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« Reply #720 on: 04-17-2017 03:01 »

I wouldn't be surprised if he's going to get a new lightsaber. It'd be one way to make a guaranteed killing on new merchandise.
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« Reply #721 on: 04-20-2017 13:05 »

They also released the trailer of season 4 of Rebels .. wich btw will be the final



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« Reply #722 on: 06-21-2017 17:53 »

To lose one director may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness.

With apologies to Oscar Wilde
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« Reply #723 on: 06-22-2017 19:55 »

Somewhat concerned by the recent news - I thought the idea of Lord and Miller directing was really, really cool, but their sacking I worry says more about Kennedy and Kasdan (if the rumours are true)
Add to that Colin Trevorrow, having his most recent film absolutely panned and stating that Episode IX has to be something "kids can relate to"... Ugh...

Perhaps I'm being unfair. Maybe it's because Book of Henry has tarnished his reputation, or perhaps it's memories of when George Lucas previously attempted to make Star Wars more "relatable"...
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« Reply #724 on: 06-22-2017 21:11 »


Yeah, the last thing we need is Phantom Menace: Part Deux.

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« Reply #725 on: 06-22-2017 23:07 »
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Maybe it's because Book of Henry has tarnished his reputation

He didn't have much of a reputation before in my eyes anyway. Jurassic World was visually fun but had extremely thinly written characters, and his debut indie movie Monsters is highly overrated.

That said, Rian Johnson, writer/director of The Last Jedi and the actually good indie movie Looper, is sticking around to co-write the screenplay for Episode IX with Trevorrow. So hopefully his influence will win out (assuming Last Jedi turns out well, which I expect it will).
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« Reply #726 on: 06-22-2017 23:14 »

Apparently Ron Howard is the new director.
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« Reply #727 on: 06-24-2017 20:57 »

I'm so pissed about Lord & Miller being fired, I absolutely love all the work they've put out & was really excited to see their take on the SW universe. How do you hire comedy directors & watch them spend 6 months making a comedy film before realising that you don't want it to be a comedy? I fucking hate all the morons over at Disney & Lucasfilm. Creative filmmaking is dead in the mainstream blockbuster/Hollywood world.

Lord & Miller being attached & (to a much, much lesser extent) Donald Glover being cast were the only things keeping me interesting in this spin-off, now I couldn't really give a shit. Who even wanted a Han Solo movie? No doubt it's gonna be a clusterfuck mess in terms of editing, tone and coherence now they've brought on a new director and will need to do reshoots and maybe even rewrite portions of, if not, the entire script. Not to mention Emilia Clarke, one of the worst actresses I've seen, is in the cast. What a mess. Fuck Disney. mad
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« Reply #728 on: 06-24-2017 22:53 »


Dan, it's tough on the psyche to keep strong emotions bottled up inside.  Perhaps you can let them out a bit and tell us how you really feel about it?

j/k, bro.  To be honest, I really hadn't put much thought at all into this movie.  But reading about the directors being fired halfway into the project doesn't exactly fill me with excitement to see the finished work.  Who knows, though -- maybe a decent film will come out of all this drama.  I'll wait to read a few reviews before being arsed to go see it in the cinema.  As I did with Alien: Covenant, and was really glad that I had done so.  I'll wait for the bargain DVD on that one.

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« Reply #729 on: 06-24-2017 23:08 »

Quote from Phil Lord @ Star Wars Celebration in 2016:

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I sort of relate to him. He doesn’t want to do anything that he’s told. When told not to do something, it makes him want to do it more.

And one from Lucasfilm’s SVP of development and story group leader Kiri Hart, talking about Lawrence Kasdan pushing to get Lord & Miller on-board:

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He was quite vocal about it in a way only Larry can be. He had a tremendous amount of belief in them and a feeling that they were just the right people to do this. That ended up being really meaningful to all of us as we went forward and put the whole thing together.

And to quote the io9 article in which I pulled these quotes from: "Kasdan then ended up being one of the pair’s biggest opponents behind the scenes—so you have to wonder where that all went wrong."

