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#1119783
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I remember hearing that were deliberately designed to be ludicrous, more of a propaganda reel than literally true, but that may be apocryphal attempts to excuse it.

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#1118348
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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TV’s Frink said:

flametitan said:

EDIT: I wouldn’t look too hard into the disclaimer. From what I heard it’s because it was aired on Disney XD, which has a younger target audience than most channels.

What are you talking about?

oojason was talking about the first TV Spot having a disclaimer about the film not being suitable for minors, whereas I heard (rumours, mind you) That it’s because of the channel it was aired on, not an indication of the film itself.

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#1118301
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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oojason said:

flametitan said:

What was your signature pic before photobucket turned to the dark side and started blocking 3rd party image sharing mate?

(Or is that pic your chosen sig?)

It was a reenactment of the “I am your father” scene done by emoticons. I’ve been thinking for some time I need a replacement, but never got around to it.

EDIT: I wouldn’t look too hard into the disclaimer. From what I heard it’s because it was aired on Disney XD, which has a younger target audience than most channels.

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#1117060
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Makes sense. Not everyone is an Anakin Skywalker (Oh, is that my severed-but-otherwise-undamaged-and-perfectly-reattachable hand lying on the ground? Forget it. Just forget it. I’ve got a Terminator 2 fetish, anyway.).

But how could they make it Rhyme without giving a bullshit excuse as to why Anakin is like Luke and has a robot hand too?

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#1117048
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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dahmage said:

So, in that last scene, Kylo Ren’s scar is practically healed. It is the only shot with him looking like that. I am assuming that this shot comes from the end of the movie, but i guess there could be a lot of other explanations.

Well, in the other shots with him, we see a band-aid of some kind over the scar. Maybe it’s a fast heal synthskin thingy?

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#1116540
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The prediction thread
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I predict that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will do very well in the box office, but it will not be the highest grossing film of 2017, being beaten out just barely by another film.

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#1116309
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

The Soap Opera effect Strikes Back!

I had noticed they had frame interpolation months before, but I don’t want to say that was it, as it seemed like the SSD (for example) actually felt like I was looking at a model, and I don’t know if interpolation alone can do that.

EDIT: Though that source does make me curious as to if TVs also have methods of reducing Judder without reducing the motion blur, as the motion blur is I think what really made it stand out in my head.

EDIT 2: Though what I may be calling blurring may not be what TV hardware calls blurring.

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#1116304
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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SilverWook said:

TNT has been running the OT and PT all week long. Late at night too. Are they burning them off before they lose the broadcast rights or something?

I don’t know. I just know I watched Empire while my family visited some friends of ours. I’m not sure if it was their TV or the Broadcast, but they somehow made it look like a Soap Opera, and the Star Destroyers and Yoda seemed a little too blatantly like props, rather than people and ships.

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#1115445
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

I’d be okay with that. Although I don’t know if I like the idea of the more dangerous sentient guns being all in one place where they can plot and scheme easier.

Just because they’re sentient doesn’t mean they can pull their own trigger.

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#1115193
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I’ll admit, coming from Canada, it’s hard for me to appreciate some of the minutiae of American gun culture. Part of it is from living in rural communities, but there’s not even the same feeling of being threatened that I hear Americans have, regardless of where they live. Hell, my family rarely locks the doors. While we have a rifle, we’d probably miss it more for the sentimental value my dad carries with it than because of feeling threatened. My dad prefers hunting via falconry nowadays.

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#1114595
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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Oh yeah, I was reading up on the Specs of Snoke’s personal ship. I began to question why it needed to be so large (aside from the fact that the First Order’s MO being “Empire but bigger!”) And I started to wonder. What if the Order’s not actually in control of any real planets after SKB was destroyed, and this ship is effectively what they’re using instead of a homeworld?

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#1114301
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Is <em>Star Wars</em> Your Favorite Movie?
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It probably is, but I’m not a big movie buff to begin with, so my pool of movies to pull from is small.

That said, some of the direct to DVD movies I watched as a kid hold a special place in my heart, even if they’re most likely indisputably bad movies.

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#1113156
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I had a dumb thought:

If instead of the Special Editions, George Lucas did a complete remake of Star Wars from the ground up, would it have been better received or worse?

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#1111485
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

TV’s Frink said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Yeah, this protest has done nothing. It hasn’t gotten anyone talking about police brutality at all.

That’s completely false.

Not any more than they were before. I’m a firm believer in protesting out in the streets. Picket a police station or something along with taking a knee at the game. Doing just the latter and nothing else is bland and uninteresting in my book.

Except the former was already done, and it got told that the protesters were too disruptive and needed to stop.

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#1111333
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Lock him up?

Also, it might just be where I’m from, but I don’t really see why the anthem is placed on such a high pedestal in the USA. In Canada, while I don’t know of protests during the anthem, there is discourse and criticism of the anthem itself, specifically the line “Our home and Native Land.” Our flag was also redrawn entirely to appease French protesters (though it didn’t really work).

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#1110600
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Random Thoughts
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Well, we visited my grandma for her Birthday, and came home with a bunch of tools from my late grandfather.

I got a second monitor for my rig, but I’m pretty sure the colour calibration is completely out of whack.

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