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#1324886
Topic
<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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Now that there is a dedicated ‘Original Trilogy Discussion’ forum on the site, and the General Star Wars Random Thoughts thread is in the ‘The Expanded Universe & General Star Wars Discussion’ section, some of us on here thought it may be a neat idea to have new ‘General Random Thoughts’ threads focusing on each of the three Original Trilogy films.

Plus another thread for ‘General Random Original Trilogy Thoughts’.

In other words… a few threads for some light discussion of these much loved, iconic and ground-breaking films.
 

And so:-

Star Wars (1977) - a General Random Thoughts thread

The Empire Strikes Back - a General Random Thoughts thread

Return Of The Jedi - a General Random Thoughts thread

The Original Trilogy - a General Random Thoughts thread
 

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#1319072
Topic
Cassian Andor Live-Action Series
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I see people refer to Disney making the films when they want to be criticial or insult the films: this is correct?

It is not snide or ‘so snide’ to point out Lucasfilm make these films, and I did go and check Lucasfilm made them just to be certain.
 

You do not want to talk about possibilities for new Cassian Andor series? Okay.
 

Why do you not want to talk about not seeing Solo? You brought it up in here.

Jedit: I remember now, you are the ‘Pando Lando!’ man:-

Force-Abel said:

Valheru_84 said:

oojason said:
Some members are over-stepping the mark with their repeated criticisms - to the point of continuous negativity. Some have not seen the film, nor plan to, and stating why is perfectly acceptable. However, some are going far beyond this - seemingly going into related threads and making continued negative posts about content they have not seen, informing others here how awful the thing they hasn’t seen is… Some have seen it - and are doing similar…

Members here have left, are leaving, and considering leaving… whether temporarily or permanently… because of such repeated negativity from a few others on here - that is not going to continue.

If people can’t post in a civil manner here, nor have a modicum of respect for fellow members, and wish to spread their habitual agenda of negativity… they won’t be posting here at all - that goes for anyone.

This site is a vast one - and covers many aspects of Star Wars over a long, long time. There are many topics or issues to discuss - I suggest people find something they do actually enjoy posting about - rather than spending their considerable time and effort in repeatedly bashing or hating on films or the people who made them - and for some here who claim to not care about, or have not seen.

I believe that some of this is directed at me and fair enough if you feel that way though I didn’t I feel that I was spreading continuous negativity nor was it ever my intention to if you think I am.

There is a semi-crossover of conversation between the two spoiler threads, box office results thread and some supporting threads that I felt I was just organically replying to various posts that I felt I had something to say about or add to after making my initial posts on my opinion regarding the reception of the movie. I haven’t been able to get on OT.com much to the extent where I have time to reply often and quickly to an ongoing conversation so sometimes it probably does look like I’ve suddenly gone crazy posting in all these threads at once but it’s just me getting the chance to finally post that reply I wanted to hours ago or even the previous day, often there are multiple posts I want to reply to.

As indicated in my reply to Biggs, I don’t feel I am someone that would be saying anything in particular to make people leave and I find it odd they would choose to leave OT.com over some critical comments about TROS or the DT in a few specific threads out of the thousands on here.

The fact it seems I am restricted from posting further in here just because someone doesn’t like what I am saying doesn’t feel right. My more recent posts I actually thought were more lighthearted and the link to Thor was just a topic I thought was worth discussing since it’s an integral part of the Skywalker saga that TROS is supposed to conclude and whether you agree with Thor or not, he poses some good questions and has interesting discourse on many things Star Wars which I thought is what people like to do here.

I don’t feel that I have been uncivil once in here nor disrespectful to anyone in particular so at this point would it be fair for me to continue posting in here as just part of the normal course of conversation and if anyone feels I’m being unnecessarily negative, they can report my post which if you or another mod agree it is overstepping what is reasonable, then you can tap me on the shoulder via PM and I will gracefully exit the thread for a good while? I understood the warning at the start of the thread so like I said, I am not intentionally trying to create any trouble (not that I would otherwise want to anyway).

You are the man who threatened to punch the moderator over an image of Lando from Solo? (you have a problem with pansexuals or homosexuals? - I do not remember clearly? Though if it in is reference to the droid having feelings and wishes for Lando it is only ‘girl’s talk’ in the Solo film, and not a big part of the movie). You have not seen this movie either?

