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Title: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on August 28, 2011, 03:16:21 pm
Ever since the first STAR WARS movie came out, I've been hooked. I've specially become enamored of all the fan-created movies, stories and spoofs that have been made. And I also love the mini-movies for the video games. Thought I would share some stuff I've collected. Sorry if you have dial-up. I will add more and encourage other fans to share anything STAR WARS - pretty please!

Star Wars: The Old Republic Cinematic Trailer - E3 2010 (time 5:43)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBGvAJ6-SsY&feature=related


Star Wars The Old Republic - Deceived Trailer HD (time 3:53)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOLANti8UCY&feature=related


Star Wars: The Old Republic - Return Trailer HD (time 6:21)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2ULxjxFr-g&feature=related


Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 E3 Trailer [HD] (time 4:21)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QolMrOu8gNA&feature=related


Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II- Obey Vader (time :33)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLZTACMuMBU&feature=relmfu


THE FORCE UNLEASHED (video game):

Level 1 part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW0gdiZKaJQ

Level 1 part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JgiHmqhDLw&feature=channel

Level 2 part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7aLajIMxB8&feature=channel

Level 2 part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lOEpFzdDlw&feature=channel

Level 3 Part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEUSEMfjMj4&feature=channel

Level 4 part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGB6F2IoPoI&feature=channel

Level 4 part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqeQdi26o-U&feature=channel

Level 5 part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cqIF5qqirs&feature=channel

Level 6 part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNQ0-M9FA6U&feature=channel

Level 6 part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSAZjB07fdo&feature=channel

Level 7 part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W0CRpgstg4&feature=channel

Level 7 part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9h9nRJpL_4&feature=channel

Level 8 part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BoB7tS1fOU&feature=channel

Level 8 part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFmb4zGYfMY&feature=channel

Level 8 part3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfNrRqCJlL8&feature=channel

Level 9 part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jks4ZPp6RRA&feature=channel

Level 9 part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REEy4fBoOvc&feature=channel

Level Ending two different ending
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23-n3PjUTPM&feature=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7N0dlFBHU8&feature=channel
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: DPR 2006 on September 20, 2011, 11:27:00 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2qcpO9Te8g
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on October 22, 2011, 02:26:52 pm
I'm so going to get this game. Planned on getting the original version anyway for the kiddos, now I'm getting this for ME! *does the giddy dance*

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/star-wars-operation-game-r2-d2-style-27-06-2011/

"The Rebel Alliance’s favorite Astromech droid has developed all sorts of mechanical maladies, and it’s up to your skillful surgical hands to get the little guy feeling right again."
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on October 22, 2011, 02:33:09 pm
DPR - Agh! I think the spoofs are just as good as the *real* stuff - if not better.

This video is about 9 minutes long so watch if you're bored and a need a laugh:

LEGO STAR WARS CLONE TRAINING CENTER:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCyEXO2f8GY&feature=relmfu
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on November 03, 2011, 04:51:48 pm
Interesting to read this line from SW with the understanding of what ZAP is:

“A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.”
Title: HARRISON FORD TO PLAY HAN SOLO AGAIN IN NEW 'STAR WARS' FILM
Post by: Moonbeam on February 19, 2013, 01:25:53 pm
HARRISON FORD TO PLAY HAN SOLO AGAIN IN NEW 'STAR WARS' FILM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/02/15/Harrison-Ford-to-play-Han-Solo-again

Ford, 70, played the handsome, wisecracking hero in "Star Wars: A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi." Hollywood's Walt Disney Co. recently confirmed it is working on several standalone "Star Wars" movies, as well as three sequels to the established six-movie saga. However, no plot lines or release dates for the spinoff flicks have been officially announced. </snip>

Love this comment:

"I would still like to see a SW movie on Hans and Chewbecca the smugglers... I dunno about you, but I would like to find out how they made the Kessel run in under 12 parsects."
Title: Re: HARRISON FORD TO PLAY HAN SOLO AGAIN IN NEW 'STAR WARS' FILM
Post by: DiabloLoco on February 20, 2013, 07:17:53 am
HARRISON FORD TO PLAY HAN SOLO AGAIN IN NEW 'STAR WARS' FILM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/02/15/Harrison-Ford-to-play-Han-Solo-again

