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#1058178
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What anthology/spinoff film would you like to see?
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The Jedi Must Die
The story is, in essence, a conflation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (aka, Ten Little Indians) and Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, with elements of the Star Wars mythos stirred in for good measure.

It revolves around the search for a Jedi on a far off planet by a group of serious minded people out to find it. The viewer is invited to unfold the mystery along with the characters. Near the ending, there an inserted 30-second break called “The Jedi Break”, where the audience is asked to guess the Jedi’s identity, based on clues from the movie.

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#1058145
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

Funcha said:

jedimasterobiwan said:

“2187” I see what you did there.

I don’t get it.

That’s a SHOCKER!

To be fair I didn’t get it until I looked it up.

Not sure if serious.

Okay, assuming you are serious (I mean, you sound serious, but you’re Frink, so…), this is the community that argues about the correct color of sand snow on Chewie’s foot. How is a reference to 2187 unknown to anyone in the Star Wars community by this point?

This community is not monolithic.

Ahem…

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#1058139
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 **REVISITED** ADYWAN **720p HD version coming after ROTJ:R*
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One little change I thought of this morning.
If the capture of Leia’s ship was timed right the sound that Threepio comments on could be the claw in the SD hanger bay clamping onto the hull of the Tantive.
At the moment we hear the sound but the ship is still caught in the tractor beam.
Linking the noise to the ship being physically choked by the bigger ship would be a nice little bit of Vader reference too.

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#1057307
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Vladius said:

What kind of confrontation could Luke have that would not result in him fighting Vader? Was he just supposed to incapacitate him? Was he supposed to talk to him and then carry on with the rebels?

Luke tells Obi Wan "I can’t kill my own father."
Obi Wan says "Then the Emperor has already won."
The killing part was Luke’s idea. Obi Wan is responding to his hesitancy to confront Vader, not whether or not he should kill him. He has to be willing to kill him if need arises, because that’s what a confrontation means (especially with lightsabers.)

YODA : Away put your weapon.
BEN : It’s your father’s Lightsaber.
YODA : Your weapons, you will not need them
BEN : (the quote you use).

Yoda isn’t interested in Luke confronting Vader as a military target.
He wan’ts Luke to confront his fear and conquer it. His fear is he will become Vader and he almost does by following Ben’s line of thinking. Instead (going by the sequels) he becomes Ben which is a bit of a shame.

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#1056964
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Video Game Thread
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Gran Turismo 6 took forever to patch and upgrade.
It doesn’t look much better than Gran Turismo 4 either.

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#1056963
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Last movie seen
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Doctor Strange (2016).

I really don’t get the appeal of Bennyhill Cumbernauld, he sounds like Hugh Laurie trying to do an American accent (just get an American actor it will sound better).
Tilda is the best thing in the movie but I still think they could have cast her as a face of a shape shifting Ancient One and sidestepped the whole brew haha about whitewashing asian characters and still sold the film in China.
The Inceptionesque effects are a mess. In a world where Inception didn’t happen they might have been a draw but even then they are over used.
The whole thing felt a bit like that Green Lantern movie (2011) that everyone hated but I didn’t mind.
It’s a shame because I’ve loved the comics since I was very small. They are so arch and colourful, something the film gets right, with a little help from Mads Mikkelsen in the kinkiest bondage thing seen in a family movie since Flash Gordon (1980)
In some ways I wish he was introduced in a more low key way.
Maybe guesting with Ghost Rider in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I do hope they eventually find a way of getting the DC television universe to cross over into the MCU.
It would be up there with Roger Rabbit in WTFness.
Balls Supreme.

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#1056958
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Yoda tells Luke he will confront Vader again but he doesn’t request that he kill him.
Ben basically says it’s essential that Luke kills his sole remaining parent.
So in that regard they are two very different kinds of Jedi.
One believes in the powerful influence of inner control and the other believes in martial action, exterior action.
In the end Luke does confront his father but he turns away from the darkness allowing Anakin the chance to Return and defeat Vader and Palpatine.
This doesn’t chime with Yoda of the prequels who on one hand tells Anakin to let go of his Mother and his Wife but on the other hand walks into the Emperor’s office after slaying many brainwashed clones and attempts to assassinate a Sith Lord with a weapon.
It would be better if Yoda didn’t appear in the prequels at all, he is hidden away holding the knowledge that will save the Galaxy he doesn’t need to make an appearence.

