Discussion in 'Literature' started by sabarte, May 12, 2008.
Jesus Christ how horrifying
There aren't even words to describe that.
Well, if I ever had any doubts about the level of the writing for TCW, an interview like that confirms it. As if this stupid arc wasn't enough proof already.
So does this mean Artoo is made of the same material as the Glove of Darth Vader since he survived an explosion that blew up a Star Destroyer? Or maybe a tiny wormhole opened up so that Artoo escaped most of the blast but was still damaged.
I forget if they had hologram tech that good before since most holograms are just the blue-tinged ones. Not even sure what the point of those bridge holograms were for, although I was skipping through this episode fast (four episodes of this plot is four too many already to endure), not like there was anyone left onboard to fool, or was it just in case anyone on the space station happened to try to look through the bridge windows?
Nice explosion, but otherwise the best thing about this episode is that this arc is finally over.
Dear Lord, I thank thee for not allowing Dave Fioni to include this in TCW. Thou dost facepalm at the thought of it. Thine wisdom and grace we appreciate. In your name we pray. Amen.
For some reason I always pronounced it that way as well.
In addition to the rocket boosters, R2 also houses a personal hyperdrive.
Obviously, he jetted out the Star Destroyer's hallways in his own miniaturised 'reactor shaft run' and then engaged his hyperdrive as he boosted out of the collapsing superstructure.
Next season, we will learn he doesn't need other people to transport him around the galaxy: he can journey the stars by himself.
Why think so small? Clearly he's the TARDIS in which the entire GFFA is contained.
That he appeared within himself is by the by.
I was surprised that they didn't end the episode by showing how the encryption module was used to decrypt Grievous's transmission about... a Separatist plot to hijack a Star Destroyer and use it as a bomb to destroy a Republic military convention.
EDIT: Hm, the trivia slideshow mentions that Tarkin is now an Admiral (was that stated in the episode?)
Tarkin is an admiral right now? Hooray!
When is he going to become governor?
About Carida- "It does not fare well in the future." Well that's an understatement. They should have said- "this won't be the last huge explosion in this star system."
Well... I was originally going to point out that starfighters don't just carry astromechs to help with targeting (why else are X-Wings able to enter hyperspace but not TIE Fighters?), but I didn't want to blow people's minds with too many revelations too soon.
After "Pumping Mandalorian Iron" and a successful holofilm career.
"What killed Alderaan? MEEEE!!"
"GET TO DAH DEATH STAH!!!"
"IT'S NOT A MOON!!!"
"Hasta la vista, Daala!"
How did the old audio versions of this pronounce it, I wonder?
TV pronunciation = my pronunciation. And they used it in an EU-consistent way, too boot.
That was a good enough ending to the arc, I suppose. I choose to believe that the detonator itself had some degree of shielding that helped protect Artoo from the brunt of the explosion, because otherwise that's just nuts. The explosion itself was awesome, though; especially that it still managed to kriff up a bunch of stuff in the area and wasn't just a big pretty light.
That is... incomprehensibly stupid. I literally can't even wrap my head around that.
Hopefully it was a joke and was never seriously considered. If the most important military leader of the Rebel army didn't know what a "trap" is, no wonder they took twenty years to beat the Empire
I bet someone just thought of it as a joke, and once it got around to George, they had to talk him out of it.
edit: Sorry, my original post came out a bit too grumpy. But I doubt they interpolated a non-existent vowel rather than just pronouncing it the way it's spelled.
But yeah, that Ackbar thing's gotta be a joke. Having a military leader not know the meaning of a word familiar to your average four-year-old is too silly even for TCW.
They could have though. I'm just wondering why so many people(well 3 ) had that wrong pronunciation in our heads. I don't know that it came from there, but its my wild conspircay theory for now
I bet Filoni was being serious.
Filoni: ...And that's how Ackbar learned what a trap is.
Interviewer: *laughs* Good one!
Filoni: Why are you laughing?
I just just trawled through audiobook version of I, Jedi (same narrator as JAT) and they pronounced it as Ka-Ree-Da, too. I think Caridia rolls of the tongue better than Carida so that's maybe the reason that people unconsciously pronounced it that way.
Edit: I have a question for my fellow Litizens.
I've been noting of late (much to my annoyance) that people have been referring to the saga as this (and I'll quote just one of the several people I've seen say it) "6 movies, 1 ongoing tv series, and the separate EU"
So here's my question:
Is TCW part of the EU or is it something on its own?
I think that Lucas' involvement is what leads people to presume that TCW is its own entity free from the EU, but I don't think it should be so; Lucas approved Dark Empire, TFU and SotE yet they're normal EU. I don't think that TCW should be a higher level of canon,let alone free from the EU. What does everyone think?
There properly is no correct pronunciation anyway; just try listening to the Ep 3 Jedi council talk about Kashyyyk, each of them pronounces it differently.
Oh it’s the same level of EU just happens to be on par in quality to Jedi Trial, more often than not.
Jay...oke? What are these things you call 'jokes'?
This is Star Wars, good sir. The franchise where everything said must be taken as literal statement of fact!