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(Reuters)   The Mayan apocalypse could have a strong effect on Yavin 4   (reuters.com) divider line 30
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2012-12-19 09:27:29 AM
Wow. That's kinda crazy that they shot that scene in the midst of a civil war.
 
2012-12-19 09:41:37 AM

make me some tea: Wow. That's kinda crazy that they shot that scene in the midst of a civil war.


Star Wars was a documentary
 
2012-12-19 09:51:30 AM

I_C_Weener: make me some tea: Wow. That's kinda crazy that they shot that scene in the midst of a civil war.

Star Wars was a documentary


I see.
 
*backs slowly away*
 
2012-12-19 10:01:10 AM
Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?
 
2012-12-19 10:03:37 AM
So what you are saying is that the Mayan apocalypse will actually be caused by the death star.

Absurd, how could anyone get a space station that big close enough to earth to use their main cannon...

unless...

That's no Moon!
 
2012-12-19 10:06:49 AM

LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?


I thought that was the plot the Jedi Knight 2. You start as a young jedi who goes to Yavin 4 to train at Luke's new academy
 
2012-12-19 10:10:34 AM

I_C_Weener: Star Wars was a documentary



Where's my damned medal?
 
2012-12-19 10:17:47 AM

TommyJReed: LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?

I thought that was the plot the Jedi Knight 2. You start as a young jedi who goes to Yavin 4 to train at Luke's new academy


There was a series in the Extended Universe about the Solo kids attending Luke's new Jedi Academy on Yavin 4.

I can see where this story line is going. I'm not sure how I feel about Star Wars: First Class.
 
2012-12-19 10:21:54 AM

cgraves67: TommyJReed: LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?

I thought that was the plot the Jedi Knight 2. You start as a young jedi who goes to Yavin 4 to train at Luke's new academy

There was a series in the Extended Universe about the Solo kids attending Luke's new Jedi Academy on Yavin 4.

I can see where this story line is going. I'm not sure how I feel about Star Wars: First Class.


You don't acutally think Disney would make a movie that wasn't directly targeted at kids ages 10-15, would you? That means the hero needs to be in that age range, so the little idiots can identify with him (always a him)
 
2012-12-19 10:34:32 AM

Lost Thought 00: cgraves67: TommyJReed: LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?

I thought that was the plot the Jedi Knight 2. You start as a young jedi who goes to Yavin 4 to train at Luke's new academy

There was a series in the Extended Universe about the Solo kids attending Luke's new Jedi Academy on Yavin 4.

I can see where this story line is going. I'm not sure how I feel about Star Wars: First Class.

You don't acutally think Disney would make a movie that wasn't directly targeted at kids ages 10-15, would you? That means the hero needs to be in that age range, so the little idiots can identify with him (always a him)


Oh, that's a given. I just don't want to see a Star Wars movie strung up on the "school for special kids" framework of an X-men or a Harry Potter movie.
 
2012-12-19 10:49:36 AM

TommyJReed: So what you are saying is that the Mayan apocalypse will actually be caused by the death star.

Absurd, how could anyone get a space station that big close enough to earth to use their main cannon...

unless...

That's no Moon!


You think those were really probes that NASA crashed into the Moon yesterday? Then why were they flying down a trench before they didn't go in, and only impacted on the surface?

You can't explain that.
 
2012-12-19 10:58:33 AM

LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?


Utter bullshiat from an Expanded Universe fan, not checked by the author at all. This is the plot of the Jedi Academy books (and, as mentioned above, the video game Jedi Knight 2). It's not the movie plot, as we don't even know if any of the original characters are returning at all, let alone that much detail.
 
2012-12-19 11:00:44 AM

TommyJReed: LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?

I thought that was the plot the Jedi Knight 2. You start as a young jedi who goes to Yavin 4 to train at Luke's new academy


Wait a second... are they doing Exar Kun? I thought they said they're not doing anything that has been done before?

/Exar Kun is one of the baddest ass badguy names ever
 
2012-12-19 11:05:19 AM

LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?


*sigh* A whole galaxy of interesting planets to portray, and we go to Yavin 4? Maybe in the sequel they can head to Hoth and Dagobah. And also the asteroid that the giant space worm was in.
 
2012-12-19 12:59:16 PM

imashark: TommyJReed: LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?

I thought that was the plot the Jedi Knight 2. You start as a young jedi who goes to Yavin 4 to train at Luke's new academy

Wait a second... are they doing Exar Kun? I thought they said they're not doing anything that has been done before?

/Exar Kun is one of the baddest ass badguy names ever


I seem to recall the bad guy in Jedi Knight 2 being Marka Ragnos, was Exar Kun in the admiral Thrawn novels?
 
