Oh, the season premiere of Rebels is everything I love about Star Wars tabletop games condensed into an hour of TV.
Sure it. It almost makes me want to try some Star Wars RPGing again. Almost.
Vader's appearance when the trap is sprung was wonderfully iconic, and the first thing that really screamed McQuarrie. Still can't stand Ezra, but I am finally warming somewhat to Kanan as a character thanks to the emotional logic of his reaction to working alongside a military again. Much as I love her in TCW
I'm still dubious on the wisdom of bringing Ahsoka -- yet another jedi -- into what appears to be regular play in a series that should have been focused on the role of the galaxy's mundanes in fighting the dictatorship of the Sith.
I finished the first half of Thunderbirds Are Go's first season last night and am loving the show. Yeah, I'm a little biased as the sets are made down here, but I really do think they've captured the essence of the original show. Yes, they could include Kayo (and Thunderbird S) a little more, but I'm guessing we'll see more of her in the second half for plot-specific reasons.
I certainly hope her presence is beefed-up, and in non-Hood episodes; tying her too closely to her uncle is dangerously limiting to her character which is struggling for any sort of meaningful recognition as an independent agent and not merely an extension of the villain's narrative as it is.
This is very much a nuWho/classic Who divide between this and the predecessor series in the way that compressing an individual story down to half the length has affected the tone and logic of events. But the fact that at its core it's still rooted in the aesthetics of super-marionation through the use of a physically realised world warms my shrivelled heart