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JadedSkywalker

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#1403668
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What are you reading?
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I read Solo a Star Wars Story, and Rogue One. They were pretty darn disappointing. I’m still hoping someday we will get extended cuts of the films, or all the deleted scenes.

Rise of Skywalker was so so like the movie in book form, of all the ones i read the only one that truly added anything was Last Jedi.

I want to read Heir to the Jedi, Bloodline and Last Shot.

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#1402645
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Last movie seen
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I finally saw Tenet. I liked the film and i still was confused as hell as to what was going on.

The time travel and moving backwards made no sense.

Haven’t seen your name yet. I did see Weathering with you. It was good but the anti environmentalist anti Miyazaki theme was kind of off. Maybe i just didn’t get it.

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#1400287
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Help Wanted: Preserving trailer shots not in the movies
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Isn’t there an alternate take of Obi Wan Kenobi in a Revenge of the Sith trailer, an outtake from Star Wars 77.

And there is also an alternate angle of Vader leaving his shuttle arriving at the death star in the revenge of the jedi teaser. Or Luke’s blue lightsaber from revenge of the jedi teaser, or that frame from the deleted sandstorm sequence.

Threepio taking the warning sign off the door about the Wampas is also in a trailer for Empire Strikes Back.

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#1399308
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Alan Dean Foster not getting book royalties from Disney
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I have the 1994 printing with the George Lucas forward. Though it isn’t stated on the title page. It is a reprint of Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. I also have the 1976 novelization of Star Wars signed by Alan, with the McQuarrie female Luke cover. A well read copy. I have the Force Awakens hardback, and i think i might have the Approaching Storm prequel EU novel.

I hope they eventually pay him his royalties.

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#1399290
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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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I recommend Last Jedi if you can pick up a copy of the paperback cheaply, ROS doesn’t add much. To be honest i was disappointed in ROS novel like i was by force awakens.

The same problem i had with the books i had with the films too little of Luke, Han or Leia. But it was nice to get more Leia and Luke in the books how ever little there was.

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#1398862
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Your DVD Collection
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I added Goldfinger deluxe edition THX Japanese Letterbox release Sealed with OBI.
Spy Who loved me First issue Japanese pressing pan and scan with OBI, opened and used copy.
Dirty Pair OVA Affair on Nolandia sealed with OBI
Dirty Pair OVA Conspiracy of Flight 005 sealed with OBI and Calendar.
Ghost in the Shell 4K got it for 12 bucks on Amazon, if i hadn’t snoozed i could’ve gotten it for 9.
Kiki’s Delivery Service 30th Anniversary box. Studio Canal. locked to region B, blu ray disc. With stills and artbook.

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#1398571
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Wanted: Star Wars Trilogy Vinyl 1983 by Victor Japanese White Label Promo
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I’m sorry to hear that. I myself had to stop all buying of goods from Japan due to EMS to USA being almost permanently on hold due to Japan post being closed to us here. I have no idea when service will resume.

I just bought something from good squid via Kuroneko Yamato service.Not cheap mind you 48 dollars.

My other order with the owner of LDDB in Japan has been on hold since aug or so. It is just Japan though, had no problem whatsoever buying a game through playasia and Fedex express from Hong Kong.

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#1398563
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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We must have seen a different movie. Rey as Luke’s heir is going to keep the jedi flame alive.
Finn, Rey and Poe will rebuild the Republic along with all their friends. The balance has been restored by Palpatine finally being defeated once and for all. The last gasp for the Empire and the Sith.

It isn’t that Luke and co failed, its that the next generation has to pick up the torch and now its their job to secure the future that Han, Luke and Leia fought for.

It is just my opinion and your mileage may vary, you could just as easily say Rise of Skywalker was just a remake of Return of the Jedi. And Han, Leia and Luke were replaced by Poe, Rey and Finn, and that everything ends up the same.

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#1398509
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Yoda's line of &quot;He is too old! Yes, too old to begin the training&quot; ?...
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I always felt like Yoda was testing Luke by being impatient with him. And like the trial he faced at the force cave he failed.

He also has some doubt that Luke would complete his training because of him being the son of Skywalker.

Luke is a bit of a hothead. Very impulsive and brash.

He is Anakin’s son through and through. Much anger in him like his father.

Kenobi seems to be the one who thinks Luke has the potential to defeat Vader and the Emperor, the same kind of pride that Kenobi felt over Anakin which led to him becoming Darth Vader.

Yoda knows Luke could easily fall to the Dark Side and into the clutches of Palpatine, and suffer his fathers fate.

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#1398492
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What do you like about the EU Pre-Disney?
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I thought John Cygan made a decent Luke Skywalker in the radio drama for Dark Empire. I also liked him as Canderous Ordo in Kotor.

