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#1292816
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations
Time

DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:

DrDre said:

I make predictions, because I’m a scientist, and this sort of stuff interests me. I hope TROS will get the reception it deserves. If it’s great and widely accepted by the fandom, and the public in general, I hope it succeeds. If it’s bad or another extremy divisive film, which further deepens the rift in the fandom, I hope it sinks faster than Titanic.

Personally I don’t think we should be cheering for the failures of things that refuse to play it safe or don’t fear what will happen if they don’t satiate the desires of some fans. I couldn’t care less what the fandom at large (or at small) thinks. I just care if it’s good or not.

The divide between fans goes well beyond the merits of a single movie. A climate has been created by the creators, media, and fandom, that has led to some very ugly situations, and people being demonized for having an opinion on a movie, whether positive or negative. If that climate is perpetuated, I won’t care about the future of the franchise one way or the other. Star Wars to me is more than a bunch of films, it is a relationship, and the fandom is an integral part of that relationship. If the fandom is broken, all that will be left is a bunch of blockbusters with the Star Wars brand slapped on it. So, I believe the creators should think out of the box AND do their part to make that relationship work.

That ‘climate,’ hate to break it to you, is largely imaginary.

Personally I find it easy to separate the work from the fandom. Most fandoms are obnoxious, SW perhaps moreso than many. Personally, I’m not going to let that affect my enjoy of the films any time soon.

There’s nothing imaginary about being called an SJW for liking Holdo, and Rose Tico, or a misogynist or man baby for disliking those same characters.

The imaginary claim is in regards to the creators. Yeah, the fandom says stupid shit. That’s why I said fandom is obnoxious and best ignored.

The fandom, the media, and Lucasfilm employees have directly or indirectly kept adding fuel to the fire. From the very beginning critics were branded as haters, misogynists, manbabies, and what not, and not just by obnoxious fans. In the mean time Lucasfilm, and Disney did very little to set the record straight, that most critical fans had no association with toxic elements in the fandom. So, yes the creators didn’t directly attack fans for the most part. They had the media do the dirty work for them. All they had to do is stay silent, while the critics were all painted with the same toxic brush. I guess, it was in their interest to perpetuate the myth, that criticism against their products was mostly limited to toxic fans, driven by sinister motives, and Russian bots. Let’s get real here, even on this forum the motives of critics are continually questioned. We’re annoying, unreasonable people, that didn’t get what we want, and therefore hate Disney Star Wars, and desperately want it to fail…

I’ll add a different interpretation of events - in the interests of balance…

Critics were not, from the very beginning, ‘branded as haters, misogynists, manbabies, and what not’. I recall people associated with the films made it clear that valid and genuine criticism was okay and differing opinions on it were fine, and that they couldn’t please everybody out there (as it has been for many previous films and franchises) - which are reasonable and fair enough views.

I imagine over time the death threats, announcements of their deaths, actors being harassed and abused to the point of being chased off social media, as well as becoming aware of the abhorrent racist and sexist comments online… took their toll. Friends, family and associates explaining to others around them (including kids) that so and so isn’t actually dead as been posted up on the internet (news like this spreads quickly - who knew?) - and does have an effect on people.

Yet people around the film still stated it’s okay to have differing or critical opinion - though some people around the film and franchise also called out the more toxic, sexist and racist elements - and rightfully so.

Unfortunately, in doing this, some of the critics with genuine and valid issues have somehow seemingly felt their views were denied or rubbished - or somehow their legitimate criticisms were being put in with those sexist, racist and toxic views.

Also, some of the more more clickbait and monetised based media - used this criticism of the sexist, racist and toxic views - and spun it as criticism of many people who just didn’t like the film itself - further polarising the fanbase - yet also ensuring future subscribers and revenue streams.
 

Profiting from hate and division, it seems, is a nice little earner. Especially online in the age of monetised channels. Some of the more toxic channels have come together in a bid to boost their respective subscriber lists and revenues with other like-minded social media outlets.

