The Star Wars Thread v2 - *NO SPOILERS*

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by Tomous » Tue Mar 19, 2024 6:12 pm

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Alvin Flummux wrote:Good trailer, really sets the tone and looks awesome.

Tomous wrote:This is going to have young palpatine in isn't it?


This is set about a hundred years before Phantom Menace, as far as I know, and he was 65 in that movie, so I could maybe see a young Plagueis being in it, but Palps, probably not.


Just what the Star Wars universe needs. More young/old versions of characters we've already seen.


Plagueis hasnt been shown in the films, only mentioned, I believe

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by Godzilla » Tue Mar 19, 2024 6:59 pm

Amazing news that Abigail Thorn (from YouTube channel Philosophy Tube) is going to be in this. Trailer looks very polished.

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by Robbo-92 » Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:27 pm

Thought the trailer looked ok, didn't wow me if I'm honest, but I'm hopeful the series will be superb once it's released.

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by Alvin Flummux » Wed Mar 20, 2024 10:35 pm

Interesting episode, not the most action heavy, though it had its moments. Some decent character development, too.

Strong Apocalypse Now vibes from the airboat scenes, nice to get a little nod to the Jedi games (Haxion Brood), and Fennec is getting some much needed screen time - showing that she's not a "good guy" like other episodes may have portrayed her as.

I'm appreciating the way the show writers are handling Crosshair's trauma, too; it can't just be hand wave cured in one episode.

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by DarkRula » Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:43 pm

Well, that was a Bad Batch episode.

Ventress appearing and putting Omega through some Force-potential tests while the Batch just do not trust her makes for a good confrontation between the two. Ventress and Omega share some great interactions, but dammit her ending line of still having a few lives left just brings up so many questions which absolutely are being saved for other content. I would not be surprised if Tales of the Jedi S2 put some focus on Ventress despite the fact most of her life has been spent as anything but.

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by Qikz » Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:03 pm

Again another fantastic episode. Bad Batch is without a doubt one of the best pieces of Star Wars media overall.

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Mar 29, 2024 3:12 pm

I really liked that episode, it was a nice low stakes story, giving the characters a much needed lore dump, and possibly perhaps setting up a future show or book.

Really enjoyed the Ventress/Clone fight, and the way Crosshair seems to be integrating better with the rest of the group, for Omega's sake if nothing else.

The possibility of Omega being strong in the Force, and the decision that that sets up for her, in terms of whether to stay with her family, or be trained, is interesting - highly reminiscent of the Mandalorian/Book of Boba Fett. I know Ventress lied so she could stay with the Clones, but this isn't something that's so easily resolved. I think we might be getting more character deaths, which will make that choice easier.

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by DarkRula » Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:20 am

Oof. Those two episodes... So many gut-punches.

Seeing those kids held there, just wanting to go home. Get away from their prison. And then the fourth added to that number being just a small baby! But it does stand to reason that Emerie is going to provide help in some way now. The Marauder getting destroyed is... it's just a ship, but it's been through so much with the Batch that it's like the sixth member of the crew. At least Tech's goggles are preserved in the Hall of Treasures rather than being destroyed. Omega... Making a return to the place you were confined to protect the people of the place you considered home... And we don't even know if that's worked! This is going to be a long week waiting to find out what happened next, and I'm certain the same goes for every other episode, too.

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by Monkey Man » Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:01 pm

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:24 pm

This week's Bad Batch episodes were great.

Getting to drill down on characters steeped in dilemma has been one of this show's great strengths, and watching Emerie go through that was great. That, followed by Omega, finally able to exercise her agency, choosing to do the hard thing, the right thing, despite the cost to herself, was also great.

There was a lot of sadness and darkness in those episodes, a terrible sense of dread is building for the last episodes. But, there were touching moments, too, like Tech's goggles and Wrecker's Lula being donated to the Pabu museum.

Great stuff. Can't wait to see Omega meeting a changed Emerie.


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The Marauder getting destroyed is... it's just a ship, but it's been through so much with the Batch that it's like the sixth member of the crew.


