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lovelikewinter

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#1197512
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Star Wars Books. Good Recommendations?
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For a kid his age, there are NU Canon books like

The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear (upcoming)
Guardians of the Whills
Smuggler’s Run
Weapon of a Jedi
Moving Target
Before the Awakening (Background for Poe, Finn and Rey)
Cobalt Squadron
The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

They would be more his reading level than some of the other suggestions, great as they are.

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#1193978
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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I want to see Kylo lose his connection to the Force, like in the old Tales of the Jedi comics. Then he is hated by the Resistance, the remnants of the FO and basically everyone forcing him to steal the Falcon and retreat into the underworld of the galaxy. With the possibility that he knocked Rey up so we can have 10-12 if they decide to go that far.

Oh and C-3PO is destroyed because could we ever accept anyone other than Anthony Daniels in the role? He’s over 70 and this will probably be his last time in the costume.

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#1193935
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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oojason said:

lovelikewinter said:

Where is the trailer? Why make us wait?

'Cos none of you lazy gits have invented one of these yet…

or (no Morlocks, please!)

😉

If that happened, I’d go back to 1982, ask Lucas to film Ian McDiarmid saying the ESB Emperor’s lines in the good makeup. Then show him DVDs of the Prequels and what he is doomed to become. Like a Christmas Carol. Then when he reacts in horror- travel back to nu 2018 where the Prequels were amazing and Filoni is the manager of a Hardees in Iowa and no one ever heard of Ahsoka and Carrie Fisher is still here.

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#1189828
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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My updated list.

  1. Star Wars
  2. Empire Strikes Back
  3. The Last Jedi
  4. Return of the Jedi
  5. The Force Awakens
  6. Rogue One
  7. Revenge of the Sith
  8. The Phantom Menace
  9. Attack of the Clones
  10. Clone Wars
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#1189412
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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The DCEU fanboys have a big problem with Disney owned Marvel and Lucasfilm movies because the DC ones get bad reviews. That’s why I wasn’t shocked. They also have teamed up with the Bring Back Legends crowd in a weird alliance.

I guess the 90% crap is a bit of hyperbole. Its more like 70-75% crap. For every Thrawn Trilogy or X-Wing book you have Crystal Star or something written by Kevin J Anderson that’s not Tales of the Jedi.

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#1189343
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Gothamknight said:

fmalover said:
The fact that everyone is excited about Mr. Copy-paste returning for episode IX baffles me.

Abrams is a mixed bag for me. When TFA came out, I too was disappointed that it wasn’t more creative. I mean, despite the EU no longer being canon (a dumb, no-good-reason move on Disney’s part), there are still good story concepts embedded in it (e.g., Thrawn has been re-canonized). Why they couldn’t have tapped that treasure trove is beyond me.

Ah, but then came the dud that is TLJ. Ruin Johnson not only dissed the whole franchise – he even stupidly ignored questions and implications raised by TFA. The two movies are barely related to each other.

Say what you want about Abrams: at least he respects what has come before. And it’s for that reason – not cuz I think he’s a “genius” – that I’m glad he’s directing Ep9. I’m confident that if he makes an honest effort he can fix at least some of what Ruin ruined.

Of course the person with Batffleck as his avatar would hate TLJ. The EU was 90% trash. There was no good way you could do a ST and incorporate all the post-ROTJ books into it. Chewbacca wouldn’t be there, he died. Explain Han and Leia had two sons that died etc.

TLJ followed TFA very well. TFA gave us new characters and introduced them into the Star Wars universe. TLJ put them through the paces so now they are the main characters.

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#1188391
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Your latest star wars buys?
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joefavs said:

When people say “ROTS is actually pretty good,” I think they tend to mean “ROTS actually has pretty good pacing.” In terms of actual story content, I think it’s the PT film with the most wrong with it, but it moves well enough that watching it isn’t a chore like the other two.

I said watchable. Like Superman III is watchable.

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#1188215
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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I’m glad Lord and Miller seem to be civil about this and accepted the exec producer credit without a fuss. It sounds like Ron Howard was the right man to take the project in hand.

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#1186633
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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canofhumdingers said:

I just do not get the infatuation with steelbooks. I’ve got one or two because that was the only (or cheapest) option when I bought a movie. And they’re fine. I mean, it does it’s job as a case and protects the disc. It looks… fine? I don’t particularly like it more or less than the look of a plastic case.

But to ask me to pay extra just for the steel book package? Not a chance. And the insane after market prices to which some of them skyrocket. It boggles my mind.

I mean, really. Honest question. What IS it about steelbooks that people love SOOOO much that they sell out in a day or rise dramatically in price when you can get the same exact disc in a regular case for a normal price?

I like that its metal, a bit sturdier than the flimsy cases they have now, and the exclusivity factor. Also most Steelbooks hold their value far better than the ordinary releases.

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#1185783
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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I sometimes have a hard time telling when people are joking online. There should be a font for that.

I was thinking that the Last Jedi has the same issue Return of the Jedi has. The parts dealing with the Force and the Skywalkers are amazing, but it does leave the other characters a bit out of the loop. Rian tried to give Finn and Poe more to do than Han and Leia in ROTJ.