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I see this thread going places.
Thrawn will return
it's only a matter of time
So when he all but inevitably shows up on Rebels, what should they do with him?
Trying to start this thread off with discussion rather than shitposting.
Show off just how much of a mentally fucked up person he is (Thanks Aura Sing!). Also, have him hilariously fail because in the new canon he's just a murder-happy fuck up.
it should be a two parter.
In the first episode, he totally overpowers the Rebels and captures Ezra and Chopper
in the second episode, he holds off the Rebels attacks with ease. It looks like he's about to make a clean get away when Ezra and Chopper break out, attack Fett, and he totally gets jobbed in a humiliating fashion.
Quick, post EU
It really shouldn't surprise me as much as it does that people have been speculating "Who Kylo Ren is" under the mask, when we've known for months, and the actor's identity was never hidden, but it kind of still does. People have a powerful desire to form headcanons and speculate, even when the truth is right in front of them.
>overstuffed with AAA movie stars like the prequels were
I'm counting Liam Neeson, Christopher Lee, Samuel Jackson, and MAYBE Ewan McGregor. And Ewan was still fairly fresh when he was cast.
McDiarmid's career is full of stage roles, for the most part. His film roles are all minor except for Sheev.
FUCKING STORMIES GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY FREE GALAXY
I agree. They just confirmed that Snoke is "just" 7 feet tall and the Plagueis theorists are using that to support their theory. As if Abrams and Kasdan would ever use a prequel character as their main villain.
Plagueis isn't a prequel character. He's a pre-prequel character. Even Legends had him die during the events of Episode I. Who knows when the new canon killed him off?
The thing that nobody seems to remember is that PLAGUEIS IS DEAD. You don't come back from that in Star Wars. You can come back from ALMOST dead, like Maul, or Vader, but Sheev killed Plagueis and he would have made damn sure Plagueis was dead.
You have been given control over Disney's new "Revised Edition" of the Prequels. You may make any change you want, but must follow the following criteria:
>It must follow the same general outline of the original movies, so as to not clash with canon.
>Jar Jar stays.
>You need at least ONE new original character that will sell lots of toys.
What changes do you make?
Her entire career at that point was a handful of preteen roles in the early 90s, most of them secondary characters. Leon the Professional didn't make that big a splash, anon. She had zero star power when she was cast in The Phantom Menace.
>Have him be running with his crew from clone wars+han solo
>They are running a smuggling mission for Jabba
>have some reason for why the rebels need the cargo
>in the end have him just barely beaten by Kannan and Sabine working together
>Eliminate Phantom Menace
>Clone Wars begins as first movie
>Stretch out clone wars and some borrowed plot from the series over the length of the three movies
>Anakin loses body parts over the course of the trilogy, slowly losing his humanity along with them
>Have him go bad at the first act of 3rd movie
>New character is a han solo-esque rogue who will be killed off in the third act of final movie
This is what Driver said about Kylo Ren.
>“We tried to not think about that as much as possible. And not try to think of him as being bad, or evil, or a villain. Something that was more three-dimensional. He’s more dangerous and unpredictable, and morally justified in doing what he thinks is right.”
Sounds very intriguing to me.
>tracks down the Ghost crew on an Imperial contract
>gradually ambushes and easily incapacitates them one-by-one
>finally has them all tied up in the Slave I's hold, gets ready to fly out of there
>turns on the engine
>the rumbling knocks over a can of oil, blinding Ezra
>engine turns off
>goes back to the hold to check up
>Ezra's outstretched legs trip him
>he hits his head on Chopper and is instantly knocked out, knocking off the restraining bolt he put on Chopper
>Chopper frees the crew
>everyone goes home
>“Jar Jar is not in the movie,” Kennedy says, to hoots from the audience. “Ewoks are not in the movie. Harrison insisted on it.”
>“It was in my contract,” Harrison says – probably joking. (Probably.)
What sex life?
I'm legit mad. Or, since it's settled down to a dull ache, I suppose bitter might be a better word. I had hope for the nuEU, and so far it's all been pandering shit, with a few mildly interesting bits (such as Imperial Sherlock, and Vader being badass). And I can't get over how generic Rebels is. I actually miss George. That's how dire this is. The Force Awakens trailer has not hyped me. I am unhyped.
Phantom Menace: Obi-Wan goes into town, Qui-Gon stays with the ship and radios in frequently. This focuses the overall movie on Obi-Wan, as it should, and does a better job setting up Obi-Wan's relationship with Anakin and setting up Obi-Wan as the deuteragonist of the overall saga. Qui-Gon still gets his Chosen One bits in over the comlink.
Attack of the Clones: Cut parts of the arena battle to tighten it up. It's too fucking long.
Revenge of the Sith: It's good as-is.
I've missed George since Rebels began. He's great when he's got a good team to help him sort the good ideas from the bad, and he has this delightfully inventive sense of ADVENTURE to everything he does.
Under Disney, I feel like we're losing that.
