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Old May 22 2013, 05:04 PM   #61
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Wow, I am so excited for this. I was really hoping they would do something closer to the OT for the new animated series.
I wonder if they'll set this late enough in the timeline that we can get Leia as our Ahsoka type teen/child character? Or maybe Han?
I certainly wouldn't mind seeing a younger Han if it was done right, but I suspect they'll probably steer clear of that early on since the new standalone movies are probably going to explore that topic.

And of course they have to somehow keep Han, Luke and Leia from ever meeting each other, which could get a bit tricky.
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Old May 22 2013, 05:10 PM   #62
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Well, it's not too tricky really. The SW galaxy is wide and big enough that a teenage Corellian, a shaggy-haired blonde kid living at a remote moisture farm on Tatooine and the adopted daughter of Alderaan royalty shouldn't be running into nor know one another before they're supposed to in A New Hope. Luke seemed to be stuck on Tatooine during his early years, Leia spent her time being raised in luxury and learning the ropes of galactic politics and high culture and Han was kind of a troubled youth if the EU books about his early years are going to be honored in any way by the creators and writers of the new show.
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Old May 22 2013, 06:50 PM   #63
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Well, it's not too tricky really. The SW galaxy is wide and big enough that a teenage Corellian, a shaggy-haired blonde kid living at a remote moisture farm on Tatooine and the adopted daughter of Alderaan royalty shouldn't be running into nor know one another before they're supposed to in A New Hope.
Nice. Well said!
Actually I'm hoping for lots of Leia and none of Luke. Luke's closest affiliation with the Rebellion is that his friends leave to join before he reaches maturity. That's not much to draw on, unless we see his friends point of view joining and fighting the empire.

There's so much potential for Leia! Maybe as a child she started helping her pop out with running info for the rebels. I expect to see lots of excitement on board the Tantive IV.

Not sure about Han... if they plan to do standalones based on him at some particular age then maybe he doesn't really have a place in this series... who knows?

What will likely end up happening is an all new cast of characters with some familiar faces sprinkled in here and there for good measure.
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Old May 22 2013, 09:25 PM   #64
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Yeah, the whole reason Luke wanted to get off Tatooine in the FIRST place was because it was so dead and lifeless there. So you can't have him getting in a whole bunch of fun, thrill-packed adventures beforehand.

Unless you count bullseying womprats in his T-16, of course (which I'm guessing Disney probably wouldn't consider very kid-friendly behavior anyway).
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Old May 22 2013, 10:01 PM   #65
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An Ahsoka vs Vader duel has to be in the cards down the road for this series.
Yeah, that needs to happen. Definitely.
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I'm still kinda hoping Ahsoka gets frozen in carbonite and hidden away long to be defrosted in time for Episode VII...

Seriously though, I'd be disappointed if they choose to just have Vader end up hunting her down and killing her. The way they left it with her leaving the order really leaves the door open to some interesting opportunities. There are (I assume) plenty of familiar faces that survived Order 66 who could pop up and face off against Vader.
I'm kind of hoping she will just get a little screen time setting up how she survived Vaders purge, allowing her to turn up as an older live action character in the new trilogy. They really will need more Force users. The same goes for Ventress.

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Well, it's not too tricky really. The SW galaxy is wide and big enough that a teenage Corellian, a shaggy-haired blonde kid living at a remote moisture farm on Tatooine and the adopted daughter of Alderaan royalty shouldn't be running into nor know one another before they're supposed to in A New Hope.
Nice. Well said!
Actually I'm hoping for lots of Leia and none of Luke........There's so much potential for Leia! Maybe as a child she started helping her pop out with running info for the rebels. I expect to see lots of excitement on board the Tantive IV.

Not sure about Han... if they plan to do standalones based on him at some particular age then maybe he doesn't really have a place in this series... who knows?

What will likely end up happening is an all new cast of characters with some familiar faces sprinkled in here and there for good measure.
Han has a lot of potential for adventures, Leia only slightly less so. I don't think either will be the main or even regular characters though.

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Yeah, the whole reason Luke wanted to get off Tatooine in the FIRST place was because it was so dead and lifeless there. So you can't have him getting in a whole bunch of fun, thrill-packed adventures beforehand.

Unless you count bullseying womprats in his T-16, of course (which I'm guessing Disney probably wouldn't consider very kid-friendly behavior anyway).
That's pretty much ALL I want to see Luke doing, apart from hanging out with Biggs, Camie and Fixer at Tosche station...

Wouldn't it be great if the last few scenes of this series were an animation of the deleted scenes from the start of what became known as 'A New Hope' ?
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Old May 22 2013, 10:48 PM   #66
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Unless you count bullseying womprats in his T-16, of course (which I'm guessing Disney probably wouldn't consider very kid-friendly behavior anyway).
Depends. Disney's not as big a collection of G-rated, politically correct sticks in the mud as some think (though they're never as edgy as most of us would like), so they might depict Skyhopper hunts but perhaps have Luke adjust the settings on the cannon of his craft to stun the womp rats and other targets instead of kill them.

"Bullseye womp rats" doesn't necessarily mean kill.
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Old May 22 2013, 10:54 PM   #67
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Or they might show him trying to shoot womp rats and missing. It's usually okay in cartoons to show people or creatures trying to kill each other, as long as they don't succeed on-camera.
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Old May 22 2013, 11:08 PM   #68
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I do vaguely recall Lucas saying something to the effect of his reduced biomass (because, sans limbs) is the cause because it means fewer midichlorians...
Lucas never said the "because it means fewer midichlorians" part; that was added later in "whisper down the lane" style. Midichlorian count is a cell concentration as explained in TPM, not a total over an entire body; OT Vader thus would have the same midichlorian count as TPM Anakin. But there are other ways to impede Force use. Yoda may be naturally smaller in stature, but he's not cyborged, cut to pieces and on life-support. His statement about size was in context of the former as opposed to the latter.

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They sure have done a great job of making him a huge pussy over the last 15 years and I miss evil Vader.
Try the Force Unleashed games. Evil Vader is all over that shiznit.
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Old May 22 2013, 11:09 PM   #69
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Well, killing small animals in your youth is a pretty good indicator for later blowing up hundreds of thousands of people "in defence"...
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Old May 22 2013, 11:14 PM   #70
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They were animals, and he slaughtered them like animals!
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Old May 22 2013, 11:15 PM   #71
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Farmboy Luke was even whinier than his father. If that's even humanly possible.
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Old May 22 2013, 11:48 PM   #72
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Well, killing small animals in your youth is a pretty good indicator for later blowing up hundreds of thousands of people "in defence"...
Small? They're "not much bigger than two meters."
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Womp rats were CGI'ed into the Special Edition of Mos Eisley so we have a rough idea of how big they are based on the size of Luke's landspeeder as it zips by. If Earth had rats that big they'd probably have been hunted to extinction by now.
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Wasn't it once revealed (Shadows of the Empire?) that Vader constantly expends so much of his power just keeping himself alive that it keeps him from using the Force to greater extent?
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Wow, I am so excited for this. I was really hoping they would do something closer to the OT for the new animated series.
I wonder if they'll set this late enough in the timeline that we can get Leia as our Ahsoka type teen/child character? Or maybe Han?
I certainly wouldn't mind seeing a younger Han if it was done right, but I suspect they'll probably steer clear of that early on since the new standalone movies are probably going to explore that topic.
Maybe that's why Simon Kinberg, who is producing the new trilogy and writing a spinoff, is involved. So they can still do stuff like that and not have to worry about contradicting the movies.
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