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. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    These additional character films are either going to be brilliant or a total disaster. It's toeing the line, and I can't tell which way they are going to go.
     


  2. lawyerdad

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    It has been quite a while since I saw either movie, and I saw them far apart in time. I recall that the opening sequence on Tattoine obviously references/pays homage to/rips off the beginning of Hidden Fortress. Do the similarities, either in terms of plot or visuals, continue as strongly throughout? I just don't remember.


    This, unless you have a piece of the merchandising pie.

    Totally botched my interlineation of Aravenel's post, but you get the idea . . .
     
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  3. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  4. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Hahaha, that is awesome.
     


  5. otc

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    Both of those have some potential to be entertaining at least.

    There is some extended universe content for both but lets be honest, you could make up an action-adventure film for either character pretty quick without breaking canon.
     


  6. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm a huge Star Wars geek, but I honestly find the whole obsession with Boba Fett overdone. In the original trilogy he was a somewhat interesting character that had a few good moments and then got killed by a blind man. I see no reason that he needs books, video games and now movies made about him. Let alone writing him into lore as to share such a strong bond with the classic Storm Troopers. It's too much.
     
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    Seems Abrams is in talks with gabe Newell to make a half life or portal movie.
     


  8. El Argentino

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    Not super enthused about the character-centric stories being proposed, but I do still hold out faith that Ep. VII will be at the very least entertaining.

    Also agree w/ JMR about the strange obsession w/ Boba Fett.

    Would not mind a Mara Jade movie (assuming the EU is not completely blown away by VII).
     


  9. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Now a movie about a young Han Solo and his early adventures with Chewbacca? I'm all over that. Perfect spin-off idea for a film to branch out the franchise.
     


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    It definitely has to include an explanation of how they did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs (this has bothered me ever since I learned what a parsec actually is).
     


  11. El Argentino

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    My main issue with a Han-centered story is the lack of Jedi-ness involved. For me (for better or worse, due to the prequels) Star Wars just isn't worth it without lightsabers.
     


  12. otc

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    I may not be remembering this quite right but IIRC, the kessel run requires navigating around/through a cluster of black holes. Doing this is a shorter distance requires a faster/more powerful ship since it requires being able to go closer to the black holes. A faster ship will experience a shorter radius on the point of no return (event horizon) and will thus be able to fly a more direct route. A slow ship will have to take wide turns around the black holes to avoid being sucked in.

    I am pretty sure it is an explanation devised after the fact to explain why a measurement of distance was used...but hey, it works.
     


  13. Blackfyre

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    nvm otc explained.
     
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  14. El Argentino

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    Yes to both above.

    Was going to reveal some of my true nerd and comment on EU dealings... :hide:
     


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    DO IT, COME ON DO IT!
     


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