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darth_ender

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#1426555
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Regarding Sam’s suit…

SPOILERS

Can I just say that if I were gifted a really cool but inherently dangerous flight suit made of vibranium, one of the toughest metals on earth, I would want it to cover more than, you know, everything but the head. Just sayin’.

Anchorhead…

SPOILERS

I didn’t feel like Walker was given a pass. Personally, I felt the government stripped him of his right to represent the U.S., but as he, Sam, and Bucky had a common goal, they united in the end. Meanwhile, he was being courted by Val, a woman of questionable motives. In the comics, she is titled Lady HYDRA. Walker feels legitimized and patriotic, but he is heading down a dark path.

I only know this from reading nerd articles; I had no idea who she was before her appearance.

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#1425619
Topic
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Tobar said:

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - Official Teaser

That really was an awesome trailer! I didn’t know anything about Shang-Chi, but I just thought it was another kung fu movie and I wasn’t interested. Admittedly, my knowledge of the source material is very weak. But that trailer really looks awesome and has me excited!

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#1425579
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Yes, from what I understand, the Raimi trilogy, the Webb duology, and the Homecoming films will all make their way to Disney+. I love the Spider-man movies (Amazing Spider-man less) and am eager to have them all available on a single streaming service!

I am also very eager to see Homecoming 3, whatever it will be called. I usually steer clear of the movie rumor mill, but this one has me engrossed and excited!

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#1425453
Topic
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Though I don’t participate much in conversations on the main board anymore, I really wanted to pitch in with this. I have come to love the MCU, perhaps more than Star Wars (heresy, I know)! Wandavision was amazing and I am looking forward to the last episode of The Falcon and Winter Soldier. Admittedly, the movies can only do so much character development, but these series have the ability to explore the characters so much more thoroughly!

But the real reason I came to this thread today was to share this news:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/21/disney-signs-deal-to-stream-spider-man-other-sony-films-.html

I am glad that Sony and Disney have been able to peacefully share Spider-man since Tom Holland pushed them to compromise after their last squabble in 2019. Now, they have come to a new deal and I look forward to Spidey content coming to Disney+! I just love this shared universe!

Now all we need is Universal to share the standalone Hulk rights!

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#1406693
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Hey, I should apologize to you. While I feel it is good to encourage you to say things differently, I was pretty rude about it. I’m sorry.

I specialize in mental health, but I have only read a few of your posts and didn’t realize you struggled with mental health issues. I should show you more kindness and patience.

If I can offer you a piece of heartfelt advice, don’t let your mental illness define you you this way. It may make it easier to think such negative thoughts, but you have the power to change such thoughts!

I appreciate your effort to be more optimistic, and I promise I will try to do better in helping you with your struggles!

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#1406606
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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I hate it when people are too simple-minded to consider historical context for events of the past.

I hate it when people today judge people of the past by today’s standards.

I hate it when people don’t consider how the future might look upon the present day with condemnation, and if today’s people could only speak to those future judges, they would try to explain how we were just trying to navigate our way through the world based on our limited understanding.

I hate it when people think entirely in black and white, either/or, all-good or all-bad.

I hate it when people use excessive foul language.

I hate it when someone has to make the majority of their forum posts something dramatic and/or self-pitying in what seems to be an obnoxious attempt to get attention.

I hate it when someone paints Europeans, whites, or Christians as the only perpetrators of evil in this world.

I hate it when people use the word “rape” to add weight to lousy arguments about how horrible things are without considering the real horror that rape is and how it cheapens its meaning when it is misapplied.

I hate it when those who proclaim to hate haters can still be so preoccupied with hating them.

I like having a place to come and complain, as well as reading others’ complaints, but I hate having to read the rants of individuals who feel the bulk of the thread should be dedicated to their own hyperbolic griping about everything.

I do hate racism and think it has caused a lot of evil in this world. I am deeply saddened by the evil that has been committed in the past by racists, supposed Christians, and so forth, but I also hate the similar crimes committed by other groups throughout human history, such as the Islamic conquest of Northern Africa and the Middle East.

I understand that people are ultimately simpletons, and that only the collective learning of the entirety of humanity over millennia will lead us to avoid the evils of the past. We don’t have to celebrate past genocides and such, but we can also accept that the people of the day didn’t understand all that humans do today, nor do we have to hate those of the past for their ignorance. I understand that most religions (and even atheist societies), peoples, and political ideologies have had extremely militaristic iterations at some point or other throughout history, have conquered and destroyed other peoples and cultures, and that it doesn’t do much good to pin all the world’s evil on a particular group. Such broad strokes are just another form of bigotry, after all. I like to recognize that no one in this world is completely bad, but also that no one is completely good, and that we all have room for improvement. I believe that as humans collectively learn to love and accept one another more, even learning to love those who may have done some pretty horrible things in their past, that we will eventually become a better race of beings and will all live happier lives.

