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On 28/01/2020 at 14:12, Hanzo the Razor said:

 

Jar Jar as a lodger that he can't get rid of would be hilarious. He would probably need to go to the Hutts to get it sorted out.

They should do a sitcom with Jar Jar, Boss Nass and Boss Nass' son and call it Two and a Half Gungan.

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The Obi-Wan thing was supposed to be Obi-Wan caring for baby Luke and possibly baby Leia too. Not only similar to the Mandalorian but also yet more idiotic and pointless retconning that makes no sense. Glad it’s been canned.

 

Can we make Star Wars about, y‘know, the future.

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There is absolutely a show about Obi-Wan's time between 3 and 4 that doesn't have to be 'The Mandalorian Redux'.

 

He was pretty fucking low by the end of 3 and pretty chipper, all things considered by the start of 4. Start him on that path. Give him PTSD from being one of the last remaining Jedi to survive the purge, have him wracked with with guilt over his failure with Anakin but most importantly, have him struggling to get over the noise his Lizard Horse made when it got blasted off the wall and fell into the pit by Commander Cody :-(

Hook him up with people needing help, either off or on Tatooine - I'd prefer offworld tbh, now that Mando has given us our fix Western-Desert action - and have him rediscover his purpose - not as a soldier but as a peacekeeper. Make there a season long arc where some shady types are tracking down Luke & Leia, intending to give them to Vader and weave it into the individual stories. Save the lightsaber-ing for the season end and leave him renewed, full of new purpose and dedicated to protecting Luke. 
 

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Surely the problem prospective writers are always going to have is the essential issue of Obi-Wan being a Jedi? In a galaxy ruled by a government that thought they'd exterminated them all. Therefore any display of Jedi like powers would be a very bad thing. Hence Obi-Wan being known as 'that old hermit'... which made perfect sense within the construct of the original film. 

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So Obi-Wan shows up on planet, helps local with problem, inevitably reveals his powers in the course of each episode because ultimately he can’t help it, has to move on before local law enforcement arrest him, or worse, the man who’s been pursuing him for years gets a tip-off about this stranger with fantastic powers and finally catches up with him.

 

So basically the old Incredible Hulk tv show.

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Or 10 years ago a group of rebels was sent to prison by the senate for a crime they didn't commit. These men/women/aliens promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Mos Eisley underground. Today, still wanted by the New Republic, they survive as soldiers of fortune. Each episode they have to go and fetch Old Ben out of his hut.

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Or he soups up an old Jedi starfighter, with the navigation and flight control circuits from a broken R2 unit, the voice of a protocol droid, and some cool red lights on the front stolen from a battle-damaged Cylon. Now he flies round the galaxy, meting out justice to interstellar hoodlums with help, and deadpan wisecracks, from his self-flying ship.

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi is Jedi Knight Rider.

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I do wonder where else they can take it to differentiate it from The Mandalorian. That’s pretty much got the lone hero going out on missions across the galaxy covered, so they’ll need a different angle for this.

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If I was in charge I'd make each episode about 25 minutes long, so too short for any substance. Then stuff it to the gills with nostalgia so that the fans don't actually care that the story for all 8 episodes could be written on back of a single beer mat. Add in a baby Bantha or something and the world will lap it up then pronounce it to be the best thing since The Empire Strikes Back!

 

Neg away!

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2 minutes ago, bridger said:

If I was in charge I'd make each episode about 25 minutes long, so too short for any substance. Then stuff it to the gills with nostalgia so that the fans don't actually care that the story for all 8 episodes could be written on back of a single beer mat. Add in a baby Bantha or something and the world will lap it up then pronounce it to be the best thing since The Empire Strikes Back!

 

Neg away!

Have empathy instead for the death of your soul. 

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  • 7 months later...

It's Aurebesh. It means sprouting when translated into English.

 

It will begin sprouting next Spring. Hopefully it grows into something good. Like a Daffodil or a Rose or a Hai-ka flower*

 

 

 

*Yeah I had to google that, it's on wookiepedia. I'm not that nerdy. Fuck, I had to even google aurebesh.

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https://www.starwars.com/news/obi-wan-kenobi-series-cast

 

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Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new Disney+ special event series starring Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi Master, will begin shooting in April.

The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow, director of two critically acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1.

The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. 

 

Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi is executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and writer Joby Harold. Casting director is Carmen Cuba.

 

That's a pretty good cast.  

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Absolutely love how diverse the casts are for the Disney Star Wars projects. Looks like a fantastic cast, again. Was just thinking that Rupert Friend (never heard of him) looks like Quinn from Homeland cosplaying as Johnny Depp. Googled him and it is Quinn from Homeland :lol:

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