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#1258823
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STAR WARS: GALAXY OF ADVENTURES - New animated shorts
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More ‘Galaxy Of Adventures’ episodes released…

‘Princess Leia vs. Darth Vader - A Fearless Leader’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nP0W-ry1TE

‘Han Solo – Galaxy’s Best Smuggler’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR_3mM2GkNE

‘Chewie vs. Holochess – Let The Wookiee Win’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ECcsywjli4

‘Luke vs. the Death Star – X-wing Assault’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEzKHn02ZYY

‘Luke vs. Emperor Palpatine – Rise to Evil’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVCO0J7ccMo

 

and these ‘Fun Facts’ videos too…

‘The Millennium Falcon | Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Fun Facts’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5esxM69U5Ng

‘Princess Leia | Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Fun Facts’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g7nwPXHtVg

‘Starfighters | Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Fun Facts’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJixKlAVoE

‘Darth Vader | Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Fun Facts’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV-uunfCKTc

‘Luke Skywalker | Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Fun Facts’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt9Obl8d_0U

 

^ all from the ‘Star Wars Kids’ youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDe7m0POuwkL1gwnQ-FVhMw/videos & and the ‘Star Wars Kids’ website - https://lol.disney.com/star-wars-kids
 

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#1258793
Topic
A Star Wars memorabilia auction thread...
Time

Luke Skywalker’s Original Star Wars Lightsaber Is Going up for Auction’…

http://fortune.com/2018/12/03/star-wars-luke-skywalker-lightsaber-auction-hollywood/
 

^ interestingly, Mark Hamill issued a ‘buyer beware’ type message on his twitter page:-

https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1069963379182309382 - ‘Be Advised-There was no ONE lightsaber I used in the films, but many, MANY, both for myself & my stunt-double. Multiple duplicate back-up props are commonplace during production-When the handle ridges were cutting my hands, they even made a few w/ soft sponge ridges! #BuyerBeware’
 

Also worth checking out Roger J Phillips twitter page too - https://twitter.com/roger_christian - some fascinating info and pics from his time on Star Wars as Set Decorator & maker of lightsabers (and his work on other projects too) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002337/

 

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#1258690
Topic
Deep Space Nine
Time

A short, yet cool and quirky, tribute vid to DS9…

Star Trek Deep Space Nine tribute - A Little Less Conversation’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmdrhfA0-Fw

 


 

Pleasing to see the ‘What We Left Behind’ documentary doing so well too and selling out on the shows, plus getting positive reviews too:-

https://ds9documentary.com/
https://twitter.com/DS9Doc
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrLwt31BEPUj7kJCnXk8S_Q

Plus, intriguing to see how good some of the selected DS9 scenes look in HD as well… (and a real shame it seems we won’t get the whole series in HD anytime soon)
 

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#1258280
Topic
Football / Soccer thread - general footy, futebol, futbol, fotbal, Fußball, voetbal or calcio
Time

In the 96th minute of an end-to-end, hard fought, and frantic Merseyside derby - with the scores at 0-0 - this happens…

Video here - https://streamja.com/BQk2, https://streamable.com/y30ji or https://streamable.com/0b5i7
 

Christmas came early for us Liverpool fans - a welcome and kind gift from the Everton and England keeper 😃
 

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#1258259
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

^ Certainly hope the rumours of this are just that mate - am intrigued to see where a second or third season would go under this somewhat different (and really enjoyable) incarnation of Who.
 

Loved last night’s episode - really well done…

SPOILERS

even if the talking frog may be a bit out there for some 😃 (I got a Douglas Adams vibe from it)
and well in to the showrunners for hiring a blind actress to portray the young blind girl too.

 

Series 11 Finale Trailer | The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S3YP9xAzRw
 

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#1258256
Topic
Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in the Star Wars Movies
Time

Alec Guinness for me too. Stole the show as it were with his layered and quality performance in Star Wars '77.

There are some great performances in Star Wars over the years - all adding layers and depth to the GFFA, absorbingly pulling the viewer in… though for me the Kind Hearted Coroneter stands out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN74bOubUug
 

Cool thread, nl0428 😃
 

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#1258255
Topic
your thoughts: Did Disney kill star wars because it sounds like they did with the last jedi solo and resistance.
Time

screams in the void said:

RogueLeader said:

The old Jedi Order took students from infancy in order to control their emotional attachments, which they saw as gateways to the dark side. This is why they were so reluctant to take on Anakin as a Jedi. I think it gave the wrong impression that learning how to use the Force took years, when that really isn’t the entirely the case. It has more to do with belief, and one’s ability to “let go of your conscious self”.

It also surprises me a little that people haven’t considered as much that the Force itself has changed between the trilogies. The Force isn’t a static ability, it’s dynamic and connected to life itself, making it in a way alive.

