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  1. 12 hours ago, HumanChessgame said:

    I haven't watched any of the Star Wars animated universe. Where should I start and what's mandatory/skipable?

    At this point, Clone Wars and Rebels are pretty mandatory. You can probably easily find a list online of the essential episodes from each. Resistance is largely disregarded, but the other two are being referenced heavily in other media now.

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  2. RE: Ahsoka and the number of Jedi out there. It has been a consistent theme through a lot of Star Wars media, that no one really seems to know how many survived. Everyone from Cal Kestis on after, seem to believe it's just them and maybe a handful of others.  I mean, that is what Palpatine wanted, for everyone to think all the Jedi were dead, and it worked.

    Also I'm glad we didn't veer into *another* TLJ argument. That bantha has been beaten to death.

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  3. Man, I loved this episode. The cinematography was incredible, and I really liked Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka. They did a good job of pulling at the heartstrings too, because part of me wants Grogue to be trained, but a bigger part of me never wants the bond with Mando to be broken. The Thrawn namedrop was a huge pop from me, since he is confirmed as still being alive.  Filoni and Favreau need to be the Feige of all Star Wars projects at this point.

  4. Oddly enough, I don't *hate* the idea of Snoke being a half baked attempt at cloning Palpatine. I just wish they'd left it at that, and not brought in actual (not)Palpatine. If they had told me that Rey's dad was killed whilst trying to make a Palpatine clone, and ended up with Snoke, I could have lived with that.

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  5. Not sure I'm crazy about them using the Star Wars property that everyone loves to make sense of the Star Wars properties that people love a lot less. Otherwise, episode 4 was a big hit for me. Carl Weathers LOVES Baby Yoda lol as in, the actor and director of this episode, not his character.

  6. I'm very happy with the Mavs effort last night. I like who we got with all 3 picks, and I think Green will be a pleasant surprise. I'm gutted at losing Seth Curry, but I *do* feel like Josh Richardson gives the team what they are looking for right now with a defensive minded guard.

  7. To circle back around, I don't think Daniel had much of an issue with Johnny, at least at the start of season 1(or even later tbh). He seemed genuinely happy to see Johnny at the dealership, and probably thought they were more cool with each other than they really were. Johnny gave him respect at the end of the tournament, but like Humanchessgame said, probably didn't have much to say to him afterwards.  Hell, even later in the series, you can tell that Daniel is holding onto the grudge because he thinks he's supposed to. Everytime he lets his guard down, he and Johnny get along.

    His issue is obviously with Cobra Kai itself, because when he sees that name, he sees Kreese, Silver, Barnes and *sigh* Snake. You know, the dudes who legit tried to murder and maim him. If Silver and his flunkies were such actual GD psychopaths, then the whole thing would have been ancient history. Kreese would have been hanging out at one of those bars with all the oldheads and vets, complaining about foreigners within weeks, never to be seen again.

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  8. Looking back on the last page or two, thinking about Daniel's obsession with Miyagi, and I honestly think it makes sense. Daniel doesn't seem to have had many struggles once he got to adulthood and became successful with his dealership, and in the times where he did have problems, Miyagi was always there to help him figure it out. Now that he's more or less having a mid-life crisis, he's dealing with a major life issue on his own(in his mind, despite having a loving family) and is naturally thinking back to the teachings of the one person that always seemed to have the answers.

    I think that is why Daniel had such a hard time being a teacher, because he didn't have a lifetime of failure to tap into like Johnny did. Johnny saw a chance to give kids the life purpose he never had, whereas Daniel obviously WANTS to help these kids out, but is having trouble finding the teachable moments in his own life past high school.

    I've always liked that there isn't really an actual villain(besides Krease and maybe Hawk at this point) in the show, just different people with different visions, that more or less want to do the same things. Both Johnny and Daniel seem to really just want to help these kids out, but may never understand the motivations of the other. Daniel is always going to be that New Jersey hothead that has a meltdown when faced with any inconvenience(see Trees, Miyagi's Little).

  9. The most striking thing about the end of Rebels for me, was how graphic it was to see the wolves maul a bunch of stormtroopers. Rebels as a whole veered away from the violence of Clone Wars, but man if that wolf scene wasn't way up there on the "holy shit" scale.

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  10. 7 hours ago, _MJ_ said:

    Kawhi was playing amazing defense on Luka late in the fourth. He wasn't giving him an inch. Even Morris was giving Luka problems near the end. Yet, the Clippers switches led to Reggie Jackson(maybe Lu Williams once too) on Luka in a couple of key moments. Obviously not the matchup the Clippers want in those situations...

    Lu Williams is just an offensive machine and nearly cover for Paul George's terrible shooting night. Kawhi knows how to get to his spots(also knows how to use push offs to lose defenders) and just hit shots.

    I believe after tonight's game Maxi Kleber is shooting 1-17 in this series. That's a 5 percent 3 point shooting percentage. Dallas does not have a lot wing options but I see your pain Dallas fans.

    Here is the thing, that is really out of character for Maxi. He's normally a very reliable outside shooter. At this point, I'd like to see Rick use him more as a runner like he did with Powell. You kinda need to keep Kleber on the floor due to him being one of the only good defenders we have. I liked that MKG got some decent minutes, and I thought he did a pretty fair job defending Kawhi.

  11. Man that Stargirl finale was great, and overall it was a damn good first season. I hope the second season keeps what worked so well, like the pacing and reserved nature.

     

    RE: DC Universe, I knew the original shows would live on, but I'm hoping the library of the classic animated shows like Batman:TAS and Justice League end up on HBO Max.

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  12. 21 hours ago, JonnyLaw said:

    You’re not joking. I googled Veil of the Force and got: 

    “The rumor comes from the "future ruler of Earth," the Doomcock Overlord DVD YouTube channel...”

    Whenever I see that dude's name pop up, I immediately close the article.  I disliked the sequels quite a bit, but I think Disney just washing their hands of them(like they are kinda already doing) is a million times more likely than a retcon.

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  13. I loved this week's episode, and I though the reveal of Court's dad just being some dickhead was well done. I'm starting to wonder if there is a heel turn coming for Mike though. Kid keeps getting shuffled to the background, and Pat is connecting with Court more and more(which she kinda needs right now tbh), and he is clearing resenting it.

    Love this show for digging up obscure characters like SHINING KNIGHT.

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  14. Lando is alot like Han Solo for me, in that I'm not really interested in having the curtain pulled back on their backstory. Much of the charm of a character like that, is not knowing if they are bullshitting you, or if it's true.  Those characters need an air of mystery around them. I agree with @Eivion in that I don't want more content on the legacy characters(even though I am excited for Obi-Wan).

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  15. I kinda get the feeling that they dig Junior out of the rubble and go full heel with him later.  You are right about the Barb situation, tbh.  I am hoping that Court eventually tells her mom that it was all her idea and that Pat genuinely tried to stop her, but that may not happen.

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  16. Stargirl will probably get the Batwoman treatment, and keep the whole season on the CW app for a while. I've been watching the DCU version, though I"m not sure there is any difference at this point, since they are clocking in at 41 minutes.

    They continue to do a great job of making the big scenes matter more, simply by not doing them often. Thought they did a good job in nailing the emotional beats with Harry Jr. I didn't like Barb being ready to go full divorce after one(granted, big) misunderstanding.

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