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Should prequel fans demand more content?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi, Jan 1, 2021.

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Should Disney put more out more content set in the prequel era?

  1. Yes, it’s an era of Star Wars that has shown little support recently

    12 vote(s)
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  2. No, the prequel movies and Clone Wars was enough

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  3. I don’t know. The era was neat but I don’t find it interesting enough.

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  1. Ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi

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    We are living in a era of nearly unlimited Star Wars content through film, video games, and over 10 television shows on Disney+. While this is indeed an exciting time to be a SW fan, I wanted to point out that despite all this content and resources given to us, something seems lacking to me....
    It took me a while to figure out what it was, and then I realized: there is no visual content based on the prequel era apart from a few well-written books (“Master and Commander,” “Queen’s Peril,” etc...) and some comics. The prequels are hardly referenced in the movies, and when they are, they are sidelined and “destroyed” in some manner (Anakin’s podracer used as a speeder, Aura Sing was pushed off a cliff, Padme’s handmaidens were all but killed in the Marvel comic, etc...)

    I know there are quite a few fans who outright hate Episodes I-III, and I do not want to start an argument as to what made the movies good or bad. What I do want to discuss with you all is whether the prequel ADMIRERES, the fans, such as yours truly, should speak up and demand more content. Disney has an ear for what is popular with the fandom, and they have truly listened to the Original Trilogy diehards who wanted to see Luke Skywalker as a younger powerful Jedi Master (Mando Season 2 finale,) the return of Han Solo (The Force Awakens,) or the return of Boba Fett (also Mando Season 2.)

    The prequel time period was a wonderful era with interesting planets and characters. It should not be swept under the rug by the Disney higher ups.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    This is the easiest Yes ever, the prequel era is incredibly rich for storytelling, I mean for a start there's thousands of Jedi and many of the more interesting ones from legends have been completely ignored in canon. Endless possibilities.
     
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    Well, we did just get S7 of the Clone Wars, Bad Batch is coming out this year. Obi-Wan series may as well be prequel content. While we're not getting direct tie-ins, it more like: you better have watched this content or you'll be lost.
     
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    Yes with a caveat. I don't really feel the need for more Clone Wars content (it's so fleshed out already), but I would absolutely love more content immediately pre-TPM and between TPM and AotC.

    Claudia Gray's Master and Apprentice is one of my favorite canon books to date, and to my knowledge that's really the only canon story about Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's master/apprentice days.

    I'm also craving more pre-AotC stories and Obi-Wan and Anakin. To my knowledge, the only canon here is a comic miniseries from a few years ago. But as a kid, I absolutely loved Jude Watson's Jedi Quest books, which dove deep into the adventures of Obi-Wan and Anakin before AotC. There's so much story to be told in this era.
     
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    Demand? No. That's ridiculous.
    If you demand more content you deserve no content.

    If they do, they do. There's plenty of other areas to explore too.
    Not everything has to be in established times with tons of ties ins
     
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    But it hasn't been. I'm really not too sure what you mean. The ST ignored it for the large part, yes, but the TV shows and comics have included plenty of prequel content and references.
    You seem to be confusing a natural end to a narrative, coupled with passage of time with sidelining and "destroying".
    Except Disney didn't have a hand in a single thing you just mentioned.
    • Luke Skywalker returning was a decision made by Favreau and Filoni.
    • Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill had all agreed to return as their characters back when Lucas was still running Lucasfilm.
    • Again, a decision made by Favreau and Filoni.
    The reason there's so few prequel references in the ST comes down to JJ Abrams, no one else. He's not a fan of the prequels, so it's only natural he's less willing to connect to them. I seriously don't understand the false narrative that Lucasfilm are ignoring them when every non Abrams film has included multiple references to the PT. From planets to ship design to actors reprising their roles, there hasn't been a shortage.

    The real issue here isn't that there's not enough prequel content (there's been plenty), it's that there's too much content set during the Imperial era. The Age of Republic still has more content than the Age of Resistance after all, despite it being the newest property with tonnes of opportunities to tie in.

    This will always be the problem. The original trilogy being the first will always be the most well known and iconic, thus it will always be the biggest cash cow, and as such milked accordingly.
     
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    I'm honestly torn. On one hand absolutely! I think the PT had the best non-OT soundtrack, the best lightsaber fights, and the best worlds. It's had the best cartoon twice. it's incredibly diverse and full of possibilities. On the other hand, I'd rather explore a new era, or have eras like the ST forge their own identity outside of just feeling like OT 2.0. (Ironically, the High Republic doesn't really interest me, but I feel like that's more of the fallout of the lack of payoff in most EU material and burnout caused by the ST than me not liking the idea.)

    I guess what I really want isn't more content per se, but rather more respect for the era and references in new content. I think The Mandalorian has done a pretty good job of this, especially in Season 2, but I want more outside of just that one show.
     
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    I’m not sure what you say is entirely true. As part of the Disney corporation, every decision comes down to Disney calling the shots, whether Filoni, JJ, or anybody originally had the idea. When you say Ford/Fisher/Hamill coming back to film the ST was Favreau’s idea, I’m not sure that’s true. Wasn’t he working on The Jungle Book at the time of TFA’s planning? I’m not sure he was even with TFA team. You are correct with JJ Abrams being against the prequels, but fans also did not care for TROS and he’s no longer actively working with Lucasfilm.... so why hasn’t the “non prequel” attitude changed with JJ’s parting?

