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Kamdan

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#1499473
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Icons Unearthed - new 6 part documentary on the OT (VICE)
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I’d love to hear more about how, why and when they got Marcia Lucas to speak. It’s been something I’ve wanted to see done for over a decade and I’ve been very pleased that her side of the story was told with this series. I’m a firm believer in the three sides of the truth (your truth, my truth and the truth) and I’ve always felt that I couldn’t rely on George’s version of the truth.

SPOILER for the last episode, but Marcia mentions how heartbreaking it was for her to look in the index of a Lucasfilm book at a store and discover she was only mentioned ONCE. I also felt for Marcia when she mentioned how she cried in her car after seeing Episode I. She could have been maniacal and say how those prequels proved how much her input improved the original trilogy (especially when she had to be brought in to fix Jedi), but instead she expressed remorse at how she couldn’t have contributed, not as the creator’s wife, but as a valued calibrator. Lucas still brought back key players of the original trilogy to work on the prequels and Marcia really should have been high on that list. Also to nearly discredit her role in making those films makes George more petty as he’s appeared.

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#1494532
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Marcia Lucas Speaks!
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Thank you very much for bringing this new series to my attention! I watched the intro and I’m already hooked and it’s great to see Marcia be acknowledged, especially how she outright says that George pretended she didn’t even exist after their divorce. This series also seems to be conscious about utilizing the original versions of the films, as they used a clip of Sebastian Shaw as unmasked Darth Vader with his eyebrows fully intact.

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#1438902
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Star Wars Headcanons
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I hope that the new Obi-Wan series can build up more of the mythology of how the Tatooine slave Anakin Skywalker became a renowned Jedi Knight. All that stuff Rey said about Luke Skywalker being a myth should have been applied to Anakin instead.

Lucas really should have followed through on Anakin’s premonition that he dreamed he was a Jedi and freed all of the slaves of Tatooine. His status as a slave child turned champion of oppressed makes him a fast legend amongst the galaxy. He later begins to sense his mother is suffering, previously thinking she was safe now being the wife of a moisture farmer.

Despite protests from Obi-Wan not to be distracted with such feelings, Anakin personally reaches out to find out what’s wrong. He learns that she was kidnapped by Tusken Raiders and dies before he can save her.

This fills Anakin, for the first time, with GREAT VENGEANCE AND FURIOUS ANGER as he lets the Sand People know his name is THE LORD when he LAYS HIS VENGEANCE UPON YE! He later suffers guilt when he realizes that had he not freed the slaves, perhaps his mother would not be dead now.

And THAT is your true path to The Dark Side.

Now if I could just easily justify how Leia leapt at the mention of “Ben Kenobi,” not the “General Obi-Wan Kenobi” she addressed in her message.

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#1438755
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Star Wars Headcanons
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Cadavra said:

  • Why was Luke allowed to keep the last name “Skywalker” if he was supposed to be in hiding? Perhaps Anakin’s victory in the Boonta Eve podrace became something of a local legend, and so it became fairly common for human residents of Tatooine to adopt the name, meaning nobody would suspect Luke was actually a Skywalker.

My headcanon is that Luke didn’t know his real last name until Obi-Wan told him and the first time he used it was when he stated “I’m Luke Skywalker, I’m here to rescue you.”

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#1391423
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What happened to the original Tantive IV model?
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I saw the model in person at a Star Wars exhibit what was probably now a decade ago. It was indeed bigger than the Star Destroyer that dwarfed it in the movie. I also believe it was bigger and more detailed since it was the original Millennium Falcon. I happened to see both of the Kenner Collector Fleet versions of the ships at a sell it on eBay store window. I should go back and see what they’re asking for them.

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#1388118
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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A few ideas I’ve had over the years include having Bail Organa sent to negotiate with the Trade Federation and Obi-Wan Kenobi appear as his aide but revealed to be his Jedi bodyguard once they are attempted to be killed. It also would have been fun to have introduce C-3PO as the protocol droid instead of TC-14 and he could have served as the comic relief instead of Jar Jar.

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#1161670
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The Outsiders (1983) Servanov Theatrical HD Reconstruction (Released)
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The Complete Novel is seen as a novelty style release and not a “Lucas-y” replacement. Coppola allowed the release of theatrical version of Apocalypse Now, so he’s above that type of thinking. The reason there’s a HD master is because when the film plays on television, they will have the original theatrical version instead of an extended version. The same can be said for other Warner releases like Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Woodstock and JFK. All of these are available for streaming in both their theatrical and extended versions to stream.

Replacing the Warners logo is about the only noble thing you’d have to do, since the Blu-ray edition of the film screwed up having the modern logo, despite Coppola’s original commentary stating it’s the Saul Bass logo.

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#1101344
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Marcia Lucas Speaks!
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This is a pretty monumental moment, since George likes to keep a close lid on Marcia’s involvement with the series, despite being the only Lucas to ever win an Academy Award for Star Wars. Nice to hear her voice for once and see her personality. If she was good at pointing out “Where’s Marion?” imagine what she could have contributed to the prequels. Hope she can conduct a more thorough interview in the future. Want to hear her opinion on the Special Editions.

https://vimeo.com/224132896