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#637690
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Star Wars: Episode VII to be directed by J.J. Abrams **NON SPOILER THREAD**
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Hey, it's me. said:

The thing is the Gunray accent was totally comical. It was like a Benny Hill piss take (rubbery instead of lovely) it was utterly pathetic. Here's a character who were supposed to believe is sinister and we just end up laughing at him! Great way to set a scene! Is this a fantasy/comedy? What's goin on? Lol

That's the problem with George Lucas... he simply can't character write... at least, not anymore. All of his characters either lack true depth, are cookie-cutter, or are blatantly greatly exaggerated caricatures of ethnic/racial stereotypes. Look no further than the godawful Dex character from the prequels... a comically (though not at all funny) exaggerated caricature of some obese, crusty, dirty, butt-scratching Brooklyn diner cook. Lucas just isn't that great of a character writer.

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#637672
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Star Wars: Episode VII to be directed by J.J. Abrams **NON SPOILER THREAD**
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I agree that Nute Gunray and his race are totally based on Japanese people... I kept expecting to hear one of the exclaim "Oh, no, it's Godzilla!", while pointing out of a window. But Watto is NOT modeled after a Jewish person... he's the stereotypical Arabic bazaar owner... Middle Eastern accent, a five o'clock shadow, and he keeps women as slaves.

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#637438
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How many times have you bought the movies?
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I bought the 2004 SE release (WS) once on both VHS and DVD formats. I still have the VHS set, but I had to sell the DVD set when I was unemployed for a little spare cash. I wish I hadn't, now that I see how much it costs on Amazon. I really wish I could find a DVD copy of the OT without all the extra CGI garbage and the crap from the prequels added in. Promus has told me that such a thing does not exist, so I guess I'm out of luck.

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#637404
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Retro Gaming
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I'm a bit late to this thread, but I am into retro gaming. I own a Nintendo DS, and the main games I pay on it are the Game Boy Advance versions of Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, as well as the DS game Tetris Party. In addition, I own an original NES system which works perfectly to this day, and even have the NES Advantage controller for it, as well as two NES Zapper guns, one red, and one gray... again, all work perfectly. Finally, I also own an original Nintendo Game Boy, which works pretty much perfectly, but just recently the screen is starting to show signs of age, and some pixels go missing in the game image.

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#637340
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Any Battlestar Galactica fans here?
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I agree with you on Caprica, Bingowings... the series started out GREAT, and had such great potential, but somehow the writers just dropped the ball, and managed to ruin it. I did like Blood and Chrome... the story was fine, IMO... the only issues I had with Blood and Chrome were all VFX-related. Glad to see so many BSG fans here! As I stated above, I enjoy both shows, but nuBSG is my favorite.

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#637209
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Any Battlestar Galactica fans here?
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Since I'm new here, I apologize if this has been asked before, but I'm just wondering if there are any fans of Battlestar Galactica here? Both TOS and nuBSG are applicable. I personally am a die-hard nuBSG fan, but I have also watched all of TOS BSG and can appreciate that show for what it was. nuBSG will always be my favorite TV show though, and IMO it was and is the best thing on TV. So any fellow BSG fans on this board?

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#637118
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Star Wars: Episode VII to be directed by J.J. Abrams **NON SPOILER THREAD**
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Yeah, that's the thing... I knew before the 2009 Star Trek that I didn't like J.J. Abrams, simply because I don't like his style of directing. IMO, J.J. Abrams and Michael Bay are cut from the same cloth... they both make the same kinds of movies, and they both have the same basic style pattern:

- Super-fast-paced action

- Lots of running/screaming/jumping/explosions

- Lots of lens flare

- One-dimensional characters that lack true depth

- Characters so ridiculously hyper, you think they have caffeine for blood

- Lack of respect for the established visual look of the universe

So IMO, it's all the same... 2009 Star Trek is basically the same movie as Michael Bay's Transformers... especially in this case... Transformers: Dark of the Moon basically followed the exact same formula that Star Trek: Into Darkness is following... taking select bits and pieces from actual G1/TOS episodes and films, and working them into a mishmash of a story that is supposedly meant to be unique, when it's not... it's just a mishmash.

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#636972
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J.J. Abrams Will Direct, Now Who Will Score?
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I didn't really have any issues with the 2009 Star Trek music, since various Star Trek films have had different music. However I would definitely have a problem with Star Wars using a different score... the original Star Wars music is absolutely iconic, and is part of the fabric of the franchise. To replace it would be a sin, IMO. I feel the same way about the upcoming Man of Steel, as well... the music John Williams created for the Christopher Reeve Superman films is absolutely iconic, and John Ottman did the right thing in using it for Superman Returns.

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#636963
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Star Wars: Episode VII to be directed by J.J. Abrams **NON SPOILER THREAD**
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Hey, all... just signed up here, since I'm a fan of only the original SW trilogy. My best friend has been telling me forever about the Thrawn Trilogy as well, so I recently bought that, but have yet to read it. Anyway... as someone who is also a lifelong Trekker, I am NOT a fan of what J.J. Abrams has done to that franchise, nor am I happy about the prospects for what he will do to this one.