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#1281479
Topic
Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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ChainsawAsh said:

SilverWook said:

Omni said:

SilverWook said:

RogueLeader said:

Some predictions:

We will be seeing tons of articles/YouTube videos talking about how much Rian, Benioff & Weiss’ trilogies will be cinematic failures before they even come out (I personally am a bit skeptical of D&D myself).

Most fans on both sides of the spectrum are going to LOVE The Mandalorian. I think it’ll be so successful Fanvreau and Filoni will be given more future projects. Fans will love these two.

Sorta unrelated, but the new Avatar movies (at the very least Avatar 2) are going to perform exceptionally well at the box office despite some skepticism. General audiences will fall in love with Pandora again like they did in 2009.

I guess the skeptics haven’t seen the long lines the Pandora land Disney in Florida gets.

It’s because of how cool the ride is. I went and really enjoyed it but it wasn’t really because it’s Pandora. None of the people I went with seemed to care about that, just that the ride is pretty cool.

So, it’s like people who ride Splash Mountain, but don’t know it’s based on a movie? 😉

Wait, what? It is?

Seriously?

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#1281460
Topic
Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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Omni said:

SilverWook said:

RogueLeader said:

Some predictions:

We will be seeing tons of articles/YouTube videos talking about how much Rian, Benioff & Weiss’ trilogies will be cinematic failures before they even come out (I personally am a bit skeptical of D&D myself).

Most fans on both sides of the spectrum are going to LOVE The Mandalorian. I think it’ll be so successful Fanvreau and Filoni will be given more future projects. Fans will love these two.

Sorta unrelated, but the new Avatar movies (at the very least Avatar 2) are going to perform exceptionally well at the box office despite some skepticism. General audiences will fall in love with Pandora again like they did in 2009.

I guess the skeptics haven’t seen the long lines the Pandora land Disney in Florida gets.

It’s because of how cool the ride is. I went and really enjoyed it but it wasn’t really because it’s Pandora. None of the people I went with seemed to care about that, just that the ride is pretty cool.

So, it’s like people who ride Splash Mountain, but don’t know it’s based on a movie? 😉

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#1281369
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
Time

Does Rey have deeper feelings for Finn? I thought that was a bit of a jealous look on her face when she saw him tending to Rose. What does she do with the Jedi Encyclopedia set? Is she going to try and turn Kylo away from the dark side again? Is her mental connection with him still strong with Snoke out of the picture? Is Snoke really truly dead?

Rey notwithstanding, how does the Rebellion rebuild when they’re down to one ship and so few people? Where the heck has Lando been all this time? Has Poe matured into a proper leader?

How does the First Order fare under Kylo’s leadership? Do Hux and others really ally themselves with him or are they looking to seize power at the right moment?

And most importantly of all, is the Falcon still infested with Porgs? A Wookiee’s got to eat. 😛

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#1281340
Topic
Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
Time

RogueLeader said:

Some predictions:

We will be seeing tons of articles/YouTube videos talking about how much Rian, Benioff & Weiss’ trilogies will be cinematic failures before they even come out (I personally am a bit skeptical of D&D myself).

Most fans on both sides of the spectrum are going to LOVE The Mandalorian. I think it’ll be so successful Fanvreau and Filoni will be given more future projects. Fans will love these two.

Sorta unrelated, but the new Avatar movies (at the very least Avatar 2) are going to perform exceptionally well at the box office despite some skepticism. General audiences will fall in love with Pandora again like they did in 2009.

I guess the skeptics haven’t seen the long lines the Pandora land Disney in Florida gets.

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#1281322
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
Time

NeverarGreat said:

I see the mind trick as more of a gradient difficulty depending on several factors, which include but are not limited to the weak-mindedness of the subject(s), the number of subjects, and how much you want the subjects to deviate from their intentions. On a scale of Not Really Tricky to Impossibly Tricky:

For Obi-wan vs the stormtroopers, it probably would have been easy to sway their minds and also to have them simply overlook a mildly suspicious pair of droids. However since it’s a group of Stormtroopers, he would have had to mind trick all of them to some extent for it to work. Moderately Tricky

The novel suggests that Obi Wan only had to mind whammy the lead trooper. IIRC, Luke dares to look back after they pass the checkpoint and the subordinate troopers are arguing among themselves.

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#1281145
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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One person’s fool’s hope is another’s passionate belief. She finally met someone worth caring about, perhaps?

Rey seems to fit into the reluctant hero archetype. Luke is the opposite because he’s screaming to get away from home. Once Owen and Beru are conveniently not an issue, he’s got no problem leaving.

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#1281133
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Where exactly was she going to look? She has nothing to go on except an early memory of being left behind. Even the Sith cave couldn’t show her an image of her parents, which would have been as easy way to seduce her.
If you cling to the belief your parents are coming back to the place they left you, there’s a big psychological hangup about leaving that place, even for a day. It’s not rational or realistic to anyone else but her, as most forlorn hopes tend to be.

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#1281112
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Gee, I don’t know what movie others saw, but in TFA I saw a lonely girl clinging to the slim hope her parents were coming back, eeeking out a meager existence as a junk scavenger that was getting worse by the day if not week. The movie gave enough evidence there were few if any people she could trust. Whatever relationship she had with Unkar Plutt clearly had turned sour. It took interacting with BB, and Finn, and later Han, to realize she was waiting in vain. She wasn’t being naive, she was whistling in the dark.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/whistling-in-the-dark

Jakku makes Tatooine look like Disneyland. 😉

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#1280910
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

RogueLeader said:

SilverWook said:

Sounds good to me. I presume the Jedi archives never had all the information, or were badly damaged during Order 66.

Yeah, it is possible that some Jedi before the Empire were trying to find the origins of the Jedi. Presumably the origins of the Jedi were lost to time. I believe in the recent audio drama, Dooku: Jedi Lost, a character refers to the temple on Ossus as the first Jedi Temple, so it does seem the origins of the religion became lost even to the Jedi over the 25,000~ years of their history.

So maybe the Jedi had started the anthropological research for one purpose, the Empire continued it for another, and then Luke and Lor San followed their footsteps.

Obviously this is more of a head-canon than theory I guess, but you could say it is a head-canon that attempts to be grounded in what we know. And it is kind of cool because it has its own story behind it, like it could be covered in a novel or comic.

Or a limited streaming series? 😃