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  2. Andy

    Picard

    Anybody watching Picard? Just watched the first episode and really liked it! I'm just annoyed that it's a weekly show so I can't binge watch it all. Although...
  3. There is no doubt that Bioware's Knight of the Old Republic was one of the greatest Star Wars video games ever released, and new rumours are circulating that the franchise may be about to be resurrected. What is KOTOR? For those who missed out the first time around, Knights of the Old Republic was a single-player role-playing game set 4000 years before the Skywalker Saga, released on Xbox and PC in 2003. Although gameplay is clunky by today's standards, the story and the interactions that result in your character moving towards the light side or dark side of the Force mean that it is still worth a playthrough. A sequel, Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords, was released in 2004, and an MMO simply called Star Wars: The Old Republic which was set 300 years later expanded on this era of galactic history. Ultimately, though, all three games and spin-off materials are now considered part of Legends, rather than part of the canon timeline, since the 2015 shakeup of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. I won't spoil the plot of either game, because if you don't already know it you deserve to be able to play through the game without known the broader strokes of the plot. What do we know? Well, things are a bit murky to be honest. Rumours of a sequel have circulated for years, with a source close to Bioware leaking in 2017 that the developer was working on a sequel. Kotaku later confirmed the story, but clarified that the project was a prototype that was never greenlit by parent company EA who hold the licence for Star Wars games. In April last year, Kathleen Kennedy told reporters that they had several projects in the works, and that the idea of Knights of the Old Republic had been brought up. A month later, it was reported that Laeta Kalogridis was working on a Knights of the Old Republic movie screenplay. More recently still, the ambitious multi-media initiative Project Luminous was said to be set in a re-imagined Old Republic era called the "High Republic", while Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order features temples left behind by an ancient race of Force users that would be perfect for exploration via a Knights of the Old Republic style RPG. What could the new game be about? While we are taking these rumours with a pinch of salt, it's fun to speculate. The original plan for KOTOR3 would have apparently seen the player face up against an even greater enemy than the Sith we had seen so far in the series, but if there is going to be another Knights of the Old Republic I would think it would be more of a re-imagining rather than a straight sequel, as nothing has really been set in stone for the era since the games were decanonised. As the era is so far removed from established Star Wars canon they could opt for a remake, keeping the main characters (many of whom are beloved by fans), keeping the broad strokes of the story, but reworking the encounters and plot points to suit the new canon. Who would make it? Well, the first two games were developed by Bioware, so they would be the obvious choice. But Bioware has several projects already in the works, namely for the Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Anthem franchises. Recently it was reported that EA were hiring for their Star Wars team at Respawn, so it's possible that the success of Jedi: Fallen Order has allowed them to claim this game, too. This wouldn't be a bad thing as Respawn did a terrific job, although it would mean that the new KOTOR would not have the same feel as it's predecessors. Of course, this new game could always be something else entirely, such is the nature of rumours. I've never played KOTOR, it sounds great! It really is! If you like RPGs and you're not afraid of older games with outdated graphics and clunky interfaces then you'll have a good time. KOTOR and KOTOR2 share some gameplay similarities with Bioware's Mass Effect series. I often see physical copies of both games in pre-owned sections of game stores, but you can also pick them up relatively cheaply on Steam: Knights of the Old Republic on Steam Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords on Steam As a fan of the Old Republic era I'll be keeping an eye out for more news on this.
  4. Mara

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 trailer

    Just another month after that, and Disney+ is available in the UK.
  5. Mara

    The Clone Wars (TV)

    They are all on Disney+ . Honestly, I had forgotten about the movie; went right to the series for my re-watch. Whoops. PS: Moved this out of Legends.
  6. Mara

    Obi-Wan: the movie??

