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Saw this tidbit over at Scifi.com...

"Spike TV has engineered the biggest movie purchase in the net's 22-year history, ponying up between $65 million and $70 million for a six-year exclusive deal covering all six Star Wars movies, Variety reported."

Spike changed it's name and programming, reinventing itself several years ago, so saying it's been around 22 years is slightly inaccurate. I can already imagine the kind of promos they're going to make!
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I wonder which versions they bought. Probably the current ones...
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SKY Movies have done the same for over here in the U.K from August and September 2006, there gonna show them back to back and individually, plus it will be supported by other Star Wars programming around that time.
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that would rock if they were the theatrical cuts for all six!
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I know over here around the release of Sith they showed the 97 SE Star Wars on SKY and unfortunately i believe it wll be be SEs all the way wherever(could you imagine if the thetrical ones were shown by some sort of accident, I wonder what George's reaction would be?)

I am more interested in any new Star Wars documentries they may show...
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Let's put up some money and buy the WHOLE rights for Star Wars. So we can release the O-OT. I can contribute with 50 dollars. Here, I'll put my 50 dollars in the basket, and if you do the same for our glorious O-OT, Jesus will bless you. Can I hear an amen for that?

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C'mon everyone, donate now, for our good cause. It's the blessed O-OT. Halelujah!
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"I wonder which versions they bought. Probably the current ones... "

It's whatever versions Lucas allows them to show. To this day, he still prevents people from publicly displaying privately held copies of the pre-SE Star Wars.

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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
"I wonder which versions they bought. Probably the current ones... "

It's whatever versions Lucas allows them to show. To this day, he still prevents people from publicly displaying privately held copies of the pre-SE Star Wars.


Wow, didn't know Lucas was that anal.
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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
"I wonder which versions they bought. Probably the current ones... "

It's whatever versions Lucas allows them to show. To this day, he still prevents people from publicly displaying privately held copies of the pre-SE Star Wars.


Wow, didn't know Lucas was that anal.


Of course he is. I bet I could pull out my Faces boxset and bring over about five friends to watch them. And then suddenly, George would run in and throw a lawsuit at me for ruining his vision, a crime which I'm sure exists in his world.

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does anyone know if it will it be the dvd versions of star wars?
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that would rock if they were the theatrical cuts for all six!

Wishful thinking. There's no chance.

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I know over here around the release of Sith they showed the 97 SE Star Wars on SKY


It was even worse than that as they showed the 2004 version with new Jabba. It was not identical to the DVD version as these shots show.......

DVD Version


SKY Version


I was hoping for a decent DVB copy of the 1997 version myself............

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thanks for that info, I was so sure it was it was the 97 version, you are right it is worse, that means good old Hayden will be appearing in Jedi then when it is shown on SKY
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Yep, which is why I won't watch it.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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sci fi channel used to own the original version of the trilogy in widescreen, but they no longer show it, probalbly to appease mr. lucas, speaking of which did anyone ever record the broadcasts. I think one time they had Billy dee williams as the presenter, and carrie fisher on another.

they even showed the original star trek episodes digitally restored, with new interviews with leonard nimoy and william shatner which did not end up on dvd, anyone have this?

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I doubt it's simply to appease Mr. Lucas. I agree wtih MeBe in that they most likely aren't allowed to show any other version. He owns the films, therefore, he has the legal rights to say what versions can be aired and how, etc.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don’t exist… then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks… and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming… Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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sci fi channel used to own the original version of the trilogy in widescreen, but they no longer show it, probalbly to appease mr. lucas, speaking of which did anyone ever record the broadcasts. I think one time they had Billy dee williams as the presenter, and carrie fisher on another.

they even showed the original star trek episodes digitally restored, with new interviews with leonard nimoy and william shatner which did not end up on dvd, anyone have this?


I've got the Star Wars as hosted by Billy Dee and almost all of the Star Trek as hosted by Shatner, not the later Nimoy airings. That's all in SLP, though...

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"I've got the Star Wars as hosted by Billy Dee and almost all of the Star Trek as hosted by Shatner, not the later Nimoy airings. That's all in SLP, though... "

is there any way i can get a copy of them even if they are slp, i'd still like to get dvdr of them.

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I might be able to do DVDs of each when I'm home for Christmas.

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Wouldn't it be great if Spike preempted Lucas (or would it be post-empted Lucas?) and showed the theatrical versions? Of course, Lucas would probably sue them or something, but it would be worth it in the advertising money the network could rake in.

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That WOULD be a cool ass stunt. And yunno, if they broadcast em in Pan n Scan, it'd be the ULTIMATE nostalgia trip. I swear to God I'd buy some jammies just so I could wear em and watch Star Wars on TV like I did when I was 6 or 7
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