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#1097935
Topic
Adventures in Raising the Next Generation of Original Star Wars Fans
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I guess I never reported this one- but for some reason we had to split up to all see The Force Awakens on opening night. I took the older kids to one theatre and the wife took the youngest (the puppy lover, 6 at the time) to another theatre across town.

So the older kids and I were at the movie- watching Rey having a little lunch at her home base… and the camera pulls back and reveals the foot of a downed AT-AT… and we all looked at each other with knowing dread.

18 miles away, a little boy was crying and burrying his head in his mother’s embrace as she tried to console and quiet him, but he could not be calmed. Annoyed fans looked on as he sobbed over the loss of one of his fallen pups.

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#1097896
Topic
Adventures in Raising the Next Generation of Original Star Wars Fans
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xhonzi said:

Last year for Christmas I gave my then 2.5 year old (now 3.5 year old) an AT-AT.  Note the clever wrapping job above.  (Don’t note the poor focus of the photo).  Since then, he’s lovingly referred to it as his ‘robot puppy’ and he plays with it on a fairly regular basis.  It was the one toy he took with him to our Thanksgiving party.

This weekend we watched Ady’s ESB Theatrical Reconstruction (which was awesome!) and I was really excited about him seeing his robot puppy larger than life on the big screen.  When they finally appeared, the other kids got really excited for him and started yelling.  At first he was silent as he watched it in awe… then he jumped up and down and cheered for the robot puppies…  and then the rebels brought down the first one.

He burst into tears.

He was quite upset.  A lot of things can make a 3.5 year old upset, so at first I wasn’t sure what had him twisted up.  But through the sobs, he told us that he didn’t like them hurting the robot puppies and it made him sad.  My oldest tried to explain to him that the robot puppies were the bad guys… but that didn’t help.

Not one bit.

It was kind of awesome.

Watched ESB:R with the fam this weekend. My now 8 year old was still really sad about the death of the Robot Puppies. For the remainder of the flick, he badmouthed Luke, called him a puppy killer, and otherwise cheered on his failures.

Great kid! Either I’m going to spank him or I’m beginning to like him!

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#1097885
Topic
When Did The Star Wars Prequels Become Cool?
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I know that this was sort of suggested on the 2nd page, but I think this is clearly the answer to the OP:

https://www.reddit.com/r/PrequelMemes/

My office is full of mostly people who disdain the prequels… but they love prequel memes. Some go so far as to say they’re glad the prequels were made- so that there could be prequel memes.

Now, I don’t agree with that… but then again…

who would live

is pretty funny.

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#1097497
Topic
BioShock!!! (1, 2 and Infinite and SPOILERS)
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xhonzi said:

  • I like old timey renditions of modern pop hits.  Apparently… this is something I just learned about myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLnZ1NQm2uk (and 200 more)

Scott Bradlee- (one of) the musician(s) behind the ragtime pop hits in Bioshock Infinite has been hard at work making more. LOTS MORE. I didn’t know (Ben! Why didn’t you tell me!?) until just recently… but fans of Bioshock might be the target audience.

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#1097491
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

Ady- I sincerely offer what might come across as the most backhanded compliment of the night-

Thanks for keeping it subtle. Thanks for keeping it reigned in.

I was a little worried after all of the praise you received for ANH:R that it would all go to your head and you would go all 1990s George Lucas on us and deliver a piece of art mixed with hot garbage. As the years rolled on, and the number of edits grew, so did my concern that you might wreck it.

But I was sincerely wrong- all of your hard work is hidden behind a beautiful Empire Strikes Back which highlights what a great film it is, and you didn’t use it to spotlight yourself at all.

I mean all of that in the most complimentary way possible- despite how it might sound.

You made an incredible thing- and didn’t fall to the Dark Side doing it. A+

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#1097489
Topic
Utah County OT.com meetup - Empire Strike Back Revisited
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It’s amazing what brings us out of the woodwork, isn’t it?

Actually, not that surprising, I guess. Someone just has to hit my three alerted phrases-

  1. Bioshock
  2. Tex Murphy
  3. C3PX
  4. ESB Revisited has been released.

I guess that’s 4. Dang.

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#1097485
Topic
Utah County OT.com meetup - Empire Strike Back Revisited
Time

Yo- let me know if you want to watch ESB in my unfinished home theatre in Lehi Utah.

Guest list so far:
Slugoo
The Boost (I assume he’s coming, since Slugoo and The Boost are a thing)
TV’s Frink (you’re on KP, those potatoes don’t peel themselves)

Anyone else interested?

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#790717
Topic
Conventions
Time

I am at Salt Lake Comic Con.

Timothy Zahn is here and I got to talk to him for a while. Super nice and seems like one of us.

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#767219
Topic
THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
Time

bkev said:

Oh, how I miss that game... I went on jk2 yesterday just to see if there was anyone left, and the only players I found were bots. :/

 THAT'S ALMIGHTY GONK to you!

http://www.shavenwookie.com/orhp/history/hist2.html

Know your history, kids.  I served your father in the GONK Wars  

Though after all of this time, I can't remember which side I was on...

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#767218
Topic
THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
Time

unamochilla2 said:

JawsTDS said:

Does anyone know for sure if the new TFA trailer is being shown in front of The Avengers 2? I'm going to a midnight premier tonight and am curious to see it on the big screen.

I think that was just a rumor, not confirmed.  I'm wondering if they would show a new teaser and the full trailer within a few weeks of each other?  The teaser was released only 2 weeks ago.  I'm guessing they'll just have the newest teaser.

It's the same teaser... except I saw it in 3D.

and..

It looked AMAZING.

The Death Star III Blows up.

THE END.

(flees)

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#767217
Topic
Video Game Thread
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Tobar said:

Knights of the Old Republic is a fantastic RPG.

Turn based RPG- if your concept of RPGs has anything to do with modern Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, etc... you might be put off by the turn based combat.  Especially when you roll a 0 and 'miss' with your lightsaber from 4 feet away.

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