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#1159771
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To Canon or Not To Canon...
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Fans of the Halloween films have a similar issue with all of the added back story for Michael Myers. I was curious about his back story and how he came to be the killer we all know and love, but I am not a die hard fan of that series, so it did not matter to me.

In the case of Star Wars, I do not consider anything outside of the theatrical versions to be canon; I don’t like anything in the EU so to me it has no bearing on the films and should not be considered canon.

Of course, as with anything else in life, if someone is a die hard fan and considers everything canon, I could care less. That is not a hill I am willing to die on and in no way adds or subtracts from my enjoyment of Star Wars, for example.

Interesting topic, though. This should be interesting.

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#1159627
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Frank your Majesty said:

Is it worth to applaud innovations that are no improvement over established technology?

Yes, George did something new. But was it really an improvement? If any director switched to digital early because of Lucas and ended up with a movie that looks worse than it could be, had it been shot on film, then Lucas did a disservice to the industry.

This can often be the case with ‘innovation’, as well as any ‘invention’ really. A breaking of the eggs to make an omelette scenario. So what if the first front wheel drive Oldsmobile or first air conditioner was not a smash success, ultimately they got people thinking and moving in different, new directions which can be what innovation is really all about–inspiring others to venture into unknown territory. Kind of like Ridley Scott and his approach to Alien after the revelation that was Star Wars…

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#1158897
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

yotsuya said:

How is Leia a princess?

When a prince and a woman love each other very much, they get “married” and the woman becomes a princess.

Actually, Leia is a princess because her adoptive mother was a queen.

It is not explained in the films. But as has been said, Warb, just because something is left unexplained does not mean it is unexplainable. Before you call out TLJ for not explaining things you wish it had, I suggest you read the novel because it might answer those questions.

Biological mom was a queen too, temporarily overlooking the business of Naboo electing their queens and forcing them to do Kabuki theater and change ouftits every three hours for their entire term of office. 😛

Don’t forget the hairstyle changes every other shot…

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#1158719
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Last Item(s) Purchased?
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I also bought something for my wife, a new screen for her smartphone. It could have been worse, she could have dropped IN the toilet instead of next to it, but still…

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#1158717
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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MusicallyInspired said:

Just got my blank BDRs today in the mail (from Japan, HTL, BD50, ink-jet printable) so I started burning my ISOs with ImgBurn as directed. It went through Star Wars just fine and I tested it and it works great. I started burning ESB and I get an error half way through saying:

“Failed to Write Sectors 10171008 - 10171039 - Reason: Invalid Field in CDB”

Doing a bit of research I discovered this means the burner and the ISO basically have a difference of opinion on the ISO size or something. Is this just a bum burn/disc? Will this happen again? I only ordered 5 discs and I need at least 4 for the 4 BD50 ISOs provided in this 6 ISO collection. If I try again with another disc will the same error occur? I guess my real question is, is it something wrong with the ISO or the disc I was using?

EDIT: Well, shoot. Just tried skipping over ESB and burning ROTJ and the same error occurred. Now that’s two bum discs. Are errors really this common? My first burn went so well…

When I experienced the same issue, I changed the write speed to 2x and did not have any further problems. Are you using Imgburn?

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#1157909
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Handman said:

I thought we knew TLJ was getting a 4K release before it was even in theaters. What’s the surprise?

Hmmm, I didn’t catch that, but leading up to the movie I stayed away from any TLJ news to avoid possible spoilers, so I am not surprised. But maybe it means good things are on the horizon.

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#1157661
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

dahmage said:

TV’s Frink said:

Third watch today. Wife insisted. I had a ridiculous lunch of Chicken strips, fries, and a grasshopper milkshake. Felt like a kid again for a few hours.

Still really, really good. 3rd best or 4th best SW movie. Yeah there’s little issues here and there but it’s a movie, to paraphrase Joel, and we all should really just relax.

