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I’d very, very interested to see what your edit, when a new one becomes available, can accomplish. I actually have some nostalgia for the film, Blair Witch 2 being a ‘pseudo-sequel’ to one of my favorite horror films, and it features some great ideas. I think it’s very possible to save this movie in the editing room and I cannot believe the theatrical cut was what they went with in the end, that they thought that cut of the film was acceptable in any way. The early 2000’s was a weird time for film.

Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes

V.I.N.Cent said:

What We Want And How To Make It’ - article by doubleofive


^ Well worth taking the time out to give this article by doubleofive a good read, and then his other posts below it from the link above.

The thought of a Star Wars Original Trilogy Criterion boxset… man, what a wonderful fantasy of impossible things that would never happen because it’s too good of an idea.

What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy?

My Despecialized Blu-rays if I wanna just enjoy the original trilogy and HAL’s Custom Special Editions if I feel like incorporating other films or more into the marathon. My letterbox VHS tapes from the old '92 Star Wars Trilogy boxset was my go-to before that. Bought that set after the Blu-ray Saga collection came out, having gotten fed up with the continuing additional changes with each release.

Do any of you happen to know some more obscure prog rock recs?

If you haven’t listened to Porcupine Tree, maybe try their penultimate album, Fear of a Blank Planet. It’s a modern prog masterpiece. Not exactly obscure, per se, but I feel Porcupine Tree have not achieved a legendary status like the bands you named above.

Also, give Opeth a try if you haven’t. Specifically Damnation and their latest 4 albums IF you do not like death metal. Most of their discography is of death metal/prog style, but the style of their previous 4 albums have been in style a love-letter to '70s prog rock. Again, probably not so obscure to those heavily invested in the modern progressive rock/metal movement, but they are worth mentioning. (If you don’t mind the death metal sound, their LP Blackwater Park is truly a masterpiece and I’d say easily one of the best albums of the past 20 years.)

Hopefully somebody else on here can give a more exhaustive answer. I, myself, am hoping to dive deeper into prog music, but I don’t know much outside of the few bands I listen to excessively (I.E., Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson, Opeth, Devin Townsend, Gojira, Mastodon, Pink Floyd) and I do mean excessively.

<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread

Rodney-2187 said:

I hope this in the into:

"Ten years ago a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Imperial underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can find them… maybe you can hire… The Bad Batch.

I think it wouldn’t be a bad thing to do the show in a similar way, lol

<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread

I’m actually decently excited. This, I think, could be a good way to cover the early days of the Galactic Empire’s rise to power in the galaxy. It’d be very interesting to see things like the clone trooper’s final days in service to the Empire to their eventual replacement by standard stormtroopers, how the Empire dealt with systems that rebelled against imperial rule early on and maybe even get to see some of Darth Vader and the Inquisitorius, all through the eyes of a squad of “defective” clone troopers who, due to their defects, may or may not have obeyed when order 66 was issued. I think it may have the potential to be quite an interesting series IF they do not drag it on for too long. Maybe 3 seasons at most?

I’m choosing optimism and hoping for the best.

Upcoming Star Wars Release Schedule

I wouldn’t consider it totally unthinkable that, perhaps, Dark Disciple would be readapted into an 8 episode animated miniseries. After all, the book was apparently based on unproduced scripts from The Clone Wars after it was cancelled that didn’t get made only because of said cancellation. Not to mention that many Star Wars stories exist in more than one for of media, so it wouldn’t be entirely unprecedented and I see it being very possible, even quite likely, that Dave Filoni and Lucasfilm wouldn’t want the end of Asajj Ventress’ arc to be left to a novel that only exists in the first place because of the cancellation of Clone Wars.

Ultimate Star Wars Chronological Marathon

Rodney-2187 said:

There’s a thread on essential Clone Wars episodes. Here’s a link to my post. I tried to narrow it down as much as I could, but I really want add a few more episodes.

I have yet to view Lightsaber Lost. I’ve really come to enjoy Ahsoka’s character, so I’d be very interested to check that one out.

You basically nailed the essentials, but even non-essentials can add a bit to the over-arcing storyline, so I try to add them to the list, just as long as they’re not COMPLETELY dumb or pointless in my eyes (and there are more than a few that are so dumb, I can only exclaim, “why?!”).

Ultimate Star Wars Chronological Marathon

Rodney-2187 said:

There no such thing as too much Star Wars. Please share!

I included all of The Clone Wars in my list, but I suppose not every episode is essential to the overall story, even though they do add some depth to the characters. There are some episodes however I consider to be as essential as anything could be. Just my opinion.

That is an amazing list! Great job!

