If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Starpulse)   Harrison Ford & Peter Mayhew were reunited last night at the 30th Anniversary screening of "The Empire Strikes Back." Mayhew still walks with a cane, but it's a lightsaber cane   (starpulse.com) divider line 73
    More: Spiffy, Spike TV, Chewbacca, Star Wars, Ewan McGregor, canes, lightsabers, war fan, Return of the Jedi  
•       •       •

11831 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 20 May 2010 at 4:03 PM (4 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



73 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2010-05-20 02:59:53 PM  
Cool cane Chewie

/jeez... say that 5 times fast
 
2010-05-20 03:06:47 PM  
Wow. Nice of Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill to show up. I'm guessing their busy careers kept them away.
 
2010-05-20 04:02:35 PM  
That is one tall dude.
 
2010-05-20 04:05:18 PM  
Speaking as someone who walks with a cane, I seriously have to find one of those.
 
2010-05-20 04:10:58 PM  
Nerds: "...but Chewie never used a light saber! That's a continuity error! Take it away from him!"
 
2010-05-20 04:17:00 PM  
schattenteufel: Nerds: "...but Chewie never used a light saber! That's a continuity error! Take it away from him!"

It's a retcon. Chewie recently tested positive for midichlorians.
 
2010-05-20 04:26:47 PM  
I saw Mr Mayhew at a convention a few years ago. He looked 20 years younger than he does it that pic!
 
2010-05-20 04:29:42 PM  
I saw Mr. Mayhew at a convention about a month ago. That's just what he looks like now.
 
2010-05-20 04:33:17 PM  
This pic made me smile


images.starpulse.com
 
2010-05-20 04:39:17 PM  
I never saw the new versions of the old films. Can anyone enlighten me on what 'the Luke scream' refers to?
 
2010-05-20 04:47:45 PM  
Monster Island: I never saw the new versions of the old films. Can anyone enlighten me on what 'the Luke scream' refers to?

In the original version of Empire, when he wakes up and is hanging upside down in the Wampa cave, he screams. Like a little girl. Then he pees his thermal khakis.

JK, I think it was when he was falling through the "tubes" in Cloud City.
 
2010-05-20 04:50:34 PM  
Monster Island: I never saw the new versions of the old films. Can anyone enlighten me on what 'the Luke scream' refers to?

At the end of ESB, Vader corners Luke on a walkway over huge pit. Chops off Luke's hand, "I'm your father," etc. Luke defies Vader by rolling off the walkway, presumably falling to his death. In the original version, Luke fell silently. When Lucas decided to make a "Special Edition," he dubbed in Luke screaming in terror as he falls.

Of course, the idea that Luke would scream after purposefully trying to kill himself makes no sense. It's the ESB equivalent of "How about if Greedo shoots first?"
 
2010-05-20 04:54:02 PM  
likefunbutnot: I saw Mr. Mayhew at a convention about a month ago. That's just what he looks like now.

Well, how much did you expect him to change in a month?
 
2010-05-20 05:21:28 PM  
God, I hate father time. They look so OLD.
 
2010-05-20 05:23:35 PM  
images.starpulse.com

"no thanks, billy dee, i'm still drinking the colt 45 you gave me earlier."
 
2010-05-20 05:26:57 PM  
Holy crap. Mayhew is 7'3". Never knew that.

Uzzah: Monster Island: I never saw the new versions of the old films. Can anyone enlighten me on what 'the Luke scream' refers to?

At the end of ESB, Vader corners Luke on a walkway over huge pit. Chops off Luke's hand, "I'm your father," etc. Luke defies Vader by rolling off the walkway, presumably falling to his death. In the original version, Luke fell silently. When Lucas decided to make a "Special Edition," he dubbed in Luke screaming in terror as he falls.

Of course, the idea that Luke would scream after purposefully trying to kill himself makes no sense. It's the ESB equivalent of "How about if Greedo shoots first?"


Thanks for the explanation. I didn't see any of the new ones either, though after hearing about those two things, it seems that Lucas needs someone around making decisions for him. They should just ask him about something and then do the exact opposite.
 
2010-05-20 05:27:38 PM  
Now, that's a Pimp Cane!
 
2010-05-20 05:32:26 PM  
OlafTheBent: Cool cane Chewie

Cool Cane Chewie? Sounds like the kind of Wookie who likes to cut the tops off parking meters.
 
