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Mielr

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#1189359
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

ChainsawAsh said:

Mielr said:

SilverWook said:
Really? I don’t think you’ve met my friend Laserdisc. The 1993 THX LD mix can even give a modern home theater system a workout.

I was just going to say that—I think the '95 Faces LDs (same sound as '93 LDs) sound fantastic, in all respects (including the score).

SilverWook said:
This is pretty interesting. I was aware of the fact that Luke was Starkiller in the shooting script, but I had no idea they actually shot scenes with it.

I wish this would be released, I’d love to see it.

I guess Mark’s memory is selective–he didn’t seem to recall shooting the lightsaber construction scene for ROTJ. 😉

To be fair, that scene isn’t really him constructing it anyway, he’s making a small tweak at most. He might have been assuming people were talking about a scene where he builds it all from scratch.

That could be. Here are the clips, btw:
Fan asking if he remembers scene:
https://youtu.be/XczClAxhCEM
Mark introducing clip at Celebration V:
https://youtu.be/eCVjnllIe2s

DuracellEnergizer said:

lovelikewinter said:

Does anyone else refuse to call Star Wars “A New Hope”?

I call it “SW” here, “SW '77” elsewhere.

Same here.

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#1189208
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

SilverWook said:
Really? I don’t think you’ve met my friend Laserdisc. The 1993 THX LD mix can even give a modern home theater system a workout.

I was just going to say that—I think the '95 Faces LDs (same sound as '93 LDs) sound fantastic, in all respects (including the score).

SilverWook said:
This is pretty interesting. I was aware of the fact that Luke was Starkiller in the shooting script, but I had no idea they actually shot scenes with it.

I wish this would be released, I’d love to see it.

I guess Mark’s memory is selective–he didn’t seem to recall shooting the lightsaber construction scene for ROTJ. 😉

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#1186405
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

SilverWook said:

joefavs said:

I must have seen The Empire Strikes Back several hundred times by now, and I only just noticed that the “your tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker” guy has a weird flesh-colored mustache. It’s not Ratzenberger, is it?

Yes, it’s him. Frink ought to sneak in the Cheers theme when he gets to that scene in TRSB. 😛

Apparently, NOT everyone knows his name. 😉

American actors could make a steady living in British films and tv when American characters were needed.

I may be mistaken, but I think the British acting-union rules are pretty strict. They’d rather employ British actors and have them do American accents that always sound like they’re in 1930s gangster films. 😛

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Anyone see a track listing for the OT?

“complete with new artwork”

yeah, nice. what was wrong with the original art?

God, those are horribly boring covers. Yet another release of “Jedi Rocks” I presume. Oh, yay.

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#1183257
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc... Star Wars finds
Time

I have no idea how Mark Hamill was roped into this, but it’s fabulous: 😛
https://youtu.be/PCcgBLizbzc
(Mark’s part starts around 1:18)

Apparently, Mark also tweeted about it: “I remember not wanting to wear a gold jumpsuit like a rejected member of ABBA or if I could memorize dialogue in a foreign language-but thought “Who cares? No one outside of Germany will ever see this!” Thanks to the internet-NOTHING EVER GOES AWAY. Who knew?” -Mark Hamill

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#1180931
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

oojason said:
‘How beloved is Mark Hamill? Throngs of fans take over Hollywood Blvd. to watch the Star Wars icon honored with a star on the Walk of Fame’ (with video in link above)

a video (from Variety’s youtube channel) of the event - with Harrison Ford and George Lucas:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wehU2l7jcs&feature=youtu.be&t=15m

(there’s a touching and poignant moment between the two as Harrison closes his speech)

WOW!!! That is awesome! 😃 Thanks for posting. I had no idea he was getting a star on the walk of fame.
I used to have a newspaper clipping from “Harrigan & Hart” but I lost it. 😦

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#1179236
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

SilverWook said:

Mielr said:

FYI-- Mark Hamill is slated to be a presenter at the Oscars tonite.

SilverWook said:

Note to self. Must buy a I survived a Mok Concert t shirt.

Rock & Rule! I loved that movie. 😃

And I did buy that shirt! : )

Cool shirt–I bet most people won’t get the reference.

Did you see the Oscars? More Mark than I expected there to be. A highlight in an otherwise boring show.