Thanks, and yeah, everybody I know who watches Clones Wars has no problem watching from beginning to end. My uncle, for example, likes to claim that every episode is top-tier Star Wars. But for me, I cannot stand the Jar-Jar episodes (whata shock!!) and the episodes that add practically nothing to the plot really stifle my excitement to keep watching, because I know there will be more bad episodes to come as I make my way through the series.

But I agree, there are MANY episodes and story arcs that add so much great textures to the Star Wars universe. I desire to really nail down a solid list of episodes I can get behind in terms of my own fandom to the series. I don’t wanna sit there groaning every few episodes if I don’t have to, I already have to deal with enough of my own groaning watching the prequel trilogy, lol.

Ultimate Star Wars Chronological Marathon

oojason said:

LeperMessiah117 said:

I have a chronological Star Wars list, but mine include various comics, novels and any current and future narrative driven video games, so it’s probably too bloated to share here. Been working on this list since 2017.

I am intrigued…

If you wish to ‘copy & paste’ it here feel free to use the…

spoiler type tags of ‘>>’ so text is not shown until the ‘Expand’ button is clicked on

…to give people the option to read through it or not - without it taking too much time / ‘mouse scrolling energy’ to scroll through 😉 👍

Alright then, thanks for the advice!

NOW, keep in mind that this list is still a work in progress. Some things may be on this list may be there as placeholders. There are also a couple assumptions on timeline placement, and placement in the timeline is usually dependent on how far in the the future the narrative of the media brings us. Any mistakes you note, I would appreciate you pointing out if you know for a fact that it is wrong.

A few other things to keep in mind is that I do not include EVERYTHING. Some stuff has been struck from my list at my own discretion. For example, The Clones Wars. In adding The Clone Wars to my list, I started with the popular list that excluded “skippable” episodes. Since I had never seen it before creating the list, I then viewed the show based on that list and even ended up removing a few episodes I deemed to be not good enough, unnecessary or contradictory to better stories. I am currently in the process of reviewing episodes that were not in the initial list for possible inclusion into the final list with a couple surprising reevaluations. Some stuff on the list may also be removed in the future once I actually watch/read whatever it is.

I also left off junior novels (because I am an adult) and short stories. Any novels or comics not found here are books of which I viewed the synopsis and deemed non-essential or unworthy of the distraction from the overall plot of the Star Wars saga and other important matters of the galaxy (or I have read it and found it to be pointless junk, sorry Kevin Hearne). If there’s a novel you find missing from the list that you consider list-worthy, it may be because I haven’t decided on appropriate placement yet. Lost Stars is one I am looking at, but don’t yet have a solid spot yet, as it takes place over many years and I’d like to read it for myself to decide where it belongs.

Anything you find missing but think should be included, I welcome the recommendations. Much that is excluded is based on my assumptions of low quality and/or importance (or may have been overlooked), so recommend away if you feel inclined to do so.

Big shoutout to the editors at Wookiepedia for providing me a blueprint to work within!

High Republic Era

Light of the Jedi [novel]

Into the Dark [novel]

The High Republic [comic]

Waning Republic Era

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Master and Apprentice [novel]

Age of Republic - Qui-Gon [comic]

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Darth Maul, pts I - V [comic]

Age of Republic - Darth Maul [comic]

Queen’s Peril [novel]

EPISODE I - The Phantom Menace [film]

Age of Republic - Obi-Wan Kenobi [comic]

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Obi-Wan & Anakin, pts I - V [comic]

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Queen’s Shadow [novel]

Age of Republic - Count Dooku [comic]
- Jango Fett [comic]

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EPISODE II - Attack of the Clones [film]

Dooku: Jedi Lost [audiobook]

Jedi of the Republic - Mace Windu, pts I - V [comic]

Age of Republic - Anakin Skywalker [comic]

The Clone Wars, S2, E16 - Cat and Mouse [TV]
S1, E16 - The Hidden Enemy [TV]

The Clone Wars [film]

The Clone Wars, S3, E1 - Clone Cadets [TV]
S1, E2 - Rising Malevolence [TV]
S1, E3 - Shadow of Malevolence [TV]
S1, E4 - Destroy Malevolence [TV]
S1, E5 - Rookies [TV]
S1, E9 - Cloak of Darkness [TV]
S1, E10 - Lair of Grievous [TV]

Age of Republic - General Grievous [comic]

The Clone Wars, S1, E13 - Jedi Crash [TV]
S1, E14 - Defenders of Peace [TV]
S1, E15 - Trespass [TV]

