Star Wars, Clone Wars, Rebels, Oh My

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This is a thread for anybody who has a love for pulpy epic space opera.

If the first two words in the title turn you off, well, you've been doing it wrong.

other people systems as applicable (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 22:50 (four years ago) link

i've got a bad feeling about this

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 22:51 (four years ago) link

Love Rebels and have watched a handful of episodes of TCW - probably the second series (there were two, right?). When they capture the vibe of the OT they're great fun.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 23:31 (four years ago) link

Coming in just to mention how good the Genndy series was and how it's really worth tracking down of you haven't checked it out.

Darkest Cosmologist junk (kingfish), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 23:43 (four years ago) link

my kids have watched it like 5 times, all in french obv. the snobbiest star wars experience ever!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 23:46 (four years ago) link

anakEEEN!!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 23:47 (four years ago) link

so everyone in rebels is going to die, right?

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 7 April 2016 02:53 (four years ago) link

Everyone except Ezra, who grows up to become Admiral Ackbar.

T.L.O.P.son (Phil D.), Thursday, 7 April 2016 11:14 (four years ago) link

Is this a spoilers-free zone or is it fair game if it's aired? Season finale of Rebels really left things in a pretty dark place for most of the characters

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:45 (four years ago) link

I'm guessing they close the series out with a trip to Alderaan

other people systems as applicable (El Tomboto), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:45 (four years ago) link

fair game if it's aired imho
spoilers for Clone Wars are basically unavoidable and I mean really were you watching that show to find out what happens?

other people systems as applicable (El Tomboto), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:46 (four years ago) link

Coming in just to mention - ah kingfish got there first.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:46 (four years ago) link

supercut of the whole thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVk9lPotcW4

other people systems as applicable (El Tomboto), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:49 (four years ago) link

hadn't considered the Alderaan trip idea, good plan

there's some rumor floated that Rebels is going to have only one more season and Disney is going to spin it into another cartoon that carries over some of the characters

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:58 (four years ago) link

in one of those incomplete Clone Wars cartoons you can watch online (they have voice and audio cues, really basic 3d models clunking around) they actually did the "guy looking at a lightsaber accidentally activates it through his own head" joke

not sure if it would have made it in a completed episode, but... funny that they did it

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 7 April 2016 18:48 (four years ago) link

four weeks pass...

uh I'm going to make this the place where I post new-canon things that are not movies

so, I'm reading this Bloodline book that just came out, because it's my lot in life to absorb SW stories

it's pretty decent! they definitely picked the right author (Claudia Gray) to write a second novel, even if her other one was supposedly the young adult-targeted one. Aftermath was pretty boring.

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 5 May 2016 20:31 (four years ago) link

I'm finally finishing up Clone Wars and this is some dark, complicated shit with a strong coating of political science, as it relates to individual agency, trust in institutions, statecraft and the inevitable failure of skill-based meritocracy.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Saturday, 7 May 2016 04:19 (four years ago) link

Yoda realizing that everything is lost because the Jedi became a martial force is heartbreaking. His preparation for what is to come, with the idea of meditating toward tethering his consciousness to the world is some long game shit

μpright mammal (mh), Saturday, 7 May 2016 05:36 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

So that guy? Whose sister got the job leading the Onderon rebel faction, instead of him, because he was kind of a dick?

Star Wars Anthology shit talk (Rogue One, Young Solo, TBD)

Now played by Ghost Dog! I'm so glad I'm a nerd

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 18:46 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

You woke me from a DEEP slumber

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Tuesday, 27 September 2016 23:37 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I had a few free hours last night and read the Ahsoka book

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dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:48 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Rebels is totally binge material, not so great as a week-to-week serial, so I'm saving this entire season to watch on demand. Is it over yet?

