Official Canon Star Wars Thread: UNLIMITED POWER!

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  1. bigpig

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    I don't think that's up for debate.

    The prequels are horribly-told stories. The goodwill they've garnered over the recent years is due in large part to how the Clone Wars/Rebels shows filled in the gaps in character development that Lucas could not.
     
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  2. CF3234

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    Oh its not debatable at all among the fanbase, but you'd never expect Hayden Christianson to ever actually acknoledge it even if it was an indirect way.
     
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  3. bigpig

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    yeah fair point
     
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  4. arrdub

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    To be fair TCW had about 10x the screentime available to develop characters and story arcs (130 eps x ~20 mins vs 6 hours total for ep 1-3) - so one could hold the false belief that the movies were masterfully well done and yet still look to TCW to fill in the gaps.
     
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    true. it's essentially the books v. movie argument in different form.
     
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  6. bigpig

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    Yeah I won't deny a TV series is an easier medium for developing characters.

    That's not to say it can't be done on film in 6.5 hours as well. There's a great story idea (two of them; fall of the Jedi/Republic, and the fall of Anakin) at work in the prequel trilogy, but the execution of that story (namely in acting and screenwriting) prevents that good story from being well told.
     
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  8. KeepingItRealSince1853

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  9. CF3234

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    :fap:
     
  10. portlandspartan

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    And she said no probably
     
  11. bigpig

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    He did apparently write a theme and has worked with the series' composer on the rest of the score.
     
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  12. ~ taylor ~

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    It was supposed to be satire, but I evidently failed at it.
     
  13. DirtBall

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    We’re playing the new Lego Star Wars game and I got too cheesy when the captions switched from ‘Darth Vader’ to ‘Anakin’ after he threw the emperor down the chute.
     
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  14. fsugrad99

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    I’m starting that today. I expect dumb fun.
     
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  15. Seavie

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    You can pick whichever trilogy you want to begin with. I picked the prequels just to go in chronological order. Like the very first cut scene had me laughing. Quigon and Obi-Wan walking through the droid ship and there's some big poster board looking thing with an obvious invasion plan of Naboo. They walk on by oblivious to it :laugh:
     
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  16. KeepingItRealSince1853

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  17. skeezy

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    FUCK IM SO READY FOR THIS
     
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  18. KeepingItRealSince1853

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  19. Truman

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    Happy holiday, fellow nerds
     
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  20. fsugrad99

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    hell fucking yeah
     
  21. admiralawesome1

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    Fuck yes, that looks awesome
     
  22. Andy Reocho

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    Might have to break out the switch and play a little LEGO Star Wars at work later.
     
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  23. Truman

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    No new SW book this week sucks. They always released on this week. Making us wait until next week.
     
  24. PeterGriffin

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    That pain on Obi’s face.
     
  25. fucktx

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    My dog also celebrates may the 4th

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  26. Artoo

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    Pandering for Likes in the Star Wars thread with dog pics? For shame
     
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  27. fucktx

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    yeah man, totally

    or maybe i just thought this thread of all places would appreciate the toy i bought him for today and you shouldn’t be such a cunt
     
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  28. PeterGriffin

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    I can’t find the picture of my dog in a bb8 costume. But I fear Artoo wouldn’t like it anyway.
     
  29. BB-8

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    I’d like it. Fuck that rusted bucket of bolts.
     
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  30. Artoo

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    Calm down.
     
  31. Han Solo

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    I’m sure this has been rehashed several times in this thread, but…

    The prequel trilogy wasn’t as bad as I remembered. In fact, I found myself really enjoying the last hour of ROTS especially. They are by no means perfect movies, but I actually found them enjoyable to rewatch.
     
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  32. lazy bum

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    There have always been sections of those movies I enjoy a lot. But the rest is so infuriating it overshadows those parts.
     
  33. arrdub

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    Agree. I think consensus itt is that TCW and related repaired the gaps and filled out the plot and characters so well that it’s impossible to remember how bad they were in context.
     
  34. arrdub

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    except every scene with jar jar

    those still blow donkey balls
     
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  36. Han Solo

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    Agreed.
     
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  37. Artoo

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    I hate love it
     
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  38. Artoo

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  39. bigpig

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    Just because someone can wade through the shit writing and acting and find the good story that George is trying to tell (and failing, due to the shit writing and acting) doesn't mean the writing and acting ceases to be shit.
     
  40. Hank Scorpio

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    Thank you based Filoni & Favreau for saving the franchise.
     
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  41. Squints

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    If you squint really hard and change all the words and people it's an Oscar worthy scene.
     
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  42. DirtBall

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    Maybe he should of said that instead of saying “I don’t like sand”
     
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  43. bigpig

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    Yeah that basically sums of prequel apologists
     
  44. Tarpon Nole

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    It’s too bad series didn’t exist like the do now. I’d watch the shit out of a qui gon and young obi wan show
     
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  45. CF3234

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    The kids book series is legit awesome. Loved it as a kid.
     
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  46. Hank Scorpio

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  47. Aussie

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    About damn time.
     
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  48. CF3234

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    I'm gonna guess that similar to the Book of Fett mini-series, we get an episode or 2 centered around Ahskoka hence, the delay in production here.
     
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  49. Wu

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    Hype
     
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  50. Wu

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    not much time spent off between mando s3 and Ahsoka