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Ahsoka Tano

Disney+ original series Star Wars: Ahsoka premiered August 23rd, 2023.

The #Ahsoka premiere drew in 14M international viewers.

rottentomatoes: 89%

metacritic: 68

imdb: 8.1

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Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano quells an Imperial resurgence near Coruscant.

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“Huyang… I found it. Huyang? Come no closer. ‘Us?’ Huyang, where are you? No, you won’t. Keep going. Just keep flying and lower the ramp! About that. Where were you? If you didn’t keep at such a safe distance, maybe we wouldn’t have lost communication. Huyang, the Order doesn’t exist anymore. Next time, stay close. Watch my back. Anyway… I found it. Right where Morgan said it would be. Let’s just say I didn’t follow standard Jedi protocol.” — Ahsoka Tano

“Come in, Home One, this is T-6 One-Nine-Seven-Four on approach, over. Affirmative. T-6 out. General Syndulla… it’s good to see you. Just like old times. I don’t know. These days, there are few who can wield the Force. Possibly. Huyang, make a copy of this recording and run a match on their lightsabers. I have known her to hire mercenaries in the past. They day isn’t a total loss. Not just any star map. This one hold’s the secret Morgan’s after. The location of the last missing Imperial Grand Admiral. Thrawn. His death was never confirmed. I started hearing whispers of his return which led me to Morgan. She was a great ally of Thrawn’s during Imperial rule. She knows something. And the secret is held in that map. I hope so. Nothing is certain except our enemy’s belief that they know where to look. I do. I’m not sure she’ll want to help.” — Ahsoka Tano

“I think I know how to find Ezra. Nothing is certain. However, our enemy is actively seeking Thrawn. Which is what led me to the map. On a world named Arcana. It was a stronghold for the Witches of Dathomir… …thousands of years ago. You have the artist’s eye. Tell me what you see. Perhaps this will help. This is a scan Huyang took of the temple where we found it. This ship serves me fine. I go where I’m needed. You never make things easy. Ther e is nothing easy about being a Jedi. Yes. You should have. Not right now, Huyang. Where are you going? I’m not sure that’s a good idea. This isn’t just about finding Ezra. It’s about preventing another war. The map stays here. So what did you find? It’s all very fascinating, Huyang, but do you have any names? So, definitely Jedi-trained. A master and an apprentice? Maybe. Thank you, Huyang. Sabine, you’re going to want to hear…” — Ahsoka Tano

“I’m not sure coming here was such a good idea. She took the map off the ship when I explicitly told her not to. I don’t understand why things have to be so difficult. You’re right. I just wish she had changed a little. But she’s still just as stubborn and bullish as ever. I thought I did. Things didn’t turn out the way either of us wanted. Anakin never got to finish my training. Before the end of the Clone Wars, I walked away from him. And the Jedi. Just like I walked away from Sabine. Sometimes even the right reasons have the wrong consequences. What do we do then? There.” — Ahsoka Tano

“Sabine. Relax. Where did the path in our galaxy begin? What planet? Did you keep a record of what you found? How many droids were there? Get some rest. No. You’ve done enough.” — Ahsoka Tano

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“I’m not… …jammed. I am above your position… now. I shall set down. I don’t understand. What would you rather I did? Good thing I arrived when I did. I was keeping the ship at a safe distance. I’m just following standard Jedi mission protocol. Nonetheless, I have my programming. That is the job the Jedi Padawan learner. Which I am not. The map? How did you get her to tell the truth? Hmm. Come in, Home One, this is Fulcrum, over. Perhaps one of them was once a Jedi. We cannot show you the map. The device is locked and the key to activating it has eluded me.”

“Greetings, Sabine Wren. Oh, yes, and still 75% original parts. Well then. I’ll be on the ship. Lady Tano, I have an update. I see the two of you are getting reacquainted. As you requested, I have run an analysis on the lightsabers. The image was corrupted, but using my extensive database I was able to reconstruct the details of the two hilts. They are quite elegant, with several classic design motifs. Patience. This is where it gets interesting. The construction and overall design are executed exactly the way I taught younglings to build a lightsaber at the Temple. Yes. However, this one I do not recognize. But this one… in the last 500 years, I’ve only known one student who built a saber such as this. Baylan Skoll. He disappeared at the end of the Clone Wars. Like so many Jedi. That would be my assumption. If both trained in the Jedi Arts, they will be formidable adversaries. For you alone. Of course, you may not be alone for much longer.”

