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#316306
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New 'The Clone Wars' movie trailer
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Can't they change the locks to the studio where they're working on this to keep Lucas out?

I was mildly intrigued, despite the repetitiveness, when it looked like it would be independent of Lucas (like the Clone Wars series more or less was). Now that he's involved, it'll just go from bad to worse.

I don't think they can show Boba being in Jabba's employ, because I'm fairly sure that in one of the extended versions of tESB (radio drama, novelization) or maybe one of the other books, that it was stated that Boba Fett was independent until he got Solo and then just stuck around because Jabba promised him more work.

We all know Lucas respects continuity.
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#314712
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Darth Bane Novel: A Great Exploration of the Dark Side
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Just wanted to bump this. I recently read both Bane novels and, while the first is better, both do a better job of charting the fall to the dark side of Bane (first book) and his apprentice (second) than anything Lucas has ever been involved with.

I didn't think Jedi vs. Sith was that great, but the novels were well done.

I'd say worth a read for the Star Wars fans, and I'm not a huge EU fan apart from the first Zahn trilogy.
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#311201
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I'll give Episode One something...
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1) The first teaser poster with ANakin casting the shadow of Vader on the hut. I still have a huge version of that up on the wall. For me, the best part of the prequels, although tainted by the crappiness that would ensue.

2) THe first time you see Darth Maul turn the lightsaber horizontally and light the second blade. I wish they had saved that for the movie and not had it in pre-release footage.
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#310989
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Fall to the Dark Side?
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Originally posted by: C3PX
That is a much slower turn, with much more convincing motives. I don't think Anakin should have known about Padme being pregnant. Neither should the audience. Padme goes off to live on Alderan, fearing that if her husband should ever find her he will kill her. There she discovers she is pregnant, and Obi-Wan decides that it is better that not all three of them should be in the same place in the event that they are found, Padme reluctantly hands her son off to Obi-Wan so he can hid him and raise him to be a Jedi. This part doesn't have to happen on screen, it is implied well enough in the first movie. If we had Padme still living at the end of episode three, what more is there to explain in episodes four, five, and six. It becomes obvious Anakin is the father of them and easy enough for us to put two and two together and figure out that she was pregnant when she left him. Obi-Wan clearly explains the separation of the twins and the hiding of Luke. Leia remembered her real mother, so it would all make a lot more sense. We don't even have to have Anakin hunting down and killing all of the Jedi in episode three. It would be a lot better if we knew that was what Palpatine intended for him to do and see him start to do it. Then when episode four comes along we see, ah, Obi-Wan made it! Then when episode five rolls along and we hear Obi-Wan mention meeting Yoda we will realize he survived the purge as well.


I'm with you up till the end. 1) I think the scene of Obi-Wan passing off Luke to Owen Lars is one of the better moments of the sequel. 2) I think some explanation would have to be given about Yoda in the PT. Otherwise, it should come as a surprise not just to us but to Obi-Wan that Yoda is alive.

Otherwise, a hearty thumbs-up for this.
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#310200
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Official: 'THE CLONE WARS' movie in Theaters 8/15/08
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Originally posted by: CO
This has nothing to do with my angst towards Lucas and his treatment of the OOT, but I really am not interested in this new Clone War Cartoon/Movie coming out. Is there anything really interesting about this, since it is in a sense another prequel where we know what happens in the end? The one hook Lucas had on the fans with the PT was how Darth Vader came to be, that was what sold the PT, and made many fans who hated Episode I & II go back for Episode III. Sorry George, not interested.


I concur. I'd be much more interested in the live-action TV series (set between ROTS and SW) as a movie, but of course that's still in pre-production. Of course, if the theatrical release of the animated series is successful, then I suppose a theatrical premiere of that series is more likely.

I'm not sure Harrison Ford wouldn't come back to do voice-overs for a post-ROTJ series. He's doing Indy IV (I refuse to say its lame name), isn't he?

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#310126
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"Star Wars: Episode VII"?
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Originally posted by: FanFiltration
This web site claims to have info about a Star Wars Episode VII!

CLICK FOR HERE FOR "EPISODE VII" INFO

I'll take this as just some type of fan rumor.

I don't think Lucas would re-use Bespin in a story as "one of the many Jedi training facilities located all throughout the galaxy."

But then again, I never thought he would rape Star Wars fans the way he did with the PT and the re-made OT.

FF


Could be some precedent for this: Wasn't one of the Jedi at the Academy (in Anderson's trilogy) from Bespin? Maybe he went back and started to train Jedi there. Except I think he might have died. Tragically, of course, like all deaths in the EU.
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#309938
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Official: 'THE CLONE WARS' movie in Theaters 8/15/08
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Not sure if we’re boycotting this, but figured the official announcement was worth noting.