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The Clone Wars, S1, E19 - Storm Over Ryloth [TV]
S1, E20 - Innocents of Ryloth [TV]
S1, E21 - Liberty on Ryloth [TV]
S2, E1 - Holocron Heist [TV]
S2, E2 - Cargo of Doom [TV]
S2, E3 - Children of the Force [TV]
S2, E17 - Bounty Hunters [TV]
S2, E5 - Landing at Point Rain [TV]
S2, E6 - Weapons Factory [TV]
S2, E7 - Legacy of Terror [TV]
S2, E8 - Brain Invaders [TV]
S2, E9 - Grievous Intrigue [TV]
S2, E10 - The Deserter[TV]
S2, E12 - The Mandalore Plot [TV]
S2, E13 - Voyage of Temptation [TV]
S2, E14 - Duchess of Mandalore [TV]
S2, E20 - Death Trap [TV]
S2, E21 - R2 Come Home [TV]
S2, E22 - Lethal Trackdown [TV]
S3, E5 - Corruption [TV]
S3, E6 - The Academy [TV]
S3, E7 - Assassin [TV]
S3, E2 - ARC Troopers [TV]
S3, E4 - Sphere of Influence [TV]
S1, E22 - Hostage Crisis [TV]
S3, E9 - The Hunt For Ziro [TV]
S3, E10 - Heroes on Both Sides [TV]

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The Clone Wars, S3, E12 - Nightsisters [TV]
S3, E13 - Monster [TV]
S3, E14 - Witches of the Mist [TV]
S3, E15 - Overlords [TV]
S3, E16 - Altar of Mortis [TV]
S3, E17 - Ghosts of Mortis [TV]
S3, E18 - The Citadel [TV]
S3, E19 - Counterattack [TV]
S3, E20 - Citadel Rescue [TV]
S4, E7 - Darkness on Umbara [TV]
S4, E8 - The General [TV]
S4, E9 - Plan of Dissent [TV]
S4, E10 - Carnage of Krell [TV]
S4, E11 - Kidnapped [TV]
S4, E12 - Slaves of the Republic [TV]
S4, E13 - Escape from Kadavo [TV]
S4, E14 - A Friend in Need [TV]
S4, E15 - Deception [TV]
S4, E16 - Friends and Enemies [TV]
S4, E17 - The Box [TV]
S4, E18 - Crisis on Naboo [TV]
S4, E19 - Massacre [TV]

Age of Republic - Padme Amidala [comic]

The Clone Wars, S4, E20 - Bounty [TV]
S4, E21 - Brothers [TV]
S4, E22 - Revenge [TV]
S5, E2 - A War on Two Fronts [TV]
S5, E3 - Front Runners [TV]
S5, E4 - The Soft War [TV]
S5, E5 - Tipping Points [TV]
S5, E6 - The Gathering [TV]
S5, E7 - A Test of Strength [TV]
S5, E8 - Bound for Rescue [TV]
S5, E9 - A Necessary Bond [TV]
S5, E1 - Revival [TV]

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S5, E14 - Eminence [TV]
S5, E15 - Shades of Reason [TV]
S5, E16 - The Lawless [TV]
S5, E17 - Sabotage [TV]
S5, E18 - The Jedi Who Knew Too Much [TV]
S5, E19 - To Catch a Jedi [TV]
S5, E20 - The Wrong Jedi [TV]
S6, E1 - The Unknown [TV]
S6, E2 - Conspiracy [TV]
S6, E3 - Fugitive [TV]
S6, E4 - Orders [TV]

Dark Disciple [novel]

Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir, pts I - IV [comic]

Age of Republic - Padme Amidala [comic]

The Clone Wars, S7, E5 - Gone With a Trace [TV]
S7, E6 - Deal No Deal [TV]
S7, E7 - Dangerous Debt [TV]
S7, E8 - Together Again [TV]
S7, E1 - Bad Batch [TV]
S7, E2 - A Distant Echo [TV]
S7, E3 - On the Wings of Keeradaks [TV]
S7, E4 - Unfinished Business [TV]
S7, E9 - Old Friends Not Forgotten [TV]

EPISODE III - Revenge of the Sith [film]

The Clone Wars, S7, E10 - The Phantom Apprentice [TV]
S7, E11 - Shattered [TV]
S7, E12 - Victory and Death [TV]

Imperial Domination Era

Darth Vadar: Dark Lord of the Sith 1-6 - The Chosen One, pts I - VI [comic]
7-10 - The Dying Light, pts I - IV [comic]
11 & 12 - The Rule of Five, pts I & II [comic]

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Darth Vadar: Dark Lord of the Sith 13-17 - Burning Seas, pts I - V [comic]

Darth Vader Annual 2: Technological Terror [comic]

Ahsoka (exclude flashback chapters) [novel]

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Lords of the Sith [novel]

Tarkin [novel]

Jedi: Fallen Order - Dark Temple 1-5 [comic]

Age of Rebellion - Darth Vader [comic]

Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 18 - Bad Ground [comic]
19-25: Fortress Vader, Pts I - VII [comic]

Jedi: Fallen Order [video game]

Beckett [comic]

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Most Wanted [novel]

