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#604111
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Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Episode 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years
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I'm cautiously optimistic about more movies. Even if it's just a flashier rehash of the story we've already gotten, it could still be an entertaining little popcorn flick, and there's nothing wrong with that. It could suck donkey balls, of course, but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. I did the same with The Clone Wars, and that turned out pretty damn good, all things considered. Of course, I'm also hopeful for an OUT Blu-ray, but that goes without saying.

While I can certainly understand how some people are pessimistic about this (Disney is a corporate hydra, with all the greed and stupidity that entails), some of the more extreme negative reactions here are a bit much. Worst case scenario is that Disney releases some shitty movies. Is that really worth frothing at the mouth over?

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#604003
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Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Episode 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years
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georgec said:

With all due respect I'd but Roddenberry in a higher tier than Lucas for idea conception, development, and realization. ;)

I don't think George Lucas has proven himself to be as competent in those regards, despite mass opinion, but I digress.

 

Eh, if you really pushed me about it, I'd put them at about the same level, especially if we're talking the later years for both. The "utopian" aspect of the Federation was easily it's weakest trait (almost to the point of being disgustingly overbearing; how can everything be so perfect that no one has headaches anymore?), and that trait is what most separates Roddenberry Trek from post-Roddenberry Trek in terms of atmosphere. A civilization that is quite literally above any and all flaws is so utterly ridiculous, it hurts the premise a lot more than the noticeable lack of non-humanoid aliens.

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#603983
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Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Episode 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years
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Murry Sparkles said:

I agree 100% on this, lets make Disney know now how much the original Star Wars 1977-1983 is wanted by the public.

Here's the problem: Is it really wanted all that much? I mean, obviously it has a market with Star Wars fans (even Lucas gushers), but fandoms have proven repeatedly that they can't support releases all by themselves. It might pick up the non-fan film preservationists, but there's fewer of those than there are fans. There needs to be demand among the general public, and I just don't know if that exists. Whatever Lucas's hang-ups were about the OT, he obviously had an emotional perception of it. Disney won't. To Disney, it's just another product, and the inconvenient truth here is that the average consumer would be satisfied with the 2011 editions. And no, "re-educating" consumers is never going to happen, so don't bother.

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#539698
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Star Wars coming to Blu Ray (UPDATE: August 30 2011, No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!)
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SilverWook said:

On the flip side of the same coin, wasn't she also posting tweets that could be interpreted as baiting angry fanboys?

Perhaps, but I can't help but side with her when she tirades about the ridiculousness of the phrase "raped my childhood". While you could argue about whether or not the phrase is technically correct, the inescapable fact is that the word "rape" has heavy baggage tacked onto it. To use it in reference to something as trivial as a movie is nothing short of irresponsible.

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#539625
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Star Wars coming to Blu Ray (UPDATE: August 30 2011, No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!)
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Promus said:

They know we exist, and they know what we want - Lucas can't hold out forever.

If by "forever", you mean "until he dies", I have a feeling that's exactly what he'll do. The man loves money, but I think he loves having the last laugh even more. We've badgered him for this so much and for so long that I think denying it to us has become a matter of principal to him.

After he dies, though? I have a feeling whoever takes his place will see the potential in a remastered OOT.

Also, I just read about the Twitter debacle with Katie Lucas. I won't hold a single word against her, because anyone who would take their grievances to her is an asshole to begin with. If people came on my Facebook talking shit about my old man, I'd treat them like dirt too.

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#491416
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Does ANYBODY have a rip of the Ewoks LP?
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TK-949 said:

There is a bootleg CD-R out there, which is a rip of the LP. The quality is awesome. Try to find it by looking for "Ewoks - Caravan of Courage, Battle for Endor" as a lossless rip (APE, Flac etc.). It has 17 tracks, the 14 from the LP plus 3 tracks from other sources (not Ewok, but SW related).

The "small grey horse with the long ears" might help you.

Odd... that description matches exactly with the bootleg I mentioned in the OP, but you say the quality is great. I might look into it. Maybe there's a reason no one posts the official version.

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#491366
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Does ANYBODY have a rip of the Ewoks LP?
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You know, I'm surprised that this apparently doesn't seem to exist on the Internet, but I can't find it anywhere. For those who don't know, a two-sided LP was released on December 8, 1986 which contained music from the two Ewok telemovies. It ran for 14 tracks, coming out to a 35:50 running time. It was also never released on CD. Even if I could find and legitimately purchase this thing, I don't even know what an LP player looks like.

