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JadedSkywalker

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#1426107
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Share your good news!
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My sister’s husband, and her kids recovered from Covid. That is the only good news i’ve had all year, other than my brother and sister in law getting their vaccines. And my nephew turning 21 on April 1.
As my fathers elder sister passed away, its good to have something positive or praiseworthy to be thankful for. I have 3 nephews and 3 nieces and i’m grateful for their good health.
Also my mother has been in and out of the hospital and hasn’t gotten the virus.

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#1426105
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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I agree on the generations of fans thing. My dad introduced me to Star Trek and Star Wars.

I introduced my nephew to Star Wars and James Bond, and Studio Ghibli. To Samurai movies and Japanese cinema. He loves Evangelion and Godzilla. My sister introduced my nieces to Disney Star Wars. The younger one is even more crazy about Star Wars than i am. I explained to them i like the OLD stuff before Disney and the prequels and they basically said i’m a fuddy duddy and a stick in the mud.

My niece loves Jar Jar, Ewoks and any BB-8 and any other thing that people seem to dislike about these movies. I still joke with my nephew over his fear of the blue elephant guy from Return of the Jedi, Max Rebo. He was afraid of him when he was little.

I’m also a fan of all those franchises mentioned by canofhumdingers except Harry Potter. I’d add in Gi Joe, Transformers, Voltron, and He-man. Though i haven’t collected those since i was a kid. I also amassed a collection of matchbox cars in the boxes. Collected Sports Cards and non Sports cards. And every video game system from the Atari 2600 up til Xbox 360 and Playstation 4. Except for Sega Saturn, or Mega drive, or Neo Geo.

I always wondered if my Grandma owning and operating a flea market and me having had all the star wars toys made up until before the release of Return of the Jedi, had anything to do with the collecting bug.

We used to go to ames to buy the transformers in the box and go to the comic shops, my grandma seemed to think there was going to be value in these as an investment. I’m not sure she was correct. Only certain collectibles end up being worth something.

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#1425486
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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I like it. Would love to be able to own the Blu-Ray. I’d buy it as soon as it was available, the same for Clone Wars season 7 or the Lego Holiday Special, or the Original Original Trilogy.

I like physical releases and even digital ones i can own. Free of a subscription service.

I like the sequel movies as well even if i wish Luke and Leia had more to do and more screen time. I’m happy i got 25 years of Luke as the hero in the EU, and the passing of the torch to Rey was well done. Maybe it wasn’t George Lucas intention but i’m okay with that.

I like both aspects of Luke in Mando and Last Jedi. It shows that he is a character of depth he can be heroic and he can also be reflective and more spiritual. I adored the novelization of the last jedi it was great.

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#1425441
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Star Trek: The Original Series preservation (a WIP)
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Where resolution is concerned i think 2K is the sweet spot they’ve decided on for Star Trek television and 4K for the films. Although only the Kelvin films and Wrath of Khan have 4k masters, and Deep Space Nine And Voyager haven’t been scanned in 2k yet. Enterprise is close enough with 1080P filmout tapes.

I cannot see them going back and doing TOS again in 4K.

Has anyone listened to the analog audio off the US discs yet, analog audio can be quite good.

I’m tempted to get some of the episodes on Laserdisc just to listen to them.

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#1425433
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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I have no idea. My Star Wars was the original versions of the Star Wars trilogy, plus the EU pre Phantom Menace. I’m a Gen X fan.
I like the original characters and that original world and wanted it to continue. It never did beyond Return of the Jedi. Lucas was obsessed with the idea of the prequels to the point Luke was never revisited as a character.

The books i collected were all Post ROTJ Luke centric.

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#1424892
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Did G. Lucas ever intend to portray the Jedi as a flawed institution in the prequels? Or was it added later in the EU?
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I think it was Anakin trying to prevent a vision from happening that led to Padme dying. We don’t know if she would have died otherwise. Skywalker’s and force visions are a bad combo, look at what Luke did twice by following a force vision, he went to Bespin got his hand cut off, tried to murder Ben Solo in his sleep created Kylo Ren.

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#1424877
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What do you LIKE about the EU?
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I just got issues 1-10 of the UK Dark Horse comics magazine. It has Dark Empire 1-6, tales of the Jedi, Indiana Jones, Classic Star Wars. Oversized comic mag. The Al Williamson stuff is fantastic.

