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The Scifi Films and Television of 2019

oojason said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Science fiction doesn’t interest me as keenly as it once did. I’m more into magic realism these days.

What sort of tv shows and films would come under magic realism?

The Green Mile, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Kurosawa’s Dreams for sure. Twin Peaks in its first two seasons may count as a magic realist TV series.

Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *

OutboundFlight said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

SilverWook said:

I don’t think Rey ever had time or a safe place to explore dating on Jakku, (there’s no evidence she ever even had a casual friend) so her discomfort with seeing Ben shirtless made sense to me. The movies would likely never broach the subject, but her fighting skills are as much about keeping lecherous scavengers at bay as it is daily survival on a hostile planet.

So do you guys think she ever had an…unfortunate encounter?

I prefer to think that doesn’t exist in Star Wars.

Boys pulling girls’ pigtails is a thing in all possible worlds. Deal with it.

The Place to Go for Emotional Support

My father passed away last night.

To make a long story short, he was admitted into the hospital back in October for kidney problems; was soon diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer; was discharged from the hospital in November; spent two weeks undergoing radiation therapy but was unresponsive to it; couldn’t undergo chemo due to the poor condition of his kidneys; spent the last couple months at home deteriorating until we had to place him in a hospice; was in the hospice for 14 days, rapidly deteriorated in his final two days, then he died with my grandmother at his side. I wish I, my mother and sister could’ve been there with him at the end to say our farewells, but my mother has her own health issues at the moment and it all happened so very quickly.

My father wasn’t a very good father, and neither was he a very godly man, contrary to whatever he may have believed about himself. But neither was he a monster. I may be very unorthodox when it comes to my practice of Christianity and my interpretation of the Bible, but I do believe in forgiveness, and I found it within myself to forgive him his faults and his failures. Now I pray God speeds him along to his next life.

Let's fix Return of the Jedi - A brief outline

JemLalux said:

Leia, who uses her latent Force abilities to communicate with the rancor. The beast turns on its masters and eats Jabba.

LOL. I like this.

Overall, I like your plot. However, I don’t like keeping Leia as Luke’s sister; it’s a bad idea which should just be discarded. As for the Luke/Vader/Palpatine conflict, I’d personally go a grayer route. Luke goes with Vader to see Palpatine with the intention of slaying the emperor; any attempt to sway Vader from the dark side is a secondary objective. I also wouldn’t show Vader as a redeemed Anakin. IMO, Vader has committed, ordered, and been compliant with too many war crimes for a single decent act to absolve him of his guilt. The farthest I’d go is showing Vader as a haunted Force ghost, still bearing his wounds in life, who’ll have to earn redemption in the afterlife.


Hal 9000 said:

timdiggerm said:

Because after his redemption and death he is restored in the Force to the way he ought to be rather than the way he was.

Exactly. His ‘repentance’ was enough. When he died, he was restored, not merely regressed.

I see you put “repentance” in quotes.