I will add that Dave is certainly trying very hard to keep it. Rebels started weak but has become a very respectable effort.
It still feels like Disney is just limiting it too much. I hope Bill Wolkoff becomes more of a staple writer and Saul Ruiz becomes more of a staple director, because Brothers of the Broken Horn and Future of the Force were the first time I really felt like Rebels was finally up where it should have been all along. It would be a shame for them to remain occasional treats instead of regulars.
Likewise, I hope Michnovetz gets to write more episodes. He really knows what he's doing.
Make him a notorious badass in-universe who doesn't quite live up to his own hype, but is still an awkward combination of extremely competent and extremely unlucky. Have Sabine fangirl over him because dammit she needs to display emotion at some point. Friendly to any other bounty hunter except IG-88. Very talented, able to go toe-to-toe with any of the Ghost Crew, and able to hunt them easily wherever they go, but nothing flashy. Make him practical, have him fail in plausible foreshadowed ways, and maybe one joke scene of Kanan beating him while blind. It's becoming a tradition at this point.
Everyone seems to demand that Boba become a joke loser now out of spite for 90s Boba. I want them to reconstruct him into a better character.
Nu Canon Boba is anything but friendly.
He's a fucking murderous psycho who shoots anything and everyone on his way to a bounty. Seriously, dude is fucked in the head thanks to his broken upbringing.
Turns out, the order was needed.
Blame Aura Sing. Its mostly her fault. And Mace I guess?
Ugh. I still remember when this wasn't even considered canon in the old EU.
"It was totally self defense, officer. He said 'please, I'll do anything!' Anything includes trying to kill me, so I was preemptively defending myself."
Pffft, the new stuff has this beat.
Agreed with everything you said. Why can't the nuEU grow some balls already. It's okay in places but it feels like flashy fanfiction in most instead of telling stories not weighed down by having to be star warsy (which basically means it has to copy the OT) which is what rebels and most of the comics have been doing. Especially battlefront. And TFA is going to be the biggest offender in terms of nostalgia fan-wanking.
Can we just let go of the OT having to overshadow everything and just tell a good story that's fresh and exciting, hell George would've at least made it fucking original and set it apart. TFA feels like the OTs extra limb rather than the beginning of a new trilogy.
> learn to let go SWfags
> let the story progress naturally rather than shoehorning old actors and landscapes etc. back in for muh nostalgia.
> Lucas should have never sold to Disney I knew they'd take everything special about Star wars and shove it down a blender.
Shit, I'd watch it. Boba and Bane have once again busted out of prison. Boba wants to improve his melee combat due to his intense hatred of lightsaber-wielding force-sensitive douchebags.
>Cad Bane teaches him lightsaber combat
>bounty hunter karate kid
The budget's murdering the show. The Hondo and Sabines ex episodes were so painfully obvious filler. It just put me off the show because it feels like a cheap generic cartoon.
It may be good occasionally but it needs less episodes otherwise season 2 will look weak as shit with all this bad filler and I don't think much of the show as it is.
I like some characters but Kanan is so fucking whiny and inept for a grown man with decent combat skills and experience.I actually like his comic because his personality fits his 14 year old self better and muh clone wars.
Ezra is young so I can tolerate the way he behaves most of the time but he looks intentionally like Aladdin which I can't get over.
I don't know if anyones noticed but the shows animation, in terms of character movement is very exaggerated and cartoony in contrast to tcw. There's no reason for it either if these guys worked on the other show. Sometimes characters will move a certain way or do something that looks unrealistic and cringy. That coupled with the bland art style makes the show seem very immature visually.
I feel embarrassed to watch it. Nowhere near even the standard of quality set in TCW season 1. They need to put more money into this show. They've got enough manchildren drooling over it why not raise the budget!?
on the upside, we still have the original films, Clone Wars, and the old EU. It's pretty much the biggest fictional setting there is, unless you include entire companies universes (such as all DC, and all Marvel).
To my mind, Disney bought the rights, but not the soul. Disney under Star Wars is little more than a reboot. The original and true Star Wars ended when Lucas sold it and stepped away. Not flawless logic or thinking, but it works for me.
It also allows me to leech some enjoyment from the new stuff.
No, you're right. This is totally not EU.
I'm still sad that the only concept from that villain circus that I liked at all was the Trandoshan. I can't get into the others, almost like they were designed specifically for me to root for Vader to murder them one by one.
You want us to go back to arguing PT vs OT? What do you want?
We could always go back to waifu posting.
You know how Star Wars writers handle these things as extremes. There will never be a middle-ground practical Boba Fett like we had in ESB. He was the most badass mando in galactic history in-between trilogies, and now he's a pathetic, bloodthirsty jobber.
Looks like the First Order has invested in better armor.
