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DominicCobb

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#1200840
Topic
Star Wars Resistance
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Tobar said:

Tell me, how badly would the main plot of TFA been affected if they’d established that the conflict with the First Order had started before the film?

Isn’t the whole point of the Resistance that the New Republic won’t go to outright war? If anything, TFA didn’t take that far enough. Honestly that whole situation was a favor to expanded material writers, who now have the chance to write more interesting stories than just another civil war. I love the whole cold war angle.

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#1200837
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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Mrebo said:

I thought it was quite obvious in the PT, if not quite beating us over the head (which usually isn’t good in a movie anyway).

There’s a difference between hitting you over the head and actually putting in the leg work to make choices like this clear. Subtle subtext is cute, but when it’s something that’s actually important to the story and characters, you can’t just leave it up in the air where it is easily ignored. What you say is “obvious” is only such if you look at the big picture and assume the best of Lucas’s intentions. But the truth is that this subplot is basically, in dramatic terms, nowhere to be found.

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#1200835
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Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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ChainsawAsh said:

The most baffling complaint I’ve seen lately is that there’s no room for any “big” stories between ROTJ and TFA because we’ve been told that those years were a time of relative peace. That makes no sense to me. There’s plenty of stories that can be told in that time period - just because there wasn’t a large scale galactic conflict doesn’t mean nothing happened.

We need a like button.

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#1200778
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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I was going to say something long and winded but Trident pretty much nailed it. Don’t worry so much. Just enjoy what you have and be yourself. If you do end up losing her, it’s actually won’t the end of the world, even if it might feel like it. Let whatever happens happen.

Also, if it means that much, tell her exactly how you feel. Awkward but important.

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#1200775
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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Collipso said:

DominicCobb said:

Mrebo said:

TV’s Frink said:

SilverWook said:

I’m still wondering how the Jedi council never found out about that Tusken slaughter. Nobody even asked what Anakin was doing on Tattooine?

The Prequel Jedi are too stupid to ask questions or sense any danger other than vague “I sense a plot to destroy the jedi and evil surrounds Palpatine but let’s not do anything about it” comments.

To be fair, that kind of thinking extended to Luke in TLJ where he doesn’t do anything until it’s too late and then bungles it.

Which, at least in TLJ, is the point.

Of course that might have been the point in the PT too, but it certainly wasn’t communicated clearly if so.

so you don’t think the pt jedi were written to be stupid and blind? i always thought that was the point.

Whether or not that was the intention, I don’t think that aspect is explicit enough or explored thoroughly.

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#1200773
Topic
Star Wars Resistance
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timdiggerm said:

DominicCobb said:

timdiggerm said:

DominicCobb said:

As much as we all love the OT, I think it’s time for them to move past it a bit and start telling more stories in what is ostensibly the “current” era of Star Wars. At the moment, the amount of material in the ST period is shockingly low, considering.

I think this has been so that they don’t box themselves into any corners with ST plot/worldbuilding, but as EpIX is (presumably) written by now they’re free from that.

No doubt, and it makes sense, just a little weird when you think about it and compare it to the onslaught of material that came out during the prequels, about the prequels. Even the OT had a good amount of stuff at the time too, between the various comics and such.

OT, they weren’t operating with the same canon-mindset. PT, kind of a similar mindset, but at least there everyone knew where things were headed.

No I totally get why, and I don’t really have much of a problem with it. I’m just saying it feels strange because we’re not accustomed to it.

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#1200771
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Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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yotsuya said:

I guess that the complaint that baffles me the most is saying how a new movie ruins the old ones. Each new movie is a new story. The only time that I’ve found it to impact the OT is in the redemption scene in ROTJ and it only made it more powerful for me. But I still get the same feeling from the OT now that I did when there wasn’t even and EU to carry on the story.

I agree, I think new movies can only add, not detract. If a new movie has something I don’t like, it’s easy to ignore when watching the old one.

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#1200753
Topic
Star Wars Resistance
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timdiggerm said:

DominicCobb said:

As much as we all love the OT, I think it’s time for them to move past it a bit and start telling more stories in what is ostensibly the “current” era of Star Wars. At the moment, the amount of material in the ST period is shockingly low, considering.

I think this has been so that they don’t box themselves into any corners with ST plot/worldbuilding, but as EpIX is (presumably) written by now they’re free from that.

No doubt, and it makes sense, just a little weird when you think about it and compare it to the onslaught of material that came out during the prequels, about the prequels. Even the OT had a good amount of stuff at the time too, between the various comics and such.

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#1200748
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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Mrebo said:

TV’s Frink said:

SilverWook said:

I’m still wondering how the Jedi council never found out about that Tusken slaughter. Nobody even asked what Anakin was doing on Tattooine?

