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#1259900
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Star Wars Books. Good Recommendations?
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The new ‘Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983’ book has me somewhat intrigued… though not at £120 (around $150 US)

The offal write-up - https://www.starwars.com/news/the-star-wars-archives

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-Archives-1977-1983/dp/3836563401/

Has anyone parted with their hard-earned for this - what did you think of it?

 

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#1259860
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Neo-80s Electronica
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Forgot all about this thread…

Electric Youth are well worth a listen too; a decent mix here - youtube mix link

with Without You, A Real Hero, We Are The Youth, Runaway, The Best Thing, Right Back To You, Turn It Up, Faces, Fade Away, Tomorrow, Turn It Up, Innocence, Modern Fears, & Final Girl really standing out on the retro 80’s electronica nostalgia 😃

Really great vocals from Bronwyn Griffin, and an unmistakable 80’s beat and vibe behind them from Austin Garrick - hope they do well.

Twitter : Facebook : Discogs : Wiki

 


 

There is also a quality youtube channel - New Retro Wave - contains lots of neo-80’s electronica music from many different bands, artists and styles of music. A fair few playlists to help narrow down what some fans may be looking for too…

https://www.youtube.com/user/NewRetroWave/videos : https://twitter.com/NewRetroWave : https://newretrowave.com/

The site linked above is quite vast - featuring forums, radio station, music player, news, reviews, retro gaming, art section, merch store and contests…

 


 

The Midnight are quite decent too (with quality sax solos)…

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-sM_PLqzgktdUcW2LEKKkQ/playlists : https://www.themidnightofficial.com/

Love their ‘Sunset’ tune set to Career Opportunities, ‘Gloria’ to Back To The Future, The Comeback Kid to Karate Kid, and ‘Light Years’ set to Stranger Things, ‘Los Angeles’ set to La La Land, Vampires with their own video, plus a lot more…

Seems to be pretty decent live too - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ULYO4XMoJQ (and some great duets with Nikki Flores)
 

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#1259856
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Doctor Who
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A shame you gave up after Rosa mate, think you missed out some good episodes and intriguing stories - not without faults or criticism, but enjoyable overall.
 

Re the viewing figures - how so a ‘nosedive’ mate? Comparing season 11’s viewing figures to season 10’s - they have improved… both seasons lose viewers as the series progresses, yet season 11’s lowest rating beats the highest rating of season 10:-

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/doctor-who-series-11-2018-uk-ratings-accumulator-88397.htm

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/doctor-who-series-10-2017-uk-ratings-accumulator-84045.htm

Season 11 had generally positive reviews overall in the UK mainstream media (that I read, anyway - Guardian, Mirror, Telegraph, Times, Independent & Metro).

Though I don’t know much about the complaints ‘about the PC subject matter’ - didn’t see any of it myself, yet am sure many social media clickbaiters were / are out in force (as they seemingly are so for so many other franchises / series).
 

Not saying the season wasn’t without it’s faults - yet hopefully some will be ironed out for Season 2 as everyone is more settled into the show. Some of the criticism over the ‘villains’ seems fair enough, as does not really delving into the companions individually (though has been an emphasis on ‘team’ this season), and a little more focus on the Doctor herself would be welcome in the future, I think.
 

Hope you enjoy Season 2 more mate.
 

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#1259784
Topic
The best way to print Blu-ray covers?
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There may be some threads of interest and help about this (and printing tips and assistance) in the Index thread, mate.
 

Usually, it’s because Adobe Reader has a default of ‘Fit to Printable Area’ - untick or deselect this option, and also check to see if there any margins being used that could result in your image being resized.
 

This guide below explains it far better than I can (I think you can ignore the paper size content)

’Why Don’t PDFs Print at the Same Size as the Original?'

https://askleo.com/why_dont_pdfs_print_at_the_same_size_as_the_original/
 

Good luck with it mate - hope it works for you 😃
 

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#1259743
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The Star Wars <strong>Fan Films</strong> / Shorts thread
Time

 

Meet the Winners of the Star Wars Fan Awards 2018’…

https://www.starwars.com/news/meet-the-winners-of-the-star-wars-fan-awards-2018
 

The four main categories were…

Long Video: https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-fan-awards/long-video-winners

Short Video: https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-fan-awards/short-video-winners

Visual Art: https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-fan-awards/visual-art-winners

Photo: https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-fan-awards/photo-winners
 

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#1259738
Topic
Random Thoughts
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SilverWook said:

Also worth mentioning again that Jason retired as a mod back in August. So stop sending him PM’s about forum problems already! 😉

Cheers mate 😃
 

Am always willing to try and help fellow members with any general queries etc - though after retiring as a moderator (by the way, where is my pension? 😉 ) I’m not in a position to help with any questions or issues with site moderation, admin or behind the scenes related stuff - sorry.

