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#1307491
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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RogueLeader said:

joefavs said:

I fully expect Filoni to do something about Ahsoka and Sabine searching for Ezra around the same time as The Mandalorian (and I think it would rule if those characters showed up on Mando when that other hypothetical show/miniseries/movie/whatever gets going, a la that one TNG 2-parter where they went to DS9). As for whether or not Dave is a reasonable or probable pick to replace Kennedy at some point, I kind of feel like he’s too much of a writer for that gig. Does that sort of job typically go to a creative?

I’ve heard rumors of there being another animated series that would be the spiritual successor to Rebels and The Clone Wars. It’s likely that Sabine, Ezra, and Ahsoka would return in that series, but I’m hoping it isn’t just about that.

I kind of hope that this is another “gap” series, sort of how Rebels and TCW filled the gaps between movies, Series #3 would fill the gap in-between Return of the Jedi and the Force Awakens. I think an animated series would be the perfect way to show the further adventures of Luke, Han and Leia. The show would need a new young protagonist to follow like Ahsoka or Ezra. It could be one of Luke’s students, but having it be Ben Solo would also be a great way to add further weight to his character in the Sequel Trilogy.

We’ve already seen that Dave Filoni likes to introduce Legends material, and combining the story of the OT heroes and the animated heroes would allow for this show to potentially do a soft reboot of Heir to the Empire, or at the very least have the OT heroes encounter Thrawn. The OT heroes interacting with characters like Ahsoka, Ezra and Sabine could be interesting too.

I will say as much as I want to see the search for Ezra, I don’t just want Rebels part 2. I definitely think something like a miniseries could work, or perhaps something along the lines of what Rebels did for TCW, where you see the continuing adventures of the characters for the last show as part of a show about new characters.

Part of my likes the idea of following the OT heroes but another part of me is kinda worried they’d fuck that up. I’d probably prefer the OT heroes to show up as background characters as well.

It’s funny that we’re just outright assuming it’ll take place in between ROTJ and TFA, like TM, but honestly it’d be pretty surprising if it didn’t. That’s the ideal spot right now for SW content because you can tie the classic in with the new era, and there’s so many years and very few stories there.

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#1307468
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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joefavs said:

I fully expect Filoni to do something about Ahsoka and Sabine searching for Ezra around the same time as The Mandalorian (and I think it would rule if those characters showed up on Mando when that other hypothetical show/miniseries/movie/whatever gets going, a la that one TNG 2-parter where they went to DS9). As for whether or not Dave is a reasonable or probable pick to replace Kennedy at some point, I kind of feel like he’s too much of a writer for that gig. Does that sort of job typically go to a creative?

Yeah I’ve been waiting since Rebels ended for the announcement of a search for Ezra show. I hadn’t even considered the possibility of Rebels crossing over in live action on Mandalorian. That’d be cool, even if I doubt it. More likely we’d see background characters go back and forth, like Favreau’s new Paz Vizla character from TM. Either way if they do make that show there will have to be some element of crossover, at least insofar as how Mandalore and Mandalorians are treated, considering how big a storyline for Sabine that was towards the end of Rebels.

As for replacing Kennedy, it’s not necessarily a simple answer. It’s not atypical for the head of a production company to be a creative. A germane example would be George Lucas, obviously, but also someone like JJ Abrams and Bad Robot. Of course, Lucas is an example where running the company sort of pulled him away from the creative stuff more and more, and JJ seems to be a little similar where most of his output recently is producing work. But producing can be creative as well, and you can see something like Marvel Studios where Kevin Fiege is sort of the show runner of the MCU (as the producer of all of those movies), as well as the president of the company. That said, LFL is a little unique in that has a number of different facets (ILM, for instance), including future films that won’t be Star Wars (or Indy), in addition to the SW multimedia franchise.

I don’t know what role Filoni would take, were he to get a promotion, but one would think it would be some sort of overall position with a specifically creative bent, whatever title that would end up being (perhaps something like CCO, even if not president). Of course, this is all dependent on what he wants to do, but like I said my point is that he would seem an attractive candidate for such a thing.

