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ZkinandBonez said:

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ZkinandBonez said:

MrSundayMovies recently did a retrospective video on the whole Shadow of the Empire multimedia project, which was pretty interesting on its own, but he recently uploaded the two cinematic sections created for the video. Both are essentially just partially animated illustrations with diloague/narration from two chapters from the book, but they’re quite good, especially as little short films on their own.

The Emperor, Darth Vader & Xizor - Shadows Of The Empire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j2WUwTi7_4

Darth Vader Meditation - Shadows Of The Empire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9nGydqkNKQ

Few weeks late, but after just watching their newest video I was reminded of this & came here to post.
It’s really fantastic. The animation is great!

Yeah. Regardless of how short or simple it is I’m always glad to see old EU novels like Shadows of the Empire get some attention.

It’s made me want to read it again. Gotta get a copy of the book and the TP.

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Emperor Palpatine’s Secret Children

Han: Hey Lando! You kept your promise, right? Not a scratch?
Lando: Well, what’s left of her isn’t scratched. All the scratched parts got knocked off along the way.
Han (exasperated): Knocked off?!

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A network of YouTubers have come together to form a project that celebrates Star Wars; where anyone can put forward a video to talk about their love and appreciation of Star Wars in a single YouTube Playlist - “choosing scenes, moments or journeys they believe define Star Wars, to further spread love for the series” - from any and all of The Galaxy Far Far Away…

 

The Link to the ‘Star Wars Defined’ Playlist:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYcp42hsULg&list=PL9DcNxTVwGux0MRI1fln1UjRQ1K1vfILN (the Browntable YouTube Channel)

^ currently there are around 60 videos in the Playlist - covering a wide range of Star Wars content from all corners of the galaxy. Some videos are as short as a couple of minutes - others are a little longer (I think 20 minutes is the longest video I’ve seen so far).

 

This was the first video to appear as part of the ‘Star Wars Defined’ project:-

Star Wars Defined - The Binary Sunset‘s Meaning Analyzed’ - by Browntable. (8 mins long)

 

and this is my current favourite video so far that I’ve seen (I liked TLJ in the main, but have issues with certain aspects) - this guy just persuaded me to give it another watch - and maybe appreciate ‘Broom Boy’ a little more:-

Why I loved The Last Jedi - The Spark Inside Us’ - by Loverboy Media. (19 mins long; with info on the ‘SW Defined’ project)
 

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Can excessive detail and canon impede creativity and fun new ideas?’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpPGJ3K_lPE - at the HelloGreedo youtube channel. (7 mins)
 

The io9 article HG refers to can be found here - Our Fascination With Canon Is Killing the Way We Value Stories

^ Interesting opinion & discussion as ever from HelloGreedo.
 

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This video sums up pretty well why I really love the Dark Empire comics and why so many people hate it. It’s a fun story that stretched the rules a little to allow a dead character to return so that we could further explore a set of ideas only touched upon in ROTJ, and I’ve always found it a little frustrating that the old EU, once it settled and hardened, never really dared to do something like it again.

I also find it funny that SW has ended up with some of the most nitpicky fans as it’s not really a franchise that ever seemed to care that much about the finer details to begin with. I can see why something like Star Trek need to adhere to more rules since it’s much harder sci-fi, but ironically they’ve always played very loose with the smaller details, sometimes even contradicting things within the same series.

The only time I’m really frustrated by a change or alteration on lore is when it breaks narrative cohesion or blatantly contradicts something important like how a character has always behaved or the overall theme of a series (though even these can be vague and highly subjective).

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ZkinandBonez said:

This video sums up pretty well why I really love the Dark Empire comics and why so many people hate it. It’s a fun story that stretched the rules a little to allow a dead character to return so that we could further explore a set of ideas only touched upon in ROTJ, and I’ve always found it a little frustrating that the old EU, once it settled and hardened, never really dared to do something like it again.

I also find it funny that SW has ended up with some of the most nitpicky fans as it’s not really a franchise that ever seemed to care that much about the finer details to begin with. I can see why something like Star Trek need to adhere to more rules since it’s much harder sci-fi, but ironically they’ve always played very loose with the smaller details, sometimes even contradicting things within the same series.

The only time I’m really frustrated by a change or alteration on lore is when it breaks narrative cohesion or blatantly contradicts something important like how a character has always behaved or the overall theme of a series (though even these can be vague and highly subjective).

