« on: March 3, 2015, 05:26 PM »
I didn't mind Ahsoka as an apprentice, personally... For me, his training her was something the war kind of was pushing (lack of Masters, and need for more apprentices). I also think it's likely everyone had many masters in their upbringing. Almost like sub-apprentices. I think it was a complex thing.
Regarding A-Wings, when I got into SW at first I always viewed them as a Rebellion-only kind of a ship, ala the B-Wing, and something (since we didn't see them anywhere in the movies) that was new to the universe around the time of ROTJ... It wasn't till I played X-Wing that my thought on that was challenged somewhat, and they were placed a good deal earlier (Pre-ANH era). Then ultimately the ICS ran with that as well, sneaking some of the earlier model A-Wings into the Yavin Temple Hangar cutaway and stuff, and I thought it was neat that they possibly DID have more.
Likewise Vader's TIE wasn't as unique as it seemed, and that model sans hyperdrive existed to elite pilots. It's another challenge to the scenario the movies set up.
I've said it before regarding what Disney's doing... To me, they're no different than EU authors, and I'm sure people will like or hate a lot of what they do. I don't personally view them as an authority. It's like someone writing new LOTR fiction and saying it's on a level with what Tolkien wrote... As much as Lucas can be annoying, he still is the universe's creator so I tend to view this Disney stuff as secondary to him, ultimately. I've never quite understood why people were bent outta shape on the EU situation because of that. Enjoy it. They can't make it disappear from your mind, so just have fun with what you like, and how you enjoy Star Wars.
Anyway, I dig seeing Ahsoka and I'm under the assumption she will be offed at some point by Vader. I'd be shocked if this didn't happen, actually, and possibly before ANH, to better help seal up the whole Jedi being extinct thing. Maybe not, I don't know. She may have left the order but she was still a Jedi.