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#1307448
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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Broom Kid said:

I wonder if this storyline is the primary reason Filoni was brought onboard? It’s sort of like how Ronald D. Moore essentially became “The Klingon Guy” at Star Trek, because he was more or less the de-facto expert on their culture after reshaping it through his episodes.

Filoni is that for Mandalorians, probably. Especially since it seems almost like Mandalorians are the Star Wars version of Klingons now.

Filoni is probably on board for a lot of reasons. He’s been part of LFL’s unofficial brain trust since the Disney acquisition, so he was probably going to consult to some extent on this regardless. When you consider that Favreau worked with him on TCW in Mandalorian episodes specifically, it’d have been kinda weird if Favreau hadn’t asked Filoni to have a creative role on the series. All that, plus it sounds like Filoni wanted to dip his toes into live action.

Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if he has his own live action series at some point. I’d also imagine his stature within the LFL hierarchy will probably increase as the years go on. The incessant fan speculation that Kennedy will be fired and replaced with Filoni is annoying and laughable, but the truth is Kennedy isn’t young and won’t have her job forever. When she leaves, you have to imagine Filoni would be near the top of the list for a replacement.

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#1307026
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All Things Star Trek
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I mean, I’ve only watched Fargo, which I like, but can’t say I agree at all (especially having just seen Knives Out).

Besides the point though. It’s an out of the box choice like Johnson that’ll be sure to shake things up.

Little bit of a risk considering he’s only done one movie and it was a bomb, but I guess the TV balances it out.

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#1306965
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The Mandalorian : Radical Redux Fan Edit Ideas - <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong>
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DominicCobb said:

My guess is you could potentially turn the first season into movie that’s around 2 hours long with aggressive editing. If the first couple chapters are anything to go off, with thirty minute episodes that sometimes tell a story of their own without greatly progressing the larger whole, it’d probably be easy to trim.

For instance, depending on what happens in the next few episodes concerning the baby Yoda, you could potentially cut episode 2 down to a single scene (leaving the planet).

I stand by this a potential (in fact you could be even more aggressive and cut out episode 2 entirely), but I also kinda like the idea of doing a series of movies. In that case, the first three episodes put together would make a fairly solid intro movie.

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#1306958
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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joefavs said:

I’ve never had a ton of patience with the Filoni/Favreau mandos. The proud warrior race thing just isn’t my cup of tea. The less time spent in that enclave the better, as far as I’m concerned.

I agree, though I thought the other shows did a good job balancing it out with the pacifistic Mandalorians. I hope that we see some of that come through in this show, though I guess I doubt it. I’ll be kinda bothered if he never takes off his helmet too, that was a pretty silly bit when they said they never ever take off their helmets.

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#1306940
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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I enjoyed episode 3, though not as much as 2. All the stuff with the Mandos sort of made my eye twitch. Hope they don’t just become ‘generic warrior race’ and lose the dimensionality of the animated shows.

The fact that they literally just redid the armor/flashback montage from episode 1 kinda just made me laugh. And the only piece of new information was that the attack was caused by the Separatists, which, really, could have been easily assumed just based on the timeline and the Mandalorian’s hatred of droids.

Anyway that aside it’s a fun direction the show is going in and I’m excited to see what happens next.

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#1306625
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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Yeah, one of the great things about episode 2 is it’s fully cementing that this won’t be the boring badass dark and gritty Mandalorian power fantasy that I (and I’m sure others) feared. The inclusion of possibly the cutest creature ever in a piece of Star Wars media seems like a nice middle finger to those who say Star Wars shouldn’t be cute or kiddie in anyway.

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#1306606
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The Mandalorian : Radical Redux Fan Edit Ideas - <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong>
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My guess is you could potentially turn the first season into movie that’s around 2 hours long with aggressive editing. If the first couple chapters are anything to go off, with thirty minute episodes that sometimes tell a story of their own without greatly progressing the larger whole, it’d probably be easy to trim.

For instance, depending on what happens in the next few episodes concerning the baby Yoda, you could potentially cut episode 2 down to a single scene (leaving the planet).

