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2020-12-05 1:30:21 AM  
Midi-chlorians

M-Count is mentioned in The Mandolorian.  That is probably what it is referring to.


Rose Tico
Rose deserves more for sure.  I remember when people were pissed off about Ahsoka, calling her the "Wesley Crusher" of Star Wars and such.  Now, we can't "live" without her and seeing her live action was in the top 3 Star Wars pants-shaitting moments.  Rose should have been, and needs to be, turned into some kind of Rebel/New Republic ass-kicker.
 
2020-12-05 2:08:32 AM  
Look, we're not saying we wanted to have an in-depth exploration of midi-chlorians, but they're still a pretty significant thing introduced to Star Wars canon, only for them to never be mentioned again.

Thank the Force for that.  Lucas' plans for the third trilogy was to have people miniaturized and injected into the bloodstream of a Force-sensitive and interacting with midichlorians like a horrible version of Fantastic Voyage.

Plus they were stupid in the first place to change the Force from a mystical essence to bugs in your blood.
 
2020-12-05 6:34:46 AM  

syrynxx: Look, we're not saying we wanted to have an in-depth exploration of midi-chlorians, but they're still a pretty significant thing introduced to Star Wars canon, only for them to never be mentioned again.

Thank the Force for that.  Lucas' plans for the third trilogy was to have people miniaturized and injected into the bloodstream of a Force-sensitive and interacting with midichlorians like a horrible version of Fantastic Voyage.

Plus they were stupid in the first place to change the Force from a mystical essence to bugs in your blood.


Yup.  That was the precise point when Star Wars ceased to be a space fantasy and turned into big screen video game run.  The force was reduced to just being another character stat.
 
2020-12-05 6:53:36 AM  

syrynxx: Look, we're not saying we wanted to have an in-depth exploration of midi-chlorians, but they're still a pretty significant thing introduced to Star Wars canon, only for them to never be mentioned again.

Thank the Force for that.  Lucas' plans for the third trilogy was to have people miniaturized and injected into the bloodstream of a Force-sensitive and interacting with midichlorians like a horrible version of Fantastic Voyage.

Plus they were stupid in the first place to change the Force from a mystical essence to bugs in your blood.


Darth Plagius was not a storyline. He was a story created for a single scene.

Best single scene in the entire franchise (standing on its own in isolation, not requiring audience investment in stories or characters or tension from other scenes and movies).

A bunch of idiots who don't realize that JJ Abrams is a turrible storyteller spent a few years trying to make Plagius into something more, but his story is not left dangling. It is introduced and concluded by Ian McDermid.
 
2020-12-05 6:56:58 AM  
And the Force? Well that's just mutated Covid-19 in your bloodstream called midi-chlorians
 
2020-12-05 6:57:55 AM  

LewDux: And the Force? Well that's just mutated Covid-19 in your bloodstream called midi-chlorians


So THAT'S why Darth Vader could barely breathe..
 
2020-12-05 6:58:56 AM  

Persnickety: syrynxx: Look, we're not saying we wanted to have an in-depth exploration of midi-chlorians, but they're still a pretty significant thing introduced to Star Wars canon, only for them to never be mentioned again.

Thank the Force for that.  Lucas' plans for the third trilogy was to have people miniaturized and injected into the bloodstream of a Force-sensitive and interacting with midichlorians like a horrible version of Fantastic Voyage.

Plus they were stupid in the first place to change the Force from a mystical essence to bugs in your blood.

Yup.  That was the precise point when Star Wars ceased to be a space fantasy and turned into big screen video game run.  The force was reduced to just being another character stat.


It could have been that the midichlorians were attracted to the force and not the cause of it.

The measure of their presence scientifically and use of that measure in judging force potential was yet another sign that the jedi had thoroughly confused their spiritual and heroic calling by building institutions and hierarchies and traditions to service the political needs of the Republic.

It wasn't, but it could have been.
 
2020-12-05 7:01:34 AM  

salvador.hardin: syrynxx: Look, we're not saying we wanted to have an in-depth exploration of midi-chlorians, but they're still a pretty significant thing introduced to Star Wars canon, only for them to never be mentioned again.

Thank the Force for that.  Lucas' plans for the third trilogy was to have people miniaturized and injected into the bloodstream of a Force-sensitive and interacting with midichlorians like a horrible version of Fantastic Voyage.

