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#1100585
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Last movie seen
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Starship Troopers (1997)

Great satire, good action. Nothing like the book but it’s alright in its own right.

Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)

Pretty sure the announcement of this film took most by surprise. Heinlein’s original novel introduced to the world the concept of power armor, which had an immense impact on Japanese pop culture. So it shouldn’t have been much of a surprise that Japan’s resident expert mech/exosuit designer would want to take a crack at the franchise that started it all. Hence Shinji Aramaki’s take on the franchise which saw the re-introduction of power armour to the ST universe.

This film drops the satire for a more straight forward action story. And boy does it deliver on the action.

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017)

Shinji Aramaki finally delivers the definitive Marauder power armor experience straight out of the original novel. Lots of fantastic use of the suit mixed with a very nice script from the franchise’s original screenwriter Ed Neumeier.

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#1099775
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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ziggyonice said:

I didn’t find it confusing.

I was never confused by that line.

I think you guys are underestimating how confused newcomers are to the series when that line is spoken. At this point in the franchise, we only know of one Skywalker: Luke.

Unless for some bizarre reason a person has skipped Star Wars and gone straight to The Empire Strikes Back they would have heard and known:

LUKE: How did my father die?
BEN: A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights. He betrayed and murdered your father. Now the Jedi are all but extinct. Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force.

Now, I don’t know where you’re from but it’s pretty standard for children to take the last name of their father. So yes, we have heard of another Skywalker before ESB.

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#1099181
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The Kenobi Movie
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DominicCobb said:

It’ll be fun when LFL gets to a point where they think they can make SW movies that are more disconnected from the main series, but at the moment I don’t see any thing wrong with mining existing characters for stories if there’s potential there. There’s a lot that can be done with a Kenobi film, and I’m excited to see where they take it.

Exactly!

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#1098291
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Video Game Thread
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Tales of Monkey Island is far more canon than Curse or Escape. It was the first time Ron Gilbert (creator of Monkey Island) had been consulted since LeChuck’s Revenge.

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#1098156
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Video Game Thread
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I’ve followed Telltale since 2005. I own all of their titles, I’ve played all of their titles. I’ve seen the evolution of their games from classic point and click to their current story-driven narrative games. For myself, story is king and they’re the kings of this new niche they’ve carved out for themselves.

Their gameplay isn’t bad, it’s just different. The way they develop their titles doesn’t lend itself to being able to have all of these wildly diverging paths that all end up going off on their own. It’s a baseless complaint anyway, no other modern titles do that so why do people try to hold Telltale to a standard no one else meets in the first place?

That all said, how players react to the story does shape how the story evolves later on because they develop an episode at a time. They track the choices people make in every episode and use that information to help guide them in where they’re taking the story. So yes, your choices do matter just not in the way most expect.

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#1098066
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Video Game Thread
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RayRogers said:

and never the TellTale shite.

Dude, no. If you actually care about storytelling, Tales from the Borderlands beats the pants off everything Gearbox has ever done with the franchise. Tales is an awesome Sci-fi buddy road trip adventure across Pandora.

chyron8472 said:

Truth be told, I’m a big fan of Monkey Island. So I spent quite a long time hanging around the Telltale forums (much like we do here) starting from about the time Tales of Monkey Island came out. But then it became clear that Telltale is only interested in chasing the almighty dollar, and not in keeping their fanbase happy. I and several others left after they changed their forums to a reddit-style “community”.

My story is similar, though I came in when they first announced Sam & Max. I was also among those that downvoted Bruner when he forced the forum change. But I still follow the company as while I don’t have faith in the management I still appreciate a lot of the devs that still work there. And TFTB has thus far been their last great hurrah. I highly recommend it, even to people who know nothing about Borderlands. It just has that much wide appeal.

