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#1092325
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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So, this is going to be a thing…

I guess Chewie’s not going to have much to do during the first act of TLJ other than camp out and hang out with the Porgs.

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#1091838
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Your latest star wars buys?
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LexX said:

ZkinandBonez said:

LexX said:

Nice looking comics! 😃

I’m a big fan of the Goodwin/Infantino collaboration in the late 70’s, and the Marvel covers in-general back then were simply amazing. Some people find them a little cheesy but I think they’re perfect for how SW was when it still had that pulpy Flash Gordon feel to it.

I’ve already collected all the Norwegian translations of the Goodwin/Infantino comics so starting this summer I’ve branched out to collecting the original American ones.

Yeah, I also enjoy G/I comics, they’re the best. What is the going rate for the old Marvel SW in the US? I know the first one has some value at least.

The most expensive one I got for 10 USD, but most of them were around 5 USD (give or take a dollar). So not bad, but obviously if you’re going for the entire series it’ll stack up eventually.

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#1091824
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Your latest star wars buys?
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LexX said:

Nice looking comics! 😃

I’m a big fan of the Goodwin/Infantino collaboration in the late 70’s, and the Marvel covers in-general back then were simply amazing. Some people find them a little cheesy but I think they’re perfect for how SW was when it still had that pulpy Flash Gordon feel to it.

I’ve already collected all the Norwegian translations of the Goodwin/Infantino comics so starting this summer I’ve branched out to collecting the original American ones.

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#1091561
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Your latest star wars buys?
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LuckyGungan2001 said:

ZkinandBonez said:

I’ve just returned from a trip to the US and this is all of the SW stuff I bought during my stay there.

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It’s not that I can’t find SW stuff in Scandinavia, but since it’s all new and imported it costs a lot more than random goodwill store finds in the US. Plus finding these kinds of things in goodwill stores in Norway is rare to the point of never happening. Also the old Marvel SW comics are simply straight up impossible to find (unless you count the translated versions, which I do own most of), so those are the ones I’m the most happy about getting.

God damn, all that came from a few goodwill stores? I wish we had better ones near me.

Well, the comics I got from a comic shop, Catalyst I bought at a B&N (but I figured I’d include it here anyway), and Heir to the Empire I funnily enough got at Trek Fest in Iowa, so I only got the three Bounty Hunter Wars book at a goodwill[thrift] store.

And even that was quite an unusual goodwill[thrift] store. They had a lot of SW books (many of which I already own), an entire section for comics (quite well taken care of), so that particularly store was quite a lucky find. I sure as hell don’t have thrift stores that good where I live.

EDIT:
I seem to have used “Goodwill” as a catch-all phrase for thrift shops in general, so that might have been misleading.

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#1090748
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Should Vader and The Emperor even know who Yoda is?
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LexX said:

I don’t remember how exactly the book went, but in ROTJ Vader and the Emperor found about Yoda in the throne room when Luke was there, IIRC. It’s been awhile since I read it but either Luke told them or they searched his thoughts.

From the novelization:

The Emperor tapped his fingers on the arm of the throne, recalling. “There was one called…Yoda. An aged Master Jed…Ah, I see by your countenance I have hit a chord, a resonant chord indeed. Yoda then.”

Then a bit later he asks Luke;
This Yoda," the Emperor mused. "Lives he still?"
And he doesn’t make a very big deal out of it when he finds out he’s dead, other than the fact that there’s no more Jedi to train Luke.

From this dialogue I’d say it’s heavily implied that Palpatine has never actually met Yoda. He seems to only have heard of him, which I guess makes sense as he trained Obi-Wan and possibly others, and he presumably had a reputation.

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#1090671
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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Although they’ll most likely CG this creature if it ever has to run (or "trot? Whatever you call it.) I’m glad to see just how much practical Johnson seems to be going for with these creatures.

I also really like Hux’ nazi-limousine. Seems very fitting.

I’m actually really exited to see Canto Bight in TLJ. It’s one of those types of settings that really fit the SW universe’s WWII inspiration, but which has never been depicted before. Unless you count the EU of course.

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#1090360
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Your latest star wars buys?
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I’ve just returned from a trip to the US and this is all of the SW stuff I bought during my stay there.

Imgur

It’s not that I can’t find SW stuff in Scandinavia, but since it’s all new and imported it costs a lot more than random thrift shop finds in the US. Plus finding these kinds of things in thrift shops in Norway is rare to the point of never happening. Also the old Marvel SW comics are simply straight up impossible to find (unless you count the translated versions, which I do own most of), so those are the ones I’m the most happy about getting.