And those that do profit from hate and division won’t be giving that nice little earner up anytime soon…

 

It’s a shame that more people who have genuine and valid issues with the film - seemingly do not call out others who do derogatorily criticise it on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability more often - and instead stay quiet, or ignore it, or overlook it.

Or even criticise people who have taken issue with those that have these abhorrent views - seemingly because they mistakenly feel attacked for having genuine criticisms of the film.

 

Feel free to disagree, tear it apart, or whatever. That’s all I’ll be saying on the subject in here - and I don’t wish to derail DrDre’s intriguing thread.
 

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#1292806
Topic
All Links Are Dead - SW DE v2.7 MKV (Towne32) ULOZ.TO
Time

Hi Jas,

Man, that’s shame those links are no longer working.

It may be worth leaving a message for Harmy at one of his social media pages (twitter, facebook and youtube) - reading through the threads of his Despecialized Editions on here to find any relevant information (or similar issues others may have encountered), or leave him a message on here.

The links to which can be found in the Some info & help for Harmy’s Despecialized Editions of the Original Trilogy… thread.
 

solkap’s NJVC Custom Blu-ray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega thread may also be of interest to you.
 

The various projects on here are the responsibility of their respective authors / editors / preservationists etc - each has their own way of making available their projects - and it is not something the OT•com is involved in.

The General Assistance section of the OT•com is really for answering questions about the site itself - and the links to projects in here are really just for the convenience of our members - and a also signpost for our newer members on where to look for some of the more ‘asked about’ projects.

You’ll likely find more relevant information in the Project threads themselves.
 

Good luck with it, Jas 😃
 

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#1292799
Topic
All Links Are Dead - SW DE v2.7 MKV (Towne32) ULOZ.TO
Time

Hi Jasmer and welcome.

This, taken from the Some info & help for Harmy’s Despecialized Editions of the Original Trilogy… thread, may be of some help…
 

'Also, if you are experiencing technical difficulties in acquiring Harmy’s Despecialized Editions…

In Section 10 of HanDuet’s superb The Ultimate Introductory Guide:-

'If you find any errors, have feedback, or can think of ideas for improving this guide, please leave a comment on my Facebook page. I will also post on that page when a new version of this guide is published, so please “like” the page if you’d be informed of future updates:

https://www.facebook.com/HanDuet.SWDE/
 

Section 5 of the Guide - ‘Section 5: Other Download Methods’ - also has other suggestions for acquiring the Despecialized Editions.

 

Also, please do not post links to downloads on the site - it is against our Fan Edit / Preservation Forum Rules and FAQ

 

The 'Welcome to the OT.com; Introduce yourself in here - a good place to make your first post thread contains some useful - and hopefully helpful information and links - as do the About, Help, and ’How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com sections too.

Please take the time to read through them, stay patient, and you’ll soon get a feel for how this place works.
 

Good luck with it.
 

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#1292772
Topic
Rian Johnson to Head New Star Wars Trilogy
Time

Rian Johnson On His Future Star Wars Plans’:-

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/rian-johnson-on-his-future-star-wars-plans

'Rian Johnson’s entry into the Star Wars universe with The Last Jedi was, not to put too fine a point on it, divisive (we remain firmly in the “loved it camp”). But the negativity hasn’t stopped Lucasfilm from entrusting him with a new trilogy outside of the stories that have been told so far. And, according to the writer/director, he’s looking forward to it.

“I think that the fun and challenging part of it is to dive in, figure out what’s exciting and then figure out what it’s going to be,” he tells The Observer. “We’re doing something that steps beyond the legacy characters. What does that look like? To me, the blue sky element of it is what was most striking about it.”

Johnson is still at a relatively early point with his plans – we wouldn’t expect to see any of his Star Wars films much before the first entry from Game Of Thrones duo David Benioff and DB Weiss – but he’s pinpointed his approach, even if he’s not yet willing to share specifics. “I know the way that I’m coming at it and what’s fun about it for everyone in George Lucas’ films is figuring out, ‘what’s the next step?’ It really makes you think and figure out what the essence of Star Wars is for me and what that will look like moving forward.”