So I obviously went to the Internet, and all I could find were various rips from a bootleg soundtrack that is notoriously poorly put-together. No rips from the official source. So where did I think to go next? Why, here, of course. Do any of you have this, and would it be too much to ask for you to rip it and put it up somewhere? I'd love to give it a listen, and I'm sure the preservation community would appreciate it as well.

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#453529
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Working .AVI file shows no video in Womble's Input/Output windows.
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I'm almost ashamed to say it, but I'm a huge Power Rangers fan. Basically, I've got the highest quality encodes available (some are DVD-quality, others are just above passable) for a certain set of episodes and I wanted to make an edit of just the fight scenes. I'll try converting to MPEG2 and see if that helps. Is there a recommended program for that?

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#453438
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Working .AVI file shows no video in Womble's Input/Output windows.
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Sorry to bother you again, but I'm having a similar problem with another file. This time it doesn't show a picture, but instead of being solid black, it's black with a greenish tint. Again, the audio works fine. According to MediaInfo, the file uses the DivX 5 codec, which I installed. Still nothing. I even re-downloaded the file to make sure it was correct. Any suggestions?

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#453273
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Working .AVI file shows no video in Womble's Input/Output windows.
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Moth3r said:

I suggest you try and find out more details about the file - load it into VirtualDub, or try GSpot/MediaInfo on it.

Thank you so much! I analyzed it with MediaInfo and it told me that I needed the XViD codec. Once I downloaded that, it worked like a charm. For some reason, I thought the XViD codec came with ffdshow.

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#453254
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Working .AVI file shows no video in Womble's Input/Output windows.
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Sorry to bother you guys with this, but this forum has had more posts in the past week than the Womble Tech Support forum has had in the past six months. Anyway, the title says a lot, but here's some extra details:

-The file works perfectly in three separate media players.

-Similar files downloaded from the same source work perfectly.

-According to the "properties" of the video file in Womble, the video is of the "ffdshow Video Codec" format. I have ffdshow installed, so it sounds like it should work.

-Various tweaking of the codec properties in ffdshow's VFW configuration panel yields no results.

Anybody have any ideas?

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#405123
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What is the best reconstruction of the AotC/RotS scores?
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I'm in the process of downloading Beatho's AotC/RotS scores from Demonoid, but then I realized that there must be several fan-made reconstructions on the 'Net. I know little to nothing about what the scores "should" sound like, so I thought I'd ask here: is there any consensus on which fan reconstruction of the AotC/RotS scores is the "best"?

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#385068
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G.I. Joe: Worst Movie Ever Made? OR... No, Really, It's the Worst Movie Ever Made
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Gaffer Tape said:

Well, that was my problem.  I simply didn't enjoy G.I. Joe.  I agree with you that movies don't have to be art to be enjoyable, but I didn't find this at all enjoyable.  I was squirming in my seat the entire time hoping it would end soon and wondering why I had let my friends talk me into seeing it.  It's been, what, three months now, and I'm still scarred over that!

And there's nothing wrong with that. People enjoy different things. That's life. What peeves me is when people say that a movie is worthless simply because there's nothing to it but popcorn entertainment, as if a movie has to "make you think" (notice how they never point out what you're supposed to be "thinking" about?) in order to be an enjoyable experience.

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#384969
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G.I. Joe: Worst Movie Ever Made? OR... No, Really, It's the Worst Movie Ever Made
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To me, a good movie is something that keeps me entertained for the ~2 hours you invest in it. Nothing more, nothing less. Make a film with as much symbolism and underlying themes as you want. Congratulations, you've made "art". I don't pay 10 bucks a head for art. In that respect, I immensely enjoyed both Transformers 2 and G.I. Joe. Terminator: Salvation, on the other hand, was below average. Really, if it wasn't for the fact that it was an installment in one of my favorite series, I probably wouldn't have wasted my time on it. That said, it doesn't belong in my "worst movies ever" category. That's reserved for movies like Natural Born Killers, Alone in the Dark, and Black Dahlia.

