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#1077634
Topic
Discussion: What Was Your Reaction (If You Ordered It In 1978) To The Infamous "Early Bird Star Wars Toy Kit"?
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SilverWook said:

rodneyfaile said:

Parents said “No, it’s a scam, end of discussion.”

Did other kids getting their figures in the mail shoot some holes in that argument a tad? 😉

Nope. Their level of cognitive dissonance is high.

They didn’t believe in going to the theater or even renting movies. All of that is a scam. In their opinion, if a movie is worth seeing they will eventually broadcast it on TV for free.

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#1075721
Topic
Star Wars 40th Reunion
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SilverWook said:

George needs to check his ego at the door if that’s true. He could at least follow the philosophy of the very characters he created, and let go of his hate for one night.

This is a once in a lifetime event. It should be about celebrating the people who helped make Star Wars, all of them.

How many of these people will even still be around for the 50th?

I can’t believe David Prowse wasn’t at the 40th Anniversary Panel at Star Wars Celebration. George doesn’t care about anything but his own interpretations of things. He has rewritten history in his mind and that is his reality. I feel sorry for him. I wish he could be more like Stan Lee and enjoying this great time instead of making things awkward with his delusions.

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#1073354
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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darthrush said:

rodneyfaile said:

★★★★★

  1. The Empire Strikes Back DESPECIALIZED
  2. Star Wars DESPECIALIZED
  3. Return of the Jedi DESPECIALIZED
  4. Rogue One
  5. The Force Awakens
  6. Rebels (animated tv show)
  7. Ewoks (animated tv show)

★★★★
8. Droids (animated tv show)
9. Caravan of Courage (tv movie)
10. The Battle for Endor (tv movie)

★★★
11. Star Wars Holiday Special
12. The Phantom Menace
13. Attack of the Clones
14. Revenge of the Sith

★★
15. The Clone Wars (animated tv shows/movies)


16. A New Hope SPECIAL EDITION
17. The Empire Strikes Back SPECIAL EDITION
18. Return of the Jedi SPECIAL EDITION

Interesting opinion to say the least. I do not think that the special edition changes made any of the OT films worse than the PT. Except for maybe a fanedited ROTS going head to head with the special edition of ROTJ. That would be a close one.

If someone painted a picture of a turd (prequels), it might actually be a decent painting of a turd, but if you wiped poop all over the Mona Lisa (Original Trilogy), it wouldn’t be the same. It would make it much worse.

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#1073081
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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★★★★★

  1. The Empire Strikes Back DESPECIALIZED
  2. Star Wars DESPECIALIZED
  3. Return of the Jedi DESPECIALIZED
  4. Rogue One
  5. The Force Awakens
  6. Rebels (animated tv show)
  7. Ewoks (animated tv show)

★★★★
8. Droids (animated tv show)
9. Caravan of Courage (tv movie)
10. The Battle for Endor (tv movie)

★★★
11. Star Wars Holiday Special
12. The Phantom Menace
13. Attack of the Clones
14. Revenge of the Sith

★★
15. The Clone Wars (animated tv shows/movies)


16. A New Hope SPECIAL EDITION
17. The Empire Strikes Back SPECIAL EDITION
18. Return of the Jedi SPECIAL EDITION

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#1072306
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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dahmage said:

Cthulhunicron said:

Cobra Kai said:

Cthulhunicron said:

So why does Lucasfilm know about his restoration if he doesn’t plan on releasing it?

Because he told them about it, probably.
Mike has done contract work on a few projects for Lucasfilm and Disney over the years and has many contacts there. He has always been open about Legacy and the fact that he wasn’t going to release it is precisely why he was able to obtain such good sources.

His plan after finishing the work was to set up a screening for executives with the hope that one day it might be actually used for a release. He last stated in November that he had found “the guy” at Disney and through those conversations was connected with “the guy” at Fox with tentative plans for a screening in late February.

And yes, he has good sources but he also developed new techniques to combine information together from his multiple sources, so his restoration is most definitely the best SW has ever looked.

So one of the reasons why he has access to the sources that he does is because he informed Lucasfilm of what he was doing?

have you read Mike Verta’s thread? i feel like most of this is covered there. Granted, its a really long thread. but better to read it from the source, then have it all reposted here.

Link?

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#1071899
Topic
The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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The Force Awakens is awesome. Rey is awesome. If you don’t like it I’m sorry for you. I felt that way during the prequel days. The Force Awakens definitely has a plot and perfectly set up the next movie. I am interested to find out more about all the wonderful new characters in The Last Jedi. I’m looking forward to seeing Kelly Marie Tran’s new character and catching up with Luke Skywalker. It’s an absolutely amazing time to be a Star Wars fan. There is something for everyone. As for me, I am loving all of it.

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#1070894
Topic
The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
Time

Everything went right for Luke in Star Wars. He learned the Force, joined the Rebellion, blew up the Death Star, and got a medal. Almost everything went wrong for him in The a Empire a Strikes Back. He got shot down in his snowspeeder, crashed his X-wing in a slimy mudhole, his friend got frozen in carbonate, got his hand cut off, and found out Vader is his father.

I think it will bet the same with Rey. She was large and in charge for TFA, but I bet she has some serious setbacks in store for TLJ. I think that tone contributes greatly to how popular TESB is.

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#1070483
Topic
The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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NeverarGreat said:
She could easily have been established as Luke’s daughter or Chosen by the Force and these problems would have evaporated on the spot.

Rey doesn’t do anything more extraordinary than Luke or Anakin in the Original Trilogy and prequels. She may turn out to be the daughter of a powerful Force user, but why does she even need to be propped up like that? She doesn’t. Ever think that maybe she is the most powerful Force user we have ever seen? She is Rey and she is a girl and is awesome. Deal with it.

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#1070382
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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DuracellEnergizer said:

rodneyfaile said:

generalfrevious said:

Disco_Lobot said:

You know - if they could just take out the Greedo shooting thing, the Jabba Scene in ANH and the Vader Nooo I could probably live with the rest.

Although I really, really would like to get rid of Jedi Rocks also

The OT are not just mere films; they have become far more than that in just a mere four hours of content. So for Lucas to change even ONE thing is the worst act of cultural barbarism in film history. The OT should be kept pure, EXACTLY as it was on the day each film was released. There should be no SE whatsoever; but George’s decision to make it the ONLY version you can watch, why that’s beyond unforgivable. For Disney to continue this shameful reign of terror makes them even guiltier of perpetuating one of the worst cultural erasures of the last 25 years. They are lost films now, I can’t accept a world where the original versions can’t legally exist.

Excellent comment!

That’s one reply I never expected to see follow a frevious post.

You should try it more often.

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#1070366
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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generalfrevious said:

Disco_Lobot said:

You know - if they could just take out the Greedo shooting thing, the Jabba Scene in ANH and the Vader Nooo I could probably live with the rest.

Although I really, really would like to get rid of Jedi Rocks also

The OT are not just mere films; they have become far more than that in just a mere four hours of content. So for Lucas to change even ONE thing is the worst act of cultural barbarism in film history. The OT should be kept pure, EXACTLY as it was on the day each film was released. There should be no SE whatsoever; but George’s decision to make it the ONLY version you can watch, why that’s beyond unforgivable. For Disney to continue this shameful reign of terror makes them even guiltier of perpetuating one of the worst cultural erasures of the last 25 years. They are lost films now, I can’t accept a world where the original versions can’t legally exist.

Excellent comment!