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thrawn527
Mar 27, 2004

Thrawn/Pellaeon
Studying the art of terrorists
To keep you safe



Welcome to the Star Wars TV Show Megathread!
Seeing as how we'll soon be having multiple Star Wars based television shows, and can't stop talking about the old ones, we decided a megathread would be the best way to handle things moving forward. So let's see what we have coming, and where we've been!



Star Wars Resistance
A brand new animated show, the series, set decades after the events in Return of the Jedi and six months before the events of The Force Awakens, follows Kazuda Xiono, a pilot who is recruited into the Resistance to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Though that's clearly only part of what's coming, because in his non spy life Xiono is part of an elite racing squad. Season 1 will have 22 episodes (the first 2 of which are the hour long premiere).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae2Cxy8sswk

Cast
Christopher Sean as Kazuda Xiono
Bobby Moynihan as Orka
Suzie McGrath as Tam Ryvora
Scott Lawrence as Jarek Yeager
Myrna Velasco as Torra Doza
Josh Brener as Neeku Vozo
Donald Faison as Hype Fazon
Jim Rash as Flix
Lex Lang as Major Vonreg
Stephen Stanton as Griff Hollaron
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Freya Fenris
Unknown Actor as Bo Keevil
Rachel Butera (for now) as General Leia Organa

quote:

The inspiration for the series came from Filoni's interest in World War II aircrafts and fighter pilots, with his grandfather's time as a pilot during the war being a particular influence on him. In the announcement of the series, Filoni noted that the series would capture the sense of excitement around high-speed racing, which Star Wars has depicted in many stories over the years. Stylistically, the series is rendered in CG, with its designs based on animeówith major inspirations being Robotech, Lupin the Third and the films of Hayao Miyazaki.

Episode Schedule (so far)
  • The Recruit - Sunday, 10/7 (1 hr)
  • The Triple Dark - Sunday, 10/14
  • Fuel for the Fire - Sunday, 10/21
  • The High Tower - Sunday, 10/28

Presumably episodes will air on Disney Now app earlier in the day, so if they do and you see them, please use spoiler tags until the broadcast has aired.



The Mandalorian
Unfortunately almost nothing is known about this show yet, other than it will take place 3 years after Return of the Jedi, will have the biggest budget of any show on television, and is apparently about a new Mandalorian. Basically, the following quote from showrunner Jon Favreau is all we have to go on.

Jon Favreau posted:

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far rom the authority of the New Republic....

We do, however, now have a partial list of directors, and it's impressive as hell.

Star Wars posted:

The series will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, as previously announced, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

Older Shows
Since we're Star Wars fans who can't stop talking about anything ever feel free to discuss the following older shows here as well!



Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Clone Wars originally ran for 6 seasons, and told the story of, well, those fighting in the Clone Wars. Anakin and Obi-Wan fought side by side, Anakin gained a padawan named Ahsoka (who, if you're new to the show, you're going to probably dislike at first. But they hit a stride with her around half way through season 2, and by the end of the show is one of my favorite Star Wars characters). It also featured a wide variety of Clones, somehow, with each cultivating different personality traits. Basically, this show is great. A little slow to start, but once they figure it out (again, about half way through season 2, and then definitely in season 3) it's a beast.

Also, soon to not be an old show anymore, because they announced it's coming back for one final season!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI7WyhWZkzk

The show will return with 12 new episodes on Disney's Streaming Service. I don't think we have a release date yet. The first 6 seasons can currently be watched on Netflix (probably other places as well).



Star Wars: Rebels
Rebels ran for 4 seasons on DisneyXD. It was set during the height of the Empire, beginning around 5 years before the events of A New Hope, and told the story of a small Rebel cell, initially trying to keep the Empire out of their home planet, before being pulled into the larger galactic conflict. The general consensus seems to be that the animation and story started a bit rough, but didn't take long to get better. And by the end, it looked like this.



So if you're new to the show, don't be disheartened at the beginning. You're in for something special.