2010-05-20 05:43:29 PM  
Does it make the lightsaber noise when he walks?
 
2010-05-20 05:44:53 PM  
Blathering Idjut 2010-05-20 05:21:28 PM God, I hate father time. They look so OLD.
=============================================

Harrison Ford still, as always, looks fantastic.

Peter... not so much.
 
2010-05-20 05:55:41 PM  
jake3988: Blathering Idjut 2010-05-20 05:21:28 PM God, I hate father time. They look so OLD.
=============================================

Harrison Ford still, as always, looks fantastic.

Peter... not so much.


Harrison Ford looks like he just crawled out of a dumpster.

images.starpulse.com
 
2010-05-20 06:15:39 PM  
wookiemonster: Harrison Ford looks like he just crawled out of a dumpster.

Harrison Ford is the new Nick Nolte.
 
2010-05-20 06:18:02 PM  
Kornchex: Holy crap. Mayhew is 7'3". Never knew that.

Uzzah: Monster Island: I never saw the new versions of the old films. Can anyone enlighten me on what 'the Luke scream' refers to?

At the end of ESB, Vader corners Luke on a walkway over huge pit. Chops off Luke's hand, "I'm your father," etc. Luke defies Vader by rolling off the walkway, presumably falling to his death. In the original version, Luke fell silently. When Lucas decided to make a "Special Edition," he dubbed in Luke screaming in terror as he falls.

Of course, the idea that Luke would scream after purposefully trying to kill himself makes no sense. It's the ESB equivalent of "How about if Greedo shoots first?"

Thanks for the explanation. I didn't see any of the new ones either, though after hearing about those two things, it seems that Lucas needs someone around making decisions for him. They should just ask him about something and then do the exact opposite.


They took the scream out on the DVD.
 
2010-05-20 06:22:16 PM  
The sign of a good movie/performance: It still blows my mind that there was a guy in that suit.
 
2010-05-20 06:25:53 PM  
Thanks Uzzah.
 
2010-05-20 06:31:19 PM  
Blathering Idjut: God, I hate father time programmed biological processes that we will understand and stop. They look so OLD.

Fixed! Look up glucosepane for some interesting information.
 
2010-05-20 06:35:47 PM  
What's the best version of the original three movies, in terms of picture quality versus "shoots first" bullshiat?

Thanks
 
2010-05-20 06:43:09 PM  
OnmyojiOmn: What's the best version of the original three movies, in terms of picture quality versus "shoots first" bullshiat?

Thanks


If you've never seen, don't worry about any of that. Just check them out when you can. I don't know how good they are to an adult seeing them for the first time, though.
 
2010-05-20 07:04:45 PM  
OnmyojiOmn: What's the best version of the original three movies, in terms of picture quality versus "shoots first" bullshiat?

If you want them as originally shown in theaters (or at least as close to it as possible), you have two choices: the 1993 Laserdic releases (assuming you have a Laserdisc player), or the 2006 Limited Edition DVD sets.

The 2006 sets "featured" the craptacular 1997 "Special Editions" as the main disc (with a few more changes made to them since 1997), but threw in the "original versions" as "bonus features" on a 2d disc. The original versions were just the 1993 Laserdisc versions mastered to DVD, so they don't have many of the same video quality as the Special Editions, but that's really the only way to see them as originally shown.

If you don't care that Lucas added a bunch of crap to the originals, just go ahead and buy whatever set is currently in stores -- those will have the most spiffed-up picture quality you're going to get.
 
2010-05-20 07:09:39 PM  
OnmyojiOmn: What's the best version of the original three movies, in terms of picture quality versus "shoots first" bullshiat?

Thanks


Get the THX version on VHS. Or LaserDisc if you can find it cause that is also widescreen.

/they are all cleaned up with 5.1 sound
//and he no fark with them
 
2010-05-20 07:17:55 PM  
Uzzah: The original versions were just the 1993 Laserdisc versions mastered to DVD, so they don't have many of the same video quality as the Special Editions, but that's really the only way to see them as originally shown.

Those were not the laserdisc editions. I have watched my THX VHS side by side with those disc versions. Those original on the 06 disc look like they were taped off HBO. From 83. The quality was terrible
 
2010-05-20 07:27:53 PM  
peterthx: Kornchex: Holy crap. Mayhew is 7'3". Never knew that.

