Wow! A+++ tonight. I want a CW Ugnaught!!
Screw the Ugnaught, I want CW Tarkin!
Seriously though this was a great episode tonight. Tarkin's sinister side seems apparant even without him being involved a lot. I like that he and Anakin argue... It reminded me of ANH, though come ANH Tarkin seems to have the upper-hand in rank to a degree.
I like that they said Tarkin's memorized half of them as did a Jedi master (who I thought was LONG dead?). It sort of shows his intelligence I think.
The whole set-up was great though... The Citadel reminds me of Imperial Prison from Dark Forces. If you haven't seen that prison, here's the deal... It's a secluded prison on a desolate planet. It's the Empire's max security place for traitors and such. Crix Madine's there and you (Kyle Katarn) are to get him out because he's got some info on the Darktrooper project, blah blah blah.
Anyway the prison is similar looking to the Citadel... It really is cool, and I cannot imagine they didn't at least take some isnpiration from that.
Then the details... The lasers and cameras in the episode are like an enhanced version of what we saw in ANH's detention block ya know? It's like that's what you wish you'd seen in the movie, how the gun ports shot in specific arcs to lock people in and keep others out, while maybe killing folks attempting to run away.
Even the freaky guy running the prison was really cool and not over-the-top.
Color me really impressed. Even my gf liked this episode, and she's sort of souring on Star Wars these days.
It's pretty slick how this episode worked out though and it looks like it has a lot of cool stuff to go in episode 2 for this arc. I can't wait.
And Tarkin just rocks... Plus it sort of explained a good reason to use Carbonite too, when they said what they're carrying. Wasn't it like frozen food? Carbonite's the Star Wars cooler on wheels I guess.
To last week's episode (also just got to watch this), I liked it well enough... That 3-story arc was really more for the die-hard fans I think, and even then it was losing me a little bit. It was too trippy. It still didn't make much sense to me really. And my "They wake up from a dream" joke was a little prophetic...
It was like the end of the Newhart Show. I kinda got an inkling that was coming when the bright light kicked in and stuff.
I will say, and I think someone mentioned this and I totally didn't get it because I didn't watch the episode last week (stupid Toy Fair!), but basically I really think Hasbro should've included the fold-up Jedi Rascal Scooters with the new Republic Shuttle. I actually would be more inclined to want it if they included folding speeder accessories.
Here's to hoping Hasbro makes those as a pack-in to an Obi and Ani at some point because I REALLY liked those. They just made sense on many levels.
Anyway, great episode tonight... Last 3, eh... Not bad, but weird. Tonight, total redemption. Worth the wait, and barely any build-up. Surprising. Tonight's was the Landing at Point Rain of season 3. Hat's off.
And NO young Han Solo. Please. I like Han's backstory as it is... ex-Imperial, saves Chewie during his early time in the Empire and not during the Clone Wars as what I'd guess would be a kid. I really don't want them going there. Chewbacca's bad enough that he's turning up in the life of Anakin again through Ahsoka. I'd rather he hung out with Yoda or something since that's at least established already.
Looking forward to next week bigtime.