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(Making Star Wars)   J.J. Abrams tweets the first real photo from the production of Star Wars Epsiode VII featuring R2D2   (makingstarwars.net) divider line 156
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2013-11-14 08:16:59 PM
Zzzzzzzzz

we reached peak star wars long ago
 
2013-11-14 08:30:10 PM
Spine-tingling, to be sure.
 
2013-11-14 08:35:10 PM
Meh.
 
2013-11-14 08:35:31 PM
Wait, are they actually actually making this thing? Ever since people started talking about it, I always assumed it was so ridiculous that it would never actually make it that far and would fall through. Huh. That's dumb.
 
2013-11-14 08:35:35 PM
Where's the lens flare? We need more flair...er...flare. At least 17 pieces of ... oh never mind.
 
2013-11-14 08:36:07 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Where's the lens flare? We need more flair...er...flare. At least 17 pieces of ... oh never mind.


MOAR LENZ FLAAAAAAAARES!!!!!
 
2013-11-14 08:37:29 PM
How about a goddamn spoiler alert?! There are 7 people and a droid in that picture. What's the effing point of watching the movie now?
 
2013-11-14 08:40:33 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-14 08:43:47 PM
img1.fark.net ?  Cool!
 
2013-11-14 08:44:17 PM

vatica40: Wait, are they actually actually making this thing? Ever since people started talking about it, I always assumed it was so ridiculous that it would never actually make it that far and would fall through. Huh. That's dumb.


Well let's see. Disney paid Lucas 4 billion for the property and the Prequels, despite the internet hate made a few billion, not counting DVD and merchandising. So yeah, I think they'll be committed to making more films.
 
2013-11-14 08:46:09 PM
They're actually just going to use that one photo for all of the R2D2 scenes and add everything else in with CGI.
 
2013-11-14 08:49:24 PM
He'll do for this franchise the same thing he did for Trek...yipeee!
 
2013-11-14 08:54:33 PM
Without the original characters/actors and a decent story line these films will be garbage. Let's hope they hurry things along, the freshness factor on those old actors has certainly already expired.

I have hope that Disney won't let this become a disaster considering the high stakes, but after seeing "Into Darkness", I'm concerned with what J.J. can really bring to the franchise. (Yes, even considering Lucas and the prequels)
 
2013-11-14 08:55:28 PM

Bslim: He'll do for this franchise the same thing he did for Trek...yipeee!


So, make them watchable again?

/Every Star Trek film between The Undiscovered Country and Abrams' reboot has been mediocre to terrible. Abrams' two installments have been entertaining space action popcorn flicks.
 
2013-11-14 08:56:22 PM

Mugato: Well let's see. Disney paid Lucas 4 billion for the property and the Prequels, despite the internet hate made a few billion, not counting DVD and merchandising. So yeah, I think they'll be committed to making more films.


ouch.

Disney paid Lucas 4 billion for the property.  And the prequels, despite the internet hate, made a few billion, not counting DVD and merchandising.
 
2013-11-14 09:00:08 PM

Snapper Carr: Bslim: He'll do for this franchise the same thing he did for Trek...yipeee!

So, make them watchable again?

/Every Star Trek film between The Undiscovered Country including Abrams' reboot has been mediocre to terrible. Abrams' two installments have been entertaining space action popcorn flicks.

FTFY

 
2013-11-14 09:06:04 PM

Snapper Carr: /Every Star Trek film between The Undiscovered Country and Abrams' reboot has been mediocre to terrible. Abrams' two installments have been entertaining space action popcorn flicks.


Only II, III, VI, and First Contact are watchable Star Trek movies (and III was a bit of a fark you to II, but it's Star Trek and nobody ever stays dead for long), but I do think First Contact was really pretty cool.  Undoubtedly better than the other TNG movies by a long way, anyway, not quite as awesome as II and VI.

The reboot was a fun popcorn flick.

Into Darkness was a fun popcorn flick IF you weren't a fan of Star Trek II.  It was such an enormous fark you to II.
 
2013-11-14 09:11:22 PM
I like JJ Abrams movies. Super 8 was awesome. Both Star Trek movies were awesome. Mission Impossible III was....well....it....wasn't Mission Impossible I or Mission Impossible II.
 
2013-11-14 09:12:50 PM

Snapper Carr: Bslim: He'll do for this franchise the same thing he did for Trek...yipeee!