I think you can only stream old episodes on their DisneyNow app, but please correct me if I'm wrong. You could also buy the episodes on iTunes, I suppose.

Web Series
I guess I might as well include these here, too.



Star Wars: Forces of Destiny
Forces of Destiny is a series of short videos made for YouTube focusing on the various female characters and what they're up to when not on screen. They're fine, harmless fun, and lets the original actors (in most cases) play around with some lighter fare as voice actors. 2 seasons so far, you can knock them all out in an afternoon if you feel like it.

First episode can be found here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVVa2g4X4MU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wsHRyLWgWg

Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures

Seems to be animated shorts remaking the entire film saga, including the existing dialogue.

Helpful Links
  • Past threads for Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Rebels, as well as the last thread we had for The Clone Wars.
  • The Star Wars Show, which is an often embarassing, but mostly lighthearted online show about Star Wars and what's coming next, so recaps for recent episodes will probably go here, unless they do a Resistance Recon like they did for Rebels. In which case I'll post that, too.

So let's do this thing!

thrawn527 fucked around with this message at 17:58 on Nov 28, 2018

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Cross-Section
Mar 18, 2009



Fun Shoe

Excellent OP!

And yeah, Forces of Destiny frequently did cool stuff (though more so in the 2nd season) like recanonizing the Gorax and revealing that Ahsoka lowkey knew about Anakin & Padme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9gk3JMMHRY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIRtw4WufsA

that thumbnail framing

jivjov
Sep 13, 2007

But how does it taste? Yummy!


Dinosaur Gum

I'm glad FoD branched out a hair from JUST focusing on the female characters. Not that I don't think a female-character-spotlight is cool and rad...but we got a Luke and Yoda on dagobah episode and it was great

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






After a long war serial, and a show about the mysticism of the force as a backdrop to family and the rebellion, I'm looking forward to a fighter plane show

eonwe
Aug 11, 2008



Lipstick Apathy

resistance is gonna be good

Teek
Aug 7, 2006

I can't wait to entertain you.


Yub-nub bitches.

Just one clarification: The Favreau series takes place 3 years after RotJ. There was some confusion when that news first came out, with Favreau meaning the series was 7 years after ANH, not RotJ. So basically it takes place two years after the Battle of Jakku which ended the Galactic Civil War.

eonwe
Aug 11, 2008



Lipstick Apathy

I used to like Star Wars, but I started hanging out with someone early this year who got me really into Star Wars. I marathoned through Clone Wars, Rebels, a bunch of books, comics, etc. I'm really glad I didn't have to wait for some of the cliffhangers (especially in Clone Wars and Rebels). Its gonna be rough when that happens with Resistance and I really have to wait

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

The future? You mean like flying cars? Hotels on the moon? Tang?



Grimey Drawer

Does that make the Favreau series the furthest weíve delved into the ROTJ-TFA gap? IIRC, the Aftermath books end around the Battle of Jakku and there isnít much else until the Poe comics set just before and after TFA.

thrawn527
Mar 27, 2004

Thrawn/Pellaeon
Studying the art of terrorists
To keep you safe

Teek posted:

Yub-nub bitches.

Just one clarification: The Favreau series takes place 3 years after RotJ. There was some confusion when that news first came out, with Favreau meaning the series was 7 years after ANH, not RotJ. So basically it takes place two years after the Battle of Jakku which ended the Galactic Civil War.

Ah, alright. Thanks. Fixed.

Teek
Aug 7, 2006

I can't wait to entertain you.


Big Mean Jerk posted:

Does that make the Favreau series the furthest weíve delved into the ROTJ-TFA gap? IIRC, the Aftermath books end around the Battle of Jakku and there isnít much else until the Poe comics set just before and after TFA.

The Leia Bloodline book takes place about 6 years pre-TFA. Phasma takes place around then too. The Legends of Luke Skywalker kind of quasi takes places in that post-RotJ time period too, though it's mostly second hand stories. In terms of more comprehensive stories though, the Favreau series will probably be the most gap filling.

