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Old 05-04-24, 10:31 PM
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Marketing a brand new storyline with new characters is a hell of lot easier to get fans to like if the product is good/great. Unfortunately this just continues to look like a CW show - everything from top to bottom screams mediocre. And without getting into it further, that is the ideology of Lucasfilm right now. (and sadly many other companies)
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Star Wars Fans: We want something outside of the Skywalker timeline!
Lucasfilm: We got you. Here is The Acolyte!
Star Wars Fans: Not that

Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.

Unfortunately I think for the universe to move on this show needs to succeed to prove that content out of that 60 year Skywalker era is marketable and Star Wars fans are too fickle to see that. Then we'll be back to cramming even more backstory into the overcrowded era with even more shows and movies.
I think you know why it's getting downvoted. A majority non-white and female cast.
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Every major IP has shitty fans. If the Acolyte interests, then just watch it. Don't let those people influence you.

I went to see the re-release of The Phantom Menace today and after the credits finished, they showed a 5 minute extended fight scene from the show. It looked and sounded really good on the big screen. And then they showed the trailer.

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I think it looks interesting. Not exactly the same thing but inspired by Knights of the Old Republic.
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Old 05-12-24, 05:33 PM
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I have not followed the development of this series too much, but one thing I have not gotten from the marketing so far (both trailers and poster) - who is the main character supposed to be? Besides the "jedi are being hunted" pitch, what's the actual story hook I'm supposed to care about?
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^^ From what I've read, there are two sisters who are separated at a young age after their village is raided / destroyed. One is light, one is dark but I don't believe either knows they're capable of being Jedi or one does and the other doesn't. From the videos, I've not ascertained who the sisters are... so, that synopsis could be total crap.

Edit: Carrie Ann Moss looks awesome. She's in full Matrix mode and looks to have completely de-aged herself. Amazing.
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Originally Posted by Rob V
^^ From what I've read, there are two sisters who are separated at a young age after their village is raided / destroyed. One is light, one is dark but I don't believe either knows they're capable of being Jedi or one does and the other doesn't.
Hmm. based on the marketing so far, I'd guess that the male asian character might be the lead. We're still three weeks out, it would make sense to put out some featurettes spotlighting the various new characters/actors. June's a busy month for streaming... while this is firmly in last place in terms of my enthusiasm, I'll give it an honest try.
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This is pretty cool...



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She is so beautiful and talented.

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