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A New Dawn [novel]

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Solo: A Star Wars Story [film]

Lando: Double or Nothing [comic]

Han Solo: Imperial Cadet [comic]

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Rebels, S1, E1-2 - Spark of Rebellion [TV]
S1, E3 - Droids in Distress [TV]
S1, E4 - Fighter Flight [TV]
S1, E5 - Rise of the Old Masters [TV]
S1, E6 - Breaking Ranks [TV]
S1, E7 - Out of Darkness [TV]

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Rebels, S1, E8 - Empire Day [TV]
S1, E9 - Gathering Forces [TV]

Kanan 1-6: The Last Padawan, pts I - VI [comic]
7-12: First Blood, pts I - VI [comic]

Rebels, S1, E10 - Path of the Jedi [TV]
S1, E11 - Idiots Array [TV]
S1, E12 - Vision of Hope [TV]
S1, E13 - Call to Action [TV]
S1, E14 - Rebel Resolve [TV]
S1, E15 - Fire Across the Galaxy [TV]
S2, E1-2 - The Seige of Lothal [TV]
S2, E3 - The Lost Commanders [TV]
S2, E4 - Relics of the Old Republic [TV]
S2, E5 - Always Two There Are [TV]
S2, E6 - Brothers of the Broken Horn [TV]
S2, E7 - Wings of the Master [TV]
S2, E8 - Blood Sisters [TV]
S2, E9 - Stealth Strike [TV]

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Leia, Princess of Alderaan [novel]

Rebels, S2, E10 - The Future of the Force [TV]
S2, E11 - Legacy [TV]
S2, E12 - A Princess on Lothal [TV]
S2, E13 - The Protector of Concord Dawn [TV]
S2, E14 - Legends of the Lasat [TV]
S2, E15 - The Call [TV]
S2, E16 - Homecoming [TV]
S2, E17 - The Honorable Ones [TV]
S2, E18 - Shroud of Darkness [TV]
S2, E19 - The Forgotten Droid [TV]
S2, E20 - The Mystery of Chopper Base [TV]
S2, E21-22 - Twilight of the Apprentice [TV]

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Thrawn [novel]

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Rebels, S3, E1-2 - Steps Into Shadow [TV]
S3, E3 - The Holocrons of Fate [TV]
S3, E4 - The Antilles Extraction [TV]
S3, E5 - Hera’s Heroes [TV]
S3, E6 - The Last Battle [TV]
S3, E7 - Imperial Super Commandos [TV]
S3, E8 - Iron Squadron [TV]
S3, E9 - The Wynkahthu Job [TV]
S3, E10 - An Inside Man [TV]
S3, E11 - Visions and Voices [TV]
S3, E12-13 - Ghosts of Geonosis [TV]
S3, E14 - Warhead [TV]
S3, E15 - Trials of the Darksaber [TV]
S3, E16 - Legacy of Mandalore [TV]
S3, E17 - Through Imperial Eyes [TV]
S3, E18 - Secret Cargo [TV]
S3, E19 - Double Agent Droid [TV]
S3, E20 - Twin Suns [TV]
S3, E21-22 - Zero Hour [TV]

Thrawn: Alliances [novel]

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Rebels, S4, E1-2 - Heroes of Mandalore [TV]
S4, E3-4 - In the Name of the Rebellion [TV]
S4, E5 - The Occupation [TV]
S4, E6 - Flight of the Defender [TV]
S4, E7 - Kindred [TV]
S4, E8 - Crawler Commandeers [TV]
S4, E9 - Rebel Assault [TV]
S4, E10 - Jedi Night [TV]

Thrawn: Treason [novel]

Rebels, S4, E11 - DUME [TV]

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Rebels, S4, E12 - Wolves and a Door [TV]
S4, E13 - A World Between Worlds [TV]
S4, E14 - A Fool’s Hope [TV]
S4, E15-16 - Family Reunion and Farewell [TV]

Catalyst: A Rogue One Story [novel]

Rebel Rising [novel]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [film]

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EPISODE IV: A New Hope [film]

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Princess Leia, pts I - V [comic]

Age of Rebellion - Han Solo 1 [comic]

Chewbacca, pts I - V [comic]

Star Wars (2015) Annual 4 [comic]

Han Solo, pts I - V [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 1-3 - Skywalker Strikes, pts I - III [comic]

Darth Vader (2015) 1 - Vader, pt I [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 4 - Skywalker Strikes, pt IV [comic]

Darth Vader (2015) 2-4 - Vader, pts II - IV [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 5 - Skywalker Strikes, pt V [comic]

Darth Vader (2015) 5 - Vader, pt V [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 6 - Skywalker Strikes, pt VI [comic]

Darth Vader (2015) 6 - Vader, pt VI [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 7 - From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi: The Last of His Breed [comic]
8-12 - Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon, pts I - V [comic]