Ford, 70, played the handsome, wisecracking hero in "Star Wars: A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi." Hollywood's Walt Disney Co. recently confirmed it is working on several standalone "Star Wars" movies, as well as three sequels to the established six-movie saga. However, no plot lines or release dates for the spinoff flicks have been officially announced. </snip>

Love this comment:

"I would still like to see a SW movie on Hans and Chewbecca the smugglers... I dunno about you, but I would like to find out how they made the Kessel run in under 12 parsects."
I wonder how the movie will look.....all "Disneyfied". :laugh:
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: DPR 2006 on February 20, 2013, 11:23:36 am
I should have figured that Disney would buy out Star Wars sooner or later.  If anyone has been to Disneyland, you know about the Star Tours ride.  Awesome experience.

As for the movies that Disney will put out, that remains to be seen
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Rarick on February 21, 2013, 09:11:58 am
There is a lot of buzz about it, I will see the first film they put out just in case they get it right.  Do not expect a "Gritty version" however Disney don't swing like that......
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on February 21, 2013, 03:58:54 pm
Ha! Link includes a one minute, forty-five second video of the class.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/02/21/Martial-Arts-Instructor-Offers-Lightsaber-Class

Lightsaber class offered in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A group of San Francisco Star Wars fans who want to travel to a galaxy not that far away have created a combat choreography class for Jedis-in-training with their weapon of choice: the lightsaber. At a recent class, Alain Bloch, the self-proclaimed Jedi Master at Golden Gate Knights, demonstrated a slicing technique. He has a background in martial arts and stage combat. "Always be mindful of the presence!" he said, donning Luke Skywalker outfit and a green lightsaber. With Star Wars movie music coursing through the dance studio, his disciples clutch their neon-glowing lightsabers. These self-proclaimed "Star Wars geeks" slice and parry as they follow Bloch's lead, and get a little exercise, too. People in a recent class in the city's South of Market district, including a couple on a date, said they embraced their quirkiness and had even converted some of the skeptical into the "Jedi order." </snip>
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: S. Jester on February 23, 2013, 02:52:43 pm
There's one problem as I can see. Princess Leia, as well as her mom, is now a Disney Princess. 

:thinking:


S.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Scarmiglione' on February 25, 2013, 09:14:23 pm
There's one problem as I can see. Princess Leia, as well as her mom, is now a Disney Princess. 

:thinking:


S.


...and Chewbacca can play chess with Animal.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: DPR 2006 on February 25, 2013, 11:22:02 pm
My wife and I are fans of Doctor Who as well as Star Trek and Star Wars.

Some months ago, I saw a graphic novel that juxtaposed Star Trek: The Next Generation with Doctor Who (apparently, the Borg and the Cybermen had combined forces).

When we started watching Star Trek: Voyager, I suddenly got a little video in my head, a meeting in Voyager's sickbay between the Doctor and the Emergency Medical Hologram (who, btw, is also called Doctor)......

Captain Janeway(CJ):  Computer, activate the Emergency Medical Hologram.

Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH):  Please state the nature of the medical emergency.

Doctor Who (DW)(quizzically):  Who are you?

EMH:  I'm the Doctor.  Who are you?

DW:  *I'm* the Doctor.

EMH:  Really?  Doctor who?

DW:  I was about to ask that question myself.  Of course, I've heard that it's the question that can never be answered.

EMH (annoyed):  It seems par for the course around here.  I requested a name almost seven years ago, and I've not even been given a short list, much less a long one.

CJ:  Doctor...

EMH *and* DW:  Yes?
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: knobster on February 26, 2013, 06:32:56 am
 :sign10:
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on May 15, 2013, 10:43:52 am
Well, we planned to hold off showing episode IV until the kiddos were six'ish, give or take. But.... A couple of weekends ago we showed it to them. They showed no signs of fear and didn't have any subsequent bad dreams. In fact, the next day DD kept telling me how "awesome it was." We didn't tell them that Luke and Leia are brother/sister as they will find out through the later movies - which we will hold off on (for now).
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on August 29, 2013, 01:41:29 pm
Exciting times, anticipating all the sordid details!!! (Or is it just me?!?  :laugh:)

http://screenrant.com/star-wars-episode-7-casting-pettyfer-hurd-wood/

<snip>Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill seem prepared to reprise their Star Wars roles (Han Solo, Leia Skywalker/Solo and Luke Skywalker, respectively); meaning, the next major casting announcements should reveal who are portraying the sons and daughters of the Skywalker and Solo clan in the film.
 
