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#1315781
Topic
Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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LexX said:

Well, he might have been on the other side of the moon for all we know.

Maybe? But it doesn’t make visual sense. You shouldn’t have to rationalize it.

There must be more Imperial garrisons than that one platform.

Why? They’re just protecting the shield generator.
Why would they need platforms on the other side of the planet? Why would Vader arrive there & then have to travel all the way around the entire planet to get where he was trying to go? He knew what the Rebels were up to & about where they’d be.

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#1315522
Topic
What are your opinions on DVNR?
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DVNR is just a tool. When used right , it’s great. When not, it’s terrible.
Also, just like any tool, it isn’t always needed for the job at hand.
But, sometimes grain is distractingly noisy.
Example: I prefer the 4K77-DVRNed edition of Star Wars to the non. There’s still plenty of natural grain, but it’s not like looking through a sandstorm.
Meanwhile, I’d rather watch Predator on VHS than the DVNRed-to-hell BD disc.

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#1315511
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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CatBus said:

ray_afraid said:

CatBus said:

Stotchy said:

CatBus said:

three of which I can handle like my existing official Blu-rays: glue them all together, put a string through the middle, and suspend them inside one of the cavities in the walls of my house, so nobody accidentally watches them or stumbles across them and thinks that I like those films enough to buy them

This is really funny.

That is seriously what I did with the 2011SE’s. You glue the shiny sides together so it’s really clear what’s on the disks. Star Wars and Empire on the sides, Jedi in the middle, a little offcenter so that you can see some of its cover too. They’re currently hanging inside the wall cavity of my youngest child’s bedroom closet.

Love it.
But be careful… Some may not think that’s valid.
I got heavily berated for announcing that I only own the paper receipt from my purchase of the BD boxset. “THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH! HE SHOULD BE BANNED!” even though it proves, irrevocably, that I paid my hard earned cash for the set (you can even trace it to my bank account). Simply possessing the set says nothing. Ya coulda’ stole it, bought it second hand, ect.

Thanks for the idea – I’ll glue the receipt to the discs.


Now we’re talkin’.

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#1315506
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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DuracellEnergizer said:

ray_afraid said:

CatBus said:

Stotchy said:

CatBus said:

three of which I can handle like my existing official Blu-rays: glue them all together, put a string through the middle, and suspend them inside one of the cavities in the walls of my house, so nobody accidentally watches them or stumbles across them and thinks that I like those films enough to buy them

This is really funny.

That is seriously what I did with the 2011SE’s. You glue the shiny sides together so it’s really clear what’s on the disks. Star Wars and Empire on the sides, Jedi in the middle, a little offcenter so that you can see some of its cover too. They’re currently hanging inside the wall cavity of my youngest child’s bedroom closet.

Love it.
But be careful… Some may not think that’s valid.
I got heavily berated for announcing that I only own the paper receipt from my purchase of the BD boxset. “THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH! HE SHOULD BE BANNED!” even though it proves, irrevocably, that I paid my hard earned cash for the set (you can even trace it to my bank account). Simply possessing the set says nothing. Ya coulda’ stole it, bought it second hand, ect.

And what would be wrong with the latter? Or do you need to actually pay the megacorporations for a brand spankin’ new copy to “legitimately” download fan-edits/preservations/etc.?

Oh, nothing at all! I really couldn’t care any less.
It’s just silly to say that I have less right to own fan edits when I actually have proof that my money went to LFL.

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#1315500
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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^ I’m very nostalgic for that trailer.
But, a few years back I showed it to my lady, with the explanation of “THIS is what we were excited for!”
She laughed the whole way though, pointing out how “Un-StarWarsy” & silly it seems. And I couldn’t disagree. At all.
But it still gets me excited for a film we will never see.

(side note: she saw TPM with her boyfriend at the time & lost all respect for him when he said he “loved it”. This story kills me.)

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#1315493
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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Tobar said:

Not liking it is fine. But it’s not universe shrinkage if it was always part of his lore from the beginning. It’s actually the opposite as it expanded our knowledge of the past.

George coulda’ planned for Luke n’ Leia to be brother n’ sister from the beginning & it would still make the galaxy smaller.
I don’t totally disagree with you, but Boba Fett the mystery man is much more interesting than him being part of a group who all act & dress up the same. The more we know, the less interesting he becomes.
But that’s a whole other topic.

I’m still excited to sit down n’ watch this thing!

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#1315489
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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CatBus said:

Stotchy said:

CatBus said:

three of which I can handle like my existing official Blu-rays: glue them all together, put a string through the middle, and suspend them inside one of the cavities in the walls of my house, so nobody accidentally watches them or stumbles across them and thinks that I like those films enough to buy them

This is really funny.

