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Slingshot76

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#1371180
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Would it not be amazing if we got a Darth Vader movie directed by Christopher Nolan?
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I don’t really think Darth Vader needs his own film. We already have the prequels. We understand how he got in his mask. It is presumed that between 3 and 4 he served under the Emperor and saw the goings-on of the Empire. Unless writer is gonna add stuff to his story (which won’t change anything in 4-6) it will purely be fan service - meaningless light saber fights and action scenes with TIE fighters.

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#1369559
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Popularity of the OT Enhanced by Prequels?
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Mocata said:

After the post ROTJ Ewok movie dirge SW started back on an upwards climb in popularity thanks to the all novels, all the Lucasarts games and all the toys from Kenner and Galoob. The PT may be the zenith of that journey but I think the OT movies would be remembered all the same without them.

But how much did the novels really help the popularity? I think that only die-hard fans were the ones reading the novels. I guess it depends how we measure popularity - to mean it means the spreading of the ideas to people who were not originally familiar with them. I don’t see how more content being consumed by the original base makes it more popular? No?

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#1368831
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Need Advice on Mechanical Keyboard for Typing
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oojason said:

A friend has the Corsair K70 Rapidfire keyboard - which felt pretty decent for typing on as ‘a lend’ for a couple of days.

I’m not too sure how it would have fared for hours a day, five or six days week… though I’m happy enough with my boring and plain Logitech MK270 £20 keyboard & mouse 😉 (rock n’ roll)

A good customer of mine has a Razor ‘BlackWidow’ keyboard he swears by - though to me it it looked and felt quite cheap (even with the surrounding & matching LED lights in his ‘rig’).

 

If you are working from home and have someone else in earshot much of the time… be a saint and go for a quiet keyboard - especially if you hard hitter / banger on the keys…

There’ll be far less chance of experiencing the ergonomics of the keyboard close up and around the back of the head 😉
 

Thanks for the response - Corsair seems to be the brand that pops up most. I am working in the office but only one person from my department is coming in regularly. I asked him if he was okay with me getting a really really loud keyboard and he said he didn’t care!

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#1368193
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Popularity of the OT Enhanced by Prequels?
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StarkillerAG said:

First off, I strongly disagree with your claim that there are no good movies nowadays. I find myself enjoying modern movies just as much as I do older movies. I think your nostalgia might be blinding you to the genuinely good movies that are released today.

But on the subject of the OT, I think it was just as popular, if not more, before the prequels. It can’t be understated how much of a cultural force Star Wars was in the late 70’s and early 80’s. I doubt that the controversy surrounding the prequels increased its popularity much, given how popular it was already. Also, a lot of people here would disagree with you on the prequels being complete garbage. It’s not an objective thing at all.

Sure, there are some good films today but I was speaking in generalities. The films today that I consider good are in such short supply that I cancelled my cable and subscriptions several years ago and never looked back.

Perhaps my perspective of the OT is skewed by my age (32). I suppose I am not old enough to be familiar with the Star Wars fan base before the prequels which has given me a bit of a confirmation bias.

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#1368172
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Need Advice on Mechanical Keyboard for Typing
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Hello everyone,

I am looking for advice on mechanical keyboards for typing (not gaming). I work a desk job that involves a lot of typing and it seems with everyone working from home I am doing a lot more typing than usual. My current keyboard is one the company provided - standard HP membrane. I recently tried a friend’s Corsair (Cherry red) keyboard and it was a much more enjoyable experience. Been doing some research and I think I want something with Cherry blue switches. I thought it would be easy picking something out but it turns out keyboards are more confusing than new cars. I was hoping some people here could share their experiences with keyboards and what they recommend for typing.

Thanks

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#1368169
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Popularity of the OT Enhanced by Prequels?
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Hello everyone, let me start off by saying I am not a fan of 21th Century cinema. I think most of the films today lack the depth, integrity and character that make older films far more enjoyable. In the last decade, I have probably been to the movie theater a dozen or so times. I still stay current on bigger titles by watching them at my buddies place after they become available - as I am curious to view what is coming out these days but refuse to pay for this garbage.

My aforementioned buddy is a pretty big move-file but I think he gets more enjoyment at criticizing modern cinema. We were talking recently about Star Wars, the OT, Disney’s creation and all the usual topics that come along with it and I got to thinking —

Would the OT be as popular today if Star Wars was left alone after Jedi?

I think the prequels and botched re-releases of the original films drew more attention to the OT and stirred up some nostalgia. Releases and expanded universes are quite common in today’s creatively bankrupt Hollywood. The Star Wars prequels were one of the first name-brand expanded universes (with a decent budget) but they were awful. I think they rekindled interested in the OT and added millions of new fans who otherwise would have written the OT off. What do you guys think?