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SilverWook

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#1107396
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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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ForceGhostRecon said:

ChainsawAsh said:

I’ve long been a proponent of removing Fett from ROTJ entirely, but I have to say I like the idea of Fett informing Vader about Luke’s presence at Jabba’s palace. If that could be worked out convincingly, I’d be happy.

But if not, I’m still all for axing Fett from ROTJ.

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that just might work…

I like that! Is the sail barge hangar background a mockup or from something else?

Calling Vader from Slave 1 might make more sense, as Fett would have a reason to check on his ship once in a while and it’s more private.

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#1107366
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Staffing issue my ass. They’ll be saying they were doing “research” next.

If it was a hack, it’s a disturbing thought. What happens if somebody used Trumpy’s twitter account to declare war on North Korea? That might be a little hard to walk back.

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#1107357
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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yotsuya said:

Abrams did Lost. I don’t know of anyone who liked how it ended. His Star Trek movies sucked. TFA has major issues in terms of basic story telling. Abrams is the absolute worst person to pick for IX. I officially predict it will suck. It will be pretty, it will have great characters, but the story will have major holes and the ending will be meh. IX needs an epic ending and Abrams is the worst person to deliver that. God help us if he has anything to do with the writing of it. With a good script it stands a chance (though Abrams will likely screw up the editing like he did in TFA), but I predict he will have a hand in writing it and he will edit it and it will be the worst Star Wars movies I have ever seen. I will see it though, but I expect to be disappointed.

Interesting, because I liked the '09 film and Beyond and I’m probably the oldest old school Trekker around here.
Ironic some criticism of the '09 film was that it was essentially Trek Wars.

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#1107077
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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This part is hilarious.

Although Twitter prohibits pornography from its platform, that did not stop the failed presidential candidate’s personal account from liking the video.

Twitter doesn’t prohibit jack. I see smut all the time on there. They add trending keywords so it pops up in a unrelated search. Not to mention all the after dark accounts.

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#1107030
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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There’s a bomb scare going on at the Santa Monica pier out here today. And the usual A-holes on twitter are dragging their political sewage into it.

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#1107017
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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So, why couldn’t they pack Anakin’s arm in some ice and reattach it in AOTC? It’s lying right there on the floor, not like they have to go looking for it. Okay, it might be a little bit shorter after, but seriously!

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#1106987
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Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
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NeverarGreat said:

SilverWook said:

At least preserve some mystery for people who haven’t seen the movie before.

It’s not the first repackage to have spoiled the reveal of a small alien.
Yoda man

Considering the storyboook hit shelves right before the movie, it’s a miracle I didn’t see Yoda when I flipped through it.

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#1106986
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Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
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NeverarGreat said:

TV’s Frink said:

I agree, E.T. is massively overrated.

Complete rehash of Close Encounters by studio hack Spielberg Disney-fied and dumbed down with bad child actors and ugly puppets 0/10.

Not sure if serious.

I remember an L.A. film critic panned E.T., dismissed it as a kid’s film and got a sackload of hate mail.

It would be fun if they remade it based on the original scary concept.
https://www.bustle.com/articles/26113-steven-spielbergs-original-et-concept-was-truly-frightening-photos

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#1106881
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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DuracellEnergizer said:

I remember how indifferent I was to the whole event, upset only because the news coverage kept me from watching my regularly scheduled TV shows.

I was such a selfish, uncaring, fucking asshole as a teenager.

Cartoon Network was about the only channel that wasn’t carrying news coverage that day.

If it makes you feel better, one of my trashy neighbors was laughing at people’s horrified reactions on tv. So glad that bunch got evicted not long after.

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#1106873
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Wolfman said:

SilverWook said:

I’ve seen a few other cels from the deleted footage pop up over the years. Hopefully Disney will give the movie a little Hi Def love one of these days. They’ve released just about everything else on Blu Ray at this point, except Song Of The South of course.

No ‘The Black Hole’ on blu yet. Bah!

There’s an HD master out there, but I thought maybe it was being held back because of the remake (which seems to be in limbo) the way Tron was out of print ahead of Legacy.

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#1106863
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Random Thoughts
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NeverarGreat said:

SilverWook said:

NeverarGreat said:

The problem is that film used as a verb is quite efficient, compared to capture with a digital movie camera or even shoot in digital 4K.

And no one has coined a similar term that conveys the technology involved. We could steal a phrase from A Clockwork Orange and say we’re viddying it? 😉

I suppose video is sometimes used as as verb, but it still sounds weird.

https://youtu.be/UucAljBkBYU 😃

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#1106861
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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darth_ender said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

By maintaining a royal association with these properties, they generate additional tourist activity, which generates additional revenue from admissions and gift shops and taxes. Some of the tax revenue is used to pay for upkeep.

The evil ANGLICAN Luciferian priests of the BRITISH ELITE are little more than MASONIC PAEDOPHILES enamored with spelling words with extra u’s, replacing z’s with s’s, and perpetuating a socialist WELFARE STATISM. The IMPERIAL(IST) SCUM of the DIVIDED KINGDOM with its phony knights (hu say ‘ni’) like “Sir” Elton John promulgate the HOMOSEXUALISATION and EFFEMINISATION of the Britons. It’s all part of the ILLUMINATI scheming for a SCOTTISH CROWN and a COMMUNIST TAKEOVER of the British Isles. The IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY are working in concert with MI6 and the dishonourable SCOTS GUARD with their HOMOEROTIC KILTS and PHALLIC BAGBIPES for a complete takeover of the MONARCHY in order to establish a FRENCH-LED NEW WORLD HOR D’OERVES.

Just when TJKH is behaving himself you do this?

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#1106852
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Random Thoughts
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Handman said:

SilverWook said:

I recall kids using Atari or Ataris for video games in general. I’m sure Nintendo superseded that at some point.

And game cartridges were called “tapes”, haha.

My pet peeve is how people use film to describe shooting something with a digital device.

It may be unsurprising to learn I also find this grating.

I blame that on a teacher back in college who fumed if you said you were filming when you were actually shooting on videotape. He was secure in his belief video could never replace film and mocked early attempts at shooting movies in High Definition video.

I don’t blame him, looking back on those early digital movies is not a pleasant experience. And I wouldn’t be on this forum if I didn’t have some love for film.

I know I’m dating myself, but I refer to 80’s projects shot with analog HD. I can’t recall which movies my teacher actually talked about anymore. And those projects might also have shot on film as a backup. The only one from the 80’s I’ve been able to find is Julia and Julia from 1987, but the video master was not made from a film print, so no way to tell how it would have looked theatrically.

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