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#1585680
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<strong>Republic Commando</strong> | Lucasfilm's 2004-2009 EU multimedia project | lore retcon #2,378
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I was thinking about Republic Commando last night. What’d I’d give to see a Tony Gilroy-level series on this old lore (before 2008 TCW lore and the inhibitor chips retcon); with the focus on the moral grey and complexities of the Jedi leading a slave Clone Army into war. That it would actually be the stern Mandalorian trainers of the clone commandos who would solely be the ones to plan and provide a future, homes, and community for the clones after the war had ended. What an intriguing, layered and elaborate mosaic that would be. Just wishful fan-think, of course.
 

Sideburns of BoShek said:

A fair assessment (and a wish for more similar games and content):

Somebody deserves credit for making a gritty, Jedi-free Star Wars game without any fruity Force powers or lightsabers.

^ Some 20 years on and this still holds up and resonates. Whether for games, novels & comics, and TV & film in Star Wars.

I find myself thinking about the Galaxy Far Far Away much more than it deserves. Every day the list of things I like about Star Wars grows shorter, while the things I don’t grows longer. To me, the Republic Commando game and novels, along with the wider 2002-2007 Clone Wars MMP you mention, were amongst the best things to come out of the whole Prequel era shitshow, and the fallout from it since.
 

Even the thought of a ‘Rebel Commando’ (or OT-era) FPS game, as was briefly planned for a sequel option, is one I’d still love to see happen. Some 30 years on from Dark Forces the game, and we’re still waiting?

And yes, I think you’re onto something with the Dark Theme vs Light Theme. It is easier reading the longer posts or threads on here in the Dark Theme, somehow!

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#1585481
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<strong>Republic Commando</strong> | Lucasfilm's 2004-2009 EU multimedia project | lore retcon #2,378
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I’m making my way through this awesome thread and it is bring back some good memories from one of the better series releases of that Prequel era (books and the game). I’m also quite tempted to play the game again, but will have to choose whether to go for original PC version or the new re-issues on the Switch.

Thanks SoBS!

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#1583309
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'Star Wars: <strong>The High Republic</strong>' era publishing project (was aka 'Project Luminous')
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While I hope The Acolyte does well and adds something of value to the GFFA, I’d also love to see other series based on The High Republic era as well. Whether another live action series, or animation; something like Visions or Tales Of Jedi, or its own dedicated series.

The final part, Phase III, of the publishing project concludes in Spring 2025, so that would be welcome starting point to choose a new THR series on. Or maybe even a news fresh and stylistically different story set in THR era.

For any THR readers on here, is there anything you’d like to see onscreen; characters or stories, events or side quests?

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#1582839
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Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Episode 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years
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This Is How Much Disney Has Made Off of the Star Wars and Marvel Franchises - at The Hollywood Reporter

As it fights off an activist investor dead set on changing the company’s plans, the Bob Iger-led company touted its massive profits from two big bets over the past 15 years.
 

Bits and pieces from the linked article (just focusing on the ROI: Return On Investment aspect):
 

'The Walt Disney Company is giving its investors a sense of the massive profits it has made off of the Star Wars and Marvel universes since that studio and Lucasfilm became part of Disney — and it’s more than one can shake a lightsaber at.

In a presentation posted to the shareholder campaign website Vote Disney, the House of Mouse included highlights of its success with franchises as the company is waging a proxy fight with activist investor Nelson Peltz.

Corporate intrigue aside, the presentation reveals some compelling numbers on the high-profile acquisitions Disney has made over the past 15 years. In a section titled “Enduring franchises highlight our powerful IP and unique monetization capabilities,” Disney indicates that it has seen a 2.9 times and 3.3 times return on investment after purchasing Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios in 2012 and 2009, respectively.’

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'In 2012, Disney paid $4 billion for Lucasfilm, giving Disney ownership of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.

In a timeline highlighting landmark Star Wars releases and projects since the acquisition, the investors presentation cites the opening of the Star Tours Adventures Continue at its theme parks, the release of three Star Wars movies from 2015-2019, Disney+’s franchise series The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor and Ahsoka from 2019-2023 and three untitled films anticipated for release from 2026 to 2029.

In the filing, Disney suggests that Lucasfilm has generated nearly $12 billion in value to the company.

