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#943996
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**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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"Normal" 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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#928334
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Filmmaker and New Yorker film critic Richard Brody's thoughts on the prequels.
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So it turns out I’m currently about 40 minutes away from imperialscum. 😛

imperialscum said:
Well I am in science/research. While Japanese bureaucracy is very strict and sometimes annoying, on the other hand it makes everything run smoothly and make people follow the rules I guess. I could set my clock based on the bus stop (let alone train). Also streets are completely clean, despite literally no trash cans, as people follow the rules and take their thrash home. I would say the annoying part is by far overshadowed by all the benefits and nice aspects. Anyway bottom line is, I absolutely love almost everything about Japan.

Oh yeah, definitely. Did you see the stuff on the news last year about how the Japanese section at the World Cup was always free of garbage after a game?

Interesting that you think the bureaucracy helps keep things running smoothly, as most of the Japanese and ex-pats I know think the opposite (everything takes forever). I’m going to guess that it probably has to do with the work environment, and that scientific research is already heavily regulated no matter what country you live in, but it may be that you just see it differently, which is great. I’ll just say that the movie Brazil hits closer to home after having to deal with that stuff.

imperialscum said:
As for Nemodians, they don’t seem much of bureaucrats to me. After all, their main thing in TPM is breaking the rules.

I can see that. Maybe it’s because they’re so subservient to Palpatine that I think of them like I do, but that’s sort of typical underling behavior. As I said before, I do think they resemble Japanese in a lot of ways, but it was probably unintentional. I will also fully admit that I haven’t given Ep 1 much thought since seeing it in the theater, so I might not be remembering accurately.

I asked some friends out here if they saw the Rogue One trailer and mentioned my recent intoxicated marathon viewing of the PT, and one dude immediately brought up the similarities to Japanese people (he’s lived in Japan for 12 years), so it’s KIND OF interesting how some see it and some don’t (but only kind of, since we’re talking about Nemoidians).

Okay, I just watched a youtube clip of a bunch of Nute Gunray scenes and I’m sorry to the people who don’t agree, but I very much hear a similarity. Not really with the other Nemoidians, though, so it’s probably just how the actor did it. “What is. Going on. Down there?” uuuugh

yotsuya said:
And yes, I do believe that if you are so insistent that the Nemoidians sound Asian that you have an issue

This is way too much of an assumption. You cannot possibly judge a person’s beliefs through an internet conversation. I can only speak for myself, but you don’t know anything about my life experiences, outlook, family, etc. and I find that argument to be passive aggressive and a bit offensive.

(But I will agree that if you think they sound “Asian” that you do indeed have an issue. I think Nute sounds Japanese)

I will again insist that I only take real issue with things that help perpetuate a stereotype. I have had so many horrible questions asked to me about life in Japan, but none of them were because of these goofy alien guys. I’m much more offended at Jar Jar, Watto, and Nute Gunray being horrible characters (but Gunray is charmingly stupid after watching that clip). 😛 Same goes the other way, as I have been on the receiving end of some shitty discriminating behavior in Japan, I think I’ve become a reasonable judge of the types of things that influence people’s perceptions of a culture.

John Doom said:I know a Japanese. It may not be statistically significant, but I may try asking him his opinion on this subject.

Is this person a close friend of yours? Is this person a Japanese citizen living abroad? I would advise a little caution, as even well-meaning questions can rub people the wrong way. I’ve had random co-workers and acquaintances who’ve never talked to me before ask me stuff since I’m the token white guy, and that stuff can get obnoxious after years and years (it was usually dependent on my mood). When living in America, my ex-wife would get a little upset when asked a question like that. I don’t speak for everybody, though.

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#928038
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Filmmaker and New Yorker film critic Richard Brody's thoughts on the prequels.
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imperialscum said: As for Nomodians resembling Japanese, I have been living/working in Japan and I speak Japanese and I have never seen any resemblence.

You might have missed my post on page seven where I outlined my views as somebody who lived in Japan for a decade, but what type of work environment did/do you work in? To me it’s the infections more than the actual pronounciation, but it’s also coupled with the bureacratic nature of those guys which makes me think of Japan. I’m just interested in seeing if you note any similarities since most people don’t quite understand just how dang bureaucratic Japan is. If you don’t, no worries.

And I agree about the “Asian” stereotype being way too broad. A lot of people keep saying how the trade federation portrays the “timid asian stereotype.” Generally speaking, Chinese and South Koreans are anything BUT timid. I’d also say Japanese aren’t timid outside of the workplace.

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#927952
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"Normal" people trying to sound like they are SW experts
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Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve overheard, or been part of a SW conversation where somebody was trying to sound like they were an expert on some aspect of SW and you just had to bite your tongue? (or you could have corrected them. I don’t really care enough to)

I’ve got three:

In college sometime between the release of Ep 2 and 3, I overheard a conversation between two people, and one was complaining about how the prequels sucked and the other was all like “Well, that’s the story that George Lucas wrote in the original novels.” and “Jar Jar Binks was in the original book.” SSSIIIGGHHHH

Also around this time, a co-worker was talking to me about the movies and didn’t think Palpatine was the Emperor despite them both being played by the same actor because his name was never stated in RotJ (again, this was before RotS). I actually DID correct him in this case, but he wouldn’t believe me. “How do you know his name was Palpatine? You’re just making that up.” “I dunno. How do I know the braided hair on Boba Fett’s shoulder is Wookiee hair? It’s just stuff SW geeks know.” I never did get to say I told you so, since he stopped working there ('twas a theater. Free movies, baby.) It’s also funny to think that this conversation would never have happened in the age of smart phones.

And most recently (and the most head-shaking), just before the release of TFA, a current co-worker was telling me that the only reason James Earl Jones didn’t perform as Darth Vader was because he quit after a day of wearing the costume, and he said this with utter conviction. He also said Luke Skywalker was going to go dark because that’s what happened in the books, and the new Star Wars movie was based on them. Maybe if I liked the guy enough I would have corrected him, but no…not gonna go through the trouble.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with not knowing about that stuff, but I wish people wouldn’t try to sound like they do. It’s like when you go to the zoo, and suddenly everybody is an animal expert. 😛 Maybe it’s because I don’t look or sound like a typical dork, but it sure is amusing. Makes me wonder how many times I’ve bought some BS from somebody who actually didn’t know what they were talking about…

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