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#1382022
Topic
'Lego Star Wars Holiday Special' will air November 17, 2020 - on Disney+
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StarkillerAG said:

I don’t think this is intended to be a way of “burying the original,” given that info about the original is still easy to find online. Not everything Disney does has a nefarious motive.

And also, the original Holiday Special is an absolute trash fire, and it doesn’t deserve to be on Disney+ or anywhere else really.

Yet we’ve had preservation projects for it about as long as this site has been around. If anything, this will create more curiousity about the original. Disney would be wise to cash in by releasing it with a tounge in cheek commentary from the surviving cast or a spurious documentary. License the Rifftrax audio while they’re at it.

Every generation has a legend…

Every journey has a misstep…

Every Saga has a skeleton in the closet. 😛

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#1381438
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Childhood Misconceptions (aka The Trap Thread, but misconceptions still welcome)
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Hoop28 said:

When I was a kid I thought that Boba Fett was the leader of the Stormtroopers, and he was only with Jabba in ROTJ to make sure the Rebels didn’t steal Han back. I always pictured him kneeling before Palpatine right next to Moff Jerjerrod if he hadn’t died.

Not sure where it originated from, but back in the day, Fett’s armor was said to be that of a shocktrooper, predecessor of Stormtroopers and Fett was possibly a veteran of the Clone Wars.

Kind of more interesting than the backstory we got. 😉

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#1381339
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Childhood Misconceptions (aka The Trap Thread, but misconceptions still welcome)
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ZkinandBonez said:

SilverWook said:

Haarspalter said:

Due to the burnt corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, i always thought a laser blast would slowly incinerate a dead body from inside.

Since blasters have stun settings much like phasers in Star Trek, something a notch below disintegrate must also be present. (Vader cautions the bounty hunters in ESB not to disintegrate their quarry.) Unless that was disintegration? I’ve had the unpleasant theory Owen and Beru were executed after refusing to divulge where the droids were, in order to protect Luke. Their bodies were posed, and then burned after death to complete the impression the Tuskens did it.

Yeah, I always assumed they simply burned them to blame it on the Tuskens as well. The burned farmhouse looks a lot like the scorched sandcrawler.

It’s also interesting to see that no one bothered to include disintegration in any SW live-action until recently in the Mandalorian. Even the stun setting was largely relegated to books and cartoons until it reappeared in TLJ. The only pre-Mandalorian disintegration I’m aware of were in the Jedi Knight games, which has somewhat of a Star Trek vibe to it.

I remember that. I always thought it looked like someone getting derezzed in Tron. There was a weapon that needed to be found in a custom Dark Forces level called the Black Whirlwind? that I wished someone had recreated for the later games.

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#1381202
Topic
Childhood Misconceptions (aka The Trap Thread, but misconceptions still welcome)
Time

Haarspalter said:

Due to the burnt corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, i always thought a laser blast would slowly incinerate a dead body from inside.

Since blasters have stun settings much like phasers in Star Trek, something a notch below disintegrate must also be present. (Vader cautions the bounty hunters in ESB not to disintegrate their quarry.) Unless that was disintegration? I’ve had the unpleasant theory Owen and Beru were executed after refusing to divulge where the droids were, in order to protect Luke. Their bodies were posed, and then burned after death to complete the impression the Tuskens did it.

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#1380729
Topic
Weird Chinese SW comics
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The things I stumble across on ebay! Anybody know the history on these? Some of the art is similar to Russ Manning, some of it is like from some alternate universe.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-CHINESE-COMIC-BOOK-YODA-DARTH-VADER-CHINA-LIANHUANHUA-GEORGES-LUCAS/274384777893

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CHINESE-BOOK-STAR-WARS-GEORGES-LUCAS-YODA-DARTH-VADER-CHINA-SCIENCE-FICTION-JEDI/273868419263

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-CHINESE-COMIC-BOOK-YODA-DARTH-VADER-CHINA-LIANHUANHUA-LUCAS/313084550722

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-CHINESE-COMIC-BOOK-YODA-DARTH-VADER-CHINA-LIANHUANHUA-LUCAS/313102970728

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-CHINESE-COMIC-BOOK-YODA-DARTH-VADER-CHINA-LIANHUANHUA-GEORGES-LUCAS/312633599324

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-CHINESE-COMIC-BOOK-YODA-DARTH-VADER-CHINA-LIANHUANHUA-LUCAS/313084549877

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CHINESE-BOOK-SPECIAL-DARTH-VADER-STAR-WARS-DARK-VADOR-GEORGES-LUCAS-YODA-JEDI/273868420283

https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-CHINESE-COMIC-BOOK-YODA-DARTH-VADER-CHINA-LIANHUANHUA-GEORGES-LUCAS/273963887015

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#1379660
Topic
The vintage (and not so vintage) OOT T-shirt thread
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Nice!

The Porgs facemask is disturbing though. 😉

On a related note, can there really be this many “vintage” 1970’s SW shirts sitting in a warehouse after all these years?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/vTg-1977-ORIG-STAR-WARS-POSTER-12-back-kenner-teaser-promo-Screen-Stars-t-Shirt/402320918592

The ones I remember having pretty much disintegrated by the fifth washing.

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#1379267
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The Empire Strikes Back - at 40...
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rocknroll41 said:

The 40th anniversary of ESB has made me start to wonder what the world would be like right now had we gotten Splinter of the Mind’s Eye as the film sequel to SW77 instead.

I like ESB in a vacuum (both as it’s own film as well as the middle chapter of the OT), but I feel that some of the rather dark story choices it made (mainly Vader being Luke’s father) is what set the franchise on a bad path in the long run. ESB turned SW from a space opera into a soap opera (or a “family saga,” as Lord Lucas likes to say it). And ever since then, people have been arguing about what SW should and shouldn’t be.

Splinter and anything afterwards would’ve been boring, sure, but at least we wouldn’t have cared so much, and the fandom at large wouldn’t have become so toxic.

ESB, despite being an absolutely GREAT movie on its own, put SW on an unreachable pedestal from that point onward. Ever since then, nobody can decide whether SW should keep “growing with its audience” or stay as a “kids thing.”

Sorry for ranting. Just wanted to get that out of my system!

Had Splinter been made into a film, it could have been equally as dark.

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#1378821
Topic
<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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This is the earliest mention of Star Wars I’ve seen.

https://twitter.com/ClassicHBOGuide/status/1307477485504741376

A preview questionnaire with some interesting details. (They misspelled Wookiee!) I wonder if any filled out ones survive?

https://twitter.com/ClassicHBOGuide/status/1303725905345277954

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#1377080
Topic
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has been officially cancelled
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Anakin Starkiller said:

NeverarGreat said:

I wasn’t aware that there were any plans for another season, since the cliffhanger set up the events of the film pretty well. It was a fun show to a good movie, but I’m not sad it’s over.

Honestly, the movie isn’t good. The artistry of the visuals is outstanding (for its time), and so is the worldbuilding, but it’s letdown by honestly one of the worst stories on film, and I don’t say that lightly. It just feels like it’s lacking any meat on its bones, which is a shame.

Worst? Compared to what? I think Michael Bay would like to have a word. 😉

And dissing The Dark Crystal on Jim Henson’s birthday no less…