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#1037487
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Can Someone Explain the Map to Luke Skywalker?
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I really despise the “R2 downloading the map from the Death Star” explanation. My headcanon is that Luke intended for Lor San Tekka to bring Rey into the fold at some point like Obi-Wan did with Luke and send her to Leia with the map. R2 was programmed to wake up when Rey registered on whatever sensors he’s got going on while he’s in standby mode, hence why he only comes to life when Rey arrives on D’Qar. Lor San Tekka entrusts the map to Poe at the beginning of the film because he sees that the shit is about to hit the fan, and either he wasn’t aware Rey’s presence being necessary for R2 to work or he intended to reach out to her after the fact and send her to the Resistance if Kylo hadn’t killed him. It isn’t airtight, but it makes some amount of sense for Tekka to ditch the original plan to keep the map out of enemy hands.

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#1037233
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Criterion-like box set for njvc's custom blu-ray set
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Where did you find a high res version of that ROTJ cover? I couldn’t find it and ended up using the exploding Vader one that JMoomer posted later on, though I like the McQuarrie Jabba’s Palace much better.

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#1036401
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Machete Order? mmm
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Personally, I’ve never taken to Machete order. Being deeply familiar with the films myself, I don’t derive any benefit from breaking the flow of the OT by jamming the PT in the middle for the sake of avoiding spoilers. If I were to have a marathon by myself or with friends who have already seen everything, I’d go chronological, likely skipping the PT or using fan edits. If I were introducing someone to the saga, say, to cram for VIII this December, I’d show them the OT and TFA in rapid succession, followed by R1 if they’re into it. If whoever I’m showing the films to in this scenario is interested in the prequels, I’d show those on their own day after the fact. I’d never force them on anyone, but I do think they’re worth a watch for new fans simply for perspective. It would be a mistake to muddy someone’s initial viewing with them, though.

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#1035461
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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MagicStingRay said:

Even Poe is like your stereotypical company-man military type, like a friendly Top Gun pilot who believes in the cause for freedom as he shoots down those First Order (Nazi) “thugs”.

My dad said he half expected Poe to come out with a “let’s do it for Brooklyn!” or something to that effect the first time he saw TFA.

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#1033329
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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It’s a great label and I’ll probably end up using it, but I’d hoped for something with another McQuarrie concept painting for consistency’s sake (more for consistency with SteveE’s labels for the other two than JMoomer’s original ANH set; I realize the poster sketch was his choice for SW Revisited).

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#1032999
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Are the Prequels Even Worth Watching Once?
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I don’t think I ever had this rich headcanon about Anakin Skywalker everyone’s talking about in the first place, so I can’t really say the PT destroyed anything like that for me. I was nine years old when TPM came out, and Star Wars had only been on my radar for three years before that. At that age, I was way more interested in what Luke was doing after ROTJ than what his father was up to before the trilogy, so when the PT came around, it wasn’t really overwriting much of anything. I think they’re pretty lame, and it used to burn me that half of the films in the franchise were pretty lame, but now that they’re making more movies I’m not really angry about it. I think they’re bad movies, but they aren’t this unholy puzzle box that will ruin your life if you open it. Maybe I would’ve agreed with you guys before 2012 when it looked like Star Wars on the big screen was pretty much dead, but now I just see them as three weak installments in an ongoing series. Watch 'em or don’t, but it doesn’t have to be as huge a deal as you guys are making it.

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#1032629
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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Bringing this query to the photoshoppin’ community here because my PMs to the original creators have apparently fallen on deaf ears. Over in the thread for njvc’s custom blu-ray Despecialized set in the Preservations section, user JMoomer created some very beautiful case inserts for all three films and disc labels for ANH. User SteveE then created labels for the other two films, and I was able to assemble the set using my new printer. The problem, however, is that JMoomer included Star Wars Revisited as disc 3 of his ANH set instead of njvc’s documentaries disc, and SteveE didn’t make ANH labels because JMoomer had already done it. I reached out to both of them to see if they wouldn’t mind whipping up a quick documentaries label to round out the set, but that was more than a month ago and I’ve gotten no reply from either. Would anyone here mind throwing something together for the docs disc to match these?

JMoomer said:

THE DISCS:

Star Wars:
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If anyone does, I’d ask you not to use the McQuarrie painting of the Falcon in the hangar at Mos Eisley because I printed that on the inside of the case. I’d be all kinds of grateful if someone would take a crack at this, as the one blank disc staring out whenever I open the case is kind of a bummer.

