General Discussion I'd like to see a one off 80-90 min movie with Darth Vader in a slasher villain role.
I'm thinking set it during the inquisitor era. Starts with Vader in a star destroyer chasing a ship with a jedi or padawan on board and the crew is protecting them. After a brief space battle the ship gets shot down and crashes on a remote planet. Vader decides to pursue by himself and the slasher movie starts. Keep it PG13 but as violent as possible. Vader spends the next 45 minutes or so slowly stalking and dispatching the crew as they try to protect the jedi. Ends with a battle with Vader and the jedi where Vader mostly toys with them till he kills them. Then Vader silently returns to his ship. Afterwards ignites his preys lightsaber briefly before destroying it. END CREDITS.
What do you guys think? What other kind of one off stories would you like to see told?
General Discussion Points of contention with the original 6 movies and content that came after (Such as Yoda's last words to Luke, and whether Leia appears to know of Kenobi in ANH)
So, the other day I posted a pretty lengthy comment, one that I'm very proud of, on the subject of Yoda's final words. Someone had suggested that the numerous Jedi Survivor stories set after Order 66 is first put into effect decreases the emotional hitting power of Yoda's parting words. My original comment on that post can be found here: Link to original comment.
I thought it might be interesting to examine other moments from both the Original Trilogy and the Prequels that have been hit in the same way with content produced since their release. Now, I say since their release, because I understand that some pre-Phantom Menace content surrounding the Clone Wars got it very wrong, as an example. I count those tales as speculative storytelling, so they're not being brought up here.
A major piece of content that fans seem very divided over is Obi-Wan Kenobi (the show) and how it portrays Obi-Wan and Leia's relationship with one another. To most viewers, Leia knowing Obi-Wan, or, Ben, was a major retcon of A New Hope. Others, including myself, chose to wait and see whether the show as a whole could justify it. In the end, I personally believe it did.
OWK doesn't, at first, make a lot of sense with the events we know to take place 9 years later on the Death Star. After all, the iconic plea for help in ANH suggests that Leia has no personal experiences with the former Jedi High General of the Republic. However, there are some things to consider. In the ending of OWK, Ben asks that Leia not reveal their encounter to anyone in the future. I believe that Leia holds true to that into her adolescence, and that when she records her plea, she chooses to act only as an impartial messenger on behalf of her father. This is a professional call - Leia isn't asking for her old guardian Ben, her father is requesting the help of exiled Jedi High General Obi-Wan Kenobi, former commanding office of the Clone Army's 7th Sky Corps. But when she, days later, is rescued from a holding cell aboard the DS-1 battle station, she's informed that Ben Kenobi is part of the band of misfits that had come for her. Specifically Ben Kenobi, not Obi-Wan. Her childhood protector has come back for her. She's visibly gleeful at the thought - another daring escape with her wise old friend. When you choose to look at things this way, there's not much of a discrepancy.
What other 'points of contention' do you all believe have actually been resolved - and was it the same media that, on the surface, seemed responsible for the issue in the first place that corrected itself?
What do you think of Obi-Wan's comment of Vader killing Anakin, and the revelations in both The Empire Strikes Back and OWK, especially?
Let me know your thoughts, both on the theories I've personally presented and some of your own explanations for them, below. I'm very eager to see what comes of this.
Most importantly, have a great day, everyone. May the force be with you all.
General Discussion Has anyone heard what the Lucas Films leadership thinks of the response to Andor?
Just curious how they felt about the overly optimistic response to a show with such a vastly different tone from the other live action productions they’ve made (with exception to Rogue One).
Does anyone have a link to the parody/scene alteration in ep 3 when Vader is being raised on the table and it just continues and he falls forward? I can't find it anywhere my gf doesn't believe me that it exists
That the Thrawn trilogy opens with Luke talking to Threepio about this exotic beverage he learned how to make from Lando, and it’s called hot chocolate.
Edit: For context, some YouTuber or streamer or something made a big deal about “everyday stuff” like bricks and screws showing up in Star Wars. Just Google bricks and screws and andor, there’s a bunch of stuff about it.
