In the novelization, Dooku is too shellshocked in the realization the Emperor used him and of his defeat to Anakin. He begged for his life and Palpatine had goaded Anakin to eliminate him. He wouldn'tve had enough time especially if the Emperor can simply mentally dominate him to prevent him from saying anything
Would love to see Plagueis vs. Darth Caedus.
While Legacy writers were horribly inconsistent with the writing, Caedus's feat of holding his own with his uncle should be on par with the best lightsaber moments in the mythos. Plagueis's dueling skill isn't explored well, but his physical strength, battlemind, and speed would be a great counterpoint to Caedus's skill.
I've been playing the OST obsessively for the last year of so. Songs like Battle of the Heroes, Palpatine's Teachings, Anakin's betrayal, are calming and paint a picture of Anakin's conflict much better than Hayden's wooden performance in ROTS. In terms of ROTS my favorite scene in the movie was Operation Knightfall, when a Young Vader goes in the Jed temple and lays waste to those sanctimonious fools.
The novelization to the film was farrr better than the film, from he description of Anakin's conflict to the extended description of how Mace was able to fight the Emperor while Tiin, Fisto, and Kolar got oneshot.
If you could gather two characters or a team to duke it out, what lightsaber fight would you have between two SW characters? Where would the fight take place, and would it be in the hyper choreographed PT style or the more rigid forms of the Original trilogy?
TOR and KOTOR are crap
Lightsaber combat has come a long way from the days of the original trilogy. What are some of your favorite duels (if any) from the EU? How do they contrast from the hyper choreographed fights in the PT? Were you rooting for the Sith or the Jedi?
Anything associated with Revan is just as bad as the PT to me
Hoping they decide to write some novels for poorly used characters in the Bane Sith Line. A novel about Freedon Nadd would be nice and or explaining how such a figure could be so criminally overlooked in spite of inspiring the story lines of so many EU figures (Kun, Revan, and Zannah and Bane).
Hopefully, at some point they'll clear it up and or entirely reinvent Bane's line. I have no problem with that as most of the sith from Bane to Plagueis are unused.
The destruction of the Jedi through Order 66.
A tweet from one of the SW higher ups confirmed Plagueis still exists same with Bane. I'll post the tweet if I can find it, also remember he was mentioned in ROTS so he exists/existed by virtue of that in order of the new cannon
There is just no logical reason why Lucas made the name change, granted other planets have different names. Hearing Yoda call it Mordabrand instead of Korriban made me cringe a little
The older look of Orbalisk Bane and Bane in the trilogy has been retconned and replaced with a CGI Shredder clone.
Bane now wields a halberd type weapon
The Yoda ARC was horrible. Incredibly retarded plot holes i,e Yoda learning the force Ghost technique yet never using it till the end of ROTJ, Yoda somehow being the most powerful Jedi yet not knowing the technique, also the fact he didn't tell the Jedi what he saw after his "quest" about them all dying in Order 66 really sealed the deal about PT Yoda being a senile retard.
The writing was lazy it was all basically a dream sequence conjured by a Sith ritual by Dooku and Palpatine, based on the supposed "Force bond"between Yoda and Dooku. Nowhere else in cannon does their supposed "bond" exist, the writers just sort of shoved that in there. Darth Bane's inclusion was fucking pointless, he literally comes in and Yoda just talks and he's gone. The funniest part is where Yoda goes through some generic "fight your inner demons" bullshit, and he fights this black smoke facsimile of himself and it literally sounds like Gollum from LOTR.
In short it was a massive waste of time and further proof that the TCW series was horrible. The only plus was Tim Curry's performance as Darth Sidious was amazing
Tales of the Jedi. It doesn't take itself too seriously and it feels like Star Wars. Definitely Kevin J. Anderson's best work.
This. I wonder what actors could pull of Exar Kun, Nomi, and Ulic.
I'm 24 and from what I'm seeing now, most kids like the OT but tend to gravitate more towards the PT due to the TCW cartoon series, as well as the idolization of the character Revan due to the KOTOR games. Revan is more or less deified for younger fans ranging from 13 to onward, and there are even SW vs. videos saying he could fight Luke.
My parents were the first generation to have seen the movie, and I grew up watching VHS copies of the OT. While I've just recently gotten into the EU and appreciate its elaboration on further aspects of the SW universe, nothing I've seen compares to the characters such as Vader, Yoda, and Luke. If anything in watching documentaries and seeing kids dressed up as clone troopers/Darth Maul for Halloween, I'm glad to see the series having lived on.
The new Jedi looks like crap. They had another generic Cowboy shooter type in SWTOR, now they just rehash the same hackneyed garbage on the new horrendous show they're doing. Does the SW license have any creativity left?
Yeah, SWTOR is awful. I'd love to see it go.
Did anyone else find a massive discrepancy in Lucas calling the Jedi of the PT era "the best overall" and their lack of accomplishments? Did anyone else cringe or laugh at how badly Saesee Tiin, Kit Fisto, and Agen Kolar went down when fighting Palpatine? Do you think the OT had it right when it kept the Jedi as just a historical old religious sect that perished at the hands of the empire? Did Lucas's attempts at them fighting nothing but easily killed droids come across as clumsily done to anyone else?
Well given that Leland Chee and others have established ranks of cannon, then there is a slight chance. Its not my fault or any other SW fan who grew up post-seventies that there is a massive gulf of time/discrepancy in the flow of events from the OT and the events that came before.
Lucas should've assumed that what he was building would transcend even the original trilogy. In bringing up the Clone wars (which may have been only a passing mention), he should've assumed that there was a much larger history to the broad setting he created. The EU to varying degrees fulfills this and while I adore the Original trilogy, it fulfills other wonders/musings I've had at the SW universe by and large. Disney at least seems to recognize that the world beyond the OT should be corrected/expanded on, and even if its made and reworked to be entirely separate from the OT, I am ok with this. Keep what works, discard what doesn't work.
The TCW animated series is horrendous. From the terrible animation, to the belittling of characters, and to the constant shoehorning in of more Jedi=pointless battles for the outcome we all knew the rise of Palpatine. It was a terrible series, and I am glad it was cancelled. Hopefully, Disney will have some sense and retcon it
Most of the history of the Sith I'd keep, apart from the massive gulf between the the SWTOR saga/2nd Great Galactic war to the rise of Banite sith is hardly written about. Figures like Darth Desolus and other Sith are basically unwritten about, and it would be great for some writer to fill the details in. I'd like to see the fall of Revan/Malak retconned, as its basically a slight retelling of the OT. Forget that!
If Disney is to maintain the pace of writing for the years post-OT, then I see no logical reason why they shouldn't include Vader's first years of hunting the Jedi. At 24 it sucks that only like a year ago I realized the timeline outside of the events of the original trilogy, it really strikes me as odd that no one outside of EU writers have bothered to fill the next gen of fans except years afterwards in annoying comics.
Vader's best feats like destroying that Cathedral, blitzing Roan fel, and killing 5 Jedi masters at once would be amazing if recreated.
Any other villain other than Palpatine would be great.
Plagueis's ghost is highly unlikely though.
Well the two most powerful according to Bane's line, I know Sidious is canonically the most powerful of all Sith. But I'm not aware of the same applying to Vader, other than the infamous "80%" of being Palpatine's power.