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The Mandalorian Carasynthia Dune (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by Jedi Knight Fett , Dec 27, 2019.

  1. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    She probably agrees, which is why she goes by just Cara.
     
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  2. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Makes me think of the really out there anime names like Alice Synthesis 30 and Aliceteria. Sword Art Online and ReCreators.
     
  3. BRE

    BRE Jedi Master star 3

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    Yeah, I must have just not noticed/ forgotten.
     
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  4. Aximili86

    Aximili86 Jedi Master star 4

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    Her mom named her "Cara", then came the tattoos & black eyeliner & teenage angst! Carasynthia ahoy!
     
  5. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    "It was just a phase."
     
  6. BalanceOfTheForce

    BalanceOfTheForce Jedi Master star 4

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    So they're probably making that rumored Cara Dune show aren't they? That last scene with her in chapter 12 felt like a tease for it.
     
  7. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    I think such a show would collapse under the weight of Gina’s inability to do an essential thing: act. As a secondary muscle character, sure. Not a big deal. But to carry a show? No way. At least not yet.
     
  8. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The Cara Dune show is bogus, it might been an idea at the time bust was tossed away, plus Gina's twitter feed probaly made sure that show never saw the light of day. I hope she's killed off soon.
     
  9. Alien Vanguard

    Alien Vanguard Jedi Master star 3

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    That's a bit harsh. I'm not saying she's on par with Marlon Brando or anything, but we all know she's a professional fighter. I figure we can try and cut her some slack and remember that fact.

    I'll flat out say that I don't care what she wrote on her Twitter feed at this point. That may change if she suddenly utters more extreme stuff, but I'm concentrating more on her chops within this show.
     
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  10. RetropME

    RetropME Jedi Master star 4

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    I hope they keep her character in the show for the entire run. Her acting abilities may not be the best but she is a part of the show and I have no doubt will continue to play an important role.

    Cancel culture and outrage culture both need to go away.
     
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  11. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    She's great for furthering the New Republic side of the story. The conversation between her and Captain Teva ties in so much with the Resistance and their suspicions.
     
  12. nilzo antonio

    nilzo antonio Jedi Master star 3

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    I believe that was the pitch for her spinoff series.
     
  13. Jedi Knight Fett

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    I doubt she ever gets one. I don’t see her leading a shoe
     
  14. The Chalk Jedi

    The Chalk Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    You want to cancel them? Let's just cancel Gina instead. One of the show's few weak points, and easily replaced. And I mean easily.
     
  15. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    That storyline is great. I agree. But that doesn’t have anything to do with how the character is acted. Which is why it’s frustrating to me. If she was just the heavy for a few action scenes, fine. But if she’s going to have such an interesting and emotionally-charged story connected to the New Republic, Alderaan, etc, we need that to be executed well. And she doesn’t seem up to the task. Hopefully she steps up. If not, I still agree that the character has a lot of potential, and so would be open to a GoT-style midstream recast. Those guys at least had the intestinal fortitude to understand when an actor wasn’t working in a role. Maybe Favreau will too, though I doubt it, as he seems like a nicer guy than B&W. And I like him for that. But I fear the NR storyline will suffer if Gina doesn’t bring some actual acting to the table.
    What does Gina being a professional fighter have to do with being a professional actor? There are millions of women out there that have dedicated their lives to acting, and they get passed over for someone with zero experience? And it shows? We’re not talking a naturally talented crossover from one field to another (like Icecube, for example, who was just a naturally good actor). We’re talking obviously and visibly bad acting. I honestly see it as pretty unfair to other actors.
     
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  16. Alien Vanguard

    Alien Vanguard Jedi Master star 3

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    Nothing. That's the point.

    They chose her for the role because they felt she would fit in addition to being an actual fighter. Whether that's a good choice or not is obviously up for debate, and I can see some folks here just can't get enough of displaying their misgivings about it CONSTANTLY. Free speech yadda yadda, but it gets tiresome.

    The point is that it's unfair to judge her as a true actor when she's clearly not. And yes, it probably is unfair to many female actors around but it's not like this is the first time non-actors are cast for supporting roles is it? It's certainly not something i care about.

    Now, do I wish she could act better? Hell yeah. Should they write her out of the show? Not sure yet, but they may be setting things up to keep all their options. Like at the end when the X-wing pilot leaves and her looking back. Yeah, there's some contemplation going on there on what to do. Maybe she decides to leave Navarro and join the Resistance, and thusly leave the show. Who knows.

    Edit:
    I also feel that folks are taking into account her Twitter feed when judging her as an actor. I am not as that has nothing to do with this.
     
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  17. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    I don’t care about her Twitter feed when it comes to her acting (I only care about it outside SW, because she’s promoted messages that have contributed to putting people I know at risk).

    And I absolutely agree with you that she shouldn’t be judged as a true actor. Because she’s not. My point is simply that the role requires a true actor if it’s going to explore complicated subplots about her background and future with the Rebellion/ NR, respectively. But again, I’m open to her actually developing enough acting experience on the job to become capable of that. But if not, it’s probably best to either recast or write the character off the show. I’d personally prefer that she stay and improve, as I really like the potential of the character’s story, and would rather not deal with the fan whining about recasts (too much of that kind of butthurt during the GoT years).

    Lastly, the only reason I’ve continued to post about the issue is because other posters defending Gina have continued posting. I’m actually pretty bored of the topic. Plus, I need to eat. I never eat enough after a Mando episode comes out and there’s so much to discuss. :)
     
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  18. Alien Vanguard

    Alien Vanguard Jedi Master star 3

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    I do mostly agree with you here. And I want to move on as well. I'm more interested in the technology and possible story routes anyway ;)
     
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  19. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I wonder about the significance of the medallion the New Republic Captain bestowed to Cara. It could be a sign of respect, a passing down of sorts, or it could literally be a badge and she's now deputized by the New Republic.
     
  20. bstnsx704

    bstnsx704 Jedi Master star 4

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    More so just a symbol of recruitment, I'd say. He sees what she's done for Navarro, and wants her to put her skills to use helping out the New Republic at large.
     
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  21. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I see a new Republic story.
     
  22. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    I saw it as the equivalent of a U.S. military “challenge coin.”

    For those who don’t know, such coins are given to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines “to confirm membership in an organization or group” or “honor a person for a special achievement.” Makes sense that the pilot would’ve given her a Rebellion insignia/ NR coin. Both to honor her service, and try to convince her to come back.
     
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  23. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah that's what I meant as a passing down of sorts.
     
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  24. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    Yup. Just reinforcing your point. To me it seemed to clearly be inspired by a challenge coin.
     
  25. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    With the scene at the end, they've definitely given the character a "way out" if they do indeed ever want to part ways with the actor.
     
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