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:18 (three years ago) link

Nope, second half about to start.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:18 (three years ago) link

I could never put my finger on what the horrible scenes that were supposed to be romantic in the prequel movies reminded me of, thematically. I think someone's got it figured out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vEG76KfRKc

mh 😏, Sunday, 15 January 2017 22:06 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

finally getting into the middle of Rebels S3. This nascent insurgency sure does put a lot of sweat and treasure into hair

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Monday, 1 May 2017 01:52 (three years ago) link

"you must drink it all. just like me. all of it."

forcefully enunciated this to many apprentices in my day as well

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Monday, 1 May 2017 01:53 (three years ago) link

Saw Gerrera revealed as long ago, far away Bernie Bro

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Monday, 1 May 2017 02:58 (three years ago) link

Thrawn forcing that suspected saboteur dude in the factory to accelerate the speeder bike until it exploded was some cold-ass shit for a kid's cartoon tbh.

Lauren Schumer Donor (Phil D.), Monday, 1 May 2017 12:42 (three years ago) link

In a show centered on teenage soldiers in a guerilla war you gotta take your chances to illustrate the stakes when they come, is what I thought of that bit. Ditto Hondo's cellmate although his demise was so quick I barely registered that we'd lost a dude.

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Monday, 1 May 2017 13:38 (three years ago) link

Mandalore = Europe

This is one of the only planets in the SW canon universe that has more than one observed biome
Population 100% warfighters who all look alike but have very, very, deadly serious clan shit
They invented and mastered many of the deadliest combat technologies around, except for that one
THE LIGHTSABER (ps this is a metaphor for the bomb)
and they have the lightsaber now, they just call theirs the darksaber, or whatever
and it's cool and all but it's not the same, is it
no, it's not

Also in the end, they're just fighting over Mandalore, provincial as can be, and not to spoil it, but

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Friday, 5 May 2017 03:31 (three years ago) link

the toughest Mandalorian is cloned into a bazillion battalions, but all are rendered moot by a whiny hippie and his chubby robot friend. This metaphor pays for its own ticket, no?

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Friday, 5 May 2017 03:39 (three years ago) link

the darksaber was from clone wars, i forgot about it but it's some mandalore leadership symbol from hundreds if not thousands of years ago and was taken from a jedi they defeated in battle

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 5 May 2017 14:40 (three years ago) link

I take that back, it belonged to the first mandalorian jedi and has been a status symbol: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darksaber

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 5 May 2017 14:41 (three years ago) link

This is one of the only planets in the SW canon universe that has more than one observed biome

Some of those are actually different planets btw. Sabine's family/clan are on Krownest, which is in Mandalorian space.

BTW they announced at Celebration that next season is officially the final season.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Friday, 5 May 2017 15:55 (three years ago) link

I'll be vague to avoid major spoilers, but the seeing Thrawn's plan get spoiled at the last minute by the one factor he had no idea existed in the season finale was great

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 5 May 2017 15:59 (three years ago) link

placeholder for how fucking awesome the death of that one guy is

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:18 (three years ago) link

DM?

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:22 (three years ago) link

slide into your DMs like obi wan, DGAF your double sabers

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:33 (three years ago) link

*sound of soda can opening*

Is Coke it?

Yes, Coke is it.

"hhhhhh"

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:37 (three years ago) link

the idea of really skilled swordplay being a matter of sizing up stances, countering, and very little actual action is good imo

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:55 (three years ago) link

-- I become a redditurd about 20 words into this so bear with me or don't --

oh it was SO GOOD

Watching the entire "canon" from CW to the prequels, and Rebels, OBK is basically the one dude who could probably whup Yoda. He didn't get lucky in EP III; he called it how he saw it, and he was right. There needs to be albums about OBK. The only other truly fearless motherfucker in that galaxy is R2-D2 and he's actually an avatar of god, so

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 04:02 (three years ago) link

In Revenge of the Sith, Yoda tella Kenobi he isn’t powerful enough to face Sidious, which Yoda then goes to do himself. I do not think, at least that point, if at any point, really, could Kenobi beat Yoda.

