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#1091603
Topic
The Random <em>Star Wars</em> Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
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I remember seeing these and they’re lovely.

When did the original artist do that Yavin IV painting? Is my memory playing tricks on me or did that pre-date Rogue One by quite some time? (I guess if he has TFA it can’t be by THAT much…)

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#1089326
Topic
Star Wars Destiny (New Shorts by Disney)
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SilverWook said:

They’ve arguably played those parts longer than Hayden and Natalie did.

It’s really starting to bug me that there are hundreds of episodes set in the PT with all of the main characters. But seeing the OT characters is like an event or at least a treat, doled out sparingly and grudgingly.

I love Rebels, I do. But what I REALLY want is a weekly show set between Star Wars and Empire with LOTS of good old Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie!

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#1089320
Topic
Star Wars Destiny (New Shorts by Disney)
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My kids are loving FoD. I’m OK. I was alarmed at how passive Leia was in her own episode. She’s just been in the one with the Ewoks, right? OTOH, the Ewoks came off as pretty cool.

Is it bad that I was more excited to hear Matt Lanter and Catherine Taber than I ever would have been to hear Hayden and Natalie?

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#1082867
Topic
When Did The Star Wars Prequels Become Cool?
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  1. Thanks for the explanations from the prequel gang. I don’t always understand it but I appreciate it. And it’s awesome.

  2. I still like The Phantom Menace. The Gungan city, the saber fights, the Jedi in general, Obi-Wan. All wonderful Flash Gordon fun.

I cannot watch II and III. My kids like Clone Wars so I keep thinking I’ll show them the prequels. Can’t. Do. It.

  1. There’s plenty of stuff I was super into as a kid that I can’t watch now. Filmation’s Captain Marvel, Knight Rider, Superfriends. But I still love Star Wars.

So don’t be quite so fast to dismiss prequel love as just nostalgia. IMHO.

I am totally annoyed that we have hundreds of episodes of a show featuring prequel main characters, but OT characters can only be “very special guest stars” on Rebels. PT fans have no idea how good they have it. 😉

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#1082150
Topic
Remembering the 10th Anniversary
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I had that poster. (Have?) I also have the 10th anniversary silver mylar. I should finally get that framed. (There are some items I haven’t looked at in a couple of moves across country. I admit I fear for them.)

YES! Those ARE the droids I’m looking for! It’s funny that there is video of the droids and Vader, but no video of the presentation afterwards with all three Star Wars directors, Gene Roddenberry, and then a Q&A with Lucas. Tsk.

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#1082014
Topic
Remembering the 10th Anniversary
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I’m a little distressed that I can’t find my photos. I’ve schlepped those damn things around for 30 years. I’m trying to stay calm and know that they’ll turn up. Why I never scanned them I have NO idea. sigh

OTOH my mother just told me that she still has the convention program! (My poor kids, I don’t save anything like Grandma did.)

Further notice if and when…

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#1081954
Topic
Star Wars &quot;Official&quot; Canon Content Thread
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I just read A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy. An interesting (and decidedly pre-Rogue One) take on Star Wars.

I was delighted how much of Brian Daley’s radio drama she included.

Good news: Han totally shot only. Bad news: The Death Star explosion has rings.

The structure was interesting because putting Luke’s POV last meant there was a lot of the beginning of the movie she doubled back to tell.

Best line never on screen: Ben uses a Force distraction to get Our Heroes from the Falcon to the control room. Han says “How did you do that?” Ben replies, drier than the Dune Sea, “Simple tricks and nonsense.”

I’ve started the Empire book that comes next. I’m not liking it as much.

I began Rebel Rising and it’s just too depressing.

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#1081766
Topic
How Does Princess Leia Remember Her Mother in Return of the Jedi?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Density said:

bkev said:

I like to think if I ABSOLUTELY had to give an in-universe reason, it’s down to the fact that Leia is Force-sensitive and can remember the strong emotions her mother experienced during childbirth etc.

That’s the BS excuse I’ve always heard.

For a split-second there, I thought you’d typed “B5” instead of “BS”. I was asking myself, “What does any of this have to do with Babylon 5?”

Well, there is a connection, but it was written out when they thought they were canceled in the 4th season.

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#1081746
Topic
How Does Princess Leia Remember Her Mother in Return of the Jedi?
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First off that scene always bugged me from the very beginning. “Do you remember you mother? Your REAL mother?”

Wait, Leia is adopted? And she knows it? And LUKE knows it? When the #$%# did the AUDIENCE know it?