    Yeah... like... I don't necessarily hate Jar-Jar, but... I'm not sure how it would make sense.
  7. Andy

    The Clone Wars (TV)

    Yeah. And when I say I only ever watched the movie, I mean literally the other week I watched it. I knew it wasn't great though before getting into it. Now I need to find some way of binge-ing the series... and then find some way to watch season 7. Oh and in case y'all missed it:
  8. Andy

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 trailer

    Well, 21 Feb unless you're in the UK like me, that is. 🙄 Also I need to watch TCW because I somehow missed... all of it.
  9. A new trailer for the upcoming seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has landed, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect fro the long awaited follow-up to the groundbreaking Star Wars animated series that has been on hiatus since 2014. The new trailer reveals that the series has caught up to the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith but falls short of showing us Order 66. Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 premiers exclusively on Disney+ on 21 February. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!
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  11. Taika Waititi may soon be helming his own Star Wars project, if the latest rumours are to be believed. According to Hollywood Reporter, the Thor: Ragnarok director is in early talks with Lucasfilm regarding a future Star Wars movie. Waititi has already made an impression on Star Wars with his portrayal of bounty hunting assassin droid IG-11 in the Disney+ Star Wars television series The Mandalorian, as well as directing the final episode of the first season, overseen by executive producer and fellow Marvel alumnus Jon Favreau. It is unknown what project Waititi may be being sought for, but with Star Wars movies scheduled for 2022, 2024, and 2026, and no directors confirmed after the exist of Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss, Disney and Lucasfilm are sure to be on the hunt for talent to keep these projects on track (or not too severely delayed, at least). It is also a possibility that this could be related to the Kevin Feige Star Wars movie that was confirmed to be in early stages of development last year, or if this would be an entirely new project. Feige's successes with the Marvel Cinematic Universe singled him out as a suitable candidate for the interconnected canon of Star Wars, and it seems only natural that other directors he has worked with would also come on board. Although clearly popular with the decision makers at Disney and Lucasfilm, Waititi is in high demand; with a live action adaptation of the anime Akira, and Thor: Love and Thunder already lined up, it's unclear when a large project in the Star Wars universe could fit in to his schedule.
  12. Radioactive Isotope

    The Clone Wars (TV)

    The series is way better than the movie. The movie was pretty terrible.
  13. Radioactive Isotope

    Obi-Wan: the movie??

    Or killed in a horrible yet satisfying fashion. Or a flashback type thing. Maybe.
  14. TheUnknown

    Obi-Wan: the movie??

    Or if they do, do it like they did with The Force Unleashed and have him frozen in carbonite.
  15. Jesus ewoking Christ, would some employer give me a ewoking chance?
  16. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is up for three Oscars at this year's Academy Awards. The event, which is the highlight of the movie world is the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, and will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 9 February 2020. Which awards is The Rise of Skywalker nominated for? Best Original Score John Williams Other nominees: Joker (Hildur Guðnadóttir), Little Women (Alexandre Desplat), Marriage Story (Randy Newman), 1917 (Thomas Newman). Best Sound Editing Matthew Wood and David Acord Other nominees: Ford v Ferrari, Joker, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Best Visual Effects Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach , and Dominic Tuohy Other nominees: Avengers: Endgame, The Irishman, The Lion King, 1917. What are the chances of The Rise of Skywalker winning an Oscar? Well, put it this way: To say Star Wars has a chequered history with the Oscars would be an understatement. Rise of Skywalker received a middling reception from critics, but the audience reaction has been generally positive. This clearly doesn't always translate into awards, however. Classic Trilogy, 1977-1983 In 1977, the original Star Wars movie was a sensation, and swept the 50th Academy Awards with seven wins. The Empire Strikes Back, despite being widely regarded as the best of the Star Wars saga and one of the greatest sequels of all time, only managed one competitive win for Best Sound along with a special award for Visual Effects. 1983's Return of the Jedi again picked up a special award for visual effects, but failed to garner any of the competitive awards it was nominated for. Prequel Trilogy, 1999-2005 Although the prequel trilogy was nominated for several awards, none of them were ever won. The Phantom Menace was up against stiff competition from The Matrix, which scooped up every award Star Wars was nominated for that year. Attack of the Clones was only nominated for Best Visual Effects, an award which went to The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; and Revenge of the Sith also only managed one nomination, this time for Best Makeup. Sequel Trilogy and Spin-offs, 2015-present The Force Awakens, Disney's first foray into the Star Wars Saga was nominated five times but sadly didn't take anything home, while a year later the first spin-off movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, also went home empty handed after two nominations. Another year later, and The Last Jedi also failed to pick up any awards, despite being nominated for four Oscars. Solo: A Star Wars Story was only nominated for, and failed to secure, the award for Best Visual Effects, which brings us back to where we are in 2020. There is also an interesting sidenote for this era of Star Wars: Alexandre Desplat scored Rogue One in 2016, which was big news at the time as it was the first feature length live-action Star Wars movie not scored by John Williams. Desplat wasn't nominated for at the Academy Awards for Rogue One, but the following year he won the Oscar for Best Score (for The Shape of Water) when he was up against Williams's score for The Last Jedi. This year, Desplat and Williams are facing off once more; very likely for the last time, as Williams head back into a well-earned retirement. Could the final episode of the Skywalker Saga break the cycle?
  17. Andy

