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#1512962
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Cassian Andor - Live-Action Series
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timdiggerm said:

yotsuya said:

It largely circled back to where it started, at least for Cass.

Not at all! Cassian has undergone a tremendous conversion. Whereas he went with Luthen out of desperation and took part in the Aldahni mission for money, now he’s preparing for action by listening to Nevik’s manifesto and joining Luthen willingly, dissatisfied with any life but one of full commitment to the cause. He is a changed man.

Nerdist: I want to start with the final scene of the season. What brought Cassian to Luthen’s ship?

Tony Gilroy: For what he says—to make the oath. For clarity, for closure, as we say, right? If everybody is out hunting you, do you want to live like that? Plus he’s made his peace. I think he’s absolutely legit. I think everything they’re saying at the end there is completely legit. He really means it, Like, “Man, I can’t take it.” He doesn’t really have much left to live for, does he, if he doesn’t go that way? What’s the point? And he doesn’t want to run anymore. He wants to be inside himself. To be outside yourself and be wrong with yourself and realize it? He means that, “Kill me or take me.”

Do you think he expected Luthen to kill him?

Gilroy: I don’t think he knows. I think he’s hoping. But I don’t think he went there to try and game [the situation]. I think it’s legit. I know that’s how Diego played it. It’s a legit question.

You referred to the series before it started as “the education” of Cassian Andor.

Gilroy: This season, yeah.

So what are the most meaningful lessons he learned during the season? And which ones still await him?

Gilroy: To piggyback and go backwards, as I said, when you’re outside yourself… the guy you meet is not right with himself at all. He’s utterly disillusioned. He’s completely self-interested. And he’s lying for things that aren’t even really worth it. He has a temper he can’t control. He has impulse control that he can’t control. You take that guy and then you give him the worst day of his life, he’s becoming right with himself over the course of this long odyssey.

So you want to see him wake up. And you want to see him learn. And you want to see him radicalized without having a shopping list where, “Oh, this is this week’s lesson of the week.” You want to make sure that along the way you tick all the boxes. “Oh my God, look what the Empire is doing here. Look what it’s doing here and how this place is being ruined. Look how these people are being oppressed and look what’s happening to me.” And, “Oh my God, here’s someone who comes along and puts a dialectical spin on it with the manifesto.” And, “Here’s people who’ve been affected by it. I thought I had it bad? What happened to Cinta’s family when storm troopers slaughtered them? And why is Sergeant Gorn doing it? Why is he turning?”

Everybody has a different reason. As Vel says on the way up the hill, “Everybody has their own rebellion.” And all the variations of what that means, and all those motivations, are going to become the colors of his holistic coming together. So by the end of it, he’s right with himself. He’s where he needs to be. “I’m going to do this one thing.” And going forward, what do you do with that? How do you become a leader? How do you survive? And how is everyone going to survive scaling up and getting to Yavin and Rebel Alliance? If paranoia and secrecy are your product, Luthen Rael has been building a startup company in his garage, and when he does Aldhani, it’s like he opens the garage door. As Kleya says, “We’re going to go loud.” And Denise Gough (Deadra) says, “It’s not a robbery, it’s an announcement.”

That difficulty going forward for Luthen—and then for everybody else the same thing—is if everything you’re doing is based on secrecy, how do you collaborate with people? How do you join up? What happens to the original gangsters and what happens to the outliers and what happens to the people who really sacrificed? And so that’ll be the issues going forward.

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#1509740
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<strong>Tales of the Jedi</strong> (animated series) - General Discussion Thread * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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If you’re a fan of The Clone Wars you need to watch this.

What a gorgeous show, they’ve really ramped up the quality for this. The first episode looked phenomenal. It sort of feels like Dave has taken the knowledge he’s gained from directing live action and has applied it here. The shots were all composed as if done with real cameras and there was an excellent use of focal length. Better than I can recall it ever being used before in these productions. The lighting, the amount of detail in the environments, the animation, it almost felt like you’re watching live action at times.