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#1176890
Topic
Found an old Star Wars coupon book in my 95 VHS releases
Time

lovelikewinter said:

Mielr said:

lovelikewinter said:

Mielr said:

I still have that envelope with the coupons, too. 😉 I found it in a drawer like 3 days ago. There was also a form to fill out to send away for a free vhs copy of ‘the making of star wars’ which I did. The cover was made to match the ‘faces’ covers and it had a new narration by Don LaFontaine, replacing William Conrad.
http://www.swonvideo.com/vhs/imageslarge/vvhsmakingofus1995front.jpg

I thought the Making of Star Wars VHS was from Corn Pops cereal? I remember sending away for it. Fruit Loops got you Han as a Stormtrooper and Lays chips the Spirit of Obi-Wan.

You’re probably right. I sent away for all that stuff, too. The Han Stormtrooper, the Obi-Wan force ghost, etc. And then, Doritos had all those lenticular discs that I HAD to get every one of! (I never thought I could actually get sick of eating Doritos!)

It was Corn Pops

My dad liked them and so did I so it was pretty easy to get the two boxes to send away for it.

Anyone know why they changed the narrator?

Yeah Corn Pops are good, C-3P0s…not so much! I remember collecting the boxes that had the masks on the back and I ended up putting the cereal in a plastic bag for my nephews because I couldn’t eat it. 😛
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DU0cViPAyM8/Tj9zbcIVjxI/AAAAAAAAHGY/hrAZNd975F4/s1600/c3pos-stormtrooper.jpg

The narration change was a rights issue, no doubt.

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#1176695
Topic
Found an old Star Wars coupon book in my 95 VHS releases
Time

lovelikewinter said:

Mielr said:

I still have that envelope with the coupons, too. 😉 I found it in a drawer like 3 days ago. There was also a form to fill out to send away for a free vhs copy of ‘the making of star wars’ which I did. The cover was made to match the ‘faces’ covers and it had a new narration by Don LaFontaine, replacing William Conrad.
http://www.swonvideo.com/vhs/imageslarge/vvhsmakingofus1995front.jpg

I thought the Making of Star Wars VHS was from Corn Pops cereal? I remember sending away for it. Fruit Loops got you Han as a Stormtrooper and Lays chips the Spirit of Obi-Wan.

You’re probably right. I sent away for all that stuff, too. The Han Stormtrooper, the Obi-Wan force ghost, etc. And then, Doritos had all those lenticular discs that I HAD to get every one of! (I never thought I could actually get sick of eating Doritos!)

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#1176481
Topic
Original Star wars vhs
Time

I have the original release of Star Wars on vhs. This is what the box looks like:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jWw7eU7KrU8/TrdPIfyYb8I/AAAAAAAAAp0/afJqbpSUnww/s1600/Star+Wars+VHS+cover+1982.jpg

The box is wider than the tape itself, which was common in those days (my copy of The Muppet Movie is the same). Instead of sliding out the bottom, there was a “drawer” that you would pull out from the side that contained the tape so the box had to be a bit wider to accommodate the extra cardboard for the drawer (in the far right pic you can see the edge of the drawer poking out a bit).

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#1176474
Topic
Found an old Star Wars coupon book in my 95 VHS releases
Time

I still have that envelope with the coupons, too. 😉 I found it in a drawer like 3 days ago. There was also a form to fill out to send away for a free vhs copy of ‘the making of star wars’ which I did. The cover was made to match the ‘faces’ covers and it had a new narration by Don LaFontaine, replacing William Conrad.
http://www.swonvideo.com/vhs/imageslarge/vvhsmakingofus1995front.jpg

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#1157694
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

LuckyGungan2001 said:

Michael Ward said:

Mrebo said:

Remind me of the 3PO moments?

Seems like one was about the time that he was saying mutiny was against his programming, but I don’t remember the line. They’re were a couple of others. One might have been when Finn and Poe and Rose were discussing their plan. They were not hilarious, but mildly amusing and not cringe worthy like most. The audience laughed out loud at them which I think made me enjoy them more than if I’d been by myself. Most of the other jokes landed with a thud with the audience when I saw it.

Funny how everyone who dislikes the movie seems to have gone to a showing where the jokes weren’t laughed at. All the jokes (even the dumb ones) were huge hits with the audience both times I saw it.

I didn’t like the movie, but the one and only time I saw it the jokes were laughed at. 😕

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#1156958
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

liamnotneeson said:

Valheru_84 said:

Mrebo said:

Just to note, Val, the actress is Vietnamese.

