Thursday 9 June 2022

NOT The Footy Show Episode 252: Munster Mash - Origin 1 Review

Published June 9, 2022 
Join Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson for Episode 252 of NOT The Footy Show to review Cam Munster's masterpiece as QLD beat NSW 16-10 in Game 1 of the 2022 State of Origin Series in Sydney.
Queensland now take a 1-0 series lead to Perth later this month and a host of confidence after losing last year's series in two games. Ashley Klein may get a mention but QLD were the better team.
Apart from Munster who toyed with NSW, Valentine Holmes and Patrick Carrigan were outstanding with Harry Grant a difference maker off the bench. For NSW, Jack Wighton was their best along with James Tedesco but Nathan Cleary was very disappointing in the 6 point defeat.
Changes loom for the Blues who looked disjointed and exposed by Queensland in the ruck, whereas Queensland look like they will only need to find a replacement for Xavier Coates who was injured.
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Bring on Game 2.
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Sunday 5 June 2022

How I would have written Obi-Wan Kenobi for Disney Plus

Video Essay: How you make Obi-Wan's TV Series mean something if he's still a Jedi Master.
Published June 5, 2022 

Disney seems so intent on deconstructing the very fabric of Star Wars storytelling - so here is 20 minutes on how I would have written Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new Disney Plus TV Series. 

This video is presented in two parts:

0:22 Part 1 - The departure from story...

7:07 Part 2 - Writing Obi-Wan in my story...

You should activate sub-titles (when available) as my Australian accent may be a challenge.

This is simply my viewpoint on why the 'deconstructing Obi-Wan' approach (through 3 Episodes as of June 5, 2022) for the current TV series makes little storytelling sense in what was the existing lore of Star Wars. 

I believe if they had used this series to build Obi-Wan up prior to meeting Darth Vader, it would have made his fall into the 'old man in desert' category come A New Hope even more compelling than it was at the end of Revenge of the Sith. 

But as always, evaluate the show in your own way. 

Big shoutout to YouTubers HeelvsBabyface + Jayne Theory for providing the impetus for me to put this video together. 

In their Episode 3 review, they so accurately identified how Obi-Wan Kenobi has NO agency in his own TV Series. Thanks team - this is the video the clip is from:

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Would appreciate any feedback in the comments below.


Warrick D. Nicolson