Eh, if I’m being honest I’m sure I won’t stay gone, but I do think I need a break. It seems that the board is becoming more about hating most of Star Wars than liking any of it.
Why do I even visit this site
Pretty much. This place is toxic. If we actually get the OUT after Celebration and keeping tabs on preservations ceases to be so important, I’m gone.
Maybe the character was always supposed to die in VIII anyway. That would really be ideal.
A few months ago I was talking about this at a bar with some friends, and we decided we’d like to see a Heart of Darkness riff about the droid who DID impersonate a deity, because there must have been one somewhere along the line if C-3PO’s programming specifically forbids it.
Everyone knows Star Wars is at its best when it features no characters, settings, or other signifiers from Star Wars.
Well if Alderaan doesn’t approve, maybe I am on to something after all.
At the risk of losing all credibility here, I could see myself accepting the Hayden version if they do something with ghost Hayden that doesn’t suck in the new movies. On a recent episode of Collider Jedi Council, they addressed the rumor that Yoda will appear as a ghost in The Last Jedi, and someone made a point that if Yoda does end up talking to Luke from beyond the grave onscreen, there’s nothing stopping Obi-Wan, Anakin, and (less likely) Qui-Gon. It’s a lot of "if"s, but IF they do bring in Anakin for TLJ, and IF they use Hayden, and IF his performance isn’t bad, and IF it feels earned in the context of the entire film, I would be open to including a post-2004 version of ROTJ in my complete saga watch-throughs.
Team Blu upscaled the broadcast rip of ANH to 720p. Last year they said the other two were coming soon, but there hasn’t been an update in quite a while.
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I just saw a video stating that Krennic was originally supposed to die by Vader’s hands and I’m so glad they didn’t go down that route as Krennic being turned into star dust is the only death a man like that deserves.
Going in I was sure that’s how it would play out. Having him get clipped on the catwalk by the Death Star’s superlaser before it hits the planet does have a nice irony that death-by-Vader would have lacked.
I’d definitely say she’s in the top tier for EU original characters. She was probably the second most significant addition in the Thrawn trilogy after Thrawn himself, and she remained part of the core ensemble from Hand of Thrawn right up to her death. She also was introduced at a time when Leia was really the only game in town as far as female characters were concerned, and that meant a lot to a lot of people.
Incidentally, I think that TPM was the best CGI Jabba ever looked. I don’t understand how the 2004 version is so much worse than the 1999 one.
Why on earth can’t I preorder the Blu-ray on Amazon yet? They’ll let you preorder the streaming version, but it says the disc is unavailable. I think I remember preordering TFA in January. What gives?
K. W. Jeter’s The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy was pretty neat. They’re not nearly as beloved as the Brian Daley books, but A.C. Crispin’s Han novels are pretty fun. I’m thinking I might revisit Outbound Flight after the new Thrawn book drops just to compare and contrast. I read about a third of it a few years ago and was enjoying it, but I put it down to read something else at some point and just never picked it back up.
Hidalgo tweeted earlier something to the effect of “just because a character believes something, that doesn’t make it true”. His take seems to be that at this point, Obi-Wan, unable to foresee Vader’s redemption in ROTJ, thinks that Luke must be the Chosen One.
I thought the duel was very reminiscent of a Sergio Leone-style gunfight, a huge buildup of tension and then the actual fight is over in a flash. I liked it a lot, it’s really cool to see that kind of sensibility applied to lightsaber dueling.
Also, after scanning comments sections on a few different reviews, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is nothing more tedious in all of Star Wars fandom than discussion of the numbered lightsaber forms.
Wait, Bosk and IP55 are different people?
At this point I think the main reason I’m hoping this 4K OOT happens is so that I can stop coming here for bootlegs and getting sucked into the whirlpool of combativeness and negativity the General Star Wars Discussion board has become.
Yes, but I seem to have mislaid my copy of Casino Royale. I don’t recall it using that typeface, but they did do new editions of all the Fleming books since I bought CR twelve or so years ago. Could easily be the newer printing.
Ever since the Malachor arc on Rebels I’ve been convinced that Snoke is someone from the KOTOR era. Not an actual KOTOR character of course, but someone from whatever the current canon’s version of that section of the timeline is.
I think the Ewoks ate whoever the previous owner of that dress was.
This comic sounds interesting, but what the hell? They’re just going to call it “Darth Vader” and make the first issue number 1 like they haven’t already done that exact thing?
Wait, what the hell? I prefer Soule to Gillen so I’m sure I’m going to enjoy this, but this feels seriously halfassed at first blush.
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I wouldn’t be thrilled with only a new SE release, but I would probably shell out some cash if it was a new and better transfer than the current Blu-ray, regardless of the status of the OOT. I do very much prefer the unaltered versions, but I’m not as much of a hardliner about it as most of the others here. I sometimes throw on the SE after watching prequel edits, and if we got a really good new master I could see myself watching it more frequently (albeit always timing bathroom breaks and snack runs to coincide with the more egregious changes). And as many others have stated, any release that provides a superior source for Despecialized 3.0 isn’t all bad. I haven’t lost all faith as far as the OOT is concerned yet, though, so I’m just going to wait and see.
I’ve really liked the last couple of episodes. Looks like we’re leaning into Rogue One with this last one. Once R1 comes out on Blu, I’m hoping we can do a comparison to see if this fleet is the exact fleet at Scarif.
Well I’m sure that the Flurry type carrier isn’t at Scarif (I forget what they call that ship in the new canon, but that design was lifted straight from Legends). Pablo Hidalgo says in this week’s recap video that most but not all of the ships from the end of this episode are in Rogue One, and that he just figures that the ships missing from the film are undergoing refits or repairs at the time and aren’t battle-ready.
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I’m close to finishing Aftermath: Empire’s End and I’m enjoying it quite a bit. I think Wendig has finally found his footing with these. That said, Norra Wexley is one of the worst Star Wars characters ever, and Temmin would be too if he didn’t grow up to be Greg Grunberg.
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 . . .”