I know putting it in the theater is a money grab, but I like the idea of seeing Star Wars on the big screen. I must admit, though, it will lose something without the 20th Century Fox fanfare beforehand. I wonder if they can do something to release the OOT now that Lucas has cut cords with them.

Official Release

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#304029
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Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas (Complete) - NOW AVAILABLE!
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Originally posted by: kmcherry
FYI, someone on MySpleen is talking about posting a direct rip of the uncut Muppet Family Christmas.

No idea as to the quality, but it wouldn't take much to be better than mine.


This is up now and is of very good quality. Easily worth a DL. Only downside is that it's 700 MB, so there's some compression, but it looked good on my basic monitor at full screen size.

And, most importantly, it's COMPLETE. (Except for the commercial with Kermit and Fozzie, which isn't really part of the show anyway, but I liked it.)
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#302860
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anyone reading the eu novel death star?
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Originally posted by: SilverWook
Sifo-Dyas had dreams of staging the largest musical ever performed on a Corsucant stage. Being in charge of Bingo Night at the Jedi Temple, it was easy for him to skim off the weekly take to secretly fund his dream.
Unfortunately, a defective translator droid on Kamino mangled "massive chrous line" into "massive clone army", and the rest is history!


Sadly, this is as believable as what Lucas tells us.
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#302730
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anyone reading the eu novel death star?
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Just finished Death Star (I know--a little late).

I think that the authors have been really influenced by the great Paul Dini, with whom they both worked on the classic Batman: The Animated Series. If you read Dini's writing--especially in DC Comics' Countdown, but also elsewhere--he skips around a lot and changes settings, character, and even pacing (but does it better than the authors do here). I think there are too many characters, too many subplots, and it had a predictable ending. I would have much rather spent more time during the construction and testing of the Death Star than finishing it off with the scenes we all know from the first movie. I'm also fairly certain that the timeline is completely incompatible with what we see in the end of Episode III and the beginning of Episode IV, but of course that's because the timeline within the movies is similarly incoherent.

They incorporate some Special Edition changes--the blast ring coming out when the Death Star and planets blow up--but they also make a much-needed de-SEing: When Han charges into the battalion of storm troopers, there are only six (I think) rather than the hundreds that appear in the SE.

I think it's better than the last few I've read--even better than Allegiance--and certainly better than the Legacy series, which I've never cared for. But it still pales compared to the original Zahn trilogy and the best of the comics EU work.
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#302153
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Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas (Complete) - NOW AVAILABLE!
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Originally posted by: OBtwosy
Originally posted by: MielrI'd love to have the first John Denver/Muppets Christmas special too. I haven't seen that since it first aired (in '79 or '80?)


If you mean the JD & the Muppets "A Christmas Together" I have a transfer from a friend's VHS to DVD.

I would love to get my hands on the original, previously mentioned, near-complete Muppet Family Christmas on DVD if someone here has access to it.


I sent my VHS copy of the Muppet Family Christmas, from the original broadcast, to Cassius76. I don't know what he's done with it.

Unfortunately, Demonoid went down, so the version I posted there (AVI) is no longer accessible (and as Doc M notes, it was not the world's best transfer anyway).

Anyway to get the John Denver uploaded? One of my favorite albums.
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#300057
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Star Wars Vault or the Making of Star Wars?
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With the 50% member discount coupon for Barnesandnoble-dot-com circulating, I'm thinking about getting one of these books to reward myself for defending my dissertation. Does anyone have an opinion as to which is a better, more enjoyable and informative book? (BandN says that Vault isn't available till Tuesday, but it was on the shelves at my local B&M BandN today.)
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#299214
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"Lucas can't find home for Star Wars spin-off"
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Originally posted by: darthpreston1. Pod Races will be revisited as the series will try to take in and revisit a lot in the SW universe we have come to know and love through the movies.

9. Look for the tone to be that of the Original Trilogy but a bit edgier.


Not sure how you mix pod races with the tone of the Original Trilogy, let alone an "edgier" version of the OT. But hey, didn't Lucas insist that the PT had the same tone as the OT--"for kids"?

Most of the rest of this stuff looks okay, actually, which is no guarantee that it will be well-executed.
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#297976
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"Lucas can't find home for Star Wars spin-off"
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Originally posted by: skyjedi2005Lucas is probably still mad at the networks for their handling and cancelling of young indy so he wants them to guarantee him control and no cancellation or the networks from dictating story changes.


I am sure Lucas wants more money, but I think this is probably closest to the point: Lucas demands control, and that is the one thing networks hate to surrender. Read the history of just about any television series and you will find all sorts of instances of network "meddling" with the direction of a series.

Irresistable force of Lucas's need for control with unmoveable object of network desire to oversee the product.

The solution, as has been effective on several series, is to find someone the network can delegate, full-time, to that show who is agreeable to the show's producer.