Honestly, what happened?
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« Reply #730 on: 06-25-2017 05:27 »


Maybe they were insisting that Han's first partner wasn't Lando, but Jar-Jar's older brother?  You know, to make the film more relatable to kids...

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« Reply #731 on: 06-26-2017 21:11 »

Let's digitally edit all of the films to replace chewbacca with mickey mouse.
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« Reply #732 on: 06-27-2017 09:09 »
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When are they going to edit out Jabba the Hutt and replace him with a CG version????

Also, they should replace James Earl Jones with Hayden Christensen.
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« Reply #733 on: 06-28-2017 01:53 »
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If Ant-Man could lose Edgar Wright, one of my absolute favorite directors, and still end up okay, then I think there's hope for any film that loses a director to not have too big a change in quality because of it. I mean, Joss Whedon took over Justice League from Zack Snyder towards the end of its shoot (for truly tragic reasons, btw) and though I love Whedon I really don't expect Justice League to be any less a pile of shit.
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« Reply #734 on: 06-28-2017 03:05 »

Good point.  Zach Snyder is probs the only competent one left.
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« Reply #735 on: 06-28-2017 09:35 »

If Ant-Man could lose Edgar Wright, one of my absolute favorite directors, and still end up okay, then I think there's hope for any film that loses a director to not have too big a change in quality because of it. I mean, Joss Whedon took over Justice League from Zack Snyder towards the end of its shoot (for truly tragic reasons, btw) and though I love Whedon I really don't expect Justice League to be any less a pile of shit.

AFAIK, Justice League was really far along in production so Whedon would just be picking up the scraps.

However, I know jack shit about making movies so don't listen to a word I say.
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« Reply #736 on: 06-28-2017 15:27 »

Snyder is the only one we can trust anymore.  Whedon will betray us again.
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« Reply #737 on: 06-28-2017 18:42 »


That's pretty harsh, dude, even though you're joking.  smile

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« Reply #738 on: 06-29-2017 09:11 »

Just to mix things up, Snyder should do a gritty reboot of Firefly.

Okay, that hurt to type
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« Reply #739 on: 06-30-2017 04:38 »

I wasn't joking.  I'm tired of Whedon's betrayals.
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« Reply #740 on: 07-26-2017 08:10 »


Apparently this is a real drivable thing, offered by Radio Flyer.  Ostensibly for kids, and it's rated for a 130lb load.

(clicky photo for webpage)


Looks pricey, though.  Maybe I'll save money by just modifying a Roomba to look like a landspeeder, and let my cat ride it around.

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« Reply #741 on: 07-26-2017 18:24 »

These aren't the furballs you're looking for
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« Reply #742 on: 07-26-2017 18:59 »
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Rogue One Darth Vader Actor Joins Cast of Han Solo Movie

Speculate away!

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John Powell confirmed to be the composer for the Han Solo Movie.
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« Reply #743 on: 07-27-2017 09:16 »

I hope Vader isn't in it. That's too much, man.
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« Reply #744 on: 07-27-2017 13:04 »

It's a different Vader perhaps.
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« Reply #745 on: 07-31-2017 01:32 »


Apparently this is a real drivable thing, offered by Radio Flyer.  Ostensibly for kids, and it's rated for a 130lb load.


Kinda wish it was a real car. I can see my commute being livened up by having that.
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« Reply #746 on: 08-01-2017 04:29 »

I watched a video of a guy riding a (lack of better term) drone at a sports event.  I think it had between 8 and 12 propellers, and it looked to be maybe 6' long and 3' wide.

That's effectively a hoverboard, though I wonder what kind of power source you'd choose for reasonable expectation of duration of use.
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« Reply #747 on: 08-03-2017 08:33 »
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I'm so pissed about Lord & Miller being fired, I absolutely love all the work they've put out & was really excited to see their take on the SW universe. How do you hire comedy directors & watch them spend 6 months making a comedy film before realising that you don't want it to be a comedy? I fucking hate all the morons over at Disney & Lucasfilm. Creative filmmaking is dead in the mainstream blockbuster/Hollywood world.