Plus they were stupid in the first place to change the Force from a mystical essence to bugs in your blood.

Darth Plagius was not a storyline. He was a story created for a single scene.

Best single scene in the entire franchise (standing on its own in isolation, not requiring audience investment in stories or characters or tension from other scenes and movies).

A bunch of idiots who don't realize that JJ Abrams is a turrible storyteller spent a few years trying to make Plagius into something more, but his story is not left dangling. It is introduced and concluded by Ian McDermid.


Uggh sorry, this was not a reply to you but a reply to the article (which I only read the headline of because of the massive popup that blocked my whole screen).


Stupid movie fark.
 
2020-12-05 7:02:34 AM  
Mobile goddamit. "mobile fark".
 
2020-12-05 7:48:52 AM  

UberDave: Midi-chlorians

M-Count is mentioned in The Mandolorian.  That is probably what it is referring to.


Rose Tico
Rose deserves more for sure.  I remember when people were pissed off about Ahsoka, calling her the "Wesley Crusher" of Star Wars and such.  Now, we can't "live" without her and seeing her live action was in the top 3 Star Wars pants-shaitting moments.  Rose should have been, and needs to be, turned into some kind of Rebel/New Republic ass-kicker.


She sabotaged a chance to save the rebels just so she could kiss a guy who had no feelings for her. Luke had to bail her ass out. She deserved to be in the brigg, not a hero.
 
2020-12-05 7:53:18 AM  
This is the only story line I want to see, and I consider Star Wars a failed universe until I get it.  Run that PG-13 rating right up to the bleeding edge of R while you're at it, Mouse.

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With this guy as young Saw.

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2020-12-05 8:00:35 AM  

Rent Party: This is the only story line I want to see, and I consider Star Wars a failed universe until I get it.  Run that PG-13 rating right up to the bleeding edge of R while you're at it, Mouse.

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With this guy as young Saw.

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He'd be a badass in that role, good call
 
2020-12-05 8:21:44 AM  

naughtyrev: Rent Party: This is the only story line I want to see, and I consider Star Wars a failed universe until I get it.  Run that PG-13 rating right up to the bleeding edge of R while you're at it, Mouse.

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With this guy as young Saw.

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He'd be a badass in that role, good call


Seconding the motion.  Excellent choice.
 
2020-12-05 8:23:49 AM  

Rent Party: This is the only story line I want to see


An answer you're not going to want to hear.... his backstory is explored a lot (not fully) in the Fallen Order video game.

As for this article?  It's stupid.  Not everything is a storyline and not every line spoken needs a backstory and some things, like how it USED to be, are just fine to left up to MY imagination!
 
2020-12-05 8:24:52 AM  
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NEED MORE REY.
 
2020-12-05 8:25:19 AM  

buntz: Rent Party: This is the only story line I want to see

An answer you're not going to want to hear.... his backstory is explored a lot (not fully) in the Fallen Order video game.

As for this article?  It's stupid.  Not everything is a storyline and not every line spoken needs a backstory and some things, like how it USED to be, are just fine to left up to MY imagination!


I've worked through Fallen Order 1.5 times.   It was good to see Saw there, but not nearly enough of him.
 
2020-12-05 8:31:18 AM  
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If only TFA had done some research.
 
2020-12-05 8:39:50 AM  

Socrofece: [Fark user image image 425x485]

NEED MORE REY.


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2020-12-05 8:45:43 AM  

Rent Party: I've worked through Fallen Order 1.5 times.   It was good to see Saw there, but not nearly enough of him.


Ok..., can I interest you in Rebels, season 4?

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2020-12-05 8:45:54 AM  
The reason why Kylo Ren was a horrible villian is he wasn't a villian
 
2020-12-05 9:22:07 AM  
Bottom line: the new trilogy is a clusterfark, and the prequels were just shoddy.
 
2020-12-05 9:24:43 AM  
If you didn't enjoy Solo it was because you're not a good person, it wasn't designed to be liked by people who put ketchup on hot dogs.
 
2020-12-05 9:45:04 AM  

buntz: Rent Party: I've worked through Fallen Order 1.5 times.   It was good to see Saw there, but not nearly enough of him.

Ok..., can I interest you in Rebels, season 4?

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No. I am not touching any of the cartoon bullshiat.
 
