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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. Ataturk

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    Admittedly it's been a long time since I read them, but those Zahn books are NOT well written. I don't remember much (if anything) about the plot, but the bad writing really stands out in my mind. Terrible dialogue and flat characters. I don't doubt that they're the best of the (formerly) official Star Wars fan fiction, though. What a bunch of garbage.
     
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  2. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They are mostly remembered because Thrawn felt like such a fresh antagonist in the universe and because they introduced fan favorite Mara Jade.
     
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    To be fair, I also haven't read them since I was a child.
     
  4. Jr Mouse

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    I did the audio books about 5 years ago. I wouldn't call them masterpieces, but Ataturk is being overly harsh as usual. There are loads of better Sci-Fi novels you could read for sure. Still I enjoyed them enough and even now that they are completely erased from cannon I would encourage someone interested in these character to give them a shot.
     
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    People who care about movies and not experiences.

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    A lot of what satisfies scifi/fantasy geeks (e.g. massive world building) doesn't connect with the laypeople. Most fiction that really connects (in this day and age) is character-driven, which is why Game of Thrones/ASOIAF has been a crossover hit.
     
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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Star Wars is very much a phenomenon. It's by far the most popular Sci-Fi franchise in the world and connects with many lay people who don't typically enjoy the genre. Male, females, adults and children alike. I know it's easy for some people to dismiss it, but Star Wars is a huge mainstream success.
     
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    There is a prevalent false dichotomy that runs in certain circles, that something that is populist or commercial must have less artistic merit and lasting influence. History has shown this to be false, time after time after time, from Shakespeare's many "hits", through to Dickens to Elvis and the Beatles, just to throw out a few names that are unimpeachable except by the remarkably obtuse, argumentative, or just plain stupid. A related false argument is that any commercially motivated endeavor is foundationally poisoned. These arguments are necessarily accompanied by a mythical past.

    Just look back at the original trilogy. Star Wars: A New Hope was an incredible success. Otherwise, ESB and ROTJ would never have been made. Both of those movies were made to have maximum impact, and were accompanied by as many commercial tie ins as we'd thought of at the time. I was born in 1974, and by the time ESB came out, I was old enough to be begging my parents for the ESB special edition cups from McDonalds, and I lobbying my grandfather for the Yoda figure, and since the local Sears had run out of Han and Luke, for Lobot and all the bounty hunters convened by Darth Vader. I had commemorative Empire Strikes Back magazines and a clay Yoda that I never did finish coloring. Empire Strikes Back was, arguably, a much better movie than ANH, and yet it came with much more fanfare and careful planning to maximize auxiliary revenue.
     
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    Also, one that anyone married more than 10 seconds will appreciate:
    dad said i remind him of jabba's palace because i have a little rancor in me
    it felt like he'd planned it
    mom didn't think it was that funny

    Emo Kylo Ren ‏@KyloR3n 27 Dec 2015
     
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    i love traitor memes

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    I had no idea this was a thing. I approve
     
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    Lol. I that stormtropper was fucking great. They should do a spin off just about him.
     
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    He looked like a Japanese power-ranger with that blurry/days of our lives gloss, no?
     
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    Also, it's crazy if he's just a regularly trained stormtrooper. But still none of them can hit Chewie.
     
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    Qui Gon isn't allowed to use force push, etc. Only saber fight.
     
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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As much as I loved that guy, shouldn't it have been Captain Phasma? It would have given her a really memorable scene and set her up for future films.
     
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    Captain Phasma and Rey should wrestle..











    in their slave suits.
     
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    Captain Phasma was a bit of a disappointment in this movie. Hopefully something cool will happen with the character in the future.
     

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