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#1424024
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What do you LIKE about the EU?
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Ebay. It was a over a hundred dollars as you said astronomically high. I feel like a fool but i i’ve wanted them since the 1990s and i never bought them when i could find them for cheaper.

Still not as much as buying Star Wars number 1 and all of Marvel Star Wars before online sales, i had to go all over to many comic shops to find first printings.

addendum:

I’m really disappointed in the Marvel Epic Collection Dark Empire, the paper is terrible the thickness of the book won’t allow it to lie flat, looks like they printed a digital comic or file and its horribly over bright.

I should’ve stuck to collecting the printings of Dark Horse first editions. Now its too late to cancel the Boba Fett reprinting i also purchased, and i’m sure it will have the same horrible magazine paper. Which isn’t right for a trade edition of a book, nor is the lack of a decent cardstock for the cover. If Marvel thinks this is acceptable they’ve truly gone done hill. It looks like a bargain edition except at 40 dollars msrp for volume its anything but.

Edit: the Boba Fett Enemy of the Empire reprinting is fantastic and on high quality paper, so i have no idea what happened to Dark Empire.

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#1423861
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<strong>Shadows Of The Empire</strong> : Lucasfilm's mid-to-late 1990's EU multimedia project
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the McNeely score kinda sounds like Indiana Jones in places. Like something he might’ve scored for Young Indy. Except where he is quoting Williams scores.
It is supposed to be a soundtrack for a film that doesn’t exist.

I still wonder who originally came up with the idea for Shadows of the Empire. Its a pretty bold move. even more bold than the NJO publishing project, or anything dark horse comics ever did. Lets have a comic adaptation, a novelization, posters, toys a soundtrack, trading cards, a video game for a non-existing film. A making of book. They made a bigger deal out of the merchandising on this than Disney did with the sequel movies. Which never received making of books, had severely delayed publishing timelines for novels, and rise of Skywalker’s comic was never even released.

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#1423858
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Star Wars helmets and props
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That is pretty cool. I do have the master replicas Force FX Luke and Vader sabers. ROTJ and Empire respectively, but never was able to be able to afford the hilts as props, or screen accurate ones for that matter. I bought them at borders books which no longer exists. In about 2005 when they had the DVD display up of the 2004 set.

I really like those Godzilla figures by the way. But the Fett Helmet is cool.

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#1423827
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<strong>2006 GOUT</strong> : The changes to the OT films &amp; general 2006 GOUT DVD discussion thread
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There is a pan and scan of the definitive collection master. What do you think they used for the 1995 vhs set. Although the only pan and scan version on Laserdisc happened in Hong Kong. And of course beyond Dark Jedi’s preservation of the VHS release there is no DVD, especially not official retail.

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#1423826
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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Yeah if they only continued Legends as a separate timeline and gave us the OOT, and reprinted all of the dark horse stuff at Marvel i’d have little to complain of about Lucasfilm and Star Wars. Indiana Jones is another thing entirely Disney hasn’t done anything with it. Beyond starting production on a new film the IP has been left abandoned for years. the comics were never reprinted at Marvel, no new series of comics were produced. No new video games. Novels not reprinted. No Television shows or specials produced, not even Young Indiana Jones on Blu-Ray.

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#1423819
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Star Trek: The Original Series preservation (a WIP)
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If i’m not mistaken before Columbia house you could only rent the VHS tapes of Star Trek. My Science teacher bought the rental tapes, in a less than legal way. A lifetime rental.

We watched the rental tape of the Devil in the Dark in class. The shows were aired in syndication in reruns for years by this time, where i saw every single episode even the reruns of the animated series.

The only Columbia tape i bought and still have is Encounter at Farpoint with the collector’s pin.

Would be awesome to get Star Trek from one generation to the next without burned in subtitles, but i’d take either. I don’t have the Japanese Laserdisc i wish i did.

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#1423812
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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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I don’t see the end as an end. I see it as the beginning of something, but whether they have the courage to continue the main Saga is another thing entirely.

Rey is now the Last Jedi the same as Luke. Rey, Finn and Poe have to restore justice to the galaxy and restore the Republic. Rey needs to take on students and not repeat Luke and the prequel Jedi mistakes.

Maybe her order will be less dogmatic and accept a wider view of the force. She isn’t alone her family is Poe and Finn.

The story potential is amazing and they could do almost anything. But it requires directors and writers with a vision.

They had to know that when they took the reigns of Star Wars that their would be people who would question everything they did because they were not George Lucas. Would see every new character, every new anything really as invalid. The amount of fans seeing the sequels as a desecration is rather amazing to be honest. I mean its just a bunch of movies, not a religion.

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#1423805
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The Original Trilogy on Betamax (Beta)
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I have return of the jedi on Beta. I bought Star Wars and Empire but the tapes arrived in the mail broken.

So all i have is Return of the Jedi, and somehow i misplaced my Making of Star Wars and Empire Strikes back Beta tape. I also have no player. Like CED i bought them with the intention of doing so but never did.

My Jedi tape looks unused except for the sticker seal being broken, it was probably watched once. The box is in immaculate condition, in nicer shape for sure than my first issue VHS tape.

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#1423592
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What do you LIKE about the EU?
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I decided to get the epic collection for Dark Empire, and for Boba Fett Enemy of the Empire.

The reprint of the Zahn trilogy is out of stock at the original price, the same for Mara Jade by the Emperor’s hand.

