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#1377556
Topic
Opinion: Return Of The Jedi is Very Underrated. Do You Agree?
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Hoop28 said:

I think ROTJ has some really strong moments, some of the best in the entire Trilogy in fact. But at the same time, it also has some of the weakest.

I agree with the above statement wholeheartedly, and I think calling it both great and terrible (especially the latter) is ridiculously hyperbolic. On the grand scene of all cinema it’s a fairly mediocre film, but to call it an awful film is IMO quite ridiculous.

As for the Ewoks;
EC Henry made a pretty good video explaining how they work within the film, and he didn’t even mention the pretty obvious themes that Lucas had been playing with since the early drafts of SW.

A Defense of Ewoks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prNOwClygdI&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=22&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (3:30 mins long).

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#1377348
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Giancarlo Esposito Claims That ‘The Mandalorian’ Will Be At Least Four Seasons Long
https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2020/09/the-mandalorian-four-seasons-giancarlo-esposito.html

“We’re living in a universe that is huge and there’s so much to explore, so I think this show is going to lay the ground work for the depth and breath that’s gonna come in season 3 and season 4, where you’re really gonna start to get answers.”

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#1377144
Topic
The Beyond the OT Trailers/Promos Thread (YouTube/Vimeo, etc. finds)
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The Mandalorian - Season 2 Official Disney+ Trailer (2020)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW7Twd85m2g - from the official Star Wars YouTube channel (2 mins long).

The blurb:
“The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.”

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#1377143
Topic
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
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Inside ILM: Creating the Razor Crest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YuaIwVbEZo&t - from the official ILMVFX YouTube channel (17 mins long).

The blurb:
“Join us as we journey behind the scenes of the Emmy™ Award-winning visual effects behind the first season of The Mandalorian. We’ll pull back the curtain on one of our favorite bounty hunter’s ship, the infamous Razor Crest and look at the distinctive former military ship from its initial concept design in Doug Chiang’s Lucasfilm art department through to ILM artists building the ship in the digital realm and as a practical miniature for filming. We’ll also look at the parallel development of the custom motion control camera system created by ILM Visual Effects Supervisor, John Knoll to allow for the first motion control shots to film at ILM in 15 years.”

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#1375444
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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I’m quite curious as to where they’re willing to take the series as bringing a de-aged or re-cast Luke is quite risky. Not to mention that if the Child joins Luke’s academy then canonically he would most likely be killed by Ben Solo. Unless they add some novel/comic workaround for it, but even if ts only implied I doubt they will risk that with such a popular and beloved character. Ahsoka would be less risky I think, and it makes sense as Filoni is involved, but of course then you have to introduce a “new” character as far as most viewers are concerned and it would also imply that Ahsoka chose not to associate herself with Luke, which raises many possibly interesting questions. They could of course return the Child to Yoda’s Species, but then they would of course have to go against Lucas’ wishes to never explore that species, and it could potentially be a bit of a cop-out. It will also be interesting to see how many seasons they’ll decided to stretch this idea as I doubt they’ll continue the series after Dyn has returned the Child to wherever that ends up being, even though the show is just called “The Mandalorian.”

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#1375251
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Probably an odd thing to single out from the whole trailer, but the docks with all the Quarren looks really cool. And for some reason I really like the idea of simple boats in SW. Fauvreau doesn’t overthink SW like some people tend to do; so the ‘fish people’ live in a port town surrounded by fishing nets and boats. Nice and simple space fantasy.

Also, am I the only one who for a moment thought the Bantha was speaking here; https://youtu.be/eW7Twd85m2g?t=35

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#1374318
Topic
The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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Ewan McGregor Confirms Kenobi Disney Plus Series Will Be One Standalone Season; Shooting Starts Spring 2021
https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2020/09/ewan-mcgregor-confirms-kenobi-disney-plus-series-will-be-one-standalone-season-shooting-starts-spring-2021.html

Of course the latter could always change, and I don’t think too many expected an ongoing series. If they manage to stick to this though, then it’s most likely it will be done early 2022.

