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#1310074
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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RogueLeader said:

Sifo Dyas said:

RogueLeader said:

It is still a child. I don’t think it translates
1:1 with human aging, but this species has a particularly long infancy-early childhood stage.

There might be something unique to the Yoda species regarding Force sensitivity, but it’s already been established in canon that Force-sensitive babies in general have a predisposition to using the Force, regardless of species. The idea being, I’m assuming, that babies and young children lack some of the qualities that adults have that can hold back their ability to use the Force (like doubt or disbelief). And it is possible that the time he spends in this young childhood stage plays a part in why he can lift a mudhorn vs a toy ball.

You say that Luke could not stop and levitate the Rancor because he did not believe he can do it? Despite that Yoda taught him the opposite?
And what about Anakin and Obi-wan? They could not stop the charging monsters either.
And if this babyYoda is so much stronger, then how come that no Jedi ever sensed it’s presence in the Force, nor did Palpatine who sensed a seemingly much weaker Luke.

I mean, Yoda tells Luke that “size matters not”, and the difference between lifting a rock and a ship was “only different in your mind”. So what is the difference between a ship and a rancor?

This is all just guessing, but it could be that it’s harder to do with moving things than stationary objects. It’s easier to concentrate on an immobile object than something that’s running straight at you or at high speed, if the concentration goes to cellular lever or something. And the yoddler is just better at it, somehow at this point.

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#1309463
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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ChainsawAsh said:

LexX said:

Both 4 and 5 have had some weird female support cast forcing with the waitress and kinda the widow who was written very blandly, and now this mechanic and the assassin. They’re trying to include women in SW so hard that it’s sad and takes away from what’s actually happening in the series.

Seriously? So what, they aren’t allowed to include women at all, or it’s just forced feminism? Give me a fucking break.

It wasn’t a great episode, but it had nothing to do with the female characters.

It’s forced only when it’s forced.

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#1309402
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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RogueLeader said:

I’ve noticed a quite a few comments regarding the last two episodes being “filler episodes” with little purpose. I think it says more about how the landscape of television has changed in the past twenty years. Shows have become more focused on an overarching narrative rather than being episodic, and I think that has led people to feel like it is a waste of time if the plot isn’t being moved forward in a very direct way. I like the idea that show could just be about Mando trying to survive in this lawless galaxy (and being a single dad).

Good point, I have to think about it. That is true, but also SW in general is very narrative in all of its form previously.

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#1309382
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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Could someone tell me how those tracking things work again? So basically you can track anyone in the galaxy without an actual tracker, or what was going on again? I might have missed it since there were no subs.

Btw, I don’t understand why there needs to be a recap on a streaming service. Like you could just miss the episodes before…

I didn’t like Episode 5 that much except for the scenery. Both 4 and 5 have had some weird female support cast forcing with the waitress and kinda the widow who was written very blandly, and now this mechanic and the assassin. They’re trying to include women in SW so hard that it’s sad and takes away from what’s actually happening in the series. Gina was great though, she’s been my favorite for over 10 years and she actually had some things to do. Nice to have her in SW, hopefully she comes back as her character has more potential.

Anyways, with the latest episode I just got the feeling that why am I watching this show again. Now it’s starting to seem like you could put these episodes in any order you want and there seems to be nothing that drives this show. The series needs to have some point, like what is Mando’s goal in the end? What is he trying to do? Also it needs more menacing presence from the bad guys, and I don’t mean just faceless bounty hunters who seem to find him whatever planet he’s on, but more of a chase/Empire type of presence. But yikes, please don’t make it Boba Fett, even GL confirmed he died.

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#1309171
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Star Wars Prequel Trilogy CGI Free
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Reese said:

LexX said:

There’s no way anyone would do lightsabers or blaster fire manually anymore.

I beg to differ 😉
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPexOHsNuw0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7fMlaozxUY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNFiKZxX_cE

Doing it by hand is still the best way, not the fastest mind you 😛

Umm, I’m pretty sure those were done on a PC…

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#1308066
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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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screams in the void said:

in The Empire Strikes Back , as Han is getting ready to go search for Luke , in Echo Base , on the wall of the stables …is that …is that …Taun-taun shit !?

