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2013-02-06 06:51:29 AM

Ghastly: frestcrallen: [media.tumblr.com image 500x365]

Is... is that an ice cream maker?


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-06 07:05:51 AM

fusillade762: KarmicDisaster: fusillade762: KarmicDisaster: Don't care any more. Never even saw the last movie.

Give us a Culture movie!

YES!
/You have a good memory.

Nah, I have you Farkied as a Banks fan. I like to keep track of my fellow sci-fi enthusiasts :)


Read that as "Binks fan" (as in Jar-Jar) and thought "wow, meanest Farkie ever".
 
2013-02-06 08:00:57 AM
And this is why I stopped watching movies. This plays off as nothing more than a cash grab. Well they aren't getting mine.

/lawn, onion belt, etc.
 
2013-02-06 08:19:01 AM

karmachameleon: Red Letter Media got this one right, when he talked about how the prequel trilogy messed up this dynamic by making Vader larger than life, a "Jesus In Space" type of figure. It was a huge miscalculation on Lucas' part. Vader was much more menacing and mysterious as the resident bad-ass enforcer he was in the original trilogy. By turning him into some kind of mythical god-like creature in the prequel trilogy, the center of all proceedings, much of that mystique was removed, and replaced by something a lot less intriguing.


He got the assessment right but the analogy was all wrong.  Vader was mocked within the Empire because he represented brute strength; "grunts" will always be mocked by politicians (and ALL high-ranking officers are politicians) confident that they can control them.  Perhaps in their hubris, Vader was just a tool to them.  So far so good.  However, Vader wasn't some random "enforcement" guy, either.  He's not some S.S. agent.  Vader was more like a King's Champion; the unique and unbeatable knight sent out into any critical battle to turn the tide, crush morale and remind everyone that the Empire's might could not be questioned.  Leia mocked him because she's a tomboy and she was a prisoner; what the fark did she have to gain by kissing Vader's ass?

Where RLM got it right is that a champion has a very specific role whose importance does not transcend their immediate surroundings.  They're valuable, maybe even impossible to replace, but they can't do much about anyone outside their personal kill radius.  As a commander, Vader's record is mediocre at best.  In a lot of ways he's a luxury the Empire used to rub it in, like if you're going to play against the New England Patriots, love 'em or hate 'em, you have to account for Tom Brady.  If the fans are insufferable it's because they know you know it.  He's not irreplaceable in the bigger scheme of the franchise (look at what Indy did to Peyton Manning) and at his very best controls a single, 6000-square-yard patch of grass.  He's not Football Jesus.  But as long as you're contesting that patch they'll use him against you because why the hell not?  "We're an NFL team and yeah, we have one of the best QBs in the world."  Same thing.  "We're the Empire, we have an evil sorcerer for an Emperor, thousands of ships, a space station that can destroy your planet. . . oh, and yeah, we have Darth Vader and you don't."

karmachameleon: A good way to fix this (if anyone at Disney cares to) would be to not cover periods after Return of the Jedi or before the prequels; instead cover the 20 years between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars. You could work on the Vader character and turn him back to the battle-hardened enforcer he was in the original trilogy, and would have none of the weight of having to represent any other original trilogy character


How about, after six farking movies, we say the canon characters are played out and we realize that the appeal to Star Wars isn't the story but the world?  We have an entire galaxy to play with.  There are potentially thousands of compelling stories that could be told where the most famous characters make only a cameo at best, and preferably don't appear at all.  Which of course is the one thing that will never happen with the movies.

rickycal78: I dunno what it is with some fans and Boba Fett. Dude was a chump, I don't care if he did make his way out of the Sarlac in the books. All dude did in the original trilogy was track the Falcon to Cloud City and call Vader, then proceed to go out like a biatch in the next movie.


