Archive for the ‘ROTS’ Category

Ian McDiarmid’s Fan X Panel

September 10, 2018

Learn how a lot of dead padawans got cut from ROTS and more from Palpie himself at last weekend’s Fan X convention in Utah.

H/T Naboo News

Funko’s ROTS Smuggler’s Bounty Box

May 16, 2018

Funko’s Smuggler’s Bounty box series has up for pre-orders its upcoming ROTS set.  If you’ve never purchased one before, it generally comes with at least one Pop bobble head, another Funko-manufactured figurine, and a load of cool stuff/surprises.  For example in the Sith box I got a Kylo Ren/Darth Vader t-shirt, a Darth Vader drink cup, and a Count Dooku Pop among other goodies.  Given that Pops alone go for at least ten bucks and t-shirts average $20-25 these days, it’s a really good deal for $25.

The deadline for ordering is July 15!

ROTS Star Words Part 3

May 10, 2018

“It’s not the Jedi way.”:

He was an unarmed prisoner, Anakin says. The Jedi don’t kill unarmed prisoners; they are not executioners. They will kill if necessary; if there is no other way to take down an enemy, but never unnecessarily, and never to satisfy their own bloodlust or vengeance.

But. This is an ideal. Do the Jedi really adhere to it? And should they? Palpatine offers two counterpoints to try to soothe Anakin’s conscience, to assure him that he has done nothing wrong. The first is that Dooku was too dangerous to be left alive. Leaving aside Palaptine’s ulterior motives as a Sith Lord looking to replace his apprentice, let’s consider that this argument may have some merit. Even without his hands, Dooku could still cause trouble, couldn’t he? He has tremendous skills in the Force; he’s devious and charismatic. Unarmed, perhaps, but harmless? Probably not. So maybe there are times when execution is the only option.

ROTS Star Words Parts 1 & 2

May 4, 2018

Happy May the 4th!

Matril has kicked off her Star Words analysis of ROTS.  Here’s part one and here’s part two.

 

I just love it. His jaunty little bow, his careless confidence…it makes you wonder if Anakin has been wearing off on him. And perhaps Obi-Wan has earned the right to be a little smug. He is, as far as anyone knows, the only Jedi to successfully defeat a Sith Lord in over a thousand years. And he and Anakin have fought Dooku before, though of course their attack was less than effective back then. Now, knowing how Anakin has matured and improved his skills in the intervening years, Obi-Wan has little doubt that they’ll be able to take him down together.

Star Words: End of AOTC, Beginning of ROTS

April 27, 2018

Last week, I’d missed the final AOTC Star Words installment in Matril’s Star Words series.

And here’s the first in her ROTS series:

 

This marvelous line can be enjoyed on at least four separate levels. First off, it’s a nice call-back to Han Solo’s line from the original film. When he says it, as they attempt to flee into hyperspace with several Star Destroyers in pursuit, it’s almost certainly sarcastic — though if Han didn’t enjoy danger at least a little, he wouldn’t have become a smuggler. What about Anakin?

That’s the second level. It’s a definite feature of his character that he delights in the thrill of battle. Just look at his face as he says the line. It’s in direct contrast to Obi-Wan’s attitude, who grumbles, “Oh, this is going to be easy” and “Blast; this is why I hate flying!” They’re both excellent fighters and pilots, hand-picked for this rescue mission, but they have very different demeanors about the whole ordeal. It makes them good counterparts in battle.

Ewan McGregor At Pre-TLJ Saga Marathon

December 20, 2017

Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre ran a marathon of Eps I-VII before debuting TLJ and appearing to introduce ROTS was none other than Ewan McGregor:

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Breakdowns of AOTC and ROTS

December 13, 2017

Ashley Eckstein for Hot Topic summarizing AOTC and ROTS (“Ahsoka left him and he didn’t get a job promotion” LOL):

Video: What If Anakin Went To Utapau

September 8, 2017

I haven’t highlighted The Prequels Channel on YouTube (though I have it under the blogroll links) because it posts videos very frequently.  But I thought I’d highlight this “what if” video:

Former Handmaiden Recalls ROTS

June 22, 2017

Australian actress Kristy Wright spoke briefly on a t.v. show called “The Daily Edition” about her role as handmaiden Moteé in ROTS:

HT Naboo News

Bai Ling On ROTS

June 3, 2017

Bai Ling, the actress who played Senator Bana Breemu in a cut scene from ROTS, reflected on her time making the film and ending up on the cutting room floor (though her scene is on the DVD):

Actors including Terence Stamp have criticised Lucas’ hands-off style of directing actors, but Bai welcomed the freedom. “He was almost not visible,” she remembers. But she adds, “He was totally there to support the artists. Great artists are laid-back, and they give you all the freedom because they trust you.”

Bai’s character was one of a group of politicians discussing opposition to the soon-to-be-Emperor Palpatine. In one scene she appeared alongside Natalie Portman with Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, a character from the original trilogy, and Bai’s old friend Katie Lucas under blue makeup as Chi Eekway Papanoida.

Read the rest here.