Sunday, March 09, 2014
Like I mentioned in an earlier post, "Star Wars Visionaries" (considered non-cannon at the moment) could easily do that itself since after all it was that story in Visionaries which inspired the resurgence of Darth Maul in the TV Series in the first place. Everything would fit seamlessly.
And in the "sad news" department, Hasbro has been told by Disney to "cease and desist" from making any further "expanded universe" figures. Solidifying further the assumption that they'll be throwing most of it in the garbage after this year.
Oh well. I got the final Star Wars EU book this week and now I only need to finished Dark Horse's run and I'll be done anyway. Sure gonna miss it when it's gone. But I'll have all I'll need of it once it's finished.
Ok, so I just finished the final "Lost" season of the Clone Wars TV Series and am ready to give me final overall review.
The First story arc, episodes "The Unknown", "Conspiracy" "Fugitive" and "Orders" is about a clone's "biological malfunction" that makes him want to kill all Jedi. A pre-shadowing of Order 66.
And as all clone stories go, I found this a refreshing way to begin the season.
The 2nd story arc "An Old Friend" "The Rise of Clovis" and "Crisis of the Heart" was a Padme/Anakin story line that fell flat, just like the season usually does in the middle.
The 3rd arc focus on Jar Jar and Mace Windu "The Disappeared, Part's 1 and 2" and they held the same flatness as well. Just because this is the final season of clone wars doesn't mean I'm going to get all sentimental and say how good each episode is. I think they were hoping a lot of folks would but I just didn't see anything new for those 2 story arcs.
True I can't be too hard on them. They only had half of it finished. Then again, if this is all they had to offer than I'm glad they canceled this series before it became any worse. ]
The last 4 episodes is what has everyone raving, so let's focus on those for a bit.
"The Lost One" was an episode that explained the death of Jedi Master Syfo Dyas and it was HORRIBLE!
Not only do Anakin and Obi Wan face Count Dooku AGAIN in a lightsaber battle (further watering down the meaningless phrase in Episode 3 of "This time Anakin, let's do it together.") but the Jedi even discover Dooku is responsible for creating the Clone Army.... and they decide to do NOTHING about it?!?
It makes no sense. You could say it was nearing the end of the war and they were still needing time to think, but even that argument doesn't pop up since Finis Valorum makes an appearance in the Episode. Since he dies fairly early into the Clone Wars (Star Wars: Republic #61) than this means the war has barely even started!
Pablo Hildgado explains the TV Series as throwing a "major" wrench into the CLone Wars story line, since to have all the stories from that time period must mean the TV show (all 6 seasons) took place in the matter of a few months!
So now we know that the Jedi KNEW about Dooku's involvement in the creation of the Clone Army but sat on that information for most of the war.
Shocking and poorly thought out on the writers parts.
However, the next few episodes weren't so bad.
"Voices" stars Liam Neeson as the voice of Qui-gon Jinn in a episode that had the most intriguing story plot (not to mention amazing soundtrack) I've ever seen in any Clone Wars episode.
The final 2 episodes "Destiny" and "Sacrifice" were ok, but mostly pointless since it's never clear as to what Yoda needed from these mystical Force beings who ran him thru a series of test that included hanging out on an old Sith home world. Not that they were bad episodes, just meaningless.
Overall, the series was ok and of course I'll buy it if it ever comes out on DVD. But there's my 2 cents anyway.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
A few weeks ago we finally finished with the movie and I filmed her reaction to Wash dying. (which she didn't know happens)
I thought it was funny. Have a good Saturday folks!
Friday, March 07, 2014
The first time we had to eat at a stand up table in the back of the room because I hadn't made reservations earlier. BUT NOT THIS TIME!
I made sure to book us a Cadillac to sit in while we watch the sci-fi movie screen!
Though in this video, it seems I was more excited about this than she was.
I'll post a few more vids of it today.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
I was going to post a link from YouTube but I'll let you check it out for yourself if your interested in finding out more.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Do you know what that ship is? It's the original ship used in Flight of the Navigator!!!
If I'd have seen this in my back yard as a kid one morning, I would've flipped out!
Oh and look! It's a Desert Sand Skiff from Return of the Jedi too!