him. I’m kinda getting tired of starwars doing retcons like that, but oh well. It’ll be interesting to see where this all goes.

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5 minutes ago, rocknroll41 said:

Finally got around to seeing the full episode. Overall I liked it. Rosario did a great job as Ahsoka, and Filoni seems to be getting better at directing live-action, tho I did notice a few weird editing moments, and also the yellow tint on this planet was weird. Maybe yellow lighting somehow works better for live-action Ahsoka? Idk. Also I think it’s weird that now they’re saying Baby Yoda (Grogu) was on coruscant during the clone wars and we never saw him. I’m kinda getting tired of starwars doing retcons like that, but oh well. It’ll be interesting to see where this all goes.

A retcon like that doesn't bug me so much. The temple complex was massive.

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Couple of things I forgot to mention before:

1.Always great to see Michael Biehn getting work in Hollywood still!

2.It’s cool how this season has so many references to the Old Republic video games (the Krait Dragon battle, droids that look like HK47, the planet Tython, etc.).

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3 hours ago, ZoSoRose said:

I didn't watch Clone Wars in real time, as I felt like it wasn't the real deal and I was in high school and college when it aired. I later watched it after they announced VII-IX and grew to really like it and it's characters. 

Either way, I don't have the emotional attachment other fans do to Ahsoka even though I now rate her as a great character.

That being said, this was one of the best pieces of post-Disney SW content yet. I loved this episode. Ripped off the Western/Samurai aesthetic flawlessly and the lightsaber action was better than the sequels

Are you me? That’s literally exactly how I feel. Best episode of the show so far, easily.

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Japan here. I detected Yojimbo and Lady Snowblood a bit for the aesthetics and set piece - chanbara cinema in general. Come to think of it, the entire premise for this show was Lone Wolf and Cub,

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Also, I’m so excited for Thrawn. I know he’s been in the animated stuff so he is cannon, but the idea of a live action appearance of Thrawn had me with my jaw on the floor. I loved the Thrawn trilogy as a kid, some of the best Expanded Universe material out there. 

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1 hour ago, Powerage5 said:

Also, I’m so excited for Thrawn. I know he’s been in the animated stuff so he is cannon, but the idea of a live action appearance of Thrawn had me with my jaw on the floor. I loved the Thrawn trilogy as a kid, some of the best Expanded Universe material out there. 

I haven't read the canon Thrawn novels, but the the best of my understanding that Thrawn is somewhat different than the classic EU Thrawn. Maybe others will know better than me?

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19 minutes ago, soon said:

I haven't read the canon Thrawn novels, but the the best of my understanding that Thrawn is somewhat different than the classic EU Thrawn. Maybe others will know better than me?

Well the current Thrawn books and the cartoon show Rebels (which he is in) are both canon. In Rebels, he is very much like his old EU self. Cold and ruthless. In the ongoing books tho they seem to be making him to be more so an anti-hero. The books take place before Rebels, so I assume something must’ve happened in between that made him go back to being cold and ruthless. In any case, Mandalorian takes place long after Rebels, so I’m pretty sure the Thrawn we will meet there is the ruthless one.

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15 minutes ago, rocknroll41 said:

Well the current Thrawn books and the cartoon show Rebels (which he is in) are both canon. In Rebels, he is very much like his old EU self. Cold and ruthless. In the ongoing books tho they seem to be making him to be more so an anti-hero. The books take place before Rebels, so I assume something must’ve happened in between that made him go back to being cold and ruthless. In any case, Mandalorian takes place long after Rebels, so I’m pretty sure the Thrawn we will meet there is the ruthless one.

Thanks - Disney canon confuses me to no end! I've even seen him in Rebels and still got tripped up on the canon novels :facepalm::lol: I try so hard, but sometimes I feel like Im just an annoying burden for more informed fans! :smiley-confused2::lol:

Classic/current Thrawn is awesome :headbang:I wonder how much of that story line will take place in Mando, and how much might happen if theres an Ahsoka series?

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