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(Pirates & Princesses)   Star Wars rumors: the Lucasfilm Story Group, which maintains canon and is developing The High Republic property, was kept out of the loop from Jon Favreau's production & is all jelly that Mando is the only Star Wars fans give a shiat about   (piratesandprincesses.net) divider line
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2021-01-13 11:55:05 PM  
20 votes:
This is high level bullshiat made up by shiatty YouTubers desperate for clicks.  One of them is named "Doomcock" and wears a Dr Doom mask for christ sake. The other one is Grace Randolph, the same lady who made up the rumor that Pedro Pascal walked off the set of The Mandalorian.  Stop giving these people the time of day.  It's like greenlighting a panhandler ranting about the end of days on a street corner.

The Story Group doesn't develop stories, they only help maintain and drive continuity.  Pablo Hidalgo, one of the lead story group guys is literally writing a reference book for The Mandalorian.  Half of these guys have been working with Dave since he started at Lucasfilm.

And Light of the Jedi (the first High Republic book) is #1 on the NYT, so I wouldn't get all excited that Mando is the only thing Star Wars fans care about.
 
2021-01-13 11:44:38 PM  
16 votes:
And Favreau is in charge of the only Star Wars fans seem to care about. There are no consultations with Lucasfilm needed in the future - he and Filoni are in the driver's seat.

Filoni is responsible for the best SW stuff of the last 15 years.  He's should be the Feige of SW.
 
2021-01-14 3:39:48 AM  
8 votes:

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: "maintains canon"

Pffft. Fanboys who think anyone should care about "cAnOn" can f*ck right off.


/given the other series coming out, I'd think the Mandalorian guys would be the first ones hoping Mando isn't the only thing the fans care about


Some degree of canon needs to be maintained though. If everyone just goes running around doing whatever, then the entire property will turn in a huge mess. The consequences of that being that people will no longer know what they can expect from the story, they won't know according to which rules the galaxy works, or even which people should or should not be in it.

You cannot make a movie about Fred, the best friend of Luke Skywalker who was always at his side since Luke was 8. Why? Because according to all previous media Fred does not exist. The same goes for stuff like the hyperspace ramming that happened in The Last Jedi. That should never have happened because it opens up huge cans of worms going both forward and backwards.
 
2021-01-13 9:50:59 PM  
7 votes:
Bring back Kyle Katarn, dammit. He was one of the best parts of 90s EU
 
2021-01-13 9:14:55 PM  
6 votes:
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2021-01-13 11:04:49 PM  
5 votes:
Blaming toxic fandom before release. Sounds like they got a stinker on their hands. Not bad enough for overblown sexism or anti-semitism allegations though, so I might check it out.
 
2021-01-13 10:20:49 PM  
5 votes:
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Issue 1: HR addresses the complete lack of guardrails among any cliff/sudden drop, of which there seem to be many.
 
2021-01-14 5:53:12 AM  
4 votes:

Drearyx: Not really subs. Mando is mostly garbage.

/Got any more of them fetch quests?
//You help me, I help you
///Yeah this shiat unbelievably good.... Not


Your irrelevant opinion has no bearing on a show's actual popularity. So sorry it bothers you when people like what you don't.
 
2021-01-14 10:02:45 AM  
3 votes:

LesserEvil: These idiots sound like the Republicans in DC right now.

Sure, the Mandalorian is to blame for everything bad. Sure.

They should be riding a renewed, refreshed fandom, but instead are grousing about The Mandalorian stealing their thunder? What a bunch of babies.

I enjoy all Star Wars. For me, the problem with High Republic is it looks like more Young Adult Book crap. Is that what it is?

Honestly, I'm sad at the dearth of Star Wars books lately. The EU sucked in some ways, but at least they pumped out a lot of material.


Just to be clear again everything in that article is totally made up.   Just as a quick example, it mentions that THR is underperforming.  Light of the Jedi was #1 on NYT Best seller, A Test of Courage was #2 (for kids).  The first THR comic pre-sold over 200,000 copies (which is a lot).  By every measure, it's been a resounding success, probably more than Lucasfilm expected since less than 10 Star Wars books in history have ever held the #1 spot.

As for YA?  The answer is yes and no.  Light of the Jedi is an adult novel and has the feel of any other adult Star Wars novel.  There's actually almost zero romance in it.  All the main characters except 1 is over the age of 20.  It's a story about the Jedi Order vs bad guys who are not the Sith.  That said, there are Young Adult novels planned for this initiative.  The first one is called Into the Dark and comes out in February.  But to be honest, I'd be hard pressed for find significant differences between Adult and YA Star Wars novels outside the general age of the characters.  One of the most well regarded Star Wars novels in the last decade (Lost Stars) is a YA novel.
 
2021-01-14 8:02:42 AM  
2 votes:

buntz: DerAppie: Is "Jedi" a stand-in for "force users", or really just the Jedi?

Yeah, I just meant "The Force".  I'm sick of The Force.  I was ok with The Mandalorian but then they pulled it all back in to the Skywalker Saga.

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Vulcans are Trek Jedi, without the swords


Oh ok

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2021-01-14 8:00:48 AM  
2 votes:

DerAppie: Is "Jedi" a stand-in for "force users", or really just the Jedi?


Yeah, I just meant "The Force".  I'm sick of The Force.  I was ok with The Mandalorian but then they pulled it all back in to the Skywalker Saga.

