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(Some Guy)   "Star Wars" producer Jake Kasdan afraid of asking Lucasfilm Boss Kathleen Kennedy to greenlight SW Specials because she can "see right thru" him, doesn't celebrate Life Day on her planet   (fandomwire.com) divider line
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2022-12-05 10:52:15 AM  
They have been making Star Wars holiday specials for Disney+.

They're just in Lego form.
 
2022-12-05 10:58:02 AM  
Shot-for-shot remake of the original special but all the humans are replaced by clothed Wookiees and all the Wookiees are naked humans. The Wookiees speak normal human language and the humans all try to make Wookiee noises, no ADR or dubbing, just the actors themselves on set trying to make Wookiee sounds.

Make it happen, Disney.
 
2022-12-05 11:03:53 AM  
Well, he did make Solo so I can understand his trepidation.
 
2022-12-05 11:25:29 AM  
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I'd watch a 90 minute episode of the wacky hijinks at the cloud city ice cream shop
 
2022-12-05 11:39:07 AM  

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2022-12-05 11:52:01 AM  
Jake Kasdan directed Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox story. I think that means we need some John C. Reilly in Star Wars.
 
2022-12-05 12:02:21 PM  

mechgreg: Jake Kasdan directed Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox story. I think that means we need some John C. Reilly in Star Wars.


Bingo.
 
2022-12-05 12:21:35 PM  
There's already a Lego Star Wars Holiday Special. What's he going on about?
 
2022-12-05 12:30:23 PM  
That's just "Blah Blah Blah: A STAR WARS STORY" with extra steps.
 
2022-12-05 12:46:45 PM  
after how bad "Solo" was and how god awful the "Willow" series turned out... I think the Kasdan brothers need to find something else to work on.
 
2022-12-05 12:56:29 PM  
Andor was kind of a November 5th Holiday Special.
 
2022-12-05 12:58:20 PM  
Is this because he's afraid she will say no, or that she might say yes?
 
2022-12-05 12:59:09 PM  

Stratohead: after how bad "Solo" was and how god awful the "Willow" series turned out... I think the Kasdan brothers need to find something else to work on.


I partially agree with that. I'll explain: Solo's problem is everything that puts Alden Whatshisdouche's grinning mug front-and-center. His Harrison Ford cosplay was cheap and unconvincing.
Every other thing works, I liked the setting, the heist, and most of all Paul Bettany who had the makings of an awesome Star Wars villain (Harrelson did great work too). But in the end the film couldn't get past some very stupid, STUPID, shiat. (Like how his surname became "solo")
*eyeroll*
 
2022-12-05 1:00:55 PM  
Oh, and Willow is just terrible, to an outstanding degree.
 
2022-12-05 1:13:09 PM  

Bslim: Oh, and Willow is just terrible, to an outstanding degree.


Oh no, bummer. Loved the original movie, one of my favorites as a kid, hadn't tried the series. Not surprised it's bad, but still, that sucks.

/ Andor is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
// Engaging in the moment, but you finish an episode and think back and realize that only like two thing actually happened.
/// Could have been a solid 3 episodes shorter without cutting anything remotely important.
\/ Reminded me of Netflix's Daredevil series, in that way.
 
2022-12-05 1:16:22 PM  

fallingcow: Bslim: Oh, and Willow is just terrible, to an outstanding degree.

Oh no, bummer. Loved the original movie, one of my favorites as a kid, hadn't tried the series. Not surprised it's bad, but still, that sucks.

/ Andor is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
// Engaging in the moment, but you finish an episode and think back and realize that only like two thing actually happened.
/// Could have been a solid 3 episodes shorter without cutting anything remotely important.
\/ Reminded me of Netflix's Daredevil series, in that way.


Not gonna spoil Willow for you in case you ever want to see it yourself.
I'll just say that it suffers from contriving a situation which goes contrary to how the characters you know from the film would have acted.
 
2022-12-05 2:33:28 PM  

fallingcow: Shot-for-shot remake of the original special but all the humans are replaced by clothed Wookiees and all the Wookiees are naked humans. The Wookiees speak normal human language and the humans all try to make Wookiee noises, no ADR or dubbing, just the actors themselves on set trying to make Wookiee sounds.

Make it happen, Disney.


A planet where Wookiees evolved from Men?

