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#1079036
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Han - Solo Movie
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Looks like he’s been trying to avoid any Imperial entanglements for quite a while.

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#1076015
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Awesome Star Wars art (pic heavy!!)
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I really dig the vintage stuff like the Burger Chef posters and Burger King glasses. It was still all so innocent and untainted that summer. It was a blockbuster summer film and the cool stuff that went with it. It was how you interacted with it when you weren’t in the theater.

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#1075948
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What was your impression of the prequels before they announced the PT?
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Tantive3+1 said:
This is a question I’d like to ask some of the old fans who enjoyed SW during the 80’s and early 90’s: What was your impression of what you thought the prequels were going to be like before they announced the PT?

I’m an old fan who enjoyed Star Wars in 1977. I had a thought or two about a few things that were mentioned in the film but not enough to try and imagine them in-depth. I wasn’t hoping for a second film. The film as it was released was a complete story.

This original trailer still captures the emotion I felt in 1977. https://youtu.be/XHk5kCIiGoM
It was a vast and mysterious universe. That’s the same reason Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars film. It’s mysterious. I don’t need to know everyone’s backstory. The few mentions are enough, just as they were in Star Wars.

It’s not really surprising that everything that came out after 1977 was a disappointment in some form or another. Since you appear to be new here, I’ll point out that I’ve seen TPM once and hated it. I’ve not bothered with the second or third prequel. In 1977 I wasn’t interested in how Vader came to be. Forty years later I’m still not interested. He works best as a one-dimensional bad guy.

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#1075753
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Stance 40th anniversary socks
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That’s why I only have five pair (four Star Wars, one Astros). They are really nice though. I ant to get a Tarkin pair to complete my personal Rogue One set but they aren’t available without buying the Dark Side set. Not interested in the other s, so no Tarkin. I like the idea of the toys being on six sets but I was 15 years old when the movie came out, so I was already past the toy stage. I never had any of them.

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#1074386
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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That feeling of caving in to watch it again is exactly why I’ve set up my once-a-week event. Never thinking I’d be in this place again, as you so eloquently put it, is something I totally understand. Truth be told, I’d all but assumed it was impossible. I definitely never expected an adult, dark Star Wars. Your feeling of being back to where you first discovered Star Wars is a perfect description of the phenomenon. In the realm of Star Wars! I’ve never been happier.

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#1074148
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Since I’ve had my DVD of Rogue One, I’ve watched it whenever the mood struck. I’ve not made any secret of the fact that it’s my favorite Star Wars film of all (by far) or why. To date, I’ve seen it 13 times. I wanted to watch it this weekend and nearly put it in Friday evening.

I decided instead to go a different route and make it a sort of scheduled event. Instead of finding the time or waiting until I had the time, I decided to schedule the time. So with Summer starting and Star Wars Day last week, I decided to make this my Rogue Summer. I’ll be watching it every Sunday night this summer. That will temper my desire to over do it. This will be a sort of revisit of 1977, which was also the last time I had a deep emotional connection to a Star Wars film.

As the weekend was winding down, I put on my Rogue One socks, got my Death Star ice cube out of the freezer, poured myself a vodka with a splash of cranberry, and settled in for the start of Rogue Summer.

If I haven’t put up anything about the ice cube yet, here’s the link.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f0b6/?i=front

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#1072665
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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flametitan said:
(The data files are too big to get through the shield, or something, but the smaller communications from Bodhi wasn’t big enough to be blocked. I don’t like that explanation, but it exists.)

Like Dahmage said, that’s not it. This is the scene where the problem and fix are explained.

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#1071019
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BEAUTIFUL WOMEN NEW RULES IN FIRST POST (NSFW) UPDATED RULES
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I’ve only ever seen her on an episode of Big Bang Theory, but I was struck by how beautiful she was. Distractingly so. Apparently also very nice to fans, easy to work with, and liked by fellow cast members. Plus it’s always nice to see a local woman have success. She was born and grew up about an hour from where I live.

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#1070793
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The Random EU Thoughts Thread
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lovelikewinter said:

The last Zahn book I read, Scoundrals, was so bad I don’t know if I’m ready for Thrawn yet. Might let the taste get out of my brain first.

I didn’t finish it either. Not so much for its being bad, but more because I was distracted with a move (to another city) and never picked it up again. That was also when I had been coming off of all his Mara Jade\Hand Of Judgement work and that really is his wheelhouse. Those, to me, are tough to follow.

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#1069835
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Wasn’t really sure where a cosplay story would best fit, so here it is. A little girl dressed as Jyn at a con so she could deliver the Death Star plans to the Princess. She gave a set to several versions of Leia. Really neat.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kassycho/people-are-loving-this-little-jyn-erso-cosplayer-who?utm_term=.es2dozOWVW&bffbnews=undefined#.tuJ5oWAJXJ

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#1069273
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The Random EU Thoughts Thread
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Speaking of EU, like or otherwise, being a huge Zahn\Thrawn fan, this new novel is a given. Really glad he’s back in the fold.

Having gone deep into Rogue One, I thought I’d give this a look as well.

I’m unfamiliar with Luceno’s work. Has anyone read this yet or have any insight on his style. I’m really mostly interested in Krennic and Galen. I’m unfamiliar with the last two prequels, but I do recognize a few of the location names (per Wookiepedia) as having shown up in Prequel discussions.
I’ll skip it if it’s going to be prequel-centric.

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#1068878
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Are the Prequels Even Worth Watching Once?
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NFBisms said:
Not in the context of Star Wars for original trilogy fanboys

Just a few weeks ago you called out someone for showing a lack of “general respect”, I think you called it, for fellow members and fans. In the future, perhaps you could think about the negative connotation that term now carries.

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#1068478
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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I do. It took me a few months to let myself acknowledge it, but yes. It’s an adult take on the Star Wars universe. It’s obviously much darker and violent, but it’s also much deeper. It’s not a feel good story, but it moves me more than Star Wars.

To me, that makes perfect sense. I’m not the 15-year-old I was in 1977, so a darker, more cerebral film should move me now. As an adult, I understand the cost and seriousness of this story the same way I understood rescuing the princess and flying an X-wing when I was a kid.

I’ll go one step further and say that the prologue of Rogue One is one of my favorite parts of the film. There is a darkness and seriousness that really speaks to me. Perfect in every way; acting, cinematography, story, music, etc.

For the record; It’s possible that decades of Lucas’ tampering and suppressing the 1977 film have finally taken their toll. Truth be told, I probably threw my hands up over it 10 years ago. Lucas won. I don’t have the desire for Star Wars 77 that I once had. The fact that Rogue One is nearly free of all things Saga makes it even easier to connect.

If Disney ever releases the 1977 film properly, I’ll buy it and watch it for sure. If they don’t, that’s fine too. I have the NPR for that story.

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