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#1378281
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Going away? Post so here!
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Today was my last day as both moderator and member here on this most exceptional, distinct and resolute Rebel base.
 

For a while now circumstances in my life (and likely many of yours too) have changed somewhat - and continue to evolve… unfortunately to the point of me no longer being able to give the time, energy and commitment that this fantastic outpost of Star Wars geekdom requires, and also deserves.

That, coupled with an ongoing agenda / a series of events by a small clique of people… ranging from sniping, insults, personal attacks, groundless accusations… and me being targeted for information and supposed ‘dirt’ on here, other places I frequent online, and attempts to find information about me in real life too. This culminated in two malicious phone calls made to my home last week - to which Mrs ooj answered and had the misfortune to deal with.

Star Wars, eh?

So, in a bid to bring about an end to this ongoing obsession that some sad ‘devotees’ have with me… I have decided the best option available is not to play - to remove myself as a target. Those who chose to engage in this bizarre stalking-like / agenda-driven behaviour (which goes way beyond any genuine criticism or differing points of view on my mod / posting style) will have to find someone or something else to obsess over - or maybe even move on and do something a little more constructive with their lives. Once you start down the dark side…

So many negative waves…

 

Despite the above, much of my time here has been an enjoyable, compelling, eventful and also an eye-opening experience - I consider myself both fortunate and honoured to have been a mod on here - for around 3 years now (on and off 😉) - and also a member here for 16 years.

Many positive waves are being sent to the 99% of the community here - from the site’s early days through to friends made in recent weeks - all you Rebels make the unseen hard work in helping maintain and run this great place all the more worthwhile.

So much has been achieved here, all by us, this dedicated and determined community of fans… aiming to put right what Lucas seeks to deny, dismiss and denigrate - and to also correct and highlight Lucas’ revisionist history of the Original Trilogy films.

Long may all of our efforts and contributions on here continue - and endure… 👍

 

Massive thanks and kudos to fellow mods Anchorhead, SilverWook & Tobar for their relentless work in helping make this intrepid Rebel Base what it is - and also for their friendship and support. Huge respect to former mods Moth3r and Zion for their sterling efforts and setting a high bar to follow. And of course to Jay too - who made all of this possible in the first place - and carries on with admin duties even today.
 

Anyway, that’s more than enough blathering on from me. Stay safe and well. Here’s to a better future 🍺

May The Force - and the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy - Be With You. Always…


 

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#1377736
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Football / Soccer thread - general footy, futebol, futbol, fotbal, Fußball, voetbal or calcio
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A truly bizarre weekend of football - with some interesting interpretations of handball from the match officials 😃

Nice one on coming back vs Albion, BB-Rey. Obviously, I was hoping the Albion would hang on in there, and that Chelsea wouldn’t be able to handle [cough] having to comeback like that…
 

Liverpool vs Arsenal should be a decent watch tonight - any wagers on there being a penalty? 😉
 

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#1377074
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Football / Soccer thread - general footy, futebol, futbol, fotbal, Fußball, voetbal or calcio
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That video link left me feeling somewhat Blue… (bad puns ahoy - sorry. Definitely NSFW! 😉)
 

I was hoping Chelsea’d have to persevere with Kepa for the season - though fair play to you guys for getting some quality transfers in. From a Red point of view I hope it takes a long time for them to gel… 😁

Albion should bean interesting game for you on Saturday. They’ll likely keep it tight and not come out to play unless on the counter-attack - see how you try and break down a packed defence…
 

That ‘Sunderland Til I Die’ series is well worth checking out (subtitles may be required; sorry any Mackems reading this) - hard to imagine a professional club ran like it was in the documentary - and that the club also allowed it to air. I really hope they do a third series of it.
 

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#1377061
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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jedi_bendu said:

I know I’ve been spamming this thread recently - sorry folks - but in case anyone missed it, ILM just realised a 17-minute documentary about the model work of The Razor Crest. It’s great and I’m glad practical effects are making a comeback.

https://youtu.be/8YuaIwVbEZo

^ That ‘Inside ILM: Creating the Razor Crest’ video was a really cool and insightful watch.