For Marvel, which it bought in 2009 for $4 billion, Disney cites all four Avengers movies and the Avengers Campus Marvel Cinematic Universe–themed areas that opened at Disney’s California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris. The four blockbuster movies occupy four of the top 15 slots on the list of top lifetime box office grosses.

Marvel has generated some $13.2 billion in value to Disney, per the presentation.

The 2.9X and 3.3X ROI figures are pulled from company data and reflect the ratio between revenue and investment on titles released following the company’s acquisition of the Marvel and Star Wars intellectual property, the company notes. Revenue reflects aggregate 10-year revenue streams, both generated and expected, directly associated with the releases (including theatrical, home entertainment, pay and free television and consumer products).

Disney also notes this does not include derivative revenue streams, such as park attractions, nor does it include originals associated with those franchises or pre-established franchise consumer products revenue. By investment, the figure reflects film production costs, print and advertising associated with theatrical releases. It does not include additional distribution costs or overhead.’

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'The presentation sits alongside a video released this week where Disney goes for the jugular in its attacks on Peltz as he and former Disney CFO Jay Rasulo seek to revamp the company by gaining seats on its board. Styled like a political attack ad, the video asserts that if the two succeed, Disney “could suffer the same fate as other great companies that Peltz has previously infiltrated, such as GE and Dupont.

“Nelson Peltz has a long history of attacking companies to the ultimate detriment of shareholder value,” the narrator of the three-minute video states. As is reflected in the presentation, the video emphasized the fact that Peltz has no experience running a global media company.

In a recent letter to Disney shareholders, Peltz’s Trian Fund Management says that the company can’t afford another “boom or bust sequel” to three years of negative performance in the stock market. Noting that company stock is up in 2024’s first quarter, the hedge fund’s letter casts doubt on Disney’s ability to deliver or sustain momentum from the announcements made on its strategic plan while patting Peltz’s back for the war he’s waging on Disney.’

 
Nice ROI if you can get it!

 

It appears George himself has come out and backed Bob Eiger over Nelson Peltz:

George Lucas Backs Disney and Bob Iger in Proxy Fight: “Creating Magic Is Not for Amateurs” - at THR

The filmmaker, ‘Star Wars’ creator and Disney shareholder released a statement in support of the company and its CEO on Tuesday morning.
 

'There’s a disturbance in the force, and George Lucas wants to help correct the problem.

The Star Wars and Indiana Jones filmmaker is weighing in on The Walt Disney Company’s ongoing proxy fight with activist investors, and he is throwing his support firmly behind CEO Bob Iger and Disney’s board.

“Creating magic is not for amateurs. When I sold Lucasfilm just over a decade ago, I was delighted to become a Disney shareholder because of my long-time admiration for its iconic brand and Bob Iger’s leadership,” Lucas said in a statement Tuesday. “When Bob recently returned to the company during a difficult time, I was relieved. No one knows Disney better. I remain a significant shareholder because I have full faith and confidence in the power of Disney and Bob’s track record of driving long-term value. I have voted all of my shares for Disney’s 12 directors and urge other shareholders to do the same.”’

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#1582838
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<strong>The Acolyte</strong> (live action series set in The High Republic era) - a general discussion thread
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GuardianoftheWhills said:

Fan_edit_fan said:

Basic flat looking Disney show…yep that about somes up my reaction too. It looks somewhat interesting but I’m just WAY over Jedi and their robes and their religious blundering. After Andor season 2 it’s looking extremely boring and bleak unless they bring Tony Gilroy to a different SW project. He gets it.

Agree. I was cautiously optimistic about this because Russian Doll was wonderfully inventive. But the trailer looks generic Disney+ show. The lighting & cinematography in several shots is bland.

Maybe it’s the way the trailer has been put together. But it’s dampened my expectations.

The same here. The trailer left me a little underwhelmed, though I hope that is just the trailer itself. We’ve been told that there a lot of on location shooting and not much Volume work, but that trailer didn’t showcase that, or look different to shows like Kenobi, Ahsoka, Book of Boba Fett and seasons 2 & 3 of The Mandalorian.

I hope we get another more in-depth trailer soon.

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#1582049
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Star Wars Video Games - a general discussion thread
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‘Probably one of the worst launches of all time’: Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection players tear into Aspyr for bugs, crashes, and 3 64-player launch servers for nearly 10,000 users, at PC Gamer

The Classic Collection was meant to bring balance to Battlefront, not destroy it.
 

