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#1071375
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Cameron said the holdup on True Lies and The Abyss is Fox when asked at a Q&A. Abyss has been done for at least two years (I think longer), as the new transfer was used in HD broadcasts (no director’s cut, though). I’m assuming they’re being released this year to coincide with the T2 3D rerelease.

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#1070899
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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NeverarGreat said:

It’s amazing how many commenters here respond in all seriousness to tongue-in-cheek suggestions.

I’m hoping the big surprise is Yoda vs. the new spider Ady added in order to better line up with the prequel version of Yoda.

If there was one thing ESB needed, it was Yoda vs a giant spider.

Jedit: Have the lightsaber travel in an arc and cut all the legs off in one single swoop. Haven’t seen that in any of the movies yet.

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#1068404
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Introducing Star Wars to young children
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It probably depends on the kid, but scary moments in otherwise lighter movies never bothered me and don’t seem to bother any kids I’ve known past or present. I would usually just hide my eyes during scenes I didn’t like, and I’ve seen my son and nephew and friends’ kids do the same. If they like the movie, they’re not gonna care. Kids just accept the fact that some things are scary, but again, everybody is different. It helps if the movie’s good, too!

I’ve watched the SW movies since before I can remember (born in '81 for those who care). The only thing that ever bothered me in the movies was Yoda’s death. Something about how the music changes right before he disappears and that nasty pillow left behind made me feel uncomfortable. Nothing in the SW movies bothered my son when he watched it at the age of four, and he found a lot of things scary at the time.

Old Star Trek reruns freaked me out way more than SW ever did.

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#1051925
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First Movie Seen
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My dad took me to Star Trek The Motion Picture during one of it’s re-releases. Probably around 1982 for Wrath of Khan I’m guessing. That was the first movie I ever saw in the theater. I saw every Star Trek opening night with him (except for Kahn) up until Nemesis, which neither of us gave a shit about. I lived in Japan during '09 and Into Darkness, but we caught Beyond at the theater before it left.

Predator was the first R-Rated movie I got to watch thanks to my friend’s dad renting it on VHS way back when.

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#1035226
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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There’s an old vacuum commercial with Frank Sinatra (I think) dancing with a vacuum (or maybe it was Singing in the Rain Footage) that they made sometime after Forest Gump pioneered the technology of placing old actors (or JFK, in the case of Forest Gump) in new footage, so they’ve been at it for a while now.

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#943996
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Well, I gotta say with Ady’s departure, I’m gonna depart as well, since he was pretty much the sole reason why I thought this place was worth coming to as of late. I made my thoughts clear in another thread, but it’s pretty much been stated by a lot of people at this point. Even Frink has been getting annoying lately (sorry, but seeing Trump’s face over and over was the reason why I finally left Facebook), and I’m sure he won’t be offended by my saying that. 😛

Anyway, it’s been fun, but I’ll follow Revisited news through other means. Hopefully this place will become more enjoyable sometime in the future, but in my experience, I’ve never seen a board recover after it starts sucking.

I wish everybody and everything the best of luck. See you around the galaxy! (pretty sure that’s a Star Trek 4 quote…)

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#943993
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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While I’m not a Woody Allen fan (I like Sleeper, though) I’m sad to see the only guy on this site who sports a bitchin’ Sunny Day Real Estate avatar (the cover of Diary), sound pretty nuts. Wanting to murder somebody doesn’t sit right with me. Good album, though. Although, not as good as How it Feels to be Something On.

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#933165
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Dear Lucasfilm: A Billboard
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Tobar said:
Randy Stradley was a fantastic editor that really understood the property.

Absolutely. He was a dude who started an indie comic book company in the 80’s and never became a “company man.” I thought the comics were starting to falter towards the end with a lot of things that just didn’t seem interesting to me (Invasion, something about lost sith, and some other Old Republic comic (not KotOR by Miller, as I think that’s great)), but he was a great down to earth guy who was always interacting with fans, yet never pandering.

And c’mon, he wrote Dark Times. That’s a great comic that, if you ask me, transcends the license.

EDIT: Sorry, getting a bit off topic.

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#933158
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Dear Lucasfilm: A Billboard
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The only thing I was genuinely disappointed about was Dark Horse losing the license, not the fact that they were scraping what had come before. DH was an independent publisher which gave their SW comics a bit more artistic integrity, in my opinion. Plus, I’ve just got a bit of brand loyalty to them since they published a lot of great comics in the 80’s and 90’s for somebody who never liked the super hero stuff even as a kid.

