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#1460086
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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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ZkinandBonez said:

It’s fascinating how casually they drop the name, as if we were just supposed to already know who it referred to (not that it’s particularly hard to figure out based on the conversation).

Would some fans have already known because of other material, books or otherwise?

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#1460003
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<strong>Rangers Of The New Republic</strong> (live action series) - general discussion thread (<strong>Cancelled</strong>)
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Rodney-2187 said:

I miss Andi and Anthony on The Star Wars Show, no offense to Kristin Baver.

Agreed, they had such great chemistry together. Always enjoyed those videos and I have very fond memories of watching Andi host Rebels Recon after every episode when I was younger. I’d love to meet and thank her some day.

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#1459885
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<strong>Rangers Of The New Republic</strong> (live action series) - general discussion thread (<strong>Cancelled</strong>)
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Rodney-2187 said:

I find very few youtube channels I enjoy listening too regarding Star Wars. Star Wars Explained is one, and sometimes Hello Greedo. The rest are tiresome and I refuse to reward their click-bait efforts.

Star Wars Explained and Eckhartsladder are my regular two. Hello Greedo and AT-AT Chat are definitely good as well but I don’t watch their videos as much as I’d like to.

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#1459873
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<strong>Rangers Of The New Republic</strong> (live action series) - general discussion thread (<strong>Cancelled</strong>)
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Servii said:

The reason they announce these projects so early is specifically to drum up fan hype (and to make the brand look appealing to shareholders).

I’m sure that’s backfiring right now! It does seem a bit of a mess. I will say though, the TV shows that have been announced seem much safer than the movies - Rangers is perhaps the exception because Carano got fired, but it wasn’t due to creative issues like some other troubled productions.

ZkinandBonez said:

The video I linked to probably sounded angrier in the title than what was actually expressed in the video, which was only mild frustration at the uncertainty of the new shows and movies.

Eckhartsladder is usually a bit like that I find. Often quite clickbaity titles, but in the video itself he’s really chilled out. I’m used to that now and love his content.

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#1459751
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<strong>The Mandalorian</strong> - a general discussion thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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fmalover said:

I was never bothered by Jar Jar when he was first introduced in TPM, but he really got on my nerves whenever he appeared in TCW, and I’m 100% sure that one episode where he’s the centerpiece was George’s final fuck you to all those who don’t like him.

Don’t forget the episodes where he teams up with Mace Windu and gets a girlfriend! The fact that they wisely left Jar Jar out of the show after the early seasons then inexplicably brought him back in season 6 in the funniest possible way always makes me laugh.

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#1459683
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<strong>The Mandalorian</strong> - a general discussion thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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RicOlie_2 said:

Maybe I’m just thinking of rumours, but in addition to ‘‘Ahsoka’’ and future seasons of ‘‘The Mandalorian’’, I recall there being something about her showing up in future seasons of ‘‘The Bad Batch’’ and ‘‘Rangers of the New Republic’’. The last might just have to do with the fact that they’ve said the three New Republic live-action shows will be interconnected, so maybe they’ll keep Ahsoka out of it. She’ll no doubt be in the movie that’s supposed to wrap them all up, though.

Yeah those are rumours right now. I don’t think there’s any confirmation she’ll be in The Mandalorian either. Plus, if you haven’t heard, we’re pretty certain Rangers of the New Republic is effectively cancelled, judging by a recent interview with Kathleen Kennedy.

The way I see it is that Ahsoka is one of quite a few main characters in TCW, a side character in one season of Rebels, a cameo appearance in The Mandalorian and now she’s getting a series which may not even be centred on her but on the search for Ezra Bridger (I know that seems strange because of the series name, but I feel like they’ve just named it that because she’s so popular, it is what it is). So I think the amount of big appearances she’s had is often exaggerated. Besides, I never see people complaining that other beloved characters like Luke, Leia etc show up all the time in expanded universe content.

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#1459662
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<strong>The Mandalorian</strong> - a general discussion thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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RicOlie_2 said:

Rodney-2187 said:

fmalover said:

The only episode I didn’t really like was The Jedi, mostly because I’m fed up with Ahsoka popping up in every single piece of expanded material

Outside of The Clone Wars where she originated, she’s in a handful of Rebels episodes and one episode of The Mandalorian.

She’ll also be in multiple shows going forward.

Multiple?

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#1459622
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Jason Wingreen, disintegrated from history by Lucasfilm, for their new doc on Boba Fett
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Riquendes said:

I made the thread because I thought it was something that is interesting to us on here. I am mistaken, and will not make a thread again.