 
'Aspyr sure is running hot and cold at the moment. Right after last month’s well-regarded remasters of the first three Tomb Raider games, the company has put out the Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection, an uprezzed repackage of the original, beloved Battlefront games. It came out today and, well, oh dear.

With over a thousand Steam user reviews already in, the Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection has spiralled down to a “Mostly Negative” overall rating, as fans complain of bugs, crashes, server issues, and a borderline-unplayable multiplayer mode.

“Probably one of the worst launches of all time,” writes Steam user Dinkleberg, “none of us can get in a game and there are only 3 servers.” Similar complaints appear endlessly up and down the game’s Steam review page, which is currently a sea of red, and many users are imploring each other not to lose their two-hour refund window. “Don’t waste your two-hour refund window till confirmation of fix,” writes a user named Nightnight, “Currently, game is totally unplayable. Even if you manage to get into a server, players cannot spawn.”

The state of the games’ servers at launch are a frequent point of complaint. The original Battlefront games were adored for their multiplayer, but numerous players around the internet report that the Classic Collection launched with a sum total of three dedicated servers—64 players each—to serve almost 10,000 concurrent players. Players can host their own servers, which should help, but some users report that feature isn’t working properly for them either.’
 

Certainly not a good experience for anyone laying out anything like $35 for this. How hard can it be to make Star Wars gaming a good experience with lots of cool fun games to play, once again?

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#1581929
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Original Trilogy <strong>news &amp; articles</strong> thread: online write-ups on the OT films, cast and crew
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Star Wars icon Michael Culver dies aged 85 after tragic health battles - article at Mirror

Star Wars actor Michael Culver has died following a lengthy health battle his agents have confirmed, following an impressive career spanning over five decades.
 

 
Star Wars actor Michael Culver has died, aged 85.

In a statement, his agent said: "We are very sad to confirm the passing of our friend and client Michael Culver. A career spanning over 50 years with notable roles in Sherlock Holmes, A Passage to India, Secret Army and of course one of the most memorable death scenes in the Star Wars franchise.

"Michael largely gave up acting in the early 2000’s to concentrate his efforts into his political activism. It’s been an honor to have represented Michael for for the last decade and to have taken him to some of the best Star Wars events in the UK and Europe. A real highlight was taking Michael to Celebration in Chicago in 2019. He was lost for words when he saw his queue line with nearly 200 people waiting to see him.

“We worked with Michael just 3 weeks ago at his last home signing with our friends at Elite Signatures. Michael died on Tuesday 27th February at the age of 85. We miss him.”
 

Michael Culver obituary - interesting obituary at The Guardian

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#1581925
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Last Item(s) Purchased?
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The 1998 version. https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Encyclopedia

According to Sansweet it was based upon the second edition of the Guide to the Star Wars Universe and first generation of the Essential Guide books. From before the Prequels and changed timeline and lore it introduced.

Hardback, colour illustrations, great condition (so far). For €4 in a book market stall.

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#1581723
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Your Daily Dose of WTF
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Woman arrested for stalking after allegedly sending man 65,000 texts, breaking into his home and taking a bath

https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-arrested-stalking-allegedly-sending-man-65000-texts/story?id=55069782
 

'A woman in Arizona was arrested and charged with stalking after allegedly sending tens of thousands of texts to a man she met online and breaking into his home.

Jacqueline Ades allegedly sent a man 65,000 texts over the course of several months, sometimes up to 500 texts per day, according to court documents obtained by local station ABC 15.

Ades, 31, and the man, whose name has not been publicly released, met through an online dating website and went on one date in 2017, ABC 15 reported. The stalking and harassing began after that encounter, according to ABC 15.

The Paradise Valley Police Department reported that they had received four calls about Ades either going to the man’s house or his place of business between July 2017 and this month.

The most extreme instance came this past April when the man called police saying he was out of the country but could see that she had entered his home via surveillance video.

“When officers arrived, they found Ades in the residence taking a bath,” the police news release states.

On that occasion, a butcher knife was found in the front seat of her car, ABC 15 reported.

Ades was taken into custody after that instance and charged with felony trespass to a residence, according to police.

After being released, she reportedly sent threatening texts “indicating that harm may come” to the man, police said.

Some of the texts reportedly stated that she wanted to wear his body parts and bathe in his blood, ABC 15 reported.

Don’t ever try to leave me … I’ll kill you … I don’t wanna be a murderer,” she wrote in another, according to the station.