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#1306272
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Best Viewing Order for Fans and First Timers: &quot;THE FLASHBACK&quot; Order
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That’s ridiculous. No one’s watching these movies for the plot. If you skip ANH, you’re skipping the whole point.

Not to mention, you are missing a vital chapter in the story of the main characters (though I guess that’s beside your point).

Now, skipping ROTJ on the other hand… an interesting idea.

joefavs said:

I’m increasingly of the opinion that these reworked viewing orders are more trouble than they’re worth. There was an argument for it in the days before the ST when a release-order viewing was a bummer because it ended with the PT, but now that there’s another act, I think there’s less reason to break up trilogies. And if we really want to get heretical, I think it would probably be fine for someone with no SW experience who wants to get in on the fun of TROS to skip right to the ST if they’re pressed for time; TFA is pretty much designed to be a secondary entry point.

I would agree with this, though only if the person in question already knows the Empire twist. That’s too good a moment to miss.

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#1306251
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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adywan said:

DominicCobb said:

act on instinct said:

DominicCobb said:

I’ve seen someone make that connection before. I highly doubt he’d have temp scored the entire film to any one non-Williams composer though, and especially not Philip Glass because the styles are so different. Likely just that one cue.

Oh even the comments under both videos make the link, I agree it was likely just for that scene, but can we be a little less pedantic and enjoy the trivia?

Not trying to be pedantic. It’s fun trivia but in my mind, if you’re going on a game of ‘guess the temp score,’ why stop after just one cue?

I often wonder what some of the other things Lucas might have used for temp score. As far as I know, the only documentation of temp score is on the original SW (where Rinzler and other writers have mentioned quite a few cues). I seem to recall hearing about Lucas using a piece of classical music or something for the immolation in ROTS but I don’t remember. And there’s talk that he also used some of the LOTR score for that film as well but I don’t know if it’s been confirmed.

Well there is a rough cut of the new ending for ROTJ that used a temp track which Williams pretty much copied

https://www.facebook.com/swrevisited/videos/510861546066862/

and this is the original temp track that was used

https://youtu.be/JdY0qsWg3yM

Wow, that’s amazing to see. Where did you get that video from?

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#1306243
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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act on instinct said:

DominicCobb said:

I’ve seen someone make that connection before. I highly doubt he’d have temp scored the entire film to any one non-Williams composer though, and especially not Philip Glass because the styles are so different. Likely just that one cue.

Oh even the comments under both videos make the link, I agree it was likely just for that scene, but can we be a little less pedantic and enjoy the trivia?

Not trying to be pedantic. It’s fun trivia but in my mind, if you’re going on a game of ‘guess the temp score,’ why stop after just one cue?

I often wonder what some of the other things Lucas might have used for temp score. As far as I know, the only documentation of temp score is on the original SW (where Rinzler and other writers have mentioned quite a few cues). I seem to recall hearing about Lucas using a piece of classical music or something for the immolation in ROTS but I don’t remember. And there’s talk that he also used some of the LOTR score for that film as well but I don’t know if it’s been confirmed.

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#1306175
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The Usual Sequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread (Radical Ideas Welcome).
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I hope that when the inevitable saga box set comes out next year it includes some more TFA deleted scenes.

Like, what is this scene in this video at :28? Stormtroopers at dusk in the desert (but in the actual desert, not the set used for the opening scene). I’ve never seen this before…
https://youtu.be/P7xZV_26VYU?t=28

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#1306101
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Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
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nl0428 said:

DominicCobb said:

nl0428 said:

John Campea stood correct on that The Mandalorian would be the most pirated show of all time. Just think about how fans in other countries outside the U.S. feel about this considering that Disney+ is exclusive in America.

Don’t know who that is, but I think pretty much anyone could have predicted that.

This is John Campea. A very active film pundit in the movie community online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbGblO4JcCY

Oh, he’s a YouTube guy. I see.

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#1306090
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Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
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nl0428 said:

John Campea stood correct on that The Mandalorian would be the most pirated show of all time. Just think about how fans in other countries outside the U.S. feel about this considering that Disney+ is exclusive in America.

Don’t know who that is, but I think pretty much anyone could have predicted that.