Last month, Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling were rumored to be in consideration to play such characters as Lukes son (in Goslings case); for now, its fair to say that neither actor is likely to sign on for the project in the future. Elsewhere, there has been talk of Chlo Grace Moretz portraying Han and Leias daughter in Episode VII, as started by rumors about the version that Matthew Vaughn pitched (when he was in consideration to direct). Moretz has since claimed that shes open to joining the iconic sci-fi/fantasy franchise, but denied having any insider knowledge on the situation.

The newest Episode VII casting rumor comes from Latino Review, which is the same site that provided the Efron/Gosling rumor and recent (unconfirmed) claims about how the deceased Emperor Palpatine and Obi-Wan Kenobi might fit into the films narrative. LR is reporting that actress Rachel Hurd-Wood has both read and auditioned for the role of Han and Leias daughter a character named Jaina in the Star Wars Expanded Universe (read: supplementary literature, comic books, video games, etc.). Meanwhile, the site also claims that Alex Pettyfer will be meeting with the filmmakers behind Episode VII soon, as he may be in the running to play Lukes son (named Ben in the Star Wars EU).

There were initially rumors shortly after Disney bought Lucasilm and confirmed Episode VII is happening that suggested the films story will not be based on any EU sources. While more recent rumors havent totally contradicted the claim, there does seem to be a chance that the script by Michael Arndt (Oblivion) could takes its cues from the Legacy of the Force storyline (a series of nine books) albeit, with significant changes, in terms of which Solo/Skywalker children are corrupted by the Dark Side and must fight to save their relative/siblings soul. Not to mention, what the major new threat is that our heroes must face, some three decades after the fall of the Galactic Empire. </snip>
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: stevenw on August 29, 2013, 03:35:49 pm
Hopefully you've seen Troopers, a Cops spoof made by some SW fanboys. It works on so many levels.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcoZBDIPDP8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcoZBDIPDP8)
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on July 10, 2014, 10:28:15 pm
"... shows what it might look like if the Galactic Empire had a hub at Germany's Frankfurt airport."

http://www.cnet.com/news/see-star-wars-galactic-empire-invade-a-german-airport/
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on November 21, 2014, 12:23:23 pm
Cool!
Oh, and for those who may not know... That is from left to right: Hans Solo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, R2D2 and Luke Skywalker.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on November 28, 2014, 03:51:00 pm
Woo-woo!! Stars Wars VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer:

http://www.starwars.com/

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Love the Millennium Falcon scene!!!!!!!!

It's not too early to find a babysitter is it?!?
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: FDD on November 28, 2014, 07:39:06 pm
Woo-woo!! Stars Wars VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer:

http://www.starwars.com/

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Love the Millennium Falcon scene!!!!!!!!

It's not too early to find a babysitter is it?!?

I think you got time.
To be out in Dec. 2015
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 29, 2014, 04:38:17 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE trailer [1:31] - this and the new Mad Max flick bookmarked for 2015 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akX3Is3qBpw 2:43 )

Star Wars EP IV recap:

(http://s21.postimg.org/vt3ugwo1f/Live_Leak_dot_com_d698bd359b57_liveleak_dot_com_2.gif)
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on November 29, 2014, 09:49:39 am
Well, we planned to hold off showing episode IV until the kiddos were six'ish, give or take. But.... A couple of weekends ago we showed it to them. They showed no signs of fear and didn't have any subsequent bad dreams. In fact, the next day DD kept telling me how "awesome it was." We didn't tell them that Luke and Leia are brother/sister as they will find out through the later movies - which we will hold off on (for now).

Why would the kiddies have bad dreams from seeing the original star wars?  I saw it young and didn't hurt my feelings any.

Coincidentally, in the original canon, anyone notice just how much The Force resembles what the westerners call God (Abraham's God, to be specific.)