Amen to that. The soul is what I feel they're missing. They've got the aesthetic, the actors, the music but it's missing what made all six movies special along with the EU. Which is to tell exciting stories at #1 priority which is what lucas did, if you focus on the SW aspect too much you lose something, which is why he was the best man for the saga, with fanboys and corporates in charge it's lost that edge. It's about letting your experiences and films you've watched inspire you to tell a story in the SW setting like GL. And the EU writers then expanded that horizon but kept it fresh.
. Sure there was some crazy shit in the old EU but such is the cost of allowing creativity. Without courtship of princess leia the nightsisters wouldn't exist etc. But like you said. There's years of stuff good and bad to go through so I'm not bothered. And I feel optimistic there will be gems to be found in the new EU among the mundane stuff so it's cool.
Holy shit. And that's not just a standard rifle. Fucker just got up from a bowcaster shot to the chest. I hope that's not just limited to that advertisement. I'll gladly accept FO troopers having piss-poor accuracy so long as they get to be hardy walls of beefcake this time.
>but it's missing what made all six movies special along with the EU. Which is to tell exciting stories at #1 priority which is what lucas did, if you focus on the SW aspect too much you lose something, which is why he was the best man for the saga, with fanboys and corporates in charge it's lost that edge
You're the biggest fucking idiot if you think the prequels are more exciting than a JJ Abrams Star Wars movie.
They're also pretty good in close combat now.
>The original and true Star Wars ended when Lucas sold it and stepped away.
It ended when Lucas made the prequels, you underage faggot. But at least he has nothing to do with the new trilogy. Thank god.
I've been thinking a lot about this image, I really want more infinities comics like this.
Controversial statement: Jungians are kinda cool, Jarjar just ruined them before they had a chance.
No, I mean the arm-blade that can block lightsabers.
I'm fine with stormtroopers being a threat now, but the idea of them being able to go against a Jedi hand-to-hand like that is just wtf.
When did Jedi become common enough that this would somehow become standard issue? I thought the Jedi were still really rare in this age, rare enough that stormtroopers would probably try to just overwhelm them with blaster fire instead of trying to fucking duel them.
And I was GLAD when the new canon got rid of all the old lightsaber-immune materials. TCW showed us that electrostaffs can block a lightsaber, but only with the electrified parts; the center part that's not electrified is just as choppable as anything else. That feels RIGHT. The idea that a lightsaber can only be stopped by other energy weapons feels RIGHT.
This just looks dumb. Even if that's supposed to be an arm-mounted electrostaff or something, it looks dumb.
Not controversial. Gungans are cool. Jar Jar was just a fuckup.
It's amazes me how often people thinking they can improve the prequels demostrate utter blindness to the most basic plot points and themes of a movie literally made for 10-year olds. Like, why Obi-Wan cannot replace Qui-Gon as Anakin's father figure.
I'm not as crazy about that scene as I was when I first saw it. Tarpals' last line delivery sounds off, and it's such a shame that his sacrifice gets wasted by Grievous just getting traded back for Anakin.
Still a badass Gungan, though. Tarpals was what every militiagung should strive to be.
Oh, I didn't forget that at all.
My idea was that Obi-Wan would MEET Anakin on Tatooine and, being Obi-Wan, not think much of him, but then Qui-Gon, over the radio, would be like "hang on, wait, go back".
Qui-Gon would guide Obi-Wan through all this shit over the comlink, with Obi-Wan occasionally complaining, reinforcing the master/padawan dynamic already present in the film.
This comes across to Anakin in Obi-Wan's interactions with him, as Obi-Wan keeps answering Anakin's questions with "my master said so" and the like. Despite this, Obi-Wan has some measure of respect for the boy, and this comes across as well, from time to time.
Finally, upon reaching the ship, Anakin meets this mysterious father figure who's been managing the whole Tatooine thing by proxy.
Everything else after that happens as before. The reason we send Obi-Wan in is not to have Obi-Wan replace Qui-Gon as Anakin's father figure: it's to foreshadow both their friendship and their conflict, and to make Obi-Wan the center of the film. As it stands, having Qui-Gon dominate the middle makes it unclear who the protagonist is supposed to be. This fixes that.
It also makes things a bit more tragic on the Qui-Gon front: by limiting their interactions even more, Qui-Gon becomes less real and more ideal in Anakin's life, the father figure he never had and never will. Anakin can project more onto him as a result.
>You're the biggest fucking idiot if you think the prequels are more exciting than a JJ Abrams Star Wars movie.
No. You're an idiot if you're excited for a movie by JJ after his Star Trek reboot. Which was technically competent (save for shitty fight choreography), but very much... average. There was nothing especially terribad by ST standards, but nothing particularly awesome either.
Because a central part of Obi-Wan's character is how he failed to walk the line between being a mentor and a brother to Anakin. Qui-Gon, on the other hand, immediately and perfectly filled the father-figure role for Anakin, so when he died, it foreshadows Anakin's deep fear of loss that would eventually corrupt him.
The way the Prequels and Anakin are written, Obi-Wan needs to try and fail to fill Qui-Gon's place.
