>Rebels Mid-Season Trailer
>New Rebels Clip: (Princess Leia CONFIRMED, New Episode Airs January 20th)
>Star Wars Canon Guide:
>Download links: (Books, Comics, Rebels, Films, etc)
>Newest Rebels Recon Episode:
>The Clone Wars Legacy Content:
So I am making a /co/ recommendations Guide for the Canon material, I think it could help a lot because we always seem to get people asking "Is x good?" each thread. But obviously, I am going to need more opinions than just my own, so how about helping out?
>Kanan: The Last Padawan
>Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir
Is this pic an accurate representation of Star Wars Rebels?
since ashoka left the jedi order do you think she went around the galaxy exploring her newfound sexual liberation until the empire outlawed such lewd activities inwich she responded by taking up the alias fulcrum
That's too much work, the Darth Vader Annual with Leinil Yu is A+, basically the best any kind of non-film Star Wars thing can be.
The Star Wars arc drawn by Stuart Immonen is also a goofy apex for the comic with "everyone gets a lightsaber for one battle" and a nice range of character moments.
Everything else adequate, exactly as alright as it can be.
>Gollum falls into Mount Doom with the One Ring
>uses it to magically transport into Star Wars
>horribly burned by lava, fashions the snoke identity as the Ring allows him to become the new Dark Lord
>can finally sit up straight
>the knights of ren are his Wraiths
This is all coming together too well. We're onto you, JJ, you hack!
Garbage nigress? Get your eyes checked. Well... maybe is just me and my taste for chocolate girls
The visual clues are all there, too:
>Luke's skeletal fingers
>Nobody meets Snoke in person. He's dangerous to be around
>Even beaurocratic aids like Phasma wear tooth-proof body armour
>Snoke's audience chamber is a small 'island' in a cave inside a mountain...
>"You know, I thought real art had stopped with Picasso, Joyce, and Mann. Now I know it hasn’t."
>Joseph Campbell, legendary mythologist and author of The Hero With A Thousand Faces, to George Lucas after having watched the Original Trilogy for the first time
BTW, it's really hard to find a good picture of Joseph Campbell.
There's a sequence in the unfinished episodes of TCW Legacy where she is riding a bike and has an accident, then some 'cute dude' comes and helps her. Pic is her outfit in that sequence. I think we deserve a comic from those episodes at least.
Please, Steela was GOAT. That whole arc was actually criminally underrated, even if it felt like it drug on at times
There were never any rules, of course. As long as the title is searchable in the catalog for easy discover (as opposed to accidentally putting the thread subject in the name field, etc) it works.
I wonder how he would have felt about the Prequels and TCW. Considering he looked at Star Wars first and foremost through the eye of a mythologist, I figure he'd like them just as much for their expanding greatly upon the mythos. Lucas was a dedicated student of his, after all
It was interesting from the point of view of average people dealing with the problem themselves rather than relying (at least 100%) on magic monks and duplicate men. Good early exploration of the potential beginning of the Rebel Alliance, too. Plus it had Anakin firmly endorse the idea. Nice job, there, future Vader.
/swr/ works, I suppose. It's certainly unique enough. I tend to search for "rebels" since there have been tons of Star Wars threads with the new movie out. Only time I ran into the wrong thread was a storytime for that comic called Rebels.
>tfw Anakin had set the Empire up to fail numerous times throughout the course of the Clone Wars
>First with the 'birth' of the Rebel Alliance through the Onderon Rebels
>Then by helping Yoda off Coruscant to go on his Force ghost quest
>tfw Anakin indirectly assured the survival of the Jedi Order
I remember people discussing this a looong time ago in TCWs threads. How the Prequels were more the more fantastical types of fantasy stories with the underwater bubble cities and other alien worlds. The OT was closer to a more, ah, realistic version if you give them a pass for the technology. Outside some of the monsters and of course the cantina patrons the worlds are very mundane (even if the idea of single biome planets urks the fuck out of certain people).
I'm doing a shit job remember or properly describing the conversation.
The birth of the rebel alliance happened before the clone wars even started. The whole Loyalists group was a thing at the start of AOTC, and continued through ROTS' ending and into the dark times. Bail, Mothma, Padme and the like were all part of it. Had Padme not died, she would have been a prime rebellion leader, unless she got nuked on Alderaan with Bail.
Anakin was always rebellious, even as Vader. He hates authority that isn't his own. Why do you think he's always killing the Imperial Officers be has to serve with? It's not because of failure, but because their attempts at leadership irritate him. He kills practically everyone who ever tried to tell him what to do save for his mom and Tarkin, but if the latter wasn't blown up with the Death Star he probably would have been choked to death too.
i'd just thought of something
doesn't the "force" seem out of balance in the show, they got all these rouge jedi groups appearantly and inquisitors and lone force users running about.
I think were in for some based Vader balancing the shit out of things
I really like it. It establishes that Anakin wasn't just a fallen hero destined to screw over his own friends and then fuck up the galaxy before he finally murders his boss. Anakin, when he was still a hero, helped lay the groundwork for several key moments that later helped those who came later fight him.
It's not just ironic pottery, though it is, it's like everything he went through wasn't for nothing. He wasn't built up as a hero just to make his downfall more palpable.
>I'm doing a shit job remember or properly describing the conversation.
Lucas framed Star Wars like a documentary following R2D2 and C3PO as they bumbled through the 'real history' of a forgotten past.
The lived-in quality was meant to reflect this. In fact Vader is just the Heavy Guy second to Tarkin.
Then once it became a hit he could be more adventurous. By RotJ he was more concerned with merchandising than narrative in some places.
With the Prequels there's just no filter, it's pure George without refinement or clarity. Phantom Menace is arguable a worse screenplay than George's original for The Star Wars back in '77.
The Inquisitors will all be dead by the end of the series and yeah, Vader's going to put Ahsoka and Kanan out of their misery. Ezra has a different fate than that though I think, but I don't know what yet.
Tarkin was nowhere near the level of friendship that Anakin had with all the Jedi he killed, including Obi-Wan. Do you really think he would care even a little about killing Tarkin in a world where his wife has already been dead for 20 years and he finally just killed his best friend in the entire galaxy? I don't, not one bit.
Palpatine would have killed Tarkin himself for the magnificent failure of the Death Star, he would not have said a word against Vader doing it for him.
being a sith don't make you a 100% autistic loner
remember the two pale weirdos in rotj that hang around the emperor like his personal entourage he likely told them jokes about the times vader fucked up keking his signature laugh behind vaders back
title of... duchess? Not really. I always thought a duke/duchess had to have some kind of superior monarch. Is Mandalore a duchy? Do they pay feudal tithes to a higher power? Or did the writers once again just slap a random title onto a planetary ruler and expect it to work?