The mark of a good hero ship, is how it grows to become, in effect, another member of the crew, despite often never uttering a word. I felt its loss, too, it was a great ship.


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Hot diggity damn.

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by DarkRula » Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:31 am

Oh, they actually did it! Tales of the Empire. And it looks to be providing some great stories from that trailer.

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by Alvin Flummux » Sat Apr 06, 2024 1:00 am

'Star Wars': Beau Willimon to Co-Write James Mangold’s Movie (Exclusive)

The feature will delve into the origins of the Force.


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie ... 235867598/

Very promising to see a co-writer attached to Dawn of the Jedi, especially one with Star Wars credentials - Beau is credited with writing Andor's prison arc.

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by Robbo-92 » Sun Apr 28, 2024 12:40 pm

All caught up on Bad Batch, last episode on Wednesday isn’t it? I’ll be sad to see this go, been a great 3 series.

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by DarkRula » Sun Apr 28, 2024 12:50 pm

Yup. Last episode this Wednesday. It's been such a great series, the end will be so sad to see. But at least we'll also have Tales of the Empire a few days later. And hopefully it won't be long before we hear about the next animated project.

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by DarkRula » Wed May 01, 2024 10:40 am

And that is a wrap. Brilliant extended episode to bring this series to an end with everything resolved that it intended to.

Keeping everything contained within Tantiss, instead of having help from the outside, made it feel so much better than a rescue from outside its walls. The clones fighting back to rescue the Batch (even if they didn't all survive) was great. Nala Se making sure her research could no longer be used by the Empire was great, especially with how Rampart was there. And that final confrontation with Hemlock... Ooh, boy was that a good one. But damn! Why did Scorch have to go out like a chump?

I honestly kept expecting Tech to be shown at some point. It felt they were teasing it, with focus on that one CX trooper who mostly watched proceedings, but then nothing. Not even a helmet falling off after the Batch had left to reveal it to us even if the Batch themselves never found out.

And lastly, those final scenes. Everyone happy on Pabu, with a final conversation between Hunter and Omega. But then that extra final scene, seeing a time skip to around the time of the Rebellion, with another touching conversation between Hunter and Omega. Oof. How do they keep creating these final scenes with such emotion poured into them? Clone Wars Season 5, Rebels, Clone Wars Season 7, and now Batch Batch. Such great final scenes to end these series.


And so, with Bad Batch over, let's hope the next animated series gets a reveal soon. I don't think it'll go straight to the Rebellion yet, but perhaps focus on other starting points of it.

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by Qikz » Wed May 01, 2024 1:49 pm

That was a damn good finale. I'm sad it's over :(

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by Robbo-92 » Wed May 01, 2024 3:47 pm

That was a superb episode, excited where to see they tie the animated side of things next.

Tales of the Empire, or whatever it’s called next though.

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu May 02, 2024 2:56 am

An absolutely terrific ending to a wonderful show. The writers, actors, animators, directors, producers, everyone involved should be very proud, really first class stuff. I hope it gets a physical release.

So many great moments throughout, from Nala Se's sacrifice, to the rainy standoff, the Zillow Beast's escape, the clone agents' terrifying badassery, the clones rallying behind Echo, and the future times. The animation quality was outstanding, as well, really adding to the tense, moody atmosphere.

I admit, I was surprised that nobody on the good guys' side died. I've been predicting an "everyone but Omega dies" ending for ages, so when the expected deaths didn't come, it was quite the relief. The finale did keep me guessing throughout though, and almost everyone got strawberry floated up, which I guess is something.

Glad they didn't resurrect Tech, and honored his sacrifice and it's place in the narrative. Though, that one Clone Agent's goggles were awfully familiar... cue the conspiracies. :shifty:

Echo really did Domino Squad proud this episode, and I'm glad that he survived more than anyone else. He's my favorite living clone now, I think. I'm really hoping to see him turn up again someday.


As to what's next for animated Star Wars, Tales of the Empire is but a couple of days away. After that, though...

I get the distinct impression, from the way the show ended, that Omega's career as a rebel pilot might get the animated spotlight next. This would move the animated shows into the heart of the OT, in line with Tales of the Empire, and offer enough possibility for new stories to be worth exploring for a couple of seasons.

