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#1522307
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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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timdiggerm said:

Emre1601 said:

timdiggerm said:

Maybe he thought Obi-wan had learned the power of shrinking

Obi-Ant Man Kenobi!
 

Maybe Vader thought Kenobi had tried spinning just before striking him down? Vader does believe that to be a good trick!

He definitely already knew that

Ha! Obi-Wan was just mocking Vader with that “move” all this time.

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#1522165
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<strong>Star Wars: Visions</strong> (animated short films) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Visions series 2 will air on May 4th on Disney+: https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-visions-volume-2
 

 
The 9 episode titles, by 9 different animation studios, are:-

“Sith” - El Guiri (Spain)
“Screecher’s Reach” - Cartoon Saloon (Ireland)
“In the Stars” - Punkrobot (Chile)
“I Am Your Mother” - Aardman (United Kingdom)
“Journey to the Dark Head” - Studio Mir (South Korea)
“The Spy Dancer” - La Cachette (France)
“The Bandits of Golak” - 88 Pictures (India)
“The Pit” - D’art Shtajio (Japan) and Lucasfilm
“Aau’s Song” - Triggerfish (South Africa)
 

I don’t know much about the studios other than Aardman, so I’m looking forward to some Gromit and more cheese in Star Wars!

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#1522133
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A '<strong>Rumour and News</strong>' thread for reported new Star Wars films and tv series
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Ah, a bit disappointing. Though it is good to read Daisy would be open to appearing in Star Wars again sometime:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/daisy-ridley-talks-star-wars-future-indie-film-1235315782/

'Naturally, Star Wars rumors continue to swirl around Ridley, and they likely always will as fans hope to see more of her beloved Jedi, Rey. THR previously reported that Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson are writing a post-Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker story for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to direct, so the question remains if Ridley/Rey will have a role in the stand-alone installment.

As of this moment, Ridley insists she knows nothing about what’s to come.

“I really don’t know if there are plans. I just don’t know,” Ridley says. “But ultimately, I loved my experience, I loved what I got to do and I love the people I got to work with. So, should that happen again, even once, amazing.”’
 

I hope that does happen one day. For me, there was nothing wrong with any of the actors in the Sequel films, and I’d happily watch them in any future Sequel era project we get.

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#1522091
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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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The Vader vs Obi Wan duel in Star Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V8oM4hXA58 - at 2 minutes and 28 seconds

What was Vader expecting to find when he was stepping on Obi Wan’s cloak after he had struck Kenobi down?
 

Some pocket sand? A hole in the floor where Obi Wan had disappeared down? A note with the message “look behind you, the Rebels, the Princess and the two familiar droids are escaping, and you’re still standing here stomping on my cloak”?

Or something else?

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#1522011
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<strong>The Empire Strikes Back</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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Thanks guys. I enjoyed the Rebel Scum fan film, and memories of the Jedi Knight game came back to me as soon as I found a YouTube walkthrough on the level! I’ll keep an eye out for #78 comic as well.

I did a bit of looking around myself on the books and found there are a few Hoth and post-Hoth battle stories in the “Certain Point Of View” book for ESB, and I’ll get a copy of that soon too. Thanks again.

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#1521804
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I wish someone would ask Kathleen Kennedy about the original versions of the movies
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The Star Wars Purist said:

“Fine, I’ll do it myself.”

Where is the “Well, we’re waiting” meme when you need it? 😉

It is Celebration 2023 soon, and also the 40th anniversary of ROTJ so there should be a 40th Panel there with some higher ups or people who worked on the film. It would be good to see this question answered by Kathleen Kennedy or the oldROTJ crew on a live stream or in the media interview lines afterwards.

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#1521801
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<strong>The Empire Strikes Back</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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timdiggerm said:

This could almost fit into the small details thread, but I don’t think it’s particularly obscure.

I wonder why they (Kershner?) decided it was so important to make sure Lando demonstrated proper safety protocols by wearing a safety harness & clipping in when getting onto the Falcon’s roof and grabbing Luke under Cloud City. It’s also such a shame any shots of Lando actually on the roof of the Falcon grabbing Luke were cut.

That was strange. Were the film companies at the time doing some “safety” promo work for the government around that time? Obi-Wan and Luke were shown to to belt up in the Falcon in Star Wars too. I think there was an anti-smoking advert with threepio and R2 around the time as well?

And the old joke about Ewoks having handrails everywhere in ROTJ, so they were actually more advanced than the Empire!