Darth Vader (2015) 7-12 - Shadows and Secrets, pts I - VI [comic]

Star Wars (2015) Annual 1 [comic]

Darth Vader (2015) Annual 1 [comic]

Vader Down, pt 1 [comic]

Darth Vader (2015) 13 - Vader Down, pt II [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 13 - Vader Down, pt III [comic]

Darth Vader (2015) 14 - Vader Down, pt IV [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 14 - Vader Down, pt V [comic]

Darth Vader (2015) 15 - Vader Down, pt VI [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 15 & 20 - From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi [comic]
16-19 - Rebel Jail, pts I - IV [comic]

Darth Vader (2015) 16-19 - The Shu-Torun War, pts I - IV [comic]
20-25 - End of Games, pts I - VI [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 21-25 - The Last Flight of the Harbinger, pts I - V [comic]
26-30 - Yoda’s Secret War, pts I - V [comic]
Annual 2 [comic]

Doctor Aphra (2016) 1-6 - Aphra, pts I - VI [comic]

The Screaming Citadel, pt 1 [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 31 - The Screaming Citadel, pt II [comic]

Doctor Aphra (2016) 7 - The Screaming Citadel, pt III [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 32 - The Screaming Citadel, pt IV [comic]

Doctor Aphra (2016) 8 - The Screaming Citadel, pt V [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 33 - Rebels in the Wild [comic]

Doctor Aphra (2016) Annual 1 [comic]

Doctor Aphra (2016) 9-13 - The Enormous Profit, pts I - V [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 34 - The Thirteen Crates [comic]
35 - The Hutt Run [comic]
36 - Revenge of the Astromech [comic]
Annual 3 [comic]
37 - Imperial Pride [comic]

Doctor Aphra (2016) Annual 2 [comic]
14-19 - Remastered, pts I - VI [comic]
20-25 - The Catastrophe Con, pts I - VI [comic]
26-31 - Worst Among Equals, pts I - VI [comic]

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Star Wars (2015) 38-43 - The Ashes of Jedha, pts I - VI [comic]

The Last Jedi - Storms of Crait [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 44-49 - Mutiny at Mon Cala, pts I - VI [comic]
50-55 - Hope Dies, pts I - VI [comic]
56-61 - The Escape, pts I - VI [comic]
62-67 - The Scourging of Shu-Torun, pts I - VI [comic]

Doctor Aphra (2016) 32-36 - Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon, pts I - V [comic]
Annual 3 [comic]

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Doctor Aphra (2016) 37-40 - A Rogue’s End, pts I - IV [comic]

Star Wars (2015) 68-75 - Rebels and Rogues, pts I - VIII [comic]

Target Vader [comic]

Age of Rebellion - Boba Fett [comic]
- Jabba the Hutt [comic]

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Lando, pts I - V [comic]

Empire Ascendant [comic]

EPISODE V: The Empire Strikes Back [film]

Star Wars (2020) 1- - The Destiny Path, pts I - [comic]

Darth Vader (2020) 1- - Dark Heart of the Sith, pts I - [comic]

Doctor Aphra (2020) 1-

Bounty Hunters 1-

TIE Fighter 1-3 [comic]

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TIE Fighter 4 [comic]

Age of Rebellion - Luke Skywalker [comic]
- Princess Leia [comic]

EPISODE VI: Return of the Jedi [film]

New Republic Era

Shattered Empire, pt I [comic]

TIE Fighter 5 [comic]

Shattered Empire, pts II- III [comic]

Alphabet Squadron [novel]

Aftermath [novel]

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Shattered Empire, pt IV [comic]

Aftermath: Lifedebt [novel]

Aftermath: Empire’s End [novel]

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Last Shot [novel]

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The Mandalorian S1, E1 - Chapter 1 [TV]
S1, E2 - Chapter 2: The Child [TV]
S1, E3 - Chapter 3: The Sin [TV]
S1, E4 - Chapter 4: Sanctuary [TV]
S1, E5 - Chapter 5: The Gunslinger [TV]
S1, E6 - Chapter 6: The Prisoner [TV]
S1, E7 - Chapter 7: The Reckoning [TV]
S1, E8 - Chapter 8: Redemption [TV]

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Bloodline [novel]

The Rise of Kylo Ren [comic]

Age of Resistance - Supreme Leader Snoke [comic]

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Force Collector [novel]

Age of Resistance - Poe Dameron [comic]
- Rose Tico [comic]

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Poe Dameron 1-3: Black Squadron, pts I - III [comic]
4-6: Lockdown, pts I - III [comic]
7: The Gathering Storm [comic]
8-13: The Gathering Storm, pts I - VI [comic]
14-16: Legend Lost, pts I - III [comic]
17-19: War Stories, pts I - III [comic]
Annual 1 [comic]
Annual 2 [comic]
20-25: Legend Found, pts I - VI [comic]

