I’m not too worried about it. Filoni and Favreau know what they’re doing. I have compete faith in them that Boba Fett will pay off.
I absolutely love this episode.
-the frog lady being reunited with her husband was so wholesome as was seeing them babysit the child
-Bo Katan translated so well to live action
-I loved how they described Mando as “one of them” and said he was in a cult that wants to revive the old ways- this was something I speculated about in Season 1 since we found out Mando doesn’t take off his helmet. I loved this both because my theory was vindicated and because it makes sense in universe.
-I cannot wait to see Mando take the Child to Ahsoka, as well as see what happens with Bo Katan and her struggle to get the dark saber back
-I am still wondering how Boba Fett will tie into this season. Maybe he will show up next episode since Ahsoka probably won’t be in it until episode 5
-all in all this was my favorite episode so far this season
It was a good teaser. I feel bad for anyone who’s not a football fan who sat through the whole first half to watch it though since it didn’t reveal too much.
I wish they would give us a bit more to speculate on or be excited about but I think it’s a testament to how successful the first season of the show was that they don’t really have to show anything because they know everyones going to watch.
Can’t Wait to have some big surprises once the show starts.
What you’re describing is just not representative of general audiences.
People weren’t confused by Rogue One, Clone Wars, Rebels, Resistance etc.
If they called a show Star Wars Legends or something and explained it everyone who watched animated Star Wars shows would understand it.
Look if you wouldn’t like it, just say wouldn’t like it. But stop pretending the reason it wouldn’t be a good idea is because everyone else in the world has 3 brain cells.
@GenCracken I’ve probably talked to like 100 people about it, and obviously read hundreds of takes on it online. So if that’s “not many” to you then cool.I hear a lot of “I didn’t know until...” but not a lot of people who watched the movie and had no idea what was going on.
It wasn’t confusing, it was a prequel, lots of movies have them and people are familiar with what that means. The movie made 1 billion dollars and was was well received by fans and critics. Whoever you talked to obviously was not representative of most general audiences.
@GenCracken Everyone who’s a causal/general audience person I talked to had no problem understanding that Rogue One was a Prequel. Yeah they didn’t know that months in advance like big fans did but they figured it out and it was well received.
Star Wars isn’t DC or Marvel, you’re correct, I don’t remember saying it was. But it definitely has a lot of overlapping fans who would have no issue with it.
@GenCracken Well we already have animated series in both continuities and there doesn’t seem to be an issue. As long as it was kept to one animated show and was clearly marketed as Legends I’m pretty sure people would figure it out. This doesn’t cause any issues with DC, Marvel, Startrek etc.
One thing that would be interesting to me is a Star Wars version of what DC does with some of its comics like @Acolyte94 mentioned. If Star Wars did an animated show where it adapted Legends stories to animation I would enjoy that a lot.
It wouldn’t be a main event type deal like The Mandalorian or the movies but it could be a cool show that could expose more of these stories to a wider audience and give a visual presence to some of these stories which have only existed in prose form for years.
I still wouldn’t want to see a movie about them or anything like that because I definitely want the main focus to be on new content but one animated show that did stuff like this would actually be pretty cool imo.
It doesn’t really give off this vibe but I’m still hoping it’s on Yavin 4 since it would be a nice connection to the Legends timeline.
Lothal would be really cool, especially if Luke or a Jedi student even had an encounter with the World Between Worlds.
Hopefully it’s at least somewhere we know of since there’s some cool places it could be as apposed to a totally new location.
I wouldn’t really want this. The Thrawn Trilogy doesn’t fit into the new canon so it would have to be changed drastically to the point where they might as well make a totally original story, which seems to be what they will eventual do with the inevitable series that follows up on what happens to Thrawn and Ezra after Rebels.
I enjoy the Thrawn Trilogy a lot for what it is, but I don’t need to see it adapted into movie form.
I’m looking forward to this one a lot more so than I was the first one. I’m especially excited to see Veers and all force user related stories we get here.