The Force controls your actions when needed, but also listens to you and lets you control it at times.  Sort of like the "Struggling with the Lord" line of prayer lessons available these days.

Just saying.  Most people compare The Force to Chi/Ki/Qi/Prana/Vrill or some other universal "force" though by the time the new starwars movies came out, one has to pretty much assume its been canonized that The Force is conscious, not dissimilarly to The Dust, from that oh so maligned set of books by Philip Pullman.  (I always understood the Dust to be God, and the one everyone assumes to be God to be more of an usurper taking the place and claiming the role for itself.)  But I digress.  I draw my own inferences and conclusions.  As I said in a different thread, I doubt very much the Creator who Loves Us is "unknowable."    Unknowable is the word mystics used to keep the peasants in line.  All that exists can be known, and a loving father wants his sons to know him, and join him.

Anyways, anyone else make those observations while watching and reading the canonical Starwars tales and movies?
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Who...me? on November 29, 2014, 12:08:20 pm
You never know what is going to freak kids out.  When my son was small, like 4 or so, I was up late one night watching one of the howling movies.  In one scene some guy turned into a werewolf and proceeded to tear some other guy apart.  Suddenly a voice from the floor beside my chair asked why the guy and turned into a monster and why he was eating the other dude.  My son had come out and sat down on the floor without a peep.  That did not phase him in the slightest.

What did?  In Rodger Rabbit when the bad guy (Christopher Lloyd) loses his fake eyes and turns around with his cartoon eyes and high squeaky voice...off the floor like a shot, wracking sobs with nightmares to follow.

Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 29, 2014, 03:46:49 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Guinness
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Guinness's role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy, beginning in 1977, brought him worldwide recognition by a new generation, as well as Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. In letters to his friends, Guinness described the film as "fairy tale rubbish," but the film's sense of moral good and the studio's doubling of his initial salary offer appealed to him, and he signed on.[18] He was one of the few cast members who believed that the film would be a box office hit; he negotiated a deal for 2% of the gross royalties paid to the director, George Lucas, who received one fifth of the box office takings. This made him very wealthy in his later life, and he agreed to take the part of Kenobi on the condition that he would not have to do any publicity to promote the film. Upon his first viewing of the film, Guinness wrote in his diary that "It's a pretty staggering film as spectacle and technically brilliant. Exciting, very noisy and warm-hearted. The battle scenes at the end go on for five minutes too long, I feel, and some of the dialogue is excruciating and much of it is lost in noise, but it remains a vivid experience."[19]

However, Guinness soon became unhappy with being identified with the part, and expressed dismay at the fan-following that the Star Wars trilogy attracted. In the DVD commentary of the original Star Wars, director George Lucas says that Guinness was not happy with the script re-write in which Obi-Wan is killed. However, Guinness said in a 1999 interview that it was actually his idea to kill off Obi-Wan, persuading Lucas that it would make him a stronger character, and that Lucas agreed to the idea. Guinness stated in the interview, "What I didn't tell Lucas was that I just couldn't go on speaking those bloody awful, banal lines. I'd had enough of the mumbo jumbo." He went on to say that he "shrivelled up" every time Star Wars was mentioned to him
---
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Klapton Isgod on November 29, 2014, 08:12:13 pm
You never know what is going to freak kids out.  When my son was small, like 4 or so, I was up late one night watching one of the howling movies.  In one scene some guy turned into a werewolf and proceeded to tear some other guy apart.  Suddenly a voice from the floor beside my chair asked why the guy and turned into a monster and why he was eating the other dude.  My son had come out and sat down on the floor without a peep.  That did not phase him in the slightest.

What did?  In Rodger Rabbit when the bad guy (Christopher Lloyd) loses his fake eyes and turns around with his cartoon eyes and high squeaky voice...off the floor like a shot, wracking sobs with nightmares to follow.

When I was little, I saw a Muppet Show episode that gave me trouble sleeping.  The Muppet News guy was reporting that people's furniture had been coming alive and eating people.  Meanwhile, eyes popped out of his desk and a mouth full of sharp teeth, etc.

The original Planet of the Apes movie scared me too.

