Discuss the February 11th, 2011 episode "Ghosts of Mortis".
Saturday 9:30 AM on Cartoon NetworkBetween Seasons
I'm pretty excited about this episode. I hope it lives up to the hype. My padawan and I have been talking about it all week. His favorite film is Episode III, so he is pretty excited to see the visions tie into that.
I did expect more from the end, but the beginning, and of course, visions were a nice touch. The explanation of the Chosen One, especially for a fan of my caliber, was vague and simplistic. It just proves this series can never be a replacement for good old fashioned reading. After the hundreds of Star Wars novels I have read, it still rings true.
Stupid episode as is the whole arc. They couldn't even make it consistent throughout 3 episodes, lol. In the previous one this dark master wanted to kill his father but when father did it himself dark master lost his powers... Whole episode was cliche. Lava arena, anyone? Seppuku? Also if these spaceships could be so easily damaged that one missing part would make them useless and they wouldn't have a spare then I can't believe they are still alive after all these years. Solo's Falcon could fly without problems even after sustaining major damage and even if they didn't have spare parts they could always think how to made one or fly without it by bypassing some circuits or sth. I hope that someday there will be a Star Wars TV series (either animated version or live-action) that will show how it's supposed to be done.
I really liked this episode. However I thought they would expand more on the visions than re-use all the visions we saw in the preview. Although, overall it did live up to my expectations.
It had a bit of a Gainax ending, but I'm expecting the next arc will be just as Gainaxy.
For those of us who are not familiar with the EU, please explain what the Gainaxy is.
|Decent episode for sure, but I'm so disappointed by the Darth Vader flashback. They would have done it batter. And the thing that when they change their allegiance their eye color changes. I think it didn't happen in the original movies (as far as I know and there is only one figure that it happens (the scene with Sith rope))and it is ridiculous. He realizes the Jedi are kind of responsible for ongoing war(and future war) which is true, and he decides to stop it no brainwashing no trickery just change of thought and his eyes go red. Just ridiculous, it happened to Asoka previous episode but that was reasonable because she was poisoned or sth.|
Anakin's eyes colour changed to yellow because he had temporarily turned to the Dark Side. The same thing happens at the end of ROTS.
Basically. Specifically, the ending defies all notion of understanding.
Studio Gainax is fond of these. Obviously Evangelion, which features a high-school alternate universe; everyone inside each other's heads (well, specifically "the Shinji that exists in Asuka's mind" talking to "the Asuka that exists in Shinji's mind", to give one example; and, oh yeah, at the very end, there's a storm around Shinji, and the ground is lighter, and everyone appears and says "Congratulations!" Even Toji, who supposedly lost a leg. Gurren Lagann actually has a Gainax beginning! And Gainax outdid themselves with Panty Stocking and Garterbelt.
Not just a Gainax thing. Final Fantasy VIII's ending is, ah, complicated. So is Chrono Cross's. Akira gets really trippy at the end. But it's really not even just a Japanese thing. The Bible ends on this note, as does 2001: A Space Odyssey. Come to think of it, real life?