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Mini Series The Mods (Mos Vespas Ride Or Die) Thread (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Completed Shows' started by Pro Scoundrel , Feb 20, 2022.

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  1. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Admin & TV Screaming Service star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I don't know anything about these characters other than that they think water is too expensive so they spend their money on cosmetic surgery and that they heed all residential speed restrictions.

    I guess I'll vote for Avril Lavigne.
     
  2. CloneBlooper

    CloneBlooper Jedi Grand Master star 1

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    They look like a bunch of D-listers who have tried to gate crash the Met Gala. Having said that, I don’t really mind them. It’s nice to see some denizens of Tatooine take pride in their appearance. Most of the inhabitants are soap free scruffy buggers.

    I look forward to seeing further Star Warsian interpretations of Earthbound counter-cultures. Maybe we’ll get to see some Agrarian Socialists in Kenobi, or some Bohemians in Mando 3.

    Goth Ewoks?!?
     
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  3. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Force Ghost star 5

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    "Those darn kids could afford houses if they didn't buy avocado toast"

    Seriously though, as a desert world with a thriving junk trade industry, I wouldn't be surprised if cybernetics were cheaper than water.

    More importantly, if what they said is true - that it takes a months' wages to buy a week's worth of water - that wouldn't be sustainable regardless of what they did or did not by. And judging by Boba and Fennec's incredulous response when the watermonger listed the exact cost of what they took, I think we are supposed to think their estimate is pretty accurate.
     
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  4. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel Socially And Emotionally Distant Mod Of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    "I've been outrun by a broke leg Bantha. She's slow enough for you, old man."
     
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  5. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Force Ghost star 5

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    "We need a system where everybody radar-guns the Vespas, decides which ones are the slowest, and then rides them." - Drash
     
  6. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel Socially And Emotionally Distant Mod Of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    "That is exactly what we do. The trouble is that people don't always stay awake. In fact, they hardly ever do."
     
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  7. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Force Ghost star 5

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    "Well they should be made to."
     
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  8. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Force Ghost star 5

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    By the way, anyone get a good look at their weapons in the Krrsantan fight? There was the knife and the little gun for the main two, but I couldn't get a good look at the other two - I think they were an electrified chain and some kind of glowing pick?
     
  9. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 7

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    Let me check…wait, no, I don’t care at all.

    :)
     
  10. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Force Ghost star 5

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    I am afraid I do not understand the punchline of your humor here.

    Well, unless it is the irony of taking the time to post a response to something you don't care about, since that is rather odd behavior. Certainly I know that when I see someone ask a question I don't care to answer, I just move on without posting anything.
     
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  11. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 7

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    No, no, just a poke at the Vespa kids. :)
     
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  12. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Cue OMD

    Vespa kids, Vespa kids
    Testing out theories
    Electric chairs and dynamos
    Dressed to kill, they're killing me
    But heaven knows their recipe

    No no no
    You wouldn't believe me if I said
    The things I've seen went over my head
    I've been patient, heaven knows
    I've learnt the rules and how it goes
    I can't sit still or settle down
    And when I walk I don't touch the ground
    See those kids they're heaven blessed
    I guess it's so they know best
    Vespa kids, Vespa kids

    ....etc.
     
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  13. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Force Ghost star 5

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  14. The Chalk Jedi

    The Chalk Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    The Vespas are officially worse than Jar Jar now? I think so.
     
  15. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 7

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  16. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Force Ghost star 5

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    I thought they were one of the better parts of TBOBF tbh
     
  17. The Chalk Jedi

    The Chalk Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    How so.
     
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  18. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Force Ghost star 5

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    Colorful, dynamic, young, unusual (for Star Wars). I wanted to know more about them. They were corny, but not much more so than everything else we’ve seen in TM and TBOBF imo.
     
  19. Sproj

    Sproj Jedi Knight star 4

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    Yes, like how did that Borg dude find his way into Star Wars instead of Star Trek and even more importantly, where did he learn the power of the 'twirl'?
     
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  20. FromDromundKaasWithLove

    FromDromundKaasWithLove Jedi Master star 3

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    I didn't like them because they stuck out like a sore thumb: their appearance and the appearance of their vehicles clashes with not just the aesthetics of everything else on Tatooine, but it even clashes with what little backstory they have.

    They complain about water costing a whole week's salary, but they evidently have enough money to afford customized non-scavenged vehicles that are regularly painted and is kept completely pristine on a planet which surface is comprised of sand and dust (and evidently, nobody else can afford the same) We see what Peli Motto, an actual employed engineer who manages a hangar and repair bay, has for a speeder and what she drives around in, and it's grunge like the rest of Tatooine.

    They just felt so out of place.

    A bunch of well-to-does on a city planet? Sure, maybe. A bunch of unemployed workers who have to steal to survive on a desert world where everything is dirty and salvaged? No.
     
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  21. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 7

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    Also, what laws of physics were they breaking in order to get their vespas to move so slowly?
     
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  22. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    Those guys were just another in the long line of avoidable mistakes that has plagued SW since the Space Slug first appeared in TESB.
     
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  23. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 7

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    There were actually some vespa kids living in the Space Slug. Cut scene, but still.
     
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  24. Django Fett

    Django Fett Force Ghost star 5

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    The Mods were an attempted homage to American Graffiti and given a SW twist to them, it didn't work as well as anyone expected but that's the lot of a storyteller. Could they have taken more from ROTJ and TPM's speeder/podracer scenes? possibly...
     
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  25. Vasco_Rojo

    Vasco_Rojo Jedi Knight star 1

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    What’s wrong with the space slug?


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