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Star Wars: Episode VII to be directed by J.J. Abrams **NON SPOILER THREAD** — Page 124

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We'll know soon enough, I hope!

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SilverWook said:

I've never seen a generic name on a chair on a movie set. It's often been a point of contention in Hollywood as to who merits getting a chair with their name on it. It's one of little perks of being a star that isn't accorded to just anybody.

Perhaps it's not a real chair at all and they had to cut the frame there to preserve the 4th wall.

The blue elephant in the room.

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m_s0 said:

The beard diverts attention from the rest of his face and from the fact that he's getting really old, and it makes you almost forget that he'll be needing a walker by the time Ep VIII gets released ;)

 Always with the walker jokes. Just because you're old doesn't automatically make you a weak feeble push over. Look at Bill Shatner:

The man is 83 years old and still going strong. Harrison is a whole 12 years younger than this man and you're already ready to relegate Han Solo to the old folks home?

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It still surprises me that Shatner is that old. He looks like he's in his sixties, not his eighties.

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Maybe he's taken the last line he had in TWOK to heart?

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DuracellEnergizer said:

It still surprises me that Shatner is that old. He looks like he's in his sixties, not his eighties.

 Yeah, it's funny that, considering all of the Star Trek movies revolve around the central theme of him being too old and the constant jokes about the cast being past it, that he has aged so well.

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Tobar said:

The man is 83 years old and still going strong. Harrison is a whole 12 years younger than this man and you're already ready to relegate Han Solo to the old folks home?

People are different though. Some are fit and healthy in their 80' while others are already a wreck in their 60'. I am not saying Harrison doesn't look well... just saying that you can't just generalise.

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Tobar said:

m_s0 said:

The beard diverts attention from the rest of his face and from the fact that he's getting really old, and it makes you almost forget that he'll be needing a walker by the time Ep VIII gets released ;)

 Always with the walker jokes. Just because you're old doesn't automatically make you a weak feeble push over. Look at Bill Shatner:

The man is 83 years old and still going strong. Harrison is a whole 12 years younger than this man and you're already ready to relegate Han Solo to the old folks home?

Don't treat that walker quip too seriously, but the thing is the guy is 70, he looks his age, and because of that he won't be able to convincingly pull off some of the things he would've been able to pull off thirty years ago.

Plus, if Han Solo is going to be a significant part of the new Star Wars movie... I'll put it this way: I think it's highly unlikely it's going to be a slow plot and character-driven drama as opposed to a hyperactive action movie, and we've all seen that Crystal Skull abomination. I don't want Ford's character to be relegated to the corner during every action scene, and I don't want a dodgy stand-in (be it a real person or a CGI model) jumping all over the place either.

I have little faith in the project, I know.

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Han can still be a deadly shot with a blaster and fly the Falcon. (He really doesn't get into the kind of body bruising scenarios Dr. Jones does.) We had this gal in a deleted scene from ROTJ after all...

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Possibly. I suppose it all comes down to the fact that I've got trouble picturing Han Solo in a movie along the lines of those Star Trek reboots.

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Of all the deleted material I've seen from the OT, it's that little roll of alternate Rebel Fighter footage from Jedi, I'd most like to have been in the films. An old lady and a Mon Cal pilot would have added nicely to that "The Rebellion is an equal opportunities employer" thing.

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Ryan McAvoy said:

An old lady and a Mon Cal pilot would have added nicely to that "The Rebellion is an equal opportunities employer" thing.

IMO, the old lady adds more to that "The Rebellion is underfunded and undermanned" thing.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

An old lady and a Mon Cal pilot would have added nicely to that "The Rebellion is an equal opportunities employer" thing.

IMO, the old lady adds more to that "The Rebellion is underfunded and undermanned" thing.

Maybe that's precisely why it didn't make the final cut. There's a quote in The Making of ROTJ (I'll find it later) where someone asked GL if the uniforms and sets for the Rebel fleet shouldn't be more beaten up and distressed. Lucas answered that the Rebels actually had superior equipment compared to the Empire, and that's why they ended up winning the civil war.

Go figure.

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My take is the Mon Calamari haven't been openly part of the Rebellion until recently, (we don't see them at all in ESB) so their ships aren't as battle worn as what we've already seen.

Unless things have been going badly for a long time before Episode VII begins, I don't expect the good guys to have ships in rough shape.

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ATMachine said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

An old lady and a Mon Cal pilot would have added nicely to that "The Rebellion is an equal opportunities employer" thing.

IMO, the old lady adds more to that "The Rebellion is underfunded and undermanned" thing.

Maybe that's precisely why it didn't make the final cut. There's a quote in The Making of ROTJ (I'll find it later) where someone asked GL if the uniforms and sets for the Rebel fleet shouldn't be more beaten up and distressed. Lucas answered that the Rebels actually had superior equipment compared to the Empire, and that's why they ended up winning the civil war.

Go figure.

Lucas' logic never fails to perplex me.

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I think his reasoning was that they wouldn't have been a convincing threat otherwise which I think is pretty dumb considering the nature of the story he's telling.

It's kind of funny that at the same time he thought using Ewoks the way he did was totally fine, but I guess it makes sense in a weird way.

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m_s0 said:


Possibly. I suppose it all comes down to the fact that I've got trouble picturing Han Solo in a movie along the lines of those Star Trek reboots.
Harrison could be in the Bruce Greenwood-type role.

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That's one of the two main possibilities I was thinking of and it doesn't sound that great to me, but then again I'm highly skeptical of the entire thing.

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I hope everyone has a beard.  Even the women and children.

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TV's Frink said:

I hope everyone has a beard.  Even the women and children.

I also hope there's a few exploding moustache guys in it.

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TV's Frink said:

I hope everyone has a beard.  Even the women and children.

STAR
WARS

EPISODE VII

THE FACIAL FOLLICLES OF INFINITY

Many years have passed since
the fall of the EMPIRE, and a
NEW REPUBLIC now flourishes,
with justice and freedom for all.

But a new threat has risen on the
trading world of CORELLIA, in the
form of a terrible PLAGUE. Its
spread is rapid, leaving citizens
with BIG BUSHY BEARDS.

The NEW JEDI ORDER led by
LUKE SKYWALKER now seeks the
source of this whiskery menace,
so that chins may be clean again...

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Tobar said:

The man is 83 years old and still going strong.

 And from the looks of that photo, still pretty handy with a shuriken.  ;-)

Oh, come on!  You all saw it.  124 pages and the movie is over a year away.  Would it kill them to throw us a bone?  For crying out loud, we're discussing Shatner now.  ;-)

That said;  Dude's amazing for 83.

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ray_afraid said:

m_s0 said:

I think it's highly unlikely it's going to be a slow plot and character-driven drama as opposed to a hyperactive action movie

 A shame, that.

It is, assuming it's not a George Lucas PT movie. I like movies that take their time. Look at ESB: it's very slow, especially if you compare it to modern action flicks. That's a good thing because of what maintaining that kind of pace allows you to do. You couldn't have written that movie around frenetic action beats every five minutes. Luke fighting a dozen Sith Lords on Dagobah (because nothing's happened action-wise for several minutes already at that point, and we can't have that) would've ruined those scenes.