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DominicCobb

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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
Time

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.

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#1199401
Topic
The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

No. Both are bland and pointless and devoid of any heart and soul. They’re full of completely uncompelling characters and exist purely to cash in on names and imagery associated with a much better film (Star Wars).

There’s nothing in Rogue One that’s embarrassing. And, if nothing else, on a technical level, there’s really no comparison.

moviefreakedmind said:

And, since this has been a topic of conversation lately, they both have terrible and pointless CGI. Specifically I’m talking about the CGI Grand Moff Tarkin:

Besides the questionable Tarkin, though, this complaint doesn’t hold much merit.

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#1199397
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
Time

GZK8000 said:

This all started when moviefreakedmind started a post with this statement: “I hate the exhaust port complaint”. Then I said that, not only this complain is annoying, Lucasfilm also didn’t “fix” it with Rogue One, and I explained why (that it doesn’t make sense, tha it adds bizarre stuff, etc). I didn’t say that Galen adding a flaw was annoying or a problem for me. That is all.

Yeah, I agree it wasn’t something that needed fixing. Beyond that, time to

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#1199391
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Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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GZK8000 said:

I never said intentionally making a flaw is a problem, I merely said Rogue One’s explanations doesn’t make a sense while in Star Wars you only need to accept a tiny bit and move on. Or perhaps I’m missing what you’re trying to say.

Rogue One’s explanation literally is someone intentionally making a flaw. You’re just describing various complaints you have with how Rogue One executed its plot. Which doesn’t have anything to do with the explanation that someone intentionally made the flaw.

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#1199388
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Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong 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.

Actually, yes. He says something like “a young JEDI knight called Darth Vader.” Its use as a title in the prequels explicitly assigns it to Sith/evil people. So why a Jedi would be named Darth becomes odd.

Ehhh this is a bit closer to me understanding but I still don’t care because he’s “lying” anyway.

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#1199387
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
Time

GZK8000 said:

Not sure if I’m not interpreting your post correctly, Mocata, but my last comment was addressing DominicCobb.

Adding to your post, there’s also:
a) Vader, Tarkin or the Emperor never bothering to monitor Galen after his exile/escape
b) Galen believing his flaw will never be detected by the Imperials in the middle of a battle by merely looking at the Rebels’ battle plan
c) the Imperials being unable or unwilling to send reinforcements to Scarif until the very end of the movie (roughtly 25 real life minutes after the battle has begun) while it takes like 2 minutes for the Rebels to send their whole fleet to the planet. Does the Empire have only 10 or 20 Star Destroyers in the whole galaxy?
d) the Scarif archives being guarded by a single guy during an intrusion/battle alert

while in the original you only needed to accept there was a flaw.

On second thought you were right when you said this

GZK8000 said:

DominicCobb said:

Mocata said:

GZK8000 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I hate the exhaust port complaint. People say that the Empire should’ve just covered it up, but that defeats the purpose of an exhaust port! It’s established that the port is tiny and apparently only someone with extreme propensity for the force can even hit it. Also, the port wasn’t what destroyed the Death Star. It was a chain reaction explosion caused by a torpedo making it all the way down the port and into the center of the space station. It isn’t like the exhaust port was a self-destruct button.

The funny thing is that when Lucasfilm addresses this complain, they add even more improbable and implausible stuff on top of the original plausible but improbable stuff.

Agreed. The dumb ideas added in RO are the problem, not the original plans that needed to be researched to find the weakness in 1977.

What is the problem with the RO explanation?

This is not how you do this thread right hahaha.

You’re definitely in violation of the second rule of the thread. I was willing to entertain the notion that this wasn’t a baffling complaint, but basically none of your points have anything to do with why someone making the flaw on purpose is a problem.

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#1199379
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
Time

Mocata said:

GZK8000 said:

DominicCobb said:

Mocata said:

GZK8000 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I hate the exhaust port complaint. People say that the Empire should’ve just covered it up, but that defeats the purpose of an exhaust port! It’s established that the port is tiny and apparently only someone with extreme propensity for the force can even hit it. Also, the port wasn’t what destroyed the Death Star. It was a chain reaction explosion caused by a torpedo making it all the way down the port and into the center of the space station. It isn’t like the exhaust port was a self-destruct button.

The funny thing is that when Lucasfilm addresses this complain, they add even more improbable and implausible stuff on top of the original plausible but improbable stuff.

Agreed. The dumb ideas added in RO are the problem, not the original plans that needed to be researched to find the weakness in 1977.

What is the problem with the RO explanation?

This is not how you do this thread right hahaha.

Ohhhhhh.

But for real, it was a top secret plan they needed to steal, in order to research a strategy. The one weakness, something the villains overlooked because they were arrogant (they didn’t consider a small fighter attack to be a threat). Now it’s because some guy put the flaw in there all along… eugh.

I still don’t see the issue.

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#1199373
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
Time

GZK8000 said:

DominicCobb said:

Mocata said:

GZK8000 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I hate the exhaust port complaint. People say that the Empire should’ve just covered it up, but that defeats the purpose of an exhaust port! It’s established that the port is tiny and apparently only someone with extreme propensity for the force can even hit it. Also, the port wasn’t what destroyed the Death Star. It was a chain reaction explosion caused by a torpedo making it all the way down the port and into the center of the space station. It isn’t like the exhaust port was a self-destruct button.

The funny thing is that when Lucasfilm addresses this complain, they add even more improbable and implausible stuff on top of the original plausible but improbable stuff.

Agreed. The dumb ideas added in RO are the problem, not the original plans that needed to be researched to find the weakness in 1977.

What is the problem with the RO explanation?

This is not how you do this thread right hahaha.

Excuse me, I’m the thread king, I can do what I want.

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#1199367
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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TV’s Frink said:

DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I hate the exhaust port complaint. People say that the Empire should’ve just covered it up, but that defeats the purpose of an exhaust port! It’s established that the port is tiny and apparently only someone with extreme propensity for the force can even hit it. Also, the port wasn’t what destroyed the Death Star. It was a chain reaction explosion caused by a torpedo making it all the way down the port and into the center of the space station. It isn’t like the exhaust port was a self-destruct button.

This is how you do this thread right.

Perhaps, but it’s more fun to tell you when you’re wrong.

It would be if I was, but I’m not, so it isn’t.

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#1199366
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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Mocata said:

GZK8000 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I hate the exhaust port complaint. People say that the Empire should’ve just covered it up, but that defeats the purpose of an exhaust port! It’s established that the port is tiny and apparently only someone with extreme propensity for the force can even hit it. Also, the port wasn’t what destroyed the Death Star. It was a chain reaction explosion caused by a torpedo making it all the way down the port and into the center of the space station. It isn’t like the exhaust port was a self-destruct button.

The funny thing is that when Lucasfilm addresses this complain, they add even more improbable and implausible stuff on top of the original plausible but improbable stuff.

Agreed. The dumb ideas added in RO are the problem, not the original plans that needed to be researched to find the weakness in 1977.

What is the problem with the RO explanation?

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#1199360
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

I hate the exhaust port complaint. People say that the Empire should’ve just covered it up, but that defeats the purpose of an exhaust port! It’s established that the port is tiny and apparently only someone with extreme propensity for the force can even hit it. Also, the port wasn’t what destroyed the Death Star. It was a chain reaction explosion caused by a torpedo making it all the way down the port and into the center of the space station. It isn’t like the exhaust port was a self-destruct button.

This is how you do this thread right.

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#1199345
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
Time

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.

Before 1999 it didn’t show up as a title for any other EU characters.

Where’s the Luke caring pic when I need it?