I still remember collecting those issues of Classic Star Wars, by far my favorite Star Wars anything except for the first 3 movies. Still have my Russ Cochrane publishing set. Its in Black and White, but it has the full size pages of the newspaper strips. Signed by Al and Archie who both have passed. I always wanted to meet Al and i sadly never got the chance.

There is something pure about the serialized adventures in those comics. You can tell Al was a big fan of movie serials.

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#1424801
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Rank The Indiana Jones Films
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I hope the 4K of Raiders fixes things. The Blu Ray is horrible. The color balance shifts the entire movie, there is a dnr push which was obviously automated. Indiana Jones has a sunburnt orange skintone. Satipo in the beginning head morphs for no apparent reason. Everything looks murky and blurry. Worse quality control than the deliberate creative decision 2004 Star Wars DVD set.

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#1424400
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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Some of them are really dumb like Obi Wan’s teacher not being Yoda. And Leia’s mom dying before she was a little girl on Alderaan.

Other ones can be chalked up to Obi Wan lying or exaggerating or not remembering things. Like saying he never owned a droid, or that Anakin wanted Luke to have the saber when he was old enough. Or that Anakin was a great starpilot and a cunning warrior and a good friend. What was he supposed to do tell him yeah i cut off all your dad’s limbs when he went to the dark side and he is Darth Vader by the way, and your dad also killed your mom and used this saber to cut down a bunch of younglings. I’m sure Luke would have been up to joining Obi Wan on an adventure then.

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#1424380
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Did G. Lucas ever intend to portray the Jedi as a flawed institution in the prequels? Or was it added later in the EU?
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I think it started with the retcon of Obi Wan being a liar. When he told Luke the truth in Star Wars, because at the time Darth Vader was just Tarkin’s henchmen and not Luke’s father.

Then you had the whole point of view speech in Return of the Jedi. And in the novelization the revelation Anakin’s fall was Obi Wan’s fault and hubris.

As for the Jedi having flaws the only flaw Annikin Starkiller had in the rough draft screenplay was that he lacked discipline for his lack of celibacy. Its truly bizarre, he isn’t called out for punching out Leia Aquilae.

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#1424166
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The Original Trilogy <strong>box set releases</strong> on home video tape: 1988 to 2000…
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The 2000 box set is significant because they dropped the Special Edition label. Ever since every new version of the Special Edition has been labeled as if it is the original trilogy. Culminating with the 2020 Special Edition 4.0 in 4k.

I’m sure there have been multiple generations of people who haven’t actually seen the real movies. I mean even i grew up with an altered version of Star Wars which i thought was the original cut and it wasn’t. the A New Hope subtitle, new roll up and starfield and new audio mix it wasn’t the theatrical cut. The real Star Wars has never been on home video.

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#1424153
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In defense of Rey Palpatine in <em>The Rise of Skywalker</em>, and why I do not think it undermines her arc in <em>The Last Jedi</em>.
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Luke’s scene where he exits the Rebel Base to face Kylo Ren, even if its just a force vision was the coolest scene in the entire sequel trilogy. Rian brought this mythic scope i feel was lacking in the JJ films, and i love JJ’s movies but he didn’t nail that.

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#1424152
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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Rogue One does have that lived in look. That quintessential star wars look that hasn’t been seen since Star Wars and Empire.

In terms of production design its the most Star Wars anything in looks since Empire.

It looks and feels like Star Wars, which the prequels never did.

The sequels also are of the same flavor, but not the same design of the OT, or at least close enough. They also feel like Star Wars even if they are too shiny and modern looking movies.

I feel like the prequels were from a rusty creator who came back 16 years later to not add to but recreate Star Wars. And i feel the same about the Special Edition, its like spray painting over a masterwork.

I did like Qui Gon though, and i like the idea of the living force and that there might be something more than the narrow view of the Jedi, its also kind of a Zen like idea, and i liked that aspect about Last Jedi, where Luke explains how wide the force is and how it touches all life. And how the Jedi are not its masters.

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#1424123
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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They kind of have to to compete, since Marvel is doing their own thing, and Paramount is doing their thing with multiple Star Trek shows.

And DC i’m sure will get into doing some new DC comics shows at some point. For HBO max.

I cannot complain about the streaming wars because it means everyone is trying to do their best material and one up each other, and their is a abundance of entertainment choices.

I’m hoping for a Luke Skywalker show, though it isn’t likely. So far all the shows have been very high in quality from a production standpoint, Lucasfilm has been excellent.

ILM has been in top form.