On the contrary.. those 2 morons (dont mean disrespect for you and not that much for them) aparently were trying to make the movie a comedy and were constantly disobeying orders and instructions not only from Disney or Kennedy.. but from Kasdan himself who is the writer and the very guy who vowed for them...
Aparently they were constantly jumping over the script making actors adlib lines all over the place.. where usually up to 20 cameras are used to get more shots and angles they were using just 4 making very few takes.. and worst of all.. Ehrenreich himself complained to Kennedy that they were turning Solo into Ace Ventura.. wich is a very grave and serious acusation..

In StarWars you are hired to do a movie wich is paid by someone else..  if you want to make your own movie you pay it yourself.. you step out of the line.. you get fired wich in this case if those rumors and histories are true i am glad.. Gareth Edwards had to change direction and reshot a lot too and it turned out well ..he doesnt seem annoyed or resentful (he even said he was surprised at one point that he could go and kill all the characters and that was part of the reshot) and disney credits him all the sucess of the movie direction...so i didnt saw them steping in to make RO stupidier or funnier..


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now I couldn't really give a shit. Who even wanted a Han Solo movie? No doubt it's gonna be a clusterfuck mess in terms of editing, tone and coherence now they've brought on a new director and will need to do reshoots and maybe even rewrite portions of, if not, the entire script. Not to mention Emilia Clarke, one of the worst actresses I've seen, is in the cast. What a mess. Fuck Disney. mad

To be honest i dont expect anything from this movie.. im not interested in a Han Solo past movie.. Rogue One was interesting and expected as it told the last  part of the saga that remained untold .. that first victory of the rebel alliance fleet against the empire during wich the death star plans were stolen ..its literally over half the opening crawls of A New Hope... but a Han Solo movie? a Obi Wan movie? a Yoda movie? (posbility) a Boba Feet movie im not sure how it would work.. specially since now the comics turned him into an utterly evil and cold blooded murder who will left tons of collateral damage.. not a grey guy doing a job anymore.. how can you make a star wars movie about that unless its someone running from him...

Its funny how lucasfilms said Rogue One would be the last (and first) time they used legacy characters... but all their expected movies are about legacy characters..  now that the first victory is covered there is still those 4 years of galactic civil war between ANH and ROTJ if they want to explore that universe.. or now a huge gap of 30 years from ROTJ to TFA during wich the Empire fell ..the new republic was founded and the former retired to the far reaches to the galaxy and turned into the first order..

Aparently Dave Filoni (Clone Wars, Rebels) said the next series after Rebels would be placed between ROTJ and TFA.. that could be interesting.. unlimited and unconstrained

I watched a video of a guy riding a (lack of better term) drone at a sports event.  I think it had between 8 and 12 propellers, and it looked to be maybe 6' long and 3' wide.

That's effectively a hoverboard, though I wonder what kind of power source you'd choose for reasonable expectation of duration of use.

If someone is in or on it then its not a drone anymore
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« Reply #748 on: 08-03-2017 12:39 »

A Clone Wars-style show set between ROTJ and TFA is exactly what the new trilogy news, IMO. The long gap feels a bit jarring especially since it seems like the Empire barely suffered, and just changed their name.

Kinda related, I was rewatching the original six movies earlier this year and it occurred to me that in ROTJ Luke did nothing in the climax. If he didn't confront Vader and board the Death Star it still would have been destroyed. And also... why did they bring C-3PO exactly? confused I mean, he did save them from the Ewoks but that was by pure chance.
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« Reply #749 on: 08-03-2017 16:59 »

Agree with your statements JL.