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#1372752
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
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Star Wars / Airwolf Rebels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbh61zuNYr8 - from the kalleanka71 YouTube channel (1 min long).

Star Wars / Airwolf Imperial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfNG_saVEnk - from the kalleanka71 YouTube channel (1 min long).

Star Wars / Dallas opening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAHYftmwY0U - from the kalleanka71 YouTube channel (1 min long).

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#1370250
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
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Mocata said:

Oh I was just going to post that. It’s a cool series and it’s dumb that the newer movies don’t have such interesting designs.

As I was watching the video I suddenly thought to myself, “if only they’d done something like this for TROS then Kylo escaping the DS2 in a TIE would actually make sense.” Just to be clear, I’m not someone who really cares about realism in SW, but I do feel that consistency is important. It’s too bad that the new movies can’t come up with ideas like EC Henry’s. They’ve had a few interesting new ships, and even dusted off some cool old designs, but nothing like this. I hope they one day come to their senses and take advantage of these fan ideas and actually use them (properly that is, not stealing designs like Marvel has). I’d love to see something like Henry’s Imperial Nebulon-B or the Civilian Snowspeeder in a future series or movie.

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#1370203
Topic
Would it not be amazing if we got a Darth Vader movie directed by Christopher Nolan?
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JadedSkywalker said:

Id also like them to do animated movies or series for other things like Indiana Jones for instance. Not just Star Wars. And adapt some of the legends material into non canon animated films. I mean using the DC illustration, they have a sort of multiverse where different canons exist for Superman and Batman stories that are not all in the same continuity.

Agreed. They could so easily “win back” a lot of older SW fans by making animated films of the Thrawn Trilogy, Shadows of the Empire, etc. If WB can do it with reasonably quality I don’t see why Disney/Lucasfilm can’t do it. I’m sure Disney has a lot of animators that would love to work on these projects. As for canon status; all they have to do is slap the “Legends” logo on them. A lot of people simply would’t know or care what the difference is, and those who do care already knows the distinction anyway.

Also, animated Indy films would be awesome. They probably wouldn’t manage to get Ford back for the voice, but people have accepted substitutes for SW characters, so why not Indy as well.

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#1370199
Topic
Would it not be amazing if we got a Darth Vader movie directed by Christopher Nolan?
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That’s oddly specific. I mean I like Nolan’s films, but now that he’s past his “Batman phase” I don’t see him ever doing franchise films again. He’s basically his own brand now, and I can’t imagine he’d be able to work under Disney/Lucasfilm’s restrictions.

A Vader film is also kind of a tricky thing, because how do you craft a film around a character who’s already had six films that’s more or less about him? In my opinion Disney should start animating some of their best comic series, kinda like what Warner Bros Animation does with DC comics. The Vader comic series by Charles Soul is IMO one of the best SW comics ever made (and definitely the best of the current era) and would make for a great animated series or series of short-ish straight to home-video/streaming type movies.

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#1370194
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
Time

The Secret Mystery TIE FIGHTER in Return of the Jedi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYpbVrXFSqQ&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6:45 mins long)

The blurb:
“We might think that we’ve seen every ship in Star Wars… but there are always new discoveries! In this case, possibly an entirely new variant of TIE fighter.”

ZkinandBonez said:

Previous EC Henry restoration and redesign videos posted in this thread:

Making a Civilian T-47 Snowspeeder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xqUbRKrjUo - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (4 mins long).

The blurb:
“The snowspeeder is an iconic Star Wars vehicle, but canonically it was developed from a stock civilian airspeeder. In this video, I design what that might look like.”

The Most Obscure Rebel Ship in Star Wars?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeA777Ru7aI - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (10 mins long)

The blurb:
“So many canonical Original Trilogy ships have been totally forgotten by official Star Wars media. It’s my goal to restore them all to their rightful place!”

