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#1332351
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WIRED's Article "Disney+ Should Offer the Star Wars Original Cuts", doubleofive's Magnum Opus
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That is a brilliant article - and fully deserved for all your tireless work and continuing research on the changes made to the three classic films over the years.

Plus, a welcome and timely reminder of the Original Trilogy’s true history.

Well in, mate 👍
 

#ReleaseTheOriginalTrilogy

 

Edit:-

https://twitter.com/WIRED/status/1245249295932182530

'The Disney+ versions of the original Star Wars trilogy are not the versions that changed the world. They aren’t the versions that were nominated for 17 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. They are pale imitations.

Do the right thing here, Disney.’
 

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#1332308
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Vladius said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Gothamknight said:

Kathleen Kennedy’s hyper-feminism.

Oh. You’re one of those. Gross.

And you’re one of THOSE. Even worse.

(Moderation seems really biased around here.)

Moderation are still waiting for your reply in PMs from months ago.

And yet here you are… cry-arsing the day after someone who posted similar content as you once did… and with you now also taking aim at both fellow members and the moderation.

As to not derail the thread further - which was explained to you last time - months ago… feel free to carry this on in a PM.

 

DominicCobb & ChainsawAsh - you both have PMs too.

 

Everyone else - please get back to what this thread is about - superb and intriguing ideas for making many great fan edits.

Thank you.
 

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#1332097
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Gothamknight said:

ChainsawAsh said:
Um…was the Dyad thing not the explanation [for Rey’s untrained Force-prowess]?

That didn’t seem to me to be the case. The dyad phenomenon got Palpatine’s attention because of the way he thought he could use Ben and Rey. It didn’t come across to me as explaining why Rey had the command of the Force that she did.

Also, the idea that a “nobody” can have such innate talent with the Force was kind of the whole point/message, wasn’t it? Bloodlines don’t matter, anyone can be the most important person in the galaxy?

“Innate talent” =/= command. Rey wasn’t merely “talented”; her actions indicated honing, which any talent requires to achieve its maximum potential. Yet the trilogy depicted no training for her ahead of time. This was a plot hole and indicative of Kathleen Kennedy’s hyper-feminism.

No more of this shite in here, thank you.

Give the opening post of this thread a read. There are far more relevant threads in the ‘Beyond the Original Trilogy’ or ‘General Star Wars Discussion’ sections of the site to talk about such topics. This section of the site isn’t one of them.
 

You also have a PM sent to you earlier today.
 

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#1332026
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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A comprehensive review for the 4K UHD release of Rogue One, from The Digital Bits website:-

https://thedigitalbits.com/item/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-uhd
 

Unfortunately no new bonus material is included in this 4K UHD release - so there is still no audio commentary, no trailers, and no deleted, extended, or alternate scenes… and also still no ‘Making Of’ type of in-depth documentary for Rogue One.

Also from the above linked review:-

‘Sadly, the two additional featurettes from the 2017 Target-exclusive Blu-ray 3D release — ‘Inside the Creature Shop’ (6:02) and ‘Digital Storytelling’ (4:31) — are also not here (they were found on a bonus DVD). The good news, however, is that when you redeem your ‘Movies Anywhere’ Digital code (on a paper insert in the packaging), the two featurettes are available there. Of course, you also don’t get the actual Blu-ray 3D version of the film.’

 

I’ll add up a couple of other unboxing videos / reviews to this post below soon… (the release date for this is the 31st March - but a few people have received their copies early).

The bluray.com thread for this 4K UHD release can be found here - https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=324689

 

Other ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)’ reviews:-

https://www.blurayauthority.com/4k/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-ultra-hd-4k-blu-ray
 

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#1331976
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concept art reveals return to Coruscant’:-

https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/star-wars-rise-skywalker-concept-art-coruscant-094945486.html?
 

Decent article with some stunning concept art - also contains references and info on ‘The wolves of Coruscant’, ‘Lando’s original look’, ‘Desert driving’, ‘The imperial march redux’, and… ‘The secret history of Leia Organa’:-

‘General Leia Organa is a revered figure amongst the Resistance. But early drafts for the sequel trilogy suggested that Carrie Fisher’s alter ego wasn’t beloved in all quarters. In a treatment outlined by Michael Arndt, it was revealed that Leia’s status as Darth Vader’s daughter sidelined her while the Rebellion tried to transition into building a new Republic.’
 

^ I think this would have been a welcome addition to what we saw on screen - especially for the lack of world-building and awareness on the ‘lay of the land’ / current state of the Galaxy in The Force Awakens… and in regards to the plight of the Resistance, the New Republic, and also the status of the First Order itself.
 

