Blog 722: Close, But No Biscuit — Star Wars — Part 11

Starkiller Base is such a massive, critical failure of writing. Handed the keys to Star Wars, they did not carry the torch forward and instead sat still to make the same thing again but bigger. If you can’t remember, Disney, we already did that in the original trilogy and only barely got away with it. The galaxy’s biggest ever super-weapon, a footnote barely present for half a film and destroyed as perfunctorily — in the first part of a trilogy!

I don’t see a way that they can escalate beyond this, but neither can I see anย Empire Strikes Back-stlye de-escalation that wouldn’t render the thing more meaningless than it already is.

First film in the new age, such promise, such hope — and the ball was thoroughly dropped. Dropped so thoroughly that the best we can do in subsequent things is to sweep it under the carpet… But it’s too big for that. Aaargh! Listen as we outline better ideas.

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2 thoughts on “Blog 722: Close, But No Biscuit — Star Wars — Part 11

  1. These are some excellent ideas! I also reckoned it’d be more interesting if the good guys were the ones with the power and clout, as an inversion of what went before. Great conversation guys! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Yes, the inversion of power is one of the things the Expanded Universe did so well, with all the various different Imperial Remnant factions scuttling around enabling fairly self-contained stories under the New Republic post RotJ… It’s a real shame they chose to abandon that direction and do random stuff that made so much less sense. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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