    - You claim there’s been “multiple references” to the PT. Yes, they mention Coruscant in the schoolroom scene in Mandalorian. Yes, they mention Jango Fett in Mandalorian.... but do they take an episode-long pleasure cruise to Naboo or Geonosis?
    What needs to be done (the reason I made this thread) is to make people aware that throwing a name here-or-there is not enough respect for a large segment of the fandom. Let’s let someone PILOT a N-1 Naboo starfighter. Let’s SEE an actual podrace on Tatooine. Let’s put the prequel planets and characters back into the plot and make ‘em relevent.
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    It worked with the Original Trilogy fans. They demanded that Rose Tico had a reduced part in TROS. They demanded we got an EU-type Luke and we got it in Mandalorian season 2. They demanded more x-wings and we got it. Lucasfilm has been like a made-to-order shop for Original Trilogy fans: they want it, we got it!
    Maybe the word “demand” is too harsh, but I honestly think that’s what prequel fans need to do to move the needle.
     
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    No, it doesn't. Do you honestly believe Disney micromanage their subsidiaries down the smallest detail, because that is plain ridiculous? Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Pixar and so on all have creative freedom. Disney is only concerned with the financials of their businesses and ensuring that that any content produced under their banner doesn't violate company policy, e.g. family friendly, no smoking etc. Whether anything is approved or not is entirely up to the discretion of the company president, in this case Kathleen Kennedy. Either way my point still stands, it was Favreau and FIloni's idea, not Disney's.
    I never said that. I addressed all your points in order, and you claimed Disney brought Ford back. I simply stated it was not true because Lucas and Kennedy had him sign on long before the sale to Disney.
    So basically your whole argument you're making is nothing but personal bias that can be easily dismissed. The films have given us scenes set on Coruscant and Mustafar, Genevieve O'Reilly and Jimmy Smits have reprised their roles as Mon Mothma and Bail Organa, Hayden Christensen has returned as a disembodied voice, Luke talks about Sidious and the Jedi's fall, Palpatine has cheated death, and many more. And that's just the films. Are you really claiming Temuera Morrison returning to play Boba Fett (someone who only became a clone because of the PT) was not a prequel reference? You're all over the place.
    Far out. You're complaining about entitled fans, and at the same time saying prequel fans should be more entitled too :rolleyes:.
     
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    This, this is why the coddling of OT fans in TROS and The Mandalorian is a problem.
    Now it just turns into who can create the biggest tantrum to get what they want out of Star Wars. Creativity and good stories be damned.

    Just remake Mando with a PT paint job and call it a day folks.
     
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    I don’t think PT fans should demand it because OT fans apparently do. That just creates a vicious circle, imo, and gives a bad impression of the fandom and how they demand things. It can easily give the impression of just wanting to be appeased as opposed to wanting good stories wherever they appear. One can ask, but demanding, especially when you cite the reactions to Rose and Luke, is very dangerous.

    if I were to make a request for PT content, I’d have to agree with Jaxxon’s response:
    i’ll add Dooku: Jedi Lost to that list as well of well done content in that unknown space.

    I just would like to see what else they do in those gaps, like the 60ish years from the end of the High Republic until TPM, and the 10 years between TPM and AotC. What does the galaxy look like at those times?
     
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    Not sure I'm on board with fans "demanding" stuff, but that aside the only thing I can think of being interesting would be pre-TPM. The Clone Wars and films covered enough of the Anakin/Obi-Wan period. A young Mace Windu might be interesting.
     
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    Well I certainly do find this era interesting enough. But I was initially torn between the first two options on the poll. Because on one hand, I think Episodes I-III and The Clone Wars have already covered this timespan pretty nicely for the most part.

    But on the other hand, I have noticed that ever since the Disney buyout, there's been multiple projects set in the OT era, yet nothing new in the PT era (aside from TCW s7). So it does seem like there's an inbalance there for sure. So for that reason, I ultimately voted "Yes" on the poll, as I would like to see at least one more new PT-era project, even if it's just a mini-series.

    I also want them to finish up the remaining unproduced Clone Wars episodes, but that's a whole topic of its own. ;)
     
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    I mean, we have gotten some stuff, like Padme's trilogy of books, Dark Disciple, and soon The Bad Batch. But I also see what you mean and 100% agree.

    YES PLEASE. Heck, I want them to turn the episodes that were adapted in other ways back into TCW episodes and finish them! They can call the whole thing Season 7 Part 2, and put them in between the second and third arc, and we'd be fine.
     
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    Good point. Admittedly I didn't know about the Padme trilogy (and Dark Disciple I simply considered an extension of TCW). Although wouldn't The Bad Batch technically be considered in the Age of Rebellion since it's set after RotS? Granted, it's still close enough in timespan that it'll probably follow up on TCW in many ways, which pleases me. But still, I would like to have at least one other project set sometime before RotS.
     
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    Why yes
     
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    This thread kind of confuses me because it assumes there's this drought of prequel content when the last season of The Clone Wars came out this year and a spinoff of it is coming out within the next two years. It's obvious that the brand as a whole is focusing on High Republic and New Republic right now but it's not as if it's ignoring the Clone Wars era. Things will swing around again and more and more content will be made in that era, it's just not the main focus right now. I think if anyone has an argument to make about lack of content it's the Sequel fans, but again, that'll come back around as well. Right now it's time to flesh out eras that don't have as much (or any) history to them.
     
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    That too is a good point. All the new announcements lately had caused even me to forget that the last season of TCW was still pretty recent. And admittedly, my biggest preferences right now would be to see before Episode 1, after Episode 9, and/or between the OT and ST since that's relatively uncharted territory right now.
     
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    Hello there
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    agreed, we'll be getting more prequel content likely and have had lots of tcw content this year.
     
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    The only way I can see prequel era material appealing to me is if it was designed to make up for the shortcomings of the prequel trilogy. However. The Clone Wars was made for that purpose and I never felt compelled to follow that series. Possibly because it was aimed mainly at a younger audience though.
     
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