Edit 2 electric boogaloo: holy fuck this post blew up. I just saw a bunch of memes about bricks and screws and thought it was funny anyone would think that was out of place in a universe where literal actual fucking hot chocolate exists. No fancy space name or anything, not even something low effort like “caf”, just straight fucking hot chocolate. But now I feel kinda bad because it’s just the one dude who said that and the whole internet is eviscerating him.
Anywho, now that I have everyone’s attention, I’d like to talk to you all about an issue close to my heart; unfinished thoughts. Every year, over ten thousand people begin to share a thought with
General Discussion There’s nothing wrong with having fun, exciting shows like The Mandalorian AND having gripping, critically acclaimed shows like Andor
I’ve been seeing a lot of people throwing Mando in the gutter now that Andor’s first season has concluded, citing it as mindless popcorn entertainment. It drives me nuts that some people can’t see it’s okay to have both. And honestly? I think you NEED to have both. I think we need more shows like Andor, sure, but we also need to keep making fun shows like Mando. If everything were like Andor, I’d feel like there’s something of that classic Star Wars blockbuster thrill missing. Andor and Mando hit completely different notes for me while still feeling like Star Wars. And I love them for different reasons.
It should be said that I do, however, get arguments for which tone certain stories should be going for. A common thing I’ve heard is that people wish Obi-Wan would have been more like Andor, which I absolutely understand.
This Fanbase and Fanbases in general have a problem with people not having the same taste as them. Andor isnt the kind of show that everyone will enjoy. Some people prefer seeing the mythical aspect of star wars, the more action packed side of star wars or jedi vs Sith. I think thats ok. This is not the kind of show that everyone will like its seems to be made for specific type of fans and people(One reason why its not as popular as other star wars shows or tv in general).
Comments like "You do not understand complex storytelling, you have the attention span of a child, you dont appreciate good content etc" is belittling and judgmental. Their are people like that out there but it does not mean that if you dont like the show you are automatically one of those people. Like i said sometimes a show can be amazing and you just dont vibe with it.
I get having a debate if someone gives an illogical(Too much filler, too slow, not mythical stuff etc) reason for not liking it or if someone calls it bad cause objectively its not but their is no need to argue or laugh at someone just because they dont like it. maybe that show just is not for them.
People need to detach themselves from what others think and just like what they like
General Discussion So now that Andor finale is out, which Star Wars show do you think is the best show ?
What I love about all of these shows is that it’s different genres and perspectives : The Mandolorian is bounty hunters
Obi-Wan is the super powered people group
Andor is the rebellion, the norma people of the Galaxy (no force, no beskar armor)
One would make the excuse that he did not have it in him to finish off his former best friend, but surely leaving him to burn alive is much worse.
I had to put the captioning on to understand what the characters were saying (many actors with different accents- no problem there). Then I noticed the captions were saying lines I just could not hear, even with the volume turned up. Was this the show, my Apple TV, my tv itself, or am I just getting old in my 40s?
What I have included is the Star Wars Timeline shows and Movies from Disney Plus. Including the 9 main movies, The Clone Wars Movie, All of Clone Wars, The Spin-off Movies, The Original series like, The Mandalorian, and Boba Fett.
The clone wars series is 58h and 16m (I am very glad I kept my work:)
If you want to know what else got to Disney Plus then Star Wars then scroll until you see “Star
Wars in Timeline Order”
7 days 2hrs and 39 mins.
Or 170hrs and 39 mins.
Merchandise George really was a genius for recognizing the potential of merchandise... Celebrating 10 years of collecting LEGO Star Wars!
Fan Creations New Star Wars fan here. 3 weeks of work and here it is - Handmade TIE fighter made out of cardboard.
TV "This damn Clone is connecting the dots and close to ruining all my plans". This is probably what Palpatine was thinking.
My son asked me today why the Empire’s lasers are green and the Rebel’s lasers are red on their starships and I don’t know the answer to that one. Can someone help me out?
I know its been a while now and I don't know if I just mis-remembered what I saw. Just wondered if anybody could shed some light on this? Years ago I worked for disney and was at an event where they showed some early scenes of Rogue one. The scene I though I saw was of Galen erso emerging from water, like a swamp or river he looked more menacingand jedi like. Anybody know what I'm talking about?