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Nine Essential Watch & Reads leading up to IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by DarthSnow, Jul 11, 2019.

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How are you preparing for The Rise of Skywalker?

  1. Marathon watching and reading everything I own

  2. Reading as many new canon books as I possibly can

  3. Watching everything I've missed previously

  4. Episodes I-VIII marathon

  5. ST re-watch only

  6. I'm going in cold, no marathons necessary.

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  1. DarthSnow

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    We're a few months out from the final installment in the Skywalker saga, and since we're currently in one of the last "dead" periods before the marketing and hype hits a fever pitch I'm taking to books, comics and any other canon material to get my fix in. And I want suggestions.

    What's on your essential read and watch list going into The Rise of Skywalker ?

    As valid as the response of "everything" might be, ain't nobody got time (or money!) for that.
    So.

    Make a combination of 9 canon items without exceeding 3 from each of the following categories:

    Movies (3 max)
    Animated Series (3 individual seasons max)
    Books (3 max)
    Comics (3 max)

    I'll go first, with the order I'm watching / reading:

    1. Revenge of the Sith (novelization)
    2. Rebels Season 2
    3. Rebels Season 4
    4. Darth Vader comic (unsure - what's the best?)
    5. Return of the Jedi
    6. Aftermath: Empire's End
    7. The Force Awakens
    8. Resistance Season 1
    9. The Last Jedi

    (This can be part wish-list too as it is for me, as I have yet to see Rebels, have never read a comic, and have only partially read Empire's End)
     
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    I just gonna rewatch TFA and TLJ for everything will be fresh when I go tk the cinema.
     
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    I'm pretty much going to do the same. I still remember all the major details from the PT and OT (from seeing them so many times), so i'm sure i'll be able to pick up plot points or any nods that EP 9 will have to those movies. Only SW content I care about are the cartoons, tv, movies and video games. Books and comics, i personally didn't care for (even with the old EU), I generally just read the cliff notes version of the books and comics or read the spoiler reviews that are posted.
     
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    Movies
    TFA
    TLJ​

    Animated Series
    Season 1 Resistance
    Season 4 Rebels
    Books
    Resistance Reborn
    Force Collector
    Black Spire or re-read Empire's End
    Comics
    Age of Resistance Heroes
    Age of Resistance Villains​

    fun thread! i will no doubt be doing much more than this, but these seem to be the most fun/interesting things for me leading into IX. : D
     
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    I'm doing a 10 day movie challenge (starting December 10th)! In chronological order, a Star Wars movie a day leading up to the 20th. What? Don't judge me.
     
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    I would probably just watch the movies because IMO that's the only thing you need. The ST pretty muched showed me that the EU don't have much influence on the movies. The juicy stuff is all kept for the big screen.

    So, SW marathon it is for me.
     
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    Yes, and I'm just watching them for the fun and to get me hyped, I know them inside out so there's no need to see episode 1-9 like I would have to see to those to get a better understanding of what is happening in tros.
     
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    this is where i rebel against your foolish wishes @DarthSnow... combination of just 9? 3 movie maximum? yeah that's not happening :p

    as a droid.. i run a simple program:-

    DO
    1. TFA
    2. TLJ
    3. ANH
    4. ESB
    5. ROTJ
    6. TPM
    7. AOTC
    8. ROTS
    9. R1
    10. SOLO
    12. Rebels S1
    13. Rebels S2
    14. Rebels S3
    15. Rebels S4
    16. Resistance S1
    17. some of those.. papery things. you know.. books 'n' stuff :D
    WHILE hell != "frozen over"
     
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    O my, what an archaic programming language, no wonder you can only BEEP.
     
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    cd friends
    rm -rf @Meister Yoda

    :p
     
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    permission denied. Only root can do that.
     
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    hmmm...

    cd friends
    mv @Meister Yoda ../trash_compactor

    :D
     
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    Hmmm....

    Read:
    1. The Cantina
    2. Thrawn: Treason

    Watch:
    1. Star Wars Resistance Season 2 (when it starts)
    2. The Mandalorian
    3. TFA
    4. TLJ
     
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    I'm going to do a I -VIII marathon and the Aftermath trilogy again
     
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    I mean I rarely go a week with out watching a star wars film so classing it as rewatch seems a bit daft. But I will watch all the films in the build up, even Last Jedi! Still hoping my opinion changes on it.

    I'm also reading quite a few cannon novels at the moment, just finished Master and Apprentice and Jedi Lost. Havn't read Catalyst so thats next on my list.

    Also re-watching Clone wars ahead of new season.
     
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