Boba Fett's rep had less to do with anything he did (though he was the one guy who tracked down the smuggler an entire empire was looking for) and more to do with how he was treated by Vader.  Vader singled him out, pointed a finger at his nose and said, "NO DISINTEGRATION".  It's obviously a throwaway line put in there for comic relief; I doubt anyone realized what they'd done at the time.  But I remember watching Empire Strikes Back as a kid, watching that scene and thinking, "Holy shiat, Vader knows this guy!"  See the intrigue?  On one hand, Vader didn't seem to like Boba Fett very much, especially the way he works.  But there's the rub.  If Boba Fett sucked so much, Vader would just fire him or kill him.  Instead, that one line implies this bounty hunter could have a flaw so glaring as to draw Vader's personal ire, yet be otherwise so effective that the most powerful warrior in the galaxy had no choice but to rely on Fett.  The dude disintegrates because he likes to and is so good at what he does that he gets away with it.
 Fanbois don't really identify with "original trilogy" Vader.  They try but I don't think it's possible.  He's established as a transcendent character, "more machine than man", very much a fantasy element of the saga.  Even Luke is kind of a gray area later on, as he winds up being some sort of messiah.  Boba Fett, Wedge and Han Solo are the sorts of characters people most readily identify with, and that they get recognition from the likes of Luke or Vader is what makes them fascinating.  These are characters that have no special powers or fatalistic blessings, yet they walked among legends.


Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Tarkin was a bureaucrat. He was able to tell Vader what to do because Palpatine needed his expertise in keeping the local systems in line, more than he needed Vader's force-choking abilities.


This.  He's like an old General barking orders at a Special Forces soldier.  SF guy could snap his scrawny neck but he won't because following orders is what he does.  This is what struck me about Vader's platitudes.  He said that the Death Star is nothing compared to the Force and in a sense he's right that the Force was the "secret ingredient" that allowed the Rebels to defeat them, but the Force never bent entire star systems to its will.  He offered the galaxy to Luke in Ep. V but not only was that totally out of Luke's character, Vader obviously didn't know the first thing about running an empire.  If he did, Palpatine had no reason to keep Tarkin alive.
 
2013-02-06 08:28:15 AM
You know what would be awesome?

If they killed off Jar Jar within the first five minutes of the new Star Wars movie.

IMAGINE the good will that would generate with fans with that one simple scene.
 
2013-02-06 08:52:01 AM
Xizor and the Black Sun
 
2013-02-06 08:56:40 AM

KarmicDisaster: Don't care any more. Never even saw the last movie.


I saw the last one because I was curious about how Lucas would handle the creation of Vader (terribly, of course). I never saw Clones because I've never heard a single good thing about it.

/except maybe Natalie Portman's midriff.
//no interest in Star Wars: the Money Grab
 
2013-02-06 09:11:45 AM

Hawnkee: After almost 35 years, they should finally release Hardware Wars.
[www.digitalbusstop.com image 303x340]


Fun fact: The narrator of Hardware Wars is your Ghost Host in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride.
 
2013-02-06 09:16:27 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: SadlyHappily, these things will still make farktons of money for Disney, because nerds have no self-controlwill enjoy them tremendously, like they did with the Disney produced Marvel movies.

"Every time you spend money, you cast a vote for the kind of world you want to live in."


Sorry for you that we like something that you don't.
 
2013-02-06 09:16:47 AM

blacksharpiemarker: Mugato: KarmicDisaster: Don't care any more. Never even saw the last movie.

Damn, you're cool. No really, you're awesome.

Well, at least he didn't waste the two hours watching it that the rest of us did. Then again, EP III was the half decent one out of the bunch.


I thought I was going to flip over it.  It came up short.
 
2013-02-06 09:17:53 AM

KarmicDisaster: Don't care any more. Never even saw the last movie.


That post is at least 50% bullshiat.
 
2013-02-06 09:21:00 AM

Shrugging Atlas: fzumrk: I saw this coming. They are copying the Marvel model that is making them so much money.

Fine with me.  Those movies are making piles of money because they're good, not because moviegoers were begging to throw money at a Thor or Captain America film.


Honestly, totally this.  I'm not a fan of the characters Thor or Captain America (Iron Man, though was always super badass).  I was incredibly skeptical about a movie based on either of them but those movies were really good and the Avengers movie was fantastic.  They've had a run of some great, great, great movies using serious budgets, serious actors, and serious directors.  Star Wars getting the same treatment would be so insanely awesome.

Yes, I can handle two or three Star Wars movies a year like they're doing with Marvel movies.
 