The exploration of the fall of Dooku was great. I’d have been happy to have all six shorts just focus on that. But what we did get was great. The duel in the last episode was fantastic.

I really hope they continue this as an ongoing series. Perhaps even branching out to Tales of other groups like the Sith and Bounty Hunters.

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#1508909
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Last movie seen
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8UZ2WfLG70

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1986)

A 1980s animated Star Wars knockoff that I somehow have only recently discovered. It’s a fun curiosity from the time. The designs of all of the ships are really interesting. And surprisingly, they used CG for all of the ship shots. It seems like they animated them as wireframes and then painted over them. The rips from Star Wars are pretty blatant, they even use a Millennium Falcon sound effect for the main ship. But it’s original enough to provide a fun time.

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#1501474
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Spence's Obi-Wan Kenobi (V3 Released)
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I finally got a chance to check this out and I’m glad I did. This is an excellent edit and now my preferred way to experience this story. The only thing I would add is I feel like the opening could use music. But I know that’s a stylistic choice and I respect it. Only real issue I had was that there was a lot of digital artifacting in dark scenes. Ben’s nightmare sequence toward the start of the film was probably the worst offender. I watched this on an OLED so I don’t know if that caused it to be more pronounced but it was quite distracting. But otherwise the picture was solid in bright scenes.

Outside of that this is an excellent truncation of the series. You can definitely tell it was originally written to be this length before being stretched out. Excising the bloat has done wonders.

Anyway, fantastic job! This is now my go to version from now on!

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#1500888
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Last movie seen
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Emergency Declaration (2021)

Currently playing in theaters in North America. An Action, Thriller, Drama from South Korea. I happened to stumble across this film while randomly browsing my local theater listings. I’ve had a pretty solid run of South Korean cinema lately from Train to Busan to Parasite. I figured I’d give this a shot and I’m glad I did. It’s a real roller coaster ride throughout. I’d definitely recommend checking it out.

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#1499754
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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I agree if you fall behind it would be a bit of a challenge to catch up but it’s not hard to keep pace with it.

Currently they’re paced at about three movies a year. Three movies across 12 months.

The series are a little more demanding but again there are only about three every year and they’re released one episode at time. With seasons that only range from six to nine episodes. Half of the series are only 30 minutes (approximate) each. I’d be genuinely concerned for anyone that couldn’t spare half an hour once a week.

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#1496414
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Flood of new Marvel announcements:

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion, an Original series, streaming Spring 2023 on
Disney+.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, in theaters May 5, 2023.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Loki Season 2, an Original series, streaming Summer 2023 on Disney+.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Blade, in theaters November 3, 2023.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Echo, an Original series, streaming Summer 2023 on
Disney+.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Ironheart, an Original series, streaming Fall 2023 on
Disney+.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Agatha: Coven of Chaos, an Original series, streaming Winter 2023 on
@Disney+.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Captain America: New World Order, in theaters May 3, 2024.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Daredevil: Born Again, an Original series starring Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio, streaming Spring 2024 on @Disney+.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Thunderbolts, in theaters July 26, 2024.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four, in theaters November 8, 2024.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, in theaters May 2, 2025.

Just announced in Hall H:

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Secret Wars, in theaters November 7, 2025.

Marvel Studios welcomes you to the Multiverse Saga.

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#1493130
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Kenobi - A Star Wars IC Fanedit
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InsertCointent said:

When I edited this cut of the Kenobi series I did so with the original trilogy in mind.

From watching the OT I never got the idea that Lea knew she was adopted when growing up, probably because George came up with the idea of Luke and Lea being twins when he did ROTJ 😊. When Bail takes Lea to look after at the end of ROTS I always figured he and his wife would raise her as their own child, and only they would know that she wasn’t. That would serve as a much better cover. To me the way the writers went with it in the Obi Wan series didn’t make much sense. This is of course just my opinion but that’s why I cut all the talk about Lea’s real parents.