Should've just called her President. Not enough presidents in Star Wars.
You'll never go to Disneyland with your Twi'lek waifu, your hyperactive children and your purple dog.
I think it comes down to the idea that the Balance must be connected to something real. It has to be an actual thing, or else it is just a meaningless phrase. All we know is that Anakin was believed, by the Prophecy of the One who will Bring Balance to the Force is that will will destroy the Sith who wish to see the Force, and the galaxy, in Darkness. Rule by threat, slaves, authoritarian bullies, executions for even minor offenses often without trial, etc etc.
There is one anon in these threads who hates the idea that Anakin didn't just Balance the Force for all times. That Lor San Tekka mentioning the Balance was just one characters theory and didn't really matter. However it seems central to this. If the Sith can destroy the Balance by spreading the Dark Side, via galaxy wide suffering, then the Jedi can do what they were always meant to and preserve the Balance. This seems to be what Snoke truly fears and why he is obsessed with hunting down Luke.
So thematically Star Wars can be seen as the Prequels having the prophecy, the chosen one, the coming of darkness, and the downfall of the Jedi with the chosen one becoming Vader, the Emperor's apprentice. The OT is fighting the darkness of the Empire, the new hope, Luke redeeming his father, and the death of the Sith. The darkness of the Sith is broken but the galaxy isn't yet in balance because it still needs to heal. The Jedi could work to bring a new era of peace just as they did thousands of years ago when the Sith were first believed extinct only Luke's Order was killed. The sequels will be about the true return of the Jedi. The foundations of the new Order and their place as protectors of the peace and the Balance.
Frankly this would have been done anyway but so much time had passed they needed Luke to have a failed Order in-between to explain the state of affairs. It's a "reboot" of his attempts, a delay so that it explains why this is all happening thirty years later and not sooner.
Just hanging around shooting things because that's the only thing he knows how to do, then sealing himself into armor because he's afraid he'll start crying because his new warlord left him? Not very manly.
The next series, if there ever even is one (and that future is very much in doubt), will take place after RotJ and none of them are going to be alive, save for maybe Zeb and Chopper.
It's funny that even as peaceful as the New Mandalorians were supposed to be Satine still packed heat and the cadets weren't adverse to kicking someone's ass if necessary.
Even in peace the Mandalorians didn't lose what makes them special:
something to take away from Karen Traviss and make her and her fandalorian legions foam at the mouth
>dad found this going through his old stuff in the basement today
As much as i would like Kanan to survive all the show. Its pretty obvious that he will die sooner or later for Ezra to mature
Just as Ashoka he is meant to die.
Why is Tarkin so popular? He only appeared in ANH and died in a very not cool way.
The truest Mandalorian is the one who picks the greatest battle and wins. What, then, could be a greater battle than to fight the warrior self within the heart of every Mandalorian? To resist the warrior heritage and lay down your arms!
The Mandalores of old would have kneeled before her.
I mean they no doubt wouldn't but still to go against their heritage and upbringing was one helluva fight. Shame she saw her people reverting to their old selves and everything she fought for ruined before she died.
I'm finally going to tackle the NJO.
I've read Tatooine Ghost.
If I read The Thrawn Trilogy + Hand of Thrawn duology, will that be enough context to jump into VECTOR PRIME?
Do you think she and obi-wan fucked like animals while he was guarding her?
At least nobody here wants to
farty super bad.
It's the lack of falling into fetishes, fanfiction, creating Darthsonas, etc, that has allowed these threads to survive where so many fandoms have fallen so low. The worst we have is waifu wars.
Apologist? Canderous is trying to ween his Mandos off of the teet of Sith manipulation, but I don't remember him ever apologizing for what his people did in the war. Krogans have the excuse of getting screwed over badly by the genophage, but even Wrex talks a lot about how low his people have fallen and how they're leading to their own extinction instead of growing as a species.
>you turned off your targeting computer
Found this on Stack Overflow today in the fandoms section, is the thing about the Jedi having a tower of the temple dedicated to the CIS a thing? I cant find any reference to it.
>Canderous is trying to ween his Mandos off of the teet of Sith manipulation, but I don't remember him ever apologizing for what his people did in the war
This is not what 'apologist' means in this context. Canderous believes that his people's ways are right and true and honorable, even though they are genocidal warmongerers, and the sellsword remnants of his people have forgotten true Mandalorian ways. Wrex thinks that the Krogan ways require rethinking and believe his people are idiots.
Canderous would have gone down the exact same path given the opportunity. It's simply what he believes in.
Nope. Obi-Wan never would have crossed that line without actually leaving the Jedi Order. It would ruin the distinction between him and Anakin, which was the whole point in creating her character to begin with. She was his Padme and was meant to show how differently he dealt with those emotions compared to Anakin.
while Kanan dying wouldn´t really suprise me I think that they are going to go down a different route
season 2 is going to end with Ezra turning to the dark site after Asoka gets killed in front of his eyes by Vader.
Kanan is then going to go through a crises until he finds obi wan.
obiwan realizes that he sees much of himself in kanan and decided to train him so that Ezra doesn´t have to suffer the same fate as anakin.
Took my Granddad, who was a huge Star Wars fan but stopped keeping up with the franchise shortly after RotS, to go see Force Awakens.
When we got out he asked me if Rey and Ren were Jaina and Jacen Solo.
Had to break it to him that the old EU is gone.
bad guys showing respect for another is an pretty awesome yet only rarely featured trope.
His interactions with Vader were one of the few scenes that made Vader look almost human.
plus Tarkin was kinda a big deal in the empire before he died so that alone makes him interesting
Yes, which is why they never had sex or anything like that. It was all or nothing for Obi-Wan, either he was going to leave the Jedi for her or embrace the Jedi path fully and forsake his love for her. Unlike Anakin, he knew he could not have it both ways. There was too much danger and darkness in such an action. Her character exists solely to illustrate this key difference between Master and Student.
>The worst we have is waifu wars
It's not even a war here, at most you'll get some back and fourth banter that bleeds off when something else happens in the thread. I've seen actual Waifu Wars, and they are legitimately that, wars in the thread that will nuke any real discussion and turn it into shit.
>Vader down has a 4/5 majority
>Shattered empire has a 4/5 majority
>Son of Dathomir has a 5/5 majority
Holy shit guys pull yourselves together, all three are 3/5 at best.
The rest are accurate though.
