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Posted by: nacho
« on: June 02, 2022, 04:27:03 PM »

I really like this Obi-Wan Kenobi show. Think its all being handled really well. Was afraid they might botch Vader's return a bit, but all the right notes are being hit.

Yeah, I loved the "Anakin's alive" reveal. it explains so, so much. And was well done.

I am appalled by the outpouring of racism and sexism against the Black chick, though. Jesus...the entire Star Wars community is so fucking toxic. All the Star Trek people are like, yay, minorities and gays and gender fluid people!

Star Wars people are like, a Black person exists in the galaxy? NO NO NO!!!!

And let's give credit where it's due: Obi-Wan only works because McGregor is a masterclass actor.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: June 02, 2022, 09:44:53 AM »

I really like this Obi-Wan Kenobi show. Think its all being handled really well. Was afraid they might botch Vader's return a bit, but all the right notes are being hit.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: May 27, 2022, 03:59:18 PM »

Oh my God! I LOVE that those three fucking movies can be completely recapped in three and a half minutes.

Right?

I like the set-up for this a lot. Way better use of kids than say, the prequels.
Posted by: nacho
« on: May 27, 2022, 03:23:01 PM »

Oh my God! I LOVE that those three fucking movies can be completely recapped in three and a half minutes.
Posted by: nacho
« on: May 27, 2022, 12:10:49 PM »

This has become out default "Star Wars TV" thread.

Watched the first episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi this AM, because I couldn't help myself (Waiting to do the second tonight with Missus RC.) I loved it. They do a five minute prequel recap at the top that makes those movies look like the best films ever made.

No spoilers, but there's a weird "promise of the prequel premise" being fulfilled here. And the story itself has the classic film serial vibe that really makes OG Star Wars feel great.

Ewan was the best thing about the prequels, so I don't really have a problem with Obi Wan.

Plus, since we're 20-25 years BEFORE Mando and Boba Fett, it'll be nice to not have a Mando crossover in the middle of the season that completely ignores Obi Wan for all of the back half episodes.

I'm sure Captain Andor will fill that role, though.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: May 27, 2022, 11:06:54 AM »

This has become out default "Star Wars TV" thread.

Watched the first episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi this AM, because I couldn't help myself (Waiting to do the second tonight with Missus RC.) I loved it. They do a five minute prequel recap at the top that makes those movies look like the best films ever made.

No spoilers, but there's a weird "promise of the prequel premise" being fulfilled here. And the story itself has the classic film serial vibe that really makes OG Star Wars feel great.
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 11, 2022, 11:06:58 AM »

The easter egg thing is getting ridiculous. It's a game now where, with EVERY Star Wars and Star Trek show, you get dozens of Easter eggs. The last episode of Picard was almost a full casting call for DS9.

Hell, even the final season of The Expanse was obsessed with this. In the finale all the marines landing on the base were named after the marines from Aliens.

One thing I did like about season one of Mando was that...it was just Mando. You could sit down without knowing anything about the Star Wars universe except "Yoda was a good guy and the Empire has fallen" and enjoy it. As we've evolved from that first season, Star Wars TV now demands that you go back and rewatch all the movies and absorb more and more of the EU as possible before each episode.

Star Trek's even worse about this. Lower Decks is one easter egg after another. The whole premise of the show is built on easter eggs. Discovery is 1000 years in the future and they're all still talking about Voyager and Q.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: March 10, 2022, 01:02:44 PM »

My biggest beef with Obi Wan (and all Star Wars TV) is their insistence to reference everything in all the 2000s Star Wars cartoons, though I guess that's how you keep your media empire afloat, eh?

That said, I think post Clone Wars Obi Wan will be a lot of fun.
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 10, 2022, 10:30:29 AM »

I still haven’t started Book of Boba Fett. Did it stick the landing?