I love these ‘Art Of’ books - even for content I’m not too fond of; the often amazing concept art and early ideas, scripts and story pieces that fall by the way, alternative looks to what we actually see on-screen… all help get the old imagination firing 😃

 

The book author, Phil Szostak, has an insightful and illuminating twitter account at https://twitter.com/PhilSzostak which is well worth a look at for rare, unused, or alternative angles etc for snippets of art - and info.

 

Phil Szostak spills on the secrets of The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Exclusive interview’:-

https://www.looper.com/198219/phil-szostak-art-of-star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-exclusive-interview
 

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#1331753
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X-Wing or Y-Wing, which ship would you prefer?
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NeverarGreat said:

Fantastic necrobump btw 😃

Thanks man 😃 Expect another necro-bump if I can’t find a decent A-Wing, B-Wing or Snowspeeder thread in the last few years - the unavoidable side effect of playing the great old Rogue Squadron games (and one for the 1968 Buick Electra) 😉

 

A few videos detailing the underappreciated Y-Wing and it’s exploits…

In-Depth Breakdown - BTL Y-Wing Starfighter/Bomber Lore - Star Wars Canon & Legends Explained’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5vKz6NuPNg - at the MetaNerdz Lore youtube channel. (6 mins)
 

Star Wars: BTL-A4 Y-Wing Bomber (Canon) - Spacedock’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y49iVH7OqFw - at the Spacedock youtube channel. (5 mins)
 

Why the Y-Wing was the PERFECT Rebel Bomber (…and NOT just a worse B-Wing)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2xMavWyjHM - at the Echarts Ladder youtube channel. (8 mins)
 

Who is the Y-Wing Pilot that Survived the Battle of Yavin - Star Wars Canon vs Legends’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPQEr9g5U8A - at the Star Wars Explained youtube channel. (3 mins)

 

^ Y-Wings & Gold Group (not pictured) all the way!
 

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#1331584
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X-Wing or Y-Wing, which ship would you prefer?
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For some of the Y-Wing admirers out there…
 

This Star Wars Y-Wing Fighter Bomber Twitter Thread Is Totally Epic’:-

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/star-wars’ y-wing-fighter-bomber-twitter-thread-totally-epic-138857
 

The actual twitter thread on the Y-Wing, by ‘spaceshipsporn’ (made back in October of 2019), can be found here:-

https://twitter.com/spaceshipsporn/status/1185963638277967873

 

^ from http://www.rebelscale.com/scale-lists/star-wars-size-analyses/y-wing-variants

 

I’m off to try and find a B-Wing, A-Wing or Snowspeeder thread on here (bloody heathens 😉)

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#1331376
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<strong>Coronavirus</strong> (COVID-19) Pandemic thread - <strong>relevant political discussion allowed</strong> in here
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^ One of last few newspapers to have competent investigative journalism in the UK, IMHO mate. Distinctly different than tabloids or political-based mouthpieces of their tax dodging owners; who seem to specialise in the spread of fear, hate and division upon us.

They also welcome opinion articles for various viewpoints and ideologies. The Guardian isn’t perfect (what is?), but it does a lot better job on reporting the news than most out there. It also isn’t afraid to run ‘unpopular’ pieces either, or criticise the current Govt - something that the BBC has strayed away from in recent times.

Good sport section in The Guardian too 😉

 


 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus’:-

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/uk-prime-minister-boris-johnson-tests-positive-for-coronavirus

 

Nonchalant: Boris Johnson accused of Covid-19 complacency’:-

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/nonchalant-boris-johnson-accused-of-covid-19-complacency

 

Coronavirus: UK offers self-employed 80% of earnings’:-

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/26/coronavirus-uk-offers-self-employed-80-of-earnings

^ A blow for those who can’t afford to wait until June to get a payment (if delivered on schedule - the benefits was already struggling before the coronavirus) - but at least it is on the lines of parity with the regularly employed. I hope they can speed up the Universal Credit payments for those on low pay / have limited savings or income until June.
 

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#1331298
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc. finds for Original Trilogy <strong>making-ofs, documentaries, promos</strong>, etc.
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Star Wars: Making Magic CD-ROM’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poOgZ8n11sI - at the Star Wars Visual Comparisons youtube channel. (51 mins long.)
 

The blurb:-

“Star Wars: Making Magic is an interactive CD-ROM released in 1996 by LucasArts as part of The LucasArts Archives Vol. II: Star Wars Collection (it was also included on the CD for Star Wars: Yoda Stories released in 1997). It was designed as a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition release. (from Wookieepedia; https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Making_Magic)”
 

^ Includes an interview with George Lucas discussing some of the scenes that were changed for the 1997 Special Editions.
 

