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flametitan

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#1328059
Topic
Most Disappointing / Satisfying Aspect of the Sequel Trilogy?
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ShamanWhill said:

The best part was seeing Luke again as a “Jedi”, and seeing the main protagonist being a girl (albeit an awfully written character).

And it is a shame she wasn’t well written. I liked the way Daisy Ridley portrayed Rey, and in a vacuum I’d argue she’s a good character. But everything about her is so underutilized, that at least in TLJ it felt more like she was there to be an earpiece for Luke and Kylo to vent about their problems than the central protagonist of the trilogy.

Nevermind that the films felt so disjointed that it wasn’t clear if she even had a character arc to go through.

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#1314501
Topic
Random Thoughts
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ray_afraid said:

flametitan said:

ray_afraid said:

Had never heard (or even heard of) Twiki’s early season 2 voice until tonight.
I think it just ruined my life.
& I’m not even a big Buck Rodgers fan.

How bad is it?

It’s a super-sweet, super-cartoony little boy voice.
I tried to find an example, but surprisingly nothings coming up.
Apparently the legendary voice actor Mel Blanc was replaced by a Bob Elyea. Fans hated it and they quickly changed it back mid-season.

OK I can see that feeling out of place for Twiki (even if I barely know anything about the series.)

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#1312620
Topic
Tea
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GF sent me a variety pack of teas, and I’ve been having fun with them (though she still wants to hook me up with a proper Pu’erh cake)

  • Kirkland Green Tea
  • Dynasty Chinese Restaurant Tea (oolong Jasmine Green Tea mix)
  • Asian Taste Chrysantemum and Pu-er Tea
  • Red Rose Original Black Tea
  • Numi Emperor’s Pu-erh
  • a ball of loose leaf blooming white tea (Saving that for a special occasion)

Nothing particularly special, but it was a nice pack and I’ve been enjoying them.

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#1304774
Topic
Worst Ideas in Star Wars/Good Ideas that went Horribly Wrong
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RogueLeader said:

Pop Culture Detective’s video The Case Against The Jedi Order highlights the problems you mention, but also comes to the conclusion that it was a mistake on Lucas’ part to portray them this way. But like I said, I believe portraying them this way was the point. Maybe the Jedi weren’t always this way, but after countless wars against Sith and fallen Jedi, the Order eventually became more dogmatic in an attempt to avoid that cycle.

At least for me, while that’s definitely the way it feels it should be taken, how it was received by the audience seems off. While I can look at it and go, “Yeah, if the Jedi have lost their way, it makes sense,” a lot of the fans I’ve interacted with, (and significant chunks of Legends Continuity) seem to have taken it as not just, “The way Jedi are,” but inherently part of the Light Side of the Force.

I’m of the belief that the films missed the mark on what they wanted Jedi to be, but that I can at least see what it was aiming for.

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#1304637
Topic
Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various other info
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ChainsawAsh said:

flametitan said:

OK, but… why Maclunkey? Of all the changes they could have made, why that one in particular? Who was the executive that thought: “This scene is iconic, but you know what it’s missing? Greedo saying a gibberish word right before he shoots. Yeah, it’ll be like how in a Western they say Draw right before they shoot, but made more Star Warsy.”

If you believe Pablo Hidalgo, that executive was George Lucas back in 2012.

That makes sense. It’s a helluva tone deaf change, but that’s entirely within Lucas’s wheelhouse to have done.

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#1304609
Topic
Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various other info
Time

OK, but… why Maclunkey? Of all the changes they could have made, why that one in particular? Who was the executive that thought: “This scene is iconic, but you know what it’s missing? Greedo saying a gibberish word right before he shoots. Yeah, it’ll be like how in a Western they say Draw right before they shoot, but made more Star Warsy.”

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#1282933
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Last movie seen
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SilverWook said:

I’m amazed there has never been a crazy fanedit mashup of all Titanic films into one. It would be surreal! 😉

Oh I’d bet. Only problem I can think of is that to the best of my knowledge, the real surreal works to put in aren’t necessarily well preserved, at least not in a consumer friendly manner (aside from that one where a giant octopus saves the ship. That one might be easier to find.)

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#1282930
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Last movie seen
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I recently found my old DVD for Titanic (1997)

It is a much slower film than I remembered. Not even just because it’s 194 minutes, but the first half of the movie just drags on and on to establish the dynamic of Jack and Rose. It still has some decent quips and moments, though. For some reason, the “Nearer My God to Thee” scene in particular really got to me.

6.5/10

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#1276493
Topic
Random Thoughts
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

When I watch a movie on Blu-Ray, I sometimes find myself wondering how much better 4k could really be. I mean, I can make out the individual stubble hairs on Marlon Brando’s chin for gods sake (One-Eyed Jacks). How much better could it be?

I get the potential benefits of HDR for certain movies, particular flashy sci fi flicks. But beyond that, am really missing anything?

Not really. There’s a ratio of pixel density to screen size to viewing distance, whereupon beyond a certain point you don’t really notice a difference. It matters mostly if you’re really close to the screen (such as desktop users,) or have a really, really large screen, but beyond that, you mostly just want it for the HDR.