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#1256620
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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Voss Caltrez said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Voss Caltrez said:

Luke using the dark side to choke out the guards at Jabba’s palace.

Actually, this is one of the tidbits of ROTJ I do still like. It’s morally gray stuff like that the film needed much more of.

But who is Darth Henrietta? The Emperor?

Yeah. With the makeup, cackling, and aerodynamics, ROTS Palpatine brings to mind Henrietta from Evil Dead II.

Supposedly, it was done to make audiences unsure of whether or not Luke would become like his father, or stay on the good side. If that’s the reason, that’s cool.
But still, I thought that once you start down the path of the dark side, forever it will consumes you.
If he’s using the dark side of the Force, he must have been practicing it to some degree. And it’s like, why would he do that? How can you pick and choose when you’re going to use the dark side, and still not become evil?
And I thought the Force was only for knowledge and defense, never for attack.

The Jedi interpretation of the Force is just that — an interpretation. Just because they view the Force through some quasi-Objectivist framework which recognizes no shades of gray doesn’t mean the Force is truly like that.

The greatest failure of the SW films — and the franchise as a whole, really — is this idea that the Jedi have the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth on the Force and that any path differing from theirs is deficient.

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#1256570
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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Voss Caltrez said:

Luke using the dark side to choke out the guards at Jabba’s palace.

Actually, this is one of the tidbits of ROTJ I do still like. It’s morally gray stuff like that the film needed much more of.

But who is Darth Henrietta? The Emperor?

Yeah. With the makeup, cackling, and aerodynamics, ROTS Palpatine brings to mind Henrietta from Evil Dead II.

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#1256417
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your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
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LordZerome1080 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

LordZerome1080 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

I thoroughly hate Darth Göring and Emperor Skeletor, so I won’t mention them.

Tell me how you really feel.

I really, really wanna fuck Daisy Ridley.

Why such hate for my boys Vader and Sidious?

I draw a distinction between Darth Vader (the main villain of SW '77 & TESB) & Darth Göring (the milksop of ROTJ & the PT who gets to go to Jedi Heaven after a lifetime of mass murder just 'cause he loved his son really, really hard).

And I hate Darth Henrietta for being a dimensionless Saturday morning cartoon supervillain.

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#1256101
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m_s0 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Definitely an improvement on Season 1. It has its weak episodes (may I one day forget the mistake that is “Brown Betty”), but it certainly has less filler and more cohesion and momentum than its predecessor.

★★★★★★★★☆☆

I stopped watching Fringe a bit into season 2, and the only reason why I even got that far was the praise the show was getting, especially further on.

So, here’s a question: from what you’ve seen thus far, does the writing improve past about mid-season 2? For reference, up until that point I found the show to be a lobotomized X-Files knock-off, and a truly idiotic one at that, it being extremely high on explaining EVERYTHING to the cheap seats which infuriated me to no end. It’s as if they aimed for a cult show, but tailored it for the soap crowd. I liked the premise fine (love the X-Files etc), but that along with rote characters, lazy plotting etc. completely killed it for me. Couldn’t even force myself to skip through for Nimoy…

I’m thinking, if people stop enjoying it half-way through perhaps I’d like it past that point. I do want a decent X-Files knock-off…

For me, the show improved tremendously once it moved past the X-Files-lite “monster of the week” episodes and started focusing on the conflict with the alternate universe. That said, if you’ve already seen the episode “Peter” and still don’t like it, there’s no point continuing. Besides, with the 4th season undoing everything which came before, what’s the point? The best developments end up nullified, anyway.

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#1256033
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Twelve episodes in, and my journey with this show has come to an abrupt, unanticipated, and altogether unwelcome end.

SPOILERS

If the showrunners were going to overhaul the series — change the characters, their world, and start everything over from scratch — then they should’ve ended the third season with Peter merging the two universes. Going that direction, at least, could’ve allowed for new storytelling opportunities and interesting reinterpretations of existing characters. Instead, everyone and everything are reset to factory settings. Three seasons of character development and world-building — meaningless turds straight down the crapper. The only interesting development to come of this season is the reintroduction of David Robert Jones, but it’s not encouragement enough for me to sit through another slew of filler episodes featuring these neutered personalities.

