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Postby Sachi » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:08 pm

I don't know how many of you follow Rebels, but the highly anticipated confrontation between Old Ben Kenobi and Maul aired last night, and I've got to say that it was perfect. There were a lot of concerns going in, particularly regarding the handling of Kenobi, but I was deeply satisfied by the entire episode, and the VA they got to play an older Kenobi sounded just like Alec Guinness.

Next week is the season finale. I'm really looking forward to seeing Thrawn in full force. :nyao:
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Postby Bagheera » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:52 pm

View Original PostSachi wrote:I don't know how many of you follow Rebels, but the highly anticipated confrontation between Old Ben Kenobi and Maul aired last night, and I've got to say that it was perfect. There were a lot of concerns going in, particularly regarding the handling of Kenobi, but I was deeply satisfied by the entire episode, and the VA they got to play an older Kenobi sounded just like Alec Guinness.


The parts with Kenobi were perfect. The fact that Ezra had to carry the biggest idiot ball of all time to get us there, and then was sent home before things were resolved? Not so much. I really wish the writing team would work on that lack of consistency, because it's been an issue throughout the show's run.
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Postby Shinoyami65 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:16 am

It felt like Ezra just ended up being baggage in this episode while Maul and Kenobi were the main focus. Things probably wouldn't have turned out differently if Ezra hadn't shown up, but they probably felt like he had to be there as the main character.
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Postby Sachi » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:26 am

Given the unique relationship between Maul and Ezra, as well as their connection with the holocrons, I'd say it was pretty necessary to have Ezra involved somehow, even if he was sidelined. Ezra needed to be rid of his connection with Maul.

Anyone else catch the reference to TPM and Qui Gon Jinn's fighting style? Overall the confrontation was a nice samurai movie homage, but when Kenobi changed his fighting stance to bait Maul I got the shivers. Even more so with their parting words. What a beautiful fight.
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Postby Bagheera » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:28 am

View Original PostSachi wrote:Given the unique relationship between Maul and Ezra, as well as their connection with the holocrons, I'd say it was pretty necessary to have Ezra involved somehow, even if he was sidelined. Ezra needed to be rid of his connection with Maul.


That could be easily handled with a Force vision that showed him the outcome of the fight. Heck, that'd be a better resolution than what he actually got.
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Postby xanderkh » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:32 am

I was both shocked, and very satisfied with the outcome between Kenobi and Maul. Overall, this was a GREAT episode, and a good ending to Maul's story. Now, he can rest.
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Postby Shinoyami65 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:59 am

View Original PostSachi wrote:
Anyone else catch the reference to TPM and Qui Gon Jinn's fighting style? Overall the confrontation was a nice samurai movie homage, but when Kenobi changed his fighting stance to bait Maul I got the shivers. Even more so with their parting words. What a beautiful fight.



Yeah, I've seen loads written about the use of the lightsaber Forms and stances in the fight. It really does convey a lot of hidden depth that 5 minutes of flippy acrobatics couldn't amount to.
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