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#1275130
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

tfshirty said:

pleasehello said:

Shopping Maul said:

Does anyone know how Rey/Chewie knew the circumstances of the ‘slow chase’ and how/where to come out of hyperspace in order to send Rey to Snoke’s ship?

Maybe they read the script 😉

The beacon. Finn gave it to Poe before he went gambling.

I think the question is how did Rey know that the First Order was there (as it’s a beacon to the Resistance). The simple explanation is that she saw their location as part of her vision when she touched hands with Ben.

Ah, I see that now. Thanks! And I agree with your explanation.

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#1273715
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:

tfshirty said:

DrDre said:

tfshirty said:

DrDre said:

I just don’t find it believable, that a man who believed his father could be redeemed, a father who had been a true monster, guilty of the death of millions, would even for an instant contemplate killing his newphew, long enough to ignite his lightsaber, his sister, and best friend’s son, a boy who had done nothing, but have dark thoughts.

Yes, Luke believed his father could be redeemed. It’s also fair to assume that Luke believed he could right the troubled Ben Solo ship.

But it’s important to remember that as soon as Vader threatened Leia, in ROTJ, those thoughts of redeeming went out the window. His fear of losing someone he loved was too great and he reacted with violence. He nearly killed the man he wished to save.

The same goes for Ben, and Luke says why he ignited his lightsaber in the film: “Snoke had already turned his heart. He would bring destruction, pain, death, and the end of everything I love because of what he will become. And for the briefest moment of pure instinct, I thought I could stop it.” It isn’t just dark thoughts. It’s his heart, his future, and premonitions of darkness to come. (Which is believable considering what we have seen from Ben/Kylo so far in the ST. Plus, he killed his master and became the head bad guy, which is something Vader never did). Most of all, it’s a threat to everything Luke loves and, like in ROTJ, he instinctively reacts in fear.

In both cases he’s left ashamed of his actions.

And yes, the future is always in motion, too. Luke didn’t listen to Yoda in TESB. But I think right after he quickly and instinctively reacts over Ben, he remembers that this is his nephew and that the future isn’t set in stone. Unfortunately, it’s too late.

Good post! Allow me to retort. In defending TLJ’s handling of Luke many fans point to Luke’s flaws in the OT to argue that the character’s portrayal in TLJ is consistent with the OT. In my view that perspective misses the point of the OT entirely. The characters and their story are not defined by their flaws, they are defined by overcoming those flaws. You say Luke attacked his father with a fury, after Vader threatened his sister. True, but and it’s a big but, there’s the pivotal moment, where Luke looks at his own mechanical hand, and at his cyborg father, and realizes what he might become. He steps back and learns from his mistakes. In that moment the character is transformed, and becomes a Jedi. To have Luke make the same mistake with Ben, that he made with his father, negates much of his character arc in the OT. That is where the problem is. It’s not that Luke makes a new mistake, and learns from it. He makes the same mistake, and seemingly forgets everything his entire arc in the OT was about, and on that faulty basis becomes the anti-thesis of what his character represented in the OT.

This is a recurring issue with the ST, where the classic characters and the plot developments regress, such that a similar story can be told with new characters. The victory of the rebels is undone, such that we can have Empire versus rebels again. Han again becomes a smuggler, who wants nothing to do with galactic politics, and conflict, and is a bad husband, and poor father to boot. Luke becomes that impulsive boy again, always looking to the horizon, and adds cynisism to his list of flaws. Leia is stripped from her connections to the other classic characters along with her heritage, and becomes almost solely defined by her mission, spurring Han to seek out their son, and Rey to seek out Luke, since she has a more important job to do apparently. It is through these developments, that the ST diminishes the OT’s story, its characters, and their connections, and all in the service of giving the audience a thusfar very familiar story, a remix of what came before.

I agree with you about Han and Leia in TFA for sure. I have a lot more problems with that film than I do TLJ. If Leia is going to be a politician, let her be one! Too me, The film relied too much on getting the look and feel of the OT, but forgot to flesh out a true new story. The studio was definitely being restrained and fearful of fan reaction so the filmmakers took the soft reboot mantra to heart. Plus its JJ, and the story kind of jumps all over the place, and never stops to breathe until the end which is a weird cliff hanger ending that forces RJ to pick up right then and there. I almost wish Luke wasn’t even in TFA at all. End it on D’qar.

