Okay... who has the rattling spurs at the end of the episode?
I thought that it was going to be Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) but apparently no one wants to go with that based on the sounds of the spurs.
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Episode 5 is full of so much fan service I can hardly contain myself.
First Second live-action episode that Dave Filoni has directed. Thought he did a great job and filled it with great call backs and nods to fan with greater understanding of the lore.
Basically the only thing not mentioned was "sand."
And another person wears a cape?
I've got 5 reserved seats for 6pm opening night with the same dudes who've been with me for all the other opening nights, then later that night I have 2 reserved seats for the IMAX 3D showing at 9:45 for me and my beeitch. I've never gone back to back on opening night like that but every time I wish I had so made sense to plan for it this year. In all likelihood I'll see it again Saturday afternoon and then again Sunday night after football.
I have my whole lead up planned to watch all 10 movies and that week's episode of The Mandalorian. Debating whether or not to include the Clone Wars movie. I suppose I probably should, just for the sake of totality, but it sort of doesn't feel necessary. Maybe throw the last couple episodes of Rebels in there? Is that doing too much?
I mean... I didn't think we would be at 10-2 this late into the year. I remember when we were 8-4 and thinking, "Oh man if we only make a run" to then see them go 1-3.
Just getting to double-digit wins makes them huge contenders based on their current wave.
Lots of people are giving credit to the Seahawks as their losses are to the 10-win Ravens and 10-win Saints. The Niners have losses to the 10-win Ravens and 10-win Seahawks.
The Ravens have lost to the 5-win Browns and 8-win Chiefs; the Patriots have lost to the 10-win Ravens and 8-win Texans; the Saints have losses to the 3-win Falcons and 7-win Rams.
On Inside The NFL on Showtime, Brandon Marshall has Seahawks over Patriots in Super Bowl. I think Ray Lewis had Ravens over Seahawks. I think most of this talk was the belief that Hawks would win the west and get a bye. Personally, I never expected any SB talk this season but I do love hearing it. This team has exceeded my expectations barring missing the playoffs I already consider this season a success.
I still love ROTJ. I'm not mad about Ewoks; yes Wookies would have been cooler in theory but then it makes Chewie totally inept if he can't tell the wookies not to eat his friends.
ROTJ is not as strong of a movie as either ANH or ESB but damn if that space fight isn't great.
I agree with you that it's hard to take the Prequels seriously as a part of the core canon and I think that fans who are heavily invested in the TV shows are able to better rationalize the Jedi Council, the Jedi and the eventual turn of Anakin because they got six seasons and a movie (#Community) to tell the story of the Clone Wars. I actually never gave the series a chance because I thought so poorly of the Prequels but I may give Season 7 a chance once it premiers on Disney+.
Back to TROS, only 15 days until opening night. I bought two tickets for an 8PM showing and invited a buddy of mine. It's reserved seats which is great because I won't have to fight anyone for a good spot. I've put myself into spoiler-avoidance mode to try and go in totally new. I have already planned out the next couple of viewings with my neighbor and my son.
I agree that it makes him look naive but I also think that's the point. To him, he's always been the hunter and the Mandalorian Armour said that to follow the way of Mandalore is to be Hunter/Prey. We've never seen a bounty hunter in a position where they are looking to hide as prey. I think it's a fair question to ask if you're so good at finding people wouldn't you know better on how to hide away? It begs the question on how those tracking FOBs work and if all he needed was a location and the FOB, how come no one else was able to nab Baby Yoda before him and IG-11 tussled?
My only take about the 4th chapter (which I enjoyed but agree it's the "weakest" of the four we've seen) is that it's basically Seven Samurai's but it's just a bounty hunter and former shock trooper, not seven masterless samurai.
The use of the AT-ST was so great. Online people were comparing it to a T-Rex coming after Dr. Ian Malcom in Jurassic Park and I totally got that vibe. Could also be that Bryce Dallas Howard has been chased by dinosaurs in enough movies to see how scary of a scene it presents.
I mostly agree with Vin Couve..when he pins things on Episodes 1-3.
George Lucas needed to read his novelization of Star Wars about 10 times again before he started to write the prequels and he didnt and Star Wars is essentially fucked because of it.
He forgot so much of his own back story, so much of what made it make sense at all..
I disagree you ever get to say the Jedi failed or sucked. Because for a very, very long time the Jedi did protect the Republic. You have this sense they were a sort of secret society that people didnt know about. Obi Wan was a general...but I dont think it was BECAUSE he was a jedi.. he was a general..and one reason he was so successful is having access to magic others didnt. The Jedi are rumors. They werent supposed to have been a sort of parallel government. The Emperor and Darth Vader didnt even know Yoda existed.
But..yea.. the yea the prequels portray the Jedi..its kind of hard to not say "well.. you guys almost deserve what you got...because George made you guys dumb". And that is the biggest failing. Its not because we got older, its not because of whatever else.. at the end of the day, Star Wars and ESB and ROTJ have an internal logic that makes sense.. people do what would do based on the situations they are in as presented to us. In the Prequels, thats not true. Nothing anyone does or says makes any sense when given the motivation.
As you can sort of tell here..I dont really consider the prequels canon. I mean, I know I have to.. they are movies. They exist. But they so far digress from everything laid out.. that I essentially subconsciously ignore them. and thats why I dont think the Jedi suck. Remember what you thought of the Jedi in like 1983? Thats where I am at with them.