TCW Episode TCW Grade the Episode: S05E01: Revival

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Garth Maul, Oct 4, 2012.

?

What rating would you give to last week's episode "Revival"?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2013.
10/10 21 vote(s) 27.3%
9/10 23 vote(s) 29.9%
8/10 16 vote(s) 20.8%
7/10 8 vote(s) 10.4%
6/10 3 vote(s) 3.9%
5/10 0 vote(s) 0.0%
4/10 2 vote(s) 2.6%
3/10 2 vote(s) 2.6%
2/10 1 vote(s) 1.3%
1/10 1 vote(s) 1.3%
  1. Zabrak 2 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 7, 2012
    star 2
    Or a Minus number.
  2. Nexumaster Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 21, 2005
    star 4
    I really liked the season opener and thought it was a solid continuation from the Maul storyline from the end of last season; Hondo and his goons were great (probably like him even more than before) and the lightsaber duels were really good (Obi vs. both the brothers was great and possibly the standout part); it will be interesting to see the continuation of the story later on. 9/10
    Dark Lord Tarkas likes this.
  3. GeneralCIS Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2012
    star 1
    9/10
    A great premiere. It was as good as Ambush.
  4. SeparatistFan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 19, 2012
    star 1
    I gave it a 9, I would have given it a 10 if Hondo had fought one of the brothers using an electro staff like he did with Anakin on Bounty Hunters.
  5. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 5, 2011
    star 5
    Pros:
    • Loved the voices of the security droids. Awesome.
    • It was cool seeing the shuttle in hyperspace.
    • I know some don't care for them, but I like the flying saucers.
    • Hondo's "laser sword wielding maniac" line.
    • Jedi vs Sith choreography was solid.
    • Adi not using a reverse grip.
    • Kenobi's microseries Force jump.
    • Savage's Predator blood.
    • The final scene in Palpatine's office had a mood similar to ROTS.
    Cons:
    • Maul killing a Jedi in the freakin narrative. Opening seconds of the first episode of the season already had me annoyed.
    • Adi's death. Lame.
    • Using old Yoda character model with the terrible looking hair.
    • Hondo fan service.
    If this were a year ago, I would have given this episode a really bad score just because of Maul and Adi, but I'm just moving on. If they don't care, I don't care. That's not a good thing for LFL.

    I wasn't quite so amused with Hondo as others seem to be, I thought it came off as transparent fan service.

    7/10



    Since I'm probably going to be the last one to vote, might as well tabulate the results.

    The average score for this episode is 8.24 with a total of 72 voters. I haven't checked the more recent threads, but I don't think I've ever seen this many votes before.
    Last edited by CT-867-5309, Dec 1, 2012
  6. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2012
    star 6
    Ur a little late to the party :p
  7. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 2, 2009
    star 4
  8. LordMortis315 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 4
  9. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Oct 16, 2008
    star 5
    That was actually the newest Yoda model. Same with Palps.
    Last edited by Todd the Jedi, Dec 2, 2012
    The Shadow Emperor likes this.
  10. Seerow SWTV★Mod

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jun 7, 2011
    star 6
    Its hard to keep track of the models with how the episodes were rearranged.
  11. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Oct 16, 2008
    star 5
    I mostly remember 'cause I watched the commentary or read the guide or whatever for this episode.
  12. Seerow SWTV★Mod

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jun 7, 2011
    star 6
    We'd be pretty screwed without the commentary alot of the time.
  13. 07jonesj Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2010
    star 4
  14. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 5, 2011
    star 5

    Are you kidding me? That's even worse, it looks horrible.

    And everyone knows I rarely notice these things, so if I notice it.....it's noticeable.
  15. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Oct 16, 2008
    star 5
    Yeah, I just checked the guide again. "Likewise, Yoda has undergone a model upgrade. The new version has smaller hands, larger feet, smaller ears, and less stylized hair. The main motivation behind these character model changes is a complete upgrade of the facial rig to allow a better performance in the animation."
    [IMG]
    Seerow likes this.
  16. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 5, 2011
    star 5
    That really doesn't look anything like Yoda's hair, it's too solid. Yoda's hair is really thin, but I guess they haven't figured out how to make thinning hair out of clay.

    [IMG]
    [IMG]
    AkashKedavra_93 likes this.
  17. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2012
    star 4
  18. Seerow SWTV★Mod

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jun 7, 2011
    star 6
    I personally think the top of the head and face of the new model is a big improvement. Hair is still just one of those things TCW stylizes to much. Hair is one of the most difficult things to animate however.
    Last edited by Seerow, Dec 4, 2012
  19. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Oct 16, 2008
    star 5
    True dat. Liquids as well.
  20. kenobifan1999 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2012
    star 1
    10/10

    awesome episode... really loved it. one of the best season opener's ever. obiwan kicked ass, savage and maul were beast too
  21. Cary_the_Brave Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 5, 2012
    star 3
    As these fancy new gens say it, "Broke ma scale!"
  22. Dathomir-Witch Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 2, 2013
    star 2
    10/10

    Best episode of season 5 so far.
  23. Ziro the Butt Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 12, 2012