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PEE Poll: What is your favorite Star Wars film?
Episode I: The Phantom Menace   -4 (10.5%)
Episode II: Attack of the Clones   -1 (2.6%)
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith   -4 (10.5%)
Star Wars (A New Hope)   -6 (15.8%)
The Empire Strikes Back   -19 (50%)
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi   -4 (10.5%)
Total Voters: 38

Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #80 on: 07-10-2010 21:18 »

I read two of the X-Wing Squadron books which were pretty good, the Death Star novel and then a book that was written to go before Episode 3. Those are the only ones I've liked in the EU. I also attempted to read Rise of Darth Vader twice and failed to finish it despite me liking it. Damn laziness.
The ending is the best part!! Really though, some of that book is boring and I just skipped past it. You have to finish it!!
I should, but I'd have to take a trip to my local library to get it. Then I'd have to start it over for a third time because it was years ago that I picked it up and read on it. That's just me complaining though.

It seems I have just accomplished a TOTPD. Go me.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #81 on: 07-11-2010 01:45 »

The only Star Wars related book (if it can be classified as such) that I have ever read is Splinter of the Mind's Eye. And that was back in the early 80's so I can't say that I remember much about it.

I still want to know how Darth Vader discovered that Luke was his son.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #82 on: 07-11-2010 02:08 »
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I still want to know how Darth Vader discovered that Luke was his son.

Well, I always thought he might have ruminated on the long trip back to Coruscant about how strong the force was with that one that went in full throttle and still managed to hit a target the size of a womp rat and pull out in time. But better than that, the Emperor told him:

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The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi.

But how does the Emperor know? I've only seen that turd of a third episode once so maybe I'm forgetting something. And I don't count it as canon, anyway - it's like when the bag splits in your cup of tea; it's still a great brew if you want to drink it but you don't have to swallow all the crap at the bottom.
Svip

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« Reply #83 on: 07-11-2010 02:16 »

The Emperor knows because he must know.

The Matrix: Reloaded logic.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #84 on: 07-11-2010 02:23 »

Here's something Lucas overlooked (I think): Padme is dead at the end of the last film (released), right? Assuming I'm remembering correctly, how the hell does Leia remember her real mother in any way?
Svip

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« Reply #85 on: 07-11-2010 02:27 »

Here's something Lucas overlooked (I think): Padme is dead at the end of the last film (released), right? Assuming I'm remembering correctly, how the hell does Leia remember her real mother in any way?

Because Lucas have never seen the original trilogy.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #86 on: 07-11-2010 02:36 »

That honestly wouldn't surprise me in the least.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #87 on: 07-11-2010 03:16 »

Has George Lucas made anything else of note besides the Star Wars films?
Future Shock

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« Reply #88 on: 07-11-2010 03:21 »

Made? Does executive producer and writer count? If so, Indiana Jones.
Svip

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« Reply #89 on: 07-11-2010 03:42 »

Has George Lucas made anything else of note besides the Star Wars films?

Isn't he sort of behind the games that Lucasarts created?  Hm, I guess not.  Monkey Island probably had very little to do with Lucas.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #90 on: 07-11-2010 04:01 »

Lucas wrote/directed THX-1138 and American Graffiti. Absolute classics, IMO.

As much as I love Star Wars, part of me wishes he had just stopped with the first one and continued directing so that we could see more original material from him. He was a very promising director--way ahead of his time. But then Star Wars took off, and he kind of focused more on building up his companies than actually directing.

So when he came back to the directors chair for the prequels after 20-odd years, he was kind of rusty. That said, he still has a straight-forward visual style that I really like. His action scenes are fast-paced but also very easy to follow, unlike most of the shakey-cam stuff that most action movies do nowadays.

Also: Leia remembered her mother because she was force sensitive. The real question is, why didn't Luke remember her, since he is force sensitive too? My guess is that he had a heat stroke at a very young age which affected his memory.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #91 on: 07-11-2010 06:54 »

Maybe he was Force-suppressing his Force-memories because of the Force-trauma inflicted on his Force-psyche at such a young age.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #92 on: 07-11-2010 13:40 »

Of force, it's all so obvious now!

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #93 on: 07-11-2010 15:30 »

Don't worry, all is forcegiven.
Svip

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« Reply #94 on: 07-11-2010 15:31 »

For force's sake!  Stop with the puns!
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #95 on: 07-11-2010 15:37 »

You can't force us. tongue
DrThunder88

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« Reply #96 on: 07-11-2010 16:51 »

That's not a pun!  Thou hast forceaken me!
Future Shock

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« Reply #97 on: 07-11-2010 16:55 »

You know, that is really irritating force-ome people.
Jezzem

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« Reply #98 on: 07-11-2010 16:58 »

That last pun seemed rather forced...
Future Shock

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« Reply #99 on: 07-11-2010 17:03 »

Sorry for bad joke. Force of habit.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #100 on: 07-11-2010 17:12 »

That last pun seemed rather forced...