The most recent time that police responded to a call about her from a local business on May 4, when police were told that she was “acting irrationally and claiming to be the wife of the owner,” police said.

When confronted by police by the business, which is owned by the man she had been texting and whose home she trespassed, she told police that “she was married to the owner.

She was taken into custody on May 8 and faces felony charges of stalking and threatening and intimidating, as well as a misdemeanor count of harassment.

She was booked into the local jail based on a failure to appear warrant that was out for her because she missed her court date for the April trespassing charge.

She has no lawyer listed in court documents.

ABC 15 cited court paperwork saying that Ades allegedly admitted that her statements were “crazy” and told police that she didn’t intend to hurt the man.’
 

It sounds like a bad horror flick. The poor man. WTF!

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#1580888
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The end of Star Wars physical media
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New physical media release for Andor and Kenobi were announced today.
 

Andor: https://collider.com/andor-season-1-collectors-edition-4k-blu-ray-release-date/

  1. Ferrix Pt 1: Imperial Occupation - Tony Gilroy, Kathleen Kennedy, and Diego Luna discuss the series’ origins.
  2. Aldhani: Rebel Heist - Join the shoot in Scotland with character spotlights, rebel training, stunts, a VFX breakdown, and more.
  3. Coruscant: Whispers of Rebellion - Explore the stories of ISB agent Dedra, Senator Mon Mothma, and spymaster Luthen Rael.
  4. Narkina 5: One Way Out - Uncover the Empire’s penal system and the prison’s stark look, get to know Kino Loy, and view VFX breakdowns.
  5. Ferrix Pt 2: Fight the Empire - Tony Gilroy, Diego Luna, cast, and crew reveal the making of the season finale.

 

Obi Wan: https://collider.com/obi-wan-kenobi-collectors-edition-4k-blu-ray-release-date

 
I’ll be giving the Obi Wan set a miss, but will definitely go for the Andor set. Looks like we’ll finally be getting Andor BTS extras!

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#1580852
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<em><strong>ANDOR</strong></em> - Disney+ Series - A General Discussion Thread
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Andor is getting a physical media release!
 

‘Andor’ Gets Gorgeous 4K and Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Steelbook Release - at Collider

The critically acclaimed ‘Star Wars’ series comes home with new art and special features in April.
 

 
'Disney is once again giving collectors a chance to bring home some of their most beloved Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm television shows from the past few years in 4K and Blu-ray releases. Ahead of its second season’s debut in 2025, Andor will be one of the four receiving a new collector’s edition Steelbook featuring all episodes of Season 1 in one sleek package. Starting on March 12, the three-disc release, featuring case artwork with the rugged and rebellious Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) done by Attila Szarka and collectible concept art cards showing off the vistas of the acclaimed Star Wars series, will be available to pre-order ahead of its April 30 release.

Debuting on Disney+ in September 2022, Andor was immediately hailed for taking a fresh, political thriller angle on the Star Wars universe that helped it stand out. Season 1 earned eight Emmy nominations, including for the coveted Outstanding Drama Series honor, though its highly-praised performances were surprisingly shut out. Luna, who reprised his role as the titular Andor from Rogue One, led a star-studded group that also included the returning Forest Whitaker and Genevieve O’Reilly as well as Kyle Soller, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Varada Sethu, Elizabeth Dulau, Fiona Shaw, and Faye Marsay. A slew of major guest stars also made appearances, with one memorable turn coming from Andy Serkis as Kino Loy.

Across 12 episodes created by Tony Gilroy, Season 1 marked the beginning of Cassian Andor’s journey from a thief to a rebel hero of the highest order. It takes place in the five years leading up to Rogue One as the seeds of rebellion and unrest grow throughout the galaxy and Cassian searches for a way to make a difference. The series takes a wider look at the political infrastructure of the Star Wars universe, showing how planets and groups become wrapped up in the conflict with the Empire during a time when deception is commonplace and danger lurks around every corner. Season 2 recently wrapped filming and will bookend Cassian’s evolution into the driven revolutionary seen in Rogue One when the episodes air, likely bringing in a few more characters from the Gareth Edwards film along the way.’
 

