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(SlashFilm)   Your first look at the villain for Star Wars: Rebels, the Imperial Inquisitor, a tall, bald, pale man with red facepaint   (slashfilm.com) divider line 73
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2013-10-13 03:15:42 PM  
I'm having difficulty getting excited about this.
 
2013-10-13 03:24:02 PM  
Why the hell would Vader "outsource" jedi murder? Is he looking for an apprentice?
 
2013-10-13 03:27:19 PM  
Kratos?
 
2013-10-13 03:32:13 PM  
I always pictured the whole "Vader hunted down and destroyed all the Jedi" to be more of a Highlander-ish series of one-offs. Even after the initial Emo Vader Kills Children bits in the prequels, I figured it was Vader himself going to Planet X and cold icing the Jedi Knight there.

Guess that doesn't make for a good series, though, since you'd know going in that the Jedi at the center of it was doomed.

/Though, now that I look at the quote, it's "...Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights."
//Shows what I know
 
2013-10-13 03:32:34 PM  
NO ONE expects the Imperial Inquisition!
 
2013-10-13 03:39:26 PM  
The mean-looking gut seen on the right above is the just-revealed villain on Disney XD's new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels.

Well, those are some wicked abs.
 
2013-10-13 03:43:57 PM  
In addition, the panel today offered info on other new stuff that will appear in the show:
The Imperial Troop Transport, based on the first 1979 Kenner toy that was not a recreation of something in the films.
 

www.finalfrontiertoys.com 
awesome
 
2013-10-13 03:49:13 PM  
The shark was jumped looooong ago.  We all should just stop caring about this.
 
2013-10-13 03:49:36 PM  

robertus: I always pictured the whole "Vader hunted down and destroyed all the Jedi" to be more of a Highlander-ish series of one-offs. Even after the initial Emo Vader Kills Children bits in the prequels, I figured it was Vader himself going to Planet X and cold icing the Jedi Knight there.

Guess that doesn't make for a good series, though, since you'd know going in that the Jedi at the center of it was doomed.

/Though, now that I look at the quote, it's "...Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights."
//Shows what I know


Obi-wan also claimed Darth Vader killed Anakin.

"from a certain point of view", my ass.
 
2013-10-13 03:58:35 PM  
www.awn.com
First thing I thought of...
 
2013-10-13 03:58:54 PM  
Nobody expects the Imperial Inquisitor!  His chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... His two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... His three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to the dark side of the Force....
 
2013-10-13 04:00:06 PM  

NeoCortex42: robertus: I always pictured the whole "Vader hunted down and destroyed all the Jedi" to be more of a Highlander-ish series of one-offs. Even after the initial Emo Vader Kills Children bits in the prequels, I figured it was Vader himself going to Planet X and cold icing the Jedi Knight there.

Guess that doesn't make for a good series, though, since you'd know going in that the Jedi at the center of it was doomed.

/Though, now that I look at the quote, it's "...Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights."
//Shows what I know

Obi-wan also claimed Darth Vader killed Anakin.

"from a certain point of view", my ass.


Cmon, the reveal needed to be at a moment of high tension/emotion.
 
2013-10-13 04:05:09 PM  
Star Wars is dead to me.
 
2013-10-13 04:10:15 PM  
Ok, as someone who hasn't paid that much attention to the Clone Wars cartoons, the prequels, or any Star Wars books, can someone explain the following for me:

Why between episodes 3 and 4 did:
- we go from gigantic armies of combat droids to no combat droids?
- we go from gigantic armies of clone soldiers to needing to recruit Storm Troopers from the local populations?
 
2013-10-13 04:10:40 PM  

listernine: NeoCortex42: robertus: I always pictured the whole "Vader hunted down and destroyed all the Jedi" to be more of a Highlander-ish series of one-offs. Even after the initial Emo Vader Kills Children bits in the prequels, I figured it was Vader himself going to Planet X and cold icing the Jedi Knight there.

Guess that doesn't make for a good series, though, since you'd know going in that the Jedi at the center of it was doomed.

