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timdiggerm

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#1357884
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<strong>Empire Strikes Back</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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LexX said:

SilverWook said:

Maybe an unused take of the race to the Falcon or the pad where Boba was taking off from? Meant to be a plate for a matte shot. Somewhere I’ve seen a still of a blue screen shot of Lando leading Han and the gang that was supposed to composited with a Cloud City exterior that never made it into the film.

It was used, the camera is above filming and they did have a shot from above when they were running to the Falcon with the matte painting around it. Cool image, I didn’t know it was shot outside.

https://youtu.be/YjGa5Vj7B7I?t=98

Though it appears to be a different take/setup where Chewie is behind, rather than in the lead.

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#1333530
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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NeverarGreat said:

But who on earth is going to figure that out from the film? Hrumph.

Agreed, but there’s only one Mon Cal ship at the Battle (if memory serves). As such, and given that we don’t see any others at Yavin in the film, it’s possible to surmise that the Mon Cal faction in the Alliance, or at least ready to fight, was small at this point.

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#1333196
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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ray_afraid said:

timdiggerm said:

Dek Rollins said:

If it’s not in the film, it isn’t “known” to the audience.

Sorry to say, but the audience knew the word “Ewok”

The obscure novelization giving info on how the Emperor gained power & the massive advertising juggernaut plastering EWOK on everything are very different situations.

I agree; I was just pointing out that the principle he espoused is definitely false as a general principle.

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#1329345
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'Star Wars: <strong>The High Republic</strong>' era publishing project (was aka 'Project Luminous')
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darklordoftech said:

Tobar said:

Highly doubtful you’ll ever see lightsiders wielding red sabers in the new canon given the new canon’s explanation for how they’re created.

Just because “bleeding” them turns them red doesn’t mean they can’t also “naturally” be red.

While technically correct, this would be visually confusing.

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#1327726
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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NeverarGreat said:

True, but I would argue that these two approaches are not highly distinct for an ever expanding property like Star Wars. Even if worldbuilding starts out with little glimpses, future installments will naturally expand these glimpses and give their own. The end result is the same - a large, continuing universe. Whether or not it’s well-thought-out is down to the care and planning of these stories.

So the worldbuilding for Star Wars has been a priority since the beginning of the Expanded Universe. Originally it was supposed to be this grand interconnected story, and it kinda was occasionally, but it quickly became careless and haphazard.

The weird thing is that everyone figured that the de-canonization of the old EU was to make way for a more Marvel-esque expanded universe from Disney, but their attempt has been no better than the first one.

Was it a priority? The “modern” EU started with Zahn refusing to include Dark Empire references in HotE, DE getting some HotE refs thrown in, and then DE being ignored for awhile. https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Dark_Empire#Conception_and_release
(though I am surprised to learn he did include material from the Roleplaying Game)

(Never mind Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, Lando Adventures and Han Adventures, of course)

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#1327709
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I think there’s a difference between world-building with a larger, continuing, well-thought-of universe in mind (what many fans want Star Wars to be, Marvel Cinematic Universe, etc) and providing little glimpses of a larger universe without too much concern for exploring or explaining in the future (what the original Star Wars did)

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#1320404
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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StarkillerAG said:

timdiggerm said:

StarkillerAG said:

Didn’t TLJ imply that Luke’s sacrifice would inspire rebellion across the galaxy? Wasn’t that what the end scene was all about?

Instead we got Luke sacrificing himself for no reason, no one in the galaxy caring about the First Order for a whole year, and then Lando somehow convinces the entire galaxy to fight the First Order in the span of 30 minutes.

Mm, not quite. The end of TLJ implies that the Force, hope, and people’s belief in what is good and right would continue to inspire rebellion against the forces of evil, as it always had, and that the seed of Millenium Falcon and its occupants, particularly Rey but really also everyone else, will grow in this galaxy of fertile soil, the spark that reignites the fire. Not many would necessarily know of Luke’s sacrifice, but that’s okay; his legend is firmly established as an example in the minds of many.

That’s the problem though: Luke’s legend doesn’t inspire rebellion across the galaxy. The Resistance has barely grown in the year between TLJ and TROS, and the only reason anyone bothered to show up at the final battle at Exegol was because of Lando’s insane smooth-talking skills. It’s another example of JJ throwing away all the good stuff from TLJ.

Oh, I wasn’t disagreeing with that. I haven’t even seen TROS.

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#1320401
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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StarkillerAG said:

Didn’t TLJ imply that Luke’s sacrifice would inspire rebellion across the galaxy? Wasn’t that what the end scene was all about?

Instead we got Luke sacrificing himself for no reason, no one in the galaxy caring about the First Order for a whole year, and then Lando somehow convinces the entire galaxy to fight the First Order in the span of 30 minutes.

Mm, not quite. The end of TLJ implies that the Force, hope, and people’s belief in what is good and right would continue to inspire rebellion against the forces of evil, as it always had, and that the seed of Millenium Falcon and its occupants, particularly Rey but really also everyone else, will grow in this galaxy of fertile soil, the spark that reignites the fire. Not many would necessarily know of Luke’s sacrifice, but that’s okay; his legend is firmly established as an example in the minds of many.