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  1. @Sk8rkid28 Not much to say on the duel. I blinked and missed it. It was boring. And I thought Maul went out like a wuss back in TCW. This takes it to a whole new low. Kind of weird that such a shallow cut kills Maul right away, especially since he was sliced in half back on Naboo and managed to survive that. I really never even saw him get cut. I thought it was just his lightsaber. I went back and replayed it and still couldn't see the cut. I realize it's a censorship thing, because Maul is too humanoid to show him getting cut up by a laser sword on a kids' show. You can cut up droids and Geonosians all you want, but that stuff doesn't fly when it comes to humans or near-humans. There's this sudden weird reverence toward the human body. To be honest the whole thing felt like wasted potential, the same with how Maul was treated in TCW. It feels like he was nothing but an advertisement to watch the shows. "Hey guys! Come watch this! We brought Darth Maul back!" But then they do nothing substantive with the character. Just like with TCW, they had a good build up, but then cut it short. They do that with other stuff too though. To be honest, I'd rather poor Maul just stayed dead back on Naboo in Episode I.
  2. @Sk8rkid28 It went as well as it possibly could. Obi-Wan is his usual cryptic self. He is such a troll. They can't really do a thing about it considering the demands of the events of the Original Trilogy movies. So Ezra can't learn too much. Which explains why he is so quick to hop on the dewback and take off. Really though, Obi-Wan should come across as a huge jerk from the point of view of Ezra. Why is he not helping with the Rebellion? Of course we know the real reason, but Ezra never learns what that reason is. Ezra just takes off and doesn't mention Obi-Wan again. How convenient for Episode IV. To be honest it felt like Ezra was just shoved in the episode because "Rebels" is supposed to be focused on the crew of the Ghost and not branch off to other parts or stories going on in the larger galaxy. So Ezra had to be shoehorned into an episode because they couldn't just have an episode featuring Maul and Obi-Wan.
  3. @Sk8rkid28 I don't know about that. Characters splitting up happens regularly in stories. So that might be a little too general to be an intentional tribute. Or maybe it was. Not the vibe I got off it though. I know the A-wings are the most fragile of all the Rebel star fighters but still I would think it could last more than a few hits from Tusken rifles. Ah well. Just a minor nitpick.
  4. The Rebel soldier that Ezra ditches for the A-wing was rather embarrassing to watch. Ezra's clearly running for the one A-wing that the soldier just told him was prepped. And all the soldier can say is "Hey, what are you doing?" Ezra's taking off and all he can say is: "Lieutenant, you're not authorized! Stop!" Ezra was clearly just ignoring him. It was kind of pathetic and embarrassing. It was as if Ezra was dismissing a protocol droid rather than a soldier. Would have been better if the nameless Rebel soldier had drawn a pistol on Ezra, only to decide to not fire upon his ally. And what is with the A-wing? Are A-wings the Ford Pinto of the Star Wars universe? How does it blow up from Tusken cycler rifles? They're just slug throwers. Granted in the episode, they fire blaster bolts, but I figured that was because the animators were too constrained to create proper slug thrower fire. At least they got the sound effects right. Still, the A-wing just blows up so easily. More fragile than TIE fighters...
  5. And then there's the stupidity of Ezra Bridger. He is so intently obsessed with trying to find Obi-Wan and warn him about Maul that he steals an A-wing and heads off on his own. And he knows he's getting himself into trouble. I think Hera's had enough of his rash actions after all this time and at times during the course of Rebels it starts to feel like Ezra is starting to grow up and learn from his mistakes. But this has to be one of the dumbest things he's ever done. What does he think might happen? Ezra can't beat Maul on his own if he runs into him. At the very least Kanan should be there with Ezra, or perhaps the whole crew of the Ghost, Rex, and a squad of Rebel troopers. They want training on the upcoming operation on Lothal? Hunting down a former Sith will give them some combat experience and a taste of what real fear is like. But with little to no plan at all, Ezra steals an A-wing and winds up stranded on the endless desert of Tatooine. He could have easily died, all because he had to rush everything and had no patience. At least he realizes how dumb he was. But this seems like the kind of huge mistake the younger Ezra would make. It feels like he hasn't learned anything at all. Nothing ever sticks. He's just too dumb to live. Good thing Obi-Wan ended up saving his sorry butt and lucky that Ezra didn't land on the wrong side of the planet opposite of Obi-Wan or something. He could have easily died of exposure before Obi-Wan could get to him. Is the next episode going to start with Ezra's court martial? I know the Rebels are more flexible and informal than the other factions in Star Wars, but I think he crossed a line somewhere. How did Ezra reach of the rank of lieutenant? Hera can't be happy. Apparently, Ezra still can't be trusted.
  6. Thoughts, observations and discussion on the 20th episode of Season Three of Rebels, "Twin Suns." I'll start off with something I noticed early in the episode, and that was the behavior of Hera Syndulla. Ezra's off talking about Maul again and needing to go find him and I understand that from her perspective that isn't really her realm of expertise (Jedi and Sith and the Force and whatnot), and she's concerned about the upcoming mission regarding Lothal and she needs Ezra's expertise to train people because it's his home world and all. And that's great. But Maul affecting Ezra's mind has been a problem in the past. Ezra almost struck down a friendly soldier because he thought it was Maul. That is a huge problem to have a compromised would-be Jedi on your team. Especially since they know that he's been actively targeted by Maul in the past. And I bring this up because they've been talking about the crew of the Ghost being a "family" so much recently. But they sure don't act like it. They ditched Sabine to deal with the Mandalorian stuff on her own, when it originally seemed like they were going to help her with it. And now Hera's response to Ezra's Maul problem is to just ignore it and focus on the upcoming mission at hand. Seems irresponsible considering that Maul has been a known problem for them. I would have thought they might have decided to go with Ezra to solve the Maul problem one way or another. Just as a family would, or at least someone with enough strategic sense to understand that Maul isn't going to leave Ezra alone and that leaves him and the Phoenix rebel cell compromised.