Teek fucked around with this message at 17:29 on Oct 3, 2018

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




The Star Wars Holiday Special was on TV and should be included.

You've made Lumpy sad.

thrawn527
Mar 27, 2004

Thrawn/Pellaeon
Studying the art of terrorists
To keep you safe

Colonial Air Force posted:

The Star Wars Holiday Special was on TV and should be included.

You've made Lumpy sad.

*puts on jivjov hat*
Canon content only.

Teek
Aug 7, 2006

I can't wait to entertain you.


io9 review of the first two Resistance episodes:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-e...sh-a-1829472679

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


It's a pity that Resistance got such a mean blowback right out of the gate because it looks like something I would've been mad keen on as a kid. I don't know if it's just the way people are in 2018 or what the problem is; I remember people had a right whinge 10 years ago when the Clone Wars movie came out (I distinctly recall people griping about how Lucas had "Disney-fied" Star Wars ) and I remember people having exactly the same whinge over Rebels when we got the first look at it, admittedly somewhat tempered by the fact people trusted Filoni at that point. But neither was as hostile as the poo poo Resistance has had slung at it over three (?) trailers so far.

I don't get it. What happened to Star Wars fans?

DancinBrud
Jul 23, 2007



I like the idea of having a thread for all the shows! In case itís still helpful to anyone, hereís a link to my list of essential Clone Wars episodes. No better time than now to get caught up before the new episodes arrive!

Quick pedantic correction for the OP, if you care: Rebels begins 5 years prior to the events of ANH. (Thatís 14 years after ROTS; Ezra was born on the same day as the Empire.)

jivjov
Sep 13, 2007

But how does it taste? Yummy!


Dinosaur Gum

thrawn527 posted:

*puts on jivjov hat*
Canon content only.

I mean...its not like we can't still talk about Legends content....

J33uk
Oct 23, 2005


Star Wars fans have always been a little out there. Itís just instead of being confined to theforce.net then can blast people on Twitter which gets amplified by people out to stir poo poo up. This then turns into media reports of ďStar Wars fans rage and hurl hateĒ when like 95% of people who like Star Wars are pretty chill. Look at the Star Wars threads here in TVIV, theyíre pretty chill and friendly.

When it comes to Resistance the animation style isnít quite my thing, although I felt the same way about Rebels at the start. I slowly got into it, they fixed up some things and by Season 4 I was in love with the show. Hell even Clone Wars had that awful first season and Iím now the guy who has to defend loving the Yoda stuff from The Lost Missions.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

The future? You mean like flying cars? Hotels on the moon? Tang?



Grimey Drawer

Wheat Loaf posted:

I don't get it. What happened to Star Wars fans?

The Last Jedi.

The default public opinion of Star Wars has swung back to prequel-era levels of hatred, combined with right-wing MAGACHUDs emboldened on social media moaning about every single female or POC character included in new SW media. Resistance was going to get a ton of loud negative reactions regardless of actual content. Thatís just how toxic a not-insignificant portion of the fanbase has become. And Iím aware of the article this week about the bots influencing online opinions, but that segment of the fandom has always existed. Theyíre just being signal-boosted now.

The answer, as always, is gently caress Ďem. Make what you want, watch what you want, enjoy what you want, because eventually theyíll get tired of throwing tantrums and move on to the next thing.

Teek
Aug 7, 2006

I can't wait to entertain you.


Star Wars Show announced they'll be doing Resistance episode follow ups called Resistance Rewind in the vein of their Rebels Recon episodes. Wonder if we'll get the obligatory Pablo lore nuggets.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


Big Mean Jerk posted:

The Last Jedi.

The default public opinion of Star Wars has swung back to prequel-era levels of hatred,

Oh, well, you probably know what my opinion on the matter is already, in that case.

Risky Bisquick
Jan 18, 2008

PLEASE LET ME WRITE YOUR VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT SO I CAN FURTHER DEMONSTRATE THE CALAMITY THAT IS OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM.



