Talk Nerdy to Me!

Hello and gud moarnink my dear fraggelz!

I trust you’ve all watched the Mandalorian trailer by now, and you noticed I stated Rosario Dawson – as Ahsoka Tano – was not in it. Then I wached again and wasn’t too sure anymore. Look at ~50 secs into the trailer, we see a hooded female. See her?

Okay, now many people are claiming that is ex-jedi Ahsoka … hmmm, not too sure about that. It might very well be Sasha Banks, who was cast for the role of fellow Mandalorian Sabine Wren. Apart from the very mundane name Sabine (every second German girl’s called Sabine, except your editrix who’s name is Wiebke), she’s almost as fascinating as Ahsoka. Of course there is not as much lore and story about her but she was a cool character in Star Wars Rebels, where Ahsoka makes only a guest appearance.

Let’s see:

ex-jedi Ahsoka Tano
Rosario Dawson

The topic was just discussed on Gary Buechler’s Nerdrotic YT channel live stream (for those of you who always wanted to know how Orca’s RL avie spends the wee hours of her mornings), where a majority of commenters seem to agree on Wren/Banks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04x9j4G5bIM

Afaik both charactes are gonna join the cast in the upcoming season. But we’ll find out in November. Wanna know what I think? I think it might be neither of ’em but just an extra, built into the script to look suspicious or like a spy or sumfink.

Mandalorian Sabine Wren
Sasha Banks

So, what do you Star Wars nerds think? Got more info on the topic? Tano? Wren? None of them?

Ok, I stated officially that Star Wars is dead for me. But that is only partly right. The big movie trilogies are dead! And not just for me but for every real SW fan. Buuuuut the SW Story movies were ok-ish, some of the novels are quite readable, and the cartoon series and now live-action Mandalorian series keep us entertained. Not on a high level but they are serviceable and have at least coherent story lines and characters.

No?

Change my mind!

20 comments

  1. I downloaded the clone wars but I haven’t watched it yet. How good would you say it is (on a scale from one to ten)? I expect it is still better than the last trilogy since you took the time to write about it πŸ˜‰

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    • Never watched it neither. Only one episode I started to watch but never finished. Was long ago and pretty early in the series. The CGI wasn’t good then and the style put me off. But I loved Rebels since it’s a nice crew and we travel with them and see them grow as characters.
      I never took the time to write about Clone Wars specifically. How could I without ever having watched it? But yes, everything is better than Disney’s trilogy, I expect Clone Wars, too. πŸ™‚

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      • I can get that. Not so long ago I believed it was only for children (and it may be mainly for them). I haven’t seen Rebels but it seems quite similar to Clone Wars in terms of style. Perhaps it’s a bit more mature. I’ll check it out! Thanks for the recommendation! πŸ˜‰

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        • “it was only for children (and it may be mainly for them).”

          George Lucas said something like that, yes. But that was only after people complained the second trilogy (I,II and III) was a bit childish. You know how those Hollywoodians are, never committing to anything, always full of excuses. When you point out errors and mistakes “it was all planned that way”.

          But anyways, the teenage audiences of the first trilogy are now between 50 and 70 y/o and have the financial gain to buy all the toys and movie tickets and Blu-rays and they’re still loving Star Wars … or would do if the quality wasn’t so bad since fukn Disney bought this most profitable franchise and crashed and burned it.

          You know, having grown up with Star Wars, it doesn’t really matter if it’s childish and naive and badly written. It used to be a stalwart of the nerdy culture and you watched the shit and enjoyed it for what it was. Often just for the joy of finding easter eggs and hidden hints.

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          • I know that phrase yes. The “it was all planned that way” thing. Politicians are quite fond of it.

            It’s a shame the quality has decreased so much. I loved the social & political intrigues from the first two trilogies but the third one terribly lacks details and… it’s just shallow. There’s nothing to thing except… omg it smells like disney in here ^_^

            I guess you’re right, it’s just movies in the end. But still, I wish people stopped doing shit for money for a sec and actually cared about the results. I’m sure everyone would gain from it.

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              • Thankfully I’m not. However they are still making you pay to see the movies in theater (or buy their dvds) so… their money your money (in part at least). I mean, I don’t care about the money here. I care about the art behind all this. I want quality movies, not just children shows with songs and all, especially when watching star wars.

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                • /me got an idea …

                  *** Star Wars – the Musical! ***

                  With a young and beautiful princess Leia that must be freed from the dark Lord Vader’s dungeon aboard the Death Star. Prince Luke and gangster kingpin Han Solo are failing so Leia decides to train to become a jedi knight and frees herself.

                  This has it all: love story, tragic, heroism, failure, hard life, triumph. Lots of opportunities for wonderful arias. We even have a comic sidekick, Master Yoda as the buffo. And the quire will be made up from stormtroopers and Jabba’s slave girls. Score will be by Lloyd-Webber coz only the best is good enough for Star Wars.

                  Need to pitch that to Kathleen Kennedy as long as she still has the job. πŸ˜‰

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