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2021-01-13 11:12:50 PM  
2 votes:

Champion of the Sun: Blaming toxic fandom before release. Sounds like they got a stinker on their hands. Not bad enough for overblown sexism or anti-semitism allegations though, so I might check it out.


Yeah. Isn't it a bit early to already start tossing around blame for why your property isn't doing great? The Mandolorian has been out a while, the 2nd season just ended, it was already popular... so what if the season 2 finale got people hyped? If it's a good show that people like, then it's a good show that people like. If you put out another piece of good content then people can like that too.

Heck, it's certainly not like Disney is only going to ever have one piece of Star Wars media out at any given time.
 
2021-01-14 5:09:53 PM  
1 vote:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: YodaTuna: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Dear High Republic People

You want to know what will get me interested in buying your books?

NOT THIS:
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Love, D-A-M

...It's a book written for 8 to 12 year olds.  Star Wars has been printing books in that vein for decades.

That's the point. Mando is bringing back the old school fans, while also attracting every other age group. And then you have the people writing YA stories b*tching that their books aren't bringing in the fanbase they expected.


And my point is that the "b*tching" you're talking about never happened.  You're literally taking clickbait articles at face value.  I follow a number of these authors on Twitter and they've had nothing but praise for The Mandalorian and their THR books have been massively successful.

While you're sitting here posting about a Young Reader book that isn't even out yet, you're ignoring the already existing adult novel Light of the Jedi and the upcoming The Rising Storm (which releases the day after the book you posted).  THR is being aimed at every age group and what has been released so far has matched releases in the upper echelon in sales and reviews of Star Wars books.

You might as well get mad that this exists:
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2021-01-14 4:02:51 PM  
1 vote:
Dear High Republic People

You want to know what will get me interested in buying your books?

NOT THIS:
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Love, D-A-M
 
2021-01-14 9:27:10 AM  
1 vote:
"And in all likelihood, that means the Kathleen Kennedy camp for Star Wars' direction is going to be more bitter as time goes on. "

Who cares? They can't make good Star Wars.

"keeping Luke Skywalker a secret from almost everyone at Lucasfilm has sent a message loud and clear. Favreau is in charge of The Mandalorian and every spin-off series and film that comes from it. And Favreau is in charge of the only Star Wars fans seem to care about. There are no consultations with Lucasfilm needed in the future - he and Filoni are in the driver's seat."

And if that brings in the bacon and keeps fans happy then who cares? Maybe they should take over in Lucasfilm instead of whoever is there now making crap stories.
 
2021-01-14 8:28:42 AM  
1 vote:

DerAppie: You cannot make a movie about Fred, the best friend of Luke Skywalker who was always at his side since Luke was 8. Why? Because according to all previous media Fred does not exist.


Which is Star Trek's problem now.  They keep making prequel after prequel adding more and more characters and technology that you never see or heard of in any of the previous, LATER, Star Trek stories.

Spock keeps getting brothers and sisters!

And I can suspend disbelief in terms of effects.  I can believe the original series really did look like Discovery or the reboots or even Enterprise, but they just didn't have the budget or technology in the 60s.  But it was SUPPOSED to look like it does today.  So I don't question the look of it.
I question using advanced technology in the prequel shows that didn't exist in the later shows
 
2021-01-14 7:41:39 AM  
1 vote:

buntz: I am sick to high Hell of Jedis.
Loved the originals.
Hated the Prequels (Jedi....Jedi as far as the eye can see)
Sequels still Jedi focused but not half as bad as the Prequels.
Most comics:  Jedi
Clone Wars: a LOT of Jedi
Rebels:  although I did love it, started off excited because no Jedi.  Then..... Jedi.
Mandalorian:  Fantastic!  Love it.  Oh.  Jedi. OH!  MAIN Jedi.  Again.

Now High Republic?  More ALL Jedi.

I really would love a non-Jedi Star Wars universe story.


Is "Jedi" a stand-in for "force users", or really just the Jedi?
 
2021-01-14 6:25:03 AM  
1 vote:

Drearyx: Insisting The Mandalorian is good is on par with insisting the election is rigged.

Minus the consequences.

The delusions tho.. They're the same.


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2021-01-14 4:46:34 AM  
1 vote:
Insisting The Mandalorian is good is on par with insisting the election is rigged.

Minus the consequences.

The delusions tho.. They're the same.
 
2021-01-14 4:40:58 AM  
1 vote:
Not really subs. Mando is mostly garbage.

/Got any more of them fetch quests?
//You help me, I help you
///Yeah this shiat unbelievably good.... Not
 
2021-01-13 11:58:41 PM  
1 vote:

kyleaugustus: Okay, we have the Republic/Old Republic.  There's the New Republic.  There's the Galactic Empire, the Imperial Remnant (which is a crappy name that makes me think of the Bolshevik/Menshevik scheme).  Thrawn had his Empire of the Hand, or whatever.

What the heck is a High Republic?  Is this some nation above the galactic plain?


If you're actually interested, the High Republic is just an era of the Galactic Republic where everything was sunshines and rainbows.  Like the way people think about post WW2 america (minus the cold war and horrific racism).
 
2021-01-13 11:21:26 PM  
1 vote:
It is a period of civil war.

Favreau shows, striking

with an enthralled fanbase,

have won their first victory

against the evil LucasFilm

Story Group ...

 
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