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Balnce of the Force opening Crawl

Episode II


Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic
Republic. Over a thousand star
sytems, under the leadership of
the mysterious Count Dooku, have
declared their intention to seceed
from the Republic.

This seperatist movement has
made it nearly impossible for the
limited number of Jedi Knights to
continue maintaining peace and
order throughout the galaxy.

Senator Amidala, former Queen of
Naboo, is returning to Coruscant for
the first time in a decade, to
vote on the issue of creating an
Army of the Republic, to combat
the growing rebellion...
Balnce of the Force opening Crawl
Episode I


For a thousand generations, the
Galactic Republic has thrived under
the guidance of the Jedi Knights.
But now, even under the semblance
of peace, a crisis stirs.

The Nemoidian Trade Federation,
outraged by the prohibition of slave
labor in core systems, has seized
the peaceful planet of Naboo with a
blockade of deadly warships.

While the Seante's endless rhetoric
drowns Naboo's cries for justice,
Chancellor Valorum has secretly
dispatched two Jedi Knights to
resolve the conflict...
Star Wars - The Edits and DVDr releases thread
^ I'm not sure there is enough room (megabytes) on a dvdr for the PCM soundtrack from the TR47 set to be physically placed onto the anamorphic set?

IIRC the reason why the guy who did the anamorphic version said that using the 2.0 option was a lot smaller than the PCM, and that with the chapter stops & commentaries he didn't want to lose too much of the video qualtiy?

I suppose everyone is waiting for a good dual-layered dvd set - I know there's been a couple of dual-layered sets - but they havn't gone down to well in comparison to the single layered versions - one of the d-l sets apparently only used half the 2nd side and some mentioned the pic quality was WORSE!

Hopefully when the combatibilty issues of dual-layered dvd are more known (and the d-l dvds themselves become cheaper) then someone will do a fully utilised dual-layered anamorphic 4 disc set with PCM sound - in the style of the Deinitve Collection laserdiscs (now that's a mouthful )
Jokes thread : Reloaded
It was getting a little crowded in Heaven, so God decided to change the admittance policy. The new law was that, in order to get into Heaven, you had to have a really bad day when you died. The policy would go into effect at noon the next day.

The next day at 12:01, the first person came to the gates of Heaven. The Angel at the gate, remembering the new policy, promptly said to the man, "Before I let you in, I need you to tell me how your day was going when you died."

"No problem," the man said. "I came home to my 25th floor apartment on my lunch hour and caught my wife half naked. She appeared to be having an affair, but her lover was nowhere in sight. I immediately began searching for him. My wife was yelling at me as I searched the entire apartment. Just as I was about to give up, I happened to glance out onto the balcony and noticed that there was a man hanging off the edge by his fingertips! The nerve of that guy! Well, I ran out onto the balcony and stomped on his fingers until he fell to the ground. But wouldn't you know it, he landed in some trees and bushes that broke his fall and he didn't die. This pissed me off even more. In a rage, I went back inside to get the first thing I could get my hands on to throw at him. Oddly enough, the first thing I thought of was the refrigerator. I unplugged it, pushed it out onto the balcony, and tipped it over the side. It plummeted 25 stories and crushed him!

The excitement of the moment was so great that I had a heart attack and died almost instantly."

The Angel sat back and thought a moment. Technically, the guy did have a bad day. It was a crime of passion. So, the Angel announced, "Ok, sir. Welcome to the Kingdom of Heaven," and let him in.

A few seconds later the next guy came up. The Angel said, "Before I can let you in, I need to hear about what your day was like when you died."

"No problem," said the second man. "But you're not going to believe this. I was on the balcony of my 26th floor apartment doing my daily exercises. Having been under a lot of pressure I was really pushing hard to relieve my stress. I guess I got a little carried away, slipped, and accidentally fell over the side! Luckily, I was able to catch myself by the fingertips on the balcony below mine. But all of a sudden this crazy man comes running out of his apartment, started cussing, and stomps on my fingers. Well, of course I fell. I hit some trees and bushes at the bottom which broke my fall so I didn't die right away. As I'm laying there face up on the ground, unable to move, and in excruciating pain, I see this guy push his refrigerator, of all things, off the balcony. It falls the 25 floors and lands on top of me, killing me instantly."

The Angel is quietly laughing to himself as the man finishes his story. "I could get used to this new policy," he thinks to himself. "Very well," the angel announces. "Welcome to the Kingdom of Heaven," and he lets the man enter.

A few seconds later, a third man comes up to the gate. The angel says," Please tell me how you died."

The third man says,"Ok, picture this. I'm naked, hiding inside this refrigerator...."
Jokes thread : Reloaded
"Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose woman."

