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#769952
Topic
Return of Black Angel
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

Having just finished watching it, I'll say this much: Now I know who I'd want to see direct a Tales of the Jedi film adaptation.

JEDIT: Just learned Roger Christian was also the director of Battlefield Earth. Let my original comment be stricken from the record.

 Forced to faithfully adapt a terrible, terrible novel, with the executive producer also starring.... NO ONE could have done that well.

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#768552
Topic
TMBTM's "The War of the Stars"; a Star Wars "grindhouse" cut (Released)
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TV's Frink said:

TheBoost said:

TV's Frink said:

Did you answer "yes"?

 I pointed him to the Ridiculous Menace.

He shot himself last night. Not sure it the two are related.

 I was talking about War of the Stars 2.

 I actually don't have a copy of that. I need to remedy that, thanks for the reminder. ;)

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#768524
Topic
After the Sequel Trilogy Concludes... Then What?
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If I had my druthers, I'd like to see more adventures of Jedi Knights and Rogues and Spaceship pilots and aliens. Perhaps set in the distant past of the SW world, perhaps set after the sequals, either immediately after or generations later. 

If there are intriguing new story elements introduced in the sequals, I hope they don't feel the need to beat the horse until it's dead and bleeding, like Boba Fett or the Force. 

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#767882
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Well, at least it sounds like she died peacefully. I'm so sick and tired of reading about people dying of lung ailments and brain cancer and the like.

 I hope your not a pro wrestling fan. That's a never ending run of depression. 

Last week Verne Gagne died, a rare wrestler to live to old age, and I learned that while in care for dementia, he killed another old man. 

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#766786
Topic
Idea, Info & Help Wanted: "Star Wars 2" Audio Drama of the Leigh Brackett script to ESB
Time

fishmanlee said:

TheBoost said:

There's one other position I'm looking for assistance in, and that's a music supervisor.

I'd like to avoid using the musical themes from ESB, and score this production with selections from the "Star Wars" score, and some of the auxiliary orchestral works.

  • The Star Wars Kinnect Game
  • The Clone Wars Soundtrack
  • The Force Unleashed Soundtrack
  • The Old Republic Sound Track
  • "Black Sunday" John Williams film score preceding "Star Wars."

I have all these albums, but I lack both time (writing and directing) and a particularly good ear for music. 

Would anyone like to go through the script, go through some records, and start picking out musical pieces? 

And I'll post auditions here as well. No set schedule yet, but I assume within a couple weeks. 

 I could do this.

 Sweet. Shoot me an email, TheTableRoundShow@gmail.com and we can talk details. 

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#766784
Topic
ROTJ is the best Star Wars film... discuss!
Time

ATMachine said:

bkev said:

Anchorhead said:

Ryan McAvoy said:
ROTJ is probably the greatest and most wholly satisfying conclusion to a movie Trilogy that we have ever, or maybe will ever get.

Between the writer's-block driven incest storyline,

 I'm actually going to defend this point an say that it's in line with Lucas's general MO of one giant homage to pulp fiction.  Certainly sounds like something that would come out of 1930's-era serials to me.

Still don't like ROTJ, though :P

Since when are Richard Wagner operas "pulp fiction"? :P

Really, I'm pretty sure that the whole Luke/Leia sibling thing came from Wagner's Ring Cycle. Luke's surname is an epithet used for the Norse god Loki, and Leia's first name comes from the libretto of Götterdämmerung.

 I imagine young George Lucas, lover of hot rods and Flash Gordon pouring over the text to a German opera, perhaps by candle light, and saying:

"Wow! This dude writes 'weialala leia' as a meaningless vocalization! What a great name! This totally makes me think my characters should be siblings screwing, like in that other German Opera! And in this third opera, there's a character named Loge, based on the Norse Loki, which is kinda like Luke, which is a name I couldn't have gotten from anywhere else, not the gospels, and certainly not my own last name!"

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#766084
Topic
Secret History of Star Wars- The Audio Book, An OT.com Production?
Time

This seems like a good place to ask.

In case you don't know I write the AWARD WINNING audio drama The Table Round- Audio Drama in the Age of Arthur  (free to OT.com members!)

I'm currently adapting the Leigh Bracket 1st draft ESB script into audiodrama format, to dramatize with my cast and crew.

Each episode of "The Table Round" ends with a little educational blurb about Arthurian legends. 

I'd like each chapter of "Star Wars 2" audio drama to end with the same, but need someone to write them and/maybe/or record them.

I'd be looking for short pieces, no more than a minute and a half in length, about Lucas's talk of sequals, the developement of ESB, Leigh Brackett etc. Whatever might interest listeners. 

Zombie is obviously the first man to ask, but I'd love to hear from anyone.

Let me know if this floats anyones boat.

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#766081
Topic
The new Star Wars comics - a general discussion thread
Time

The Merchant said:

Same, I want Vader to defeat someone extremely powerful to cement his strength. Vos and Ventress seem to be a good duo for him to test his skills.

 You make it sound like this is pro wrestling.

He's DARTH VADER. He won exactly ONE fight in the OT (and barely that, since Luke succeeded in getting away). He was still Darth Vader. 