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#1055596
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Video Game Thread
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Darth Solo said:

Damn Bingo I’m so happy for you. I can still send you some software for nothin if need be my friend.

What make is ur screen btw? And are you running this through an AV reciver?

HDMI cables have a variation of what they can proses by a revision no. like 1.4 can now does 4K, any previous HDMI leads do some sort voodoo ship between any hardware.

It’s quite an old Grundig telly but the same problem afflicts people with modern screens and digital projectors. PS3 seems to be particularly susceptible.

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#1055588
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Video Game Thread
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Imagine my deep joy to get a fourth Ps3 and finding it doing the same old nonsense. Looking it up it seem as if it’s our good old friend the HDMI handshake at fault. The one I just got has composite cables so I plugged it in and all games work. I’ve got upon a solution which works for most games. As the game loads up I switch to another channel. The television detects the HDMI device and flips to it’s channel allowing the game to play. The one exception so far being Little Big Planet. On HDMI it just reboots the system. So changing channels isn’t an option. Shame as I love the game. This was probably the case for the other consoles. Why my neighbours console isn’t effected is another thing. HDMI sucks monkey balls.

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#1055402
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Yoda doesn’t ask Luke to kill his father. He tells him he must face him (as he must face his fear of becoming like Vader as illustrated by the cave). Ben is the one who tells him the galaxy is lost if Luke will not kill his last remaining parent.
So Luke follow Yoda’s advice but only after almost turning to the dark side following Ben’s.

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#1055192
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Yoda is a Jedi but at no point in ESB or ROTJ do we get any evidence that he was ever a Jedi Knight.
He constantly pushed Luke to avoid violence, avoid weapons, avoid confrontations until he is ready. And only then in the context of confronting and defeating his own personal fears not Vader or even the Emperor.
Ben on the other hand flat out tells Luke he has to kill his father in order to save the galaxy. During his first face to face meeting he gives Luke a weapon and tells him a lie setting him on a course that will lead him to confront Vader. He lets himself be killed infront of Luke possibly hours after this. He is a militant character.
Yoda is more of a guru, a teacher a source of knowledge.
Luke ultimately rejects Ben’s demand to kill and accepts Yoda’s lesson of facing fear, this rescues Anakin. The true ‘other’ the real ‘new hope’ the only person Palpatine would allow to get close enough to throw him down a really stupidly placed hole in the floor.
I realise this is my interpretation of the characters which is totally flipped by the prequels as they currently exist but it just seems odd to me that a philosophy such as the Force would only have a military arm. There are Buddhist and Taoist, even Christian warrior monks but they are a tiny sub faction of philosophies devoted to different things.

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#1055189
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Video Game Thread
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Jay said:

Bingowings said:

I currently have no PS3 and a cash refund

Not sure what your all-in costs were, but maybe it’s time to reconsider which is better: a used PS3 that has problems playing a bunch of cheap, older games or a new PS4 that reliably plays a few newer, but more expensive, games.

A new PS4 paired with Horizon: Zero Dawn is £254.

I think it’s more to do with the way the retailer CEX works.
They recieve a lot of hardware, often from people hitting hard times, with difficult lives (drugs, crime etc) an they haven’t the staff hours to test them.
I only really discovered this through talking to the staff (who are almost universally amazing btw) and hanging around in the background and seeing who is bringing things in.
A couple brought in an iPhone without a charger and legged it out of the shop when staff offered to check if it was locked or not. I dare say they handle some stolen goods too.

As for my reason for buying the console. I am interested in playing the previous genenration of games, not all the games I want to play are available on the current generation machines and I find their online service a bit suspect.

I have a PS account but my bank details are not on it, the mailing address is not where I live and my email address is not the one I use for my financial, work or personal email conversations.

I download the upgrades and patches and then I disconnect myself from the internet.
I never connected any of my previous games consoles to the official internet service (XBOXlive had abandoned the original Xbox by the time I had one, my PS2 has never had an ethernet cable in the back).

I am currently flush enough to buy modern consoles and games but I have so many games already that even buying a PS3 and a Wii U (which is something I want to do at some point in the year) is a bit of an unnecessary luxury.

I’ve ordered another PS3 from Ebay.
If that’s a dud I will get a refund from that service eventually.
PS4 will not be on my shopping list until the PS6 is on the horizon.

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