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#1312397
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Great episode, really enjoyable chemistry between the characters. It was also incredible to see just a classic TIE Fighter and regular scout troopers on speeder bikes for the first time since ROTJ in live action, nothing can beat the original designs. (Although the wing thing was a little weird…) Gina is a great addition to SW, love her! Can’t wait for the finale. 8 episodes is just too little.

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#1311252
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Star Wars Prequel Trilogy CGI Free
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Reese said:

LexX said:

Reese said:

LexX said:

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…

MAC actually, but still manually.

Then it’s CGI.

Yes? And?
What, you think because it’s “CGI”, a person just pushes a button and it’s done? LOL
I WISH!

It’s basically the same as doing it with opticals. Just different tools. So yes, people still do it “manually”.

LOL. Manually means by hand (manus), CGI means it’s done on a computer (C=computer).

I don’t think anyone here has said CGI just magically appears to movies. Not sure why your posts are in this thread.

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#1311056
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Star Wars Prequel Trilogy CGI Free
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Reese said:

LexX said:

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…

MAC actually, but still manually.

Then it’s CGI.

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#1310887
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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The latest episode was probably my favorite, at last something we haven’t seen a million times before. New ships, new droids, new weapons, new bounty hunters. I really liked the Twi’leks since I’ve played pretty much every SW game and they have many times been a little crazy. Only thing bothered me a little was the editing back and forth for almost no reason during the end battle, and then the X-Wings coming like a minute after Mando dropped them off. How could they track through hyperspace when they don’t know where the tracker will be arriving? And the pilots just shoot the whole station when their own SOS signal is there, what? Also the cameo was completely pointless, meh. Other than that, very good action episode and finally some space action!

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#1310074
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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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> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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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> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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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> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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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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The 2 Ewok Films - '<strong>Caravan Of Courage</strong>' (aka 'The Ewok Adventure'), &amp; '<strong>Battle For Endor</strong>'
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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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The 2 Ewok Films - '<strong>Caravan Of Courage</strong>' (aka 'The Ewok Adventure'), &amp; '<strong>Battle For Endor</strong>'
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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> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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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.