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Old 12-30-2020, 10:12 AM   #961
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I watch most of the Star Wars Theory videos, he's a quality YouTuber overall.

But yes, he cries all the time during his reactions. That's why he films them. He knows it's entertaining for the viewers.
And he's capitalizing on the publicity - that's what YouTubers do.

However, I think he does have a point against Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo is clearly completely disconnected with how the fans act/think. Hidalgo is an embarrassment to Lucas Film.

If you want truly terrible Star Wars YouTubers, watch Mike Zeroh or Stupendous Wave.
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Old 12-30-2020, 10:35 AM   #962
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I think SWT is very good and his content is good, like I said he went off of the reservation a bit with ROS. There's a guy called Generation Tech and his Star Wars content is really really good.


For fan reaction, I really like Louise, but if you want to see someone get emotional, she's it because she's a pure heart Star Wars fan, there's another one called I think Alysha, she's really good, but she has a sarcasm meter a mile wide when it comes to characters she doesn't like.
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Old 12-30-2020, 10:36 AM   #963
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I watch most of the Star Wars Theory videos, he's a quality YouTuber overall.

But yes, he cries all the time during his reactions. That's why he films them. He knows it's entertaining for the viewers.
And he's capitalizing on the publicity - that's what YouTubers do.

However, I think he does have a point against Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo is clearly completely disconnected with how the fans act/think. Hidalgo is an embarrassment to Lucas Film.

If you want truly terrible Star Wars YouTubers, watch Mike Zeroh or Stupendous Wave.

God, Zeroh is the supershadow of our times btw, I've never watched Stupendous Wave.
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Old 12-30-2020, 11:49 AM   #964
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EckhartsLadder and Generation Films/Tech are my main SW youtubers. Plenty of geeky analysis without the big channel over-dramatics, and even not afraid to throw some criticism where warranted occasionally.

My favourite Eck content has always been his VS videos pitting ships, factions, species etc against each other, sometimes even cross-universe like Trek or Halo. He’s promised to do more of that in 2021. Anyone who puts the effort into creating an Eclipse vs Viscount short film is a good one in my books.
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:20 PM   #965
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It's possible.

And it gets eyeballs, unfortunately.

They would be less common if we weren't addicted to observing drama and sensationalism, and all those clicks went toward nature videos or something wholesome and of value.

More broadly put, people are addicted to any form of emotional tension, even if it's low vibe.

It's too bad that the geek/enthusiast community has largely become complaint/rant vlogs because it gets more of a following than discussion of content/lore itself.

But that's why I like SWT, he's not nearly as bad as others. Other posters made a way bigger fuss. It's odd that they took far more offence to it than the person supposedly "targeted".

This isn't some new thing. People have been watching soap operas since there was TVs. Even before that live theatre was largely just melo-drama. Shakespeare is basically just adding melodrama to historical epics.

I quite like SWT too. I really don't see a problem with him getting emotional, even if he is exaggerating a bit for the camera. The beauty part about YouTube is that if you see something you don't like, you can just stop watching it and watch one of the millions of other videos out there. This isn't like the old days, where you have X amount channels to watch on a set schedule.
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Old 12-30-2020, 01:00 PM   #966
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EckhartsLadder and Generation Films/Tech are my main SW youtubers. Plenty of geeky analysis without the big channel over-dramatics, and even not afraid to throw some criticism where warranted occasionally.

My favourite Eck content has always been his VS videos pitting ships, factions, species etc against each other, sometimes even cross-universe like Trek or Halo. Heís promised to do more of that in 2021. Anyone who puts the effort into creating an Eclipse vs Viscount short film is a good one in my books.

Eck got me hooked on all of the really awesome Empire at War mods that are hopelessly addicting.
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I watch most of the Star Wars Theory videos, he's a quality YouTuber overall.

But yes, he cries all the time during his reactions. That's why he films them. He knows it's entertaining for the viewers.
And he's capitalizing on the publicity - that's what YouTubers do.

However, I think he does have a point against Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo Hidalgo is clearly completely disconnected with how the fans act/think. Hidalgo is an embarrassment to Lucas Film.

If you want truly terrible Star Wars YouTubers, watch Mike Zeroh or Stupendous Wave.
Agreed.