2020-12-05 9:47:38 AM  

duckpoopy: buntz: Rent Party: I've worked through Fallen Order 1.5 times.   It was good to see Saw there, but not nearly enough of him.

Ok..., can I interest you in Rebels, season 4?

[Fark user image image 425x283]

No. I am not touching any of the cartoon bullshiat.

Rebels

was better Star Wars than the Prequels and Sequels combined
 
2020-12-05 9:52:55 AM  
Han Solo's former flame Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) took control of the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate, contacting her new boss Darth Maul

*eyeroll*

Also, the Darth Plagueis novel should reinstated into canon.
 
2020-12-05 10:00:01 AM  

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If only TFA had done some research.


What it also does is deal with the midichlorian issue, brilliantly.
 
2020-12-05 10:01:31 AM  

buntz: duckpoopy: buntz: Rent Party: I've worked through Fallen Order 1.5 times.   It was good to see Saw there, but not nearly enough of him.

Ok..., can I interest you in Rebels, season 4?

[Fark user image image 425x283]

No. I am not touching any of the cartoon bullshiat.

Rebels was better Star Wars than the Prequels and Sequels combined


So much this. There are some excellent episodes that are some of the best Star Wars we ever had. Stuff like Twilight of the Apprentice, Through Imperial Eyes, Trials of the Dark Saber, Twin Suns, A World Between World. All excellent stories.

Clone Wars had some good stuff too. Those last 4 or 5 episodes where fantastic and there so many in there.

Admittedly Resistance was trash, but so was Ewoks and Droids when they were on tv for the first time and season 1 of Clone Wars and Rebels took some time to really gel..
 
2020-12-05 10:06:15 AM  
A lot of these are "things I wanted them to explain more", not dropped plot points.
 
2020-12-05 10:06:57 AM  

limeyfellow: season 1 of Clone Wars and Rebels took some time to really gel..


I agree.  I'm the biggest Star Wars fan ever but I never watched Clone Wars.
We JUST got Disney+ (already caught up on Mandalorian) but I'm only 11 episodes into Clone Wars.

Although the episodes are good, it's hard to get into 7 seasons, 25 episodes each, now knowing how all of it ends.

And only 11 episodes in there have been TWO Jar Jar episodes and that's rough!
 
2020-12-05 10:10:50 AM  

LewDux: And the Force? Well that's just mutated Covid-19 in your bloodstream called midi-chlorians


Actually it is the mutated cure Midi-Chlorine
 
2020-12-05 10:12:45 AM  

limeyfellow: buntz: duckpoopy: buntz: Rent Party: I've worked through Fallen Order 1.5 times.   It was good to see Saw there, but not nearly enough of him.

Ok..., can I interest you in Rebels, season 4?

[Fark user image image 425x283]

No. I am not touching any of the cartoon bullshiat.

Rebels was better Star Wars than the Prequels and Sequels combined

So much this. There are some excellent episodes that are some of the best Star Wars we ever had. Stuff like Twilight of the Apprentice, Through Imperial Eyes, Trials of the Dark Saber, Twin Suns, A World Between World. All excellent stories.

Clone Wars had some good stuff too. Those last 4 or 5 episodes where fantastic and there so many in there.

Admittedly Resistance was trash, but so was Ewoks and Droids when they were on tv for the first time and season 1 of Clone Wars and Rebels took some time to really gel..


You know, I gave Resistance a re-watch and there's the seeds of a good story in there. If only the main character wasn't such a stock Disney type idiot, you know, "for the kids" and don't get me started on this Jar Jar level jackass:
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Anyway, those two were on a completely different story than the rest of the characters, it seemed.
 
2020-12-05 10:12:49 AM  

buntz: Rent Party: I've worked through Fallen Order 1.5 times.   It was good to see Saw there, but not nearly enough of him.

Ok..., can I interest you in Rebels, season 4?

[Fark user image image 425x283]


You can, but I am not quite there yet.  Still working through Clone Wars.

It still isnt going to be as good as a hard PG-13 live action film with Whitaker/Washington in the titular role.
 
2020-12-05 10:15:46 AM  

The_Sponge: Socrofece: [Fark user image image 425x485]

NEED MORE REY.

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I think I might have the Force. I definitely just felt something.
 
