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#1058901
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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The Celebration Orlando ‘Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration’ segemnt is on Thursday 13th April from 11am to 12.30pm, and will be streamed, according to…

http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-celebration-orlando-panel-schedule-sneak-peek

the bumph…

“A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion. The panel, hosted by Warwick Davis, will feature Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars, highlighting the impact of the galaxy far, far away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades. As is tradition, this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises.”

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#1058856
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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ray_afraid said:

oojason said:

ray_afraid said:

Rouge One screenwriter Gary Whitta said:

I thought having Evazan and Walrus Man was a little too much.

I very much agree.

And about the “transmissions vs. Data Tapes” debate, it make sense to me that both happened. They beamed the plans via “several transmissions” and then the crew downloaded that data onto tapes. Maybe I’m missing something (I’ve only seen R1 once), but I don’t see any problems there.

I have seen a few threads out on other boards where people say Rogue One messed up because the death star plans were transmissions - and not data tapes, and also the reverse

Yeah, those are the people I’m talking about. I thought the film handled this just fine.
I would have loved to see them running across the beach with the plans to a transmissions tower though. Seems there are other things that could have been cut so that this would have fit. Maybe not though.

Same here, especially the beach running scenes, stormtroopers in the water etc, and the Rebels running towards the AT-ACTs 😃

I’d love to see more of scenes Donnie Yen referred to in a recent instagram post too - though that seems unlikely (https://www.instagram.com/p/BRPmCvthYwi/)

 

adywan said:

So, with the digital download available today, the total length combined of all the special features (minus the Target exclusives) has been reported as just 1hr 8mins. That’s pityful.

Sad to hear - doesn’t seem a lot at all. Given the poor dvd/blu ray covers, lack of deleted/alternative scenes, commentaries, and now very brief special features - this seems lazy and underwhelming work for a film that deserves more.

To be honest, mate, the more I hear from about (I’m paraphrasing Gareth Edwards here) ‘the marketing people wanting the TIE Fighter scene on the balcony with Jyn - despite we told them it wasn’t going to be in the film’ comment the more I think well… are future trailers and adverts etc also going to show scenes that aren’t from the future films too?

Because if that is the case, they are deceiving us, and we - as fans - deserve a little more than that.

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#1058850
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

SilverWook said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

SilverWook said:

oojason said:

Historian Dan Snow has the best response to Fox News’ claim that London is ‘defeated and demoralised’:-

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-03-24/historian-dan-snow-has-the-best-response-to-fox-news-claim-that-london-is-defeated-and-demoralised

^ contains video, also found here - https://twitter.com/thehistoryguy/status/845023778044293122

Fox said that?! Whose side are they on? Good thing they weren’t around during the Blitz!

It was Katie Hopkins, who is (if you don’t know) a kind of British Ann Coulter-wannabe. Except unlike with Coulter who has at least some limited support in her Country (as far as I’m aware), every last person in Britain hates Hopkins’ guts with a deep and abiding passion.

Dan Snow’s video and his other twitter responses to her ignorance are very funny but it’s best to just ignore people like her because offending nice people is how she makes a living.

So, another repulsive creature no man would touch, even if it meant saving the entire human race from extinction? Got it. 😉

If she was all that was left to repopulate, then the human race has already died out.

It says a lot about the type of media willing to have her on to air her poison and views which often lack facts or credibility.

A fair few people in the UK were quite happy that Hopkins recently lost a libel case to Jack Monroe - unfortunately this likely means Hopkins’ll now be saying anything to help cover the payout and costs.

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#1058847
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jetrell Fo said:

oojason said:

Jetrell Fo said:

oojason said:

TV’s Frink said:

oojason said:

TV’s Frink said:

I’ll repeat this one last time. And it’s not directed at Fo because that’s clearly a dead end.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politics/adam-schiff-trump-russia-grand-jury/

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that he has been presented with new information on collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia that would merit a grand jury investigation.

Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN Thursday that he had seen additional evidence, but would not specify what it was.

