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#1328812
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Star Trek: Picard - discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Fully agree mate, especially on The Mandalorian too.

I read today that the actress who plays Admiral ‘Fucking’ Clancey, Ann Magnuson, once fronted a faux-metal band called Vulcan Death Grip! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f100ccLGw0 😃

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Magnuson

 

The pace of the show has really picked up of late - not that the the pace of the earlier episodes was a problem - they are certainly packing a lot in of late, and yet still finding the time for those important ‘breathe’ and emotional moments too.
 

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#1328795
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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For those of us in the UK, the first two episodes of the 1st season will be shown at Cineworld Cinemas…

The Mandalorian to make UK debut in Cineworld’:-

https://advanced-television.com/2020/03/10/the-mandalorian-to-make-uk-debut-in-cineworld-cinemas

 

 

and also, from last week…

https://www.instagram.com/ginajcarano
 

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#1328650
Topic
Did Lucas initially intend for a Grand Moff to be a villain of each movie?
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It is quite difficult to ascertain just how many films George had in mind down the years 😉

Though if you back to the mid-late 1970’s era, before Star Wars '77 was a runaway success, George is on record stating he felt that Vader wasn’t strong enough as a main villain…
 

LUCAS: “I wouldn’t mind killing her off. (referring to Leia). The other thing we haven’t dealt with is Darth Vader. But Darth Vader, as we discovered in this picture, tends to be pushy; he’s not strong enough as the villain to hold the villain role. He doesn’t have the persona that you need. You really need a Cushing guy, a really slimy, ugly….”

LIPPINCOTT: “What if you unveiled him, unmasked him? Since he isn’t strong enough to hold up. Unmasked him and started building up a new villain who could continue into the next?”

LUCAS: “That’s an idea.”
 

^ from the Star Wars Splinter Of The Mind’s Eye Story Conference article at Cinetropolis.net. A transcribed conversation at the time of discussing a sequel to Star Wars - ‘Splinter Of The Minds Eye’ to not just be a novel - but a cheap-to-film sequel for Star Wars.
 

So, it’s a possibility that George had thoughts on other main villains lined up for Vader to work under in the continuing movies somewhere along the line - which could well have been Imperial Moffs and the like. There is a fair bit more on Lucas’ point of view that Vader not being up to much in the linked article above.
 

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#1328561
Topic
The Sequels - George's Original Trilogy
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FreezingTNT2 said:

yotsuya said:

I like what Rian did with TLJ that anyone can be a Jedi, but that it can run in families.

That is 100% certifiable utter bullshit. That idea was introduced with the very introduction and description of the Force in A New Hope, the expanded definition of the Force in The Empire Strikes Back, and basically the entire context of the series. Characters like Obi-Wan, Yoda, Ahsoka, and so many others already existed as special people or heroes without an important family connection. Luke’s actualization as a character and as a Jedi isn’t in the power of his bloodline, but the strength of his character to go against what others expected of him because of his family.

Anyone who parrots this pretentious nonsense should probably rewatch the other films and try paying attention.

Knock it off. You have a PM.

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#1328559
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Help: looking for Prometheus fan edits
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b5historyman said:

oojason said:

Hi b5historyman,

There are two Prometheus fan edits listed in the An Index & Help Thread for Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties… which may be of interest.
 

FanEdit’s https://ifdb.fanedit.org came up with four Prometheus fan edits on there.

Alternatively, FanEdit•info has three Prometheus fan edits listed.

And a quick online search for ‘Prometheus fan edits’ seems to indicate there are a fair few more out there and available too 👍
 

The An Info & Help Thread for the ‘Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties’ section… (Searches, FAQs, ‘Where can I find x?’, ‘Is there an Edit of film x?’, Myspleen, and more…) may also be of some help for searching for projects and edits etc, as well as the ‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com thread too.
 

Good luck with it mate 😃
 

Don’t you think I hadn’t already checked? Since there’s been a lack of responses from some of the fan editors on their Prometheus projects, here and on fanedit I was taking a punt that other forum members might have links to the different edits and be willing to share links by pm.

Guess I was hoping too much. Ah well.

b5historyman said:

I’ve trawled the forum for any fanedits of Prometheus, to no avail

Going on your post above - it seems you hadn’t been successful when you checked… as you didn’t mention you had actually found some Edits on here - let alone not receiving any replies about them. And that you also haven’t posted in either of those Prometheus threads requesting any help or links.