The priest asks, "Is that you, little Tommy Shaughnessy?"

"Yes, Father it is."

"And, who was the woman you were with?"

"Sure and I can't be tellin' you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation."

"Well, Tommy, I'm sure to find out sooner or later, so you may as well tell me now.
Was it Brenda O'Malley?"

"I cannot say."

"Was it Patricia Kelly?"

"I'll never tell."

"Was it Liz Shannon?"

"I'm sorry, but I can't name her."

"Was it Cathy Morgan?"

"My lips are sealed."

"Was it Fiona McDonald, then?"

"Please, Father, I cannot tell you.."

The priest sighs in frustration. "You're a steadfast lad, Tommy Shaughnessy,
and I admire that. But you've sinned, and you must atone.
You cannot attend mass for three months. Be off with you now."

Tommy walks back to his pew. His friend Sean slides over and whispers,

"What'd you get?"

"Three months' vacation and five good leads".
Star Wars DVD Covers
Originally posted by: Jambe Davdar
Whilst we are on the subject of DVD covers, does anyone have an 'ink saver' (not black!) version of the Phantom Edit 1.1 DVD case? Sorry this thread is not strictly the place for this post but I couldn't find anything after searching around.

Jambe Davdar - I have a white Phantom Edit 1.1 Anamorphic West Coast cover (off Rikter's excellent SW Stuff CD). It's 3.07 mg - PM your email address and I'll try to email it you.
Star Wars - The Edits and DVDr releases thread
My 1st viewing I was looking for changes - with the uncertainty of what had been edited or not - and how well or bad the changes had been executed.

I suppose the excitement and expectancy of hope of sitting down to something which resembled a story fitting of the OT universe had clouded (or rather shrouded ) my thoughts.

It wasn't until the 2nd or 3rd time of viewing for me that the fluidity in the story of the MFE's had me immersed in watching the film itself - as I would site down and watch a 'normal' film.

It would be interesting to find a fan of the OT Star Wars - who had NOT seen GL's Ep1 & 2 films, and show them the MFE first, and then GL's version - to gauge their perspective...
a Star Trek thread...
I wonder if the new Editions (Collector's / Special / Director's) of the Trek films have caused a lot of people to be pissed at Paramount for not doing them right at the time...

Nemesis may be interesting in a new longer version - there are reports of around 45mins-1 hour of footage was cut out - the reason why? Berman thinks the movie going public don't like long movies... this in the age of The Matrix, LOTR, and SW all pulling at around 2h30min+

For me the cinematic version of Nem was very choppy and had little in character development, the backstory of recent Trek history ignored, a story which had little credibility (one Reman ship seemed to be the only decent warship in Romulan space?), the dominanace of Data and Picard (AGAIN) on-screen, coupled with the Data cop-out at the end left me disappointed in modern Trek once more.

Maybe a longer version couldn't correct the faults I found above, but would hopefully go someway to making it a more well-rounded film.

For my top 5:-

Wrath of Khan
Voyage Home
Undiscovered Country
First Contact
Motion Picture.

I wish TPTB in Trek would have given Shatner his $300,000 to finish his version of ST:V for DVD a couple of years ago - would have been intriguing to see what changes there were to be made (apparently mostly effects shots towards the end involving 'Rock creatures'). Considering one Trek episode costs around $2million (I think), a fraction of that to finish one the films wouldn't have been that much to give him?

Star Wars - The Edits and DVDr releases thread
never noticed that before - prob too caught up in it. lol

I look forward to when you'll post all of the non-minor (trimmed cuts for time etc) changes you made and see just how many most of us (prob just me) never even noticed. Even reading your list in the post above there is just so much that changed - though through the fluid editing and now more intiguing story it is hard to remember the annoyances of GL's version anymore... nearly.

It does make me wonder just how much GL has changed the OT already - and how much he may change the OT in the future... even such a 'simple' sound effect can change the feeling or the intensity of a scene...

Star Wars DVD Covers
Damn fine set m8.

Always like that ESB pic - prob my fave from the film's various posters

Just d'loaded you swset

A bit biting of the PHX logo and blurb, though!

Most impressive... a great set. Nice idea of putting a large pic on the back too - makes it stand out more. And fine choices for the pics you made too.

A suggestion / idea - would you consider changing the colour of the blue writing to white (or vice versa) for a future alternate version?
Mark Hamill in Ireland Online Interview
Perhaps you'd like 'them' to wear some sort of badge to indicate their sexual preference, maybe put all of 'them' together - perhaps in a special fortified centre or camp of some sort...

Are you for 'foreign' people 'going home'? If so, (and that's not very Christian of you) where will you go to? - I take it you are not of Native American descendance?

Anyway, soryy Jimbo - back on track, does God speak to you?