“More clearly, according to Lady Wren. We have a problem. She’s at the old communications tower. I see them.”

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General Syndulla

“And you. Thought I wish it were under more pleasant circumstances. I’m afraid we’ve lost your prisoner. I’ve prepared a briefing to get you caught up. Unfortunately. They took out an entire security detail and scuttled one of our new starships. Who are they? They seem to have abilities like you. What’s their connection to Morgan Elsbeth? Well, the investment paid off. They vanished without a trace. A star map. Which is? That’s not possible. Thrawn died at the Battle of Lothal. If Thrawn is survived, does that mean Ezra… okay. Let’s take a look at this map. It’s never a straight line with you Jedi, is it? Tell them I’ll be right there. You know who could help you with this? Well? She’ll do it. For Ezra.”

“Sounds like it didn’t go so badly. Well, maybe she just needed some space to think. See? There you go. Everything’s gonna be fine. Well, considering your history, I’d say that’s expected. But you and I both know Sabine gives you the best chance of reading that map. She’s Mandalorian. You knew what you were getting into. Mentoring someone is a challenge. I bet your Master found you difficult at times. I’m sure you had your reasons.”

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Sabine Wren

“What do you want, Porter? Oh, yeah? Why is that? Oh, that was today? Yep. Well, you thought wrong. Well, here’s a new order. Get lost.”

“Hey. Hi.”

“Ezra. Was that yesterday? It slipped my mind. Not everyone. Hello, Huyang. Still in one piece?”

“You really think Ezra’s still out there? Where did you find this? Witches. Great. This is getting more exciting by the minute. I take it these patterns have meanings? Well, no one would design a map you couldn’t read. There must be a key or codex of some sort. So where do you call home these days? Still? Don’t you ever get tired of moving from one place to another? Not always. Why should I? You never made things easy for me, ‘Master.’ Well, then I should’ve made a good one. Go ahead. I’m gonna need that scan. Can I take this? Somewhere I can think more clearly. Why? You think I don’t know that? Okay.”

“Uh-uh. Looking for a key, okay? Well, you’re of no help. Three figures… three faces… this is it. I think I’m going on a trip. Huyang! I need backup now! That’s too bad.”

“The droids. They took the map. You don’t understand. I… I unlocked it. There were two galaxies. And then a pathway appeared between them. They took the map before I could decipher it. The droids destroyed it. Two. I took one out. Ahsoka. Wait. You need my help.”

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Shin Hati

“What was this place? You’re a witch? Master? Why Lothal? What thread is she spinning?”

“We’ve been looking for this.”

The New Republic

“Fulcrum, this is Home One, do you copy, over? Copy, incoming transmission, Priority One, there’s been an incident.”

“Copy, that T-6, you are cleared for approach, hanger two-nine, over. We’re tracking you, T-6, you are cleared for landing.”

“General, the Defense Council is requesting an update on the incident.”

“On this day several years ago, the Empire was defeated thanks to the heroic efforts of Commander Ezra Bridger, who sacrificed himself to liberate our world. This monument we dedicate here today stands in recognition of Commander Bridger and the rebel leaders who fought valiantly on our behalf. May their courage and commitment never be forgotten. Here to say a few words is one of the rebel leaders. Commander Sabine Wren. Sabine Wren. Uh… huh? Where is she? I don’t know. She was just here. Where did she go? I don’t know where she went. Get out there and say something. What? Cover for me. While we wait for Commander Wren’s arrival, allow me to introduce Senator Jai Kell, who will share with us some words of… wisdom. Senator. Yep. Thank you, Governor Azadi, for that introduction. I would like to thank you for your support… security, I want a full perimeter sweep. Sabine Wren. Find her. Now.”

“This is Spectre Two-One, this is Spectre Two-One. Commander Wren, do you copy? Repeat, Commander Wren, do you copy? Governor Azadi is looking for you. Well, you’re missing the ceremony. I thought you’d wanna be there. It’s a big day for you, hero. Look, Commander, I have my orders. I’m gonna need you to pull over. Can’t do that. Stand down, Commander. What’s she doing? Commander, stand down. Sabine? Is she gonna stop? Sabine, stand down. She’s not stopping. Sabine! She’s crazy.”