I liked the Kyle Katarn series of games. Starting with Dark Forces.

I also really liked Tie Fighter and X-wing games. They were on floppy disc. If i could find a computer with a floppy drive i wonder if they would even still work at this point.

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#1398487
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Anyone else think Empire Strikes Back's Special Edition is actually better than the Theatrical Cut?
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The Snowspeeder no longer being so transparent and see through. Its the only change i like. Other than improvements in audio fidelity in the 97 edition, or how the prints were not as murky and dirty, nicer colors.

The standard Eastman prints of Empire were absolute crap. I’ve never actually seen a nice 35mm print that was not severely faded. Dirty looking, never the same colors, splicy.

If only there was a way to get the 1980 version restored to the same level of quality as the special edition from 97.

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#1398470
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Opinions Change
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Maybe that is why George always had co-writers and people to help him with his weakness for dialog.

He himself would admit to being an overall good filmmaker except for in the area of writing.

He described the process as painful, said he was not a gifted writer like Francis.

He was lucky to have friends like Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, and to have almost by luck found Lawrence Kasdan to take over scripting of Raiders and Empire.

The process for him is incredibly slow he began writing Star Wars in 1973, and did not finish the script til 1975 or so. Phantom Menace took from nov 1994 to about 1996-97 to be filmable.

The sequel process would have taken him about as long about 2 to 2 and a half years to get the Episode 7 script done, Disney didn’t want to wait and they did not want his story anyway. 2 to 3 years pre production on a new trilogy plus 9 years to get it all done. Disney did their series in half the time.

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#1398242
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If you had to keep one Special Edition change…?
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I prefer YUB YUB, but i don’t hate the victory celebration music. I also kind of don’t mind the Jedi Temple and Coruscant shots. They just slow down the pace of the film. The original ending is much more tightly edited shot for shot. I would also argue the story is about Luke and his circle of friends and family and not about opening up these wide vistas of a larger galaxy. Those shots are very much in vogue with the prequel esthetic and establishing that.

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#1398023
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Where should Lucasfilm go after Episode IX?
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I want a sequel to Rise of Skywalker even if its just a standalone film or few episode streaming show.

I want to see Rey rebuild the Jedi order and take Finn as her student. Finn as a Jedi Knight would be pretty badass.

I just want a happy ending for everything finally after what Luke, Han and Leia had to sacrifice.

I also wouldn’t mind Lando finding his lost daughter.

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#1397436
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Opinions Change
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My opinion of the sequel trilogy changed,i sort of hated them until i saw the rise of skywalker, i’ve pretty much come to like them a lot.

Sure they are a different take than the EU on how Han, Leia and Luke were handled as characters.Different doesn’t mean bad.

I also really like Rey, Poe and Finn as characters.

I also like Rogue One, Solo, and the Mandalorian.

It really isn’t my Star Wars anymore and that is okay. My nephew and nieces love the Disney stuff. As my eldest nephew liked the prequels. I’m an Original original trilogy and Legends/original EU guy and that is fine.

I also respect Rian Johnson as an artist and director even though the way he did that movie Last Jedi isn’t how i would’ve done it.
But i agree with him on how there is a natural progression and organic way a story unfolds, and then there is a fanservice checklist. What he did with Luke is correct for the new trilogy because it isn’t his story anymore its Rey’s. I also have a ton of respect for the set designers, prop makers, art directors and artists, costume makers and special visual effects technicians along with the cinematographers and John Williams and musicians.

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#1397257
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Darth Vader isn't calm in the original trilogy; he has always been very emotional
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Vader is such a superior swordsman, he is playing with Luke. He was holding back the whole time until Luke lands a lucky blow and then Vader ends it by chopping off Luke’s hand.

The real question is what happened to Vader in Return of the Jedi its like be forgot how to fight. He does not fight like a great swordsman there, he looks like a frail old man. Luke is the superior swordsman almost the entire fight. Or at best they are matched and Lukes fury gives him the edge.

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#1397253
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What do you like about the EU Pre-Disney?
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Nomi Sunrider
Ulic Qel Droma

I like Tales of the Jedi. But to be honest i haven’t read it since its first publishing, much like Dark Empire. Or the Boba Fett books which i liked. and the droids comics. All 1990s Dark Horse stuff. My favorite was Classic Star Wars by Al Williamson. Which at the time i had no idea was just newspaper comics reprinted and reedited and colorized.

I’m not sure if the first EU book i read in the 1990s was Heir to the Empire in paperback, but it might have well been. I do remember making a trip to the bookstore to pickup a copy of Splinter of the Mind’s Eye By Alan Dean Foster, and the Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley

The 1990s pre prequel era is the era i remember the most fondly. Reading the books and comics, playing Super Star Wars games, watching the video cassette tapes in my VCR.