I'm exaggerating. It just feels like so many people actively want him to be a complete fuck up in order to better match his faildeath in ROTJ and/or to bully mandofags. I just want a middle ground between loser and Mary Sue.
There's gotta be a way, dammit.
I guess a simpler solution would be to have both Jedi go into Mos Espa, on the logic that the Trade Federation wouldn't dare come here and Panaka should be able to hold down the fort on his own.
Then we get Qui-Gon's father figure stuff and Obi-Wan's cold sarcastic stuff all at once, and Obi-Wan gets to stay at the center of the action where he belongs.
Actually, that's probably the best way to do it. Send in both Jedi, leave Panaka with the Queen, and let both Jedi be themselves in Mos Espa.
Morrison is 54 and Ford is 73.
Boba Fett, in the ST, would be about 62 years old.
I think Morrison could play 62 without THAT much difficulty. A little makeup to add about ten years and he's golden.
And for all we know, Han could be older than Boba.
If you could get your own Twi'lek slave girl, what color would you like it to be? What height? What build? How old?
>Not the same guy, but why can't he?
Obi-Wan is doomed to fail Anakin as a master, therefore their relationship cannot be too good from the beginning. I think we have enough people accusing Anakin of being an irredeemable asshole already, imagine what it would be had Obi-Wan been potrayed as a good teacher, and not as a man who decided to train a kid whom he did not trust despite being unqualified as a mentor out of his sense of obligation.
Hm, that in principle can work. Sorry for badmouthing you.
He's Schrodinger's plaything, neither alive nor dead until they say for sure either way. Aftermath suggests he may be alive, though if so he's ditched the armor he wore in RotJ (but Filoni suggests he probably has a whole bunch more of it in his ship).
Han was always portrayed as being ~10 years older than Luke and Leia, so 34 or so in RotJ. Boba would be 36 in RotJ.
Boba was an unaltered clone. No accelerated aging.
Yeah, I'm trying to find some way to center the action on Obi-Wan but preserve the themes and relationships.
Currently, I'm up to >>77995098
Because I realized that yeah, like >>77994992
said, my idea doesn't translate well to film.
Sending both Jedi in might get a little clumsy because you're adding a whole other person to the ground party, but it might be the only way to properly keep Obi-Wan involved in the action without compromising Qui-Gon's relationship with Anakin.
Jango's one condition to being cloned for the army is that he got a normal clone as a "son."
Aftermath suggests he is dead, anon. Sure, we don't know how well a sarlaac can digest things, but it can be assumed that biologicals like flesh get destroyed much easier than synthetics like armor.
Dengar's interlude suggests he thinks Fett could still be alive, since it's 3 months later and yet he falls for the "look, it's Boba Fett!" trick.
Also, not officially canon but JW Rinzler sat down with George and he did say that Fett did survive after all.
>Frank Cho's She Hulk build
>29 years old
Dengar might not have known that Boba went into the sarlaac, though. Everyone that was on the sail barges were either shot, strangled, blown up or went into the sarlaac. Only the main heroes survived, and unless they ran into Dengar and told him about it, I doubt he would know.
I think that he'd know simply because the death of Jabba would be a huge fucking deal and he'd probably know that Fett was there, given that he was at Jabba's palace earlier, presumably with Slave I.
The story is fine. Get the audiobook, I've heard that the writing style is supposedly a lot easier to deal with there, but I never really had much of an issue with it. Aside from the prose (which does shift as the story progresses), the worst thing about it is that it contains about four fakeout "deaths" that end up not actually killing people.
slender, but sturdy
born in 4 bby
Huh? Since when did people start thinking the Zahn books are shit?? I haven't paid any attention to SW for the last 10 years or so but I didn't know I was that out of touch. Damn.
>Obi-Wan's character in Fallout 1
Degenerates like you belong on a crossbtw
Fuck you, you piece of shit. You always come in the thread and complain and bitch and moan when people have discussions. When people disagree on subjects and discuss them, you construe it as shitposting, when really, it's just conversation.
People like you keep trying to act like you own the fucking thread, and it makes it not fun.
But aren't you those two guys who keep insisting that Darth Vader is a good comic and that anyone who disagrees with you are just butthurt EUfags?
Disney announces the next comic mini is about Kyle.
How hard will you fellate whoever made the call?
They would never be able to walk straight again
I don't like it that much, but any trained force user would simply get around that by force pulling them to the ground for a quick finish.
I think the fact stormies have vibroblades now is indicative that lightsaber wielders somehow became a meneace again.
i.e. lukes failed jedi academy.
Blue is the way to go.
And you shall receive. He's biding his time. Waiting to make an
Because planet busting guns are kind of stupid to begin with. Or because blowing up the planet might have just sent the moon barreling off in some direction that they couldn't easily follow given that they had just created an asteroid field. Or because blowing up Yavin wouldn't have destroyed the moon but all the debris would have fucked up the targeting systems. Or because it's a literal range issue with the Death Star moving at full speed and not being in range for the laser to blow up the moon. Or because there was something on Yavin they didn't want to blow up. Or because there may have been a reason the laser couldn't fire for 15 minutes and it was prudent for THEM to be hiding behind the planet. Or they didn't give a shit because the rebels couldn't do anything anyway. Or they wanted to give them time for an evacuation so they could find more rebel bases.