Needless to say, I won’t be finishing the season and I won’t be watching Season 5. I’m going to pretend the ending of “The Day We Died” and everything thereafter never happened and that’ll be that.

And now, my overall ratings for all things Fringe:

SEASON 1

  • “Pilot” – 8/10
  • “The Same Old Story” – 6/10
  • “The Ghost Network” – 8/10
  • “The Arrival” – 8/10
  • “Power Hungry” – 7/10
  • “The Cure” – 7/10
  • “In Which We Meet Mr. Jones” – 7/10
  • “The Equation” – 8/10
  • “The Dreamscape” – 8/10
  • “Safe” – 8/10
  • “Bound” – 5/10
  • “The No-Brainer” – 6/10
  • “The Transformation” – 7/10
  • “Ability” – 7/10
  • “Inner Child” – 8/10
  • “Unleashed” – 6/10
  • “Bad Dreams” – 8/10
  • “Midnight” – 8/10
  • “The Road Not Taken” – 8/10
  • “There’s More Than One of Everything” – 8/10

SEASON’S RATING

★★★★★★★☆☆☆

SEASON 2

  • “A New Day in the Old Town” – 8/10
  • “Night of Desirable Objects” – 8/10
  • “Fracture” – 8/10
  • “Momentum Deferred” – 9/10
  • “Dream Logic” – 7/10
  • “Earthling” – 8/10
  • “Of Human Action” – 6/10
  • “August” – 8/10
  • “Snakehead” – 8/10
  • “Grey Matters” – 8/10
  • “Unearthed” – 7/10
  • “Johari Window” – 7/10
  • “What Lies Below” – 7/10
  • “The Bishop Revival” – 8/10
  • “Jacksonville” – 8/10
  • “Peter” – 9/10
  • “Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver” – 8/10
  • “White Tulip” – 9/10
  • “The Man from the Other Side” – 8/10
  • “Brown Betty” – 5/10
  • “Northwest Passage” – 8/10
  • “Over There” (Part 1) – 8/10
  • “Over There” (Part 2) – 8/10

SEASON’S RATING

★★★★★★★★☆☆

SEASON 3

  • “Olivia” – 8/10
  • “The Box” – 8/10
  • “The Plateau” – 8/10
  • “Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep?” – 8/10
  • “Amber 31422” – 8/10
  • “6955 kHz” – 8/10
  • “The Abducted” – 8/10
  • “Entrada” – 8/10
  • “Marionette” – 9/10
  • “The Firefly” – 8/10
  • “Reciprocity” – 8/10
  • “Concentrate and Ask Again” – 8/10
  • “Immortality” – 8/10
  • “6B” – 8/10
  • “Subject 13” – 8/10
  • “Os” – 5/10
  • “Stowaway” – 7/10
  • “Bloodline” – 8/10
  • “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide” – 8/10
  • “6:02 AM EST” – 9/10
  • “The Last Sam Weiss” – 9/10
  • “The Day We Died” - 7/10

SEASON’S RATING

★★★★★★★★★☆

SEASON 4

  • “Neither Here Nor There” – 7/10
  • “One Night in October” – 7/10
  • “Alone in the World” – 7/10
  • “Subject 9” – 7/10
  • “Novation” – 8/10
  • “And Those We Left Behind” – 7/10
  • “Wallflower” – 7/10
  • “Back to Where You’ve Never Been” – 9/10
  • “Enemy of My Enemy” – 8/10
  • “Forced Perspective” – 7/10
  • “Making Angels” – 7/10
  • “Welcome to Westfield” – 7/10

SEASON’S RATING

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

SERIES RATING

★★★★★★★★☆☆

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#1255730
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The best season yet. Anna Torv finally sports some flattering hairstyles (if only briefly), and there’s only a single episode I feel qualifies as a dud (“Os”). Those nice things said, I’m not pleased with the finale. It started off well, but the ending was rushed and sloppy; definitely a less than satisfying conclusion to the season’s arc, though I am interested in seeing where the show goes from here.

★★★★★★★★★☆