the ghost of markers, Thursday, 11 May 2017 05:25 (three years ago) link

The orbital bombardment of the base by Thrawn is one of the most terrifying things I've seen in an SW movie in terms of showing actual warfare. Like you genuinely feared for the characters' lives there.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:51 (three years ago) link

well, could Yoda have beaten Sidious? In the movie it's a draw; in the novelization he loses.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:07 (three years ago) link

Kenobi vs Yoda is decisively the dumbest argument I have ever started in any context

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:15 (three years ago) link

Sentence mitigated by you subconsciously trying to drop responsibility by calling him OBK.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:19 (three years ago) link

are we talking "fall of the republic" kenobi or "been meditating and seeing all the moves in advance for twenty years" kenobi

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:53 (three years ago) link

I think the best written/performed part of the Maul/Obi-wan episode isn't even the confrontation -- it's Ezra being so driven to help, and Obi-wan just calmly telling him, "You're not supposed to be here." But it doesn't seem to really bother him that this has happened, just acceptance that this is how things have flushed out.

That was the original series' idea of How a Jedi Should Be that stuck with me. Not that being a warrior makes you less of a jedi, but the monk-like existences of Ben and Yoda not simply an artifact of them being in hiding

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:07 (three years ago) link

And then him just being chill while Maul basically throws a tantrum, and finally igniting his light saber only after Maul's finally done thinking out loud

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:19 (three years ago) link

it was almost a look of resignation when Maul puzzles out why Obi-wan is there and his primary purpose -- protecting the Skywalker kid, the only thing that spurns him to combat

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:28 (three years ago) link

spurs him to combat

jesus I've mistyped that twice this week

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:28 (three years ago) link

Phil D pretty close to the mark re: orbital bombardment. Very happy to see Sabine back in the fold. Also TOM BAKER WILL THUNDER DOWN ALL YOUR AT-ATS

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 18 May 2017 01:26 (three years ago) link

I had a few free hours last night and read the Ahsoka book

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― dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:48 AM

Have you read any of the other canon novels? Has anyone dipped into any of the canon novels besides mh? I probably shouldn’t, but who knows if I end up doing it anyway.

the ghost of markers, Friday, 19 May 2017 20:36 (three years ago) link

Supposed to be a new Vader comic thing happening too?

the ghost of markers, Friday, 19 May 2017 20:37 (three years ago) link

That’s exactly what I should be doing with my life right now: finding out how he goes about building a lightsaber.

the ghost of markers, Friday, 19 May 2017 20:37 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

do you think they'd ever have a character with white lightsaber(s) in the movies?

mh, Friday, 9 June 2017 03:47 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

the new rebels trailer feels like it reinforces my hunch that these good people are mostly going to wind up dead before long

http://www.youtube.com/embed/JtigV-biVGg

El Tomboto, Sunday, 3 September 2017 00:57 (two years ago) link

ffs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtigV-biVGg

El Tomboto, Sunday, 3 September 2017 00:58 (two years ago) link

weird editing on that one

I like the idea of making the last season about going back to defeat the empire in the place they all came together

fwiw the new Thrawn book was half about Rebels

mh, Sunday, 3 September 2017 01:25 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

I enjoyed reading Bloodline! I tend to agree that a lot of what's in it doesn't really appear so much on screen (which is a flaw of the newer movies, mostly TFA), but it did kind of jibe with what I expected about the First Order. Paramilitary, funded by some secret extremists within the government (Hail Hydra), salvaged existing craft from the Empire, mostly lived underground (literally).

