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#761 Offline I Am Ultron Six

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Posted Aug 05 2013 - 04:48 PM

I'm currently reading Darth Bane: Rule of Two, and I'm already planning on picking up some more novels as well. (Any recommendations?)

 

The Thrawn Trilogy (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and Last Command) by Timothy Zahn. Seriously, if you read no other books, read those ones. Characters being competent and clever, intelligent uses and counters for Jedi powers, and proper character arcs


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Posted Aug 05 2013 - 04:49 PM

Seconded on the Thrawn Trilogy. In my opinion, you can't call yourself a proper Star Wars fan if you haven't read them.


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Posted Aug 05 2013 - 06:09 PM

I'm currently reading Darth Bane: Rule of Two, and I'm already planning on picking up some more novels as well. (Any recommendations?)

Did you read the previous book? Do you plan on reading the third book?


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Posted Aug 05 2013 - 06:10 PM

And thirded. You have to read them.Besides that, probably the X-Wing series. Add those two to the Darth Bane trilogy and you have pretty much all of my favorite books in the Expanded Universe.New Jedi Order is going to be quite the journey, so don't start down that path until you're really serious. Unfortunately, it also makes the Dark Nest Crisis, Legacy of the Force, and Fate of the Jedi series (basically everything that "continues" the story after Episode VI) less impactful, because you miss out on a lot of the backstory to the characters there.Look into more of Zahn's work, too. I've not been dissatisfied with any of his novels.

I'm currently reading Darth Bane: Rule of Two, and I'm already planning on picking up some more novels as well. (Any recommendations?)

Did you read the previous book? Do you plan on reading the third book?

That actually seems like a good question lol. Didn't even notice that wasn't the first at first. Definitely complete the trilogy.----I'm at the point where if I want to keep reading the Expanded Universe (which I do haha), I've got to go to things I've ignored up until now. Just started Coruscant Nights and except for the now-non-canon beginning with Even Piell (which I knew about going in anyways and seriously... when are they going to make the decision on whether these are still canon at all?) it's surprisingly not bad. Besides the few random post-Episode VI books I need to pick up still, like The Crystal Star and The New Rebellion, I'll probably finally jump into the Republic Commando books next.~|ET|~

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Posted Aug 06 2013 - 01:26 AM

Wait, there's three Darth Bane books, I thought it was a duology.

 

Also, I was pretty confused about which order the books were in, judging from the info on the backside it seemed like Rule of Two came before Path of Destruction, since, while they both mentioned Zannah, Rule of Two made it seem like her and Bane had just met (which they also had), while PoD made a more detailed description of sorts, if that makes any sense.

 

Also; Thrawn Trilogy, noted


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Posted Mar 03 2014 - 10:54 PM

So, anyone remember/heard of, an old Star Wars board game called Epic Duels?  It was released to promote "Attack of the Clones" back in 2002 and there were characters like Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Lots of fun.


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Posted Mar 05 2014 - 04:42 AM

Wait, there's three Darth Bane books, I thought it was a duology. Also, I was pretty confused about which order the books were in, judging from the info on the backside it seemed like Rule of Two came before Path of Destruction, since, while they both mentioned Zannah, Rule of Two made it seem like her and Bane had just met (which they also had), while PoD made a more detailed description of sorts, if that makes any sense. Also; Thrawn Trilogy, noted


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Posted Mar 05 2014 - 04:43 AM

Well, then I'll have to pick up the other two as well and read them in order. Thanks.


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Posted Mar 05 2014 - 06:31 PM

Who is pumped for the release of Star Wars: Clone Wars The Lost Missions on Netflix?


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Posted Mar 06 2014 - 02:59 AM

I know I am . But what do you think of Rebels. I think it could be good, it depends on which direction they take.
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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 01:31 AM

Rebels look promising so far. I do like that a Mandalorian who is neither a pacifist or a Death Watch is part of the main cast.

 

I am trying to find some time to get through season 6 of The Clone Wars, but I have at least three papers to write for my college. :(


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Posted Mar 29 2014 - 12:05 PM

Not sure how much everyone here cares about this, but has anyone noticed that March Madness is back?  Basically, Starwars.com has put up a poll of thirty-two of the greatest Star Wars characters, where two Light Side and two Dark Side characters battle it out each round to see who is the greatest Star Wars character of all time.

 

Right not, it's down to the top sixteen and Boba is way ahead of his father Jango by almost 40% of the votes!  On the Light Side, Obi-Wan and Yoda (last year's winner) are neck and neck, with Obi-Wan in a slight lead.  


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Posted Apr 02 2014 - 07:30 PM

In my opinion, while it's great that Disney will continue to build off the great work that Dave Filroni and the Clone Wars team did in the CGI-animated show, I'm much less excited for Rebels than for Clone Wars. This is probably for a number of reasons.

 

Firstly, when the Clone Wars came out, that was like six years ago - I was much younger and had different interests.

