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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion NON SPOILER THREAD — Page 6

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Kylo has already been there before. 😉

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Where were you in '77?

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Trailer thoughts, out of order

  • Was that the Ghost?
  • Was that a Y-wing? I get that there’s probably an old mothballed Imperial fleet coming into play, but why would there be an old Y-Wing? I guess the Rebellion is pretty desperate for ships. But jeez, if you thought TFA was just an OT reboot… Oh also a B-Wing! And old X-Wings? …does this movie have time travel after all?
  • First Order base on a big ice crystal in space. That’s cool. And of course Snoke had a giant, ominous throne.
  • I’m fine with returning to Endor & DSII, I think, because how else is Kylo going to get closure and understand the truth of Anakin’s redemption? Don’t ask me how going there will accomplish that, but it will.
  • I thought the mothballed fleet was in space (see previous trailer), but now it appears to be emerging from the ocean (or possibly ice) while a cell of equestrian rebels gallops across it. Okay?
  • Threepio’s going to die? Maybe? That seems fine, really
  • aaaaaaaaaand mech-Palpatine
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Huh. Rogue One, to me, felt like some of the best EU from the 90’s (like the early X-wing novels and comics or the dark forces video game series) brought to live action.

This trailer feels like some of the more bizarre or “out there” 90’s EU like, say, Dark Empire. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not yet…

I do love the image of the ice crystal palace thing with TIE fighters flying towards it. It feels like something from the Leigh Brackett draft of ESB (which I envisioned having a glitzy 70’s scifi visual style. Kinda like if Star Wars went all “Xanadu” in the sequel). The cavalry charge across the surface of a Star Destroyer seems… …odd…

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canofhumdingers said:

Huh. Rogue One, to me, felt like some of the best EU from the 90’s (like the early X-wing novels and comics or the dark forces video game series) brought to live action.

This trailer feels like some of the more bizarre or “out there” 90’s EU like, say, Dark Empire. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not yet…

Gareth Edwards mentioned that he was a big Dark Forces fan iirc, and it’s been pointed out that Jyn and Cassian could totally be Jan and Kyle.

Didn’t Lucas say back in the 90’s that Dark Empire reminded him of how he would’ve handled the ST? They consulted him for IX, so maybe that explains the similarities?

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And one of the script writers was Gary Whitta, former EIC for PC Gamer. The Dark Forces homages were deliberate at some level.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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Far be it from me to be cynical, but as he’s in the movie I’d take his reaction with a grain of salt…

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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Well the ‘For Your Consideration’ tracklist is out there, which means more spoilers are out there. I figured I’d be okay just staying out of the TROS spoilers thread, but if there are people here who wantonly post info from leaks without thinking twice in threads that aren’t about TROS, the chances of seeing something I don’t want to see (leak or not) is very high, so I’ll be taking a break from the forum. If I’m smart, the break will last well past the release of TROS as well.

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Adding onto this, it looks like spoilers from people who have seen preview screenings are starting to show up, so if any of you want to avoid leaks it might be a good idea to take a vacation from online forums until you see the movie!

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Can’t believe we’re just 10 days now. I still remember the hype after we all learned Disney would be making a sequel trilogy. It’s crazy to think it will all be over soon. I don’t want to be spoiled, so I’ll be leaving the forums till next Friday.

Maul- A Star Wars Story

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Yeah, probably a good time for me to dip out until I’ve seen the movie as well.

See you on the other side, folks! Less than two weeks to go…

a trolling bantha

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I haven’t been careful at all this time around, so I won’t do a blackout yet, just avoiding the obvious places for now.

Initiating self-destruct countdown…

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To be fair, I’m not doing a very good job of staying away. Haha

a trolling bantha

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Boy I sure haven’t either. Wish I’d done more to. Oh, well. Some of what I’d looked at months ago I’m told is more or less confirmed wholesale.

I’ll be attending it with my brother who wouldn’t have been spoiled much if at all, so I’ll have his eyes to be viewing them through anyway.

Initiating self-destruct countdown…

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The first thing we will discover is which font the title will use.

Initiating self-destruct countdown…

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I am seeing the film tomorrow at the theater where I saw The Clone Wars Pilot Film. That theater being the South Side Works.

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Color me impressed! They threaded a very fine needle and made it all into a much better quilt than I could have imagined.

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Sitting in the theater as we speak! See y all on the other side.

What’s the internal temperature of a TaunTaun? Luke warm.

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RogueLeader said:

Adding onto this, it looks like spoilers from people who have seen preview screenings are starting to show up, so if any of you want to avoid leaks it might be a good idea to take a vacation from online forums until you see the movie!

I honestly don’t care about spoilers for this trilogy. It’s a complete mess. I’ve been reading all the spoilers out of sheer curiosity as to how much further the idiots at Disney can drive this thing into the ground.

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About to see it. Bracing for impact.

Initiating self-destruct countdown…