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#1097928
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All Things Star Trek
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Jason Isaacs said:

I don’t mean to sound irreverent when I say I don’t care about the die-hard Trek fans. I only ‘don’t care’ about them in the sense that I know they’re all going to watch anyway. I look forward to having the fun of them being outraged, so they can sit up all night and talk about it with each other.

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#1097326
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Wow. Adywan, what you’ve been able to accomplish here is unprecedented. I’m finding it hard to put into words how spectacular what I just watched was. Just the thought of all of the years of dedication and hard work that you’ve put into this is staggering.

The sheer scope of this project is brilliantly illuminated once the Revisited Credits come up and you see the names of the people in all three units, spread across two continents, who you brought together to realize this vision. It’s incredible.

And after all these long years it’s finally done and proved it was well worth all of the effort. I was elated when I saw the finished replacement hangar matte but after witnessing the revisited battle of Hoth I had to pause the film and collect myself. It’s mind-boggling how much more coherent and visceral the battle is now. You can finally get a real sense of the scope of it. The utter desperation of the Alliance as its overrun by the unrelenting Empire!

Bravo, Adywan. Bravo!

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#1095632
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Star Wars &quot;Official&quot; Canon Content Thread
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005 Seems hung up on the whole marriage to Luke angle where I think most who want Mara Jade would be happy with her back in her Emperor’s Hand days. I don’t really care either way, I haven’t read enough of her stories to get a real feel for the character.

Now if there’s one set of characters who SHOULD be re-canonized, it’s Kyle Katarn and Jan Ors. Just leave them as mercenaries, no need for all that Force user business. 😉

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#1095272
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Last movie seen
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The Hallow (2015)

Had never heard of this film before today. Just happened to stumble upon it and I’m glad I did. This was director Corin Hardy’s debut and what a debut it is. The film is a surprisingly well done exploration of real Irish folklore in a modern context. Everything from the script, the performances, the cinematography and effects are executed with perfection. It’s a real shame this was never released theatrically stateside, I think it would have done very well. If you’re looking for a new horror/monster film to check out, I highly recommend it!

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#1094890
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Doctor Who
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There will never not be a day I resent Moffat for not making McGann the War Doctor.

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#1094731
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Density said:

I was initially excited at the prospects of expanding Star Wars with a constant stream of new movies, but they just keep milking the same cows over and over again.

Are you from the future? Because at present we’ve only had two films released, one of which was a spin-off starring all new characters.

The only other announced spin-off is the film you’re currently lambasting sight unseen.

We have no idea what the third spin-off is nor do we know if they plan to continue with the saga films or decide to retire them for a few years.

So I’m at a loss to figure out how they’ve continued “milking the same cows.”

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#1094296
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Gets a New Writer

Star Wars: Episode IX is getting a rewrite.

Jack Thorne, the British scribe who wrote the upcoming Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder, has been tapped to work on the Star Wars installment that is to be directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly, have been working on the script, but sources say a fresh set of eyes was needed. It is unclear how extensive the rewrites will be.

Rian Johnson wrote and directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth installment of the sci-fi fantasy that opens Dec. 15.

Force Awakens stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac are expected to return — but you never know who a Star Wars movie may kill off, so don’t get too comfortable — with the ninth installment eyeing a production start in January 2018.

The movie has a scheduled release date of May 24, 2019.

Thorne is the creator or co-creator of several British television shows, dramas and thrillers, including The Fades, The Cast-Offs, The Last Panthers and National Treasure.

While those don’t sound like the Star Wars wheelhouse, his writing on two more recent programs brings him closer: His Dark Materials, BBC’s adaptation of the fantasy by Philip Pullman, and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Sheep for Channel 4.

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#1094135
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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That stuff just depresses me, thinking about the future of the franchise in their hands. You can already get a glimpse of what that’s like when reading the new Marvel comics.

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#1093851
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Grakkus is proof the new canon is broken. IT WAS MEANT TO ELIMINATE THE CRAP, NOT ADD TO IT!

They really need to strip the license from Marvel and give it back to Dark Horse. =(

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