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#1082316
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All Things Star Trek
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Yes, but:

It would have worked just as well in Beyond if the ship had been hijacked and the crew, fearing a destruction that never came, used the escape pods. The actual destruction of the ship was just a plot device to get them all onto this planet and into interesting situations.

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#1082137
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All Things Star Trek
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It is surely a sign that they don’t know other ways to add emotional weight than destroying the Enterprise or threatening Earth.

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#1081714
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All Things Star Trek
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NeverarGreat said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

I’ve been considering seeing Star Trek Beyond, as I’ve heard its more in the mold of classic Trek than ST ‘09 & STID. Now, I still haven’t seen the prior two movies and still don’t plan to. Can this movie be viewed as a standalone film, or is it too mired in the continuity of Abrams’ films?

Everything you need to know going into this one is established in Trek '09. IMO, if you can’t stomach watching that film, you shouldn’t bother with Beyond.

Oh and they blew up the Enterprise at the end of STID. I almost forgot about that.

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#1081649
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Earl said:

If John Williams was suddenly unable to compose music for the next film for whatever reason, my first choice for a replacement would probably be Alan Silvestri.

Because the Avengers films have had such memorable music?

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#1081356
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All Things Star Trek
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pittrek said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

I’ve been considering seeing Star Trek Beyond, as I’ve heard its more in the mold of classic Trek than ST ‘09 & STID. Now, I still haven’t seen the prior two movies and still don’t plan to. Can this movie be viewed as a standalone film, or is it too mired in the continuity of Abrams’ films?

The funny thing is that the previous 2 movies were just action and nothing else, but the best parts of the third movie are scenes were people are just talking to another, which are usually the most boring parts of movies. And the only thing (except the points written above) I would recommend to do is checking online which actor plays which character

I mean, once you’re watching it, it’s pretty clear, isn’t it? There’s a black woman, a Russian guy, a Scottish guy, an Asian guy, a Vulcan, a grumpy guy and the Captain.

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#1081290
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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suspiciouscoffee said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

I’ve been considering seeing Star Trek Beyond, as I’ve heard its more in the mold of classic Trek than ST ‘09 & STID. Now, I still haven’t seen the prior two movies and still don’t plan to. Can this movie be viewed as a standalone film, or is it too mired in the continuity of Abrams’ films?

COFFEE’S GUIDE ON EVERYTHING YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WATCHING BEYOND

•Kirk’s dad was a starship captian, but died.
•Spock Prime was living in the Abramsverse for a while, and everyone knew it

…that’s it iirc.

Also, the planet Vulcan was destroyed in the first film, making Vulcans a rare race, the remnants of which are trying to restart their species on a New Vulcan colony. Oh, and Spock and Uhura have been dating.

They’re not super important, but there are things that won’t make sense if you don’t know them.

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#1072260
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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When the Death Star, under command the command of Grand Moff Tarkin, followed the Millennium Falcon to Yavin via tracking device and was subsequently destroyed, it is almost certain that they did not keep the location of the Rebel Base a total secret from the rest of the Imperial Navy. As such, even though the Death Star was destroyed, the Base’s location was no longer secret. How, then, did the Rebellion have time for an awards ceremony before evacuating? Surely the arrival of some portion of the Imperial Navy was imminent.

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#1051462
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I had a dream the other night that I was in a museum where you could watch any of the Star Wars films, but they had accidentally uploaded the original 1977 version of Star Wars into the system.

Except this version included a previously unknown deleted scene in which, high on a scrubby green hill, Grand Moff Tarkin, Obi-wan Kenobi and a third character debated Luke’s fate. The third character resembled a muppet-style talking hay bale, dressed in a brown robe, and was named Kale. The argument got pretty heated, and it ended with Obi-wan leaping into the air to deliver a kick to Kale’s face.

Now if that doesn’t count as General Star Wars Random Thoughts…

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#1046670
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 **REVISITED** ADYWAN **720p HD version coming after ROTJ:R*
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Bingowings said:

FVDnz said:

Bingowings said:

FVDnz said:

doubleofive said:

FVDnz said:

I just read something on the Wordpress page about Vader retaining his red lenses. I was actually wondering about that especially after seeing them on Vader’s helmet still intact on Rebels. Nice to hear that you’re going back to them, Ady. Your explanation makes perfect sense. 😃

Now another thing I’m wondering is the Rebel Hangar on Yavin IV. After watching fighters flying out of the Hangar on Rogue One, what’s the possibilities of seeing something similar happening on ANHR:SE? Mind you, though, the scene looks fine as it currently is anyhow.

I’m sure Ady would love to build a model of the Massassi Temple. Part of that is sarcasm, most of it is fear that he will. 😉

If he does, I shan’t be complaining lol. Heck, I recall the time when he’d mentioned something about having a scale model of Cloud City that somebody had built. Possibilities of filming multiple angles would certainly be endless! 😉

That’s no model…

Yeah, couldn’t find the exact word to actually describe what it was, maybe a maquette or something…

It’s a an actual city.

The whole dining room is one city

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#1044352
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 **REVISITED** ADYWAN **720p HD version coming after ROTJ:R*
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doubleofive said:

timdiggerm said:

doubleofive said:

timdiggerm said:

Agreed that this would be great, just as the battle droid was great. U-Wings parked in the Yavin hangar (though not flying out to combat, wrong type of mission for that) would be great too.

I like all of this. But, one could theorize that they only had two U-Wings and both went down at Scarif.

One could also theorize that all K2 droids were removed from Imperial Service immediately following review of footage from Jedha and Scarif demonstrating they can easily be reprogrammed and are thus a security risk.

I mean, one could

Or that we don’t see them in the 3 hallways we see in ANH.

Hah, now there’s a ridiculous, unlikely, improbable scenario.

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#1044110
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 **REVISITED** ADYWAN **720p HD version coming after ROTJ:R*
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doubleofive said:

timdiggerm said:

Agreed that this would be great, just as the battle droid was great. U-Wings parked in the Yavin hangar (though not flying out to combat, wrong type of mission for that) would be great too.

I like all of this. But, one could theorize that they only had two U-Wings and both went down at Scarif.

One could also theorize that all K2 droids were removed from Imperial Service immediately following review of footage from Jedha and Scarif demonstrating they can easily be reprogrammed and are thus a security risk.

I mean, one could

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