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Anakin Starkiller

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#1227500
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Is Star Wars "Better Than It's Ever Been"?
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fmalover said:

Stotchy said:

fmalover said:

Apart from The Last Jedi, which is currently my all-time favourite Star Wars movie

I’m sorry, what?

What? Is it some sort of crime to rank TLJ as my all-time favourite SW movie?

Don’t you know? Ranking any Star Wars film above ESB (except ANH or RotJ, depending on how the community feels that day) is punishable through death by rancor pit.

BTW, I’m surprised you liked Star Wars Rebels after the way the butchered Thrawn, a methodical military strategist who’s twenty steps ahead of everybody and lends himself to more mature storylines, ruined by being introduced in a kid’s show and being thwarted by whiny teenager Ezra Bridger.

I agree with Rebels, though it’s problems go far beyond ruining Thrawn. I’d argue the only real issue with how they handled him is how he just continuously lets the rebels win on purpose to “study” them. It’s a cheap excuse, but not as bad as having him lose to them weekly through mere incompetence. Plus, when he finally unleashes his attack, he does a damn good job.

My problems have more to do with the dull stories, bland new protagonist (Ezra), and overall childish tone (and I say this as someone who watches mostly kids’ shows). At first, I was apprehensive about using an all-new cast, but all of the characters were well used in the end. All but Ezra.

But now can I get the show I actually wanted? You know, with Luke, Han, and Leia going on adventures between ANH and ESB? What’s that? You’re relegating that to comics? Thanks a lot. /s

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#1227496
Topic
Is Star Wars "Better Than It's Ever Been"?
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fmalover said:

Under Disney I’ve already noticed Star Wars is becoming increasingly sanitised. Case in point the Hutt species. In the original canon all Hutts were hermaphrodites with some having a more masculine personality whilst others having a more feminine one. Now in the new Disney canon the Hutts are strictly male and female. Another example is the near-complete removal of sexy female characters, starting with Disney no longer selling slave Leia outfits. Remember Darth Talon? Or Quinlan Vos’ sexy wife from the old EU? I guarantee we will never see those types of characters ever again in SW.

Actually, Darth Talon was considered for the ST, appearing in early concept art as the one to literally seduce Ben to the dark side.

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#1227224
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<em>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</em> To Return With New Episodes
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fmalover said:

IMO it would have been a lot better if Ahsoka had been introduced as the Padawan of one the many background Jedi Masters glimpsed in the prequels and have her story take place during the Clone Wars but removed from Anakin and Obi-Wan, fighting her own battles and occasionally crossing paths with Anakin and Obi-Wan. It would have expanded the Galaxy instead of having everyone knowing everyone.

She was actually meant to be a new Jedi’s master back when Filoni conceived the show as starring all new characters, and being overall much closer to Rebels. Lucas said it should be about Anakin and Obi-Wan, but liked Ahsoka, so they kept her. Filoni thought she should be Obi-Wan’s apprentice, but Lucas said she should be Anakin’s.

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#1227099
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<em>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</em> To Return With New Episodes
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Based on production codes and whatnot, I’ve determined that the show is missing 52 episodes, 20 of which have been covered in other media. I also know every single arc, assuming that the two we have no episode count for are four episodes, like every other missing arc (they were clearly planning on making all stories that length; kinda like Classic Doctor Who, come to think of it).

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#1227095
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<em>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</em> To Return With New Episodes
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The whole “revived” series looks much more film accurate. The Jedi now wear full robes. Before only had a variant of clone armor, due to technical restrictions.

Or because, you know, fighting in full-length robes isn’t practical. There’s a reason Jedi remove their robes before a fight. Besides, they had full length robes for Shaak Ti.

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#1227029
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<em>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</em> To Return With New Episodes
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I sincerely hope the 12 episodes are just the second half of season 6, and that we get seasons 7 and 8 after that. That way, we’d have every planned episode completed. That said, if it does come down to only 12 episodes, I agree we shouldn’t waste them on stories that have already been told. If they stop at twelve, I’ll be annoyed they even wasted four on the Bad Batch arc.

