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#1297294
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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SilverWook said:

People you know at the ASM, or can anyone make inquiries? I wouldn’t be surprised if someone on the film (McQuarrie?) drew inspiration from NASA hardware

Yeah, I just looked up curator’s emails on the museum’s website. I’ve been to a few talks there, so I did have some idea of which people to look for, and their staff bios list their specialties. One of the talks I went to was given by Owen Garriott, seen here at the very controls in question, so remembering which curators were involved with that talk was a good starting point.

So yes, it did help that 5 years ago I went to a lecture devoted to, more or less, talking about operating those controls.

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#1297254
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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SilverWook said:

https://deeplyobsessed.blogspot.com/2018/11/millennium-falcon-nav-console-discovery.html

Wow. That is bizarre. I’m emailing some people at the Air & Space Museum to see if they have any idea.

JEDIT: One of the curators got back to me and basically “Yup that is weird” but he didn’t know anything more. Not sure if any of the others I emailed will reply, but he did suggest talking to, you know, people who built the prop. That’s a good idea, I just have no idea where to start. Or finding out if the prop still exists today.

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#1297009
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Tobar said:

ray_afraid said:

Also, is it stated in the movies (OT) that the Empire is drafting people? I kinda figured it was indoctrination and the lure of the darkside.

BIGGS: I know it’s a long shot, but if I don’t find them I’ll do what I can on my own… It’s what we always talked about. Luke, I’m not going to wait for the Empire to draft me into service. The Rebellion is spreading and I want to be on the right side – the side I believe in.

LUKE: Well, I’ll be at the Academy next season… after that who knows. I won’t be drafted into the Imperial Starfleet that’s for sure… Take care of yourself, you’ll always be the best friend I’ve got.

As an aside, this convo with Luke completely dispels the EU misconception that Luke was joining an Imperial Academy. Why would Biggs and Luke be worried about being drafted into the Empire if they were already signing up? On the contrary, it points to the Academy either being part of a local municipality or the equivalent of a trucker school. Just one of those things that the EU got wrong that has always bugged me.

On the other hand, you could interpret this about going for officer to avoid being drafted as a grunt.

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#1296603
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Telion said:

exitzero said:

*A shot with Tie-Strikers patrolling Endor.

I don’t think ady will add anything not from the original trilogy (even though the striker was in Rogue one before you say)

Plus, what’s the point? The size & density of the trees makes any amount of air support for either side fairly useless.

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#1290146
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Chronological Marvel (No Spiderman Spoilers, Yes Endgame Spoilers)
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SparkySywer said:

I plan on putting the first 22 movies (Iron Man 1 through Endgame) in the fanedit, because they’re the “Infinity Saga”, however my girlfriend and my brother really want me to put Far From Home in the fanedit, saying it’s the real last movie in the Infinity Saga, not Endgame. I wouldn’t know, I haven’t seen Far From Home.

They are correct. It is an epilogue.

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#1289235
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The Chronological Star Wars – A Year-Long Critical Reappraisal
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DavidMDaut said:

SilverWook said:

I’ve long thought AOTC was the worst, but YMMV. 😉

They’re both pretty bad, but there are at least entire sequences I like in Clones. Sequences! There are barely entire scenes I like in Sith. This is the one that had the most it needed to get right, and it just falls flat at every single turn.

I’ve really been enjoying this series, but was surprised you didn’t talk about the Opera scene. Isn’t it…decent?

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#1288230
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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!
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crissrudd4554 said:

timdiggerm said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Yep I’ve never to to anything as the GOUT except those 2006 DVDs.

Well, except for the thread title

I didn’t make the thread. 😉

Somehow I had read “I’ve never to to anything” as “I’ve never heard of anything” instead of “I’ve never referred to anything” as I now assume you must’ve meant.

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#1287532
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Mos Eisley matte painting - best colour corrected image.
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Paul Harraway said:

As if by magic I see that there’s been a very recent screening of a 70mm (perhaps a UK) print at the Academy in the last few days. I’m sure if we asked nicely they’d be happy for us to borrow it for a little while, said on-one, ever, ever!

Ah well, perhaps someone is testing the water for a fan reaction or hope, hope, hope, a rerelease?!

https://comicbook.com/starwars/2019/07/01/star-wars-special-edition-original-screening-70mm-rare-lucasfilm/

Yes there is a whole thread for that

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/70mm-print-of-GOUT-on-Saturday-in-Academy-Theater-in-CA/id/68191

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#1285133
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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EyeShotFirst said:

I feel there were some missed opportunities with Dooku’s being more of a rogue figure, when it’s instantly squashed at the end of AOTC that he’s pretty much just a follower of Palpatine. If one could make him seem more of a rogue, I think it would interesting to see him with a white blade or at least silver. Colourless, and unaffiliated.

I worry that this would be a little too on-the-nose

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#1285132
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<em><strong>Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order</strong></em> (Video Game)
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DominicCobb said:

NeverarGreat said:

I don’t think the were meant to be heavy or light per se, just difficult to handle due to the energies involved. I imagine that it would be like swinging a gyroscope.

Yeah, that’s the Lucas quote, basically it’s not technically heavy but seems as if it is due to the energy. I suppose his justification for making them twirly weightless lightsticks in the PT is the same reason they’re constantly doing backflips - they’re extra superpowered Jedi or something.

Even though their vision is clouded??

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#1285017
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Ideas for a fan edit of Avengers: Infinity War
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FreezingTNT said:

timdiggerm said:

FreezingTNT said:

  1. Have plants disintegrate ONSCREEN. The president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has confirmed that all life died in the Decimation.

Why do this?

Kevin Feige was asked if animals were killed in the Decimation, and he said that half of ALL LIFE was killed off. This means that plants were killed off too. However, there were no plants disintegrating in Wakanda after Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet, so I’m going to try my best to make plants disintegrate in the film.

Yeah, no, I get that. I guess I just mean: how is that going to make the movie better?

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#1282816
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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ZkinandBonez said:

SilverWook said:

The artist did a lot of covers for the German Perry Rhodan novels. It looks like creative swipes from iconic spaceships happened more than once in the series. Not sure if these are the same artist.

Thanks. For a moment there I was wondering if Lucas or ILM had “borrowed” the design from some random book cover.

However, it’s interesting that the artist choose to add domes to the ship (presumably to differentiate it somewhat) since the Interdictor Star Destroyers introduced in the EU in the 90’s more-or-less did the same thing.

There is a dome on the bottom of an ISD though. So, just move it up top and duplicate - you get that thing.