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#1521800
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<strong>The Empire Strikes Back</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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As a kid I used to often wonder what happened to any of the rebel soldiers left behind on Hoth. The ones out in the battle vs the walkers that the Empire didn’t or couldn’t find, or hiding in the base, or out on patrol elsewhere. And who didn’t have a rebel transport or ship to leave the planet sometime later.

Anyone know of any good EU/Legends or fan stories on this?

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#1521541
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YouTube/Vimeo/etc... Star Wars video finds
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I think you got them all! Thanks for that, I am looking forward to watching those.
 

I love these speeches in Andor. Originally from the Andor thread:-

Marooned Biker Scout said:

I never thought we’d see lines of dialogue delivered in such a great manner again in Star Wars. The four main monologues now up on the official Star Wars channel are a joy to watch and listen to. Just four among many of the strong acting performances and high standards of writing and character interactions throughout the series:

Kino Loy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKB67KzjO4A

Luthen Rael - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3RCme2zZRY

Nemik - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-asb8zTiuZ4

Maarva - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaKrm5txGCQ

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#1521375
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A '<strong>Rumour and News</strong>' thread for reported new Star Wars films and tv series
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Brian Davids of The Hollywood Reporter tweeted this earlier: https://twitter.com/pickyourbrian/status/1619149959500288001

Some have then started guessing games: “Unfounded prediction: Daisy Ridley will appear on stage at Star Wars Celebration London as they announce the next Star Wars movie will feature Rey. It will be the Lindelof film and it will be released in 2025. They will be in London because production will start in April ‘23.” - https://twitter.com/ATGcast/status/1617519242257260545
 

There is Probably nothing in it, but if there are to be new films set just after the Sequel Trilogy it would make sense for some of the main ST characters to cameo, or play guest parts in them?

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#1521212
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❕ <strong>Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com |</strong> Introduce yourself in here | <strong>Useful info within</strong> ❕
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LeighFilmFactory said:

Hi all,

I’m a member of the team at Leigh Film Factory, an independent cinema in the North West of England.

We’ve been lucky enough to get permission to screen the original trilogy on the Sunday of the May bank holiday weekend - 7th May. Tickets are available now if anyone is close by, or if anyone fancies travelling 😃

Hope to see some of you there,

Kevin @ Leigh Film Factory

Which version of the Original Trilogy films will you be showing?

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#1520657
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Things that make you realise you're getting older
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  1. It takes two attempt and a loud exhale to get off the couch

  2. The MILF section on adult sites all look considerably younger than you

  3. Received a text last month: “In 7 years time the 80’s will be 50 years ago”. I laughed instantly because the 80’s were only a few… ah shit.
     

On the bright side you give less fucks about the trivial stuff than before. Now get off my lawn!

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#1520648
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Lucasfilm Games
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Trying to catch up on the latest for any new Star Wars games and saw this from last year!

“Return to Monkey Island hits Nintendo Switch and PC on September 19 and world-class salesman Stan is here to give you all the important features and details! Preorder now at http://returntomonkeyisland.com

https://twitter.com/LucasfilmGames/status/1562149461123481601

So happy it has even brought out a smile on this miserable Monday morning!

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#1520609
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The original Force Unleashed is the best Star Wars game.
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I would have liked to have seen the third TFU game released, supposedly to conclude the Starkiller story. But it would have to been more engaging and fun than the uninspiring and repetitive gameplay for TFU II.

Another victim of LucasArts being closed down by Disney shortly after the 2012 takeover, although the game was only in “the initial ideas phase”: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Force_Unleashed_III

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#1520279
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<em><strong>ANDOR</strong></em> - Disney+ Series - A General Discussion Thread
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bobafatt1 said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

bobafatt1 said:

IVE MADE ANDOR INTO A MOVIE OF SORTS CUT OUT THE BORING EMPIRE DRIVELL AND JUST KEPT TO ADULT ANDOR NO LORDS OF THE FLYS WITHOUT SUBTITLES FLASH BACKS JUST STICK TO THE STORY OF ANDOR AS A MAN

BIG PASS FROM ME. Kill your cruise control.

each to their own don’t get the kill your cruise control line if you dont want to watch it that way cool

Just a guess, he probably meant please stop posting in all capital letters, or that this isn’t the thread to start talking about your edit?

Dazman said:

I agree with many of you, this show is amazing! Gilroy manages to expand the GFFA with new aspects and stories and make them interesting with great writing and the actors deliver with their performances. Tired, easy tropes are left in the background, we barely see x-wings, TIEs show up for a few moments and stormtroopers are in the background until the season finale. Gilroy not being a big SW fan really helped the show, as he probably had sort of a outsider eye for the whole thing. And they still have some hardcore fans in the production to make the world’s details match with what has come before. The fan service is organic and not in your face.