Back to Luke. One way I have always looked at his scene with Ben is that in an instant he goes from being in a room with his nephew to being in a room with the next dark lord. That catches him off guard, and he responds instinctively. Seems like a logical reaction. He doesn’t lift his lightsaber up or swing it, or anything like that. He just ignites it, and then regrets it. For a moment he had fear, a type of fear he may not have experienced since that faithful day in ROTJ. Wouldn’t that be kind of terrifying?

I believe Luke had grown and learned, and that there was way more restraint shown by him than in ROTJ. But what I think it boils down too is that he was caught off guard with the amount of darkness that was in Ben.

And also, with Ben in this scene the situation becomes a little different. This is a troubled kid with a shadow in him that was growing and he has the devil whispering in his ear, too. What does the dark side feed on? Fear. And in that moment Ben’s worst fears came true and he snapped. Luke isn’t even given a chance to explain, and Ben is given an excuse to take a new darker path.

And also what does that instinct mean for Luke? He was taught to kill the bad guy, and he was taught detachment from his feelings. There is his instinctive response as a Jedi as he stood over Ben. And just as he redefined what being a Jedi was in ROTJ, in the scene with Ben he realizes that the old ways of the jedi, which is all he had to go on for learning and teaching, aren’t good enough anymore. They need to change or it needs to die. Ben’s reaction, and ensuing destruction, put him into a grief stricken state and he decided with option 2.

This is the beginning of Luke’s attitude toward the Jedi changing ,that we see at the start of TLJ. (And rightfully so as this organization has more to do with the creation of Vader than palpatine ever did).

I could talk about this scene forever. It’s very layered and really interesting.

I disagree. The Jedi represent an ideal, that goes well beyond the few individuals we met in the PT. That ideal was the basis for a peace that lasted for a thousand generations. The fact that a number of Jedi made mistakes doesn’t alter this. Luke states, that at the height of their powers the Jedi allowed Darth Sidious to rise, create the Empire, and wipe them out. This is wrong. During the events of the Prequel Trilogy, the Jedi weren’t at the height of their powers at all. The Sith were rising from the shadows, and the Jedi were growing weaker. Master Yoda admitted that he could no longer sense as clearly as he used to, which is why no one predicted the rise of Darth Sidious. The reality is, that by accepting Anakin as a Padawan, the Jedi abandoned their rules to honour a fallen comrade. Individual Jedi made mistakes, but this does not make the ideal they were striving for wrong or misguided. Like the PT Jedi Luke failed, because he didn’t follow the Jedi code, and allowed fear into his heart. The moment Luke ignited his saber, he was giving into the dark side, and forgot the lesson he learned 30 years before, when he faced an actual mass murderer, his father, and his evil master, watching powerless as the rebellion was being blown to bits, rather than a frightened young boy in his bed, who had up to that point done nothing wrong. Yet, the same Luke who was able to restrain himself from attacking the Emperor for the longest time, and under extreme duress, immediately went for his lightsaber when faced with a sleeping young boy, and a possible dark future, a future he knew was not set in stone.

I agree that the jedis main ideals for peace and justice are good. But they are also an ancient order that were stuck in their ways. In particular, their insistence on emotional detachment and to bury your feelings deep down was something that irked Anakin (causing him to feel shame for the feelings he had for others. This is also the break that pushes him away from the jedi) and Luke (who defied obi-wan about this). I’m not saying that the ideals need to change, but I think that status quo of the jedi and how they accomplish those ideals needed to change and grow with the times. Luke saw the beginning of that (maybe Ben too in a twisted way), and Rey will have to take it a step further.

When Luke is talking about the jedi at the ‘height of their powers’ he isn’t referring to their force power level. He’s referring to their sheer numbers and their wide influence in the galaxy. Their inability to use the force is irrelevant and had more to do with their own hubris than anything else. Furthermore, when windu and Yoda mention how the dark side is clouding their vision and their ability to use the force has diminished, that’s in AOTC and a full 10 years after palpy entered the game. Luke wasn’t privy to these conversations either, so he would have most likely been basing his statement on historical data.

Ben’s potential dark future caught him off guard and he reacted instinctively. He straight up didnt have time to think rationally like a jedi about the always in motion future because he was in a state of brief fear. And while visions, dreams, and premonitions of the future are difficult to see/confirm because the future is always in motion, for skywalker’s it’s got a perfect batting average. Think about it, both dreams anakin had of his mom and padme came true. And Luke’s vision of his friends in trouble was also true (they didnt die, but han came close). So, when being presented with another vision of the future Luke is going to take it seriously (and we as viewers will as well, since every time something like this has been in a star wars film, its come true. Even Ben’s fall to darkness. See, 100% shooting! Haha.)