“We continue to get new information that, I think, paints a more complete picture of at least what we know at the outset of our investigation,” Schiff said.

Asked to explain his comments earlier in the week when he said there was more than just “circumstantial evidence of collusion,” Schiff said, "I do think that it’s appropriate to say that it’s the kind of evidence that you would submit to a grand jury at the beginning of an investigation.

“It’s not the kind of evidence that you take to a trial jury when you’re trying to prove something beyond a reasonable doubt. But we’re at the beginning of an investigation, and given the gravity of the subject matter, I think that the evidence certainly warrants us doing a thorough investigation.”

If anyone can point out the bias and inaccuracy in this, feel free.

No-one will or can - as there is no bias or inaccuracy in there.

We are seemingly in an age where people and organisations are trying to present their opinion as fact possibly more than ever before - and when those same people are questioned on it they often cannot come up with facts/evidence to make their point - they generally then claim it as opinion (often under ‘free speech’), or deflect or obfuscate.

What’s even stranger is, like in this case, when factual reporting (literally nothing more than what someone said) is somehow painted as either opinion or a falsehood. It kind of boggles the mind.

Reminds me of how Spicey operates.

Fully agree.

It leads to questioning the mentality/intelligence of the people who say that about factual reporting - or questioning whether they are trying to erode trust in the media - and to what end and purpose (usually to attack a media outlet that may not share values or editorial stance, or perhaps feel that they doing too much of an effective job against them on other matters? etc)

It also gives a ‘free ride’ and diverts attention/focus away from other media that peddle lies, misinformation, hate and intolerance - that do share their ‘values’ etc or want/need their support…

Perhaps this is a subject you and I should not engage in discussion about. I have no qualms with you but since you are not a licensed physician (as far as I know) I take offense to your accusation of my mental status. It is a personal attack and they are against the rules.

Mentality in as in mindset, outlook or way of thinking, not ‘mental status’.

And the post is clearly not about you - it was about Sean ‘Spicey’ Spicer as previously indicated by Frink to which I was replying to.

So you need not take offense, and there is no personal attack, and no rules were gone aginst here.

Thank you for clearing that up. I appreciate it greatly my friend.

No worries mate.

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#1058776
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
Time

joefavs said:

Eh, if I’m being honest I’m sure I won’t stay gone, but I do think I need a break. It seems that the board is becoming more about hating most of Star Wars than liking any of it.

Also forgot to say try ignoring the people who bring you down, those who spin their opinion as fact, who tell you what will be ‘good’ or ‘terrible’, and try to tell you what to enjoy or not.

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#1058775
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
Time

ray_afraid said:

Rouge One screenwriter Gary Whitta said:

I thought having Evazan and Walrus Man was a little too much.

I very much agree.

And about the “transmissions vs. Data Tapes” debate, it make sense to me that both happened. They beamed the plans via “several transmissions” and then the crew downloaded that data onto tapes. Maybe I’m missing something (I’ve only seen R1 once), but I don’t see any problems there.

I think they’re just letting us know they paid attention and have love for Star Wars (1977) - also reminding people who may have forgotten that both instances are mentioned in it (have seen a few threads out on other boards where people say Rogue One messed up because the death star plans were transmissions - and not data tapes, and also the reverse)…

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#1058760
Topic
Hail2DaKing5369's Custom Despecialized Blu-Ray Set...
Time

Hi Hail2DaKing5369, this website used some markdown code, and so for the linked pictures to appear here, try this useful demo tool:-

https://markdown-it.github.io/

(and scroll down to images)

 

or, basically if you copy the ‘Direct’ link from photoshop - ie, http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z28/maplefootball/Star-Wars-Rogue-One-USB-Box-Cover-1_zpsctp1lkcf.png and then paste that link…

![]( insert link here )

^ in between the two curved brackets - and then delete the space either side of the link, it will appear like this:-

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#1058723
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jetrell Fo said:

oojason said:

TV’s Frink said:

oojason said:

TV’s Frink said:

I’ll repeat this one last time. And it’s not directed at Fo because that’s clearly a dead end.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politics/adam-schiff-trump-russia-grand-jury/

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that he has been presented with new information on collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia that would merit a grand jury investigation.

Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN Thursday that he had seen additional evidence, but would not specify what it was.

“We continue to get new information that, I think, paints a more complete picture of at least what we know at the outset of our investigation,” Schiff said.

Asked to explain his comments earlier in the week when he said there was more than just “circumstantial evidence of collusion,” Schiff said, "I do think that it’s appropriate to say that it’s the kind of evidence that you would submit to a grand jury at the beginning of an investigation.

“It’s not the kind of evidence that you take to a trial jury when you’re trying to prove something beyond a reasonable doubt. But we’re at the beginning of an investigation, and given the gravity of the subject matter, I think that the evidence certainly warrants us doing a thorough investigation.”

If anyone can point out the bias and inaccuracy in this, feel free.

No-one will or can - as there is no bias or inaccuracy in there.

We are seemingly in an age where people and organisations are trying to present their opinion as fact possibly more than ever before - and when those same people are questioned on it they often cannot come up with facts/evidence to make their point - they generally then claim it as opinion (often under ‘free speech’), or deflect or obfuscate.

What’s even stranger is, like in this case, when factual reporting (literally nothing more than what someone said) is somehow painted as either opinion or a falsehood. It kind of boggles the mind.

Reminds me of how Spicey operates.

Fully agree.

It leads to questioning the mentality/intelligence of the people who say that about factual reporting - or questioning whether they are trying to erode trust in the media - and to what end and purpose (usually to attack a media outlet that may not share values or editorial stance, or perhaps feel that they doing too much of an effective job against them on other matters? etc)

It also gives a ‘free ride’ and diverts attention/focus away from other media that peddle lies, misinformation, hate and intolerance - that do share their ‘values’ etc or want/need their support…

Perhaps this is a subject you and I should not engage in discussion about. I have no qualms with you but since you are not a licensed physician (as far as I know) I take offense to your accusation of my mental status. It is a personal attack and they are against the rules.

Mentality in as in mindset, outlook or way of thinking, not ‘mental status’.

And the post is clearly not about you - it was about Sean ‘Spicey’ Spicer as previously indicated by Frink to which I was replying to.

So you need not take offense, and there is no personal attack, and no rules were gone aginst here.

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#1058721
Topic
Star Wars - International Logo Collection
Time

LexX said:

oojason said:

LexX said:

oojason said:

(hopefully it may be of use, interest or inspiration for anyone out there 😃)

Not really since this thread was about collecting international logos.

You missed a bit…

"Just a few links to some articles / videos / pictures for information and history on the Star Wars logo, titles, and fonts down the years…

(hopefully it may be of use, interest or inspiration for anyone out there 😃)"

I didn’t, I deleted it. You missed the first post which was asking vector graphics for international logos for people to use. Kind of like you posted a wall of posters on another guy’s artwork thread and many other threads.

Aye, and previously stated there’s some information on the various logos (and fonts used) in a fair few of those links, along with some related info (in my humble opinion) linked to those graphics for logos.

If you have a problem with it then ask one of the mods to remove it.

If Detola has a problem with them I’ll remove them myself.

 

If you are referring to me (and have a problem with me) posting Rogue One posters and promos in a thread by a user with 1 post, on here 4 months after his 1 post, in a thread titled ‘Rogue One Poster/Promos’, then ask one of the mods to remove it.

 

Can you point out to these ‘many other threads’ to me where I’ve posted a wall of posters not suited to that thread? (so I can take a look at them to see where I may have ‘gone wrong’ as it were?)

Or why, you haven’t previously said something like ‘hey, Jason, it may not be cool to post these pics in this particular thread because…’ ?

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#1058685
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

oojason said:

TV’s Frink said:

I’ll repeat this one last time. And it’s not directed at Fo because that’s clearly a dead end.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politics/adam-schiff-trump-russia-grand-jury/

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that he has been presented with new information on collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia that would merit a grand jury investigation.

Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN Thursday that he had seen additional evidence, but would not specify what it was.

“We continue to get new information that, I think, paints a more complete picture of at least what we know at the outset of our investigation,” Schiff said.

Asked to explain his comments earlier in the week when he said there was more than just “circumstantial evidence of collusion,” Schiff said, "I do think that it’s appropriate to say that it’s the kind of evidence that you would submit to a grand jury at the beginning of an investigation.

“It’s not the kind of evidence that you take to a trial jury when you’re trying to prove something beyond a reasonable doubt. But we’re at the beginning of an investigation, and given the gravity of the subject matter, I think that the evidence certainly warrants us doing a thorough investigation.”

If anyone can point out the bias and inaccuracy in this, feel free.

No-one will or can - as there is no bias or inaccuracy in there.

We are seemingly in an age where people and organisations are trying to present their opinion as fact possibly more than ever before - and when those same people are questioned on it they often cannot come up with facts/evidence to make their point - they generally then claim it as opinion (often under ‘free speech’), or deflect or obfuscate.

What’s even stranger is, like in this case, when factual reporting (literally nothing more than what someone said) is somehow painted as either opinion or a falsehood. It kind of boggles the mind.

Reminds me of how Spicey operates.

Fully agree.

It leads to questioning the mentality/intelligence of the people who say that about factual reporting - or questioning whether they are trying to erode trust in the media - and to what end and purpose (usually to attack a media outlet that may not share values or editorial stance, or perhaps feel that they doing too much of an effective job against them on other matters? etc)

It also gives a ‘free ride’ and diverts attention/focus away from other media that peddle lies, misinformation, hate and intolerance - that do share their ‘values’ etc or want/need their support…

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#1058678
Topic
The Random &quot;Star Wars&quot; Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
Time

^ 😃

 

Little Timmy likely lacks the strength or won’t be able to overcome the fear of being confronted with the menacing presence of one of these…

^ the sound of the tape loading mechanism alone will be enough to scare the the wits out of him - let alone the power required to press one of those buttons.

No wonder we thought machines will take over the world back then… (and pretty much have done since) - it looks like a cross between a prototype Terminator and an early model Borg!

Little Timmy is probably going around telling his friends that daddy has a machine in which you load the nuclear codes into to start WW3…

😉

 

^ respect also given to Betamax (especially the top loaders) and the Philips V2000 😃

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#1058671
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

I’ll repeat this one last time. And it’s not directed at Fo because that’s clearly a dead end.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politics/adam-schiff-trump-russia-grand-jury/

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that he has been presented with new information on collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia that would merit a grand jury investigation.

Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN Thursday that he had seen additional evidence, but would not specify what it was.

“We continue to get new information that, I think, paints a more complete picture of at least what we know at the outset of our investigation,” Schiff said.

Asked to explain his comments earlier in the week when he said there was more than just “circumstantial evidence of collusion,” Schiff said, "I do think that it’s appropriate to say that it’s the kind of evidence that you would submit to a grand jury at the beginning of an investigation.

“It’s not the kind of evidence that you take to a trial jury when you’re trying to prove something beyond a reasonable doubt. But we’re at the beginning of an investigation, and given the gravity of the subject matter, I think that the evidence certainly warrants us doing a thorough investigation.”

If anyone can point out the bias and inaccuracy in this, feel free.

No-one will or can - as there is no bias or inaccuracy in there.

We are seemingly in an age where people and organisations are trying to present their opinion as fact possibly more than ever before - and when those same people are questioned on it they often cannot come up with facts/evidence to make their point - they generally then claim it as opinion (often under ‘free speech’), or deflect or obfuscate.

Thankfully more and more people are seeing it for what it is.

 

(that’s not to say news organisations shouldn’t be questioned - or challenged when reporting is substandard, slanted or untruthful/lacking in fact - we’ve likely seen some pieces which fall into one or more of these categories from most, if not all, media outlets over time)

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