/It's a madhouse!!
//a MAAAAADHOUSE!!
 
2022-12-05 4:19:28 PM  

bluenote13: Is this because he's afraid she will say no, or that she might say yes?


or because she might want to be involved.
 
2022-12-05 4:28:08 PM  

fallingcow: / Andor is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.


/Better Call Saul is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
/The Expanse is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
Twin Peaks... Dexter... The Walking Dead... Ozark... The Wire...

We could go on and on. I feel like this sort of complaint is a plea from the impatient.

Andor was exactly what it needed to be, for the themes they were trying to convey.

No, if only Disney would dust off the 1313 scripts and give us the Coruscant underbelly. That's a series that can probably start fast, then slow down for some introspection before climbing back up to speed for a finale.
 
2022-12-05 4:33:00 PM  

LesserEvil: fallingcow: / Andor is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.

/Better Call Saul is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
/The Expanse is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
Twin Peaks... Dexter... The Walking Dead... Ozark... The Wire...

We could go on and on. I feel like this sort of complaint is a plea from the impatient.

Andor was exactly what it needed to be, for the themes they were trying to convey.

No, if only Disney would dust off the 1313 scripts and give us the Coruscant underbelly. That's a series that can probably start fast, then slow down for some introspection before climbing back up to speed for a finale.


it's a complaint                                           that comes                     from  a                                generation                 that grew up                            on                            constant                     quick cuts                   that                                                   are super                                 annoying and               only are used to               simulate                                  urgency                           where                   there        is                                                                                                                                                           none.
 
2022-12-05 4:34:23 PM  

LesserEvil: fallingcow: / Andor is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.

/Better Call Saul is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
/The Expanse is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
Twin Peaks... Dexter... The Walking Dead... Ozark... The Wire...

We could go on and on. I feel like this sort of complaint is a plea from the impatient.

Andor was exactly what it needed to be, for the themes they were trying to convey.

No, if only Disney would dust off the 1313 scripts and give us the Coruscant underbelly. That's a series that can probably start fast, then slow down for some introspection before climbing back up to speed for a finale.


When a show is 12 episodes long, the pacing is glacial.  When it's 6, it's 'too fast'.  There really is no way to make people happy apparently.
 
2022-12-05 4:35:50 PM  

LesserEvil: fallingcow: / Andor is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.

/Better Call Saul is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
/The Expanse is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
Twin Peaks... Dexter... The Walking Dead... Ozark... The Wire...

We could go on and on. I feel like this sort of complaint is a plea from the impatient.

Andor was exactly what it needed to be, for the themes they were trying to convey.

No, if only Disney would dust off the 1313 scripts and give us the Coruscant underbelly. That's a series that can probably start fast, then slow down for some introspection before climbing back up to speed for a finale.


I liked Andor, but I think comments about its pacing are legitimate. It's Star Wars, not Better Call Saul. I think it's fair to observe that it drastically deviated both in pacing and tone from what Star Wars has always tried to do in the past. Maybe that's what you want from Star Wars, and maybe it isn't.

/okay, its other flaw was that the empire's prison system makes no sense
 
2022-12-05 4:43:27 PM  

Bslim: Stratohead: after how bad "Solo" was and how god awful the "Willow" series turned out... I think the Kasdan brothers need to find something else to work on.

I partially agree with that. I'll explain: Solo's problem is everything that puts Alden Whatshisdouche's grinning mug front-and-center. His Harrison Ford cosplay was cheap and unconvincing.
Every other thing works, I liked the setting, the heist, and most of all Paul Bettany who had the makings of an awesome Star Wars villain (Harrelson did great work too). But in the end the film couldn't get past some very stupid, STUPID, shiat. (Like how his surname became "solo")
*eyeroll*


I think you're overselling it a bit. But, yeah, if you ignore that the actor is supposedly Han Solo, it gets better. There's a ton of stupid stuff mixed in with the self-serious tone. I just watched the Robert Ulrich 80s banger Ice Pirates (with Ron Perelman and Angelica Huston) and that movie gives me a headache it's goofy and makes no sense. Solo would have been better along those lines.
 
2022-12-05 4:57:58 PM  

Bslim: Stratohead: after how bad "Solo" was and how god awful the "Willow" series turned out... I think the Kasdan brothers need to find something else to work on.