This is fun.

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#1273644
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:

tfshirty said:

DrDre said:

I just don’t find it believable, that a man who believed his father could be redeemed, a father who had been a true monster, guilty of the death of millions, would even for an instant contemplate killing his newphew, long enough to ignite his lightsaber, his sister, and best friend’s son, a boy who had done nothing, but have dark thoughts.

Yes, Luke believed his father could be redeemed. It’s also fair to assume that Luke believed he could right the troubled Ben Solo ship.

But it’s important to remember that as soon as Vader threatened Leia, in ROTJ, those thoughts of redeeming went out the window. His fear of losing someone he loved was too great and he reacted with violence. He nearly killed the man he wished to save.

The same goes for Ben, and Luke says why he ignited his lightsaber in the film: “Snoke had already turned his heart. He would bring destruction, pain, death, and the end of everything I love because of what he will become. And for the briefest moment of pure instinct, I thought I could stop it.” It isn’t just dark thoughts. It’s his heart, his future, and premonitions of darkness to come. (Which is believable considering what we have seen from Ben/Kylo so far in the ST. Plus, he killed his master and became the head bad guy, which is something Vader never did). Most of all, it’s a threat to everything Luke loves and, like in ROTJ, he instinctively reacts in fear.

In both cases he’s left ashamed of his actions.

And yes, the future is always in motion, too. Luke didn’t listen to Yoda in TESB. But I think right after he quickly and instinctively reacts over Ben, he remembers that this is his nephew and that the future isn’t set in stone. Unfortunately, it’s too late.

Good post! Allow me to retort. In defending TLJ’s handling of Luke many fans point to Luke’s flaws in the OT to argue that the character’s portrayal in TLJ is consistent with the OT. In my view that perspective misses the point of the OT entirely. The characters and their story are not defined by their flaws, they are defined by overcoming those flaws. You say Luke attacked his father with a fury, after Vader threatened his sister. True, but and it’s a big but, there’s the pivotal moment, where Luke looks at his own mechanical hand, and at his cyborg father, and realizes what he might become. He steps back and learns from his mistakes. In that moment the character is transformed, and becomes a Jedi. To have Luke make the same mistake with Ben, that he made with his father, negates much of his character arc in the OT. That is where the problem is. It’s not that Luke makes a new mistake, and learns from it. He makes the same mistake, and seemingly forgets everything his entire arc in the OT was about, and on that faulty basis becomes the anti-thesis of what his character represented in the OT.

This is a recurring issue with the ST, where the classic characters and the plot developments regress, such that a similar story can be told with new characters. The victory of the rebels is undone, such that we can have Empire versus rebels again. Han again becomes a smuggler, who wants nothing to do with galactic politics, and conflict, and is a bad husband, and poor father to boot. Luke becomes that impulsive boy again, always looking to the horizon, and adds cynisism to his list of flaws. Leia is stripped from her connections to the other classic characters along with her heritage, and becomes almost solely defined by her mission, spurring Han to seek out their son, and Rey to seek out Luke, since she has a more important job to do apparently. It is through these developments, that the ST diminishes the OT’s story, its characters, and their connections, and all in the service of giving the audience a thusfar very familiar story, a remix of what came before.

I agree with you about Han and Leia in TFA for sure. I have a lot more problems with that film than I do TLJ. If Leia is going to be a politician, let her be one! Too me, The film relied too much on getting the look and feel of the OT, but forgot to flesh out a true new story. The studio was definitely being restrained and fearful of fan reaction so the filmmakers took the soft reboot mantra to heart. Plus its JJ, and the story kind of jumps all over the place, and never stops to breathe until the end which is a weird cliff hanger ending that forces RJ to pick up right then and there. I almost wish Luke wasn’t even in TFA at all. End it on D’qar.

Back to Luke. One way I have always looked at his scene with Ben is that in an instant he goes from being in a room with his nephew to being in a room with the next dark lord. That catches him off guard, and he responds instinctively. Seems like a logical reaction. He doesn’t lift his lightsaber up or swing it, or anything like that. He just ignites it, and then regrets it. For a moment he had fear, a type of fear he may not have experienced since that faithful day in ROTJ. Wouldn’t that be kind of terrifying?