Marvel’s output has been less than exciting, and I can tell it’s being written by super hero writers considering a lot of villains refer to themselves in the third person. 😛

moviefreakedmind said:
EDIT: I suppose I could see some people’s frustration if any major stories were left unresolved, but to my knowledge there are no major cliffhangers in Legends. They were really scraping the bottom of the barrel by the time the PT ended.

There are so many stories left unresolved in life, that I hope people wouldn’t flip over it. Look how long we had to wait for new Twin Peaks! Although I will say that the DH comics were still pretty great in spots after the PT (you know, for a SW comic that still has to have action scenes in every issue).

DuracellEnergizer said:
Yep, you’re absolutely right.

Some months ago, I decided to call it quits in regards to SW novels; once I finish the Han Solo Trilogy and a few of the post-Hand of Thrawn Zahn books, that’ll be all she wrote; I won’t pick up another SW novel ever again. I have a crap-ton of books sitting on my shelves which I haven’t even taken a peek at yet, and it’s about time I stopped pushing them aside for The Ever-Diminishing Returns of the Expanded Universe.

(I will continue to read the comics from time-to-time, though; those are quick and easy to get through.)

I read some of the books from time to time up until I finished college. I used to read them when I wanted something light, but realized there’s a lot better light reading material out there like Clive Barker, Richard Adams, and others.

And I agree about the comics, although these new ones aren’t doing anything for me at the moment, especially considering the deluge of good mainstream comics coming out (Saga, East of West, Low, ODY-C, etc).

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#932950
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What is wrong with Attack of the Clones?
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Gaffer Tape said:
And then, of course, you have Luke himself, whose main motivation is to become a Jedi, and while that motivation (and some last-minute, ham-fisted writing) ultimately trumps any romantic concerns… he totally has the hots for Princess Leia! And once again, no one ever says, “Hey, you know, Luke. Jedi aren’t supposed to be into that.”

And speaking of last-minute, ham-fisted writing, there is also the annoying idea that Force-sensitivity is hereditary. But if we are to accept that, then requiring Jedi to be celibate is an absolutely ridiculous, self-defeating idea. It’s almost like they WANTED to die out!

Yup! It’s pretty damn stupid. And the whole thing was unnecessary since the romance was awful. Just do a normal adventure movie romance between two likable characters.

(Even Phantom Menace didn’t have that rule in place, as the comics written at that time had Jedi with families)

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#932933
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Dear Lucasfilm: A Billboard
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Disclaimer: Whoops. I didn’t mean to ramble on for as long as I did.

Short version: Who cares?

Really.

Who cares.

Um…I just spent the last fifteen minutes following links and digging around some of this stuff. The way some people talk about Star Wars…it’s just Star Wars, you guys. Go read some better books (try some Gene Wolfe out). Almost makes me not want to be a fan. I guess it’s a good eye-opener, as even this site has its more zealous contributors.

As for people crying over legends…I just re-read Dark Times. It’s a great comic, and when it gets REAL good, it rivals Star Wars and Empire (in my opinion). And the fact that it’s a fake story that’s somehow considered MORE fake than the other fake stories (that are most all written and dictated by committee) doesn’t make it any less entertaining. Hell, my favorite comics are the old Marvel ones, and I think they got scrubbed from “official continuity” in 1991.

Star Wars is fun popcorn stuff. Safe and predictable. I hope some of these people know that it’s not real and that there’s a lot of other things for them to be passionate about (and they can still keep some for Star Wars). It’s a damn licensed product. Yeesh.

(Off topic, I saw some reviews for the new Marvel comics, and man, some people are really into this stuff and are really dissecting it. I can’t even remember any specifics about the last issue of Darth Vader which I read a few days ago. 😛 )

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#931208
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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“I don’t like the look of THIS.”

Of what? All the attention seems to be on a dewback that won’t stop braying. By the time the scene ends most people won’t have noticed those stormtroopers questioning that one dude.

(this is not a knock against Revisited, by the way. The new tie fighter sequence got a big “whoop!” from my son.)

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#931127
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Random Thoughts
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John Wayne was from a different era than Clint Eastwood, so I don’t think it’s fair to compare their acting and their films. I am ahem not the world’s biggest John Wayne fan either, but I understand that it’s just a preference thing. John Ford is my least favorite of the big Western directors, but I do enjoy The Man who Shot Liberty Valance and The Searchers.

And this picture of me taken last night deserves to be posted somewhere on this site, so it’s going here.

