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#1104641
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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imperialscum said:

MalàStrana said:

He decides to make a jump that could have killed him. For example.

And how did that develop/change the character? It is just another act of recklessness…

I’ll add to Mala’s point and say I don’t think he saw it as a fall that could have killed him. I think from the look of resignation on his face, he saw it as a fall he knew would kill him. I think it’s significant character development. He sees only two ways out: death or give in to Vader. It’s subtle in its execution (to the audience) but it’s far from the reckless kid we met in Star Wars. He’s willing (and attempts) to make the ultimate sacrifice to beat Vader and he makes peace with that decision. Nowhere near reckless.

  • edit - What Alderaan said.

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#1103204
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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SilverWook said:

Perhaps there are a dozen of them that dock together to form the Death Pizza?

The way he’s hinted that they work together to form something, I bet it’s some sort of deal where they hook together and each large weapon becomes part of a Death Star-like main dish weapon. Keeps the Empire having a super weapon, but without a single point of failure. More than a moving target, it becomes a dispersing target.

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#1101480
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Marcia Lucas Speaks!
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I’ve always thought it works perfectly. No one in-story has any reason at all to expect it, so neither should we. It’s a genuine surprise to everyone - characters as well as audience.

Plus, there is a sort of set-up (whether Lucas intended it or not). Han is the only one who knows what he’s doing, not even Chewie knows. He may be giving us a hint when he says “I know what I’m doing”. To me, it feels like he may already have it in his mind to consider helping them.

However, true to his character he first secures Chewie, their pay, and their ship. He gets what’s important to him out of harm’s way and then makes the final decision to help from a position of relative safety - off of the target planet & base, away from the notice of the Empire.

No issues with that scene at all for me.

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#1101327
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Kennedy worse than Lucas.
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Do we really know how much say Kennedy has in the matter? I’m asking honestly, by the way. I don’t doubt she has George’s wishes at heart since they’ve been very close friends and colleagues for decades. I wonder though, can she really suppress the originals if Disney wants to release them properly? She may not be our roadblock.

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#1100287
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Next Movie Seen
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DuracellEnergizer said:

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre or that cornball Lost in Space movie, whichever one I’m in the mood to watch first.

“As long as there’s no find, the noble brotherhood will last but when the piles of gold begin to grow… that’s when the trouble starts.”

A Top 20 film for sure.

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#1100168
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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I’d buy it.

No, I’m not kidding. After watching a few clips this past year, Ive decided to embrace it. At the very least, it’s an honest representation of the phenomenon that was Star Wars in the 1970s.

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#1099935
Topic
The Kenobi Movie
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Alderaan said:
…as long as the site is called original trilogy.com, and there are those of us who are still motivated by trying to get the original original trilogy released, and see this junk and trash as obstacles in the way, yes you can expect to be mocked by some of us here for enabling the furtherance of such things.

As long as there are moderators on this board, you can expect to be asked - again - to step away from discussions that have nothing to do with whether of not Disney is going to release the 77 film properly.

I understand you don’t dig the new films. I didnt dig any Star Wars releases between 1980 and 2015. I didn’t take that out on the people who did. Let me be clear here since you seem to struggle with subtlety. Reel it in. Your opinion isn’t the only one.

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#1095898
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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After taking a few weekends off for a 1960s Batman TV show marathon and 1966 film to honor Adam West after his passing, my Summer of Rogue is now back on. As of Sunday, it can now buy alcohol legally. 😉

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#1094672
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Doctor Who
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moviefreakedmind said:

Why? Isn’t soul searching what you do when you give up alcohol or decide to have a baby or change religions or something?

Soul searching is considering your own emotions, motives, prejudices, etc and what may be driving them. Warbler appears to have thought more about what really upset him with regard to a woman in the role. He may have discovered repressed fears or insecurities with regard to a woman being in a position of leadership. It could have been any number of reasons.

Whatever they were, he’s decided to address them. He’s also openly stated his decision to try to grow emotionally. I applaud him on both counts. In his case, soul searching with regard to a TV show may seem trivial on the surface but the show was really just the trigger to look at much deeper issues.

Warbler, I hope you stay on for the ride. Personally, I’m hoping for a little less silliness and a little less all time & existence depends on this episode type stories. I’m wanting to get back to some of the better one-of stories. Fingers crossed Ms Whittaker and Mr Chibnall want the same.

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#1092031
Topic
Doctor Who
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At least give her a chance before you jump ship. By all accounts she is an excellent actress, people love working with her, and the new show runner has worked with her before.

I gave Capaldi and the rewritten Clara a few episodes before I bailed. Hell, I even saw TPM before bailing on all things Lucas. 😉

I’m not even remotely worried about her. I’m just hoping for some more cerebral stand-alone episodes in the style of Midnight, Blink, The Eleventh Hour, Journey To The Center Of The TARDIS, etc. I’m hoping the show and The Doctor are back to the feel of the ninth and tenth Doctors. I’m also hoping we’re companionless for a few episodes. Let us get to know the new Doctor for a bit.