Secondly, I like clone troopers over stormtroopers.

Thirdly, it's going to be very difficult to compare to such a high-quality TV show like the latter episodes of the Clone Wars.

Fourthly, some of the characters really rub me the wrong way. Take that Mandalorian gal - she doesn't wear a Mando helmet or a jetpack and likes graffiti. To me, Mando characters should be hard, tough guys. Yes, there can be more to them than meets the eye (Fives, the clone commandos from Republic Commando, Skirata), but she doesn't feel Mando to me. In addition, the cowboy Jedi guy - any Jedi who goes around waving a lightsaber post Order-66 is going to be immediately slaughtered by all Imperial authorities within the whole sector, maybe even by Vader himself. They're obviously going to have to keep this character around, a character who is built off of an unrealistic premise from the get-go.


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Posted Apr 02 2014 - 09:06 PM

Personally, I'm not too excited about "Rebels" because I don't get Disney XD on my TV.   :P

 

You know I'd never real thought about it, but your right about the new Rebels show having some big shoes to fill.  Anyway, I've seen the Mando girl (Sabine) wear a helmet in a few clips, but yeah your right she doesn't really feel too Mandolorian.   Good point about the cowboy Jedi being a big fat target waving around that lightsaber post Order 66, but it looks like he's a bit like Episode V Luke--blaster first, lightsaber second.  


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Posted Apr 02 2014 - 09:18 PM

Fourthly, some of the characters really rub me the wrong way. Take that Mandalorian gal - she doesn't wear a Mando helmet or a jetpack and likes graffiti. To me, Mando characters should be hard, tough guys. Yes, there can be more to them than meets the eye (Fives, the clone commandos from Republic Commando, Skirata), but she doesn't feel Mando to me. 

 

 

On the contrary, I think the Mandalorians need to move away from a bit of that frat boy hoorah shtick. We've seen enough of it over the years. Time for some personality diversity.

 

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Posted Apr 03 2014 - 02:16 AM

Fourthly, some of the characters really rub me the wrong way. Take that Mandalorian gal - she doesn't wear a Mando helmet or a jetpack and likes graffiti. To me, Mando characters should be hard, tough guys. Yes, there can be more to them than meets the eye (Fives, the clone commandos from Republic Commando, Skirata), but she doesn't feel Mando to me.

 
On the contrary, I think the Mandalorians need to move away from a bit of that frat boy hoorah shtick. We've seen enough of it over the years. Time for some personality diversity.
 
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Posted Apr 10 2014 - 11:40 AM

Ugh, no....

 

British actress reported up for the role of Obi-Wan's daughter

 

I'm all for retconning the prequels, but giving Obi-Wan a secret love child just doesn't seem right to me. I hope the rumors of her role are false and she ends up playing a character unconnected to the OT cast.


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Posted Apr 10 2014 - 01:56 PM

If this is true (and I hope it's not), than the words of a certain gold droid come to mind, "We're doomed."  

 

I mean I suppose it could work in established canon, but I don't know; I'd have to see how it works out in the movie before deciding on how good an idea it is.  


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Posted Apr 11 2014 - 04:50 PM

Ugh, no....

 

British actress reported up for the role of Obi-Wan's daughter

 

I'm all for retconning the prequels, but giving Obi-Wan a secret love child just doesn't seem right to me. I hope the rumors of her role are false and she ends up playing a character unconnected to the OT cast.

 

I will actually refuse to watch any more Star Wars content in the future (besides Battlefront III) if they dare do this. Obi-Wan is supposed to provide contrast to Anakin- old vs. young, careful vs. reckless, calm vs. temperamental, good Jedi vs. bad Jedi (lover+kid), light vs. Dark. He's already had lovers before, like Siri Tachi (right?) and Duchess Satine from Clone Wars - but giving him a secret child will entirely ruin the binary that is created between two entirely likable and altogether different characters. Shame, absolute shame on Disney if they do so. 


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Posted Apr 12 2014 - 11:10 AM

Obi-Wan has a DAUGHTER!??! And I'm supposed to buy this!?


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Posted Apr 14 2014 - 02:18 AM

I think it Might be Windus grand daughter. If he survived the window incident he seems like a Jedi who crossed the lines of light and dark quite unpredictably. Who knows what he got up to? He could have had several kids with several women for all we know?
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Posted Apr 27 2014 - 06:39 AM

Everybody CALM DOWN!

The report says nothing about Obi-Wan's daughter. There is link to another article but this is all it says:

Even more interesting is the claim that "Abrams and Lucasfilm are now searching for a 20-something female actress who is either of mixed race or black. The rumor is that Obi-Wan Kenobi had a daughter or granddaughter."

And I don't see any sources of it anywhere. A Google search shows that any links from any articles about this issue leads to the same quote above, albeit in different articles. And none of them cite any sources. Just "the rumour".

Of course, I could be wrong.

