I think I get what you're saying, but no way can I articulate it as well, let alone better. I still really wish, somehow, they'd come up with a new threat for the ST. Stormtroopers... okay. Kylo Ren and Snoke? Sure... but maybe something new, or something long forgotten, so we don't simply poopoo on the ending of ROTJ. Which poopooed itself enough already. And also would have preferred to not regurgitate the OT so hard that we turn it inside out.fac wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2023 7:09 pmI guess I shouldn't criticize the show for filling in the storyline between the OT and ST, as noted it is the established story now - I just don't like that story choice of everything falls apart!
It isn't that serious topics or cynicism shouldn't be in Star Wars, I also like the stakes in Andor and Rogue One, and the darker aspects of Obi-Wan's show, and the idea that the Outer Rim was and always will be in their own. But that stuff makes the PT and OT story stronger, the way The Clone Wars made Order 66 and Anakin's fall more impactful.
But I really wish they hadn't hinged everything in the ST on the main trio failing. I get the OT happened, at least in part, because the main characters of the 'previous story' failed, but come on. That wasn't how the story was told so I can't think of it that way.
Mandalorian really started out great because, even with callbacks and "oh, I had that figure" stuff, it was still its own corner of the galaxy. Even going back to Tatooine, or bringing in Ahsoka or Boba Fett... I thought that was awesome, especially since they weren't really joining the main cast. They were big cameos. And I know it was always intended from the beginning for Mandalorian to lead into the ST in a lot of ways, that was always clear, but I probably enjoyed the show more when I could ignore those aspects.
But that's fine. I'll still watch the show but I may hold off a few weeks so I can binge several together.