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Mocata

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#1343238
Topic
<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
Time

RogueLeader said:

You know, it is kind of surprising that they went into this trilogy knowing the main character would be female, but they didn’t seem to even consider hiring a female writer. I mean, clearly there were female cooks in the kitchen early on, like Kennedy and Hart. And I’m not saying men can’t write women characters, but I feel like Rey might’ve lacked something that a female writer really could’ve provided for her.

The problem isn’t new perspectives but the lack of good writers in general. All those millions spent without having something decent on paper. And they could have salvaged something, but they let JJ near the writer’s room and they gave Terrio more work for some reason.

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#1342992
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
Time

Trailer
https://youtu.be/CiMdSM2PgeQ

Boba Fett
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4QbxH1c3Gc

Greedo
https://youtu.be/SyBas3rMYAc

A Tale of Gonks and Jawas
https://youtu.be/41Zs-lpA5Qk

Admiral Ackbar
https://youtu.be/YI-B3_s-5Sw

Billy Dee Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCA0K4q19xQ

Dave Prowse
https://youtu.be/rsb4ZFcMbOo

Oola 1983 and 1997
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkf-OnDzGp8

Lieutenant Renz - You Rebel Scum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HgTlnrwaSI

Chris Bunn - the Original Stormtrooper
https://youtu.be/7gAmdQCtGT8

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#1342642
Topic
A new Star Wars Disney+ series confirmed - written, produced &amp; run by Leslye Headland
Time

It’s a dumb knee-jerk reaction but then “female-centric” isn’t a narrative description. Certainly not one that should be in news like this. It would be more appropriate to actually say what the focus is; Jedi, Underworld, Military etc. So logically they must be doing this to stir up all the channels that keep ranting about that whole The Force Is Female schtick. Now there are only ever extreme reactions after all.

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#1342590
Topic
Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
Time

NeverarGreat said:

I think the compositing is vague enough here to support any interpretation as to where the lasers are coming from.

I agree. The Falcon fires only a handful of times in the whole battle and they’re all similar. In the opening TIE attack it seems to come from a central position. As they swing under the frigate there’s a shot from an extreme angle as it comes in from above, then another as it cuts to an interior cockpit view. BUT this is the weird one, because if you listen it sounds like a snub fighter blaster shot not the Falcon gun turret sound effect. Is it a front cannon or just an X-Wing off to the left? Then you have the part shown above as it takes out the Interceptor.

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#1341714
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
Time

The Ashens Bootleg Star Wars series

Fake SW Toys

https://youtu.be/v7RDBgv_u2c

The Fake Menace

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

A New Fake

https://youtu.be/LytKwnXjncI

The Fake Awakens

https://youtu.be/wzlDMKQYHb8

Return of the Fakes

https://youtu.be/zUhqm8kra5E

Pirate DVD Showcase part 1 and 2

https://youtu.be/M6KMGfmI5UA?t=3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6ji8uMengU

Space Wars C3PO bootleg

https://youtu.be/IpUXuK-Vr-k

Bonus

Weird but real figures

https://youtu.be/os1-DKWjabg

Star Wars Figures in the 90s

https://youtu.be/ycWd7bK_XLc

Bend-ems

https://youtu.be/e1HnQosg3f0

Han Solo through the ages

https://youtu.be/KjmBd5F3H-U

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#1336983
Topic
Thoughts on the color schemes for the widescreen and pan &amp; scan packaging for pre-Blu-Ray-release DVD packaging
Time

crissrudd4554 said:

Mocata said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Mocata said:

Confusingly I think the gold and silver 2004 boxes were both widescreen here, but one was a retailer exclusive.

Incorrect.

In what way?

In regards to the 2004 sets, Gold was Fullscreen and Silver was widescreen regardless of retailer.

Incorrect. 😉

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#1336112
Topic
<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
Time

imperialscum said:

Mocata said:

The number of capital ships alone makes it kind of ridiculous. Admiral Piett says they have orders not to engage, but what happened after DSII exploded did they all just retreat?

Well the only explanation for their retreat (or destruction) would be the one I mentioned before. See below:

imperialscum said:

Assuming the inspiration came from WW2 (as stated by Lucas), where ships were very vulnerable to air attack, I guess the same could apply to Star Wars universe. The explanation then could be that since imperial ships initially sent all TIE fighters to engage the rebel fleet and they themselves did not attack, their TIE fighter complement was destroyed by rebel fighters and ships. Then by the time the Death Star was destroyed, the imperial ships were left extremely vulnerable without any TIE fighter protection.

For example, in the pacific theatre of WW2, aircraft carriers were quite useless without aircraft cover (and other type of ships even more so by default) if enemy had air power. In both Battle of the Coral Sea and Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands Japanese basically achieved tactical victory, but since they lost almost the entire aircraft complement in the air attacks on US fleet, they were forced to retreat. Like I said, ships were very vulnerable to air attacks without air cover.

I understand this metaphor but Admiral Ackbar says that the fleet “won’t last long against those Star Destroyers” so we are led to believe they are perfectly capable of shooting down the rebel fighters.