Three Rebel Ships That Star Wars Forgot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5b0cxF8HOE - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
"You might think you know every ship in the Rebel Alliance fleet, but there are ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that have somehow evaded detection for decades. I’ve brought three Rebel “mystery ships” to life. "

The Ugliest Rebel Ship You’ve NEVER Heard of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsLocVDui6Y - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
"It’s amazing that there are canonical ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that are completely neglected. Come explore a completely unexplored ship of the Rebel Alliance! "

The Mon Cal Cruiser You Never Knew Existed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtozC1NLZY8 - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars is full of mysterious ships that for some reason have never been acknolwedged by canon. I explore one such ship today!”

The IMPERIAL Nebulon-B Frigate (Fan design)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz13rwQpUd4&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (9 mins long)

The blurb:
“The Nebulon-B has long been considered a Rebel vessel, but canonically this frigate was originally an Imperial vessel. I took on the challenge of creating what that might have looked like.”

TIE Shuttle’s TRUE FORM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VPVxrKCUGg - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (2:40 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars has no shortage of TIE variants. We’ve all been told that the TIE shuttle is essentially just one ship re-purposed as another. But… the truth is a little more interesting! Let’s explore the TIE Shuttle’s true form!”

The ORIGINAL Star Destroyer: Colin Cantwell’s Design Reborn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZLAtGu3-98&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=146&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
“Many fans of Star Wars don’t know the name Colin Cantwell, but they should. He designed almost every ship in the original film, including the Star Destroyer, which began its life as a very interesting design. Let’s explore that design and maybe we can bring it to life.”

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#1367617
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
Time

Despecialized vs Project 4K77 vs Star Wars Official 2011 Blu-Ray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKYiISAYCm0 - from the HelloGreedo YouTube channel (18 mins long).

The blurb:
“Let’s take a look at Harmy’s Despecialized Edition, Project 4K77, and the official 2011 Star Wars Blu-Ray release. I’ll discuss some history of each project, and then jump into comparing all three versions.”

HelloGreedo has already done a few similar videos about this subject, but I think this is the best one so far. It succinctly summarizes the history of the three versions, adding just enough details about Harmy, Team negative 1, etc, while showcasing some of the biggest ANH differences and even commenting on the restoration community itself.

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#1367326
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
Time

Making a Civilian T-47 Snowspeeder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xqUbRKrjUo - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (4 mins long).

The blurb:
“The snowspeeder is an iconic Star Wars vehicle, but canonically it was developed from a stock civilian airspeeder. In this video, I design what that might look like.”

ZkinandBonez said:

Previous EC Henry restoration and redesign videos posted in this thread:

The Most Obscure Rebel Ship in Star Wars?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeA777Ru7aI - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (10 mins long)

The blurb:
“So many canonical Original Trilogy ships have been totally forgotten by official Star Wars media. It’s my goal to restore them all to their rightful place!”

Three Rebel Ships That Star Wars Forgot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5b0cxF8HOE - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
"You might think you know every ship in the Rebel Alliance fleet, but there are ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that have somehow evaded detection for decades. I’ve brought three Rebel “mystery ships” to life. "

The Ugliest Rebel Ship You’ve NEVER Heard of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsLocVDui6Y - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
"It’s amazing that there are canonical ships in the original Star Wars trilogy that are completely neglected. Come explore a completely unexplored ship of the Rebel Alliance! "

The Mon Cal Cruiser You Never Knew Existed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtozC1NLZY8 - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (6 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars is full of mysterious ships that for some reason have never been acknolwedged by canon. I explore one such ship today!”

The IMPERIAL Nebulon-B Frigate (Fan design)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz13rwQpUd4&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (9 mins long)

The blurb:
“The Nebulon-B has long been considered a Rebel vessel, but canonically this frigate was originally an Imperial vessel. I took on the challenge of creating what that might have looked like.”

TIE Shuttle’s TRUE FORM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VPVxrKCUGg - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (2:40 mins long)

The blurb:
“Star Wars has no shortage of TIE variants. We’ve all been told that the TIE shuttle is essentially just one ship re-purposed as another. But… the truth is a little more interesting! Let’s explore the TIE Shuttle’s true form!”

