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#580878
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What is Your Favorite Song?
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That's an impossible question for me to answer; I have far too many to narrow it down to just one. That being said, here are a number of my favourites, in no particular order.

"One Night Love Affair" by Bryan Adams

"Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty

"Land of Confusion" by Genesis

"Beat It" by Michael Jackson

"Invisible Touch" by Genesis

"Head Like a Hole" by Nine Inch Nails

"The Time of Your Life" by Alanis Morissette

"Silver Rainbow" by Genesis

"Flinch" by Alanis Morissette

"Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down

"Somebody" by Bryan Adams

"Under the Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

"Fortune Faded" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

"Head Over Feet" by Alanis Morissette

"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson

"Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell

"When We Meet Again" by Alanis Morissette

"Leave Me Alone" by Michael Jackson

"Load Me Up" by the Matthew Good Band

"eBay" by Weird Al Yankovic

"Otherside" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

"When I'm Gone" by 3 Doors Down

"Run to You" by Bryan Adams

"One Good Reason" by Bryan Adams

"Alabama Motel Room" by the Matthew Good Band

"The Brazilian" by Genesis

"Empty Spaces/What Shall We Do Now?" by Pink Floyd

"Hello Time Bomb" by the Matthew Good Band

And so on, and so on ...

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#580731
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Do you think the average citizen of the Star Wars galaxy would even be aware of the Force?
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Just because the Jedi have superhuman abilities isn't automatic proof that they come from the Force or even that the Force exists. I'm sure that skeptics in the galaxy far, far away could explain away Jedi feats as being the results of some ultra-sophisticated technology or even genetic manipulation.

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#580533
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Do you think the average citizen of the Star Wars galaxy would even be aware of the Force?
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ray_afraid said:



DuracellEnergizer said:


ray_afraid said:


DuracellEnergizer said:
My belief is that the farther from the centre of the Republic/Empire you got, the less people knew of/believed in the Jedi and their powers.


But what about Han?


Han Solo said:

Kid, I've flown <span style="text-decoration: underline;">from one side of this galaxy to the other</span>, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe that there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything.


Surely he's no stranger to the central hub of activity in the galaxy and he doesn't believe.


Well, following the Jedi Purge, any remaining Jedi would be few and far between and in hiding. I doubt Han would have come across any in his travels.


But judging by the prequels (or at least what I remember) Jedi were everywhere and known to everyone, even those far from the center of the galaxy. Even little Annikin knew Qui-Gon was a Jedi without him having to say so. So Jedi were well known, widely believed, trusted and relied upon until Han was about 20 years old. I just can't buy that the entire galaxy would not only suddenly turn against the Jedi, but completely forget about them.


Well, if you consult the TPM novelization, which is considered "official canon", there were about 10,000 Jedi in existence at that point. 10,000 isn't a very big number on Earth, let alone an entire populated galaxy. The Jedi shouldn't be well known amoung the general populace, very prominent, or have a large impact/influence on the Republic at large.

Of course, Lucas has proven incapable of fashioning a cohesive narrative that makes any logical sense, and if the "10,000 Jedi" comes directly from him and wasn't just an invention of the novelization's author, then he sure bizarrelly contrasted that by making the Jedi as prominent, important, and popular as they appear to be in the PT.

If we go by my personal canon, though, things make much more sense ;-)

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#580497
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Do you think the average citizen of the Star Wars galaxy would even be aware of the Force?
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ray_afraid said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

My belief is that the farther from the centre of the Republic/Empire you got, the less people knew of/believed in the Jedi and their powers.

But what about Han?

Han Solo said:

Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe that there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything.

Surely he's no stranger to the central hub of activity in the galaxy and he doesn't believe.

Well, following the Jedi Purge, any remaining Jedi would be few and far between and in hiding. I doubt Han would have come across any in his travels.

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#580294
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George Lucas leaves Lucasfilm
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Gaffer Tape said:

Maybe one day software will be advanced enough to "create" enough on a guess that it could accurately resemble what a high-definition image would look like, but could you still even consider that the original anymore?

Well, that is kind of what I had in mind. I'm not saying it would be the best option, but if such technology becomes available, and the original negatives become so degraded that there's no way to restore them in a more conventionable way, then I can't see why it shouldn't be done.