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#1032599
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Han - Solo Movie
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This is the End was on TV the other day, so I can’t stop thinking of Jonah Hill’s Woody Harrelson impression whenever I see anything about this. “I have to do what’s right. Weed is for the people! It’s the people’s weed!”

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#1032563
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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I think Rogue One is probably a better film than Jedi, but the latter is such effective cinematic comfort food for me that I have to rank it higher.

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#1031338
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New Star Wars comics
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I do remember that the Palpatine scene in the first issue was really the only thing that interested me about it.

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#1031064
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STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
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I remember reading around the beginning of season 2 that they weren’t planning to do more than four seasons of Rebels before replacing it with something set in the ST era.

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#1030540
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New Star Wars comics
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I’ve read just about everything so far, though I didn’t finish Chewbacca or Obi-Wan & Anakin. Here’s what I think:

-Lando, Han Solo, and Doctor Aphra are great right out of the gate. Aphra in particular is doing exactly what I hoped it would when it was announced, which is using the archaeology angle to flesh out some of the deep history stuff that got wiped away with the reboot. I can’t wait to see where they go with this, it has the potential to expand the universe more than anything else I can think of in the new continuity.

-Kanan surprised me. After how mediocre the A New Dawn novel was, my expectations for Kanan’s comic were pretty low, but it ended up being one of the most enjoyable books out there. It’s also nice to get away from the space between episodes IV and V on the timeline, which is already getting to be oversaturated.

-Poe Dameron started off kind of meh, but the current arc has really drawn me in a lot more. The flashbacks to Terex immediately after the Battle of Jakku are really fascinating. I’m hoping for some further info on Lor San Tekka as well.

-Star Wars and Darth Vader are pretty uneven. When they’re good, they’re really good, but they’re not always good. Vader being finished, I’d say it’s definitely worth a read on the whole, even if the quality isn’t consistently stellar. Star Wars is enough fun that I’m happy to continue reading it, but if you take these things really seriously I don’t know if I can recommend it.

-Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Shattered Empire are not very good and only worth checking out if you’re a completist.

-I have no memory of Obi-Wan & Anakin. I read the first issue when it came out, then didn’t pick up my comics for a couple of months and just never got to the other issues when I finally went and got my giant stack of books. They’re on the shelf and I’m sure I’ll get to them eventually, but I don’t feel any sort of burning need.

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#1030175
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When you were introduced to Star Wars for the first time
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I’m going to say '96. I know my folks rented the OOT tapes to show me before I saw the SE, but given my age at the time it couldn’t have been more than a year before (I turned 7 in September 1996). The SE in the theater is the first SW experience I really remember. Spent the next few years obsessively checking those big “Essential Guides” out of the library and drawing ships and characters out of them, then reading whatever EU stuff I could find when I was a little older. Also played a lot of Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight in those days. Then came the PT, which I would consider the end of the beginning of my relationship with the franchise.

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#1023713
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Carrie Fisher Suffers Major Heart Attack
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The LA Times just posted an article that said she’s in rough shape but hanging on (can’t figure out how to copy a link from the Twitter app and don’t feel like busting out my laptop). I was honestly worried that she’d died yesterday and that they were waiting until after Christmas to make an announcement. Hang in there, Carrie.

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#1023689
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Received The Art of Rogue One from my aunt last night. I’m leaving on a family vacation to Italy and France later today so I probably won’t get to really sit down with it until ten days from now, but I’m sure I’ll find some interesting stuff.

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#1022074
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The Significance of British Accents in Star Wars
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I’ve seen it suggested (and possibly confirmed in some book or other, I can’t remember) that in-universe, the English accent = Core Worlds, American = Mid/Outer Rim. I like this explanation a lot because the implication is that the Empire’s officer corps is disproportionately drawn from Coruscanti recruits while most of the stormtroopers are from the sticks, but it’s kind of blown to hell by the fact that Corellia is always depicted as being in or near the Core and Han definitely doesn’t have an English accent.

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#1021999
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Also feel like mentioning that having lived with the score for a few days, I’ve embraced it. Jyn’s theme is still a little too close to Trek for comfort, but I’ll forgive it for the Guardians of the Whills theme. Completely evocative of the very best EU stuff I never thought I’d see on screen (much like the Chirrut character).

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