Star Wars, Clone Wars, Rebels, Oh My

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This is a thread for anybody who has a love for pulpy epic space opera.

If the first two words in the title turn you off, well, you've been doing it wrong.

other people systems as applicable (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 22:50 (one year ago) Permalink

i've got a bad feeling about this

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 22:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Love Rebels and have watched a handful of episodes of TCW - probably the second series (there were two, right?). When they capture the vibe of the OT they're great fun.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 23:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Coming in just to mention how good the Genndy series was and how it's really worth tracking down of you haven't checked it out.

Darkest Cosmologist junk (kingfish), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 23:43 (one year ago) Permalink

my kids have watched it like 5 times, all in french obv. the snobbiest star wars experience ever!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 23:46 (one year ago) Permalink

anakEEEN!!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 23:47 (one year ago) Permalink

so everyone in rebels is going to die, right?

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 7 April 2016 02:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Everyone except Ezra, who grows up to become Admiral Ackbar.

T.L.O.P.son (Phil D.), Thursday, 7 April 2016 11:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Is this a spoilers-free zone or is it fair game if it's aired? Season finale of Rebels really left things in a pretty dark place for most of the characters

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:45 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm guessing they close the series out with a trip to Alderaan

other people systems as applicable (El Tomboto), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:45 (one year ago) Permalink

fair game if it's aired imho
spoilers for Clone Wars are basically unavoidable and I mean really were you watching that show to find out what happens?

other people systems as applicable (El Tomboto), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Coming in just to mention - ah kingfish got there first.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:46 (one year ago) Permalink

supercut of the whole thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVk9lPotcW4

other people systems as applicable (El Tomboto), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:49 (one year ago) Permalink

hadn't considered the Alderaan trip idea, good plan

there's some rumor floated that Rebels is going to have only one more season and Disney is going to spin it into another cartoon that carries over some of the characters

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 7 April 2016 13:58 (one year ago) Permalink

in one of those incomplete Clone Wars cartoons you can watch online (they have voice and audio cues, really basic 3d models clunking around) they actually did the "guy looking at a lightsaber accidentally activates it through his own head" joke

not sure if it would have made it in a completed episode, but... funny that they did it

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 7 April 2016 18:48 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

uh I'm going to make this the place where I post new-canon things that are not movies

so, I'm reading this Bloodline book that just came out, because it's my lot in life to absorb SW stories

it's pretty decent! they definitely picked the right author (Claudia Gray) to write a second novel, even if her other one was supposedly the young adult-targeted one. Aftermath was pretty boring.

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 5 May 2016 20:31 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm finally finishing up Clone Wars and this is some dark, complicated shit with a strong coating of political science, as it relates to individual agency, trust in institutions, statecraft and the inevitable failure of skill-based meritocracy.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Saturday, 7 May 2016 04:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Yoda realizing that everything is lost because the Jedi became a martial force is heartbreaking. His preparation for what is to come, with the idea of meditating toward tethering his consciousness to the world is some long game shit

μpright mammal (mh), Saturday, 7 May 2016 05:36 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

So that guy? Whose sister got the job leading the Onderon rebel faction, instead of him, because he was kind of a dick?

Star Wars Anthology shit talk (Rogue One, Young Solo, TBD)

Now played by Ghost Dog! I'm so glad I'm a nerd

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 18:46 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

You woke me from a DEEP slumber

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Tuesday, 27 September 2016 23:37 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I had a few free hours last night and read the Ahsoka book

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dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Wednesday, 12 October 2016 14:48 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Rebels is totally binge material, not so great as a week-to-week serial, so I'm saving this entire season to watch on demand. Is it over yet?

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Nope, second half about to start.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:18 (one year ago) Permalink

I could never put my finger on what the horrible scenes that were supposed to be romantic in the prequel movies reminded me of, thematically. I think someone's got it figured out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vEG76KfRKc

mh 😏, Sunday, 15 January 2017 22:06 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

finally getting into the middle of Rebels S3. This nascent insurgency sure does put a lot of sweat and treasure into hair

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Monday, 1 May 2017 01:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

"you must drink it all. just like me. all of it."

forcefully enunciated this to many apprentices in my day as well

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Monday, 1 May 2017 01:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

Saw Gerrera revealed as long ago, far away Bernie Bro

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Monday, 1 May 2017 02:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

Thrawn forcing that suspected saboteur dude in the factory to accelerate the speeder bike until it exploded was some cold-ass shit for a kid's cartoon tbh.