The short Variety article also a decent read too mate.

Nice one 👍
 

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#1376764
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2020 Blu Rays - are they worth it?
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MikeMatt101 said:

oojason said:

adywan said:

Broom Kid said:

In the UK, if you buy a blu-ray only disc, you get the new masters on that blu-ray.

in the US, if you buy a blu-ray only disc, you get the 2011 discs repackaged. The only way to get new masters on blu-ray in the US is to buy a 4K disc that comes with the new masters on the pack-in blu-ray.

It’s pretty much pot luck if you buy the single blu-rays in the UK. Amazon, you’re not guaranteed to get the 2020 version. At HMV, someone i know purchased the OT as separates. ANH was 2011, ESB was 2020, ROTJ was 2011. HMV refused to take the 2011 discs back as the package was opened. So he ordered ANH & ROTJ from Zavvi. Got ANH 2020 & ROTJ 2011. The packaging is identical too so there’s no way of knowing which version you will get even if you go into a shop and check the covers. So now he is stuck with 2 versions of ROTJ and no way of knowing if he buys another copy if it will be the new version or not. Until all the old stock of the September 2019 releases are sold, its a risk buying them as separates.

I’m surprised this hasn’t received more attention online - especially given the seemingly endless and inane ‘unboxing’ and ‘review’ channels out there on youtube.

Ah, so it’s not the case that 2011 discs are being put in 2020 packaging, but that the retailers are getting confused by the 2019 and 2020 releases.

It could be that as well mate (I remember at Woolworths… the staff putting the discs in the boxes themselves when you were at the DVD counter - and sometimes getting that wrong - though that maybe have been some time ago now 😉)

I imagine many are shrink-wrapped these days - but you never know…
 

The 2019 releases don’t appear to be listed separately on Amazon, which I guess is why it’s pot luck which version you get.

Unfortunately, both are…

September 2019 release (2011 Special Edition) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/STAR-WARS-NEW-HOPE-Blu-ray/dp/B07TNVWQCZ (Edit: imported)

August 2020 release (2019 Special Edition / Maclunkey version) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-Blu-ray/dp/B08D7234D9

^ and I’d doubt the staff at some places knowing the difference - or being aware there is a difference…
 

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#1376755
Topic
2020 Blu Rays - are they worth it?
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adywan said:

Broom Kid said:

In the UK, if you buy a blu-ray only disc, you get the new masters on that blu-ray.

in the US, if you buy a blu-ray only disc, you get the 2011 discs repackaged. The only way to get new masters on blu-ray in the US is to buy a 4K disc that comes with the new masters on the pack-in blu-ray.

It’s pretty much pot luck if you buy the single blu-rays in the UK. Amazon, you’re not guaranteed to get the 2020 version. At HMV, someone i know purchased the OT as separates. ANH was 2011, ESB was 2020, ROTJ was 2011. HMV refused to take the 2011 discs back as the package was opened. So he ordered ANH & ROTJ from Zavvi. Got ANH 2020 & ROTJ 2011. The packaging is identical too so there’s no way of knowing which version you will get even if you go into a shop and check the covers. So now he is stuck with 2 versions of ROTJ and no way of knowing if he buys another copy if it will be the new version or not. Until all the old stock of the September 2019 releases are sold, its a risk buying them as separates.

I’m surprised this hasn’t received more attention online - especially given the seemingly endless and inane ‘unboxing’ and ‘review’ channels out there on youtube.

 

This is discart for the September 2019 blu ray releases of the individual Star Wars films (the 2011 Special Edition version):-

 
This is discart for the August 2020 blu ray releases of the individual Star Wars films (the 2019 Special Edition / Maclunkey version):-

^ Nice of Lucasfilm to use the same art… if the Star Wars logo is at the top of the disc art it is the August 2020 release (the 2019 Special Edition / Maclunkey version).

