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« Reply #75 on: September 29, 2014, 02:43:49 PM »

Huh? It's pretty clear from the previews that the main character of the show is C1-10P / Chopper - the sassiest astromech droid in the galaxy. The show's really about his day-to-day struggles as he puts up with an at times barely competent crew of humans and aliens trying to fight the good fight against the evil Empire.

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« Reply #76 on: September 29, 2014, 05:41:32 PM »

Not even close, sadly. At best he's going to be the guy behind the fence on Home Improvement
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« Reply #77 on: September 29, 2014, 08:46:09 PM »

Considering that you liked Gotham, I'm confident I'll have the opposite opinion.
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« Reply #78 on: October 02, 2014, 11:02:47 PM »

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« Reply #79 on: October 03, 2014, 06:46:00 AM »

Anyone watch </Scorpion>? I just had it on in the background while getting ready for the local RPG con tomorrow. Bit of an eyerolling premise, but it's amazing at how easily watchable something becomes when Robert Patrick has a role in it.
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« Reply #80 on: October 06, 2014, 11:12:33 PM »

For those who have not heard twin peaks is returning to tv in 2016. 25 years after season 2.
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« Reply #81 on: October 07, 2014, 03:01:10 AM »

Just tracked down and watched the first hour/2 episodes of Rebels.

Recognizing it's children's fare and suffers the limitations of all such cotton candy, I like it.

Amongst other things it's adding some really useful ships and other hardware to the canon. The multi-roll Imperial micro-carriers is something we've needed to see for a long time - a combination troop-transport & tender for up to 4 TIEs is just about the ideal size to run a really well equipped team off of. The Ghost is also a fairly well optimized plot-platform - as long as we can break contact (via hyperspace), we can come back as long as we stay out of visual range... Nice.

And I rather like the Mandolorian-punk girl. Its a fair interpretation of the creed in my mind and there is just nothing wrong with girls watching the show seeing a teen female Mando' who can more than pull her own weight. And blow shit up. And blow more shit up. Then two-pistol down some stormtroopers before blowing more shit up.

And yes, their astromech is wonderfully guttural and crotchety.

Curiously, I'm looking forward to an occasional tie-in cross-over action with the Force Unleashed. Bail Organa is a start. More will almost certainly follow.
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« Reply #82 on: October 07, 2014, 05:39:22 AM »

I've heard that we'll also get to see a certain future administrator of Cloud City.

While the graphics were a little more cartoony than The Clone Wars, it was still enjoyable. I'm interested in where they take things with the Inquisitor, always good to have something new in the Star Wars universe (that isn't Gungan).
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« Reply #83 on: October 07, 2014, 08:14:41 PM »

Huh? It's pretty clear from the previews that the main character of the show is C1-10P / Chopper - the sassiest astromech droid in the galaxy. The show's really about his day-to-day struggles as he puts up with an at times barely competent crew of humans and aliens trying to fight the good fight against the evil Empire.

You nailed it, amigo.

Also, housemate and I couldn't stop grinning during the premiere of The Flash.
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« Reply #84 on: October 08, 2014, 01:08:08 AM »

Just tracked down and watched the first hour/2 episodes of Rebels.

Recognizing it's children's fare and suffers the limitations of all such cotton candy, I like it.

While it echoes the movies, the contemptuous ease with which the heroes and villains murder stormies is surprising in a kid's series (though not necessarily a Disney series: Weisman's own Gargoyles as well as Tron Uprising also had noticeable body counts). But if you're going to have such casually dispatched mooks while thei cartoonishly genocidal bosses continue on unscathed, it would be nice if those mooks at least presented a genuine threat to justify their deaths instead of effectively standing around pissing into the wind.

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Amongst other things it's adding some really useful ships and other hardware to the canon. The multi-roll Imperial micro-carriers is something we've needed to see for a long time - a combination troop-transport & tender for up to 4 TIEs is just about the ideal size to run a really well equipped team off of. The Ghost is also a fairly well optimized plot-platform - as long as we can break contact (via hyperspace), we can come back as long as we stay out of visual range... Nice.

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And I rather like the Mandolorian-punk girl. Its a fair interpretation of the creed in my mind and there is just nothing wrong with girls watching the show seeing a teen female Mando' who can more than pull her own weight. And blow shit up. And blow more shit up. Then two-pistol down some stormtroopers before blowing more shit up.

I was always predisposed to liking Sabine, but her voting with Zeb to leave Ezra to rot in the 1st ep sold me. Relatedly I'm warming to Zeb already more than I thought I would given his write-up which was typically framed in terms of his relationship with Ezra

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And yes, their astromech is wonderfully guttural and crotchety.

He seems to be speaking a dialect of gonk rather than the 'binary' that Artoo uses.

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Curiously, I'm looking forward to an occasional tie-in cross-over action with the Force Unleashed. Bail Organa is a start. More will almost certainly follow.

Hopefully none of them will involve Starkiller and as such the appearance of jedi & their ilk will be kept to an absolute minimum
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« Reply #86 on: October 09, 2014, 07:32:57 PM »

Just watched the first episode of The Flash.

Excellent show that actually respects the source material and fans while being thoroughly approachable to people new to it.

Basically the opposite of Gotham, thank God.

Edit: Oh, and I've been enjoying Forever as well.
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« Reply #87 on: October 10, 2014, 03:25:20 PM »

Speaking of Star Wars: Rebels...

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=42438

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« Reply #88 on: October 14, 2014, 06:23:38 PM »

Just watched the first episode of The Flash.

Excellent show that actually respects the source material and fans while being thoroughly approachable to people new to it.

Basically the opposite of Gotham, thank God.

Edit: Oh, and I've been enjoying Forever as well.

I rather like Gotham, but I'm far from a purist, and I love elseworlds stories.
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