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#1306116
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> - <em><strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong></em>
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Anchorhead said:

When Kuiil asks about what happened against the Rhino, the Mandalorian says he has no idea. I like the idea that the Force isn’t known everywhere. Did he also not realize the baby was helping him?

On a backwater world with little to no contact with the greater galaxy sure. But the Jedi were guardians of the Republic for over a thousand generations. The Mandalorians themselves have clashed with the Jedi a number of times in their history.

I think he knows it was the baby, he’s just having a hard time coming to grips with just how powerful the infant apparently is.

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#1306110
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Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
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Mocata said:

Tobar said:

According to this it sounds pretty difficult.

https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/11/mandalorian-most-pirated-show/

Ripping the original file is the challenge. Once a file is out there, it’s out there.

ChainsawAsh said:

Yeah, my post wasn’t trying to say that all forms of Disney+ piracy is an issue - it’s the WEB-DL style (getting the digital files themselves and stripping the DRM) that’s prohibitively difficult. WEBRIP style (recording the video stream from a device through a capture card over an HDMI connection) is easy, but it will result in at least some degradation in quality.

Yeah but TavorX’s original post was about the downloading the original 4K files to your PC. Webrips are the general bread and butter of your average pirate.

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#1305932
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<em><strong>Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order</strong></em> (Video Game)
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TavorX said:

I do have one question out of curiosity, do you ever get other companions that can accompany you along your travels? Or is it only that Droid? Do those featured characters on the ship basically just stay on the ship or do they do other tasks depending where in the story you’re in?

In terms of adventuring out with you I think it’ll always just be BD. The rest of the crew stays with the ship.

Spottyfriend said:

Can anyone recommend some good video reviews of this? I can only find the 4-minute IGN-style ones that are not in-depth at all…

I’m always fond of Easy Allies. It’s the same team that used to do the GameTrailers reviews. Real professional productions that give you a break down of everything you need to know without giving away big story spoilers.

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#1305809
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Maclunkey
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RogueLeader said:

But it does make me wonder if Lucasfilm actually has some psuedo-vocabulary they use for simple Huttese when writing alien dialogue for the actors/voice actors to speak, and the variations are just due actors pronouncing words slightly different or loose translations.

Ben Burtt invented Huttese for Return of the Jedi. He published a book with common phrases in a number of Star Wars languages years ago. So yes, Huttese has always been consistent.

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#1305267
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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sade1212 said:

How do the Hayden scenes look in ROTJ? I’d be interested to see if they’ve improved that or made it worse, and whether the bottom left corner in the wide shot is still a duplicated mess.

Mavimao said:

I’d like to see a screenshot of the Tantive door right before the imperials blow it up. It’s been used as an example of how much detail was lost in the cleaning process for the dvd/bluray.

BedeHistory731 said:

I wonder if the rancor recomposites remain. Those were some of the only good '04 alterations, owing to the darkness of the scene.

sade1212 said:

Anyone got screenshots of that new TPM colour grade? The Bluray colours are all kinds of awful.

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#1304712
Topic
The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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I LOVED it! Felt far more like Star Wars than the ST ever has. It’s so obvious it was made with care for fans by fans. So many nods to various things. It’s surprisingly dark in tone with some of the action and a little of the humor. The main character is intriguing and I can’t wait to find out more about him. Similarly, the end of the first episode has me excited to see more!

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#1304242
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The Star Wars <strong>Fan Films</strong> / Shorts thread
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The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy.

Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights.

But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic…

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Chapter 1
Star Wars: Heir to the Empire - Chapter 2

Pretty rough around the edges but a pretty solid adaptation all things considered. I’m really digging this rise of animated fan films.

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#1303495
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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ray_afraid said:

But what’s the difference? Looks just like him, talks just like him, acts just like him. Has the same job.
Would it really be that different if he also once captured a guy named Han?
Why not truly make him a new character? Why the familiar costume?
I’m looking forward to it, but not totally sold.

That’s just judging based on all superficial aspects. This last trailer seems to hint heavily we’ll be exploring his relationship with his family and probably see what became of Mandalore.

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#1303183
Topic
The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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GLogus said:

Luke’s instinct is to destroy the texts, and Yoda confirms that this instinct is correct. The texts were dry and boring and what really matters is the Force itself, because it alone will guide you. Rey needs to look forward, not backward, if she is to succeed.

But Yoda didn’t destroy the texts, they’re aboard the Falcon at the end of the film.

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#1303052
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The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
Time

Someone mentioned somewhere that the show would touch on the subject and the internet blew up about it.

Jedit: This looks to be the source of it: The Mandalorian to explore the origins of the First Order

Here’s the relevant quote from Dave as I suspected:

This doesn’t turn into a good guy universe because you blew up two Death Stars. You get that the Rebels won and they’re trying to establish a Republic, but there’s no way that could have set in for everybody all at once. You have in a Western where you’re out on the frontier and there might be Washington and they might have some marshals, but sometimes good luck finding one.

Also, what could happen in the 30 years between celebrating the defeat of the Empire and then the First Order? You come in on Episode VII, [the First Order are] not just starting out. They’re pretty far along, pretty well equipped. So somehow, things weren’t necessarily managed as well as they could have been if [the galaxy] ended up in hot water again like that.

So that quote got conflated into The Mandalorian is a First Order origin story.

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#1303045
Topic
The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series : <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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Valheru_84 said:

Was increasingly excited for this series in a hopeful way but hearing it will explore the origins of the First Order really killed most of that excitement and I’m just clinging to hope that maybe it’s just one episode that delves into it with only the very occasional random reference here and there. If it’s part of the central story arc then this series is in the bin for me before it even started…

Given this series was conceived and written by Favreau I very much doubt the birth of the FO plays any big part. He’s all about the OT era. Mentions and minor threads tying to the FO I would peg as contributions by Dave to try to help tie things together.

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#1302815
Topic
<em><strong>Dark Empire</strong></em> (Fan Web Series)
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If you’re a fan of the EU and wish we could have seen some of it adapted for the screen. This just might be for you.

An animator is working on adapting the Dark Horse comic Dark Empire as an animated web series.

He’s just released the first episode a few days ago:
Dark Empire Episode 1: The Destiny of a Jedi

As a bonus here’s also:
Dark Empire series trailer
Summary of the events between ROTJ and DE