Ugh, Zeroh lives up to his name. Never heard a YTer talk for so long while conveying so little information. Just talks in circles, and posts consistently false rumors everywhere, throwing poop at the wall for clicks. SW Eklund.
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Old 12-31-2020, 11:01 PM   #968
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Very sad news as Tom Kane who voice Yoda and narrated in the Clone Wars, played a ton of characters in Star Wars including the voice of Ackbar in the ST, and Woodhouse in Archer had a stroke and has lost his ability to verbally communicate


https://deadline.com/2020/12/star-wa...ke-1234663335/
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Old 01-01-2021, 03:14 PM   #969
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I was ready to give up on the whole Star wars series, but having Jenkins onboard has given me renewed hope.
After watching WW84, I take this back.
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I just finished S2 of The Mandalorian, and all I can say is that. was. AWESOME

Disney just needs to suck it up, retcon the new trilogy, and give the keys of the Star Wars kingdom to Favreau, he just gets it. That was the best SW content we've seen since RotJ (honorable mention to Rogue One), but the only thing nagging in the back of my head is how all this amazing world building being done with Mandalorian gets absolutely shat on by the new trilogy. I really hope they figure out a decent way to side step it if they don't want to just banish it all together
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Old 01-03-2021, 01:13 AM   #971
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Old 01-04-2021, 12:55 PM   #972
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High Republic trailer


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Old 01-07-2021, 08:33 PM   #973
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Review Republic Commando.

Ok finished the 3rd of the 5 book series. I don't know why I couldn't get through this series the first time, but its actually turned into a really good series that echos a lot of the problems with the Republic, and why people were probably ok with it being replaced by the Empire.

Remember that this book was written long before the idea of the Chips being put into the heads of the Clones so they would execute Order 66.

This book addresses a few key story lines, most of them around the idea that the Republic is using a slave army to fight their battles. The Clones have no rights, receive no pay, and have no life to look forward to mainly because first of all they have an accelerated life span, second of all, the Republic and Jedi for the most part don't care about their casualties.

This leads to some Jedi becoming disgruntled with both the Jedi Council and with the government of the republic to the point that one Jedi general leaves the order.

Meanwhile we're dealing with some moments of self awareness by the Clones, they are humans, and have human emotions, and can fall in love. This leads to one Clone Commando falling in love and knocking up a Jedi.

Meanwhile leading to the treatment of Clones we see how bad their treatment is, one main character a commando named Fi suffers and falls into a head injury and because there is no chance of him returning to duty, the protocol is euthanasia. When his fellow Commando's and a love interest of one of the Clones try to intervene and save his life they are informed that they are attempting to steal Republic Property.

The other main story line is the pursuit of Ko Sai the Kaminoan geneticist in an attempt to find a way to give the Clones a normal lifespan.

This book is a excellent read, it improves on Hard Contact while we follow the members of Delta Squad (from the game) and Omega Squad and get a deeper sense that these are people trapped and fighting for a completely corrupt Republic.

At the same time you can start to see the march towards the conclusion of the war and the execution of Order 66 with Palpatine's machinations happening in the back ground.

There aren't a ton of battle scenes in this book, it reads more like a combination of a political thriller and a detective knowledge.

Even though this is sadly a Legends book, you can see a lot of the Null Trooper characters in the Bad Batch which is really interesting.

4/5
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There is a lot of good books written around the time frame of the prequel trilogy. Well thought out concepts and explanations on how democracy fell seemingly so easily to the tyrannical Emperor.
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As cheesy as some of the dialogue could be in the PT, outside of all of Palpatine's stuff being awesome. When a depressed Padme looks around the senate and says "This is how Liberty dies, with thunderous applause" was a great line with a lot of historical reference.


The Republic was corrupt, there was no question, even though the Sith did a lot of manipulation of the Senate to push them to that point, it didn't need to be a hard push.


Even the Jedi really weren't there for the people and the weak, their first duty which was misguided was to the Republic and to Democracy.


The Empire was already in power long before the Republics name was changed.
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if the credits for the PT looked more like this



and less like this



I'm confident we would have gotten the more impactful story (and just plain superior films for that matter) that Cap has been trying to relay to us all these years.
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I agree, thought Kasdan was the writer for The Force Awakens and Solo, which are both critized in terms of their writing. But yeah, I look at his body of work, and maybe recombining George with Kasdan in the PT would have lead to better movies and maybe no I hate sand moments.
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A big announcement today from Lucasfilm regarding the future of Star Wars gaming...

https://twitter.com/user/status/1349363457557098499


https://news.ubisoft.com/en-us/artic...star-wars-game

Ubisoft will be developing an open-world story-driven game set in the Star Wars universe. The team behind the Tom Clancy's The Division 2 game will be developing the new Star Wars game.

This also signals the end of EA's exclusive deal to make Star Wars related games. EA will continue to make Star Wars games, including the sequel to Jedi Fallen Order, but they will no longer be the only developer working with the IP.
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Ubisoft will be developing an open-world story-driven game set in the Star Wars universe. The team behind the Tom Clancy's The Division 2 game will be developing the new Star Wars game..
This actually makes me a lot more excited rather than having an Assassin's Creed or FarCry in space. Division 2 is absolutely fantastic for world building, gameplay, and narrative. What drags it down is being an MMO-lite with bullet sponge enemies. It will be interesting to see what that team can do without the always online constraint
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