Well, in the OT, he doesn't really do much of anything. In ESB, he proves himself a brilliant hunter, and is perceptive enough to find Luke following him and the stormtroopers in cloud city, but he doesn't excel in any action scenes. In RotJ, he's got those alien dancers charmed, but he fails miserably and dies in the put of carkoon fight.
So for some reason, kids these days only want him to be seen as a bumbling loser with a crippling weakness against blind men.
He relies on his senses and is a little clever. But the fact that he's willing to work for Jabba should give you some hints on his character. He's wasted potential.
And he doesn't have any girls charmed. They're paid to be there of course they're gonna treat Jabba's enforcer/bodyguard well.
Boba was only some epic badass int he minds of fans.
>kids these days
It's a funny give and take we've got now. Darth Maul and Boba Fett, two characters with more style than substance. Except all of Boba's added substance is a thing of the past. Maul is the new Fett, brought back after falling into a pit and getting a significantly greater development after the movies.
So you can look forward to the next reboot in 40 years when TCW isn't added to the new new canon and Maul remains an edgy karate man who got cut in half by a padawan despite having the high ground.
I don't like the design of the weapon either, though strictly speaking Finn seems to be stormtrooper and the other guy is obviously as well. So similar training would result in similar skill, the only diffrence being the weapons wielded by both parties.
It looks stupid, sure, but if you follow the internal logic of the setting and the plot as far as we know it's right.
I think the dancers are given a stronger motivation than money.
>but if you follow the internal logic
People do this far too much in this thread to justify stupid shit.
They don't seem to understand that something can make sense in context and still be a dumb idea.
IIRC, in the old books, the Death Star only ever fired on two planets, Alderaan and Despayr, both rocky terrestrial worlds. I don't think they ever managed a successful weapons test on a gas giant.
Because a gas giant is so much bigger than a normal planet, that unless the Alderaan shot was at the small faction of full power, it wouldn't have exploded like a bomb - disintegration likely would have taken half a day, enough time for the Rebels to evacuate the moon.
If he does show up I hope it's in his holiday special get up or in his all white proto-armour. Personally I'm hoping to see 4-LOM and Zuckuss, since the EU wipe they haven't done shit
Seriously? Did you forget the part were the movies were terrible, even by movie standards?
You wouldn't even get rid of the cringe-inducing romance segments?
Are you a genuine prequel apologist? Can you even handle this much rhetoric?
What's wrong with a bad guy being a nice person.
The only thing worse than
>Bad guys should be evil
>All bad guys should have some sort of sympathetic motivation
Damn it people can't bad guys just be whatever.
Technically soldiers do if you wanna argue about what they really do, but I don't wan to so lets not and just say that IRL mercenaries could be nice people.
I mean I genuinely don't think it would be a stretch to assume that in real life there's some assassin or something who kills people for money, but who's otherwise perfectly nice and non-violent in everyday interaction.
Serously? He's one of the most successful independent filmmakers in Hollywood. He's a good businessman but he knew how to treat his franchise contrary to many fans belief. Disney will run SW into the ground until the original films loose all credibility and a yearly SW film will become as average as another transformers film. Any fan who isn't shouting greedily for more SW films can see they shouldn't be doing it this way.
They're kids films but they've always retained something for older viewers to enjoy. Rebels has nothing that really makes me want to watch it. Vader will become a jobber, Ahsoka is barely recognisable and they've put her to work as the kiddie version of starkiller instead of continuing her true story that was written in clone wars. Back then Filoni had different plans for her, when Disney shoved Rebels in his face he decided to rewrite her future to shoehorn her in alongside the terrible main cast, same with rex; he deserves more than to end up with some crazy old men doing jack shit but fish. I'm just disappointed by the way that Rebels has determined the fates of such good TCW characters. Can't wait to see them butcher Barriss and ventress is dead in nucanon or they would have made her Ahsokas punk haired sidekick or something completely awful.
The first season of TCW was a collection of serial style episodes chronicling the early events in the war, it gave us diverse stories and experimented with storytelling which is part of what star wars is about, taking risks. Just because rebels had the generic A-B 13 ep story in S1 doesn't make it better like everyone seems to think. It doesn't stomp TCW yet though I doubt it ever will unless the show puts it's big boy clothes on and starts being of a better animation quality and a decent script.
You're supposed to be upset. That bitch Padme sold out the Republic's victory to save her illegal husband and made Tarpal's sacrifice into a waste. If anything, she should have been charged with treason.
>The whole point of Obi-Wan's character in Fallout 1 is that he's the doubter who doubts shit and says sarcastic things
Which is why people don't like it, it expressly contradicts what little was known of Anakin & Obi-Wan's relationship prior to that point and only makes Ben look like even more of a pathological liar than he already seemed.