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#368538
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Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett R.I.P. 25/ 06/ 2009
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Bingowings said:

To be more honest I'm more upset about the death of Mollie Sugden, she was more of a major player in my childhood and I suppose that's the only way we can respond to celebrity deaths. We never meet these talented people but their work and their media profile creates an illusion of familiarity that can place them almost within our familes, especially now that extended families living in the same area for a lifetime is becoming a vanishingly rare phenomena.

Finding out what Gary Glitter was up to felt like finding out that a percieved eccentric uncle had committed a terrible crime, compounding the horror of what he did with a deep seated personal feeling of disappointment.

 

Now I can't ask how Mrs. Slocombe's pussy is without tearing up. Seriously, "Are You Being Served?" was the best comedy ever.

 

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#367097
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My thoughts on the Terminator timeline... (includes T1-T3)
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Now, see. There's nothing wrong with that. They think those movies hurt the series and they're saying so. They're not like those assholes who say, "Matrix trilogy? What's that? I only remember a movie called the Matrix. Too bad they never made any sequels".

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#367073
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Last Minute trip to london...advice?
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digitalfreaknyc said:
So I'm taking a last minute trip to london. I'll be going a week from Friday.

Any suggestions on "must see" recommendations or where to stay? Good deals? I still haven't gotten a place to stay.

Any good Blu-ray shops or memorabilia shops that would have Star Wars stuff?

 

Well, I have some general warnings for you:

1.) If you're a prostitute, stay clear of this place called "Whitechapel". I hear the customers have a "murder and disembowel" fetish.

2.) There's some sort of nationwide conspiracy to sell people french fries when they ask for potato chips. Potato chipping technology must still be eluding them and they're too embarrassed to tell us.

3.) Ghosts have a bad habit of showing up and replaying your old Christmas memories when all you want is a good night's sleep.

4.) The orphans there are incredibly ungrateful, always asking for more.

5.) Don't smoke any cigarettes. They have homosexual connotations over there.

Well, that's all you really need to know.

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#367070
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My thoughts on the Terminator timeline... (includes T1-T3)
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Moth3r said:

T2, T3 and T4 never happened.

The SCC and T1 deleted scenes didn't happen, either.

In the future, the T-800 series are a new design to replace the 600 series that had rubber skin. They are an infiltration unit, hard to spot, thus they don't all look the bloody same!

John gives Kyle a photo of Sarah (John knows why - Kyle doesn't at the time). Kyle probably bashes a few out to the photo back at the human's base in between terminator attacks.

When the humans win the war and discover the time displacement facility, they realise the machines have sent a terminator back in time. They don't have a stockpile of spare T-800s available for reprogramming, so they have to send back a "weak" human instead. Kyle volunteers for the mission as it's a chance to meet Sarah for real. It's just him and a single T-800.

The smashed up T-800 in the 1984 manufacturing factory is weighed in as scrap the next day.

 

Ah... I see you subscribe to the "Elitist Cockface" school of time travel theory. :-P Seriously, though, saying they didn't happen doesn't change the fact that they exist. Intellectual honesty, people. Saying you hate something is okay. Saying it never happened is just being a dork.

Err... no offense with the "cockface" comment, Moth3r.

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#367060
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My thoughts on the Terminator timeline... (includes T1-T3)
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Well, since it seems rather timely, what with the cancellation of SCC and the release of TS, I recently got the Terminator movies on DVD for the first time and I wanted to share my thoughts on the whole timeline situation. If you've pondered this for years, you probably won't read anything new here. I'm just posting this for anyone interested and/or bored. What I did was sit down and watch each film and any available deleted scenes, taking notes as I did so. Here are the notes. My conclusions follow. I plan to make additional notes for the first season of SCC when I get it (the BD's still in the mail). I will not be making notes on the second season or on TS until their respective BD releases.



