Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Seerow, Sep 24, 2012.
Action packed way to kick off the season. Kenobi looked awesome kicking their tails.
I can't wait for the episode guide to clarify the canonical status of Obsession.
Hondo and the rest of the Pirates chasing Maul and Savage was pretty epic
For those wondering you can find the section on Canon and Continuity from the ERC here. Basically unless a Canon source, PT, OT or TCW directly effect something from the EU it can reliably be said that the event took place. The way I read the passage is that instead of multiple sources of Canon it's just Canon, George's stuff, and Continuity, everything else.
To be fair, with every new season there comes a new wave of people freshly hurt about TCW's habit of 're-establishing' canon, after folks have witnessed four years of it happening.
I mean, look, whether we like his explaination or not, it's been addressed by Filoni. He has filled us in on George's opinion re. TCW and continuity. We know it will happen, and again, whether we dig it or we don't, Lucas has every right to do with his franchise as he pleases. I'm sorry to see some of my favourite stories from the past fall by the wayside (as far as canon is concerned, anyway), but it doesn't mean I didn't enjoy them all the same. In the end, at the very foundation of it all, I want GL's vision of Star Wars. Everybody is free to disagree, of course, and venting about a particular decision we may disagree with is one thing, but the reality is that, as far as official canon (for whatever it's worth) is concerned, there are the six films with their corresponding novels, TCW (if it ever does get off the ground, the live action television production will be added to this list), and then there is everything else.
Nobody says we as an audience need to agree with this vision of things, but I feel the time for being caught off-guard by these events has long since passed, and by extension, my appreciation for any sense of uproar has gone with it. Call me a Lucas apologist if you must.
All that said, I was glued to the screeen. Obi-Wan was terrific. Hondo, too. I felt sad when we lost another beloved Jedi, but I thoroughly enjoyed Kenobi's measure of justice. As I have stayed spoiler free (save for the trailers), I knew Savage would lose an arm at some point, but I had no idea it would be thanks to Obi-Wan. Oh, the green mist from the brothers' wounds was a nice touch, too.
I'm so used to Friday evening viewings that I did notice a difference in a morning airing, somehow, and I missed the usual one-hour season premier, but by the looks of things, next week will kick off events on Onderon that are unrelated to today's adventure, so I get it.
I eagerly await next week's episode.
I love you for that image.
Seriously the best thing about it is that it did nothing to up their threat level because nobody gave a damn about Adi. She's appeared in one other episode where she had a minor role, and in this episode she had maybe two quips of expository dialogue. Was my heart supposed to skip a beat when random characterless jedi #2034 died? She was a would-be character and if they'd fleshed her out more I wouldn't have a problem with it, but instead it was just a really lazy move. Gosh... the sooner Maul is taken care of the happier I'll be.
The Zabraks' defeat was not nearly as pronounced as I feared it may have been. At best, it was a stalemate; technically Maul got in the last hit. It's also good to see how powerful he's become with the Force, dragging that starship across the plateau.
I agree with this post and there wasn't a one hour season premier, it was only one episode
Maul and Savage got creamed.
Now where is A War On Two Fronts preview.
I'm now, way more satisfied that Adi died at the hands of force user, than the psuedo-threat called grievous. Shame Obsession has to take the hit, but its obvious they really don't care about some of the comics.
IMO, the Zabraks lost.
They lost their army of pirates, money, ship, limbs, and they lost against Kenobi. All they got was they killed Gallia and they crashed the Jedi's ship.
Kenobi didn't get beaten like a rag doll even.
Sure, but you could say the same thing about Obi-Wan. He came there to crush the Sith once and for all and they escaped; Maul and Savage may have suffered injuries, but Team Kenobi suffered casualties.
Yeah, I thought they got whipped pretty good.
Again, if two lightsabers are just hands down better than one, then why doesn't everyone carry two? It's like Adi dies and Obi-Wan thinks to himself "oh, you so should not have done that, because now I have TWO lightsabers!!!"
Good episode. Hondo, Obi-Wan, the Maul Brothers, it all fit nicely. The animation and character models seem to be getting better and more diverse. I trust the Obi fans are pleased.
Quibbles: Adi's presence seemed pointless, but I guess they just wanted to give the Maul Brothers some credit in the episode. There wasn't even any explanation for why Adi was with Obi-Wan. Won't people be thinking "Where's Ventress?"
And is it me, or did Palpatine's line "They're just petty crooks" sound like Tim Curry?
Nah, that will happen a little later in the season. Obi-Wan held his own, but was ultimately no match, which is why Maul gave him a proper Force pimpsmack across the room. It'll take a bigger gun than Obi-Wan Kenobi to take down these two simultaneously.
Hey, if you're facing a 300lb muscle man with a double bladed lightsaber, and a guy who you cut in half and still survived, you'd want two also.
He just took advantage of the opportunity. Not like Gallia was going to need it
R.I.P Adi Gallia
I honestly cannot buy this laughable comment, sorry. You should elaborate more than throwing cheap shots at the fans and Obsession.
I think he means laughable on TCW
Why is it a cheap-shot to say a Jedi Master like Adi Gallia dying at the hands of a Force-user is much more satisfying than her dying at the hands of a robot with spinny arms? If you disagree, you can state why, the assertion is not without explanation.
GG - what about the pact? You gotta watch!!
Didn't care for this episode, but the next one looks good.
@Dark Lord Tarkas Sorry, but after reading most of his posts lately, they seem to be nothing more than throwing cheap shots at us or taking side with those that have positive comments. I would really like to see an explanation from him regarding Adi.
@Garth Maul I have plans to watch it probably next week.