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Anakin Starkiller

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#1262182
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Like I’ve said it the best, RotS is one my all-time favorites, despite its flaws.

It’s nice to see a TLJ hater who doesn’t blow things out of proportion, personally attack Kathleen Kennedy or start namecalling the director. Lots of people, including one on this site, could learn from you. Then again, you’re new, so for all I know it could rapidly degenerate, but so far so good.

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#1261464
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Tying the PT and the ST is an interesting prospect. That said, the way you propose going about it don’t appeal to me. I’m making the first Death Star the only moon/planet-sized superweapon in the saga, so Ilum and Geonosis will just be normal planets. As for the Knights of Ren, I just see them as another clan of Sith, in contrast to the Darths (or would it be the Knights of Darth?). I can’t think of any else to tie the two trilogies together, though.

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#1261380
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The future of OT.com - UPDATE: Please donate!
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I unfortunately can’t afford to donate monthly but maybe I could make a one-time donation. I guess it’s hard to deny hosting the forum on a free site would be more practical but you’d kind of lose a uniqueness if it were just a subreddit or something. FWIW, this site is the number one in my browser’s most visited pages even ahead of Reddit and YouTube. I want it to stay around. BTW, how many active members do we have?

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#1261360
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Not specifically related to Anakin’s comment, but it feels like can’t we have any mystery anymore but instead it’s just a sign of underdevelopment when the people at Lucasfilm don’t want to give people everything at once. It’s like things aren’t moving fast enough for people. If we don’t have all the information and backstory immediately, then it must be a weak story filled with plot holes and a sign that they have no plan.

Let’s just say there’s a difference between not naming Yoda’s species and not naming Jaylah’s species.

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#1261359
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The Original Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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So it got me thinking - what if Luke revisits the cave on Dagobah in ROTJ? Could this be a place for a flashback, a foreboding prediction of later events in ROTJ or a teasing link to the ST? How could this work in context to PT or ST edits that might decide to cut or change events slightly?

Oh I like that. I can’t currently think of any use for it but it’s nice to know the option’s there. Then again, the Dark Side Cave is supposed to be a test, not a revelation.

Anyway, point is, I think the Empire regrouping works best as the second-to-last scene the film that our protagonists are unaware of. Basically what Rogue Leader said.

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#1261200
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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fmalover said:

The Star Wars franchise has been inconsistent in their portrayal of Dark Side corruption.

In the OT the only instances of Dark Side corruption are Vader and the Emperor, with both having very pale skin, and in the Emperor’s case in particular, yellow eyes. Later we meet Darth Maul, who has the yellow eyes characteristic of the Dark Side, but retained his youthful appearance throughout the twenty years leading up to the Battle of Yavin. Count Dooku shows no signs of Dark Side corruption implying his fall to the dark side has been relatively recent or he doesn’t draw from the Dark Side as much as others do. ROTS really screws up the whole notion of Dark Side corruption by revealing the reason Palpatine looks the way he does in the OT is because of Mace Windu deflecting the Force lightning back at him (I always assumed it was because of his many years immersed in the Dark Side), and finally we have Anakin Skywalker whose eyes only turn yellow when he’s really angry or something. Finally we have Snoke and Kylo Ren, with Snoke looking very old and decrepit but doesn’t have yellow eyes even though he’s established to be a longtime practitioner of the Dark Side, and Kylo Ren who been a Dark Side practitioner for at least ten years yet doesn’t show the slightest hint of Dark Side corruption.

This franchise seriously can’t make up its mind regarding the whole dark side corruption subject.

FWIW, my headcanon is that Palpatine has been alive as long as Yoda using the Force. In fact, I guess Yoda’s probably alive that way too, albeit for more selfless reasons.