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#1224929
Topic
Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

As usual I’ll have to strongly disagree. IV, V, VI, VII, VIII is already far more emotionally satisfying than I, II, III, IV, V, VI ever was. Going from III to IV is much more jarring a shift than going from VI to VII (and I’m not talking about quality). Just because nothing important plot-wise happens in between the PT and the OT doesn’t make them a cohesive and continuous unit, far from it. Lucas’s conception of the six episode saga was incredibly faulty and unsatisfactory. Hard to say how the nine episode saga will look without having seen the last chapter, but it can’t be anymore slapdash than the six episode one (if anything it’s working to rectify the problems).

I’ll have to strongly disagree too. 😉 The PT is conceptually, and visually far more interesting to me than the ST, and that’s coming from someone who feels the PT is deeply flawed. I also don’t feel, it’s the current owners’ job to rectify percieved problems with Lucas’ story. Write your own story with your own characters, if you feel, you can do better. I prefer the OT as a three act story over Lucas’ six part saga, but I appreciate the creative vision he was going for while developing the PT. The ST feels like a postmodern take on the OT to me. It’s interesting as a sort of meta commentary on the story that preceeded it, but also in many ways the antithesis of what Star Wars used to be, and for many is supposed to be.

I’ll just say the ST feels far more in the spirit and heart of what Lucas originally conceived for the series than the PT ever did. Not antithesis at all, but a perfectly fitting continuation of what Star Wars is all about. Whereas I see the PT as being George trying to fundamentally realign the scope and drive of the series in a way that didn’t always completely fit with what came before.

I also think you misunderstood what I meant by “rectifying.” Honestly for the most part I meant solving the absurd idea of the films being all about “the tragedy of Darth Vader.” No matter who was in charge of these films (even if they were Lucas), they’d be fixing that.

I can see where you’re going, and in some respects probably even agree, but for me seeing Luke raise his lightsaber over the head of his sleeping nephew, and to hear Luke say, he cannot save Ben

Whilst ignoring what came next…

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#1224875
Topic
The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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oojason said:

TV’s Frink said:

This thread has no reason to exist.

Why not, mate? For topics that may not get much traction or much of a discussion in the main Politics thread… this seems a decent place to put them. Or like Handman says, a place for more random observations on political aspects?

It’s a duplicate/redundant thread. But that’s my opinion and I’m not a mod so ok.

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#1224715
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Mrebo said:

dahmage said:

Mrebo said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Mrebo said:

moviefreakedmind said:

It’s hard to tell given his near universal unwillingness to actually put his opinions forward in this thread. I have to make educated guesses and since he has an obvious pro-Trump bias, I didn’t take that observation as though it was a criticism.

Jay has put his opinions out there front and center. And I see no pro-Trump bias.

I don’t understand how you couldn’t see it. The refusal to acknowledge most of the President’s faults is a pro-Trump bias in my opinion.

As Jay suggested it’s tedious and unnecessary to constantly criticise Trump. I call that preservation of sanity, not bias.

Jay doesn’t like what the Obama Administration did under Title IX and so he liked the reversal of the policy under Trump. It doesn’t follow that he has a pro-Trump bias or that he doesn’t believe there are better alternative policies.

how does Jay feel about tuesdays?

Based on his lack of commentary we must assume he hates them

I always knew Collipso hates Tuesdays.

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#1224709
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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dahmage said:

Mrebo said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Mrebo said:

moviefreakedmind said:

It’s hard to tell given his near universal unwillingness to actually put his opinions forward in this thread. I have to make educated guesses and since he has an obvious pro-Trump bias, I didn’t take that observation as though it was a criticism.

Jay has put his opinions out there front and center. And I see no pro-Trump bias.

I don’t understand how you couldn’t see it. The refusal to acknowledge most of the President’s faults is a pro-Trump bias in my opinion.

As Jay suggested it’s tedious and unnecessary to constantly criticise Trump. I call that preservation of sanity, not bias.

Jay doesn’t like what the Obama Administration did under Title IX and so he liked the reversal of the policy under Trump. It doesn’t follow that he has a pro-Trump bias or that he doesn’t believe there are better alternative policies.

how does Jay feel about tuesdays?

He doesn’t like them because they get everywhere.

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#1224706
Topic
Out of Context Thread: New and Improved
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dahmage said:

Frank your Majesty said:

dahmage said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Because talking here about topics that have their own sub-forums would make the split even more pointless.

every subforum needs its own bitching thread.

and then we can have one bitching thread related to the multiple bitching threads.

That’s the plan.

careful, you might end up with a can

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#1224705
Topic
Off Topic is now <em>three</em> separate categories
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dahmage said:

oojason said:

Mrebo said:

TV’s Frink said:

dahmage said:

Mrebo said:

dahmage said:

TV’s Frink said:

Is it for the season though?

old bay is for the season

Your posts should have commercial sponsors.

technically they do

Hi dahmaged. You’re doing a good job and I’ll be sure to note it on your next performance review.

I’m not surprised. dahmage deserves a promotion.

Major dahmage?

well, i like think think that i am currently a Pretty Officer, First Class

WIR

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#1224699
Topic
Current Events. No debates! Light political discussion allowed, but if it turns into a debate, take it to the politics thread and include a link here.
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

TV’s Frink said:

moviefreakedmind said:

When I was a kid my parents didn’t let us have lice.

“I’m so sorry.”

It’s okay, we got it anyway. We just had to keep it a secret from Mom and Dad.

Shhhh, lice! You’ll wake Mom and Dad!