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:02 (two years ago) link

is there any place Rebels is streaming? I bought season 1 but lord do I not wanna buy each one individually.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:02 (two years ago) link

I think you can buy a season pass subscription from Amazon or Apple or the like

It's streaming on Disney XD, if you can get the ability to sign into someone's cable streaming credentials

mh, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:39 (two years ago) link

Of the recent stock of writers allowed to dabble in Star Wars I'd put Claudia Gray on a higher tier than the others. The writing has a character focus, the connective tissue quotient is way too high on a lot of the others, or they're given characters that seem ephemeral

mh, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:44 (two years ago) link

just watched the ep where [redacted] confesses to the crimes they tried to frame [redacted] for and it's pretty much all the stuff that Luke says in the Last Jedi, just more use of the present tense. Clone Wars is the best Star Wars

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 03:41 (two years ago) link

Rebels really takes a big step up in quality between Seasons 1 and 2. I wish I had a show like this as a kid.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:11 (two years ago) link

omg the scene where Ahsoka shows up and faces down the two Inquisitors

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:35 (two years ago) link

omg the episode with Agent Kallus and Zeb was incredible

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 January 2018 23:15 (two years ago) link

there are some slower episodes but... you have a lot of great moments ahead

mh, Monday, 15 January 2018 00:23 (two years ago) link

Love REBELS 4evah

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 15 January 2018 02:50 (two years ago) link

they grind on Sabine’s arc a little hard but it’s a cartoon, and it pays off

mh, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:10 (two years ago) link

New trailer for the final episodes, plus a lot of further detail (for now) from Filoni

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-final-trailer-for-star-wars-rebels-is-here-and-we-1822194377

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 January 2018 21:28 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Thrawn is so fuckin dope

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 February 2018 01:44 (two years ago) link

and omg at Fulcrum reveal

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 February 2018 01:47 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

Dave Filoni with a new animated series coming this fall: https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-resistance-set-for-fall-debut

StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that production has begun on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.

Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance — set in the time prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

The series was created by renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels); executive-produced by Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Justin Ridge (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) and Brandon Auman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); and art-directed by Amy Beth Christenson (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels).

“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots” said Filoni. “My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”

Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD, said, “Our colleagues at Lucasfilm have created a compelling narrative for an untold moment in the Star Wars galaxy, and we are excited to partner with them again on this new original series. Star Wars Resistance will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humor and both new and familiar characters.”

In addition to Isaac and Christie, the voice cast includes actors 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 (DuckTales), Jim Rash (Community), and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time).

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:33 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I guess this is the TV series SW thread, so might as well put this here re the Favreau series:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/jon-favreaus-live-action-star-wars-show-will-be-set-in-1825951046

As summed up:

Exclusive: @Jon_Favreau confirms that his live action #StarWars series takes place 7 years after Battle of Endor, between #ReturnOfTheJedi and #TheForceAwakens. Will feature all new characters, using cutting edge tech a la THE JUNGLE BOOK. Story coming to @nerdist... pic.twitter.com/iRyPS8hPDR

— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) May 11, 2018

Ned Raggett, Friday, 11 May 2018 19:18 (two years ago) link

I hope it ends up being the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles of Star Wars. Some character just being a fringe figure or passing through all kinds of shit going down.

mh, Friday, 11 May 2018 20:26 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Okay so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae2Cxy8sswk

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 27 September 2018 16:42 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Annnd we got more Mandalorian details:

https://www.starwars.com/news/pedro-pascal-revealed-as-the-mandalorian

Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:04 (one year ago) link

Ah yes, Werner Herzog, star of Grizzly Man

abcfsk, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:48 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

I suppose revive this one for The Mandalorian details:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-footage-from-the-mandalorian-just-kicked-our-1834033182

Also, separately:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw7sRmD-ViY

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 21 April 2019 00:50 (one year ago) link

Herzog? Carl Weathers? Baby, they've got a stew going!

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 21 April 2019 01:03 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/2kBY6OT.jpg

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:04 (eight months ago) link

offered without comment https://ew.com/movies/2019/11/12/disney-new-hope-han-greedo-macklunkey/

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:09 (eight months ago) link

they should just randomly show you one of any current and any number of new possibilities, every time it's played. We have the technology!

maffew12, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 13:00 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJQRrHcXkAAXD5a?format=jpg

mark s, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 13:03 (eight months ago) link

I like the sense one starts to get that we've always only been seeing heavily abridged snippets of a long, psychologically complex conversation between the characters and eventually, gradually, the entire 20-hour scene will be revealed

mick signals, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 18:11 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

If only to stop shitting up the SW IX threads with my discussions about a tv show, can I just say: I'm way more invested in The Clone Wars than I have been in any SW movin' picture show released since my childhood. Like I'm even able to look past the off-putting character design (my #1 barrier of entry since this show has existed) because this is kinda everything I ever wanted from SW on a story level (tho the OG trilogy still wins easily in terms of the overall visual/aural presentation). Guess I started binging at a good time, too, since the long-delayed final season starts next month.