‘Andor’ Breaks Down Its Most Memorable Moments With New Featurettes:

While fans wait for Season 2 to arrive, the Andor collector’s edition will bring with it some never-before-seen special features, breaking down some of the key moments from Season 1 and the overall making of the series. Gilroy, Luna, Kathleen Kennedy, and more will divulge how the series and its tense finale originated in a two-part Ferrix featurette, while others explore the series’s action setpieces and training, the stories on Coruscant, and the infamous prison break on Narkina 5 featuring the fan-favorite Kino Loy. See the list and description of the featurettes below:

  1. Ferrix Pt 1: Imperial Occupation - Tony Gilroy, Kathleen Kennedy, and Diego Luna discuss the series’ origins.
  2. Aldhani: Rebel Heist - Join the shoot in Scotland with character spotlights, rebel training, stunts, a VFX breakdown, and more.
  3. Coruscant: Whispers of Rebellion - Explore the stories of ISB agent Dedra, Senator Mon Mothma, and spymaster Luthen Rael.
  4. Narkina 5: One Way Out - Uncover the Empire’s penal system and the prison’s stark look, get to know Kino Loy, and view VFX breakdowns.
  5. Ferrix Pt 2: Fight the Empire - Tony Gilroy, Diego Luna, cast, and crew reveal the making of the season finale.

Andor Season 1 comes home, alongside three other Disney television series, with the new collector’s edition 4K and Blu-ray Steelbook on April 30. Pre-orders open on March 12. Get a look at the box art, discs, and collectible artwork cards above.’

 

22/03 Edit: It appears this is selling well:

 


 

https://twitter.com/TheSpaceshipper/status/1765040265159389190

'Andor + Star Tours 🤩

Starting April 5, 2024, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue will be taking you on some all-new adventures (in USA & France).

These new additions will feature characters and locations from Ahsoka, Andor and The Mandalorian.’
 

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#1580722
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V3.1
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Element said:

I wanted to print some blu-rays, but I can’t seem to find the download for the covers still up anywhere. Would anyone be able to help me out?

There’s a bunch of Despecialized covers listed and linked to in:

An Index & Help Thread for Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art in the Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art forum.

Some amazing looking box sets with individual covers for them as well.

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#1580717
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Original Trilogy <strong>news &amp; articles</strong> thread: online write-ups on the OT films, cast and crew
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Watch this! Very unexpected and interesting to think what AI could do with advertising in a lot of films and TV series.
 

https://i.imgur.com/rwXn5Vi.png - 3 short video clips 😃

or on twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitswindy/status/1764023423485812995
 

article on George going to court over it in 2003: https://screenrant.com/star-wars-beer-ad-george-lucas-court/

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#1580395
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<em><strong>ANDOR</strong></em> - Disney+ Series - A General Discussion Thread
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It is like this video creator peered into my mind, encapsulated everything I feel about Andor, and more (and obviously put it far better than I ever could).
 

Andor Is A Star Wars Manifesto In 39 Million Minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6OG727d-0Y - 8 minute video from Spaceman
 

Yes, like a lot of others, they can take all the time they need to get this season ‘right’, although please also make it soon! Very soon 😉

I do also hope we finally see some behind the scenes or ‘making of’ content for season one.

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#1579319
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<strong>The Bad Batch</strong> (animated series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Channel72 said:

So I just watched the first 3 Bad Batch season 3 episodes.

But the Bad Batch is often written like an actual story with actual thought put into plot mechanics. There’s often proper set ups and pay-offs, characters know their limitations, and thought is often put into the logistics of the action scenes.

Scary how even basic fundamental aspects of storytelling can lift a series, get the viewer interested and engaged. This has been something I think has improved a lot on Bad Batch, as Filoni’s involvement has diminished (as he concentrates on live action content) and Jennifer Corbett, Matt Michnovetz and Brad Rau have come to the fore.

I won’t really spoil anything, but there’s an episode where a character has to escape from an Imperial facility. Sounds really cliché, right? We’ve seen this 1,000 times. I’m sure they just easily bonk some Stormtroopers on the head and walk out the front door, right? Well, no. In fact, a lot of time is spent setting up how well guarded and secure this facility is. They spend an entire episode just showing daily life in the facility. It really does seem pretty impossible to escape - it’s portrayed as a realistically secure facility with sentries, bio-scans and force fields limiting access to different areas of the facility. When the escape finally happens, the protagonists exploit a feature of the facility that was set up well beforehand and actually makes sense, and they also have help from someone with higher security clearance. It’s like the writers actually thought hard about this, and tried to come up with a way for the protagonists to escape without necessarily making Imperial security look completely ridiculous. (They should have just put on a trench-coat and a fake mustache and waltzed out the front door, like in the Kenobi show.)

