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Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2015, 11:39 AM »
Lando's protocol droid. LOL.

Now we have to wait months for more episodes.  :(

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Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2015, 04:07 PM »
I am so glad this show has become good. I'm stoked to see where the Vader/Ahsoka story will go. Did she lie to Ezra and Kanan or did she really not know it was Anakin?

I think Ahsoka either knows or suspects that Vader is Anakin, but is keeping it to herself.  It will be interesting to see that storyline continue.  I don't think we'll see Vader every week now....that conversation with the Emperor at the end seems to have him leaving Lothal for now.  BTW, was that James Earl Jones doing the voice for Vader?  If not, the guy was good!

I like how they went to Lando for help....I thought they were going to go to Vizago.  That was a pleasant surprise!

And yes, Lando's droid was probably the funniest stereotype in Star Wars yet!  :D
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2015, 05:19 PM »
"The Siege of Lothal" was definitely something good to get us through the summer.  Seeing Darth Vader in action in this animated series format was great, too.  The space battle was very cool, especially since we really got to see Vader's pilot skills shine as he took out the members of Phoenix squadron at will.  And the light saber fight?  Vader seemed like he was toying with Kanan and Ezra.  But the duel played out pretty well.  And when Vader deflected those blaster shots back at Sabine? That seemed a little intense for a kids show. 

I also think it was awesome that they could get James Earl Jones back to voice Darth Vader.  That really tied things together well.  As for Ahsoka and Vader?  Clearly Vader knows that Ahsoka is with the rebels. Bye said as much during his communication with the Emporer.  And I got the sense from their connection through The Force during the space battle that Ahsoka knew, too.  She seemed very rightly disturbed by the revelation.  She seems to be keeping it to herself for now.  But I think that ultimately the crew of the Ghost might be in serious danger if they continue to work closely with Ahsoka.   

Honorable mention for last night goes to Sam Witwer.  He's stepped in as the voice actor who plays Emporer Palpatine.  And he nailed it!

As for Vader continuing to appear on the series? I think he's probably going to take a step back.  The show runners and much of the audience know that nothing can really happen to Vader. It's a lot like the situation George Lucas was in with the prequels.  Certain notes had to be hit and the previously established  story points of the OT meant that the audience knew certain characters were in danger while others were not.  And that can diminish the impact of the story. 
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2015, 11:18 PM »
I'm stoked to see where the Vader/Ahsoka story will go. Did she lie to Ezra and Kanan or did she really not know it was Anakin?

I believe it's one of those "from a certain point of view" moments.

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Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2015, 12:44 AM »
Watched it tonight with the kids.  Great show.  Loved all the Ahsoka stuff.  I'll guess she's got suspicions but has to come to terms with it before she's ready to admit Vader = Skyguy. :P

Best part was when the 3.5 year old daughter gasped when Vader showed up at the shuttle port and lit his saber... followed by when one of my nine year olds yelled "WHAT ARE YOU DOING, RUN!" when Ezra/Kanan watched Vader get up from under the debris/explosion.  :D
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2015, 01:36 AM »
I think I almost yelled that too.   :-X

I didn't get to watch till this evening by myself...  Vader made the episode, honestly.  Everything he did, said...  Perfect.  He's cocky, condescending with his subordinates...  That Admiral can't be long for this world, right?  I mean he may attempt to pass the buck on the last part there, but really this guy's gotta be running out of chances with Vader.

The preview shot of him lifting the wrecked walkers and chucking them over his shoulder like a McDonald's hamburger wrapper was awesome. 

Phoenix Squadron was also awesome, and if Hasbro ***** the bed on (at the very least) redecoing the A-Wing to McQuarrie Blue, I'll be annoyed.  Ideally, they'd retool the blasters too, to McQuarrie styled ones.  I'd be content with that and no other mods (the fins bi-secting the engine, etc.).  They HAVE to get off the pot on this one.  I need a McQuarrie A-Wing! :)

Loved the Rebel's fleet by the way.  Small, a cool different Corellian CR design too, which I always had this suspicion (and with some EU help) that there were tons of that "style" out there similar to the YT series ships...  Cool seeing those though.

Also enjoyed immensely that some EU aspects were kept around...  The Imperial Shuttle Trooper compartment featuring the restraint bars from EU (including Force Commander, sorry Matt_Fury! :P) and Imperial Squadrons being designated Greek Alphabet letters (Delta Squad, etc., as in X-Wing and TIE Fighter).  Just was cool they touched on little stuff.

Lando's droid is rockin' too, and I hope we get that as a figure at some point.  Kind of not counting on it, but I'd be down for that one for sure.  Loved those funky colors.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2015, 10:44 PM »
The next episode isn't until September?  WTF?
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