>Obi-Wan is doomed to fail Anakin as a master, therefore their relationship cannot be too good from the beginning.
Sure it can. In fact, that's when it needs to be the strongest, so that when Anakin does fall, and they have their climactic duel to which their final confrontation on the DeathStar is only a shallow echo, you genuinely feel for their lost brotherhood and Anakin's lost potential. As it is, Obi-Wan's lament on Mustaphar is just hollow because it doesn't ring true to how they'd been depicted over the previous two films.
In a darkened room we see the Crimson Corsair tied to a chair, bloody and beaten. The interrogator approaches.
>Now we'll see who's behind the mask
His helmet is taken off to pic related
It's not the fact that they're using practical effects.
It's the way it was worded, pandering to the "lol prequels are 100% CGI" crowd.
This is despite the fact that the prequels used a shitton of practicals and sets, moreso than the OT did. There's even a parody of the Comic-Con BTS reel using prequel footage showing that.
>It's okay in places but it feels like flashy fanfiction in most instead of telling stories not weighed down by having to be star warsy
That sounds more like old EU stuff. New EU is making all the same mistakes of focusing too much on the established characters that no one gets to just have fun with something new.
I think that's why the Darth Vader comic is so popular. Vader wank aside, the edge-droids and the archaeologist/looter are fun OCs where their future isn't written.
They're more interesting to read than another shitty made up sword fight between Luke and Vader between Star Wars and Empire.
At least you're free to say "these character sucks and their comic sucks" without having that attach to anything but the already muddied brand of Star Wars. Shitty OCs can at least be forgotten, not like that time Han, Leia, and Chewie found a bunch of lightsabers and ran around swinging them like idiots.
I'd say that's true to a degree, telling stories that fill in the blanks between the OT films or link the PT/TCW to the OT, but there's a portion of the new media that DOES center around characters who aren't from the films and won't likely be in the ST.
I mean, Rebels' entire cast is just one crack in plot armor away from being vaped, all the central characters in Aftermath and Lost Stars are there.
But, unfortunately, what sells when it comes to Star Wars is what's recognizable - and that's Darth Vader and the OT heroes.
One of the nicer portions of the SE, along with seeing Coruscant, Naboo and more of Cloud City, imo.
I actually don't like seeing those except for coruscant and cloud city a bit.
Tatooine I don't like cause you never see that many people there, and Naboo I don't like cause it feels shoehorned into the OT.
I'd say the novels have been doing great with orginal characters or fleshing out older ones that had little time.
Lords of Sith made me caee more about Cham Syndula than the clone wars Eps did. Lost Stars had lots of new interesting characters, the comics aren't the end all be all of nuEU.
For me, nothing's as bad as Christenson coming back as Anakin. I know people defend it as "this is what he looked like before "Vader killed him"", but the scene was already fine with Shaw. Luke has no clue what Anakin looked like in his 20s.
Why would people on Tattoine care though? They're still under control of the hurts/crime syndicates.
>Naboo and Bespin I can understand
>Still iffy on Coruscant though, wouldn't there still be a major military presence there keeping the people in-line even after Papa Palpatine's death?
Tatooine is based on Dune's Arrakis and even that desert world had a few heavily populated areas where the majority lived. It was either that or being a miner or nomad in the book.
And even in pre-SE scenes, Luke and Obi-Wan were walking through narrow city streets packed with people.
It was really bad though. There are still people around who remember the clone wars. The leader of the Empire getting assassinated is bad news even if you hated the guy because that means there is going to be a nasty succession crisis, and the local governors were probably not too happy to see people flooding the streets celebrating because someone assassinated the leader of what is basically the federal government.
>The Emperor is Dead!
>So what? I'm still in crippling debt to Jabba.
>Dude, didn't you hear? Jabba's dead too!
>Holy shit, really!?
>Yeah, got choked the fuck out and exploded over at carkoon.
>This is the greatest day ever!
I guess the road block in ANH is meant to show the Empire having a presence with the ID-checks etc. Luke also says he hates the Empire, which means they must have a negative impact on Tatooine.
this, plus han shooting second, Vader saying No in VI, Vader not saying bring my shuttle in V, the jabba cgi scene in IV, the jabba dance cgi scene in VI, and most of the cgi cheese in Mos Eisley during IV are the main changes that really make me go "UGH, WHY JORGE"
anyone who thinks otherwise is being pic related
>the comics aren't the end all be all of nuEU.
Right now they're about the only thing I care about because I have no idea where the cutoff is for "this is still relevant, this isn't."
I don't think it's supposed to be as muddled as if it were like people in real life with all our different feelings about our leaders around the world. Sheev and the Empire were supposed to have a 0% approval rating almost galaxy-wide. Remember how black and white this setting is. Also, remember how background characters in this universe tend to be actual sheeple. If you're not a main character, you just go with the flow.
