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Bushmeister

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« Reply #120 on: 04-20-2004 12:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
They don't suck, IG-88 downloaded himself into the 2nd Deathstar moments before the Falcon took it out.

Exactly. IG-88 droids are very nice indeed. Although I would agree with M0le, droidekas do look more deadly
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #121 on: 04-20-2004 12:17 »
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@Bushmeister: There were 4 IG-88 droids (A, B, C and D) with a shared consciousness. They were the result of the Imperial project called 'Project Pluthdroid'. The new type of droid was supposed to be a new kind of supersoldier, but the moment they were activated, they already had a lust for power. They killed all the scientist working on the project and spread over the galaxy.
The one seen in the classic movie trilogy is IG-88B who had taken up bounty hunting as a pastime (when he wasn't planning to take over the galaxy with his brethren).
IG-88B suspected that Boba Fett would be the one to actually catch Solo, and he tried to ambush Fett on cloud city, but Fett kicked his ass.
IG-88C then waited for Fett at Tatooine so he could get Solo before Fett could deliver him to Jabba, but once again, Fett kicked ass.
The shared IG-88 mind was installed on a computer core that was eventually placed aboard the second Death Star along with IG-88A, and from there he could plan his next move on the route for dominion.
...and then it was blasted to smithereens shortly before the plan was launched. So Lando and Wedge annihilated two kinds of basturds.
IG-88D was destroyed by Dash Rendar (a name known to many) on Ord Mantell and after the IG-88 mind was wiped, the IG-88D shell was the only remaining shred of Project Pluthdroid- The droid had new software installed and programmed for bodyguard service.
That's more or less the IG-88 saga (~70% memory and ~30% refreshing from StarWars.com)- and the reason why I like IG-88...
Bushmeister

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« Reply #122 on: 04-20-2004 13:40 »

Ah yes, I had remembered some of that from a while back (well only the Death Star bit and killing their creators). Many thanks though Pikka.
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« Reply #123 on: 04-20-2004 14:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
They don't suck
I meant the ones in Jedi Academy suck!
There was also droids with lightsabers, which is totally whack....
David A

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« Reply #124 on: 04-20-2004 14:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Pikka Bird:
IG-88B suspected that Boba Fett would be the one to actually catch Solo, and he tried to ambush Fett on cloud city, but Fett kicked his ass.
IG-88C then waited for Fett at Tatooine so he could get Solo before Fett could deliver him to Jabba, but once again, Fett kicked ass.

Which just goes to show you: you can't build a better bounty hunter.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #125 on: 04-20-2004 15:03 »
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The Star Wars screenplay uses "lightsaber" and "lasersword" interchangeably.

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Lucas should have just made film adaptations of Timothy Zahn's novels.
Bleah.  I don't want to think about that; I couldn't stand those books.  But I think they were promoted as if they were Episodes VII-IX, even though the intended VII-IX were completely different.
David A

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« Reply #126 on: 04-20-2004 16:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Bleah.  I don't want to think about that; I couldn't stand those books.

Well, it's not like they were the best Star Wars stuff ever written, but they did introduce Mara Jade.

 
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But I think they were promoted as if they were Episodes VII-IX, even though the intended VII-IX were completely different.

I didn't mean that Zahn's novels should have been used as Episodes VII-IX, I just think that they might have been good as movies.

Anyway, it's not like we're ever going to see Episodes VII-IX at this point.  It took Lucas, what, 16 years after Return of the Jedi to get around to making the pequels; and after all that time, what we finally got was The Phantom Menace?  Meh.

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Mr.Nintendo

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« Reply #127 on: 04-20-2004 16:27 »

Yeah, looking back the Phantom Menace really did suck.

Timothy Zahn's novels should definetly not be turned into films, due to the plot's nature it just wouldn't work. Now, the New Jedi Order books, they would make good films...
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #128 on: 04-20-2004 16:37 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Anyway, it's not like we're ever going to see Episodes VII-IX at this point.  It took Lucas, what, 16 years after Return of the Jedi to get around to making the pequels; and after all that time, what we finally got was The Phantom Menace?
Originally the story wasn't going to finish until Episode IX (Luke wouldn't have met the Emperor until then), but Lucas decided to wrap things up with VI.  So we won't see VII-IX because the story's already done.  (But after Lucas dies, who knows what'll happen.)  That might be for the best, since the story might have become tedious if it had been stretched over six movies instead of three.
David A

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« Reply #129 on: 04-20-2004 17:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Originally the story wasn't going to finish until Episode IX (Luke wouldn't have met the Emperor until then), but Lucas decided to wrap things up with VI.  So we won't see VII-IX because the story's already done.  (But after Lucas dies, who knows what'll happen.)  That might be for the best, since the story might have become tedious if it had been stretched over six movies instead of three.

