Lit STAR WARS REBELS (Season 2 spoilers MUST be tagged)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by JoinTheSchwarz, May 20, 2013.

  1. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    So this just happened.



    SWcom writeup


    And yes, it's inter-trilogies.
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  2. Rew Force Ghost

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    Oh, this will be fun to watch. *grabs popcorn*

    (Referring to this thread, that is--we'll see about the show itself. :p)
  3. HEDGESMFG Force Ghost

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    Oh boy, can't wait for the new rebel founder, Ashoka Tano who mentors a young little Han Solo and introduces him to her buddy Chewbacca for the first time! ;)

    To be honest, this is better than what I feared we'd be getting... Heck, I even have a reason to go to SDCC after all after having talked with Eckstein at C2E2.
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  4. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't know. I'll be watching this like a &$$%hawk. I want this show to display pure, proud anti-imperial iconoclasm. I don't want to see any stupid moral lessons about showing deference to authority even as a rebel, or respecting your enemy, or not making piles of stormtrooper helmets and setting them on fire.

    Seeing the things that I found annoying is Clone Wars being dragged into the OT era would be a blow straight to the thymus gland.
  5. Rew Force Ghost

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    I confess I am sort of excited for the inevitable Ahsoka vs. Vader throwdown. [face_mischief]
  6. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Just for god sake use new characters and plan a story line, not just make it up as you go like in TCW.
  7. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Instead of 3 years to jump around - THEY HAVE 20!
  8. cavalier_one Force Ghost

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    General Ahsoka Tano, Commander of the Rebel Forces and Chief of State of the Alliance.
  9. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    Considering I figured they were going to place the new series either between ANH & ESM or post ROTJ, this is a nice surprise. Depending on the exact placement, there is a lot of wide open time for them to play around here without stomping all over the EU.

    Plus, it'll be cool to see an old Ahsoka vs Vader.
  10. Trip Force Ghost

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    lol pablo "i brought the internet" <3

    filoni seems kinda put-upon tho
  11. Red.Two Jedi Master

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    I'm fine with this. New SW is new SW, and yes, it would be good to see a final resolution for Ahsoka.
  12. HEDGESMFG Force Ghost

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    Funny thing, I actually discussed my thoughts on this with Eckstein at C2E2... Ashoka may be the one single Jedi that Vader cannot easily choose to kill because she is the only one who ever rejected the order and supported his personal choices. She'll be against him going to the dark side, but that'd make her the aggressor in the fight more so than him (You've fallen too far, you must be destroyed), in an Obi-wan like position. Ashley found this idea very interesting and wanted to discuss this thought with Filoni. She had clearly never looked at it that way before.

    Her death at his hands can still happen, but it will not simply be the typical Vader PURGE comics we've seen here.

    Sadly, this show is probably how we'll deal with Maul and Talzin, meaning they will survive beyond Ep III. Man, the rule of 3's been utterly trashed these past few years... even if I do like Plageuis and TCW.
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  13. GGrievous Chosen One

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    [IMG]
  14. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    This is going to be a fun thread.
  15. GGrievous Chosen One

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    <Filoni>Fans will just love it! Ahsoka, the founder of the Rebellion! Who'd knew?</Filoni>
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  16. Trip Force Ghost

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    i for one am pleased to see McQuarrie's classic concept art is at long last getting the attention it deserves

    this treasure trove of spaceship and character designs has languished unused for far too long
  17. Jae-Dec Jedi Grand Master

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    I will definitely be following this closely.
  18. HEDGESMFG Force Ghost

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    Ironically, this will also probably be fairly respectful to the Force Unleashed rebel founding material since Filoni is aware of it and fond of the games.

    Too bad that already messed with this era.

    Still, I hope we don't just set this in 3BBY and ignore the rest of the 19 years. It'd be really nice to cover a good chunk of the unexplored time between 17-4BBY, which have only been tackled by a very small amount of EU (Droids, Han Solo books, A Jabba comic or two)
  19. Jeff_Ferguson Force Ghost

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    First page!

    I hope the storytelling is much better than it was in TCW, which produced a fifth season that was just utter crap.

    Since George Lucas has retired, we really don't need to declare OT-era continuity dead quite yet. Yes, I'm explicitly asserting that Lucas is the primary one to blame for all the TCW continuity stuff, not Filoni.

    And hey, at least it's not set in the first six months after Yavin!
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  20. DarkSapiens Force Ghost

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    I got the impression that this would take place closer to ROTS than ANH, at least when it starts…

    EDIT: And yes, every time there was something that didn't really make sense or messed with established continuity, the commentary had a phrase starting with "Lucas wanted to…" : P
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  21. Jeff_Ferguson Force Ghost

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    You know what?

    I can see Filoni using Garm. I really can. Or at the very least acknowledging his existence. Ky Narec is the precedent.
  22. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Definitely -- Garm is exactly the sort of character they'd use. And I think they can get around continuity issues... maybe. Just don't have him hailing from Alderaan or claiming his family died during TCW and it should be fine.
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  23. GGrievous Chosen One

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    He'll turn him into an Ithorian.
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  24. werpudel Force Ghost

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    at the very least, this is going to give us an idea how the ST might handle canon. If filoni & Co. stick somewhat to canon that might be because the movies will too. If he doesn't...
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  25. TheRedBlade Force Ghost

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    I'm optimisitc. Lucas seemed to be a bigger problem for The Clone Wars than Filoni, so it'll be interesting to see what happens without his meddling. It's about damned time we get more Dark Times material, and the team they've assembled for this is really top notch. I mean, Gargoyles! That show is still incredible.

    The McQuarrie-esque visual style they're promising should also be cool to see. This is the first time they're letting a new generation play around in the OT-era since the lamentable TFU, so the crew should be bringing some real reverence and respect for the source material to the show. My biggest fear is, as ever, that 18 or 17 BBY will end up looking exactly like 1 ABY in terms of technology and uniforms and the like. I want to see a healthy mix of Clone Wars and OT elements.
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