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re: What was general consensus on Ahsoka (spelling?)?

Posted on 5/27/24 at 6:10 am to
Posted by elprez00
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Posted on 5/27/24 at 6:10 am to
I watched rebels. I enjoyed it. Seeing the gang from the Ghost was great. Wish Zeb could’ve been in it too
Posted by Scoob
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Posted on 5/27/24 at 6:20 am to
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I watched rebels. I enjoyed it. Seeing the gang from the Ghost was great. Wish Zeb could’ve been in it too

He cameos in Mandalorian, so you know he's going to be in the movies.

If I had any complaints, it was that Hera didn't look right. Looked like they just went cheap on that.
Posted by P-Dawg
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Posted on 5/27/24 at 8:39 am to
I thought it was disappointing, but that's because I had high hopes due to Clone Wars and Rebels. It seems like it was rushed just to get characters from Point A to Point B so they can make a movie. They took maybe two or three seasons of what could have been good tv, and just smashed it all together into a disjointed mess.

It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't good.
Posted by Esquire
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Posted on 5/27/24 at 8:52 am to
There will be a season 2 of Ahsoka and that Mandalorian & Grogu movie to set up the Heir movie, at minimum. I think the Skeleton Crew show with Jude Law is also set in the same period. That just takes away the excuse to rush everything. They could have stayed and explored the setting for a few seasons.

The real reason for the rushed season will end up being to support a plot line explaining Palpatine’s cloning program in the hopeless effort to redeem the Sequels. That said, the cloning program was the best part of Bad Batch.
This post was edited on 5/27/24 at 8:53 am
Posted by Roaad
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Posted on 5/27/24 at 10:25 am to
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set up the Heir
An Heir movie without Luke/Leia/Han can go frick itself

they need to recast those roles, and have them be the main characters
Posted by lsusa
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Posted on 5/27/24 at 3:18 pm to
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If you didn't see the cartoons, it's a C- at best. The characters will come across as wooden with very little backstory on who everyone is, their motivations, or their personalities (or lack thereof). Basically, all of these characters got extensively developed throughout those two cartoon series. So, without those series, they appear to have a ton of unearned acclaim and skills. The reality is that they actually did earn all of that and go through a whole heck of a lot to arrive at who they are at the beginning of the Ahsoka series, but if you didn't watch the cartoons, you wouldn't know that.


I went and watched the episodes of the animated series that were suggested prior to watching Ahsoka, which gave me a little background.

My lasting impression of the series was how bad Sabine was in it, starting off with her “edgy” bike ride and continuing in to her bad decisions in an attempt to find Ezra.

Thrawn was built up so much only to be a let down - which I take is the consensus among fans of the animated shows.

Posted by VoxDawg
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Posted on 5/27/24 at 3:29 pm to
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Thrawn was basically a total bumbling moron

Bruh.
Posted by skrayper
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Posted on 5/27/24 at 3:49 pm to
I enjoyed it.

I will say that the antagonists (the fallen Jedi / Sith) kinda steal the show.

The episode with Anakin is downright amazing. Not just the acting, but the cinematography and effects are top notch too.

I wasn't super keen on the ending, but I hope it doesn't drop off there.

I will say that watching Clone Wars and Rebels is a must for at least half the characters to resonate with the viewer. Some folks might consider that too much; if so, then there are articles out there that give recommendations on "must see" episodes of those series to get a good idea of it all instead of watching 10-12 seasons worth of animated shows.

If I had one thing to nitpick, is that Ahsoka's preferred fighting style is twin sabers (one shorter one called a shoto blade), but Rosario Dawson looked uncomfortable fighting that way and the fight choreography is much better when she switches to a single saber. Seems to me that if they were always set on keeping Dawson then they should have played to her strengths and had her fight with a single saber as often as possible.
Posted by skrayper
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Posted on 5/27/24 at 3:51 pm to
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The real reason for the rushed season will end up being to support a plot line explaining Palpatine’s cloning program in the hopeless effort to redeem the Sequels


Palpatine cloning himself was something he did in the EU (prior to Disney taking the hatchet to anything that was post-Original Trilogy). He'd transfer his essence into the bodies.

The books did it way better, obviously, but him cloning himself wasn't a new idea for the Sequels.
Posted by Scoob
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Posted on 5/28/24 at 6:18 am to
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Palpatine cloning himself was something he did in the EU (prior to Disney taking the hatchet to anything that was post-Original Trilogy). He'd transfer his essence into the bodies.

The books did it way better, obviously, but him cloning himself wasn't a new idea for the Sequels.
The problem is the timing.

Thrawn makes more sense as the primary threat in the immediate post-war period, while a Palpatine return is down the road. Now, Disney did set this correctly in the timeline in-universe, but real-time they're out of order. When you are all over the place in a timeline, you can't build things up for viewers, at least not until a person comes back and watches it later in the correct order.

It would be like Marvel doing something post-Endgame, before Endgame came out.
Posted by RebelTheBear
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Posted on 5/28/24 at 8:32 am to
If you enjoyed The Clone Wars/Rebels, you'll like Ahsoka. If you don't care for side narratives that don't have much bearing on the Skywalker saga, I'd probably skip this one. It leans heavily into its roots in Rebels.
Posted by Esquire
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Member since Apr 2014
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Posted on 5/28/24 at 8:51 am to
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The books did it way better, obviously, but him cloning himself wasn't a new idea for the Sequels.


Filoni thinks he can get lightning to strike twice and fix the Sequels like he did with Clone Wars and the Prequels. The cloning aspects of the story are interesting, but the only reason they went that route is to try to fix the “Somehow Palpatine returned”. I think it’s a fool’s errand because nobody is going to change their mind about the Sequels at this point.
Posted by donRANDOMnumbers
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Posted on 5/28/24 at 9:25 am to
it was a fine show

i find Rosario Dawson to be kind of boring, but casting could have been worse
Posted by SammyTiger
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2009
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Posted on 5/28/24 at 9:30 am to
I started it andni kinda found it boring.

and I think that’s because i didn’t know who any of these characters were so a lot of drama was lost on me.

I also thought the fight scenes were kinda boring. And some people shite all over Dawson but she was fine in the fight scene on the mandalorian.
Posted by LSUFreek
Greater New Orleans
Member since Jan 2007
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Posted on 5/28/24 at 9:55 am to
Side note: In real life, Ewan McGregor (Kenobi) is married to Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Hera, the green Twi'lek/Captain of the Ghost).
Posted by Scoob
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Posted on 5/28/24 at 9:23 pm to
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I started it andni kinda found it boring.

and I think that’s because i didn’t know who any of these characters were so a lot of drama was lost on me
yeah, Rebels is mandatory for this. If you watched and liked Rebels, then it's great; a live-action continuation of the story, integrating it into the other live-action Star Wars stories.

If you didn't like it, it wouldn't be appealing. And if you didn't watch it, it would make very little sense.
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I also thought the fight scenes were kinda boring. And some people shite all over Dawson but she was fine in the fight scene on the mandalorian
That's why I said she needs to commit to the role and hit the gym. She did great in Mando, whereas she was a bit off in this. Now, she ain't young anymore, so getting into fighting condition is tougher than it used to be, but she showed she could do it not long earlier.

And she was great in the Anakin scene, so she can carry the role.
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Side note: In real life, Ewan McGregor (Kenobi) is married to Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Hera, the green Twi'lek/Captain of the Ghost).
She's a pretty woman, but I didn't care for the makeup. Hera in the cartoon was more olive with some earthtones, while in this she was more lime-green with some harsh red lipstick, and you could see the pink in her eyelids.
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