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#1335282
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Who the heck ARE the Sith in RoS?
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A SITH LORD??

I dunno, it always felt like such an underdeveloped concept. Something best left to deleted scenes and novelizations. Back in the day more sensible people ignored the whole thing and just used the term Dark Jedi instead. Now in ROS apparently Palpatine is “all the Sith” and has enslaved a whole planet of people to build monuments and ships I guess.

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#1334758
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Haarspalter said:

J.J. Abrams’ Editor Feels The Last Jedi ‘Consciously’ Undid The Force Awakens Story

Source: https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1130804-jj-abrams-editor-last-jedi-consciously-undid-force-awakens

Interesting. Why is the editor giving their take? Especially when the editing was so bad, maybe worse than the writing.

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#1334748
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Reasoning Behind Changes from Release to Release
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Well you know the old saying, most of the time artists just remake the same thing over an over. Except George seems to have taken this too literally instead of actually directing something after 1977… well until TPM. Usually film makers make a rough and ready project, then try again and again with a series of new movies.

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#1334727
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Why weren’t there DVD releases in 2000?
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Yeah I remember The Matrix being the thing that showed people what advantages the format had. But I also remember it being a super new thing only bought by the people who also had rushed out and bought LD players. In 2001 I can clearly remember the only way to watch DVDs at our place was sat crowded around the new computer we just got! It wasn’t until 2003 when I heard people saying that VHS was well and truly dead.

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#1333407
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Star Wars Video Games - a general discussion thread
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I don’t know, last time I tried to run original CD-ROM version of KOTOR (not even DVD!) it had all kinds of problems.

captainsolo said:

I remember Clone Wars being pretty good on a friends xbox. The one I never got to was bounty Hunter and I need to fix that.

Clone Wars was okay from what I remember, though it felt like a step down from Rogue Squadron 2. At least the on foot parts where better then RS3 though. I don’t remember Bounty Hunter being great though.

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#1333406
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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You know what I really want? (Well besides Rey having no last name and being at peace with it) But they had the Han Solo scene, which is pretty good. But they scrapped the Chewbacca scene. When instead they should have combine both, and have Leia’s last act of magical power be a vision young Kylo with Luke, Han and herself, like one last look at a happier time or whatever. No need for too much digital trickery. I don’t know, a space cook-out or something. Why is it so hard for them to do what makes sense…

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#1333405
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What's your take on Emperor Palpatine being brought back for The Rise of Skywalker?
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It would have been better if the Dyad was actually a scheme all along so that their combined powers would resurrect Palpatine. Like he could be in a creepy Sith coffin or something. Some kind of long term plan that ties the story up and gives Snoke a real goal. Snoke can still be a clone for this to work. Then throw out the Final Order ships and have a secret vault full of new weapons, that’s an EU thing right? It would still be stupid but it’s better than nothing.

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#1332541
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Star Wars Video Games - a general discussion thread
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I never even knew EpI Racer had a sequel. But then again I was more of an F-Zero fan.

ray_afraid said:

Is it even a remake of Jedi Academy, or just a port of the old game?
Looks like a port. Looks awful.

Looks about the same. An actual upgrade of JKII and JA together in the same package might be worth it, but proper remakes take more effort I guess.

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#1331756
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How does the technology from what's shown in the PT lead to what's depicted in the OT?
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They realised this by EpII and started making the vehicles more textured. Although the Trade Federation and the Chancellor’s ship at the start of TPM are more in line with what you’d expect. The problem is that everything is so busy looking in art direction terms. The Jedi Starfighter and other clone wars vehicles are really overdesigned, instead of being simpler reduced versions of what would follow. A lot of them look like what would have been post ROTJ. You can see some of them are intentionally made to look like 1950s cars in an attempt to reach for that “retro” aesthetic but I don’t think the results work.

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#1331582
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What's your take on Emperor Palpatine being brought back for The Rise of Skywalker?
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JJ should have not been involved in writing. But I guess that’s what they offered him to come back at all? Should have just got a competent yes-man to give it the full ROTJ mirror image. Maybe sit Kasdan and RJ together and make them do a properly good script since they were the authors of the other 2 puzzle pieces. The so-called creative process is baffling, the way it was clearly rushed out instead of being carefully executed to tie the trilogy up. I don’t get a lot of big blockbuster decision making, there’s no brain power considering how much money is involved.