2013-02-06 09:22:26 AM
www.aerojockey.com
 
2013-02-06 09:24:12 AM

mochunk: And this is why I stopped watching movies. This plays off as nothing more than a cash grab. Well they aren't getting mine.

/lawn, onion belt, etc.


It's amazing how that works: They give me something I want, I give them money.
 
2013-02-06 09:28:55 AM
Call me a dreamer, but I would like to see an Avengers vs Star Wars film.

Why? Just farking because. Doesn't even need to make sense. Explain it as magic, wormholes, a booze filled Tony Stark hallucination whatever.
 
2013-02-06 09:29:43 AM

LesserEvil: "Meesa just found out Imma gettin my own movie!"


There will be farking murders if that happens.
 
2013-02-06 09:35:00 AM
I'd like to see two mirroring movies:  The first could be the Yoda movie and basically how he survives during the Jedi Purge after Episode 3.  There's a lot of potential story here.  Vader obviously knows about Yoda having been trained partially by him, and would know that he's alive.  So part of the story here is Yoda trying to make things safe for Luke/Leia, and avoiding Darth, and perhaps trying to save other jedi who got away.  This could be like the movie The Warriors, as Yoda and one or two other jedi try to get from point a to point b without being caught and killed, and perhaps on the way helping plant the seeds of rebellion.

The second mirroring movie would be the opposite and would be movies 7-9.  Turns out Vader had a secret apprentice as he suspected his son wouldn't be turned to the dark side and wanted backup to kill the emperor.  Some 20 years after the events of Episode 6 this apprentice has taken on an apprentice of his own, who he sends out into the galaxy to assassinate Luke's newly trained Jedi to weaken their position to make a coup more possible.  Luke should die here the way Obi-wan did, thus spurring on his best apprentice (son?) to hunt down the two Sith.

So on one side you have the sith hunting down the remaining jedi, and on the other you have the jedi hunting down the remaining sith.  I think I would enjoy that.  But what do I know...
 
2013-02-06 09:38:46 AM
I'm actually hoping for more Obi Wan adventures. He seems to be the only Jedi worth a damn. Let us see what he did between dropping off the Skywalker kids and helping Luke get away from the Tusken Raiders.
 
2013-02-06 09:39:07 AM

chewielouie: Hawnkee: After almost 35 years, they should finally release Hardware Wars.
[www.digitalbusstop.com image 303x340]

Fun fact: The narrator of Hardware Wars is your Ghost Host in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride.


Lovely.  Now if I ever do go, I'll not be able to stop laughing for the entire ride. Worth it!

/You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss $87 goodbye.
 
2013-02-06 09:56:24 AM

Neeek: tinyarena: I can't believe he's worth over 5 Billion dollars . . . and I ended up doing cartoon voice-overs . . .
Luke, There wasn't anything you could have done.
Shut up Leia

From what Hamill says, he went into voice acting because he likes voice acting. He owns .5% of Star Wars. I can't imagine he is forced into roles due to lack of cash.


He was on Adam Corolla's podcast a couple of weeks ago.  Worth checking out.  He seems to be content with his family life, but got the feeling from some of his answers that he does miss the acting jobs.  He was trying to talk up Sushi Girl, the movie he was in that just came out.
 
2013-02-06 10:27:25 AM

Hawnkee: After almost 35 years, they should finally release Hardware Wars.
[www.digitalbusstop.com image 303x340]




I'm proud to be obi one kenobi.
 
2013-02-06 10:27:53 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: KarmicDisaster: Don't care any more. Never even saw the last movie.

I saw the last one because I was curious about how Lucas would handle the creation of Vader (terribly, of course). I never saw Clones because I've never heard a single good thing about it.


/except maybe Natalie Portman's midriff.
//no interest in Star Wars: the Money Grab

Worth the price of admission it was.
 
2013-02-06 10:28:59 AM
Actually I can think of one really annoying downside to this and other upcoming Star Wars news: A million rehashed Star Wars jokes from now til the movie gets released whenever. AND it's a good bet that in 3 months, someone'd have 'shooped Yoda on a Star Wars: Grumpy Old Men poster or something like that if they haven't already.

It's like when Disney bought Star Wars. There still are people who think pictures of Vader with Mickey Mouse ears is goddamn hilarious. It was farking old 12 hours after the announcement!
 