.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Who...me? on November 29, 2014, 08:56:14 pm
Personally it has always been books and not movies that did me in.  Probably number one being Pet cemetery by Mr. King. 
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on November 30, 2014, 02:04:52 am
I'm surprised Moonbeam didn't list the original Dark Forces (Jedi Knight prequel) and Jedi Knight, the games.

Probably some of the more creative FPS shooters out there, and Dark Forces ran off the Doom Engine, while JK ran off a more advanced version of the quake engine with quake 2 elements thrown in for fun.  Add in all the extra force and star wars elements, and it became quite a fun fest.  (Other than the boss fight with the twins.)
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on December 02, 2014, 10:50:02 pm
The kiddos have now seen all but Episdoe III as we feel they are not quite ready for the heaviness of it. They also watch The Clone Wars and the newer series Rebels.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on December 03, 2014, 06:39:00 pm
The kiddos have now seen all but Episdoe III as we feel they are not quite ready for the heaviness of it. They also watch The Clone Wars and the newer series Rebels.

After they play the original Jedi Knight (1), they'll be very upset that they have to use ladders and that humans are crippled with such crappy agility and jumping skills off screen. 
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on December 12, 2014, 11:52:49 am
Aren't these little sugah boogahs cute?!
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Bill St. Clair on December 13, 2014, 03:27:47 am
Aren't these little sugah boogahs cute?!

That they are. Someones you know?
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on December 16, 2014, 08:54:06 am
Aren't these little sugah boogahs cute?!

That they are. Someones you know?

I spotted these rebel scum outside a cantina in Mos Eisley. They said, "These aren't the Little Turkeys you're looking for." I sensed the Force was strong in them so I hired a scruffy-looking smuggler to help bring them to my home planet. The smallest one, and supposedly the scariest and most powerful one they call Vader well, he isn't even potty trained! Folks doubt my ability to parent and homeschool - of course, I find their lack of faith disturbing. It's kind of nice having my own little clone army around though... :)
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Bill St. Clair on December 16, 2014, 09:30:56 am
I spotted these rebel scum outside a cantina in Mos Eisley. They said, "These aren't the Little Turkeys you're looking for." I sensed the Force was strong in them so I hired a scruffy-looking smuggler to help bring them to my home planet. The smallest one, and supposedly the scariest and most powerful one they call Vader well, he isn't even potty trained! Folks doubt my ability to parent and homeschool - of course, I find their lack of faith disturbing. It's kind of nice having my own little clone army around though... :)

You are indeed blessed.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Who...me? on December 16, 2014, 12:39:00 pm
" one they call Vader well, he isn't even potty trained!"

The suit has a waste reclamation function...so it is all good.   ^_^
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Klapton Isgod on December 16, 2014, 01:24:47 pm
Maybe he has a bionic pooper?
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on December 18, 2014, 12:28:56 pm
You are indeed blessed.

Aw, thanks Bill... That we are... :)
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on December 18, 2014, 12:31:40 pm
" one they call Vader well, he isn't even potty trained!"

The suit has a waste reclamation function...so it is all good.   ^_^

No doubt that has been discussed somewhere in the Star Wars fan realm...   :rolleyes: :laugh:
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Who...me? on December 18, 2014, 02:28:43 pm
Lol...well since you DID bring it up.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Vader's_armor
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on December 18, 2014, 08:15:16 pm
" one they call Vader well, he isn't even potty trained!"

The suit has a waste reclamation function...so it is all good.   ^_^

So does Iron Man.  Quote from the second movie.  "I just went in my suit." (more conversation.) "its filtered.  You can actually drink it."

Been awhile.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: RVM45 on December 19, 2014, 05:38:52 am
" one they call Vader well, he isn't even potty trained!"

The suit has a waste reclamation function...so it is all good.   ^_^

So does Iron Man.  Quote from the second movie.  "I just went in my suit." (more conversation.) "its filtered.  You can actually drink it."

Been awhile.

