They'll bait us with Luke, but I wouldnt hold my breath for any storylines involving him.
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I was kind of hoping it'd be closer to ROTJ than TFA, or that the series would serve to really kind of fill in the gaps between the two trilogies the way TCW filled in the gap between AOTC and ROTS, and the way Rebels fills in the gaps (some of them) between ROTS and ANH. Maybe they will but if the Resistance is already formed, it makes me wonder.Pre- TFA.
I think you have to kind of expect the format. There's a design behind it.I won't judge it yet, but if it's another happy go lucky happy fun time show like most of Rebels was, I probably won't bother getting into it. I don't want another show that gets progressively more serious. Filoni did that with both TCW and Rebels. The stories only got better once the show was halfway out the door. After the last few seasons of TCW, I expected Rebels to start out strong. It didn't. It followed the same storytelling format at TCW, with silly, simple stories in the beginning and serious, complex stories at the end. For TCW I assumed it was because Filoni was new. After Rebels, I recognized the pattern. I'm not going through another 4 years of SW TV where 3/4 of the episodes involve silly, affable plotlines and a lack of imminent danger of any kind. It's just a waste of my time. But, that's Disney Wars these days. As I saw somebody put it on Facebook, "The days of seeing someone's head being chopped off, necks being snapped, and someone being blown up, all casual like are long gone." We're not going to get the good old dark days of TCW back.
Back in my day Star Wars was for every demographic. :darnkidsI think you have to kind of expect the format. There's a design behind it.
These are shows on Disney XD, which means they're targeted towards a particular age demographic. That demographic group never changes, but the people who fit within it grow older as the show airs. So, a shot starts off kind of light and fun, to draw in younger kids, and then gradually gets darker and more serious on the theory that the audience is aging along with the program. That's my theory, anyway, as to why the format seems to repeat itself.
You're viewing it from the perspective of someone who has (arguably) already "aged out" of the demographic, but who can still appreciate the shows, rather than someone within the target demographic who, at age 8 or 9 might be turned off by the "sad" or "scary" tone of the show in its later years, but finds the fun stuff accessible to start.
I'm also not saying that younger kids can't appreciate the kind of stuff you want to see, but rather that I think the Disney XD folks want to hit a sweet spot with their target market, and are less worried about everyone else. Like, they ain't writing for the AV Club review site viewers. They're writing for the kids who will buy the Lego sets and the action figures (and actually play with them instead of "collect" them).
I feel like this is the show they should have done instead of Rebels, and then maybe done Rebels now. The novel Bloodline takes place roughly five years before TFA. From how things are in it, it seems like the "happily ever after" of ROTJ is still largely intact. Luke is still around, Ben is still training with him, Han and Leia are more together than not, Leia's still a senator, and the First Order has yet to go public. It's toward the end of the book that everything starts to go wrong. Leia's true paternity is revealed, so no one takes her seriously when she warns about the First Order, and so she quits and forms the Resistance.I was kind of hoping it'd be closer to ROTJ than TFA, or that the series would serve to really kind of fill in the gaps between the two trilogies the way TCW filled in the gap between AOTC and ROTS, and the way Rebels fills in the gaps (some of them) between ROTS and ANH. Maybe they will but if the Resistance is already formed, it makes me wonder.
I actually think he's better on TV. The format let's him tell more expansive stories that build characters gradually, which is what makes the shows enjoyable to me. Trying to compress that into 2-2.5 hrs is actually pretty difficult.I've only seen most of the first season of Rebels. I would like to see the rest of the seasons, but I haven't ever felt a sense of "MUST-SEE" even as the huge Star Wars fan I am.
When I heard about this new series I really don't feel all that excited about it either. Rebels seems to be great overall, but just doesn't attract me to watching as much as the films do.
Seems to me that they should be recruiting Filoni to make episodic films rather than the short-form series. He seems to know what the heck he's doing....
Well if they're civilian racers than that makes a lot more sense. I'm still curious about this "space station" Colossus, as the trailer shows it being a floating structure in the middle of an ocean...unless that's not Colossus.Because the ships in the trailer aren't used by the Resistance, they're used by what we can assume to be civilian pilots, and they're piloting the Star Wars equivalent of customized cars for street (sky) racing.
The show is set on a space station where "dangerous races" take place. The main character is a spy sent on a mission to the station to figure out and identify potential allies and enemies, and according to this synopsis he is drawn into joining the races themselves.
I'm still curious how they're planning on making a seasoned show out of this synopsis. This sounds more like a synopsis for a pilot than the show.