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#1292235
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Our sun is not the smallest possible yellow star, so for size of solar system calculation, it needs to be taken into account, that the size of the sun of the Hoth and Bespin system, that is still a yellow star, can be smaller.
Based on data, I think 40 AU system edge is reasonable, but of course suns could be even closer, but it is good enough for rough estimation.
So a 40 AU trip with 5 million km/h would take about 50 days. Double that and we have a 100 day trip between Hoth and Bespin.

I checked the Falcon, and it has everything to accomodate a long journey like this.
And it gives Luke enough time to train on Dagobah.

Don’t overthink it. It’s a fantasy movie set in space. It is NOT science fiction. The falcon always travels at the speed of plot and the distance to Bespin is exactly far enough that the falcon can get just there.

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#1153112
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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adywan said:

And to those that say that part of the backlash against TLJ has nothing to do with racist/ misogynistic/hompophobic feelings in the SW community, you only have to see this one post on facebook and read the comments:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1682570385096504&set=gm.531837527203014&type=3&theater&ifg=1

And that is just ONE post. I’m seeing shit like this all the time. It’s starting to flood the net now. My Youtube channel got spammed with this type of crap and its all over facebook. Comments galore about how Kennedy is pushing a female agenda and making all the males into pussys, pushing forced diversity just for the Asian market, that they didn’t need all this shit in the OT and the prequels did a proper job at showing what the races really are like, how Rey should have been a guy and it would have made her being so powerful believable because women are weaker than men, and it goes on, but there is so much that i would never repeat.

Yes, its fine that people don’t like this movie, but you cannot deny that a large section think they are on a crusade against anything that isn’t white powerful and male. It’s gotten a lot worse since a certain person was elected as now they think their beliefs are accepted. It just makes me sick what the fandom has become.

Spot on!

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#1146267
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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DrDre said:

Good article from a self-proclaimed fan, that I agree with:

Title: The Last Jedi was more a finale than a middle act. That’s not good for Episode 9.

https://www.polygon.com/2017/12/17/16787500/star-wars-the-last-jedi-story-rian-johnson-episode-9-jj-abrams

I really get the sense from TLJ, that RJ made the film he wanted to make, and didn’t really care that it was supposed to be part of a greater narrative both in terms of the saga, and in terms of the third trilogy. He’s resolved pretty much every story thread that was set up by TFA, and has provided very little connective tissue to the rest of the saga, or setups for future installments. Much of the hype for TLJ was based on fans speculating about the outcome for setups of TFA, and how it will connect to the characters and the rest of the saga. RJ has effectively killed that in my view, which I think is a shame.

I disagree, I think its a great setup for IX which could be set a couple of years after TLJ. Maybe the kid with the broom was not an isolated incident, the force may have awakened in lots of young people. Rey has the jedi texts and could have been training them to fight the FO and the knights of ren (we don’t know they are dead after all). IX could be mass battles between jedi and sith armies.

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#1144118
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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chyron8472 said:

You think Snoke is going to be the next Palpatine (ie. big bad who dies at the end of the third film), but he’s not.

You think Luke is going to mentor Rey but he doesn’t.

You think Leia is dead but she’s not.

You think someone or something on the Light Side is connecting Rey and Ren, but it’s Snoke, but it’s again not really.

You think Finn is going to destroy the tracker but he doesn’t and gets caught. You think there’s no way out except then BB-8 shows up in a chicken walker.

You think Poe is going to save the cruiser but he doesn’t.

You think it’s the Vice Admiral coming through the door but it isn’t.

You think Luke is on the planet fighting Ren but he’s not.

You think Ren is going to kill Rey but he doesn’t—he does exactly what Vader wanted to do in ESB but couldn’t.

 

It’s the best thing about the film. It keeps throwing curve balls.

Oh, and that business about Rey’s family being nobodies from nowheresville, Ren told her that. There is no guarantee that he was not lying. But even if he wasn’t, I like the idea that not the whole of the The Force hinges directly on descendants of the House of Skywalker (as many people speculated that she was a daughter of Luke or Leia).

Good analysis. The best I’ve read so far! I loved the film. The code /casino plot were the weakest part but everything else was superb. Highlights were Lukes version of the night he almost killed Ben / The Rey-Ren connection / the throne room scene and the final showdown between Luke and the FO.

I hope Ep IX centers around Rens desire to capture his mother ALIVE and the accidental death of her during a capture attempt bringing him back to the light. But we’ll see. I’d also love to see Luke haunt Ben as he said he would rather than train Rey.

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#1135251
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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DominicCobb said:

ray_afraid said:

DominicCobb said:

PT or not, the story is that Vader took a tumble into lava. I don’t see any reason to omit the eyebrow removal change just because it kinda references the PT.

How about because it just looks very silly? Like Duracell said, he looks like Humpty Dumpty.

Honestly I think he looks a whole lot sillier with the eyebrows.

Me too.

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#1105041
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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trimboNZ said:

DarthXenu said:

Since Ady is replacing the Tydirium with a cargo ship, how about one that is much bigger. Then it could hold a couple hundred rebel troopers. These could be the troops that defeat the imperial ground forces with just a little help from the ewoks.

It would be cool to see a shot of the rebel troops on route to endor strapped in like the drop ship scene from Aliens.

“We have stolen a small Imperial shuttle.”

Maybe the empire would consider a shuttle that can only carry 200 as small.

However, if the line needs changing to remove the word small, I am sure that could be done.

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#1105034
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Since Ady is replacing the Tydirium with a cargo ship, how about one that is much bigger. Then it could hold a couple hundred rebel troopers. These could be the troops that defeat the imperial ground forces with just a little help from the ewoks.

It would be cool to see a shot of the rebel troops on route to endor strapped in like the drop ship scene from Aliens.

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#441905
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Radi0n said:

Back in the day when realism mattered, instead of sticking everything on there with damn computers...
I still prefer the OT battles over the PT ones. PT is just too damn chaotic.

There's just something about the ESB battles that makes me drool.

Totally, there are so many great flying sequences in ESB. The asteroid scene blows away the one in AOTC. I also love the falcon attacking the star destroyer, the little flip the falcon does as it doubles back over the cloud bank to rescue Luke on Bespin and that flight along the edge of the executor. All done with little plastic models!

IMHO the only parts of ESB that look dodgy are some parts of the battle of Hoth. When the tripped walker blows up, the way the snow surface reacts looks just like a table covered in flour (or whatever they used). Also the walker falling over after Luke throws the grenade in, well I never noticed the stick pushing it but the model looks like... a model.

In other scenes however the walkers look great. I particularly love the moment towards the end of the battle when the rebel troops are fleeing before a walker that is picking them off with turbo lasers. The empire look like real bullies and you get a real sense of how outgunned the rebels are.

The other really poor scene in the trilogy is the executor crashing into the DS2. That should have been a spectacular moment but it looks like a model crashing into another model. Hope you plan to fix this Ady. Would particularly like to see the view from the bridge or DS (or both!) as this happens. Anyway that is off topic and I don't want to risk another train wreck.