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The Bad Batch The Bad Batch 1.03 - Replacements - Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by Todd the Jedi , May 13, 2021.

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  1. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Episode 1.03!!
    Replacements

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  2. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Another point for a title. Are we replacing Crosshair, Clones, or are the Bad Batch replacements? Seems this one has a shorter runtime than the last at 28 minutes.
     
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  3. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Still longer than your average TCW
     
  4. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    It's unlikely, but I'd like Suu to replace Crosshair as the team sniper.
     
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  5. ConservativeJedi321

    ConservativeJedi321 Force Ghost star 6

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    I think this is more likely than not Crosshairs new Squad "replacing" The Bad Batch.
     
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  6. Jedi Knight Fett

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    I think that’s gonna be that character from the Mandalorian? I’ll think of her name

    Fennec
     
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  7. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I didn't think they'd do a Crosshair focused episode this early. One can hope.
     
  8. Jedi Knight Fett

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    If I had to guess we might see our first stormtrooper recruit. Knowing the empire they would probably turn those out in like a week.
     
  9. Vorax

    Vorax Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Being that Crosshair is crosswired, that means his aim will be off cause he's crosseyed. Probably now all Clone and conscript troopers will have terrible aim moving forward. So probably any good guy will have sharpshooting aim.
     
  10. Jedi Knight Fett

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    His aim was good in the last episode we saw him in
     
  11. VexedAtVohai

    VexedAtVohai Jedi Master star 4

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    Crosshair's worse aim might just be explained as him fighting the chip. The genetic mutations have been said to be the reason the chips are defective, maybe that's one of the few things he still has control over. It's an easy way to explain plot armour, so I hope the writers use it.

    As for the title, clearly we're about to get Huunter, Wreecker, Teech, Echoo and - here's the plot twist - Omega. Turns out that the version we know is actually Omeega, hence her pronunciation of the name.
     
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  12. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Seems like a pretty clear reference to the stormtroopers starting to replace the clones. We’ll probably see the start of that in this episode.
     
  13. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    Hmm, intriguing title. Unlike last week, this time I have absolutely no idea where the story will be going next. We've got a host of planets to expect, Fennec Shand and Rex, but I've no clue which one will be in the next ep. That's exciting, I've not gone into an episode of an SW animated show totally blind since Rebels ended, TCW's plots having already largely been revealed during the time the show was cancelled.
     
  14. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Either that or Crosshair gets replacements for the bad batch
     
  15. Todd the Jedi

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

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    The episode description is out there, but it's extremely nondescript.
     
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  16. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Where can I find that, next door to Monty Python's cheese shop?
     
  17. Reepicheep775

    Reepicheep775 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yeah, I think the title is referring to stormtroopers. I'll be honest, I wanted to stick with the Republic aesthetic early Empire for a while, but I have a sneaking suspision that clones vs. stormies is going to be a big part of this show so maybe it will make sense story-wise to introduce them this early.
     
  18. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Stuck on a desolate moon.
     
  19. VexedAtVohai

    VexedAtVohai Jedi Master star 4

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    Abafar retconned into a moon, perhaps?
     
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  20. Sproj

    Sproj Jedi Knight star 2

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    I wonder if Kamino throwing a revolt might be where we see the clones slaughtered / replaced, unlikely but who knows.
     
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  21. Jedi Knight Fett

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    I think that’s an end of the series thing or at the very least season
     
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  22. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Much as I love TCW, I always hated the 22-minute run-time.

    :p
     
  23. Jedi Knight Fett

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    That’s the real bonus of streaming episodes can be however long they need to be and don’t need to be constrained to 22 minutes or 45 minutes if it’s an hour time slot.
     
  24. InterestingLurker

    InterestingLurker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Apparently, that was the fault of the network they were airing the original TCW episodes on, correct me if I'm wrong.

    Really, it goes back to having commercials, I think, which is what streaming services can easily avoid (well, assuming that the company hosting the streaming service doesn't get too bold or anything lol)
     
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  25. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Don't give them ideas. Supposedly Disney Plus missed their subscriber growth target for the quarter.