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 ingtaer wrote:
Its always a danger for SW and something they have seemed to love doing in all the series, probably the least apparent in Resistance which is quite frankly, pants.

I just saw that Bossk is rumored to have an appearance in this, surely not? He must be really old (not that I have any idea of how long Trandoshans live but he was active in the clone wars).


Well he was active in Empire. But thats pretty much my point. What was the purpose of throwing Bossk into the clone wars? You made other new compelling bounty hunters like Cad Bane. It's like when the falcon was in the background in the prequels. Why? It's the lowest hanging and corniest fruit to make those kinds of references and SW just can't seem to help itself.

fething the inconsequential droid that blew a gasket is going to appear. ::smh:: GREAT!

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 ingtaer wrote:
Its always a danger for SW and something they have seemed to love doing in all the series, probably the least apparent in Resistance which is quite frankly, pants.

I just saw that Bossk is rumored to have an appearance in this, surely not? He must be really old (not that I have any idea of how long Trandoshans live but he was active in the clone wars).


My memory in the old canon is that they could live a long time but rarely did, since their species had a prediliction for career paths that tend to have the "early grave" retirement plan.

   
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But is actually R5-D4, or just A.N.Other R5 unit?

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
But is actually R5-D4, or just A.N.Other R5 unit?
Let's hope it's just another R5 unit.

Stop making the SW universe smaller.

   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
But is actually R5-D4, or just A.N.Other R5 unit?
Let's hope it's just another R5 unit.

Stop making the SW universe smaller.


Yes, this. I am not sure how anyone could even know if it was the same one anyway, I don't recall it being called by its full designation in ANH.

Disappointed that there have not been any spaceships shown so far (if I missed them, link please!) as that is what is the major draw for me. Its nice though that the director(s) are actually SW fans and want to remain true to the feeling of the OT, we will just have to hope that that doesn't mean that they feel the need to rehash it, again....

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Ooooh, that means they're going to totally retcon out that horrid, horrid "Death Star II was possessed by the brain of IG-88" story. Yay!
   
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Ah but you forget that there were at least 4 IG88s!

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There was a book of Star Wars short stories published in 2017 called a “Certain point of view” which is canon. There is chapter called “ The Red One” that deals with R5-D4 his designation is confirmed there. R2 recognises that R5 is a threat to his mission so initially tries to sabotage R5 but R5 catches R2 in the act so R2 explains his mission and after a lot of pleading by R2 when Luke is buying the droids R5 deliberately blows his motivator so Luke had to buy R2 instead. R5 escapes when the Stormtroopers wipe out the Jawas.

https://www.google.ie/amp/s/screenrant.com/star-wars-r5-d4-bad-motivator-r2-d2-rebels/amp/

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Perfect example of a piece of side story that just doesn't need to exist, and doesn't make anything better by existing.

   
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Although the bit about R5 deliberately blowing his motivator to help R2 out has been around for a long time. I suspect it's a bit of 'technical manual' guff that's been accepted as canon somewhere along the line.

   
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 LordofHats wrote:
Perfect example of a piece of side story that just doesn't need to exist, and doesn't make anything better by existing.


Better than the one where it was Force Sensitive.

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 LordofHats wrote:
Perfect example of a piece of side story that just doesn't need to exist, and doesn't make anything better by existing.


Doesn't make anything worse either.

Mind you, my bar for acceptable Star Wars is pretty low these days - it just has to avoid being mindless, vacuous deconstruction.

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Id say it makes things worse.

Why couldn't the droid just be a piece of gak that broke down? Why does everything have to be destiny?

SW is so bogged down by its own bull gak most of the time.


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Id say it makes things worse.

Why couldn't the droid just be a piece of gak that broke down? Why does everything have to be destiny?

SW is so bogged down by its own bull gak most of the time.


But it's not "destiny" either way. It's a random event, or it's one character persuading another character to do something.

