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#1050373
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Han - Solo Movie
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I’m hearing talk that the title will be revealed at this year’s D23, which sounds about right for a may 2018 release. I hope they go the Brian Daley route and do some version of “Han Solo and the . . .”

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#1050354
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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I’d enjoy a commentary and more features, but I’m not burning for them enough to wait six months to see if there’s a different release or to double dip. I’ll buy these again when they’re out in 4K (and I have a 4K setup to watch them on), and hopefully those future releases will have all of the features, but until then I prefer to get the basic version right away.

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#1050122
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Eh. We can crow about how justified we are and how mistreated we’ve been about the OUT, but the truth is our side can be real dicks. There’s a viciousness here recently that I don’t think is proportionate or appropriate.

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#1049995
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STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
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I’m with you, anything about Mandalore puts me to sleep. Proud warrior races in general are one of the dullest things in fiction, IMO. The only thing I’ve ever found interesting about the various Mandalorian arcs that Rebels and TCW have done was the sexual tension between Obi-Wan and Satine. Ever since she died, all it is is a bunch of interchangeable jerks yammering on endlessly about honor.

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#1049533
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Chewbacca has been recast
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Yeah, didn’t Peter have a double knee replacement recently? Seems like he never fully recovered. I hope they have him do some sitting down stuff for IX at least. Recasting for a spinoff is one thing, but it would be sad if Peter sits out the last hurrah for the remaining original cast.

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#1049276
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GOUT Technicolor regrade (single pass)
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Apologies if this has been addressed, but what are your plans to release this, Dre (if indeed you have any such plans)? Are you considering combining this with the upscaling project you were working on a while back? I really enjoyed following that thread and was kind of bummed when it fizzled out without a finished product. I’d love to see that brought back in this new context.

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#1049195
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Has anyone suggested that Disney might put out a regular Blu-ray (of either the OUT or a new master of the SE) this year and then a UHD release after 2020? They’d be able to cash in on the anniversary and have something exclusive for when Fox’s distribution deal runs out. Plus the ST will be complete by then, so it could be box set city.

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#1049188
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Han - Solo Movie
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I was delighted to learn of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s involvement. I finally saw Fleabag a couple weeks ago and it really floored me. I have no idea how she’ll fit into the Star Wars universe, but I’m excited to find out.

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#1045867
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The Last Jedi And What It Could Mean
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I saw somewhere that the grammatical structure of the official Slovenian translation of the title suggests that “Jedi” is indeed singular in this case (not speaking Slovenian, I can’t really weigh in myself). Anyway, I think it just refers to Luke at this particular point on the timeline. I don’t think that it has to preclude the possibility of more Jedi later on; Luke is simply the last Jedi as of his meeting with Rey in 35 ABY (or whatever it is). Anything can happen when the story progresses.

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#1045371
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Star Wars &quot;Official&quot; Canon Content Thread
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Ahsoka has some nice moments with Bail Organa, but the actual story is pretty forgettable. As for comics, Lando, Han Solo, and Dr. Aphra are all really wonderful. Chewbacca and Princess Leia were underwhelming, I wouldn’t bother unless you’re trying to read everything.

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#1045310
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What movies do you consider canon?
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Tobar said:

DominicCobb said:

I’m fairly interested in the Aftermath series though am holding off until it’s done so I can binge read it.

I thought the first two were all right once you get past the too-colloquial-for-Star-Wars writing style. Certainly better than Heir to the Jedi, at any rate. The main story with the new Rebel characters doesn’t really do anything for me, but everything happening on the Imperial side and the little snatches of what’s going on in the galaxy at large that you get in the interludes are some of the most intriguing content we’ve gotten so far. I’ve read all of the adult novels except Dark Disciple, Twilight Company, and the Rogue One novelization, as well at Lost Stars, Ahsoka, and the Journey to The Force Awakens character novellas for the YA stuff (I’m able to listen to audiobooks at work, so it’s pretty easy to keep up). The real standout so far is definitely Bloodline. I’d definitely recommend that over the Aftermath books, but I think those are worth picking up if you’ve got the time and interest as well.

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#1045031
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Last movie seen
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Handman said:

La Dolce Vita (1960)

This has been cited as one of the best movies ever made, and coined the term “paparazzi”, but it left me cold for long stretches of time. Good opening, good ending, middling middle.

There are stretches of La Dolce Vita that blow my mind, but I agree that it doesn’t quite hang together as a whole. I think I prefer 8 1/2.

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#1045019
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What movies do you consider canon?
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I’m picking up a pervasive mindset here that the best way to go is to outright reject anything you don’t like, and I dig that that works for many of you, but I really don’t feel the need to do that with the current canon. I understand where you’re all coming from, because the NJO books absolutely didn’t jibe with what Star Wars is for me and I never felt comfortable “counting” them, but honestly nothing that’s official right now has been objectionable enough for me to cut it out. I know most of you aren’t keeping up with new books and/or comics (except maybe Haseo) and so you have little incentive to invest in the official version of canon, but one of the things I enjoy about Star Wars is that there’s always more of it, and part of that bargain is allowing the duds to exist on the timeline. I find it much easier to just acknowledge that AOTC happened even though it sucked than it is to perform the mental gymnastics required to make it all hang together when some comic references the events of that film. Doesn’t mean I’m going to start watching it all the time, but I’m fine with it occupying a point in the chronology. Part of what draws me to these sorts of sprawling sci-fi/fantasy epics is the convoluted history of it all; I get a certain amount of joy just from the way things fit together that’s separate from my opinion of the individual things. I guess what I’m trying to say is that rolling with the official canon doesn’t necessarily have to equal jumping through hoops to make yourself love everything Lucasfilm puts its stamp on.

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#1044044
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Drugs, ranked
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I like marijuana a lot and smoke it semi-regularly (and it’s legal here now!). Did LSD once a few years ago and really enjoyed it, but I’m in no hurry to do it again. Had cocaine a handful of times in college and was not a fan. Did salvia once and am glad for the experience, but I have no intention of going back there. Used to take adderall and ritalin when I had something big due for school, but it was strictly utilitarian and I’ve had no reason to take it since. I think that’s it. I feel like I’m past the point in my life where I’ve got any desire to try new drugs. I’d give shrooms a go under the right circumstances, though.

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#1044042
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What Have You Been Eating?
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Slowly working my way through the jar of high-end red pepper and garlic anchovies my sister gave me for Christmas. I’m a huge fan of weird uncle food.

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#1043826
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What movies do you consider canon?
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I accept the broad strokes of the PT A.) because it makes following the comics easier and B.) because I’ve never been hugely invested in Anakin Skywalker’s story anyway, so it’s not like I have this elaborate personal canon that I prefer to the official version. I do my best to ignore details I find aesthetically offensive like R2’s ability to fly and Yoda’s use of a lightsaber (this is made easier by fan edits), but on a macro level my attitude toward the prequels is less “no, that’s no the true, that’s impossible!” and more “yeah, whatever, ok”.

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