Star Wars Misc. Catch-All

BadKen wrote:

Re: trench run

Even has an explosion at the end!

My favorite song on the album. Nice pick.

My favorite memory of the theme from the start of that track is when it is played over the Hawkmen attack and Brian Blessed says "Oh well... who wants to live forever? DIIIIIIIVE!"

Stengah wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

Dave Filoni named Lucasfilm's Chief Creative Officer. So thankfully that means whatever he was setting up with Ashoka will come to fruition.

He was already made executive producer and executive creative director of Lucasfilm in 2020, so I don't think that was ever in jeopardy. He's not replacing anyone as CCO that I can see either (using the wayback machine on Lucasfilm's Leadership page). They just didn't have a CCO of Lucasfilm prior to now (they did have one for ILM, but he's still listed as CCO of ILM).

Either way, it's good news and well deserved.

I hope it means he'll be providing input/direction on all Star Wars content and that there are coherent stories happening. He has a vision and feel for Star Wars that Kennedy does not. The sequel trilogy paid the price for her lack of vision.

Filoni has two very important qualities that make him good for Star Wars:

He's worked extensively with George Lucas and understands the original vision for Star Wars better than anyone but Lucas himself.

He isn't George Lucas, so people he works with can tell him "no, that's dumb" when some part of said vision for Star Wars is dumb.

FlamingPeasant wrote:
Stengah wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

Dave Filoni named Lucasfilm's Chief Creative Officer. So thankfully that means whatever he was setting up with Ashoka will come to fruition.

He was already made executive producer and executive creative director of Lucasfilm in 2020, so I don't think that was ever in jeopardy. He's not replacing anyone as CCO that I can see either (using the wayback machine on Lucasfilm's Leadership page). They just didn't have a CCO of Lucasfilm prior to now (they did have one for ILM, but he's still listed as CCO of ILM).

Either way, it's good news and well deserved.

I hope it means he'll be providing input/direction on all Star Wars content and that there are coherent stories happening. He has a vision and feel for Star Wars that Kennedy does not. The sequel trilogy paid the price for her lack of vision.

That's what the job entails, yes. He's got control over all the stories they tell from here on out. That also means though that any misfires (story wise, at least) will be on him as well.

My trench run song would one of a several songs:
Blackened, Am I Evil, or For Whom the Bell Tolls (intro on repeat) - Metallica
Wild Side, Knock Em Dead Kid - Motley Crue
Lack of Communication - Ratt
We Die Young - Alice in Chains (hopefully not an omen, yikes)
Rusty Cage or Birth Ritual - Sound Garden
Army Ants - Stone Temple Pilots
Thunder Kissin 65, More Human Than Human (extended), Superbeast - Rob Zombie
Stop - Jane's Addiction
Higher Ground - RHCP
Head Like a Hole, Heresy - Nine Inch Nails

Stengah wrote:
FlamingPeasant wrote:
Stengah wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

Dave Filoni named Lucasfilm's Chief Creative Officer. So thankfully that means whatever he was setting up with Ashoka will come to fruition.

He was already made executive producer and executive creative director of Lucasfilm in 2020, so I don't think that was ever in jeopardy. He's not replacing anyone as CCO that I can see either (using the wayback machine on Lucasfilm's Leadership page). They just didn't have a CCO of Lucasfilm prior to now (they did have one for ILM, but he's still listed as CCO of ILM).

Either way, it's good news and well deserved.

I hope it means he'll be providing input/direction on all Star Wars content and that there are coherent stories happening. He has a vision and feel for Star Wars that Kennedy does not. The sequel trilogy paid the price for her lack of vision.

That's what the job entails, yes. He's got control over all the stories they tell from here on out. That also means though that any misfires (story wise, at least) will be on him as well.

Better his misfires then Kennedy and Abrams homeruns.

Vargen wrote:

He isn't George Lucas, so people he works with can tell him "no, that's dumb" when some part of said vision for Star Wars is dumb.

I dunno, there's been a lot of dumb stuff in his projects, too. Does he wait until the person in charge of telling him, "no, that's dumb" is on their lunch break before he pitches, say, undoing the season finale of S2 of the Mandalorian in a couple episodes of a different show?

Can someone tell him, "No, you did that in Rebels, come up with new good ideas"?

I’m happy enough with Filoni. At least he’s a Star War nerd that understands canon and continuity. He IS like George though in that he seems to lean more toward the idea that Star Wars is for kids (which I’ve come to terms with) so I think we’re likely to get more stuff like Rebels instead of stuff like Andor.