2013-02-06 10:35:03 AM

HallsOfMandos: Tyrone Slothrop: KarmicDisaster: Don't care any more. Never even saw the last movie.

I saw the last one because I was curious about how Lucas would handle the creation of Vader (terribly, of course). I never saw Clones because I've never heard a single good thing about it.

/except maybe Natalie Portman's midriff.
//no interest in Star Wars: the Money Grab

Worth the price of admission it was.




Living in Florida, I gotta say, I miss that "fashion."
 
2013-02-06 11:04:16 AM
Give me Dark Forces. Followed by Jedi Knight and Jedi Outcast.
 
2013-02-06 11:31:56 AM

Aboleth: Actually I can think of one really annoying downside to this and other upcoming Star Wars news: A million rehashed Star Wars jokes from now til the movie gets released whenever. AND it's a good bet that in 3 months, someone'd have 'shooped Yoda on a Star Wars: Grumpy Old Men poster or something like that if they haven't already.

It's like when Disney bought Star Wars. There still are people who think pictures of Vader with Mickey Mouse ears is goddamn hilarious. It was farking old 12 hours after the announcement!


Duh. That's because it is funnier to have Darth Goofy.
 
Bf+
2013-02-06 11:33:20 AM
Can't wait to see "Dagobah Babies".
 
2013-02-06 12:46:57 PM

JimmySlicings: Boba Fett spin-off movie?
Or perhaps...
Lando?  It works every time.


Lando would be awesome.

Mix that in with the Han Solo we wanted to know. You know, the one who was bombing around the galaxy with Chewie. Smugglign shiat, sleeping with the emperors daughter and jumpin the falcon over some big ravine/ star destroyers. The Han that just farkin shoots any bounty hunter he wants first. A real scumshiat

/ They would ruin everything about that story they could
// I'd like to see a movie from SW universe; "The Kessel Run", Dash Rendar included.
 
2013-02-06 12:47:34 PM
"Slave Leia: the movie"
 
2013-02-06 12:58:53 PM

Dissociater: I'd like to see two mirroring movies:  The first could be the Yoda movie and basically how he survives during the Jedi Purge after Episode 3.  There's a lot of potential story here.  Vader obviously knows about Yoda having been trained partially by him, and would know that he's alive.  So part of the story here is Yoda trying to make things safe for Luke/Leia, and avoiding Darth, and perhaps trying to save other jedi who got away.  This could be like the movie The Warriors, as Yoda and one or two other jedi try to get from point a to point b without being caught and killed, and perhaps on the way helping plant the seeds of rebellion.


Won't see unless they get a puppet out there. This back-flipping CG Yoda gave me a big softy. Yoda is not the Nefarious Dr. Wu.
 
2013-02-06 12:59:49 PM
It's all going to be a Pixar animation.
 
2013-02-06 01:11:50 PM

mrexcess: Instead of J.J. Abrams, they need to hire that guy who does the Mr. Plinkett reviews.


While I enjoyed the RLM/Plinkett reviews immensely, it's easy to analyze a film that's already been out for years and analyzed incessantly online beforehand.  The Plinkett reviews basically said this:

1) George Lucas can't direct.
2) George Lucas can't write.
3) He should have let more creative people handle his idea better, vs. everyone bowing in homage to him.

Right now, what they need is someone who knows the SW universe, both canon and expanded, and can try to fuse something that combines classic, modern, game and novelized SW content.  It can work, because it has for some of the comic book films.  They need the same formula as Episode IV, an ensemble cast that covers the gamut from Jedi to Smuggler, Bounty Hunter to Sith, without pandering to the audience.  Plinkett's reviews demonstrated how much the film suffers from the lack of prose in the story and "action" from the actors.  Think if Sir Alec Guiness had to do the role in green screen, with hamfisted dialog of the sort given to Dooku.

I don't know if I want to see the further adventures of Vader, Luke, Han or Yoda.  These characters have had their time in the sun, especially in the EU novels, and their legacies have already been well established to many core fans. I don't see the need to trod on their graves, despite whether I feel a Thrawn storyline from Zhan's trilogy would be cool.

