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#1396924
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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Because the characters were separate and Vader killed Luke’s father who was unnamed at that point. Obi Wan had two students. Then it became Obi Wan was lying. He could have said Anakin Skywalker your father was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, he decided to hunt down the Jedi knights and murdered your mother Luke.

Maybe he should have also said this lightsaber cuts down younglings like butter while Luke is fooling around with it in Ben’s hut.

He had to convince Luke to join him on his foolish, idealistic adventure to defeat the Empire. What better way to lie, what better way than to forge Luke into a weapon by making him hate Vader, and to tell him his father was a legend. A great starpilot and cunning warrior and a good friend.

Luke wouldn’t have accepted the truth at that point, he might have even been tempted to join the Empire.

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#1396891
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A New Hope - If you could add a scene of the emperor, where would you add it &amp; what would it be?
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I don’t mind him being spoken of, but by Sith don’t show him. You will ruin the reveal in Return of the Jedi, also keep him that mysterious hologram from Empire Strikes Back voiced by Clive.

I mean like in Alan Dean Foster’s Novelization where he is this Nixonian Wizard of Oz character behind the curtain. I would also prefer he remain not a Darth.

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#1396888
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What do you HATE about the EU?
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I think originally it was Anakin Solo who was supposed to fall to the darkside, but they were not only not allowed to tell that story they were ordered to kill him off because we cannot have two Anakins. So Jacen was the one to go bad. Also Luke was supposed to be the one to die at Jacen’s hand not Mara, well Lucas wouldn’t allow it. Karen Traviss wanted Luke to die.

Denning actually wanted to resurrect Anakin Solo, it was not allowed.

I don’t know if there is anything i really hate in the New EU, its all so Meh it barely warrants any kind of reaction or response. We don’t have wild stories and crazy stuff anymore, like even the bad old EU having some kind of creativity, All the new stuff is just all so same. I guess you would say homogenized. Or its not an Expanded universe is an explanatory fill in the blank for the Disney films universe.

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#1396882
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What's your favorite lightsaber color?
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Blue-White Anakin or Obi-Wan Saber from Star Wars 77.

I also like Luke’s Green Saber with the Obi-Wan hilt from ROTJ.

In Kotor II i liked Viridian, Silver and Orange colors with a double blade.

If i have to absolutely pick one its Luke’s Return of the Jedi. Which also happens to be the color of Yoda and Qui Gon saber’s coincidentally or Lucas was lazy.

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#1395784
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, &amp; Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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I don’t agree but that is fine. Only certain titles would benefit from 5.1 obviously. And it is meaningful to own the original mixes for films reissued with altered versions. Far too many blu rays don’t have original mixes. I’m glad for the titles i have. Though honestly its just stuff like Star Trek 1-6, Goldeneye 007, Original untouched Disney Dub for Kiki’s Delivery Service, Star Wars Special Edition 1997, and Phantom Menace. I’m sure there are others but those were the ones that come to mind.

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#1395772
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What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy?
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I’m still trying to find a good HD version of Empire. I assume i won’t have one until 4K80 is released.

Puggo Strikes Back is the best i have at the moment but its SD.

I also have the absolutely terrible 2006 Bonus DVD which is not anamorphic.

I haven’t seen the latest version of Despecialized of Empire in HD, I had the old DVD 5 version from 2011?

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#1395766
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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I like Rogue One but telling the story of how the rebels came into possession of the stolen plans is completely unnecessary, the crawl for Star Wars 77 does it well enough. Also all the characters die, its almost impossible to genuinely care about their fate, its a one and done film. I like the characters but they are surface level archetypes at best.

I wasn’t expecting much and it is Star Warsy enough, probably the closest looking thing to real Star Wars since Empire Strikes back in the design esthetic of a real and gritty used universe. Vader going all prequely at the end kind of ruins the start of the original film though.

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#1395126
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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My biggest problems with the sequels are the lack of explanations for things, the lack of lore. Why we had a not empire who basically were the empire, not sith who were sith, and a not rebellion who were the rebellion.
The total lack of connective tissue between Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker. Who and why were the first order, what happened to the republic, the jedi. Nothing was explained. They dropped us into the sequels without any explanation as to what had happened in 30 years. Luke had a redemptive arc but we never saw his fall. We also never got to see Han and Leia happy as a family, the republic restored or Luke teaching anyone.

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#1394282
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What's your favourite movie(s) and why?
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For Coppola the Conversation, Godfather II and Apocalypse Now.

Spielberg Jaws, Close Encounters, ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Catch me if you can, Minority Report.

Ridley Scott, Alien, Blade Runner.

Scorsese Taxi Driver

Kurosawa Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo and Seven Samuari, Ikiru.

George Lucas Thx 1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars.

Miyazaki Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke.

Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Fellowship of the Ring theatrical is the best version.

My favorite Star Trek by far is Star trek the motion picture. Though i also like the Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock, and the undiscovered country.

Favorite James Bond is From Russia with Love.

I also only really like the first film in a bunch of series like back to the future, Robocop, Terminator, Ghostbusters and Alien, the Predator, Die hard.

