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#1297480
Topic
The Last Son of Krypton (Season One)
Time

THE LAST SON OF KRYPTON

“THANKSGIVING”

FADE IN

On Helen Potter standing tall in her spick-and-span kitchen, a white apron with pink frills worn over the front of her dress.

On her counter, arranged with all the tidiness of a surgeon prepared for surgery, are the ingredients and supplies needed to make a pecan pie.

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Helen feeding kindling into her wood stove.

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Helen combining flour, salt, white sugar, cubed butter, and water in a bowl with a pastry cutter.

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Helen rolling out the dough.

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Helen lining a pie tin with dough.

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Helen crimping the edges of the crust.

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Helen lining the crust with parchment before weighing it down with hard beans.

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Helen placing the unbaked crust in the oven.

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Helen whisking a melted mixture of butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, flour, milk, salt, vanilla extract, and bourbon in a saucepan.

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Helen breaking three eggs into a bowl, then gradually pouring the brown fluid into them, blending with the whisk.

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Helen removing the baked crust from the oven.

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Helen removing the beans and parchment from the crust, adding crushed pecans, then pouring in the filling.

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Helen placing the pie in the oven.

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An hour later.

Opening the oven, Helen fishes out the fresh, hot pecan pie. Bring it to her face, she inhales, savouring the aroma. Crossing to the open kitchen window, she sets the steaming pie on the sill to cool.

FADE OUT

BEGIN OPENING CREDITS

END OPENING CREDITS

FADE IN

On Luma in her bedroom, in a pretty carmine dress, seated before her vanity.

Gazing into the mirror, she runs the bristles of a horsehair brush through her blond locks at a methodic pace. Her expression is sedate.

Finished styling her hair, she sets the brush down. She glances to the window; the sky outside is dark gray with cloud. Rising from her chair, she moves toward the window. She doesn’t stride but glides, levitating an inch above the floor as she moves toward the pane. Levitating there, she stares outside, just studying the weather.

The door opens; Martha leans inside.

MARTHA: Luma? We’re set to go.

LUMA: I’ll be down shortly. I’ve my shoes to put on.

Nodding once, Martha steps out and closes the door; she obviously didn’t take notice of Luma’s levitation. Touching down, Luma collects the shoes at the foot of her bed.

INT. KENT HOME/ENTRANCE HALL — TWILIGHT

Jonathan is standing in wait at the door when Martha comes down from upstairs.

MARTHA: She’ll be right down.

JONATHAN: Where’s Clark?

MARTHA: (raises voice) Clark? (beat) Clark?

Luma comes down the stairs. She trains her eyes ahead of her, focusing them.

LUMA: He’s out in the barn.

MARTHA: Be a dear and fetch him?

INT. BARN/LOFT — TWILIGHT

Dressed in his best clothes, Clark sits reading a hardback novel.

Luma leaps in through the open loft door.

LUMA: (scrutinizes book) Frankenstein. (beat) You’ve read this one.

CLARK: Mmm-hmm.

LUMA: I can recall chapter and verse after a single reading.

CLARK: Me too.

LUMA: (shrugs) Why bother?

CLARK: It relaxes me.

Closing the book, Clark rises. The two Kryptonians stand there a moment, each studying the other.

LUMA: (offers hand) They wait for us.

Clark takes Luma’s hand.

EXT. KENT FARM — BARN — TWILIGHT

The two Kryptonians step through the loft door. Hand-in-hand they float down, alighting on the ground gently.

EXT. KENT FARM — KENT HOME — TWILIGHT

Clark and Luma approach the Kents’ four-year-old Ford Model A sedan; Jonathan and Martha are already seated together inside. Clark opens the back left door for her. The two Kryptonians exchange glances, then Luma slips inside. Clark closes the door for her.

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#1297086
Topic
Last web series/tv show seen
Time

The Expanse (Season 1)

Finally got around to checking this series out. With the endless Trek/Wars derivatives out there which play fast & loose with the laws of physics, it’s refreshing to see a more hard sci-fi direction for a change. I really got sick of looking at some characters, though, due to their stupid hairstyles (Tom Jane and Dominique Tipper, I’m looking at you two.) Make no mistake, though; I really did enjoy the season and will be continuing with the series.

★★★★★★★★☆☆

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#1297071
Topic
If you could change one thing about every movie, what would it be?
Time

OutboundFlight said:

I’ve never liked “Obi-Wan had a second apprentice, one named Vader the other Anakin, both turn evil, and then one dies while the other secretly survives.

It feels awfully contrived, and distorts the meaning of the PT to benefit the plot twist in Empire. The PT is all about Anakin’s turn to the dark side as a parallel to Luke’s resistance to the dark side, and both are symbols of the galaxy - in the PT, the Republic falls to the Empire, in the OT, the Rebels resist the Empire.

Removing Anakin’s proper turn to evil is (imo) the equivalent of removing Luke standing up to the Emperor. Instead, we’d just show Vader rising and overthrowing the Emperor, leaving Luke’s story in limbo, until a plot twist in Episode 8 reveals Luke did the right thing. It doesn’t work. Likewise, adding a second apprentice even if to support Obi-Wan’s lie would be the equivalent of adding in a new character (Luke’s sister?) for the sole purpose of having us wonder who will redeem Vader.

Now, this is all implying Lucas’ vision of the PT. It could have been set from an entirely new character’s adventures / struggles and not Anakin, in which case maybe he could have showed up in the first film and then been seemingly killed. But as long as the trilogy is about Anakin’s fall or Obi-Wan’s failure, I don’t think you can thematically justify keeping the plot twist.

A good reason fanedits of the PT should be made with the intent of dampening the flaws/improving the strengths of the PT rather than ironing out the continuity between the two trilogies. Myths of old have internal inconsistencies, as do modern ones; we should embrace and work within that condition rather than fight against it.

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#1297051
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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ChainsawAsh said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Should Anakin’s lightsaber be red during the duel on Mustafar?

If this is coming from the new canon explanation for red lightsabers (“bleeding” activated blue/green/purple/whatever crystals), that’s not something that just “happens” when you’re using the Dark Side. It’s a specific ritual that a Sith does to bind someone else’s crystal to them. Anakin hasn’t done this ritual to his lightsaber’s crystal (and probably wouldn’t even need to, since the crystal is already bound to him), so it would stay blue unless he took the time to sit and force the crystal to bleed.

Also, this is (I think) the official explanation for Kylo’s unstable blade - he did a shitty job of “bleeding” the crystal, and it cracked, which also meant he had to switch to an older design of hilt with side vents (the “crossguard”).

Gotta love how emo the franchise has become.

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#1296976
Topic
The Star Wars Saga – Streamlined
Time

FreezingTNT2 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

FreezingTNT2 said:

When will you post your ideas for Episode II?

Honestly, I’ve forgotten what ideas I had.

Just come up with new ideas and write them on a piece of paper or even Notepad.

What would be the point? I’m no longer a Star Wars fan and no longer interested in playing in the SW sandbox.