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Well, a lot going on here.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:31 (one year ago) link

Rangers of the New Republic, a new Original Series set within the timeline of @TheMandalorian, is coming to @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/YKlWJpvhAW

— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020

Ahsoka, a new Original Series, starring @RosarioDawson and set within the timeline of @TheMandalorian, is coming to @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/ZojpCkhPS7

— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020

“Everything I did, I did for the Rebellion.” Andor, an Original Series set in the Star Wars universe, is streaming in 2022 on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/q2IT2qzEeR

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:31 (one year ago) link

Hayden Christensen returns as Darth Vader, joining Ewan McGregor in OBI-WAN KENOBI. The Original Series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith, and is coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/9WR2npRUkk

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020

A sneak peek at Star Wars: The Bad Batch, an all-new animated Original Series from Lucasfilm Animation, coming soon to #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/V0jQc4XNIe

— Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020

Star Wars: Visions, an Original Series of animated short films, celebrates the @StarWars galaxy through the lens of the world’s best Japanese anime creators. Coming in 2021 to @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/syUmiL7SdI

— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:32 (one year ago) link

The galaxy’s favorite scoundrel, Lando Calrissian, will return in Lando, a brand-new event series for @DisneyPlus. Justin Simien (@JSim07) is in the early stages of developing the project.

— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020

Leslye Headland brings a new @StarWars series to @DisneyPlus with The Acolyte. “The Acolyte” is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.

— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020

Lucasfilm Animation is teaming up with Lucasfilm’s visual effects team, Industrial Light & Magic, to develop a special @StarWars adventure for @DisneyPlus, A Droid Story. This epic journey will introduce us to a new hero guided by R2-D2 and C-3PO.

— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:32 (one year ago) link

dear fucking god

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:34 (one year ago) link

Plus Taiki Waititi's thing and Patty Jenkins is doing this:

pic.twitter.com/e3N00xCr5i

— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 10, 2020

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:35 (one year ago) link

sadlol

All of the upcoming Star Wars/Lucasfilm projects #DisneyInvestorDay pic.twitter.com/ipP8uTxdbT

— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) December 10, 2020

nashwan, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:37 (one year ago) link

I'm skeptical they'll manage to give each of these a distinct feel rather than following the proven Mando formula. I think I'd be more excited if there was one or two series in development rather than a half dozen.

chap, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:39 (one year ago) link

Remember when 15 or 16 years would pass without a new Star Wars thing, that was pretty tight in retrospect

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:39 (one year ago) link

Well, depending on the media. That Timothy Zahn book in 1991 kickstarting the run of novels and the various 90s computer games were keeping interest pretty high.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:41 (one year ago) link

I remember as a young fan in the 80s/early 90s being convinced there'd never be another proper Star Wars thing...

xpost

chap, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:41 (one year ago) link

average convo in a Gen X household in Dec

"bought $100 worth of Star Wars toys"

"oh, the kids will love that..."

"right....the kids..."

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:42 (one year ago) link

I hope, completely and unironically, that the Rangers of the New Republic series does nothing but remake old CHiPs episodes, and somehow stars Estrada, Wilcox, Dorn and Chris Pine's dad.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:44 (one year ago) link

Yyyyyyyyeah, mandalorian is one thing as a fun retro treat but fuck if I’m clearing out a fucking mall size space in my memory palace for this avalanche of trademarks.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:46 (one year ago) link

misread one of the projects as Star Wars: The Bad Bitch

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:49 (one year ago) link

wait the Obi-Wan show is gonna have Hayden Christiansen as Darth?

wtf - JEJ is still gonna do the voice, presumably, so....are they just paying him to walk around in the costume?

