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!
If they were to adapt Shadows of the Empire into a film I'd prefer it to be animated - using traditional animation, of course - with the original actors from the films returning to reprise their roles.
I watched the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers last night. Not a great movie, but decent and I'd probably watch it again.
TV's Frink said:
xhonzi said the 501st reason I have no interest in the EU:
Naked Palpatine Clones...
If it's any consolation the naked clones were young and not shriveled old farts.
You can thank Dark Empire for putting Ideas in Lucas head. Palpatine's clone with a lightsaber outclasses Luke Skywalker in a duel.
IMO the idea of Palpatine using a lightsaber was portrayed in DE better than it was in the PT. The reborn Palpatine only used the lightsaber because he got off on the idea of defeating a Jedi with a Jedi's weapon and not because he relied on one. Not so with Palps in the PT; Lucas just gave him a lightsaber to make the fantards orgasm.
My first reaction was bewilderment. My second rationalization (that utterly failed to work for me, needless to say).
Pretty much all the alterations you wouldn't notice right off the bat I'm fine with - though I still find them unnecessary.
And the "new improved" Wampa doesn't really bother me either. Thank God Lucas didn't use CGI to create it.
Death troopers: Loved it! i guess mostly cos its got zombies in it but its still star wars.....
And this is why you fail ... =P
Interesting ... I'd do the same if I had the skills/resources.
Yeah, I have to agree, as mediocre as some of the 90's era stuff was, it was still only based on the original trilogy, and the writers didn't have to deal with feeling like they had to tie it all into the prequel garbage, or retcon the hell out of the existing stories when the continuity started to go to hell. Not to mention the filth of the New Jedi Order and later things had yet to happen, so the name of Star Wars EU hadn't yet been sullied to anywhere near the degree that it has now.
And this is exactly the reason why I can't stand the current EU. Prequelisms - everywhere. It doesn't matter if the story takes place in the distant past or into the far future, if it's warranted or not, there has to be a reference to something spawned from the PT.
Does every Sith have to dress like a Goth and carry a red lightsaber? Does every Jedi have to dress like a desert hermit? Do children have to be called "younglings"? No, absolutely not. But 100.99% of all the EU writers are sycophants who can't - won't - let us forget about that godforsaken PT.
If only the fantards would wisen up and stop lapping up this BS. Then - and perhaps only then - this madness would come to an end ... or at least be played down.
I think Path of Destruction is the best book in the Bane trilogy ... which isn't saying much.