 

Yes, probably a good idea to talk about Cassian Andor series in this thread.

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#1318990
Topic
Out of Context Thread: New and Improved
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

Valheru_84 said:

Wexter said:

So you suggest that along with Luke’s lightsaber, his X-Wing, his home, Han’s ship and his copilot, she should have also inherited Leia’s bikini?

LOL, unfortunately I don’t think Rey would fill those cups or more importantly, her shoes.

That’s okay. I’m an ass, man.

😆

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#1318987
Topic
Cassian Andor Live-Action Series
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^ “Disney came along and told you what actually happended” - Disney made Solo? Huh… I thought Lucasfilm did, like Lucasfilm made Rogue One, TFA, TLJ, TROS and The Mandalorian.

I went and checked for you because I know you have not seen Solo - Lucasfilm did make Solo 😉
 

I am hoping to see more of the birth of the Rebellion in this Cassian Andor series; would very much like to see Enfys Nest and some of the characters from Solo again, plus Draven, Mon Mothma, and some of Saw Guerrera’s gang from time to time.

To see some Imperials defecting or realizing the side they may be fighting for is not what they think it is.

It would be fun to see Alderaan and Dantooine too.

And K2’s humor again as well 😃

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#1318836
Topic
<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
Time

Wanderer_ said:

mykyta-R4 said:

Force-Abel said:

From a member who tries to twist moderators words to make a point, and in first posts on here said…

Wanderer_ said:

i would say TLJ fans are the ones who just use racism and sexism as a card against people who have genuine criticism of the movie. Its quite toxic really,

but when moderator challenges you, you then say…

Wanderer_ said:

Im sorry to hear there was indeed a lot of hate and racism thrown into the mix…

^ Yet you have no problem with throwing it around yourself!

Excuse me? The mod was refering to racist remarks used to bash the movies, or hate speech towards the actors. Something i never saw myself… Ths review i posted has non of that. Its a well written review…

This is exactly what i mean, any semblance of criticism makes some ultra sensitive people go mad and twist words and take things out of context. Its toxic, it destroys discussions and you are being an example of it.

Next time if you want to throw shade at someone check the material they posted instead of assuming things. And if you dont care for that material you wont be in a position to judge.

‘Assuming things’ and ‘throw shade’? No, I highlight your words and claims - not the review itself.

It is not toxic to do so - these are your words. But I am not surprised you accuse people of highlighting your words as toxic.

You accuse TLJ fans use the race card to defend the films:

Wanderer_ said:

i would say TLJ fans are the ones who just use racism and sexism as a card against people who have genuine criticism of the movie. Its quite toxic really,

and then when moderator challenges you, you say:

Wanderer_ said:

Im sorry to hear there was indeed a lot of hate and racism thrown into the mix…

Yet it was you who throw subject of race into the subject of conversation.

 

As I said before:

mykyta-R4 said:

So when you state the video is “The unbridled rage take on the movie is here, and it’s awesome” and later claim that “Its a very fair, balanced review though”, deny the words of the video’s own title descriptions (“video ranting about a crappy movie” & “Disney’s failure is now complete”), and put them with your other posts above:

…to quote Duracell:

DuracellEnergizer said:

 

and you claim it is toxic to highlight your words?

Thankyou for making me laugh. A lot.

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#1318801
Topic
<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
Time

Force-Abel said:

Maybe there should be a dedicated thread for those that wish to give an advert and credibility to monetised YouTube videos that bash on Star Wars films? Or to discuss how great or not those videos are?

And instead leave this discussion thread to having actual discussions of the film by actual members of this site?

Soon someone else will post another monetized bashing video in here - and a similar conversation to the one we have just had will take place, like they repeatedly did with TLJ, for Solo and for X, Y, Z too.

That someone posts up a review or opinion YouTube video of any discernable length in discussion threads and says they agree with it all (or 90%, or 80%, or most of it, or ‘watch this - it is awesome!’) instead of talking about the film themselves seems lazy to me, and that post is not worth engaging with.
 

It is just a possible idea to improve the flow and quality of discussion on here about the films themselves - and not talk about monetized YouTube videos that people seem intent on sharing as some sort of proof or validation of something - instead of contributing their own opinions and thoughts.