/Though, now that I look at the quote, it's "...Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights."
//Shows what I know

Obi-wan also claimed Darth Vader killed Anakin.

"from a certain point of view", my ass.

Cmon, the reveal needed to be at a moment of high tension/emotion.



Or when someone retconned what the original story so as to try and be clever.  And also create potential incest.
 
2013-10-13 04:17:34 PM  

ShawnDoc: Ok, as someone who hasn't paid that much attention to the Clone Wars cartoons, the prequels, or any Star Wars books, can someone explain the following for me:

Why between episodes 3 and 4 did:
- we go from gigantic armies of combat droids to no combat droids?
- we go from gigantic armies of clone soldiers to needing to recruit Storm Troopers from the local populations?


The war dragged on and on, forcing the combatants to revert to lower tech solutions...and other retcon BS.
 
2013-10-13 04:18:23 PM  

ShawnDoc: Ok, as someone who hasn't paid that much attention to the Clone Wars cartoons, the prequels, or any Star Wars books, can someone explain the following for me:

Why between episodes 3 and 4 did:
- we go from gigantic armies of combat droids to no combat droids?
- we go from gigantic armies of clone soldiers to needing to recruit Storm Troopers from the local populations?


CGI special effects in the prequels?
 
2013-10-13 04:25:29 PM  

ShawnDoc: Ok, as someone who hasn't paid that much attention to the Clone Wars cartoons, the prequels, or any Star Wars books, can someone explain the following for me:

Why between episodes 3 and 4 did:
- we go from gigantic armies of combat droids to no combat droids?
- we go from gigantic armies of clone soldiers to needing to recruit Storm Troopers from the local populations?


It's mostly made up.  Half that stuff never happened.
 
2013-10-13 04:26:17 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: In addition, the panel today offered info on other new stuff that will appear in the show:
The Imperial Troop Transport, based on the first 1979 Kenner toy that was not a recreation of something in the films.
 

[www.finalfrontiertoys.com image 850x370] 
awesome


Mom: No, Johnny, you already have a storm trooper
Johnny: But MOM! I need to fill the spots on my troop transporter!!!
 
2013-10-13 04:30:02 PM  

HighOnCraic: CGI special effects in the prequels?


Right, but I meant what is the "canon" explanation.
 
2013-10-13 04:30:32 PM  
They have an entire universe to play with and all they can do is keep churning out more Jedi vs. Sith garbage. How about a series about a bounty hunter, or some spec-ops storm troopers? There's millions of stories one could tell in the Star Wars universe without having to focus on the same tired main-character centric trash they've been milking for decades.

Do something new. Make a series where Vader, Skywalker, and the rest aren't even characters. Maybe have a Jedi make an appearance in an episode once or twice a season. Other thing are happening in the Star Wars universe along side the Rebel/Empire fight, or at least with more minor characters in that fight. Tell those stories. A halfway decent writer would have almost unlimited material to pull from.
 
2013-10-13 04:34:31 PM  
They should just move past the vader era go into the thrawn era.  Or even further into the star wars timeline. Just get past the emperors reign.
 
2013-10-13 04:36:09 PM  

taurusowner: They have an entire universe to play with and all they can do is keep churning out more Jedi vs. Sith garbage. How about a series about a bounty hunter, or some spec-ops storm troopers? There's millions of stories one could tell in the Star Wars universe without having to focus on the same tired main-character centric trash they've been milking for decades.

Do something new. Make a series where Vader, Skywalker, and the rest aren't even characters. Maybe have a Jedi make an appearance in an episode once or twice a season. Other thing are happening in the Star Wars universe along side the Rebel/Empire fight, or at least with more minor characters in that fight. Tell those stories. A halfway decent writer would have almost unlimited material to pull from.


I think that's exactly the plan for the live-action series that's been in development for years.
 
2013-10-13 04:37:34 PM  
I used to be a huge Star Wars fan. I once owned all the games, every single goddamn EU novel, comics, action figures...I can still recite to you the entire history of the Star Wars Universe without having to fact-check at Wookiepedia. I was that into Star Wars.

