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#1162825
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The Toys That Made Us. A documentary series.
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It is a fascinating series for sure. The Star Wars episode was great; reminiscent of Plastic Galaxy. If you plan to watch the rest of the season, the He Man episode has a few f-bombs and the Barbie episode has some of the more risque points of Barbie’s history; no big deal for adults, but if you have kids you may want pre-watch the episodes first. For some reason I thought a series about toys would be a bit more kid friendly, which was kind of silly because it’s not really aimed kids. Just a wrong assumption on my part but my girls were shocked when they learned about Barbie’s checkered past.

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#1162003
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The Last Jedi: The De-Feminized Fanedit
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To me it is nuts to be upset about diversity in the Star Wars universe. How many aliens and space weirdos have graced the silver screen in a Star Wars movie? Creatures of every size and shape and color imaginable and yet people are still hung up on women and minorities playing any sort of prominent role. I don’t get it; ‘what a boring, dull place would this world be if everyone looked just like me’.

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#1160907
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NFL
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Warbler said:

one69chev said:

yhwx said:

I think most people who are big fans of sports teams are so for one of tree reasons:

  1. The team is of the city from which they hail.
  2. The rest of their family likes said team.
  3. They like the team’s “story” and relates to them somehow.

I blame it on my Dallas Cowboy pajamas. As a five year old, it seemed as good a reason as any to root for a football team. As for the remaining leagues, in second grade, I got a Phillies hat, so that takes care of baseball. I am from Jersey originally, so as I began to appreciate the NHL way back when, the Devils seemed like the obvious choice. NBA? I really haven’t followed anyone post Jordan. Apologies for the minor degression off topic, but the completest in me could not resist.

I am hoping against hope the Eagles will bring home the trophy; tired of the Patriots.

Drop the Cowboys…

No can do homie. It’s the pajamas…they speak to me.

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#1160786
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NFL
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yhwx said:

I think most people who are big fans of sports teams are so for one of tree reasons:

  1. The team is of the city from which they hail.
  2. The rest of their family likes said team.
  3. They like the team’s “story” and relates to them somehow.

I blame it on my Dallas Cowboy pajamas. As a five year old, it seemed as good a reason as any to root for a football team. As for the remaining leagues, in second grade, I got a Phillies hat, so that takes care of baseball. I am from Jersey originally, so as I began to appreciate the NHL way back when, the Devils seemed like the obvious choice. NBA? I really haven’t followed anyone post Jordan. Apologies for the minor degression off topic, but the completest in me could not resist.

I am hoping against hope the Eagles will bring home the trophy; tired of the Patriots.

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#1159771
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To Canon or Not To Canon...
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Fans of the Halloween films have a similar issue with all of the added back story for Michael Myers. I was curious about his back story and how he came to be the killer we all know and love, but I am not a die hard fan of that series, so it did not matter to me.

In the case of Star Wars, I do not consider anything outside of the theatrical versions to be canon; I don’t like anything in the EU so to me it has no bearing on the films and should not be considered canon.

Of course, as with anything else in life, if someone is a die hard fan and considers everything canon, I could care less. That is not a hill I am willing to die on and in no way adds or subtracts from my enjoyment of Star Wars, for example.

Interesting topic, though. This should be interesting.

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#1159627
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Frank your Majesty said:

Is it worth to applaud innovations that are no improvement over established technology?

Yes, George did something new. But was it really an improvement? If any director switched to digital early because of Lucas and ended up with a movie that looks worse than it could be, had it been shot on film, then Lucas did a disservice to the industry.

This can often be the case with ‘innovation’, as well as any ‘invention’ really. A breaking of the eggs to make an omelette scenario. So what if the first front wheel drive Oldsmobile or first air conditioner was not a smash success, ultimately they got people thinking and moving in different, new directions which can be what innovation is really all about–inspiring others to venture into unknown territory. Kind of like Ridley Scott and his approach to Alien after the revelation that was Star Wars…

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#1158897
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

yotsuya said:

How is Leia a princess?

When a prince and a woman love each other very much, they get “married” and the woman becomes a princess.

Actually, Leia is a princess because her adoptive mother was a queen.

It is not explained in the films. But as has been said, Warb, just because something is left unexplained does not mean it is unexplainable. Before you call out TLJ for not explaining things you wish it had, I suggest you read the novel because it might answer those questions.

Biological mom was a queen too, temporarily overlooking the business of Naboo electing their queens and forcing them to do Kabuki theater and change ouftits every three hours for their entire term of office. 😛

Don’t forget the hairstyle changes every other shot…

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#1158717
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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MusicallyInspired said:

Just got my blank BDRs today in the mail (from Japan, HTL, BD50, ink-jet printable) so I started burning my ISOs with ImgBurn as directed. It went through Star Wars just fine and I tested it and it works great. I started burning ESB and I get an error half way through saying:

“Failed to Write Sectors 10171008 - 10171039 - Reason: Invalid Field in CDB”

Doing a bit of research I discovered this means the burner and the ISO basically have a difference of opinion on the ISO size or something. Is this just a bum burn/disc? Will this happen again? I only ordered 5 discs and I need at least 4 for the 4 BD50 ISOs provided in this 6 ISO collection. If I try again with another disc will the same error occur? I guess my real question is, is it something wrong with the ISO or the disc I was using?

EDIT: Well, shoot. Just tried skipping over ESB and burning ROTJ and the same error occurred. Now that’s two bum discs. Are errors really this common? My first burn went so well…

When I experienced the same issue, I changed the write speed to 2x and did not have any further problems. Are you using Imgburn?

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#1157661
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

dahmage said:

TV’s Frink said:

Third watch today. Wife insisted. I had a ridiculous lunch of Chicken strips, fries, and a grasshopper milkshake. Felt like a kid again for a few hours.

Still really, really good. 3rd best or 4th best SW movie. Yeah there’s little issues here and there but it’s a movie, to paraphrase Joel, and we all should really just relax.

8.72ish/10

What kind of unholy rating system is that? Did it gain .72 points because of the good food?

It gained 0.31 points for the food.

What is a grasshopper milkshake? Is it really liquified and frozen grasshoppers or did you have to snatch out of the dude’s hand who made it, with ninja like reflexes to which he responded ‘you are now ready to enjoy this tasty beverage, grasshopper’?