 

  • I don’t mean to exclude informative videos that help to highlight what has taken place in the film, or give various insights or interpretations of scenes or events in the film, from the thread.

I like this idea.

It is also difficult to have conversations with people who post similar videos in here and who have not seen the film themselves. If you were to ask aquestion about the video they post or film they cannot discuss it: they have not seen the film.

 

Wanderer_ said:

oojason said:

Wanderer_ said:

The unbridled rage take on the movie is here, and it’s awesome: https://youtu.be/0528-TlRODI

A 2 hour long youtube video from ‘MauLer’ on bashing TROS? Titled ‘TROS: An Unbridled Rage’?

No thanks - personally I’d rather watch something with balance to their videos, something without a pre-conceived agenda - and not 2 hours of a ‘video ranting about a crappy movie’ - or ‘Disney’s failure is now complete’.

Though fair play to those that do.
 

i understand how people who loved the movie cant take well constructed criticism, as seen with TLJ.

Congratulations on your generalizations.

People who love movies can’t take contructed criticism because they don’t want to watch a monetized and self desrcibed rant / unbridled rage / bash video?

From a member who tries to twist moderators words to make a point, and in first posts on here said…

Wanderer_ said:

i would say TLJ fans are the ones who just use racism and sexism as a card against people who have genuine criticism of the movie. Its quite toxic really,

but when moderator challenges you, you then say…

Wanderer_ said:

Im sorry to hear there was indeed a lot of hate and racism thrown into the mix…

^ Yet you have no problem with throwing it around yourself!

You seem to want to antagonize people who like the films or have different opinions, to build ‘sides’ or further a ‘us vs them’ mentality. I hope to be wrong, your posts here will probably prove that: one way or the other. It is the same for others who post similar to you.

Opinions do not matter as much as sides of a debate: the mindset of ‘I am right and they are wrong’ and will prove it by posting this: X, Y + Z, instead of actually reading posts and talking with people about their thoughts on the films.

 
 

So when you state the video is “The unbridled rage take on the movie is here, and it’s awesome” and later claim that “Its a very fair, balanced review though”, deny the words of the video’s own title descriptions (“video ranting about a crappy movie” & “Disney’s failure is now complete”), and put them with your other posts above:

…to quote Duracell:

DuracellEnergizer said:

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#1318751
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
Time

Hal 9000 said:

I haven’t heard this come up, but if the Sith could muster “the largest fleet the galaxy has ever known” with full compliment seemingly from the resources of their own little planet, then why didn’t they do that pre-TPM? Why did the Sith need to carefully infiltrate the existing government and pull strings to secure an army? Couldn’t they have just taken over the galaxy by military force as TLJ implies the First Order was in the process of doing before Palpatine appeared and declared the First Order basically pointless?

I thought the Final Order fleet may have been built also in Outer Rim and/or Unknown Territories (maybe some built on the Exegol planet too?) over many years and then it grouped together or ‘parked’ at Exegol waiting as the ‘right time’ came closer.

The Final Order fleet would have done battle drills or training during the time waiting to practise too? Out of sight of course.

This is just my understanding from the film, I may be remembering wrong, and some lines of dialog were difficult to hear.

I think Kylo wanted the power of the Final Order fleet to join his forces - become more powerful, to make his rule easier. A trick by Palpatine to get what he wanted.

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#1318331
Topic
What's everybody's favorite Original Trilogy movie - Star Wars, Empire, or Jedi?
Time

Star Wars for me.
A perfect adventure for young people to enjoy and be mesmerized by.
At the time I saw it, many years ago, there was nothing like it, not on the same scale anyway.

I love the other 2 movies as well, but Star Wars just edges them out, it is hard to beat good memories from younger days: with even still good memories watching years later too!

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#1318321
Topic
<strong>The Mandalorian</strong> : fan art + covers etc
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It is worth including here too my friend - a very good Mandalorian steelbook cover for season 1:

Hadam10Rose said:

I did a Custom Steelbook art work for The Mandalorian S1
Outside - https://www.deviantart.com/greedlin/art/The-Mandalorian-S1-Steelbook-826089106
Inside - https://www.deviantart.com/greedlin/art/The-Mandalorian-S1-Steelbook-Insider-826089245

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#1317601
Topic
2015 Blu Ray Cover
Time

There are some Saga boxset covers in An Index Thread (and more) for Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art…

and more in the ‘Generic Generic Custom Cover website’ section of the Index too 😃
 

I love this type of image cover, it is not on here, but can be found at:

http://www.hirescovers.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=16198

or

http://www.hirescovers.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=103279

 

and if a spine of the set does not fit, it is possible to make a new spine that does, or to suit what you want it to be.
 