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:51 (one year ago) link

xp Me too

good karma, my aesthetic (morrisp), Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:53 (one year ago) link

Supposedly he's retired from doing the voice, but I don't know if that was just a rumor or not. At the least there's been no handoff as with Chewie yet.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:53 (one year ago) link

oh god if Hayden does the voice

Darth "Stoned" Vader

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:56 (one year ago) link

this is a controversial opinion, but I think this is too much star wars

silverfish, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:58 (one year ago) link

A Lando show is just too good, man i loved me some Solo.

piscesx, Thursday, 10 December 2020 23:59 (one year ago) link

Star Wars: The Bad Bitch

yeah gonna be a lot of demands for this now - Sy Snootles finally getting her due

nashwan, Friday, 11 December 2020 00:01 (one year ago) link

this is like when as a teenager I went to a bookstore in the 90s and saw dozens of star wars books. Suddenly something I like becomes way too much and not something I want to keep track of.

silverfish, Friday, 11 December 2020 00:05 (one year ago) link

The Star Wars franchise should just be non-stop announcements of things that are never delivered.

jmm, Friday, 11 December 2020 00:06 (one year ago) link

every single one of these things is going to feature a puppet baby version of a preexisting character

, Friday, 11 December 2020 00:14 (one year ago) link

Baby Palpatine

Ned Raggett, Friday, 11 December 2020 00:14 (one year ago) link

I can't believe this shit

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 11 December 2020 00:28 (one year ago) link

Man, even as a huge fan of Star Wars, this is too much. And I really miss the days when this was all slowly revealed, not spat out in one massive investor call data dump.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 11 December 2020 00:37 (one year ago) link

Baby Jabba

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 December 2020 00:39 (one year ago) link

Baby Palpatine

This would ... rule?

lukas, Friday, 11 December 2020 00:39 (one year ago) link

I'm pretty cool with just continuing to treat the pre-Disney material and the Filoniverse as the only SW stuff worth paying attention to. Granted, wrt the latter that would still have me on the hook for half of these new shows.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Friday, 11 December 2020 00:44 (one year ago) link

I feel like there's a very real chance "The Acolyte" will have baby Sheev.

jmm, Friday, 11 December 2020 00:47 (one year ago) link

there's gonna be a movie about how Sheev conceived his son

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 December 2020 00:50 (one year ago) link

called Palp Fiction

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 December 2020 00:50 (one year ago) link

*Friction

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 11 December 2020 04:48 (one year ago) link

Sheev's Gotta Have It

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Friday, 11 December 2020 04:51 (one year ago) link

Droid Six

Ned Raggett, Friday, 11 December 2020 04:54 (one year ago) link

The Emperor's New Groove

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 December 2020 05:29 (one year ago) link

Imperial Bedroom

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 11 December 2020 06:04 (one year ago) link

Sidious Kinky

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Friday, 11 December 2020 07:03 (one year ago) link

holy shit a+

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 11 December 2020 07:09 (one year ago) link

Why would anyone come onto a thread to express negative thoughts about Disney properties

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Friday, 11 December 2020 07:28 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yix_9g_Ob74

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 19 December 2020 00:01 (one year ago) link

Kind of interesting article (with a minor spoiler about future plans, if you haven't finished The Mandalorian yet): https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/disney-star-wars-marvel-studios-1234866986/

good karma, my aesthetic (morrisp), Saturday, 19 December 2020 18:14 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I'm just going to post this now because I can see that I'm going to get a lot of requests -

Yes, Rian's SW trilogy is still on. No dates or timelines because he has other projects going on, but it is happening.

THAT IS ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT. 😁😁😁

— Sariah Wilson (@sariahwilson) February 16, 2021

groovypanda, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:17 (eleven months ago) link

Not sure where this goes (it’s not tv or movie related, but relevant): https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/star-wars-high-republic-novels/2021/02/22/adbb4338-72e3-11eb-85fa-e0ccb3660358_story.html

stuck in the version layer (morrisp), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:53 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

The incredible cast includes Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. pic.twitter.com/VltHs5Aw6r

— Star Wars (@starwars) March 29, 2021

groovypanda, Monday, 29 March 2021 17:15 (nine months ago) link

that is a pick names out of a hat cast there

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 March 2021 17:26 (nine months ago) link

Hayden C. unrecognizable in that pic

beer drops on my keytar (morrisp), Monday, 29 March 2021 17:39 (nine months ago) link

Holy shit, lmao

Dan I., Monday, 3 January 2022 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

Exactly my first thought when Fett burst out of the sand was that P&R scene.

nashwan, Monday, 3 January 2022 20:06 (two weeks ago) link

That is really funny

I guess even "official" SW is at least 1/3 in-joke at this point

best BASSMAN sticker on Etsy (morrisp), Monday, 3 January 2022 20:37 (two weeks ago) link

So this new episode was mostly full on deep original film lore shit and I loved every second of it.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:24 (two weeks ago) link

:D i cant wait

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:28 (two weeks ago) link

very excited to watch!