“Hey, Sabine. I’m sorry for disappearing on you. I made this recording because, more than the others, I need you to understand. As a Jedi, sometimes you have to make the decision no one else can. So that’s what I did to defeat Thrawn. We’ve been through a lot. Grew up together in this Rebellion. And we’re not really family, but you’re like a sister to me. I know your fight isn’t over, and now I won’t be there to help you. But I’m counting on you to see this through. May the Force be with you.”

“But, um… you missed the ceremony. You were missed, Sabine. Everyone was there. You’re gonna wanna hear what she has to say.”

Imperial Droids

“The map. Give it to us. Us. Us. Initiate self-destruct protocol.”

Baylan Skoll

“Thank you for allowing us to come on board, Captain… Hayle. Our existence remains a mystery to most, Captain Hayle. I don’t understand. You’re making a mistake. Allow me to show you our identification. You’re right about one thing, Captain. We are no Jedi. And well paid for it, Lady Morgan. Who is the Jedi?”

“There’s not much left back there. Either the Jedi has the map or it was vaporized. Well, if she does, you’re lucky. Do as she says. No, it’s not witchcraft. Ahsoka Tano’s former apprentice is on Lothal. You’re looking for Sabine Wren.”

“Contact Morgan. Tell her I believe we have located the reflex point on Seatos.”

Morgan Elsbeth

“Baylan, you are true to your word. The Jedi who captured me seeks the map. She knows about Thrawn. Ahsoka Tano.”

“An ancient temple built by my ancestors. The Nightsisters of Dathomir. A survivor. She has it. Luck has nothing to do with it. Fate has decided our next move. Send this one to the planet Lothal.”

Corellian Starship

“Entering sector G-38, Captain. A ship has entered this sector. They’re early. It isn’t Home One. Security alert. Comms, ask them to identify themselves and transmit their clearance code. Yes, sir. Ship approaching. Track distance mark eight-zero-four, six-point-seven-two. What’s the word, Comm? I’m receiving their signal now, sir. They’re Jedi. Say again? The signal. It’s an old Jedi clearance code. They say they’re here to see the prisoner. Captain, who are they? I’m calling their bluff. Signal them to come aboard. I want to meet these ‘Jedi.’ Have security meet me in the hangar. You’ve got the bridge. Yes, sir. If you don’t mind me saying, it’s quite a surprise meeting Jedi out here. I bet it does. You put on a good show, but, uh… I don’t buy it. You’re no Jedi. Just some overconfident Imperial trash who just pushed their luck too far. And you, sir, should have surrendered when the Empire collapsed. Jakris, get RD-3 to scan these imposters for identification. They’re heading to the detention level. The Captain’s dead. So are half the security detail. How many targets are there? Two, but they’ve split up. Go, go, go! Look out! Look out!”

Bounty Hunter

Disney+ original series The Book of Boba Fett premiered December 29th, 2021.

#BobaFett is on an 8 week slate.

rottentomatoes: 86%

metacritic: 59

imdb: 8.1

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Bounty Hunter

Disney+ original drama The Mandalorian rolled out its pilot with the streaming service this Tuesday November 12th, 2019.

#TheMandalorian season 2 is in development.

rottentomatoes: 89%

metacritic: 68

imdb: 9.1

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Cunning Resolve

Cunning Resolve

Marvel’s promise to “keep taking risks” creatively into it’s Phase Two is already paying off, as relatively untested director Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 crushed it at the box-office AND with critics.  Clinching the second highest domestic opening ever, and pulling in a gross $1,111,096,000 and rocking a 9/10 on IGN, Iron Man 3 is only Black’s second film as a director.  Marvel Studios seems to have a knack for boldly pulling creative gem’s out of nowhere, like they did with Joss Whedon.

NOW IM NOT A MATHEMATICIAN OR ANYTHING: but Shane Black’s average rottentomatoes score as a director with only two films turned out to be 80.5%.  Meaning that if making movies were like high-school, Black got a B.  Pretty impressive.  Equally not impressive: one could argue, is Zack Snyder’s average rottentomatoes score as a director with 5 films at 54.4%.  Meaning that if making movies were like high-school, Snyder failed.  LOLUMADBRO?!?