I partially agree with that. I'll explain: Solo's problem is everything that puts Alden Whatshisdouche's grinning mug front-and-center. His Harrison Ford cosplay was cheap and unconvincing.
Every other thing works, I liked the setting, the heist, and most of all Paul Bettany who had the makings of an awesome Star Wars villain (Harrelson did great work too). But in the end the film couldn't get past some very stupid, STUPID, shiat. (Like how his surname became "solo")
*eyeroll*


you forgot about the woke robot leading a revolution of robots because they don't want to do robot stuff all  while claiming that it is sexy.
 
2022-12-05 5:12:20 PM  

bluenote13: LesserEvil: fallingcow: / Andor is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.

/Better Call Saul is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
/The Expanse is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
Twin Peaks... Dexter... The Walking Dead... Ozark... The Wire...

We could go on and on. I feel like this sort of complaint is a plea from the impatient.

Andor was exactly what it needed to be, for the themes they were trying to convey.

No, if only Disney would dust off the 1313 scripts and give us the Coruscant underbelly. That's a series that can probably start fast, then slow down for some introspection before climbing back up to speed for a finale.

When a show is 12 episodes long, the pacing is glacial.  When it's 6, it's 'too fast'.  There really is no way to make people happy apparently.


Andor should have been 8 episodes. It had the same exact problem that Netflixes Marvel series had. Good stories that took too damn long to tell.

Remove every scene that doesn't advance the plot. That's the role of a good editor.
 
2022-12-05 5:20:20 PM  

tom baker's scarf: Bslim: Stratohead: after how bad "Solo" was and how god awful the "Willow" series turned out... I think the Kasdan brothers need to find something else to work on.

I partially agree with that. I'll explain: Solo's problem is everything that puts Alden Whatshisdouche's grinning mug front-and-center. His Harrison Ford cosplay was cheap and unconvincing.
Every other thing works, I liked the setting, the heist, and most of all Paul Bettany who had the makings of an awesome Star Wars villain (Harrelson did great work too). But in the end the film couldn't get past some very stupid, STUPID, shiat. (Like how his surname became "solo")
*eyeroll*

you forgot about the woke robot leading a revolution of robots because they don't want to do robot stuff all  while claiming that it is sexy.


Meh, I remember the EU story where IG-88 replicated itself into five copies and almost took over the Death Star in an attempt to start a droid uprising. A sassy robot doesn't even register as consequential.
 
2022-12-05 5:22:13 PM  

tom baker's scarf: you forgot about the woke robot leading a revolution of robots because they don't want to do robot stuff all  while claiming that it is sexy.


i also was annoyed by that character too til I learned she specifically got Lord & Miller fired, since they purportedly modeled on Kathleen Kennedy & even her dialogue's supposedly taken from Kennedy Story Notes verbatim
 
2022-12-05 5:40:00 PM  

Bslim: Stratohead: after how bad "Solo" was and how god awful the "Willow" series turned out... I think the Kasdan brothers need to find something else to work on.

I partially agree with that. I'll explain: Solo's problem is everything that puts Alden Whatshisdouche's grinning mug front-and-center. His Harrison Ford cosplay was cheap and unconvincing.
Every other thing works, I liked the setting, the heist, and most of all Paul Bettany who had the makings of an awesome Star Wars villain (Harrelson did great work too). But in the end the film couldn't get past some very stupid, STUPID, shiat. (Like how his surname became "solo")
*eyeroll*


Yep. Halfway through production they should have suspended it and rewrote it as a Calrissian film. They could have afforded to pay the actors more for a second shoot, and it would have made a lot more money centered on Donald Glover instead of Alden Ehrenreich.

Ehrenreich would have been fine as a minor supporting Solo. He was just completely upstaged by Glover, Bettany, Harrelson, and even Clarke, and couldn't carry the film as the lead.
 
2022-12-05 6:05:15 PM  

Michael J Faux: Andor was kind of a November 5th Holiday Special.


I see what you did there.
 
2022-12-05 6:40:35 PM  

tom baker's scarf: Bslim: Stratohead: after how bad "Solo" was and how god awful the "Willow" series turned out... I think the Kasdan brothers need to find something else to work on.

