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#1331983
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How does the technology from what's shown in the PT lead to what's depicted in the OT?
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Mocata said:

As for the forum sections, I don’t know. I can’t find anything any more.

Really? I thought the 3 new sections are much easier to find the threads we want to - rather than trawling through the one giant-ass section (that had a lot of discussions I personally had little interest in).

What are you looking for man? The moderators’ Index threads help me big-time, and if I can’t find a certain thread or subject by doing an online search, I just ask one of the mods! 😃

There is also that The “Help me find that thread” Thread in ‘The Cantina’ forum. Nobody seems to use it much anymore, but it still could be.

 

 

Back to the thread…
 

I did like the design of the ships in the Prequels overall - it did show a more regal or prosperous era, and other newly designed ships such as Correlain modular ships, and later the Rupublic and Separatist fleets. There is also Palpatine likley ‘persuading’ many ship-building companies and systems to build ships for the ‘war effort’ - aka his Empire from there on in - so resources outside of the war effort (or for ‘maintaining order’ would be scarce - even for previously rich and powerful people on Naboo etc.

The OT shows a galaxy of make-do for near on everyone outside of the Imperials - a make-do, repair and recycle for everyone else - with any new ships being made likely being out of reach unless you were super rich, or maybe ‘in with the Imperials’.

Continued into the Sequels, which for me indicated that the galaxy still hasn’t fully recovered from the rule of the Imperials decades earlier. Beat-up ships of old, some slighty new models - but not many of them as they were likely to be too expensive for many people or smaller organisations.

A little in the films about ship-building parts, architects, engineers, skilled builders disapperaing would have been cool - especially in regards to the Palpatine’s super fleet of ‘10s of 000’s of ships’?

Just my guess at it. Cool thread, Tantive3+1.

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#1331570
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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Lucasfilm seem to have adopted an attitude of silence when bringing out these releases.

There is no official information on there being any changes from previous versions that were available to buy - let alone what those changes are, and therefore what content we are actually paying a pretty penny for. They seem to expect people will just buy them because ‘Star Wars’ is on the fancy box.

The lack of information is far from helpful - and demonstates quite a lazy attitude on their part. Especially given some of the inane content they try and push on us that appears on the offical website and their other social media pages.

That there is little-to-nothing new for the Original Trilogy bonus discs (and for the Prequels too?) for this, the first ever release of the entire Star Wars ‘Skywalker’ Saga (quite an expensive set for the UHD/4K release), to me demonstrates they are treating the fans / customers with disdain - and little respect; for me they are doing the bare minimum as to the bonus material, and also the release itself.

They won’t be getting any money from me for this lazy release and attitude on their part - whether it is the 2011SE or 2019SE.

It is time for them to up their game.

 

(I’ll stop warbling on now! 😃)

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#1331306
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<strong>Coronavirus</strong> (COVID-19) Pandemic thread - <strong>relevant political discussion allowed</strong> in here
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Coronavirus US live: US now has more cases than any other country’:-

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/mar/26/coronavirus-us-live-house-vote-2tn-stimulus-package-bill-senate-news-updates-trump

^ a clear and concise follow, with ‘Fact Checks’ on claims by certain people with plain stats and sources to back up the information. I can see why it is a popular site amongst a few on here.
 

Man, these are indeed worrying times for us all. Keep well people. 82,404 confirmed cases in the US alone, and likely many more when we can actually start testing more people.

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#1331303
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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DARTH SILKWORMS said:

What?!! This makes no sense. Two versions available at the same time - and with no clear indicator of which version the customer is actually buying on the box?

If you buy the movies on Blu-ray, you get the Blu-ray versions of the films.

If you buy the movies on Ultra HD, you get the Ultra HD versions of the films on both the UHD discs and the BD discs.

Just like when the Blu-ray box sets included the Blu-ray versions of the films on both the BD discs and the DVD discs. So there’s already been a precedent for this.

How I read the tweet info was…

If I buy the soon-to-be-released ‘blu ray only’ boxset I get the 2011 Special Editions version of the OT.

If I buy the soon-to-be-released ‘UHD / 4K’ boxset I get the 2019 SE / Disney+ version of the OT.
 

Hence my post of…

‘What?!! This makes no sense. Two versions available at the same time - and with no clear indicator of which version the customer is actually buying on the box?’

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#1331172
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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oojason said:

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1242646906846826500 (with more comments in the link):-

‘Confirmed by @thedigitalbits that if you buy the Blu-ray-only set you get 11SE on Blu-ray, but if you buy the UHD / Blu-ray combo set you get the 19SE on Blu-ray. Because that’s not confusing to consumers.’
 

I can imagine it won’t clearly marked as such on the packaging either…
 

What?!! This makes no sense. Two versions available at the same time - and with no clear indicator of which version the customer is actually buying on the box?

(and also no official list on the diffrences between these two versions on the official website or other social media pages?)

If that is right then it really is treating the customer with contempt, a complete lack of respect, and also incredibly lazy not to advise us what is in each set beforehand.

Are they hoping that fans will buy both releases? A double-dip of sorts?
 

