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#1293680
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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LexX said:

I can see the similarity, but to say it’s almost an exact match between the drawing and the set, it’s a bit of a strecth. I can’t see anything in common than the roof profile and then there’s one round entrance.

Plus the pipes on the ceiling and the grating on the floor… I think it’s pretty reasonable to assume that they had to redress the set.

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#1293383
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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Here’s one that I found pretty recently, it’s the sort of thing that hides in plain sight and blows your mind when you finally connect the dots in your head.

So if you have some knowledge of the production of the original Star Wars, you’ll know that the Falcon’s early design was ultimately repurposed and used for the (much larger) Blockade Runner. It would have had a linear interior, basically a single hallway running the length of the ship.

It wasn’t until I saw the following production image that I realized the interior set design from the abandoned “linear falcon” concept made an appearance in the finished film. When compared to the sketch it’s almost an exact match.

I assume that this particular set was built as the Falcon’s interior, and quickly redressed for use as Princess Leia’s ship. This would mean that the Falcon’s original design made it way further into production, which is something I was absolutely unaware of. It’s just weird to think that the famous scene of Leia putting the plans in R2 technically takes place in what was once the Millennium Falcon’s interior.

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#1290884
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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There was at least one more unused alternate angle that was shot for the Leia hologram, and interestingly enough it found it’s way into this scene from The Last Jedi.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qL1rawqyC24

I remember seeing a still from the raw footage of this angle (Leia with a black background behind her), although I don’t know if the actual video is anywhere on the internet. I might do some digging and see if I can find it.

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#1288429
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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I remember noticing one instance in the prequels where they reversed a shot of Anakin for about a second or two so they could extend the scene. It’s during the part in AOTC where he’s describing his Tusken Raider killing spree to Padme. There’s probably countless examples of editing artifacts like these being left in scenes due to the editing together of separate takes into the same shot.

Honestly I think Lucas went a bit overboard with his merging of takes. It kinda takes something away from the actors’ performances in my opinion. I guess he was just really eager to take full advantage of the new tech, that’s just my thoughts though.

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#1288292
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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red5-626 said:

You know how when your driving a car and all the traffic stops, and you learn there has been an accident and you can’t move until they pull the wrecked cars off the road.
That’s how my life feels right now.
I can’t move forward, I can’t move backward.
can’t play the radio or run the AC because I might run out of gas and batteries.

Think of it like this: at least you weren’t the one who got in a car wreck.

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#1288290
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Do you think the Sarlacc monster Force sensitive?
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If we’re only relying on info from ROTJ and disregarding anything else that’s “canon”, I think it’s much more likely that what is said about the Sarlacc in the film is mostly false, comprised of legend and rumor. It’s not like there’s any reason to open it up and actually see how long it takes to be digested, so why not hype it up a bit? Surely it would make watching an execution-by-Sarlacc much more entertaining…

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#1288051
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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Alright here’s one that completley blew me away. Has anyone else noticed the number 94 on the wall next to the docking bay entrance?

I’m honestly not sure if I’m stupid for not realizing this earlier. I always figured that the design was just a jumble of shapes until someone pointed it out for me.

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#1288044
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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SilverWook said:

Great idea for a thread, Booman!

Those guys are officially called spacetroopers and have had action figures in recent years. I’ve seen behind the scenes photos of them being filmed, (back in the states just like the Cantina inserts) and the backpacks and airhoses were pretty much cobbled together as they were never going to be seen in closeup. (My Google Fu is failing me tonight, but the pics are out there.) The hoses just tuck in under the helmet. One of them was played by Joe Johnston.

Damn, I guess I still have a lot to learn. At least I managed to find that BTS shot you mentioned though! I did some more digging and found out that one of the cylindrical parts on the backpack also appears on the Death Star surface, which totally proves the “cobbled together” idea. I guess the person tasked with making the backpacks just saw that part sitting in the shop and said “eh, that looks good enough”.

Also while we’re on the topic of Mon Calamari…

This clueless background guy doesn’t get nearly enough recognition!

