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WedgeCyan

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#721609
Topic
Conventions
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AntcuFaalb said:

We need an OTcon.

 All of us in one place would be a good way for Lucasfilm to track all of us down and confiscate our non-sanctioned versions of the movies. It would be a day long remembered.

However, I may muster the courage to go to Celebration next year. Maybe.

I worry what I may see there (EU/PT fanboys), but cherish the possibility to be around for some huge announcement (OOT release, VII details, 3D, whatever.) If I go, I will definitely be representing the Holy Trilogy all the way.

EDIT:

AnctuFaalb said:

e.g., watch a few fanedits and a few preservations on a big screen; attend a talk by Adywan|Harmy|Poita|Team_Negative1; attend an Adobe AfterEffects speed-tutorial; count petition signatures with pat man; check out booths publicizing new fanedits and preservations; meet TV's Frink; be a part of a short movie documenting the convention; <insert your idea here>.

Ah, no! You are getting my hopes up only to be surely crushed!

 

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#721604
Topic
Dear OT Elitist Bigots...
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SirHenryPercy said:

You saw a kid on the playground who liked something you didn't, and you proceeded to call him names, and attack him for not conforming. Which oddly enough probably happened to you for liking Star Wars when you were a kid.

This might be the case for you, (and me as well) but for many of the first generation SW fans on here, that probably won't be the case.

And don't even get me started on their ungratefulness.Refusing to just accept change, or even dislike change and admit that the creator or your beloved series should still be respected, you again childishly lash out at George Lucas merely because he's doing with his movies what he has the right to do. It's like a bunch of children, waking up on Christmas morning with a bountiful mass of presents underneath the Christmas tree. But when they find out that they didn't get the exact present that they wanted, they shout at their parents "I hate you! I'm never talking to you again!" It really is quite amusing, and one of the few times that OT bigots can actually contribute something to society.

It's more like if your parents promised you a new and improved version of present you had worn out, and instead gave you a really shitty version that ruined the present. And then no matter how politely you asked, they never replaced your present with a new one that was the same as the one you liked. BTW, many members here bought the 97SE and the DVD's and the blu-rays (and the prequels) even though they weren't the ones they wanted, so I hardly think we're being pouty.

You're interested in conforming to a single opinion based on vapid fanboyism and nostalgia. "Resistance is futile, you must assimilate!" ;)

Fanboyism? No one here has ever been banned for defending the PT. Meanwhile, on TFN... 

Also, I grew up with the first two prequels and the SE's. I don't think they're the worst movies ever, but I hugely prefer the OOT despite having just as much nostalgia for the newer. There are quite a few members here who aren't old enough to have seen the originals in theaters when they came out, but aren't thick-skulled enough to deny their value and especially their historic importance. The originals changed movie-making and story-telling forever. The prequels... Well, their legacy has yet to be seen... But... my money's on "not as good as the originals."

So please, please go ahead. Insult me. Make fun of me. Makes jokes about prequel fans merely for being prequel fans. I look forward to laughing my ass of at my keyboard at your bigotry and rage.

I'm sorry we couldn't make you laugh.

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#720948
Topic
Why didn't Count Dooku tell Anakin about Palpatine when he was betrayed?
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I think he was shocked... Yes, it's stupid, but what should he have done? Remember, Anakin chopped off his hands and there was only about fifteen seconds after Palpatine told him to kill Dooku before his head was rolling across the room. Should he have yelled out at the last second? While he should have seen the betrayal coming, if we assume he hadn't, I don't think most people would be able to process everything in time to say something.

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#720919
Topic
Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD - V2.0 - MKV &amp; AVCHD (Released)
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Darth Lucas said:

Darth Lucas said:

Slightly off topic (not really) but would I be correct to assume that a Respecialized Edition of Empire should be made available fairly quickly after v2.5 of Despecialized?  Since (off the top of my head) there aren't any changes you would need to wait for Project Blu's '97 version to be released (like Jabba in ANH), given that all changes for the '97 edition were carried over in '04 and blu ray releases.  Or are you not planning on doing respecialized editions of Empire and Jedi?

Harmy said:

Well, with Respecialized, I waited for Project Blu mainly for the audio, so if someone made a BD/2004 SE synced DTS-HD audio track from the theatrical DTS discs for me, it really should be a piece of cake to make a Respecialized version of ESB and Jedi.

@WedgeCyan

 Ah. I see. Well, that's (for now) unfortunate.

