Star Wars stopped being fun for me shortly before-or-after I saw ROTS, when the EU writers started kissing Lucas' ass in earnest and turning out piles and piles of poorly-written shit; reading the early EU and ignoring the PT & SE helped lots in keeping me from losing all interest in the franchise.
I expected a one-on-one duel between Anakin and Windu and the extermination of the Jedi Council; I never thought we'd get to see the entire Order exterminated in one episode, or exterminated so poorly.
I have a shitload of scary sound effect mp3's on my computer that sound better then this piece of vomit.
I find that if you consider the talent of the ysalamiri to be the ability to nullify one's ability to perceive and manipulate the Force rather than the outright nullification of the Force itself, then it's easier to stomach the little critters.
I'd have to go with the Thrawn trilogy.
What? Because they don't make good exports? Ridiculous! Every other culture is allowed to do its own thing in its television, but American television must remain neutral, is that it? And fail? Seriously? Those shows are extremely successful.
I claim they fail because the humour relies 100% on pop culture references to succeed; if someone fails to recognize the reference then the joke falls flat and dies.
One thing you should take into consideration is that FG, and Robot Chicken to a degree, are as much about pop culture references as they are about the characters, sometimes even moreso. If you're outside the US, unless you know a lot about American pop culture over the past 30 to 40 years, you'll miss half the jokes.
Which is why these kind of shows fail.
You must cast based on the scripts written by George Lucas, for example, if you cast an older actor as Anakin he will have to utter the same dialogue that Hayden does and may seem miscast.
Where's the fun in that?
Anyways ... I would have casted Keira Knightley as Padmé and Leo DiCaprio as Anakin (or kept Hayden but have someone else do his dialogue).
If they didn't feature or mention any of the characters or events in the PT ... maybe.
What I liked :
Liam Neeson (for the most part)
Ian McDiarmid (until his transformation scene in ROTS, anyway ...)
John William's score
The idea that the Jedi order isn't an order of perfect, pristine monks but an order of corrupt, dogmatic fools.
Darth Maul's lightsaber
The duel in TPM (though it does get a bit too flashy after Qui-Gon leaves the fray)
Mace Windu's lightsaber (his purple blade almost makes up for the monotony of the other lightsabers)
That's about it, unfortunately.
I hate the prequels because - all technical/asthetic issues aside - they're forced on us as canon, and because the OT & EU have been defiled to accomodate them.
I last watched TPM back in April, and AOTC & ROTS back in 2006-07.
Watched Blade Runner last night. They kept taking commercial breaks right in the middle of scenes, and I'd bet they cut some parts out (having never seen the movie before, though, I don't know that for certain).
MS Paint FTW!
With the inferior sequels out there it inspired a surprising watchable television series
The horrible quickening effects notwithstanding, of course. ;)
Star Wars is not only entertaining, but more importantly it is the message that matters. The familiar thematic conflicts of "Good vs. Evil", "Man vs. Machine", and "Government vs. Individual Rights" are timeless.
More like "Pod People vs. Machine". XD
I've got the SE, TPM, and ANH & TESB from the Faces set all on VHS.
Sounds lame. Lucas would probably have any statements critical of the SEs & PT removed/edited so as to make everything homogenous, bland, and sycophantic.
Yeah, Supershadow is full of crap. He has no affiliation with Lucas or Lucasfilm in any way shape or form. He's just a clown trying to getting attention.
Good. I hope this falls through. I've had enough Temeura Fett and CGI-overload to last me several lifetimes.
Aside from our heroes being devastated, Han is going mental and calling for Chewie. Leia is clearly unhappy with the burdens of government, and isn't with Han. Just about everybody else seems miserable too. What the heck?
Another reason the EU sucks so much ass these days.
The logic of Boba's own voice coming out of that helmet is at odds with the ability to blend into the crowd while out of the armor. Fett has gone incognito in the few EU novels I've read. It defeats the whole purpose of concealing his face.
Yet another reason I laugh at those completist losers who think the EU is compatible with Lucas' craptastic saga.
I enjoyed the Marvel storylines up until after the events of ROTJ unfolded; from there the series became just incredibly meh for me. The Empire was defeated too easily, the Nagai/Toff storyline was poorly done, and the Shira Brie/Lumiya character was basically wasted.
Here's my theory:
Marvel is getting all of its properties back and rebooting them ("The Incredible Hulk" and the just-announced "Punisher", for example)
Gott in himmel, another Punisher reboot?! This is going to be - what - the third time the franchise has been rebooted? What the fuck!
I like the AT-AT & Artoo pics. The other two ... yuck!