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Adventures in Raising the Next Generation of Original Star Wars Fans — Page 14

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SilverWook said:

I saw Caroline Munro at Monsterpalooza last year, and Starcrash was the furthest thing from my mind. (I must have been thinking about The Golden Voyage of Sinbad at the time.) She still looks pretty darn good too!

 She does look great for her age.

Stella Star in her"slave outfit" (that's what it is... and there's an ice planet too; pre-TESB, pre-ROTJ... Hmm...) is one of the major reasons that 15 was the perfect age for me to discover Starcrash.

"These deadly rays will be your death..."

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I looked at the first seven minutes of Starcrash. The special effects were decent for their time, and the music was nice, but the dialog was painful.

edit: I admit that the MFT3K is much more watchable.

The Bunny, The Bunny, woah, I love The Bunny

Possessed said:
Danfun, do you also love the soup and the bread, or just the bunny?

SilverWook said:
Use of the bunny outside off topic is getting out of hand.
When outside off topic, use a link to the bunny if you really feel the need to invoke it.
Warnings will be next if some restraint is not shown.

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The stop motion robots in the film are great. Definitely a Ray Harryhausen homage going on there, and references to other fantasy and sci fi. The alien judge looks like he escaped from Invaders From Mars.

I have a fondness for all these movies that jumped on the Star Wars bandwagon back then. (Battle Beyond The Stars is arguably top of the heap.) Most are endearingly goofy than bad. Even Lucas once said knew SW would be copied if it was successful, and he wanted to sit back and enjoy the copies.

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Where were you in '77?

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I found Star Crash for the first time a few months ago, and I don't think a day has gone by that I haven't thought about how charmingly bad it is. 

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I tried, I really did. My son is five and I'm waiting a year for him to watch ESB to fully grasp the father-son connection. Until then I watch Star Wars with him over and over. But in my excitement, I couldn't help to pull him over to the computer screen to watch the new teaser today. It was the *REDACTED* that made me yell in my head, "What have I done?!"

I hope he turns out ok.

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I guess you're right. Sorry about that.

I hope those who saw it turn out ok, too.

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Hooterdear said:

I hope those who saw it turn out ok, too.

 Ok, that was funny.

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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!

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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That’s a sweet story! Reminds me of how when I was little I felt bad when the likes of Godzilla or The Creature from the Black Lagoon got hurt.

And now I want Frink to have the AT-AT’s called Robot Puppies and growl and bark in his ESB edit. 😉

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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.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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xhonzi said:

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.

That is the most previous thing I have ever heard.

TAFKA TheBoost

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Morgan the Boost said:

That is the most previous thing I have ever heard.

Previous? I don’t think that, what you think that.

That reminds me- have you learned to spell ‘sequel’ in the past several years since I last saw you?

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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xhonzi said:

Morgan the Boost said:

That is the most previous thing I have ever heard.

Previous? I don’t think that, what you think that.

That reminds me- have you learned to spell ‘sequel’ in the past several years since I last saw you?

I meant PRECIOUS. And yes, since you asked I still spell SEQUAL correctly.

TAFKA TheBoost

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It’s just like a big ol’ family reunion! It even has bickering!

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Morgan the Boost said:
SEQUAL

Flames. Flames! Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breathl- heaving breaths. Heaving breaths.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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Akwat Kbrana said:

It’s just like a big ol’ family reunion! It even has bickering!

Feels like we never left!

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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Brahmmuel L Jackson said:

Out of curiosity, have you guys ever watched this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCjMGOvMghY

Absolutely. It toes the line between parody and reality.

My kids have seen the OT (despecialized, of course), TFA, and Rogue One. They watch Rebels and sometimes Clone Wars. (My boy likes the clones a lot.)

Every once in a while I think about showing them the PT just because they know bits of the story. Then I remember Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and Hayden and I just can’t do it.

We did watch the final battle between Obi-wan and Vader. That was back when my kids were 4 and 5. Even then they thought it was dumb. “Why isn’t Ob-wan picking up his friend and saving him from the lava?” “I don’t know. Ask George.”

– Bill

Never tell me the odds.

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Tallguy said:

Every once in a while I think about showing them the PT just because they know bits of the story. Then I remember Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and Hayden and I just can’t do it.

We did watch the final battle between Obi-wan and Vader. That was back when my kids were 4 and 5. Even then they thought it was dumb. “Why isn’t Ob-wan picking up his friend and saving him from the lava?” “I don’t know. Ask George.”

Relevant:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Liveblog-of-my-8-yr-old-and-5-yr-old-daughters-watching-ROTS-L8wrtr-Version-for-the-first-time/id/48230/page/1

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“8yo: Star Wars is serious! Everyone is dying!”

That’s awesome! Thank you!

Not ENTIRELY on topic, but my 8 year old will be seeing Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan with me in the cinema next month (the 7 year old says ‘no’ but he is waffling a little). She’s seen bits and pieces but never from end to end. Say what you want about JJ but Beyond is getting her interested in Trek. I can’t live blog it (cinema) but I’ll be watching with an even keener eye.

– Bill

Never tell me the odds.