So, make them watchable again?

/Every Star Trek film between The Undiscovered Country and Abrams' reboot has been mediocre to terrible. Abrams' two installments have been entertaining space action popcorn flicks.


The first one was fun. The second one was just not a very good movie.
 
2013-11-14 09:21:27 PM
He really ass raped Star trek; I hate star wars, I hope he farks them with a donkey dick
 
2013-11-14 09:24:18 PM
I was hoping for something more... "on the set being filmed" rather than just a group standing around R2. And considering this is after the trilogy, the droid should be a bit more beat up/aged and not shiny and new. Shiny would be an excuse to add lens flare.
 
2013-11-14 09:28:48 PM

ParadoxDice: And considering this is after the trilogy, the droid should be a bit more beat up/aged and not shiny and new


Why would they let R2 get beat up and aged? He doesn't belong to a rag tag rebellion anymore, he belongs to the New Republic, the establishment.
 
2013-11-14 09:29:58 PM

Bslim: He'll do for this franchise the same thing he did for Trek...yipeee!


You realize that if these films are within a multiple of the ROI on NuTrek they will be considered huge failures, right?
 
2013-11-14 09:37:55 PM
Yeah I spent the last decade being a star wars hating fanboy. I'm done. I'm back to the little kid super stoked about these movies. They can suck to high heaven and I will not give a fark, and will be the biggest fan. There. I said it.
 
2013-11-14 09:38:46 PM

Snapper Carr: [i.imgur.com image 450x338]


Christ that didn't take long.
 
2013-11-14 09:38:49 PM

John Dewey: I like JJ Abrams movies. Super 8 was awesome. Both Star Trek movies were awesome. Mission Impossible III was....


Well, it wasn't MI III, Abrams directed the 4th MI movie.
 
2013-11-14 09:39:17 PM

Slow To Return: Mugato: Well let's see. Disney paid Lucas 4 billion for the property and the Prequels, despite the internet hate made a few billion, not counting DVD and merchandising. So yeah, I think they'll be committed to making more films.

ouch.

Disney paid Lucas 4 billion for the property.  And the prequels, despite the internet hate, made a few billion, not counting DVD and merchandising.


Of course they'll make more films. Look at what they're doing with Marvel.
 
2013-11-14 09:39:24 PM

ParadoxDice: And considering this is after the trilogy, the droid should be a bit more beat up/aged and not shiny and new.


Funny thing about robots is, as they are not people, they can have parts easily replaced with brand new shiny ones.
 
2013-11-14 09:40:57 PM

Mjeck: He really ass raped Star trek; I hate star wars, I hope he farks them with a donkey dick


Yeah, I recall when the reboot came out there was all of this marketing stuff about how "this isn't your father's Star Trek" and they had various cast members and Abrams himself bragging about how they never watched or actively disliked ST growing up.   Like they were desperate to distance themselves from the nerddom.  Are they going to do that to Star Wars I wonder?  "This isn't grandpa Lucas' lame Star Wars!"

I also look forward to riveting scripted lines like "Either the Sith are goin' down, or we're goin' down!"  Jeebus.  I mean, a professional writer wrote the equivalent of that shiat for ST, a professional actor said those words, and the whole crew was there filming it, and no one at any point said "you know, that's really lame and stupid, maybe he should say something a bit more weighty."
 
2013-11-14 09:41:08 PM

Bootysama: ParadoxDice: And considering this is after the trilogy, the droid should be a bit more beat up/aged and not shiny and new.

Funny thing about robots is, as they are not people, they can have parts easily replaced with brand new shiny ones.


What is the shelf life of an Astromech.  Given that he was at least 20 by episode IV, he'd be 50 by now.  Granted they may last, but tech (even when it still works) tends to be replaced.
 
2013-11-14 09:43:05 PM

TheGregiss: Yeah I spent the last decade being a star wars hating fanboy. I'm done. I'm back to the little kid super stoked about these movies. They can suck to high heaven and I will not give a fark, and will be the biggest fan. There. I said it.


My expectations for Episode I back in the day were through the roof. Now, I'll just be happy if the new trilogy is watchable.
 
2013-11-14 09:45:56 PM
Sorry, Lucas pretty much killed the franchise with his latest three abominations.  This new stuff is going to have to be mind altering good in order for me to give a fark again.
 