Yes it is. It's unspoken, but celibacy is expected. The key lesson to be taken from it is that emotions are a huge part of it. Obi-Wan would not have had sex with anyone, let alone Satine, because he knew that the emotions were there. Dabbling in that is the path to the dark side, and he recognized it. This isn't difficult, stop trying to make your headcanon about Obi-Wan fucking Satine catch on when the point of that character arc is plain as day.
There's a certain point of darkness where you just ask 'where's the point of it' and give up.
Like when the entire Young Jedi Knight cast got offed in one book.
The NJO cycle just gutted the universe and made it drab.
>Why is Tarkin so popular?
Peter Cushing. Many people liked that man and by extension, the Star Wars fandom liked Tarkin.
Happens now and then, usually when the show is active. Some people were really into Aresko, others were really against people into Aresko mentioning they were into Aresko every thread. Declarations of Aresko fans being "BTFO" after a certain episode.
Just one example. Saw similar with Tua. There are just odd times when the fans here go to war against each other. I mean this is a Filoni show, we all know what it's like when he murders someone. But if you show the slightest bit of empathy or humanity you're the dreaded "hugbox".
I also search for 'rebels', there's been so many editions and sometimes people don't always remember to post everything in the description, the only thing consistent is the title
That's smalltime compared to other fandoms. They do tear into each other like hungry dogs, for liking someone they don't like.
Even during the Tarkening, only a few people were actively cheering.
But I will say this, I don't know how we are going to act when Ahsoka is kill because I know several people are waiting for the 'Ahsokafags BTFO' posts.
Han was a dead man walking ever since ESB, his story arc was done and his corpse was just shuffled around by Lucas in spite of him having nothing to do. Hardly comparable to killing off trillions of people and leading the writers down the rabbit hole of being increasingly edgy.
Lucas himself said that the Jedi were not celibate. Jedi are only forbidden from forming attachments to one person, because it interferes with their judgement. A Jedi can't allow themselves to put the safety and needs of one person over the safety and needs of the galaxy/Republic.
There's nothing preventing Jedi from having one night stands.
>She was hurt... I just wanted to help her
That's creepy man.
>Which post ROTJ universe killed off Han again?
Which post ROTJ universe killed off Chewbacca again?
What point exactly is he missing? He's right. Jedi aren't celibate.
That Obi-Wan and Satine never had sex because that goes against who he is as a character. She was created as a character to show that unlike Anakin he was appropriately detached and committed to being a Jedi.
That pic of Daisy Ridley naked as a corpse from some crime show she was on once, except the anon photoshopped out all the bruises, blood, wounds, etc to make her look "alive". And said what >>79100440 greentexted. It was fucking weird.
That's all fine and dandy. But if you were trying to tell that anon earlier(not me) that, there was no reason to say the Jedi were celibate. It adds nothing and is false.
Someone needs to make a webm of those droids tearing open escape pods from the Malevolence arc
The hell are you talking about anyways? Chewie was as good as ever in TFA. I also don't see how that has anything to do with what be said.
Some autistic anon made a cutout of the nude Daisy Ridley corpse from a crime show and also made a non-corpsey edit.
Oh I did see that. Yeah given it was just a screenshot from a tv show its not quite NSFL territory, but its still pretty fucking creepy.
I'm scared that anon is still hovering around the thread, I hope he got ip banned.
Also if anyone cares I think the show was Silent Witness.
There's a few continuations.
Dark Disciple -Ventress/Voss arc
Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir -Maul arc that sort of continues his story but no final conclusion yet(he may return in Rebels)
Story Reels -two arcs that are not fully animated on StarWars.com
Kanan - comic centered around Kanan from Star Wars Rebels. Most of it is flashbacks to the time of the Clone Wars.
Star Wars Rebels is kind of a spiritual successor and some TCW characters have appeared/will be soon.
1. That's not a continuation of TCW
2. It's not canon.
Maybe he's that dude from /b/ who killed some woman, posted pictures of her body on 4chan, and left her body to be discovered by her son.
You can always search desustorage.org as long as the post wasn't deleted before it was archived. And isn't illegal so they delete it there too.
I wish I hadn't looked. What the actual fuck.
>Obi-Wan: Anakin, you are crazy. Spinning is not flying.
>Anakin: But it's a good trick.
What did he mean by this?
Let Qui-Gons be Qui-Gons, and lets talk about shit we like for once, instead of what we dislike.
It started at 2 or 3 AM U.S. central time last night, so I really don't think so. Definitely a different country, if not Australia (but let's be honest, it's been well documented that they are responsible for a significant amount of the shitposting across the site)
B-Wings are awesome.
Space battles are what got me into the franchise.
I came close to getting a huggable plush Chewbacca and a couple of the Infinity figures.
...though there are places that my attention should really be going, like actually sitting down and watching The Clone Wars.
Uhh, well, umm... Jedi fashion. Very... Practical.
Those hips... hnnnggg.
I want to be her padawan.
At least orange butt cheeks survived order 66. Just kidding, f a m. we are all friends here. Blue tits it's hot and orange buttcheeks gets hotter in season 3.
Are you ready to watch Ahsoka die at the end of this season?
>Just saw the new rebels trailer
>Looks pretty cool, empire gaining power
>Leia appearance, guess that makes sense
>Yoda appearance, uhhhhhh
>Darth Maul appearance, seriously, what the fuck?
>A fuckin lightsaber with a hilt
I enjoyed Rebels for standing as it's own thing. It had a cameo here and there where appropriate, but mostly created it's own story. This entire trailer focusing on nothing but "What from the other series will make a guest appearance in rebels next?" is killing me.
C-can twi'leks and humans interbreed?
Aayla's breeding hips are making me feel some kind of way
>implying Ahsoka will not get mutilated but survive
implying Ahsoka is not Snoke
not trying to bait, but does anyone think Disney will have any of Luke's trainees survive or still be around?
It's honestly the one thing I can't forgive about TFA/new canon.
Hoping for Luke and Rey to 'get the band' back together Blues Brothers style in 8 or 9
>Kyle, we're getting the Order back together
>Jan won't let me go!
>cue music number in Space Harlem
If it had been Han and Chewie, I would agree, but Lando is believable. Yoda was a bit much though and we're getting him again. Maul surviving TPM was already ludicrous, but since they did it they might as well give his character a real conclusion here. If we get Luke and Obi-Wan, then there's a problem.
do you guys actually enjoy the humor of the series?
i find it pretty lame because it goes always the same routine.