I try to think of it in terms of Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson; both created game systems that became very popular, built from scratch out of their respective basements, but lost direction once the product became incorporated.  Other authors improved and expanded on what they did, but the owning companies eventually drove it into the ground, creating schisms among the purists while at the same time appealing in other ways to a new generation of fans.

There will never be an Episode VII to satisfy all the fans, and the sooner people accept that, the better off things will be.

I will say the Maul/Savage/Sidious battle from the Clone Wars series the other night was probably the most entertaining 20 minutes of animation I've seen in a long time.  The thing that makes Palpatine so deliciously evil is that he knows he's a bad-ass, and he just plays with everyone to show them why.  It's a huge game, he knows he can finish the battle in a moment, but he decides to just have fun. His overconfidence is his weakness, but he compensates by being ungodly powerful and diabolical in all the other areas.
 
2013-02-06 01:16:47 PM
...corporate scenario that doesn't involve Boba Fett getting a whole film of his own, probably ending with him taking the job to capture Han Solo.
I'm trying to imagine this movie not sucking completely and I can't. Search your feelings. You know Hollywood will blow this one.

I'd be down with more adventures of Biggs Darklighter. And maybe Kit Fisto could get his own movie, and his own catchphrase: "You've been Fisto'ed!"
Hollywood Exec: "Who the fark is Bozz Skaggslighter? I like the Fisto'ed line. Call Abrahms. Put that in the Bobby Fett movie!"

I watch most of the crap Hollywood puts out, but rarely right away. And I'm way past getting 'hyped' about it.
Still haven't seen the Avengers or the Hobbit. Not trying to be hipster-douche cool. I just have a job now & can't care that much anymore. I'm not angry or disappointed in Hollywood anymore either.

/disappointed idealist
 
2013-02-06 01:32:14 PM
Once again, Bill Murray proves surprising prescient: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53DQgbj2mIc
 
2013-02-06 01:52:31 PM

trickymoo: Dissociater: I'd like to see two mirroring movies:  The first could be the Yoda movie and basically how he survives during the Jedi Purge after Episode 3.  There's a lot of potential story here.  Vader obviously knows about Yoda having been trained partially by him, and would know that he's alive.  So part of the story here is Yoda trying to make things safe for Luke/Leia, and avoiding Darth, and perhaps trying to save other jedi who got away.  This could be like the movie The Warriors, as Yoda and one or two other jedi try to get from point a to point b without being caught and killed, and perhaps on the way helping plant the seeds of rebellion.

Won't see unless they get a puppet out there. This back-flipping CG Yoda gave me a big softy. Yoda is not the Nefarious Dr. Wu.


I don't know why they didn't have yoda do his sword fighting with his eyes closed and the lightsaber being totally controlled by force telekinesis.  It seems so obvious, and would make way more sense.
 
2013-02-06 01:57:30 PM

Dissociater: I don't know why they didn't have yoda do his sword fighting with his eyes closed and the lightsaber being totally controlled by force telekinesis. It seems so obvious, and would make way more sense.


Because Lucas wanted to show people, for the first time, Yoda fighting and spinning around with his "little laser sword".

That's what he thought the character was missing.
 
2013-02-06 02:49:58 PM

born_yesterday: Dissociater: I don't know why they didn't have yoda do his sword fighting with his eyes closed and the lightsaber being totally controlled by force telekinesis. It seems so obvious, and would make way more sense.

Because Lucas wanted to show people, for the first time, Yoda fighting and spinning around with his "little laser sword".

That's what he thought the character was missing.


I always thought that Yoda was weakly until he needed to fight. When needing too, he can use the force and empower himself to the form of a younger person to fight. A form of temporary Force Healing. Kind of a Force Adrenaline Rush
 
2013-02-06 02:58:28 PM

Duck_of_Doom: Mandalorian Wars would be an excellent idea.  Fans seem to love Mandalorians.  It will have action; war in a franchise titled "Star Wars" is a given.  It has pompous Jedi being pompous, spawning kick-butt maverick Jedi, and Jedi butt-kicking when they're not being pompous.

KOTOR/TOR, they've already explored.  We don't need an in-depth depiction of a 2-week kinrath spider killing spree, or days of wandering around Manaan.  That and I don't have faith in anyone making a decent adaption from a BW video game (they're half-movie anyway, and that's a good thing).


