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Old 03-16-2017, 10:43 AM
 
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I would expect people battling with or against light sabers would lose limbs
if anything im surprised more jedi didn't have cybernetic arms
There is gathering canon that suggests between the protection of the Force and a low level of intelligence in the lightsaber crystals that accidents would not happen among Jedi.
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:25 PM
 
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There is gathering canon that suggests between the protection of the Force and a low level of intelligence in the lightsaber crystals that accidents would not happen among Jedi.
Does "gathering canon" mean "nerds' wishful thinking?"
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:00 PM
 
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Does "gathering canon" mean "nerds' wishful thinking?"
To some extent.

However, more of it is coming out of the Disney animations. Clone Wars went quite deeply into the story of how Jedi build their light sabers and the mystique of the cyber crystals. Rebels has touched on how the Force actively protects its users.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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However, more of it is coming out of the Disney animations. Clone Wars went quite deeply into the story of how Jedi build their light sabers and the mystique of the cyber crystals. Rebels has touched on how the Force actively protects its users.
I keep trying to watch those shows. I think I would like the stories. I just can't get past the ugly, amateurish animation.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:36 AM
 
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I keep trying to watch those shows. I think I would like the stories. I just can't get past the ugly, amateurish animation.
I don't like the "Rebels" animation, but I've come to understand (and see) that the animation is actually based on Ralph McQuarrie's original Star Wars concept art style, so I'm tolerating it for the sake of the story.


The Rebels plots have taken a number of notes from Rogue One (I'm not sure the Rebels producers had too much more advance information than we had) and are clearly pointing the series to segue into the Battle of Scarif.


But along the way, they're pulling in some of the "Legends" concepts. They're pointing more to the idea that the Jedi "light side only" philosophy is as wrong in its extreme as the Sith's "dark side only" philosophy. They haven't explicitly said "gray Jedi" yet (we may have seen the character Asoka Tano as a "gray Jedi" with her newly revealed white-bladed light sabers) but they're moving in that direction. They are also moving more in the "non-Jedi Force user" direction.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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I don't like the "Rebels" animation, but I've come to understand (and see) that the animation is actually based on Ralph McQuarrie's original Star Wars concept art style, so I'm tolerating it for the sake of the story.
It isn't the design I object to. I love McQuarrie's art.

But I hate the bad 3D computer animation. It looks like bad claymation. Blocky characters with wooden-puppet expressions. I would much, much rather see a traditional 2D STAR WARS cartoon than bad computer animation.

I'm baffled by the bad animation in these shows. Disney is the Animation King of the planet. STAR WARS is the single-most popular entertainment brand on the planet. But their TV shows look like something an art school student did on his Mac. In fact, I have seen short films from art students that put REBELS animation to utter shame. I don't understand it. Come on, Disney. Show your most popular brand some love.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:46 AM
 
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It isn't the design I object to. I love McQuarrie's art.

But I hate the bad 3D computer animation. It looks like bad claymation. Blocky characters with wooden-puppet expressions. I would much, much rather see a traditional 2D STAR WARS cartoon than bad computer animation.

I'm baffled by the bad animation in these shows. Disney is the Animation King of the planet. STAR WARS is the single-most popular entertainment brand on the planet. But their TV shows look like something an art school student did on his Mac. In fact, I have seen short films from art students that put REBELS animation to utter shame. I don't understand it. Come on, Disney. Show your most popular brand some love.
I rather liked the Clone Wars animation. I think that was the best modern animation on series television--there isn't anything else approaching it, AFAIK.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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I rather liked the Clone Wars animation. I think that was the best modern animation on series television--there isn't anything else approaching it, AFAIK.
Do you mean the Tartakovsky cartoon, or the computer-cartoon that followed?

I loved the Tartakovsky cartoon. Very stylized, yes, but brilliantly so. The CGI cartoon that followed was much more meh. CGI puppets still move like puppets.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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Do you mean the Tartakovsky cartoon, or the computer-cartoon that followed?

I loved the Tartakovsky cartoon. Very stylized, yes, but brilliantly so. The CGI cartoon that followed was much more meh. CGI puppets still move like puppets.
I liked both (I also liked Samurai Jack). Clone Wars got much better in all ways into the second season.


And I still have the old CGI original Reboot series on DVD, that got 'way, 'way better after CBS gave them their walking papers and they went rogue.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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And I still have the old CGI original Reboot series on DVD, that got 'way, 'way better after CBS gave them their walking papers and they went rogue.
CBS had a STAR WARS show? How did I miss that?
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