It's just now occurring to me that, since this was arguably the primary SW product released during the decade between the prequels and the Disney acquisition, this might actually be THE SW of an entire generation. Jealous.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:33 (six months ago) link

huh i guess i'm gonna watch clone wars now lol

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:55 (six months ago) link

I would recommend it to SW fans in general but I'd go so far as to call it essential if you're at all invested in the prequel storyline. There's such a radical change in status quo at the end of AOTC, and this show gives that changed world room to breathe. And there's more of a gradual shift in where the characters and relationships end up when ROTS rolls around (I just, a season and a half in, got to the first moment where Vader's Theme pokes into the score when Anakin goes a little further off-book than usual).

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 16:14 (six months ago) link

Cool: a young Boba Fett wreaks massive havoc in an attempt to exact revenge on Mace Windu (this show covers all the angles!)
Drool: getting to hear Bossk's voice for the very first time in forty years and discovering that he sounds like someone's dad doing a shitty impersonation of a cartoon character

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 January 2020 00:24 (six months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLW2jkd6E7g

ending, these clone wars are

babu frik fan account (mh), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:01 (six months ago) link

Caught up in time to watch the final season, I may well be. Rippin' through the show at lightning speed. It's so good, y'all. Can't believe I slept on it for so long.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:17 (six months ago) link

Okay so the 'Maul on Mandalore' storyline in season 5 of Clone Wars is big and epic and awesome and dark and apparently very highly regarded, but I've been appreciating the extent to which this show narratively functions very well as a bridge between the two films which abut it and then they just totally blew it with Palpy being all 'bring me my ship' (flips up hood). Like yes, of course, we the audience know that he's behind everything, a-doy, but they did such a good job within the narrative of straddling that dramatically ironic line without ever being all PALPATINE = SIDIOUS DO U SEE because that, of course, is a job for ROTS. It's a minor quibble, particularly since it's chronologically quite near the fall of the Republic but still. Come on, y'all.

BTW, it's only taken about a month for me to go from 'yeah I guess Rise of Skywalker was dece but I ultimately don't think I'm all that invested in the enterprise' to being actually kinda super invested as a result of binging this show. Which may be an argument for treating the films themselves as ancillary elements of a much bigger and better story.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 14:20 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Time to steal a Disney+ login, y'all, the first ep of Clone Wars final season dropped TODAY

Hot, Now, and Oh-So-Very Wow! (Old Lunch), Saturday, 22 February 2020 02:12 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

I was idly wondering if/when a new animated series would be in the works and behold:

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-bad-batch-series-announce

Today, Disney+ ordered its next animated series from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Fresh off of the critically-acclaimed series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Disney+ original series will premiere on the streaming service in 2021.

The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill, which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.

Also: for the past few weeks I've been going through all the animated series for the first time ever -- four seasons down on The Clone Wars itself as of yesterday -- and it's been enjoyable for sure, just in terms of the variety of the kind of stories they do. (And some of the surprises along the way: one intense battlefield episode directed by Walter Murch was a credit I didn't expect.)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 13 July 2020 16:40 (four weeks ago) link

Aw, man. I wanna be excited but that Bad Batch arc felt like a misstep to me.

The QC may be all over the place but I've been getting a lot more enjoyment from the expanded universe stuff lately (cartoons, novels, comics) than I did from the recent run of sequels.

Well, that's a fine howdy adieu! (Old Lunch), Monday, 13 July 2020 16:55 (four weeks ago) link


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