2012-12-19 01:36:27 PM
I was in Tikal this time last year.

It's a big place. Crawling with armed guards, because there are all kinds of folks living in the jungles and such nearby who would happily rob you blind, kidnap or kill you if you stray from the path.

But ... you know ... stay on the main site and you're fine.

Our guide grew up there as a kid in the 60s. Said his dad was a worker who helped excavate the site and used to bring all kinds of artifacts home -- a jade flute, for example, and toys -- that he used to play with as a kid. His sister went off to school in England and came back home one year and cleaned them all out. He has no idea what happened to them.

Oh ... and he totally mocked the apocalypse thing.
 
2012-12-19 01:37:09 PM

Lost Thought 00: cgraves67: TommyJReed: LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?

I thought that was the plot the Jedi Knight 2. You start as a young jedi who goes to Yavin 4 to train at Luke's new academy

There was a series in the Extended Universe about the Solo kids attending Luke's new Jedi Academy on Yavin 4.

I can see where this story line is going. I'm not sure how I feel about Star Wars: First Class.

You don't acutally think Disney would make a movie that wasn't directly targeted at kids ages 10-15, would you? That means the hero needs to be in that age range, so the little idiots can identify with him (always a him)


Those teenagers that starred in the Avengers need to get out of the sun. Their skin looked horrible for their age.

Gonna be weird seing a Star Wars movie with no 20th Century Fox music in front of it.
 
2012-12-19 01:53:25 PM

Champion of the Sun: Lost Thought 00: cgraves67: TommyJReed: LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?

I thought that was the plot the Jedi Knight 2. You start as a young jedi who goes to Yavin 4 to train at Luke's new academy

There was a series in the Extended Universe about the Solo kids attending Luke's new Jedi Academy on Yavin 4.

I can see where this story line is going. I'm not sure how I feel about Star Wars: First Class.

You don't acutally think Disney would make a movie that wasn't directly targeted at kids ages 10-15, would you? That means the hero needs to be in that age range, so the little idiots can identify with him (always a him)

Those teenagers that starred in the Avengers need to get out of the sun. Their skin looked horrible for their age.

Gonna be weird seing a Star Wars movie with no 20th Century Fox music in front of it.


And it'll be replaced with this.
static2.dmcdn.net

Yes..I know they've updated it. But growing up this is the one I always saw. Still not going to be the same response at the beginning of the midnight showings as when the 20th century snare role starts in.
 
2012-12-19 01:56:13 PM

Lost Thought 00: You don't acutally think Disney would make a movie that wasn't directly targeted at kids ages 10-15, would you? That means the hero needs to be in that age range, so the little idiots can identify with him (always a him)


The characters in the Avengers were all adults, weren't they? I don't think it's a given that the main character of a new SW movie has to be a child---kids LOVED the original films despite the fact that there aren't any children in them.
 
2012-12-19 02:05:32 PM

cgraves67: Oh, that's a given. I just don't want to see a Star Wars movie strung up on the "school for special kids" framework of an X-men or a Harry Potter movie.

 
Neither do I, but it's mainly because we are old mature people wanting a franchise of our favorite kids' movies to grow mature along with us.
 
It won't.  It can't.  It couldn't even do this for me way back in 1983 when I was 13, watching a movie full of muppets and teddy bears and feeling a pang of embarrassment similar to the one I got while continuing to go trick-or-treating that year (further aside: free candy cures all ills).
 
So when Disney spoons you a heaping helping of 3D CGI googly-eyed herps from the planet Derp in two and a half years (yay!), you're just going to have to pretend you're a kid again if you want to experience some rekindled magic.
 
By the way, I'll also miss that opening 20th Century Fox drumroll.  It really ain't Star Wars without it!
 
2012-12-19 02:22:51 PM

Parallax: cgraves67: Oh, that's a given. I just don't want to see a Star Wars movie strung up on the "school for special kids" framework of an X-men or a Harry Potter movie.
 
Neither do I, but it's mainly because we are old mature people wanting a franchise of our favorite kids' movies to grow mature along with us.
 
It won't.  It can't.  It couldn't even do this for me way back in 1983 when I was 13, watching a movie full of muppets and teddy bears and feeling a pang of embarrassment similar to the one I got while continuing to go trick-or-treating that year (further aside: free candy cures all ills).
 
So when Disney spoons you a heaping helping of 3D CGI googly-eyed herps from the planet Derp in two and a half years (yay!), you're just going to have to pretend you're a kid again if you want to experience some rekindled magic.
 
