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#1107980
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Star Wars Vs.
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Jawas VS Ewoks (Can the ewoks disable the forest crushing sand crawler?)

Rancor VS Sarlacc (Jabba The Hutt pet battle)

Leia VS Dianoga (Because of their ability to strangle human beings)

Dewbacks VS Tauntauns (Sand VS Snow … basically)

Luke VS The Emperor (Free Fall Speed Contest)

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#1105627
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The "Thread assumptions from the past that became reality" Thread
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Predicted assumption: Indiana Jones 4 will be a disappointment

Quote by user Rebel Scumb:

“Personally I think we’ve all been spared a sequel that would almost certainly have embarrassed the franchise. Sure I would of lined up opening night to see it, but I can almost guarntee the Indy magic would be long gone, and instead we’d be treated to a lot jokes about Ford’s age, a plethora of CGI, and a lot of santized PG violence, and PC values.”

Date of quote: 17 February 2004 — 4 years prior to the actual movie

Source: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/George-Lucas-halts-Indy-IV-production-due-to-disagreements-with-the-script/id/532

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#1105616
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Icky Sex in <em>Star Wars</em> (AKA Holy ****: The Thread)
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This thread is truly bizarre … but hey, even Star Wars has some slightly abnormal sexual things going on. Undeniable there is a certain amount of “tentacle stuff” in Star Wars:

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Let the metaphor speak for itself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tentacle_erotica

Another example: due to her handcuffed position Mr. Plinkett suspected in his AOTC review that the Tuskens did some more things with Shmi Skywalker than just torturing:

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#1104876
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The Random <em>Star Wars</em> Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

joefavs said:

It bothers me that there’s nothing from ROTJ on that poster. Surely Slave I couldve been replaced with something specific to the third film.

Is the TFA Star Destroyer not good enough for you?

They had one job 😉

And the Vader/Death Star shape seems to be a nearly identical copy/paste image from the Rogue One DVD Cover.

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#1096997
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When Did The Star Wars Prequels Become Cool?
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moviefreakedmind said:

“Why?” He said that the prequels are really bad and they’re hilarious to make fun of. I don’t know where this confusion comes from.

My guess: the confusion results from a certain activity those guys are probably undertaking while watching the Prequels.

It’s called

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#1095618
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How you pictured Anakin pre-PT
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How you pictured Anakin pre-PT

As a noble & likeable man with extraordinary pilot skills. He has enthusiastic ideals about peace, right and order. With the help of his new friend, the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin becomes a Jedi. He hopes to end the Clone Wars which disrupts the republic for quite some years now. Over the past years of the war the republic is close to a downfall. In time pressure Anakin starts looking for faster and more effective ways to end the war. During a crucial key moment that involves a Senator named Palpatine, Anakin tastes & uses the Dark Side of the Force. With the power of the Dark Side he finally achieves what the Jedi failed to do: Anakin ends the long-lasting Clone Wars. Eventually Anakin refuses to give up the Dark Side of the Force which ignites the extinction of the Jedi, the rise of the Empire and a certain duel with his former friend Obi-Wan Kenobi.

As a child i always assumed that Anakin was the first Jedi ever, who defected to the Dark Side. Despite being a Sith he still uses the typical Jedi weapon: a Lightsaber with the unusual color red.

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#1092397
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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SilverWook said:

Jimmy Smits probably knew he could be replaced, technically he was Bail Organa #2 as the first fellow ended up on the TPM cutting room floor.

Really? I did not know that. Interesting.

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#1092173
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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Anyone heard about the abruptly discontinued blog by J.W. Rinzler called ‘The Rise and Fall of Star Wars’?

The last blog entry dealt with some of the actors concerns towards the Prequels:

Back on set, whenever George asked Jimmy Smits (Bail Organa) to modify his performance or alter an action, Smits would reply, “Yes, sir.” Often when George asked Christensen or McGregor, they would reply, “Yeah, yeah, yeah.”
They weren’t disrespectful, but they weren’t necessarily buying it either. They were going along with it.
Back on the Original Trilogy, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) had understood instinctively where Lucas was coming from, though he was famously uncommunicative. It was nothing personal. As many know, “Faster” and/or “More intense,” was what Lucas often requested of his actors.
Part of his general reticence on any set was due to the fact that he simply didn’t want to be there. Lucas had told Roger Christian back in 1976, set decorator on Star Wars, that each day he woke up with a metaphorical sack of large stones on his back and spent the day struggling to remove them, painfully, one by one. On set for Episode III, I overheard George asking himself one morning, “Why am I putting myself through this again?”
In 1978, three crewmembers got into a post-film analysis of their ex-boss, concluding that he took too much on himself and stressed himself out unnecessarily. They also thought he often put his trust in the wrong people. I’ve read similar complaints about similar visionaries. Evidently, when you’re hounded by success, it often becomes difficult to tell who has your best interests at heart, particularly given that many folks may have already told you things that didn’t turn out to be true, or said that something wouldn’t work that did turn out to work, and vice versa, etc., etc. It’s a difficult position to be in.
Despite his directorial shorthand and his on-set suffering, Lucas, Ford, Fisher, and Hamill worked well together on the Original Trilogy and remained friends afterward. Lucas seemed particularly close with Fisher.
It didn’t help that Portman and McGregor had been wounded by negative reviews of the first two prequels, making this last one harder for them. In fact when I was given the greenlight to talk to McGregor on set, I went over to introduce myself and before I’d said two words, he shouted in a loud and annoyed voice, “Well, I’ll just let you know then!”
It was a tad awkward. Crew would tell me that on Episode I McGregor had been enthusiastic and kind, helping to move chairs for the next setup. But he’d changed. Rick told me that the actor was frustrated, and on an “emotional rollercoaster.”
He and Portman were never ready to be interviewed (instead I relied on EPKs).”

J. W. Rinzler altered his article, which now says: “It didn’t help that Portman and McGregor may have been wounded by negative reviews of the first two prequels, making this last one harder for them.”

He removed the anecdotes about McGregor’s behavior, and softened another part where he describes Christensen expressing his lack of understanding of Lucas’ vision of Anakin at one point.

Source: https://naboonews.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/natalie-portman-and-ewan-mcgregor-were-reportedly-wounded-by-episodes-i-and-ii-reviews/

So, who stopped Rinzler blogging about those interesting Prequel BTS conditions? Kathleen Kennedy or maybe Lucas himself? Apparently Rinzlers blog was supposed to end with the production conditions surrounding TFA.

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#1091070
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The problem of Owen Lars
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rodneyfaile said:

The Problem of Owen Lars would be a great book title.

Or … screw that rumored Obi-Wan Spin-Off … and make this instead:

The Problem of Owen Lars: A Star Wars Story 😉

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#1088797
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40 at 40: Interviews from the 40th anniversary reunion on May 27th, 2017
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Thanks for sharing Adywan! Never saw/heard Marcia Lucas speaking for herself. She is truly amazing. Her saying about her ex-husband sounds fair & polite. Lucas on the contrary is always very embittered when he talks about the divorce together with almost preventing to mention any Marcia-related contribution to Star Wars (she’s barely mentioned in the ‘Empire of Dreams’ documentary for example). Subtly she also debunked the myth Lucas had to raise Amanda alone. She had a 50% time share of her daughter, and raised her with George, even though they were divorced.

Just a question: is it possible to merge this thread with Tobars thread…

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-40th-Reunion/id/55181/page/1

…so that we can keep the 40th Reunion stuff together?

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#1087130
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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canofhumdingers said:

[…] I was actually softening a little in my heart on my stance against the prequels. I was even vaguely considering watching them again at some point.

Oh boy, the “giving-the-Prequels-one-more-chance” thing. That comes in my mind from time to time too. I have not seen the Prequels for quite a while now in order to forget them as good as possible. But on the other hand, i’m saying to myself: Hey, they can’t be that bad? Let’s rewatch them completely open-minded. I did this two times in the past … but those movies are not getting better

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#1086700
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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TV’s Frink said:

I will never understand the attitude that a new movie can ruin an older movie.

I experienced this issue with the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit trilogy. For example, in ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ Saruman says to Gandalf:

You know of what I speak, Gandalf: a great Eye, lidless, wreathed in flame.

This sentence (and the scene) was perfectly fine before i saw the Hobbit trilogy.

Then in ‘Desolation of Smaug’, Gandalf sees Sauron when he changes his appearance to the lidless, fiery eye. That sentence in ‘Fellowship’ is now (retcon-wise) a backward reference to the scene in ‘Desolation’. Everytime i see now ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ (my favourite LOTR movie btw), i will be remembered that there is this other ‘mediocre’ Middleearth trilogy i don’t really like. It doesn’t ruin ‘Fellowship’, but it annoys me being reminded about the Hobbit trilogy in that scene.

I fear something could happen when i see the Han Solo movie. What will happen to my memories about to Han’s and Landos first meeting in ESB? Can i still enjoy the scene in Cloud City or will i be reminded about stupid stuff from the Han Solo movie? You know, we will see how Lando will lose the Falcon fair & square to Han or something like that. I don’t want to know how that happened.

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#1086665
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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SilverWook said:

I suspect all the disinterested parties will watch the trailers anyway. 😉

I will try to avoid this movie as hard as i can. I can’t allow that my fond memories of Han Solo will be “enhanced” with this unnecessary prequel movie.

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