The Terminator (1984)

-The prologue takes place in 2029.
-The war has been raging since AT LEAST 2009 ("decades", according to the onscreen text).
-The text says the final battle will take place in "our" present (1984 at the time of release).
-The above is confirmed when the T-800 arrives in 1984 at 1:52 AM (no date given).
-The cop says it's Thursday, May 12th. This is impossible. May 12th, 1984 was a Saturday. I'm going to trust the onscreen text and assume he misspoke the weekday.
-Kyle says the T-800 series won't be made for "about 40 years", which gives us 2024. However, he also says they're "new" in 2029. I'll assume he rounded down.
-Kyle says the T-800 is from "one possible future", implying that the future is changeable. He also says he is not familiar with "tech stuff".
-Nuclear war will break out "a few years from now" ("now" being 1984). No specific year is given.
-Skynet, trusted to run the nation's defense, achieved a higher form of intelligence and saw all humans as a threat, prompting it to launch its missiles.
-Kyle says he was born after the nuclear war.
-John Connor did not come to prominence until Kyle was an adult and humanity was on the brink of extinction.
-Kyle says he fought in the 132nd from 2021 to 2027, then did something under John Connor for two more years (the dialogue is unintelligable).
-The machines sent the T-800 back because they had effectively lost the war. They believe that killing Sarah will change the future.
-The time displacement equipment was captured in 2029, when Kyle was sent to intercept the T-800. It was then destroyed.
-Only living organisms may go through time. The T-800 got through because it was wrapped in an organic skin.
-Skynet knew Sarah's name and her city of residence. All other records were lost.
-After the police massacre, we switch over to the next day, May 13th, 1984. The scene after the T-800's death takes place the morning of May 14th.
-Kyle is John's father. John could not have been born if he had not sent him into the past. This points toward a stable time loop.
-Likewise, if Kyle hadn't met Sarah, she wouldn't have been in the position to have the picture taken so he would know what she looked like.
-However, Sarah says in her tape that if John doesn't send Kyle back, he would never be born, as if John could potentially make that decision and end up erasing himself.
-The epilogue takes place on November 10th, 1984. If John follows a normal gestation of 38 weeks, he will be born on February 3rd, 1985.
-A deleted scene in which Sarah suggests to Kyle that they attack Cyberdyne and prevent the war seems to indicate that changing the future is possible.
-On the other hand, another deleted scene shows Cyberdyne discovering the chip of the T-800 and sending it to R&D, suggesting it will lead to the creation of Skynet.


Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

-I'm using the Extended Special Edition.
-Once again, the prologue takes place in 2029.
-Sarah's voiceover informs us that Judgment Day takes place on August 29th, 1997. Where she got that date from is unknown, and the movie obviously takes place before this.
-We learn now that two Terminators were sent back to kill John, possibly simultaneously and before the time machine is captured by the humans.
-However, Sarah says a protector was sent back "as before", implying that this happened later than the previous attempt, not at the same time.
-Since T1's time machine was destroyed, this would require a second time machine to exist, which, while not impossible, is not explicitly stated.
-No apparent year retcons yet, as T1's events are still said to be in 1984.
-Well, I guessed wrong. John was born on February 28th, 1985. He is 10 in this film, meaning it is now sometime between February 28th, 1995 and February 27th, 1996.
-Sarah is 29 years old, putting her birth in either 1966 or 1967.
-Sarah was arrested for trying to destroy Cyberdyne, again, as if she thought the future was changeable.
-Sarah has apparently been in the maximum security wing for at least six months, meaning she was transferred in sometime between August 1994 and August 1995.
-Okay, plot hole time. The T-800 time traveled in his organic skin, but what's the T-1000's excuse? The time machine's rules are supposed to be the same (nakedness, etc.).
-The T-800 was sent back from 35 years in the future. In other words, either 2030 or 2031.
-Alright, major problem. The T-800 says Cyberdyne will still be selling military computers in 3 years. John's age and the date of Judgment Day don't allow for this.
-Since this is a spoken line, and John's age was just on a computer prop, I will give this more credence and say the film takes place in 1994.
-This means Sarah was born in 1965, the T-800 was sent from 2029, and Sarah was put in the maximum security wing between mid-1993 and mid-1994.
-John says he'll meet Kyle when he's 45. This would be 2030, which is clearly wrong. He says "I think", so we can call it an error (he'll be more like 36).
-Another inconsistency (perhaps not a plot hole): The "no fate" phrase was first said by Sarah. It was not part of Kyle's message from John.
-Okay, the entire second half of this movie is predicated on the fact that the future can be changed, so I won't record every last instant.
-The ending of the ESE shows that the future has been definitely changed. It shows a peaceful 2027 with no war. This is completely ignored by the following films.


Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

-Wow. Less than 3 minutes in and we already have a continuity error/retcon. John says he was 13 during the events of T2.
-This means either the events of T2 have been moved to 1997, mere months before the averted Judgment Day, or the events of T1 have been moved back to 1980.
-Either way, and despite ignoring the alternate ending of T2, the original Judgment Day was averted and the future was changed.
-So, Skynet is now being BUILT by the military, as opposed to being built by Cyberdyne and SOLD to the military.
-Well, we kind of have a date for this film. As the T-850 is adjusting its internal clock, it stops on July 24th, 2004. It starts on October 28th, 2033.
-Apparently the events of T2 happened when John was in 8th Grade. Most 8th Graders are either 13 or 14, so this fits with John's statement above.
-Once again, we have the plot hole of how the T-X was able to time travel without an organic covering. Perhaps the liquid metal can imitate an organic field?
-Again, the machines believe the future can be changed, because they feel eliminating John's lieutenants will aid them in the war.
-Well, it seems T2 is in the same place. It is referred to as "over 10 years" ago. This, coupled with the date of 2004 above, yields its original year of 1994.
-Therefore, T1 has been pushed back to 1980, assuming the dates from T1 (May 12th, November 10th, etc.) are still true. Might I add how unnecessary that is?
-Judgment Day is apparently inevitable, but they fail to mention why. Going from the rest of the movie, it seems the lack of time is the culprit.
-John says the T-850 shouldn't exist, as though changing the past would erase the future that one came back from. There's all kinds of issues with that theory, but okay.
-Again, John says it's been 10 years since T2. Just making sure we're all caught up.
-Another needless retcon: Sarah Connor is now born in 1959 instead of 1965. I suppose this is to keep her from being jailbait in T1.
-Her death year is 1997, which is consistent with her surviving for three years before dying after the original Judgment Day, assuming she was diagnosed right after T2.
-Umm... I thought all records of Sarah Connor were destroyed? How did the T-850 know where that weapons stockpile was and what happened to her remains?
-John says that if T2 hadn't happened, he would have ended up with Kate at around that time and would have met her father. Impact on timeline: zero, it looks like.
-John was killed by the T-850 on July 4th, 2032. This confirms that more than one time machine must exist, as the T-850 must be sent back afterward.
-Wait a second. Kyle said killing John in 2029 wouldn't help the machines since they had already lost. Why send the T-850 to kill him in 2032, then?
-Again, John insists that when Judgment Day is prevented, the T-850 will just vanish into thin air. That can't work, you idiot!
-Instead of Skynet attacking in self-defense as per T2, it now seems to attack of its own volition. Okay, whatever floats your boat.
-In fact, the end of the film establishes that Skynet has no plug to pull.
-The deleted scene shows that the military obtained the "patents" for Terminator technology (and thus, the neural processor) from Cyberdyne.
-Of course, this doesn't make sense. How did Cyberdyne get the patents if all of the future technology (and their research from it) was destroyed?
-The only way to solve this is if we assume that somebody, somewhere kept a backup of what Cyberdyne had come up with so far. This is not explicitly stated, though.



Well, the main question upon which the entire timeline hinges is whether time loops or branches. I'm going to straddle the fence and say that it does both. What determines how time acts, you ask? I would posit that the type of machine you use makes that determination. The first film shows what is clearly a stable loop. John sends Kyle back in time, Kyle fathers John, John sends Kyle back in time, etc. Also, Skynet sends a T-800 back in time, the T-800's remains are used to build Skynet, Skynet sends a T-800 back in time, etc. Quite frankly, time travel like this is absolutely useless from a strategic standpoint. And yet, the machines keep trying it, when every impulse in their logic processors would tell them that it's a waste of resources. Why? Well, Kyle says the time displacement equipment he used was destroyed immediately after he left, right? T2's opening voiceover implies that the T-1000 was not sent back at the same time as the first T-800. In order for that to hold, there must be a second time machine. Again, if the machines were to go to the trouble of building a second one when the first one was quite obviously a failure, then this second one would have to be radically different in the way it works. I posit that this second machine had new "loop-breaking" technology that allowed the time traveling session to create a parallel (branching) universe at the point of the traveler's arrival instead of simply enacting something that already happened (or will happen, depending on your perspective).