>ezra or kanan say or do something goofy
>followed by annoyed/arrogant look from sabine / hera
well I guess only men can be comedian relieve nowadays
It's hit or miss. Kanan's jokes are all pretty great. I like Zeb outside of his interactions with Ezra, but with Ezra it's pretty much as you said. Sabine is fine, Hera is fine. Chopper is great. Mostly it's just Ezra's lines that bug me, but he is the main character so that's a pretty big deal.
No, not really, it's always just "LOOK AT CHOPPER BEING SO GRUMPY AND QUIRKY XD SO RANDOM" or exceptionally bland attempts at "witty banter".
Get a load of this bullshit. Absolute nonsense.
Those aren't 'his' kids, though. The Clone War was barely a year old at that point, for him to have full grown children would have been impossible. Newborns perhaps. Unless clone sperm contains growth accelerating hormones
did sabine or hera actually ever get featured in a comedic way?
all I remember is them looking annoyed with the stereotypical "oh those stupid boys look"
doesn´t help that they are so flat and uninteresting
This going on in the thread right now is what I meant. It's 4 on the US east coast, someone obviously just got home from school, ate the nice meal his mom cooked for him, and then it's off to troll the interwebs instead of doing homework. "Objectively."
yeah hera at least seems to kinda care.
sabine on the other hand is just a "badass/cold" mary sue.
I mean think about it. everybody in the crew likes and respects her (unlike ezra) and she never gets confronted with any challenge (again unlike ezra)
rebels really sucks with female characters especially compared to clone wars
You can either have good comedy or a PG rating. They ARE mutually exclusive.
no teen titans was able to pull off funny and serious at the same time.
but it´s not so much my problem that the comedy sucks
I think it´s more like >>79102383
said. it´s annoying to constantly see the main character act like a bumbling idiot
It has it's moments (like the one in the video) but most of the time is Kanan, Zeb and Chopper doing or saying something funny
ALSO, HERA IS THE BEST GIRL
The Kanan and Rex one was good too.
I agree that works fine.
actually feels like star wars.
I was more talking about scenes like in "Always Two There Are" were Rex and Ezra chase each other which ends with both getting hit in the face while Sabine just makes faces in the back ground.
I mean that is just slap stick at that point
>yfw Vader kills Ahsoka after torturing her with memories of Anakin
>yfw the Clones die
>yfw Ezra goes to the Dark Side
>yfw Darth Maul returns as a puppet of the Emperor
>yfw the rebellion begins slowly falling apart
>yfw Revan holocrons incoming
>yfw Rebels is finally starting to enter into that shits hitting the fan stint that Clone Wars finally hit
Can't fucking wait.
You mean Ezra and Zeb when Ezra runs headfirst into a pipe?
Because the little shit deserved it. Jedi bragging moment where he didn't see that one coming. Not even sure why this confuses people. Ezra is a fourteen year old boy, he's supposed to be socially awkward, just as Sabine is a 17 year old girl, she's authentic that she feels above things and far more mature. After all, she routinely murders people with guns as part of her cultural heritage.
Kanan just has this Peter Pan thing going 60-70% of the time. If he's not in his serene "Jedi Master" routine then he's letting his inner rogue run rampant. Even on missions he doesn't always act completely serious, which Ezra noted back when they were searching for Luminara.
>mfw when all the characters that I like from TCW die.
It was inevitable. At least Obi-wan will live for a few more years, I wonder if we'll see him anyways in Rebels.
It'll be Revan without the mask on.
Real shame about the budget though, it's still the same in a lot of places, but then you see Anakin in the hologram footage and Yoda and you just get really sad.
That'd be fine, I'm sick of Lothal.
I hope so, I'd love to see an old Obi-wan vs. Darth Maul with Kanan vs. Ezra.
Curious how far Rebels will go, first season was 5 years before ANH, and the second season is 4 years. I wonder if it'll go right until ANH or possibly even beyond and Kanan will become the new Kyle Katarn.
I wonder what they are going to do with Sabine.
Probably more boring "muh strong wyman" stuff.
I still can´t believe that they went from fun and likable ahsoka to boring and bitchy sabine
So what is up with Vader talking like Anakin again? I'd imagine it's a force trick, but why wouldn't he do it all the time then? Unless it's a special chamber that allows for it, which would make for more sense, considering how much JEJ would probably cost most of the time.
It's some force vision thats taunting her, probably similar to what the brother showed anakin on Mortis. You can tell because Vader behind her is all smokey, he's not actually there
Lol, all the Rebels original characters are dead/irrelevant:
-Tua is dead
-Baron Rudor is gone
-No one cares about Kallus
-No one cares about the Ghost crew compared to TCW characters
'Star Wars: Dogs Fight Over Scraps'
The sad thing is Sabine has so much potential. She could have been the Satine that fought. But between her wonky ass paper mache looking armor and her being nothing more than 'eye-candy', it's just sad really.
Probably relocated to showing Rebels how to shoot a blaster.
>Maul surviving TPM was already ludicrous
This was when I really started to hate TCW. The movie and Ashoka made me apprehensive, but it was still kind of a fun show, but that Maul shit was just such a pathetic asspull.
Clone Wars multimedia project>TCW
So what are the chances Ahsoka actually dies at the end of the season, or just simply gets captured and Force Interrogated by Vader and the Emperor in order to find out where the Rebels and Jedi are, especially Obi-Wan and Yoda?
>No one cares about Kallus
I play the X-Wing Miniatures Game, that statement is wholly false.
Also, Clone Wars was diminished by prequel connection. Anakin just isn't interesting.
There is a direct correlation between how good an episode is to the amount of screentime Kanan gets.
Calling it now, Ahsoka and the Ghost crew is gonna live through the entire series and wind up being written into New Republic era background just to spite edgelords who feel the need to kill off every character to make room for the OT trio, as if the universe isn't big enough for anybody but Luke, Han, and Leia.
I hope she dies not because I don't like the character, but because I feel like it's the natural progression of the series and the characters. But she'll live somehow and end up in season 3 and then Rebels and then she'll end up in episode 8.
Darth Maul had been alive for years in the EU already. While the explanation was a bit shaky on his survival regardless of TCW or not, even Vader managed to survive having all his limbs cut off, being burned to a crisp ruining his lungs, and lying on hot magma for an hour or more.
Dark Side is strong stuff man unless you're beheaded.
Yoda already had a vision of her and the Clones dying. Even Ahsoka herself had a vision of her dying if she stayed with the Jedi Order if you recall. Her leaving only delayed the inevitable.
I wish they would have made us care about them, instead of just doing away with them. That's what angers me about it. We could have gotten some original characters and their stories but they were replaced by nostalgia points and shoehorning. I like Rebels, but it's starting to get on my nerves that this is happening.
