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Going away? Post so here!

Man, it is sad to see you go from these forums Jason.

I’ll miss you a lot, and likely many others will to. Not only being a good moderator but for your help, ideas, pointing us to other like-minded members, and just being ‘there’ for people. Helping with questions, helping us set up discussion threads with the layout or formatting and trying to making them stand out or draw attention. Also helping people whose English is not their primary language and other issues, and for re-labeling and amending countless threads to help make them more clear and what they are about. Your IT help and advice too, and the many IT Crowd jokes. I could go on.

Good luck to you wherever you go, old friend.

^ And that is also from Abel, Biggs and mykta, as well as from me. Along with sending those crazy Oddball vibes and waves in your direction too 😃

Thanks for talking me into staying last time (and so nearly persuading the others in our small ‘like-minded’ group to stay), but I now feel my time on here is at an end too.

As Jason says above, to the future! And good journeys on it.

Discussion: What is the oldest Star Wars merchandise in your collection?

A paperback of Splinter Of The Mind’s Eye. I think I bought it around the fall of '83 from a second hand bookstore.

It is still in decent condition considering I must have read it 10 times, and also lent it to friends and colleagues too. Worthless to most, but for me is a helpful reminder of George’s attempts at rewriting Star Wars history.

Great idea for a thread 😃

I had you down for having the OT on video or lasderdiscs, Courtly?

Original Trilogy Film Crew & People Behind The Scenes: Profiles, Info & Links...

Z6PO said:

He Was ‘Star Wars’ Secret Weapon, So Why Was He Forgotten?

What an amazing story! It is bizarre to that me that Ashley Boone Jr doesn’t feature more prominently in the history of making of Star Wars.

It certainly makes you wonder about how many others have been forgotten about, overlooked, written-out or have had their roles downplayed.

4K restoration on Star Wars

Broom Kid said:

Rodney-2187 said:

I’ve read that the 1080p blu-ray discs included in the 4k boxed set as well as the individual 4K releases were the new scan, but the individual 1080p discs are now just the old blu-rays repackaged with the new covers. Is this true?

The 1080p blu-ray-only releases were always the 2011 discs repackaged. They came out before the 4K set and releases, and were the first release to have the new packaging. That release was seen to be a backstock-clearing exercise more than anything.

The 4K set and their accompanying 4K individual releases have the same packaging design as the preceding blu-ray-only releases, but they are the only way to get the new scans on a blu-ray disc. You HAVE to buy a 4K release in order to get the new scans on a blu-ray as a pack-in.

Europe or Australia have been able to get the 2019 SE versions in 18-disc blu ray box sets for some time.

This week Europe and the UK started selling the individual Star Wars films in 3-disc sets (4K, blu ray and bonus disc) or 2-disc sets (blu ray and bonus discs). Both sets contain the 2019 SE on blu ray.

Australia had been selling both the individual 3-disc and 2-disc sets for a few months (both sets with the 2019 SE on blu ray too).

Region-free blu ray players are awesome!


I thought the mods recently said there wasn’t enough traffic or current topics for the Prequel and Trilogy sections to have their own categories? Other members thought PT & ST sections would likely become ‘ghost towns’ or something?

Which is why the PT & ST, and the other on-screen releases outside the OT, have their own ‘all in one’ Beyond the Original Trilogy section?

I love the idea of a dedicated EU section, without the General Star Wars Discussions being a part of it.

The OT.com discord - how and where do I get a link for it?

It appear many sites and forums that have Discord have seen participation in their ‘Off Topic’ or ‘General Discussion’ type sections dwindle, likely due to conversations taking place on the Discords, instead on the forums themselves.

With youtube, facebook twiter, instagram and Discord being the in thing for a while now, I wonder if forums will suffer for it long-term?

I certainly hope not 😃

<strong>Lego Star Wars: Holiday Special</strong> - a general discussion thread

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special to premiere on Disney+’:-


Learn the true meaning of Life Day with a festive celebration of the entire Skaywalker Saga in the charming lego style debuting November 17.

'It’s the most wonderful time of the year on Kashyyyk, and LEGO Star Wars fans are invited to journey back to Chewbacca’s homeworld for a Wookiee-sized celebration of the galaxy’s most cheerful and magical holiday — Life Day!

This November, The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, — which premieres on Life Day, November 17, 2020 on Disney+, — will reunite Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and all your favorite droids, from R2-D2 to BB-8, for a joyous feast on Life Day, the holiday first introduced in 1978’s Star Wars Holiday Special. The new LEGO special is the first to debut on the streaming platform and will continue the rich longtime collaboration between Lucasfilm and the LEGO Group — playful adventures told in an endearingly irreverent way.

Set after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she embarks on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious Jedi temple, Rey finds herself hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in Star Wars cinematic history, coming into contact with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and other iconic heroes and villains from all nine Skywalker saga films. But will she make it back in time for the Life Day feast and learn the true meaning of holiday spirit? You’ll have to watch to find out!