I mean, the show isn’t even that good. It’s like a 6.5 out of 10, mostly. It’s certainly no Andor. It still suffers a bit from pointless filler episodes. But I’m just pleasantly surprised to see actual competent writing in Star Wars these days.

I’ll be back for more of this season. It was a solid start to the season, good set up, and thankfully this:

no bringing back Tech from the end of last season. I really hope more characters in Star Wars stay dead when killed off.

I think it’ll be interesting to see a “must watch episodes guide” to this series after it ends; without the filler and aimless episodes in season 1 and early season 2. Or a strong stripped-down fan edit of the series.

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#1578803
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4K77,4K80,4K83, and Harmy's Projects
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N33dsM0reV0ltage said:

Hello Everyone,

I am new here and I have read some of the instructions for the use of the site but I am still confused regarding finding certain threads. I am very interested in learning about the 4k and Harmy’s Despecialized Star Wars projects. I wanted to read more about them but I cannot seem to find a thread talking about them. Here I am looking for a discussion to gather information regarding these projects. Please share your ideas and thoughts.

The Welcome to the OT thread you posted in earlier has links to what you are searching for:
 

oojason said:

 

Hi and welcome to the OriginalTrilogy•com. In a bid to help welcome new members on the site this thread has been created for people to drop in, say ‘Hi’, maybe introduce themselves… and to also find some useful / helpful information about this site…

 

[snip]

Looking to acquire projects on here? Then please read this…

(and take the time to look around to see how this place works - and doesn’t - before posting requests for projects on here - thank you)
 

I have found a Fan Edit / Preservation Project I am interested in - but don’t know how to get / acquire / download it?
 

The OriginalTrilogy•com is a community where a ‘read first - post after’ mantra benefits everyone here - especially for the ‘Fan Project’ sections. We appreciate some may be excited to see the projects featured on this site - information on how to acquire them is readily available - yet patience is also required. If you bring impatience, entitlement, aggressive or vitriolic attitudes, personal attacks, or toxicity… then expect some choice words in return - and also expect your stay on here to be a short one.

Do NOT create a new thread asking ‘for a link to’… to Harmy’s Despecialized Editions, TN1’s 4K77/80/83, adywan’s Revisited Edits, the Hal9000 Edits, or any other project listed on this site. It is for you to take 5 minutes and go find the relevant project on here, for you to then read up on what the project is about, and then how to acquire it. Do not ask / expect others to do this simple task for you - we’ve had hundreds of such entitled requests over the years - and the patience of OT•com community members understandably wears thin. If thousands of people have managed to find, read up on, and then acquire these projects listed on here over the years… then you can too. A little patience - and a ‘read first - post after’ mantra - goes a long way on here…
 

These ‘signpost’ threads, featuring useful info and links to the five most sought-after fan projects, may be of interest…

Some info & help for Harmy’s Despecialized Editions of the Original Trilogy…

Some info & help for Puggo’s Grande 16mm preservations of the Original Trilogy…

Some info & help for TN1’s 4K77, 4K80 & 4K83 preservation projects of the Original Trilogy…

Some info & help for adywan’s Revisited Editions of the Original Trilogy…

Some info & help for the Hal 9000 Edits of the Prequel & Sequel Trilogies (+ more)

Obviously there are countless more projects in the four main Project Index threads in each of the ‘Fan Project’ sections of the site.
 

A link to ‘Where is the site Search Bar? / How to search for projects, information, or discussion threads on OriginalTrilogy.com’.

 
When you click on the above link for Harmy’s Despecialized Editions, these are highlighted:

The three main Despecialized Edition threads on the OT•com, by Harmy himself - where information is in abundance, along with the history and process of the project is also contained, and many many questions having been already answered:-

Star Wars - v2.7 is the latest version

Empire Strikes Back - v2.0 is the latest version

Return Of The Jedi - v3.0 is the latest version

 
and when you click on the above link for TN1’s 4K77, 4K80 and 4K83 projects, these are highlighted:

4K77 - Released

Project 4K80 - Released

4K83 - Released

 
Or An Index Of Projects & Help Thread for Star Wars Preservations is pinned at the top of the Star Wars Preservation forum.