Resistance S1, E1-2 - The Recruit [TV]
S1, E3 - The Triple Dark [TV]
S1, E4 - Fuel For the Fire [TV]
S1, E5 - The High tower [TV]
S1, E6 - The Chidren From Tehar [TV]
S1, E7 - Signal From Sector Six [TV]
S1, E8 - Synara’s Score [TV]
S1, E9 - The Platform Classic [TV]
S1, E10 - Secrets and Holograms [TV]
S1, E11 - Station Theta Black [TV]
S1, E12 - Bibo [TV]
S1, E13 - Dangerous Business [TV]
S1, E14 - The Doza Dilemma [TV]
S1, E15 - The First Order Occupation [TV]
S1, E16 - The New Trooper [TV]

Age of Resistance - Finn [comic]
- Captain Phasma [comic]
- General Hux [comic]
- Kylo Ren [comic]

Phasma [novel]

Resistance S1, E17 - The Core Problem [TV]
S1, E18 - The Disappeared [TV]
S1, E19 - Descent [TV]

EPISODE VII: The Force Awakens [film]

Resistance S1, E20-21 - No Escape
S2, E1 - Into the Unknown

Captain Phasma, pts I - IV [comic]

The Last Jedi - DJ: Most Wanted [comic]

Age of Resistance - Rey [comic]

EPISODE VIII: The Last Jedi [film]

Resistance S2, E2 - A Quick Salvage Run
S2, E3 - Live Fire
S2, E4 - Hunt On Celsor 3
S2, E5 - The Engineer
S2, E6 - From Beneath
S2, E7 - The Relic Raiders
S2, E8 - Rendezvous Point
S2, E9 - The Voxx Vortex 5000
S2, E10 - Kaz’s Curse

Poe Dameron 26-31: The Awakening, pts I - VI [comic]

Resistance Reborn [novel]

Resistance S2, E11 - Station to Station
S2, E12 - The Missing Agent
S2, E13 - Breakout
S2, E14 - The Mutiny
S2, E15 - The New World
S2, E16 - No Place Safe
S2, E17 - Rebuilding the Resistance
S2, E18-19 - The Escape

Allegiance, pts I - IV [comic]

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EPISODE IX: The Rise of Skywalker [film]

Your Music Collection

I love collecting (and listening) to vinyl. I have CDs, but my vinyl collection is far more impressive, so here’s what I got:

The Beatles:

  • Hey Jude (7" single)
  • Abbey Road
  • Let It Be (7" single)

Black Sabbath:

  • Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Bolt Thrower:

  • The IVth Crusade
  • Those Once Loyal

Casualties of Cool:

  • Casualties of Cool


  • Dethablum II (picture disk)

Devin Townsend:

  • Ocean Machine: Biomech
  • Ocean Machine: Biomech *
  • Infinity (white colour)
  • Infinity *
  • Physicist (grey colour)
  • Physicist *
  • Terria
  • Terria *
  • Ziltoid the Omniscient *
  • Dark Matters * (2 copies)
  • Empath

The Devin Townsend Band:

  • Accelerated Evolution *
  • Synchestra (brown colour)
  • Synchestra *

Devin Townsend Project:

  • Ki *
  • Addicted *
  • Deconstruction *
  • Ghost *
  • The Calm & the Storm (7" single, blue/grey swirl colour)
  • Contain Us * (10" single)
  • Coast, take 2 (7" live single)
  • Epicloud (transparent blue colour)
  • Epicloud *
  • The Retinal Circus *
  • Soft Inc. (7" single)
  • Truth/Lucky Animals: Live From the retinal Circus (10" single)
  • Sky Blue * (2 copies)
  • Ziltoid Live From the Royal Albert Hall *
  • Live From the Royal Albert Hall *
  • Transcendence (silver colour)
  • Transcendence *


  • Down IV part 1


  • Opus Eponymous (blue/white split colour)
  • Infestissumam (transparent red colour)
  • If You Have Ghost
  • Meliora
  • Popestar
  • Prequelle


  • Terra Incognita (white colour)
  • The Way of All Flesh (transparent)
  • Magma (gold colour)


  • Brave Murder Day
  • The Fall of Hearts

Machine Head:

  • The Blackening
  • The Black Procession (10" live EP)


  • Leviathan (creme colour)
  • Blood Mountain
  • Crack the Skye
  • The Hunter
  • Once More 'Round the Sun
  • Emperor of Sand


  • Destroy Erase Improve
  • Chaosphere
  • I
  • obZen
  • Koloss
  • The Violent Sleep of Reason