That is seriously what I did with the 2011SE’s. You glue the shiny sides together so it’s really clear what’s on the disks. Star Wars and Empire on the sides, Jedi in the middle, a little offcenter so that you can see some of its cover too. They’re currently hanging inside the wall cavity of my youngest child’s bedroom closet.

Love it.
But be careful… Some may not think that’s valid.
I got heavily berated for announcing that I only own the paper receipt from my purchase of the BD boxset. “THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH! HE SHOULD BE BANNED!” even though it proves, irrevocably, that I paid my hard earned cash for the set (you can even trace it to my bank account). Simply possessing the set says nothing. Ya coulda’ stole it, bought it second hand, ect.

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#1315361
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

Oh, yeah, the Mon Calamari, too. They’re so ubiquitious throughout SW, I forgot they first appeared in ROTJ.

I really wish they weren’t in R1 though. In my head cannon, many other groups joined the Rebellion after the destruction of the first Death Star.
All these races in R1 forces one to question where the hell they all were during the most dangerous & pivotal battle for the Alliance…

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#1315360
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
Time

Tobar said:

ray_afraid said:

I’ve always hated the Mandalorians. More shrinkage. “Oh, he’s not really his own thing, there’s an entire army of Bobba Fetts!” Ugh.

They’ve been a part of Star Wars for as long as Boba Fett has:

The Empire Strikes Back novelization by Donald F. Glut:

…the notorious Boba Fett. A human bounty hunter, Fett was known for his extremely ruthless methods. He was dressed in a weapon-covered, armored spacesuit, the kind worn by a group of evil warriors defeated by the Jedi Knights during the Clone Wars.

And I don’t like it. What’s yer point?

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#1315358
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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DominicCobb said:

Forgive me if I’m mistaken, but I believe the only OT music in the films that hasn’t been released at this point is a short TESB insert and two diegetic cues from ROTJ.

Yup.
And the few missing bits from Jedi (which I’d love to have) no longer exist.
In the fan-made isolated scores these bits are choppy edits from the actual film track. I’ve long planned to make better versions of these, but I haven’t gotten around to it.

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#1314924
Topic
<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
Time

About to watch this thing. Heard nothing but good things that sound truly interesting. My expectations are firmly in check though:
I’ve always hated the Mandalorians. More shrinkage. “Oh, he’s not really his own thing, there’s an entire army of Bobba Fetts!” Ugh.
But, I can accept that if there’s a good, well-told story surrounding it.
Still, can’t help but wish he wasn’t Boba Fett & was, instead, something new.

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#1314916
Topic
Why don't people hate the Palpatine re-casting in ESB yet despise Force ghost Anakin's re-casting in RotJ?
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crissrudd4554 said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

I think they’re both improvements. Leaving Ghost Shaw in there would be a plot hole, IMO, as unscarred Shaw never existed.

Doesn’t matter. He’s part of the Force and thus can take on any form of his choice.

Exactly. He’s in the form Luke would recognize him in.

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#1314606
Topic
Random Thoughts
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flametitan said:

ray_afraid said:

flametitan said:

ray_afraid said:

Had never heard (or even heard of) Twiki’s early season 2 voice until tonight.
I think it just ruined my life.
& I’m not even a big Buck Rodgers fan.

How bad is it?

It’s a super-sweet, super-cartoony little boy voice.
I tried to find an example, but surprisingly nothings coming up.
Apparently the legendary voice actor Mel Blanc was replaced by a Bob Elyea. Fans hated it and they quickly changed it back mid-season.

OK I can see that feeling out of place for Twiki (even if I barely know anything about the series.)

I’m also mostly unfamiliar with the series. I only know this one trivia bit because it was so audibly offensive.
Buck Rodgers plays during Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night! which is a block of TV I usually have muted while mixing music or whatever I’m doing. The shows they air are wonderful background visuals. Highly recommended. Anyways, the sound was on a week or so ago & I was attacked by this.
Also, it didn’t even do the iconic “Bi-di-bi-di-bi”. That and the low, gruff voice of Twiki is what the dumb series is known for! How did they not see that!?

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#1314583
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
Time

Ronster said:

You need to refute the Special edition in a questionable manner without coming over as confrontational about it because it is not all bad

I don’t care if it’s not all bad or even if it’s all actually great. That isn’t the issue AT ALL.
Suppression of history is WRONG. (why do I keep having to say this?)
Trying to reason with LFL that “it’s the version I prefer, so you should make it available” is going about it all wrong. It’s not the point that should be made.
Erasing & altering history is morally wrong. It’s an evil thing to try & do.