I hope we will see more Sequel Trilogy Covers, and 3-in-1 Sequel Trilogy Covers now the TROS film has been released, and blu ray will be here in March-April.

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#1316332
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Do ebay give the reason they have for letting Despecialized be sold on their site for a long time?

They have had 100’s (may be 1000’s?) of reports that it is wrong or illegal to sell Despecialized - but they still let people sell and profit from the work of Harmy?!

That ebay seller is making a profit of a LOT from his $75 a set. A set like that only cost $10-15? to make + and a little more for delivery?

It is shame we cannot do this - make and sell the Despecialized for NO PROFIT. Give links in description to people who want and can do for free, and give the choice to ONLY cover cost of making set for others. Give a price list of materials: ink, photopaper, discs, case, package box, ebay fee, to show no profit being made.

‘Eliminate the scammers!’

 

It also show there is still much market and want for the UOT version.

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#1314945
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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I loved watching this season - every episode. Yes, some episodes better than others, but all had something to add to the show overall.
 

I wonder if there will be blu ray or dvd release of Season 1?

 
 

Season 2 of #TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020’:

https://twitter.com/Jon_Favreau/status/1210652862193098753

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#1314802
Topic
Football / Soccer thread - general footy, futebol, futbol, fotbal, Fußball, voetbal or calcio
Time

I like watching Liverpool play but not a fan. (You were talking to me? Sorry if not)
They are very good to watch - entertaining football and tactical awareness. Even when other team plays well there will be goals and chances and excitement. A bit like old football.

I am Spartak Moscow fan! The Red-Whites 😃 Next season will be better, always next season 😃

Flamengo were good to watch all this season, very attacking play and good in Libertadores too. Very close in the World Club Final and could have scored to win too. I hope they do well again.
Zico is old favorite player of myself. Brazil team was very special, for Flamengo too! Are you Flamengo fan?

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#1314793
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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DrDre said:

J0E said:

Mocata said:

Chewielewis said:

Ronster said:
If you take the spliced in shots of R2-D2 on death star whilst playing chess on the millennium falcon. If I was right that those stop motion chess pieces time exactly with the spliced in shots of R2-D2 then we can confirm Special effects not completed and R2-D2 was spliced in to cover the unfinished sequence although it was shot just not finished. If you were going to do a Special Edition why on earth would you not restore those special effects shots restoring how the film was planned and “meant to be”

These aren’t unfinished effects. They probably just forgot to do closeups of R2 in the falcon. Whoever thought of using the Death Star footage for that scene was a genius, you’d never know if someone hadnt pointed it out to you.

The editors were legit geniuses.

This^
At this point I’m inclined to believe that Star Wars was a s**t-show saved in editing. Especially given how the prequels are… the prequels, how Jedi is paced (I say this because it’s the OT movie Lucas had the most control over) and how the Special Edition and '04/'11/'19 revisions are edited. I think Lucas needs to be kept as far away from the editing process as possible. Thank the 9 he didn’t have control over then new films.
(Sorry mods for getting off topic.)

Given that the ST didn’t turn out that great for many, I would say the editing while important isn’t what determines how well a Star Wars film is regarded by posterity. Overall the ST has turned out to be a mixed bag, like the PT before it. It just has different flaws than the PT. I would say Lucas’ imagination and drive is still the main ingredient to the success of the franchise, and I personally prefer the PT over the ST despite its many flaws in the execution department.

Some forget many do like ST as well. And maybe even better with Fan Editors on here when they finish projects. Many choices for everyone to make ST films better for more people here! 😃

I think the collaboration of people who were talented in fields of work around Lucas at the time of Original Trilogy made for better Original Trilogy.

More talented in fields of work people around than in time of Prequels, and maybe challenge Lucas more than in Prequels?.

ST is hard to judge because we need time to think who had influence on which part of each ST films. We not had deleted scenes or behind scenes documentarys for IX yet. And JJ, writers, crew, actors, editors talk more soon.