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SilverWook

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#1170142
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Last movie seen
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I will never forgive Universal for spoiling a major plot point of the second Bourne movie in the extras on the first one.

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#1169850
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Mocata said:

Couple of ESB things, rewatching. Does IG88 have knees? Is he ever shown walking in other media?

Secondly why does that one Snowtrooper behind General Veers have a solid helmet with like nostrils but the others have a fabric mask?

http://www.starwarshelmets.com/Original-Imperial-Helmets.htm

The General Veers scene may have been shot at a different time than the scenes of troopers invading Echo Base.

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#1169658
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I have noticed recently basic cable is getting away with showing people humping in a way the MPAA used to threaten to slap the dreaded NC-17 on movies for. At least on TNT at night.
I hear shit and asshole used on basic cable shows frequently now. FX has gotten away with a few F-bombs late at night. It’s kind of amusing that the feature films they show have been edited for such things.

I guess V-Chips don’t work on streaming, not that anyone ever used the darn things in the first place. 😉

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#1169539
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

DominicCobb said:

chyron8472 said:

On the subject of the regulation (or lack thereof) of streaming content, it continues to bother me that streaming services have very little in the way of censorship. I posted in the TV Shows thread about Altered Carbon and dahmage said he doesn’t have the time for yet another non-family friendly show. I agree.

I really wish there was some sort of censorship board for streaming content because I’m sick of professional content producers (like CBS All Access or Netflix) including swearing, violence, and nudity simply because they have no one telling them not to. I would also include HBO, but that particular ship has long since sailed.

Why censor and tie the hands of creatives just because you don’t like bad words? You can always use IMDb’s parents guide if you’re worried they’re going to show too much side boob.

It’s not just for my daughter or my wife. It’s for me. I don’t appreciate the gratuitousness of some content being unnecessarily adult. I don’t like Veep swearing like it’s going out of style just because. I don’t like characters in a Star Trek show repeatedly saying “fuck” because it’s edgy and no one says they can’t. They are so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they don’t stop to think if they should.

I mean, they could at least put a MPAA rating info or whatever on the card for a show or movie.

 
I like that OTA TV broadcast content is censored to a degree. Creativity be damned. You don’t need to be vulgar or lewd to show creativity in your writing. Censorship does not inherently stifle creative thought.

Indeed! It was more fun when they slipped things past the censors. 😉

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#1169096
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Random Thoughts
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TV’s Frink said:

paja said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

An Apple II, IIRC.

Have too things to say.

  1. In the case of him being a Apple II how would he have the internet. Unless he’s actually a robot and not a PC, that can walk and talk like a human. And just using his computer even though he is a computer. Maybe the computer he use’s is actually is wife. And there having Sex who knows.

YES I AM AN APPLE II

I HAVE HAD MANY UPGRADES OVER THE YEARS

ALSO HUMAN SEX IS BOTH DISGUSTING AND POINTLESS

And here I thought you were an Apple III. 😉

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#1169095
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All Things Star Trek
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I’m pretty fond of the Alan Dean Foster adaptations of the animated TOS. I ate those up as a kid. He expanded beautifully on what were 22 minute teleplays into full novels. There have been many cover variations over the years.

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#1169027
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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ZkinandBonez said:

ray_afraid said:

Oof… They’ve Trek’09ed it.

I don’t think it’s too fair a comparison. This is after all the Falcon when it was Lando’s ship. And it makes a lot of sense that a ship belonging to a guy who owned a place that looked like this, would own a ship that looked like the EW picture above, as opposed to the ANH screenshot (which is more appropriate for two smugglers less concerned about aesthetics).

We haven’t really gotten that good of an idea what the rich and classy looked like in SW, apart from the PT. After all the OT mostly focused on military bases and backwater places like Tatooine. The closes we got was Cloud City, which was very shiny and elegant. But even that was referred to as a “small mining operation.”

We just saw a planet of filthy rich people in TLJ. Classy is up for debate. 😉

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#1168606
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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How many people would know what Finn looks like without his helmet on sight? We’ve never seen Phasma with hers off. Her dialog with Finn in TFA implies it’s an infraction just to take it off while on duty.
Finn is famous within the Resistance. The FO may have even denied a trooper could ever defect. That trooper in the last movie probably knew Finn personally.

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#1168580
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Trumpy will simply say he’s too busy to see them anyway and go have a photo op with the Olympic curling team or something.

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#1168484
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Collipso said:

SilverWook said:

MalàStrana said:

If you were half the man he was !

No TLJ spoilers. 😉

Speaking of that, when are we going to be allowed to talk about TLJ spoilers outside the TLJ Spoiler thread? Not that there’s anything else left to talk about at this point, but…

The rules will be relaxed two months from release date, so sometime next week. : )

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