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RE: OT: Star Wars Thread [Warning: Spoilers]
Here's how that went down...



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RE: OT: Star Wars Thread [Warning: Spoilers]
(07-19-2018 11:13 AM)GoodOwl Wrote:  Lando's Back:

Star Wars Episode IX: Billy Dee Williams to Return as Lando Calrissian

This is kinda obvious, as both Luke and Leia are effectively gone and they really need someone from the past to help the story that was, in my opinion, taken way too far off track in VIII:TLJ. Hopefully JJ Abrams can figure out how to make it work and put things somewhat back together for Episode IX. I'll even grant him a few lens-flares if he can fix this thing.

The return of Lando isn't enough to get me in to see Episode IX. I know I won't be there on opening night. I'll have to read the spoilers before I decide to see it. It will be very hard for Disney to undo the mess they made with TLJ.
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(07-19-2018 12:23 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  Here's how that went down...




Well that was anticlimactic. Does actually watching the rest of the show make that duel more meaningful?
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(07-19-2018 12:45 PM)Bobcat2013 Wrote:  
(07-19-2018 12:23 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  Here's how that went down...




Well that was anticlimactic. Does actually watching the rest of the show make that duel more meaningful?

Depends on who you ask. We've talked about Rebels before on this thread and my take was that while I don't like animated shows it was really well done - to the point where I hope the director for Rebels gets a chance to do a film.

There is a lot of lead up to that moment, so I would say yes. Remember how Mike Tyson would get a knockout in the first 30 seconds of the fight? Reminded me of that. If you recall from the battle he and Qui Gon had with Maul, Qui was killed and they both almost lost in spite of if being two on one. In my view it was an example of how powerful Obi Wan had become by this point in his life and how much he had learned. In that first duel he also cut Maul's double saber in half, but he was also overpowered by Maul. Demonstrated Obi-Wan's elite skill over someone who once was stronger than he was.
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In case y'all hadn't caught up to this. The follow up to Rebels is going to be called Resistance which takes place just before The Force Awakens.

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-...fall-debut

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendel...3b73c79ac6
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(07-19-2018 12:01 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  
(07-19-2018 11:55 AM)Bobcat2013 Wrote:  I thought it was a solid palate cleanser after TLJ. I loved the Maul tease but am sad that we probably won't see anything more out of him. Maybe in Ep 9?

Maul was finally killed by Obi Wan on Tatooine during this last year's season of Rebels - which obviously predates Ep 9 by 30+ years.

We could see him; however, if there is a sequel to Solo.

As of today, I want to see the sequel to the Solo movie more than I want to see Episode 9. And I wish I wasn't feeling that way, but I am sad they screwed up the main movies so bad.

Maul was a real surprise, along the lines of "Luke, I am your father." (not equal to it, but the same kind of surprise feeling, and anticipation for wanting to see what was next. If it was done right (certainly not a given nowadays with the SW leash holders) I think it could be quite cool, and set up an Obi-Wan spin off that I'd also like to see with Ewan MacGregor reprising the role.

In contrast, I have a very queasy feeling about what might come next in Episode 9. Kylo ren is as much of a boy in need of spanking as prequel Anakin became, but I don't think he'[s an iota as cool as Darth Vader, which is where you have to go to get the Anakin "I don't like sand' taste out of your mouth. The Kylo character is a punk and a coward from all theyv'e shown. They seemed to do this on purpose so they could have Rey be the #1 strong hero, along with Leia, which I think was Kathleen kennedy's ultimate goal. But then Carrie Fischer died and many fans revolted against the eviscerating of the Luke Skywalker character, so they're in a bind to rescue the franchise. Hence, the bring Back Billy Dee Williams as Lando thing: they need a strong male character who is believable in that position. This isn't Xena the (w)arrior--you need freakin' Conan the Barbarian to take names.

And the Snoke thing was complete BS. I wasn't enamored of the character from VII, but to just whiff on him the way they did, and with no real explanation, leaving Kylo and who, Hux? as the heavies, just makes the whole thing even stupider than what they did to Luke. At least Luke did the one cool thing in VIII with his force-projection, which I did like and found more believable than the other character's force abilities, especially the Leia is space BS.

Honestly, I don't know how the heck you really fix what they did, but I do hold out hope they find a way. Meantime, yeah, I'd rather see Emilia Clarke than Daisy Ridley every time given the choice.
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The Clone Wars is getting at least 12 more episodes.
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(Yesterday 03:02 AM)Doots4Dawgs Wrote:  The Clone Wars is getting at least 12 more episodes.

Kind of seems like a Mea culpa to Filone who never got to finish the Clone Wars the way he wanted to.
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This interview is a little old (November, 2017) and certainly misses the problems created with TLJ and Solo's less than expected results, still, it is the first time I've seen extended discussion by Kathleen Kennedy on the franchise, and while she is still basking in the then-untarnished glow of her position, it is interesting to reflect o0n where things were then, pre-release of TLJ and where things stand now. It's an in-house, Star Wars company production video, so no balanced reporting, but a few interesting behind-scenes clips interspersed. Anyway, it felt worth posting for perusal here:




here's the link to the full story text the video was embedded in:
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’: Everything we know so far
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(07-19-2018 10:22 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  
(07-19-2018 12:01 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  
(07-19-2018 11:55 AM)Bobcat2013 Wrote:  I thought it was a solid palate cleanser after TLJ. I loved the Maul tease but am sad that we probably won't see anything more out of him. Maybe in Ep 9?

Maul was finally killed by Obi Wan on Tatooine during this last year's season of Rebels - which obviously predates Ep 9 by 30+ years.

We could see him; however, if there is a sequel to Solo.

As of today, I want to see the sequel to the Solo movie more than I want to see Episode 9. And I wish I wasn't feeling that way, but I am sad they screwed up the main movies so bad.

Maul was a real surprise, along the lines of "Luke, I am your father." (not equal to it, but the same kind of surprise feeling, and anticipation for wanting to see what was next. If it was done right (certainly not a given nowadays with the SW leash holders) I think it could be quite cool, and set up an Obi-Wan spin off that I'd also like to see with Ewan MacGregor reprising the role.

In contrast, I have a very queasy feeling about what might come next in Episode 9. Kylo ren is as much of a boy in need of spanking as prequel Anakin became, but I don't think he'[s an iota as cool as Darth Vader, which is where you have to go to get the Anakin "I don't like sand' taste out of your mouth. The Kylo character is a punk and a coward from all theyv'e shown. They seemed to do this on purpose so they could have Rey be the #1 strong hero, along with Leia, which I think was Kathleen kennedy's ultimate goal. But then Carrie Fischer died and many fans revolted against the eviscerating of the Luke Skywalker character, so they're in a bind to rescue the franchise. Hence, the bring Back Billy Dee Williams as Lando thing: they need a strong male character who is believable in that position. This isn't Xena the (w)arrior--you need freakin' Conan the Barbarian to take names.

And the Snoke thing was complete BS. I wasn't enamored of the character from VII, but to just whiff on him the way they did, and with no real explanation, leaving Kylo and who, Hux? as the heavies, just makes the whole thing even stupider than what they did to Luke. At least Luke did the one cool thing in VIII with his force-projection, which I did like and found more believable than the other character's force abilities, especially the Leia is space BS.

Honestly, I don't know how the heck you really fix what they did, but I do hold out hope they find a way. Meantime, yeah, I'd rather see Emilia Clarke than Daisy Ridley every time given the choice.

I really didnt mind the actual story of TLJ. The logistics of the space chase ruined it for me. And the extremely anticlimactic battle on Crait.
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