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  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
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    @Murdock did you see the new Orville trailer. Looks so much more fun than Obi Wan Kenobi TV show.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    @Murdock did you see the new Orville trailer. Looks so much more fun than Obi Wan Kenobi TV show.

    @Fire_and_Ice_Returns, I certainly did. I'm very much looking forward to it. :-bd
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
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    Murdock wrote: »
    @Murdock did you see the new Orville trailer. Looks so much more fun than Obi Wan Kenobi TV show.

    @Fire_and_Ice_Returns, I certainly did. I'm very much looking forward to it. :-bd

    I hope it gets renewed, not long now until the new season premiers, it just occured to me I better renew Disney+ as the Orville airs on there.
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    I was really impressed with the Obi Wan Kenobi show. It’s a different beast to Mando and Boba Fett, more mature, slower paced, more weight to the story and characters. I loved it!
    I’ve been a huge fan of the Disney era (episode 9 not withstanding) and this is off to fantastic start!
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
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    Rebels characters to appear in Ahsoka series.
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    Liking Obi-Wan so far .. didn’t expect this plot! It feels more like a film than Mando or Boba, I am sure once all 6 episodes are out there will be a complete edit.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    https://www.cbr.com/star-wars-tales-of-the-jedi-liam-neeson-annoucement/

    It’s always a welcome addition when Liam Neeson comes back as Qui-Gon. He was killed off too soon.
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    This was a nice watch
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    I rather enjoyed it. Leia kid was fine - I liked her tbh. Macgregor is great as to be expected. The woman inquisitor I don’t have an issue with. She seems a bit one note so far but so did everyone in the prequels.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    The show is poorly written and looks cheap, it's stupid and nonsensical.

    Ewan in the first episodes is not given much to work with. One character that appears is really badly realised and cringe worthy.

    I was actually angry after watching the first two episodes.

    I hope others like it, personally I think it's trash.

    I must admit I do think the direction on this show is a step down from Mandalorian/Boba Fett: those felt like movies, but this is rather style-less and feels like a TV show. The scenes with the Inquisitors felt a bit embarrassing at times.

    But I don’t have a problem with Obi Wan having thought Anakin was dead; considering how he left him, why would he think any different?
    Feels like a Liam Neeson appearance is being set up too.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    I never got the sense that Obi-Wan thought Anakin/Vader was still alive at the end of ROTS. If he and Yoda truly believed that he was dead, they probably would have never sent Luke to Tattooine. As it is, he probably dropped off Luke thinking he may live his whole life on Tattooine, but by ANH he not only knows Vader is still out there but now sees Luke as their only hope.
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
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    We watched it last night and I thought it was good, not great, but definitely looking forward to seeing the rest and making a final judgment later. Ewan McGregor owns this role. He did a great job at portraying a man who is almost at the breaking point. I do have to eat my hat a bit, I suppose. I wrote on here before about not buying that Obi Wan would leave Tattoine, but I have to admit (without spoiling it) that's a pretty good reason.

    A few things that bugged me...
    I didn't know we would be spending so much time with Leia. At first I thought it was neat to check in with her but I really didn't want her to be one of the main characters. I'm getting some TPM vibes and it's not good. That kidnap scene was a bit clunky.

    She did make me laugh a few times so hopefully it'll get better, but it seems like they are opening the door for more continuity errors. I also hate how it always turns out that all these characters knew each other in the past. It makes the galaxy seem so small.

    I know we are still learning more about Reva, but I'm not sure why she is so important that she knows Vader's true identity? Hopefully
    there is a good explanation for this.

    So Obi Wan didn't know Anakin was still alive? I guess I can go with this one because he is not trying to use the force to avoid detection on Tattoine, but still...

    Oh, and a question for everyone...
    Did anyone else expect to see Grogu in the Jedi Temple flashback? It could still happen. Would you be okay if they explained who saved him in this series or would you rather it remained unconnected to the Mandalorian?
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
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    pachazo wrote: »
    We watched it last night and I thought it was good, not great, but definitely looking forward to seeing the rest and making a final judgment later. Ewan McGregor owns this role. He did a great job at portraying a man who is almost at the breaking point. I do have to eat my hat a bit, I suppose. I wrote on here before about not buying that Obi Wan would leave Tattoine, but I have to admit (without spoiling it) that's a pretty good reason.

    A few things that bugged me...
    I didn't know we would be spending so much time with Leia. At first I thought it was neat to check in with her but I really didn't want her to be one of the main characters. I'm getting some TPM vibes and it's not good. That kidnap scene was a bit clunky.

    She did make me laugh a few times so hopefully it'll get better, but it seems like they are opening the door for more continuity errors. I also hate how it always turns out that all these characters knew each other in the past. It makes the galaxy seem so small.

    I know we are still learning more about Reva, but I'm not sure why she is so important that she knows Vader's true identity? Hopefully
    there is a good explanation for this.

    So Obi Wan didn't know Anakin was still alive? I guess I can go with this one because he is not trying to use the force to avoid detection on Tattoine, but still...

    Oh, and a question for everyone...
    Did anyone else expect to see Grogu in the Jedi Temple flashback? It could still happen. Would you be okay if they explained who saved him in this series or would you rather it remained unconnected to the Mandalorian?

