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ray_afraid

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#1268839
Topic
The Random Trivia Thread
Time

Anakin Starkiller said:

Over-dubs?

Super late, but…
Over-dubs are additional recordings that play over other recordings.
For example, most guitarists will record their guitar track, then a second identical one that plays over the original to create a bigger sound. Vocals, drums, ect. are done the same way. It’s called over-dubbing and the additional tracks are called over-dubs.
That Queen song has a ton of different vocal tracks going on is what it’s saying.

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#1268798
Topic
Movie and TV heroes who have gone through various incarnations
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TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

ray_afraid said:

My buddy Godzilla has been
a symbol of the horrors of nuclear war
a campy Earth saving hero
a symbol for environmental protection
a mindless, lost and scared creature
a reminder of the atrocities of war
a threat that must be dealt with
a protector worthy of praise
a spotlight on a stodgy government
and much more!
He’s the best!

Even when he’s a giant fish-eating iguana?

Zilla doesn’t count.

Oh sure, now he doesn’t. Convenient retcon much?

😉

GODZILLA: Final Wars would like to say some stuff about it.

G’98 is mentioned in the awesome GMK as well.

Tantive3+1 said:

ray_afraid said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

ray_afraid said:

My buddy Godzilla has been
a symbol of the horrors of nuclear war
a campy Earth saving hero
a symbol for environmental protection
a mindless, lost and scared creature
a reminder of the atrocities of war
a threat that must be dealt with
a protector worthy of praise
a spotlight on a stodgy government
and much more!
He’s the best!

Even when he’s a giant fish-eating iguana?

Eh, sure. It’s fun to have one to totally hate on. It gave Toho a kick in the ass to make more, and they made a few great ones in the Millennium series.
It’s all water under the bridge now.

Do you think Toho screwed up by canceling the sequel to Shin Godzilla?

Not at all. I LOVE Shin, but I think it’s stronger as a standalone.

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#1268769
Topic
Most Baffling Complaint of a Star Wars Movie
Time

While we’re talkin’ lightsabers, the only thing that bothers me is that they always make the bad guy have a red one. And only the bad guys have red ones. That’s dumb.
Of course, that’s coincidental in the OT, so it doesn’t effect my SW world.

JEDIT:

Haarspalter said:

What’s the guy up front doing?? He’s about to be skewered mid-air!

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#1268533
Topic
Anyone else totally disregard Leia being Luke's sister?
Time

RogueLeader said:

I don’t blame anyone who sees it, because that was always in the back of their minds during the production of these films and that can’t be denied, I just personally choose to view it as a close, platonic relationship like you do, too.

Agreed. For me, it’s like Alec Guinness’ lucky hesitation. It totally changes what was intend.

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#1268500
Topic
Anyone else totally disregard Leia being Luke's sister?
Time

RogueLeader said:

to make a counter-argument, Ray, I definitely think it is there

Look at this deleted scene from ESB. Luke and Leia were clearly written with some romantic interest.
https://youtu.be/w7IDByqnP1A

Deleted scenes aren’t in the movie, so they don’t count.

Leia also kisses Luke after they rescue him from Cloud City, when he is laying on the bunk in the Falcon. I mean I agree you can kinda write it off as her just really caring about Luke, but you can’t blame anyone for feeling the love triangle was apparent.

She was caring for him. I’ve had girls do the same while I’m having one of my terrible migraines. Doesn’t mean they want to sleep with me.

Also you can’t forget this little interaction in ANH when Luke asks Han what he thinks about her, and Luke is clearly a little jealous. Yes, you can write it off as platonic, but it is there.

Luke liked the pretty girl. No doubt, no problem.

Also, gotta say I feel Mark was playing up this interaction to be a little flirty.
https://youtu.be/lWYtpdcbLEM

Again, Luke likes the pretty girl.

If you can rationalize it if you want to and still enjoy it, but I definitely think they weren’t sure if Luke and Leia would end up as a couple until they got to writing Return of the Jedi. If Harrison decided not to come back for ESB or ROTJ, the option was open.

I don’t think they were sure either, but there’s nothing in the films that ever made me think Luke would get the girl, or even that he had a chance with her. She’s dismissive of him right away, and intrigued by Han instantly. The only time this is questioned is by Han in RotJ, and that’s stupid since they confessed love for one another at the end of ESB and at the beginning of RotJ.
I just don’t see it and CERTAINLY don’t see anything close to incest in the OT.

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#1268478
Topic
Anyone else totally disregard Leia being Luke's sister?
Time

The Autistic Asexual said:

I actually totally disregard Return of the Jedi to tell you the truth. Yeah the inbreeding crap is pretty atrocious writing.

That didn’t happen in RotJ. At all.
Leia was never romantically interested in Luke (in the films, anyway).
She kisses Luke in ESB to make Han jealous and get him to stick around, not at all because she’s interested in Luke.
This “love triangle” must come from the EU, because it isn’t in the movies.

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#1268305
Topic
Last movie seen
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It’s just that I liked nothing about it. It was tedious. Cliche anime characters speaking cliche anime dialog and going through cliche anime arcs.
The animation style was cool, but the design of everything was so dull that it was mute.
(I dunno if we’re talking about a single film or the entire trilogy. Don’t matter.)
I still love ya though.

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#1267947
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
Time

Valheru_84 said:

ray_afraid said:

Valheru_84 said:

MalàStrana said:

Who says Han wanted to be reassuring ? 😄

Definitely one way it could be taken, especially since the betrayal would still be pretty real and fresh in Han’s mind after being frozen in carbonite till not long before. The fact Lando is obviously there helping with the rescue effort wouldn’t undo the emotional affects of the betrayal.

Ugh, here we go with this again…
petpeevestriggered
landodidnothingwrong

WTF are you on about man? I think I know what you’re referring to but it’s got nothing to do with my above comment or this thread.

I find Lando’s “betrayal” to be a misreading of events and it’s a pet peeve of mine.
You brought it up and I made a joke.

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#1267946
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
Time

Tantive3+1 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

What it really all comes down to is what adywan wants to see in his own personal edit of the film.

Not sure what you’re getting at by quoting yourself.
Of course it comes down to what Ady wants to do. All of it does. But it’s fun to debate and make a case for your opinion and Ady has made decisions based off these types of discussions.
You are more than welcome to wait silently until it’s all finished, without voicing any opinion, but don’t try road blocking the conversations of others.

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#1266850
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
Time

nl0428 said:

Zachary VIII said:

nl0428 said:

Does anyone here think that either one of these two things will happen in the next 10-30 years. Will the sequel trilogy receive more love in the next 10-30 years by the fans, or be more divisive, kind of like the prequels?

IMO they will be kind of like how the prequels are viewed today. Where there’s some who still dislike every aspect of them, but most will have learned to live with the bad parts and enjoy the good.

Return of the Jedi… loved by everyone.

Nope.
It’s a good movie, but many consider it a let down. In many ways, the “Beginning of the End”.