Buglord

While we are clearing the air
  • The Rebels era skinny saber look is not my feel at all
  • Rose Tico is sort of a waste of a character, the plot really does go nowhere and I think they wrote her wrong or the lines. The actress however is good.
  • FN-2187 is cool and good
  • TLJ is alright, TFA is goodish, Rogue One is fantastic, Solo was good
  • The Prequels are pretty good to watch, just cringe at the appropriate moments

Come back to me Clone Wars Season 7, Ahsokaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

The future? You mean like flying cars? Hotels on the moon? Tang?



Grimey Drawer

Wheat Loaf posted:

Oh, well, you probably know what my opinion on the matter is already, in that case.

Sure, but you and others here are always civil about it. The same canít be said for most folks on social media.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


Big Mean Jerk posted:

Sure, but you and others here are always civil about it. The same canít be said for most folks on social media.

Just for avoidance of doubt, I really liked TLJ a lot, but my opinion is that more people probably disliked it than liked it.

Anyway, I've been thinking of tracking down the Ewok tv movies following discussion in the CineD thread. I nicked them off the Internet years and years ago before they got their dvd releases but I've never watched them since. My first exposure to them was actually through the Essential Guide to Characters, of all things.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

The future? You mean like flying cars? Hotels on the moon? Tang?



Grimey Drawer

Wheat Loaf posted:

Just for avoidance of doubt, I really liked TLJ a lot, but my opinion is that more people probably disliked it than liked it.

I honestly canít tell. Itís definitely divisive, but the detractors are so loving loud that itís tough to gauge what percentage of the audience they actually make up. The friends I saw it with in the theater all had mostly positive things to say about it immediately after, but as soon as the vitriol started to spread across the internet later that month, nearly all of them backtracked and now claim to hate it.

quote:

Anyway, I've been thinking of tracking down the Ewok tv movies following discussion in the CineD thread. I nicked them off the Internet years and years ago before they got their dvd releases but I've never watched them since. My first exposure to them was actually through the Essential Guide to Characters, of all things.

Iíve watched just about every SW thing, including the bizarre Droids cartoon, but I still canít make it all the way through the Ewok movies or the cartoon. Itís just unbearable.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


Big Mean Jerk posted:

I honestly canít tell. Itís definitely divisive, but the detractors are so loving loud that itís tough to gauge what percentage of the audience they actually make up. The friends I saw it with in the theater all had mostly positive things to say about it immediately after, but as soon as the vitriol started to spread across the internet later that month, nearly all of them backtracked and now claim to hate it.

Oh, well, I think that was sort of the story with the prequels. They had plenty of critics (the amount of bullying Jake Lloyd and Ahmed Best in particular received over their roles certainly prefigured what you see today) but I don't feel like everyone decided they'd always hated them until the first RLM review came out.

I never got the impression that the prequels were widely hated at the time but maybe it's because of my age. I'm 26 now and I was eight, 11 and 14 when each of the prequel movies came out. Of course I didn't pay any attention to any of that stuff.

Aces High
Mar 26, 2010

Nah! A little chocolate will do



For me it was definitely the art style and the way the trailers have been edited. Reading stuff in here and the Rebels thread turned me around but I wasn't really interested in Resistance at first.

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters


https://twitter.com/io9/status/1047635570095263745

Okay

Tomtrek
Feb 5, 2006

I've had people walk out on me before, but not when I was being so charming.






I really hope it's actually someone new and not just... Boba Fett...

Cross-Section
Mar 18, 2009



Fun Shoe

The faux-crawl would seem to indicate a new character... right?

Azhais
Feb 5, 2007


Cybernetic Crumb

Tomtrek posted:



I really hope it's actually someone new and not just... Boba Fett...

Hopefully based on oddworld: stranger's wrath.

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




Jango wasn't Mandalorian. Boba was his clone, so neither was he.

Is this guy actually Mandalorian?

