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I mean, an Author's Saving Throw is generally a good thing.
The issue is no one should look at the nuclear hellhole that is the Star Wars Fandom and say "Lets hear these guys out"
And sometimes it dosent, hell one man author saving throw is another man pointless retcon.
I want to see a dark side faction that's A Lighter Shade of Black to the Sith. As in they use the dark side for actual ideals and goals larger than themselves instead of just It's All About Me and Card-Carrying Villain
That...really isn't how the Dark Side works.
The very nature of the Dark Side leads to an It's All About Me mindset.
Edited by M84 on Feb 14th 2020 at 7:41:46 PM
What's that good quote about how the Darkside will inevitably leave you with nothing else left but yourself?
Yaaaassssssss, where is that from?
The Revenge of the Sith novelization.
Would it be possible to have villainous Force-users that don’t touch the Dark Side, then?
I think this should be said
originally The Dark side was just an Evil Counterpart to the force, and was just supposed to be wrath and selfishness.
But with stuff like TCW and the Mortis Arc, the dark side now is another facet of the Force just like the light.
Ah but the thing people forget about mortis is the fact the son, the embodiment of the dark side ends up destroying his family who he genuinely cared for through his own selfishness and ambition.
The Dark side is a facet of the force the thing people keep either wanting or just neglecting is that it is inherently evil and think for some odd reason that its point of view should be respected!
The Son despite being its avatar isn't evil Until as mentioned he allows his Selfish nature to get the better of him and Falls to the Darkside
Really only Jacen has ever had the moment when the Darkside lies to him and he sees the Truth
When he is stuck fighting Jaina he can choose to kill Jaina or stop fighting and save his family 'aka the reason he fell in the first place... He sees the trap for what it is.
He'll kill Jaina and Lose his Family leaving him only with the Darkside and himself.
He even refuses to take Jaina with him in a mutual kill just to show his spite for it.
Give it a decade and the ST will be remembered for Stunning Visuals but Squandered unfulfilled potential and the idea that a Billion Dollar company could in an act of complete hubris try to jerry rig a Trilogy together
The ST is pretty much a series of rebuttals
TFA is a Rebuttal to the PT
TLJ is a rebuttal to TFA
ROS is a rebuttal to TLJ
Edited by FrozenWolf2 on Feb 14th 2020 at 8:12:04 AM
funny, i remember reading the novelization of the star wars books when i was a kid, and always thought the novelization of revenge was the only one with memorable things in it. And coming back to it recently and rereading the most memorable excerpts I can see why.
That quote just slaps so hard. The passage where anakin wakes up in Vader's armor is painfully on point and never stops going. The fact that the bit about the trap of the dark side isn't just purple prose but an extremely accurate summation of the dark side for the whole series is the cherry on top.
Edited by Yumil on Feb 14th 2020 at 3:44:14 PM
The dark side is one of those thing that is baking on the setting so much people have just to live with it.
"Baked into the setting."
Reboot Star Wars
Edited by TobiasDrake on Feb 14th 2020 at 8:45:25 AM
It’s going to happen eventually and we’re all going to hate it on principle.
We're gonna have the GL canon
the GL+LEU canon
The ST + NEU Canon even if its outright contradictory
and then Reboot Canon
And hell, even if there is a reboot, that doesn't meant the end of the main universe — just look at Star Trek. Three reboot movies later and there's a new Picard show set in the main timeline.
What does Green Lantern have to do with anything?
Edited by alliterator on Feb 14th 2020 at 8:29:15 AM
I think a soft reboot is more likely then a true continuity reboot.
I wouldn't be surprised if they opt to move the timeline ahead by a significant amount of time (like 50 years, minimum) with the interim between the ST and any following films being only described in broad strokes.
That would give them a lot of flexibility to start over without explicitly disowning any of the older films.
Ideally I'd like to see the galaxy settle into a patchwork of many different states with even the most powerful controlling less then 15% of the galaxy (the Jedi would be nominally neutral arbiters, but tend to favor the more democratic states). It's an environment Star Wars hasn't explored that much, especially in the films. Plus without a central government, there's no temptation to render it toothless to create the conflict.
Yeah, nostalgia and not wanting more political drama like in the prequels were also responsible for us not really knowing much about the New Republic in the sequel trilogy.
Once again, "not wanting a political drama" is not the reason for why that happened. It was done because Abrams didn't think it was needed and wanted to concentrate on action over story, which was to detriment of later films.
There's a difference between "not wanting a political drama" and "this story was done badly." One doesn't lead to the other. Hell, if that was the case, then I could say that Lucas making the PT into a political drama was what made it terrible, but that wasn't the case. (Lucas's dialogue and the stilted acting and questionable character choices was what made it terrible.)
Edited by alliterator on Feb 14th 2020 at 8:51:34 AM
Yeah, the problem with the prequels was never that they dealt with the setting's politics, but the flawed execution.
Compare to Clone Wars, which goes heavily into politics and is very popular.
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