Discussion in 'Literature' started by sabarte, May 12, 2008.
Given the wide range of possibilities currently open, I actually wouldn't mind that so much.
Then explain this in the show. Don't leave this as a "possibility" that needs read into. There's no accountability *IN-SHOW* that shows any form of strategy or thought planning as far as the war is concerned - on either end; Republic/Sep, or even out of universe it seems. Its just "throw a dart at the map, ok, it hit Tatooine, this episode has - *throws second dart at the board* the Republic invading Tatooine".
Also, as for the episode: So you just launch an attack on a planet. Literally just launched it. And then a bomb goes off at your Temple HQ, who do you ask for? The Chosen One you just sent to lead you in this attack and his padawan, that makes sense. Just pull them in the middle of a battlezone.
That's because in a war spanning thousands of worlds fought by quintillions of droids and troopers, with thousands and thousands of Jedi, there are in fact only two Jedi able to spare half an hour to put out a fire.
Sadly thats what the show would lead you to think/believe. That they need to use a recently knighted Jedi and his <16 year old Padawan to act CSI despite no training in it. Then a week from now, they'll need them to act as diplomats... despite no training. Then they need them to act as negotiators of two alien species neither of which knows the language to.... and.... then.... and then..... and then....
Another thing: Buzz droids.
Anakin remarked in the episode, "these droids are starting to get really annoying" obviously about the buzz droids in particular. Is this the first main depiction of them (at least vs. Anakin) in TCW?
I just find the reference funny if this is the first, and then only ROTS is the second, so if he should be making that kind of joke - it should be in ROTS not now. But then again, this is TCW so backwards logic ftw.
The best thing to do when the show does this is think "of a writng crew run by disorganised hippies"
I think the TF battleships are the only interesting ships in the ROTS spacebattle.
It is a nice nod to TPM.
Hmmm. You know I agree with this now, although I didn't when ROTS was first released in theaters.
When ROTS originally aired we knew very little about all of those new starships. They were alien and potentially terrifying during that mechanical onslaught in the first few scenes.
But then we learned they were all driven by a bunch of asinine droid comedians.
At least when I see the TF battleships I can recall how relentlessly unemoitonal they were when they had attacked Naboo. The other ships in ROTS... not so much.
At this point, I'm feeling like continuity be damned... I want a Rebellion sequel to TCW. Maybe, if Disney is smart, they'll do it. Since they want to do young Han and Boba movies... why not a Rebellion cartoon? Adapt some Marvel stories, Empire and Rebellion stories. I want to see Able on missions with Luke, Leia and Han. I want plenty of Wedge and the Rogues. I want to see that sweet black Rebel commando armor. And X-Wings vs TIEs. Oh yes.
There's not really any reason to nix continuity even... and they could start with the evac of Yavin IV.... but take however many different tellings of that there is and make one coherent, final, retcon of it.
Speaking for myself I agree, there is an 18 year gap, charting the rise of the Rebellion and tell the story of it's early battles and the ANH scrawl of winning its FIRST VICTORY against the Empire.
The rise of Darth Vader. No one knows who he is yet he becomes the most feared man in the galaxy, again another story there.
TBH a spin-offs about a glorified plot device who went out like a punk simply because he is popular with the fan boys and with Han when it seems rather unesccary and not least risky considering whoever takes the role is gonna be compared with Harrison Ford leave me a little cold.
That's the thing, I definitely want more Han, Luke and Leia... but I want it in the Rebellion era. I'd love to see a Rebellion series done... but it would have to open with the Big 3 in it and maybe do a more jumbled timeline deal like TCW did the first couple seasons. That way we could get Empire arcs like Darklighter adapted. I'd love an expanded role for Able though, he can be the Rex of Rebellion.
I'm totally disinterested in a young Han movie. Especially because it's unlikely to follow the story as already laid out in the EU. Which probably means bye-bye EU. I don't think a Han or Boba movie bodes at all well for the EU. And that irks me to no end. A Rebellion cartoon series, animated like TCW, could work with the established continuity and maybe make that era make a bit more sense given the preponderance of stories set between ANH and ESB between Marvel and other stuff.
Besides, I want to see X-Wings back on store shelves.
Episode guide is up.
Did I miss Yularen in the episode? I don't recall seeing him. Anyway, he's got an updated character model. I bet he'll show up with Tarkin in the upcoming eps...
I liked seeing Cin Drallig in there.
We haven't seen Yularen in a long time. I rather like the character, so it will be good to see the admiral again.
They're also the only place in the battle where you can see laser fire hitting a ship's deflector shields!
From the trivia gallery:
I was wondering about that. I suppose that does make sense, though that is some awkward phrasing....I can't help but wonder if it was a Zero Wing reference.
IN A LONG TIME AGO GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY
CLONE WAR WAS BEGINNING.
That... actually DOES make sense. Pretty brilliant, actually. The first thought one comes to mind would not be "someone turned him into a bomb". We tend to forget that since we're the audience, but in reality it did give Anakin a reaction upon which he could further press.
Yeah, I definitely thought the phrasing was intentional.
Episode was mostly pretty dull. The Cato Neimoidia stuff was thoroughly confusing, but Nick said it better than I could've. I will say that I'm sad that we left the planet so quickly though, b/c I'd have liked to see more hilarious Neimoidian paintings. Alas.
The BTS confirms that this was the first time we see the Actis in the show -- thought as much. I don't recall seeing Yularen this episode, but perhaps he's going to show up soon. I like his updated model -- grey hair is so much more dignified.
The holographic protestors were a nice touch. Of course, by the time of the Galactic Civil War, painted on signs were once again in vogue...
....Jello, do you play the Rebel side so you can deliberately run them into the ground and make all their planets revolt?
...hm I've actually never thought of that. Time to play Rebellion some more!
Which game is that?
I wasn't aware Jello made a habit of purchasing Rebel propaganda.
Obviously he's making a financial sacrifice to keep that seditious trash away from malleable Imperial youth.
How does one not know Star Wars: Rebellion?