Thus, Judgment Day is able to be postponed 7 years and the John of T3 will have to do without three of his lieutenants in the ensuing war. I hate to assume that the time machines have different properties without any indications from the movies themselves, but in my eyes, this is the simplest solution (Occam's Razor, and all that). We know for a fact that there's more than one machine, and we know for a fact that two entirely different kinds of time travel are used. I made a leap and connected the two. As for the moving of T1 from 1984 to 1980 and Sarah's birth from 1965 to 1959, I think those are honest-to-God retcons unrelated to any time-traveling shenanigans. My final timeline(s) is thus:

T1 or "Loop" Timeline
1959: Sarah Connor is born
1980: Main events and epilogue of T1 occur [May 12th-May 14th and November 10th]
1981: John Connor is born [February 28th]
1994: John Connor meets future wife Kate Brewster and her father. They will later marry.
1997: Judgment Day occurs [August 29th]
2021: Kyle Reese joins the 132nd under Perry
2027: Kyle Reese leaves the 132nd and fights directly under John Connor
2029: Future war sequences of T1 and T2. The defeated machines send a T-800 to 1980 with their first time machine; Kyle Reese follows, and the first machine is destroyed. Later that year, the machines send a T-1000 to 1994 in their new time machine; a reprogrammed T-800 follows.

T2 or "First Branch" Timeline
1959: Sarah Connor is born
1980: Main events and epilogue of T1 occur [May 12th-May 14th and November 10th]
1981: John Connor is born [February 28th]
1994: Main events of T2 occur. Sarah Connor diagnosed with leukemia.
1997: Judgment Day does not occur. Sarah Connor dies.
2004: John Connor meets up with Kate Brewster. Skynet is given complete military control. Judgment Day occurs. John Connor's future lieutenants survive. [July 24th]
2032: A victorious John Connor is murdered by a T-850. [July 4th]
2033: The machine remnants send a T-X back to 2004 to kill John and his lieutenants. Kate Brewster, who married John sometime during the war, sends a reprogrammed T-850 back to protect John and herself. [October 28th]

T3 or "Second Branch" Timeline
1959: Sarah Connor is born
1980: Main events and epilogue of T1 occur [May 12th-May 14th and November 10th]
1981: John Connor is born [February 28th]
1994: Main events of T2 occur. Sarah Connor diagnosed with leukemia.
1997: Judgment Day does not occur. Sarah Connor dies.
2004: Main events of T3 occur. [July 24th]

I haven't seen TS, so I don't know if it continues from T3 or not. Anyway, that's what I've got so far. Comments/corrections/jokes are welcome.

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#361788
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Goodbye Prequels FOREVER
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C3PX said:

Mailing it to you wouldn't be making a point.

But it would be giving him free DVDs, which is always nice. Well, except for that one guy who sent me Dirtpipe Milkshakes 2. That wasn't very nice at all.

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#361188
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Hypothetical: What would you KEEP?
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C3PX said:

Not really the least bit interested in debating this, expecially in light of the amazing level of maturity demostrated in your reply to Xhonzi.

Okay, you're a respected member of the board, so I'm almost scared to ask: was that sarcasm or not? I want to take it at face value as a compliment and be happy in my ignorance, but it will always be scratching at the back of my mind.

As for the the ridiculosuness of the canon debate, I agree that it descends into the 9th circle of geekiness to debate the reality of a fictional universe, and yet I still get drawn in somehow. I'm like this with a lot of debates. Seriously, each time, I only think of it as making a simple post, but then, a couple days later, I realize I've been in a flat-out shouting match over Ginny Weasley's sex life. Such is the life of a fan, I guess.

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#361178
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Hypothetical: What would you KEEP?
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xhonzi said:

That's dumb.

...Wow. My mind, she is blown. That has to be the most insightful and thought-provoking counterpoint I've ever read in my life. In fact, your intellectual rotundity has changed my oh screw it, I can't do sarcasm. Seriously, why even bother posting if it's just two words? I mean, you could have responded with a vitriolic diatribe like Vaderhayden, or abandoned what little pretext of serious debate he has and simply shouted obscenities at me, or, fuck, ANYTHING with more effort than that! Seriously, aren't short, pointless posts considered trolling? I'm sorry, but I'm so used to seeing multi-paragraph dissertations on here that something with this little substance in it is almost insulting to the collective intelligence of the board. I don't know why this bothered me, but it's out of my system now. Proceed.

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