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« #600 : 03-01-2012 22:00 »

indeed. I refuse to see the name OB1 as proof of anything except that, originally, the character was going to be a serial-numbered clone of a jedi. It was just so bloody obvious he threw it out and came up with something else later.
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« #601 : 03-01-2012 22:04 »

Obvious, but potentially heart-rending as a prequel trilogy ender. Lucas doesn't do emotional connection though.
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« #602 : 03-01-2012 22:19 »

Surely being told that two people are in love is enough.  They don't need to act it.
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« #603 : 03-17-2012 06:20 »

Gopher

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« #604 : 03-17-2012 18:51 »

"only imperial stormtroopers are so precise" always makes me laugh.
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« #605 : 03-17-2012 21:59 »

I've been catching up on the Clone Wars series, apparently the episodes are chronologically mixed up and I'm following this guide:
http://dauntlessmedia.net/starwars/clone-wars/episode-timeline.html
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« #606 : 03-18-2012 00:29 »

"only imperial stormtroopers are so precise" always makes me laugh.

It works at that point in the narrative.
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« #607 : 03-18-2012 00:44 »

Perhaps on first viewing, after that it's pure lols.
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« #608 : 03-18-2012 01:12 »

There's also the grooming aspect to consider. Ben's thinking "I'd better scare this kid shitless about the hapless troops of the Empire, cause they do actually have a one agent who can really fuck you up, and in your case - they fucked you into existence."

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« #609 : 03-18-2012 09:31 »

There was a plausible psychological explanation of Stormtroopers' crappy aim in the face of main characters.  People generally have a hard time killing other people.  Dehumanizing the enemy is one way of easing the psychological stress.  Killing Jawas, with their cloaks and tiny stature and whatnot, would be easier to digest for presumably human troops.  Having an enemy in uniform also eliminates some of their individuality and innate humanness.  As you'll recall, the Stormtroopers fared pretty well against the uniformed crew of Princess Leia's ship.

Unfortunately, this does not account for the friggin Ewoks and would seem to be subverted even more by the friggin prequels.
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« #610 : 03-18-2012 16:18 »

It's called Plot Armour. The main characters are required to service the plot, so they've got the Devil's own luck when it comes to bullets or blaster bolts "aimed" in their direction.

There's no need for a complex in-universe explanation. Especially since the universe that Star Wars now exists in has become retro-actively saturated by suck. It's much more fun to apply the various tvtropes labels it has earned to it.
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« #611 : 03-19-2012 09:12 »

I don't care about what cliches it invokes, I'm talking about suspension of disbelief...in the space adventure with magic and lasers.
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« #612 : 03-19-2012 09:14 »

Maybe stormtroopers cannot shoot when running?

Or you know, moving.
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« #613 : 03-19-2012 10:55 »

Maybe stormtroopers cannot shoot when running?

Or you know, moving.

A classic stromtrooper blaster has three settings:

- Missed
- Way off
- Forget it
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« #614 : 03-19-2012 12:12 »

Don't forget "winged the Princess."

I think Stormtroopers should use that stun setting more often. It had a really nice wide beam, making it practically impossible to miss.
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« #615 : 03-19-2012 12:20 »

Also impossible to kill.
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« #616 : 03-19-2012 17:24 »

Lightsaber fights are safer than you'd think
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« #617 : 03-19-2012 17:40 »

I always put the lack of tension down to bad acting and it being obvious who was going to live/die.

I wonder if the same thing is true of the choreography in ROTS - but that would involve watching it. I'll pass.
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« #618 : 03-19-2012 17:53 »

do you know how much their insurance would go up if one of their stars were to sustain a small bruise on their upper-arm? I'm surprised they allowed the actors to be in the same room for their fight scenes rather than just filming them separately in front of green screens.
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« #619 : 03-20-2012 04:28 »

Also impossible to kill.
Just set for more-than-stun and shoot the protagonist in the head after you stun him or her.  These are the tactics you're looking for.
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« #620 : 03-20-2012 06:34 »

Or stun them on the edge of a cliff?
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« #621 : 03-20-2012 07:12 »

That's fine for a moon with lots of precipices and power core shafts, but what if you're on a planet with boring terrain or low gravity?  I guess the intended victim could be fatally annoyed if he or she landed on his or her keys.
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« #622 : 03-20-2012 07:15 »

there are no planets with boring terrain in the star wars universe. Well, except the desert planets. But everything that's not a desert planet is covered in lava, or treacherous swamps, or composed of some sort of sponge-like material.
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« #623 : 03-20-2012 07:26 »
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That's a good point.  Is Earth the only planet in science fiction with distinct biomes?  Planets always seem to be covered in desert or ocean or Nazis to the exclusion of anything else.  There's never a Space Kansas.
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« #624 : 03-20-2012 07:33 »

Well, except for in Firefly, where almost every planet was Space Kansas.
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« #625 : 03-20-2012 11:19 »

I wonder how big the FireFly solar system is...