I'm of the opinion that a video game will never make a decent movie, because the # of hours of game play required to make it a good game, both include too much material to fit into a movie and no very clear story arc succinct for a single plot.  This is why I believe wholeheartedly that if the Old Republic games get any sort of live action treatment it MUST be in an ongoing TV show.  That gives 10 - 16 episodes a season to develop characters, and do mini-plots each episode, adding to the overarching plot for the series.

1st season - Revan wakes up.  The flashbacks would make it very clear to the audience who Revan is from the beginning, with the tension coming from how he will cope when he finds out. The season ends with the Revan reveal.

2nd season - Finish up the 1st game / work on the post game stuff and send Rev out to Sith space while the Exile shows up at the end.  All the flashbacks to the Mandalorian wars will make it very clear who the Exile is, already.  So the audience is already happy to follow her.

3rd Season - Follow the exile around, Revan deals with the Sith (eventually getting captured), Carth and Bastila still have lots of screen time due to their pulling the strings in the Republic's politics.  Season ends with the death of the masters.

4th season - Exile chases Kreia to Malachor V, Revan begins his talks with Lord Scourge.  After the triumvirate are put down, Exile heads to Sith territory to find Revan and finishes the series with the final battle with the Sith Emperor.

Of course, NONE of this works without fantastic characterizations of Revan and the Exile and some excellent scripts.  And since Revan and the Exile are player characters it means that it's going to be hard for fans to really accept someone else's interpretations of those characters.  In my own mind I see Revan as a brilliant, perceptive with a somewhat ominous darkness about him that comes across as creepiness at times.  The Exile I see as someone who started out on the right path and always has a good heart, but is tired, and more than a little crazy.  My favorite portrayal of her isn't as a goody two shoes Jedi, but rather a VERY gray former Jedi who would rather sleep with mercenaries she encounters than kill them... but like I said, I'll watch whatever they come up with, I'm sure.

/put waaaaaay too much thought into this over the years...
 
2013-02-06 03:25:01 PM
Mara Jade as a Dark Jedi would be a good movie or two, then some of the adventures of the new jedi.  A number of the novels would make decent to good movies as well.
 
2013-02-06 04:15:57 PM

karmachameleon: Vader and Tarkin...you guys realize that Vader in the original trilogy was basically a powerful henchman, right?  He wasn't a commander or a bureaucrat, he wasn't there to "run things".  He was enforcement.  Tarkin was in charge, and when he was disposed of, Vader was probably put in place as the new boss because he was Tarkin's right-hand man.  But even other commanders in the original Star Wars talked back to Vader (with consequences, but they did talk back).  "I find your lack of faith disturbing."  This is the most obvious, common-sense way to glean things from the original trilogy.

Red Letter Media got this one right, when he talked about how the prequel trilogy messed up this dynamic by making Vader larger than life, a "Jesus In Space" type of figure.  It was a huge miscalculation on Lucas' part.  Vader was much more menacing and mysterious as the resident bad-ass enforcer he was in the original trilogy.  By turning him into some kind of mythical god-like creature in the prequel trilogy, the center of all proceedings, much of that mystique was removed, and replaced by something a lot less intriguing.

A good way to fix this (if anyone at Disney cares to) would be to not cover periods after Return of the Jedi or before the prequels; instead cover the 20 years between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars.  You could work on the Vader character and turn him back to the battle-hardened enforcer he was in the original trilogy, and would have none of the weight of having to represent any other original trilogy character - Luke is a baby/boy/teenager and his life up to Star Wars is uneventful, Obi-Wan and Yoda are in hiding and their lives are also uneventful, Han Solo and Chewbacca are off on some other unrelated adventures, and Leia doesn't figure in things until Star Wars.  As the Empire swallows more and more systems during construction of the first Death Star (which seems to take about 20 years), there must be a lot of action and intrigue to explore there.


Tarkin was a Grand Moff, in charge of multiple sectors of space. He reported ONLY to Emperor Palpatine. On the chain of command, it went Palpatine -> Tarkin -> Vader. When Tarkin was killed, no one else was eligible to become a Grand Moff, so Vader became the second-on-command of the Empire.