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 21:32 (two weeks ago) link

No spoilers of course and the templates throughout are, how you say, obvious/resonant, but basically you just learn a hell of a lot about Tatooine and those who live there, and it's handled really well.

Though I *will* say it's also pretty interesting due to the sheer accident of timing that this is running just a couple of months after Dune made a big splash.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 22:50 (two weeks ago) link

Oh and check the end credits for the cast carefully. There is some REALLY deep original film lore shit going on, trust me.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 22:52 (two weeks ago) link

Didnt think this show was gonna have boba going on a spirit journey to make his own gaffi stick but i guess everybody gets a backstory these days

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 6 January 2022 07:37 (one week ago) link

this was ok, still a bit drab? i also feel lightly outraged that Boba Fett saying “tricky little bugger” is now canon

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Thursday, 6 January 2022 08:58 (one week ago) link

When are we getting an Ewoks series?

jel--, Thursday, 6 January 2022 15:17 (one week ago) link

But we already did! :-D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQLpoy37LL8

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 January 2022 15:44 (one week ago) link

This was great fun and very weird. Much less "Buck Rogers"-y (as in the 80s TV series) than the first episode - I'm still not into the casting of very "Special Guest Star" tv types in minor roles on these shows. They feel like they've walked off a Donny & Marie skit.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 6 January 2022 15:57 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/yVwPAM6.png

calstars, Thursday, 6 January 2022 17:48 (one week ago) link

I enjoyed this episode! and without spoiling: showcases the worst most unpleasant method of getting high that i have seen #justsayno

not really familiar with the wider universe & had to look up stuff afterwards but it wasnt a hindrance to my enjoyment of the episode

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 6 January 2022 18:14 (one week ago) link

I dug this episode. Like emsowrth upthread, I was a little worried about this show pulling back whatever veil of mystery remained with Fett and over-explaining everything, but this has been a pretty fun ride so far. My 10 year-old, absolutely loves it and has already proclaimed it "better than Mandalorian". I'm not exactly onboard with that sentiment just yet, but it definitely helps my enjoyment to watch him geek out over it.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 6 January 2022 18:32 (one week ago) link

once again, the theme music is fuckin' great

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 6 January 2022 18:39 (one week ago) link

my god this is great

Ssäm Sauce | Martha Stewart (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 7 January 2022 04:57 (one week ago) link

I thought this episode was fairly boring, and parts were just ridiculous, but my kid seemed really into it. This show seems good for kids. The assault on the train was cool.

i woke up alarmed (morrisp), Sunday, 9 January 2022 04:43 (one week ago) link

Pleasantly surprised to see Nat from Yellowjackets show up in this, even if she was dressed like she walked off the set of that show straight onto this one. Her little gang and their Vespa speeders were so goofy though! lol

Still not sure if I’m sold on this show yet but it’s keeping my attention at least

Roz, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 16:43 (one week ago) link

That whole hover moped sequence was cringingly bad

groovypanda, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 20:13 (one week ago) link

I still don't get why Fett wants to be Don Tatooine in the first place – rather than, say, going anywhere else; finding Han Solo and kicking his ass; etc. (was this made clear at the end of The Mandalorian S2)? I imagine his "motivation" will also come into focus as the flashbacks slowly progress...

i woke up alarmed (morrisp), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 21:22 (one week ago) link

He was a bounty hunter like Jango. You can only climb so high hunting the bounties yourself, so it's natural he'd get into management.

Ssäm Sauce | Martha Stewart (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 21:49 (one week ago) link

the show is about Peter Principle

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 21:55 (one week ago) link

also the near-death experience in the sarlacc pit and forced time with the tusken raiders has given him this new interest in justice. the Tatooine daimyo seems to have more power than the mayor in shaping daily life for those living there. he disagrees with the Hutt way and wants to change things. perhaps he also enjoys the respect.