You’re not mistaken - I’m sure I can speak for most others who have commented here in saying I was glad to see this being highlighted and interested to discuss it (even if there isn’t much to discuss). For me personally, it drew my attention to Wingreen’s exclusion from the doc. At the time I’d noticed they used Temuera’s dubbed version with the usual mild exasperation, but it didn’t occur to me that Wingreen was the only one to contribute to the portrayal of Boba who wasn’t honoured by Lucasfilm in this short. I don’t think I’d have noticed it otherwise. Much as I’m happy to see Tem Morrison playing Boba in live action now, I love Jason Wingreen’s original voice work and this does sadden me. I’ve pointed it out to a few others outside the forum now as well.

I’d hate for this experience to put you off making any other threads in the future. I’ll always be interested in reading them

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#1459563
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<strong>Rangers Of The New Republic</strong> (live action series) - general discussion thread (<strong>Cancelled</strong>)
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At least they’re doing something with the abandoned script ideas, I just hope it doesn’t overcrowd any future seasons of The Mandalorian. For me, season 2 already feels like it was trying to cram a few too many things (in this case character appearances) in.

Not sure if I like the strategy of announcing a new project before you’ve even got something solid to work with. But oh well.

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#1459526
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Jason Wingreen, disintegrated from history by Lucasfilm, for their new doc on Boba Fett
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LexX said:

Also, I couldn’t care less about Legos and I don’t even know what you are talking about in the last sentence.

The controversy generated around Slave 1 all came from when the Lego set released and it was just called ‘Boba Fett’s starship’. The story was that Disney were censoring the word ‘slave’ due to its sensitive nature, but it was all completely false. Nothing outside of the world of Lego sets changed. That’s what I know about it anyway.

And I was annoyed at you for bringing up such an idiotic point of discussion when this issue of Jason Wingreen’s work not being recognised is what’s actually being discussed in this thread.

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#1459279
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<strong>Ahsoka</strong> (live action series) - general discussion thread
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I considered watching ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny’ to check out her previous work, until I saw the rotten tomatoes score…

Still, apparently that movie features Michelle Yeoh as a warrior who trains Natasha’s character in sword combat. It makes me think Michelle Yeoh might be very good as a live action Ursa Wren. Not sure it’ll ever happen though.

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#1459247
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<strong>Ahsoka</strong> (live action series) - general discussion thread
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https://www.empireonline.com/tv/news/star-wars-dave-filoni-thrilling-ahsoka-writing-process-exclusive/

Star Wars: Dave Filoni Talks The ‘Thrilling’ Ahsoka Writing Process – Exclusive by Ben Travis

Very quick read if you’re interested. My main takeaway is this quote: “I thought of this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time and it’s interesting to see how it’s evolved … when you have other creatives like Jon Favreau, they can help lend such dimension and depth to what you’re doing.”

Great to hear Dave has had this story in mind for years and is finally getting to make it. His story planning on Rebels and now the Ahsoka series has really impressed me.

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#1459244
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Jason Wingreen, disintegrated from history by Lucasfilm, for their new doc on Boba Fett
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LexX said:

I only asked because that name is also getting the shaft from Disney, along with slave Leia.

I think an actor’s work being erased, overlooked and forgotten about by an official documentary is a little more important than a Lego set being titled ‘Boba Fett’s Starship’, yes.

Especially since that’s the naming process for all Star Wars Lego sets. I don’t remember you being up in arms when the Havoc Marauder got “renamed” as the Bad Batch Attack Shuttle, for example.

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#1459173
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A '<strong>Rumour and News</strong>' thread for reported new Star Wars films and tv series
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This does give me hope though. I’m not a huge fan of the ST any more, but I know no matter what your opinion of them is, we need to start exploring the era beyond them. So the president of Lucasfilm teasing a return for the characters being on the cards soon is a good sign. It’s also just nice to know there are projects in the works we don’t know about yet.

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#1458803
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<strong>Ahsoka</strong> (live action series) - general discussion thread
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https://deadline.com/2021/11/star-wars-ahsoka-natasha-liu-bordizzo-sabine-wren-disney-plus-rosario-dawson-1234877527/

‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’: Natasha Liu Bordizzo To Play Sabine Wren In Disney+ Series’ by Nellie Andreeva

Outlets like Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety tend to be very reliable and often get information from big studio representatives themselves. Both Deadline and Variety have reported this. It looks like we have our Sabine, guys.

What are your thoughts on the casting?