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generalfrevious said:

Does anyone realize for a nearly forty-year franchise, Star Wars maybe had five good years in it? If things don't change around in eight months Star Wars' reputation as one of the worst franchises ever could be cemented.

Only five years? The first three movies spanned ca. seven years and there were plenty of good tie-in/EU material for the following 15-ish years or so. Sure there's been a lot of weird stuff since 1999, but there was a lot of great books, comics, games, etc. in the years before, and even some after. The problem with Star Wars is it's size and scope; tie-in merchandise ranging from the Ewoks cartoon to stuff like Shadows of the Empire. I think it would be more right to say that Star Wars is one of the most diverse franchises that exists, and in eight months it will be even larger, for better and for worse. 

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1987 was a great year. Tenth anniversary celebration. :)

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Where were you in '77?

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The early 90's was practically the renaissance of Star Wars, as far as the EU is concerned. As a kid I spent more time with EU stuff like Shadows of the Empire, Dark Empire, the Jedi Knight game series, etc. than I did the actual movies. The post Phantom Menace EU on the other hand got kind of weird. It became this weird mix of mismatching concept, not to mention a lot of retconning.  

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I'll have you know I quite enjoyed The Caravan of Courage!

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It tickles me how supposed hardcore Star Wars fans like the above fellow enjoy only two movies--hell, very specific versions of two movies--in a franchise spanning nearly four decades. Makes you think.

Anyways, I just saw Attack the Block for the first time and it was great, John Boyega especially. Can't wait to see what he does as Finn.

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generalfrevious said:

The movies though...there hasn't been a good one in 32 years.

FTFY

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The year isn't over yet. ;)

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generalfrevious said:

The movies though...there hasn't been a good one in 35 years.

but there's only been 6 movies total, so it's 29 years of nothing, with at most 4 years of suckage

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generalfrevious said:

The movies though...there hasn't been a good one in 35 years.

 I thought 'The Empire Strikes Back' was okay.

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DavidMerrick said:

It tickles me how supposed hardcore Star Wars fans like the above fellow enjoy only two movies--hell, very specific versions of two movies--in a franchise spanning nearly four decades. Makes you think.

 I beg your pardon! Watch where you're pointing that finger mister!

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Tobar said:

DavidMerrick said:

It tickles me how supposed hardcore Star Wars fans like the above fellow enjoy only two movies--hell, very specific versions of two movies--in a franchise spanning nearly four decades. Makes you think.

 I beg your pardon! Watch where you're pointing that finger mister!

Alien, Terminator, or Superman anyone?

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Tobar said:

DavidMerrick said:

It tickles me how supposed hardcore Star Wars fans like the above fellow enjoy only two movies--hell, very specific versions of two movies--in a franchise spanning nearly four decades. Makes you think.

 I beg your pardon! Watch where you're pointing that finger mister!

 My apologies, you posted a second before I did. 

I am, of course, making fun of generalfrievous.

And the special edition of Alien 3 is the second best movie in the Alien series.

*mic drop*

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This thread is turning into a stark reminder of why I hate math so very much ...

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DuracellEnergizer said:

This thread is turning into a stark reminder of why I hate Star Wars forums so very much ...

 Fixed?

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DavidMerrick said:

It tickles me how supposed hardcore Star Wars fans like the above fellow enjoy only two movies--hell, very specific versions of two movies--in a franchise spanning nearly four decades. Makes you think.

 I own and watch only one version of one of the films, which I saw at least once a week in the theater during the summer of 1977. I only saw the third and fourth films once each. I didn't bother with the last two pieces of shit. I Haven't seen any SEs, nor will I ever. 

Yet I'm beyond excited and completely on-board with the seventh film now that Lucas is completely uninvolved.

Thoughts? 

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Anchorhead said:

Yet I'm beyond excited and completely on-board with the seventh film now that Lucas is completely uninvolved.

I am too, but it has less to do with Lucas' lack of involvement for me and more to do with the following image.

Yay!

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Anchorhead said:

DavidMerrick said:

It tickles me how supposed hardcore Star Wars fans like the above fellow enjoy only two movies--hell, very specific versions of two movies--in a franchise spanning nearly four decades. Makes you think.

 I own and watch only one version of one of the films, which I saw at least once a week in the theater during the summer of 1977. I only saw the third and fourth films once each. I didn't bother with the last two pieces of shit. I Haven't seen any SEs, nor will I ever. 

Yet I'm beyond excited and completely on-board with the seventh film now that Lucas is completely uninvolved.

Thoughts? 

 Again, and maybe I should have clarified, but I was making fun of the eternally pessimistic generalfrievous.

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Understood and my apologies if I misread.  I sensed a True Fan Vs type of post.  Those are nothing but trouble. A fourty-year franchise has room for all.

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Exactly. The universal appeal of Star Wars has only ever been a positive.

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I am more curious as to what Max Von Sydow is going to be doing in the film than anything. The man is a legend from the tail end of the golden age. He's part of that Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, and Peter Cushing era. Yes, he's been in some lesser films, but who hasn't? I don't think he's been bad in any of those films.

Christopher Lee was also from that era, but Lucas was directing.

I imagine he'll be some kind of dark character, because his resume makes him well more than qualified to play that role. I am hoping though, that he doesn't. I would like to see him play a good character. It would be tempting to make him an old exiled Jedi, but I hope Abrams eases off the Jedi overkill that plagued the prequels. 20 sabers in a frame was overkill.

Whatever they chose for him to play, I hope they give him the opportunity to spread his wings.

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AntcuFaalb said:

Anchorhead said:

Yet I'm beyond excited and completely on-board with the seventh film now that Lucas is completely uninvolved.

I am too, but it has less to do with Lucas' lack of involvement for me and more to do with the following image.

Yay!

 Agree.  Taken straight from the Cantina.  Look at the droid.  Why wouldn't there be a female pirate droid?  Of course there would be.  There is a droid bounty hunter in ESB.  There is definitely a Star Wars look to the whole thing that extends beyond the troopers or the falcon. 

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luckydube56 said:

AntcuFaalb said:

Anchorhead said:

Yet I'm beyond excited and completely on-board with the seventh film now that Lucas is completely uninvolved.

I am too, but it has less to do with Lucas' lack of involvement for me and more to do with the following image.

Yay!

 Agree.  Taken straight from the Cantina.  Look at the droid.  Why wouldn't there be a female pirate droid?  Of course there would be.  There is a droid bounty hunter in ESB.  There is definitely a Star Wars look to the whole thing that extends beyond the troopers or the falcon. 

 some original Mos Eisley Cantina aliens, I do get the OT vibe on the new images/trailer! So far I'm going to the first midnight premier screening, let's hope the upcoming trailers keep me in the same path.

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AntcuFaalb said:

Anchorhead said:

Yet I'm beyond excited and completely on-board with the seventh film now that Lucas is completely uninvolved.

I am too, but it has less to do with Lucas' lack of involvement for me and more to do with the following image.

Yay!

 The orange and blue color scheme bothers me...well except for red over there, and what is he doing with that hand??

Edit: Although the more I look a it, theres quite a bit of brown and yellow. Not many dye options on a desert planet I guess, but we'll see how they color grade the film.

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What would happen if Darth Vader was resurrected at the end of Episode VII? I mean Kahn was brought back for STID, but that might have been a terrible Orci/Kurtzman decision anyways.