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SilverWook

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#1035939
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All Things Star Trek
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Of the Trek series I’ve watched, I consider DS9 the only one that really managed to realize its full potential. TOS was hampered by its episodic nature and strict focus on Kirk/Spock/McCoy; TNG by awful technobabble and Roddenberry’s utopian crap; and TAS by cheap animation, short runtime, and some really dire voice acting on Doohan’s part. Aside from everything to do with Worf and the Klingons, I have no similar gripes with DS9.

Every Sat AM cartoon series in 1973 was cheap animation. And one hour shows were rare, save for The New Scooby Doo Movies. And Doohan did many voiceovers for TOS, IIRC.

In any event, TAS showed us alien vistas and creatures even the later live action shows couldn’t regularly afford.

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#1035507
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Tyrphanax said:

eiyosus said:

There’s an old vacuum commercial with Frank Sinatra (I think) dancing with a vacuum (or maybe it was Singing in the Rain Footage) that they made sometime after Forest Gump pioneered the technology of placing old actors (or JFK, in the case of Forest Gump) in new footage, so they’ve been at it for a while now.

It was Fred Astaire and a Dirt Devil and they got in a lot of trouble with his estate.

Uh, it was his estate that pimped him out while stiffing documentaries and other legit venues of even being able to use film clips of him. Moral of the story, don’t marry a control freak late in life who will whore out your likeness after you’re dead.

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#1032689
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Episode III: Revenge of the Ridiculousness
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yoda-sama said:

TV’s Frink said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ3rwwACMu8

I’m enjoying this, though I feel the vehicle sounds significantly overpower the dialog. (Love the David Cross line at the end.)

Also, it should be said, I really like what you did with the Mace Windu lightning scene, I think the effect worked well enough to mix it in, and it is all pretty funny. The Wookie blurring scene works great, and would be fine as a one off, as it looks like they’re all showing their junk on purpose as a group thing, it doesn’t have to imply they’re balls-out-naked all the time.

As we Wookiees don’t wear pants, that’s a logical conclusion. 😉

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#1032619
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Whomever designed that logo on Trumpy’s podium needs to go back to the drawing board. It looks bad from afar. 😉

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#1032254
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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And it’s going to bring in tourists and money. Those other cities will be kicking themselves eventually.

To misquote an old joke I heard about Paul McCartney, George could lose his wallet with a million bucks in it, and not mind very much. 😉

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#1032250
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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They may not have been even trying, as they were pretty sure he was simply going to self destruct for quite a while. And non digital skeletons in the closet take more time and legwork to exhume.

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#1032171
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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As this is going to be within driving distance of me when it gets built, I’d like to thank those condo owners in Chicago who objected to the museum being built in their neighborhood. 😉

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#1031851
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Star Wars at box office
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DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

Holding onto the number one spot in a crowded holiday movie season for almost a month is an impressive feat these days.

Not if you’re a Star Wars movie.

Yes, but this was a venture outside the “safe” zone of an episodic SW film. There was no guarantee a movie without Luke and the gang and an unhappy ending (although a triumphant one) was going to have legs.

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