I never thought we’d see lines of dialogue delivered in such a great manner again in Star Wars. The four main monologues now up on the official Star Wars channel are a joy to watch and listen to. Just four among many of the strong acting performances and high standards of writing and character interactions throughout the series:

Kino Loy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKB67KzjO4A

Luthen Rael - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3RCme2zZRY

Nemik - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-asb8zTiuZ4

Maarva - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaKrm5txGCQ
 

I also loved the “That’s just love” scene between Cassian and Maarva, I must have been cutting onions watching that. The same with Cassian receiving the news at the end of Episode 11. Diego Luna is such an amazing and nuanced actor in this.

And the Mon Mothma character throughout the series has been wonderful to watch, Genevieve O’Reilly was simply fascinating to watch on screen.
 

Tony Gilroy certainly has his work cut out for the season 2:

https://www.vulture.com/article/andor-tony-gilroy-finale-interview.html

"What we’re working on now, the second part of this project, is not about Cassian becoming radicalized. It is very much about, How difficult is it for the Rebel Alliance to come together with all the outliers and original gangsters? Different agendas and betrayals? The tension of the next four years as things pull together? The effect of time on people? "

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#1519649
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George Lucas should get more credit for &quot;saving Anakin Skywalker&quot; in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
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of_Kaiburr_and_Whills said:

I think a lot of people conveniently forget Lucas’s impact on The Clone Wars when it comes to discourse. Lucas was at the head of the table in those writing rooms. If I’m not mistaken, most of the storylines and characters come straight from him. No episode got finalized without Lucas seeing it all the way through and approving it. That’s not to say it wasn’t a collaboration. It certainly was with all the writers, Lucas, and Filoni as director, and it was a type of collaboration not seen since Return of the Jedi I’d say.

I think you could be right, but also that a lot of people may not even know of George’s input into TCW, that they think it was Filoni as the head or being in charge of it all? Or that there wasn’t a collaboration or partnership? (why, I don’t know). It would be interesting to see a poll on this.

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#1519637
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<s>The inaccuracies in &quot;How Star Wars Was Saved in the Edit&quot;</s>
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Isn’t this already discussed at length in here:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/RocketJumps-Video-on-Star-Wars-being-saved-in-the-edit-is-Literally-a-Lie-no-it-is-not/id/84279/page/1

If that is the same video then it is a brave thing to post on here considering it shits on fan preservations and fan edits in the 15 minute summary at the end. Rocket Jump talking about the Special Editions, George Lucas making “tons of unnecessary changes”, and the unaltered theatrical cuts being the version of the films that won the Oscar for best editing, really seemed to trigger Nerdonymous.

And so Nerdonymous went on another rant about fans who didn’t like what George did with the Special Editions, or prefer the unaltered theatrical cut, somehow want to “take everything away from Lucas” and “burn Lucas to the ground”. Because some people did a video talking about the power of editing film and how it can have a big effect in general, this film especially? And Nerdonymous thinks that the Rocket Jump video is somehow an “attack video” and an attempt to discredit George Lucas? He had droned on for 2 hours, and often repeated himself, so it was difficult to stay focused. He really needs a good editor. Anyone know of any?
 

G&G-Fan said:

Correct. He did a lot of research clearly which is really awesome. And it proves that RocketJump wasn’t exactly being genuine in his portrayal of Lucas and the making of the movie.

I’ve discussed this video with people here before, and people got upset about it. And yeah, the guy can be passive aggressive and somewhat mean, which is a problem, but a lot of the points are still valid. I can understand being mad about slander and misinformation about something you love at the same time though. People getting upset at the video was also probably partially due to the way I talked about it, due to my explosive nature. I think you’ll get a lot better reception as you’re way cooler and more level-headed and this post is much more objective.

You got schooled hard in that thread. Sorry, I didn’t see anyone in there upset apart from you, the like minded troll, and some weird claims from you about the Rocket Jump video, like “So uh, yeah… Goerge Lucas didn’t suck and it wasn’t the editors that created Star Wars”, getting taken apart.

Then the 2 hour Nerdonymous video also got taken apart in there.

Like I said above, I think it was a brave thing to post that Nerdonymous video on here considering it shits on fan preservations and fan edits. Brave or stupid or maybe naive, if you thought nobody would call that part of the video out. No disrespect, just saying it like I see it.