  • Kill 'Em All
  • Kill 'Em All * (remastered version)
  • Live At Espace Balard, Paris, France - February 9th, 1984 *
  • Jump In the Fire * (12" EP)
  • Ride the Lightning
  • Ride the Lightning * (remastered version)
  • Live At The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA - March 10th,1985 *
  • Creeping Death (anniversary gold disk)
  • Master of Puppets
  • Master of Puppets * (remastered version)
  • Live At The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL, May 25th, 1986 *
  • The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited
  • …And Justice For All
  • Eye of the Beholder (12" promo single)
  • The Good, the Bad & the Live
  • Metallica
  • Enter Sandman (12" single)
  • Load
  • Load (picture disk)
  • Until It Sleeps (10" single, red colour)
  • Reload
  • The Unnamed Feeling (12" picture disk single)
  • Death Magnetic
  • Live At Grimey’s (10" live EP)
  • Beyond Magnetic
  • XXX: The First 30 Years (7’ live single)
  • Through the Never (live soundtrack)
  • Hardwired… to Self-Destruct


  • Rust In Peace

Morbid Angel:

  • Covenant
  • Domination
  • Gateways to Annihilation
  • Illud Divinum Insanus


  • Morningrise (grey colour)
  • My Arms, Your Hearse
  • Still Life
  • Blackwater Park
  • Still Day Beneath the Sun (7" single)
  • Deliverance
  • Damnation
  • Ghost Reveries
  • Watershed (green/yellow marble colour)
  • The Throat of Winter (7" single)
  • Heritage (transparent)
  • Heritage (limited boxset edition)
  • Pale Communion
  • Sorceress (limited boxset edition, silver & red colour)
  • In Caude Venenum (english version)


  • Far Beyond Driven
  • The Great Southern Trendkill

Pink Floyd:

  • Meddle
  • Dark Side of the Moon
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Animals
  • The Wall
  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Porcupine Tree:

  • In Absentia
  • Deadwing


  • Show No Mercy
  • Reign In Blood

Steven Wilson:

  • The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
  • Hand. Cannot. Erase.
  • Transience
  • To the Bone

Strapping Young Lad:

  • Heavy As a Really Heavy Thing * (red/blue splatter colour)
  • City * (transparent/black splatter colour)
  • Strapping Young Lad * (red/black splatter colour)
  • Alien * (blue/purple splatter colour)
  • The New Black * (green/black splatter colour)
  • Demos & Rarities * (transparent/grey splatter colour)
  • C:Enter:### * (white colour)

System of a Down:

  • System of a Down
  • Toxicity
  • Steal This Album!


  • Lataralus (picture disk)


  • The Yes Album


  • Blue Velvet (original soundtrack)
  • Breaking Bad: Original Score From The Television Series (picture disk)
  • Breaking Bad: Original Score From The Television Series: Volume 2 (picture disk)
  • A Clockwork Orange (original soundtrack)
  • Game of Thrones (season 1 original soundtrack)
  • Twin Peaks: The Limited Event Series (original soundtrack)

(asterisk indicates LP obtained from compilation boxset release)

I love my vinyls…

The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, &amp; Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)

fmalover said:

The final season of Game of Thrones generated a lot of backlash, but personally I had no issues with it. I remember reading that the last three seasons were going to be a general idea of how the story would unfold in the books rather than a direct adaptation.

To me, it is fanfiction. The first four seasons I’d rate an overall 8/10, but 7 and 8 would get a 6/10. So I, too, don’t hate it like many others. A bit disappointed, I guess, but I don’t feel the hatred many others felt, and this is coming from somebody who is a huge fan of the book series.

Honestly, what did everybody expect from these later seasons anyways? Most of the best parts from the show were lifted directly from the books. Did people really expect that once Dave and Dan ran out of source material that they’d come up with stuff as good as what George wrote? Get real.

Still, the last few seasons were MOSTLY pretty solid, but I’m still eagerly awaiting on George to deliver the REAL story.

The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)

DLing, can’t wait to see the work done so far.

And I’d also like to say right now that I really appreciate you, Hal, for your edits and everyone else who’s contributed to this project for the hard work they’ve done to attempt to fix this film. Star Wars deserves a better ending than that final product and I have all confidence that this edit will improve to a satisfying degree.

Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art

Here’s one for one of my favorite films:

Not sure why this exists. The cover is a reference to the character Ash’s job as a supermarket employee, so it looks like it was packaged into a brown paper bag. This DVD is essentially a re-release of the limited Director’s Cut edition of the film and THAT DVD looks like this:

As far as I can tell, the DVD image of the Official Bootleg edition is identical to the original Director’s Cut. Same features, same DVD menu and the film starts up right away skipping the menu, although the DVD label is designed to resemble a DVD-R. You can observe that the “hardwritten” back cover is replicating the back of the original Director’s Cut release, and you can even see at the top of of the OB edition where the top parts of the DC DVD are showing. As well, the chapter titles DVD insert resembles a handwritten shopping list torn from a note pad, whereas the DC insert is more traditional.

