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#56983
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Info: OT Bootleg DVDs
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The various PAL discs come up for sale from time to time at ebay.co.uk - in fact:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=61076&item=6311996281&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW



I received my Magnolia pre-ANH Star Wars dvd today (cheers Rik ) - am well chuffed with it - just to see the opening crawl changes is very strange (in a good way).

Well worth getting.
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#56887
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a Star Trek thread...
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^ that's quite a collection m8. I've got all my old ST-TOS tapes and the movies 1-7, but sold my VOY vhs colection just before the dvd announcement - so I got a few £££ back.

I don't know if it's just me but when I come across Trek on tv I just think - 'so what' and usually give it a miss. Maybe it's due to far too many showings here in the UK (the main satellite/cable channel has shown all of the Treks every day at least twice a day for some years now), and maybe it has less relevance to me now than when I was a kid...

I do remember though a time when the UK only had the 4 terrestial tv channels, and I'd look forward to BBC2 showing TNG for the 1st time - the anticipation and excitement was too much - another new Trek ep every week, all the way through to DS9's end.

For me, and please don't take this as bashing VOY, I enjoyed the 1st 4 seasons but it got a little repetative and seemed to have lost it's premise - it had all the ingredients of a good show, but didn't quite click in the way the previous Treks did - it seemed that the Doctor and Seven were doing storylines very similar to Data's in TNG - understanding humanity and conquering emotions etc. In the last few seasons it seemed like it was a Janeway / Seven / Doctor show - with little for the other characters to do or develop further.

Now, I'm not opposed to Seven having a lot of screen-time - she does have intriguing qualites about her -though I was a bit of a Bey'lana fan myself, and was a bit miffed she was underused towards the end.

As for ENT - it doesn't offer much new - it could well be stories for any of the other Trek crew, there is no evolvement from the TNG or VOY way of doing Trek. They are still playing it safe format wise - raise shields, beam up, fire, viewscreens etc and at the end of the episode the captain is right... It doesn't really have a premise - we know that certain enemies can't be killed or certain events can't happen, and yet it won't take a chance and have a risky or controversial storyline relavent to life today which would give people pause for thought.

I hope it gets better, and when it ends people will look forward to a new Trek show in the future- though give it a few years first...
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#56872
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a Star Trek thread...
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...this may go down like a lead balloon...

Just wondering if, like me, there are any fans of Star Trek on here (whether like just the one series or all of them) ?

Were you a fan of Trek before Wars?

You thoughts on the current state of the Trek 'franchise' (I hate that word)...

Do you still watch Trek?

Your fave series or episode...

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#56868
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That Star Wars Feeling - that brought me here...
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^ ah - feelings on Star Trek - could someone invent a time machine so I could turn out the light on it just after the shamefully underrated DS9 finished and the mediocre season 4 of Voy ended..?

A few m8s have told me Enterprise started to improve in it's 3rd season - though 6 very insipid seasons of Trek and the last 2 films has put me right off. Perhaps time to let it rest for a few years...



On SW toy stuff - I remember as a kid getting the Speeder Bike from ROTJ - and constantly pressing the button on it so it fragmented into 3/4 little pieces. Remember thinking what a cool toy it was - must have spent hours of my pre-teen existance just pressing that button!
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#56802
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Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (official)
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Cyberdine was only one of the major companies that contributed to Skynet (and then Judgement Day).

I went to see T3 with a bunch of Terminator fans - half hated it (and i MEAN hated IT), whilst the others thought it was ok to good, myself - I enjoyed it and found to be more inkeeping with the 1st film than the 2nd.

Interstingly the ending of T3 gives a different complexion on the greater difficulties that John Conner and the Resistance will find in the future in defeating the Machines...


Isn't there meant to be a Special Edition or Director Cut of T3 coming out on dvd soon?
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#56606
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Info: OT Bootleg DVDs
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I hope the 2004 dvd version isn't going to be referred as the Special Edition or SE - as they are not. There ar a few substantial changes which marks them apart from the 1997SE version.

This could get confusing...


Hopefully they'll be refered to sommat like:-

Theatrical Edition
1997 Special Edition
2004 DVD Edition
and eventually...
Archival Edition
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#56438
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That Star Wars Feeling - that brought me here...
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Cool pic Luke - the 2nd pic is most likely it, though as a kid I thought the thing was a LOT bigger than that. Strange how the mind plays tricks on you over the years...


I can't believe how much some of this stuff goes for on ebay.co.uk - at the moment they've got a Palitoy Power Droid action figure for £500:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=50277&item=5911600559&rd=1


Imagine what a rare mint condition Death Star would go for...
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#56282
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Star Wars - The Edits and DVDr releases thread
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Hi Jambe Davdar - I did get both Balance Of The Force (Ep1) and The Clone War (Ep2) of the MFE on dvdr. The pic and sound quality are dvd quality, the cuts and insertion have given made the film more inkeeping with the OT (and far less cartoonty than the official versions), and for me they are the definitve editions of the 1st two Eps.

There's a post on them in the first page of this thread

Hope you enjoy 'em...


(I have also come to the conclusion that Rikter has managed to somehow clone himself a few times to keep up with all things SW... )