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Offline Jesse James

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Re: Live-Action Star Wars TV Show Planned for 2019
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2018, 04:46 PM »
I have a dude on my twitter timeline claiming Star Wars was just mindless fantasy genre till all this Disney era politics... 

Cuz yeah this never ever had political messages till Disney.

I hate people just not wanting to admit they just donít like the ďpolitical messageĒ of womenís equality, diversity, etc.  I mean I get it, theyíre not to your political leaning but donít just claim the past two trilogies were void of this stuff and now thatís why you donít like it.

Also sick of every goddam thing you try to talk about with Star Wars being met with ďI donít like itĒ.  We all get it if you donít, and donít need to hear it yet again.  Cool, but we do and are trying to talk about it and move on with our lives and general enjoyment of the franchise. 

ďI donít like itĒ doesnít need repeated in every conversation where clearly other people do and donít want to try to sway your opinion. 
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Re: Live-Action Star Wars TV Show Planned for 2019
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2018, 08:24 PM »
I could get behind this idea...glad to finally be exploring this era!

Rogue Squadron? The First Knights of Ren?

Interest piqued!

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Re: Live-Action Star Wars TV Show Planned for 2019
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2018, 10:42 AM »
I have a dude on my twitter timeline claiming Star Wars was just mindless fantasy genre till all this Disney era politics... 

Cuz yeah this never ever had political messages till Disney.


I hear that stuff and I have to laugh, especially in light of recent interviews that have shed more light on the current parallels that George Lucas was trying to draw in the OT.  Hell, he just spoke about some of that when he sat down with James Cameron for that show he has on AMC.  Lucas said very clearly that he intended for the Empire to be a representation of the United States in the time of the Vietnam war, and for the Rebellion to be the Viet Cong.  The fact that OT fans want to disregard that is entirely on them.  They never looked beyond the surface of the material that they hold in such esteem.  So when it comes to all of the negativity from these so-called "fans"?  It's more and more clear that they just don't get it.

I think the period between the OT and the ST is fertile ground for new story telling.  It has only been explored in print thus far.  And now we have this show that takes place in the decade after Endor, and Filoni's show that takes place in the decade before TFA.  I think that Favreau has come such a long way as a filmmaker.  I love what he did with Iron Man in the MCU on multiple fronts:  writing, directing, producing, etc.  He has a great visual sensibility.  He knows the material.  And I'm really optimistic about where this is all going to lead. 

A post Imperial era is interesting to explore.  Because a fledgling New Republic will encounter a lot of challenges:  the remaining factions that may be loyal to the Empire, and eventually became the First Order.  The crime syndicates like Black Sun or the Hutts.  And keeping the peace in this new era.
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Re: Live-Action Star Wars TV Show Planned for 2019
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2018, 04:26 PM »
With Favreau at the helm this definitely has potential.

I just hope itís far removed from the main characters.  Just mentions of their names only please.
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Re: Live-Action Star Wars TV Show Planned for 2019
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2018, 07:00 PM »
I think it would have to be.  I could certainly see regular mentions of Luke Skywalker being lauded as a legendary hero, and how that legend grew over time.  And Leia is a major political player in the New Republic.

One point that I'm curious about?  Will they address Force sensitive people and their possible growth in using the Force?  Force sensitive people were either rounded up by the Empire, or likely did not have their abilities fostered to the point of being adept at using the Force.

I think links to some OT characters as well as ST characters would be in order.  I definitely would not want to see that sort of thing overdone, but some connective tissue would be nice to see.
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