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#1091987
Topic
Doctor Who
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Bingowings said:

I would have announced a doctory male actor and a female actor so that everyone would assume she was the companion when the location photos started to leak and then do the switcheroo at Christmas and surprise everyone.

That is a fantastic idea and no doubt would have put quite a few fans on their ears. I’m very shocked at the hate for this change. I suspect it’s actually insecurity. The Who board blew up as expected.

To the point of your idea working, there was one post from a guy who had heard the news before he could see the reveal and he was asking if it actually said she was the new Doctor. She could still be the companion he said. There was an air of desperation in his post, as though the world may not have ended after all.

Where many fans feel uncertainty, possibly in their own feelings as well as the show, I feel a relief that I’ve been wanting for a few years. Relief that the show is getting the refresh it’s needed with a new Doctor, companion, and executive producer all at once. Maybe we can get away from the sappy/silly/All Existence Depends On This type of stories.

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#1091873
Topic
The problem of Owen Lars
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SilverWook said:

You were never curious about how much they knew and were keeping from Luke?

Not at all. Other than Beru mentioning that “he’s too much like his father”, it never felt like there was anything there. From what we’ve known since then (early script\story\characters\Original Vision nonsense), there wasn’t anything there. Owen, Beru, and Ben let us know that Luke’s father was a good pilot, a good man, and was killed when Luke was young.

They were a character vehicle to get a farm boy out in the middle of nowhere and have him feel less attached to his family because they aren’t his parents. They’re in the film to add a bit of depth on our main character.

Since Vader wasn’t his father in the 70s, there was no reason to ponder anything that Lucas retconned about Luke’s parents in the 80s and 90s. I never gave them any thought because there wasn’t anything there in 1977.

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#1091284
Topic
The problem of Owen Lars
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This is another one of those many things to which I’ve never given a moment’s thought.

Luke lived with his aunt & uncle, they had a moisture farm, he wanted to move out, they have a few lines, they were killed early in the film.

It took me longer just now to peck out that sentence than I’ve spent in the past 40 years wondering about their backstory or familial connections. To me, this is just more of the damage Lucas inflicted on the franchise when he decided to shrink the universe.

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#1090731
Topic
Doctor Who
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LOVE the new Doctor! Having never gotten past the rewrite of The Impossible Girl, I have really struggled with Capaldi’s Doctor. He was collateral damage from the Moffat rewrite & show-running of the past few seasons. I thought Pearl and Capaldi would be fresh start but it turned out to be more of the same. I haven’t watched a full episode since Last Christmas (episode).

I’ve been hoping for a female Doctor for several years and made a post on a Doctor Who board in support of it. Personally, I think it would be interesting to have the Doctor become female. It would open up new possibilities story-wise. How would other aliens treat her differently? How would other governments treat her (here, other galaxies, present, past, future)?

How would she react to situations, dangers, losses, etc now that she was female? How would past companions and characters react to her now? How would she see herself now? Some of it could be handled seriously, some could be comical, some a mixture of both.

There are also plenty of young girls who would love to have a strong, intelligent woman as a role model. It looks like they’re about to get that very thing.

I thought the reveal clip was fantastic. I love the slow, matter-of-fact walk to the TARDIS and her smile at seeing her long-time friend. Personally, as a long-time fan who has become disinterested the past few seasons, this is exactly what I wanted. A fresh start with a female Doctor.

I hope we get a few episodes where the Doctor is alone. Stories in the style of Midnight (Top Ten episode for me), Planet Of The Dead, and Waters Of Mars I want to get to know her without a bunch of distractions.

Christmas can’t get here fast enough.

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#1089356
Topic
When Did The Star Wars Prequels Become Cool?
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bkev said:
… if the PT isn’t the absolute last of the story, it stings less.

First off, that’s the type of lucid discussion that sets us apart. Well done, sir. I don’t have a strong thought one way or another because I’m unfamiliar with the PT. That said, the portion of your statement I’ve quoted is very relevant to my Star Wars world. With Rogue One far and away being the adult Star Wars film I’ve always wanted, it relieved me of my last bit of anger over Lucas’ decades of lying.

The suppression of Star Wars77 no longer being the last thing I cared about has made that very suppression not sting as much, to use your term.

but also remember, this is a bubble. There’ve always been lots of people who loved the prequels even back then.

The bubble is what I think keeps us from stepping away at times. We’re emotionally invested in a way casual fans are not. I sometimes have to remind myself that Star Wars77 is A movie, not THE movie.

Besides, Rogue One is SO much better. 😉

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#1088269
Topic
Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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SilverWook said:

A Cloud City worker, (let call him Uggy the Ugnaught) found Luke’s saber, and kept it for many years, using it to unclog Cloud City refresher units. He later descended into a tailspin of alcohol and spice abuse after an unhappy love affair with Willrow Hood, (AKA Ice Cream Maker guy) and finally hocked the saber to Maz to pay his massive bar tab.
Uggy later tragically died in a bizarre refresher malfunction in Jabba’s palace. The Hutt later eulogized him by saying "Nobody could fix a refresher I wrecked like my little Uggy."
It’s an epic tale of finding things, love, and loss best saved for the spinoff films.

Uggy’s story absolutely needs to come to the multiplex. 😉

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