November 17, 2018 by W. Blaine Dowler
GSFH Ask The Bureau
Round 3 comes to a close here. Brackets to date can be found here.
November 17, 2018 @ 5:40 am
This week’s round made me realise how tired I am of Luke Skywalker.
November 17, 2018 @ 6:08 am
Luke Skywalker is a great hero. The character seen in The Last Jedi is not Luke Skywalker.
But TWO Star Wars vs. Babylon 5 matchups! Not fair!!
November 18, 2018 @ 5:54 am
I’m lukewarm on the new Star Wars, but–
November 18, 2018 @ 9:10 am
LUKE warm, HAAA!
November 19, 2018 @ 6:50 pm
The man who saw a sliver of good in Darth Vader does NOT attempt to kill his nephew because he sees a sliver of bad in him.
That is a fundamental flaw in not understanding the character of Luke Skywalker on the part of the screenwriter. Mark Hamill even noticed this.
November 20, 2018 @ 4:01 am
It’s a fair point, but I wonder if it’s an age thing.
Obi-Wan would have been willing to see Vader killed on a couple of occasions.
Luke has lived alone for some time, growing older. He may view things differently.
I may be overthinking things. In the end, I’m not a huge fan of the post-original trilogy movies. I liked Rogue One, and I think the most recent films are better than the prequels, but yeah, I would call it a change to the character that might be explainable, if not laudable.
November 20, 2018 @ 4:49 am
He didn’t attempt to kill him.
The thought crossed his mind for an instant, and was gone. He never actually made an attempt, nor was he going to.
November 20, 2018 @ 5:02 am
But even you said you are tired of Luke Skywalker. Why is that?
My contention is that he went from a well established character going through the classic heroes journey to a wretched old hermit.
You could claim Obi-wan did the same, BUT when the time came Obi-wan took Luke under his wing and started Luke on his journey.
The Luke in the Last Jedi couldn’t even be bothered to train Rey for more than a couple of minutes.
The Last Jedi purposefully deconstruction Star Wars. And having deconstruction a key story that I loved, I came to the realization that now, I just don’t care about Star Wars anymore.
It takes an epic amount of nihilism to destroy a fan that loyal, but the makers of The Last Jedi managed it.
I will note that while you aren’t as down on the new trilogy as I am (I agree however that Rogue One was a good movie) both you and JD aren’t exactly expressing excitement about Star Wars.
November 17, 2018 @ 8:22 am
This was a hard one, and it made me do something I was sure I would never due… I voted against The Doctor.
…but now I really want to see a version of the Doctor as played by Sir Patrick Stewart.
November 17, 2018 @ 8:27 am
And after reading Infinity Warps from Marvel, I think it would be fascinating to see a mashup of these matchups where each matchup was made into an amalgam of the heroes.
November 17, 2018 @ 8:38 am
Not so sure Sir Patrick could be Dr. Who. I think he’d be more like a Dr. Whom….
W. Blaine Dowler
November 18, 2018 @ 7:18 am
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