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Dirge

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#1287925
Topic
Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA
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SilverWook said:

Because that’s really taking the high road. 😕

Well, George Lucas is the one who charted this course for Lucasfilm. He is the sole reason for Lucasfilm’s current stance. So him not being there anymore doesn’t change the fact that he is the one who caused this mess. If he wasn’t so petty and insecure, he would have given the originals a proper release long ago. I can forgive him for making subpar prequels (people make bad movies all of the time…It’s unfortunate, but no big deal). I can even forgive him for the special editions (they’re just bad director’s cuts). When I saw them in theaters, I thought some of the changes (and especially some of the horrible added scenes) were bad, but who cares because they were obviously just adding every little bit of cut footage and the other bits just to have new Star Wars content in movies that everybody had already seen. But then George hears a bit of criticism about the changes and instead of just letting it go, he up and decides to double down on the changes and proclaim them gospel and the originals just unfinished rubbish to be not just discarded but actively suppressed.

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#1287898
Topic
Screening of the Original Version of STAR WARS July at Stockton, CA
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SilverWook said:

We don’t know the bigger picture on this though. I doubt George was even texted on this one.

And I seriously doubt Criterion would touch the SE unless they could include the original version as well. If any company respects film fans, it’s them.

Oh, I know George wasn’t involved in this latest decision (he is out of the picture fortunately), but it is his legacy that lead to it.

So, I repeat…

“F*** you, George!”

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#1227107
Topic
Is Star Wars "Better Than It's Ever Been"?
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TV’s Frink said:

Dirge said:

DominicCobb said:

Dirge said:

Star Wars was at its best during the late 1980s into the early 1990s. You had the three original movies which were all really good, and you could watch them whenever you wanted on your VCR.

Believe it or not all the things you just described still exist.

Yes, but now there’s a whole lot of crap floating around in and polluting the Star Wars pool (bad/mediocre prequels/sequels, “special” editions, active suppression of the original movies, etc.).

Star Wars was better back when the worst thing you had to worry about were Ewoks.

Before the dark times…before the Empire!

This makes no sense. Just ignore what you don’t like.

If becomes hard to ignore when you have three quality films to start with that then get actively suppressed by their creator and replaced by bastardized versions, then you throw a bunch of crappy prequels/sequels into the mix (degrading the overall quality of the franchise and removing any potential for prequels/sequels that are actually of value), and you’re left with a bloated mess oversaturating and debasing a once proud trilogy.

I much preferred when ALL the films were good, and there was still the POTENTIAL for quality prequels/sequels. Because if we are only going to get one good movie out of every six or seven new films, then it’s probably better to just leave the Saga alone and make something original.

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#1226963
Topic
Is Star Wars "Better Than It's Ever Been"?
Time

DominicCobb said:

Dirge said:

Star Wars was at its best during the late 1980s into the early 1990s. You had the three original movies which were all really good, and you could watch them whenever you wanted on your VCR.

Believe it or not all the things you just described still exist.

Yes, but now there’s a whole lot of crap floating around in and polluting the Star Wars pool (bad/mediocre prequels/sequels, “special” editions, active suppression of the original movies, etc.).

Star Wars was better back when the worst thing you had to worry about were Ewoks.

Before the dark times…before the Empire!

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#1195826
Topic
Most Dissapointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying?
Time

Most Disappointing:
Instead of a sequel trilogy that is a natural progression from the original three movies (with events that would logically proceed from the state of affairs as we left them), they decided to do a hard reset so they could make a soft reboot depicting another Empire vs. Rebels affair.

Most Satisfying:
I mostly liked how they handled Kylo Ren.

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#1137919
Topic
MY thoughts on various changes
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J0E said:

ray_afraid said:

J0E said:

Possessed said:

How come mace windu isn’t with the other Jedi in the celebration?

IMO I’m pretty disappointed that all the memorable characters from the prequels didn’t get a cameo in the updated Mos Eisley

All the memorable PT characters got cameos during the opening flyover shot of ANH.

Then where’s Zam Wesell and Chancellor Valorum?