When watching the series i tought they had some sort of FTL travel and that it happen on a large space area with several systems and so... then found out that no.. there is no FTL travel and that ALL planets and worlds we see are within the same solar system... terraformed but considering how few our good old solar system has planets that maybe could be terraformed with magic (Mars? , couple Jupiter moons maybe? ) the Firefly system must have like over 50 or 60 planet/moons
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« #626 : 03-20-2012 12:12 »

Serenity states that there were a 'few dozen' planets and 'over a hundred' moons.
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« #627 : 03-20-2012 12:37 »

Perhaps you might find this to be of interest.
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« #628 : 03-21-2012 15:04 »

Perhaps you might find this to be of interest.

Thanks Xanf .. hadn noticed it before in the FF thread..


BTW i just learned that Ep.II 3D will air in cinemas one year from now... so that means we wont see ANH 3D until 2015 and Return of the Jedi 3D will close in 2018...

geez..i renember reading that all 6 movies would air from 2012 to 2015..wich would make 2 movies/year wich made sense with 1997 when the trilogy special edition was released in cinemas and they aired the 3 movies every 4 months..

Aaahh so nice memories from that 1997... but 6 years to re-re-release 6 movies in 3D is a bit of a long term scam... come on George .. i will be 38 year old when return of the jedi 3D airs..
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« #629 : 04-01-2012 22:06 »

So, I'm all caught up on the latest Clone Wars episodes, and some of the last story lines have been pretty darn good compared to the nicey-nice kiddy episodes of the first season.
The Dooku/Ventress/Nightsisters/Savage Opress storyline is pretty good, and they added a new cliffhanger character in the finale:
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« #630 : 04-01-2012 23:22 »

So, I'm all caught up on the latest Clone Wars episodes, and some of the last story lines have been pretty darn good compared to the nicey-nice kiddy episodes of the first season.
The Dooku/Ventress/Nightsisters/Savage Opress storyline is pretty good, and they added a new cliffhanger character in the finale:


There have definitely been some damn good episodes lately. It's very much an adult show now. I mean...I don't think children would really understand what's going on, and I'm not sure I'd let my daughter watch some of the recent episodes.


 I loved the whole Ventress/nightsisters thing. Very different! And seeing more Boba Fett is always great. I'm really starting to like Ventress. It's interesting to see things from a different angle(as in, not focusing on the Jedi so much and to finally see things from a sith's point of view.) It makes them a lot more human...and not just these crazy bad ass evil characters.

I was a little disappointed in the season finale. But I suppose they want to save everything for the season premiere. It's just that most season finales end a little stronger, but with a cliffhanger I guess it can be hard to do if you haven't really gotten that deep into the plot yet.
Overall I am very pleased with the recent season.
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« #631 : 04-02-2012 02:54 »

You know, I've been meaning to tune in, but I keep on forgetting to! Geez, you'd think I'd write it down all of the house to catch Star Wars. It's not like my Fridays are taken up with important things after all.
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« #632 : 04-09-2012 12:45 »

Im still waiting for the series 4 to air here in spanish (it has a nice dubbing ... wich is becaming rare) but so far nothing..
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« #633 : 05-04-2012 12:07 »

may the 4th be with you!
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« #634 : 05-04-2012 15:39 »

More proof that unfunny things remain unfunny no matter how many times you say them.
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« #635 : 05-04-2012 21:53 »

Oh lighten up :P
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« #636 : 05-04-2012 22:28 »

Fear will keep the PEELers in line. Fear of this corny joke.
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« #637 : 05-05-2012 21:16 »

Oh Xanfor..... :laff:

I forgot to post here on Star Wars day! I feel like it's becoming quite the holiday! Everything was Star Wars themed on the Today show and we even heard one of my favourite DJ's on the radio announce it. :)
I usually celebrate in some way by making a Star Wars themed treat like Wookiee Cookies. But we were sooo busy yesterday. We did support ILM by seeing the Avengers. So I suppose that counts.
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« #638 : 05-06-2012 01:13 »

I wore my Star Wars shirts yesterday and today (Revenge of the 5th anyone? Anyone? *shot*) if that counts for anything. I should've made some awesome baked goods myself but alas I didn't even think about it.
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« #639 : 06-30-2012 08:03 »

I've never been so entertained by two naked men.  Well...nah, never.
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