I've never seen the original Star Wars, so I loved SE Mos Eisley.
A New Dawn
Lords of the Sith
Heir to the Jedi
Weapon of the Jedi
Whatever the books are called with Zare Leonis
Those are the canon books. All others released prior to September 2014 aren't canon.
Not how it works, anon. Also, that game isn't canon.
>>Still iffy on Coruscant though, wouldn't there still be a major military presence there keeping the people in-line even after Papa Palpatine's death?
Literally right after the scene in ROTJ, police start fucking up the crowds gathering to celebrate, as seen in Aftermath.
For what it's worth, they did say at Celebration that doing more Old Republic era stories isn't off the table.
But when it happens, it probably won't be for a while yet. Wouldn't be surprised if we got more hints in Rebels like we did in TCW before we got a full book or game set thousands of years before the movies.
So I did. Which is odd, because I'm almost halfway through it...
there are a bit more extras than I remember, but those aren't packed streets.
Anyways, didn't notice until a recent viewing of ANH that han and chewie have a pair of dice hanging in the cockpit of the falcon, you can clearly see them in the above video.
Not that anon, but I'm about halfway through and although it takes a while to get going, the payoff thus far has been worth it. Probably my favorite canon novel aside from Lost Stars, though that could still change. Depending on how the remainder plays out, as well as the fact I still need to read Lords of the Sith and A New Dawn.
It's great if you can connect with the soldiers on some level, good if you can't. It gives a nice look into the wars fought against the Empire outside of the movies. A bit of a drag to get through at some parts, but overall it's not too bad.
>four name changes
At least there is a valid reason why this is a thing. He leaves one name, planet and part of his life behind and adopts new ones.
I'm not picky on that
slightly taller than me so like 6'2"
like a brick shithouse
preferably a MILF
and then we go on an adventure to save her daughter(s?) and in doing so I gain a harem of Twi'lek bitches
I was made aware of that pair of dice thanks to that old CCG they released in the md-90s. Expected them to be bigger based on the pic they used, but it's still fun to see each time.
>tfw just caught up with rebels
>tfw now I have to wait for episodes
>season ending in two weeks
I cant do this
Friendly reminder that Mad Max: Fury Road was voted best film of the year by the National Board of Review.
Star Wars was BTFO
>season ending in two weeks
What? No it isn't? Isn't' this season supposed to be like 20+ episodes?
Even Season 1 had like 14 episodes, depending on how you want to count A Spark of Rebellion, and Season 2 is only on Episode 8-10 (Depending on how you want to count Siege of Lothal).
They can do that before the year is over? Dick move NBR. Dick move.
But if I was a betting man, I'd put my money on Fury Road being better than TFA. Hopefully I'm wrong, but we'll see.
it shows vader scheming against Sheev, it shows his reaction to realizing he has a son and the implications of that. It shows Vader being a badass and killing a lot of rebel scum.
Thats why its good, its darth vader: ultimate bad guy the comic.
and of course theres some good booty to go along with it.
They've already seen all the other films that come out this month. Star Wars is just a special snowflake that no one is allowed to see until they've already got everyone's money.
Because you only pay attention to the waifuing.
For me its Vader being the intimidating murder machine I've always enjoyed, some funny moments, and enjoying fresh star wars content.
>it shows vader scheming against Sheev
And it's not very good.
>it shows his reaction to realizing he has a son and the implications of that.
He had one page of reaction. Then it's back to business. No emotion or depth. Just 'gotta find him and be a badass' over and over.
>It shows Vader being a badass and killing a lot of rebel scum.
How old are you?
>and of course theres some good booty to go along with it.
And how shit is your waifu taste?
>So they're impatient?
No....they've seen all the other movies this month. Does it matter? Fury Road was better and we all know it's going to be better.
JJ has never made a film that even placed in their top 20.
>For me its Vader being the intimidating murder machine I've always enjoyed
>It shows Vader being a badass and killing a lot of rebel scum.
You sound like the guys that use to shitpost about Genndy Grievous.
>whoa so badass he killed like 50 Jedi at once with just his dick! so cool!
Yes. The week before the week with Christmas in it is usually the last week of new fall schedule show episodes for the year. Then the shows pick up again with new episodes in the first week or two of the new year.
It's about the principle. They shouldn't make a decision for the entire year if the year isn't over yet. Otherwise it's just "Best film of the first 11 months of 2015".
Which, for me, it definitely was.
I agree about Tatooine. But Naboo being there is fine.
I love Lords of the Sith because it's like a Part-2 to the Ryloth Arc where everything turns to shit and the "Republic" returns as enemies, like Cham predicted.
He said he has put everything into it, five years of resources, every penny, every drop of blood and sweat since the start of the Clone Wars went into that one attack. An all-or-nothing that Cham hoped would start a Fire across the Galaxy(tm).
There was a very VERY strong sense of desperation in that book, and I loved it.
