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Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Disney+ 4th May


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50 minutes ago, yakumo said:

Also Hera had a french accent when she was young?

 

She slips into it on occasion in Rebels, when talking to her family.

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1 minute ago, Benny said:

 

She slips into it on occasion in Rebels, when talking to her family.

I missed that, its been a while since I finished Rebels but I honestly can't remember the accent at all. 

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What’s the deal with Twi’leks teeth? Sometimes they have fangs (gang lady in the Mandalorian), sometimes they don’t (Hera). Is it all just about how scary the director wants them to be? Also, males have human ears but females don’t?

 

(with apologies to Benny for taking details too seriously)

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Just now, Darwock said:

What’s the deal with Twi’leks teeth? Sometimes they have fangs (gang lady in the Mandalorian), sometimes they don’t (Hera). Is it all just about how scary the director wants them to be? Also, males have human ears but females don’t?

 

(with apologies to Benny for taking details too seriously)

Yeah I noticed the ear thing! Are those cones on the sides of the female heads part of their anatomy?

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(Mostly male) Twi'leks file their teeth down for aesthetics. Like Klingons.

 

The male/female ear differences have been there since forever.

 

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Well we have had Kanan, Hera and Chopper from the Rebels crew so far.  I guess Ezra and Sabine are not born yet, but you wouldn’t bet against Zeb turning up in the near future.

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It really doesn't help the small universe syndrome though, when just about every fucker you've ever heard of is turning up in it at some point.

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Spread over four years, though. This is been one cameo per episode almost since the very beginning.

 

(I love the show, but "small universe" is a very valid criticism. Both Clone Wars and Rebels did more to expand the canon even early on than Bad Batch has managed).

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I don't have a problem with the small universe thing in principle. I like how Filoni's shows have handled the development of his characters across shows, and bringing in movie characters where it fits. It's never felt forced, and other than the last episode it hasn't taken the focus away from the Batch themselves either.

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I do start to wonder how big the SW galaxy is even meant to be.

I mean, baring in mind as well that half of the planets we do see seem to be pokey little backwaters with almost feudal-era societies and, presumably, only a handful of smallish population centres. The Cosuscants and Nar-Shaddas seem few and far between.

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12 hours ago, Waggo said:

Well we have had Kanan, Hera and Chopper from the Rebels crew so far.  I guess Ezra and Sabine are not born yet, but you wouldn’t bet against Zeb turning up in the near future.

Spoilers no?

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"We can't just go galavanting across the galaxy when people are in trouble"

 

"Isn't that what soldiers are for?"

 

"Damn you child logic!"

 

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That was great

 

3 things:

 

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1. Establishing shots are still amazing looking

2. Lots of great character moments

3. WAHB WAHB WAHB

 

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1 hour ago, Benny said:
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"We can't just go galavanting across the galaxy when people are in trouble"

 

"Isn't that what soldiers are for?"

 

"Damn you child logic!"

 

 

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I wasnt fully paying attention, but I thought it was 'isnt that what good soldiers do?'

At which point I thought to myself 'yeah but they also follow orders, and look how that turned out'.

 

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Really enjoyed that one.  Think it is probably my favourite episode to date.

 

Anyone know how this is performing ratings wise though, as I would hate to see it cancelled?  
 

Reason I ask is that when I went to put it on I did so through to New To Disney taskbar, rather than the usual Continue Watching, and there was about 30 suggestions on there before I got to it and some of them looked to be a right pile of shite to boot.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I loved 

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Them showing the CCs finally and what they can do, 1v1 they can clearly handle themselves even against the batch and not only that we get confirmation Scorch survived being left behind in Republic Commando.

 

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That episode was bloody good. Just superbly paced escalation. I'm still in love with the look of the series. I initially thought it was a little weird looking that the trees and plants were very static, but artistically it make a lot more sense when you take in the visuals as basically being big matte paintings that characters are moving through.

 

Two bits I loved:

 

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Right at the start with Hunter playing with his knife, then Omega twitching a little to copy him with the tool she was holding.

 

Also the way Hunter stops playing with his knife and instantly sheaths it when it's "business" time. Then this was mirrored in reverse at the end of the episode, when he has to accept capture. He only sheaths it when the rest of the team are safely away.

 

And of course, Gonk bot being MVP.

 

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One thing I noticed and never thought about before is

 

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They're CC 99s which means they were altered Clone Commandos rather than altered Clone Troopers which meakes sense consdiering there's 4 of them and they have specialisations but that means they're basically souped up versions of Delta and Omega sqaud rather than ARC troopers like Rex.

 

EDIT: Watched it again and the Bad Batch are CTs which means they're altered Clone Troopers rather than Commandos or ARCS.

Sorry if that's a bit nerdy I can't help it.

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I really like this show and as others have said it does look absolutely fantastic but it does have a couple of issues.

 

Firstly it does tend to assume that you've watched every other Star Wars show in existence - we've had cameo appearances on a weekly basis from everything from Clone Wars to The Mandalorian, and some quite obscure references too. It doesn't quite stand on its own, it feels like it exists to fill a gap. The first series of Rebels, for instance, introduced all sorts of new stuff: the planet Lothal, the Lasat species, the Inquisitors... whereas Bad Batch has just used stuff we've already seen before. It adds to the "small universe" problem that's often levelled at Star Wars in general.

 

Secondly, there's been absolutely zero character development for any of the Batch (barring Crosshair, for plot reasons). Even Omega is pretty much the same character she was at the start. Echo came into this as a fully-fledged character thanks to The Clone Wars and has actually regressed into the background. Again I'm conscious this is only the first season and both The Clone Wars (Asohka) and Rebels (Sabine) took a lot longer to develop their best characters, but it's still concerning. It adds to the feeling that the show is just there to fill a gap in continuity, and it doesn't really feel character-driven at all.

 

Still going to miss it when it's off air, of course, but it's the weakest of the three animated shows... so far, at least.

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