    During the opening scene that character immediately popped into my head, I was suprised we did not see them.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
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    Obi Wan Kenobi Episode 3 is an improvement mainly because its more visually interesting. The dialogue and score are not particularly good, Obi Wan has some good moments, overall I think this should have been executed far better than what we are getting.
    Vader could have easily dragged Obi Wan's body over the fire using the Force when the Robot carries Obi Wan away. The face off was a bit underwhelming.
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    Never has Star Wars felt more like horror. I was genuinely scared for that last 10-15 minutes. Obi-Wan continues to be one of my favourite things in Disney Star Wars.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Finally sat down for OWK. Apart from @Fire_and_Ice_Returns' more than fair objections to some of the writing, I must admit that I had a great time with the show overall and I can't wait for part 2 to be released.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Finally sat down for OWK. Apart from @Fire_and_Ice_Returns' more than fair objections to some of the writing, I must admit that I had a great time with the show overall and I can't wait for part 2 to be released.

    I am glad you enjoyed it, I just think it's so poorly written and poorly directed which completely takes me out. Book of Boba... was poor for several episodes and then pulled a few great episodes out of nowhere so the show may still deliver something I might like.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I regret the lack of musical nods to the films. The show Rebels borrowed heavily from those scores, and while that may sound cheap, it also makes one feel right at home so to speak.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    The Vader scenes in the third episode were so good. I was quite shocked by the level of violence explicitly shown, also. Star Wars is somehow a series that has galactic wars, mass genocide, people being cut in half with lightsabers etc. yet this was the first time I'd ever stopped and thought that it was not quite suitable for kids. The violence was always either brief, played for laughs or implied, but Vader in that village......sheeeesh.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    The Vader scenes in the third episode were so good. I was quite shocked by the level of violence explicitly shown, also. Star Wars is somehow a series that has galactic wars, mass genocide, people being cut in half with lightsabers etc. yet this was the first time I'd ever stopped and thought that it was not quite suitable for kids. The violence was always either brief, played for laughs or implied, but Vader in that village......sheeeesh.

    Maybe we shouldn't underestimate what kids can handle. At 12, I would have eaten this up!
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    Finally caught up with this. It’s aight. So far like it more than MANDO.
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
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    I have to say that I'm very impressed with the way they handled Vader thus far. I'm (admittedly) quite prone to nitpicking, but this just feels like the Vader from the OT in a way that RO didn't. Something was just off there. From his precise movements to James Earl Jones bringing his A game this time, I feel like this is finally bridging the gap between Hayden Christensen and David Prowse. Even though this (OWK) series has had its flaws so far, I do believe that Deborah Chow is trying to honor and respect these characters. Here's hoping for a great conclusion.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    The Vader scenes in the third episode were so good. I was quite shocked by the level of violence explicitly shown, also. Star Wars is somehow a series that has galactic wars, mass genocide, people being cut in half with lightsabers etc. yet this was the first time I'd ever stopped and thought that it was not quite suitable for kids. The violence was always either brief, played for laughs or implied, but Vader in that village......sheeeesh.

    Maybe we shouldn't underestimate what kids can handle. At 12, I would have eaten this up!

    Absolutely; my 10 year old nephew is quite squeamish when it comes to screen violence but had no trouble with this at all. I don't think Vader really even did anything that bad did he?
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
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    The beauty of Light Sabers, lazers and blasters they cauterize wounds a good way to get around not showing blood.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    True, but the only thing they can do is chop bits off! :)

    Any sort of police force who carry weapons which can only maim or kill are a very sinister police force indeed!
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
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    mtm wrote: »
    True, but the only thing they can do is chop bits off! :)

    Any sort of police force who carry weapons which can only maim or kill are a very sinister police force indeed!

    True I was just commenting on a way round censorship not showing gore and blood. Lucas having the creative decision of droids especially in TPM was no doubt a way to create situations for Jedi to use there light sabres alot.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    Only nitpick I have is that Vader is wearing the suit for TESB/ROTJ, rather than the suit from the original film that had less sheen and a robe going over his armor. ROTS made the same mistake too at the end.

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Yes, and I think they used the right one in Rogue One didn't they? But I don't mind: the ESB one is just nicer.
    mtm wrote: »
    True, but the only thing they can do is chop bits off! :)

    Any sort of police force who carry weapons which can only maim or kill are a very sinister police force indeed!

    True I was just commenting on a way round censorship not showing gore and blood. Lucas having the creative decision of droids especially in TPM was no doubt a way to create situations for Jedi to use there light sabres alot.

    Yes I think that was absolutely the thinking behind those Battle droids.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    mtm wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    The Vader scenes in the third episode were so good. I was quite shocked by the level of violence explicitly shown, also. Star Wars is somehow a series that has galactic wars, mass genocide, people being cut in half with lightsabers etc. yet this was the first time I'd ever stopped and thought that it was not quite suitable for kids. The violence was always either brief, played for laughs or implied, but Vader in that village......sheeeesh.

    Maybe we shouldn't underestimate what kids can handle. At 12, I would have eaten this up!

    I don't think Vader really even did anything that bad did he?

    I'd say snapping a pre-teen's neck is pretty bad.
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