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#1065988
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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oojason said:

anyone figured what the whispers are in the trailer - if you listen carefully you can hear these whispers - but I can’t make them out…

I believe it’s Leia’s message to Obi-Wan from ANH when we see her from the back, Obi-Wan talking about the Dark Side corrupting from ANH when we see Kylo’s helmet, and the last whisper is Yoda from ESB talking about the Force surrounding.

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#1065536
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Celebration 2017 Speculation
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rpvee said:

As for the Celebration surprise(s), someone mentioned earlier the possibility of it being a Lucas appearance. That would be fitting, and I don’t think anyone said the surprise would be any kind of announcement. If anything, the big surprise being merchandise of any kind, including a new home media release, would probably get an underwhelming “making the fans buy the same movies again” response, OOT or not. That doesn’t sound like a fitting enough surprise for such a huge panel.

Just gonna quote myself here, before everyone gets all disappointed that an unrealistic announcement wasn’t announced.

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#1065365
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Celebration 2017 Speculation
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Not to add fuel to the fire, but…

I think it’s been mentioned here that the “Saga” Blu-Ray sets have been mysteriously dropping in price the past week or so, but to add to that, the digital versions on iTunes also had a very rare drop in price just today, the day of the panel. Like, just a few hours ago. The last major price drop was iTunes’ big end-of-year sale in December, and nothing really before that. Why would they discount the films on the exact day of the panel if there wasn’t something related to home media whatsoever? It’s not like most iTunes shoppers would know about the convention and connection otherwise…

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#1062664
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Celebration 2017 Speculation
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I’d love a series about the fall of Ben Solo, it’d definitely be more dramatic than a book about it.

As for the Celebration surprise(s), someone mentioned earlier the possibility of it being a Lucas appearance. That would be fitting, and I don’t think anyone said the surprise would be any kind of announcement. If anything, the big surprise being merchandise of any kind, including a new home media release, would probably get an underwhelming “making the fans buy the same movies again” response, OOT or not. That doesn’t sound like a fitting enough surprise for such a huge panel.

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#1062217
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Interesting thing about the bonus features – in text descriptions, they seemed like short fluff pieces, but watching them all together, it seems they’re actually all one big making-of documentary split into pieces. There are even credits at the end of the last one, as if they’re all meant to be watched in order, and they even transition well into each other. So, we did get a big making-of documentary (even if it doesn’t go into much depth), it’s just split up into smaller bonus features, meant to be watched all together in sequence.

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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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