8.72ish/10

What kind of unholy rating system is that? Did it gain .72 points because of the good food?

It gained 0.31 points for the food.

What is a grasshopper milkshake? Is it really liquified and frozen grasshoppers or did you have to snatch out of the dude’s hand who made it, with ninja like reflexes to which he responded ‘you are now ready to enjoy this tasty beverage, grasshopper’?

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#1157409
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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That is awesome news, I will be checking this out ASAP. A big thank you to everyone for their effort and hard work.

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#1157330
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I know this is not necessarily about 4K resto on Star Wars, but it may be very telling nonetheless; The Last Jedi is being released in 4K steelbook by Best Buy. I don’t know what the international release will consist of, but here is the purchase link for info:

4K Best Buy link

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#1157250
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Handman said:

I think the original Iron Man is still the best thing the MCU has ever put out. It feels like a real movie made by a few talented people, not some large, calculated, corporate undertaking.

This

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#1157040
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<strong>Possessed</strong> Star Wars Trilogy custom edition
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I watched this last night and I would like to share some quick thoughts.

I thought is was great. There were a few small things, but overall it was a good effort.

A couple of observations:
When Luke first gets the lightsaber from Obi-Wan, he turns it on and then there is a weird kind of halo or distortion around his arm. I assumed that is ws from the roto-scoping, but I am not 100% sure. I did not notice it elsewhere when sabers were used.

There was a bit of an odd cut at 52.00 minutes when dick nose is perusing the group to the Falcon. I can’t remember if it was the same in the Blu ray; I will have to check it out.

Also, there did seem to be a bit of a drop off in resolition in the Mos Eisley scene. I know that you said you upscaled that scene and I did not mind it, as I prefer it to the SE version. Maybe a tinker with the upscale settings can make it more seemless if desired.

As far as the SE parts, the only ones you used that I still don’t like are the one scene with the Storm Troopers riding those weird beasties when they first land abd begin searching foe the droids and the scene with R2 hiding behind the rock. The CGI in both of those scenes is not very good compared to the practical effects, but the other SE scenes were not as noticable.

I think it helped that I just watched the Despecialized edition and the changes doc a few days before.

Overall, it was a really good effort. It sounded great on my soundbar and looked good, color and resolution wise on my tv, 4K Panasonic. Thanks again for letting preview it.

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#1156596
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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There is nothing wrong with a fan being critical of whatever it is there are passionate about. Being a critical fan base is why this site and its various projects exist, and that is a good thing. However, it is this same passion that leads people to extremes in one direction or the other and that can be frustrating. We have all had conversations with people who swear by the maker that the Prequels are the best movies ever made or with people who hate everything Star Wars and nit pick just to be obnoxious…and my personal philosophy is to be at peace with all men, even the dumbasses, so instead of hammering my own opinion home, I just listen/read their point of view and keep on living. Life is too short and I got sh2t to do.

Jedit: and I am not speaking about anyone in particular, just trying to say that we all have people in our lives who are hard to deal with and instead of devoting to much energy to those interactions, I simply try to move on, in a respectful way. Personally, I really appreciate the discourse as a fan base. Do we take it too far sometimes? Sure, but as I said, it’s because we are passionate, which is a good thing.

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#1156117
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Mike O said:

Someone hit my car while it was in park in a parking space in a parking lot because of turning the wrong way. I’ve been on the phone with this person a couple of times, and filed a claim with my insurance company. Unfortunately, she needs to file a claim with her’s, and she hasn’t yet. I really don’t want to be difficult or stay on her, but I really need her to do this. My car needs some (thankfully minor) body work as a result, and her insurance company should be paying it.

I don’t know it works where you are, but in my experience in Virginia, the victim notifies their insurance company and then the company contacts the party at fault’s company. This usually leads to an expedited process, so I am surprised that your company hasn’t already gotten the ball rolling. Hopefully, it will be resolved quickly for you.

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