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#1213789
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97SE... how were the negatives assembled?
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Hi! I’ve been under the impression that the 1997 Special Edition only had select shots scanned from film to 2K for editing purposes. However, a friend of mine is convinced that the 1997 SE originated in its entirety from a finalized 2K master… on the grounds that “Otherwise, the transitions between the digitally-assembled shots, and the authentic film shots would be awful” and “Either it’s digitally restored, or it’s all just a newly-struck film copy. The latter wouldn’t make sense at all.”

I need specific sources that prove either my theory or my friend’s theory right. Can you guys provide?

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#1029340
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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Against earlier judgment, I decided to finally start posting in originaltrilogy.com again…if only to ask this question.

I imagine that for Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi it’s going to be almost entirely (if not entirely) the 2011 sound mixes you’re using, but considering how many view the 2004/2011 sound mixes of A New Hope to be inferior to the 1997 DTS mix for various reasons, do you plan on using a mixture of the 1997 and 2011 mixes for the audio (mainly using the audio from the 1997 sound mix except for instances where the 2011 mix has additions/changes like “We stopped.” “Tell (your) uncle” “(Yes,) I bet you have” (and subsequently how the 2011 version handles the Han vs Greedo shootout) and “There’s no one here”, and perhaps if the 2004/2011 mixes have sound effects the 1997 mix doesn’t (I think the sounds for when the Millennium Falcon leaves hyperspace in what once was the Alderann system are different there, and I’m sure the echo effects in the grappling hook swinging scene are different))?

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#998425
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Clicking on page numbers, a &quot;first unread post&quot; button, and letting clicking on the thread bring you to the first post.
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The features mentioned in the title were ones that Original Trilogy had before the big move, as well as ones available at most forums.

I want to return to OT after being away for so long, but as long as these three features are missing, the interface will remain unusable.

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#903283
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Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
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I don’t mind things being silly. I thought pretty much all of the Afterworld Tournament filler arc was awesome.

To me, the Buu saga was very uneven. I didn’t like the idea of Goten and Trunks being Super Saiyans. I probably would have only accepted them being SSJ1 only as Gotenks, and not allow them to reach SSJ2, let alone SSJ3. That said, Gotenks vs Super Buu is a hilariously awesome fight.
One scene I remember is when we see Buu lift people off the ground and turn them into candy, in a very stylized, cartoonish way, as if it was all harmless fun, and then we see the destruction, the devastation, the hopelessness. If the Buu saga wasn’t so silly, it probably would have been the darkest DBZ ever gotten, and in a way it still is.

The Great Saiyaman saga got old really fast.

As for the movies that I have seen (not counting Father of Goku or History of Trunks, both really good btw)…
Dead Zone and Tree of Might were both very good, but had rushed endings. World’s Strongest seems forgettable. Lord Slug managed to rip off both the King Piccolo saga and Tree of Might and manage to be worse than both of them. I didn’t like how Namekians can’t stand Human whistling, though it does give the Speedy dub one of its most memorable lines.

I thought Cooler’s second movie was better than the first. Super Android 13 is the worst of all of the dbz movies that I saw so far. Thankfully, Abridged redeems it. I loved the first half of the first Broly movie, but once it got to the fighting, it got boring quickly. Bojack Unchained was really good most of the time, but I didn’t like how the climax ripped off the climax of the Cell saga. Broly Second Coming is trash. Bio-Broly, while not the best DBZ film, is not the worst either. In fact, I thought it had the best fights out of the three Broly Films. Fusion Reborn felt just like the saga it was trying to imitate. It had unique and funny fights, and it had the same pacing issues that the Buu saga had. IIRC it had a better climax though.

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#903161
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Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
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I’ve seen a lot since my last post.