Which version is on the DVD format for this release? The 1997 Special Edition? (insert sarcasm emoji face here)

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#1330157
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<strong>Coronavirus</strong> (COVID-19) Pandemic thread - <strong>relevant political discussion allowed</strong> in here
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^ Our President thinks we have the memory of goldfish given some of his recent claims and statements in comparison to those he made just a couple of months ago.
 

Stating the obvious, but stay safe people.

 

Edit: And this, this I find to be disgusting, an embarrassment to our political system and this country:-

Senate Intel chairman asks Ethics Committee to review stock sales under scrutiny - at CNN

I don’t know who this guy below is, but he is keeping tabs on who said the what and the when on the coronavirus, and the effect it has had in delaying attempts to tackle this god awful virus. It is well worth a read:-

https://twitter.com/RespectableLaw

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#1330154
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The Original Trilogy Trailers/Promos Thread (YouTube/Vimeo, etc. finds)
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LexX said:

Why do these need to be posted separately? Would be easier to have them in the first post. Or just make a Youtube playlist out of them.

I haven’t posted many videos of late, but how would I go about editing the first post (in a thread I didn’t create) to include or update videos?

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#1329709
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The Original Trilogy Trailers/Promos Thread (YouTube/Vimeo, etc. finds)
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Star Wars Original Trilogy 2006 DVD Trailer’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmtnEQS8ICw - at the skip3579 youtube channel. (3 minutes and 8 seconds)
 

The official trailer for the 2006 DVD release containing the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy as ‘bonus discs’ on a repackaged 2004 OT Special Edition release.

The trailer had a total of 14 seconds runtime advertising that the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy was included in this release - out of 3 and a bit minutes.

In fact, more time was given to advertising the coming ‘Lego Star Wars II: Original Trilogy’ video game!
 

 

Awesome idea for an Original Trilogy Trailer / Promo thread, ZkinandBonez 😃

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#1328869
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Reasoning Behind Changes from Release to Release
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A pretty big reason straight from George’s mouth as to why changes were made from release to release, or in this case from the unaltered original theatrical version to the 1997 Special Edition version (as found by doubleofive):-
 

George Lucas: “So yes, the Special Editions were a means of researching and testing what I was going to try to do on this film. (re The Phantom Menace)
 

^ https://twitter.com/doubleofive/status/1151316503314227205

I know it has also been mentioned elsewhere on the site, but I thought it was also worth a mention in this thread too, given the topic being discussed in here.

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#1328868
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'Star Wars: <strong>The High Republic</strong>' era publishing project (aka 'Project Luminous')
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DerekJR321 said:

Disney “cannon” is… just… not cannon to me. I’ve read so many Star Wars books, seen all the movies several times (still believe Hal9000’s versions are the best).

I never liked that Disney stepped in and said “oh by the way, all those books (100+), comics and games are no longer cannon because we said so”.

I will keep an eye out to see what they actually do with this. I just hope they have SOME respect for all the CANNON that is already out there, and don’t try and rewrite it all.

It is nothing new - Lucasfilm did the pretty much the same for the Holiday Special, both the animated Droids and Ewoks series, the two mid-80’s Ewok films, and 2003’s The Cone Wars animated series too… well before Disney came along.
 

Thankfully, this site exists with some very determined and kind people out there finding and preserving content that Lucasfilm do not want us to be able to watch anymore 😃

 

Back on the subject of The High Republic era, the informative ‘Star Wars Explained’ youtube channel has knocked up a few insightful videos on the subject, with this one catching the eye as mentioning any references already made to it:-

The High Republic - All References to the Era So Far’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNHdNjFRILo
 

They have a playlist of videos on the subject of The High Republic era (10 videos so far):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNHdNjFRILo&list=PL1E873sPZ0PNdG_HOJ5fnRLBSmWzcpi0p

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#1328865
Topic
STAR WARS: GALAXY OF ADVENTURES - New animated shorts
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Official Season Two Trailer | Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duMl_c5r_kk - at the official ‘Star Wars Kids’ youtube channel.
 

Looks like the animation is a liitle more detailed here, or has more depth to it - simply going on this trailer (so I may well be mistaken 😃).

It was a decent introduction for kids to some of the more iconic scense from Star Wars in season one of this, so should be interesting to see what they do for season two…

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#1328315
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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The Bull’s Eyed Womprat said:

emanswfan said:

Also, I feel like we will see a 4K OOT fan restoration mixing in appropriate elemnts from 4K77/4k80/4K83 in with these official 4K versions. Also Adywan said ROTJ:R would be sourced off the new 4K version.

These already exist, check out D+77 and D+80 from user oohteedee.

Is there a thread about them? I think I’m going blind or having one of thoe days where I should have stayed in bed 😃

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#1328314
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Star Trek: Picard - discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Ditto ooj, the season has flown by and not a ‘clunker’ among them so far.
 

I’m looking forward to re-watching all the episodes again when the season finishes - just to see how much I’ve missed in the background, and with the easter eggs and other stuff I have no doubt missed.

Akin to The Mandalorian, you can feel the love, respect and care for the content they are making - and also what has come before.