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Watching this tonight with the boy. Cannot fucking wait. Andor looks good too.

21 hours ago, 54_and_counting said:

Best fight of the prequels was maul vs obi wan and qui gon, nothing else came close

Feel like this shouldn't even be up for debate.

If we're on the subject of lightsaber battles, a shout out for the remastered Vader v Kenobi dual. Never gets old.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Detective Jimmy McNulty said:

Watching this tonight with the boy. Cannot fucking wait. Andor looks good too.

Feel like this shouldn't even be up for debate.

If we're on the subject of lightsaber battles, a shout out for the remastered Vader v Kenobi dual. Never gets old.

 

 

That video is crazy, seen it before and was blown away. Is there a similarly well made one with Darth Vadar? Unsure when in the universe it was meant to be from but can recall being similarly impressed by it. 

Just saw this and it made me laugh.

 

Edit - found it -it's well made but not as good as SC38

 

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12 minutes ago, Albus Bulbasaur said:

That video is crazy, seen it before and was blown away. Is there a similarly well made one with Darth Vadar? Unsure when in the universe it was meant to be from but can recall being similarly impressed by it. 

Just saw this and it made me laugh.

 

Edit - found it -

 

Cheers man. Will check that out later

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On 26/05/2022 at 11:39, DA Baracus said:

I'm keen to find out how Obi Wan ages so horribly in circa 17 years. I know that two suns can be harsh on the skin, but it won't be like he's firing around the desert uncovered or sunbathing on the Dune Sea.

He got special training from Fran Healy in how to age incredibly in just 17 years.

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Just watched the Obi-Wan premiere episodes. Was the most excited I've been for anything Star Wars related for a while now and these first two episodes are very encouraging. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

I've got some thoughts on the two episodes but I'll put them in spoilers.

Was Leia appearing in the show common knowledge? It really caught me off guard, although I might just have not being paying enough attention to the build up news. If it was a secret then they've played a blinder, misleading us by showing young Luke and Uncle Owen in trailers etc given that they've actually had very little screen time so far.

Is it really plausible that Obi-Wan didn't know that Anakin is still alive? I know Tatooine's on the outer rim, and Obi-Wan's keeping his head down - wanting to hear as little about the Empire as he needs to. However, after 10 years surely some word about Darth Vader being out hunting the Jedi would have gotten around? He's informed enough to tell Leia that the Inquistors are fallen Jedi after all.

Loved Kumail Nanjiani as a con-artist Jedi impersonator. Expect we'll see him again before the series is finished.

The cameo from Temuera Morrison as an impoverished clone trooper veteran was a nice touch. Ewan McGregor plays the interaction with him really well; getting across pain, bitterness and then pity - all without any dialogue. It really doesn't add anything to the plot, but it's a strong little character moment.

I know he's denied it in interviews, but Liam Neeson is 100% appearing at some point as a force ghost. They've made a point of showing Obi-Wan calling out for his help in both episodes. My bet is he'll eventually show up when Obi-Wan needs some morale to stop running and go face Vader.

Speaking of which, not remotely surprised at the 2nd episode's ending. When they announced the series was launching with the first two episodes it was a safe bet that the latter episode would end on the first appearance of Vader. Just a little teaser to keep building hype for the show, and I am so on-board for it. That final shot of him in the bacta tank is genuinely menacing. It seems like they are not going to be shying away from showing just how unpleasant life in that armour is for what's left of the man Vader used to be.

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6 hours ago, Loki said:

He got special training from Fran Healy in how to age incredibly in just 17 years.

Based on some of the pictures from the convention, he might just ask Hayden Christiansen

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Really enjoyed the first two episodes. Liked seeing Alderaan (hope nothing bad happens to it) and Daiyu (great cyberpunk vibes). Some of it was a little cringey, particularly the chase scenes, but not out of place for Star Wars. That ending scene for episode 2 tho 👀

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13 hours ago, captainkev said:

Just watched the Obi-Wan premiere episodes. Was the most excited I've been for anything Star Wars related for a while now and these first two episodes are very encouraging. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

I've got some thoughts on the two episodes but I'll put them in spoilers.

 

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Was Leia appearing in the show common knowledge? It really caught me off guard, although I might just have not being paying enough attention to the build up news. If it was a secret then they've played a blinder, misleading us by showing young Luke and Uncle Owen in trailers etc given that they've actually had very little screen time so far.

Is it really plausible that Obi-Wan didn't know that Anakin is still alive? I know Tatooine's on the outer rim, and Obi-Wan's keeping his head down - wanting to hear as little about the Empire as he needs to. However, after 10 years surely some word about Darth Vader being out hunting the Jedi would have gotten around? He's informed enough to tell Leia that the Inquistors are fallen Jedi after all.

Loved Kumail Nanjiani as a con-artist Jedi impersonator. Expect we'll see him again before the series is finished.

The cameo from Temuera Morrison as an impoverished clone trooper veteran was a nice touch. Ewan McGregor plays the interaction with him really well; getting across pain, bitterness and then pity - all without any dialogue. It really doesn't add anything to the plot, but it's a strong little character moment.