Also even if it was "destiny", err, it's Star Wars, a property that is literally based on a story about The Chosen One(s) bringing balance to a mystical cosmic force that, among other things, lets people predict the future. So it would be less a case of "SW...bogged down by its own bull gak" and more one of you not liking the basic core premise of the whole IP and being irrationally annoyed when it adheres to that core premise.

I swear people baffle the hell out of me sometimes, it's like when folk profess to like Star Trek but get annoyed when it's not dark and gritty.

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Really, the 'destiny' option would have been for it to have been a seemingly random event. Having it be a deliberate act by the droid isn't 'destiny'... it's just shoehorning in unnecessary detail.

   
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You know what else is a random event? In the original movie uncle owen was gunna buy the red one. Then it broke. He had a used car dealer type conversation with little desert junk dealers and then they bought the blue one instead.

However many years later writing a story that gives the prop that was the broken droid a story that turns it into a "noble sacrifice" is starwars bogged down by its own bs.


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 Lance845 wrote:
You know what else is a random event? In the original movie uncle owen was gunna buy the red one. Then it broke. He had a used car dealer type conversation with little desert junk dealers and then they bought the blue one instead.


Yes, that's the point. If that had just been a random event, that would have been 'destiny' at work.

The added fluff makes it not a random event. The purchased droid deliberately sabotaged itself so that Owen would buy the only other astromech droid in the lineup. Not destiny. Deux Ex Droid.



I did just realise that it never even occured to me before to wonder just why a moisture farmer was buying an astromech droid... At least there was a reason for buying C3PO

   
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I always figured the astromech droids were a general repair and program droid. The moisture farmer could use it to keep all his collectors running and provide general maintainence.


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Yeah, compare the amount of time that Astromechs are seen... astromeching compared to just generally bimbling around the place fixing stuff and operating computers. The Astromech is the swiss army knife of droids.
   
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They're useful. They can interface with computers, and other droids, so if something is going Pete Tong, plug in your Astromech, and they'll be able to sort stuff out.

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They seem to be able to do everything/anything. Quite remarkable for what is supposed to be a giant calculator. Still providing they don't go full Skippy I can cope.

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I don't think it would be Owen's first choice if he'd been handed a copy of Industrial Automaton or Cybot Galactica's catalogues and an unlimited credit card (there's probably some sort of agri-droid or the like that would be better value for money), but given that he's buying 2nd-hand from the scrappy, an astromech droid is probably the best thing available. C-3PO is the odd choice, I always thought.
   
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 AndrewGPaul wrote:
I don't think it would be Owen's first choice if he'd been handed a copy of Industrial Automaton or Cybot Galactica's catalogues and an unlimited credit card (there's probably some sort of agri-droid or the like that would be better value for money), but given that he's buying 2nd-hand from the scrappy, an astromech droid is probably the best thing available. C-3PO is the odd choice, I always thought.


I believe he asks c3-p0 if he can speak some specific droid language for some piece of machinery he has. 3p0 says its like a second language to him and he waves off the rest of his nonsense and says he will take the protocol droid.

He gets him specifically to smooth out the wrinkles of working with his hodge podge machinery.


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I think the line is "Do you speak binary?", but it's been awhile since I watched A New Hope.
   
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He asks if 3PO speaks 'Bocce', and then clarifies that he needs a droid who speaks the 'binary language of moisture vaporators'... which may or may not be the same thing.

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Ha. I hope it is binary. Thats a good little joke i completely forgot about.


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Footage from Star Wars Celebration (off screen filmed on a phone). The trailer is at the end of clip 1 and there’s a separate production trailer in clip 2 they probably held back public release due to episode IX trailer releasing on the same day.

https://youtu.be/l0dhPm3vbyE

Production trailer

https://youtu.be/kOqyaFTR1cA

Glad he keeps the helmet on in the clips shown, no name has been given for the Mandalorian so hopefully they stick with him being nameless and Kowakian monkey-lizard on a split

It’s confirmed that it takes place 5 years after RoTJ, the ship is called the Razorcrest and Gina Caranos character Cara Dune is an ex rebel shock trooper that struggles to reintegrate into society.

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