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#1303126
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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flametitan said:

Jessie Combs, who helped with Mythbusters, at 36

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jessi-combs-dead-jet-car-speed-racer-tv-personality-dies-at-36-1235184?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

Late on the reply, but I didn’t expect a post on a motorcycle rider. Some fellow riders I hang out with run a custom shop here in Austin. In custom circles, they’re a big deal. Here locally, they’re regular folk.
They host a giant event here every year called the HandBuilt Motorcycle Show. Customizers and restorers from all over the country come here for a few days of motorcycle Nirvana.

Jessi was a big deal in the culture and she showed one of her bikes here in 2017. This is a custom she designed and built. If you’re unfamiliar with bikes, it started life as a BMW R nineT. I never met her, but the riders here say nothing but great things about her. It was a big loss to the culture.

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#1302235
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42 years later... (apparel)
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42 years after I first sat in the theater, I’ve finally bought a piece of Star Wars apparel. My company has a Halloween costume contest every year. This year my Dept (Geoscience) is going as Star Wars characters.

I’m going as Lucas. I have the faded baggy jeans, tennis shoes, flannel shirt, sport coat, wire-rim glasses, and this hat. My only struggle at this point is the short grey beard. I’m clean shaven other than a handlebar mustache. Working on it though.

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#1299297
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Maz was fine in TFA, but to me she felt unnecessarily shoehorned into TLJ. I really can’t see where she’d fit into this larger story. To me, it cheapens the weight of the character from TFA.

Side note: As I’ve said for a few years, when you have a woman this beautiful and talented in the cast - don’t cover her with CGI. Find another role for her and get someone else to read for the drawn character.

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#1299149
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“The Ride of a Lifetime&quot; - book by Bob Iger. Lucas mention.
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Mocata said:

I guess he believes his own legend and thinks SW and Raiders are ideas he imagined from nothing. What a guy.

What’s even more laughable to me, as well as embarrassing for Lucas, is that he thought Disney would give him 4 billion and still let him make the decisions.

He was wildly deluded as to his importance.

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#1298870
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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DominicCobb said:

I think at this point Boba Fest has too much baggage, between EU fan expectations and the canon realities of the character. A new Mando allows a completely blank slate (which is what made Boba interesting in the first place).

I think that’s it exactly. As he’d done with so much of the franchise, Lucas milked the character incessantly with backstory of the backstory of the backstory until all mystery and interest had been removed.

The Mandalorian looks like a much needed and wanted reboot of that High Plains Drifter character. I’m signed up and waiting for the first episode.

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#1298869
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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SilverWook said:

DominicCobb said:

I think at this point Boba Fest has too much baggage, between EU fan expectations and the canon realities of the character. A new Mando allows a completely blank slate (which is what made Boba interesting in the first place).

Where can I buy tickets to Boba Fest? Does it have a decent lineup of musical acts? 😛

Actual LOL 😄

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#1298641
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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All,

I’ve cleansed the last three pages of all the bullshit. In the interest of having the thread read somewhat coherently, some of you may have had your posts deleted. Those were just collateral damage because they had quotes of the derailed discussion. If I did have a problem with them being hateful or wildly off-topic, I’ve already reached out to you to explain. If you haven’t heard from me, you haven’t overstepped.

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#1298132
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“The Ride of a Lifetime&quot; - book by Bob Iger. Lucas mention.
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DrDre said:

‘There’s nothing new,’ he said. In each of the films in the original trilogy, it was important to him to present new worlds, new stories, new characters, and new technologies. In this one, he said, ‘There weren’t enough visual or technical leaps forward.’

That’s laughable - and typical Lucas. He shrunk the Galaxy Far Far Away into the Solar System Far Far Away by having everyone end up being related to each other. Not a new story, just more of the same one. New characters? He milked Bobba Fett. New technologies‽ He rolled out a second Death Star!

  1. In the interest of disclosure; I’m not familiar with the prequels beyond seeing Phantom once and screen-grabs of scenes from the other two. I just havent seen much beyond video game quality rehashes and spinning colors. I may be way off on the two prequels I’ve never seen.

  2. While there’s no denying The Force Awakens mirrors the same structure as Star Wars, it at least matches visually and has a bigger Death Star.

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#1297269
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In what ways did TFA completely nail it, either in terms of filmmaking or in terms of continuity?
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If you’re looking to deep-dive the music, this guy has a nice podcast series on the music of John Williams, specific to Star Wars.

http://www.rebelforceradio.com/shows/2015/12/30/star-wars-oxygen-vol-25-the-force-awakens-part-1
http://www.rebelforceradio.com/shows/2016/1/14/star-wars-oxygen-vol-26-the-force-awakens-part-2
http://www.rebelforceradio.com/shows/2016/2/2/star-wars-oxygen-vol-28-tfa-part-3
http://www.rebelforceradio.com/shows/2016/2/17/star-wars-oxygen-vol-28-tfa-part-3

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#1296865
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Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
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Broom Kid said:

I think it’s because the episode numbers becoming a prominent part of the marketing and labeling really only happened for the prequels. Before (and after) that point, the focus was less on the episode number (which we know was mostly a gimmick) and more on the title itself.

That’s the way I prefer it. To me, titles carry more weight than “Episode…”.

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#1296160
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The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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DominicCobb said:

Honestly, after mulling over the potential for a Kenobi series for awhile now, it’s kind of hard to imagine it as a movie anymore. In my mind this should be a low-key serialized miniseries, without a lot of characters and locations - mostly just focused on Obi/Ben and his life. That kind of more interior and gradual sort of storytelling tends to play much better on the small screen when it comes to sci-fi/fantasy. A theatrical feature might give the temptation for giant blockbuster level shenanigans, which probably wouldn’t be very fitting for this story.

I agree with all of that. For me, Ben was his best in 77 being the experienced voice in the story. I don’t really remember TPM and never saw the other two prequels, so I don’t know how he’s portrayed after 77.

This could be really interesting as a sort of calmer and more cerebral entry into the TV side. McGregor looks the part now.

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#1294337
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I assumed it was a vision as soon as I watched it and I suspect most people did. Not really a slip up on the official discussion leak.

Off of the current direction a bit, it looks like we’ll finally get to see some of that elusive training for Rey. Maybe that will allay some of the criticisms and Mary Sue BS.

Who brought the remote or is she alone and brought it herself? I haven’t watched the trailer enough to see who else may be in that forest setting.

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#1293882
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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It certainly looks like they put in the work to give us a heavier RO styled series. It’s in great hands with Favreau and Howard. I don’t know how many episodes she’ll end up directing, but they both have a history of being involved with quality work. I’ll be waiting on day one.

She’s long been my pick for the role of Mara Jade if they ever bring her to the screen.