So why do we think she’s talking about the Mother to Eventually Be Padme? They lied to her about who her father was. Even if they never told her that he was Darth Vader they didn’t tell her that he was a Jedi Knight either. I can’t imagine the name Anakin Skywalker ever came up.

So why aren’t we assuming that she’s talking about her first adopted mother (presumably Bail’s wife at the time) who she never knew wasn’t her “REAL” mother?

Honestly, these two kids have been lied to about their parents from day one. But we somehow expect Leia to have the totally real and accurate information about her mother? From a single line of dialog that comes totally out of nowhere?

There’s a ton of stuff that the prequels messed up. But part of that is because Darth Vader being Luke’s father makes little sense and being Luke AND Leia’s father makes NO sense.

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#1080869
Topic
What is your Star Wars?
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JMarso said:

Tallguy said:

Star Wars Marvel Comics #17.

Crucible!

(Or was it the untold Tale of Obi-Wan? Either way, it was right before The Wheel arc with Senator Greyshade…)

It was indeed Crucible and right before the Wheel (and right after Water World). T-16s! Biggs! I wanted a T-16 SO bad. They wouldn’t make a toy for what, another 20 years?

Oh my Force! Chris Claremont co-wrote that?

Senator Greyshade. VERY subtle.

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#1080698
Topic
What is your Star Wars?
Time

Anyone ever hear the Keith Urban song ‘John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16’? I’ll have to translate that into Star Wars.

R2 in the canyon with the jawas with only sound FX and no music.

Luke turning on his Dad’s light saber.

Running around my house listening to “Mouse Robot and Blasting Off” shouting “Chewie get us out of here!”

Watching Star Wars clips that were part of the '78 People’s Choice Awards on a Quasar video tape recorder (screw your betamax AND vhs!). R2 and 3P0 arguing in the desert, escaping Tatooine, and the TIE Fighter Attack.

Pronouncing the ship “Mil-e-NEE-um Falcon”.

The Early Bird Kenner Set!!!

X! WINGS!

Star Wars Marvel Comics #17.

The Empire Strikes Back novel.

The Phoenix, Arizona Cine Capri at 24th street and Camelback.

The Story of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back: The Adventures Of Luke Skywalker LPs.

John Freaking Williams on a double LP set goddamn it!

Luke and Leia from the Jedi soundtrack.

YUB NUB!

THAT, Sir, is MY Star Wars.

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#1078923
Topic
Star Wars 40th Reunion
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Darth Id said:

I’d like to commemorate this occasion by imparting to all of you the following intergalactic greeting:

May the Twenty-Fifth Be with You!

Always.

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#1078288
Topic
Remembering the 10th Anniversary
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SilverWook said:

Great idea for a topic!

I was there, but only for a few hours sadly. (I did sign the card.) Was that hotel laid out like a labyrinth or what? 😉

Instead of one huge dealer’s room, it was a lot of small dealer’s rooms. I’m still not sure I found them all. One memory I have is examining a beautiful light saber replica as someone else was looking over my shoulder at it as well. (This dealer had some impressive Trek prop replicas too, back before Paramount got ugly about such things.) I pressed the power button on the saber, and they jumped out of the way. Silly guy thought it was going to work. 😛

Not sure where my photos are. They’re on the long dead Kodak 126 film format, which might be problematic to get scanned today. I mostly took pics of the prop room display. There were Raiders props on display too. It’s amazing to me you could just walk up and touch the Ark of The Covenant. (And an Artoo Detoo.) And of course, every wise guy was opening the lid. AFAIK, nobody had their face melted off.

The only items I still have for sure are the 10th anniversary poster, and the official T-shirt, which amazingly still fits this old Wookiee. I mostly kept that shirt stashed away. I’ve worn it to my first screening of TFA and again when I saw the 70mm IMAX version.

I’d forgotten about the dealer’s room(s). I scored an inordinate amount of Star Trek blueprints at that con.

When I find (and scan) my photos, yes I have pics with the Ark and R2 and whatever Obi-Wan lightsaber they had there. (I had always thought it was Guiness’ saber but I now learn that that is unlikely.)

It never occurred to me to open the ark. I was amazed enough just to be able to touch it!

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#1078113
Topic
Remembering the 10th Anniversary
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Hi All. Happy Star Wars week!

30 years ago I (and a whole bunch of other Star Wars nerds) were in Los Angeles for the 10th Anniversary Star Wars convention.

Guests included (going from memory):
Anthony Daniels
Peter Mayhew
Billy Dee Williams
Gene Roddenberry
Irvin Kershner
Richard Marquand
and George Lucas

I’m sure there were more. If I remember correctly this was the first licensed Star Wars con ever. Certainly the first that Lucas ever attended.