Andor and Rogue One are the best things Star Wars has done the last decade. I enjoyed Rebels and Mandalorian too, sure. But Rogue One is at worst the 4th best SW movie, and sometimes I think it's better than RotJ.

Rogue One has no ewoks so that clears that up.

Stele wrote:

Andor and Rogue One are the best things Star Wars has done the last decade. I enjoyed Rebels and Mandalorian too, sure. But Rogue One is at worst the 4th best SW movie, and sometimes I think it's better than RotJ.

Keithustus wrote:

Rogue One has no ewoks so that clears that up.

Let's do this again!

Only movies, no TV, books or games!

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Rogue 1
3. Return of the Jedi
4. The Last Jedi
5. A New Hope
6. The Force Awakens
7. Revenge of the Sith
8. Solo
9. Phantom Menace
10. Attack of the Clones
11. The Rise of Skywalker

DSGamer wrote:

I need this but for all the prequels. So I don't have to watch them, just like a 30 min Obi Wan summary instead.

11. The Rise of Skywalker

Sweet!
Rise of Skywalker goes to 11!!!

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

4. The Last Jedi
5. A New Hope

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TLJ isn't bad per se, but come on now.

reposts:

No one will make those types of commentaries years or decades from now for Last Jedi.

1.) The Empire Strikes Back
2.) Spaceballs
3.) Star Wars
4.) The Return of the Jedi

And then a bunch of sh*t that doesn't matter.

Keithustus wrote:

No one will make those types of commentaries years or decades from now for Last Jedi.

Not in a position to watch the videos, but I'm still going to leave this here:

Vargen wrote:

but I'm still going to leave this here:

Yes, that's a nice video. Been following that channel on and off for years. He does much to explain why TLJ is a commendable achievement in moving the Star Wars universe forward.

There are a few SW movies that are great films. TLJ is a good SW movie, but that doesn't make it even a good film.

Stele wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I need this but for all the prequels. So I don't have to watch them, just like a 30 min Obi Wan summary instead.

I would love that.

“Hot” Take: Both The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker are bad movies, but for entirely different reasons.

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I am so tired of people sh*tting all over Star Wars movies.

They're tentpole blockbuster popcorn adventure flicks made to enable back-end merchandising money. By pretty much any measure, they are wildly successful at just that. They're not intended to be some kind of higher art form that only liberal arts majors can appreciate.

I love them all! So there!

BadKen wrote:

I am so tired of people sh*tting all over Star Wars movies.

They're tentpole blockbuster popcorn adventure flicks made to enable back-end merchandising money. By pretty much any measure, they are wildly successful at just that. They're not intended to be some kind of higher art form that only liberal arts majors can appreciate.

I love them all! So there!

I am sorry if my loving of the original trilogy and the EU which led to my dislike of the Disney generation of movies is making you so tired.

Ooh, sick lightsaber BURN!

kazar wrote:
BadKen wrote:

I am so tired of people sh*tting all over Star Wars movies.

They're tentpole blockbuster popcorn adventure flicks made to enable back-end merchandising money. By pretty much any measure, they are wildly successful at just that. They're not intended to be some kind of higher art form that only liberal arts majors can appreciate.

I love them all! So there!

I am sorry if my loving of the original trilogy and the EU which led to my dislike of the Disney generation of movies is making you so tired.

Don't feel targeted. Trust me, it's not just you making me tired. It's all the negativity on the internet.

Also, I'm not trying to tell anyone to shut up. Put out whatever vibes you want. You're totally entitled to your opinion. I'm just sharing my bummeritude.

BadKen wrote:

Don't feel targeted. Trust me, it's not just you making me tired. It's all the negativity on the internet.

Also, I'm not trying to tell anyone to shut up. Put out whatever vibes you want. You're totally entitled to your opinion. I'm just sharing my bummeritude.

I wasn't being super serious. You just left the door open for that reply so I had to go for it. I get where you are coming from and my reply was kind of from the same place. Everyone has the things they like and the things they don't. I am just sad that the Star Wars I loved died and what replaced it is "tentpole blockbuster popcorn adventure flicks".

I can see that. It was kind of inevitable after the first one became such a merchandising juggernaut though. Capitalism, amirite?

I wish we'd get more Rogue One-like movies and/or TV shows, but with Filoni at the helm, I don't see that happening. A lot of people like his style though, so Disney is smart to put him on Star Wars.

What I saw of Bad Batch looked like it wasn't shying away from the rise-of-imperial-oppression stuff.

I guess I need to finish that and get Andor to the top of the toddler-is-asleep queue so I can know what I'm talking about.