AOTC Star Words Part 19

February 1, 2018

An unlikely quote from an unlikely character:

 I love his snotty, self-satisfied delivery. Just look at that smug face. Or I don’t know, maybe Muuns always look like that. But I can’t tell you how many times my husband and I have repeated this line to each other in his ridiculous tone. And it’s all the more amusing to us that his name is San Hill. What the San Hill is going on here? Hah. I don’t know, it amuses me.

In any case, Obi-Wan knows now that Viceroy Gunray is behind the attack on Senator Amidala and that Dooku agreed to arrange it in exchange for Gunray’s cooperation with the Separatist cause. His investigation is officially over, and he can deliver his findings and return home. Except he’s not going to get away from Geonosis that easily.

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Star Ships Podcast Talks Anidala

January 31, 2018

Star Ships is a new podcast from the Clashing Sabers network that focuses exclusively on the romantic pairings of the saga. First up is the first couple of the prequel trilogy, Anakin and Padme. Best of all it’s only 32 minutes long!

 

10 Years Of TCW: Ahsoka Tano Introduced To World A Decade Ago Today

January 29, 2018

Here’s my post about it on January 31 (where was I for two days?).

Geez, where did the time go?

Forces of Destiny Team Interview

January 25, 2018

The Ahsoka and Padmé Forces of Destiny comic from IDW is out and starwars.com has an interview with its creative team.

AOTC Star Words Part 18

January 25, 2018

Cliegg Lars accepts cold hard reality while Anakin doesn’t:

Now, at this point Shmi is still clinging to life and Anakin can sense it, so of course he’s not going to rest until he finds her. But she must die eventually. Ideally a child should outlive their parents, and even if Shmi lived a long and easy life it still must end at last. While it’s deeply unfair that she will die in his arms mere moments after their reunion, the healthy course is to learn to accept it. Cliegg isn’t happy that his wife was taken by the sandpeople; obviously not. He’s taken every reasonable measure to rescue her. But now he is coming to terms with her loss, and working through his grief. Anakin would have done well to follow his example, but alas. This will be his downfall.

 

Video: Mace Windu Vs. General Grievous

January 19, 2018

They never directly faced off in the movies but if they did, who would win? (Frankly, if Obi-Wan was able to smoke Grievous, Mace Windu certainly ought to be able to as well):

Video: Palpatine’s Rise To Power

January 19, 2018

The Prequels Channel has a video analyzing Palpatine’s rise to power.

Podme Episode 3: AOTC

January 19, 2018

The third episode of Podme, the only podcast entirely devoted to Padmé Amidala, focuses on AOTC.  I haven’t listened yet so don’t yell if there’s something in it you don’t like.

AOTC Star Words Part 17

January 18, 2018

Matril posted the latest installment of her look at key lines from AOTC, this time during a time when Anakin makes a crucial and fateful decision:

This simple utterance says so much. The previous night, she rejected the idea of falling in love. But it’s clear that there is already a connection here, however she tries to keep it at bay. She is in perfect sympathy with Anakin’s pain, gently urging him to talk about his nightmare, never doubting that his concerns are valid, and then immediately, without hesitation, offering to come along with him. It provides a convenient loophole to the mandate to protect her (though it’s highly doubtful that anyone on the Council would see it that way). It allows him to do what he needs without having to sacrifice everything else. And it’s just the sort of reckless thing that Captain Typho worried Padmé would do. She and Anakin are not so different, after all.

The Prequels Strike Back…Strike Back With John Robert Thompson

January 18, 2018

Ministry of Cinema is back with a new video featuring comedian/Lucas impersonator/filmmaker John Robert Thompson.  You might remember him as the guy who imitated Lucas at Celebration Anaheim.  Here he talks about his love for the prequels.