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The Star Wars geek thread

Post by darvé » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:43 pm

I've just read an interview with Rick McCallum about the TV show thats being planned, based on all new characters but with the addition of Boba Fett who will play a major part!

If all goes to plan should start airing Fall 2009 season.

I hope they don't fuck it up. (for the record, i like the last 2 movies, episode 1 is all sorts of wrong though)

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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by postalblue » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:24 pm

I like the original trilogy because I was a kid when it came out so I have fond memories of it. I also enjoyed the cartoon series that came out, but the new trilogy is a shambles. I don't want to start criticizing and accusing Lucas of stealing this and that, but I'm a huge fan of the Dune series, and I believe something much better would have come up if a good director with a huge budget had made a movie series out of the first two or three books. Summing up, I don't have high hope for a tv thing.
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Post by soft revolution » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:53 pm

Yay!

Does anyone else love The Clone Wars cartoon? Samurai Jack+Star Wars basically. I love General Grevious but he really came into his own in the cartoon where he was hunting down Jedi in the hull of a crashed starship.

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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by postalblue » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:59 pm

I was really let down by how lame General Grievous turned out in the movie. He was much better (or worse) in the Clone Wars cartoon.
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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by soft revolution » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:03 pm

postalblue wrote:I was really let down by how lame General Grievous turned out in the movie. He was much better (or worse) in the Clone Wars cartoon.
I know, I got really excited in the movie when he smashed the window(?) of the space ship and ran down the outside, that was a good move - but his fight with obi wan was a bit naff really. I thought he'd be much more accomplished.
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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:03 pm

I ordered the prequel box the other day, so now I have all six.

This may sound silly, but part of the fun is that one day, when we decide to have children, I look forward to watching the films with them.

But what's the right order, order of release (the order we'll all of seen them in) or prequels first, and then the original trilogy?

I lean towards starting with four, for a number of reasons, but partly because watching Ep III on TV the other day, they do really ramp up Skywalker becoming Darth Vader, in a way which might not be quite so dramatic to someone watching it without an understanding of what being Darth Vader means.

Also... I guess the I am your father line would be ruined if you watched the prequels first.

Actually I think I've talked myself into a decision right here.

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Post by soft revolution » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:39 pm

I came to this conclusion for similar reasons. They could have maybe got away with it if they didn't actually name the babies and you werent watching it that closely.

I'm also kindof of the opinion that you should maybe give them a few years with the original trilogy, then show them the last three when they're old enough to take the crushing blow that Santa doesn't exist, but Jah Jah Binks does.
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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by soft revolution » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:43 pm

And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:02 pm

Although maybe a small child is the only demographic that might like Jah Jah.

Yeah, that retold thing is pretty ace.

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Post by indiansummer » Tue May 04, 2010 10:01 am

Oh yeh, happy Star Wars Day, everyone!

May the fourth be with you, and all that.
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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by tonieee » Thu May 01, 2014 9:56 pm

Who needs sequels when we've got Jonny Strangeways.


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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by soft revolution » Fri May 02, 2014 8:13 am

This threads been bumped and I notice that no-ones posted about watching Star Wars in Machete order - so I'll just pop this here: http://static.nomachetejuggling.com/machete_order.html

The argument is to use the original trilogy as the framing device for what's most salvagable out of the prequels. You'd watch them in this order: 4, 5, 2, 3, 6

You start and end on decent films, and the palpatine/emperor 'twist' and Vader/Luke twists are revealed as they're supposed to be without being ruined by watching the films in succession.

Phantom Manace can be watched afterwards if you wish, but as it makes absolutely no difference to anything and there's nothing in it that you need to know for the other films you don't *have* to watch it.
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Post by tonieee » Fri May 02, 2014 9:02 am

I have heard of machete order before. It sounds like a good idea. I might give it a go someday.

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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by soft revolution » Fri May 02, 2014 10:05 am

Let me know how it goes - I don't think I've spoken to anyone who's tried it before. I tried giving it a go a few years ago, but Star Wars is just so familiar I find it easy to go off and do other things while it's on.
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Post by tonieee » Fri May 02, 2014 10:16 am

I know what you mean. I've watched the original trilogy do many times that I almost know the whole thing off by heart. Then after having Ralph he was obsessed by Star Wars for a few years and used to watch them almost every day and I actually became sick of Star Wars. A thing I never thought I'd say! But I've not watched any of them for a couple of years so I thought of watching them I'm machete order just before the first of the new sequels come out.

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Post by soft revolution » Fri May 02, 2014 10:51 am

Perhaps I've got the second stage of that to come in the near future... What age and how did you introduce Ralph to Star Wars? These are important parenting questions that I'm pondering over myself at the moment ;)
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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by tonieee » Fri May 02, 2014 11:47 am

I didn't really. It was his school friends mainly. It was around the time that the Clone Wars film came out so he was around 5. Previously it was that boring thing that his Dad liked. Then all of a sudden he was watching them everyday and taking possession of my old toys as well as buying new ones. Same thing happened with Doctor Who. Now he's all about super heros.

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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by Yex » Sat May 03, 2014 9:40 am

Is anyone else upset that they're scrapping the Expanded Universe canon? In a huff, I ordered a t-shirt with Grand Admiral Thrawn's face on it that says "Artistically Done".
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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by tonieee » Sat May 03, 2014 5:04 pm

Yex wrote:Is anyone else upset that they're scrapping the Expanded Universe canon? In a huff, I ordered a t-shirt with Grand Admiral Thrawn's face on it that says "Artistically Done".
I would have been very surprised if they didn't. And I'm not particularly bothered either way - I've not read much of them and even if I had they would still be there to enjoy.

I did read the original Timothy Zahn trilogy when it first came out and thought it was great and then I started reading the Kevin Anderson Jedi Academy trilogy but gave up after the second book becaus I wasn't enjoying it. I have read a couple of the short story collections which I quite enjoyed but never really had any desire to try any of the other books.

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Re: The Star Wars geek thread

Post by tonieee » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:45 pm

Jar Jar is actually a Sith and mastermind behind the Empire.

https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comme ... orce_user/

I totally convinced and I think it might make the prequels more watchable.

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