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#1331267
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Star Wars Games
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'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy hits Switch and PS4, Star Wars Episode I: Racer to follow’:-

https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2020/03/star-wars-jedi-knight-jedi-academy-hits-switch-and-ps4-star-wars-episode-i-racer-to-follow

&

https://twinfinite.net/2020/03/star-wars-jedi-knight-jedi-academy-releases-today-for-ps4-and-switch-star-wars-episode-i-racer-coming-this-spring

 

Nintendo Switch - Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - Launch Trailer’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2At5JJyVrY - at the official Nintendo youtube channel.

‘The online multiplayer classic returns with modernized controls! Take on the role of a new student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.’
 

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#1331254
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How many times have you bought the movies?
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Darth Dougal said:

  • ‘Exclusive’ box set of the OT SE DVDs from a UK record store chain that doesn’t exist anymore (MVC maybe, not sure). The discs were not unique but they came in a decent quality black card box. Still have that, plus the separate prequel DVDs.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/MVC-Exclusive-Black-Box-2004-OT-DVD-Set/id/1353 (with ‘unboxing’ type video)

A really sturdy and beautifully crafted box - it now houses my Despecialized Edition blu rays.

A shame about MVC - they often did some intriguing content and extras like that box. Decent prices too 😃
 

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#1331164
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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Bill Hunt at The Digital Bits reviews the Original Trilogy films on 4K UHD - with a list of all the extras for each film (title, length, and quality - SD or HD), which can be found here:-

• Star Wars - https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-wars-a-new-hope-uhd

• Empire Strikes Back - https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-wars-the-empire-strikes-back-uhd

• Return Of The Jedi - https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-wars-return-of-the-jedi-uhd

• The ‘Skywalker Saga’ 4K/UHD 27-Disc Box Set - https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-wars-skywalker-saga-uhd

Seems he’ll also be doing reviews for the other six films in the ‘Skywalker Saga’ soon…
 

Edit:-

TPM - https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-wars-the-phantom-menace-uhd
AOTC - https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-wars-attack-of-the-clones-uhd
ROTS - https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-wars-revenge-of-the-sith-uhd
TFA - https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-wars-the-force-awakens-uhd
TLJ - https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-wars-the-last-jedi-reissue-uhd
TROS - https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-uhd

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#1331163
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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 4k UHD -- 27 DISC Boxed Set -- 3/31/2020
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https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1242646906846826500 (with more comments in the link):-

‘Confirmed by @thedigitalbits that if you buy the Blu-ray-only set you get 11SE on Blu-ray, but if you buy the UHD / Blu-ray combo set you get the 19SE on Blu-ray. Because that’s not confusing to consumers.’
 

I can imagine it won’t clearly marked as such on the packaging either…
 

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#1331085
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The Red Dwarf appreciation thread.
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Red Dwarf: The Promised Land’ trailer:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzGrbDyEvFo - at the Red Dwarf TV youtube channel.
 

'The new 90-minute special is the thirteenth outing of the legendary sci-fi comedy. It reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) and sees the return of Holly (Norman Lovett) the much loved ship’s computer. Written and directed by Doug Naylor, it was recorded in front of a live studio audience over two nights at the world famous Pinewood Studios.

Three million years ago… David Lister, a vending machine repairman, was sentenced to eighteen months in suspended animation for smuggling his pregnant cat aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. While Lister remained in stasis, a radiation leak killed the rest of the crew. Safely sealed in the hold, the cats evolved into humanoid form. The cats now roam deep space in a fleet of their own…’
 

Thursday 9th April at 9pm, on Dave 😃 https://twitter.com/RedDwarfHQ
 

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#1331072
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Star Trek: Picard - discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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All episodes of Star Trek: Picard are now free to non-subscribers’:-

https://ew.com/tv/star-trek-picard-episodes-free-online

^ or rather a month free trial - which you’ll have to sign up to ‘CBS All Access’ for - though still good for those who haven’t been able to watch Picard so far.
 

The season finale is this week - already looking forward to season two…
 

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#1330987
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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Earlier in the week…

Kenny Rogers obituary’:-

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/22/kenny-rogers-obituary

& https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/mar/23/remarkably-talented-the-epic-photography-of-kenny-rogers

 

Earlier today…

Terrence McNally: Playwright dies of coronavirus complications’:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52029391

 

Asterix creator Albert Uderzo dies at 92’:-

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/24/asterix-creator-albert-uderzo-dies-at-92

I loved reading the Asterix and Obelix comic books as a kid - some great fun and memories.