Yeah, it's just a shame that he didn't decide not to do prequels either.   no no
Nurdbot

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« Reply #130 on: 04-20-2004 17:16 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
They don't suck
I meant the ones in Jedi Academy suck!
There was also droids with lightsabers, which is totally whack....
I remember playing a Stormtrooper with a lightsabre in the game.

Pikka Bird

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« Reply #131 on: 04-20-2004 17:52 »

You can also play a Tusken with a lightsaber- or a bunch of other Imperial scumbags... But I always play as the same blue Twi'Lek female...
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« Reply #132 on: 04-20-2004 20:05 »

Pfft, it's easy to change what model you are ingame, using Katarn gives you a 200 Force pool which recharges twice as fast and about 5 more saber styles.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #133 on: 04-21-2004 01:22 »

I like games sometimes for the stuff you can do online.
M0le

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« Reply #134 on: 04-21-2004 07:15 »

Going back to the books, I just finished reading the 'Destiny's Way' Star Wars book and now I know how Tsavong Lah died. Pretty impressive, eh?  tongue
Also, I'm starting to read 'The Unifying Force', what appears to be the final Yuuzhan Vong book. From what I can see, Boba Fett makes another appearance in this, as a good guy.   smile
And to add to the proof that Boba Fett survived Saarlac, I just remembered, as well, there was a story about him in 'Tales of the New Republic'. 
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #135 on: 04-21-2004 07:27 »
« Last Edit on: 04-21-2004 07:27 »

The last books' a pretty groovy conclusion to the series...

Fett doesn't do that much though. He does a little ass kicking...   big grin

Tsavong Lah. Killed while attacking a jedi from behind... whilst the Jedi's feet were stuck to the floor... I mean, I know it was supposed to make Jaina look good, but it just made Lah look like a total idiot... we never really got a demonstration of his fighting prowess... diminishing him as a villian... boo.

Best duels in the NJO series are Mara Jade vs Yomin Carr, and Corran Horn vs Shedao Shai... 

Also, Nom Anor is a lot of fun.   smile
Nurdbot

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« Reply #136 on: 04-21-2004 16:41 »

I have the urge to buy JA2 now.
winna

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« Reply #137 on: 04-21-2004 17:05 »

you're one crazy mutha nurdy...
Nixorbo

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« Reply #138 on: 04-21-2004 21:55 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Fett doesn't do that much though. He does a little ass kicking...    big grin

Tsavong Lah. Killed while attacking a jedi from behind... whilst the Jedi's feet were stuck to the floor... I mean, I know it was supposed to make Jaina look good, but it just made Lah look like a total idiot... we never really got a demonstration of his fighting prowess... diminishing him as a villian... boo.

Wait, Boba Fett mentioned in the same post as a villain who was dispatched in such a way as to diminish his true abilities, and said villain ISN'T Fett?  What kind of crazy upside-down world is this?

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #139 on: 04-21-2004 22:26 »

Man, all this EU stuff is boring me. Even though the Thrawn trilogy was pretty badass.

Let's talk about the movies. Has anyone seen Obi-Wan's sexy new look for episode III? What a sexy bastard.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #140 on: 04-21-2004 22:28 »

Sexier than in A New Hope?
This I gotta see.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #141 on: 04-21-2004 23:14 »

Actually, he seems to be sporting the same haircut he has in ANH. Hooray, best of both worlds!
kimncris

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« Reply #142 on: 04-21-2004 23:51 »

Pikka,

Don't know if you saw them yet or not, but the Clone Wars are available for download here:
 http://www.pcpages.com/1010101/

at least they appear to be.  I did not try any of the links...

-cris
Nurdbot

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« Reply #143 on: 04-22-2004 14:48 »

Bump!

The assault on the Original Deathstar or the second one?
FishyJoe

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« Reply #144 on: 04-22-2004 15:50 »

First! The second one was good, because it was big and epic and chaotic, and stuff. But it shared the spotlight with two other major battle sequences, and it didn't have any of the main characters.