I look back on it with tremendous regret that I was more interested in seeing Billy Dee Williams (for example) than any of the ILM guys! Arrrrgh. Otherwise it was a blast! I also rode Star Tours for the first time that week.

Anyone have the Star Wars Vault? There is a fold out of the birthday card that everyone at the convention signed. I was there early so my signature is quite prominent in the upper right corner. Embarrassingly I wrote how excited I would be for Episode I!

This week I’ll see if I can dig up any photos I have.

Was anyone else from here there?

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#1077145
Topic
What is wrong with Attack of the Clones?
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IsanRido said:

It’s funny how they put love last, like it was some sort of startling revelation and the tagline was supposed to be clever.

I can’t defend much about AotC. (The day Star Wars broke my heart.) But the tag line is ominous because we know where this is headed. This is the movie where Luke and Leia’s parents fall in love. The fact that it’s even going against the Jedi Order makes it even more star crossed.

It’s the kind of expectation that the movie (and the prequels in general) totally failed to deliver on.

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#1073409
Topic
What Was Your Reaction (If You Ordered It In 1978) To The Infamous &quot;Early Bird Star Wars Toy Kit&quot;?
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I’ve written about this before but the Early Bird set was AMAZING.

Seriously. Do any of you know / remember what was available for Star Wars by Christmas 1977? The novel (with some photos). The board game. The soundtrack. Maybe some t-shirts / pajamas? Oh, and the Marvel comics.

If the early bird box was ALL you got for Christmas, um, yeah it wasn’t much. But it was a lovely piece of artwork. It was a promise. It was fun. (It taught me how to draw Artoo Detoo.) AND when the figures shipped (way earlier than potentially promised) you got you figures weeks before anyone else did.

The only downside to the box was that when you got the figures in their little white plastic box you wouldn’t have the figure cards that your friends had (and like you did for Han which was OBVIOUSLY the first figure you bought).

I might be a special kind of nerd, I guess. I loved getting new Star Wars toys for the little Kenner catalog that came with them.

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#1073406
Topic
Is the theater where you saw Star Wars still standing ?
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Nope. Not a one is still standing.

The two theaters where I saw Star Wars in Connecticut, USA are both gone (although the mall where I saw it first is apparently still there and reportedly quite a place).

The sainted Cine Capri here in Phoenix, AZ, USA where I saw Empire has been gone since 1998. I later saw Star Wars and all three Special Editions there.

The General Cinemas where I saw Jedi is gone, but I think you can see it in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. It’s upstairs from the skating rink. And it’s right next to where the new(er) Harkins’ Cinema is where I saw The Phantom Menace.

The theaters where I saw Attack of the Clones is (I think still there). I have no idea where I saw Sith.

Where I saw The Force Awakens and Rogue One are both fine.

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#1073403
Topic
Trying to find where I saw Star Wars
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Well, good news and bad news. I’m pretty sure I found out where I saw it. All four times. Once at one cinema, three times at another. Neither is still standing.

Farmington, CT — The Movies at Westfarms Triplex
Newington, CT — Newington Triplex

This is the bad or at least weird news:

According to this: http://thedigitalbits.com/columns/history-legacy--showmanship/force-to-be-reckoned-with/Page-3 Star Wars did not open where I saw SW until JULY 13TH! My memory datapoint is that we saw SW the second time for my brother’s birthday which in July 15th. I also know that I conned my parents into buying “him” the soundtrack LP for a present (screwing up both my brother and my lives for decades!).

So this means that 1) we saw it pretty close to opening day and 2) saw it AGAIN in fairly short order! The reason this has me scratching my head was that we just didn’t see movies that often, let alone TWICE. Let alone twice in a week or two! (We saw it four times in '77/'78.) We must have been REALLY excited about Star Wars.

But then, of course we were.

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#1062248
Topic
Trying to find where I saw Star Wars
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digitalfreaknyc said:

I’ve been trying to find this out for myself. I wasn’t even born when it originally came out so my first time seeing it in theaters was in the early 90’s. The Nintendo game came out and they had select screenings of it in theaters around the country. There was an ad in Nintendo Power and that’s the only way I knew about it. I’m dying to know the date. 😦

Hmmm. That sounds harder. If my newspaper dive works out I’ll let you know. I know I have no chance of getting the date.

NeverarGreat said:

Tallguy said:
What I may do is start looking at newspapers from the area and time. May the Force be with me!

“That’s not how the Force works!”

Nicely done!

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