Also, the edits mentioned at FanEdit•info don’t require replies - they are ready for acquiring without any need for communication.

But yeah, someone goes out of the way to try and help you out, points you to where there are some Fan Edits on Prometheus, and also for anyone seeing this and also where and how to help look for other projects etc - for you to be a bit of a prick about it.

My mind-reading abilities are obviously somewhat limited today… 😉

Feel free to PM me with any problems or questions you may have.

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#1328518
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Help: looking for Prometheus fan edits
Time

Hi b5historyman,

There are two Prometheus fan edits listed in the An Index & Help Thread for Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties… which may be of interest.
 

FanEdit’s https://ifdb.fanedit.org came up with four Prometheus fan edits on there.

Alternatively, FanEdit•info has three Prometheus fan edits listed.

And a quick online search for ‘Prometheus fan edits’ seems to indicate there are a fair few more out there and available too 👍
 

The An Info & Help Thread for the ‘Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties’ section… (Searches, FAQs, ‘Where can I find x?’, ‘Is there an Edit of film x?’, Myspleen, and more…) may also be of some help for searching for projects and edits etc, as well as the ‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com thread too.
 

Good luck with it mate 😃
 

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#1328306
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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Max von Sydow, star of The Seventh Seal and The Exorcist, dies aged 90’:-

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/mar/09/max-von-sydow-star-of-the-exorcist-and-the-seventh-seal-dies-aged-90

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51803195

Delightfully menacing as Ming in 1980’s Flash Gordon and nearly destroyed the earth, played chess with Death, began to make things right, did an exorcism, saw the future, was in the greatest story ever told (not Flash Gordon), tried to kill Bond, and brought weight and substance to many of the roles he played.

IMDB Page
 

RIP Max von Sydow
 

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#1328238
Topic
Strong Female characters in the Star Wars universe
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Spottyfriend said:

For anyone interested in some deeper analysis of Rey as a strong female character, I’d really recommend ‘wit and folly’ which is a Youtube channel that does quite a few Star Wars video essays.

https://youtu.be/f9mv2Ad8nzI

Aye - ‘Wit & Folly’ is a really good channel that is a little different from much of the usual Star Wars youtube output out there.

 

 

Happy International Women’s Day - https://www.internationalwomensday.com : https://twitter.com/womensday

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#1328204
Topic
Star Wars Laserdisc Preservations. See 1st Post for Updates.
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JL232…

Please put a little more thought into your posts before hitting the keyboard mate. Nobody here wants to read consecutive posts made minutes after the other as you have done above - use the ‘Edit’ button.

If you’re sending PMs to members on here… then remember to be polite and courteous - and don’t harass or send multiple PMs to them.

Thank you.

 
 

Completely unrelated… in general, if anyone is receiving multiple and unwanted PMs on here please PM a moderator to let us know. Thanks.
 

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#1328030
Topic
The random <strong>YouTube / Vimeo etc video finds</strong> thread for the Original Trilogy
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canofhumdingers said:

oojason said:

Mocata said:

Too subtle, this one is more appropriate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NPIN_OTLw

Wow - I don’t recall ever seeing that video before… nice find Mocata - and quite a sobering one too.

The full works on it:-

 

'Original Star Wars Trilogy - Buy It Now Or Lose It Forever (1996):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NPIN_OTLw - at the Bamptonoid youtube channel. (28 seconds)
 

The blurb:-

“Star Wars VHS Trilogy Australian-TV Ad (1996)”
 

The voiceover:-

“Star Wars… The Empire Strikes Back… Return Of The Jedi…
Your last chance to own the original Star Wars is almost gone… Buy it today - or lose it forever…”
 

And none of us at the time realized just how honest they were actually being with that tag line! Doh!

Aye mate, it is now 25 years since the last dedicated official release of the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy…

We are also on the 5th incarnation of George’s continually changing ‘vision’ for these iconic films - currently have a tag line of ‘Maclunkey’ instead - and now a whole generation of fans denied a modern & dedicated retail release of landmark film history, one that stood proud and available for some 20 years previous.

