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#1101339
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Kennedy worse than Lucas.
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RE: soundtracks, TFA introduced no fewer than four memorable and eminently hummable themes (Rey’s, Kylo’s, March of the Resistance, and Jedi Steps). None of the prequels had more than two. R1 was indeed comparatively weak (apart from the Whills theme), but you can’t expect much else without Williams on board.

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#1100867
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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This is absolutely gorgeous. It’s hard to believe this is still the Lowry transfer. Even the CGI looks a lot better when the colors are this good. Endless thanks for all your work on this; I’m sure a lot of folks are (rightly) psyched about this being the basis for future Despecialized editions, but as a child of the 1997 tapes I’m going to enjoy the hell out of having an SE that doesn’t look like I’m watching it through purple sunglasses for its own sake.

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#1100078
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The Jabba Movie
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The only way I could see this working is if it’s an anthology film in the spirit of the old Tales from Jabba’s Palace short story collection. Do a frame story with Jabba and then a handful of segments following different characters present at the palace. You could play around with genre a whole lot. There could be a Western segment, a horror segment, a gangster film segment, etc.

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#1099309
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The Kenobi Movie
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Cobra Kai said:

I can’t wait to find out who they’ll name as the replacement director when they start all the reshoots!

I can’t wait to find out who will make this lame joke next!

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#1098926
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The Kenobi Movie
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I quite liked The Reader when it came out, but I haven’t seen it in almost a decade. As to whether or not Ewan will be back, I think he most likely will, but I’ve also seen it suggested that this might be set before TPM and follow his training. That seems doubtful to me, though, given Liam Neeson’s age. The Qui-Gon character is so beloved among the PT crowd that I can’t see them recasting the role or writing him out, so in guessing they’ll just cover that story in other media.

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#1098920
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The Kenobi Movie
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This had better be a Yojimbo-Seven Samurai/A Fistful of Dollars-Magnificent Seven mashup where Kenobi plays Tatooine’s criminal elements off of each other in order to protect some innocent moisture farmers.

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#1095172
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Star Wars &quot;Official&quot; Canon Content Thread
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It seems given Luke’s status in the ST that if they ever brought back Mara they’d need to scrap everything after they got married at the end of Hand of Thrawn. I think that would be very workable, though. There’s plenty of OT-era stuff before she even met Luke, and they didn’t even become romantically involved until the very end of the Bantam era.

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#1093810
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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I always figured that the Kaminoans who don’t actually work at the oil rig live underwater. Mostly because of the one guy who flies the pterodactyl/manta ray thing out from the ocean.

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#1093779
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Maybe it’s just because I’m too young to remember a time before the conventions of the EU were well-established, but the idea that so many people seem to find the Hutts as a species controversial is kind of baffling to me. I always thought that the concepts of Hutt Space and Nal Hutta and Nar Shaddaa and all the feuding clans were some of the more solid stuff to come out of the extracinematic material.

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#1092794
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The Random EU Thoughts Thread
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Worth noting here: the bar I play trivia at has a beer called the Sun Crusher, and I can never resist ordering one whenever I’m there solely due to the Star Wars connection. Luckily, it’s pretty good.

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#1092451
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The Random EU Thoughts Thread
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Here’s something I’ve been wondering about for a little while: Wookieepedia’s list of Star Wars audio productions includes unabridged versions of many of the Legends books in addition to the heavily abridged ones that are much easier to come by. After some googling, I learned that these editions are called Talking Books, and were recorded with blind or vision-impaired people in mind. My question is, where the hell do you get these? I’m able to listen to audiobooks day in and day out at work, and I’d love to burn through some of the older Star Wars stuff I missed back in the day, but the regular audio versions are so heavily edited as to be borderline worthless.

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#1092280
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Star Wars &quot;Official&quot; Canon Content Thread
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Spent much of this weekend catching up on comics. I don’t understand the big deal people seem to be making over the new Darth Vader series, but I liked the Star Wars/Doctor Aphra crossover arc The Screaming Citadel quite a lot. Aphra has really become one of my favorite characters overall at this point.

Also, two more comics were announced at SDCC: a Mace Windu miniseries (yawn) and an adaptation of Zahn’s Thrawn (which I’m sure will be neat, but I’d rather a new story with Thrawn and Vanto).

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#1092032
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What are you reading?
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Leisurely working my way through . . .

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn might be my favorite high fantasy series of all time, and it’s delightful and very moving to go back to that world and check in on those characters decades later. I’m deliberately taking my time with this one and savoring it.

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