 

Cover-wise…

The September 2019 blu ray release (the 2011 Special Edition version):-

 

The August 2020 blu ray release (the 2019 Special Edition / Maclunkey version):-

 

It is no wonder stores or warehouses are making mistakes and mixing up peoples’ orders - if they there are even aware there is a difference at all.

Just how lazy and cheap do Lucasfilm have to be with these releases… a cynic [cough] may go as far as saying it seems they are willfully confusing people as to the content of their releases.

 

There is a little more info on the September 2019 releases of the individual Star Wars blu rays for sale, here:-

The 2019 re-release of the Original Trilogy films on blu ray & DVD (2011 SE version)
 

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#1376651
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The <strong>random Pics &amp; GIFs</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
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thatguyakira123 said:

oojason said:

^ by Nicolas Barbera - https://twitter.com/barberanicolas

I dunno why but this one just entices me…

^ Aye, I’d be well happy with that up on the office wall etc - though would likely spend too much time just staring at it 😃

 


 

^ both images by Christian Piccolo - https://cpiccolo.artstation.com (with a fair bit more Star Wars art)
 

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#1376298
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The Historical Discussion Thread: All Discussion Pertaining to History is Welcome <em>(Formerly: &quot;Historical Events Corresponding to the Current Date; Posted Throughout 2014&quot;)</em>
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'This map lets you see where your hometown was on the Earth millions of years ago’:-

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/30/us/map-hometown-earth-continental-drift-scn-trnd

 
'A California paleontologist has created an interactive map that allows people to see how far their hometowns have moved over 750 million years of continental drift.

Webster’s map visualization lets users enter their location and then plugs that location into plate tectonic models. The result is that users can see where towns and cities were located hundreds of millions of years ago.’
 

The link to the interactive map - https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#750
 

^ Some decent info from the various time-frames and ‘jump to…’ section too 👍
 

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#1376182
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obituary of the Supreme Court justice’:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49488374
 

‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her own words – video obituary’:-

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2020/sep/18/ruth-bader-ginsburg-video-obituary
 

‘Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87’:-

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87

 

and something from imgur - usually I wouldn’t post content like this from there as there is a lot of unsubstantiated rubbish, lies and fact-bending on there. Though for anyone interested, these are seriously impressive feats within a lifetime, and well worth checking out…

^ and a reminder that throughout history many rights, especially for equality, have to be fought for - they are not given away.
 

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#1376022
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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A Conversation with Harmy, creator of the Star Wars Despecialized Edition - PART 1’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjp3e9lj5Cs - at the HelloGreedo youtube channel. (52 minutes long)

 
 

'A conversation with HelloGreedo, Star Wars YouTuber - Part 2:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcpdACUYYCA - at the Petr Harmy youtube channel. (59 minutes long)
 

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#1376021
Topic
The <strong>random YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
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A Conversation with Harmy, creator of the Star Wars Despecialized Edition - PART 1’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjp3e9lj5Cs - at the HelloGreedo youtube channel. (52 minutes long)

 
 

'A conversation with HelloGreedo, Star Wars YouTuber - Part 2:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcpdACUYYCA - at the Petr Harmy youtube channel. (59 minutes long)
 

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#1375469
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George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator &amp; Time Travelling Revisionist...
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The Secret History of Star Wars – Exclusive (Audio) Interview with Michael Kaminski – SWR #445’ (68 minutes):-

http://www.starwarsreport.com/2020/08/25/the-secret-history-of-star-wars-exclusive-interview-w-michael-kaminski-swr-445
 

Topics:-

• GL and his “liberties” with the making of Star Wars
• 3 films, 6 films? 12 films?
• Father Skywalker becomes Vader
• ESB’s aha moment
• The beginning of Skywalker Ranch
• The Marcia Lucas affair
• The dark days of Skywalker Ranch and Star Wars
• GL’s experimental films
• The Disney Era
 

Well worth a listen - especially if you haven’t yet read the ‘The Secret History of Star Wars’ book.

 

The Star Wars Report’ - a Star Wars blog and podcast network: http://www.starwarsreport.com