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#756991
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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Paramount has no desire to revisit the films. Only Star Trek II ever got a restoration and will likely remain the only film given the treatment.

The money it costs is not worth the limited number of sales that would be generated as most were happy with the already released sets. 

Wish i was wrong about Trek getting a decent release on blu ray as far as the films go. 

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#756906
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Journey to The Force Awakens
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Frank your Majesty said:

skyjedi2005 said:


Does anyone really miss not being able to read Sword of the Jedi.

 So the ink from the books vanished? Refusing to read a good story because it is no longer canon is like feeling obliged to read every crappy novel, just because it is canon.

 No the Christie Golden  Sword of the Jedi trilogy was never written or what ever was finished was never published.  When Disney bought Star Wars a lot of novels post Return of the Jedi were cancelled.

The newest EU continuity was to fill in the era between fate of the jedi and the legacy comics. 

Sorry about the double post. 

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#756865
Topic
What do you LIKE about the EU?
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I like that my days of having to collect it are over.  I put plenty of money into bad comics and bad novels just to enjoy some new stories.

Looking back most of it has not aged well, i was a different person in high school and very forgiving of bad tie in fiction.

While the Zahn trilogy is not great fiction or great science fiction, its very readable official fanfiction. I would say 90% of the rest could be sent to the wood chipper.

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#756862
Topic
The new Star Wars comics - a general discussion thread
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I liked the variant Alex Ross cover for Princess Leia #1 but its Return of the Jedi Luke and Vader.  Has nothing to do with Leia and wrong movie,lol.

Only thing i did not like is i wish Ross got Hamill's likeness circa 1983 better.

On the other hand the super exclusive and ridiculous priced variants really piss me off. I am not paying close to 50 dollars for a comic book just for its cover art not even for Alex Ross. That is close to what i paid for Marvel Star Wars first issue first print from 77.

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#756861
Topic
Journey to The Force Awakens
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As much as people wish for a rebooted EU this is not that.  Star Wars is all one Canon now.

It will be a huge task to manage it all so it works all together.  All Star Wars and its forms of media.

The legends stuff is in the past and they are not going to write or publish any more of those set after Return of the Jedi.

Does anyone really miss not being able to read Sword of the Jedi.

Where the Skywalker heirs minus Anakin and Jacen Solo would have been the new heroes with Jaina probably being the new Luke.

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#756687
Topic
The new Star Wars comics - a general discussion thread
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Tobar said:

Getting back to the premise, the idea that the Empire is now rounding up all surviving Alderaanians is a bit of a stretch. I can understand that there'd be concerns over fomenting thoughts of revenge but to act so swiftly to start rounding them up a day after the destruction of the planet is...questionable.

First Luke has a duel with Vader right after ANH, and now this. *sigh*

If Disney had done the smart thing and made the nuEU non-canon like the Star Trek EU, I wouldn't be having any problem with these writing decisions as they'd all be self-contained and have little to no impact on other stories written in the future. As it, though, I'm seeing the nuEU shaping up to be another clusterfuck of poor ideas just like the old EU was.

 I  agree with you. The new first person Luke Skywalker novel is terrible. I don't have the luxury of saying its EU it won't matter later.

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#756677
Topic
The Movies You Would Like To See Made (Not SW)
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I would like more intelligent Science Fiction films be produced.  But they don't make many because you cannot sell action figures with them or make them a videogame spinoff.

Not saying i don't want to see the new Star Wars/ new Star Trek or i want the Marvel and DC stuff to end, only that there were more alternatives.

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#756361
Topic
Video Games - a general discussion thread
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I could complain about EA-Bioware not releasing any DLC for dragon age inquisition or fully patching the game but its EA, buyer beware.

After Dragon age II and Mass Effect 3 you have to expect this stuff, besides the fact that all their games still have glitches and framerate problems at least on the xbox 360.

As for companies moving all the content into DLC and online co-op that is where the money is.

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#756309
Topic
The new Star Wars comics - a general discussion thread
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Hopefully the new movies won't have any prequelisms, its a possibility considering them being in rebels and the comics.

Vader just being a henchman and not the whole Saga's focus is a bit more in tune with the original film. Unfortunately it also pretends those other movies all five of them never happened.

Vader becoming popular and turning out to be Luke father in Empire strikes back shifted the whole orbit of the original series.

The whole wouldn't it be interesting if Luke was not the central character what if it was Vader's story. I used to think it was a prequel conception now i am not so sure it did not begin with Empire.

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#756299
Topic
<strong>STAR WARS: REBELS</strong> (animated tv series) - a general discussion thread
Time

The one directed by Filoni and written by Kinberg was the most prequel like of all the episodes.

That or it was a bizarre mixture of prequel, oot and McQuarrie.

I know Filoni enjoys all these throwbacks to clone wars and the Lucas prequels but i don't appreciate them in what is supposedly an original trilogy style series.

I can't talk about the worst visual elements and story without spoiling the plot nor can i say what i liked without spoiling it.

I liked that it erased Force Unleashed.

Interesting that they held the last episode of the season and did not let it be on demand early. It had to air first because of spoilers.