HMMMmmnn?  :huh:

Could Iron Man and Darth Vader actually be the same person?   :headbang:

Think about it, have you ever seen both of them appear together in Public?  :huh: :headscratch:

You know Benito Mussolini and Emily Dickinson were never seen in public together either.    :icon_pale: :icon_pale:

Could Il Duce have simply been a female New England Transcendentalist in DRAG?   :puke:  :thinking:  :puke:

That might mean that O'Bammy O'OBongo is really RuPaulor maybe Divine    :skeptical: :BangHead:

And Miley Cyrus is just an alter ego of hillary.   :tinfoil: :protest: :tinfoil:

Does that cause any of the conspiracy theories start to make sense?  :wacko: :thrshocker: :wacko:

Then who is Feinstein?    :deadhorse: :violent1: :whip2:  :threvil:


..RVM45            :mellow: :wav: :wav::mellow:
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: DiabloLoco on December 19, 2014, 06:15:47 am

Then who is Feinstein?    :deadhorse: :violent1: :whip2:  :threvil:


..RVM45            :mellow: :wav: :wav::mellow:

(http://cdn.breitbart.com/mediaserver/Breitbart/Big-Government/2012/12/19/SenFeinstein.png)(http://www.geekcrusade.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/emperor.jpeg)
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Who...me? on December 19, 2014, 07:01:41 am
Actually while Vader is in fact dead...the Emperor is just ASSUMED dead and so could in fact be Feinstein.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on December 19, 2014, 03:12:01 pm
Lol...well since you DID bring it up.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Vader's_armor

Holy schnikes that is a long read! I am about a third of the way through it. Thanks for sharing - I think...  :laugh:

Actually while Vader is in fact dead...the Emperor is just ASSUMED dead...

DH and I were talking about this. Since the sith lord had the ability to bring the dead back - should make for some interesting future story-telling...
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Who...me? on December 19, 2014, 04:58:38 pm
And they have covered quite a bit of ground.

Fans will remember at the end of "Return of the Jedi" there is a big Ewok orgy and general party, YAAAAY the Emperor is dead!!.

 The next day Luke Skywalker is returning to the fleet, still suffering from the effects of the Emperors force lighting, when a message droid (think big assed engine with a compartment for the message)  drops out of light speed.  It is for the Emperor, sent to his last known location, by the planet of Bakura. An Imperial outpost on the edge of unexplored space that is under attack from an unknown aggressor.

So begins the first post Star Wars movie book "The truce at Bakura"  Followed by 80+ books spanning over 40 years. And yes I have and have read them all.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: DiabloLoco on December 19, 2014, 05:11:13 pm
And they have covered quite a bit of ground.

Fans will remember at the end of "Return of the Jedi" there is a big Ewok orgy and general party, YAAAAY the Emperor is dead!!.

 The next day Luke Skywalker is returning to the fleet, still suffering from the effects of the Emperors force lighting, when a message droid (think big assed engine with a compartment for the message)  drops out of light speed.  It is for the Emperor, sent to his last known location, by the planet of Bakura. An Imperial outpost on the edge of unexplored space that is under attack from an unknown aggressor.

So begins the first post Star Wars movie book "The truce at Bakura"  Followed by 80+ books spanning over 40 years. And yes I have and have read them all.
I've read a few. The books where grand admiral thrawn was trying to get the twins so he could teach them the ways of the dark side. I'm not sure what the titles were.

Edit- Now that those books are fresh in my mind, I'm remembering a few other tid-bits. Slaves/prisoners imprisoned on the outside of a ship in bubbles to serve as psychological armor against attacks. Also, Thrawn had the ability to control an entire fleet of drones. Was he really a clone? It's been awhile. :laugh:
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Who...me? on December 19, 2014, 08:22:03 pm
The Thrawn Trilogy:
Heir to the Empire
Dark Force Rising
The Last Command

No he was not a clone but an member of the Chiss Ascendency.  One of my favorite SW series.  Lol may have to dust them off and give them a reread.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on December 22, 2014, 03:31:59 pm
A 4 minute Force Unleashed video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqdqFsXXuKA&feature=youtu.be

I agree with the original poster: cool music and editing.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: FDD on February 21, 2015, 07:41:48 pm
may the force be with you
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on April 16, 2015, 08:27:37 pm
Eeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkk!!! Have y'all seen it? The official teaser trailer #2 is out!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wCc2v7izk8w

 :headbang:
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Klapton Isgod on April 16, 2015, 09:19:59 pm
YES!!!  I'm excited.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Who...me? on April 17, 2015, 02:50:41 am
Me too. I have always been a big fan.   I wonder if, given that its JJ the new movie will be an alternate reality departure from standard Star Wars timeline established in the books.  Think the new Star Trek where JJ introduced and alternate reality in which Kirk's father dies when he is born and changes the whole timeline.