It’s clear that this was re-released because the DC DVD were a limited run (the image above shows 5,000 copies, but my copy shows that there were at least 40,000 made), but I don’t understand why change the packaging design. On one hand, it’s a neat little novelty release. On the other, as a kid (and today) I always thought the original DC DVD looked way cooler than the OB edition and it was EXTRA cool that the plastic case itself was gold coloured as opposed to the standard black, so my perception was that the copy we had was low rent, which I guess was what they were going for by making a bootleg aesthetic part of it’s design.

But, as an adult I possess both versions, so I have no reason to complain anymore.

The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, &amp; Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)

CourtlyHades296 said:

The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut look better in 1.33:1 than they do in 1.78:1.

My only issue with The Shining in 1.33:1 is the visible helicopter shadow in the film’s opening. Then again, the overhead helicopter rotor is visible in the last shot of the opening on the blu-ray version. But I, too, enjoy those films in “full-frame” format.

Ranking the Star Wars films
  1. The Empire Strikes Back
  2. Return of the Jedi
  3. The Last Jedi
  4. A New Hope
  5. The Force Awakens
  6. Revenge of the Sith
  7. The Rise of Skywalker
  8. The Phantom Menace
  9. Attack of the Clones

The 3 and 4 spots are neck and neck for me, as are 7 and 8. I’m not entirely sure where the Star Wars Stories film would land. Could be between 4 and 5 or 5 and 6, can’t really say definitively.

The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, &amp; Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)

Anakin Starkiller said:

In response to the previous post, I think Batman Returns is a masterpiece whereas '89 is forgettable and took away everything that made the Joker interesting.

As for Harry Potter, I think my opinion is actually quite unpopular in that I think the films got much worse as they went along. Columbus’s films were fantastic, Cuaron and Newell’s work was pretty good (although I do take issue with some changes Cuaron brought to the table and Yates took to the extreme), and the Yates films are a fucking embarrassment. Seriously, you can’t see shit, and the plots are sleep-inducing relative to what came before. Having not read the books, I don’t how much of that was down to Rowling and how much to Kloves and Goldenberg, but it lacked all the mystery and fantasy of earlier entries, settling for being just another YA trilogy, right down to splitting the last book in half.

Oh and the composers only accentuate this gradual downward spiral. We go from the living legend John Williams to bottom of the barrel composer Alexandre Desplat, with appropriately decent composers in between.

Yeah, you aren’t the first to tell me I’m wrong about those Batman films. To each their own, 'suppose.

And, is the general consensus that the Harry Potter films get better as they go along? I feel like the series peaked with Year 3 and was quite hit or miss after that point.

I think the first two were fairly decent kids movies, 3 was the one that was actually a very, very good film and the rest sort of meld together in my mind as either mostly forgettable or not very good at all. A huge problem I have is that the first 6 film are all primarily set in the same location of Hogwarts and that makes it very difficult to even remember which movies are which.

The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, &amp; Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)

DuracellEnergizer said:

Feature-length hardcore porn is pointless. Nobody watches this stuff for the plot.

I watch Caligula for the plot. Although that’s half a hardcore porno, half a real film, so I don’t know if that counts.

Here’s a few I have.

-Temple of Doom is the best of the Indy franchise
-Return of the Jedi is superior to A New Hope
-Eyes Wide Shut is a brilliant film and should be classified as a masterpiece along with the rest of Kubrick’s
-Death Proof is Tarantino’s highly underrated film of his filmography and deserves much more respect than it gets
-David Lynch’s Dune and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me are unfairly dunked upon (on FWWM, I don’t know how much public
opinion has changed over the years, but it was hated upon release and I consider it to be excellent)
-Harry Potter is an overrated franchise. Not bad, but people considering them to be up there with Star Wars and LotR is
a little silly
-Ju-On (The Grudge) is a top-shelf horror franchise (at least for the first 4 Japanese and first 2 American installments)
-Tim Burton films generally stink. His best work are typically ones where his identity shows the least like Ed Wood,
Batman '89 (not Returns) and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

<em>Star Wars: The Clone Wars</em> To Return With New Episodes

Anchorhead said:

I just looked through an episode guide. That’s the episode I was referencing. He was tolerable. I think the animation helps too. He doesn’t look so idiotic. Like you said, he’s also not shown as a complete idiot.

Honestly, watching that episode almost made me forget how much I despise that character. So, props to Dave Filoni, director Justin Ridge & writer Julie Siege for making me hate him a bit less.

Episode 8, The Bombad Jedi episode can be tossed in the garbage can for all I care though, lol. Really bad episode.