Favorite Superman is Reeve and favorite Donner film is Superman 1978. Favorite Marvel films most likely Thor, Captain America, Winter Soldier, Civil War, Iron Man. Favorite Spider-man is the second one by Raimi. Favorite X-men is Logan or, Days of Future Past or First Class. I used to like X2 but it hasn’t aged all that well imho. Favorite Batman films are 1989 and Returns, though i also like the dark knight. Favorite Disney Star Wars is Rise of Skywalker. Favorite JJ Star Trek is the one he didn’t direct Star Trek Beyond. Favorite Star Wars prequel is tough but i would say Phantom Menace. Favorite MI films are Rogue Nation and fallout.

Whenever i’m in the mood to watch Timothy Dalton i will also watch Living Daylights, Rocketeer and Flash Gordon.

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#1394022
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What's your favourite movie(s) and why?
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Do you mean what are your favorite movies right now, or in past tense. Because i grew up with a ton of films i absolutely adored, but i haven’t seen them in a long time. Favorite doesn’t equal best made, or technologically the most impressive. In fact most are probably based on a memory or nostalgia. Like Return of the Jedi for instance it was the first Star Wars i watched it theaters and i fell in love with the film. Early filmgoing experiences like that, Gremlins, Ghostbusters left indelible impressions on me. Going to see A View to a Kill, License to Kill, Star Trek VI, Indiana Jones Last Crusade, Ghostbusters II, Back to the Future II etc. So mostly stuff tied to a memory of going to the films with my dad, or when i started taking my younger brother to the movies or what i watched in high school. Were i to list everything the list would be long.

I like escapist cinema, cinema of the fantastic and science fiction.I like action movies. I like Westerns swashbucklers, Comedies, Japanese cinema. I like film noir and the classics. The only genre i like very little of is horror but i like a few. I used to study film and the way films were made and i was absolutely obsessed with movies.

I wonder what my list would be now ten or fifteen years ago i would have said Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson was my favorite, before that it was the Star Wars trilogy, before that it was Steven Spielberg films. Before that it was Sean Connery 007 films, or the Star Trek movies.

A few years back it was Kurosawa films and Studio Ghibli movies. Or Sergio Leone Westerns. Long long ago, it was Errol Flynn Swashbucklers, Flash Gordon serials, Douglas Fairbanks movies. Bruce Lee movies, Godzilla movies, King Kong. The films of John Carpenter, Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron, Francis Coppola. Ridley Scott.

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#1393891
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George Lucas's Sequel Trilogy
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He had decades to make further adventures of Luke Skywalker the reason it did not happen was because Lucas wasn’t interested. You read any interview after 1983 and all he talks about is wanting to do a prequel with young Obi Wan and Luke’s father. Then he spent 1994 to 2012 working on the prequel Era. In all that time he didn’t bother to write a screenplay for episode 7. And the sequel spoken of here is just a continuation of the prequels not of the OT. I’m also not convinced he did not whip this sequel treatment up very quickly to sell Lucasfilm to Disney as a sweetener, he spent years saying it was the 1-6 Saga of Darth Vader. Return of the Jedi was the end and there was no story.

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#1392944
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, &amp; Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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There is nothing inherently wrong with 4K though, other than overzealous morons and their DVNR button. In fact its just like the bad early days of blu ray.

I don’t see any reason to pay a premium for a 4K UHD disc that looks worse than its earlier Blu Ray release for instance. Even if some will say well its graded for HDR and you get a spiffy new Atmos mix.

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#1392812
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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I don’t accept the prequels as we have them as canon. The timeline for when the Clone Wars happened for instance doesn’t make sense. We are supposed to accept Anakin was in his forties when he died and Obi Wan in his fifties.

Leia’s mom dying even though she was supposed to have survived to see her daughter on Alderaan. Never mind Yoda not actually being Obi Wan’s master.

I’m not saying i hate the movies i like aspects of them but they don’t fit pre established canon even down to Palpatine and Yoda having lightsabers.

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#1392698
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What were your &quot;I called it&quot; moments?
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Sidious looked like the Emperor in hologram. Of course he would be the same as Palpatine.

It was so obvious he was manipulating the trade federation and Naboo into a conflict, and he was behind the creation of the clone army and both sides of the war in the Clone Wars.

He fooled everybody including the entire senate and Jedi council. Even Yoda did not notice the duplicity of the supreme chancellor. He tricked Padme into putting him into the office in the first place. He tricked Jar Jar into giving him the powers of a dictator.

The story only works in the prequels because good is dumb.

As for predictions go. I kind of figured Rey would be a Skywalker, just not adopted. I also figured Finn was force sensitive since early in force awakens. I never guessed Rey was a Palpatine since they just made it up near the end of filming the movie, how could i have seen it the writers did not plan it.

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#1392585
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Your DVD Collection
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added more dirt cheap discounted laserdiscs.

Die Hard II with OBI first issue Letterbox Japanese release.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Evergreen no OBI Japanese release.
Superman II first issue and with OBI Japanese release.
Star Wars 1997 Special Edition in pocket sleeve with Drew Struzan cover art and OBI.
Empire Strikes Back 1997 Special Edition in pocket sleeve with OBI, The Japanese CLV pressing.
Dirty Pair the Movie: Project Eden. Digital audio reissue with OBI sealed.