But now...not so much. I know the SW franchise has never been a vast cauldron of quality, but over the past decade or so it's gotten even worse than it already was. And I'm really tired of this "Darth of the Week" bullshiat they keep pulling. Modern Sith Lords after the New Sith Wars in 2000 ABY are supposed to be few in number, but every EU story throws a new generic Sith at the Skywalkers every week. Like Sith just grow on trees or something. Darth Caedus was the last great Sith Lord. Everyone after him is a filthy pretender.

Maybe I'm just getting old and bitter. But Star Wars is finally dead to me. I can't even muster up an iota of excitement for the new movies.
 
2013-10-13 04:38:30 PM  
No matter WHAT they do, you ladies will biatch online about it.

Then you'll watch it anyway, so you can biatch some more.
 
2013-10-13 04:42:19 PM  

Esroc: Darth Caedus was the last great Sith Lord. Everyone after him is a filthy pretender.


How does Abeloth count?  She isn't really a Sith.
 
2013-10-13 04:44:43 PM  
I just want to see Samurai Jack fight a Jedi.


IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?
 
2013-10-13 04:45:35 PM  

Gergesa: Esroc: Darth Caedus was the last great Sith Lord. Everyone after him is a filthy pretender.

How does Abeloth count?  She isn't really a Sith.


She's still just an excuse to throw another generic Dark Side user at the Jedi. Even if she isn't technically Sith. Plus that whole "The Ones" storyline was about as stupid as it gets.
 
2013-10-13 04:49:44 PM  

baconbeard: Star Wars is dead to me.

 
2013-10-13 04:49:53 PM  

ShawnDoc: HighOnCraic: CGI special effects in the prequels?

Right, but I meant what is the "canon" explanation.


Haven't read enough of the expanded universe books, but I can't imagine there's a logically consistent reason.  I'm pretty sure Lucas never imagined the possibilities of what could be done with CGI when he came up with the original trilogy, and I'm certain the logical inconsistency never occurred to him when he was making the prequels.
 
2013-10-13 04:50:10 PM  

Esroc: Gergesa: Esroc: Darth Caedus was the last great Sith Lord. Everyone after him is a filthy pretender.

How does Abeloth count?  She isn't really a Sith.

She's still just an excuse to throw another generic Dark Side user at the Jedi. Even if she isn't technically Sith. Plus that whole "The Ones" storyline was about as stupid as it gets.


Oh, and I meant everyone introduced into the EU after Darth Caedus, not just chronologically after him. Like Darth Malgus.

And there is one way they could get me to pour more money into the franchise. A Darth Bane trilogy starring Vin Diesal playing Riddick playing Darth Bane. I'd forgive them for all past transgressions and throw my wallet at'em.
 
2013-10-13 04:50:22 PM  
It's like the Inverse Ninja Law. One ninja is a stealthy silent killer. 100 ninja are just bumbling idiots waiting their turn to get their asses kicked.

The Sith are supposed to be badass. But they've turned into a villain-of-the-week caricature of what they used to be through sheer numbers.

\And how many "secret apprentices" does Vader have?
\\7 or 8?
 
2013-10-13 04:54:04 PM  

HighOnCraic: ShawnDoc: HighOnCraic: CGI special effects in the prequels?

Right, but I meant what is the "canon" explanation.

Haven't read enough of the expanded universe books, but I can't imagine there's a logically consistent reason.  I'm pretty sure Lucas never imagined the possibilities of what could be done with CGI when he came up with the original trilogy, and I'm certain the logical inconsistency never occurred to him when he was making the prequels.


The in-universe explanation is that during Palpatines reign the economy of the Galaxy tanked big time. No one had the money or freedom to maintain and build newer technology, so older tech that was reliable and easy to maintain became the norm throughout the galaxy.

Plus the prequels take place (mostly) in the Core Worlds where the rich and powerful reside. The OT takes place mostly on the Galactic Rim with the poors.
 
2013-10-13 04:54:10 PM  

baconbeard: Star Wars is dead to me.


