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Star Wars’ Legacy

Updated on September 16, 2014
by Jedimentat44
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I hate that Disney owns Lucasfilms. It is nothing personal, against either company; they are both slowing down history. What I recall from Star Wars is the journey of a young man from Tattooine into the world. Through it all, he watches a mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi fall to a shadow, a powerful force, which continues its quest to capture, kill, harm, or turn him. It starts his focus. This journey through the star systems, friends, prophecies, and mythology has a happy end. However, it is not over, for them. It is a little more complex for us.

We wait. Come October 2014, there will be a program, Star Wars Rebels, which will present the first true taste of Star War’s new direction. There is a promise, of a blitzkrieg, of content that will suit our tastes, rest our minds, and possibly set the souls of fandom alive. In the meantime, there is the sweet, fan films, like Versus, The Way to Shadow, previous content, like Genndy Tartakovsky’s and Star Wars, The Clone War’s, animations, and the previous films, books and comics. All of the content is unique and great. However, it is not enough.

What it does is ignite the taste for what is to come. It does not suit the taste of what you want now. What happens after Darth Vader’s death? What happens after the Palpatine’s extinction? Return of the Jedi ends, or could have ended, Star War’s story. The addition of episodes one, two, and three brings up new expectations.

I remember Episode One’s release. The story revolves around the creation of Darth Vader, a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and peaceful galaxy that goes into turmoil, in the grasp of a true nemesis. Before Episode One, I could see Darth Vader as this unstoppable force, saturated in this evil milk bath, in his youth. A child shows promise in the force; he turns to the force, but the dark side, and goes on to become a perverse Jedi bent on galactic conquest. Anakin, with an overflow with power and confidence, can use this ability to bend the world to his knees. I could believe he uses the force against his opposition, in a similar way to Star Killer, from the Star Wars, The Force Unleashed, content. If Anakin Skywalker takes on four powerful Jedi, in an epic battle, in his first turn to the dark side, so he can feel his power, it would be nice. If in all his confidence, he discovers Palpatine, his true, old friend, over the years, is a master of the dark side, and bends Anakin to his will, and bidding with ease, it would be epic. I believed the Palpatine would twist him, mentally and physically, to submit to the dark side and his colossal purpose. The Jedi intervene and beat back Darth Vader, and the Sith, but only provisionally.

In reality, Episodes One, Two and Three start a story. It follows the rules, introduces Anakin Skywalker, and unfurls a new history. It actually continues this history. It all stops, though. Star Wars, The Clone Wars, the most recent animation, sets certain standards and illuminates Star Wars’ past. Again, it all stops. It has to end, now.

Star Wars, Rebels, can be good. It will unveil fun nuggets of information. It will have great action. It will be fun and have a solid story. However, the main course will be Star War’s new films. It is the way. It is not soon enough, and too far away. It has to be good, for everyone. It has to be strong enough to uphold a legacy. The hope is Star Wars, going forward, will be good, and fun. I do not want it to be epic. I want a story that is fresh and tells the characters’ legacy, without going over the top. It does not have to be below quality. It just has to do true service to the tail end of what we all know and love.

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      W1totalk 3 years ago

      I always imagined the early Star Wars films differently. I figured there'd be more light sabers, there was a hope for a bigger investigation of the Jedi and Sith history and even a true story of Darth Vader, while bad, with a look at the Emperor, who was even worse. The films didn't do the job.

      The hope is J.J. Abrams, with other calming influences will focus on a true Star Wars film, we haven't seen or imagined, in years, that will get better with time. It may not happen but there is hope

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      Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

      I wasn't much of a fan of Episodes 1-3 with the exception of Darth Maul and Qui Gon Jin, who both got killed off way too soon. I am glad that George Lucas has been pulled away from his own baby now, because he had become an abusive father that was only using the movies to sell toys. Disney probably won't be much better as far as shameless marketing goes, but the series could definitely use some fresh blood and imagination. Great hub!

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      W1totalk 3 years ago

      I was stuck too. Then I saw this Episode, in the Clone Wars series. *Spoilers, A character from episode one, the movies. returned. He started his own revolution. He caused havoc and even drove Obi Wan Kenobi into depression. The almighty interfered and dealt with the revolution. The shows had these moments, through all their faults, I think. So hopefully Rebels will be fun.

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      Joseph Ray 3 years ago

      To each their own, I guess. I'm going to give the show Rebels a chance though

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      W1totalk 3 years ago

      I felt like at first it was sketchy, Clone Wars that is. As the series continued, it seemed to get into a rhythm. It was pretty cool to see and a good way to pass for when the next movies would arrive. The new film though is the popcorn, candy and pop event though. So I hope Rebels will take from the initial director's, JJ's, start. Thank you for the feedback.

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      Joseph Ray 3 years ago

      They've got a good director in J. J. Abrams, so I am looking forward to Episode VII. I'm somewhat skeptical on Rebels though as I was not a big fan of The Clone Wars, and they have the same team doing it.

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      W1totalk 3 years ago

      It happened once. It is in different hands. It will not please everyone but it will make an effort. I just hope it's all around good. I see the Marvel content and see it try to connect all of these films into a massive universe.I feel like over the long term Marvel could get full of itself, as it extends. All those films needs to be is solid and good. The hope is they do the same as Star Wars.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I will have to watch for Star War Rebels. Yes, it is like dangling the carrot in front of the horse. We continue to follow it hoping we get the reward one day.

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      W1totalk 3 years ago

      Thank you always Dr. Bill.

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Love to see the interplay of nostalgia and progress! You seem caught in between like a lot of us. Enjoy the times! Enjoy the memories! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this super important series of events! ;-)