The first one was very focused. Well-edited and exciting. And it had Luke and (surprise!) Han. You followed individual ships, rather than it just being a big mess of things flying around and exploding. Plus Vader flew his TIE Fighter and blew up a bunch of rebels. Badass.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #145 on: 04-22-2004 15:56 »

Second! The first! Though I did like watching Vader's personal Star Destroyer smash into the 2nd Death Star.
Coilette

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« Reply #146 on: 04-22-2004 15:59 »

The 1st definately. The fact that you followed individual ships was much better than a massive battle scene. The music added to it too, the build up when Luke fired his torpedos was great.
David A

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« Reply #147 on: 04-22-2004 16:09 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
The second one was good, because it was big and epic and chaotic, and stuff. But it shared the spotlight with two other major battle sequences, and it didn't have any of the main characters.

I liked the way that the assault on the second Death Star parallels both the battle on the moon of Endor and the duel between Luke and Vader.

But yeah, the first one wins.  No contest.
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« Reply #148 on: 04-23-2004 00:38 »

First one.  Any battle with a fat guy named Porkins who dies by his own bumbling gets my vote.
Melllvar

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« Reply #149 on: 04-23-2004 01:14 »

Almost there......almost there......

The first one.  Without doubt.
Ranadok

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« Reply #150 on: 04-23-2004 02:13 »

The second was great, full of action and all sorts of neat stuff, but the first one had a much more urgent feel to it, as well as really giving the rebels a "good guys fighting against overwhelming odds" thing, much more than the second.  Plus, the first had Vader in a TIE. That's worth bonus points. So, I'm siding with almost everybody here... the first one was the best. Man... I really should watch those movies again.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #151 on: 04-23-2004 02:30 »

The second one had it's moments, but what makes me laugh is the Engineer's on the 2nd Deathstar did bugger all to improve the weakness that got it blasted in the first place. Just stuck in in the middle of a huge Trench with just a few TIE Fighters on stand by.
M0le

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« Reply #152 on: 04-23-2004 06:35 »

That's a hard decision for me, but I'll go with the first Death Star battle. So many memorable lines and deaths...

Biggs: Pull up!
Porkins: No, I can hold it!
Biggs: Eject!
Porkins: No, I'm alright, I'm fine-Auuugh!!!  wink

Another funny moment is when Gold 2  barely even reacts when he's dying, he just sorta squints at the viewers and moves his head forward a bit.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #153 on: 04-23-2004 11:38 »
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oh... the first was good'n tense...

but I just love the large scale anarchy of the Battle of Endor... plus the actual Death Star II run was the most awesome thing I've ever seen...

Incidently, was ROTJ the first time a 'fly through tunnel fleeing firey wall of death' sequence appeared in a movie? I've seen countless imitators (including TPM), but none beat the original...

Oh yes, and one of my favourite sequences of all the films...
Admiral Piet: "Intensify the forward batteries, I don't want anything to get through."
(Some Reb ships approach the bridge, one gets through).
Admiral Piet: "Intensify forward fire power!"
A-Wing Pilot: "Aaaaaaaaaargh!"
Imp officer: "Too late!"
(A-wing rams bridge, cause hellish malestrom.) Coolness.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #154 on: 04-23-2004 15:10 »

[Science Geek]G'naw, you can't do that! there's no air in space! vacuum![/SG]
David A

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« Reply #155 on: 04-23-2004 15:28 »

 
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there's no air in space!

[Homer]There's an Air 'n Space Museum.[/Homer]
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« Reply #156 on: 04-24-2004 06:02 »
« Last Edit on: 04-24-2004 06:02 »

Hey, everyone check this brilliant Flash cartoon/documentary  about Star Wars best Bounty Hunters. I give points for those who list the Planets in all the scenes. http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/163590

The 'Join The Empire' recruitment advert is now a favourite.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #157 on: 04-24-2004 06:33 »

Very nice cartoon there Nurdbot.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #158 on: 04-24-2004 06:34 »
« Last Edit on: 04-24-2004 06:34 »

Okay...

Tatooine, Coruscant, Endor, Ord Mentall, Mechis III, Kashykk, Bespin, Hoth, Dagobah, Yavin IV, and Kamino

What do I win?   tongue

Also, Scottish Dangar and hillbilly Fett Frightened me...
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #159 on: 04-24-2004 09:04 »

I wonder how Anikan got all that macinery on his body which was sen in Return of the Jedi.
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