>Surely Darth Filoni would have mercy, right?
There is no mercy.
I don't think it's about being edgy, more about it's about at least trying to keep some continuity going. If Ahsoka was still around then likely she'd have been mentioned at some point, even in comics afterwards.
The farthest she can go is up to Return of the Jedi, and she'd only fit in between the 3 year gap of ANH-ESB and the 1 year gap of ESB-RotJ considering Luke does learn new Jedi things but doesn't see Yoda in that mean-time.
Agreed on that being her natural progression, I don't see her making it to Episode VIII though, maybe a holocron or something, but that's about it.
Darth Vader typically can't sneak up on people with his asthma. Okay in some instances he tagged Shaak Ti (only "canon" in a vision, for whatever that is worth) but that was pre-respirator.
>I find the lack of lewd 7S material disturbing.
I think it was just a couple of guys really pushing it. For some reason the quote that Seventh Sister said about wanting to be a mother really didn't get the attention that I thought it would get.
Or ones who failed him, sometimes regardless of whether they did it directly or they just assigned others who fucked things up. Piett was so goddamn lucky and he knew it. Probably needed a change of uniform after ESB.
And guess what, Lucas himself canonized it. What's so bad about Darth Maul being alive anyways? We've seen far dumber shit in the EU with Palpatine and Luke doing Force Black Hole shenanigans and entire planets getting destroyed or devoured like Darth Nihilus in KotOR 2.
It's not hard to believe Maul could have at least survived for some time to be rebuilt, Vader did. Maul's wounds would have been cauterized for the most part anyways.
Darth Maul shouldn't have died in the first place and continued to be one of the main villains of the prequels. You can say Lucas only did it because of how popular Darth Maul was and wanted more money for merchandise, which is probably true, but it's also probably true that he and the writers realized how dumb it was to have killed him off. The Darth Maul season was one of the best things I had seen Star Wars related in years.
>7S 'interrogating' Ashoka
>tfw not a drawfag so I can't make it happen
When I was writing that I was wondering if he could actually flip his respirator off using his chest panel. Kind of an interesting thought.
And then it reminded me of the time Vader was Matt...
>Maul could have at least survived for some time to be rebuilt, Vader did
Maul was cut in half and fell down a mile-long shaft, while Anakin lost his arms, legs and was burned. Vader surviving was at least possible.
Maul is a Sith that had become a rival to Palpatine and should have been culled when Sheev was through with him. Maul is cool and all, but him popping up everywhere is pretty annoying.
He probably could honestly, same with holding his breath, he wouldn't be alive for very long though unless he was constantly using the Force to keep himself alive and he'd be too noticeable with the cold/despair feeling going on, and even then he'd likely get tired after so long.
Vader shouldn't have survived either. He was literally laying on molten rock with no means to properly breath, it's why he needs to suit in the first place, because he can't breath, the fact he managed to live, especially as long as he did is amazing. He managed to live until Palpatine got there and transported him all the way back to Coruscant.
I just personally don't see how Maul surviving is any less stupid. I do agree however that Palpatine should have killed him right there along with Savage, but it's likely he's got Maul completely brainwashed and is using him to train the Inquistors while Vader and him do their own thing.
Chances are Maul is going to die in Rebels anyways. Whether Kanan kills him, Obi-Wan returns and kills him, or they go back to the comics and have Vader do it.
>What's so bad about Darth Maul being alive anyways? We've seen far dumber shit in the EU
There was a reason why the EU, which I sometimes enjoyed, was so divisive. And doing the same thing the EU did isn't a good idea. It's now becoming the same shit, different canon. If you're gonna do the same asspulls that the EU did in canon, then why was the EU purged? So Disney can sell it's own brand of EU shit.
I care about them, Especially Kanan and Hera. The family dynamic of the ghost crew worked for me and it's gonna hurt if any of them die.
Kallus looks like he and Zeb are gonna have a rematch in the trailer, so we're finally getting some pay off there.
Are you retarded?
Both deaths are violent, but Maul fell down a seemingly bottemless pit, after being cut in half at the waist.
Plus, Sheev gave Vader quick and expensive treatment on Coruscant.
>If you're gonna do the same asspulls that the EU did in canon, then why was the EU purged?
Because if you make all of it non-canon you no longer are beholden to any of it. They can pick and choose what they want, and how they want it, and not have to bother with anything else.
>but it's likely he's got Maul completely brainwashed and is using him to train the Inquistors
No, after Sons of Dathomir, he was left alone, with nothing, but he was left alone.
Maul should have had a book or something to better understand what happened to him, not have appearances in Rebels.
Maul was lucky. Turns out the Naboo were storing all their bacta at the bottom of that one shaft.
Well, used bacta.
I-it was medical waste. Still if he's alive in Rebels it seems they have a cure for space hepatitis. Also gungan herpes.
Well Maul came back before the EU was purged, even Revan was going to be in TCW with a holocron but it didn't make it there.
Likely Disney is slowly integrated stuff that people want to see. Maul's story was never finished with TCW's cancellation, and with all the Malachor, Rakata Prime, Revan toy, etc. We're likely to see Revan in some way again as well. I wouldn't be surprised if we end up seeing Kyle Katarn one day again as well.
I mean not everything of the EU is completely purged, some of it is still loosely canon, such as Republic Commando and Delta Squad, Malachor Existing, the Mandalorian Wars existing, Darth Maul still being alive, Rakata Prime existing, etc.
I always thought that Mother Talzin was perhaps a reason that Maul managed to survive as well with her witch powers. After all she knew he was alive. It was just a matter of where
We don't know how long it took Padme to actually get to Mustafar. Vader seemed to have long killed the CIS leaders and been standing around for awhile. It's likely maybe even a couple of days had gone by, considering Obi-Wan had to come back, tell her of Vader, with her setting off, and taking the time to get there.
Hell it's likely Vader at the most suffered at least a couple hours by the time Palpatine got to him through hyperspace back and forth.
I mean think about it, he had to get to Mustafar through hyperspace, manage to find Anakin which took some time at the very least, a few minutes, load him up while he's fighting the Clone Troopers, strap him down, hyperspace back to Coruscant, and then travel to the facility, and the entire time it took to actually get the suit hooked up to his nervous system and lungs.
Vader should have been long dead before that. Yes the entire time he's still fighting and screaming, and he shouldn't have been able to muster even those screams considering his lungs.