And starting next month, you can get a closer look at some of the holiday-themed characters from the special when the 2020 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar releases on September 1. This year, the advent calendar was designed in concert with the development and production of the show. DK will also release the LEGO Star Wars Holiday sticker book, which lets brick fans stick instead of click.

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is a production of Atomic Cartoons, the LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm. It is directed by Ken Cunningham and written by David Shayne, who is also co-executive producer. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jason Cosler, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone are executive producers.’

Hopefully they’ll put on the actual 1978 Holiday Special too on the same night… I know, it is too much to ask 😃

A Lego Holiday Special? Could be fun…

Lego Star Wars: Holiday Special - Wookieepedia Page : IMDB Page : Wikipedia Page : StarWars.com LSW:HS Portal Site

<strong>Coronavirus</strong> (COVID-19) Pandemic thread - <strong>relevant political discussion allowed</strong> in here

I guess people are just fed up and don’t want to think about this as it has gone on for so long - and shows no sign of stopping?

‘• More than 600,000 people have died with the coronavirus around the world
• Nearly a quarter of them were in the US
• The world has seen the largest single-day increase in cases, the WHO says
• The number of new cases of coronavirus rose by almost 260,000 in 24 hours’

^ https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-53462322

‘Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak’ - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105 :-

We just seem to be nowehere near doing what so many other countries around the planet have done in trying to bring the numbers of infections and deaths down. This virus is not just going to go away - no matter what the ‘expert’ in the White House thinks, wishes and says.

He’s too busy on twtter, blaming China, or trying to discredit Fauci and other actual experts on this.

There should be a proper release of the 1977 Star Wars at this point

I saw this on https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1276324956486488064

I think these type of images can by awesomely effective tools in highlighting what many of us on here want…

(they could likely do with using a larger font for ‘#ReleaseTheOriginalTrilogy’, and maybe a link to SWVC too? ‘always a critic’ 😉 Kudos to doubleofive!)

Are there similar banners and images on here from ‘down the years’?

My 1080p version of Mecha Salesman's 4K upscale of EditDroid's <strong>The Holiday Special</strong> (Released)

Super Cookie 64 said:

There are currently 923 views of this on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB86vy30HUY (This version has stock music.)

That youtube video is for the 4K version by Mecha Salesman.

I think Gonk was referring to reviews or feedback for your 1080 rip of it?

Is it Lucas, or Fox, who has prevented the restored OOT release?

Facts don’t cease to exist because they are ignored 😉

The demand is there - as stated previously… ask anyone from Lucasfilm, now or over time in the last 15-20 years. The demand is there as demonstrated by the popularity of Despecialized, 4KXX and other OT preservation projects over time - whether illegally sold or acquired for free (as they should be).

The casual Star Wars fan would likely buy such as a set, and even film fans in general. Evne if they didn’t it is the type of thign that gets bought for you by firend and family on Chrismtas or Holidays and Birthdays etc.

When you use “The demand is actually high for the OOT” without the rest of… “because people still want them - and still ask Lucasfilm about them; obviously, that’s not just us. That Lucasfilm don’t respond to the requests anymore is on them - and does not negate the demand.” you can, and will, it seems… change the context.

“corporate validation?”, ““reward” for our vigilance.” - I don’t know what this means (the full part of what you wrote about). I’ve never mentioned that, just highlighting that demand you have an apparent issue with.

I’ll leave it here, as you’re now bringing up statements that I dont’ know what you’re on about - and this isn’t a thread to derail from the OP’s topic.

Is it Lucas, or Fox, who has prevented the restored OOT release?

I wasn’t talking about rumors - just the demand for the OOT.

Big money is obviously subjective. In the context of certain bootleggers selling hundreds of sets on certain sites for £40, $50 ot $80 - and we’ve all seen multiple sets go for $100 or more on ebay. Given the profit margin on these cheaply made sets… and the numbers sold over a period of 5 ot 6 years now by just a handful of the known bootleggers… that’s big money (to me, anyway). Many officialy released films haven’t likely sold as well over that time. So it is indeed quite lucrative - the bootleggers seeing all the profit - unlike an official physical media release does.

The demand is actually high for the OOT because people still want them - and still ask Lucasfilm about them; obviously, that’s not just us. That Lucasfilm don’t respond to the requests anymore is on them - and does not negate the demand.

(Maybe they still feel burnt with their claims back prior to the 2006 GOUT release about the demand, and what they actually released in the end? 😉)


As for the ‘And it’s not hundreds of thousands, either’ - you’ll likely find it is. I’m not just talking about the bootlegers, but also the many who’ve downloaded it on public torrents, private torrents, usenet, dodgy download sites. Many of which have made additional dvds or sets for friends, colleagues and family, or just helping other out online, like people have one here.

That one guy who set up his server claimed over 11,000 downloads, and if I remember correctly he only offered that free service for less than a year. Then, you have the same again for the NJVC sets, and again the differing version releases of Despecialized… where a good percentage have likely re-acquired them to get the latest version.

It all adds up. It may not be figures you may think or want - yet they are there, and significant - far more than just us on this site or similar like-minded other sites - as demonstrated above.