I couldn't think of a better term; I don't even like saying drone... so it was either an octocopter or a dodecacopter, but it was certainly an effective hoverboard.
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« Reply #750 on: 08-04-2017 05:34 »

I've watched some Star Trek on television, and I have to guess that the details of the Prime Directive must be "Fuck everybody", and I can only further speculate that the Tertiary Directive somehow involves whitey in space.
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« Reply #751 on: 08-04-2017 11:21 »
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It resumes in "we will let entire civilizations die and entire ships with hundreds of conviently unknown crews to perish to follow the prime directive.. however if some friend i know its in danger then fuck the PD..and those crews or civilizations too..."

Also "we are the most morally right civilization known..but we will let colonist be killed, raped, robed and chased by some assholic race we did a convenient agreement with and when they retaliate we will chase them too instead of protecting them .. create black secret agencies.. long for war and create conspiracies whenever there is no war and laught at 20 and 21 centuries peoples when we cant save even a slighty injured unknown crewmember from death (unless its a pal in wich case we will)"
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« Reply #752 on: 08-04-2017 20:49 »

Lol! red face
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« Reply #753 on: 08-05-2017 04:10 »

Is it a coincidence Darth Vader is black?
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« Reply #754 on: 08-06-2017 15:22 »

Javier Lopez, you are sort of highlighting the difference between TOS and TNG.  In TOS, it was a lot of stuff about dicking around and telling other people what they did wrong.  Whereas in TNG, it was a moral dilemma often that could not easily be solved, because respect for other culture's way of doing things.

Yet, they still broke the prime directive countless times.

At least VOY took a fun approach to the prime directive mishap, by having them break it a few times for their own changes of getting back to Earth.

Speaking of Star Trek, Star Wars!  Yeah, at least there is nothing like Starfleet in that.  The Empire in Star Wars never really seemed as ominous as the Alliance in Firefly.

Also, is there gonna be a scene in the Han Solo movie where he shoves a young Luke Skywalker somewhere on Tatooine without realising?  And keep putting more Darth Vader in all the films.  Can't have a Star Wars film without Darth Vader apparently.
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« Reply #755 on: 08-06-2017 16:44 »

Enterprise is my favorite.  I feel it captures the spirit of ToS, while simultaneously grounding the franchise to a more realistic framework; e.g. the ship in Enterprise, aptly named Enterprise, feels and looks like a more realistic example of what a spaceship described in the franchise might actually be like if made by humans.

Enterprise also has two mirror episodes, which is really the only good thing about the series, other than nazi aliens.

There's still a lot of inane stuff in there, but they deal with ToS species well in setting up the cultural landscape of ToS, when they didn't just retcon and ruin all the other shows in the franchise, and the TNG tie in is irritating at best.  They should have just said the entire show was a dream sequence of Wesley while they were busy pissing all over the whole thing.

I think the most irreconcilable problem in Star Trek though, is how small the actual ships are, as well as, how few of them are produced when humans decide to venture into space.  Most boats on the Earth have larger crew compliments than the Star Trek ships, and it would be wildly and profoundly ignorant for us to start interacting with the dangerous observable universe utilizing a single vessel--whose whole purpose is definitely not military presence because humans have definitely evolved so far beyond incivility by the 22nd century.  Surely one medic will suffice for a tin can thousands, if not millions, of light years away from home where even occupying space is a dangerous proposition.  I think the new movies might remedy these problems to a small degree.
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« Reply #756 on: 08-06-2017 22:27 »

I think when Leonard Nemoy went home each day, he would cross his eyes and troll his wife into calling him spock for the sexes times.
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« Reply #757 on: 08-07-2017 05:06 »

VOY had Nazi Aliens.  Not ENT.
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« Reply #758 on: 08-14-2017 01:23 »

I take back what I said.  Star Trek the Animated Series is the best one by a long shot.
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« Reply #759 on: 08-14-2017 03:11 »


Yes, Svip, it was a two-part episode.  And generally speaking, I can't stand holodeck-focused episodes, but it was done well and it was carried by the fact that the cast was having a great time.  And Jeri Ryan can SING.  She has a beautiful singing voice.  In the episode, her alter-ego was also playing the piano, but I'm not musician enough to tell whether the playing was real.

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