I believe Luke had grown and learned, and that there was way more restraint shown by him than in ROTJ. But what I think it boils down too is that he was caught off guard with the amount of darkness that was in Ben.

And also, with Ben in this scene the situation becomes a little different. This is a troubled kid with a shadow in him that was growing and he has the devil whispering in his ear, too. What does the dark side feed on? Fear. And in that moment Ben’s worst fears came true and he snapped. Luke isn’t even given a chance to explain, and Ben is given an excuse to take a new darker path.

And also what does that instinct mean for Luke? He was taught to kill the bad guy, and he was taught detachment from his feelings. There is his instinctive response as a Jedi as he stood over Ben. And just as he redefined what being a Jedi was in ROTJ, in the scene with Ben he realizes that the old ways of the jedi, which is all he had to go on for learning and teaching, aren’t good enough anymore. They need to change or it needs to die. Ben’s reaction, and ensuing destruction, put him into a grief stricken state and he decided with option 2.

This is the beginning of Luke’s attitude toward the Jedi changing ,that we see at the start of TLJ. (And rightfully so as this organization has more to do with the creation of Vader than palpatine ever did).

I could talk about this scene forever. It’s very layered and really interesting.

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#1273458
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DrDre said:

I just don’t find it believable, that a man who believed his father could be redeemed, a father who had been a true monster, guilty of the death of millions, would even for an instant contemplate killing his newphew, long enough to ignite his lightsaber, his sister, and best friend’s son, a boy who had done nothing, but have dark thoughts.

Yes, Luke believed his father could be redeemed. It’s also fair to assume that Luke believed he could right the troubled Ben Solo ship.

But it’s important to remember that as soon as Vader threatened Leia, in ROTJ, those thoughts of redeeming went out the window. His fear of losing someone he loved was too great and he reacted with violence. He nearly killed the man he wished to save.

The same goes for Ben, and Luke says why he ignited his lightsaber in the film: “Snoke had already turned his heart. He would bring destruction, pain, death, and the end of everything I love because of what he will become. And for the briefest moment of pure instinct, I thought I could stop it.” It isn’t just dark thoughts. It’s his heart, his future, and premonitions of darkness to come. (Which is believable considering what we have seen from Ben/Kylo so far in the ST. Plus, he killed his master and became the head bad guy, which is something Vader never did). Most of all, it’s a threat to everything Luke loves and, like in ROTJ, he instinctively reacts in fear.

In both cases he’s left ashamed of his actions.

And yes, the future is always in motion, too. Luke didn’t listen to Yoda in TESB. But I think right after he quickly and instinctively reacts over Ben, he remembers that this is his nephew and that the future isn’t set in stone. Unfortunately, it’s too late.

I also don’t find it believable that he would see a solution in exiling himself, waiting to die, while Snoke and Kylo Ren were still at large. It is the obvious choice to try and stop Snoke and Kylo. If Luke fails, he dies, which means he will get his wish of ending the Jedi, if he wins, he can still go to an island to die. So, for me the movie failed to provide a proper motivation for Luke to be so emotionally compromised, that he would forget his Jedi training, knowing the future is always in motion, and raise his lightsaber above a young boy’s head. It also failed to explain why from Luke’s perspective letting Snoke and Kylo run free without a Jedi to challenge them would be the best solution for the galaxy. Had the movie shown that Ben Solo had hurt a loved one, I might have bought Luke’s reaction in Ben’s bedroom. Had the movie shown, that Luke tried to stop Snoke and Kylo, but failed, because he couldn’t hurt his sister, and best friend’s son, and only barely escaped with his life, I might have bought his exile,

What might seem obvious to someone on the outside looking in, may not be so clear for someone who’s right in the thick of it and trying to deal with the immense amount of pain and guilt they carry.

When trying to understand why Luke felt that exile was the answer, we also need to consider the effect this all had on him. Luke’s mistake caused his nephew, his sisters and best friends son, to go down the dark path. It also cost the lives of his students that were all under his care. The level of guilt he felt from this failure is huge, and these are not throwaway decisions, this is something that absolutely devastated him to the core. Or, as Snoke puts it: “split your spirit to the bone.” There is Luke being emotionally compromised.

But, Luke being in exile and his justifications for it are just a cover-up for his guilt and failings. As viewers, we are in Rey’s POV and when she is confused about why Luke is acting the way he is, so are we. The emotions Rey has against Luke are the same as ours. This was intentional, and we are supposed to feel this way. This is part of Luke’s arc in the film.

