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Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by KED12345, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Theo333

    Theo333 Jedi Master star 3

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    Vader
    Thrawn
    Maul
    Ahsoka

    What would Rebels be like without their presence?
     
  2. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    Ahsoka, Maul, and Vader have had at most maybe a grand total of 15 to 20 minutes of screentime throughout the series. Thrawn will get more because he's actually part of the current story.
     
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  3. MandoArtist

    MandoArtist Jedi Master star 4

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    Like season 1?

    There's been a lot of episodes where none of those characters even had a role.
     
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  4. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy

    ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah but obviously all those episodes were garbage amirite?
     
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  5. Jedi Knight Fett

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    What do you all think it will be like having Wolfe and Gregor in the Rebellion? I will be interested to see how they are recruited and how they act.
     
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  6. Diego Lucas

    Diego Lucas Jedi Knight star 4

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  7. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Ah good, he brought tissues. How considerate.
     
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  8. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Yes you're right about the screen time, the point though is what they did on screen, which was infinitely more interesting and less forgettable than what the GC have been doing.

    TBH the show had some great potential on story issues for the characters. They either never followed through on them or did so in the worst way possible.

    Classics being Kanan and his issues with the Clones or Ezra and his temptation/darkness friendship with Maul or Sabine and the issues raised in Trials of the Darksaber which were then ended in the cheesiest way possible.

    I think the great tragedy of Rebels as a show was that there was potential there but they went the quick easy path instead.
     
  9. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    I think the delicacy of how close the series is to the events of the OT probably played a factor in how it's been presented. It was bad enough that TCW had been put under a microscope throughout its airing because of potential continuity issues OMG ANAKIN SKYWALKER HAS A PADAWAN!!!!!; but Rebels is under an even more powerful microscope. These events take place what, a couple of years before Yoda tells Luke "the last of the Jedi you will be"? Not to mention the Mandalorians are playing a big role, and outside of Boba's helmet, do we know of any Mandalorians hanging around the OT and especially ST era Galaxies? I think it's these factors that would attract even those who don't care to watch Rebels just to see the fate of them all.
     
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  10. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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  11. DavrelKex

    DavrelKex Jedi Padawan star 1

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    The idea that Filoni's ideas or Rebels would be forgotten five minutes after it airs is bizarre to me. People complain when things aren't tied together, then complain that when it *does* tie into everything else (see also; guest characters) that surely it must be because the show and characters are somehow not good enough.

    Filoni was promoted to head of all LFL animation and anyone paying attention would notice that a *lot* of things in TLJ originally came from TCW and Rebels. The guy was there during filming doing storyboarding for Rebels. Hell, he designed some of stuff Luke had (the compass, if I recall). Rebels and TCW were excellent, and Filoni is a major influence on SW overall mythos whether folks want to admit it or not.

    But hey, vocal minority and echo chambers, right?
     
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  12. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    While I agree with most of the things you say, I'm not sure what you meant by this phrase. Perhaps there were some Easter Egg references in TLJ that those familiar with the tv series could appreciate, but I don't remember things out in the open that were so identifiable.
     
  13. Jedi Knight Fett

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    There is only one thing that came straight from TCW and landed in TLJ and that is the siren of the police cruiser.
     
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  14. Dame sans merci

    Dame sans merci Jedi Master star 4

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    This too:
     
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  15. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    Again, these all fall into the "Easter Eggs" category. It's like the "Syndulla" mention in R1 or the don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-them appearances of Chopper and the Ghost.
     
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  16. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Huh, I did not know that. Thanks for the info.
     
  17. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

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  18. Jedi Knight Fett

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    I wonder how long Filoni actually draws those for.
     
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  19. DavrelKex

    DavrelKex Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Filoni was asked to sketch Luke's compass. A force user surviving exposure to face and coming back comes from TCW (Plo Koon) and Rebels (Kanan). A Force ghost directly influencing the physical world (Yoda being lifted by Qui-Gon, season 6 TCW) There's more, but those are the ones I remember off-hand.

    If you follow Pablo Hidalgo and the other storygroup members on twitter you'll see all kinds of tidbits that originate in these shows that they point out. The real point, is that Filoni is a major influence in Star Wars whether people want to admit it or not.
     
  20. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Master star 4

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    Filoni was the one who worked closest to George on his last project, so Filoni knows well how George's mind works. Some people like to rag on the later episodes of TCW and now Rebels as one big Filoni fan fiction, but the reality is it's the closest thing we have to a series of anthology films directed by Lucas himself.
     
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  21. Jedi Knight Fett

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    I will be interested to see if Filoni expands on any of the Mortis stuff. On the other hand he could try to just have Ezra experience similar things we already saw in TCW.
     
  22. DBPirate

    DBPirate Jedi Master star 4

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    I wonder how much time Mortis can actually take up since I think there’s only six episodes left. Hopefully it’s not some sort of throwaway Easter egg thing.

    There are a few aspects of Rebels I’m not a huge fan of but I think out of all things in the Disney canon, it’s done the best job of expanding the universe. I’m really interested in seeing more of the mystical side of the Force in these last few episodes — that’s been something Filoni has been consistently great at.
     
  23. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Jedi Master star 5

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    Your "throwaway Easter egg thing" (from the mid-season trailer)
    [​IMG]

    :p
     
  24. DBPirate

    DBPirate Jedi Master star 4

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    Looks cool but for all we know they could’ve just stumbled upon this in some sort of temple (or the Loth-wolves led them to it). Hope I’m wrong.
     
  25. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Most likely the Mortis stuff will only appear in the last episode.
     
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