- Dec 14, 2005
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Apparently a Disney edict as it was one of the first things to go, probably had to do with also Cartoon Network.
While I would necessarily say they wanted freshness, but the complete control is accurate. IMO they haven't started anything that resembles something new, it's all mostly been about rehashing the OT. And exploring only that era.Disney also canceled mostly every Star Wars game in development and the EU( mostly Dark Horse). Basically they wanted complete control, freshness and cut any loose strings. Hope their programming and new movies arent duds, they havent had a good track record aside for POTC lately - and even that series has begun to crack.
Fair enough, I forget that Lone Ranger, Narnia etc are Disney.Non Marvel related with franchises based on books like stuff like Narnia, Lone Ranger and John Carter ect. And many of the Marvel movies started before Disney purchased them during the 2000's even if they're getting rebooted or sequelized the Marvel movie franchises largely predate Disney's acquisitions in August of 2009.
I think Sidious put these events in motion, because he knows that Talzin is more of a threat than Maul. Neither Dooku, Grievous, or Mace Windu have been able to defeat her. The only one that can is Sidious - which we're likely to see in volume 4. As for Talzin being the mother of Maul, according to the EU, his mother is a Nightsister named Kycina - but with the Disney changes, they could alter that...Little odd story though in Son of Dathomir, like somehow Sidious would know the Mandalorians would rescue Maul and that Maul would go seeking Talzin after having his forces near wiped out within a few minutes and with regards to Talzin whom he had virtually no contact with her even during his resurrection by her hand - she quickly vanished rather than stuck around to chat with him. Is Maul supposed to be her actual son , he's presented and described by Sidious as a not to appreciated gift by her to him. Kinda like she gave him up for adoption unwillingly or begrudgingly or both.
Most of Maul's Mandalorians got wiped out in the last few pages, very short battle and it was like the CIS fleet was hot on his tail soon as he escaped Stygeon like they were prepared prior to his rescue, bit too convenient unless crazy Almec is in cahoots now with Sidious on a payroll basis but this too is too convenient if the case.
Grievous had her on the run on dathomir. Tyranus never dueled her(yet atleast) and she may of held her own against Windu she was defeated and fled before Windu and Jar Jar after losing her mission to bring fourth the "great mother". Her magiks creating lightsaber resistant blades of mist also goes against Lucas' own mandates of no vibro swords or metals(cortosis?) that are able to resist lightsaber weapons. Maybe its falling into the same loophole as the electro staff or lightsaber able to parry force lightning, but is a problem. While its nice to see Maul using his signature double bladed lightsaber weapon, I dont like how he's losing his sabers - provided the cover art features in the actual comic. If Talzin dies, then her magic fades with her, if she dies that means Maul will lose his green mist blades,lol. It is possible she teaches Maul some of the magiks but apparently she's not a natural force user, more a leech that summons the force through Sith-like spells - which I dont know about but thats pretty much what was implied in the jar jar /windu arc and even mentioned by Talzin not being a natural force wielder and to be so presumably she needed the "great mother" or to be come the great mother whatever was going there with that strange episode.I think Sidious put these events in motion, because he knows that Talzin is more of a threat than Maul. Neither Dooku, Grievous, or Mace Windu have been able to defeat her. The only one that can is Sidious - which we're likely to see in volume 4. As for Talzin being the mother of Maul, according to the EU, his mother is a Nightsister named Kycina - but with the Disney changes, they could alter that...
Well you make fun of it, but I was disappointed when I heard they had cancelled the theatrical re-release. I wasn't even close to being born when the original trilogy was released, so I never got to see them on the big screen...Bah, some quick Lucas ILM digital editing and that pesky ROTS Jar-Jar quickly becomes a new Character who has implications in Episode VIII. Now time for the 3D 4K Theatrical Re-Releases of Episodes I - VI.
I went to see TPM 3d because I was only 8 or 9 years old when my parents took me to Episode 1 back in 1999. I didn't remember much from back then, so it was a great experience to actually see Star Wars on the big screen again, even if it was The Phantom Menace.I make fun, but I would be there next in line to you. I did see 3D TPM, plus the re-releases that occurred back in 1997 for ANH, ESB, and ROTJ. The OT on the big screen is an experience. 3D TPM, not so memorable, but then again, I only have one 100% working eye.
I wonder how this will turn out. Even on the 1080p version of the Season 1 Blu-ray, you can already see where the limited budget and rapid production schedule if TV showed up in the animation, especially on the background scenery "paint" applications. The first example that comes to mind are the outside shots of "Rookies" and the Ventress arc.I just read that The Clone Wars is going to be available in 4K on Netflix. Supposedly, seasons 1 - 3 are already rendered, they just need to do the rest.
I don't have a 4K TV and I'm not likely going to get one until they become the defacto standard. So this is a wash to me, but it does bring attention to TCW, which I like.