Star Wars Cinematic Universe – The Bad Batch S01 Reviewed

Hello Star Wars friends! I hope you’ve been looking forward to another Star Wars universe post from yours truly, lol 😅😁 because this one is going to be semi-lengthy.

So instead of reviewing each episode, I felt it was easier to review the entire season once it was completed. Some folks like to review by the episode, which is totally cool, and I sometimes do that too, but it all depends on what I’m reviewing. Since I talk about the movie and TV-related things on my other blog, I figured The Bad Batch wouldn’t need an episode by episode breakdown here.

So The Bad Batch has ended, and I have to say that I was really quite underwhelmed by it in its entirety. Perhaps this is because I’ve come to love so much of the animated content from the Star Wars universe that I am always raising the bar higher for the next thing. I just don’t think those dizzying heights where The Clone Wars and Rebels exist were reached in The Bad Batch’s first season.

FOR ANYONE THAT HASN’T SEEN THE FINAL EPISODE OR THE FIRST SEASON YET, SPOILERS ARE AHEAD!

The Introduction of Omega

Honestly, I didn’t really think all that much of Omega as a character. I liked her in small doses (which kind of became more difficult as the season continued), and I liked the fact that she was a clone as well, but that’s about it. I sometimes felt that she meddled with the Bad Batch and their missions, and sometimes she didn’t really help. My question when it comes to any character, whether it’s Star Wars or any other fandom, is always “Does this character bring any value to the show or film? Do they make it better?” I felt that the Bad Batch clones were fine without Omega. And there really isn’t much else to say.

Omega image via DevianArt

Returning characters – Fennec Shand

Fennec Shand showing up, on the other hand, was way cool, and she certainly made the episode a lot more interesting and engaging for me. Linking back to characters that I liked from the live-action universe was a definite highlight. In fact, any connection to any other characters from the live-action stories/films/shows are always so well written and timed and placed just right to push things along at a good enough pace to keep things fresh and exciting.

That thing with CT-9904 aka “Crosshair”

Not gonna beat around the bush, Crosshair is still one of my favourite characters, and he brings so much to the show with his obstinate and rigid personality. Crosshair abandoning the Bad Batch and going his own way was one of the show’s highlights for me. He caused a special type of rivalry and tension that almost always makes for exciting storylines.

Via Star Wars dot Com

DID YOU SAY CAD BANE?

One of the best parts of the entire show was seeing Cad Bane. I was so surprised and taken aback by his presence in that episode. It was one of my favourite episodes because of that, and if that wasn’t cool enough, we also got a show-down between him and Fennec Shand! Amazing stuff.

Yup that really was Hera Syndulla!

It was AMAZING seeing Hera pre-rebels! We finally get to look at her character, who she is and where she came from and most importantly, how she became a pilot (well, sort of). I liked that we also get to see who her parents were and where she lived as well. I am always happy to see background details on any character in the Star Wars universe, especially in live-action shows and films. But I’ll settle for animated too!

FINAL SUMMARY

I’ve purposefully avoided reading many opinions on The Bad Batch because I wanted to spend time with it myself and see how the season evolved. I was happy with most of the missions that The Bad Batch went on, but some of them were so boring! I guess some fans refer to the less interesting episodes as “fillers”, which is a way that fans can say “not a very good episode so skip it” sort of thing. There were definitely a couple of episodes that I could have slept through and not missed a thing. But some episodes really made up for those “fillers”, too, so it seems to balance out for me.

My final comment is that I thought the season was way too long. If they had left it at 10 episodes, I think it would have been a much better season. But I guess we’ll see once it returns for Season Two (pretty sure it has already been confirmed for a second season). So if you’re a Bad Batch superfan, you’ll be pleased with that news!

Let me know what you think of my review and what you thought of the season!

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The Bad Batch Arrives Today, and Happy May 4th!

Nearly everyone I know will be ready to watch the first episode of The Bad Batch premiering today on May 4th (which may still not be May 4th in the Northern hemisphere, sorry, lol).

So to celebrate May 4th and the launch of The Bad Batch, I found these two character posters for The Bad Batch, and they look pretty cool!

Hunter:

Via Star Wars Dot Com

And Echo:

Via Star Wars Dot Com

These were the first two I saw so I grabbed them but I am sure there are others floating around on the internet now 🙂

I still haven’t decided which one I like most from the group, but can you hazard a guess at which one I’d like since some of you know the things I like in Star Wars?

Let’s make some guesses after the first episode airs we can talk about it!

Also, I BOUGHT A WHOLE lot of stuff, but the one thing I want for Star Wars Day only sells at Toys R Us, so I don’t think I am going to be able to get it 🙁

It’s this:

Via Toyark

There is an Obi-Wan figure as well:

Via Toyark

What do you think of these images? Are you buying anything special for Star Wars Day? Let me know in the comments friends and I’ll catch you in the next post!

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Star Wars Cinematic Universe – Could We See a Young Luke Skywalker in the Obi-Wan Series?

There has been a lot of debate on social media about Disney’s recent announcement regarding the cast for the Obi-Wan series. Of course, fans are going to speculate. I mean, that’s what we do! And it’s fun to guess who could be in the show and in what capacity. It’s also fun to talk about who won’t be in the show as some revelations have come to light recently about Jar Jar Binks and his appearance.

One idea popped into my head when I noticed someone on Twitter talking about who could play a young Luke Skywalker. And then someone posted this:

Via Twitter

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely getting a Luke Skywalker vibe coming off this kid! If you recognise his face, it’s because he played the son of Homelander in the hugely successful “The Boys” last year. His name is Cameron Corvetti.

During the timeline they are using for the Obi-Wan series, Luke would be around 8-10 years old? According to the best source there is on this, Star Wars dot com says 10 years after Anakin’s fall to the dark side:

The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Via Star wars dot com

What do you think, people? Do you think we’ll see a young Luke Skywalker? I would say there’s a pretty big chance we will considering the connection Obi-Wan had with him, but I guess we’ll see. I am putting my money on this kid though, he is perfect as a young Luke Skywalker.

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Star Wars Cinematic Universe – The Bad Batch Coming May the 4th Be With You!

Hey there Star Wars friends! Just a quick update regarding the new TV series coming to Disney Plus on May the 4th – The Bad Batch!

I wasn’t sure how I felt about it when it was announced but now that I’ve seen the first trailer, I am pretty much sold that this TV show will be pretty awesome:

Via Star Wars

Check out the trailer above and let me know what you think so we can gasbag about it! What are your thoughts on The Bad Batch trailer?

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