2020-12-05 10:17:35 AM  

AuralArgument: The reason why Kylo Ren was a horrible villian is he wasn't a villian


Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base - SNL
Youtube FaOSCASqLsE
 
2020-12-05 10:17:36 AM  

limeyfellow: buntz: duckpoopy: buntz: Rent Party: I've worked through Fallen Order 1.5 times.   It was good to see Saw there, but not nearly enough of him.

Ok..., can I interest you in Rebels, season 4?

[Fark user image image 425x283]

No. I am not touching any of the cartoon bullshiat.

Rebels was better Star Wars than the Prequels and Sequels combined

So much this. There are some excellent episodes that are some of the best Star Wars we ever had. Stuff like Twilight of the Apprentice, Through Imperial Eyes, Trials of the Dark Saber, Twin Suns, A World Between World. All excellent stories.

Clone Wars had some good stuff too. Those last 4 or 5 episodes where fantastic and there so many in there.

Admittedly Resistance was trash, but so was Ewoks and Droids when they were on tv for the first time and season 1 of Clone Wars and Rebels took some time to really gel..


The last 4-5 episodes of Clone Wars are practically required viewing for The Mandalorian season 2.
 
2020-12-05 10:26:45 AM  

syrynxx: Look, we're not saying we wanted to have an in-depth exploration of midi-chlorians, but they're still a pretty significant thing introduced to Star Wars canon, only for them to never be mentioned again.

Thank the Force for that.  Lucas' plans for the third trilogy was to have people miniaturized and injected into the bloodstream of a Force-sensitive and interacting with midichlorians like a horrible version of Fantastic Voyage.

Plus they were stupid in the first place to change the Force from a mystical essence to bugs in your blood.


I wonder where The Mandalorian is going with their storyline. It seems like midicholorians are being taken from "the donor" Grogu and injected into someone else to transfer Force abilities. I wonder if part of the storyline will be to clarify the role of the midichlorians by showing that it doesn't work because the Force doesn't really come from the midichlorians. I feel like Filoni wants to redeem that part of the Prequels.
 
2020-12-05 10:30:34 AM  

Mad_Radhu: ....injected into someone else to transfer Force abilities


What are your thoughts on that someone being Thrawn?
 
2020-12-05 10:34:43 AM  

buntz: As for this article?  It's stupid.  Not everything is a storyline and not every line spoken needs a backstory and some things, like how it USED to be, are just fine to left up to MY imagination!


Pretty much this. Focus on the main peoples, or completely different people. Enough of entire "save the galaxy" stories starring technician second class dude on that dreadnought who got a grunt from Vader that one time.
 
2020-12-05 10:45:02 AM  
That was a stupid list by a stupid person who has not seen The Mandalorian, nor have they read any books.

Beyond that, why do all the questions have to be answered? Some do, I'll agree... some were set up specifically for that reason (looking at the Darth Maul tease in Solo), but most can simply remain a mystery and something for fans to ponder, or discover the answers (or at least clues) to in books and other media.

I said this in a few other threads, and I'll repeat it again.... Solo was a bad movie because the filmmakers tried to answer every tiny bit of Han's legend in one two hour movie. The original Star Wars was great because so much of the bits of lore were passed off as accepted history. It made the world seem like a real place. I would rather never have known what the "Kessel Run" was, let alone how he did it, or why "12 parsecs" matter.... maybe it was an idle, lying boast, or a real thing, but I didn't need Han's origin story to tell me. They could have stretched Han's story out to 3 or 4 movies or even a series, and a shrewd movie executive who gave a damn about science fantasy could have made it happen - instead we get a movie that was given to two directors best known for crappy slapstick comedy, and told to put their "unique spin" on it... and they were surprised when they found Lord and Miller had mad a slapstick comedy movie out of Han Solo's origin story. Why not make a film showing Han growing up on the streets, ending with his overcoming that upbringing, to join the Imperial academy (Luke's original dream). Follow up with a second film, showing Han making a tough moral choice to free Chewbacca from Imperials slavery as an officer in the Imperial fleet. Finally, trace their trajectory (descent) to working as smugglers to make ends meet and the Imperial entanglements that lead them to encountering a farm boy and crazy old man in a cantina? Even with all that, they don't even need to address all the things Han has said about his past, to make a few great adventure movies.
 