The Clone Wars team were given the opportunity to complete the Clone Wars but they didn't feel like completing it without Lucas as they felt it was his project so they decided to start their own project. I think that's how it went down. However, if they had continued with TCW there would have been a drop in animation quality as they would no longer have received Lucas money to keep up with the quality of the later seasons
The same amount of years it took people to stop saying the same thing between Disney and Marvel, plus another 10.
A mixture of Disney acquiring Star Wars and not wanting to make a deal with Cartoon Network over their own Network and a mixture of them and the animators wanting to explore the 19 year gap between RotS and ANH. Though they should have let them have two last seasons, the one season which was already in production, and then a final season to wrap things up into RotS, then head on into Rebels.
>what is time-skipping
I bet you think Luke and Leia were born the same day Palpatine declared the Republic was now the Empire.
Nope. CN had airing rights so Disney obviously wouldn't want to air SW content on a competitor channel, TCW was expensive as fuck to produce, and Filoni and the TCW crew didn't wanna continue without Lucas since it was his baby in a way because he was so involved in its production.
It'll never end. Normies will always be too thick skulled to understand.
That is the worst part about Rebels is the fact that Disney doesn't want to put in the money to make it as good as TCW.
TCW wasn't losing money at all and actually had good ratings. If Rebels had the same budget, it'd probably explode with how well it's doing, especially with Vader and Yoda showing up now and shit starting to get good. At least they got James Earl Jones, I'd be miffed if they just got Chad Vader again, he's not bad, but it's just not the same at all.
This has probably been said a million times before, but I just finished the Umbara arc and that shit was pretty fucking dark (no pun intended).
General Krell, the spookiness of the planet in general, the fact that the enemy wasn't droids, it was pretty great.
Especially the bit where Rex casually double-taps a fallen Umbaran in the back after he falls out of his worm tank thing.
I need to rewatch, but did palpatine sense Anakin's injury before or after the fight was over? That plus Anakin probably using the force to stave off death could have made the difference if he was leaving before.
mmh so Lucas actually did manage to create an enjoyable star war product.
who would have thought?
man but it really is a curse. all the shows that I like end before they get a conclusion
Disney owns it but doesn't make the final story decisions for Star Wars. They can go on about whatever they want to see in their version of Star Wars, but it's ultimately up to the Story Group to decide how it gets placed in the story.
A few years back before Rebels started, there were a bunch of URLs Lucasfilm registered, making game journalists think stuff like "Wolf Pack", "Order 67", "Bothan Spies" and "Gungan Frontier 2, 3, and 4" were all coming out/in development.
Turns out that was all Pablo's doing.
I really wish that rebels started doing 3-4 episode arcs like TCW. The self contained episodes just don't work anymore. it makes the series feel rushed.
>mmh so Lucas actually did manage to create an enjoyable star war product.
Even if you're a retard who hates the prequels, you must know that Lucas directed A New Hope, which is the best movie in the franchise.
>buh muh saved in editing
I've watched a fanedit of the way Lucas would have edited it. It's still 95% as good as the finished product.
>That is the worst part about Rebels is the fact that Disney doesn't want to put in the money to make it as good as TCW.
Disney wants the money without putting in any effort into it. They could get even higher ratings on the Regular Disney channel if they moved it there. Disney just sees dollar signs, not quality entertainment. That worries me for the future, sure we have Storygroup, but for how long? Would Disney get rid of them if it was in their best interest?
Afterwards, once Yoda had already fled he mentions that Vader is in danger. Though that could mean a couple of things. Maybe Vader had already bitten it, or he was about to bite it.
Yes, yes they would.
God the choreography of TCW was so damn good when it came to the Lightsabers. Lightsabers look like the old white 80-90s 'blue' lightsaber toys I had when I was a kid. Cheap and easily broken.
>mfw watching ROTS and seeing all those 501st guys getting cut down by Yoda and Obi-Wan
>survived one insane Jedi to be killed by the noble ones
Doesn't seem ridiculous at all. The Jedi are taught that becoming one with the Force is natural (not that the lesson always sinks in) while Sith cling jealously to their material existence. It's one of the reasons they can't go ghost, after all. The notion that Anakin would fight on even when he was at the cusp of death. It was the part of him that always felt the galaxy should bend to a strong enough will. If things don't work as they should, someone should force them.
Comparing that to how peacefully he accepted his death at the end is a sign of how fully he'd returned to the Jedi he used to be/was meant to be. It's also one of the key steps towards becoming a ghost, though we don't know exactly how that happened. Lucas had a reason and he shared with Filoni, but Filoni never tells people a goddamn thing.
>Would Disney get rid of them if it was in their best interest?
>I have just received word the storygroup has been dissolved permanently. The old remnants of Lucasfilm have been swept away.
As do I, but you never know, it could honestly be taken either way. Realistically it is the tide was turning as opposed to it already happening, since that stuff is afterwards scene-wise, but knowing Lucas, who the fuck knows anymore.
Maybe, but I doubt it in this case. Rebels isn't being penny pinched, it was always going to have a lower budget. This is because TCWs was the primary Star Wars storytelling vehicle when it was ongoing. It was George himself wanting to tell more stories but not (yet) considering doing more movies. The fact that they had a big screen cartoon in 2008 surprised people at the time. TCWs was really the largest game in town and focus of Lucas' efforts - at that time.
Now Lucasfilm has shifted gears to their sequels and stand-alone flicks. That's a pretty massive shift in resources and staff. It's nice that they're still entertaining cartoons being made at all, frankly.
The far bigger problem with Rebels is that it's stuck on DisneyXD which limits their storytelling. Would it be nice if it looked prettier and could add more art assets? Sure, but being stuck on the worst Disney channel is a far greater curse..
Lucas wasn't greedy as much as he was just misguided. He wanted to create this sprawling universe of sci-fi cities filled to the brim with alien designs and such. But back in the 70-80s he had to settle for Matte Paintings and poor Special Effects.
Then Star Wars became a cultural phenomenon and he and others disagreed on what made Star Wars special. Was it the characters and the story-telling or was it the worlds, the lore, and the special effects for the time?
By the time the PT came out, Lucas had finally gotten the means to do what he really wanted and it was poorly received because he did so at the cost of story-telling unfortunately. By TCW he managed to create the worlds and things he wanted with CGi while the writers did a lot of the story details, it was more them than anything that added Darth Maul, etc. for stuff, granted Lucas himself said he wish he hadn't killed him off.
Now that Disney is in control and TFA exploded with both CGi, the worlds, mysterious lore and talking surrounding it and the characters that people like, it's doing everything Lucas wanted to do without sacrificing anything, at least not entirely. It definitely has it's flaws and issues, but it does what the PT wanted to do, keep things together with special effects, and that made Lucas salty. Especially with people clamoring how the ST is already better than the PT. At least RotS was good outside of Vader screaming NOOOOO like a tard.