The Prequel Jedi are too stupid to ask questions or sense any danger other than vague “I sense a plot to destroy the jedi and evil surrounds Palpatine but let’s not do anything about it” comments.

To be fair, that kind of thinking extended to Luke in TLJ where he doesn’t do anything until it’s too late and then bungles it.

Which, at least in TLJ, is the point.

Of course that might have been the point in the PT too, but it certainly wasn’t communicated clearly if so.

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#1200681
Topic
Star Wars Resistance
Time

Tobar said:

DominicCobb said:

I’m in.

Though I would have preferred a series about fighter pilots to be set during the OT era. It’ll be interesting to see where they take this series. I wonder if eventually it will lead through TFA and past TLJ.

As much as we all love the OT, I think it’s time for them to move past it a bit and start telling more stories in what is ostensibly the “current” era of Star Wars. At the moment, the amount of material in the ST period is shockingly low, considering.

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#1200679
Topic
Star Wars Resistance
Time

What’s interesting though about Poe’s inclusion is the timeline. The Resistance was established by Leia I think about six years before TFA. But Poe only joined something like a year beforehand. So we’ll either see them stretching the limits of what they’ve previously established (I guess there aren’t any exact dates in the material related to Poe), or they’ll just set the show within a year of TFA, which is possible, but seems tricky. The other option would be to set it before Poe joined the Resistance, and when he shows up, he’s still with the New Republic, which could work.

It’ll be interesting to see what other characters they get to guest. Funnily enough, like TCW, this will be another “kids” show where we know most of the characters will wind up dead shortly after the show ends - that is of course unless they continue through TFA and TLJ.

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#1200653
Topic
Star Wars Resistance
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I’m in.

Not a big surprise of a premise, but that’s because it makes sense. I’d probably even say this is more or less the premise I was hoping the new animated show would have. If I had to guess though, we’ll probably hear about another new animated show soon.

Also, I assume by “anime inspired” they mean like Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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#1200109
Topic
The Controversial Discussions Thread (Was "The Prejudice Discussion Thread" (Was "The Human Sexuality Discussion Thread" (Was "The Homosexuality Discussion Thread")))
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ChainsawAsh said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

Well I wouldn’t say that, but I’m (debateably?) post-millenial so idk how much that counts.

Oh, I wasn’t trying to say that’s what you were doing at all. I was trying to be light and flippant but it may not have come across that way.

But since I brought it up, I’m demisexual.

Doesn’t sound that weird.

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#1199815
Topic
Most Dissapointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying?
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ChainsawAsh said:

DominicCobb said:

I don’t see the conflict between the two scenes. Seeing the lightsaber makes Luke emotional. When he grabs the lightsaber, he throws it.

I don’t know what people expected, him to raise it in the air in that classic poster pose?

I expected him to walk away without even touching the saber, honestly.

Luke’s mindset is essentially the same in either case. Taking the saber and throwing it is just a more dramatic (and I guess surprising) way to accomplish the same thing.

Mocata said:

He looked vaguely sad, and vaguely confused. Whatever the script was originally it’s not on the screen. Sorry to rain on your parade.

Not sure who’s parade you’re raining on.

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#1199721
Topic
Lost+Found
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dahmage said:

I forget why i created this. other than staring at the lost+found folder on my local filesystem. There was some sort of mad reasoning behind it at the time.

I suppose you can post pictures of things you have found, if you haven’t lost those pictures.

JEDIT: see the (edit) comment on my first post. not that it explains anything, other than how this topic has failed to meet its goals.

I thought this was supposed to be a thread where you put posts that were posted in the wrong thread, like paja posts.

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#1199476
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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TV’s Frink said:

Possessed said:

Wow, 2 pages and maybe 3 posts actually doing what the thread is for.

No one should make a thread like this and expect zero discussion on the points brought up. This is a discussion forum.

I’m not saying there shouldn’t be any discussion. But at the moment, that’s 95% of the posts in here, with barely anyone actually participating in the thread as it was designed.

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#1199461
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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trimboNZ said:

DominicCobb said:

Mocata said:

That Darth is a title, not a name. I mean, why the hell not? First of all, it’s a solid portmanteau (“Dark Lord of the Sith”). Second of all, maybe this is just me, but I think Darth is kind of a funny name, but works fine as a title. Also, despite what people say, there is nothing in the OT that would suggest this shouldn’t be the case.

Disagree. At least in terms of how Obi-wan refers to him which suggests he was called Darth before he turned to evil and that was his first name.

Nope.

Are we still allowed to cite The Secret History of Star Wars on this forum?

What Lucas had in mind when doesn’t affect my opinion on this.