One reason the fans are so ‘nitpicky’ might be because Star Wars is famous for caring little for consistent canon and handwaving its details. Because of this, any current creator of Star Wars will feel (perhaps rightly) that the details don’t matter and everything is in service of adding drama to a story, dragging Star Wars ever further away from a sense of verisimilitude across stories. So now a fan who was okay with the moderate level of canon fragmentation during the OT may feel that the current level of extreme fragmentation is too much, and become a ‘nitpicky fan’.

This is all theoretical of course 😉

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NeverarGreat said:

ZkinandBonez said:

This video sums up pretty well why I really love the Dark Empire comics and why so many people hate it. It’s a fun story that stretched the rules a little to allow a dead character to return so that we could further explore a set of ideas only touched upon in ROTJ, and I’ve always found it a little frustrating that the old EU, once it settled and hardened, never really dared to do something like it again.

I also find it funny that SW has ended up with some of the most nitpicky fans as it’s not really a franchise that ever seemed to care that much about the finer details to begin with. I can see why something like Star Trek need to adhere to more rules since it’s much harder sci-fi, but ironically they’ve always played very loose with the smaller details, sometimes even contradicting things within the same series.

The only time I’m really frustrated by a change or alteration on lore is when it breaks narrative cohesion or blatantly contradicts something important like how a character has always behaved or the overall theme of a series (though even these can be vague and highly subjective).

One reason the fans are so ‘nitpicky’ might be because Star Wars is famous for caring little for consistent canon and handwaving its details. Because of this, any current creator of Star Wars will feel (perhaps rightly) that the details don’t matter and everything is in service of adding drama to a story, dragging Star Wars ever further away from a sense of verisimilitude across stories. So now a fan who was okay with the moderate level of canon fragmentation during the OT may feel that the current level of extreme fragmentation is too much, and become a ‘nitpicky fan’.

This is all theoretical of course 😉

Yeah, and it does seem to be a much more “recent” thing as well. Though I think another big factor is the old EU which went through great lengths to connect everything and explain every little details. The generation of fans who grew up in the 90’s and early 2000’s seem especially effected by this as they grew up with all the sourcebooks and in-depth games that tried to explain everything. Patrick H. Willems wet into this in his What Do We Want From a Star Wars Movie? video. I think some generations of SW fans are simply so accustomed to getting every little details that they kinda freak out when its not give to them. And of course similar stuff happens to all franchises, including Star Trek, I just find it funny that ST lore is such a mess while SW always tries to keep everything as connected as possible.

This might all just be a side-effect of franchises that’s generally unavoidable as the stories start to pile up and the new generations of fans struggles to keep it all coherent as they go through it all retroactively. I think these continuity “errors” are easier to ignore when you watch/read stories over the course of decades. When you try to go through multiple moves/series over a short period of time the seams suddenly become much more apparent.

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Ben & Rey - The Power of One (11:47) by tstudios

I feel this edit does a good job of tying together the arc of these two characters across the three movies in a coherent way, especially with how it recontextualises certain dialogue. It also entirely omits Rey Palpatine, demonstrating how unnecessary that retcon was to creating a compelling story. The ending is a bit OTT and the sharpening on the footage is horrendous, though.

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Ben & Rey - The Power of One (11:47) by tstudios

I feel this edit does a good job of tying together the arc of these two characters across the three movies in a coherent way, especially with how it recontextualises certain dialogue. It also entirely omits Rey Palpatine, demonstrating how unnecessary that retcon was to creating a compelling story.

Fantastic reylo video, for all those reasons 😃

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Grievous with too many lightsabers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGyfdtW5zn0

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Anchorhead said:

Nice moment for a nurse in San Diego. https://youtu.be/BCRnYGIEJlw

Beautiful that, mate.

Spoiler…

Mark Hamill is such a top man. Pure class from him - as always.

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AT-TE or AT-AT: Longer Legs Are BETTER’:-

Why stop using the AT-TE in favor of the AT-AT? Because longer legs offer a significant advantage, that’s why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy7zUwdZDi0 - at EC Henry youtube cannel. (4 mins)
 

I love these type of videos by EC Henry, Star Wars Explained, and EckhartsLadder - always something new and a different point of view in them 😃

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