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Official: STAR WARS THREAD. These are the droids you're looking for. **WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jr Mouse, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    Just bought this. I actually hated all 6 star wars movies, love the Clone Wars TV series, and have enjoyed most of the books I've read. So I am excited.
     
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  2. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You hated all the movies and still bothered to read the books? I can't imagine wanting to read extended universe fiction for a sci-fi series I disliked.
     


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    I think they have said explicitly that the stories will be new.

    So no Thrawn (even though that seems like it would be the best choice for current fans).
     


  4. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's my understanding too. What will be interesting is if the stories they tell conflict with the Extended Universe. Right now Thrawn is "canon," but we could well see that get washed away depending on where they take these new movies.
     


  5. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    Maybe "hated" was a strong word. I don't hold them up as some panacea of science fiction that uber nerds do. I wasn't around to appreciate how supposedly innovative Star Wars is, and I find the story kind of droll in the movies. I don't mind learning about the extended universe through the novels, though. They do a much better job of characters, plot management, etc. than movies do. Like I said, I don't mind the universe: the Clone Wars TV series goes into decent depth on some of the stuff, and I have watched every episode (at least twice).
     


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  7. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are amazing.
     


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    I can't see how it won't conflict.

    They have to break some storylines if they want to do something different.
     


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    Did they actually say it was going to be set after the original trilogy?

    It seems like the most well known Star Wars characters they could still put in a movie (Darth Vader, the Emperor, Yoda) would all be wasted if that was the case.
     
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  11. furo

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    Natalie Portman spin-off?
     


  12. Harold falcon

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    "getting a bunch of spinoff films as well, and if Zack Snyder's rumored (and since denied) Jedi-centric riff on "Seven Samurai" isn't going to be the first one out of the gate, then maybe a Yoda movie will be."

    Might as well. That hack Lucas ripped off Hidden Fortress to make Star Wars, so might as well continue plundering from more talented dead directors.
     


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    character spin off, yousa sayin?

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  14. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, they are to be direct sequels to the original trilogy. New villains will obviously have to be introduced unless they figure out how to resurrect the Emperor or something.
     


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