When I first saw Star Wars, it was already a great film, but I was amazed at how strongly the sequels flowed. I took it upon myself to be devoted to the franchise. I though I could love it as well as I loved Star Trek... I was wrong. George Lucas was seduced by the Dark Side; the franchise ceased to be "Star Wars" and became "Lucas Loves Lucas". When that happened, the good franchise that Star Wars was destroyed. So, "Star Wars is dead" is true... from a certain point of view.
 
2013-10-13 04:56:44 PM  

Son of Thunder: baconbeard: Star Wars is dead to me.

When I first saw Star Wars, it was already a great film, but I was amazed at how strongly the sequels flowed. I took it upon myself to be devoted to the franchise. I though I could love it as well as I loved Star Trek... I was wrong. George Lucas was seduced by the Dark Side; the franchise ceased to be "Star Wars" and became "Lucas Loves Lucas". When that happened, the good franchise that Star Wars was destroyed. So, "Star Wars is dead" is true... from a certain point of view.



Star Wars 'despecialized' has let me appreciate Star Wars again.  Google for information about the project.  Torrents available.
 
2013-10-13 05:03:21 PM  

Son of Thunder: baconbeard: Star Wars is dead to me.

When I first saw Star Wars, it was already a great film, but I was amazed at how strongly the sequels flowed. I took it upon myself to be devoted to the franchise. I though I could love it as well as I loved Star Trek... I was wrong. George Lucas was seduced by the Dark Side; the franchise ceased to be "Star Wars" and became "Lucas Loves Lucas". When that happened, the good franchise that Star Wars was destroyed. So, "Star Wars is dead" is true... from a certain point of view.


[slowclap.gif]
 
2013-10-13 05:04:15 PM  
When I was a kid I had Droids and Ewoks.

Droids has a really catchy theme song.
 
2013-10-13 05:04:18 PM  

BafflerMeal: Son of Thunder: baconbeard: Star Wars is dead to me.

When I first saw Star Wars, it was already a great film, but I was amazed at how strongly the sequels flowed. I took it upon myself to be devoted to the franchise. I though I could love it as well as I loved Star Trek... I was wrong. George Lucas was seduced by the Dark Side; the franchise ceased to be "Star Wars" and became "Lucas Loves Lucas". When that happened, the good franchise that Star Wars was destroyed. So, "Star Wars is dead" is true... from a certain point of view.


Star Wars 'despecialized' has let me appreciate Star Wars again.  Google for information about the project.  Torrents available.


They are amazingly well done.

I'm also following the progress of Adywan's 'Revisited' Star Wars films. They seem like what the Special Editions should have been.
 
2013-10-13 05:05:01 PM  

BafflerMeal: Son of Thunder: baconbeard: Star Wars is dead to me.

When I first saw Star Wars, it was already a great film, but I was amazed at how strongly the sequels flowed. I took it upon myself to be devoted to the franchise. I though I could love it as well as I loved Star Trek... I was wrong. George Lucas was seduced by the Dark Side; the franchise ceased to be "Star Wars" and became "Lucas Loves Lucas". When that happened, the good franchise that Star Wars was destroyed. So, "Star Wars is dead" is true... from a certain point of view.


Star Wars 'despecialized' has let me appreciate Star Wars again.  Google for information about the project.  Torrents available.


Whoosh!

/That went 12 parsecs over your head.
 
2013-10-13 05:06:40 PM  

HighOnCraic: BafflerMeal: Son of Thunder: baconbeard: Star Wars is dead to me.

When I first saw Star Wars, it was already a great film, but I was amazed at how strongly the sequels flowed. I took it upon myself to be devoted to the franchise. I though I could love it as well as I loved Star Trek... I was wrong. George Lucas was seduced by the Dark Side; the franchise ceased to be "Star Wars" and became "Lucas Loves Lucas". When that happened, the good franchise that Star Wars was destroyed. So, "Star Wars is dead" is true... from a certain point of view.


Star Wars 'despecialized' has let me appreciate Star Wars again.  Google for information about the project.  Torrents available.

Whoosh!

