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TCW Episode TCW Grade the Episode: S05E01: Revival

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

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

Poll closed Jan 2, 2013.
  1. 10/10

    27.3%
  2. 9/10

    29.9%
  3. 8/10

    20.8%
  4. 7/10

    10.4%
  5. 6/10

    3.9%
  6. 5/10

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4/10

    2.6%
  8. 3/10

    2.6%
  9. 2/10

    1.3%
  10. 1/10

    1.3%
  1. Zabrak 2

    Zabrak 2 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Or a Minus number.
     
  2. Orrelios

    Orrelios Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Feb 21, 2005
    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
     
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  3. GeneralCIS

    GeneralCIS Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Oct 23, 2012
    9/10
    A great premiere. It was as good as Ambush.
     
  4. SeparatistFan

    SeparatistFan Jedi Knight star 2

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    Oct 19, 2012
    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

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Jan 5, 2011
    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.
     
  6. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sep 3, 2012
    Ur a little late to the party :p
     
  7. Darth_Zandalor

    Darth_Zandalor Jedi Master star 4

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    Aug 2, 2009
  8. LordMortis315

    LordMortis315 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Sep 2, 2012
    ^ Funny every time [face_rofl]
     
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  9. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Oct 16, 2008
    That was actually the newest Yoda model. Same with Palps.
     
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  10. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 7, 2011
    Its hard to keep track of the models with how the episodes were rearranged.
     
  11. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Oct 16, 2008
    I mostly remember 'cause I watched the commentary or read the guide or whatever for this episode.
     
  12. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 7, 2011
    We'd be pretty screwed without the commentary alot of the time.
     
  13. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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  14. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Jan 5, 2011

    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

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

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    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]
     
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  16. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Jan 5, 2011
    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.

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  17. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 3, 2012
    I do not like the new model.
     
  18. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 7, 2011
    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.
     
  19. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Oct 16, 2008
    True dat. Liquids as well.
     
  20. kenobifan1999

    kenobifan1999 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Sep 3, 2012
    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

    Cary_the_Brave Jedi Knight star 3

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    Sep 5, 2012
    As these fancy new gens say it, "Broke ma scale!"
     
  22. Dathomir-Witch

    Dathomir-Witch Jedi Knight star 2

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    Jan 2, 2013
    10/10

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

    Ziro the Butt Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 12, 2012