"Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

"Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Griffin » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:53 pm

Found all 3 in my college library today, are they any good?

I've borrowed the first one, "Tales from the Mos Eisley cantina", and so far its pretty good.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Lighthawk » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:09 pm

Bounty Hunters > Mos Eisley Cantina > Jabba's Palace

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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Tyyr » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:23 pm

It's an interesting series and shows something I wish they'd do more in Wars and that's to get away from the central cast and just do things with other characters. The setting is certainly large enough.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:42 pm

Problem is that SW generally lacks scope and scale. So breaking away from the main cast would ruin their importance since the cast is supposed to be the only ones really making a difference. Thats the difference between SW/ST and 40k/DocWho.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Captain Seafort » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:49 pm

Deepcrush wrote:Problem is that SW generally lacks scope and scale.


Huh? Deep, have you taken a look at the Death Star recently? Or Coruscant? Or thought about the term Galactic Empire? Sure, Wars tends to concentrate on the actions of a small group of individuals, but it's got fantastic scope and scale behind it.

Thats the difference between SW/ST and 40k/DocWho.


I'd lump Who into the first category. Sure, the possibilities for settings are literally endless, but the stories themselves are heavily focused on a small group of characters, more so even than Wars.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:15 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:Huh? Deep, have you taken a look at the Death Star recently? Or Coruscant? Or thought about the term Galactic Empire? Sure, Wars tends to concentrate on the actions of a small group of individuals, but it's got fantastic scope and scale behind it.


I was referring to the characters.

Captain Seafort wrote:I'd lump Who into the first category. Sure, the possibilities for settings are literally endless, but the stories themselves are heavily focused on a small group of characters, more so even than Wars.


With Doctor Who there has always been information about the larger scale. The Doctor's refer to others taking part in grander things. The imagined scaled is reinforced by the characters even if the show doesn't show them. Much like DS9 did in the Dominion War.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Captain Seafort » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:17 pm

Deepcrush wrote:With Doctor Who there has always been information about the larger scale. The Doctor's refer to others taking part in grander things. The imagined scaled is reinforced by the characters even if the show doesn't show them. Much like DS9 did in the Dominion War.


Wars is the same - there may only be a few characters' actions directly depicted, but they're determining the fate of the galaxy.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:21 pm

The problem is as I stated that is always them and only them.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:57 pm

Deepcrush wrote:The problem is as I stated that is always them and only them.


More's the pity for guys like me. They've been swinging that way in FOTJ. Leia and Han are practically useless... but get pagetime that should go to other characters... :bangwall:
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Mark » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:45 pm

To be honest, I've never carred for Leia as a character. Yes, she has charm and charisma, and skill as a leader, but in battle, she's a liability unless going up against a stock stormtrooper.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Captain Seafort » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:35 pm

I'm pretty sure the first one she encountered on the Tantive IV would beg to differ, as would quite a few on the Death Star, Bespin and Endor.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Tsukiyumi » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:40 pm

I remember reading somewhere that she's actually the most accurate shooting main character in the OT, percentage-wise.

I'll try to look that up again.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Deepcrush » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:04 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:I'm pretty sure the first one she encountered on the Tantive IV would beg to differ, as would quite a few on the Death Star, Bespin and Endor.


Other then Endor, weren't all of those "stock stormtroopers" as Mark pointed out? Even then she only hit one guy on Endor IIRC.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:35 pm

Tsukiyumi wrote:I remember reading somewhere that she's actually the most accurate shooting main character in the OT, percentage-wise.

I'll try to look that up again.


I've heard/read the same thing, that she never missed or had a high percentage.

Leia had worth and was a revolutionary action girl... but it's just sad now.
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Re: "Tales from" Series (aka the Cantina Trilogy)

Postby Mark » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:19 am

Oh, I also forgot her great melee victory.

Against a massivly obese, immobal slug.
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