Ssäm Sauce | Martha Stewart (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:00 (one week ago) link

Plus, hanging around with space mopeds. (Quadrophrenia mixed with a guy wanting to dress like Doctor Who?)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:23 (one week ago) link

Anyway, Danny Trejo.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:23 (one week ago) link

xpost Boba don't text

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:07 (six days ago) link

Lads i think this show sucks

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 13 January 2022 02:22 (six days ago) link

one long scooter ad

Ssäm Sauce | Martha Stewart (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 January 2022 03:26 (six days ago) link

How did he know those guys who rode by on the speeders were bullies & thugs whom he could justifiably beat up and jack their gear?

i woke up alarmed (morrisp), Thursday, 13 January 2022 04:07 (six days ago) link

i love this show so much and enjoyed this episode a lot

but that was the SLOWEST goddamn chase i have ever watched lmao

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 13 January 2022 06:52 (six days ago) link

I was thinking that but I also kinda liked it for that reason? It made it weirdly more tense!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 13 January 2022 07:10 (six days ago) link

how long until disney makes palpatine a good guy

adam t. (abanana), Thursday, 13 January 2022 08:15 (six days ago) link

you either die a villain, or live long enough to see yourself become the hero

Vinnie, Thursday, 13 January 2022 09:23 (six days ago) link

seeing some theories floating about: chiefly why the Drash character, played by American Sophie Thatcher, is British i.e. she could be either Rey's mother/related to Palpatine, or Kenobi's daughter/granddaughter. I hate this shit already.

Roz, Thursday, 13 January 2022 09:44 (six days ago) link

that chase reminded me of the early Harry Potter quidditch match scenes, and not in a good way.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 13 January 2022 13:46 (six days ago) link

Drash just has the same virus Leia had at the start of Episode IV it will wear off.

nashwan, Thursday, 13 January 2022 13:55 (six days ago) link

Drash got a droid's british accent to do proper ultraviolence on her scooteries with the droogs

Ssäm Sauce | Martha Stewart (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 13 January 2022 17:21 (six days ago) link

Quite jarring to hear a London accent in a Star War - Englishers in it are usually incredibly posh.

chap, Friday, 14 January 2022 08:28 (five days ago) link

(Even ones raised as parentless dessert urchins)

chap, Friday, 14 January 2022 08:30 (five days ago) link

*desert

chap, Friday, 14 January 2022 08:30 (five days ago) link

Watto:
"Chut! Chut! Gando doe wallya. Uni panna cotta." (Watch the store. I have some dessert urchin to eat.)

Ssäm Sauce | Martha Stewart (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 14 January 2022 14:22 (five days ago) link

My kids actually caught the subtle Peli Motto (Mandalorian season character) cameo that was in the background of one shot. https://screenrant.com/book-boba-fett-mandalorian-amy-sedaris-peli-motto-cameo/

The chase had to be quite deliberately covering all the cliches - halfway through when they got to the two guys carrying a big thing across the street, I was like “ok, now where is the cart of watermelons” and then there it was. My husband also thinks the scooters were a Quadrophenia reference. The. design of the one with all the redundant mirrors on the front convinced me too.

Kim, Friday, 14 January 2022 14:49 (five days ago) link

After seeing a prior attempt of Boba Fett’s to be a leader, where he leaves for a negotiation and it ends up being an utter tactical failure, it’s pretty funny that in the present he’s recruiting teens.

mh, Friday, 14 January 2022 19:55 (five days ago) link

those teens must think it's so lame that none of his fancy mando parts are actually integrated into his biomass

Ssäm Sauce | Martha Stewart (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 14 January 2022 20:39 (five days ago) link

Can't wait to watch this, sounds swell!

(Still) Swingin’ on the flippity-flop (morrisp), Friday, 14 January 2022 20:48 (five days ago) link

Stephen Root was the only glimmer of interest in this episode

Among everything else, the contrast btw the gravity of the flashbacks and goofiness of the “present-day” scenes in not a sign of a good show

Rockin’, and rollin’, and whatnot (morrisp), Saturday, 15 January 2022 21:46 (four days ago) link

Enjoyed this piece -- the author is Native American.

https://gizmodo.com/how-the-book-of-boba-fett-evolved-star-wars-view-of-the-1848361263

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 January 2022 21:49 (four days ago) link


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