Good grief, episodes 284-286 should have been one episode. The Genki Dama/Spirit Bomb stuff was dragged out to the point where I was fast forwarding the vast majority of those episodes 😛

IMO the episode should have went with Vegeta asking everybody for everyone’s energy, almost everybody ignoring said request, then Mr. Satan asks almost immediately afterwards, rather than everything that happened in between.

Unpopular opinion coming up, but that scene was worse in pacing than the Freeza vs Goku battle. Even though it was much longer, at least most of the stuff going on there was interesting. With the Buu Saga’s climax though, you knew that Fat Buu couldn’t hold a candle to Kid Buu. I didn’t really care about what was going on in the background at that moment.

The fact that the Buu saga of Kai was inferior to regular Kai and probably didn’t even bother fixing this issue, even in the Japanese TV version, doesn’t help matters.

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#897796
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Politics
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What I am about to ask is fairly disturbing, and I want to say in advance that I don’t condone genocide. Would make an interesting alternative history story though. Basically, what would happen if the leader of a nonexistent country (basically an island that is about to be destroyed by an inevitable natural disaster) who is not a member of any abrahamic religion, attempts and succeeds in nuking all of Jerusalem (both Israeli and Palestinian areas), dumps a ton of human bones to desecrate the area, then kills his associates and himself, knowing that it would be impossible to retaliate against him. Again, not condoning this action, but what would happen, and how would it affect “prophesy”?

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#897195
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Religion
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CatBus said:
your kids will inherit your biases, and if you’re lucky, your kids will call you out on them when they grow up.

Heh heh. I wish I could do the same thing with my own parents…but I don’t think I can live on my own yet.

CatBus said:
Neutrality is a very noble goal, but there’s nothing as infuriating as a parent who claims to be totally, completely neutral when they’re not. Try to be upfront about your own biases, like “you know, I’m not really the best person to ask about brand X Christianity because my own parents were brand X, and it was a really awful experience for me”.

You’re right. Growing up with a family of radical Christians has certainly tainted my view of Christianity as a whole, and I know that as a result I couldn’t truly neutral about it. It’s a pity that your saying so only makes me feel more uncertain on how I should raise my future kids.

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#896970
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Religion
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I probably am aiming for that level for neutrality. If they decide to become Christians, their Christianity must be their own. Maybe I’m wrong, but it seems like young kids are too young to make these kind of decisions. Some young kids only join a church because their sunday school gives out pizza every week.

In my case, my faith came from my parents until a few years ago. I blindly followed their dogma, as well as the dogma of my (middle/high school) sunday school. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t curious, but I never really investigated my faith until those aforementioned few years. Then again, I am autistic, so my maturity is impaired, and thus I was not a typical kid. It’s possible that my future children would be able to make these decisions quicker than I did, but who knows?

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#896849
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Religion
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I think teaching them the bible at college age is a little ridiculous. As for translations, I would probably put them in four categories. Classical (King James), Crosswire Friendly (NET bible, ESV, World English Bible, ASV, Apostolic Polyglot, LXX2012, RV, Catholic Public Domain Version etc.) (That being said, I might be removing some of the less accurate/less scholarly translations from that list), Crosswire Neutral (NASB) and Crosswire Hostile (NRSV, New JPS, Geneva with modern spelling)

The King James is important for understanding the English language.

Crosswire Friendly translations can be run on anything that supports the FLOSS Crosswire protocol, which has clients for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, etc. Unfortunately some companies either ignore Crosswire ministries request for a translation to be ported to their platform or outright state that they refuse to license their product to open source technology. Also, it’s possible that the credentials of the World English Bible, LXX2012, and Catholic Public Domain Version are not scholarly enough.

The only translation listed as Crosswire Neutral is the NASB, which “planned” to release a version in crosswire format for a while not, but never had.

Crosswire Hostile translations comprise of both one classical translation made more readable by modern audiences (Geneva) and translations highly regarded for their scholarly status (NRSV, and the New JPS). Because of being Crosswire Hostile, though, I’m not sure I am willing to accept them.