So I don't think it's really about Lucas being greedy, as opposed to, he was just never able to fully realize what exactly he wanted and it caused problems especially when it came to retconning and bringing things back up.
I don't know why they have it on XD. Hell I rarely ever even see it on XD anyways outside of the new episode and I never see reruns, or anything. Half the time all I see is the same two shows for an entire week replaying constantly. It's like checking out what's on CN and seeing Teen Titans Go and what was the other thing, Steven Universe? for like the thousand time all damn day.
I wonder if tons of people e-mailed or petitioned Disney to move it to the other channel if they would? Doubtful, since it'd take something else's slot away.
>Now that Disney is in control and TFA exploded with both CGi, the worlds, mysterious lore and talking surrounding it and the characters that people like, it's doing everything Lucas wanted to do without sacrificing anything, at least not entirely.
Are you honestly saying what I think you're saying?
Are you calling TFA creative?
I'm too lazy to type HAHAHA into a word counter to get to the 2000 character limit right now- but god damn you're retarded.
"KotOR is canon"fags get cucked.
>It's also one of the key steps towards becoming a ghost, though we don't know exactly how that happened. Lucas had a reason and he shared with Filoni, but Filoni never tells people a goddamn thing.
At least part of becoming a Force Spirit involves being selfless. Anakin's selfless sacrifice by saving Luke from the Emperor allowed Yoda and Obi-Wan to preserve his spirit, according to Anakin's Biographical Gallery on StarWars.com
Also, I'm sort of tempted to try and change the Wook's Jango/Boba pages because they've made them Mandalorian again because they're mentioned on the Z-6 jetpack page, but it says its affiliations are with Death Watch and with Bounty Hunters, but the wording on the page could make it seem like it's calling them Mando, even though Pablo said they aren't.
>Rebels isn't being penny pinched, it was always going to have a lower budget
You mean to tell me Disney can't give them some extra cash for some different locations and a few different settings? I'm not talking about them giving Lucas-tier money, I'm talking about a little bit here and there. Disney has been very stingy with Rebels, when we know they have the money to give them.
Ok guys, how did I do? How accurate does this represent the threads opinions as a whole?
I was contemplating for a while about adding the books to this. But I figured, very few people will come to this thread asking for Book recommendations. It happens, yeah, and maybe I'll make a separate guide for the books, but I figured this one would be better if it was just /co/ related? What do you guys think?
No, I didn't say it was creative. I said that it kept some semblance of a story together, while keeping special effects. It was basically taking the special effects of the PT and mixing it in with the characters and story of the OT.
TFA by far has tons of problems, whether it be in consistency, story, etc. I did personally love the film, but it definitely has it's fair amount of flaws. But it does the characters better than the PT did, you actually like some of the new characters and their personalities and weird quirks. PT lacks that, unlike the OT and TFA, outside of ya know a few here and there such as Obi-Wan or Mace Windu (who was shafted mostly). It it keeps those nice little details and special effects going that the OT lacked, but the PT didn't.
TFA is basically a combination of the OT/PT what they both did that worked. It's not perfect by any means, but because it at least has some enjoyable characters more so than the PT, while keeping the special effects, it doesn't sacrifice anything, as Lucas did with the story and characters for the PT in favor or special effects.
That's what I'm getting it, maybe I'm a poor at explaining myself properly though.
I agree with you for the most part.
>cost of story-telling unfortunately.
The only movies in the PT that suffered from this was TPM. I felt it was too much material jammed into one movie. Lucas could have splint the entire movie into three parts for what was covered. Now I have an idea of why the studio rejected the original Star Wars.
>made Lucas salty
Disagree. Lucas understands Hollywood and the business. He knows they're going to make Star Wars a cash cow and very different from his aesthetics. Additionally, Lucas knows more about what they have planned down the road so, I'm pretty sure it's not just from TFA he's disappointed.
Just read this anon, quite a few people were supposed to live but didn't due to a changed script by Filoni.
it could be worth noting that rebels has just started but it has potential
TCW was kind of bad in the begining but it really found it place, I expect the same to happen with rebels
Overall good work anon, I like it
Depends on how it's set up. Does Disney even control the purse strings or was Lucasfilm set up as a more independent studio akin to the deal Pixar has enjoyed. Disney all seems to let Marvel do whatever the fuck they want, editorial wise.
We just don't know what the deal is that Lucas had set up. We'll likely never know all the details.
That said the vast majority of Lucasfilm's resources are going into the films.
Not 100% sure. He pitched a lot of stories he wanted and left it to Filoni to sort out the details and make sure it happened. He had the final say in a lot of details. He also seemed to let them tell certain stories on their own, and even let his daughter run a few arcs as well. Not sure how much input he had on all of that. Whatever else Filoni has mentioned he could run anything he wanted by George. Apparently Big Daddy Lucas kept a pretty open office. He also let Filoni and others indulge some inclusions they wanted to see.
Seems fair to me. I would NOT put Star Wars and Vader on the same par, though. While there has been a lot of crossover between the two, Vader has been far superior and should be the preferred book for EU fans due to its use of TCW and Prequel material.
In fact, I would put Vader on a par with the Darth Plagueis novel. It's essential reading for filling in some fascinating gaps (yes, I know the Plaguies novel isn't Canon anymore, but who cares? It's awesome).
" It's not an easy argument; it's EU, but like all EU parts of it may be true."
"KotOR is not canon"fags get cucked."
Nice job! Concise and accurate. If we do end up getting more book questions, definitely make one but this is good for now.
If anything I'd add that Rebels has potential because its just starting and has been improving every few episodes, in both animation quality and quality as a whole.
I'd also say Vader is a little more recommended than Star Wars.
Nope the writefag disappeared AFAIK soon after. Just like the few drawfags that came in
He was involved in most everything. He pitched a lot of stories, ideas, characters, etc. He was basically involved in anything that wasn't animating or directly writing Episode scripts.
Because Disney is lost in their Kidscoms and other live action shit.
I mean, I agree with what you're saying, but the Main Comic has just as much "essential reading" if you consider how it is showing Luke's development as a Jedi. It might not be as exciting or surprising as the stuff showcased in Vader, but it's equally important in its contribution to Canon, and the fact that the two are so tight-knit together, I figured it was fitting to put them together like that.
If you feel I should separate them and rate Vader higher though, I can certainly consider it for when I next update it. Not doing it now, I'm tired as fuck.