2013-11-14 09:47:06 PM

mjbok: Bootysama: ParadoxDice: And considering this is after the trilogy, the droid should be a bit more beat up/aged and not shiny and new.

Funny thing about robots is, as they are not people, they can have parts easily replaced with brand new shiny ones.

What is the shelf life of an Astromech.  Given that he was at least 20 by episode IV, he'd be 50 by now.  Granted they may last, but tech (even when it still works) tends to be replaced.


This isn't just any droid tho, it helped save the galaxy. R2D2 would be preserved as a museum piece.
 
2013-11-14 09:50:58 PM

mjbok: What is the shelf life of an Astromech.  Given that he was at least 20 by episode IV, he'd be 50 by now.  Granted they may last, but tech (even when it still works) tends to be replaced.


Technology is pretty stagnant in Star Wars. If you go by the expanded universe (which I'd rather not but just to make a point). they had basically the same tech for like a thousand years. Besides, if you had a '57 Chevy that you really liked and it had artificial intelligence to boot, you'd probably want to keep it in the same shape as when you bought it.
 
2013-11-14 09:51:41 PM

mjbok: Bootysama: ParadoxDice: And considering this is after the trilogy, the droid should be a bit more beat up/aged and not shiny and new.

Funny thing about robots is, as they are not people, they can have parts easily replaced with brand new shiny ones.

What is the shelf life of an Astromech.  Given that he was at least 20 by episode IV, he'd be 50 by now.  Granted they may last, but tech (even when it still works) tends to be replaced.


Actually he was about 50 by the time of episode III.
 
2013-11-14 09:53:39 PM

Pincy: Sorry, Lucas pretty much killed the franchise with his latest three abominations


Yeah, at $850 mill worldwide, that last movie was a real flop. They'd be a fool to make any more movies.
 
2013-11-14 09:54:04 PM
i1.wp.com

Jedi clothing style sure has changed.
 
2013-11-14 09:56:02 PM

Mugato: ParadoxDice: And considering this is after the trilogy, the droid should be a bit more beat up/aged and not shiny and new

Why would they let R2 get beat up and aged? He doesn't belong to a rag tag rebellion anymore, he belongs to the New Republic, the establishment.


R2D2 is what? 60-70 years old at least at this point? That's just the three generations we know about. The Star Wars universe deserves to be crushed for being so stagnant and wasting away. Imagine if humanity hadn't increased technology in the last 50-60 years. We still be using vacuum tubes in almost all our electronics.
 
2013-11-14 10:04:06 PM

Mugato: mjbok: What is the shelf life of an Astromech.  Given that he was at least 20 by episode IV, he'd be 50 by now.  Granted they may last, but tech (even when it still works) tends to be replaced.

Technology is pretty stagnant in Star Wars. If you go by the expanded universe (which I'd rather not but just to make a point). they had basically the same tech for like a thousand years. Besides, if you had a '57 Chevy that you really liked and it had artificial intelligence to boot, you'd probably want to keep it in the same shape as when you bought it.


Well, if you go by the EU stuff, the denizens of the galaxy are essentially scavengers. They didn't figure out the whole hyperspace thing, they just reverse engineered hyperdrives they found, that were built by far older civilizations. I'm guessing that same principle would hold true for most other forms of technology. Makes sense, if you look at their strategies for warfare. It's all pretty much brute force. Look at the pinnacle of that, the Death Star. Nothing subtle about it. Hell, in the EU, their war with the Yuzhan Vong, they were fighting a culture that hadn't advanced their technology in thousands of years, and were still lagging way behind.
 
2013-11-14 10:04:11 PM

Bacontastesgood: Mjeck: He really ass raped Star trek; I hate star wars, I hope he farks them with a donkey dick

Yeah, I recall when the reboot came out there was all of this marketing stuff about how "this isn't your father's Star Trek" and they had various cast members and Abrams himself bragging about how they never watched or actively disliked ST growing up.   Like they were desperate to distance themselves from the nerddom.  Are they going to do that to Star Wars I wonder?  "This isn't grandpa Lucas' lame Star Wars!"

I also look forward to riveting scripted lines like "Either the Sith are goin' down, or we're goin' down!"  Jeebus.  I mean, a professional writer wrote the equivalent of that shiat for ST, a professional actor said those words, and the whole crew was there filming it, and no one at any point said "you know, that's really lame and stupid, maybe he should say something a bit more weighty."


