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#1453531
Topic
Doctor Who
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Hal 9000 said:

I’ve really enjoyed Big Finish’s 8th Doctor stuff. Started with Storm Warning and currently into Doom Coalition. It’s hard to find time to watch anything but I can listen more consistently. It’s especially fun knowing that the 8th Doctor essentially had a career due to wishes and fishes, sort of like fandom over Mara Jade or Thrawn back in the day.

The production quality is better than you’d think for an audio drama. It’s just as good as the show, just in a different format.

I plan to finish through what’s out for the 8th Doctor so far chronologically, then the War Doctor, then start rewatching the 2005 revived series.

Yes! I’m a huge fan of Big Finish.

Got into them at the same time I was first getting into the franchise itself. I incorporated the 6th Doctor’s Lost Stories into my watch through of the classic series. The original Lost Stories run from The Nightmare Fair through to The Macros makes for a fantastic replacement for the lost season of the classic series. It really builds up and enhances the Sixth Doctor’s friendship with Peri.

But it was Storm Warning and 8’s run in the main range that really sealed my love of Big Finish.

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#1435986
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<strong>The Book Of Boba Fett</strong> (live action series) - a general discussion thread
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SilverWook said:

jedi_bendu said:

RogueLeader said:

This quote fro Temeura seems to indicate we’ll at least see what he was up to between ROTJ and Mando, if we don’t go back even further.

I’m sure we’ll see Boba escaping the Sarlacc pit, which makes me wonder - which version of it are they going to use? The one which is basically a hole or the one with a beak? (Not that anyone on here needs the special edition changes explained to them)

As we’ve seen/heard with the ‘Han shoots first’ scene in Solo, and the original Krayt dragon sound effect being used for The Marshal, writers and directors of new Star Wars projects tend to be more nostalgic for the original editions and remember the controversy that started in 1997. However, to avoid audience confusion, my guess is they’ll use the beaky SE sarlacc. Assuming we see a sarlacc at all, this should be our most clear pointer as to whether Disney/Lucasfilm are treating the special editions are the canon versions, although it won’t be definitive. It’s more likely that creators will use the special editions for reference when casual/younger fans would be confused and the OOT for reference otherwise. Still an interesting question.

They could just shoot the Sarlacc from a distance and Fett comes flying out and lands on the dunes. Doesn’t that silly beak they added only pop out when it’s eating?

Like the Krayt dragon’s roars were a mix of all of the different versions, I can see them opting to do the same with the sarlaac. First show it as the classic pit and then have the beak emerge to spat Fett out.

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#1433720
Topic
The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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Rodney-2187 said:

Why aren’t they in The Volume? They have four of them don’t they?

They touted “The Volume” a lot during promotions for The Mandalorian but they still used traditional blue and green chroma key when appropriate throughout both seasons. It just depends on what’s best for the shot, whether it’s lighting or if the Volume stage isn’t big enough for what they need to do.



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#1431819
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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dgraham414 said:

Jar Jar Bricks said:

Knight of Kalee said:

Cadavra said:

Further, removing the dialogue doesn’t solve the problem of gathering such a large force so quickly. You would need added scenes to do that.

To clarify, I’m not proposing a better justification for assembling the fleet so quickly. I’m proposing eliminating the very idea that the fleet was assembled so quickly to begin with, but rather that it was already assembled by the time TROS begins. Poe’s lines are a hurdle to this change because, as one of the Resistance’s top leaders (and THE co-General by the time of the final battle), he would presumably have some idea of the fleet’s actual size.

Yeah, this make sense. I honestly expected Lando or Poe would transmit an inspiring message to the worlds much like Ezra or Mon Mothma did in Rebels, asking them to meet Lando at some kind of rendezvous point. Not saying all the people in the galaxy wouldn’t be instantly swayed by Lando’s charm but it feels a bit of a reach to think the Falcon visited the systems one by one (considering most of them were also besieged by First Order forces) in such a short span.

This is the canon answer. He went in person to a few places but he beamed an inspirational message to the rest.

If you rode Star Tours when TROS released you got to see Lando’s message and everything.

Here’s a link to it if anyone is interested.

I really hope we’ll get a Mandalorian update for Star Tours.

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#1431718
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Wow I am blown away by the new puppet shot, that is truly fantastic work!

I had to go back and watch the original scene in the movie to remember what was replaced there and I saw a way to potentially extend that scene and tie it into the ending even more.