The ‘If you are looking for info on the Despecialized Editions, 4K77/80/83, puggo’s 16mm projects, poita’s 35mm, & more… this is for you.’ part of the Index, is here:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/An-Index-Of-Projects-Help-Thread-for-Star-Wars-Preservations/id/57297/page/1#1123110

and scroll down to the projects you want to learn about and discuss.
 

The pinned Index threads all around this forum are also helpful for anything else you may be looking for to talk about.

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#1578572
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Where to find theatrical print of The Phantom Menace? (4K99)
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Wengerjosh said:

I am waiting patiently for the release of the phantom menace 4k99 which should come out very soon

Wengerjosh said:

Wengerjosh said:

I am waiting patiently for the release of the phantom menace 4k99 which should come out very soon

Has the phantom menace(4k99) already been released yet? If so,i am so excited about it.

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#1578415
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Discussion: Anyone collect <strong>Star Wars LEGO</strong> sets?
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I think even I could build those out of previous lego sets and pieces, not not splash out that sort of cash they are asking for miniatures. They look nice, but there’s not a lot of bang for buck here.

There are probably even "how to build these’ or MOC videos on YouTube or lego brick sites for this kind of thing out of spare or regular lego? Or even buy 4 or 5 pieces from the MGS series of ships for just one of those lego sets.

Although I’m sure the 25th anniversary pieces will sell very well, and may even be an investment of sorts?

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#1578030
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<strong>The Jedi Purge</strong> | The Empire hunting down the Jedi Knights | a general discussion
Time

Some background articles and information on the topic of the Jedi Purge and questions how everyone forgot about the Jedi so quickly:
 

The Great Jedi Purge : wookieepedia page

Jedi Purge survivors (a list of) : wookieepedia page

Jedi Purge victims (a list of) : wookieepedia page

20 Years to Forget : article at Star Wars Canon

How Will the Star Wars Galaxy Forget the Jedi Again? : article at CBR

Star Wars: Why Does No One Remember the Jedi in The Mandalorian? : article at IGN

The Mandalorian: Why don’t our characters know about the Force? : article at Dork Side Of The Force

How Did The Jedi Become Just A Myth In ‘The Force Awakens’ : article at SlashFilm

Ignorance in the Star Wars Galaxy : 2014 OT•com thread

Do you think the average citizen of the Star Wars galaxy would even be aware of the Force? : 2012 OT•com thread

 

Vader being seduced by the power of the Dark Side has its own category: ‘The Fall of Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side’, in the ‘Prequel Trilogy’ section of An Index Thread for Beyond the Original Trilogy (click on the ‘Expand’ button below to view):
 

An Index Thread for Beyond the Original Trilogy

 

The Fall of Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side / Vader being seduced by the power of the Dark Side…

 
“You don’t know the power of the dark side! I must obey my master” (2005 thread)

Anakin’s fall - did it really need three films or could it have been done in one? (2005 thread; pre-ROTS)

For those who are familiar with it, what do you think of the fan script of “Fall of the Republic”? (2023 thread)

Interesting Hypothesis of the Prequels Story from the Mid 90’s (2005 thread; John L Flynn’s ‘Fall Of The Republic’ fan-script)

^ John L Flynn’s ‘fan-lore’ script: 1983’s Fall of the Republic & 1994’s Looking Back to the Future of Star Wars & his other works

How did you imagine The Star Wars Prequels before they came out? (2011 thread)

Fall to the Dark Side? (2007 thread)

One of the flaws with Anakin turning to the darkside… (2009 thread)

Anakin’s fall to the Dark Side (2011 thread)

Anakin’s official history (2015 thread)

Help: looking for… ideas on fixing Anakin’s fall to the darkside (2019 thread)

Anakin Skywalker’s turn to the dark side; your alternatives? (2021 thread)

How would you restructure Anakin’s turn to the dark side in the Prequels? (2022 thread)

The Turn: A History of the Evolution of Anakin’s Downfall - from ‘The Secret History Of Star Wars’, by Michael Kaminski (zombie84)

^ Pages 202-207 of the “Making of Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith” book, by JW Rinzler, also chronicles the late re-writing & re-editing.