Uzzah: Monster Island: I never saw the new versions of the old films. Can anyone enlighten me on what 'the Luke scream' refers to?

At the end of ESB, Vader corners Luke on a walkway over huge pit. Chops off Luke's hand, "I'm your father," etc. Luke defies Vader by rolling off the walkway, presumably falling to his death. In the original version, Luke fell silently. When Lucas decided to make a "Special Edition," he dubbed in Luke screaming in terror as he falls.

Of course, the idea that Luke would scream after purposefully trying to kill himself makes no sense. It's the ESB equivalent of "How about if Greedo shoots first?"

Thanks for the explanation. I didn't see any of the new ones either, though after hearing about those two things, it seems that Lucas needs someone around making decisions for him. They should just ask him about something and then do the exact opposite.

They took the scream out on the DVD.


That wasn't the worst addition to that movie. I'm seriously annoyed by the pace-killing totally uneceesary Vader transit thing near the end, like we didn't figure out that he actually "went" to the ship..

"Alert my star destroyer to prepare for my arrival."
Vader goes up the shuttle ramp.
The shuttles flies.
Shuttle still flies.
Shuttle lands.
Vader goes down the ramp.
Vader goes through customs.
Vader checks his mail.
Vader takes the C line tram to-
 
2010-05-20 07:28:26 PM  
MaxTigar: Those were not the laserdisc editions. I have watched my THX VHS side by side with those disc versions. Those original on the 06 disc look like they were taped off HBO. From 83. The quality was terrible

Yeah, those versions were like a big f-u to us original fans. Not even widescreen: 4:3 with letterboxing. Stereo sound. Come on. Give us actual Star Wars on DVD already.
 
2010-05-20 07:30:34 PM  
Ewan McGregor was there?

Classy.
 
2010-05-20 07:33:55 PM  
authenticryan: peterthx: Kornchex: Holy crap. Mayhew is 7'3". Never knew that.

Uzzah: Monster Island: I never saw the new versions of the old films. Can anyone enlighten me on what 'the Luke scream' refers to?

At the end of ESB, Vader corners Luke on a walkway over huge pit. Chops off Luke's hand, "I'm your father," etc. Luke defies Vader by rolling off the walkway, presumably falling to his death. In the original version, Luke fell silently. When Lucas decided to make a "Special Edition," he dubbed in Luke screaming in terror as he falls.

Of course, the idea that Luke would scream after purposefully trying to kill himself makes no sense. It's the ESB equivalent of "How about if Greedo shoots first?"

Thanks for the explanation. I didn't see any of the new ones either, though after hearing about those two things, it seems that Lucas needs someone around making decisions for him. They should just ask him about something and then do the exact opposite.

They took the scream out on the DVD.

That wasn't the worst addition to that movie. I'm seriously annoyed by the pace-killing totally uneceesary Vader transit thing near the end, like we didn't figure out that he actually "went" to the ship..

"Alert my star destroyer to prepare for my arrival."
Vader goes up the shuttle ramp.
The shuttles flies.
Shuttle still flies.
Shuttle lands.
Vader goes down the ramp.
Vader goes through customs.
Vader checks his mail.
Vader takes the C line tram to-


And what's funny ... when he gets off the shuttle, it's the scene from ROTJ.

/NERD!
 
2010-05-20 07:35:29 PM  
Thanks again.

img693.imageshack.us
 
2010-05-20 07:36:38 PM  

schattenteufel


Nerds: "...but Chewie never used a light saber! That's a continuity error! Take it away from him!"


Actually I was thinking that a lightsaber cane would just make a hole in the ground while providing no support to the walker.
 
2010-05-20 08:16:48 PM  
MaxTigar: Those were not the laserdisc editions. I have watched my THX VHS side by side with those disc versions. Those original on the 06 disc look like they were taped off HBO. From 83. The quality was terrible

Lucasfilm disagrees:

So many fans have requested the original movies, we wanted to find a way to bring them to you. But since these movies do not represent George's artistic vision, we could not put the extraordinary time and resources into this project as we did with the Special Editions. The 1993 Laserdisc masters represented the best source for providing the original versions as DVD bonus material. Although these are non-anamorphic versions, they do preserve the original widescreen composition of the movies.
 
