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#1410703
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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Kasdan did not provide for the story in Star Wars the same way he did for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

He saved that movie. Other than making the dialog punchier and tightening up the script anyone could have polished up Empire or Jedi. Kasdan never was the author. Nor was Gloria or Willard co-authors on Star Wars the way they absolutely were on American Graffiti.

Lucas is bad on dialog and bad on drama so he hires people who fix those aspects.

Lucas is 100% the author of the OT good or bad, the same way he was for the prequels. Its his story and its in no way collaborative. The stories are his and very personal. They are in his imagination and his head. No matter how much he wished he could hand it off to someone else it was impossible.

It was a mistake to give Disney an outline and to believe they wouldn’t screw it up. He has to write these things and oversee them himself to get the desired result.

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#1410375
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Prediction for Star Wars X, XI, and XII
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The real question is how can you have conflict when the galaxy is at peace, i don’t think you can do the Sith/Empire storyline a third time. Nor can you do superweapons again.

Seeing the Republic restored and the Jedi order rebuilt wouldn’t take a whole nother trilogy.

They fell into the same problems with the EU. Their solution was to create a new enemy the Vong.

Then they inevitably fell into rinse repeat civil war, Jedi/Sith conflict again.

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#1409511
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What do you like about the EU Pre-Disney?
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The Boba Fett comics. Twin Engines of Destruction, Death Lies and Treachery. And Enemy of the Empire.

The Dark Horse comics Droids.

Anything by Al Williamson but especially Crimson Forever. The newspaper strips reprinted in the Russ Cochran 3 volume set.

Jango Fett Open Seasons.

Star Wars Republic

Knights of the Old Republic comic.

Star Wars Dark Times comic.

Star Wars Legacy. and Legacy II.

Knight Errant.

Crimson Empire I and II.

Dark Empire I and II.

The Star Wars.

Star Wars Tales.
Star Wars Rebellion
X-wing Comics.
Mara Jade by the Emperor’s hand.

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#1409506
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What are you reading?
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the history of middle earth. I just bought the first 6 editions in paperback from Del Rey/Ballantine books.
These are basically the same as the Harper Collins printings.

The first book was begun during WW1 the Book of Lost tales. I’ve always enjoyed the first version of Tinuviel aka the story of Beren and Luthien. The early version of Turin Turambar and the dragon. Tolkien’s early poetry and verse. I also like the poetic Lays of Beleriand versions, and the lost road time travel story that is a flashback to the Fall of Numenor.

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#1409503
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Your DVD Collection
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Added 2 episodes of first issue CD keepcase Japanese edition Neon Genesis Evanglion region 2 DVDs, pre renewal. Sealed with OBI.
Dirty Pair the movie region 2 japan, first issue not emotion the best collection DVD. Sealed with OBI.
Star Trek II Evergreen Laserdisc pan and scan Japan release. With OBI not sealed.
Star Trek IV gatefold first issue pan and scan Japan release Laserdisc. With OBI not sealed.

Added License to Kill Japanese Laserdisc with OBI. I don’t believe there is an uncut Letterbox version on laser.I think this one is censored.

Added Goldeneye Japanese Laserdisc no OBI. PCM/ac3 no DTS. THX mastered disc.

Added Devil Hunter Yohko volume 1 no OBI Japanese Laserdisc.
Devil Hunter Yohko volume 3 OBI not sealed. Laserdisc.

Dirty Pair OVA no OBI Japanese Laserdisc.

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#1407407
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Favorite novelization adaption of one of the original Star Wars movies?
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I liked the prologue to Star Wars From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker. How it described the Emperor how he was President and destroyed the Jedi and subverted democracy. It was not at all how the Emperor was portrayed later in Empire or Jedi. He was a politician controlled by the very boot lickers who elevated him to high office.

I love the back cover of the 1976 edition. Luke Skywalker Challenged the Stormtroopers of a Distant Galaxy on a Daring Mission- Where a Force of Life Became the Power of Death! The McQuarrie cover almost promises a Flash Gordon/Edgar Rice Burroughs style pulp adventure.

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#1407405
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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Luke was broken by Ben’s betrayal and he felt like he failed Ben, and he felt like he had betrayed the trust of Leia by how it all went down. Last Jedi perfectly portrayed that. Luke failing was absolutely right in this context for the sequel because it wasn’t about him or his story. It was about Rey and the living force as a whole. Luke got so caught up in his own story of being a legend he forget to have humility. He made Anakin Skywalker like mistakes. He almost doomed the galaxy until the force selected a new champion. I find it ironic the force chose not a Skywalker but a scion of the Palpatine bloodline instead. A Palpatine would restore balance and bring back the spark of the Jedi when a Palpatine destroyed them.