Episode 7 is literally called The Force Awakens. What does that mean? Is it not possible that this awakening is not partially responsible for the feats we’ve seen across the board in the new films, like Kylo Ren freezing blaster bolts, Rey’s fast-growing abilities, their subsequent Force-Skype sessions, Leia pulling herself back to the ship, Luke’s Force projection, even broom boy’s subtle Force pull?

You could even argue this began with Luke in the OT, the first real student of the Force since the Jedi Purge. He really only had a few weeks at most of official training with Yoda, but in Return of the Jedi, only a year later with no additional training under Yoda, he is on the verge of officially becoming a Jedi.

It raises some questions about the nature of the Force. Does the overall use of the Force have an affect on its potential in existing Force-users? Does the Force have a will of its own to choose who it acts through? Did training Jedi from infancy have a side-effect of limiting their relationship with the Force in ways that didn’t exist for those who discovered it at adulthood? Is the Force just like an ocean, where the tide can rise and fall?

I personally think these questions about the Force should really never be answered fully, and should remain mysterious, simple-yet-complicated, and sometimes contradictory, much like the Tao that inspired it, and also as a concept of a universal religion-symbol that George meant it to be, since religions are also endlessly debated upon.

I think the important theme we are meant to take from the Force is the ideas of faith and belief, the crux of all religions, and the internal power we can get from faith in our own lives, religious or not. Luke struggles with the Force in the OT because of his doubt in the Force and his own personal self-doubt.

Rey on the other hand grew up with the legend of Luke Skywalker and the Jedi, and not long after learning about the reality of the them, she slowly learns that she’s also connected to this Force and begins her own journey of self-discovery and self-actualization.

With broom boy, moments before his Force use, he is being told the story of Luke Skywalker’s grand stand against the evil First Order, with wonder in his eyes. He believes in the Jedi, in the Force, and that subtle moment, something he might not have even realized he did, is a representation of what the power of faith and hope can have in the world and in ourselves.

Anyway, just my two cents. Not trying to argue, just sharing my perspective.

^ very well said ! I came to the same conclusion a few pages back about the title literally being The Force Awakens on the first of the ST movies , but you expanded upon it here better than I did . Also brings to mind the tagline in the trailer for TFA , " There has been an awakening , have you felt it "?

And for me also explains why Snoke mistakenly thinks it may be Luke returning from self-imposed exile / cutting himself from the Force (and therefore in a rush to locate and destroy Luke) - not Rey - who is the actual awakening in the Force.

Snoke - ‘Come closer, child. So much strength. Darkness rises and light to meet it. I warned my young apprentice that as he grew stronger, his equal in the light would rise. Skywalker… I assumed, wrongly. Closer I said.’
 

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#1258254
Topic
Star Wars Trilogy LP Preservations
Time

As AntcuFaalb posted on the previous page - they are no longer up on the spleen - and unfortunately haven’t been for quite some time.
 

AntcuFaalb said:

Yes, but 7FN asked for them to be removed.

 

I just did a check on there (just in case) and couldn’t locate them either.

Hopefully they are other ways to find them - or some kind soul on here may be able to help…

 

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#1258080
Topic
General Star Wars Video Game Thoughts
Time

Just played Rogue Leader - man, I’m struggling to get Bronze medals! Doh! Am slowly unlocking the levels and getting the power-ups.

It’s a lot more difficult than I remember it - otherwise will have to blame the controller or something… (must be faulty) 😉

Still a lot of fun and enjoyment though (up until the medal screen, anyway).

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#1257949
Topic
Terrible songs that you secretly like...
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

Forgot to mention “More Than Physical” by Bananarama.

I vaguely remember the video with everyone it being oiled up somewhat… (that was thing for Bananarama back in the day for a while?) though can’t remember how the song went at all - and am too scared to visit youtube to find out 😉

Instead I’ll just hum the Cruel Summer beat… 😃
 

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#1257889
Topic
STAR WARS: GALAXY OF ADVENTURES - New animated shorts
Time

The first six episodes (or parts)…

For the UK’ers:-

‘Galaxy of Adventures | Luke Skywalker - The Journey Begins’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uo3eH7CE2A

‘Galaxy of Adventures | Darth Vader – Power of the Dark Side’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqGRVZolBgg

‘Galaxy of Adventures | Luke vs. the Wampa – Cavern Escape’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGn14oKn0C0

‘Galaxy of Adventures | R2-D2 – A Loyal Droid’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpPEOyJt6YE

‘Galaxy of Adventures | Chewbacca – The Trusty Co-Pilot’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkIhdahUwKg

‘Galaxy of Adventures | Darth Vader – Might of the Empire’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygN93gXnuwU

 

For the US (and maybe other countries too? - I get a ‘The uploader has not made this video available in your country’ message on both links below):-

https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-galaxy-of-adventures & https://www.youtube.com/starwarskids