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#1058563
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The Random "Star Wars" Pics & GIFs Thread
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The most colourful VHS I remember having is “Monsters Inc.” but that was because the cassette itself was blue, rather than any fancy art on it.

EDIT: I looked it up, and it seems like the PAL (UK maybe?) release of Monsters Inc. is incidentally an example of a cassette with fancy sticker art on it, while the American release had the standard generic white text on it.

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#1057747
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The Random EU Thoughts Thread
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doubleofive said:

My friend is trying to convince me that Mara Jade is a big deal in the EU to everyone but me, possibly more than Thrawn. Am I crazy for Mara never standing out to me?

All I know her for is that she’s EU Luke’s wife, and nothing more (then again, I never followed legends that rigorously)

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#1057541
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The Random "Star Wars" Pics & GIFs Thread
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SilverWook said:

flametitan said:

There’s something that just feels wrong about Vader using his lightsaber to seemingly pick up the robe like that.

The rules really had not been set in stone yet. Keep in mind, most if not all of the Marvel adaptation was drawn with only a script, stills and some concept art to work with. The first issue hit the stands a month before the movie was even out.

I get that, but it’s still odd considering the Star Wars I ended up growing up with (only a couple months older than the Spec Ed)

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#1057349
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Random Thoughts
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My understanding is that March Madness is college sports?

It’s interesting that the US has such a devotion to them. I can’t think of anyone in Canada that really cared about college sports unless they either have a relative in that team, or maybe because they lived in a community with a relevant team.

Maybe it’s just my circle of friends. I know my local Pharmacy has a betting pool for Survivor of all things.

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#1057290
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How did you first see the star wars films?
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Attack of the Clones was on TV when I was 8. I don’t believe I started from the beginning, and I couldn’t sit through it. At that time I mostly liked Star Wars because everyone else liked it.

It was only a couple years ago when I had properly watched Star Wars through the DeSpecEd.

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#1057170
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Swazzy said:

Is anyone else really happy that the color scheme of the Tantive scenes in Rogue One matches the original set, and nothing else? I’ve seen both official and unofficial bits of media mimic the dreadful blueish grey scheme from the Blu-ray to a teethe, so I was delighted to see Edwards didn’t pay attention to that at all.

In general it seems like they’re really paying closer attention to the theatrical colours in the post Disney purchases. (Not really a spoiler as it’s easily shown in the teasers, but Twin Suns from Rebels reminded me more of the Theatrical colours for Tatooine than the Blu-Ray’s colours).

Rogue One though really shows off the original colours the best though (though the footage of Red Leader seemed a bit desaturated)

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#1056989
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Random Thoughts
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SilverWook said:

Late 90’s models onwards had auto clock set. One channel in most cities, (usually a PBS station) had a subcarrier signal the VCR clock would use to set itself. You were still on your own setting it up to record something unattended.

The last regular VHS deck my parents used had this feature, but I could never get it to work according to the manual. But if you left it off, it would magically set itself. I never could catch it in the act either. Tempted to plug it in again one of these days and see if it will still set the clock. The cable system here still has a few analog channels, downconverted from digital of course.

Curiously, my DVD recorder has no such feature, but setting the clock is fairly simple compared to the arcane sequence of buttons our first family VCR in 1984 required. 😉

In our case it was more we never left it on when not in use, and when it’s off (assuming it was plugged in) it would instead display a
–:-- I’m not sure if it even had a clock when it was on.

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#1056931
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Random Thoughts
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On the politics thread there was talk of how the old VCRs blinked 12:00.

I feel young; ours never did that.

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#1055613
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Video Game Thread
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I finally picked up Death Road to Canada after seeing plenty of streams of it.

It’s fun. Easy to die horribly in, but fun.

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#1055375
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

See also: Luke’s clever use of foresight in knowing the outcome of a complex web of cause and effect in Jabba’s palace which culminated in an almost miraculous rescue of Han Solo with no Rebel casualties.

That just made me realize. Han chides Finn for not understanding how the Force works, when in reality, how many harebrained schemes do we see in the OT that seem to rely on sheer luck, i.e. using the Force?

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#1055048
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Random Thoughts
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suspiciouscoffee said:

Wish I had the guts to even come out to myself as bi or gay or whatever the hell I am, instead of clinging to bitterness, denial, and self-pity.

But enough of my whining, adultswim.com is streaming all the old Samurai Jack episodes before the premiere of the revival tonight!

That’s tonight? Holy heck, I didn’t realize that. Is it airing on the same block as the reruns were?

I can totally relate to your clinging to bitter emotions. It’s not an easy road, and sometimes doubt still likes to creep into the back of my head. However, if you can get access to someone you can talk to, I highly recommend it. Simply being able to get it off your chest is a big first step.

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#1055032
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Random Thoughts
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Well, I publicly came out as trans. I was expecting hate and rage. Instead it’s mostly verbal support if anything was said at all.

I’m not sure whether to be happy that my circle is welcoming, or disappointed that I don’t get to feed off the tears and salt of haters.

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#1052265
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Random Thoughts
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DominicCobb said:

Handman said:

TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

What about Mark Twain and “Nigger Jim”? Does the simple use of the word make Twain racist, or is it more complicated than that?

Words change meaning and usage over time.

By 1880 the word was most definitely derogatory. Would you support its removal from the novel?

I’d be surprised if anyone on this site, of all places, would be okay with that type of revisionism, though I’ve always thought that the proposed “clean” version would be useful for schools where they might otherwise not read the book at all.

I think a good way of handling it would be to have the original version preserved in such a way that it can be looked up easily for academic studies or education, even if that’s not the “default” format available to the public.

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#1051869
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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Editroid said:

Someone mentioned how obvious they felt the rotoscoping in Star Wars Despecialized 2.5 is, that the opening crawl wobbles and then speeds up weirdly at the end, and wishes the picture quality was more consistent.

The gate weave of the crawl is supposed to be there, though I agree the acceleration feels artificial (as far as I can tell, SSE suggests it should be a more gradual acceleration).

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#1051567
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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DuracellEnergizer said:

This

“Claim bragging rites to own the highest priced common VHS tape you could find in any thrift store.”

leaves me thinking this stunt is just a rather stupid joke.

That one is, but the related products that are “only” a couple thousand… it’s hard to tell if they’re jokes or serious.

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