Please send your PMs to Anchorhead, SilverWook or Jay 👍
 

Bank transfers and bribes gifts can all still be sent to me, of course ✔️

Thank you kindly ✌️
 

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#1259663
Topic
The Mandalorian - Star Wars Live action TV series
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Cast for The Mandalorian announced…

https://www.starwars.com/news/pedro-pascal-revealed-as-the-mandalorian
 

'Lucasfilm is pleased to announce the cast of the first-ever Star Wars live-action series — The Mandalorian.

Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” says Executive Producer Jon Favreau.

Currently in production, The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.’
 

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#1259639
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The Star Wars <strong>Fan Films</strong> / Shorts thread
Time

‘BUCKETHEADS: A Star Wars Story (2018 Fan Film)’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6GUxb0kCCA

‘BUCKETHEADS is a Star Wars Fan Film from the Stormtroopers’ perspective. Shot in September 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, it was a wonderful journey, with over 76 people directly involved in this effort to tell a Star Wars Story from the Imperial point of view.’

More info at https://www.facebook.com/BucketheadsFilm/
 

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#1259636
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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‘Knight Of The Drones’ - think it was the first episode for Season Three mate (I only remember this as it was the first episode Bonnie was back in Knight Rider after being replaced April for the season before - honest! 😃)

I watched too much 80’s tv as kid…
 

Obviously I had no idea it was a re-purposed Star Wars toy gun - nice find mate 😃
 

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#1259624
Topic
TV shows you have loved
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Watching Gerry Anderson’s various tv series as a kid - usually on Saturday mornings or every day during school holidays…

Stingray, Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and even Terrahawks - through to the live action series of UFO and Space 1999 😃

The man got through some work - imdb link : Fanderson - Gerry Anderson appreciation society

 

‘Gerry Anderson tribute - Every UK-broadcast TV episode & feature film (1957-2005)’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu6x3yQJgXY
 

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#1259513
Topic
Current Events. No debates!
Time

Strasbourg shooting: at least two killed in terrorist attack near Christmas market’…

French police say at least 12 others injured by gunman, who has ‘been identified’ but remains at large

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/11/strasbourg-shooting-in-eastern-france

Edit: a fourth victim has now dies of their wounds.

^ Hope the Police manage to apprehend him without anyone getting else injured.
 

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#1259408
Topic
Star Wars internet Rabbit holes
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T’Bonz…

A quality reminder for his top site - cheers, Screams 😃

 


 

Not sure if Screams wanted to include twitter pages (as they’re not really websites) - yet thought these may be of some interest - especially from an OT point of view…

Star Wars 1977-1983 - some great pics and info

Classic Star Wars - as above, with an emphasis on the toys / merch at the time

Star Wars Underworld - decent enough news and info site for all things Star Wars

OriginalTrilogy.com - seems familiar somehow… 😉

 

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#1259352
Topic
Star Wars internet Rabbit holes
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Sweet idea for a thread mate 😃

I love the vibe and look of that stylish Star Wars Archives site you linked to.

 

SaveStarWars.com - zombie84’s SSW site; comprehensive research into the history of Star Wars - also highlighting the revisionism / contradictions from George…

Secret History Of Star Wars - another zombie84 website, as above this time re zombie84’s book; website is re-hosted by none

Star Wars Special Edition Visual Comparisons - doubleofive’s quality and intriguing resource blog

Star Wars Holiday Special website - for me the definitive SWHS site; run by SKot

HelloGreedo’s ‘Star Wars Profiles’ video series of actors and people BTS of the Original Trilogy (and beyond…)

Jambe Davdar’s Filmumentaries Site - superb video projects, documentaries and interviews etc

The People Vs George Lucas - website for the 2010 documentary

Star Wars At The Movies - a beautiful looking resource for the OT films (with articles, blog and podcasts)

Milners Blog - Star Wars - quality SW news and decent quality images
 

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#1259333
Topic
Guide to using this site
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Hi Tony and welcome,

Myspleen is a private torrent site - it is nothing to do with OriginalTrilogy•com - though more info can be found about it - and a fair few other answers to questions, here:-

‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com - some information & answers to queries

There is also some information towards the top of the linked page above that may hopefully be of some help or interest too - with links to the About & Help sections, the Announcements section, a site timeline thread, and more 😃

Good luck with it, man.