Kenobi trailer just dropped. This I will watch.

https://youtu.be/TWTfhyvzTx0



Oh, Uh, I said this in the Stra Trek thread:

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As for Obi Wan, I am so very much on board with Star Wars rebranding itself as western sci-fi. I forgive almost every story telling and bad casting sin of Boba Fett and Mandalorian, and I am prepared to forgive every sin of Obi Wan as long as Star Wars stays in clunky, junky, western mode.

Boba Fett didn't land at all. In fact, after a handful of episodes, they brought in Mando. So now Boba Fett is actually Mando season 2.5... And, BTW, it's also required viewing if you want any hope of understanding the next season of Mando. Very clever of them. If you don't watch Boba Fett before season three of Mando you'll be totally lost. Two of the seven episodes are almost entirely Mando, tying up all the season two storylines, and Boba Fett is nothing more than a supporting character in the finale...which ends with a set-up for Mando season 3.

It's actually frustrating and shameful in terms of the narrative, because I kind of liked Boba Fett. And I'm a Ming-Na apologist. Anything that keeps her working is fine by me. But we really only get him for three episodes, then a weird turning point episode, and then Mando season 2.5. 
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: March 09, 2022, 03:35:57 PM »

I still haven’t started Book of Boba Fett. Did it stick the landing?

Kenobi trailer just dropped. This I will watch.

https://youtu.be/TWTfhyvzTx0

Posted by: nacho
« on: January 24, 2022, 10:45:16 AM »

I love Book of Boba Fett. It requires more knowledge of Star Trek lore, and it's also so Mando-influenced that it's painful sometimes. But I have loved every minute of it.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: January 23, 2022, 01:31:31 PM »

I finally finished The Mandalorian season 2 last night, so I'm caught up on the must-watch TV of the pre-pandemic.

It was fine. The big cameo at the end was fan service-y, but in terms of bringing some "finality" to the Mando/Baby Yoda story, it was as acceptable a deus ex machina as could be. It would be cool if a season 3 completely takes him in a new direction for a bit, though there seems to be a lot of set-up being done for some kind of dark-saber / Mandalore political intrigue. Who knows?

Haven't started The Book of Boba Fett yet though the internet seems to be constantly tearing it a new asshole... which probably means I'll love it.
Posted by: RottingCorpse
« on: January 19, 2021, 12:48:31 PM »

Still haven't watched season two, though I did finally break down and subscribe to Disney+ yesterday.

So, welcome to the HiveMind.
Posted by: nacho
« on: December 24, 2020, 10:35:41 AM »

I thought season two had more of a focused, throughline plot than season one, which is actually exactly as you describe. Season two's first half is getting him to a Jedi, and the entire back half is the fallout of the fuckery that ensues from that. I kind of wanted it to be more like season one, in fact, but what season two does is present so much more of a cohesive story arc that I can't possibly seeing them digging out an enjoyable third season.

So...I 150% disagree. 
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: December 23, 2020, 01:14:49 PM »

So my wife hates anything sci fi... it's horrible. Anything that has "space" or "dragons" and she's out immediately. I've held off on Season 2 of the Mandalorian since we only have one TV and I just never have time by myself to watch it. I enjoyed season 1 and was excited for season 2.

I finally got her to agree to sit down and watch with me. We made it through two episodes and half of the third before she was nodding off. Am I the only one who feels like... this is boring as fuck? I mean... the plot development is just nonexistent, it feels like. Every episode so far is just some convoluted misdirection that leads to an adventure that has nothing to do with the plot. It's like watching GTA / Skyrim side quests instead of... whatever the fuck this is supposed to be about.

I dunno... I keep thinking maybe it's because I don't have my TV hooked up to a stereo and am not watching in overwhelming, all-encompassing Dolby. Maybe it gets better? Maybe they're just setting up for this huge plot arc? It just feels stupid... baby Yoda's only in there to keep people interested or entertained. I dunno... just feels completely aimless to me, but also my head's not really in the game right now.