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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

The Clone Wars is totally worth watching in my opinion. A bit rocky at the start, but it gets really good, and like I mentioned is personally one of my favorite things in all of Star Wars. Havenít watched Rebels yet, but plan to eventually.
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Premiere episode up tomorrow. Another new episode on Friday.
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Looking forward to watching it. Not my favorite episodes of The Clone Wars, but I definitely want to see more from that timeline.

Hoping maybe this show will delve into some side stories like The Clone Wars did. Maybe finish off some of the storylines that didnít get produced into episodes. Hoping we might see Rex, Ahsoka, Maul, and others pop in occasionally maybe.
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Pretty good start.

I did not know a young Kanan (Caleb) would be on this. I hope he pops up again.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

Are there going to be any major announcements or trailer drops today?
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

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Are there going to be any major announcements or trailer drops today?
I think it was just this, and that new truly telescoping lightsaber.
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Happy Star Wars Day!
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I think it was just this, and that new truly telescoping lightsaber.
Is that lightsaber even a consumer product? I haven't seen anything about price or availability, only some references to it be used by actors in one of the Star Wars Disney resorts or attractions.

Not really interested in it anyway. I already have the red Vader and blue Anakin/Luke Master Replica Force FX lightsabers crossed on the wall of my home theater over a Black Series Darth Vader helmet. The most I do with them is turn them on every once in a while. And since the old Master Replicas are better quality than the more expensive Black Series ones Disney has been putting out, having one that telescopes doesn't really appeal to me, though cosplayers will probably eat them up.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

Anything we should watch as a primer before starting this?
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Holy shit that first episode was freaking awesome. So much more than I expected from a series based around the Bad Batch.

Totally in on this.

Filoni is so damn good with this material.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

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Anything we should watch as a primer before starting this?
This series spins off from the "Bad Batch" arc in Clone Wars season seven. And that arc has elements from the Clone Wars season three "Citadel" arc.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

I was apprehensive when they introduced the Omega character, but they actually made her likable and not insufferable. Filoni continues to impress.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

And speaking of "May the Fourth," a new Mondo print by Mike Suftin was dropped today...

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The orange sky variant (bottom) is a timed edition and should be available for the next couple of days.

I might bite on it; I think I prefer the orange sky over the blue sky, anyway. I don't have a lot of wall space left, and it will cost quite a bit to frame it, even if I do it myself.

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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

Loved it, especially that opening, which was a nice surprise.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

This was good. I haven't seen The Clone Wars or any trailers for it, just decided to watch it last night. Good setup, liked the Episode III tie-in, too. Surprised one is a traitor right away (well, programming, and all), and the only thing I wondered is whether that tension had always been there for Crosshairs, otherwise I felt like the characters are broad yet unique to one another enough to pick up what is going on.
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This was good. I haven't seen The Clone Wars or any trailers for it, just decided to watch it last night. Good setup, liked the Episode III tie-in, too. Surprised one is a traitor right away (well, programming, and all), and the only thing I wondered is whether that tension had always been there for Crosshairs, otherwise I felt like the characters are broad yet unique to one another enough to pick up what is going on.
I would suggest you, or anyone else who hasn't watched The Clone Wars but want to watch this, to at least watch Season 7, Episodes 1-4 of TCW, which introduces The Bad Batch. It is pretty self contained.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

Casting Freddie Prince Jr. to reprise his Kanan (Caleb) role was a weird decision, but the rest was really good. The Clone Wars was mostly great Star Wars and this series looks to continue that.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

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Casting Freddie Prince Jr. to reprise his Kanan (Caleb) role was a weird decision, but the rest was really good. The Clone Wars was mostly great Star Wars and this series looks to continue that.
why?
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why?
He's voicing a version of Kanan 20 years younger, but still sounds like a 45 year old man trying to sound like a teen.
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^exactly
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I’m not bothered by that. Happens all the time in cartoons so seems normal to me.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

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Pretty good start.

I did not know a young Kanan (Caleb) would be on this. I hope he pops up again.
Is THAT who that kid was?! Was I supposed to know that? And I've seen every episode of REBELS too.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

Itís been a while since I saw Rebels but the name Caleb kept ringing a bell. I looked it up and found out it was Kanan but would have never put it together on my own.
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Really enjoyed the first episode. The time frame will be interesting with the Empire's creation. I liked seeing some Kamino stuff too.
Tarkin's idea of conscription and not paying for clones seems to play into the eventual generation of stormtroopers and maybe a joke at their expense with the Kaminoan prime minister mentioning they wouldn't be as good/accurate as his clones.
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Re: Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+) - premieres 5/4/2021

Does this drop on Tuesdays, then, since the first one dropped on May 4?

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