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#1141365
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Did Luke really choke those guards in ROTJ, or did he move their arms up so they couldn’t use their weapons and push them back to the wall so he could walk through?

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#1141341
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The prediction thread
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I predict my potential enjoyment of The Last Jedi will drop if there are too many smash zooms, dialogue over establishing shots and whip-pans.

I also predict this thread will not be used and fall into obscurity by the 2nd of January, 2018.

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#1141020
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Good point, Val. To reinforce that you could also say that Luke was planing to use the Force until the mind trick didn’t work on Jabba. By trying and apparently failing he would’ve appeared to be weaker. Using his abilities in view of everybody to kill the Rancor would’ve lost him that advantage. He was deliberately playing down how powerful he was until the Sarlaac and Jabba was mocking him for being a Jedi right up to that point.

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#1140653
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The DC Extended Universe
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pittrek said:

Would you recommend Justice League to somebody who hated Man of Steel, hated Batman v Superman , walked out from Suicide quad after 20 minutes and refused to watch Wonder Woman?

Both Wonder Woman and Justice league follow the formula (heroes fighting bad guys culminating in big boss fight at the end) so if you’re happy with that I’d say go see JL and you might have fun. But Wonder Woman is a better made film (and partially informs JL) so see that first!

Bearing in mind I’m a big fan of (nearly) all the films I’ll add that if you’re a casual viewer you really won’t be missing out on too much if you never see either one.

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#1140460
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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I remember hearing a story of a teenager from the U.S. who thought it would be hilarious to steal some stop signs from around his town. He accomplished this and a little while later he was speeding about in his car and went through the junction where he’d removed one of the signs and was hit by a truck. The truck driver was seriously injured but survived but the young stop sign thief suffered an ironic (some might say fitting) end to his life.

Stop signs, my friends. They are necessary.

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#1140458
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The general How-To questions and reference request thread
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I just noticed you replied to my post, NeverarGreat!! Yay, finally somebody replied after all that time 😉 We actually sorted the situation ourselves when our pc was upgraded because the new one came with a recordable blu-ray drive. Quite an easy solution actually!

As for your question… Was there a description on those tape labels as well as the date? Because if the content had a date that preceded the label’s date then I’m sure it’s just a case of somebody mixing things up. Lots of tapes sat around all looking similar and lots of labels with different dates on them would make mistakes almost a certainty I think!

If the label was misapplied and you don’t have any other tapes with the correct content on then perhaps it was either damaged and thrown out or leant to a friend or relative and they mislaid it?

Well, it’s that or Gremlins.

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#1140413
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The DC Extended Universe
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I’m one of those who is lucky enough/daft enough to have really enjoyed 80% of the DC movies in this recent run. But after hearing rumours that (true or not) there’s apparently going to be yet another course correction because JL didn’t perform as well as expected I really think it’s time for them to stop trying to make a cohesive universe happen. It’s just not working because they’re making it up as they go and being completely reactionary.

The original (admittedly vague) intention years ago was to have MOS set in the Nolanverse and look how far away from that things are now. I think the whole thing would work much more smoothly if they simply made standalone stories.

I’m a big fan, I own all four films so far on 3D blu-ray and I’ll be buying JL too. But if I am feeling more awkward than excited at the prospect of what that JL end credit scene was setting up and their upcoming roster in general then something’s gone wrong.

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#1140303
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Random Thoughts
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This news story has nothing to do with anything but it made me chuckle.

For those too lazy to click the link:

The cold weather failed to deter one man in Bury St Edmunds who was seen just wearing the briefest of underpants and Wellington boots.

He was spotted walking past shops in the west of the town where there is a Tesco Express and various other shops.

He turned the head of one onlooker who seemed dumbstruck on what she saw walking past her.

Julie Wiseman, who owns a hair salon, said he was seen at 10.45am yesterday.

“He was wearing a little leaf print combat thong with wellie boots and he walked up Horsecroft Road. One of the girls was cutting a gentleman’s hair when she said ‘There’s a man just gone past wearing next to nothing.’

“He apparently went into the Tesco Express for a bottle of orange juice and one of the girls in there apparentley asked him if she could get him some clothes but he said ‘No, I am fine I have just been for a run.’

“We think it was the same person who was seen doing this last year.”

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#1140173
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The Kenobi Movie
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Production begins in 2019 according to this site called omegaunderground.

It looks as though their information comes from somebody interpreting the name and timing of an upcoming production in a Star Warsy way.

I doubt this is any more reliable than the one source TRH had earlier in the year BUT I REALLY WANT THIS TO BE TRUE!!!

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#1140160
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Random Thoughts
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Oh, that’s a shame (for not being in the right region, not for being an Aussie!)

Any other takers? (I did mention it was free, yeah?!)

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#1140148
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Random Thoughts
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It’s region A. I always thought you were from the U.S. Luckygungan?! Where are you from (if you don’t mind me asking!)

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#1140116
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Going away? Post so here!
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Oh yeah, me too Warb but Leo was one of the good ones! Looking back at some of the old posters who aren’t here much or at all now makes me feel a bit melancholy. I hope we get a few old faces coming back over the next few weeks - it’ll help offset the inevitable troll invasion.

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#1140113
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The Scifi Films of 2018
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Lol, Ray!

I’m a Jurassic World (and The Lost World for that matter) apologist but after seeing the trailer for Fallen Kingdom I honestly might just wait until it’s on the telly. I’m not at all excited for it.

There’s a third Cloverfield movie coming? That news bypassed me! I suppose I’m excited to see that.

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