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#1084494
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What is your Star Wars?
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My Star Wars was riding my bike to the pharmacy every month to pick up each new issue of the Marvel Star Wars comic , sitting by the tv with my tape recorder to try and catch any star wars content like commercials , sneak previews etc . It was a long three year wait between movies back then . clipping newspapers and magazines and making scrap books . the Kenner action figures , the Topps trading cards. so glad to see a return to the aesthetic of the originals .

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#1084491
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Just watched my Rogue One Blu Ray again and thought I would chime in with some thoughts …I dig it . There are a lot of homages to other Star Wars stories or ideas that were cribbed from them I suspect . When K2-So slaps Cassian and says there is another one if he mouths off again , the exact scenario happens in the first ever E.U. novel Splinter Of The Mind’s Eye . In that book , Luke and Leia are disguised as miners on an Imperial mining planet and are questioned by an Imperial Officer , Luke Slaps Leia and tells her she gets no favors until he finishes his dinner. Of course, the Whills were mentioned in the forward to the Original Star Wars novel ,which is ghost written by Alan Dean Foster who also wrote splinter .The Kyber Crystals had origins in Splinter and the novel would have been the sequel to the original film if it had only been a modest success. Near the end of the movie , there is an Imperial Data Vault on Scarif , which reminds me a lot of the original Marvel Star Wars comic issue 63 where Luke has to infiltrate an Imperial Data Vault on Krakes Planet to recover a data chip and clear his name.I have not yet read any of the Rougue one books yet but wonder if they answer a few questions . I have my own theories though about some. For instance , at the beginning of the movie , why are there moisture vaporators on a seemingly rain swept planet ? on viewing this time around , I noticed the soil was black , so I am guessing that region of the planet suffered some kind of earlier devastation and there is some kind of regrowth and regeneration involved.There are red robed Figures with square hoods walking around in Jhedda , I am guessing they are tied into the Emperors Royal Guard somehow . Speaking of Jheda , the city interior shots reminded me a lot of the art of Dave Doorman who did a lot of comic covers for Dark Horse in the 90s. I am sure I will notice more things on repeat viewings .To me , that is the mark of a good Star Wars movie when it rewards you with new insights on repeat viewings and you see new things each time and it makes you curious about the worlds it is set in .that is all for now .I am sure some of this has been covered elsewhere , I just wanted to get some of my thoughts down while fresh from a viewing.

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#1079535
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Watchmen: Midnight
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it would be great to see someone attempt to do the giant squid I agree . I own the directors cut of this movie as well as a copy of this fan edit on disk . It is a great edit

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#1075972
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What was your impression of the prequels before they announced the PT?
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I also thought that the Mandalorian Super commandos would have been the clones . They were described in the Empire Strikes Back novelization as a group of evil warriors defeated by the Jedi Knights during the clone wars .Since the novel was “official” , I presumed this was a hint at what the prequels would be .

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#1075967
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For fans of Conan The Barbarian 1982
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ah , that is one in a series of pastiche novels , Robert E. Howard , the creator of Conan only wrote one novel length Conan tale called The Hour Of The Dragon and numerous short stories in the early 1930’s for the pulp magazine Weird Tales . there is a collected edition I encourage you to seek out , the tales are far superior and I am willing to bet will get you hooked http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33482.The_Coming_of_Conan_the_Cimmerian

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#1075653
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Aliens (1986) - Trailer in HD (Fan Remaster) (v2 0)
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this is AWESOME !!! flows very well and makes me want to see the movie again and yet keeps a lot of surprises unrevealed . nice job pulling it together from all the different sources . looks great in full screen on my display .

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#1075648
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&quot;The Ewoks Project&quot; DVD set (All discs now on myspleen)
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Skylover said:

If there is a V.2 or another project, maybe the french music video could be included? If you have never seen it, this one is in good quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BqNurB7IMg

It’s the singer of the french intro, but this one is a full music video made to sell the song.
Thank you for sharing this …have never seen it …I am …speechless. the song is stuck in my head now .

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#1075645
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What was your impression of the prequels before they announced the PT?
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I thought the backstory from the original movie novelizations were going to be all true , that Uncle Owen and Ben Kenobi were brothers , I thought we would see the Jedi fighting scores of Mandalorian Super commando’s , I also thought the Jedi would wear a uniform like the black one Luke had in Return Of The Jedi .I thought Ben Kenobi would help Luke and Leia’s mother hide the children and she would live as well .I also thought Anakin would actually have started out a a navigator on a spice freighter and that is how he would meet Kenobi .I also thought they would be good friends as stated in the original movie and not the bickering we see in the prequels . The Clone Wars animated series fixes that relationship to a degree , and I think it was a great show , I just wish the Movies had done it .

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