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Official: STAR WARS THREAD. These are the droids you're looking for. **WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

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Was trying to think, what are the other good ones? The one is Rogue One is very good. Death Star attack run in ANH is iconic of course.
Really those three are the best IMO.

For a small-scale, one on one ship battle it’s hard to beat Wrath of Kahn.
 

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The Battlestar Galactica remake and Babylon 5 both had some great space battles too. TV budgets, but still well executed.
 

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I pulled up some lists of best Star Wars space battles and saw people hyping the Battle of Coruscant from Revenge of the Sith.

It's terrible. It's mostly corny banter between Anakin and Obi-Wan as they zip around the battlefield, unmolested. Sure there's a whole bunch of big ships but there's no sense on consequence to any of it. It's more like an animated background than a meaningful battle. The whole thing is only four minutes but I was actively bored halfway through it.

And the droids. The droids are so annoying. I can never get over it with any of the prequels. Real shame that Lucas went with "aggressively obnoxious" as the main tone for those movies. Guess it plays to kids. Blows my mind that Gen Zers unironically like those movies.
 

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I pulled up some lists of best Star Wars space battles and saw people hyping the Battle of Coruscant from Revenge of the Sith.

It's terrible. It's mostly corny banter between Anakin and Obi-Wan as they zip around the battlefield, unmolested. Sure there's a whole bunch of big ships but there's no sense on consequence to any of it. It's more like an animated background than a meaningful battle. The whole thing is only four minutes but I was actively bored halfway through it.

And the droids. The droids are so annoying. I can never get over it with any of the prequels. Real shame that Lucas went with "aggressively obnoxious" as the main tone for those movies. Guess it plays to kids. Blows my mind that Gen Zers unironically like those movies.
I thought the lightsaber duel at the end of TPM was great. First time seeing fully-capable Jedi going after each other. ROTJ fight was great but still Novice vs Aging Machine Man.
 
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I thought the lightsaber duel at the end of TPM was great. First time seeing fully-capable Jedi going after each other. ROTJ fight was great but still Novice vs Aging Machine Man.
The Darth Maul fight was definitely the best of the ones in the prequels. They get ridiculous in the later movies.

That plus Ray Park (Maul) was an actual martial artist, which always makes a fight come off better.
 

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The Darth Maul fight was definitely the best of the ones in the prequels. They get ridiculous in the later movies.
I’m glad you’ve seen the light. :)
 

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Hey I'm still not forgiving the terrible fight in ROS.
We’ve gone over this. Return of Skywalker had a LOT of problems. The lightsaber battle wasn’t one of them. :wink:
 

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Was trying to think, what are the other good ones? The one is Rogue One is very good. Death Star attack run in ANH is iconic of course.
Exosquad cartoon had a great space battle when the humans decloak and blast away at the Neosapian flagship.
 

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Exosquad cartoon had a great space battle when the humans decloak and blast away at the Neosapian flagship.
That cartoon was amazing. I’d love to see someone take a crack at doing a modern version of it. Reboot or sequel series in the sane universe.
 

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That cartoon was amazing. I’d love to see someone take a crack at doing a modern version of it. Reboot or sequel series in the sane universe.
Toys were ******* awesome too
 

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Okay, Millenials.
 

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I have Andor withdrawal and was watching some Youtube discussion about it (a mistake I know). Most of it is glowing, but some pretty high profile channels are just ******** all over it.

One of the bigger ones (3M+ subs) was very antagonistic, basically saying "It was all brilliantly done but I don't care about the character." They followed that up with "I'd love to see something bold but familiar, like a history of General Grievous."

And these fans are the problem. They want something well done, but also...nothing new, nothing that isn't immediately familiar and comforting, only nostalgia. It's like somehow they don't realize that the characters they love were new at some point (even us OT fans), and that you can't tell new compelling stories without trying something new occasionally.

"Well done nostaglia p0rn" gets you...the sequels.
 

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