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#1198108
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Star Wars Books. Good Recommendations?
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Since these are for an eight year old, I might stop short of a full-on read of Splinter Of The Mind’s Eye. There are some scary and\or harsh passages. One in particular that comes to mind is the scene in Grammel’s office where he takes a computer readout stick and uses it to gouge out someone’s eye while Luke & Leia watch. It’s fairly descriptive. Just a thought.

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#1196090
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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oojason said:

Apologies if posted before:-

From the Haynes’ ‘Millenium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual’ - released in 2011/12…

^ https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/8c66kw/some_info_on_yt1300s/
 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Millennium-Falcon-Owners-Workshop-Manual/dp/0345533046

That is AWESOME. As a long time hot rodder and motorcycle rider, that is an uncanny take on the Haynes manuals. They are the Bible for just about any make & model you may be fixing or restoring. I’ve used more than a few of them. The actual manuals have that same level of detail. Very clever.

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#1194977
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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I like this shot in the trailer a lot also. So far the film looks to have a more subdued tone than the saga portion of the franchise.

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#1194535
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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oojason said:
A mate has an Renault Twizy electric car - a lot of fun and surprisingly nippy - in white and black. I’m in the midst of trying to persuade him to ‘stormtrooper’ / ‘Star Wars’ it up a little… 😃

Man, that thing is very Star Wars already. Couple of small weapons, lots of dirt, scrapes, and dents and you’ve got a personal speeder. 😉

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#1194261
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Regarding Malla; I’d love it if they brought that into the light and canonized it. I railed on that special for decades, but in hindsight it’s a whole lot less contaminated than post-80s Lucas. I have no problem at all with it being part of the franchise proper.

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#1194260
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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oojason said:
and am sure they’ll be selling lots of gold dice soon too for hanging on car mirrors…

Man, I’ll hang a pair from my mirror if they make them. I’ve been tempted by some of the sets on Etsy, but figured I’d wait for the licensed version.

Earlier this year, I looked into a personalized license plate (auto) but with only 7 digits, the obvious versions of Stormtrooper were already taken (my car is predominately white with some black areas). I toyed with a few versions that were still available with numbers in place of a letter or two, but decided no.

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#1194112
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Looks like a fun movie alright. I’ll be there for sure. The shot of Han & Chewie standing below the cockpit of the Falcon, looking up at it, has been my favorite shot in the teaser and now the trailer.

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#1185946
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Anyone else totally disregard Leia being Luke's sister?
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ToscheStation said:

Anchorhead said:

ToscheStation said:
The way Lucas described “book three” back in Dec 1975 says otherwise:

“In the third book I want the story to be just about the soap opera of the Skywalker family, which ends with the destruction of the Empire.”

Source?

The Making of Star Wars (JW Rinzler, 2007). It was during a story meeting with Kurtz and writer Alan Dean Foster. In it, he also said that at the end of the second book, “we find out WHO Darth Vader is”. (emphasis mine)

Those Making Of stories have long been shown to be Lucas revision many times over. No different than his attempts to revise history in other written forms, documentaries, and interviews.

Sadly, I don’t believe a single word he says any more. He’s lied so many times over the past few decades that whenever I hear his voice or see a written piece, I automatically assume he’s lying. It’s what he does. Whenever he gives an interview, he might as well be burping the alphabet.

On the Star Wars website, they don’t exactly shy away from the fact that he tries to change history. Here’s a link about the invention of Midichlorians and how they didn’t exist in 1977, regardless of what was written in Rinzler’s book.
http://www.starwars.com/news/so-what-the-heck-are-midi-chlorians

“Please note: While we were preparing the text for The Making of Star Wars, Lucas added a note to this passage about midi-chlorians, bringing his original words in line with his later thoughts…”

Lucas wouldn’t have been discussing a second sequel two years before the original film even had a finished script. It didn’t even have a finished story at that point.

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#1184327
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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ray_afraid said:

Crashed my car last night. I’m fine and the car got me home, but it’s probably done for.
I’m very, very frustrated.

Having been the victim of home burglary when I was gone (they took nearly everything) and a flood several years later (lost everything), I learned a long time ago that it’s just stuff. You make peace with the loss and you get new stuff. You made it home and have only to worry about transportation. Many people aren’t nearly that lucky.

Pour a drink, prepare for the insurance headache, and think about your next vehicle. I second Jason’s sentiment - glad you’re ok.

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#1183627
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Last comic read
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Taking a break from my usual Wonder Woman and Batman. Going in a totally different direction and catching up with someone from long ago.

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#1182588
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New Star Wars comics
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I’ve had, and use regularly, a Comixology account for years. May be time to take a breather from my weekly readings of Wonder Woman and Batman and see about Star Wars. Time for some research… 😉

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#1181347
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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oojason said:

a video (from Variety’s youtube channel) of the event - with Harrison Ford and George Lucas:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wehU2l7jcs&feature=youtu.be&t=15m

I’m really glad Ms Tran was part of that. I’ve become a huge fan. Her scenes in TLJ will be what I rewatch the most. I hope she’s a major part of the next film. Also, I’m very surprised that hadn’t happened twenty years ago. I assumed he had one long ago.