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Posted Apr 29 2014 - 08:53 PM

So roughly 15 minutes ago, Mark Hamill posted on Twitter that he's in Episode VII.


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Posted Apr 29 2014 - 09:48 PM

I thought it had already been confirmed today that pretty much the entire cast from the original Star Wars movie was going to appear in Episode VII?


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Posted May 04 2014 - 12:34 AM

It is now.

Either way...


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Posted May 04 2014 - 02:38 AM

Anyone seen the new Rebels Trailer. It looks surprisingly good from what I've seen.


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Posted May 04 2014 - 12:58 PM

I'm not looking forward to it, I can tell you that much.


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Posted May 04 2014 - 05:14 PM

I'm not looking forward to it, I can tell you that much.

How come? What turns you off about it?


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Posted May 04 2014 - 05:19 PM

 

I'm not looking forward to it, I can tell you that much.

How come? What turns you off about it?

 

 

Apart from the fact that it's another CGI job, the characters are like... cut-outs of the original trio - know'm saying?


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Posted May 05 2014 - 02:40 AM

Honestly, I can't really tell yet. Although it have heard from a lot of places that it harkens back the original in many ways. I'm normally okay with this. As long as they give the characters a bit of uniqueness.
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Posted May 08 2014 - 01:03 PM

I personally don't see much of a parallel between the Rebels main characters and the original trio from the footage we've seen so far. But as said above, nobody can really tell until the series airs.

 

 

Either way, I'm looking forward to it, was a big fan of TCW and even though it started a bit rough, it exceeded my expectations later in the series. Always been interested in exploring the years before A New Hope too, so Rebels has got me on board with that aspect.

 

 


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Posted May 12 2014 - 09:27 PM

So I read from a bunch of YouTube comments reccently that Diseny has thrown away the entire expanded universe. The only things canon supposedly now are the two movie trilogies, the clone wars show and this Star Wars Rebels show you guys mentioned.

 

Its unknown if anything before the movies is canon like the Old Republic Era, but some people think so since the clone wars show mentioned Darth Bane and Darth Bane got the rule of Two from Revan.

 

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Posted May 30 2014 - 08:31 AM

I don't know if it's that they're "throwing out" the Expanded Universe-- I got the impression that they're just picking and choosing what to go by to tell the story they want to tell. Which is frustrating, but from a creative standpoint it seems like the most logical option for them to do.


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Posted Oct 14 2014 - 12:24 PM

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Posted Oct 14 2014 - 02:36 PM

I have enjoyed it thus far, albeit it's not much yet.

 

The premiere episodes were certainly far more enjoyable than Clone Wars' first outing with that "movie." Not like that would have been hard to top...

 

And it looks pretty decent too. My only complaints so far were with the animation are with the Wookiees. They were quite literally too slick and smooth. They just did not look like the giant furballs I know they're supposed to be and it was weird.

 

The new episode last night wasn't bad either... I like that we're getting snippets of backstory slowly but also immediately rather than it all being thrown out at once or taking forever. We're moving forward while learning without getting frozen in time for a flashback. At the same time, I do feel it might have been premature to introduce Bail, C-3PO, and R2-D2 to the other rebels already. It would have made more sense to me for Bail to have taken an interest in them if they had already clearly developed into proper and righteous rebels and not just smugglers (ie more episodes first please). But it was a moment I would have liked to happen eventually anyways, so I'm not too upset. :P

 

So in short: Strong start, might have been too wary and critical before, definitely intersted in more.

 

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Posted Oct 14 2014 - 02:39 PM

I was initially very hostile to Rebels because A) Clone Wars was getting really awesome and I'm bummed they cancelled it, and B) Rebels seemed like a half-baked replacement with a similar animation style but lazier in terms of detail.

That said, I watched the first two (or three I guess) episodes and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Not a fan of Ezra but eh, his jedi training might make him better. We'll see.

Edited by The Xinlo, Oct 14 2014 - 02:39 PM.

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Posted Oct 14 2014 - 08:30 PM

Yeah, in the first episode it took Ezra slightly too long to come around, but he seems like a character that will become a lot better very quickly.


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Posted Oct 15 2014 - 12:03 AM

I'll continue watching for Kadan, Sabine and Hera. They all seem really cool and I hope they get fleshed out nicely, and it doesn't just focus on Ezra.
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Posted Oct 15 2014 - 08:19 PM

I hope that they go into the origins of these characters. They kind of did it with Zeb already, but I hope that they return to it again with much more detail.


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Posted Oct 21 2014 - 10:21 PM

I really don't get why they're sticking to Lothal in Rebels... Exploring a variety of planets was one of the great things in Clone Wars, and even just from an in-story perspective it doesn't make sense to stick around on a planet you're very, very much wanted on and have been hunted down on when you could be going anywhere.

Plus it's kind of just a poor man's Tatooine and pretty boring. :P

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