I can tell you that the movie takes place about 30 years after A New Hope, the first Star Wars movie Episode VI for the uninitiated.  I know this because , among other things a character named Poe Dameron is introduced and in the wiki he is said to have existed in that time frame.  BUT he was never in any of the books. So the Alternate Star Wars reality is a possibility.   

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Poe_Dameron

Beyond that I will not speculate here because IF he follows the timeline introduced in the book series and is just adding new content AND does not change certain pivotal events, then Star WARS fans are in for an incredible shock and I do not want to spoil anything.  If he does change things...well then I would be wrong.

Either way I expect this one to be very different than episodes I, II, and III which many fans did not care for and more true to the original flavor of VI, V and VI.   

(A note for the not so fans out there if you did not already know,  the first move was actually episode 4 followed by 5 and 6 then the newer movies were 1, 2 and 3.)
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: sovereignbastard on April 17, 2015, 08:20:28 am
STAR TREK > STAR WARS
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Klapton Isgod on April 17, 2015, 08:43:22 am
STAR TREK > STAR WARS

I'm a huge fan of both.  They're simply not the same thing.  Star Trek is science fiction.  Star Wars is space fantasy. 
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: sovereignbastard on April 17, 2015, 10:05:01 am
STAR TREK > STAR WARS

I'm a huge fan of both.  They're simply not the same thing.  Star Trek is science fiction.  Star Wars is space fantasy.

(http://lastactionarnold.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/star-trek6.gif?w=788&h=788)

Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on April 17, 2015, 01:12:03 pm
Good point, Who Me. Abrams is known for unexpected storytelling, though he doesnt tend to mess with your mind on the same level as say Christopher Nolan does. I imagine, for anyone writing or directing the movie, it would be difficult to wrap your arms around all the books, video games and even some fantastic fan created materials that are out there. There are a lot of possibilities to be pursued. If I were a gambling kind of gal I would speculate that Abrams took extra care in preserving the integrity of the first three films. I also would bet that the vast majority of fans will appreciate his creation.

I actually dont mind episode II. As for episode I, it was like all the actors phoned in their performances. I get the appeal of the Ewoks for kids, but I thought Lucas had really dumbed it down with Binks. I love episode III, but of course the dialogue between Anakin and Padm in II & III is so painful to listen to. He should have turned those portions over to someone else to write. It makes for some great fodder between DH and myself though!

I have avoided all possible spoiler alerts so these are just my guesses. Yes, the timeline is about 30 years after the Empire is defeated. The Imperial Starship is perhaps crashed into the planet Tatooine and has remained there undisturbed until recently. The young woman we see in the trailer is the daughter of Han and Leia. Leia is the one who is passing the light saber to her daughter, and Luke is the voice over (obviously) telling his niece the Force is strong in his family. Thats also obviously Lukes hand reaching out to R2. DH told me that the soccer looking robot is what Lucas originally had wanted R2 to look like but didnt have the capabilities back then to create the look. DH speculates that perhaps Luke is transferring information from the R2 unit and it will go into the soccer ball looking droid. Anything is possible however I cant imagine getting rid of such an iconic droid. I am braced for a beloved character to be killed off.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Klapton Isgod on April 18, 2015, 01:04:12 pm
There's a thing called the "machete order" for watching Star Wars.  Watch them in the following order:  4, 5, 2, 3, 6.  I did a recent binge watch this way and enjoyed it immensely.

Yes, 1 is missing on purpose.  Most people will talk about Jarr Jarr being the thing that ruined it.  While he is absolutely annoying, that is NOT the greatest sin of episode 1.

Midichlorians.  I probably spelled that wrong, but I don't care, because this word should never have been invented or uttered in the first place.  This attempt to make the Force some kind of scientifically feasible whatever (or make it NOT a religion somehow) RUINS the entire idea.  The Force is mystical.  It is a mystery.  One must have FAITH to wield its power.  This stupid concept undermines the entire epic nature (you know... good vs. evil stuff) of the story.

