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#1389850
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'Star Wars: Squadrons' - video game
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Played for the first time last night, only did the Prologue and the first Republic mission, but so far it’s a very good X-Wing sequel, updated for modern times. Funny to see actual characters on screen, having pseudo-conversations with you between missions, instead of X-Wing Alliance’s emails. They’ve simplified the controls (see this vs this ), but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and feels important for a modern audience. I mean, how often did I need to cut all power to shields just to get a little extra out of my laser recharge rate? This game’s way of doing things is fine.

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#1389229
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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rocknroll41 said:

timdiggerm said:

I suspect that the Thrawn mention will come into play next season. Wouldn’t surprise me if we don’t see Ahsoka again until then.

Upon reflection, I was really impressed how this episode felt like every kind of Star Wars coming together in a unified whole and not feeling disjointed. PT (Clone Wars, Corouscant), OT (Yoda, explaining the Force, McQuarrie-ism), ST (the village, the guards), cartoons (Ahsoka, Thrawn), and EU (Thrawn, imperial remnants, Tython): it all felt like it belonged together.

Will be interesting to see how and when they get to Tython, and how that affects the show. It’s a Core World iirc, and this show has been very based in one corner of the Outer Rim. If we assume that S2 will conclude with dark troopers & Gideon, possibly with a kidnapping Grogu cliffhanger, then S3 is set up for traveling to Tython.

How did the village and the guards remind you of the ST exactly? Just outta curiosity.

Fair question. Although we saw some on Tatooine in TPM & AOTC, I feel like average street scenes with townspeople and vendors make me think of the ST. The guards voices reminded me of Kylo Ren’s mask voice, and the way that their uniforms represented a sort of Empire-reimagined (similar insignia & weapons, but localized and altered) gave me ST vibes.

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#1389212
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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I suspect that the Thrawn mention will come into play next season. Wouldn’t surprise me if we don’t see Ahsoka again until then.

Upon reflection, I was really impressed how this episode felt like every kind of Star Wars coming together in a unified whole and not feeling disjointed. PT (Clone Wars, Corouscant), OT (Yoda, explaining the Force, McQuarrie-ism), ST (the village, the guards), cartoons (Ahsoka, Thrawn), and EU (Thrawn, imperial remnants, Tython): it all felt like it belonged together.

Will be interesting to see how and when they get to Tython, and how that affects the show. It’s a Core World iirc, and this show has been very based in one corner of the Outer Rim. If we assume that S2 will conclude with dark troopers & Gideon, possibly with a kidnapping Grogu cliffhanger, then S3 is set up for traveling to Tython.

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#1388595
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What is the worst thing in the EU?
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NeverarGreat said:

daveinthecave said:

I’ve only had limited experience with the EU but I’d be surprised if there was anything worse then The Crystal Star. I can also vaguely recall a novel where Luke falls in love with a ghost or something.

Children of the Jedi is a gem and you will not speak ill of it.

I have just read the Wikipedia (yes, wiki) summary of it and its sequels. They include

  • Luke falling in love with a ghost living inside a computer, who later gains a body
  • A big cylindrical superweapon called the “Darksaber”
  • Luke fighting the same Wampa from ESB, and its friends
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#1386060
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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The way I see it, either The Child storyline gets wrapped up this season, and the show continues with a new quest alongside the bigger Mandalorians storyline, or it somehow takes 4 seasons to find a resolution for The Child and this happens around the same time that Bo-Katan retakes Mandalore.

Revealing that Mando was raised in a cult was a really good move, explained everything. The episode did a great job of making him look naive and not as great as we might sometimes think (Bo & Co. are better than he is), though it felt a little incongruous with his portrayal in the first episode.

However, they’ve setup a really interesting future conflict. Someday, Bo-Katan will be in the same room as The Armourer, and both of them will be claiming to be the true and rightful keeper of The Way. When that time comes, which side will Mando choose?

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#1385416
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Worst Edit Ideas
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Eyepainter said:

Give everyone a lightsaber. Han Solo gets a lightsaber. Boba Fett gets a lightsaber. R2 and 3P0 get lightsabers. Greedo gets a lightsaber. Chewbacca gets a lightsaber. Lando Calrissian gets a lightsaber. Give all the rebels lightsabers. Give the stormtroopers lightsabers too, and make sure they don’t know how to use them properly, so it makes sense when the ewoks take them down with their own lightsabers.

Finally, give the lightsabers lightsabers.

I believe this has already been done https://i.ytimg.com/vi/AzagAAKiK7k/maxresdefault.jpg

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#1379048
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What was added from the Expanded Universe into the Movies (EP 1-6)?
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Anakin Starkiller said:

Technically, Coruscant was added from the then upcoming Prequels into the OT. It’s only the name Coruscant that comes from the Thrawn Trilogy.

On the one hand, it was never depicted before the Thrawn Trilogy. On the other hand, the idea of a city-planet, I think, goes back to the early drafts (and Trantor in Asimov’s books).