Also fantastic post Giv, I bet these were a pain to put together.
I really great novel is http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shatterpoint_(novel) by Mathew Stover. It’s a great deep dive into the psyche of Mace Windu and has a very interesting story involving the Jedi and the Clone War.
Of the ones that are listed, Star Ward Explained is my favorite.
(Shameless plug) There’s also this really cool little channel called Rishi Outpost. It doesn’t have many subs but it’s definitely worth checking out.
I’m still really struggling with the why for Vader’s choices in this series. In this issue I want to know why Vader went to Polis Masa. At this point he already knows Padme died after giving birth to Luke but before being able to raise him, so what’s he looking for?
I think the callbacks to the PT connecting them to the OT are well intentioned but it feels like doing that for the sake of that because I’m just very perplexed by Vader’s goal in this story.
I think the issue with using Lucas’s lack of a plan for the OT as a defense for the lack of a plan for the ST has two main issues.
First, the OT was Lucas’s vision. Although that vision changed overtime as he made the original films it was still his vision so it all flowed very well from film to film for the most part. The ST on the other hand jerks back and forth on story beats. TFA implies Rey has a significant origin but leaves it to the sequel to reveal that origin. Then TLJ throws that out and goes with her being nobody. Then TROS throws that out and implies she is in fact a Palpatine. It’s all over the place and both TLJ and TROS had major backlash because of their subversive ways of following up on the previous films. Meanwhile “I am your father” is arguably the most iconic movie moment of all time because it makes sense within the story by tying the main hero and villain together. If all 3 films had been spearheaded by one person then the lack of a plan would have made less of a difference but they were not. Neither Kennedy nor Iger had a clue where they wanted the trilogy to go and Abrams and Johnson had very different visions for where it should go and the final product is a mess.
The other issue is Lucas’s lack of planning led to arguably the worst scene of the OT which is of course as you mentioned Leia smooching her twin brother. This is a super cringe scene and it’s the kind of thing that should prove to the filmmakers going forward that a plan of where the story is going has to be in place so that it flows smoothly as a final story. This is especially true since this trilogy is supposed to be the culmination of all 9 films. One does not simply “wing it” when completing the Star Wars Saga.
I concur with Jade.
I really liked this issue. All of the betrayals and such were a lot of fun. I also am glad to see there’s at least 1 real ring involved. I’m interested to see what happens next with the characters as well as what happens with the rings.
@Ajjviolin96 Thank you I appreciate it!
@Edseesghosts The only thing I really cared about as far as lineages pertained to the Sequel Trilogy was I wanted Rey to be a Skywalker. Not a Palpatine, not a Kenobi, not no one.
Obviously this is just my opinion but to me, the main protagonist of the third trilogy of the Skywalker Saga should be a Skywalker.
Had they not tried to act like these movies are the continuation of the Saga I wouldn’t have really cared honestly since it’s long established that people who are force sensitive can come from parents who were not, or can come from parents who were and both have some really cool stories.
I think for most people it was pretty obvious there wasn’t a plan, there was evidence for that even as far back as shortly after The Force Awakens when JJ basically said it was up to other people to figure out what happens next for the story.
This clip from Daisy does seem to take it to a whole knew level that even during filming the final movie of the trilogy they didn’t have basic story details. It’s honestly comical how badly this was handled.
I know there wasn’t a set in stone plan for the OT but at the end of the day the story is still George Lucas’s vision and is a great three part story.
I don’t think the ST is even comparable to the OT. The franchise is now established as a titan and they wanted to put out a movie a year or more and they though they could do it without planning out basic outlines. And that’s what really gets me, obviously no one expects every painstaking detail to be planned five years in advance, but the idea that there was so much as a basic outline to continue and “complete” the most iconic movie series of all time is unreal.
Like this seriously doesn’t feel real. I cannot wrap my mind around how badly Lucasfilm handled this trilogy as a whole.
I don’t even hate them as movies really, I think they’re lucky they turned out as well as they did all things considered but it’s just so frustrating how badly they dropped the ball.