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#1287973
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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If you’re like me, you’ve watched the Star Wars series a countless amount of times. During the occasional viewing I find myself noticing a small detail that I hadn’t seen before, and it always leaves me dumbfounded when I consider how many times I had watched the film without managing to see it. I can only assume that the same can be said for everyone else on this site, which is why I pose the following task:

  • Post a small detail in a Star Wars film that took you many viewings to notice

I’ll start with an example. This is a pretty recognizable shot from ANH, right?

Well somehow despite having watched this movie over and over, it was only recently that I realized how the troopers in the foreground have these specialized space-backpacks. They might even be jetpacks for all I know, and they obviously don’t match the sandtrooper gear either which makes them an entirely unique design. I don’t think they show up anywhere else aside from this one particular shot.

It just amazes me how many little details and design concepts go into these movies, many of which are completely glossed over by the average viewer. I encourage you to post your own, maybe we can all discover something we didn’t know about.

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#1284979
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series
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I really hope the lack of marketing isn’t intentional on Disney’s part, but there’s something in the back of my mind telling me that it’s a possibility. Maybe they’re concerned about it being a flop, so they’re opting not to draw attention to it. I really hope I’m wrong… it looks pretty promising from what I’ve managed to see. Another thing to think about is that it may end up being a departure from the other recently produced Star Wars stuff in terms of maturity, which might be reason for them to shy away from putting it out there so to say. Only time will tell…

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#1284978
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4k77 released
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DB2 said:

Any idea where a new user could find 4K77 v1.4? Also 4K83 v1.1 while I’m at it. Trying to find a torrent site for these. Myspleen has them I’ve heard, but that is closed to new people.

Thanks.

I managed to find it on binsearch.info , just search 4k77 or 4k83 and you’ll find a handful of different versions. Once you download the one you want you’ll have an .nzb file of the movie, which you’d drop into your usenet downloader (BinBar, SABnzbd, etc). Then it’ll process the .nzb and give you a playable video file.

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#1073200
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Explain Your Username / Avatar / Title / Signature
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Username
My username’s origin is from a few years back when I was watching some obscure Youtube video where some russian guy called a ghost a “booman”. I think it was because he didn’t know the word for ghost in english so he called it a booman instead. The phrase stuck with me and I ended up using it for my Youtube name. I used it for my OT account too 😃

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One of the better pictures of me wearing my Daft Punk costume. It was taken at a dry lake in Nevada, I thought it would be a neat location for a photoshoot. Uncropped version:

I think I’m going to replace it with a lasers version soon, stay tuned…

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Don’t have one yet, I’m still in the process of coming up with one…

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#1046139
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Share your good news!
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I recently found a 1959 Grundig Majestic Stereo Console on someone’s curb, they were giving it away for no cost. A few hours ago I worked on it some more and I got the thing working, and surprisingly it sounds GREAT! It plays vinyl records and it has a working radio. My guess is that it’s worth at least $800, and I have it for free. I am so happy 😄

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#1042083
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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Possessed said:

Well I still haven’t drank any of it yet so I could still back out, but I want to die.

Please don’t do this to yourself. Drinking may seem like a good solution now, but trust me you’re going to regret it later. It’s always possible to get yourself out of a rough spot but please don’t make it harder for yourself. Take it easy and talk with your friends you mentioned earlier, or a therapist if needed. Stay strong and don’t mess life up for yourself, Possessed.

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#1035952
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The Random <em>Star Wars</em> Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
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Alderaan said:

ZkinandBonez said:

A HI-RES LOOK AT THE USER INTERFACES OF ‘ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY’

Some of these are really awesome.

(I’m glad they’ve stuck with the retro designs and not tried to modernize it like other franchises has tried to do.)

See this stuff looks good. I will always give credit where credit is due.

The problem is that I don’t remember any of this in the movie. Maybe it was in there, maybe it wasn’t. Either way, the camera and editing never slowed down long enough to pay attention to these kinds of things.

I’m kinda glad that they didn’t emphasize all of the small details like this in the movie. It makes it seem more realistic, at least in my opinion. These sort of things should be stuff that you notice in the background, not something that’s thrown in your face. If you think about it, they pretty much did the same thing in the OT.