Lauren Schumer Donor (Phil D.), Monday, 1 May 2017 12:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

In a show centered on teenage soldiers in a guerilla war you gotta take your chances to illustrate the stakes when they come, is what I thought of that bit. Ditto Hondo's cellmate although his demise was so quick I barely registered that we'd lost a dude.

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Monday, 1 May 2017 13:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

Mandalore = Europe

This is one of the only planets in the SW canon universe that has more than one observed biome
Population 100% warfighters who all look alike but have very, very, deadly serious clan shit
They invented and mastered many of the deadliest combat technologies around, except for that one
THE LIGHTSABER (ps this is a metaphor for the bomb)
and they have the lightsaber now, they just call theirs the darksaber, or whatever
and it's cool and all but it's not the same, is it
no, it's not

Also in the end, they're just fighting over Mandalore, provincial as can be, and not to spoil it, but

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Friday, 5 May 2017 03:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

the toughest Mandalorian is cloned into a bazillion battalions, but all are rendered moot by a whiny hippie and his chubby robot friend. This metaphor pays for its own ticket, no?

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Friday, 5 May 2017 03:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

the darksaber was from clone wars, i forgot about it but it's some mandalore leadership symbol from hundreds if not thousands of years ago and was taken from a jedi they defeated in battle

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 5 May 2017 14:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

I take that back, it belonged to the first mandalorian jedi and has been a status symbol: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darksaber

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 5 May 2017 14:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

This is one of the only planets in the SW canon universe that has more than one observed biome

Some of those are actually different planets btw. Sabine's family/clan are on Krownest, which is in Mandalorian space.

BTW they announced at Celebration that next season is officially the final season.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Friday, 5 May 2017 15:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'll be vague to avoid major spoilers, but the seeing Thrawn's plan get spoiled at the last minute by the one factor he had no idea existed in the season finale was great

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 5 May 2017 15:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

placeholder for how fucking awesome the death of that one guy is

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

DM?

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

slide into your DMs like obi wan, DGAF your double sabers

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

*sound of soda can opening*

Is Coke it?

Yes, Coke is it.

"hhhhhh"

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

the idea of really skilled swordplay being a matter of sizing up stances, countering, and very little actual action is good imo

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

-- I become a redditurd about 20 words into this so bear with me or don't --

oh it was SO GOOD

Watching the entire "canon" from CW to the prequels, and Rebels, OBK is basically the one dude who could probably whup Yoda. He didn't get lucky in EP III; he called it how he saw it, and he was right. There needs to be albums about OBK. The only other truly fearless motherfucker in that galaxy is R2-D2 and he's actually an avatar of god, so

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 04:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

In Revenge of the Sith, Yoda tella Kenobi he isn’t powerful enough to face Sidious, which Yoda then goes to do himself. I do not think, at least that point, if at any point, really, could Kenobi beat Yoda.

the ghost of markers, Thursday, 11 May 2017 05:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

The orbital bombardment of the base by Thrawn is one of the most terrifying things I've seen in an SW movie in terms of showing actual warfare. Like you genuinely feared for the characters' lives there.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

well, could Yoda have beaten Sidious? In the movie it's a draw; in the novelization he loses.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

Kenobi vs Yoda is decisively the dumbest argument I have ever started in any context

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

Sentence mitigated by you subconsciously trying to drop responsibility by calling him OBK.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

are we talking "fall of the republic" kenobi or "been meditating and seeing all the moves in advance for twenty years" kenobi

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

I think the best written/performed part of the Maul/Obi-wan episode isn't even the confrontation -- it's Ezra being so driven to help, and Obi-wan just calmly telling him, "You're not supposed to be here." But it doesn't seem to really bother him that this has happened, just acceptance that this is how things have flushed out.