BTW, I can’t be the only one who noticed Anakin’s longer hair. I hadn’t even noticed it was any shorter in TCW than RotS, but I guess not anymore. Actually, upon closer inspection, it appears to be the same length, just wavier.

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#1227004
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The Clone Wars is back!
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Trailer

12 new episodes are coming to Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

Finally, we’ll get to see the intended ending for the series, which ended two and half season earlier than intended. The worst part is we still don’t know exactly why, and there many potential reasons. But that’s not so important now that it’s back.

It’s a little strange that they’re doing this at the same time as Resistance, since it will likely overshadow it. I guess they’re aiming for a later release date, which would be strange given that despite coming this fall, we don’t even have a trailer for Resistance.

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#1226473
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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TV’s Frink said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Haarspalter said:

Collipso said:

do people hate dex’s diner’s scene because dex himself is a big pile of cgi shit or are there other reasons?

How about Ewan McGregors terrible reshoot beard?

Oh, and the wig.

It’s not even noticeable. General Dodonna’s the only one in SW with a distractingly fake beard.

Obi Wan in AoTC outside the club would like the world’s biggest word with you.

Mind provide a screenshot?

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#1226472
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Haarspalter said:

Collipso said:

do people hate dex’s diner’s scene because dex himself is a big pile of cgi shit or are there other reasons?

How about Ewan McGregors terrible reshoot beard?

Oh, and the wig.

It’s not even noticeable. General Dodonna’s the only one in SW with a distractingly fake beard.

I assume you meant “General Madine”.

Facepalm

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#1226112
Topic
Lets try to predict your age thread?
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chyron8472 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

God, I hate my teenage self with a passion. What a stupid fuck I was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwlTqu0UY7c&t=65s
RvB Tattoo PSA

“You are an idiot. Take your current age and subtract ten years. Were you smart back then? No. You were an idiot. Fact is, you’re an idiot today, but it will take you ten more years to realize it.”

Ten years? It barely takes five.

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#1225966
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Unproduced Screenplays: ones you've read or plan to read
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About two years ago, I read the first draft of the script for the Super Mario Bros movie, and, while nothing blowing, it was pretty good. It stays true to the games, and makes for a fun romp. One problem it shares with the final product, however is focusing on Luigi instead of Mario. This isn’t Super Luigi Bros! Mario should’ve been the one who longs for adventure and Luigi the one who just wants to go home and pay their debt towards the mafia (yup, that’s in there), not the other way around.

A script I’ve been meaning to read is Chris Columbus’s Indiana Jones III. The Last Crusade has always been my least favorite, in large part due to its descriptiveness (way too similar to the first film). I’m interested in this unrelated adventure that features the monkey king himself, Son Wukong. While it’s true he didn’t write them, Columbus did direct my two favorite Harry Potter films, not to mention Home Alone.

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#1225963
Topic
TV shows you have loved
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ChainsawAsh said:

TV’s Frink said:

I haven’t sat down and watched a solid two hour block of shows in a long time. I like those first three shows a lot but all through Netflix. I’ve never seen an episode of Community.

Oh man, do yourself a favor and check out Community. It’s on Hulu currently.

The first three seasons are gold, season 4 (when the showrunner got fired) is generally considered poor but isn’t that awful, and seasons 5 and 6 (when the showrunner was rehired and then when the show moved from NBC to Yahoo Screen) are divisive for some, but I liked them a lot.

How’d that happen? Why was he fired, then rehired?

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#1225962
Topic
TV shows you have loved
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Jay said:

My all-time favorite show is The Prisoner. SciFi Channel showed it Sunday nights in their early days on the air. I’d never seen anything like it and was hooked instantly. They also used to do a marathon during a certain holiday (I can’t remember which one) and I looked forward to it all year.

Big Finish has done audios for The Prisoner, btw. You might wanna check those out.