I saw DoD last week. Harrison Ford is way too old to play Indiana Jones. He looked like an old grampa dressing as Indiana Jones. IMO the train scene prologue proved that the Indiana Jones character works the best, when he is in his late 30s/mid 40s. That scene was entertaining as long as the De-Aging effect on his face wasn’t too distracting. The final scene of DoD almost felt like an elderly person drama - depressing and not very fitting.
This scene was/is/will be the perfect ending for Indiana Jones:
Basically, as someone else on here (I don’t remember who) once said, “Star Wars is a buffet. Enjoy the stuff you like, and leave the rest.” […]
SilverWook said that 😉
Every single added Darth Anybody, Sith Inquisitor, Sith Witch, Sith whatever – the Emperor excluded – made Darth Vader less and less unique during the decades.
It’s one thing to complain about getting stomach flu from a restaurant, it’s a whole other thing to keep going back to that restaurant even after getting stomach flu there numerous times.
I just love that analogy in context to Star Wars 😃
I can’t imagine Vader saying “Liar!! You’re with him! You brought him here to kill me!”
No, he just said: “You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away!”
Prequel Anakin would have said something like “Traitor!! You’re with the Rebels! You’ve turned against us!! I will not let you get away with this!” or whatever.
Someone should do a fanedit of the OT with Vaders dialogue rewritten in a Prequel Anakin-esque fashion with James Earl Jones voice recreated by AI. Here are some suggestions:
When Vader interrogates Captain Antilles he could say:
“I’m haunted by the plans that you are hiding from me.” […] “Where are they? Tell us. TELL US NOW!”
The “Bring-my-shuttle” scene in Empire:
“This is outrageous! How can he lose a hand and not join me!? It’s unfair!”
A new fan project called the THE FORCE ENGINE lets you play DARK FORCES (1995) on modern PCs.
This is a completely revamped source port by programmer luciusDXL who abandoned his former version DarkXL a few years ago.
I read mainly (and still do from time to time) the sections about the prequel trilogy. They contain very insightful and plausible conclusions by Kaminski about Lucas’ creative decision making. For example adding the chosen one prophecy and the midichlorians was a mere ‘script crowbar’ so that Anakin’s importance in TPM could be measured by the numbers basically. Anakin has a high midichlorian count? So he must be important! Do you understand that audience?
Or how Lucas’ kind of hijacked the Naboo art design from James Gurneys Dinotopia book series. According to Kaminski, Lucas even called Gurney around the time of the TPM release asking him, if he ‘might be concerned’.
I can really recommend the book to anyone who is interested in behind-the-scenes stuff about the OT and the PT - especially since it is not one of those Lucas-approved books.
[…] but basically most good stuff surrounding the OT without any PT or Disney tarnishing.
I like your mindset. Actually that’s the one i’m trying to follow too. The one thing that lets me coming back to the Prequels from time to time is the behind-the-scenes drama (e.g. the documentaries, web-docs, etc.).
Now, it is an out-of-control monstrosity…
How about killing in ROTJ while he is still frozen in carbonite?
Leia (disguised as Boushh) approaches ‘Carbo-Han’, but just before she is able to initiate the thawing process … someone shots Han right from behind in the heart. Leia turns around … and there is Boba Fett. Of course Leia whould have to kill Boba Fett during the Sarlacc battle.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Episodes 1-4 - re:View [Red Letter Media]
Actually i like that the series has ‘lower production qualities / cinematography’ so far. Why? Take Rogue One as an example. They made the final battle on and over Scarif so ePIC and EmOTiOnAl … and then you 're supposed to watch the original STAR WARS. Actual movie goers are way too spoiled by the ‘grand-and-epic’ Marvel age of movies. They aren’t invested in the actual character drama anymore. The Obi-Wan series goes for a lower epicness and more character drama. And that’s why it is good so far. I know, don’t judge a season until you have seen it.
We will see.
IMO the scene between Obi-Wan, Leia and the Stormtroopers on the ‘pick-up truck’ was way more interesting and suspenseful than the reunion between Obi & Ani.
And Hayden still looks too small in the Vader suit.
But so far i’m really enjoying this series.
Stormtroopers, but They’re ACCURATE
The giant fish in the middle of the desert makes 0 sense to me. If this is a supposed remnant of ancient Tatooine’s oceans it’s absurd that it would remain intact as a skeleton , let alone fresh meat!
I would assume it is somekind of a flying creature that actually lives in space. Maybe it died near Tatooine’s orbit and its corpse crashed in the desert?
Digression: In Star Trek that kind of thing - creatures living in space - is not uncommon.
Is it just the still or does her lightsaber ‘pays tribute’ to the 2004 DVD Release … dull pink lightsaber core.
In terms of the anticipated Rematch between Ben & Vader, i think it won’t be a physical fight, but more so a telepathic force vision lightsaber fight. Why? A battle fought within their minds opens up the visual opportunity to let them fight within multiple arenas: Tatooine, Mustafar, Naboo Generator room, etc. - all visually interconnected. Going this route, it would retain their actual reunion on the first death star.
Hello there 😉
I’m looking for Dark_Jedi’s Star Wars Trilogy Theatrical Editions V1 or V3 versions. Are they anywhere available besides MySpleen? Unfortunately i don’t have an account for that. I hope i’m not confusing this, but this is Project Blu, right?
The grand inquisitor looks so fat. I hope we’ll have another tv show to see him getting on a diet to look exactly the way he does in Rebels…
The dark side of the force is a pathway to many delicacies some consider to be unhealthy.
The one and only scene i’m interested to see is, when Obi-Wan and Uncle Owen get into a dispuation about the young Luke.
I have come to the point where I am more interested and fascinated by the train wreck nature of this franchise and by the toxic battles within its own fandom then the actual material.
That mindset haunts me too in terms of the Prequels. I can’t enjoy Episode I - III as movies anymore. I guess i watched the Making Ofs & Web-Docs (The Beginning, From Puppets to Pixels, etc.) more often than the movies itself. And when i watch them occasionally, i just watch them with audio commentary. I wanted to enjoy those movies so many times, but it always comes down to: trying to understand George Lucas’ awkward decision making and neverending ‘it-always-meant-to-be’ justifications. It is a puzzle i can’t solve. The OT is not tainted for me, but the PT is.
I think a lot of goodwill towards ROTS comes from the fans which grew up with the Clone Wars animated series. I never saw a single episode of that series, but as far as i heard, Anakins characterization is a lot more likeable than the prequels. So maybe for a Clone Wars fan, Anakins downfall in ROTS is much more engaging and heartbreaking, thus the drama is actually working for them.
(BTW, I have no idea who made this image, I just googled Obi-Wan teaser + binoculars and this showed up.)
It is already a meme
Are we taking bets on whether we’ll see that awful helicopter nonsense with the spinning (that’s a good trick!) saber?
No way I’m backing a losing bet 😃