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Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by Koric, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. fireproof78

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    That's an opinion I hear more and more and I am starting to respect it. I don't entirely agree with it, but I am mellowing on the ST a bit, though I still find them better than the PT from the character perspective. However, the one difference I will note is that the OT and PT drew heavily from classic mythology, while the ST drew heavily from more modern and psychological references rather than archetypes, per se. I think the ST is a much more personal story with a mythic and galaxy spanning backdrop.

    Obviously, mileage, but that's my take. Even now, despite rewatching all 3 PT in anticipation of the ST finale, I just couldn't sit through them.
    I am excited to read this book. I've heard a lot of good things.
     
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  2. USS Firefly

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    That was one of the most dissapointing for me about the ST.

    Are the OT novels as good written as the PT novels?
     
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  3. Koric

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    Hey @fireproof78 I agree wholeheartedly. But as I said its not important or necessary for me to feel insecure enough about myself to force my opinions on the ST on someone. Am I disappointed? Sure. But I think no matter what even people who liked the ST still felt a little disappointed too. With the PT I realized one important fact: the flaws are more evident if the viewer put more focus on Anakin's journey his age, immaturity, love story, obsession etc. What I support and like in the PT is the overall Jedi vs Sith conflict/ mystery. Can anyone be disappointed in the PT? Sure. Is it valid? Absolutely. But again it came from Lucas.

    Again the PT strengths for me are: Sidious and the mystery of Plagueis and the discoveries of the dark side, and the Jedi,with the light side, let's not forget Jango and Boba Fett. But what I see and cherish in the PT is the definition of the Sith, the Jedi at their height and might or arrogance, the manipulation of Sidious incredible story plots that Lucas created.

    @USS Firefly I would say yes. But without ruining the OT books. There are smaller deviations and revelations in the Star Wars and Empire novels. But the Jedi one is doozy honestly. It sets up innocently an early view of PT trilogy in 1983 answers we truly wouldnt get until ROTS IN 2005. If you can get the 3 in one Star Wars Trilogy book its sometimes $5. I love PT novels for their deviations and revelations, and you get some of the same with OT novels. Remember if you were a kid of the 80s the OT novels were like the only way to own or have the movies,,the VHS tapes were almost $100 a piece in 1984. No joke. But the Jedi novelization is probably what you want in expectations, possibly. But definitely read all three I say. Firefly if you like the ROTS novel you have to read Rise of Darth Vader and the Darth Plageuis novels too. The Plageuis novel is excellent and strengthens the PT and the PT novels too.

    Enjoy and I hope this helps you :)
    -Koric
     
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  4. fireproof78

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    In my opinion, yes.
    I'm not saying there are not high points of the PT, as there is a huge amount of visual design that I think Lucas has a good eye for that design language.

    I'll not parse at the PT as I think that will be a fruitless exercise. Suffice to say the highs of the PT do not outweigh the lows, and as much as I appreciate Lucas and vision, I don't think it was executed the way that keeps me in to it. Now, I think Lucas has done a great job with the books to allow for that creative expansion of the material. That's were I think SW is strongest.
     
  5. Masiral

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    I don't feel disappointed at all.
     
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  6. USS Firefly

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    I have and love those Prequel novels, like "Cloak of deception" and "Labyrint of evil".
     
  7. Koric

    Koric Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hey all,

    To anyone watching the thread now. Amazon has another deal you have to activate for this Memorial Day weekend.

    Its spend $20 dollars get $5 back in ebook credit on Amazon:
    Only good for purchases from 5/21-5/28/2020.

    Wishing everyone all the best on the forums. Please have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend to all.

    Just a heads up and FYI for everyone.
    All the best.
    -Koric