The ORIGINAL Star Destroyer: Colin Cantwell’s Design Reborn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZLAtGu3-98&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIKni_wHXR5CJYBnnnYH7mIB&index=146&t - from the EC Henry YouTube channel (5 mins long)

The blurb:
“Many fans of Star Wars don’t know the name Colin Cantwell, but they should. He designed almost every ship in the original film, including the Star Destroyer, which began its life as a very interesting design. Let’s explore that design and maybe we can bring it to life.”

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#1367208
Topic
Video Essays - YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds
Time

YOJIMBO & A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS - How The Western Was Changed Forever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0kJkShY1-E&list=PLYn2a0e2FVIJ66EP8vMU64l-kIhHU9zg7&index=72&t - from the Matt Draper YouTube channel (17 mins long).

The blurb:
“On the blending of Western and Samurai genres found in Akira Kurosawa’s “Yojimbo” and Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars,” which took inspiration from classic Western films and then reinvented the genre through perspectives from Japan and Italy.”

Sergio Leone’s Dollar Trilogy Timeline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQIy_hu34KA - from the Stian A. Olsen YouTube channel (3:50 mins long).

The blurb:
“The Dollars Trilogy, also known as the Man with No Name Trilogy is an Italian film series consisting of three masterpieces directed by Sergio Leone. The films came to be considered a trilogy due to American distributor United Artists smart marketing concept. This short video identifies the three films’ timeline as well as a couple of “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” details.”

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#1366517
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
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Star Wars: A New Hope Radio Drama - Nigel’s Edit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-29uKdckL4&t - from the Nige L YouTube channel (4 hours & 55 mins. long).

The blurb:
“STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE - The Original 1981 Radio Drama. I’ve combined all episodes of the original radio drama using excerpts from John Williams’ original soundtrack and Ben Burt’s sound effects for a more seamless blending from one episode to the next. This is how I want to experience this fantastic piece of work.”


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama - Nigel’s Edit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhtpbDfdt1c - from the Nige L YouTube channel (3 hours & 35 mins. long).

The blurb:
“STAR WARS: EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - The Original 1983 Radio Drama. I have combined all episodes of the original radio drama using excerpts from John Williams’ original soundtrack and Ben Burt’s sound effects for a more seamless blending from one episode to the next. This is how I want to experience this fantastic piece of work.”


Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi Radio Drama - Nigel’s Edit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIselOWCxVw - from the Nige L YouTube channel (2 hours & 30 mins. long).

The blurb:
“STAR WARS: EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI - The Original 1996 Radio Drama. I have combined all episodes of the original radio drama using excerpts from John Williams’ original soundtrack and Ben Burt’s sound effects for a more seamless blending from one episode to the next. This is how I want to experience this fantastic piece of work.”

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#1366342
Topic
What is your main way of watching the Original Trilogy?
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StarkillerAG said:

The main way to get them is on the Star Wars Trilogy forums, but those have been closed to new members for a while now. You can still get them on public torrent sites, though.

Really? I made a forum account just a few months ago to get 4K77 and 4K83. I haven’t read anything about them closing it for new members recently, so I’m guessing this is something they did temporarily a while ago?


BTW, I very much prefer the 4K77 and 4K83 versions. I used to watch the Descpecialized versions, but now that scans of original prints have been made available I’ll definitely be sticking to those going forward. I get that some people find them to be a bit too grainy, but I’m personally a stickler for authenticity. Plus, I actually really like the grainy film look just in general.

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#1364089
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Mocata said:

If someone can explain tracking in this universe that would also be nice. Not exactly sure what’s going on, since it makes the ever present threat seem weirdly contrived. Also takes away from the actual bounty hunting since it’s more like bounty geocaching?

I got the impression that it has a limited range, so they still need to find out what planet the bounty is on before they can start relying on the fob to track them down.

Overall, though, its really just a plot device that used in several different ways. Plus, I’m personally among those who don’t really give a damn about realism in SW (that always seems to miss the point of space-fantasy to me), so I’m not really bothered by it. The fobs are a bit like the Republic beacon in the prison break episode. It adds tension and suspense to the episode, but gets kinda weird if you actual start to really think about it.