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Biggs Audio Dynamite

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#1296282
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a <strong>News</strong> thread for all things Technology &amp; Internet related...
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‘Report: Apple Won’t Let Siri Say Feminism’:

https://gizmodo.com/report-apple-wont-let-siri-say-feminism-1837927620

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/06/apple-rewrote-siri-to-deflect-questions-about-feminism

& https://gizmodo.com/apple-contractors-reportedly-overhear-sensitive-informa-1836760314
 

These IOT devices and the main social media outlets create more trouble than they are worth. They are reluctant to act on the issues they cause, deflect (literally) away criticism and even questions, and yet are content to profit from them.

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#1295409
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Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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^ that is a loverly article and warms the heart.

 

I posted this video in the TLJ thread last week or so - in hindsight I should have posted it here as it is probably more suited?

Biggs Audio Dynamite said:

This guy has done a pretty comprehensive video on some of the more negative, maybe even toxic elements, of click bait fandom, especially about The Last Jedi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM-3lw9bIjE

video by Maj0r Lee

I am sure not everyone will agree with it (and I don’t fully), but it is worth posting here for those that wish to see an alternative take, on some of the more unjust or outlandish criticism of modern Star Wars, and also how some within also twist and contort what is, or has, actually being said by people working on Star Wars or at Lucas film, to try and prove or further their view or agenda.

There doesn’t seem to be many of these videos about - addressing or highlighting the toxicity and contant over the top repeated criticism for around two years now (more if we include the TFA era toxic criticsms). If anyone does know of more videos please PM me with the links to them.

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#1295330
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Star Wars Games
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Some more good news - if you own a Nintendo Switch:-
 

“Jedi, you are our only hope! A former student of Luke Skywalker has betrayed the Jedi Academy & it’s up to the New Republic’s Kyle Katarn to restore order. The full single player experience of Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast strikes back on #NintendoSwitch 9/24.”

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1169377413979148291

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#1293981
Topic
Episode IX : <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> - film &amp; fan art, + covers etc
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The official teaser poster for Episode IX:

https://www.starwars.com/news/d23-expo-2019-star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-poster-revealed

 

 

and some cool fan variations on it are already out as well:

‘When I woke up and saw the poster I wasn’t a huge fan of the way Palpy looked so I made him look a bit more “toned down”, recoloured the lightning so it was more red on one half and decided to add a border.’

^ from https://imgur.com/gallery/XTf247e

 

^ full size images and from danielthetemp: https://i.redd.it/wjnqge2acgi31.png

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#1293980
Topic
A thread for the many and various Star Wars memorabilia auctions...
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‘STAR WARS’ ORIGINAL DARTH VADER HELMET EXPECTS TO FETCH $450K AT AUCTION’:

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/star-wars-original-darth-vader-helmet-expects-to-fetch-450k-at-auction

‘Profiles in History recently announced its upcoming Icons and Legends of Hollywood auction which will feature the screen-used helmet and mask of none other than Darth Vader. The prop, from the mighty Sith’s The Empire Strikes Back appearance, was worn by the character’s physical actor David Prowse during the film’s most iconic moments — including the scene where Vader reveals to Luke that “No, I am your father.” You’ll have to perform your own James Earl Jones impression.’

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‘An original Vader helmet is, according to Profiles in History, “exceedingly rare and considered the Holy Grail of science fiction artifacts,” and expects to bring in somewhere between $250,000 and $450,000, which would bring it up to the rankings of Han Solo’s classic firearm, which sold for $550,000 last June. But c’mon, Return of The Jedi’s blaster versus the helmet Vader wore during the most famous twist in genre? Sounds like this could be a deal waiting to happen for the right rich collector.’
 

Some other cool looking props from other films in the article as well, including a beat up DeLorean from Back to the Future III

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#1293601
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
Time

The Star Wars Show ‘We’re Heading To D23 Expo!’ says we’ll be going behind the scenes to get a glimpse of TROS at D23 on Saturday 24th at 10am.

There is also D23 content mentioned for Vader Immortal II, The Mandalorian, Star Wars Disney Parks Panel, and some content for the younger Star Wars fans too.

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#1293598
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series
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We will be seeing a trailer for The Mandalorian at D23:-

‘Jon Favreau Unveils Star Wars Series ‘The Mandalorian,’ Marvel Plans and a New Venture’

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jon-favreau-unveils-star-wars-series-mandalorian-marvel-plans-a-new-venture-1233239

The article says ‘Star Wars TV series set to debut Nov. 12 on the new Disney+ streaming service (and to be teased with a trailer at the D23 conference Aug. 23)’

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#1292822
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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This guy has done a pretty comprehensive video on some of the more negative, maybe even toxic elements, of click bait fandom, especially about The Last Jedi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM-3lw9bIjE

video by Maj0r Lee

I am sure not everyone will agree with it (and I don’t fully), but it is worth posting here for those that wish to see an alternative take, on some of the more unjust or outlandish criticism of modern Star Wars, and also how some within also twist and contort what is, or has, actually being said by people working on Star Wars or at Lucas film, to try and prove or further their view or agenda.