That was the original series' idea of How a Jedi Should Be that stuck with me. Not that being a warrior makes you less of a jedi, but the monk-like existences of Ben and Yoda not simply an artifact of them being in hiding

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

And then him just being chill while Maul basically throws a tantrum, and finally igniting his light saber only after Maul's finally done thinking out loud

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

it was almost a look of resignation when Maul puzzles out why Obi-wan is there and his primary purpose -- protecting the Skywalker kid, the only thing that spurns him to combat

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

spurs him to combat

jesus I've mistyped that twice this week

mh, Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

Phil D pretty close to the mark re: orbital bombardment. Very happy to see Sabine back in the fold. Also TOM BAKER WILL THUNDER DOWN ALL YOUR AT-ATS

your cognitive privilege (El Tomboto), Thursday, 18 May 2017 01:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

I had a few free hours last night and read the Ahsoka book

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― dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:48 AM

Have you read any of the other canon novels? Has anyone dipped into any of the canon novels besides mh? I probably shouldn’t, but who knows if I end up doing it anyway.

the ghost of markers, Friday, 19 May 2017 20:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

Supposed to be a new Vader comic thing happening too?

the ghost of markers, Friday, 19 May 2017 20:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

That’s exactly what I should be doing with my life right now: finding out how he goes about building a lightsaber.

the ghost of markers, Friday, 19 May 2017 20:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

do you think they'd ever have a character with white lightsaber(s) in the movies?

mh, Friday, 9 June 2017 03:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

the new rebels trailer feels like it reinforces my hunch that these good people are mostly going to wind up dead before long

http://www.youtube.com/embed/JtigV-biVGg

El Tomboto, Sunday, 3 September 2017 00:57 (five months ago) Permalink

ffs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtigV-biVGg

El Tomboto, Sunday, 3 September 2017 00:58 (five months ago) Permalink

weird editing on that one

I like the idea of making the last season about going back to defeat the empire in the place they all came together

fwiw the new Thrawn book was half about Rebels

mh, Sunday, 3 September 2017 01:25 (five months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I enjoyed reading Bloodline! I tend to agree that a lot of what's in it doesn't really appear so much on screen (which is a flaw of the newer movies, mostly TFA), but it did kind of jibe with what I expected about the First Order. Paramilitary, funded by some secret extremists within the government (Hail Hydra), salvaged existing craft from the Empire, mostly lived underground (literally).

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:02 (one month ago) Permalink

is there any place Rebels is streaming? I bought season 1 but lord do I not wanna buy each one individually.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I think you can buy a season pass subscription from Amazon or Apple or the like

It's streaming on Disney XD, if you can get the ability to sign into someone's cable streaming credentials

mh, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Of the recent stock of writers allowed to dabble in Star Wars I'd put Claudia Gray on a higher tier than the others. The writing has a character focus, the connective tissue quotient is way too high on a lot of the others, or they're given characters that seem ephemeral

mh, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:44 (one month ago) Permalink

just watched the ep where [redacted] confesses to the crimes they tried to frame [redacted] for and it's pretty much all the stuff that Luke says in the Last Jedi, just more use of the present tense. Clone Wars is the best Star Wars

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 03:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Rebels really takes a big step up in quality between Seasons 1 and 2. I wish I had a show like this as a kid.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:11 (one month ago) Permalink

omg the scene where Ahsoka shows up and faces down the two Inquisitors

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:35 (one month ago) Permalink

omg the episode with Agent Kallus and Zeb was incredible

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 January 2018 23:15 (one month ago) Permalink

there are some slower episodes but... you have a lot of great moments ahead

mh, Monday, 15 January 2018 00:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Love REBELS 4evah

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 15 January 2018 02:50 (one month ago) Permalink

they grind on Sabine’s arc a little hard but it’s a cartoon, and it pays off

mh, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:10 (one month ago) Permalink

New trailer for the final episodes, plus a lot of further detail (for now) from Filoni

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-final-trailer-for-star-wars-rebels-is-here-and-we-1822194377

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 January 2018 21:28 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Thrawn is so fuckin dope

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 February 2018 01:44 (one week ago) Permalink

and omg at Fulcrum reveal

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 February 2018 01:47 (one week ago) Permalink


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