    1. Remnant
    2. Skyguy501


      Lol! I'm only a few minutes in and I'm already laughing! xD I really ought to stop where I'm at and do a reaction to this!


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    2. ZakoBattledroid


      @Sk8rkid28 I really agree about Jake Lloyd. Everyone has been really unfair to him and Star Wars destroyed his life. I remember back in the day before Episode I and they were doing the casting for young Anakin Skywalker and so many fans were so excited and a lot of mothers were hoping their kid might land the role. Too bad none of them knew that it was a casting to have their child's life ruined beyond all repair.

    3. Sk8rkid28



      Yeah it's hard not to feel bad for the guy, what could have been a promising and successful acting career all went down the drain, just because he couldn't continue acting due to all the bullying he received. I'm pretty sure he also got diagnosed with Schizophrenia, which must make his life harder than it already is.   

    4. corshy1


      Fanbases can be cruel. I mean it's one thing to dislike something. But screeching hate and demoralisation is entirely something else, and it's way too common.

      I mean, I have major qualms with Dave Filoni on what he did with the droid armies, but I don't think he's a bad person. (He's a bit of an encourager of fan projects and imagination).


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    2. DarthBueno


      @ZakoBattledroid I agree with that, but i think the next game will be better wont you agree?

    3. corshy1


      SWBFI and II was already a structure for DICE to easily base their game on. It would be cheaper as their expenses in game design would be minimised.

      But no, they instead wanted to make it a generic shooter.

      I suspect that EA wanted to eliminate the 'replayability' side of the game, so that future sequels would have more sales. This is also the reason why they don't do mod support in current games anymore.


      All EA cares about is business and money. They just force developers to reduce their effort in game creation, divide the game into pieces, and slap big prices into all of them. And they want to repeat this cycle to as many companies they can buy as possible.

      And Disney doesn't give a dime since they were perfectly content in making an exclusive deal to the company with a horrid reputation, so only EA can make and shit upon Star Wars games, which a lot of Star Wars fans 'resort' to playing since it's Star Wars.


      ...Sorry, but I think my bitterness with the Galaxy in Turmoil incident kinda came back.

      You know they seemed to like treating battle droids with value and respect when I talked to them, (Heck they're developing a Robot faction in their original universe, and want to give them a valuable take rather then making them all evil) as well as developing an B1 Baron Battle Droid (Anti-air) from Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds before the shutdown.

      I think the best part was that our say mattered to them in decision making, including my say when it comes to giving droids value.

    4. ZakoBattledroid


      @DarthBueno No. I can't agree to that until I see content and have some kind of knowledge about the next game. It's too early to tell at this point. I would like to think that DICE and EA would learn something from the experience but you never know these days.


    1. Skyguy501


      This is my favorite thing from that YouTuber! xD I like to imagine that there once was a Sith Lord who was just as diabolical, just as evil and just as 'humorous' as The Joker. xD

    2. multiumbreon


      How does someone always beat me to what I want to  post!? :o

  11. It didn't seem like she developed any kind of attachment to the Rebellion at all. If there was any minor attachment, it was for her new friends. And I would say it's minor considering they had still just met. But they all had the overriding goal of stopping the Death Star. Chirrut and Baze due to the fact that they lost their home to it, Cassian because he's an agent of the Rebellion who believes in the cause, Jyn because it's her father's legacy and K-2SO because he has to. We never get to see anything go any farther because of what happens in the movie. Jyn seems to have forgiven Cassian for his role but I think she still had an issue with the Rebel Alliance overall considering what they did on Eadu.
  12. Jyn Erso is the Listless Wanderer. She start off with her initial backstory and see what happened to her parents. We then cut to her in prison. From what we've learned from the movie, she has no love of the Rebellion as it has only brought her pain, yet she was still causing trouble for the Empire. She has gone through her life removed from her loved ones and appears aimless and without direction until the movie kicks off and suddenly she has the ability to meet with Saw, and later her father, again. The course of the movie throws her into the role of the Reluctant Hero. The Death Star is such a great evil that she puts aside her problems with the Rebels in order to do what she knows is right. She seems bitter and cynical (not really caring if the Imperial flag flies across the galaxy) but not to the point that it stops her from taking action when things get serious.
  13. Amid all the sad stuff that's happened as of late, I thought we could use an interview of Christopher Lee talking about Peter Cushing. It's amazing to hear about what these two were like in private.

    1. Abekrie


      Certainly wonderful to hear Christopher Lee talk about Peter Cushing.

      They had quite a bond of friendship.

    2. Sk8rkid28


      That was a wonderful video, thanks for sharing.

      I had no idea the two were that close.