By the way, I'll also miss that opening 20th Century Fox drumroll.  It really ain't Star Wars without it!


It's not even that! I happen to like the Clone Wars animated series. My grump is that doing a Jedi School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is so derivative at this point, it's agrivating. I don't know if kids would want something so clonish. I don't care if what they do with regards to appealing to kids. I just want it to be a fairly original idea. No Jedi Harry Potter, no Han Solo of the Caribbean, No Jedi: First Class.
 
2012-12-19 02:31:15 PM
Han Solo of the Caribbean

Hey hey now, I would pay money to see that.
 
2012-12-19 04:57:00 PM
Fark nerds talking about Star Wars instead of the 13 naked girls they had to kick out of the park.
 
2012-12-19 05:36:49 PM

Resin33: Fark nerds talking about Star Wars instead of the 13 naked girls they had to kick out of the park.



Pics or it didn't happen.
 
2012-12-19 07:45:44 PM

ScouserDuck: Yes..I know they've updated it. But growing up this is the one I always saw. Still not going to be the same response at the beginning of the midnight showings as when the 20th century snare role starts in.


The 2008 theatrical film of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was distributed by Warner Bros. and opened with the regular Warner Bros. logo and music, then a silent Lucasfilm logo, the silent "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" card, and cut to the Star Wars title and music. With Fox distributing, the Lucasfilm logo has the Cinemascope extension to the Fox fanfare playing over it. With silence for the Lucasfilm logo instead, there's more distance between the "wrong" studio and the film. Another way to handle it would be a new fanfare for the Lucasfilm logo that's in the same key as the Star Wars theme.
 
2012-12-19 07:46:23 PM

TommyJReed: imashark: TommyJReed: LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?

I thought that was the plot the Jedi Knight 2. You start as a young jedi who goes to Yavin 4 to train at Luke's new academy

Wait a second... are they doing Exar Kun? I thought they said they're not doing anything that has been done before?

/Exar Kun is one of the baddest ass badguy names ever

I seem to recall the bad guy in Jedi Knight 2 being Marka Ragnos, was Exar Kun in the admiral Thrawn novels?


Not sure what else he's in, but I know Exar Kun from I, Jedi when Corran Horn goes to Yavin to learn how to be a Jedi.
 
2012-12-19 08:18:36 PM

Lost Thought 00: cgraves67: TommyJReed: LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?

I thought that was the plot the Jedi Knight 2. You start as a young jedi who goes to Yavin 4 to train at Luke's new academy

There was a series in the Extended Universe about the Solo kids attending Luke's new Jedi Academy on Yavin 4.

I can see where this story line is going. I'm not sure how I feel about Star Wars: First Class.

You don't acutally think Disney would make a movie that wasn't directly targeted at kids ages 10-15, would you? That means the hero needs to be in that age range, so the little idiots can identify with him (always a him)


You know what we be great, if the first movie had some tweener (but secretly played by a good actor) who was just overly excitable/happy go lucky hero like your standard terrible Disney movie hero. He sets up to defeat the stupid lazy bad guy in movie one...then instead just fricking betrays everyone (kills like his best friend/secondary lead) about 2/3rds of the way through goes really dark and evil and sets up to be the main villain of the series. Just do something to feed into all the stereotypes/fears about Disney owning the property and turn the thing on its head.
 
2012-12-20 12:09:02 AM

LDM90: Buried in the article is this tidbit:

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

Bullshiat or did I somehow miss this?


I noticed that too and thought, "When the fark did they announce the plot? I never heard that." I'm glad I wasn't the only one.

/Never read any of the Jedi Academy novels
//Loved the Zahn books though
 
2012-12-20 12:35:55 AM

TheManofPA: You know what we be great, if the first movie had some tweener (but secretly played by a good actor) who was just overly excitable/happy go lucky hero like your standard terrible Disney movie hero. He sets up to defeat the stupid lazy bad guy in movie one...then instead just fricking betrays everyone (kills like his best friend/secondary lead) about 2/3rds of the way through goes really dark and evil and sets up to be the main villain of the series. Just do something to feed into all the stereotypes/fears about Disney owning the property and turn the thing on its head.


....

I'm gonna go with "that's the joke!" here... cause... yeah...

Count me in with the crowd that was confused by this guy's inside track on the plot of VII... I'm pretty sure that while I've been busy, I wouldn't have missed that!
 
2012-12-20 07:51:21 AM

Macular Degenerate: Han Solo of the Caribbean

Hey hey now, I would pay money to see that.


Pirates of the Kessel Run.

/Movie is only 12 parsecs long.
 
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