It could just as easily be anything else, though. There are so very many places they could take us next.

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by Carlos » Thu May 02, 2024 6:43 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:An absolutely terrific ending to a wonderful show. The writers, actors, animators, directors, producers, everyone involved should be very proud, really first class stuff. I hope it gets a physical release.

So many great moments throughout, from Nala Se's sacrifice, to the rainy standoff, the Zillow Beast's escape, the clone agents' terrifying badassery, the clones rallying behind Echo, and the future times. The animation quality was outstanding, as well, really adding to the tense, moody atmosphere.

I admit, I was surprised that nobody on the good guys' side died. I've been predicting an "everyone but Omega dies" ending for ages, so when the expected deaths didn't come, it was quite the relief. The finale did keep me guessing throughout though, and almost everyone got strawberry floated up, which I guess is something.

Glad they didn't resurrect Tech, and honored his sacrifice and it's place in the narrative. Though, that one Clone Agent's goggles were awfully familiar... cue the conspiracies. :shifty:

Echo really did Domino Squad proud this episode, and I'm glad that he survived more than anyone else. He's my favorite living clone now, I think. I'm really hoping to see him turn up again someday.


As to what's next for animated Star Wars, Tales of the Empire is but a couple of days away. After that, though...

I get the distinct impression, from the way the show ended, that Omega's career as a rebel pilot might get the animated spotlight next. This would move the animated shows into the heart of the OT, in line with Tales of the Empire, and offer enough possibility for new stories to be worth exploring for a couple of seasons.

It could just as easily be anything else, though. There are so very many places they could take us next.


Hera and Omega have history and a young Kanaan was in the first episode. I wonder if the next series they’re doing is a Rebels prequel showing how that gang got together, with Omega as a founding member

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu May 02, 2024 2:12 pm

Carlos wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:An absolutely terrific ending to a wonderful show. The writers, actors, animators, directors, producers, everyone involved should be very proud, really first class stuff. I hope it gets a physical release.

So many great moments throughout, from Nala Se's sacrifice, to the rainy standoff, the Zillow Beast's escape, the clone agents' terrifying badassery, the clones rallying behind Echo, and the future times. The animation quality was outstanding, as well, really adding to the tense, moody atmosphere.

I admit, I was surprised that nobody on the good guys' side died. I've been predicting an "everyone but Omega dies" ending for ages, so when the expected deaths didn't come, it was quite the relief. The finale did keep me guessing throughout though, and almost everyone got strawberry floated up, which I guess is something.

Glad they didn't resurrect Tech, and honored his sacrifice and it's place in the narrative. Though, that one Clone Agent's goggles were awfully familiar... cue the conspiracies. :shifty:

Echo really did Domino Squad proud this episode, and I'm glad that he survived more than anyone else. He's my favorite living clone now, I think. I'm really hoping to see him turn up again someday.


As to what's next for animated Star Wars, Tales of the Empire is but a couple of days away. After that, though...

I get the distinct impression, from the way the show ended, that Omega's career as a rebel pilot might get the animated spotlight next. This would move the animated shows into the heart of the OT, in line with Tales of the Empire, and offer enough possibility for new stories to be worth exploring for a couple of seasons.

It could just as easily be anything else, though. There are so very many places they could take us next.


Hera and Omega have history and a young Kanaan was in the first episode. I wonder if the next series they’re doing is a Rebels prequel showing how that gang got together, with Omega as a founding member


So, the closest thing we have right now to a Rebels origin story, is the book A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller, which just covers Hera and Kanan's meeting. I think it's ideal fodder for adaptation into a 90 minute animated feature, it's a great story and I need Danny DeVito to play Skelly so strawberry floating bad.

A pair of animated features for Sabine and Zeb would cover the rest of the origin ground, to me anyway. For a 2-4 season show, I don't think that time is as interesting as a mid-OT setting - after New Hope and up to Jedi, and that's just because the period between the first and second trilogies is becoming such well trodden ground that I feel like something further removed would be more refreshing.


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