/That went 12 parsecs over your head.



Not really.  It just referenced things that don't exist.  So I offered up a new hope.
 
2013-10-13 05:19:37 PM  
Clone Wars series was awesome (minus some of the filler episodes).  Given a lot of the Clone Wars staff is in on this, I'm pretty stoked.

Go watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars if you haven't.  Most likely give you a good idea what to expect with this series.
 
2013-10-13 05:22:48 PM  
Nobody who played with action figures would use the word "tasked" in a Star Wars description. This is the royal fark-up that comes from people lying in job interviews about their suitability for a job. This type of fark-ups will eventually destroy a company or franchise, no matter how amazing that entity was when they arrived. We should not blame Lucas anymore, this is entirely on the head of that guy Dave in the article.
 
2013-10-13 05:25:05 PM  

taurusowner: They have an entire universe to play with and all they can do is keep churning out more Jedi vs. Sith garbage. How about a series about a bounty hunter, or some spec-ops storm troopers? There's millions of stories one could tell in the Star Wars universe without having to focus on the same tired main-character centric trash they've been milking for decades.

Do something new. Make a series where Vader, Skywalker, and the rest aren't even characters. Maybe have a Jedi make an appearance in an episode once or twice a season. Other thing are happening in the Star Wars universe along side the Rebel/Empire fight, or at least with more minor characters in that fight. Tell those stories. A halfway decent writer would have almost unlimited material to pull from.


They should do a something that takes place in the Old Republic, about a publishing company on Coruscant that's been hired to make a series of kids' books/holos/whatever about Jedi, and the creative tensions that arise between trying to tell an entertaining story and the Jedi Council's insistence on accuracy.
 
2013-10-13 05:27:27 PM  
(AT-DP)

Is that a sex thing?


spcMike: I just want to see Samurai Jack fight a Jedi.

IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?


fc00.deviantart.net


chewielouie: baconbeard: Star Wars is dead to me.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-13 05:36:45 PM  

baconbeard: Star Wars is dead to me.


How old are you?
 
2013-10-13 05:53:54 PM  
All this shiat is so stupid. Put Han and Luke and farkin Vader in all of it and the stories will write themselves. It's lamer than ever. I'd rather watch Harrison Ford run around waving a gun in a pair of depends than any of this crap. All of it. CRAP
 
2013-10-13 05:58:58 PM  
I'm in for the synchronized swimming dance number.
 
2013-10-13 06:26:07 PM  
The only Imperial Inquisition that matters...wh40k.lexicanum.com
 
2013-10-13 06:37:44 PM  

ShawnDoc: Ok, as someone who hasn't paid that much attention to the Clone Wars cartoons, the prequels, or any Star Wars books, can someone explain the following for me:

Why between episodes 3 and 4 did:
- we go from gigantic armies of combat droids to no combat droids?
- we go from gigantic armies of clone soldiers to needing to recruit Storm Troopers from the local populations?


My fanwank on the answers to your questions:

1) Since the bad guys used combat droids in the Clone Wars, so from the point of view of the citizens of the Galactic Empire, combat droids were as verboten as chemical weapons became for us post-WWI. It was just deemed uncivilized to have robots kill living beings, outside of the occasional killer droid like IG-88. Once the Senate was disbanded at the beginning of Episode IV, the Emperor was free to start using weapons like the Death Star without opposition.

2) Once the Jedi were out of the way, there was no need for clone soldiers programmed to turn on the Jedi at the Emperor's command. Without major opposition, the Empire could fall back on using conscripts. This also explains why their marksmanship skills went to shiat between ROS and ANH. They basically went from every Clone Trooper being the equivalent of a highly trained and motivated special ops soldier to your typical Stormtrooper being like a Vietnam-era draftee who had barely any training past basic and really didn't give a shiat about anything outside of keeping themselves and their buddies alive until the end of their tour.
 
2013-10-13 06:39:54 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: No matter WHAT they do, you ladies will biatch online about it.

Then you'll watch it anyway, so you can biatch some more.


I will only see it three more times.  This week.
 
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