Ah k, my mistake. I was under the impression she was Chinese.

Say what you want about the character and the subplot but Kelly Marie Tran did a very good job in her portrayal of Rose

No argument there, I don’t think anyone has a problem with her acting abilities, but it’s too bad she wasn’t given more to work with.

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#1156762
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

dahmage said:

Mrebo said:

dahmage said:

Mielr said:

dahmage said:

Rose is a better character than Lando was. Barely. But still.

Seriously? Lando was a pretty pivotal character and really set all the events in motion for the 2nd half of the movie. He partnered with Vader to trap Luke and in the process got Han nearly killed and shipped off to Jabba (remember?)

No Lando: no cloud city, no luke/vader duel (no “I am your father”), no carbonite, no Jabba, no reason for rotj basically.

What exactly did Rose do that was so important (besides setting free horse-llama things and preventing Finn from committing an act of selflessness)?

They could have easily had all those events happen without Lando I am sure.

You can find a way to remove any character. But Lando added quite a lot and was integral in many ways. I don’t think it helpful to argue otherwise. I am curious how you view Rose.

I view Rose as an interesting character. She represents more of the working class of the resistance, if you will. I appreciated a character like that. I don’t think it helpful to argue that she served no purpose. That is why I compared her to Lando.

Lando was “working class” too. He went from being a gambler to administrator of a city. Luke and Han were also “working class.” Star Wars is full of working class heroes, but they also have reasons to be there. You can’t cut Han or Lando out of the movies and not have it affect the trajectory of the stories. Rose could be cut because she was mostly involved in side plots that didn’t amount to anything involving the main story. Which was about running out of fuel. I think.

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#1156754
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

DominicCobb said:

Mielr said:

dahmage said:

Rose is a better character than Lando was. Barely. But still.

Seriously? Lando was a pretty pivotal character and really set all the events in motion for the 2nd half of the movie. He partnered with Vader to trap Luke and in the process got Han nearly killed and shipped off to Jabba (remember?)

No Lando: no cloud city, no luke/vader duel (no “I am your father”), no carbonite, no Jabba, no reason for rotj basically.

What exactly did Rose do that was so important (besides setting free horse-llama things and preventing Finn from committing an act of selflessness)?

Most of the movie doesn’t exist without Rose.

In that she occupies a lot of screen time, yes. But her presence in the film is inconsequential. She accomplishes nothing. Like I said in a previous post(s), you could cut her character totally out of the film and it would have no impact on the plot, such as it is. The whole casino/code cracker subplots could be eliminated entirely. It wouldn’t have made it a good movie, but it would have at least made it tighter.

I wish they’d filled some of that time with more training scenes with Luke and Rey. I would have loved to see Luke kick Rey’s ass in a lightsaber duel as part of her training. I would have loved to see him in a duel one last time. 😦

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#1156734
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

dahmage said:

Rose is a better character than Lando was. Barely. But still.

Seriously? Lando was a pretty pivotal character and really set all the events in motion for the 2nd half of the movie. He partnered with Vader to trap Luke and in the process got Han nearly killed and shipped off to Jabba (remember?)

No Lando: no cloud city, no luke/vader duel (no “I am your father”), no carbonite, no Jabba, no reason for rotj basically.

What exactly did Rose do that was so important (besides setting free horse-llama things and preventing Finn from committing an act of selflessness)?

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#1156727
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

yhwx said:

What do people not like about her?

The audience reviews on rotten tomatoes give lots of reasons, so do a lot of the review videos on youtube.

For me, I feel she could have been edited out of the film and it wouldn’t have mattered. Her character was underdeveloped and had poorly-written dialogue, like “we shouldn’t fight against what we hate, we should fight for what we love” (or something). To me, that’s right up there with “you’re breaking my heart!” and “sand is rough and your skin is smooth” (or something).

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#1156670
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
Time

Anjohan said:

Then yet some people can’t grasp the concept of storytelling, character evolution and originality - so they fault the director for it, rather than their own nostalgic expectations.

Yup. We’re just dumb. Glad you liked it, though. 😉

But, let me turn that around:

“Then yet some people can’t grasp the concept of storytelling, character evolution and originality - so they fault the critics, rather than their own willingness to accept whatever is given them.”*

*Not saying that’s how I feel about people who like this film (because that would be rude).