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Easterhay

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#735651
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Is the Hobbit prequel trilogy suffering the same problems as the Star Wars prequel Trilogy?
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SilverWook said:



Easterhay said:


Heero Yuy said:

Then I'd advise not taking cues from the apologists and autists from TF.N like you've been doing in your posts. I'm the one being level headed, objective, and analytical here. Demonstrably you've not been anything of the sort.

Do better next time. 




Do better next time? I'd relish the opportunity to give you a smack in the mouth. Don't refer to people as "autists" just because you don't like what they have to say. Nothing I have said amounts to that level of offense and your remark is completely uncalled for.




 Official Warning #1

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Guidelines-for-Post-Content-and-General-Behavior-Or-How-Not-To-Get-Banned/forum/2/topic/12074/


You can officially do one, Silver Wook.

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#735650
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Is the Hobbit prequel trilogy suffering the same problems as the Star Wars prequel Trilogy?
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eiyosus said:


I've noticed this place has gotten a bit more hostile in the last day or two.



*glares at the jawa*


What a sad state affairs when someone here can make a glib and offensive remark about autism and get away with it while someone who passionately disagress with and makes a stand against the stream of vituperative bile that makes up the majority of the posts here gets whinged at for being "hostile".

Small wonder that my visits here are so infrequent.

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#735647
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Is the Hobbit prequel trilogy suffering the same problems as the Star Wars prequel Trilogy?
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Heero Yuy said:


Then I'd advise not taking cues from the apologists and autists from TF.N like you've been doing in your posts. I'm the one being level headed, objective, and analytical here. Demonstrably you've not been anything of the sort.

Do better next time. 


Do better next time? I'd relish the opportunity to give you a smack in the mouth. Don't refer to people as "autists" just because you don't like what they have to say. Nothing I have said amounts to that level of offense and your remark is completely uncalled for.

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#735645
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Paternal Figures In Star Wars
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Anchorhead said:


Indy and Marion clearly had a past that was bordering on inappropriate.  Marion mentions it directly; "I was a child.  It was wrong and you knew it".



I've never taken that so literally. When she says she was a child, I've always felt she meant she was young but not school-age young. Same with Vader referring to Luke as "just a boy" even though he was in his twenties by that point.

I think Lucas is deep, but just not as ebullient as some directors.

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#735478
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Paternal Figures In Star Wars
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Whilst watching The Empire Strikes Back recently, it occurred to me how few fathers are actually featured in the saga. Given George Lucas’s apparently difficult relationship with his own father, could it be that George is working through these issues through his art? It’s not unknown for an artist to use their work as therapy, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find that this is more than mere coincidence.

Of course, there is a surfeit of father figures in the films – Luke has both Uncle Owen and Obi-wan to look up to and Qui-gon serves as a paternal substitute for both Obi-wan and Anakin – and they all get killed off. The only real fathers that I can think of are pretty lousy. You’ve got Anakin, obviously, a man with many flaws and has to be saved from himself by his son. And then you’ve got Owen’s father who, let’s face it, is pretty hopeless, being unable to save his wife and leaving her to certain death while his injuries heal.

Given the trend for recurring motifs in the films, it remains to be seen if the writers of the new film will do anything with the archetype of the failed father or if we actually see a successful father appear in the story. Will Han Solo be the one to buck the trend (if, indeed, the new film follows the premise of the EU and gives him children)?

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#735262
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Is the Hobbit prequel trilogy suffering the same problems as the Star Wars prequel Trilogy?
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I'm not sure about playing games. What I am sure about is that you made a sweeping and wholly incorrect remark before and you've yet to address that; instead you're attempting to move on to discuss something else, something which isn't even apropos to this thread. And you have the gall to call people out on making "irrelevant" points.

Lucas won't be releasing any Star Wars films, OOT or otherwise, anyway, so that's another stupid question you've asked today.

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#735235
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Your Favorite And Least Favorite Special Edition Changes
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Favourite: X-wings approaching the Death Star in ANH
Also Ran: Stormtroopers and dewback on Tatooine in ANH; extended arrival at Cloud City and Ian McDiarmid with altered dialogue in TESB; extended victory in ROTJ

Least Favourite: "Alert my star destroyer to prepare for my arrival" and subsequent footage of said arrival in TESB
Also Ran: Jabba in ANH

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#735228
Topic
Is the Hobbit prequel trilogy suffering the same problems as the Star Wars prequel Trilogy?
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Maybe Lucas wanted to make a trilogy about a hero with feet of clay. Why did Shakespeare write Hamlet, who's little more than a lunatic with a mother fixation? Why write Macbeth, a warrior-hero who orders for Macduff's children to be slain? Do all heroes have to be whiter than white and whinge about power converters?

I much prefer Anakin to Luke, who's flaws are more believable and is ultimately a much more interesting character.