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#1340984
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I'll never understand the attitude of people who oppose the release of the unaltered original trilogy.
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It is a weird phenomena.

It’s not like people don’t bring up issues with other films and their releases. For instances, I saw a lot of complaining about the color timing for the recent blu-ray release of Terminator. I never see anyone attacked for that kind of stuff, but if you bring up the original release of Star Wars you’re being an obsessive and pedantic nerd.

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#1209000
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Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
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moviefreakedmind said:

I hate the exhaust port complaint. People say that the Empire should’ve just covered it up, but that defeats the purpose of an exhaust port! It’s established that the port is tiny and apparently only someone with extreme propensity for the force can even hit it. Also, the port wasn’t what destroyed the Death Star. It was a chain reaction explosion caused by a torpedo making it all the way down the port and into the center of the space station. It isn’t like the exhaust port was a self-destruct button.

Agreed. The port was also ray shielded and the Rebels needed the plans to even be aware of it.

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#1169383
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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I can imagine the Falcon having once looked like that, but the idea that Han and Chewie managed to practically destroy the interior in just 10 years does seem to be more than a stretch.

I get that they are probably total slobs and have had to make a lot of emergency repairs, but… damn!

Also, I would expect Lando to be shocked by its dilapidated appearance in Empire.

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#1151457
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Inconsistent use of "the force"
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That line of Vader’s makes me think of Matthew 17:20:

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Technically anything would be possible through the Force, it’s the fabric of the universe after all, but actually mastering it to that level is another thing entirely. At least that’s how I’ve always understood it.

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#1142476
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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nickyd47 said:

If they really respected Lucas, they would’ve considered his ideas for the new films🤔

Exactly.

Either Pablo doesn’t know what he’s talking about, or Lucas made sure there was a stipulation in the Disney contracts that they weren’t allowed to alter the OT or the PT.

From a business perspective it makes sense that Disney would only really care about the creation of new media, and George was always careful about maintaining final cut on his films.

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#1141303
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Star Wars: The Lucas Film Edit (aka 'How Star Wars was saved in the edit' video)
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Really highlights what the problem with SEs and prequels is, too. George really didn’t change at all. I think this also shows that he stubbornly felt he was right all along. See how the trade talk pops back up in TPM’s crawl. Honestly surprised he didn’t make further changes in the SEs to return the film to its original version.

Still makes me wonder if the prequels couldn’t be redeemed if given to actually talented editors.

NOTE: I’m not talking about a mere fan edit, but editors being supplied with all shot material and even a budget to complete or undo special effects. Obviously you’re not going to be able to fix bad performances and bad casting, but I could see them being restructured into something approaching a competent film.

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#1122363
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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The only one who doesn’t seem to know about the Force is Luke, which makes sense seeing as how he lived out in the middle of nowhere and was probably heavily sheltered by Owen and Beru.

Luke is apparently somewhat familiar with the Jedi,though. He doesn’t bat an eye when Ben says he was once a Jedi. It’s only when Ben mentions the Force that Luke expresses a lack of knowledge.

The Rebellion obviously still holds the Jedi in high regard and even uses the phrase “May the Force be with you”. Even Imperials like Motti don’t actually deny the existence of the Force.

Han is a Doubting Thomas, but I don’t see anything unreasonable about that even with the prequels in mind. As others have said, it’s a big galaxy and it’s unlikely he ever saw a Jedi in action.

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#1109471
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ANH - Skyhopper scenes
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I’m pretty sure Lucas said somewhere that the pod race had its origins in an abandoned idea for the first film. Makes sense with Lucas’s love of racing.

Also, doubleofive is spot on with the subtle narrative going on with Luke’s piloting experience on Tatooine naturally transitioning into the trench run.

Kind of annoys me when people make fun of the exhaust port being a weak point when the whole idea is that a normal pilot, even using a computer, would never have made the shot. It wasn’t as glaring an oversight on the Empire’s part as some people try to make it out to be.

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#1093680
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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I don’t remember where I read it, but supposedly Lucas did set aside some of Jedi’s budget to “complete” the Jabba scene in Star Wars. He even initially asked the art department to design Jabba in such a way that he could be more easily composited into the scene. Obviously the idea was abandoned.

I’m willing to meet Lucas halfway on the Jabba thing. I do think he wanted an alien creature in that scene, but the idea was dropped by the time it came to actually shooting it.

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#1055705
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Looked the chapter up online (http://www.wenovel.com/book/1500/44197.html) and there are some lines that could be relevant to TLJ.

‘You see,’ he said, still looking down at his bandages, ‘when one’s young, it seems very easy to distinguish between right and wrong, but as one gets older it becomes more difficult. At school it’s easy to pick out one’s own villains and heroes and one grows up wanting to be a hero and kill the villains.’

'For those two jobs I was awarded a Double O number in the Service. Felt pretty clever and got a reputation for being good and tough. A double O number in our Service means you’ve had to kill a chap in cold blood in the course of some job.
‘Now,’ he looked up again at Mathis, 'that’s all very fine. The hero kills two villains, but when the hero Le Chiffre starts to kill the villain Bond and the villain Bond knows he isn’t a villain at all, you see the other side of the medal. The villains and heroes get all mixed up.

History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.

Could be hinting that morality in TLJ won’t be so black and white. Or I could be completely off-base and this has nothing to do with Casino Royale.