We have also seen masters make mistakes and go into exile before. So Luke sees the Jedi failing in the past, and now he is repeating their mistakes. The difference is that this time he decides that this Jedi vs. Sith dynamic is a cycle that the galaxy cannot handle anymore. How many lives have been lost in the 60-70 years since the Sith returned? So, to break the cycle he decides that the Jedi won’t participate anymore, and that the Light should rise from another, more worthy source. He alone is taking this burden on his shoulders to take himself out of the game, doing something he couldn’t do in TESB (answering the call of his friends) to allow something new to lift up the light. This is hard for him. In short, he decides that it is time to let the past die.

But, when that worthier source does appear, he doesn’t see her in front of his nose. Or, more likely, he doesn’t want to teach Rey because he doesn’t want her to eventually feel the pain he feels now.

The kicker is that Luke is wrong (like Ben is), and Yoda teaches him why in his final lesson. This was all intentional in order to give Luke a real and solid character arc.

And, to use your example about Luke going to confront Snoke and Ben, I think he knew that it wouldn’t help anything. Ben has been completely betrayed by Luke, so anything he says to try and pull him back to the light will fall on deaf ears. Second, Luke does not want to hurt Ben, nor does he want to give Ben the satisfaction of killing him (At the end of TLJ, RJ found a way around this dilemma). If Luke is destroyed by Ben/Snoke, this will give Snoke the satisfaction that the Jedi have been eliminated and that no new Jedi can rise to fight them. Luke staying alive gives a small bit of hope to the galaxy and puts a sense of fear in Snoke, who is desperate to kill Luke to put his mind at ease.

but TLJ did neither. It just says Luke’s different now, deal with it. That’s not good enough for me. Major character changes should imo happen on screen, not between films.

This seems like something to take up with TFA instead of TLJ. Luke had his major character change before RJ even started writing. JJ is responsible for establishing the change, RJ was just trying to figure out how and why it happened.

I’m not sure if any of this is of any help to you, and it’s starting to look like overkill a bit, but I’m hoping it is. If not, let me know! I love discussions about Star Wars, so if you or anyone else want to chat about it I’m all ears!

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#1273151
Topic
Complete Saga Blu Ray covers (TPM to TLJ) Picture heavy post!
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Hi Everyone,

So the Disney covers have been updated. But, it won’t be visible here until I update the Imgur links and today Imgur is being extremely slow and not really working well. However, everything has been updated and uploaded in the google drive folder. Here is the link again: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vmlsfTbOcIlIN-MpzKIMJw8OovG5EdxO

In addition to the updated files, there are some bonus covers and wallpapers that can be found in the google drive folder that you won’t find in the imgur links.

Thanks and enjoy!

UPDATE: THE IMGUR PICTURES HAVE BEEN UPDATED AND SO HAVE THEIR LINKS!

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#1271713
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Complete Saga Blu Ray covers (TPM to TLJ) Picture heavy post!
Time

Hi everyone,

UPDATE:
IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMENTS BELOW ABOUT THE DISNEY LOGO, I UPDATED THE DISNEY ERA COVERS. THE IMGUR LINKS HAVE BEEN UPDATED AND SO HAS THE GOOGLE DRIVE LINK.
THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK!

A number of years ago I made an OT trilogy cover set. They can be found here: https://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/741297

I decided to do all 8 movies in the saga (And EPIX, once it is out) using ideas from my previous effort and with some help from phildesfr and his assets and files, and of course the countless inspirations from all of you on here!

A big inspiration is this poster below for the original film.

My one main rule was to use a piece of concept art from each film on the back side of the cover. I love Star Wars concept art and I wanted to show my appreciation of it through my personalized covers.

The OT has just one version each, but the PT has two each as I used two different logos. I left TFA as a single version with one logo, but with TLJ I couldn’t decide which cover to use, and I had created a second logo (to match TESB). So, I wound up with 4 different versions of it.

And then I noticed that the TLJ concept art I chose would be perfect as a standalone one photo cover… So I did it for all 8 films.

All in all there are 24 covers below. Enjoy! And, let me know if you have any feedback at all!