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#1089917
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2017/07/new-lego-leak-gives-us-a-better-look-at-the-elite-praetorian-guard-from-the-last-jedi-and-more-new-ships-and-vehicles.html

EDIT: The images were removed,but I found another copy of the new scout walker (all the other weren’t too different from the OT.).

It’ll definitely be interesting to see this thing actually move in the film.

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#1089700
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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ray_afraid said:

His boots! Ha! 😄

JEDIT: On another look, it may just be light glare, but… Are they platforms?

Might be a height thing. Maybe Ehrenreich is smaller than Ford? Could be that they just use them in certain shots.

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#1087785
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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TV’s Frink said:

Ryan-SWI said:

that would have disintegrated in a gas giant (Bespin) within seconds of falling into it at the climax of ESB

You’ve made an unsubstantiated assumption that it fell out of the garbage chute to begin with.

I don’t get why so many people insist that Luke’s lightsaber must have fallen into Bespin? There are so many possibilities as to what could have happened to it.
It’s not impossible that lost objects could be dumped into the gas giant, but simply hitting a floor at the bottom or being sucked into one those tubes that Luke fell into are equally probable. According to TFA they obviously went with one of the latter (as did Legends I might add). Why is this such a big deal to some people?

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#1085270
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Haarspalter said:

Deadline claims that Ron Howard is the new director:

http://deadline.com/2017/06/ron-howard-star-wars-han-solo-director-1202118193/

It’s been confirmed by starwars.com.

http://www.starwars.com/news/ron-howard-to-assume-directorial-duties-on-the-untitled-han-solo-film?cmp=smc|946759615

“Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.”

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#1085139
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Since this all seems to revolve around Kennedy backing up Kasdan over M&L I can’t say that I’m too worried. I’m as confused as everybody else that it took this long for her to make this decision, but I’m glad that Kasdan’s vision is being prioritised here. I don’t see why everyone is saying it’s Kennedy who’s trying to tell the story here, from what I’ve read it seems like they’re trying to preserve Kasdan’s story, and M&L apparently wasn’t living up to his script. If they can find a good director to reshoot all the important character moments, while ILM keeps working on the special effect scenes (which I doubt were compromised in any way by M&L’s style), I think this film could turn out pretty well.

I never had much hope for M&L’s involvement anyway, but was always cautiously optimistic thanks to Kasdan being the writer. If all of this really is about staying try to Kasdan’s script, then it might turn out to have been a good, albeit late, decision.

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#1085021
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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It sounds to me like the conflict was mostly over characterization and dialogue. I’m sure all of the large set pieces, VFX shots, etc. went according to script. If RO could add several elaborate CG moments and action set pieces as late in production as they did I’m sure this film won’t have too many difficulties reshooting more character focused scenes.

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#1085009
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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SilverWook said:

http://deadline.com/2017/06/ron-howard-han-solo-star-wars-movie-replace-phil-lord-christopher-miller-directors-1202117289/

I’m getting kind of confused as to who had creative disagreements with whom? From what I’ve gathered Lord and Miller left the project as opposed to being fired, and I think it was EW who said that they had disagreements with Kasdan. But according to this article the disagreements were between Kasdan and Kennedy?

EDIT: Nevermind.

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#1084202
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Star Wars Episode IX to be directed by Colin Trevorrow
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Lucasfilm does have the story group though. They haven’t interfered with the writing of the films so far, but then again, they haven’t really had a reason to yet. Also I’m sure Kathleen Kennedy would interfere or at the very least hire more writers if Trevorrow were do do an exceptionally bad job with IX.

I agree that Trevorrow might make IX fairly dull, but I’m not convinced Lucasfilm or Disney will allow it to become bad. RO had multiple writers, not to mention plenty of reshoots, and Kennedy fired Trank, so I’m personally not too worried.

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#1082673
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When Did The Star Wars Prequels Become Cool?
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kellyliston2017 said:

They never became cool. The problem with the prequels are: they came out at a time of a whole new generation of fans. The newer generation won’t appreciate the original trilogy like we do and we see the prequels as a desperate attempt for George Lucas to make a little money.

The PT covered pretty much the majority of my childhood, and I’ve always preferred the OT. All of my friends at school did. I think we were too young to really care about old vs new. Granted the SE did make the OT seem much newer (I was the only kid that owned a copy of the OOT). But I don’t think that appreciation of the OT is the problem, and you definitely didn’t need to have experienced them in the 70’s/80’s to prefer them over the PT. Maybe it was unique to my experience, but my classmates enjoyed the OT and “old” films like the Indiana Jones movies just as much as we enjoyed current film series like the PT, LOTR, POTC, etc.

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