I think expounding on Leia’s feelings about being adopted help the OT. Originally when Luke asks Leia about her real mother in ROTJ it comes completely out of left field. But establishing that she knows early on helps to smooth that out. And Leia looks nothing like Bail or Breha so hiding that she was adopted would never have worked.

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#1490973
Topic
Why was Luke so impressed when he saw Mos Eisley for the first time? Anchorhead doesn't seem to be much smaller...
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CarboniteSolo said:

regularjoe said:

The exposition is for the audience, who have no idea what Mos Eisley is (in 1977 when the film was made and was a self contained thing).
I never thought seeing the movie at 11 that Luke was some indentured servant on the farm, he talked about going to Tosche Station (on his own) so clearly he has reign to come and go.

I meant that the only place he could go alone was Anchorhead and Tosche Station. I’m sure he’s heard stories about Mos Eisley, but was never allowed to go there alone.

Most of the stormtroopers were there in Mos Eisley.

In the Anchorhead deleted scene he tells Biggs about the races they have in Beggar’s canyon.

Which now in canon is practically on the other side of the planet.

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#1488593
Topic
The Last Jedi: Legendary (Released)
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bbghost said:

Hal 9000 said:

Also, it would be easy to trim out Rey and Poe’s little meetcute at the end of the movie. They do appear like four feet away from each other at the end of TFA. I can’t remember if this was ever considered.

For my part I always liked this mostly for Poe’s knowing “I know.” I doubt Rey would have introduced herself to him at the end of TFA with what she had going on, but she’s a big deal in the Resistance.

A not insignificant amount of time passes at the end of TFA. She has enough time to put together an entire new custom outfit before she leaves. In that amount of time I don’t think there’s any way that Poe wouldn’t seek out this girl that Finn risked everything for to find and rescue. There’s even a scene where they do meet in the novelization. And Poe is there at the front of the crowd to see Rey off at the end.

So I’m all for cutting their “meeting” at the end of TLJ.

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#1487557
Topic
The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show (Spoilers)
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adywan said:

Omni said:

Personally I thought Hayden nailed the way Prowse used to move this time around. Felt very Vader-y, much more than Rogue One. Pair that up with the new voice and damn, it really is him.

Hate to tell you, but it’s BS about Hayden being Vader throughout Kenobi. There are three people in the suit on this show. Hayden only when unmasked, General acting scenes is Dmitrious Bistrevsky and for stunts and fight sequences it is Tom O’Connell

Dmitrious stated that he’s only Vader when they need full body shots to establish Vader’s height And O’Connell does the fights but that it’s all Hayden for any medium and close up shots for his performance.

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#1486482
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Why was Luke so impressed when he saw Mos Eisley for the first time? Anchorhead doesn't seem to be much smaller...
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The real question is why would he be impressed with Eisley when he’s undoubtedly seen Mos Espa:

Beggar’s Canyon the favorite haunt of young Luke and his friends in their T-16s, was for some reason, placed right next to Mos Espa. Which is on the other side of the map far from the Lars homestead and Mos Eisley. Undoubtedly they would have to fly past Espa whenever they wanted to race the canyon. And probably frequented it to refuel and celebrate after their races.

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#1486458
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Why was Luke so impressed when he saw Mos Eisley for the first time? Anchorhead doesn't seem to be much smaller...
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Anchorhead looks impressive at first glance in that still but if you take a close look it also captures the full length of it. It’s still a small town compared to Mos Eisley which houses at minimum 94 large docking bays. In the old EU Mos Eisley had 362 such docking bays and it’s probably the same in the new canon. That’s a much larger scale than any depiction of Anchorhead could support.

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#1486244
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<strong>Tales of the Jedi</strong> (animated series) - General Discussion Thread * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Yeah I really hope we get another revival of the Clone Wars someday. There are still so many plot threads left hanging like Maul’s escape from Sidious and closure for Ventress and Boba.

Pie in the sky, I think it would be neat to see the earliest days of the war just after AOTC. Get a more fleshed out exploration of the areas Tartakovsky’s series touched on. Perhaps even finally a canon depiction of how Anakin got his scar.