The director’s next film is murder mystery Knives Out, which will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month and will be in UK cinemas on 29 November.’

 

Or for the YouTubers out there…

RIAN JOHNSON STILL NOT FIRED SOURCES SAY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?’ - by the underappreciated and quality AT-AT Chat
 

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#1292625
Topic
Star Wars Resistance
Time

Star Wars Resistance: Season 2 Trailer:-

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-resistance-season-2-trailer

^ ‘Kaz, Tam, and the rest of the crew aboard the Colossus station are making the jump to lightspeed for an epic second, and final, season of Star Wars Resistance this fall. Star Wars Resistance Season Two will premiere on Sunday, October 6, (10 p.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW, with subsequent airings on Disney XD.’
 

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#1292558
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
Time

This is NOT the Sequel Trilogy performance thread - NOT a recent SW movies thread - and nor is it the ‘franchise as a whole’ discussions thread.

As suggested before, whilst they are intriguing discussions, they will be better suited to their own thread(s) - or more relevant threads - than this one.
 

Thank you.
 

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#1292373
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc... Star Wars finds
Time

Chewielewis said:

The Storytelling Language of Star Wars. A fantastic breakdown of all the visual filmmaking techniques in Star Wars and how they have changed over the years. From Patrick (H) Williams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfjT9JAmVYY&t=0s

A truly absorbing and insightful video that, nice one.

Quite a range of videos on his youtube channel too.

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#1292344
Topic
Harry Potter Extended Editions
Time

Realmovielover said:

Realmovielover said:

Hi folks,

Just joined and new to this forum. I’m not sure how to PM JJPotter. I’ve started a private topic thing and I’m not sure if that’s the right thing?

I’ve actually tried starting private topic option but every time I go the my private topic sections it says 0 private topics found? I’m confused can someone please help or JJpotter could you please help me?
Thanks in advance.

Hi & welcome Realmovielover 😃

The How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com - some info & answers to members’ queries thread may well have the information you seek - as well as some other useful, and hopefully helpful, info - as the About and Help sections do too.
 

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#1292105
Topic
[Request] Pulp Empire 1080p
Time

Hi and welcome macmilln.

This thread may be of some use:-

Pulp Empire - by the talented person who created it.

If you PM him, or make a post in there, maybe you’ll have some luck…
 

There is also this thread on Pulp Empire over at FE - https://ifdb.fanedit.org/pulp-empire

 

Please take the time to look around and see how this place works etc - a good starting place, along with some useful info, can be found here:-

Welcome to the OT.com; Introduce yourself in here - a good place to make your first post

as well as the About and Help sections located at the top of this site.

 

Good luck with it mate 😃
 

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#1292091
Topic
Star Wars Books continued ?
Time

On the back of Hayne’s ‘Star Wars Tie Fighter Owners Workshop Manual’ released earlier this year…

^ obligatory amazon link for info only - https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Tie-Fighter-Manual/dp/1785212230 (please support your local bookstore - or a company that pays it’s fair share of taxes and treats their employees decently)

 

This beauty will be available on 12th November…

^ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1683839366
 

The blurb:-

'After the Clone Wars, the Galactic Empire spared no expense to build a massive fleet of warships to enforce Imperial rule, intimidate defenseless worlds, and destroy all opposition. However, the Imperial Navy underestimated Rebel Alliance fighter pilots, who flew X-wing, Y-wing, A-wing, U-wing and B-wing starfighters, and whatever else they could obtain to fight their Imperial enemies. Decades later, Resistance pilots would fly next-generation versions of Rebel starfighters against the First Order.

The Rebel Starfighters Owners’ Workshop Manual presents a thorough history of the starfighters that served the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance. The history includes design origins, production, and modifications for each Rebel starfighter, and is fully illustrated with numerous photographs, schematics, exploded diagrams, and computer-generated artwork by Star Wars vehicle experts Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Text is by Ryder Windham, author and co-author of more than 70 Star Wars books. This Haynes Manual is the most thorough technical guide to Rebel starfighters available, and is fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm.’
 