He doesn't need wins over preliminary talent to prove he's Darth Vader. He's DARTH VADER.

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#765475
Topic
Implied starting date of the Empire from OT dialogue
Time

Frey said:

 

Finally Grand Moff Tarkin's past always intrigued me. If the Empire hasn't been around for that long, then was he once an officer loyal to the Old Republic? If so, was he always the hard-driving, militaristic, fear-will-keep-the-local-systems-in-line type of dude, or was he once a more humane man who got hardened and battered by the strife of the Clone Wars?

 I imagine Tarkin was always  a bastard, and the dog-eat-dogstar culture of the Empire finally let him climb the ranks, unhindered by his general bastardry. 

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#765465
Topic
Idea, Info & Help Wanted: "Star Wars 2" Audio Drama of the Leigh Brackett script to ESB
Time

We're also looking for people to play/produce Chewie and Artoo as characters. 

Each sound those characters make would be a numbered cue in the script. The producer for that character would find the right sound effect for that line to create the character. Example:

SFX                   A distant rumble/explosion sound.

77. CHEWIE               (Surprised Growl)

78. HAN            Calm down. They’re just blasting more space in the ice to park more ships.

79. CHEWIE               (Growls question)

80. HAN                   How should I know? 

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#765260
Topic
Idea, Info & Help Wanted: "Star Wars 2" Audio Drama of the Leigh Brackett script to ESB
Time

There's one other position I'm looking for assistance in, and that's a music supervisor.

I'd like to avoid using the musical themes from ESB, and score this production with selections from the "Star Wars" score, and some of the auxiliary orchestral works.

  • The Star Wars Kinnect Game
  • The Clone Wars Soundtrack
  • The Force Unleashed Soundtrack
  • The Old Republic Sound Track
  • "Black Sunday" John Williams film score preceding "Star Wars."

I have all these albums, but I lack both time (writing and directing) and a particularly good ear for music. 

Would anyone like to go through the script, go through some records, and start picking out musical pieces? 

And I'll post auditions here as well. No set schedule yet, but I assume within a couple weeks. 

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#764127
Topic
The Prequel Trilogy Films vs. The Novels.
Time

skyjedi2005 said:

What i remember about episode III is Lucas asked Stover to tone it down.

That part about the dark being a living thing.

Have not read the book in ten years so i cannot say its significantly better than the film, but i once thought so.

It does explain that Count Dooku being killed was Anakin's first premeditated murder that he just lost control with the sand people.

I don't recall the movie giving motivation to Anakin's actions and getting in his head the way the third novelization does.

That he would kill the whole galaxy and all its people to save Padme.

In the movie he looks just like an idiot who was duped.

 I read a lot of EU, and most of it is like cheese popcorn... quickly eaten, maybe enjoyed, not rememered.

But Stovers ROTS was AWESOME in every way Brother SkyJedi says.

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#764116
Topic
Idea, Info & Help Wanted: "Star Wars 2" Audio Drama of the Leigh Brackett script to ESB
Time

In case anyone doesn’t know (and God knows I never shut up about it) I write and produce the award winning audio drama The Table Round.

I’ve wanted to give something back to SW fandom for a while, and I just love the 1st draft ESB script. I’m looking for anyone interested in helping with post-production work on an audio drama adaptation of the Leigh Brackett script to ESB.  I want to make the script into something fans can enjoy even if reading a photocopied screenplay isn’t their cup of tea.

I’m almost finished with the scripts, making just minor changes to adapt them to audio. Also breaking them into episodes, because audio takes longer. Probably going to be 5 episodes.

Anyone interested in audio editing, sound Effects or music? “The Table Round” keeps a pretty sparse soundscape by design, but Star Wars needs some real awesome work.

I have a crew of talented actors I already use, but I’m not opposed to hearing anyone audition (Octorox was already a guest star on Table Round).

And would anyone be interested in helping with a cover image? I was thinking something like this

but with one of the concept art pictures from ESB, like maybe the speeder in this painting

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#761852
Topic
The USC film school revolution
Time

imperialscum said:

And their success had little to do with them being white and coming from middle-class families. It can mostly be attributed to their talent. I find it a bit funny that such moralisation comes from a person who studies, what I consider, privileged ("useless") studies.

 My wife would argue that's racist bullshit from some asshole whose people probably haven't been murdered and forcibly erased for 400 years. 

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#761847
Topic
The USC film school revolution
Time

Warbler said:

TheBoost said:

So my wife, doing homework in the same room, looks over at me and asks:

"So, this documentary is about a bunch of privileged white dudes who got jobs making millions for major corporations and spent the next couple decades telling each other what rebels they were?"

 *sigh*  tell your wife I said that not every white person is privileged and not every single thing a white person accomplished is because of being privileged.  Also tell I said that being a rebel doesn't mean you can't make money. 

 Well, well-off men at a prestigious school spending lots of money to make impressive student films in an exclusive and cutting edge program, then succeeding and hiring all their old buddies from their expensive college years... ... that is kinda a text-book definition of privilege.