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SilverWook

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#1058132
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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chyron8472 said:

SwissArmyTin said:

FanFiltration said:

Man this show is a complete train wreck!


When I first saw this Klingon ship concept I thought immediately of “Stargate: Atlantis”. And that is not a good thing.

The video I link to below is a fair rundown of the situation thus far.
“Star Trek Discovery in Trouble? Rumor Rundown” = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km5qVwZvjm8

What in christ’s sake is that thing

It looks like it was constructed from a repurposed peacock corpse, complete with fossilized feathers.

Oh no! Cannot unsee now! 😉

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#1058111
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

It’s supposed to be really ancient though?

I’ll reserve judgement until we see it on screen.

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#1058103
Topic
Legality, fan-edits, and more. Legality, fan-edits, and repercussions
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Earl said:

The only time I can recall someone getting into trouble for producing a fan edit was Selutron who was working on an edit of Superman II, it was an incredibly ambitious edit as far as fanedits go too. Even Warner Bros were impressed by what he was doing, but for whatever reason he was ordered to stop production of it, maybe it was because he was always talking shit about the Donner Cut lol. Joking aside, I think the most logical explanation was his work was gaining a lot of attention across the web to the point Warners were worried about the possibilities of the fan cut surfacing and doing the rounds on the black market, I heard something like that happened to another guy who was working on some called “Superman II: The Green Cut”.

Any idea if they were sent an actual cease and desist letter? Warner’s would have to know who they really are. Of course, an ominous letter from a major studio threatening legal action would be intimidation enough.

The long worked on restoration of the tv cut of Superman went completely off the grid, after some dotty member of a Superman forum decided to tell Warner’s about it’s existence. IIRC, that was out of caution more than any legal rumblings though.

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#1058077
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

SilverWook said:

Lord Haseo said:

Density said:

Yeah, it was cool to watch Vader kick some ass at the end, but it meant nothing and was just another example of fan service.

And like I have stated before if they filmed Vader slaughtering Rebels in the OT literally no one would have an issue with the Vader slaughter scene in Rogue One.

A fully suited Vader slaughtering Jedi in Episode III would have gone over like gangbusters as well.

You’re probably right even though there were only two Jedi alive at the time. I don’t even want to know how someone could try to spin that but whoever can should be leading our country.

To be more clear, Anakin should have become suited Vader before the purge.

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#1058054
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

TV’s Frink said:

I will admit I haven’t seen much Benny Hill, but what I have seen was him chasing around half-naked women while “funny” music plays. No thanks.

We American blokes have sadly only seen the latter half of Benny’s long tv career. (I think a good chunk of his 60’s shows are lost?) But there are flashes of brilliance even in the later years. I saw a sketch he did about how widescreen movies are ruined when being shown cropped on tv, that was as good as any Python skit. And not a half naked woman being chased in sight!

There was also a parody of The Avengers that cracked me up with all the purposely badly concealed stunt doubles I was reminded of watching the real show recently.

And Benny did movies too.

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#1058046
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
Time

Lord Haseo said:

Density said:

Yeah, it was cool to watch Vader kick some ass at the end, but it meant nothing and was just another example of fan service.

And like I have stated before if they filmed Vader slaughtering Rebels in the OT literally no one would have an issue with the Vader slaughter scene in Rogue One.

A fully suited Vader slaughtering Jedi in Episode III would have gone over like gangbusters as well.

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#1057885
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

CBS is handling the tv shows, and Paramount the movies these days. Paramount doesn’t even show much interest in their back catalog. Much of it has been licensed out to other labels, which results in bare bones Blu Rays, when the old DVD’s had extras.

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#1057849
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

bawoosh7 said:

Anyone else have some of the jokes and references from MST3K go over your head? Shockingly showing my age, but I do enjoy the series regardless if I can pinpoint them.

When an obscure reference only you get comes along, you’ll think they’re inside your head. 😉

In any case, there are annotated episodes available on youtube now for the obscure riff impaired.

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#1057847
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jetrell Fo said:

^Ahhhh, okay.

Warbler said:

Alderaan said:

The CIA, FBI, and military are not going to share everything with Trump. They don’t trust him, and there’s no chance they shared everything with Obama or Bush or anyone else either.

I am pretty sure if he orders them to, they have to.

If that’s the case we should be getting full disclosure of UFO’s, Bigfoot, Area 51, and such any time now.

😉

They didn’t tell President Whitmore about Area 51 until after the invasion. 😉

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#1057845
Topic
The Random &quot;Star Wars&quot; Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
Time

canofhumdingers said:

Lol! I’m now picturing Darth Vader’s tactics hunting down each Jedi… lulling them into conversation and then suddenly interrupting them mid-sentence as he strikes them down, shouting, “DARTH VADER!!!” at them.

The radio station I was listening to back in the day would randomly have women saying “DARTH VADER!” at the end of MECO’s version of the SW theme. Kind of annoying when you’re trying to tape the song off the radio. 😉

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#1057600
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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MalàStrana said:

lovelikewinter said:

Its going to be Lucas burning the materials so the OT stays at 1080p just like his precious Prequels…

AOTC and ROTS are in 2K, which is slightly higher than 1080p.

Keep in mind they cropped a native 16:9 image to 2.35 aspect ratio, so that’s throwing some pixel real estate out the window.

I’m sure someone more knowledgeable about the cameras used on AOTC and ROTS will chime in with the actual technical specs of the cameras used, and the video format the footage was recorded to.

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#1057588
Topic
Last movie seen
Time

How can it be 4K when the restoration was done in 2K? Unless this is something other?

Really need to find a good spot to hang my copy of the Master’s portrait. 😉

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#1057587
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

Handman said:

I’ve really rediscovered my love for MST3K recently, I think a certain someone here may have helped with that.

Good timing, with Season 11 premiering next month. 😉

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#1057534
Topic
The Random &quot;Star Wars&quot; Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
Time

flametitan said:

There’s something that just feels wrong about Vader using his lightsaber to seemingly pick up the robe like that.

The rules really had not been set in stone yet. Keep in mind, most if not all of the Marvel adaptation was drawn with only a script, stills and some concept art to work with. The first issue hit the stands a month before the movie was even out.

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