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#1325752
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Leigh Brackett's first draft of Empire
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One of the earliest of her versions is discussed here;

https://starwarz.com/tbone/the-empire-strikes-back-first-draft-by-leigh-brackett/

It’s the version with her handwritten notes most of us have seen. I found another article stating the full longhand version is at a New Mexico university. Until I can confirm there’s any truth to it, I wait on the link.

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#1325593
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Doctor Who
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You mean other than all those dead people? 😉

My post on the Doctor Who board:

Enjoyed it and thought the TARDIS crew was well served and played. A question, a thought, and a speculation, if you’ll humor me.

Question; Who is Yazmin’s enigmatic and “a bit different” person? It could be either The Doctor or Ryan. Perhaps she’s developed a sort of crush on either. Could be interesting in the coming episodes.

Thought; Jodie may have had her best moment yet when speaking to Byron and shunning his advances. Loved her quick correction of “Just the Doctor” and when she says “Go for it”! She is in total command of the character now. LOVE her confidence and control. It’s both interesting and quite alluring. She was borderline seductive in that scene. swoon

Speculation; Ryan may not be with us much longer. He’s sort of being shown as someone who is at odds with The Doctor, as well as starting to doubt the importance of their journey. He’s questioned it earlier this year. Maybe there will be a sort of mutually agreeable parting between he and the Doctor.

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#1325324
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Pattinson confirmed as Batman.
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First look.
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/batman-suit-robert-pattinson-matt-reeves-1203503756/

Not crazy about the sigal being a device, but we’re so far from release there’s no way of knowing what’s going to be the final product. I love what Reeves has done with Planet Of The Apes, so I’m optimistic that we’ll get a solid story. I think Pattinson is perfect for the part. This is the first Batman film I’ve looked forward to seeing in decades. Fingers crossed.

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#1324668
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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FreezingTNT2 said:

There were many things the writers could’ve done with her, like having her hunt down Finn and Rose on Canto Bight as they are looking for the code-breaker.

I think that would have been a fantastic part of the story. Give her some depth as an angry captain going AWOL to hunt down a couple who she feels outsmarted her. Great idea. Would have also made the casino story much more interesting and meaningful.

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#1322508
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Doctor Who
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I’m not sure where they’re going with this. Ruth almost has to be a pre-Hartnell Doctor. No doubt though, she’s a cool looking Doctor with her 1960s vibe. That also lends possibility to her being pre-Hartnell.

Nice touch when Ruth looks in the mirror at the beginning and says “Alright Monday, do your worst” - the shape of the mirror matches the TARDIS console.

Beyond that, this episode may be Jodie’s best yet. LOVED the deeper more introspective Doctor.
Man, Jodie is totally owning this now. They’re really letting her become the focus of the show without too much time spent on side stories of the companions. This was the perfect balance.

I don’t say that lightly either because if it were up to me, Mandip Gill would be the focus of every episode. * swoon *. Also, OMG, her accent… heaven.

Digging the return of Captain Jack. Great re-introduction. Great stuff with him thinking each of them is the Doctor for a bit. I suspect he’ll be back for at least one more. Can’t wait to see them meet again after all these years. This is also where you can see a change this year; the Doctor didn’t play it humorous or light when she finds out Captain Jack has returned. She realizes he’s back and trying to get word to her, but she stays in the seriousness of the story. Fantastic!

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#1320996
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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I’d buy a physical release of the series. I seldom buy discs these days because I’ve yet to be unable to stream anything I like. However, for the films I like enough to make full-film audio rips into MP3s for long drives or flights, I need a physical release.

There are lots of people who think Disney won’t ever release these because streaming subscriptions would go down. I could easily be wrong on this, but I doubt they would lose money. There are countless fans who have every release and box set of these films that have been offered through the years. There may also be plenty of people who either can’t or won’t buy all the streaming services offered but who may be more than happy to purchase a DVD set.

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#1319320
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BEAUTIFUL WOMEN NEW RULES IN FIRST POST (NSFW) UPDATED RULES
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I happily admit to having a crush on Ms Lum. Super talented to be sure and a force to reckoned with in the industry. Her serious turn in The Farewell is a must-see. She’s very humble and grounded in interviews and that goes a long way in my book. In fact, it’s a deal maker. Last but not least, OMG that voice. I could listen to her all day. swoon

For some of her lighter fare, this is my favorite. Ballin On A Budget. Take the big yellow taxi and relive some of the worst moments from your childhood.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/awkwafina-rockaways-new-york-beach-guide

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#1317993
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What's everybody's favorite Original Trilogy movie - Star Wars, Empire, or Jedi?
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Star Wars.
I was awestruck as a boy and that feeling is still there whenever I watch it. It’s only every 10 - 15 years these days, but it still feels like 1977 every time.

