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#1198774
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Star Wars Tosche station Restored
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“Molested”, lol. No, that’s too harsh 😃 But wonderful work indeed. BTW if you didn’t notice Sky_, I sent you a PM a few days ago

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#1198159
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Ryan-SWI said:

pittrek said:

  1. Revenge of the Sith - bad plot, bad acting, bad dialogue, bad cinematography, bad compositing, bad CGI. The only remotely interesting thing is the scene where Vader is burning alive.

I mean… I have no issues with it being your least favourite Star Wars film if that’s your opinion, but your reasons for it being the worst seem a bit hypocritical don’t they? I’ll preface this by saying I love the PT, but if we’re talking about objective qualities in the films…

I don’t think we’re talking about “objective” qualities, I mean at least the stuff I wrote were my opinions, which by definition are subjective.

bad acting

I truly do not understand how AOTC can be ranked higher on your list.

Speaking subjectively, when I watch AOTC I see characters. When I watch ROTS I see actors trying to pretend they give a f*** about what’s going on.

bad dialogue

I truly do not understand how AOTC can be ranked higher on your list.

Well the AOTC dialogue doesn’t make me laugh. When I watched ROTS for the last time I was laughing the whole time, including scenes which are meant to be dramatic.

bad cinematography

I truly do not understand how AOTC can be ranked higher on your list.

AOTC used at least some sets, even though many (or most?) of them had at least some digital set extensions. There is not a single scene in ROTS which looks real. All of it looks like video game cutscenes with poorly composited actors.

bad CGI

I truly do not understand how AOTC can be ranked higher on your list.

I used to watch all of the “making of” documentaries on DVDs and TV specials and that kind of stuff. There was one of them many years ago, where the “talking head” said something that the sad thing about their work (he was from the effects department) is that if they do their work correctly, nobody will ever notice that they have actually done anything, or something in that matter. In other words, if I know in a scene what is real and what is CG, it immediately takes me out of the movie. In again another words, if the CGI effects don’t look real or at least blend perfectly with the rest of the scene, it’s bad CGI. Example of good CGI in recent Star Wars movies - the starships in Rogue One.

I love AOTC but the acting, dialogue, cinematography, CGI, etc. ain’t exactly great.

I agree, I wouldn’t call any of it great, but in my opinion all of these things are done better in AOTC than in ROTS.

In fact I see most people, even those who don’t like ROTS, say it’s visually the best of the three, if not the second best.

I know, and I can’t understand it. But I don’t have to understand everything.

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#1197956
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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1./2. Star Wars + The Empire Strikes Back - the two masterpieces of the saga
3. The Force Awakens - a heavily needed breath of fresh air, even though the story is almost identical to SW
4. Return of the Jedi - I don’t like the story, and Harrison Ford looks like he really wants to get out as soon as possible, and the Ewoks are way too cute, but overall, still a pretty enjoyable movie
5. Attack of the Clones - my favourite of the prequels, filled with memorable scenes, and the only prequel coming close to being good.
6. The Phantom Menace - The Room of the Star Wars movies, but still filled with visually beautiful scenes
7. Rogue One - a hugely boring movie with highly unlikable characters, way too many of the “hey look, you remember this, right?” moments, hugely illogical plot. The visual effects are the most realistic from the new movies, the ships look like models, but the CGI Tarkin looks worse than the characters from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The movie has one good scene, where Vader brutally murders the rebels, so I started to be happy that the movie might start being good, and then it ended.
8. The Last Jedi - I love the way how the movie looks, it is the most beautiful looking Star Wars movie in my opinion. And that’s the only positive thing I can say about this movie
9. Revenge of the Sith - bad plot, bad acting, bad dialogue, bad cinematography, bad compositing, bad CGI. The only remotely interesting thing is the scene where Vader is burning alive.