My guess is it's the guy with Boba's armor from the short interludes in the Aftermath trilogy.

(Which would mean no, he isn't a Mandalorian.)

Madurai
Jun 26, 2012



Colonial Air Force posted:

Jango wasn't Mandalorian. Boba was his clone, so neither was he.

Is this guy actually Mandalorian?

My guess is it's the guy with Boba's armor from the short interludes in the Aftermath trilogy.

(Which would mean no, he isn't a Mandalorian.)

Wait, when did Jango get defrocked from being Mandalorian?

jivjov
Sep 13, 2007

But how does it taste? Yummy!


Dinosaur Gum

Madurai posted:

Wait, when did Jango get defrocked from being Mandalorian?

The Mando government (the one trying to remake Mandalore into a peaceful, pacifictic society) disowned him because he was a mercenary.

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




Madurai posted:

Wait, when did Jango get defrocked from being Mandalorian?

I'm not sure the source beyond an old starwars.com article, but from Wookieepedia:

Jango Fett was born in the years prior to the Invasion of Naboo. He claimed to have been born on the planet Concord Dawn, a Mandalorian world, but the exact authenticity of this claim was unknown. He wore Mandalorian armor after becoming a bounty hunter and assassin for hire, a fact that led officials of Mandalore to disavow any connection to Fett, claiming he was simply a bounty hunter who somehow stole an artifact from their planet's troubled past.

E: Of course this is a page that exists: https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/new...dalorian-armor/

Jerkface
May 21, 2001

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE DEAD, MOTHERFUCKER?

Fallen Rib

resistance looks so good, I'm very hype...fazon

GLOSS
Apr 10, 2005

PEARL GROWLS "TAKE OFF THAT SHIRT, STEVEN." I COMPLY, REVEALING THE FULL LENGTH SHIRT TATTOO. PEARL RETREATS INTO HER GEM, DEFEATED.


Tomtrek posted:



I really hope it's actually someone new and not just... Boba Fett...

God if this doesn't play directly into the end of Rebels and them making this a Sabine show, please yes and thank you...

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

The future? You mean like flying cars? Hotels on the moon? Tang?



Grimey Drawer

Colonial Air Force posted:

I'm not sure the source beyond an old starwars.com article, but from Wookieepedia:

Jango Fett was born in the years prior to the Invasion of Naboo. He claimed to have been born on the planet Concord Dawn, a Mandalorian world, but the exact authenticity of this claim was unknown. He wore Mandalorian armor after becoming a bounty hunter and assassin for hire, a fact that led officials of Mandalore to disavow any connection to Fett, claiming he was simply a bounty hunter who somehow stole an artifact from their planet's troubled past.

E: Of course this is a page that exists: https://www.bobafettfanclub.com/new...dalorian-armor/

The 501st and other Boba diehards hate this if you bring it up. I made that mistake at Celebration.

Not thrilled about the focus on a boring SW culture, especially after we just had TCW and Rebels expand on them, but I am extremely down for The Man with No Name: A Star Wars Story.

Cross-Section
Mar 18, 2009



Fun Shoe

https://twitter.com/Tcann13/status/1047478602491543552

This makes Resistance S1 the longest Star Wars TV season since S4 of The Clone Wars, which was 22 eps as well.

Jerkface
May 21, 2001

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE DEAD, MOTHERFUCKER?

Fallen Rib

hell yeah give me that delicious content.

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Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


I wonder if the Mandalorian space western tv series means anything vis-a-vis the Boba Fett movie James Mangold was meant to be working on. The Favreau shows sounds like what I imagined the Mangold Fett movie would be like.

(Mangold should be doing an Obi-Wan movie - it'd be a companion to Rogue, set immediately before ANH as he goes on one last adventure and then on his way home rescues Luke from the Sand People and the movie ends with CGI de-aged Mark Hamill saying, "He claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi - do you know him?" and the movie ends with Ewan McGregor saying, "Obi-Wan? Now there's a name I've not heard since long before you were born..." - basically Logan.)

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