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SilverWook

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#1226770
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Has Star Wars finally "jumped the shark"?
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But you don’t have to go see all of it. I went to see Infinity War mainly because the Guardians of The Galaxy are in it. I would think few comic readers follow every Marvel or DC book. They probably only keep up with their favorites.
I thought an SW movie once a year was fine, (alternating between saga and story films) but Disney moved Solo up to summer and it was simply too damn soon after TLJ.

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#1226719
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All Things Star Trek
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I don’t recall anyone actually seeing the Romulans in Enterprise. They might have seen the Remans though.

Had the show gotten a few more seasons, I fully expected a Romulan War arc, and if Archer and the gang actually saw any Romulans, made a pact never to tell anyone and alter the logs to preserve the relationship with Vulcans. The late third season story with the Xenophobic faction on Earth being a factor in that.

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#1226574
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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A split second crisis of conscience is out of character? We all think about doing things we never act upon. Luke is powerful, but he isn’t perfect.
There is a presumption Luke is the exact same person he was at the end of the OT. He isn’t. He’s had to bear the weight of the fate of the galaxy and trying to live up to being a legendary hero for three decades, and he choked at a crucial moment.

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#1226335
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Has Star Wars finally &quot;jumped the shark&quot;?
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Mielr said:

SilverWook said:

I was speaking more towards the people who think the human body blows up like a water balloon in space.

In a movie universe where spaceships and explosions can be heard in a vacuum, and often defy physics, giant slugs live inside an apparently airless asteroid, people with magical powers formally fight with improbable laser swords when a blaster would end things quicker, (see Obi-Wan vs. Grevious) and overgrown teddy bears kicked Imperial ass, Leia in space was the one bridge too far? I give up.

It wasn’t the improbability of Leia flying—we all know that films rely on suspending disbelief, and it was required many times in the OT, but it was more the TONE that struck me as so odd. The tone of the flying Leia scene was totally off, totally un-Star Wars-like, and I think that’s why so many people were like “WTF”?!

Besides, a bunch of overgrown teddy bears kicking Imperial ass is no more improbable than a bunch of under-equipped colonists beating the British Empire, no? 😉

Perhaps because it feels more like a scene from a hard Sci-fi film? The only other time someone gets sucked out into space was in Episode III, when General Grevious smashes a window on the bridge of his cruiser to escape and walks outside on the hull to reach the escape pods. With Grevious being a cyborg with a hacking cough, I have a few issues with that sequence. 😉

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#1226282
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Has Star Wars finally &quot;jumped the shark&quot;?
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I was speaking more towards the people who think the human body blows up like a water balloon in space.

In a movie universe where spaceships and explosions can be heard in a vacuum, and often defy physics, giant slugs live inside an apparently airless asteroid, people with magical powers formally fight with improbable laser swords when a blaster would end things quicker, (see Obi-Wan vs. Grevious) and overgrown teddy bears kicked Imperial ass, Leia in space was the one bridge too far? I give up.

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#1226265
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Helping someone with a childhood Star Wars memory
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I’m not sure what the heck the ROTN mask is. Could be a cheapo Vader knockoff, or something they reworked to fit on the German biker style helmet?

I can’t imagine Lucas being okay with the line that opens every Star Wars film being used to promote an R rated sex comedy. This is the guy who tried to sue over the press using Star Wars to describe the Reagan-era Strategic Defense Initiative.

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#1226111
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Helping someone with a childhood Star Wars memory
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Arguably, a indie short that probably never was screened theatrically isn’t going to get the same level of scrutiny as a feature film made by 20th Century Fox. I hadn’t heard that ROTN couldn’t use a Vader mask. I guess Lucasfilm objected?

How Fox got away with this, I have no idea.
https://youtu.be/8CegGbscPn0
I thought it was sleazy of them to use Star Wars this way.