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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
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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.

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#1293633
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Shopping Maul said:
My pet-peeve is the ‘guys can’t handle strong female characters’ meme. Yes, this probably rings true in some dank corners of society, but I think in this instance it’s mostly a convenient distraction from actual criticism.

Far from some dank corners of society. Personally, I know four people who openly dislike the strong female characters, as well as the strong, powerful, intelligent females in the real world. All four are degreed office professionals between the ages of 35 and 45. For them , their dislike of females being equal is the actual criticism.

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#1293493
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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That video should be required viewing for everyone who comes here to peddle bullshit, hate, and racism. Even if half of the assholes featured actually believe their own misogyny and racism, it’s still too many. Our culture has become toxic and this is an extension of it. The louder voices, like Zero, are just tending to their herd and keeping them angry. I almost feel sorry for their followers. I’m going to have to keep that link handy for when I’m banning trolls.

Likewise for your above response, Jason. You summed up everything that (unfortunately) needs to be repeated from time to time. People need to go outdoors occasionally. I’ve a mind to make that an announcement post. If I thought it could be done, it would be a required read before a new account is able to participate.

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#1293020
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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If the TV series end up with film level production values, I’d love a series on Enfys Nest. Even just four episodes a year would be nice. Two hours each, like the NBC Mystery Movies of the 70s. You had to wait a while between installments, but they put the extra work into writing and production.

She’s a super interesting character and a very nice step-out from the decades long established characters and stories. Disney is about to have unlimited broadcast time on their hands. No reason not to pour their endless resources into it.

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#1292945
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The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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Ok, first of all; that Pooh film is fantastic. I’ve watched it twice. (Not kidding).

Second; FFS, I just made a post about there being two TV series on the horizon - and then I read this. Back in a moment…

Since Disney has said they’re putting the film side on extended hiatus, I can see them going with a Kenobi series. They’re rolling out a streaming service so this would make perfect sense. Plus there seems to be a huge audience for it who’ve been waiting and wondering for several years. I’m a little surprised this wouldn’t get a go before the Cassian series. Ben is a beloved figure on both sides of the fan base.

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#1290857
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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dgraham414 said:

Remember when this thread was about Rise of Skywalker?

Yes, so I’ll try this again: Get off of Dooku, AOTC, ROTS, and the prequels v sequels. This discussion is about the next film, not how much someone wants to troll the board with constant pro-Lucas and pro-prequel posts. You know who you are. Be aware; I’m not asking.

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#1289545
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series
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Valheru_84 said:

I think I actually prefer that method of release. It gives you something to look forward to each week instead of binge watching the whole season in one or two sittings and then be left waiting a whole year (or two for GoT) for the next one.

Same here. I just binged all of Stranger Things in three days and now I’ve got nothing until Mandalorian. I dont have the self control of waiting a week when all I have to do is hit “Next Episode > Skip Intro”. 😉

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#1288001
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The <em>Stranger Things</em> Thread
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I’m adding briefly, trying to avoid any season three spoilers. I’m four episodes in and so far really liking it. It seems better built and written than season two. My only real complaint is one I’ve had through all the seasons and it’s regarding their often times heavy handed homages to popular films of the 70s and 80s.

I’m fine with the feel of the classics, but I wear a bit on direct lifts. There was a scene in this current season where I could see a Hopper line coming a few minutes before he said it. It was a lift, verbatim, from a classic film. I was very disappointed when I was right. Homage of not, it was lazy writing following a lazy setup.

As a reference, Super 8 is to me a perfect film at paying homage while still standing on its own originality.

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#1287598
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Rarely Talked About But Entirely Awesome Historical Figures thread
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I’m not adhering to the passed away criteria of the thread. There are plenty of people still with us who changed the world and received little notice outside their field.

Margaret Hamilton. Software engineer for NASA, specifically the Apollo program. She’s the creator of modern day code writing, as well as responsible for the idea, creation, and term software engineering. She changed the world, not just our ability to land on another one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Hamilton_(software_engineer)