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#1388928
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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I was hoping Hedland’s series would be Doctor Aphra, but now I want more live-action Ahsoka. So much better than I expected.

They built up her appearance over a few episodes, then just went all out in this one. I think Favreau and Filoni are amazing storytellers. Star Wars is in great hands.

I was even more impressed with Ahsoka fighting in live-action than I was with Vader’s hallway scene in Rogue One.

I wonder who got Grogu (spelling?) out of the Jedi temple and what happened to them? Star Wars is a never-ending source of stories to tell.

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#1388303
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<strong>The Expanse</strong> - <em>2015-???? TV Series</em>
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Season five starts next month and it’s already renewed for a final sixth season. I usually preface my opinions with “favorite” instead of “best” but I’m going to come out and say The Expanse is objectively one of the best sci-fi series of all time. Complex characters, compelling plots, gorgeous cinematography, and arguably the most scientifically accurate.

The first half of the first season can be a little hard to follow for some, but it picks up after that and really takes off. There are just so many factions and different motivations throughout the series. I pick up something new every time I rewatch it. I highly recommend.

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#1387970
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Ahsoka Tano - discussion
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StarkillerAG said:

Rodney-2187 said:

StarkillerAG said:

he seems intent on shoehorning Ahsoka into every project he works on.

She is not in every project he works on. She was not in Resistance. Also, I wouldn’t say being a supporting character in just a few episodes of Rebels would constitute shoehorning. Her popularity makes it seem like she’s everywhere because she is frequently mentioned, but shes mostly just in The Clone Wars.

I completely forgot about Resistance, actually (I think everyone has). And I guess she really isn’t in that much of Rebels, but the thing that set me over the edge of “This character is clearly the author’s favorite” is when Ezra traveled back in time in order to save her from Darth Vader. Like, she didn’t need to survive past that fight, it was a perfect end for her character. But Filoni contrived the situation so that he can break the rules of space and time in order to save his author’s pet.

StarkillerAG said:

making it so that she can never die causes her to overstay her welcome somewhat.

I’m sure she can die, but It would be hard for a character as popular as you’ve mentioned Ahsoka is to overstay her welcome.

I actually don’t know if she can die. Besides the aforementioned time travel, there’s also the moment in TROS where she spoke to Rey. It made it seem like she died, but then Filoni was like “No, she actually survives past TROS,” and Ahsoka’s dialogue was retconned in the subtitles to “Female Jedi #4.” That also made me wonder if Filoni will ever just let this character rest. And I do think it’s possible for a popular character to overstay their welcome, and that’s generally what’s happening with me for Ahsoka.

It’s not like Filoni wrote that she died fighting Vader then changed his mind and rescued her. We see her walking away after the fight. I think it was his idea to do something like that from the beginning.

I’d never heard of “Female Jedi #4” before. I turned on subtitles for TRoS on D+ and still see Ahsoka written, and in the credits under Voices of Jedi Past it still says Ashoka Tano - Ashley Eckstein.

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#1387947
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Didn’t Ewan McGregor do a “costume test” or something the other day at the volume? What if that was just a cover story? I wonder if he could appear as some sort of holocron recording from the Jedi archives or something?

I don’t think everything has to be connected, or should be, and I get that people liked how the first season was mostly separate from the rest of Star Wars, but it’s inevitable that we’re going to bump into some connections along the way. I don’t think they will take over the story though. We are still following our main characters. Cameos are just enriching the experience.

In 9 ABY, we’re not that far off from The First Order forming. I don’t know how many jars of Snoke fails they went through before they got a functional one, and I thought all that would have been done on Exegol, but I wouldn’t think it too strange to find a Snoke in a jar in the back of an Imperial base years after the fall of the Empire, knowing what we know now. Just because we see a hint of something from another story, doesn’t mean it has to be anything more than that. I doubt Gideon’s plan has anything to do with the Sith on Exegol and everything to do with those troopers on the walls.

I’m absolutely loving all this Star Wars talk. Everyone has so many ideas and none of us know anything. Brings back memories of how sure I was that Vader was lying about being Luke’s father. I mean, there’s no way Obi-Wan would mislead Luke, right?

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#1387927
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Ahsoka Tano - discussion
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StarkillerAG said:

he seems intent on shoehorning Ahsoka into every project he works on.

She is not in every project he works on. She was not in Resistance. Also, I wouldn’t say being a supporting character in just a few episodes of Rebels would constitute shoehorning. Her popularity makes it seem like she’s everywhere because she is frequently mentioned, but shes mostly just in The Clone Wars.

StarkillerAG said:

making it so that she can never die causes her to overstay her welcome somewhat.

I’m sure she can die, but It would be hard for a character as popular as you’ve mentioned Ahsoka is to overstay her welcome.

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#1387849
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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I’m thinking what we see in that tank is definitely meant to be a reference to Snoke. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more references to the sequels, but I feel like Gideon maybe has his own plan. I think he’d rather become the new Emperor than revive the old one so maybe he wants The Child to transfer Force abilities to himself with a transfusion somehow. He doesn’t seem like a Sith cultist and I don’t think he reports to Exegol. He may just be using whatever cloning tech the Empire left behind, but he seems to be making his own power play. Those troops on the wall look like his own project.

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#1387457
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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I just get the feeling we’re in for a serious tragedy at some point. Something that challenges the characters more than they have been. If the first season is like Star Wars, then maybe the second ends on something darker, along the lines of The Empire Strike Back. Maybe Ahsoka sacrifices herself to save The Child. Maybe Gideon actually obtains The Child and gets away and we’re left wondering his fate as a season ending cliffhanger.

There are only 4 episodes left and I think we’ve seen everything from the trailer at this point.

I wonder if the search for Ezra will be animated or live-action? Maybe those plans hinge on how well received a live-action Ahsoka is.