 
 


 
 

Some background videos on the topic of Jedi who lived past the Prequel Trilogy’s Order 66 and subsequent Jedi Purge:

 

EVERY Single Jedi That Survived Order 66 (All 114 Survivors) [2023 CANON & LEGENDS]

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmSQg9GVLOI - a 62 minute video from The Stupendous Wave

 
 

EVERY SINGLE Jedi That Survived Order 66! (2024 Updated)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQaG190wtmI - a 16 minute video from Red Five

 
 

EVERY SINGLE Imperial Inquisitor Explained!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWGOIRNclpE - a 15 minute video from Red Five

 
 

Why The Jedi Were Hated After Order 66 [Legends]

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrfrdzRvIvQ - an 11 minute video from The Lore Master

 
 

Did too many Jedi survive Order 66?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBEFRA0a5fc - an 8 minute video from EckhartsLadder

 
 

Are There too many Order 66 Survivors?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmcWLbbxEUE - an 8 minute video from The Stupendous Wave

(with George Lucas shooting down Dave Filoni wanting to have Plo Koon to have somehow survived Order 66)

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<strong>The Jedi Purge</strong> | The Empire hunting down the Jedi Knights | a general discussion
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“. . . .Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights.”

 

A thread for discussing anything and everything about The Jedi Purge.

 

What did you think the Jedi Purge would be like before the Prequels were released?

Did you think the Purge would be set 17 years after the end of the Clone Wars, like it was originally stated and planned?

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^ abridged screenshot image from ‘A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded’ 1994 book, by Bill Slavicsek. More sources for the original timeline above: Pre-PT era lore | an OT & EU scrapbook resource OT•com thread.

 

Did the Jedi Purge scenes in ROTS resonate with you, or were you expecting more, and anticipating something different?

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Were you expecting to the see The Jedi Purge over a longer period of time in the Prequel films, or maybe spanning across a couple of the PT movies (instead of mainly just seeing Order 66 less than an hour before the end of Revenge Of The Sith)?

 

Did you think fallen or captured Jedi would turn on their former brothers & sisters, working for the Empire and hunting down and killing other Jedi (as happened with the Inquisitors)? Or that it would be just Vader plus an elite squad of stormtroopers?

Have there been too many Jedi shown to have survived past Order 66, and the following Jedi Purge (in either canon or legends)?

 

Just how did everyone in the galaxy seemingly forget or be unaware of the Jedi (and the Force), the very people who ended up leading the Republic military forces in the devastating Clone Wars, just circa 20 years before events in the Original Trilogy?

For example, Han Solo, well travelled smuggler from Corellia, a place where Jedi had their own temple, with a large group of Jedi living there, has seemingly never heard of them, or the Force:

^ ignoring the retconned issue of Han’s best friend Chewbacca having met and fought alongside Yoda during the Clone Wars, in ROTS. Or that the Inquisitors and other Imperial forces were openly and publicly on the lookout and hunting the Jedi (even issuing “wanted” posters, threatening the public for information on the Jedi, and even overtly maiming and killing civilians in public places for it?).

 

Or that there appears to be many Jedi surviving Order 66 & The Jedi Purge, despite what Yoda explicitly stated to Luke in ROTJ:

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Or what Tarkin stated in exposition to us the viewer (and also to Darth Vader), in 1977’s Star Wars:

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Would you have preferred the Jedi Purge to have been done differently to what we got onscreen in the Prequels?
If so, how would you improve it, or rewrite it? Or just talk about what you want to on the topic of The Jedi Purge. . . .

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Multimedia Project vs The Clone Wars
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ItsMeowth said:

Hi all!

New member here and i wanted to ask what your opinion is on the MMP and TCW.
Personally, i prefer MMP.

Do you mean the whole 2002-2007 Clone Wars MMP, or just the 2003 animated series?

Either wat there are a couple of threads on both (and more in the Beyond the Original Trilogy Index Thread):

Clone Wars | Lucasfilm’s 2002-2007 EU multimedia project (2020 info post)

2003 Clone Wars vs 2008 The Clone Wars (2014 comparison thread)
 

I agree with Superweapon VII, Ventress was far more interesting in the 2003 Clone Wars.

As was Grievous, a far more menacing and awesome too.

Durge is a much underrated villain, but am also glad he didn’t appear in the 2008 series. The chances are they’d have screwed it up.

The 2003 series is the better instalment for me. With the characters in there being closer to their PT counterparts Some of the 2008 characters differ too much from the PT films, to the point they appear to be different people at times. Plus, the 2003 series is LOT of fun to watch, even 20 years later.