Same here. And that same desperation on the Empire side made it even better. I found the Moff more interesting than I expected to and even felt a little sorry for the ones screwed over by the traitor.
I KNEW it, I FUCKING KNEW it. You fuckers just can't hate your irrational HATE for something that doesn't even fucking AFFECT you anymore. You keep fellating Lucas and Filoni and you can't let the rest of us FUCKING BE. Well FUCK YOU! I'm OUT!
Does it hurt to have such shit taste?
what if qui-gon is anakin's father?
he discovered the power to retain sentience after death, what if he also discovered the power to create life?
that's why he was so sure anakin was the chosen one: because he had created him in an effort to see the prophecy fulfilled.
literally the only good thing about the entire SW franchise is the Clones. All other characters and stories are bland as fuck.
retarded hippie warriors who job like nobody's business
lyl so evil THERE CAN ONLY BE TWO faggots
shit on all fronts besides the occasional good design
muh warriors muh tradition bullshit
literally fetish characters
The clones have an interesting concept of being people treated as property but most of them like it, and it's cool to see their divergent personality
Promo clip featuring a quick peek at Maz Kanata, as well as a scene of Leia and Rey smiling at each other
Also international tv spot featuring POE DAMERON
Visually? Probably, as her design is ass and her CG is very plasticy. In relation to her character, I don't think so. She seems like she'll be a lot less heavy handed and rather just involved in helping Finn discover himself
>Leia and Rey smiling at each other
The solo brothers fags might get the last laugh after all.
Hopefully not, I don't want Luke to have lived in misery for the last 30 years without a qt for himself and with a bunch of dead apprentices.
>The solo brothers fags might get the last laugh after all.
Not so much. Just because we see them interacting doesn't mean they're mother and sister. Rey could very well be Luke's daughter and Leia's just seeing a lot of him in Rey. If Kylo is indeed Han and Leia's son, it'll bring an interesting twist on the Kylo/Rey conflict to come. An inter-family dispute rather than a sibling one
Post dream Star Wars projects.
>A faux-nature documentary miniseries inspired by the Wildlife of Star Wars book in the style of Disney's old True Life Adventures documentaries.
>Moby Dick on Tatooine with a rampaging Greater Krayt Dragon and the Ahab character in charge of a modified Sand Crawler.
Kylo was the promising hopeful who was impatient and disatisfied with the slow and moderate way of the Jedi, as per Han and Leia's very proactive personalities. And Rey... well I suppose Luke may have put her away on Jakku as a a baby as a means of protecting her from Kylo after he and the Knights massacred the Academy.
I don't think Luke would have put Rey in hiding as a baby, maybe as a small child, cause Kylo is at least 10 years Rey's senior.
Rey could have been like 5 and Kylo an edgy 15-16 year old that turned against Luke.
Maybe. It'd have to have been before she became cognitively aware of her surroundings, though. According to the apparent spoilers
Takodana is the first time she's ever seen a planet with vegetation, or at least it's the first she remembers. We know she's aware of having a family, at least.
My greatest hope for TFA is the potential aliens. I want to see what a high-quality CGI gand looks like. I want to see a rodian make facial expressions. It's so hard for me to imagine most aliens as more than wiggling masks, I hope they've used this movie as an opportunity to flesh out the setting in ways like that.
>"STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE!"
You don't speak for the collective.
The fuck is an X-WANG
I do speak for the collective, /co/ is for COIMCS AND CARTOONS
/m/ is for MACHINES
Talk about the characters and shitty story here
Talk about your shitty vehicles in /m/
here i made more shortcuts
>The fuck is an X-WANG
I thin he meant Ultraxwing, cause i know for a fact he hates /m/ and only that retard hates /m/
/m/ is pretty fucking awesome, so stop hiding Xwing and come out and be ghey.
The vehicles and machines of star wars appear in /co/ material.
but stay mad tho.
NO NO NO!
Fuck you vehicles Starwars has story and characters and that should be put in /co/ i'm okay with this ghey space opera nonsense that Lucas ripped off, i'm okay with the psudo weeb shit it has, i'm totally okay with the gay ass shakespeare level stupidity.
But specific boards are for specific things, and well This board is about the Comic/Cartoons part about it. Hell Starwars should go in /tv/ if anything. But no, let's not talk about the vehicles, it's called Board Appropriation and i'd like my boards to stay pure.
Im seriously concerned we won't see anything but X-wings and Tie Fighters in the new trilogy.
I need my A-wings and interceptors man.
This was fun to see again, even if it was destroyed.
>Luke has no clue what Anakin looked like in his 20s
You know what's funny about some of these arguments? You're not talking as Luke seeing his father, you're talking like Hamill seeing Shaw. Luke saw his father at 50 years old he would have to be borderline retarded not to recognize his father 20/30 years younger.
looks like they mad another list
You've seriously never read a quality comic book that was also fun?
Are these Star Wars comics the first comics you've ever read? Honest question.
>Robot Sheev not #1
At least in the top 5 R2D-Who?