For the record, I’ve never seen any version other than the 1977 version so I don’t have the visual or emotional conflict that some members may have. The film - the adventure - has remained clean for me all these years.

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#1317120
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Doctor Who
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That was fantastic!! Great story and thorough writing. Jodie is much more on her game now and it shows in her portrayal, as well as the direction of the Doctor. I like that she’s more in control of the crew and their situation. She’s very much The Doctor. Loving her confidence. Also loving… Jodie in a tux. swoon

SPOILER #1

Loved the twist. Did not see that coming. Great way to introduce him too, having the Doctor realize she’d been fooled by him. Great job on The Master being as unstable as the Missy version, which was a tall order for sure. Ms Gomez may be the high water mark. Jodie’s acting in the plane scene was her finest yet. The subtleties and nuanced reactions - top notch and as realistic as I’ve seen from any of the Doctors in years. Particularly, her being nearly physically ill at the realization of who O really was. This scene was the best of the show; https://youtu.be/jg92hfbjyyA For me, maybe one of the best scenes in the last decade. Jodie is amazing. I really like the way she says “I don’t know” when he starts the reveal. She grammatically accents the beginning of the sentence in a way that reflects how she really has no idea what’s happening, but she’s weirdly calm and confused for a moment.

SPOILER #2

I thought Ms Gill was at the top of her game as well. Outstanding work, as well as realistic, having her be visibly and physically emotional at having been near death. Even more moving to have her upset for so long. She was deeply bothered and it showed. Outstanding work on Ms Gill’s part.

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#1316233
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Man, I’ve watched the last episode three times. Fantastic story, everyone shines, but Ms Carano really shines. Her best work yet. The scene where she’s talking to Mando and reaches behind his head to comfort him and pulls her hand back realizing how badly he’s injured - one of the best scenes of the entire season. She portrays a realistic mix of emotions where she’s struggling between helping him and breaking down. Outstanding subtlety on her part. Top notch. I love her in this episode. She’s becoming one of my favorite characters. I suspect we’ll see her again next year.

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#1316016
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I’ve mentioned the VP of my dept is a big Star Wars nerd (the guy with the Yoda Christmas lights). One thing that isn’t seasonal is the Yoda figure on the conference table in his office. It’s always there. It’s very detailed and stands about 18" high. The thing seems as detailed as the original puppet. I sit across the hall from him. This is the view from my desk for about 20 minutes every morning.
😉

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#1315623
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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ATMachine said:

https://comicbook.com/starwars/2019/12/29/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-filmmakers-discussed-splitting-two-parts-chris-terrio/

Because apparently Lucasfilm & Disney considered making this film even MORE of a cash-grab cliché by doing the Harry Potter two-part finale thing.

“I wish that we could have that, but George always said it was nine movies.”

Except for when he said it was going to be twelve…or six…or three. They should have done their homework.

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#1315473
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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liamnotneeson said:

Maybe I’m wrong, and I’m sure I’ll be told that if I am, but I feel like a really good Star Wars movie shouldn’t need multiple viewings to be loved.

I agree fully, for any film. No doubt we’ve all seen the originals many many times, so too with the prequels for some people here. No denying a film can become more endearing and important with multiple viewings, that can often be part of the fun. Personally, with regard to multiple viewings in the theater, I’ve done that with more films than I can count. Sometimes I go a week later, every week, or I can’t wait to get back as soon as possible. That said, one thing I’ve never had to do was go see something a second and third time to decide whether or not I liked it.

These films, any film, shouldn’t be a chore. These aren’t required films and stories. They’re entertainment. If you have to labor at accepting it, something is off with the film or the story. Watch and enjoy what you like, ignore the rest. This whole canon level A, B, C, etc is ridiculous. None of this is real. Again, watch or ignore. You’re a paying customer, not an employee.

Same goes with EU to explain. If you have to buy two novels, a video game, and watch a making of documentary to understand what went on in the film, then the storytellers failed.

I’ve never understood this need to force all these films to work together and make canonical sense. Shame on Lucasfilm for perpetuating that crap with their canon levels and Legacy classifications. These are a series of films spanning 40 years. Enjoy what makes you happy and cut the rest loose.

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#1315256
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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liamnotneeson said:

Anchorhead said:

I’ve not made any secret of how disappointing she turned out, but I watch the intro to Rey portion of TFA somewhat regularly. For me, best 30 minutes of the ST.

The whole first act of TFA for me. Aside from the McaGuffin, the whole first act of TFA felt like a really original and intriguing story. It seems like after they meet up with Han and Chewy, that’s when things get really unoriginal

Yeah, that’s about where I always bail.