Tarkin was the first and only Grand Moff in the Empire's history, fun fact.
 
2013-02-06 04:21:24 PM

HallsOfMandos: Tyrone Slothrop: KarmicDisaster: Don't care any more. Never even saw the last movie.

I saw the last one because I was curious about how Lucas would handle the creation of Vader (terribly, of course). I never saw Clones because I've never heard a single good thing about it.

/except maybe Natalie Portman's midriff.
//no interest in Star Wars: the Money Grab

Worth the price of admission it was.


Natalie Portman's midriff (and erect nipples in Episode II) and Hayden Christensen's naked torso were the best parts of the prequel trilogy.

i64.photobucket.com

/wouldn't mind feeling his hate swelling in me now
 
2013-02-06 04:36:28 PM
We just decided not to green any links confirming the Boba Fett and Han Solo stand-alone films? I wanted to read everyone's amusing comments on the subject here at work. Then watch the rest of Fark talk about how terrible Star Wars is now.

/with at least one posting of the RLM Star Wars review...
//I guess I can already kind of guess how that thread is going to turn out
 
2013-02-06 04:47:25 PM
just watched the latest 'clone wars' episode from this weekend
all i can say


goddambadass!!!

love the story line now - as opposed to the 3 or 4 wasted episodes revolving around r2 and the other droids

how on earth that can even be the same show i don't even know (though they did have the clone commando, which was just freaking sweet to see - hope he made it out)

dudes loosing their heads, flying mandolorians blowing up into walls - goddam emperor dueling darth maul and ho-slapping savage opress

mind. blown.

/was that a VibroBlade that Maul took from the mandolorian ? (the black sword that was sort of electric) cause it was uber cool

/what is with the auto double space on fark now? me no likey
 
2013-02-06 05:16:33 PM

inner ted: dudes loosing their heads, flying mandolorians blowing up into walls - goddam emperor dueling darth maul and ho-slapping savage opress


Where can I see this?
Cartoon Network have onDemand?
 
2013-02-06 05:36:55 PM

bionicjoe: inner ted: dudes loosing their heads, flying mandolorians blowing up into walls - goddam emperor dueling darth maul and ho-slapping savage opress

Where can I see this?
Cartoon Network have onDemand?


i think they go to dvd a few months after each season
or i suppose you could youtube it??

whatever the cost, these last couple episodes are totally worth it

shiat - this last episode was better than 90% of all 6 movies

/still not sure about the blade - ooo google, how you amaze
/gatdam that's a big pic - behold... the DARKSABER
F YA
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-06 05:47:42 PM

bionicjoe: inner ted: dudes loosing their heads, flying mandolorians blowing up into walls - goddam emperor dueling darth maul and ho-slapping savage opress

Where can I see this?
Cartoon Network have onDemand?


Isn't it on Netflix?
 
2013-02-06 06:37:59 PM

bionicjoe: inner ted: dudes loosing their heads, flying mandolorians blowing up into walls - goddam emperor dueling darth maul and ho-slapping savage opress

Where can I see this?
Cartoon Network have onDemand?


http://starwars.com/watch /the-clone-wars/
 
2013-02-06 07:55:43 PM

Angry Buddha: fusillade762: KarmicDisaster: fusillade762: KarmicDisaster: Don't care any more. Never even saw the last movie.

Give us a Culture movie!

YES!
/You have a good memory.

Nah, I have you Farkied as a Banks fan. I like to keep track of my fellow sci-fi enthusiasts :)

Read that as "Binks fan" (as in Jar-Jar) and thought "wow, meanest Farkie ever".


That would be mean. Fortunately anyone who claimed to be a Jar-Jar Binks fan would go straight to ignore ;)
 
2013-02-06 08:00:16 PM

dragonchild: How about, after six farking movies, we say the canon characters are played out and we realize that the appeal to Star Wars isn't the story but the world?  We have an entire galaxy to play with.  There are potentially thousands of compelling stories that could be told where the most famous characters make only a cameo at best, and preferably don't appear at all.  Which of course is the one thing that will never happen with the movies.


Agreed on all points (your points about Vader also) - good post.
 
2013-02-06 08:10:01 PM
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