It’s damage from Wampa attack, there are slashed barrels and a dead Tauntaun. It’s interesting to see that the scene basically works but if you look at it, the stables are a complete mess for no reason.

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#1307754
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Ewok Films
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Cobra Kai said:

Force-Abel said:

Has anyone one here introduced these two films to their children?

It would be interesting to see how these two mid-80’s movies hold up to children watching them today…

Yep, my kids ages 5, 7, & 9 loved both of them a lot, But they are probably different from most kids these days as they haven’t seen many modern movies. We watch a lot of old classics, westerns, older live-action Disney movies, and 80’s classics.

Lucky kids. That’s what I’ll do if I have any.

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#1307746
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Ewok Films
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Force-Abel said:

Has anyone one here introduced these two films to their children?

It would be interesting to see how these two mid-80’s movies hold up to children watching them today…

Well, I watched these first time in my 20s and fell asleep on the first one… The second one I at least could sit through. I have a hard time to believe that these wouldn’t put kids to sleep. Now or in the 80s.

Edit: and to make a point, I rarely fall asleep watching a movie. Probably less than 5 times in this millennium. I’m not one of those that sleep on every movie.

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#1307745
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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oojason said:

The Mandalorian ‘Yoda Baby’ merchandise released…

https://www.starwars.com/news/the-child-merch-from-the-mandalorian-is-here
 

LOL, I was waiting all kinds of toys and merchandise and it’s just one image pasted onto everything. They look like something you could get from an ebay seller from China for less than 5 bucks delivered.

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#1306737
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James Bond 007 Thread
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alexp120 said:

On the “007-The Daniel Craig Collection” Blu Ray/UHD Combo-Disc Set, the extended international cut of Casino Royale (2006) can be found only on the UHD Blu Ray, in the USA and abroad. This is confirmed by this review on The Digital Bits. The extended cut, which has 17 seconds of extra footage, was previously released on Blu Ray but was not available in the USA.

Is the BD the deluxe version or the first release?

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#1306219
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[Official] All Star Wars films released in 4K HDR on Disney Plus: 4KSE with more changes
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yotsuya said:

While only the 97 SE was labeled as such by Lucasfilm, I don’t think that is a reason to limit calling only the 97 version the Specaial Edition when it contained so many major changes to the films that have remained in following versions.

Only the 1997 releases are called special since that was the last one they actually really cared and put effort. All other releases are just “normal”. At least, that’s what they want us to think and that’s what LFL thinks. In any case, the 2004, 2011 and 2019 editions are not special in any form to anyone, so I just don’t understand calling them such. Why not just say the DVD edition for example? Or like there was talk about how the LD release in 1993 shouldn’t be called original, then call that the LD edition.

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#1306216
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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ChainsawAsh said:

ESB and ROTJ use the 1980 and 1983 ALTA’s, I believe, rather than their 1997 counterparts.

Wasn’t SW the only one that was changed for 1997? Which means, TESB SE and ROTJ SE should have the originals since they weren’t touched in 1997? It’s been awhile so I don’t remember anymore… Otherwise it doesn’t make sense that they would’ve scanned only the titles from different reels altogether.

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#1305273
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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DrDre said:

Take a look at this frame:

Looking at the references I have, and being conservative with saturation I would place this shot about here:

Bottom pic looks like teal mess. Sure, the colors could pop a little more on the screenshots from the last page, but I prefer them and they look pretty filmic to me. Sure, it’s not Technicolor but it’s easily the best how these have looked officially. That 2001 pic looks a little too over-processed color-wise.

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#1305252
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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DuracellEnergizer said:

LexX said:

DominicCobb said:

LexX said:

  • the bounty said twice “oh my God”, someone screwed up big time to let this pass through

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/God

And?

Theism exists, even in the SW Universe. What a shock, what a shame. If only Dawkins was creative consultant.

Well, sure, but people saying OMG in SW universe doesn’t fit in at all. The line feels a complete mistake that got through in the script and not done by purpose.