He made Star Trek more Star Warsy , less of the nerd shiat.
 
2013-11-14 10:05:06 PM

limeyfellow: Mugato: ParadoxDice: And considering this is after the trilogy, the droid should be a bit more beat up/aged and not shiny and new

Why would they let R2 get beat up and aged? He doesn't belong to a rag tag rebellion anymore, he belongs to the New Republic, the establishment.

R2D2 is what? 60-70 years old at least at this point? That's just the three generations we know about. The Star Wars universe deserves to be crushed for being so stagnant and wasting away. Imagine if humanity hadn't increased technology in the last 50-60 years. We still be using vacuum tubes in almost all our electronics.


If Knights of the Old Republic is any indication, technology in that universe has been frozen for thousands of years.

As for the movies, any chance they'll be the Thrawn trilogy or the Vong war (probably too "adult" for the Disney-fied SW universe, but one can hope)?
 
2013-11-14 10:07:10 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Zzzzzzzzz

we reached peak star wars long ago


No....YOUR peak Star Wars experience happened long ago. In contrast my two older grandsons (11 and 13) think SW is a new franchise, because it's new to them. Lots of swashbuckling action, enough CGI and new creatures to keep them entertained, and timeless morality stories. So relax. Disney will keep the franchise alive for generations, just as they have done with Snow White, the Sorcerer's Apprentice and lots of other stories.
 
2013-11-14 10:15:50 PM
Except this was taken at a British Artoo Builders club.  So, not on the set.
 
2013-11-14 10:16:07 PM

Snapper Carr: [i.imgur.com image 450x338]


Thank you.  Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-11-14 10:22:17 PM

Snapper Carr: /Every Star Trek film between The Undiscovered Country and Abrams' reboot has been mediocre to terrible. Abrams' two installments have been entertaining space action popcorn flicks


And other than Simon Pegg's portrayal of Mr. Scott, they were awful.  Visually spectacular, good action, terrible storytelling and writing.  When I want a mindless action flick, I'll go see whatever Michael Bay is working on.

/get off my lawn.
 
2013-11-14 10:27:26 PM
My prediction is that when this film comes out all the people who were mad at Lucas for ruining the prequels will be saying "I wish Lucas was back doing the films" Even though these will probably be better without him.
 
2013-11-14 10:30:41 PM

NewWorldDan: And other than Simon Pegg's portrayal of Mr. Scott, they were awful. Visually spectacular, good action, terrible storytelling and writing. When I want a mindless action flick, I'll go see whatever Michael Bay is working on.


I've seen comments like this before and I wonder if this is more do to Pegg and how people feel about him rather than his portrayal of Mr. Scott.  He plays him as kind of a goof.  The closest thing to recreating the acting feel of the original would either be Spock (minus the emotions) or McCoy.
 
2013-11-14 10:34:22 PM

Fano: Bacontastesgood: Mjeck: He really ass raped Star trek; I hate star wars, I hope he farks them with a donkey dick

Yeah, I recall when the reboot came out there was all of this marketing stuff about how "this isn't your father's Star Trek" and they had various cast members and Abrams himself bragging about how they never watched or actively disliked ST growing up.   Like they were desperate to distance themselves from the nerddom.  Are they going to do that to Star Wars I wonder?  "This isn't grandpa Lucas' lame Star Wars!"

I also look forward to riveting scripted lines like "Either the Sith are goin' down, or we're goin' down!"  Jeebus.  I mean, a professional writer wrote the equivalent of that shiat for ST, a professional actor said those words, and the whole crew was there filming it, and no one at any point said "you know, that's really lame and stupid, maybe he should say something a bit more weighty."

He made Star Trek more Star Warsy , less of the nerd shiat.


Which is exactly why I enjoyed his Star Trek reboot. Haven't seen the second though. Whether it's Star Wars or Indiana Jones, Lucas' franchises always had a fun, campy, pulp comic-type feel to them. That's why I never get caught up in comparisons or arguments about Wars and Trek. They are completely different.

/I still enjoy Star Trek TOS for the campyness as well.
 
2013-11-14 10:36:02 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-14 10:36:12 PM
Dude has a dicknose
 
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