The show is OK, but I don’t understand those weird fleshy appendages on the characters heads. Did they run out of hair budget or something? I confess to not have watched much after the original 3 movies, so I’m probably missing out on some alien features
Hera’s people, the Twileks, first appeared at least in Return of the Jedi, possibly earlier.
The why is to make them visually distinct as aliens, while still allowing human actors to play the roles. It’s a bigger-budget version of Star Trek’s forehead prosthetics.
I wasn’t sure whether Ahsoka’s tentacles were part of her body or a hat. Apparently part of her body.
Ahsoka episode 5 was amazing!!! For one, it makes me so incredibly happy to see the Ghost in live action, that is my favorite spaceship of all time. Also, Clone Wars flashbacks!!! Captain Rex in live action for the first time since Return of the Jedi! The Siege of Mandalore! That is the best thing ever. The World Between Worlds looked amazing too! There is so much more I loved about this episode, It’s my favorite yet by far.
Ahsoka: “I won’t fight you.”
Anakin: “I’ve heard that one before.”
Shameless fan service? Absolutely. Was I delighted by it? Absolutely.
Ahsoka’s been fun so far.
I’m getting a bit weary of stories involving force wizards, though.
That’s one of the reasons I liked Andor so much. No Force. No families fighting each other for generations. Just a cool sci-fi story set in the Star Wars galaxy about the ‘normal’ people.
Too many shots of people waving and squinting and I start hearing Doug Henning in my head all “it’s maaaaaaagic!”
I have been spoiled on multiple episodes of Ashoka…or at least I think I have. I have only the faintest knowledge of the character herself and none of the satellite peeps, so while I’m glad those better-versed are excited, I’m all….???
Yep, me too.
My main (mild-ish) gripe of the Ahsoka series is that it seems to be trying to stretch four or five 25-minute episodes into eight 40+ minute ones. I don’t mind measured pacing, but at times these episodes really drag.
The most egregious padding (no unblurred spoilers) ... .
In episode 1 the series spent nearly 7 minutes on a lone character fiddling silently with a prop (underground temple, and map sphere). And this most recent episode (#5), also nearly 7 minutes is dedicated to “space whales” (purrgils) just silently “swimming”, through clouds and then amongst stationary sharships. These deserve some time, sure, but not that much, certainly.
I’m disappointed that season one may amount to little more than the first few chapters of an average-length novel. Also that the series’s full story may stretch across a decade or more. (Sadly, this is becoming the norm for streaming services. They seem to deliver about half the number of new episodes per 12-month period that broadcast/cable series traditionally have.)
Ok, so, regarding Ahsoka.
Why did general tentacles bring her (presumably adopted) son with her? I get that he furthered the plot, but he’s young enough to play tag with a droid, so what is she doing bringing him to some planet where a battle was, as far as she knew, still taking place? Talk about an unfit mother!
And seriously, is Ezra really so amazing? Because it’s going to be one hell of a letdown if he isn’t.
Obscured for those who haven’t seen Star Wars: Rebels
IMHO, he’s not that amazing. But in Rebels it’s established that a broadcast of his sparked the more widespread Rebellion and his sacrificial action took Thrawn (a dangerously competent military strategist) off the board for its duration. Throw in the fact that several of these people (Sabine, Hera, Chopper, and Zeb) are essentially his family and that he saved Ahsoka’s life after the fact — well, there are significant ties of blood, obligation, and honor involved.
Once again, I have to say I shouldn’t have to know any of that to enjoy this show.
Jacen is Hera’s biological son. His father was human, and he seems to have gotten mainly human traits. Along with him furthering the plot, Hera is one of the best pilots and generals in the New Republic. She’s been keeping him safe since he was born, and with how relatively well-known she is, I imagine that he’s probably safer where she can protect him than he would be somewhere he could be a target, especially with people’s tendency to dislike force-sensitives.
@FlyingSquid It’s been hard to make out in the episodes aired to date, but one giveaway of this is that Jacen’s hair is dark green — another thing carried over from Rebels. His father was Kanan Jarrus, née Caleb Dume, a Jedi Padawan that survived Order 66 who went into hiding and eventually became Ezra Bridger’s Jedi master.
See? Again, why do I have to watch a ton of animated shows just to figure out what the hell is going on in this live action show? I’m not even really clear on the timeline in the flashback scenes considering how long it’s been since I’ve seen the crappy prequels they keep referencing.