2020-12-05 10:54:02 AM  
Abrams has been exposed as a bad storyteller.  I should have seen it earlier, but now it's right in my face.  Rogue One is a top three SW movie, and TLJ is my favorite of them all... there's a lot more that can be done in the universe, Mandalorian has proven that.
 
2020-12-05 10:56:16 AM  
The book Darth Plageius isn't even about him.  It's the story of Palpatine.  Which is any intriguing story itself.
 
2020-12-05 11:11:25 AM  

buntz: limeyfellow: season 1 of Clone Wars and Rebels took some time to really gel..

I agree.  I'm the biggest Star Wars fan ever but I never watched Clone Wars.
We JUST got Disney+ (already caught up on Mandalorian) but I'm only 11 episodes into Clone Wars.

Although the episodes are good, it's hard to get into 7 seasons, 25 episodes each, now knowing how all of it ends.

And only 11 episodes in there have been TWO Jar Jar episodes and that's rough!


The first 3 seasons it is finding its feet. Still plenty entertaining and  more importantly, it takes loads of stuff from the prequels and contextualizes them into something genuinely interesting. There were actually some very cool ideas and incredible design work in the prequels that got completely lost in the middle of terrible performances and confused storytelling. It's really quite relieving to get to see that. This is especially true for the clone troopers, who become real people with personalities. It turns Ordee 66 into a genuinely heartbreaking tragedy.

I would never be so presumptuous as to tell someone that THEY will come to like Jar Jar Binks or any other Gungan. But I can admit freely that seeing that character fit into the world of the show while still being completely faithful to its many many flaws brought ME to have an affection for the character.

Anyway, the animation and style steadily improve and it does this sort of mental reset for the prequels for 3 enjoyable seasons.

In season 4 the show comes into it's own and becomes incredibly compelling completely on it's own.

That is like... doubled in the 5th season. I don't know how to describe it, but it just turns from mildly diverting and entertaing chore into really, really great Star Wars. There isn't a specific turning point, there isn't something to skip to or suffer through. It just happens and suddenly you are watching the third best iteration of Star Wars. It just continues to get better through seasons 6 and 7.

Then you get to start the best iteration of Star Wars... "Rebels," the Star Wars that is more star wars than the original Star Wars.

The one problem I had with clone wars throughout is not just that you know how it will end, but that the conflict itself is pointless. They are so good that there are moments when you forget briefly that it's an engineered conflict, and this or that victory or defeat is completely meaningless, but those moments dont last long.

Anyway... just keep watching. Take your time. It isn't going anywhere. Sooner or later you will find yourself compelled to binge through arcs and getting excited when the score hits or when someone uses some jedi wisdom.
 
2020-12-05 11:18:29 AM  
If they just do an origin story film, novelization, and disney+ series about every character that has ever appeared in any Star Wars based piece of media, then everyone will be happy.


/I'm personally excited for the upcoming Kabe trilogy.
 
2020-12-05 11:23:06 AM  

The_Sponge: Socrofece: [Fark user image image 425x485]

NEED MORE REY.

[Fark user image image 425x501]


I would have watched with a lot more, uh, interest, if she looked like that.
 
2020-12-05 11:24:25 AM  
Are Star Wars fans ever not mad about something in their fandom? Jesus what an insufferable group of people.
 
2020-12-05 11:27:03 AM  

buntz: Mad_Radhu: ....injected into someone else to transfer Force abilities

What are your thoughts on that someone being Thrawn?


That's a good possibility. Either that or an early version of Snoke.
 
2020-12-05 11:30:47 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Are Star Wars fans ever not mad about something in their fandom? Jesus what an insufferable group of people.


You've spent 15 years of your life making similar posts in the majority of the DAILY Star Wars threads here.  15 years.  Find joy for yourself elsewhere and leave us alone.
 
2020-12-05 11:35:10 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Are Star Wars fans ever not mad about something in their fandom? Jesus what an insufferable group of people.


You know what other type of person is in sufferable?
 
2020-12-05 11:40:09 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Are Star Wars fans ever not mad about something in their fandom? Jesus what an insufferable group of people.


Fallen Order is awesome
 
2020-12-05 11:55:09 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Are Star Wars fans ever not mad about something in their fandom? Jesus what an insufferable group of people.


Rick and Morty fans would like a word with you.
 
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