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Cthulhunicron

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#1304338
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations
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If the new movies don’t do anything original, it’s honestly just difficult for me to feel any interest in them. The ST movies are fairly competent so far, but to me they’re merely “okay.” If they put out episode 10 and it’s new rebels vs new empire, and they have to blow up an even bigger Death Star, I really don’t know how to get excited about that.

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#1301387
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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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ATMachine said:

It seems like Lucas overdubbed basically anybody who was British (except Alec Guinness) in the first film. Though somehow General Tagge survived. Maybe because his working-class East End voice didn’t sound like a stereotypical upper-class Brit.

Probably it was Irvin Kershner on ESB who decided to let the Imperials use their natural British accents, for the American Revolution symbolism. Lucas, by contrast, thought of the Empire as more like modern-day America, so most likely he wasn’t the one who came up with that.

I went to a Transformers convention earlier this year and met Michael Bell (I also almost adopted a cat he was trying to get rid of, but that’s another story), which is where I learned that he was the voice of the rebel that greets Leia when she arrives at the Yavin base. So that’s how I discovered about that small detail.

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#1299236
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Best viewing order to introduce Star Wars to children?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

I’m just gonna get VHS copies of the films — SE & non-SE both — cut those ribbons to pieces, splice all the bits ‘n’ pieces together in random order, then sit my kids down, give 'em each a bowl of decades-old, mescaline-laced C-3PO’s to snack on, and let 'em enjoy the freakshow.

That sounds like a pretty good approximation of the experience of watching the holiday special.

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Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA
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Well, the actual movie shown was a disappointment but it was cool finally checking out the Bob Hope Theater. It was absolutely gorgeous on the inside. I’ll probably be heading back next month for a screening of Bullitt.

There was a guy there named Tim Donaldson, who played one of the Jawas when he was 5. He said he and several other kids from his school were chosen to be in the film. Apparently the film crew had to shoot a few insert shots in Death Valley. I think he said his father worked as a park ranger at Death Valley…not sure how the other kids got selected. He said he’s in one of the shots where Artoo is being carried to the sandcrawler. I also thought it was interesting that he said he was fitted for a Tuskan Raider costume. Makes me wonder if there was a plan at one point to film a sandpeople village or something. I think he must live in the Sacramento area; I’ve seen him at a few comic book conventions.

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#1288920
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Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA
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alexp120 said:

Cthulhunicron said:

So yeah, I drove an hour today to get to the theater, only to discover they’re showing the 1997 version. Disappointing, but not terribly unexpected.

Are you saying that you didn’t read the July 5th post on this thread that told you that the '97 version was the one that the Fox Theatre was screening?

Laserschwert said:

Just when we thought they’ve turned around:

No, I haven’t been on the forums in a couple weeks.

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#1288913
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Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA
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pleasehello said:

Sorry, not my intention to insult anyone. Though I have yet to meet a person from Stockton who disagrees with that assessment.

Seriously. I live in Sacramento, and I’ve never met anyone proud to be from Stockton.

So yeah, I drove an hour today to get to the theater, only to discover they’re showing the 1997 version. Disappointing, but not terribly unexpected.

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#1286907
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Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA
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oojason said:

I wonder if they’ll be showing the GOUT DVD?

(just going on this screening here - https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Carolina-Theater-in-Greensboro-claims-to-be-showing-GOUT-this-weekend/id/68099/page/1)
 

Hope it sells out and there’a fair few younger fans seeing this too 😃
 

That kinda makes me nervous. I just assumed it would be a film print, but maybe that’s naive of me.

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Star Wars vs. A New Hope
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Man, I remember being 8 years old in 1993, watching Star Wars on VHS. It always confused the hell out of me that the first movie was called Episode IV in the title crawl. Lucas is a madman.

Like…if you wanna do prequels, fine I guess. But do them like the X-Men movies did. First Class is a prequel, but nobody refers to it as the first X-Men film. Episode numbers just make things weird. It infuriates me when I hear about people who are new to star wars starting with Episode 1.

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#1245739
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<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
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Finally got around to seeing this. It actually was better than I expected, though not without its problems. The movie is best when it just feels like a crime/heist movie set in the Star Wars universe. I found myself rolling my eyes whenever they decided to over-explain something (Kessel Run, the last name, why Han refers to Chewbacca as Chewie) I was impressed that this movie feels this coherent, considering all the behind-the-scenes drama. There’s some dumb stuff (Lando sleeping with his droid?) but I really enjoyed the train heist scene and the climax in Dryden’s office.

I’m still kind of on the fence about how I feel about Ehrenreich playing Han. Part of me just really doesn’t like seeing another actor portray such an iconic character. I guess for what it is, it’s fine. His performance didn’t quite win me over, but it’s not terrible. I was actually really impressed with Glover’s performance as Lando. Those first moments where he’s still off-screen, I can almost imagine Billy Dee Williams saying those lines.

I definitely didn’t love this film, but overall, I think it’s more competent than Rogue One.