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#1197533
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Content encoding error
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Yeah, sorry for that, it’s a form of a “professional deformation”, I used to be paid for searching for software bugs, so I still tend to click things which other people don’t 😃

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#1197526
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Content encoding error
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Just letting you know that trying to follow any non-forum link, e.g. about, help, or terms of service at the bottom gives you

  • on Firefox a “Content Encoding Error”
  • on Chrome a pure html page without any style loaded
  • on Edge the same as on Chrome, but it looks more readable for some reason
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#1197290
Topic
Star Wars Tosche station Restored
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If you plan to do some CGI stuff, can you replace the “sparks” with something which would at least slightly look like 2 space ships shooting at each other? If you indeed plan to do 2 different versions…

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#1197226
Topic
Star Wars Tosche station Restored
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Restoration - great.
Adding the buildings is in my opinion similar to Greedo shooting first. Why would the moisture vaporators be between houses? That defeats their whole purpose

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#1195750
Topic
Phones and Other Electronics
Time

What would you guys recommend as a replacement for a slowly dying Samsung Galaxy S2? Yes, I have 7 years old phone and only now I start to think about an upgrade.

Requirements

  • long battery life - I don’t play games or watch movies on my phone and switch on wi-fi only when I want, and I have to charge my 7 years old phone twice a week, so I don’t want a phone which I’ll have to charge every night
  • wi-fi
  • good camera(s)
  • good speed
  • lots of disc space (I can’t even install updates on my S2 anymore because of lack of space)
  • 3.5mm jack (so no new iPhones)
  • preferably Android
  • good build, it should survive a fall from normal height

I don’t care about facial recognition or finger sensor or any other fancy crap. Any tips?

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#1195740
Topic
Most Dissapointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying?
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Most disappointing

  • way too similar story-wise to the original trilogy
  • The Last Jedi completely negates many story points from the previous movie(s)
  • chaos behind the scenes (dumping George as the “executive consultant” and ignoring his planned stories, constant dumping of directors, even if they shot already the almost complete movie etc.)
  • no explanations (after 2 movies I have no clue who the resistance is and who the new order are)
  • no likeable new characters, in TFA I really liked Rey and Finn, but I honestly don’t like them in TLJ.

Most satisfying

  • the look. After seeing a trilogy filled with green screen footage poorly composited over CGI backgrounds it was a PLEASURE to watch real sets, real locations, real props etc.
  • a nice combination of practical and CGI effects - I was pleasantly surprised by the fact they used a puppet Yoda
  • cinematography - TLJ is IMHO the most beautiful looking Star Wars movie
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#1187207
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MY Thoughts on The Various Changes
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My overall feelings

  • changes which fix bad optical composites - I like them
  • other changes which don’t affect the overall story - I can live with them
  • changes to the story (like Greedo shooting first) - nope
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#1187206
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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Were there any news about a physical release of Discovery? Even though I’m not a fan of the show, I love watching things like deleted scenes, or behind the scenes documentaries (something like After Trek, but good).

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#1180390
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STAR WARS: REBELS - animated tv series - 2014-2018
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Finally seen it. I wasn’t a huge fan of the first 3 seasons, they were OK but much worse than Clone Wars, but the 4th season was the best one. And the last bunch of episodes, absolutely beautiful.

I have a non-spoiler question - is the bearded guy in Return of the Jedi actually Rex?
Also it’s pretty obvious what will the new show be about 😃 I can’t wait!

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#1179043
Topic
Should Dave Filoni Run The Creative Team at LucasFilm
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NeverarGreat said:

There’s something about Filoni’s Star Wars sensibility that rubs me the wrong way. Having watched Rebels, it feels remarkably sterile, existing in this purgatory between epic adventure and serialized drama.

Before I have seen the 4th season of Rebels, I would agree with you. But after finally having the chance to see the (almost complete) 4th season, I think that it’s getting better and better. And don’t forget - he is the main reason why Clone Wars was as good as possible.

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#1179042
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Should Dave Filoni Run The Creative Team at LucasFilm
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I said that as a joke when George said he’s making Kennedy a new head of the company. Now, after seeing the 3 movies she is responsible for, I say absolutely seriously “please, let Kennedy take care of the business side of things but make Filoni the creative boss”. She was a great producer, and a good business woman, but please give the franchise to the hands of a guy with a vision.

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#1177766
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STAR WARS: REBELS - animated tv series - 2014-2018
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I’d love to see something set between episodes 6 and 7, explaining how did we get from the victory of the Rebellion and the defeat of the Empire, to the New Order and the new Rebellion. Preferably with Mark Hamill voicing Luke