Zam Wesell = Dead
Chancellor Valorum = Krypton/Phantom Zone

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#1128528
Topic
The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Dirge said:

TFA - Watched it once in the theater and once more on a DVD I checked out from the library (and I don’t really feel the need to ever watch it again)
RO - Watched it once in the theater and probably four or five more times on DVD/Netflix (and I plan to watch it on a regular basis in the future)

Star Wars - Watched it once at a drive-in theater and about thirty times on VHS/DVD/TV
ESB - Watched it once on laser disc and about thirty times on VHS/DVD/TV
ROTJ - Watched it once at the theater and about thirty times on VHS/DVD/TV

Star Wars (special edition) - Watched it once at the theater
ESB (special edition) - Watched it once at the theater
ROTJ (special edition) - Watched it once at the theater

TPM - Watched it twice at the theater (the second time was right after I saw The Matrix at the theater with my fiancée and my sister and then we all just walked into the Phantom Menace (since my sister had not yet seen it)) and two or three times on DVD/TV
AOTC - Watched it once in the theater and once on DVD
ROTS - Watched it once in the theater and once on DVD

Hmmm…one of us seems to be in the wrong thread.

Well, I know I’m certainly in the right thread. People were posting how many times they had watched TFA, so I followed suit (and then I also posted the amount of times that I had watched the other Star Wars movies to provide context).

So, I guess that just leaves you (but it’s OK, I don’t mind a few extraneous postings).

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#1128519
Topic
The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
Time

TFA - Watched it once in the theater and once more on a DVD I checked out from the library (and I don’t really feel the need to ever watch it again)
RO - Watched it once in the theater and probably four or five more times on DVD/Netflix (and I plan to watch it on a regular basis in the future)

Star Wars - Watched it once at a drive-in theater and about thirty times on VHS/DVD/TV
ESB - Watched it once on laser disc and about thirty times on VHS/DVD/TV
ROTJ - Watched it once at the theater and about thirty times on VHS/DVD/TV

Star Wars (special edition) - Watched it once at the theater
ESB (special edition) - Watched it once at the theater
ROTJ (special edition) - Watched it once at the theater

TPM - Watched it twice at the theater (the second time was right after I saw The Matrix at the theater with my fiancée and my sister and then we all just walked into the Phantom Menace (since my sister had not yet seen it)) and two or three times on DVD/TV
AOTC - Watched it once in the theater and once on DVD
ROTS - Watched it once in the theater and once on DVD

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#1121969
Topic
How did you first see the star wars films?
Time

Star Wars - At a drive-in theater
Return of the Jedi - At the theater (during a friend’s birthday party; notably, I had not yet seen The Empire Strikes Back)
The Empire Strikes Back - On Laserdisc at my aunt’s house (This seems to be the only Star Wars movie that I didn’t catch during its original release in the theater.)

The Phantom Menace - At the theater
Attack of the Clones - At the theater
Revenge of the Sith - At the theater

The Force Awakens - At the theater
Rogue One - At the theater

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#1084081
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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SilverWook said:

Anchorhead said:

SilverWook said:
Bought some groceries at Target, and passed through the toy aisle, and what should I see? That action figure two pack with Moroff! Only one on the pegs, and sitting right in front like it was waiting for me. Impulse buy! Haven’t bought a SW figure in a long time.

Awesome. I’ve never had a Star Wars shirt or toy, but I feel like I’ll be correcting that in the coming weeks. I have my Rogue One socks as my only wearable Star Wars things ever, but I feel like I’m this close to getting a shirt.

I find that amazing you’ve never had any merchandise at all. I’ve had more than a few shirts over the years. There are so many cool shirt designs out now it puts the 70’s stuff to shame. As hard water out here eventually ate away my favorite shirts, I kept my 10th anniversary shirt in mothballs until I saw TFA. Still fits like a glove.
I’m sure modern science could explain why two printed shirts of similar fabric survived my childhood but all the others didn’t. (The iron on stuff was faded by the third wash.) Neither one is Star Wars though.

Yeah, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have Star Wars merchandise. Some of my earliest memories involve playing with this:

And it’s not infrequently that I can be found sporting one of the handful of Star Wars shirts I own:

Star Wars merch is legion…It is pointless to resist!