That's how I feel about the Rise and Fall of Lord Vader, the one little short novel from Vader's point of view and how much he just regrets everything, same with that last page or two of the RotS novel talking about how he's like a painter gone blind or a composer gone deaf, the power that was once there is gone to him, only a sliver in the force, how much he hates Palpatine and himself, but Palpatine and the Dark Side is all he ever has left, and when it comes to his PoV from Rise and Fall when he finds Luke he starts having a crisis because now he has something more.
Vader is such an interesting character when they explore just how much he actually regrets his actions.
>Tarkin didn’t initially arrive on a shuttle. He just walked into a room. The Aresko and Grint execution wasn’t in the original script. That was something that I added later. We needed to introduce Tarkin to a new audience and, I think, not only did we present him to a new audience effectively, we lived up to the reputation that Tarkin had with the older fans. The adult fans believe he’s this evil man, so we have to live up to that reputation.
Now I understand why people join the Dark Side. I just thought those two were made to be killed and that was their purpose, I didn't know they were going to live.
Are their any more changed deaths that Filoni had a hand in?
Have you read the third best SW novel ever written?
So far KotOR is not canon, and I love KotOR. Certain things from it may be canon, such as the Mandalorian Wars, Rakata Prime, or the Malachor System existing and a scourge existing, but as of right now that is it. No Revan, Bastilla, Malak, Exile, Kreia (thank god, I fucking hate Kreia personally), etc. are canon as of right now.
Have you read Lords of the Sith yet?I think you'd like it. Has a lot of Vader digging into everything he hates, and then using it to fuel his power with the dark side.
>Are their any more changed deaths that Filoni had a hand in?
As far as I know, every Imperial death in the show came directly from Filoni. I know for a fact the Grand Inquisitor was, and I remember an anon posting a while back that Tua was also a changed death too.
I think he just lurks these threads to kill whoever we like the most.
I have, I've got it sitting on my shelf behind me actually, along with Shatterpoint (which I loved) and Dark Rendevous (which could have been better).
Some of my other stuff is still at my parents unfortunately.
So can Ahsoka become a force ghost? Or is it too late for her?
That sent my sides to the moon and I don't know why.
Still a good story so far
It's on the trivia page for Siege of Lothal, Governor Pryce was supposed to come back and get on the exploding shuttle, while Tua was supposed to take her place.
>In an alternate universe, all the changed scripts never happened and we get to see many original characters backstories being told and different points of views being addressed.
I want to live in that universe.
I was trying to attach this picture of Filoni:
But that one showed up, I don't even know what it is, help someone?
>Celebration London, 2016
>Filoni walks on stage
>"After much consideration and compromising with Lucas, we are pleased to announce a revision to the Original Trilogy! We are going to premier today, the original unaltered movies, how I-Ahem, we, always intended them!"
>Three-movie marathon of the OT in-front of the entire auditorium.
>The final scene of RotJ
>Victory Celebration is playing
>The crowd is wild
>The ghosts fade onto the screen
>Ahsoka fades in next to Anakin, as he morphs into Matt Lanter, and Obi-Wan morphs into Ewan McGregor
>Filoni sheds a tear
>She just makes snarky comments to him the entire time
>Vader gets visibly frustrated and starts swinging his lightsaber in the middle of the air
>People begin to think the Force and Jedi/Sith are just some crazy cult religion full of psychos
I've had that happen once or twice in the past two. I think it happens when you and someone else post an image at the exact same time 4chan shits itself and can't tell what goes where. So someone else probably got a very weird post in another thread.
>not knowing about this moment in /a/ /sp/ history
>there are people that unironically ship Poe and Finn
>Tarkin comes to check on Vader thinking Rebels got in
>Vader is sitting in his breathing chamber trying to calm himself
>Tarkin informs the Emperor
>Emperor comes to visit
>Vader spins his chamber chair around
>"The apprentice lives."
>Spins back around and the Emperor leaves the room
>Ahsoka appears and makes another snarky ass comment about his burned face
>Just hear Vader screaming NOOOOO again
This. Kallus could be developed into a real badass. There's normal humans that can pose a threat to force sensitives and Kallus could easily become one by learning from all those times he fights them head on. He has the guts and mindset to be good but the show just never gives him the tools or any pity victories to let him shine.
This was the pic he was trying to upload.
Watch it fuck up on me too.
We can't have children with our closest relatives, monkeys, and we live on the same planet.
So I'm gonna say no, but having raw sex all the time without risk of child sounds good to me.
Oh boy, enemies of freedom, beware.
I like the version of the code where the Jedi brings these things.
"There is emotion, but I have peace.
there is ignorance, but I have knowledge
there is chaos, but I have serenity
there is death, but I have the force"
>just never gives him the tools or any pity victories to let him shine.
Every time I see Kallus now, I'm disappointed, it's not his fault really, it's the fact he's the only major villain we have left and he's now the "I'll get you next time, Rebels!" villain that scowls at them as they leave for hyperspace, or get's knocked out. Here's hoping he get's some sort of win before he bites the dust.
So far, the new Canon is better, equal or worse than the EU?
I think it's unfair to judge 1 year of Canon vs 30 years of EU, because it means EU has more gems, but also a whole lotta' shit, so any strong opinions on it will be biased. But if we're including TCW, then Canon wins by a landslide IMO.
It feels good to watch season 1 and 2 of Rebels without the wait, really liking it so far
It is, at the very least, more tightly knit. But the original EU was never really mean to fit in as a totally cohesive canon that continued/filled in the movies. This was more an afterthought. Once Star Wars got so big enough people actually cared it was really difficult to do much damage control. Which they mostly did by making it one poor asian dude's job.
>So far, the new Canon is better, equal or worse than the EU?
Let's wait for about five or six years before we answer that. Disney has only just begun, let's see how far they take the franchise.
How is that Han Solo movie going, ant more rumors for the cast?
Might still be some automated stuff. It's possible, anyway. That one queen is still alive, but no clue what she can do in her state or if she has any Plan Bs. It's always possible, however unlikely, that another queen survived the sterilization. Maybe one that hatched from an egg after the fact.
Is there a cut that includes the deleted scenes like TPM?
Padme's family, Dooku's origin, Obi-Wan/Mace and the analysis scene were fantastic. Padme showing her affection for Anakin in those scenes would have offset the unintentional "creepiness" people say Anakin has. I mean she was looking at him like a meal. Padme facing Dooku added a lot of flavor too. It felt like an episode of TCW
Is the Darth Maul story canon? I know they were supposed to be part of the TWC cartoon but In the cover it says Legends. So it is not?