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#720915
Topic
Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD - V2.0 - MKV &amp; AVCHD (Released)
Time

Sorry if this has been asked and answered already... but are there any plans for a re-specialized edition of ESB? No rush, of course, I won't be on the edge of my seat to hear Luke scream like a 200 year old man... But, for posterity's sake, I'd like to see that version again. At least Bob still sounds like Boba.

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#720432
Topic
Ignorance in the Star Wars Galaxy
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Ryan McAvoy said:

I never thought of it before but you're right HAL, it doesn't make much sense that a Fighter-Pilot fanboy like Luke would have never heard of the greatest pilot who ever lived.

It would be like a kid called 'Luke Senna' growing up living, sleeping and breathing motor-racing and nobody ever says "It's funny you should like cars and motor racing because there was this world famous Ayrton Senna dude!? He was the best driver ever". Then Luke replies "Oh really?? That's odd because my dad was called 'Ayrton Senna' too but he was just a bus driver".

Even on a backwater like Tatooine this unlikely what with Luke probably hanging round Anchorhead talking to pilots and hearing tales of far off worlds. If Luke had spent his whole life dreaming of being a moisture farmer then fair enough. If he'd spent his childhood reading 'Moisture Farmer Monthly', glueing together model Vaporators and collecting 'Moisture Farming Bubblegum Cards', then I could believe that he'd have never come across this famous pilot with the same name as him.

 It would be like that if it was just one planet, especially tatooine. But there are "countless" star systems in the galaxy. Tatooine, Alderaan, Coruscant just to name a few... Now imagine that at the same time... NONE of the other people in the galaxy were named Anakin? Or had the last name Skywalker? There are so many people named... Tom Cruise for example. In my town a guy named Tom Cruise runs a wheelchair store. If someone said their father was named Tom Cruise... No way would I assume it was either of those people. Also, who ever explicitly told luke his father's name was Anakin until Obi-Wan? Perhaps Owen and Beru told him Jeff Skywalker was his father.

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#720417
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 (Released)
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AntcuFaalb said:

Not for long. I'm going with my wife to see a 35mm showing of the 97SE (ANH) at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center on the 30th of this month.

 If you're going to see an SE, be glad it's the 97 one. You'll have to grin and bear it during a few rough spots, but other than that the 97 for Star Wars is nearly enjoyable. My friend had the SE vhs for it and we used to watch it all the time. It wasn't until I watched my tape a day or so after his that I finally realized I was watching a totally different version. What threw me off the most was of course, the godawful hangar scene, of which I shall no longer make mention.

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#720413
Topic
Your first reaction to Hayden is ROTJ
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My first reaction was to hit eject on the DVD player because I thought the disc was scratched. You know how when a disc gets scratched it goes all... pixel-y I guess? That's what I thought... I had no idea at that point that they had changed him in. I was... not disappointed (at the time, I didn't notice the difference in quality between the two trilogies, if I may show my unfortunate youth)... but confused. Not to mention at that time I hadn't seen any promotional photos or video from ROTS so I didn't even recognize him as Anakin... he really did look quite different (imo) from his appearance in AOTC.

EDIT: Also, I really like that the title of this topic is Hayden is ROTJ instead of in. It's almost like some crappy direct-to-video Steven Seagal Movie.

"Coming this summer to DVD... The sequel to Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back! Hayden Christianson IS Return of the Jedi!"

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#720411
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD - V2.5 - AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 (Released)
Time

Well, I guess we better resuscitate this thread. I loved SW and am patiently waiting for the mkv of Empire... But THIS has got to be the one I am most excited for. One, because I love Jedi more than I should for it's first and final acts. Two, because this episode has been horribly mangled in every subsequent edition: Jedi Rocks, then Hayden/broken lightsabers, then Sebulba/NOOOOOOOO! Please, Harmy... v 1.0 was great... but I'm so pumped to see this movie like I saw it before the dark times, only better! (Actually during the dark times, but my parents were too cheap to buy new vhs tapes for the SE... all I had was the faces tapes until '04.)

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#720409
Topic
Ignorance in the Star Wars Galaxy
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The logistics of running a galactic internet are... intense. Even at lightspeed, google searches would take from minutes (same solar system) to millenia (farther away). The only way it could work is if it was allowed to pass through the hyperspace portals or whatever, which I'm sure the Empire had more or less control of. Keep in mind, in modern China, North Korea, etc. most people don't know the truth about some historic events. It's actually somewhat likely that the Empire would censor this information.

In truth, however, this can be attributed almost entirely to Lucas's admittedly non-existent planning for the saga.