The original and authentic version of the three classic Star Wars movies which underpin the entire Galaxy Far Far Away, on a modern digital format, is nowhere to be found. Well, not officially…

 

I best step off my soapbox again 😉
 

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#1327695
Topic
The Sequels - George's Original Trilogy
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RogueLeader said:

Is there a thread that has citations for everything that has been said about George’s early ideas for the Sequel Trilogy? I know most of it comes from interviews and the Art of books. I know this more like fan fiction and it is really beholden to his original ideas, but it might be helpful to go through all the source material and go from there.

I don’t think there is such a thread on here. Though these may be of some interest, contain quotes and claims from George, or pointers etc…

Star Wars Episode VII, VIII, IX George Lucas original story outline, scripts, treatments or his ideas (2015 thread)

If George Lucas Had Made The Sequel Trilogy… (2016 thread)

George Lucas’ comments re his Sequel Trilogy (2018 thread)
 

A thread with George’s claims and quotes over the years (not just on his Sequel Trilogy - the trilogy that didn’t exist, or something… 😉 ) would be quite useful, and also illuminating - hopefully someone will undertake one…
 

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#1327588
Topic
The Mandalorian: Comic Covers - * <strong>SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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I’m keeping an eye out for more info on this - hopefully it’ll also have some concept or not-seen-before art too…

 
Star Wars: The Mandalorian - The Art and the Imagery Collector’s Edition Book Volume One’:-

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Mandalorian-Imagery-Collectors/dp/178773420X - due out 5th May, from Titan Comics…
 

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#1327540
Topic
Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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CourtlyHades296 said:

Are there any UK 1994 VHS cover sets here?

Probably so, mate 😉

There are definitely some 1994 UK VHS covers in FrankT’s superb thread - full of his quality work for many differing sets - that can be found here:-

Frank’s Star Wars DVD/BD Covers

 

There may also be more 1994 UK VHS based covers linked to in the An Index & Help Thread for Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art… too.
 

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#1327374
Topic
The Random YouTube, Vimeo etc. video finds thread for Beyond the OT
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Spoilers for ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’ contained in video linked below…

 

Rise Of Skywalker Final Battle - 16 Bit Scenes’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdQeq_5duGo - at the Mr Sunday Movies youtube channel. (10 mins long)

^ included in the video is a 4-minute ‘how-to’ and information on what went into making these…
 

Spoilers for ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’ contained in video linked above…

 

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#1327369
Topic
Help: Color regrade of Raiders of the lost Ark?
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Sending a fan editor or project creator a polite PM is not going to get you banned, mate 😃

Nor will sending them a PM asking on how to watch their project offend them. By all means, read through the project thread first… for any other instructions or information on how to acquire them, though seemingly sending them a PM is usually the way forward.

Sometimes it can take some a while for a response - not everyone is on here every day, week or month. Some receive a lot of PMs to sort through, have undertaken multiple projects to tend to, or even have lives away from here 😉 So patience is key.

If you’re going to ask Dre on how to watch his project… Dre is a really good guy (like many on here), just read through his project thread for info and instructions, send him a polite and courteous PM, and he’ll reply when he can.
 

It doesn’t matter if you have no technical knowledge to contribute - the majority on here (including me) don’t have any - or much of that. Many just simply join in on conversations that we have an interest in or wish to learn more about, many try and learn a little about the projects around here and what goes into the making them (even if we don’t understand the specifics or minutiae). Leave feedback for projects we have seen, or just share info or stories on what we do know - or enjoy - about the Original Trilogy, the larger universe of the Galaxy Far Far Away, or life in general in the Off Topic section of the site, etc.
 

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#1327243
Topic
Help: Color regrade of Raiders of the lost Ark?
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yoda55 said:

Hello,
I was wondering how do I get hold of the color regrade of Raiders of the lost Ark?

According to An Index & Help Thread for Preservation of Other Properties… there are a few ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ regrade-type projects which may be of interest.
 

I’ve been told I need to contribute to gain access to My Spleen (cue The Map Room: Dawn music) unfortunately I have no technical knowledge to contribute.

I’m not sure you actually need access to MySpleen to be able to acquire these regraded projects.

Also, MySpleen haven’t been issuing invites to their site for some considerable time.

There is more information on this within the links below…
 

I’m quite new at this but eager to learn any help in acquiring the regrade of Raiders would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time

No worries, yoda55 - the Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com; Introduce yourself in here + useful info within…, About, Help, and ‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com sections, along with the various pinned Index Threads around the site, may be of some use and help too.
 

Good luck with it mate.