ab aeterno

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  1. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    I think these kinda are/were the threads for the whole SW universe. It's just that in the run up to TFA being released they all ended up being named after the films.
  2. TTTNE CDLXVI - Return to Castle Spam-a-lot

    As demonstrated by it being Lucas' call. Just like nixing Revan from TCW.
  3. TTTNE CDLXVI - Return to Castle Spam-a-lot

  4. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    Admit it, you'd lose your temper too if you were dealing with the idiocy of the Imperial officers.
  5. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    I see it more as they're maintaining formation with the troop carrier, rather than splitting up and and getting picked off individually - plus, as indicated by the dialogue, the Empire has cut off their escape root, so there's no need to take the risk. They're following an actual battle plan, not just running around individually. ETA: Of course, there's always suspension of disbelief to consider, otherwise the heroes would never win.
  6. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    I'm loving how they're handling Thrawn so far, this episode was pretty awesome. Other than Thrawn it's the little things that really make the impact for me - the Empire gradually becoming slicker and more precise, looking more like an army and navy than the garrison forces in the early seasons. The process whereby they've gone from an enemy that the Rebels could just toy with and exploit with relative ease to a fairly relentless pursuit. I especially liked the canyon scenes - first, during the ambush, one of the Stormtroopers gets shot and the other two don't flinch; and then later the avalanche tactic that in earlier seasons would have probably ended the pursuit lasts all of 5 seconds
  7. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    That's fair enough. I take your point about gender balance, I just don't see it as a significant criticism of the movie; more of a weakness on one segment of the diagram.
  8. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    I don't really want to start a debate on the issue, but personally (especially in Star Wars, which is a bit like the basketball of movie franchises in some ways), I don't really place much importance in those outside the main heroes, at least not for stories I want to enjoy, rather than analyze. As for the ones in charge, in Rogue One, it places a lot of weight on Mon Mothma, but that's because she is (quite possibly already, or if not, she will become,) the overall leader of the Alliance. So it makes sense to place a lot of weight on her. But it goes beyond that - Padme is originally ruler of Naboo and later a Senator and a leader of the Senate faction pushing for peace (along with Mon Mothma); Leia becomes leader of the Resistance - and Mon Mothma was also Supreme Chancellor of the New Republic. So very often in Star Wars, the leaders of the "good" factions are female. You can expand this to Rebels and The Clone Wars to some extent, with Hera and Satine.
  9. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    I didn't mean to imply it isn't valid, only that it's preferable to have a strong female lead surrounded by a lot of male characters than to have a male lead surrounded by a lot of female characters in minor/inconsequential roles. While there are only a small number of female characters, they're the ones in charge. Quality over quantity, I suppose.
  10. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    I'm not sure you're being fair - the Jar Jar and Ewoks things happened long before Disney. And there's nothing in the new Star Wars canon that says Finn couldn't have held out like he did (briefly,) especially since it seems to me that Ren is toying with him.
  11. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    It is worth reiterating though what while there are relatively few female cast members, those that are present do include the protagonist as well as the leader of the rebels.
  12. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    It has a very Star Wars-EU feel to it, to me.
  13. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    I'm tempted to say that, based on the trailer at least, this is the best looking movie there has ever been. I'm also thinking that this looks like an even better movie than TFA.
  14. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    I liked how they showed the Empire becoming more ruthless and cunning now that Thrawn's in charge - the no survivors approach to the Rebel convoy and the trap with the fighters. Having the Rebels survive through things like Imperial betrayals and an office underestimating the Mandalorian is the kind of thing they need to do to handle Thrawn - his plans (presumably) are excellent, but are sabotaged infighting or incompetence by the lower level officers
  15. TTTNE CDLXVI - Return to Castle Spam-a-lot

    No worries. Hope it all goes well. And btw, when I say "pay very well" you'd probably be looking at a starting salary of £35-55k plus a bonus.