I know he's denied it in interviews, but Liam Neeson is 100% appearing at some point as a force ghost. They've made a point of showing Obi-Wan calling out for his help in both episodes. My bet is he'll eventually show up when Obi-Wan needs some morale to stop running and go face Vader.

Speaking of which, not remotely surprised at the 2nd episode's ending. When they announced the series was launching with the first two episodes it was a safe bet that the latter episode would end on the first appearance of Vader. Just a little teaser to keep building hype for the show, and I am so on-board for it. That final shot of him in the bacta tank is genuinely menacing. It seems like they are not going to be shying away from showing just how unpleasant life in that armour is for what's left of the man Vader used to be.

 

I was wondering the same about Leia. It was a total surprise to me and I wondered if I'd missed something.

Brilliant first two episodes. Plus we now never have to wonder what would happen if they crossed Star Wars and Bladerunner

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21 minutes ago, 54_and_counting said:
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Only laughable bit is obi wan, ex jedi master being outran by a fucking ten year old lassie across rooftops lol

 

Tbf, he's only ten years away from being Alec Guiness at this point...

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43 minutes ago, 54_and_counting said:
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Only laughable bit is obi wan, ex jedi master being outran by a fucking ten year old lassie across rooftops lol

 

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Any uncle in their 40s will tell you that having to chase their 10yo niece is the hardest run you'll ever make. Factor in the energy he uses up hiding his Force sensitivity, and it's now wonder he was fooked

 

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8 hours ago, Just a bairn said:

Really enjoyed the first two episodes. Liked seeing Alderaan (hope nothing bad happens to it) and Daiyu (great cyberpunk vibes). Some of it was a little cringey, particularly the chase scenes, but not out of place for Star Wars. That ending scene for episode 2 tho 👀

Aye I'm just near the end of episode 1 and had to come on to mention this. 

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It's like nobody has any form of acceleration. 

Leia outrunning 3 grown adults who were clearly not running was a bit too obvious for me, also the actress looks like she's 6 or something. 

Aside from that visually it's very enjoyable so far. 

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17 hours ago, captainkev said:

Just watched the Obi-Wan premiere episodes. Was the most excited I've been for anything Star Wars related for a while now and these first two episodes are very encouraging. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

I've got some thoughts on the two episodes but I'll put them in spoilers.

 

  Hide contents

 

Was Leia appearing in the show common knowledge? It really caught me off guard, although I might just have not being paying enough attention to the build up news. If it was a secret then they've played a blinder, misleading us by showing young Luke and Uncle Owen in trailers etc given that they've actually had very little screen time so far.

Is it really plausible that Obi-Wan didn't know that Anakin is still alive? I know Tatooine's on the outer rim, and Obi-Wan's keeping his head down - wanting to hear as little about the Empire as he needs to. However, after 10 years surely some word about Darth Vader being out hunting the Jedi would have gotten around? He's informed enough to tell Leia that the Inquistors are fallen Jedi after all.

Loved Kumail Nanjiani as a con-artist Jedi impersonator. Expect we'll see him again before the series is finished.

The cameo from Temuera Morrison as an impoverished clone trooper veteran was a nice touch. Ewan McGregor plays the interaction with him really well; getting across pain, bitterness and then pity - all without any dialogue. It really doesn't add anything to the plot, but it's a strong little character moment.

I know he's denied it in interviews, but Liam Neeson is 100% appearing at some point as a force ghost. They've made a point of showing Obi-Wan calling out for his help in both episodes. My bet is he'll eventually show up when Obi-Wan needs some morale to stop running and go face Vader.

Speaking of which, not remotely surprised at the 2nd episode's ending. When they announced the series was launching with the first two episodes it was a safe bet that the latter episode would end on the first appearance of Vader. Just a little teaser to keep building hype for the show, and I am so on-board for it. That final shot of him in the bacta tank is genuinely menacing. It seems like they are not going to be shying away from showing just how unpleasant life in that armour is for what's left of the man Vader used to be.

 

I don't believe it's public knowledge that Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker. Going by the way they teed up the recaps of the prequels would suggest Obi-Wan thought he left Anakin for dead.

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I don't believe it's public knowledge that Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker. Going by the way they teed up the recaps of the prequels would suggest Obi-Wan thought he left Anakin for dead.

 

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Obi wan knew that anakin became Darth vader though, so the mere mention of vader publicly would have sparked him

 

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I don't believe it's public knowledge that Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker. Going by the way they teed up the recaps of the prequels would suggest Obi-Wan thought he left Anakin for dead.

 

 

1 hour ago, 54_and_counting said:
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Obi wan knew that anakin became Darth vader though, so the mere mention of vader publicly would have sparked him

 

Yeah Vader's true identity isn't known by many. As far as the rest of the galaxy knows Anakin was killed by Vader during Order 66. But surely news and rumours of someone called Darth Vader hunting the remaining Jedi would have reached Obi-Wan on Tatooine? Especially with the large criminal element coming and going.

Also, in their appearances in other stuff do all the inquisitors know who Vader was, or has Reva figured it out? Either way, can't imagine Vader will be pleased if he finds out Reva has been going around crowing about who really is.

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