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#1173732
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STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
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Really disappointed with how they handled Sabine and Zeb capturing Rukh. I get that you can’t have Zeb killing him with his bare hands, but Sabine could’ve Raising Arizona’d him with a real grenade instead of a paint bomb, or at the very least they could have brought him back to the rebels. Drawing goofy shit on him like a passed out college kid and SENDING HIM BACK TO THE EMPIRE just isn’t something I can swallow, especially after what just went down.

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#1173458
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Black Panther just now. I think it was my first MCU movie since Winter Soldier. It was fine. I thought the story was pretty by-numbers, but I found most of the characters very appealing and I really dig everything about Wakanda. With any luck the inevitable sequel will get a little more adventurous with the plotting. These characters deserve it. Except Michael B. Jordan, who I thought was really terrible. If I didn’t already know who he was and this was the first thing I saw him in, I would have guessed he was a musician or something who hadn’t done a lot of acting. I remember his name being thrown around for Star Wars a couple years ago and this movie made me glad that nothing ever came of it.

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#1171212
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Your latest star wars buys?
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Bumping the living hell out of this thread to share a bit of childhood wish fulfillment/irresponsible waste of adult money. I don’t know about you guys, but I used to adore the Star Wars Customizable Card Game from Decipher in the 90s. The game itself was a little over my head, but I loved collecting the cards (as much as a nine-year-old without any money can really collect anything). Anyway, a couple of times in recent years I’ve tried to make decks from my old collection, but I was missing some essential stuff and I was never able to get a satisfying game going with my friends. The other day, though, I came across a factory-sealed booster box of the game’s base set on ebay, and while it probably would have been cheaper and/or easier to order singles from somewhere, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to tear through an entire box of packs in one go like I always wanted to as a kid (they were from the much more abundant and less valuable white-bordered printing, so any serious collectors need not get stressed out about my childish need to open packages). This stuff combined with my old cards should definitely be enough to get me playing, and it only took me 16 years after it went out of print. Good lord is this packaging a nostalgia trip.





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#1170656
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Anchorhead said:

I’m going to make a statement you guys may not expect;

This is my favorite part of Empire. https://youtu.be/KvJDItC6tE0
One of Han’s best lines; “Shut him up or shut him down”

I mean, I think my favorite part might be when they’re leaving Hoth and Han holds up his finger to Threepio and then punches the bulkhead to get the lights on, so same ballpark.

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#1170041
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Last movie seen
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A friend of a friend and fellow cinephile who I hadn’t hung out with one-on-one before came over tonight to watch some stuff in the “definitely should’ve seen this by now” category. We watched Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up and Terrence Malick’s Badlands. I thought Blow Up was a visual treat but not much else. I adored everything about Badlands, though.

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#1169071
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How did you originally find this site?
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I was in college when Disney bought Lucasfilm, and when my friends and I heard the news we decided to have an OT marathon. I came across Despecialized on a public torrent site while researching whether or not there was any better way to watch the unaltered versions than the GOUT. Eventually I got curious about where this wonderful bootleg had come from, and Google brought me here. I think I lurked for more than a year before registering.

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#1169043
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All Things Star Trek
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Apologies if this has been covered somewhere in the 170+ pages I don’t feel like combing through, but can anyone offer any guidance about where to start with Trek novels? I’d like to check out some of the TOS stuff, but there’s so damn much of it. A local thrift store that I go to always has a bunch of the Pocket Books novels from the 70s-80s, are there any of those I should keep an eye out for?

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#1168587
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New Star Wars films to be produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
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I think this is a misstep, but the right director could make all the difference in the world. If it’s bad, I guess I’ll just choose to think of it as the universe reestablishing proper balance after we lucked out with Trevorrow getting fired. Still, I’m not exactly thrilled to have the geniuses behind Confederate at the table.

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#1166386
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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NeverarGreat said:

joefavs said:

DominicCobb said:

On the one hand, maybe it drains remote suns just like how it destroys remote planets. But in that case, why does it drain its own sun? On the other hand, maybe it does move around to new suns, but in that case why doesn’t it completely drain the first sun it orbits like it does the second (Hux’s speech is in daylight)? To me it doesn’t matter much either way.

I honestly never thought it was two different stars. I just figured the star that they drained to destroy the Hosnian system was large enough that they were able to get two charges out of it.

But Finn claims that the weapon draws power from the sun until it disappears, implying that once the draining starts, it will not stop until the star is destroyed. Poe repeats this during their attack.

