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#783279
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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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ATMachine said:

joefavs said:

This new uniform and especially Hux's overcoat in the SDCC stills have a real early 20th century European vibe. It's an interesting look that I don't think we've really seen before.

 It is very John Mollo, though.

 

YES.  He's kind of my unsung hero of the OT; McQuarrie has finally gotten all the love he's deserved over the years, but Mollo's work is still overlooked.  Even on Rebels they're going with Rodis-Jamero's far inferior (IMO) designs for the nascent Alliance uniforms.

Tobar said:

Certainly more so than their awful Jakku costumes. They really need to go back and study SW for their civilian costume designs. That's one area where the EU always got it right. Killian Plunkett knows what's up.

 

Yeah, the Jakku stuff just looks like extras from any generic '80s post-apocalyptic movie you'd care to name; Mad Max, Yor, Spacehunter, Alien from L.A., etc.  Just kind of uninspired.

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#783278
Topic
THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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It's pretty clearly an Alliance uniform just by looking at it. It exists in the lineage of these guys:

and these guys:

[IMG]http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad93/haplotk114/YavinOfficer.png[/IMG]

Etc.  Even the insignia is very reminiscent of the ANH/ESB rank insignias.


I've always hated the ROTJ design retcon that resulted in these uniforms:

They just look so much faker.

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#781417
Topic
THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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ZkinandBonez said:

Imrahil said:

 

Writing.  Like a screenplay, not a novel--but with lots of dashes, and constantly violating the "show, don't tell rule"--as it screams through the action.

Sentence fragments.

Irritation.

How do you "show" rather than "tell" in a novel? I'm pretty sure that's the one thing you can't do.

 

Really?

Well, in case you're being serious...you don't say 

"Wedge was sad. His dog was sick."

You say,

"Hi Wedge," Luke said, and didn't get a response. He looked at the other pilot, who seemed distracted.

"Wedge? What's up?"

"Huh? Oh, sorry Luke. I'm...well. I've been better."

Then you cut to later and reveal bit by bit that he has a sick dog, through facial expressions, dialog, etc.

Obviously the story shouldn't hinge on whether Wedge has a sick dog, but that's what the "show, don't tell" rule means.

In the excerpt from the novel, on the other hand, we have:

"“Of course,” he says, his jaundiced face tight with that grin. Tothwin is an emblem of what’s wrong with the Imperial forces now: Many of their best are gone. What’s left is, in part, the dregs."

and:

"The pressure is on. An almost literal pressure—like a fist pressing against her back, pushing the air out of her lungs.

Her chance to excel."

Ugh. So horrible.

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#781403
Topic
THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Well, I just skimmed through part of that Aftermath excerpt, and it felt like I was reading a bad R. L. Stine novel dictated by William Shatner.

Any lingering hopes I had of the nuEU turning out better than the old are now having their last rites read to them.

 

Writing.  Like a screenplay, not a novel--but with lots of dashes, and constantly violating the "show, don't tell rule"--as it screams through the action.

Sentence fragments.

Irritation.

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#706989
Topic
Star Wars: Episode VII to be directed by J.J. Abrams **NON SPOILER THREAD**
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timdiggerm said:

by "Jim Hensony" I think he means "cartoony". The cartoony aliens are one of the many things I don't like about ROTJ.

 

Yeah. This looked like shit. "The Dark Crystal" is okay I guess. Labyrinth was an abomination.

Henson was a neat guy. He wasn't a god. The muppets are massively overrated.  I hope this is a background character and not indicative of the shit we'll see on screen.

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#704443
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Star Wars OT & 1997 Special Edition Info.
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DanishDVDfreak said:

Try saying "May the 4th" out loud, and you might understand...if not, here is some help:

http://starwars.com/news/the-history-of-may-the-4th.html

 I "get" it. In that I understand what's supposed to be funny. It isn't funny, and it's kind of crap that takes away from May 25th, IMO.

That said, I'm looking forward to Dark Jedi's team's restoration. Will have to find time to get it.

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#640136
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STAR WARS: REBELS - animated tv series - 2014-2018
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timdiggerm said:

So they want the aesthetics of McQuarrie with the colors of ANH? So far, so good.

I know! I heard that and got giddy with excitement.

 

So THIS is what it feels like to be excited about SW again!  I hope they ditch all the bullshit continuity in between and start fresh. Everyone else on the internet is pissing and moaning about some crappy videogame story, blah blah.