A force-hadow of things to come.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #101 on: 07-11-2010 17:18 »
« Last Edit on: 07-11-2010 17:19 »

DrThunder88

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« Reply #102 on: 07-11-2010 20:05 »

The Facepalm is strong with this one.
Jezzem

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« Reply #103 on: 07-11-2010 21:58 »



You forced me to.
winna

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« Reply #104 on: 07-12-2010 00:02 »

She was probably told by her surrogate family. She was raised under different circumstances than Luke and becomes an integral part of the resistance.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #105 on: 07-12-2010 02:55 »
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There is some comic/book in wich is explained that Vader knew about his son when they captured an Alliance pilot and turtured him to know who had destroyed the Death Star, the pilot only said "skywalker" , i imagine that after revealing that name and after sensing him sensible to the force it was clear to Vader he was his son (same as when informed that he had a sister Luke inmediatly knew it was Leia, and when told her , she inmediatly knew she was indeed his sister and consecuently daughter of Vader).

Palpatine discovered paralely but Vader didnt informed him, so he suspected that Vader was acting on his back and holded that info until the scene we see in TESB.


As a side note, in X-Wing alliance, it was "public" knowledge that Skywalker had destroyed the DeathStar.. at least to friends of rebellion members, i imagine that Palpie didnt had a hard time to find out
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #106 on: 07-12-2010 05:19 »

Theres' a comic series called Vader's Quest which is pretty much all about Vader finding out Luke's real identity.

There's ALSO a comic in the old Marvel series which follows the same thing, but Marvel is generally considered  less 'canonical' than the Dark Horse material. So yeah.
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #107 on: 07-12-2010 06:30 »

It was not by John Williams and it wasn't that great.
You mean George Lucas?

No.

Oh, I didn't see the word "soundtrack." That explains a lot.
winna

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« Reply #108 on: 07-12-2010 08:32 »

Remember when Bea Arthur was in the Holiday Special?
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #109 on: 07-13-2010 02:21 »

Not having seen it, I had to look that up.  Now that I know she was in the special, I'm now less motivated to see it.
winna

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« Reply #110 on: 07-13-2010 18:32 »

If you do ever happen to catch 20 minutes (it's close to a three hour runtime) of it, you'll quickly realize that you'd be thankful for a cameo from Bea Arthur. Btw 20 was no arbitrary number; as a past time, I enjoy tricking people into watching it, and that happens to be the average length of time people are willing to invest in it. I wonder what the correlation between sadism and masochism is...
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #111 on: 07-13-2010 18:54 »

I wonder what the correlation between sadism and masochism is...
It's sadistic to get them to watch it.  It's masochistic for them to continue to watch it.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #112 on: 07-13-2010 19:59 »

It really is quite an amazing work. It goes beyond bad, breezes past the "so bad it's good" stage and into a realm all of its own.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #113 on: 07-22-2010 09:28 »

Are you saying it's "Ed Wood" kind of bad?  Maybe it's worth checking out after all...
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #114 on: 12-08-2010 03:02 »

Figured I'd revisit my topic to say, in order to properly give a happy holidays by saying-- "Happy Life Day, Everybody!" Let us get our fix by watching the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Also, would anyone support me in fanediting a Holiday Special "Special Edition?"
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #115 on: 12-08-2010 17:35 »

Support financially ? No.
But go nuts!
Tweek

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« Reply #116 on: 12-09-2010 09:46 »

I think The Star Wars Holiday Special is a master piece that should not be edited!
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #117 on: 12-09-2010 10:12 »

I have changed my mind.  A Star Wars Holiday Special that has Bea Arthur in it must be viewed, due to it's potential hysterically bad awesomeness.  I've heard a rumor that Princess Leia sings in it as well.
Tweek

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« Reply #118 on: 12-09-2010 11:19 »

I've heard a rumor that Princess Leia sings in it as well.

She does indeed sing... apparently she was as high as a kite at the time.

Judge for yourself evil laugh
winna

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« Reply #119 on: 12-09-2010 21:05 »

She's ridiculously drunk in other parts of the special.  And Mark Ham Luke Skywalker looks like he was hit by a bus.  Plus it has Jefferson Starship, masturbating wookies, Neil Carney, and Lando Calrizian!!!
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