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#1291983
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
Time

DrDre said:

oojason said:

Trailer searches? I wasn’t aware the trailer for TROS was even out yet.

(Likely soon though - along with the PR machine kicking in with adverts, promos, tie-ins and merchandising etc…)
 

The article on google search, and trailers is about movies in general, not Star Wars specifically. However, the teaser for TROS on the official channel currently stands at 33 mio views compared to 44 mio for TLJ, if that is any indication. The total views for TROS seem to have been higher compared to TFA and TLJ:

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-trailer-views-trending-higher-than-the-last-jedi/

The PR machine for all Disney films has followed a pretty similar trajectory, so while it’s early days, the difference in interest (as measured by google trends) thusfar is quite significant, but I will keep following its progress over the next few months.

Remember to factor in (or note) other social media too mate; and not just facebook, twitter and instagram etc - but also news-streams, and the rising popularity/use of reddit subs and also fan-made/fan-run You Tube channels as growing mediums for this (over the past couple of years especially), for people online to find / retrieve trailers and other assorted film promos & info.

 

Though I imagine for many people they’re more interested in the content and quality of TROS itself - along with it’s place in the Sequel Trilogy and also the Main Saga. And are not too concerned with comparisons of other brands and franchises etc or google search data - though if you wish delve deeper into this then I suggest a more relevant (or new) thread.

(one which may likely find a wider audience and have more input into the discussion too - whether for TROS itself, the wider Sequel Trilogy, or the Disney era films so far - R1 & Solo included? etc)
 

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#1291981
Topic
Muxing 4K83 issue
Time

This has a few suggestions to try and overcome the same issue:-

https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/370533-tsMuxeR-giving-Reading-buffer-overflow-error-at-47-4

and the 3rd post down (and onwards) in here - https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=175120&page=4
 

and the forums at http://www.thestarwarstrilogy.com may also be a good place to see if others have had the same / similar issue and how they overcame it.

Good luck with it mate 😃
 

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#1291978
Topic
How to burn Hal9000 edits to Blu-ray?
Time

I’m probably wrong or my knowledge is out of date - but I don’t think a PS4 can play iso files.

Also, if Sony blu ray players are anything like Sony tvs when it comes to file support… there is a decent chance they may not play iso files too - though best check with the compatible formats your specific Sony blu ray player can handle.
 

I take it the disc plays on the pc just fine?
 

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#1291975
Topic
Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
Time

CarboniteSolo said:

Anyone see this?
https://comicbook.com/starwars/2019/08/09/star-wars-saga-bluray-rereleases-artwork-covers/

Yeah - there’s been some chat about in this thread:-

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/4K-restoration-on-Star-Wars/id/16857/page/275

 

Personally, I’m not a fan of them - there are better covers by fans on here… than those supposedly official covers (and without the errors too 😉 )

What do you think of them, mate?
 

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#1291968
Topic
How do I convert from mkv to mp4 without losing quality???
Time

Is using a USB flash drive or an external hard drive an option to play the Despecialized Editions?

It may save you the hassle of resizing files to find an acceptable image quality for you - and also burning discs etc?

 

If not, and you want to go the disc route, then these may be of some help:-

https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-convert-mkv-video-files-to-mp4-without-losing-quality

https://www.freemake.com/how_to/how_to_convert_mkv_to_avi_mp4

https://www.tipard.com/mkv-video-converter/how-to-convert-mkv-to-mp4-with-mkv-to-mp4-converter.html
 

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#1291959
Topic
HI-Res Poster Art
Time

crissrudd4554 said:

Anyone got a textless copy of this…

…but with more image on the far right like in this poster???

doubleKO has that image - with a little less cropping to the right of R2 - in his ‘collection download’ (1.48gb), here - https://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/993765

There’s a fair chance that SkyderHouseMafia also has a version - in his ‘Complete Star Wars Poster Collection’ too (6gb+), here - https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Complete-Star-Wars-Poster-Collection/id/60955