JEDIT: It needs a random thought to go with it, so my random thought is that I like that “Otter Disgrace” shirt that has a picture of an otter giving the finger, which is unfortunately covered by the exclamation mark.

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#931082
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I was watching Star Wars Revisited with my six year old son, and when the new dewbacks showed up (the “Look, sir! Droids!” scene) my son immediately said “cartoon Stormtroopers!”

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#930647
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The worst Star Wars thing ever made?
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The Kinect Star Wars stuff is actually probably my favorite SW thing outside of the movies. I love watching Vader and The Emperor have a dance off. In terms of entertainment value, it doesn’t get any better than that. It’s sort of the coolest and funniest thing ever and I’m very glad it exists.

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#930529
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&quot;Normal&quot; people trying to sound like they are SW experts
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Yeah, you guys haven’t overheard any conversations like the ones I’ve had or anything like that? People just pulling stuff out of their ass? Confusion over the Special Editions doesn’t count, as that’s understandable and those people have my utmost sympathies.

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#930263
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Tobar said:
We keep the film more or less the same. But instead of the SKB the dilemma is instead about going on an unsactioned rescue mission for Rey.

Rey is captured but Leia can’t openly sanction a rescue mission as it would be seen as provoking the First Order and Rey isn’t valuable enough to justify it.

So instead Finn, Han and Chewie decide to strike out on their own to rescue her.

This was the idea I posted back a while ago, too. Except I’d throw Poe in there so he can get some more screen time. Just make Starkiller an outpost or something (since I wouldn’t want to lose the battle in the forest).

IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer said:
Also the PT is not the worst abomination to ever happen to cinema according to these people either.

This is true. Most people just think they’re bad movies and have moved on. The majority of the folks I know haven’t seen them since the theater, with me being the exception having seen them a couple times years ago (except for my intoxicated marathon I did before TFA).

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#929711
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Your favorite movies
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eiyosus said:
Star Wars and Empire are favorites, but if I never see either again I’d be okay, since I’ve seen them so much when I was a kid

Just watched a few clips with my son, and I take it back. I’ll watch them from time to time when they release the originals. Both are so good, but for different reasons. (And he just told me Empire was his favorite SW movie, so that’s cool. And when I showed him a clip from Ep 3 (Yoda vs Emperor) he promptly got off the couch and did something else, so rock n roll).

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#929671
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Your favorite movies
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I have so many. Star Wars and Empire are favorites, but if I never see either again I’d be okay, since I’ve seen them so much when I was a kid (I’d certainly buy the unaltered originals if they were released).

These are in no particular order, and I’m not gonna bother with adding dates since they’re from all over the years of cinema:

Barbarella - my favorite movie of all time, but I consider:
Blade Runner - to be the best sci-fi film, that is until I watched:
Ex Machina - I just fell in love with it.

Silent Running
Death Race 2000
A Boy and His Dog
Star Crash
Zardoz
The Dark Crystal
The Neverending Story
Destination Moon
Metropolis
The Brood
The Fly
The Thing
Alien
Forbidden Planet
The Holy Mountain
El Topo
Santa Sangre
The Ice Pirates
Brainstorm (Highly underrated. Check it out.)
Super
The Secret of NIMH
Sleeper
Triangle
Return to Oz
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Hellraiser
Pontypool
2001
On the Silver Globe
Galaxy of Terror
Forbidden World
The Prestige
Children of Men
Poltergeist
Battle Royal
Kotoko
Gemini
The Fall
Moon
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
The Black Hole
Time After Time
Primer
Ikarie XB-1
Cosmic Journey
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
Planet of the Vampires
Gattaca

And there are a lot more, but I don’t have access to my movie collection, so I can’t check. Obviously I like a lot of the standards like Terminator, Inception, Gremlins, The Road Warrior, Brazil etc, but I wouldn’t consider them my favorites. If I listed my honorable mentions (Starman, anyone?) I’d be here all day.

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#929107
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Filmmaker and New Yorker film critic Richard Brody's thoughts on the prequels.
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(Skipped the last few pages as my posting bug seems to be wearing off. I predict that I’ll be back to lurking soon enough. 😛 )

John Doom said:
We’ve never actually met each other, but I consider him like a friend (but not close, since he does live in Japan 😄 ). He’s a very active follower on my deviantart page, always one of the first to share his opinions on my works as well as other OT topics like videogames in general. I don’t think he’ll get it wrong, it’s just a question about SW after all, but I guess you never know, so I’ll be careful.

I’m sure it’s totally fine. It’s more of the frequency of such questions than the questions themselves (in my opinion, at least). S’all good.

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