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#959039
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Tyrphanax said:

I just wanna pop in to make the prediction that the last scene of the movie is just a shot of the back of Vader standing on the bridge of his Star Destroyer as it chases the Tantive IV over Tatooine and then smash to black.

Or perhaps as he’s about to board the Tantive itself, right before his iconic original entrance? Cut to black right at the sound of the door sliding open.

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#957145
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Really cool concepts here! My only concerns are:

-the destruction of Hosnian right after Han’s death leaves Kylo, Rey, Finn, Chewie, and a stormtrooper all just standing there in shock for a lot longer than they originally were. It feels weird for Chewie to take so long to do something.

-Chewie blowing up the room right after SKB destroys the system made me think “you couldn’t have pressed that button a couple minutes ago?”. He could’ve prevented the whole thing, even if he was distracted by the situation on the bridge.

-the dogfight happens relatively close to the laser cannon. Assuming it just fired really close to the ships, you’d think Poe and company would either get the hell out of there, or at least say something about the planet-destroying lasers they just saw right in front of them.

-minor, but in the spliced together Snoke scene, he’s sitting one moment, and then standing the next.

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#930681
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OT Special Editions to have USA Roadshow Summer '16
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Guys, I saw this a couple weeks ago before I even made this thread, and for some reason one key fact of it completely slipped my mind: there’s a trilogy screening in September in upstate New York, and they specifically state they’re showing the films in 35 mm.

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1125951?utm_source=starwars

This is separate from the roadshow, but it does prove that Lucasfilm has film prints to distribute. Not sure why it didn’t occur to me to post this earlier, but there it is!

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#928099
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OT Special Editions to have USA Roadshow Summer '16
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http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/12/star-wars-original-trilogy-alamo

The OT will return to the big screen in the USA this summer in one big marathon at various locations. Special editions aside, this will be the first time a lot of people see the OT in a theatrical format! So that’s exciting.

The venue choices seem interesting. For example, Town Hall in NYC is a concert venue, often for classical music. Should be neat!

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#784713
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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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If I had to guess the difference between the Sith and the Knights:

The Sith were individually selfish and only cared about self-survival. Their own title, "Dark Lord of the Sith", indicated they were the rulers of something (the "Sith").

Meanwhile...

When one hears about a group of knights, they imagine a group of warriors loyal to a cause, working together to serve and protect it. These are "Knights of" something, not "Dark Lords of" something. They aren't the rulers.

So, perhaps the Knights are concerned about the overall rule of the Dark Side, believing the power it holds is so great, that it's the right way of the galaxy. The Sith didn't see that far and only cared about individual domination.

Perhaps "Ren" is even a title for the Dark Side itself, who knows? That'd be a stretch, though.

And then there's Kylo, obsessed with the Sith/Darth Vader. Everything we've heard about him so far is how unbalanced he is, how driven by emotion he is. If the Knights are dedicated to the Dark Side completely and totally as a whole, as I mentioned above, then that would make Kylo the odd-one-out, looking at himself and comparing himself to a great Dark Sider of the past. Thus, that would give us a unique villain to focus on and follow on a journey deeper than blind devotion to the Dark Side.

I hope that makes sense! haha

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#784663
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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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unamochilla2 said:

rpvee said:

So is "Ren" the new "Sith"?  I hope that wasn't to avoid using the term Sith, since the name did exist long before the prequels.

Hm...

Kylo Ren isn't his real name, but rather a title. He also isn’t a Sith. He’s a member of an organization known as “The Knights Of Ren" and he is allied with the First Order.  Also, his lightsaber isn't a relic - it is something he put together himself.

While the term "Sith" did exist before the PT, I don't believe it was formally used in the OT.  It seems like TFA is going back to the roots of the series.

 You totally missed the point of my post.  I read the article, I know it's not his real name/it's a title.  My point was about the behind-the-scene reasoning of that, if Abrams is avoiding using the word "Sith"/making "Darth" a title, so he created "Ren" instead.

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#783988
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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FrankT said:

rpvee said:

The official Star Wars app just released an update that includes Star Wars themed emojis, based on characters and such.  They have one for each phase of Vader, even the melted helmet.

The Force ghost one is Hayden.

Subtle, but it's there.

 Do you have pictures?

 

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#783945
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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The official Star Wars app just released an update that includes Star Wars themed emojis, based on characters and such.  They have one for each phase of Vader, even the melted helmet.

The Force ghost one is Hayden.

Subtle, but it's there.

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#773321
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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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darklordoftech said:

woofermazing said:

Bear in mind this is an Abrams film. They created one hell of a smoke screen around the identity Khan leading up to Into Darkness.

What would be the point of Snoke having a secret identity? What would it add to his character?

 

Sorry to make it a prequel comparison, but think of Count Dooku.  The entire galaxy knew he was the Separatist leader, enemy of the Republic and Jedi.  But behind his public evil face was even deeper darkness: his allegiance to the Dark Side and Palpatine/Sidious as Darth Tyranus.

So Snoke could, publicly, be the leader of the New Order as Supreme Commander, with his "enforcer" Kylo Ren doing his bidding (like how Vader was publicly seen as Palpatine's enforcer).  But behind the scenes, he and Kylo have this deeper Dark Side/Sith mystical power agenda with their own Sith names (or, at least, Plagueis).

Or all of that could be true anyway, just minus the Sith names.

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#764300
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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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eiyosus said:

I just realized the "We're home" line is in reference to the Millennium Falcon.  Did everybody else catch that, or am I just very slow?

 In the context of the trailer it is, but we don't know what they're referring to in terms of the film itself.  Not sure why they'd have been away from the Falcon long enough for a line like that.  Maybe it's in reference to Yavin or something.

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LOVED the teaser!!!  So many feelings. haha

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#755829
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STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
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That was one hell of a season finale.  Hard to believe how the show started versus what it is now.  This really felt like classic Star Wars, with some PT flair but only elements.  Plus, the final minute... even if expected, still mind blowing.  Damn.

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#738217
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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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FYI, it feels far more epic and fantastic in a theater.  I took a train out to Boston for the first showing yesterday, and there was definitely a larger than normal crowd for a Hunger Games showing at 10 AM on a Friday, haha!  I even jokingly called out, "So everyone's here for Hunger Games, right?", and most of the audience laughed.  Rest assured, I was not the only person gasping in anxiousness anytime a trailer started that wasn't TFA (naturally, it was the last one), and I was not the only person in the slightest to leave after the trailer premiered.  Strangely, I was the only person to stick around and catch it two more times in two other auditoriums, so I guess I'm the only person in all of New England to have seen the first three theatrical showings of the new Star Wars trailer.

Anyway, not only is there a great thrill in seeing it with a crowd, but seeing it in a full HD presentation on a giant screen with big sound makes it truly feel like Star Wars.  Modern, yes, and with Abrams' touch, yes.  But the score, those sound effects, and the atmosphere as a whole, are meant for a theater.  Being inside that X-Wing with the pilot, soaring across that lake with the fighters, creeping through the woods with a new Dark Sider... December 2015 can't come soon enough!!!

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