I forgot about the Finn line, I’ll have to look out for that next time I watch TFA. With Poe at the end, I thought he just meant that it was going to drain the entire sun that particular time, not that that was a requirement every time. I would imagine that different sized stars would provide different amounts of power. SKB ought to be able to snuggle up to a larger star and get multiple firings out of it.

Alternatively, I suppose it’s possible that SKB charged its weapon at one star and then moved to another star before firing. Or maybe it was parked in a binary system.

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#1166335
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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DominicCobb said:

On the one hand, maybe it drains remote suns just like how it destroys remote planets. But in that case, why does it drain its own sun? On the other hand, maybe it does move around to new suns, but in that case why doesn’t it completely drain the first sun it orbits like it does the second (Hux’s speech is in daylight)? To me it doesn’t matter much either way.

I honestly never thought it was two different stars. I just figured the star that they drained to destroy the Hosnian system was large enough that they were able to get two charges out of it.

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#1165962
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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I’m half-expecting Harrison Ford, but not de-aged. I think it’s possible there’s some kind of frame narrative with him telling a story in a bar the day before TFA.

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#1165198
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Last Album Listened To
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DominicCobb said:

How the fuck do you give Modern Love anything less than a perfect score?

I know this exchange happened months ago, but this is the page my browser spit me out at and so I must voice my agreement.

Anyway, I’m digging Aimee Mann’s Mental Illness. It occupies a really nice area between the more upbeat end of Elliot Smith’s catalog and the more downbeat end of the Shins’.

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#1165148
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Speaking as someone who does have depressive tendencies, it actually meant kind of a lot to me to see Luke portrayed that way. This is one of the only times a hero of this saga hasn’t felt fundamentally outside of my own experience. Depressed Luke not only doesn’t feel incongruous to me, it feels incredibly meaningful.

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#1164737
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Frank your Majesty said:

I guess I have finally made up my mind.

  1. Star Wars
  2. Empire
  3. The Last Jedi
  4. The Force Awakens
  5. Return of the Jedi
  6. Rogue One
  7. TPM
  8. AOTC
  9. ROTS

Flip the ST movies and this is exactly my list. I think TLJ is probably the better/greater/more accomplished film, but I’ve got TFA above it for the purely sentimental reason that I don’t think I’ll ever have a more joyous theater experience than TFA on opening night. It gives me the warm-and-fuzzies like nothing else outside of the first two films.

EDIT: Sir Ridley gets it too.

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#1164718
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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It’s absolutely the Anoat system, it’s since shown up in lots of books and games.

Anyway, I always just assumed the Death Star had a hyperdrive and it never even occurred to me to question it. Very much the same sort of thing as that big debate over whether Luke was really choking the Gamorrean guards a few weeks ago. Though I think my idea of the Death Star’s hyperspace capabilities likely originates with the Decipher CCG, in which the Death Star was capable of hyperspace travel but had the lowest possible speed in the game.

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#1164703
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The 'next Movie you have seen' thread...
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Hoping to get to Phantom Thread this week, but I may not have the time. I’ll also probably watch Moonraker soon since the James Bonding podcast just covered it. I haven’t seen that one since I was about 10, so this should be interesting.

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#1164536
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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I am reminded of a frequent point they used to make on the Cracked Podcast about suspension of disbelief. In The Dark Knight Rises, there’s a chase scene where Batman goes into a tunnel in broad daylight and exits at night. This is absolutely a textbook hole in the movie, but when the movie came out almost everyone didn’t notice it until it was pointed out to them. The Cracked folks considered this a mark of effective movie-making rather than an egregious mistake, because audiences were swept up in the movie enough not to notice that flaw in the logic. That’s how I felt about all of these nitpicks about the in-universe rules of space travel in TLJ. I was engaged enough in the story that was in front of me that I was not giving any thought at all to whether or not it was 100% consistent with the last eight films (which, it’s worth noting, are not entirely consistent with each other either). I get that that’s not enough for everyone, but it’s enough for me.

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#1164534
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It’s fine. I tend to dislike Tim Burton, but that’s one of the handful that I don’t mind. I’m pretty sure I was born too late to really love it, though. Batman movie preferences are at least as generational as James Bond, if not moreso.

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#1164518
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TV’s Frink said:

8/10 sounds about right.

That’s all I meant by “favorite Nolan film” in the first place, because Nolan isn’t my favorite.

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