I was thinking something like this:

  • Rey stumbles upon the puppet show with Luke facing down the walker
  • She’s approached by Nambi Ghima and asked what her family name is
  • Rey admits she doesn’t have one and then hears the puppeteer say “Skywalker”
  • Cut to puppet Luke facing off with Kylo (as suggested by Sherlock)
  • Rey senses his presence and runs off to ForceTime™ with him

So basically hold off the Skywalker name drop until it would be most impactful. But I don’t know how viable this would be to pull off, you’d need some reaction shots of Rey. Her original reaction to sensing Kylo would work perfectly for hearing “Skywalker” but then going from that to her running off would need some kind of padding.

But anyway, all the props to RogueLeader, Faraday and everyone else that worked on the puppet shot!

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#1417834
Topic
<strong>The Acolyte</strong> (live action series set in The High Republic era) - a general discussion thread
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Having appearances from characters from the books would be a little tricky as this series is set at the tail end of the High Republic era, close to 200 years after where the books currently are. Burryaga could work since Wookiees are so long lived but I don’t know that they would want to tie their hands like that. As that would mean you now know he survives up to that time and that would undercut any tension from stories with him in it that precede it.

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#1414168
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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jarbear said:

This … kinda makes me mad.

The end of a Saga, the last movie of a “connected” series (9 movies in total) should answer questions at the end … not leave more questions…

It’s a trademark of all Abrams productions. It’s why I was mortified when I found out he was being tapped for the Sequel Trilogy.

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#1412190
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

I guess you could make the argument for Rey not showing up. Luke kinda messed up by convincing her to leave Ahch-To, come to think of it. Ben likely would have realized Rey wasn’t on Exegol, and the two of them would have just chilled elsewhere while the Resistance launched an attack on Exegol.

Fairly certain that Finn, Poe, and co. would have gotten rid of all the Star Destroyers in that battle. Their actions never relied on the Palpatine interactions, did they?

Oh boy, I’m never going to be able to forget this plot hole now.

There would never have been a battle since Rey is the one that showed them how to reach Exegol.

That would have left the Final Order fleet free reign to fully deploy and spread out across the galaxy destroying countless worlds and then holding a proverbial blaster to the head of the galaxy.

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#1410465
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I’ve been playing a lot of Old Republic stuff lately and it’s struck me how much of TROS seems to have been inspired by elements from it.

There’s a Force bond between two characters in the original game that is very similar to the dyad.

In the second game there’s the threat of the true Sith Empire hiding out in the Unknown Regions.

And in SWTOR there’s this concept called the Voice of the Emperor or Emperor’s Voice:

Through Sith magic and the long-lost technique of transfer essence, the Sith Emperor transferred his consciousness and life force into a host body, allowing him to interact with the world as more than just his true state as a being of pure Force energy. The host’s mind was completely suppressed, crushed beneath the weight of the Emperor’s mind, and their body literally became the Sith’s own. The Emperor utilized many Voices of different species, genders, and ages throughout his lifetime, transferring his consciousness and powers from body to body as his hosts succumbed to the ravaging effects of the dark side.

Which immediately made me think of Snoke.

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#1409226
Topic
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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jedi_bendu said:

SPOILERS for episode 5:

I have never seen the X-men films, so Evan Peters’ appearance didn’t do much for me - I was kinda hoping for Aaron Taylor Johnson, actually. I also feel out of my depth when it comes to the influence of the comics, which I’ve never read (neither of these things are criticisms of the show obviously!) I’ve had a great time experiencing the show as it has progressed, with all the twists and turns, and from what I can glean from wise comic experts, I believe the explanation that Wanda is solely responsible for Westview is misleading. ‘Agnes’ and a certain character called Mephisto might be in on it too…

SPOILERS:

I’ve followed all of 20th Century Fox Marvel films from the beginning. The reveal of the X-Men Quicksilver was absolutely mind blowing. The coming Multiverse is going to be epic.

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#1397724
Topic
<strong>The Mandalorian</strong> - a general discussion thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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ray_afraid said:

Oh, I get the excitement. “Here he comes!” “They did it!” ect.
But I’m reading reviews that seem to think Luke came outta nowhere & was out of place.
That’s what I don’t understand. I don’t think it was overly telegraphed that it’d be Luke, but if you know the OT, it’s just the logical conclusion. It’s organic to the world at this point in the timeline.

I think reactions like that come from people who still aren’t even sure when the show is actually set.