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#1308877
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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oojason said:

theprequelsrule said:

oojason said:

theprequelsrule said:

oojason said:

The Rise of Skywalker Will Introduce New Force Powers’:-

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/12/rise-of-skywalker-new-force-powers
 

We need less Force powers, not more. Disney is clueless.

Showing various type of force powers through the Star Wars films has occurred before Disney got involved.

Yes indeed…and not to the benefit of the franchise. The Force has been far too powerful since ESB.

So really your post was just another excuse to bash on Disney for something that you had issues with… long before Disney actually got involved with making Star Wars films.

An excuse? No. A reason? Yes.

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#1308876
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I hate the Jedi
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DuracellEnergizer said:

When I think of a gray Jedi, I think of a Jedi who taps into emotions/utilizes powers commonly with the dark side whilst still remaining a hero with a strong sense of right & wrong — a very “light gray” Jedi, you could say. The PT Jedi in general are “medium gray”, with Windu “dark gray”. I’m not a fan of medium/dark gray Jedi, either, at least not as the rule.

In other words, the end justifies the means? Not too Star Warsy in my opinion Duracell, but you do have some support from the EU. Did not Zahn consider “mind tricks” to be a Darkside power?

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#1308872
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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oojason said:

theprequelsrule said:

oojason said:

The Rise of Skywalker Will Introduce New Force Powers’:-

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/12/rise-of-skywalker-new-force-powers
 

We need less Force powers, not more. Disney is clueless.

Showing various type of force powers through the Star Wars films has occurred before Disney got involved.

Yes indeed…and not to the benefit of the franchise. The Force has been far too powerful since ESB.

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#1308868
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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Dek Rollins said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

I personally hate how Klingons were depicted TNG+. Buncha unbathed Space Vikings so pathologically stupid that it breaks suspension of disbelief that these morons ever managed to evolve beyond the Stone Age, let alone develop FTL travel and build an interstellar empire.

This is the correct opinion. I wish they stayed like they were in the movies. The Undiscovered Country even showed an intellectual side of the Klingon people that I don’t think was ever explored in any of the TV series afterwards.

Not just Klingon culture though, in particular Worf as a character became worse the longer he existed. At the start of TNG, Worf claims that Klingon culture is completely alien to him, having been raised by humans. I’m not sure how early it started, but at some point the writers decided to make it Worf’s one goal in life to be the most Klingon a Klingon could be. This caused more and more episodes to be fully dedicated to developing Worf’s Klingon ancestry.

Also the bat’leth is stupid. It’s one of the most impractical weapons I’ve ever seen. The knife from The Search For Spock is a much better melee weapon for Klingon warriors.

Wrong. The Klingons represent a subversion of the so-called superiority of the Federation way of life.

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#1308862
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I hate the Jedi
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DuracellEnergizer said:

I would’ve liked to see Luke become a gray Jedi. Too bad Lucas doesn’t believe in gray.

Duracell, my man, the Jedi are already Gray; and that is the problem! Gray as in “gray area” refers to beliefs that are moraly uncertain or questionable. Jedi are not supposed to be gray! They are on the right path in a galaxy that is gray or tilting to evil. The point of Han Solo’s character arc in SW77 is that he goes from gray to light/white, right? The extermination of the Jedi can only be a tragedy if they are the good guys, not the “gray” guys! Tell me you weren’t a little happy when they all got gunned down at the end of ROTS.

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#1308854
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I hate the Jedi
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GlastoEls said:

Isn’t the whole point of the PT that the Jedi spend too much time worrying about nonsense and therefore took their eye off what was really important?

Not according to the PT-era Lucas IIRC. Frankly, I can’t imagine his younger self ever envisioning the Jedi like they are portrayed in the PT. And what is all this talk about anger and fear leading to the darkside that Yoda spouts off about? Anger and fear are often catalysts to great change for the better. Do you think that slavery didn’t anger the people who abolished it? Do you think fear of climate change is a bad thing? Yoda is a brilliantly portrayed character in ESB but I think his morals are questionable. And he gives Luke shit about his personality and hopes and dreams. Luke did destroy the Death Star right? You know, the thing that would have spelled “certain doom” to the Rebels. What did Yoda do other than hide out? Maybe if you lift X-Wings of the water you could have helped the Rebels in their struggle a little sooner. What a condescending little green prick!

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#1308829
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I hate the Jedi
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SW77 was all about adventure and excitement - about taking risks and accepting outlandish ideas such as The Force. With ESB we get the exact opposite philosophy as expounded by Yoda. The natural result is the unrelatable and unlikable Jedi Order from the PT. So we have two different visions about what Star Wars is all about; that of a young George Lucas and Kershner’s take as expound in ESB.

Thoughts and/or objections?

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#1308680
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All Things Star Trek
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One thing that I like about pre-STD Trek, especially in our modern world, is the way it depicts the Klingons; their system of values, though different from that of the Federation, is portrayed as one worthy of respect and containing many virtues. If TNG and DS9 were made today there would be some character (probably a woman) trying to show the Klingon’s the error of their ways.

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#1308500
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Valheru_84 said:

DominicCobb said:

My guess is, aside from the haters online

The Mandalorian & Jedi: Fallen Order show us there are no “haters”, only Star Wars Fans
https://youtu.be/OJ_tFpJy1Uk

Nope, wrong, uh-uh. There are only two camps — haters and True Fans™; there is no overlap, no third or fourth camps. True Fans™ love everything with the Star Wars brand name; True Fans™ love only George Lucas’ six-episode Saga, TCW, and Legends; True Fans™ love only George Lucas’ six-episode Saga and Legends; True Fans™ love only George Lucas’ six-episode Saga; True Fans™ love only the Original Trilogy and everything produced by Disney; True Fans™ love only the Original Original Trilogy; True Fans™ love only ANH & TESB; True Fans™ love only SW '77. Everyone who doesn’t love what True Fans™ love aren’t True Fans™; they’re just haters, and should be regarded with as much disdain and condescension as one can mustre.

+10000000000000 ❤ Keep fighting The Good Fight DE

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#1308495
Topic
Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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mykyta-R4 said:

theprequelsrule said:

I’m so glad they made the ST. When I recently re-watched the OT I could not help but think “This doesn’t make any sense! Men can’t solve anything! Palpatine would never be defeated by a couple of stupid men. Only a SIW could possible defeat him!”

The circle is complete.

Mon Mothma and Leia do not exist for you in the Original Trilogy? They did not play large role in Rebellion which defeat Palpatine?

Only men? Huh.

With your post above, your narrow view is complete.

Leia is awesome of course; especially in SW77. Mon Mothma is nothing - her name not even spoken in the OT. You only get it in the credits. Why didn’t they just have Leia as the leader of the RA? She was positioned as such towards the end of SW77.

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#1308487
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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snooker said:

theprequelsrule said:

I’m so glad they made the ST. When I recently re-watched the OT I could not help but think “This doesn’t make any sense! Men can’t solve anything! Palpatine would never be defeated by a couple of stupid men. Only a SIW could possible defeat him!”

The circle is complete.

haha. i’m dying. this is incredible comedy.

Thanks! My Mom (note the capital M) always said I had a future in comedy!

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#1308480
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The sexy Bill Will (Billy Dee Williams) Thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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In my understanding of this stuff there is a difference between seeing yourself as both masculine and feminine, or having characteristics that are described as such, then being gender-fluid.

Regardless, Billy Dee is a real cool dude/dudette. Could have stood to lose a few pounds before ROTJ started filming though. That General’s uniform was looking a little tight around the midriff.

Gets 'im every time!