I actually enjoy eating most fish, especially fried filet on a bun from Burger King!

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#1367039
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The "Name that Movie/TV Show I Can't Name" Thread
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darth_ender said:

I remember when I was rather young, I saw a small fragment of some movie my older siblings were watching. Bear in mind that, as I describe it, some of it is only what I remember my brother telling me about it. It may be misremembered, I may be conflating things, he may have been teasing an impressionable little kid, but I will relay to you what I seem to recall him telling me, as well as the brief scene I actually witnessed.

Possible background:

My brother told me that this movie takes place on a planet that orbits several (seven? ten? can’t remember) stars, and as a result, they only experience night every few centuries. Knowing that another night is pending, the people become frightened, for none of them has ever lived through night. In order to avoid this upcoming horror, a woman elects to go through some ritual where…

I remember seeing this:

…a mask is placed over her face, leaving only her eyes exposed. She is laid upon a bed, next to where two birds are perched. With a man apparently leading the ritual and a crowd looking on, the birds begin to peck her eyes out! She moans and cries, but eventually, the dreadful deed is done, her mask removed by the assistants, and she is seated up, eyelids open, empty sockets exposed.

Imagine how this frightened a young boy. The movie seemed to have generally earthly technology and clothing, even possibly ancient in appearance, and the people looked very human, making me doubt my remembered background. It looks like it was probably filmed in the 70s or maybe 80s, but I can’t say that with certainty either. Any ideas? Or is the whole thing a concocted memory?

I finally figured out what movie this is: Nightfall, a low budget adaptation of an Isaac Asimov story. My memories were not flawless, but I am surprised how much I got right.

https://youtu.be/GHcNX9QfZbM?t=1388

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#1332821
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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SilverStormX said:

It would be cool to add more types of ships to the Battle of Endor. Don’t know if you’ve finished the visuals for that battle, but adding Interdictors, Victory-Class Star Destroyers, and Y-Wings would make the battle grander. Also TIE Defenders and maybe TIE Advanceds would be awesome.

Yeah, this is almost my wishlist! Never been a big fan of the overpowered TIEs, as I’ve always seen them as expendable machines and personnel in favor of the powerful capital ships. However, I have thought it a travesty since the prequels that they never incorporated the Victory-class, and I always have hoped someone would include them. I certainly wouldn’t mind the Interdictors, as I was a fan of the West End Games RPG, nor would I mind the Clone Wars era Y-wings, as those are just cool, IMHO.

Oh well. Maybe some fan film will do something like this one day.

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#1329174
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Anakin Starkiller said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Getting slapped in the face with an octopus is one of my fantasies.

I’d rather the slapper be a woman in a seal costume than an actual seal, however.

Idk…I’ve had a phase being sexually into dolphins. Seals are also sea mammals so…

https://youtu.be/MCxDJnHiLqs

You all give this song a new level of reality I never thought I’d see.

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#1328706
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
Time

I don’t know if this is exactly what Adywan is thinking, but I still really love this idea. To me, it is a very moving ending and I hope he adopts something like this.

https://vimeo.com/51457067#t=19m55s

Password: ROTJ

Credit for the effects go to the long lost aalenfae.

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#1324082
Topic
Star Wars: The Lost Cut (WIP)
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There is indeed a curse regarding this cut. I lack the talent and the time to ever make anything like this reality, though I can dream! I can offer suggestions, but someone else will have to complete this, hopefully with a vision similar to mine. What I intend to do is finish up a low-quality version of this that I have nearly finished, then call it quits. I have too little time in life for this, lack decent software, and lack the skills. But if it can simply be somewhat enjoyable and a model for others interested in patterning work after, then I will be pleased. I hate to set deadlines on these things because I will likely miss any such timelines, but I hope I can simply finish up my work on this, post it for others to appreciate and perfect, and be done with it. Watch this space. I believe I can get this done fairly soon!

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#1301099
Topic
Star Wars: deleted and extended scenes * database *
Time

Many of the storybook pictures were absolutely not deleted scenes. They often would composite different elements together for the storybook and collector cards space scenes. You can search the Internet and find other pictures with many of the same elements as you find in this pictures, clearly the exact same shot, but superimposed in a different manner.



Consider how much work went into making space scenes in those days. How could they so easily discard completed scenes? How much easier is it to simply photograph a few elements and splice them together for publicity purposes.

On the other hand, the scene you refer to with Vader, Tarkin, and Motti (which involves no space shots) was an early FX shot with special effects projected onto the background rather than matted in later. Note that there is no composition necessary in such a shot. Yes, it is a deleted, alternate take on the scene where Tarkin decides to “set course for Alderaan.”

By the way, the picture does look a lot like Yavin and your thumb looks a lot more natural in this version of the shot that you took:

However, once again, this last picture is not a deleted scene or alternate shot of a classic scene, but again, ships composited together.