Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

When multiple people started describing the Obi-Wan Kenobi series as bad, my initial reaction was, "What is the problem?"   I found it to be a pretty entertaining show.  There are a few points here and there that don't hold up well to logical scrutiny, but some of that is dependent on interpretation.  I don't feel that the show technically violates canon with the original movies, but there are quite a few nitpickers who claim that it does.  For example, these people complain that the Empire now knows that there is an association between the young Princess Leia and Obi-Wan and some other force-sensitive refugees, but I think that this assertion is a big stretch logically.  There are reasons to think otherwise.

The most egregious problem is when Darth Vader chooses to chase after Kenobi's ship instead of some force-sensitive refugees in a different ship.  The powerful Empire could have chased after both.   Don't they have tie fighters?  This is followed by another problem where Kenobi chooses to let Vader live, without a really good explanation as to why.

I don't hold a TV series to quite the same standard as I would a movie.  The different Star Wars animated series have for the most part been pretty terrific, but you get away with things in animation that would look silly or impossible in live-action.  This is something that I also noted about the terrific series "Final Space", where there are monsters bigger than planets.

On Wed, Jul 6, 2022 at 2:30 PM Larry wrote:
I know you acknowledged there are plot holes and you don't worry too much about them.
Assume you won't want to watch them, but these 20 minutes of discussion of the problems with the writing and plot is good.

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