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Abstract Conflict

Thor 2 has finally found a new director after firing Patty Jenkins (Monster) over ‘creative differences’.  Director Alan Taylor, best known for his work on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will reportedly step in and take Jenkins’ place.  Jenkins got canned in early December reportedly because of a “lack of clarity in her [creative] choices”.  Marvel Studios of course has an infamous reputation for doing whatever they want after getting into rough financial negotiations with Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard, and Scarlett Johansson while having both Kenneth Branagh and Jon Favreau opt out of directing sequels.  Jenkins would have been the first female to direct a major superhero tentpole film and Natalie Portman, who is a close friend of Jenkins’, is reportedly very upset at the way things panned out.  It seems Marvel Studios even though they’ve only put out five independent films so far is already getting big-headed when it comes to managing talent.  Welcome to Hollywood.  Given Marvel’s fine display of hubris let’s take a look at the excessive arrogance of one of their most beloved characters Thor the God of Thunder and his mischievous half-brother Loki.

Thor Odinson is the Crown Prince of the mystical realm of Asgard.  Thor is based off of the Norse God of Thunder, and acts accordingly.  A brave and mighty warrior Thor won many battles as a child, growing headstrong and proud.  In his arrogance, Thor put his realm and people on the brink of war after breaking a truce with Asgard‘s enemies the Frost Giants.  Teaching his son a lesson in humility, Thor’s father Odin banished him to earth, and stripped him of his powers.  Thor came back humblegentleempathetic, and sympathetic to his fellow man.  Altruisticenthusiasticinspirational, and yet fiercely independent, Thor is undoubtedly a Champion Idealist.  Indeed Thor’s high-spirited attitude and warm enthusiasm for defending his realm is often mistaken for arrogance, a typical problem with most Champions.  Thor was only able to wield his hammer Mjolnir ‘the day that great deeds of selfless valor had proved him worthy of it’.  Indeed only those ‘pure of heart‘ are able to wield Thor’s mystical hammer.  A hopeless romantic, Thor fell deeply in love with the Goddess Sif before the age of 20.  Thor has undoubtedly proven himself as self-sacrificing over the years, most notably in the subject of his mischievous kid-brother Loki.  Indeed Loki has made countless attempts at Thor’s life, but Thor however always spares Loki, hoping (to no avail) that Loki has learned his lesson.  Indeed Thor has tireless faith in his fellow man, and time and time again Thor is sacrificing himself to save innocent people from Loki or any other dangers for that matter, as he will no doubt do in The Avengers.

Thor’s villainous step-brother Loki aptly named after the Norse God of Mischief starts off as a resentful and jealous Asgardian Prince but evolves into a truly loathsome and malevolent evil genius.  Growing up step-brother to the Mighty Thor indeed  left Loki with a tragic sense of inferiority and not belonging.  What he lacked in physical strength and bravery however, he eventually made up for in cunning and malice.  Always strategizing and conceiving ingenious schemes and plotsThe Asgardian God of Mischief is undoubtedly a Mastermind Rational.  Diabolically ingenious, highly pragmatic, outstandingly intelligent, and a powerful sorcerer, Loki finds ‘difficulties highly stimulating’, as do other Masterminds, as he loves responding to a problem that requires a ‘creative solution’.  Being the God of Mischief, Loki indeed seems to thoroughly enjoy creating problems for himself, and is well-equipped to solve them.  Finding out that he was actually an adopted Frost Giant, Loki became wrought with feelings of abandonment.  Indeed Loki’s malicious and malevolent behavior are quite reminiscent of David Keirsey‘s ‘distracting rituals’ that serve as defense mechanisms for hiding one’s shame.  Loki’s arch-villainy and ascension into madness can be seen in Marvel’s upcoming The Avengers.

Quote1.png My, my, my… a world for the taking. Quote2.png

Loki Laufeyson
Quote1.png Even the life of a Thunder God can offer no greater satisfaction than this! For I have helped a fellow man! Quote2.png

Thor Odinson

These Idealist-Rational relationships do not always remain harmonious, of course.  Conflicts of NF emotional expressiveness against NT self-control, of NF intuition against NT logic, and of NF ethical or humanitarian concerns against NT technical pragmatics can prove challenging.  — Please Understand Me II, p. 238

Thor 2 is set to hit theaters on November 15, 2013 with a script from Don Payne.  Chris Hemsworth will return as the title star in The Avengers, which will arrive on May 4, 2012.