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post #2356 of 2848
I really hope that's not it.
post #2357 of 2848
It was the right hand, after all, so maybe he's just her dad in the regular way.

The stuff about the hand really amuses me. They could have gotten Luke's DNA from skin cells in his x-wing cockpit. He left that on Bespin, too, remember.
post #2358 of 2848
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It was the right hand, after all, so maybe he's just her dad in the regular way.

The stuff about the hand really amuses me. They could have gotten Luke's DNA from skin cells in his x-wing cockpit. He left that on Bespin, too, remember.



This is basically a plot line in the EU.  Luke duels his clone in The Last Command.

post #2359 of 2848
Thread Starter 
The Holy Trilogy is coming back to the big screen for a limited time at Alamo Drafthouse.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/04/12/alamo-drafthouse-to-bring-original-star-wars-trilogy-to-theaters-in-august/

My understanding is that they will be using the Special Editions, but will be the versions from 1997. Not the version from Blu Ray that featured even more changes.
post #2360 of 2848

Ah, I loved the Thrawn books. They introduced some great characters (Mara Jade, Talon Karrde, ...) and created the basis for many other stories. I still hope EP8 and EP9 incorporate some of them, at least MJ.

 

Also, I always thought Bothans were these guys:

 

 

Turns out those are Ithorians.

post #2361 of 2848
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Lots of speculation that the Imperial that Ben Mendelsohn is playing in Rogue One could be loosely based on Thrawn. I'd be all about that if true, but part of the charm of Thrawn was that he strongly disagreed with the plan to build a 2nd Death Star and wasn't around when it was blown up. You wouldn't have that texture to him if he's a one off bad guy for this film and gets killed at the end. Maybe Disney will be smart and keep his character around as the one who manages to keep enough power and control to prevent the Empire from falling apart after Jedi and what eventually leads to the First Order.

EDIT: It would be a lot cheaper to not have to paint the guy blue in each film too. tongue.gif
post #2362 of 2848
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The Holy Trilogy is coming back to the big screen for a limited time at Alamo Drafthouse.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/04/12/alamo-drafthouse-to-bring-original-star-wars-trilogy-to-theaters-in-august/

My understanding is that they will be using the Special Editions, but will be the versions from 1997. Not the version from Blu Ray that featured even more changes.


no thanks, it's garbage compared to mighty despecialized edition
post #2363 of 2848
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no thanks, it's garbage compared to mighty despecialized edition


I agree, but i'm tempted to do it just for the experience. People who go to these special showings of older films at the Alamo Drafthouse tend to really get into it.
post #2364 of 2848

There were rumours that Thrawn might be brought into the upcoming season of Rebels. It's possibly the same character that Mendelsohn is playing.

 

I wonder if the unified universe is going to cause headaches for Disney / Lucasfilm down the road. If they're regularly putting out comics, books, and films then there are going to be continuity errors before too long, especially if there's a focus on the same, few characters. And let's face it, if you're writing about the original trilogy timeline then you want to have Vader in it.

 

It's an interesting concept, though. I'm just worried that it'll lead to people having to read the books and comics in order to understand what's going on in Episode 8.

post #2365 of 2848
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Continuity errors are a fact of life once you start involving so many different writers, etc. Main thing is they keep the movies and cartoons straight. If a comic or novel messes something up only this guy will care.


post #2366 of 2848
And haven't they even said something like "The movies are right. If something conflicts a comic/cartoon, too bad, the movie wins"
post #2367 of 2848
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And haven't they even said something like "The movies are right. If something conflicts a comic/cartoon, too bad, the movie wins"

that was pretty much the tone since forever
post #2368 of 2848
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It sounds like they are putting more effort into keeping things straight. I always got the feeling Lucas didn't much care for the old EU and it wasn't watched over that strictly or with much of a plan.
post #2369 of 2848
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It sounds like they are putting more effort into keeping things straight. I always got the feeling Lucas didn't much care for the old EU and it wasn't watched over that strictly or with much of a plan.


What you mean zombie Sith and stormtroopers weren't a good idea?  Those books were awful.  Maybe the worst books I've ever read.

post #2370 of 2848
There are really two approaches that make sense:
The first is the Harry Potter approach, where you have one person in charge of the entire story, and she has a vision for the broad plot outlines and how everything fits together. The final story may not be identical to the original plan, and the universe and characters may evolve over time in a way that takes them from where they were when the story started being told, but everything hangs together because there is a single voice and vision guiding it. That is one of the reason the seven-part Harry Potter series seems so real and well realized. It is all one person's telling.

The second is the comic book universe approach, where the stories are told by individual writers under the guidance of an editor and, in most cases, with a bible or set of rules that govern the character in certain very important ways (e.g., Batman is an orphan and doesn't kill) but otherwise allows for multiple versions of the character or story to coexist in fans' minds. Getting hung up on the perfection of comic book world continuity is silly; they aren't really even trying.

Star Wars used to follow the first model when it was under the control of George Lucas, even if it is obvious that his vision for the story and characters changed (for the worse) over the time it took to do all six movies.

The Star Trek film franchise isn't a bad example of the second model.

I am fine with Star Wars following the second model as well. I would take a good new writer over the Phantom Menace George Lucas any day. I wouldn't mind even mind a reboot of the first six stories (it would offer a chance for the prequels to be told in a way that wasn't awful). The OT will always be there to enjoy.
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