Luke wasted years selfishly until Yoda showed up and corrected him. But he finally did the right thing by saving the resistance. And learning to let go of his fear, his bitterness, and pass into the force.

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#1407396
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There should be a proper release of the 1977 Star Wars at this point
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I still think they will never be released again. Lucas considered them garbage versions and rough drafts he wanted people to forget about in time. Most people don’t even realize the films were changed and how many versions of the Special Edition there are. The films have been out there in an altered state for more than half the lifetime of the original film. The only reason there won’t be a fifth version of the Special Edition is Disney taking Star Wars off of Lucas hands.

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#1407218
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What are you reading?
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Brian Daley’s Han Solo Trilogy first printing collected paperback from 1992 Ballantine Books.

The Book of Lost Tales 1 and 2 by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Took me forever to find a copy from Ace Books with the Frank Frazetta cover, not the dime a dozen Krenkel edition they printed a million copies of.

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#1407214
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What if there is a TCW-styled show that takes place between TLJ and TROS...
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I would like a show like that but set between episode VI and VII. A Luke Skywalker show a blend of live action and cgi to de-age Mark Hamill. Showing his journeys after the film to find the old secrets of the jedi order, the old jedi relics and holy sites. Studying the deeper mysteries of the force and him setting up and building a new jedi order. Ending with the destruction of his temple and order at the end of the series by Ben Solo.

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#1407213
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Vader's voice change in the OT
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I always noticed the difference in how his voice sounds between films even back to the days of videocassette.

As well as in how he had red lenses in one film Star Wars, a shiny helmet mask in Return of the Jedi etc.

Other folks have mentioned differences in lightsaber props for Vader in Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back but to be honest i never noticed. There were other suit differences as well between Star Wars, Empire and Jedi but i’m no expert on that.

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#1405675
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<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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Luke did say confronting fear is the destiny of a Jedi.

He also was placing his faith in Rey.

He called her the Last Jedi in the last movie. Those were always words of hope and belief not spoken without purpose. The Rebellion was Reborn, and now the Jedi are reborn. And next the Republic needs to be reborn. Though i hope not called the New New Republic.

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#1405674
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Anyone else dislike Rogue One? I feel like the only person.
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I like the film.
I still find all the characters quite interesting. But I wanted to see more of them like Saw Gererra. Jyn Erso, the Guardians of the Whills.

The Vader scene at the end is too prequel styled for my liking, that is the only place i would deduct points. before that he was very much in the style of OT Vader.

Still isn’t the gritty war film they intended to make. Too much fanservice as well. Pretty safe in terms of the story and direction, the only thing that is novel is what happens at the the end to Jyn and Cassian.

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#1405238
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What are you reading?
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I’m going to finish reading the Martian Tales series by ERB, then read the venus series and pellucidar series.

And will follow that up by finally finishing the Tolkien books with Fall of Gondolin, and Beren and Luthien. Lay of autrou and itroun, expanded on fairy stories. Tale of Kullervo. Then i will read the final trilogy in the Wheel of time sequence written by Brandon Sanderson.

Maybe i will also read Rinzler’s Making of Alien and Aliens books.

I also plan to read Dante’s Inferno, purgatorio and paradiso. And Paradise Lost by Milton.

Snow Crash and Neuromancer are also on my list.

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#1404596
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Favorite novelization adaption of one of the original Star Wars movies?
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I guess i would say Return of the Jedi. Where you learn it wan Obi Wan’s pride and hubris that led to the creation of Darth Vader. How he had tried to persuade Anakin back to the good side. None of that was in the prequel films.

Nor was Owen Lars Obi Wan’s brother, and Leia’s real mom did not live beyond the birth of Darth Vader.

I kind of wanted to see Anakin as a good friend, a great starpilot and a cunning warrior. That he wanted to have a son and leave him his lightsaber. But i don’t want to rehash the problems i have with the prequels.

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#1404422
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Legends material you would like to see reinstated into canon?
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It wouldn’t make sense now that Rey is the adopted Skywalker, but before ROS i would have said i would have wanted to see Luke as a father. Whether he would have had a son like in the EU or a daughter i don’t really care. His wife deceased or not could have been sort of like Mara but didn’t have to be Mara.

I never liked the celibate monk prequel thing.

Would have liked to see Luke rebuild the Jedi order, search the galaxy for the lost temples and artifacts. Learn the deeper mysteries that the prequel Jedi had forgotten.