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Re: Star Wars

Postby Bagheera » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:29 am

I'm not a fan of releasing them at Christmas all the time, but what the hell. There are worse Christmas traditions.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:37 pm

^ Like the Hobbit movies. Those were terrible Christmas traditions.

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Re: Star Wars

Postby IronEvangelion » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:22 pm

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:I just assumed that Episode VIII would come out in December because VII did, so this is no change to me. :lol:
Actually I thought it was coming out in December to begin with as well. I was shocked to see they had originally intended to release it in May.
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Postby chazthesilencer » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:12 am

View Original Postcyharding wrote:December is the worst time for me to go to the movies.

You can <cough> <cough> say <hack> <hack> <cough> that <sneeze> <snort> again.
Cough into your elbows, bastards.

Film was alright. Just alright. My only geeky query is: when the hell was Luke's light-saber retrieved after daddy chopped off his hand?
I like the green saber, damn it, use that one instead.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby Chainsaw Owl » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:59 am

View Original Postchazthesilencer wrote:You can <cough> <cough> say <hack> <hack> <cough> that <sneeze> <snort> again.
Cough into your elbows, bastards.

Film was alright. Just alright. My only geeky query is: when the hell was Luke's light-saber retrieved after daddy chopped off his hand?
I like the green saber, damn it, use that one instead.


It was probably discovered on the surface of Bespin, still clutched in his severed hand, which has since been used to secretly grow an entire Luke clone... which has now been conditioned into a Sith master, and is serving as Snoke's secret weapon.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby Bagheera » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:08 am

View Original Postchazthesilencer wrote:Film was alright. Just alright. My only geeky query is: when the hell was Luke's light-saber retrieved after daddy chopped off his hand?
I like the green saber, damn it, use that one instead.


It was in the ductwork of Cloud City, so it probably wasn't too hard to find.

As to the green saber, I imagine Luke's still using it.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby IronEvangelion » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:15 pm

View Original PostChainsaw Owl wrote:It was probably discovered on the surface of Bespin, still clutched in his severed hand, which has since been used to secretly grow an entire Luke clone... which has now been conditioned into a Sith master, and is serving as Snoke's secret weapon.
I'ts cheesy as hell, but I'm actually liking this idea. If it happens there must be a Darth-Maul-fight tier final battle between good and evil Luke in Episode IX.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby Ray » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:11 pm

Bespins a Gas Giant. Just putting that out there.

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Re: Star Wars

Postby Bagheera » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:46 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:Bespins a Gas Giant. Just putting that out there.


Yes, but Luke's hand didn't fall into Bespin, it fell into the bowels of Cloud City. And like I said, Luke most likely still has his green lightsaber, so it's a moot point.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby cyharding » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:45 pm

View Original Postchazthesilencer wrote:You can <cough> <cough> say <hack> <hack> <cough> that <sneeze> <snort> again.
Cough into your elbows, bastards.


That wasn't exactly what I was talking about. I meant that it's hard because of the winter weather where I live (it can easily get in the -20s F) and there's a cattle work that has to be done all through the winter. I wonder if I can ask Lucasfilm for a copy of the shooting script?
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Re: Star Wars

Postby xtr00kvltcorex » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:18 pm

X-wing fanboy, plus a crush on Poe Dameron.

Saw TFA 7 times in theaters, not complaining either and recently went batshit on Funko Pops for the films too.

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Re: Star Wars

Postby Monk Ed » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:25 pm

View Original Postxtr00kvltcorex wrote:Saw TFA 7 times in theaters

:bigeyes: I'm not sure I've seen even the original trilogy that many times.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby xtr00kvltcorex » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:53 pm

I couldn't even count how many times I've seen the OT. ^_^
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Re: Star Wars

Postby Gob Hobblin » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:58 am

Watching the OT is like breathing...it's just something that needs to be done every so many times.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby Sachi » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:21 am

I actually just recently picked up the complete saga in a box set on Blu-ray. Marathoned the OT as soon as I got home, and then the prequels on my next day off (played a drinking game to the latter). Watching both trilogies in one sitting each definitely provided a more immersive feeling.

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- For all the remasters that Lucas has gone back and done, had nobody thought to fix Vader's eyes in ANH? There are moments where you can see the actor's actual eyes and eyebrows, and it's distracting once you notice it. Meh, I guess it adds to the campiness of the original. :P

- ESB is based a few years after ANH, and Han Solo is only just NOW intending to pay back his debt to Jabba (hence why he is trying to leave Echo Base in the first act). There's one line that mentions a run-in with a recent bounty hunter that re-motivated him to pay Jabba, but years, really? Solo, you scoundrel. The film gives the impression that the rebels have been on the run/in hiding since being pushed out of Yavin Base, so perhaps he never had the opportunity to get out to Tatooine. Another reason could be his feelings for Leia kept him around.

- "No! NOOOO" in RotJ remaster. Even though I literally laughed out loud when I heard it, I actually kinda like it as an addition. It gives a stronger impression that Vader was overcome by emotion when witnessing Palpatine destroying his son, and that Luke was successful in bringing his father back. Christian Haydensen's ghost on the other hand... ugh.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby xtr00kvltcorex » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:45 am

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote:Watching the OT is like breathing...it's just something that needs to be done every so many times.


Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby Tankred » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:55 pm

View Original Postxtr00kvltcorex wrote:X-wing fanboy


TFA managed to butcher the design with some split turbine on the engines that have no right to be there, pardon my autism but it simply looks wrong even by Star Wars standards.

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Postby xtr00kvltcorex » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:12 pm

I dug it, particularly Black One.

I'm no engineer but I reckon the split turbine can potentially prevent engine failure?

Not that the X-wings are the Falcon with all its problems.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby Bagheera » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:22 pm

Hell with the split engines, what pissed me off was the fact that other fighter designs were nowhere to be found. My favorite design of the OT was the B-Wing, with the A-wing a close second. And now these specialized, next gen fighters have been dumped in favor of an X-Wing retread? I'm fine with updates or new designs, but having only one design in the fleet is just lame.
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Re: Star Wars

Postby xtr00kvltcorex » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:25 pm

View Original PostBagheera wrote:Hell with the split engines, what pissed me off was the fact that other fighter designs were nowhere to be found. My favorite design of the OT was the B-Wing, with the A-wing a close second. And now these specialized, next gen fighters have been dumped in favor of an X-Wing retread? I'm fine with updates or new designs, but having only one design in the fleet is just lame.


Give the film's status of as a sequel/reboot, I think they wanted to use the most familiar items from the OT that they could. An X-Wing is universally known while only those who paid attention during the Battle of Endor will know the A-Wing and B-Wing. I'm sure we'll see those (and hopefully the Y-Wing) again in Ep. VIII.
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