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#1306653
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Terminator films
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Tobar said:

I would want a Resistance trilogy that is a character study about John Connor. With no time travel elements until the end of the last film that sets up T1&2. The first film would be the fall of civilization and the start of the war. See how John prepared for that and began rallying survivors. The first film would predominately have HKs and endoskeleton terminators. The second film would introduce the infiltration terminators starting with the rubber skinned earliest models. This would be expensive but I think it would be great to have a de-aged Arnold as a member of the Resistance that disappears for a while and returns as a T-800. The last film would be the last great seige of Skynet as John learns they’ve cracked time travel and are preparing to assassinate him in the past.

There’s a lot you can do with the future war setting that they squandered with Salvation.

Great ideas all around. I think a Brad Fiedel-inspired synth score and cold industrial colour grading are also essential. The generic score and warm colours of Salvation certainly did that film no favours.

^ THIS all the way !!!

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#1306082
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Best Viewing Order for Fans and First Timers: "THE FLASHBACK" Order
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nah, for me it is just an alternative and fun way to watch . As you say , some of us have seen the films countless times . Why not mix it up a little ? And when I do a marathon , I do just that . Next time around , I might throw in the Tatakovsky Clone Wars cartoons as a flashback . One thing I did find years ago , was that by reading all of the original Marvel Star Wars comics that took place before Empire , when I watched Empire , the scene with Han saying goodbye to Luke just before the battle of Hoth had a lot more meaning for me as I spent more time getting to know the characters and the emotional beat of that scene resonated stronger with me than it ever had before.

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#1306075
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Best Viewing Order for Fans and First Timers: "THE FLASHBACK" Order
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I just watch this as my flashback after watching TESB …Vader’s Memories , a fanedit by Baker Man …This is a black and white, silent reedit of all three Star Wars prequels, with an electronic soundtrack and an extremely pared down story , the black and white gives it a real feeling of being a flashback and tells the essential parts of the story in a more dark and serious tone .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1AcBBpjkDg plus, it is only about an hour long and tells all you need to know so you don’t have to spend so much time getting to the resolution in ROTJ

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#1306068
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Terminator films
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as soon as they killed off John Connor in the first five minutes of Dark Fate , I was done. I am all for female representation , but this was blatant pandering .This is the movie people should be bitching about, not the new Star Wars films. We already had a strong female character in Sarah Connor …all they did was kill John Connor and replace him with a female and tell the same story . Legion is just Skynet by another name . Speaking for myself , and I am guessing for many fans of the original 2 movies as well , I STILL want to see a movie about the future war as depicted in those 2 films . Why the hell have they not done this yet ? And no , Salvation does not count …that was just another Transformers movie in terminator skin . They could do a fantastic movie by making a prequel about the future war and would not even need the original cast to do it .A missed opportunity IMHO .

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#1305776
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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I love this show ! I had an ear to ear grin watching the first 2 episodes . Just finished episode 2 and the first thing that came to mind was the old Marvel Star Wars comic…issue 32 had an adventure with Jawas very similar to this and some of the hatches on the sandcrawler and the tactics used by the Jawas to repel boarders were very similar as well . I am thinking Filoni and Favreau must have read these issues. Issue 81 of the series also had a sandcrawler chase and featured Boba Fett being found by the Jawas after being regurgitated by the Sarlacc , only to be put back in by issues end .This series feels to me like those classic comics come to life , as did many episodes of the clone wars . I remember an interview series with Filoni from a while back where they had all of the classic marvel star wars comics on a display behind him , so I am thinking he is a fan of them . Also , I did not think that I would like the Yadpole at first , but man , I love the little guy ! This show is badass ! I have spoken .

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#1303058
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The original Marvel Star Wars series
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they also used concept art in several other issues of the series , off the top of my head , I remember in issue 25 they used some of Johnston’s Death Star trench sketches for the background of Jorman Thoad’s used Starship lot , in issue 61 , the rebel tech who explains the T.I.E. fighter modifications to Luke and Shira is based off of Ralph Mcquarrie sketches in the art of Star Wars books , and in issue 59 , Lando’s outfit is based off of ROTJ concept sketches . I am sure there are more examples .

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#1303054
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<em><strong>Dark Empire</strong></em> (Fan Web Series)
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I really dug this , I noticed the animation style did change closer to the end of the video . In the comments , the creator of this said he improved as he went along so I hope he does the whole 6 issues and goes back and remakes the first half of the first part . I loved Dark Empire when it came out and would have loved it if they had made it into a film at that time when the actors were the right age to play the parts . Dark Empire 2 and Empires End sucked in my opinion though, so just the original Dark Empire for me thank you.

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#1303053
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Strong Female characters in the Star Wars universe
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oojason said:

This may be of some interest…
 

The ‘365 Star Wars’ website has a category dedicated to women in Star Wars:-

http://365starwars.com/category/365-star-wars-women

^ Not just for the Original Trilogy films - but for all the GFFA movies, tv series, animated series and EU content too.

 

The blurb…

'365 Star Wars started out at the beginning of 2018 as 365 Star Wars Women. In this project I highlighted a new female character, actress, writer, producer, or artist from Star Wars films, TV shows, books, comics, and more every day.

At the end of the year I had (as promised) 365 posts including 42 new interviews. You can click here to see highlights of all 365 posts. I also wrote about what I learned while doing the 365 Project on Medium – you can read that here.

For 2019 I wanted to both continue to update the 365 Star Wars Women project as well as write about all aspects of the Star Wars Universe. This new site – 365 Star Wars – will include articles about 365 Star Wars Women, analysis articles, reference posts about Star Wars characters, droids, planets, and creatures, and issues of the Dantooine Digest.

The Dantooine Digest will highlight a variety of Star Wars content that caught my eye in the last week or month as well as some fun odds and ends. Think of it as more of a “What I saw and loved this week” than a collection of Star Wars news articles. Other sites cover news so well already.

If you’re looking to for a monthly overview of my writing on this site as well as the official Star Wars site (plus other projects) please subscribe to the 365 monthly newsletter.

You can also follow 365 Star Wars on Twitter (@365_StarWars), or on Instagram (@365StarWars).’
 

^ very cool !