    The Clone Wars (TV)

    I've never watched the full series, just the movie. I wish it was on Netflix or Amazon, but noooo.
  18. Andy

    Obi-Wan: the movie??

    Yeah... Let's hope not. 😛
  19. Mara

    The Clone Wars (TV)

    So I've started (slow) binging the first six seasons, in preparation for the seventh/last season next month. Just one season in so far. But man... it holds up. So good.
  20. Mara

    Obi-Wan: the movie??

    So I read something the other day... it's just a rumor, so... who knows... but it said that Jar-Jar will be making an appearance.
  21. Andy

    The Rise of Kylo Ren #4

    Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #4 is a canon comic from Marvel Comics, exploring Kylo Ren's backstory and his relationship to the Knights of Ren.
  22. Andy

    The Rise of Kylo Ren #3

    Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #3 is a canon comic from Marvel Comics, exploring Kylo Ren's backstory and his relationship to the Knights of Ren.
  23. Andy

    The Rise of Kylo Ren #2

    Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #2 is a canon comic from Marvel Comics, exploring Kylo Ren's backstory and his relationship to the Knights of Ren.
  24. Andy

    The Rise of Kylo Ren #1

    Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1 is a canon comic from Marvel Comics, exploring Kylo Ren's backstory and his relationship to the Knights of Ren.
  25. Andy

    Jedi: Fallen Order

    I never played Dark Souls, but they definitely made a good kid. 😛
  26. While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker currently enjoys it's run on the big screen, and The Mandalorian steals the fandom's hearts over on Disney+ attention turns to the future of Star Wars; specifically those new Star Wars movies scheduled for 2022, 2024, and 2026. Project Luminous is an ambitious multimedia project announced at Star Wars Celebration Chicago in April 2019, and much like the "Journey to Star Wars..." projects it will span both books and comics, and if the latest rumours are to be believed it will factor into future movies and video games too. Little is known about Project Luminous at the moment, save that it is due some time in 2020 and has some big names attached to it: Cavan Scott, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Daniel José Older, and Justina Ireland are all confirmed to be involved. New rumours suggest that Project Luminous is set around 400 years before the Skywalker Saga, and would involved a group of Jedi with different strengths in the Force venturing off into unknown space where they encounter ancient evils and dark side energies. The different strengths are said to be similar to how a team of superheros has differing powers, so perhaps these Jedi all have unique rare gifts that complement each other when they work together. The idea of unique or rare powers have has surfaced at least a few times recently. As this is all speculation at this point, I won't drop any spoiler bombs, but The Rise of Skywalker, Respawn's action adventure game Jedi: Fallen Order, and Disney+ TV show The Mandalorian all feature "rare" manifestations of the Force. Coincidence? Perhaps, but it is interesting to note that Jedi: Fallen Order also happens to feature a race of unknown Force users that struggled with the dark side before they left their ancient temples and headed off into the great unknown. Meanwhile, another rumour insists that sources have informed them that the Star Wars 2022 movie will be set in an era called the "High Republic" era, where the Old Republic and the Jedi Order are at their peak right in the middle of the 1000-year peace at around... 400 years before the Skywalker Saga. A younger Yoda will be apparently be involved, although he is not quite the wise old Jedi Grand Master we see in the Skywalker Saga. It had already been rumoured that the Star Wars 2022 film was to be set in the Old Republic era, and the film was originally confirmed to be helmed by Game of Thrones duo David Benioff and DB Weiss before they pulled out of the project. While we can only speculate right now, some kind of announcement regarding Project Luminous and Star Wars 2022 is expected to come at some point this year.
  27. Radioactive Isotope

    Jedi: Fallen Order

    It's like Dark Souls and Uncharted had a Star Wars baby and I love it.
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