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Old November 11 2012, 12:16 PM   #241
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If Ahsoka Tano dies before the events in The Revenge of the Sith, that would certainly be one of the factors that pushes Anakin closer to the dark side. I am sure that her demise would affect him deeply.
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Old November 11 2012, 02:02 PM   #242
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Tennant in this was awesome, got a doctorish vibe from him and the whole 'making the lightsaber' speech felt like something out of Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. I guess Tennant's voice brings a certain gravitas with it that emulates ancient wise dude.

But another 2 episodes of this arc?? *Face palm*
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Old November 11 2012, 02:49 PM   #243
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I felt like the Tennant makes a lightsaber scene was a straight pull from Ollivander in Harry Potter.
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Old November 11 2012, 02:54 PM   #244
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Yeah, Huyang was definitely the droid equivalent of Ollivander.

I didn't get a Doctorish vibe from him at all. I think that's rather an unflattering thing to say about a character actor like Tennant, to claim that he failed to differentiate his characters from one another. Yes, Huyang was still recognizably a David Tennant character, but so was his Hamlet, yet his Hamlet was quite distinct from his Doctor.

Of course, it's kind of getting it backward to say that a given actor who played the Doctor is "Doctorish" in another role. After all, each actor makes the Doctor his own, brings his own style and personality to the role. So it's not that Tennant is Doctorish in other roles; it's that the Doctor was Tennantish while he played the role. Just as he's Smithish now, was Ecclestonish before that, and so on.
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Old November 11 2012, 03:12 PM   #245
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Yeah, Huyang was definitely the droid equivalent of Ollivander.

I didn't get a Doctorish vibe from him at all. I think that's rather an unflattering thing to say about a character actor like Tennant, to claim that he failed to differentiate his characters from one another. Yes, Huyang was still recognizably a David Tennant character, but so was his Hamlet, yet his Hamlet was quite distinct from his Doctor.
Well not to get too pissy, I think I can tell the difference.

Of course, it's kind of getting it backward to say that a given actor who played the Doctor is "Doctorish" in another role. After all, each actor makes the Doctor his own, brings his own style and personality to the role. So it's not that Tennant is Doctorish in other roles; it's that the Doctor was Tennantish while he played the role. Just as he's Smithish now, was Ecclestonish before that, and so on.
I say Doctorish, I should have said 10th Doctor to be more specific but since we are talking about Tennat I think you can tell the difference right? He did make a speech about the different planets and described the cultures of those planets in some detail when they were preparing to make lightsabers which reminded me of the 10th Doctor describing other planets and Gallifrey . I thought perhaps it's a small homage.
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Old November 11 2012, 08:34 PM   #246
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Yeah, Huyang was definitely the droid equivalent of Ollivander.

I didn't get a Doctorish vibe from him at all. I think that's rather an unflattering thing to say about a character actor like Tennant, to claim that he failed to differentiate his characters from one another. Yes, Huyang was still recognizably a David Tennant character, but so was his Hamlet, yet his Hamlet was quite distinct from his Doctor.
Well not to get too pissy, I think I can tell the difference.

Of course, it's kind of getting it backward to say that a given actor who played the Doctor is "Doctorish" in another role. After all, each actor makes the Doctor his own, brings his own style and personality to the role. So it's not that Tennant is Doctorish in other roles; it's that the Doctor was Tennantish while he played the role. Just as he's Smithish now, was Ecclestonish before that, and so on.
I say Doctorish, I should have said 10th Doctor to be more specific but since we are talking about Tennat I think you can tell the difference right? He did make a speech about the different planets and described the cultures of those planets in some detail when they were preparing to make lightsabers which reminded me of the 10th Doctor describing other planets and Gallifrey . I thought perhaps it's a small homage.
My thoughts exactly. The way Tennant spoke and the certain inflictions he used while giving out to the youngling who said he was just a Droid was very reminiscent of his portrail of Ten. Saying that though, my other half didn't realise it was him until I commented on it, so I suspect it's a homage to Tennents Doctor in the sense that those who know that character will see/hear him in this character. To be honest, his accent he used was nearer his English/Doctor accent than his native Scottish accent.

But yes, fun episode, at one point I thought Ashoka was going to stuff it and I'm "glad" Hondo decided to sell her into slavery and not kill her.
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Old November 12 2012, 05:52 AM   #247
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Tennant in this was awesome, got a doctorish vibe from him and the whole 'making the lightsaber' speech felt like something out of Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. I guess Tennant's voice brings a certain gravitas with it that emulates ancient wise dude.

But another 2 episodes of this arc?? *Face palm*
3 should be the limit. No story needs to be stretched to 4.
So far this arc has been great. So as long as the other two keep up this quality I have no problem with it being four episodes.
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Old November 12 2012, 08:21 AM   #248
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Old November 12 2012, 08:42 AM   #249
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I think it's a mistake for TCW to be doing nothing but huge 3 to 4 part arcs.
My mind is wandering from all this Ahsoka-heavy stuff. Really? - eight straight Ahsoka heavy episodes? Yeeesh. Not even the fascination of how lightsabers were constructed could save this one for me.

Keeping in mind that 8 episodes is very nearly half the fucking season. I love this show but I'm not so sure about fixing what isn't broken - the first two seasons were pure pacing gold.
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Old November 12 2012, 10:30 AM   #250
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I think it's a mistake for TCW to be doing nothing but huge 3 to 4 part arcs.
My mind is wandering from all this Ahsoka-heavy stuff. Really? - eight straight Ahsoka heavy episodes? Yeeesh. Not even the fascination of how lightsabers were constructed could save this one for me.

Keeping in mind that 8 episodes is very nearly half the fucking season. I love this show but I'm not so sure about fixing what isn't broken - the first two seasons were pure pacing gold.
Maybe they are preparing us for Ahsoka's eventual death and we would see how will that affect Anakin.
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Old November 12 2012, 04:48 PM   #251
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I don't blame them for focusing on Ahsoka, since she's the only main character they're really free to develop and evolve. Also because she's young and this is a show aimed mainly at younger viewers, something I think a lot of the longtime SW fans tend to forget.

And everyone's so convinced she's going to die that I really hope she doesn't. It would be too predictable.
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Old November 12 2012, 09:47 PM   #252
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I'm starting to wonder if they've moved exclusively to 4-part story arcs.
Probably not exclusively. The season premiere was a standalone episode and that was originally supposed to air later during the season.
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Old November 13 2012, 04:06 PM   #253
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I'm starting to wonder if they've moved exclusively to 4-part story arcs.
Probably not exclusively. The season premiere was a standalone episode and that was originally supposed to air later during the season.
Maybe that was part of a 4 part arc but worked either way.
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Old November 14 2012, 05:52 AM   #254
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I'm starting to wonder if they've moved exclusively to 4-part story arcs.
Probably not exclusively. The season premiere was a standalone episode and that was originally supposed to air later during the season.
I don't if I'd really call it a standalone. It was part of the Maul/Opress arc, which I believe will continuing later in the season. It's not an arc of consecutive episodes, but as far as I know it's still an arc.
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Old November 17 2012, 09:00 PM   #255
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I like how the kids pretended to be acrobats in this weeks episode and also complete their lightsabers. The Wookie's is quite interesting. It was good to finally see some real action in the clone wars again, even if it was brief. Grievous came off as more menacing in combat than the usual smack a droid when something goes wrong, although that occurred later. I wish we could see him as he was portrayed in the cartoon mini series.
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