2010-05-20 08:27:59 PM  
wookiemonster: Harrison Ford looks like he just crawled out of a dumpster.

Calista?
 
2010-05-20 08:54:10 PM  
Does anyone know where I can get one of those snazzy lightsaber canes?
 
2010-05-20 09:04:58 PM  
I was at the event. It was awesome. Jon Favreau and Ewan MacGregor sat behind me and chatted with people after the movie. It was also Peter Mayhew's 66th birthday.

The last time I saw Peter Mayhew I asked him to sign my arm cast. Chewbacca's autograph on my arm is the only autograph I keep on a wall.
 
2010-05-20 09:26:15 PM  
I've got the restored version on Laserdisc. Does anyone know if they ever made a laserdisc player with component out?


Would it have killed you Harrison to run a farking comb through your hair?
 
2010-05-20 09:39:48 PM  
Tsar_Bomba1: I've got the restored version on Laserdisc. Does anyone know if they ever made a laserdisc player with component out?


Would it have killed you Harrison to run a farking comb through your hair?


I think most LD players had s-video out and not RGB component... But I could be wrong...
 
2010-05-20 09:57:40 PM  
mishmashmusic: Tsar_Bomba1: I've got the restored version on Laserdisc. Does anyone know if they ever made a laserdisc player with component out?


Would it have killed you Harrison to run a farking comb through your hair?

I think most LD players had s-video out and not RGB component... But I could be wrong...



I'm quite certain - it's been awhile - that I've transfered from LD component out to BetaSP in our post production place. But I was in Hong Kong at the time so we had access to funky machines from Japan and China which weren't on the consumer market.

I'm sure I did the Star Wars LD boxset onto Beta SP because I wanted the best quality, but only to find out the discs were overly used and jumped every so often.

Torrent the version you want - they're all out there.
 
2010-05-20 10:14:32 PM  
Who invited Ewan McGregor to the ESB party? That's like inviting Scott Bakula to a reunion of ST:TOS.

/Met Peter Mayhew at A-Kon a few years back. Classy guy.
 
2010-05-20 10:25:14 PM  
Snapper Carr: Who invited Ewan McGregor to the ESB party? That's like inviting Scott Bakula to a reunion of ST:TOS.


McGregor's uncle played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewan_mcgregor#Star_Wars
 
2010-05-20 10:37:59 PM  
LondonerDan: Snapper Carr: Who invited Ewan McGregor to the ESB party? That's like inviting Scott Bakula to a reunion of ST:TOS.


McGregor's uncle played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewan_mcgregor#Star_Wars


Like I said, Fisher & Hamill didn't show up. For a charity event. But McGregor did, and no matter what you say about the prequel trilogy, it's a classy move on his part.
 
2010-05-20 11:06:54 PM  
I think Ewan McGregor was there in his capacity as a childhood fan of the original trilogy who went on to get a job any Star Wars fan would have loved to have. This is a guy who had to be reminded to stop making lightsaber noises with his mouth when they were preparing to film a duel scene.
 
2010-05-20 11:26:38 PM  
Zombie Hitler: I don't know how good they are to an adult seeing them for the first time, though.

Outside of one or two dodgy special effects TESB is the only one of the original trilogy that I think would work for an adult. The first one honestly is REALLY SLOW and the effects are very static and stand out as "hey, that's a model." Jedi is a little too cartoony, but does have the most technically complex effects scene that will ever be done and is amazing purely from how it was done.

//Of course this comes from someone who will watch any of the prequel trilogy if it comes on HBO (except one, and no, it's not that one.)
 
2010-05-20 11:42:52 PM  
The English Major: LondonerDan: Snapper Carr: Who invited Ewan McGregor to the ESB party? That's like inviting Scott Bakula to a reunion of ST:TOS.


McGregor's uncle played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewan_mcgregor#Star_Wars

Like I said, Fisher & Hamill didn't show up. For a charity event. But McGregor did, and no matter what you say about the prequel trilogy, it's a classy move on his part.


That, and Wedge was awesome. Only person who takes part in all three major air/spacecraft battles.

Plus, McGregor is cool enough to pull this off. Now, if Hayden Christenson showed up.....
 
Displayed 50 of 73 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report