Was hoping they reprinted Dark Lords of the Sith but Marvel hasn’t. I also don’t understand the deal with them, why do a limited amount of copies of a certain book, and wanting you to get the digital edition when it is sold out. I don’t do digital comics.

I also just got the 1993 Gold Variant set of Dark Empire i hope its worth it. I have no idea what the quality of the print or paper is.

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#1422710
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Help: Looking for... The PAL VHS Archive Collection
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I wasn’t aware Russ ever released them.

To quote russs15 “As I have stated more than once, I have been collecting UK PAL VHS Star Wars tapes with a view to capturing them up onto DVD for my own benefit”

He never had any intent of putting them out.

He created a page to discuss the differences between the releases. He also used to have a now defunct website Galactic Trade Federation. Which had all the known versions of preservations way back then.

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#1422539
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What do you LIKE about the EU?
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Just got my Tales of the Jedi. Almost mint accept for a minor blemish on the top of the front cover. First Dark Horse printing.Having a hard time finding The Freedon Nadd Uprising and Dark Lords of the Sith.
On the hunt for Boba Fett Enemy of the Empire, Mara Jade by the Emperor’s hand.

I’m trying to finish my shelf of first editions. I do have Heir to the Empire TPB, don’t have Dark Force Rising or the Last Command. But i do have the hardcover reprint of all 3. Which is not comic sized.

I’m very tempted to get the Magazine serialized version of Dark Empire. In the oversized format, or the Gold printings of 1-6 in the 5000 print run. But the content is the same.

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#1422326
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Info: LaserDisc preservations of colorized movies not released on American digital formats?
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The quality of the King Kong Colorized is quite good for Laserdisc, though it will never be quite as good as archival material on black and white in High Definition on a Blu-Ray.

Captain Blood was only released once Colorized on VHS. I tried to find the Laserdisc it doesn’t exist.

As for Casablanca i never heard that was on Laserdisc, i know someone taped it and wouldn’t share his copy. He also had Citizen Kane, the Sea Hawk. Treasure of the Sierra Madre etc.

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#1422316
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Help: Looking for... VCD Preservations
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The Super VCD of Clones was preserved i think by someone years ago. Was it on the Spleen, i’ve kind of forgotten to be honest.

It was the most common version. I think None talked about it in a thread somewhere. I think it was called the Centropy version. My copy is dead as i assume most physical copies are. CDR were never meant to have shelf life of 19 years. I wish i had the foresight to archive it to a Taiyo Yuden or even an archival gold disc.

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#1422312
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Unpopular opinion: I'm glad Palpatine's return wasn't set up in TLJ.
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It is true they made everything up on the fly just like Lucas. Except Disney Lucasfilm wasn’t able to get away with it, and Lucas was.

Star Wars under Lucas one retcon after retcon.

The Saga wasn’t always the Saga of Darth Vader, it wasn’t always about father’s and sons and grandfathers, or a family soap opera. Leia wasn’t the sister and Vader wasn’t Luke’s old man. Obi Wan wasn’t a liar and so on. It wasn’t about a chosen one prophecy, a virgin birth and other such nonsense about blah, blah balance of the force.

So Rey being related to someone, then a no one, then related to someone is not that big a stretch.

I laughed when Emperor Smeagol was cut in half and did not foresee it. He was a bargain basement replacement for Palpatine anyway. I always assumed he was just a puppet and Palpatine was really the person behind the curtain pulling the strings. I never assumed he was literally Palpatine’s creature created in a cloning tube on Exegol.

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#1422262
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Your DVD Collection
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Added Star Wars 1986 Japanese Pressing with OBI, Empire Japanese pressing from 1986 with Obi, and Jedi with OBI from the same series. Pan and scan.

Added Return of the Jedi 1995 Faces with OBI from Japan
also the 1995 Faces Hong Kong Pan and scan Return of the Jedi, although it has hole punches in the cover and is probably ex rental i really want to confirm if its the same Pan and scan transfer of the 1995 VHS set.

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#1422227
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What do you LIKE about the EU?
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Just got my Boxtree first printing of Dark Empire it is slightly less tall than the us edition also on lousy quality non glossy paper. Very disappointed. The only positive is the content is identical to the first US printing, but it looks so muddy i feel like i wasted 25 dollars. In fact its on worse paper than the original run of comics of which i own the first edition of issue #1. Now i’m tempted to get the Epic Collection from Marvel to compare.

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#1421704
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Are there any new <strong>Star Wars Books</strong> coming out soon? a general book discussion thread
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Those books are trade paperback but other than the cover there is no new content. Exactly the same as every other mass market edition, which already exist in numerous reprintings. They are not illustrated or annotated editions with commentary.

Shatterpoint is getting an unabridged audiobook edition for the first time, that seems to be the only new content.

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#1421483
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Lucasfilm at 50
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The only one i’ve seen that wasn’t really in my wheelhouse but i really liked was Tucker the man and his dream.

But then i’ve liked most of Lucasfilm, including twice upon a time. Willow. Red Tails, Strange Magic, even Howard the Duck.

Radioland Murders to be honest i haven’t seen. I guess i should try it.

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#1421445
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Films that are superior in nearly every way to their sequels
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I would list

Star Wars
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Terminator
Alien
Back to the Future
Ghostbusters
Yojimbo
The Predator
The Hunt for Red October
Rocky
Rambo First Blood
Die Hard
Superman 78
Star Trek TMP, yeah i think its more cinematic than Khan and it did not start the super villains hell bent on revenge tread of Star Trek films.
Jaws
Jurassic Park