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All things Star Wars

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by EgonSpengler, Aug 15, 2014.

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Sith or Jedi?

  1. Sith

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  2. Jedi

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  1. AnthonyBoscia

    AnthonyBoscia Chieftain

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  2. r16

    r16 not deity

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    disney conspiracy once again reveleaded or what everever ! With Xenforo canncelling my subscription to the thread ! Is this Mandalorian a TV thing or a movie ?
     
  3. Laurana Kanan

    Laurana Kanan Don’t underestimate who I am.

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    TV. To be available on Disney's new streaming service.
     
  4. r16

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    thanks , will have to follow the critics and fans who have seen it then ...


    two consecutive posts , because they do not connect .
     
  5. r16

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    ı hereby declare Dr. Aphra comics non-canon , because ı can .


    my primary school years (7 to 12) were fraught with imagined dangers . 5 days of the week , ı would go to and return from the school , inevitably with serious attention on the roof of the house in the next street to mine . Up there lived the dog , unchained . A wolf-dog in Turkish / German shepherd / perhaps Alsatian as the scientific name and barking at everything that passed by . Always a relief when it was nowhere to be seen and ı think there were times ı like jumped or whatever in the street it would suddenly come to the edge and start up, rudely breaking my revellery at having survived once again ... Pretty sure ı feared one day it would jump onto the street and eat me alive . Then there was the guy . Very visible scar on the face and always angry . Having almost 35 years on the clock of realising people are laughing at me , ı can only sympathise . Life "offering" everything and he feels he is denied all on offer , some laugh behind his back , some pity , but non-stop , day and night . Some 20 years later ı saw him again , with none of the edge . ı imagine none of his classmates became film stars with their unblemished status and none of them had stuff he didn't or couldn't have . One day , it all came together ; the guy and the dog in the street , but on a leash held tight by its owner . Myself was older , and had some unsupportable imagination that it somehow involved me being the only one in the area to win the exams to Anatolian High , which then bolstered my fortitude and stuff . Because if ı ran , people would be happier . ı can't be older than 14 , minds work childishly in that age . Just walking the dog and talking on the street , like obviously ...


    relevance to thread arises from the fact that ı know how that works . Only tangentially seen in the comic series and obviously ı won't tell it spoilerwise , but it's about that scene in VI A New Hope . Luke enters the bar , gets into trouble and Ben Kenobi removes an arm . Luke is no hero before forced into become one - we see what a lightsaber does ; improves the shock factor when Vader ends up facing an empty robe . (Was to be more of Balrog vs Gandalf but that was unavailable and stuff .) Dr. Aphra makes a whole description of the bar affair to make some discussion of Evil . Well , nothing of the sort . Those who can , can watch it again and see that Luke is just a hick out of Anchorhead who will have a cup of stuff just about harder than milk and boast for the next 10 years . About how he manly had a drink in Mos Eisley . The guy with the face is then just an average denizen of the bar , a total unsuccess story to lack some surgery that would be available on the cheap , in a galaxy with 25 000 years of interstellar travel . Possibly there is always one hick every year from Anchorhead and the scarred face has had enough with his daily routine . Just check to see how the bar-keeper would do the same but he earns a living with selling drinks ... Oh yeah , if you are 15 when you see IV you might feel the guy is bad and asking for a fight , but Star Wars is much a grown up thing , even if the target audience is rather amenable to go Pew Pew at the slightest provocation ...


    (no , there is nothing wrong . About 12 when ı saw the Empire , and IV was making a few more bucks for George Lucas before the Jedi returned or whatever .)


    making the scarface more evil than a bar denizen on Mos Eisley is an injustice to the story and Ben Kenobi . Obi Wan might have let some bad guy get away , under-cover duty and the like ; while Ben Kenobi (especially after Gandalfized) is like on a one way trip . When the saber comes out , making such a powerful statement on the year of Yavin , it would very well remove the head , for all the trouble it will cause within minutes .

    poster exists solely to say the end is nigh , but will not shirk from the duty of teaching Star Wars to Disney hicks . Don't care if the market segment is saturated by the 21st centry teens , them hard-to surprise , hard to please cynical seen-alls .
     
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    Laurana Kanan Don’t underestimate who I am.

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  7. Takhisis

    Takhisis excuse me

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    Have you realised that ‘George Lucas’ means ‘farmer Luke’ yet? Add it to Lucasfilm…
     
  8. r16

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    yes , yes , ı have also been accused of being the same as Evelyn Salt . So good were the days .
     
  9. Laurana Kanan

    Laurana Kanan Don’t underestimate who I am.

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    Ivan Ortega, who is working on a re-edit of TLJ, just released his first full trailer today from the project.



    My family's now watched this trailer more times than we watched the actually movie in the theater. :lol: So happy to see Admiral Ackbar again and a more hopeful portrayal of Luke. :love:


    Interview with Ivan:
    Spoiler :
     
  10. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    You know it's weird, I'd read the reviews &c. long before I saw the film (all of which strangely managed to dance around the hacker from Canto Bight), so when they said "hyperspace tracking is impossible" I was sure that meant there was a mole in the fleet... so imagine my surprise when that wasn't the subplot. :p
     
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    That's what I first thought would be the subplot. A spy in the fleet would have been much more intriguing than the Canto Bight trainwreck. Having Holdo be the spy and Admiral Ackbar be the one to perform the kamikaze move and perish in a noble sacrifice would have been more satisfying for me.

    Interesting fact - the Empire & later on the First Order had been working on that bit of tracking technology for decades. It was first teased in RO, while Jyn was searching the Scarif database for the DS plans.
     
  12. Takhisis

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    The problem with sequences introducing completely new settings e.g. the one at Canto Bight is that they make me feel as though enough footage had been written and shot to give us half or even a full hour but it had been cut down to make the film an arbitrary size that focus groups ‘prove’ won't be too long for children and the cute teddybirds things a.k.a. the merchandise simply cannot be left out.
     
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  14. Thorvald of Lym

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    Too bad Disney owns the studio; all I can think of is how hardcore ReBoot got once they were freed from ABC's censors. :p
     
  15. r16

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    because they have bought the franchise and because they have to utterly destroy "Lucasarts" they drop crap on what has come before . Stardestroyers can not atmosphere ? Why , here's a cool shoot and gems are so important Empire sends a full Stardestroyer because freighters can be attacked . And that's Rogue One , the one like that keeps the old fans in . As such not even a "cool" Kyro keeps track of his mother , despite recent novels that has Vader himself navigating hyperspace without computers and like feeling Chiss navigators , because that's what the Story Board agreed to ... They want to reduce it to a summer blockbuster , simple as that .
     
  16. JohannaK

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    90% of people who watch the movies only watch the movies. Disney recognises this and gives as much bucks as most of humanity about the novels, that is 0.

    Star Wars has NEVER been more than blockbusters. Pop out of your bubble.
     
  17. r16

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    star wars is dreams , Star Wars is partial Tolkien , Star Wars is money grab for George Lucas as much for Disney and Star Wars is such a cash cow that it will bring in even more money if old fans are not insulted , like creating company ad hominems against a Vietnamese actress and blaming fat nerds and then skulking to blame Russians . Am pretty fine in my bubble .
     
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    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    Ninety percent? I'd go closer to a hundred. Not quite at a hundred, but seeing it up close and looking back into the distance at ninety.
     
  19. JohannaK

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    That's fair.
     
  20. Takhisis

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    Well, of course it's been about the merch, but with the edible plushies and random kid-in-the-casino scenes they've stepped over some indefinable bound… I mean, don't they know already that Jar-Jar Binks and the Ewoks got a lot of criticism?
     

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