It’s a lame cliffhanger. Especially if you can watch the following episode right away!
Tldr; With those disjointed events that were obviously not intended to be placed in this order and the visual errors showing that R5 and Grogu were originally intended to switch places at certain plot points, it is clear that the reunion was not the original plan and that they had to massively rework Season 3 from top to bottom. It’s like they had originally shot whole planets with R5 and no Grogu at one point, and then re-shot half the scenes again to add Grogu in with a new storyline, but didn’t do a good job as Grogu is still missing from a ton of the new shots and R5 still in the background. This would also mean that Din was supposed to go to Tatooine before episode 2. Din also lands on Nevarro with Grogu still in the bubble instead of the droid port, but then R5 is following him in the next shot… So there are tons of different reshoots and VFX alterations going back and forth and it is a terribly messy presentation. There’s a lot of additional speculation/evidence out there, especially in terms of the S3 ending and some BTS leaks of Gideon scenes that were never used, but wow, from an editor’s standpoint it is crystal clear that this season was so stitched together in post production to become something that is was not originally intended to be.
Impressive detective work, but I have a problem in terms of production schedule: if they changed their plan to have Grogu in all episodes of Mando season 3 instead of R5, this decision should have occurred before or during production of Book of Boba Fett, because it’s during BOBF that we have a Mando episode showing Din being reunited with Grogu. And so if they had to rework some Mando S3 episodes, those were already filmed before BOBF was finished?
We don’t need another of those connections that offer nothing except shrinking the Star Wars universe even more.
Let people just be random people. Like it was originally in 1977. Luke being a nobody from nowhere is far more powerful than him being the lost son of space Goebbels.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park is my personal favourite and I still don’t understand to this very day why it has so many detractors.
It’s my favourite too, but I hate the first Jurassic Park. The Lost World is pure action from start to finish, never trying to be smarter than it is. The first film is awfully written: the scientists have little to no purpose, no outcome to the end of the movie. They keep repeating that everything will go wrong for scientific reasons, but when it goes wrong it’s because of a petty treason for money by a disgruntled employee (the ridiculously (and insultingly) token geek). And don’t get me started on the female scientist: she’s here just to show her putting her arm fully inside a giant pile of shit (again she says that there’s something biologically wrong, and then it’s quickly forgotten).
Luke is a proxy for the audience, he doesn’t seem to know a lot about the galaxy, even about Tatooine except for his Uncle’s farm, and Tosche Station (where you can pick up some power converters), so presenting a strange weapon to him (and to the audience in the theater) and explaining where it come from, what it does, is an organic way of exposition, without it feeling like exposition to the audience. (It’s way better than say Luke noticing the lightsaber dangling from Ben’s belt and obnoxiously asking him about it)
It’s the magic of Star Wars, the 1977 movie, the necessary exposition to present this completely new universe to the audience is very natural, never feeling forced and dragging on. This is a feat that not a lot of fantasy movies are able to achieve with as near perfection as Star Wars (looking at you MCU).
I don’t understand: can’t you play them in an emulator? There’s even web-based emulators nowadays!
Speaking of similar scenes in the same movie: the sister reveal is explained 3 times! First Luke get the news, then he breaks the news to Leia, and then Leia has to explain it to Han. It makes sense for the characters to get this information, but for the audience it’s the exact same reveal repeated 3 times. And it’s boring.
You guys liked what they’ve done to IG-11? Turning him into an exo-skeleton to be driven around by Grogu? It’s more than ridiculous, it’s creepy as hell. Imagine the same thing done not to a metal body, but to a flesh and bones one…
The Last Jedi is the best Star Wars movie. I have spoken.
The Force Awakens has a lot of flaws, playing it mostly safe, but one bold move (to the credit of J.J. Abrams?) is to have made our (male) heroes some sad old losers! Luke is in exile, having failed to raise a new generation of Jedis (so to anyone lamenting that it should be Luke rebuilding the Jedi Order: no thank you), Han lost is beloved ship, and is back to his old job smuggling illegal and dangerous things, and being chased by half of the galaxy bounty hunters! Losers.
So, the planet is called Plazir, sounding like the french word plaisir, meaning pleasure… The royal couple (elected? again?) is ridiculously over the top, they have ridiculously over the top parties, like, as we say in french, une monarchie d’opérette, as if they were in a lighthearted comedic musical about royals. (If you though the casino sequence in The Last Jedi was over the top…)
And those royals said to Bo and Din: “we respect your gun culture”? Isn’t that absolutely tone-deaf in the current political climate in the US?
Rewatching TPM I’ve noticed everyone dismisses the Gungans as a primitive race.
What’s so primitive about them? They have built an underwater city on their own and energy shields strong enough to withstand all sorts of blaster shots and lightsaber strikes.
Racist movie is racist?
Is the history and culture of the planet Mandalore called the mandalorelore?
So, Mando is going on a stupid quest just because of his stupid creed?
– From now on you should never ever remove your pants
– But, but… how do I pee?
– This is the way
On Kitbashed - The Origins of Star Wars there’s a comprehensive essay about Valérian & Laureline.
As some of you may know, several elements and ideas within the Star Wars saga are quite similar to those originating in this series.
Are the apparent similarities just surface level ideas or seem like more than just a coincidence?
The official site of Jean-Claude Mézières has some comparisons. I’m not convinced, they’re very superficial to me.
Marooned Biker Scout said:
more cheese in Star Wars!
Don’t forget the crackers!
Snoke is a hologram not a force projection.
Speaking of overrated shows, I just started watching the first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Most of the jokes are silly rather than funny. I just don’t get surreal humour. To me it feels like it goes into r/iamveryrandom territory. I much prefer Fawlty Towers as its humour is more “structured” if you catch my drift.
It’s very English and very half a century old. If you’re not into non-sensical humour, you won’t get it I think.
Anakin Starkiller said:
Amandla Stenberg goes by both ‘she’ and ‘they’, is lesbian, and is an outspoken feminist
You’re a fascist. (Did I hit you hard enough?)
Cool bike girl only makes me more interested in this series. Plus I feel George Lucas would probably really approve of her bike.
(She’s played by Sophie Thatcher by the way)
So, as it seems we already saw Black Krrsantan, is this girl Dr. Aphra? Or does it not fit with the timeline? (I haven’t read the comics)
(Jedit: checking with Wookieepedia, Aphra would be 33 at the time Boba was Daimyo. Or it’s a flashback, and it’s why she looks so young)
I’ve got a bad feeling about this!
I wonder who this is in the new trailer above?
The speeder bike looking like a scooter, especially a Mods inspired one, with all the mirrors, could turn rather ridiculous…
And the gift is an awful entry level turntable? Yikes.
I see them on Amazon (without the Lucasfilm logo) for around $70. I dig it. Wish they’s send me one.
The case may be cool but the mechanical part (the actual turntable) is utter plastic crap. (as seen on the Techmoan YouTube channel)