I partially agree with that. I'll explain: Solo's problem is everything that puts Alden Whatshisdouche's grinning mug front-and-center. His Harrison Ford cosplay was cheap and unconvincing.
Every other thing works, I liked the setting, the heist, and most of all Paul Bettany who had the makings of an awesome Star Wars villain (Harrelson did great work too). But in the end the film couldn't get past some very stupid, STUPID, shiat. (Like how his surname became "solo")
*eyeroll*

you forgot about the woke robot leading a revolution of robots because they don't want to do robot stuff all  while claiming that it is sexy.


Wokebot confused me. There's no way it was snuck in past the jackasses running the show. But it's an obvious obnoxious parody, so... How did it stay?
 
2022-12-05 8:00:26 PM  
Andor is the best thing since Empire.
Everything great about Andor is how Solo should've been.
 
2022-12-06 1:46:31 PM  
Solo was a fun movie.
 
2022-12-06 5:11:06 PM  

Space Station Wagon: Andor is the best thing since Empire.
Everything great about Andor is how Solo should've been.


Andor is the best thing since R1 which was the best thing since the speeder bike scenes in Jedi which were the best things since Empire.

Prequels and the last trilogy should be buried with all those Atari ET carts.
 
2022-12-06 5:12:09 PM  

erik-k: tom baker's scarf: Bslim: Stratohead: after how bad "Solo" was and how god awful the "Willow" series turned out... I think the Kasdan brothers need to find something else to work on.

I partially agree with that. I'll explain: Solo's problem is everything that puts Alden Whatshisdouche's grinning mug front-and-center. His Harrison Ford cosplay was cheap and unconvincing.
Every other thing works, I liked the setting, the heist, and most of all Paul Bettany who had the makings of an awesome Star Wars villain (Harrelson did great work too). But in the end the film couldn't get past some very stupid, STUPID, shiat. (Like how his surname became "solo")
*eyeroll*

you forgot about the woke robot leading a revolution of robots because they don't want to do robot stuff all  while claiming that it is sexy.

Wokebot confused me. There's no way it was snuck in past the jackasses running the show. But it's an obvious obnoxious parody, so... How did it stay?


i don't think it was snuck past anyone.  i think Kennedy insisted it be a big part of the movie.
 
2022-12-06 7:54:45 PM  

The Silver Mullet: Solo was a fun movie.


Yeah, except for the way they forced every bit of Solo lore into a single movie. Somebody should pay for that nonsense.

They could have taken a piece of the lore, made a movie of Solo being a street kid, and ended with him heading to the imperial academy (just as Luke wanted, at one time). They could have easily made 4 or 5 movies that fans would have enjoyed. Instead it got the slick "Hollywood producers know better than the fans!" treatment, while trying to enter every retcon into canon, and worse, it started with Lord and Miller, who thought they were making a slapstick version of Dumb and Dumberer in Space (Callback to the Holiday Special and Bruce Valanch's zero-knowledge scripting, I guess).

We certainly didn't need the Kessel Run or Solo taking the Falcon in virtually no time at all. I imagine he spends the next ten years routinely hauling spice and death sticks for low-level crime bosses with nothing more eventful than that one time he had to dump a cargo before the Imperials inspected his ship.
 
2022-12-06 8:53:02 PM  

Chemlight Battery: LesserEvil: fallingcow: / Andor is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.

/Better Call Saul is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
/The Expanse is... fine, but the pacing is glacial.
Twin Peaks... Dexter... The Walking Dead... Ozark... The Wire...

We could go on and on. I feel like this sort of complaint is a plea from the impatient.

Andor was exactly what it needed to be, for the themes they were trying to convey.

No, if only Disney would dust off the 1313 scripts and give us the Coruscant underbelly. That's a series that can probably start fast, then slow down for some introspection before climbing back up to speed for a finale.

I liked Andor, but I think comments about its pacing are legitimate. It's Star Wars, not Better Call Saul. I think it's fair to observe that it drastically deviated both in pacing and tone from what Star Wars has always tried to do in the past. Maybe that's what you want from Star Wars, and maybe it isn't.

/okay, its other flaw was that the empire's prison system makes no sense


Nothing in Star Wars makes sense if you think too hard about it. You're using the wrong part of your brain, Flanders. You gotta think down here.
 
2022-12-06 8:54:15 PM  

The Silver Mullet: Solo was a fun movie.


It really got Munsoned.
 
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