Guess Obi-Wan Kenobi is not staying on Tatooine for the entire series. Which makes sense, since if there’s a bright center to the universe, that’s the planet that it’s farthest from. Best to go somewhere else, hey?
Also, it has good-looking, black-armored, hawk-faced women with lightsabers. I’m not going to pretend: this is a part of my aesthetic. I’m down to watch that.
Happy Star Wars Day! I personally think ROGUE ONE and THE MANDALORIAN have been the best of the modern bunch of Star Wars. But then, I haven’t watched all that much of the animated stuff. Your mileage may, as they say, vary.
Looks good, but not yet EPIC: in my opinion, THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT needs more blaster fire and betrayal. As long as the betrayer isn’t Fennec Shand, because she’s fun. But it’ll probably be Fennec Shand.
Well, if you’re going to do a STAR WARS-themed Halloween show, then give it to the LEGO folks. Straight up. I mean, there’s no chance in Hell they’ll ever do straight-up horror in the Star Wars universe, and I kind of don’t want them to anyway. That means that ‘comic spooky’ is your only viable action plan, and at least this shop knows how to do that sort of thing. I figure my kids are going to watch LEGO STAR WARS TERRIFYING TALES pretty avidly, or at least the younger one will. It may not suck.
I almost wrote ‘at all,’ but maybe another six months or a year will be enough time for the heat to die down. GeekTyrant aside, Dave Filoni did not ‘tease’ information on THE MANDALORIAN so much as he evaded giving out any. The Good Morning America segment was remarkably free of information on the subject (ScreenRant provided the relevant transcript):
Oh, that’s a tricky one, you know I don’t like to go into those answers without Jon here, my partner Jon Favreau. It’s exciting, we’re both working on that, we’re working on Boba Fett right now, so there’s a lot of new adventures coming up. I have to be careful, I can’t really say anything specific, but I think the Force will be strong with it. Let’s just say that.
It’s getting easier and easier for non-professional studios to get to ‘Ehh. I can’t really tell the difference’ TV/movie production values. BUCKETHEADS is operating at, what, 1998, 2002 AD-style special effects? That’s easily enough, for what they need to produce. The next step for them is to get enough money to be able to hire professional actors, and then hey, presto! They’ve got a film company. With probably considerably less overhead.
Mind you, at that point they’re gonna need to get their own IPs.
One sort of addressed in Disney Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars, which is inexplicably and inexcusably NOT canon, somehow. Yes, I grant that there are broad comic elements that might be difficult to reconcile with the more epic tone aimed for in the Star Wars universe. Counterpoint: midichlorians, the inability of stormtroopers to shoot, the unlikely career arc of Jar-Jar Binks, and goram death sticks and robot waitresses. So, sure, let’s keep all of that in the official universe, but God forbid that there’d be room for a Dark Side-infused sub sandwich…