All of the files can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vmlsfTbOcIlIN-MpzKIMJw8OovG5EdxO
Or here: https://imgur.com/a/q4k8O24

TPM v.1

TPM v.2

AOTC v.1

AOTC v.2

ROTS v.1

ROTS v.2

ANH

TESB

ROTJ

TFA

TLJ v.1

TLJ v.2

TLJ v.3

TLJ v.4

Alt 1

Alt 2

Alt 3

Alt 4

Alt 5

Alt 6

Alt 7

Alt 8.1

Alt 8.2

Alt 8.3

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#756786
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 &amp; NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
Time

Guys, I know you were all worried about the eyebrows on Vader's face when Luke pulls off the helmet, but I have a better suggestion. Just photoshop Hayden's Christenson's face in there instead. That will help with continuity when we get to the end and we see a ghostly hayden there with Obi and Yoda. Right!? It will work perfectly!

Right?

Guys?

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#744207
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Star Wars Ring Theory
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Davnes007 said:

Even if this ring theory is correct, the prequels still suck.

But really, they're giving Lucas waaaaaaay too much credit.

 And that's kinda what I was thinking. Even if this theory is correct and GL intended this, the movies still failed on nearly every other level. He sacrificed everything a movie needs to be good in order to have a symmetrical saga of six movies?

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#742424
Topic
Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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Darth Lucas said:

tfshirty said:

I made these for my collection of Despecialized discs. I based them off a couple of designs from this thread and the DVD one. I can't remember the names of the contributors, so if anyone remembers please let me know and I will give them the recognition they deserve.

I went with a minimalist approach and incorporated the Ralph McQuarrie concept art because I really didn't want to use any stills from the films. I took the one sentence summaries from part of my DVD summaries.

*EDIT* Recognition goes to chyron8472, michaeldc, and EyeShotFirst.

 Can I ask what font you used on the spine and back?  I really like it.

It's called ITCSerifGothic Roman. It's the closest match I could find of the "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" copy on the front cover of the STAR WARS cover. 

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#741626
Topic
Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
Time

That could work, too. The Star Wars title is actually the png logo taken from starwars.com. I attempted to use the fonts available online, like Star Jedi, but I was never happy with how it turned out.

Overall, I feel okay about it. Yeah it looks kind of out of place when placed together on display, but I feel it works because Star Wars was originally supposed to be a stand alone film in the first place. I guess the covers unexpectedly reflects that, at least for me.

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#741595
Topic
Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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Yeah I struggled with that a bit too. I think I might make another one with A New Hope. Or, I might line it up and see how it looks. I'm also thinking I could make the left side of the front covers be the spine, replacing the blue, (although, I do like the blue.) I'm glad you like them! I actually made them for my parents who love the OT but have never owned them themselves.

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#741297
Topic
Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
Time

I made these for my collection of Despecialized discs. I based them off a couple of designs from this thread and the DVD one. I can't remember the names of the contributors, so if anyone remembers please let me know and I will give them the recognition they deserve.

I went with a minimalist approach and incorporated the Ralph McQuarrie concept art because I really didn't want to use any stills from the films. I took the one sentence summaries from part of my DVD summaries.

*EDIT* Recognition goes to chyron8472, michaeldc, and EyeShotFirst.

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#741069
Topic
Burning AVCHD to DVD+R DL question. Taking a long time...
Time

So I am currently writing the AVCHD version of SW-DE v2.5 to a DL dvd with imgburn. The first disc stopped at 56%. The "time until finished" was at "unknown" and there was nothing happening in the disc drive. No noise, no flashing lights like it was up to that point. I decided to try another disc.

This time it was more promising, but it stopped at 82%. Same thing as before.

This is the last part on my log:

13:24:31 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 4142847) 

13:24:31 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 2071423) I

13:36:24 Writing Layer 1... (LBA: 2071424 - 4142847)

It's now been over an hour since that last log point, and nothing has happened. Anyone have any ideas?

*Note*
The writing speed is set to MAX I think. Could this be the issue? The disc is an 8x one...

Thanks in advance.

*UPDATE*
It's now been two hours since it has pretty much froze.

*Edit*
Could it be that my disc drive is over heating/over working and just shutting itself off? It's not flashing lights or doing anything, and it won't respond when I push the button to eject the disc.

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#727229
Topic
Star Wars DVD Covers
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EyeShotFirst said:

ChainsawASH did the 90 box set, so I've decided to tackle the 92 box set.

I will upload these after I am confident in their quality, and I am done with the Blu Ray sized covers I am doing for Harmy's edits.

The images I used are the highest quality I could manage. Painstaking hours in front of a computer searching for the highest of quality images. The fonts I used aren't exact, but they are very close.

 

 Is there another link to get these somewhere? The mediafire link no longer works.