Hey, I've been in a firefight before! Well, I was in a fire. Actually, I was fired from a fry-cook opportunity. I can handle myself.

Wash ,'War Stories'


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JZ - May 22, 2022 9:54:34 am PDT #1729 of 1799
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

Oh, this review of OFMD in Australia's The Saturday Paper is rather exquisite. The show just keeps gnawing at me and hitting me in a lot of the same spots as The Good Place and Ted Lasso, also comedies that reflect on identity, meaning, all the big difficult questions seen through small specific personal lenses; this review delves into all of that.


Consuela - May 26, 2022 7:26:22 pm PDT #1730 of 1799
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

The trailer for Diego Luna's Andor show dropped today, and it looks... good? My expectations have been very low since BoBF. But this looks like a Star War about ordinary non-destiny-having people fighting a fascist regime:

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-t - May 26, 2022 8:12:33 pm PDT #1731 of 1799
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

That does look good.


Tom Scola - May 27, 2022 5:01:09 am PDT #1732 of 1799
Don’t copy that floppy.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is even more fanservicey than I expected it to be, and yet it is way better than it has any right to be.


DavidS - May 27, 2022 10:33:25 am PDT #1733 of 1799
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Obi-Wan Kenobi is even more fanservicey than I expected it to be, and yet it is way better than it has any right to be.

My feeling about Star Wars fandom is that they don't deserve any servicing and they get toxic when they don't get what they want.


-t - May 28, 2022 9:25:34 am PDT #1734 of 1799
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

I don’t want to let the toxic elements of the fandom (and they are loud and horrible) color my enjoyment of the franchise too much. Anyway, not sure how I feel about Obi Wan Kenobi. The show, I mean, but now that I think about it perhaps also the character. Nice to be in a hive of villainy not on Tattooine. The Inquisitors just don’t make sense to me, I don’t get what they are all about, but Jedi on the run is potentially fun.


Consuela - May 28, 2022 11:11:06 pm PDT #1735 of 1799
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

The thing with the Inquisitors is that they work for Vader (or the Emperor) tracking down Jedi (and potential baby Jedi). They, or some of them, might be former Jedi who were tortured/brainwashed into falling to the Dark Side and working for evil. They're not full-on Sith, but they're Dark.

As for the show, I enjoyed the hell out of that and was pleasantly surprised by several aspects.

However I suspect that the Grand Inquisitor isn't dead, because he is killed in S1 or S2 of Rebels by Kanan Jarrus. That's a major plot element of that show, and Dave Filoni would not have forgotten that.


Kalshane - May 29, 2022 7:36:43 am PDT #1736 of 1799
GS: If you had to choose between kicking evil in the head or the behind, which would you choose, and why? Minsc: I'm not sure I understand the question. I have two feet, do I not? You do not take a small plate when the feast of evil welcomes seconds.

Yeah, I was thinking no way is the Grand Inquisitor dead.

I will say the surprise of the show for me is young Leia. I can absolutely believe this girl grows up to be the badass young woman we meet in ANH.


Consuela - May 30, 2022 12:19:32 am PDT #1737 of 1799
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

Concur, Kalshane!


Tom Scola - May 31, 2022 1:03:05 pm PDT #1738 of 1799
Don’t copy that floppy.

Ugh. So toxic.