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Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on April 23, 2015, 02:32:14 pm
Midichlorians.  I probably spelled that wrong, but I don't care, because this word should never have been invented or uttered in the first place.  This attempt to make the Force some kind of scientifically feasible whatever (or make it NOT a religion somehow) RUINS the entire idea.  The Force is mystical.  It is a mystery.  One must have FAITH to wield its power.  This stupid concept undermines the entire epic nature (you know... good vs. evil stuff) of the story.

Yeah, that got us stratching our heads, too. It felt like we were on the outside of some inside scoop. But, wasn't this referenced a bit when Senator Palpatine and Anakin were talking in Episode III?
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Klapton Isgod on April 23, 2015, 07:52:28 pm
Midichlorians.  I probably spelled that wrong, but I don't care, because this word should never have been invented or uttered in the first place.  This attempt to make the Force some kind of scientifically feasible whatever (or make it NOT a religion somehow) RUINS the entire idea.  The Force is mystical.  It is a mystery.  One must have FAITH to wield its power.  This stupid concept undermines the entire epic nature (you know... good vs. evil stuff) of the story.

Yes, the word was uttered once in episode 3.
Yeah, that got us stratching our heads, too. It felt like we were on the outside of some inside scoop. But, wasn't this referenced a bit when Senator Palpatine and Anakin were talking in Episode III?
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: FDD on June 22, 2015, 08:33:24 am
stormtroopers
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on June 22, 2015, 11:23:32 am
stromtroopers

Whew! Glad that's been cleared up! I knew what a Stormtrooper was, but now I know what a stromtrooper is! Thanks, Julio! :thumbsup:  (Just having fun with you! :laugh: )
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Who...me? on June 22, 2015, 03:08:02 pm
Really seems to me that after ALL the training a storm trooper has to go through to get to the point where they get to call themselves a storm trooper they would know not to have their fingers on the trigger until they are ready to fire their weapon.  And I am pretty sure that is a no regulation tattoo.

Just sayin.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Klapton Isgod on June 22, 2015, 03:13:38 pm
Really seems to me that after ALL the training a storm trooper has to go through to get to the point where they get to call themselves a storm trooper they would know not to have their fingers on the trigger until they are ready to fire their weapon.  And I am pretty sure that is a no regulation tattoo.

Just sayin.

Well...  When the empire starts losing, it gets harder and harder to recruit decent troops.  Just like the Amerikan Empire, they lower recruiting standards and start taking any warm body they can find.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on June 26, 2015, 03:25:17 pm
Have y'all seen the gameplay teaser for Star Wars Battlefront: E3 2015 Walker Assault on Hoth? Cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXU5k4U8x20
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Moonbeam on January 06, 2016, 04:06:27 pm
DH and I saw episode VII last night.... Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! So glad Lucas was not at the helm as he would no doubt muck it up. Awesome, just awesome movie!
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Who...me? on January 07, 2016, 07:05:45 am
Yes I took my son and grandson to see it.

Movie wise it was great.  Lots of action, not to many special effects.

Story wise...well I do not know what J.J. Abrams has against sticking with the established storyline and I feel he did a great job in the Star Trek movies where he changed the time line creating a new version of events with a good story as to why everything is messed up.

Star Wars on the other hand has a well established storyline with over 75 books taking up the story starting immediately after Return of the Jedi.
Plenty of trilogies that just begged to be turned into movies.

Other than that, and my usual minor movie gripes, it was a good movie worth the price of admission.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Baked at 420 on January 07, 2016, 08:42:18 pm
I saw it today. Ben Solo fell far from the tree. But then he got his ass handed to him by a newbie girl with an antique lightsaber.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: Rarick on January 10, 2016, 07:43:32 am
A good start and a decent reboot without making a reboot.  We'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 04, 2016, 02:38:45 am
Finally saw it.  J. J. Abrams is the master at making homages to movies from our youth - and that's about it.  I don't think it will resonate with the kids, though.  They've got 20+ Marvel/DC Comics movies (and counting) to sort through.  Not sure if any kids 20 yrs. from now will still have their opened BB-8 droids laying about.  As an example, bro-in-law recently found Millenium Falcon, minus Han but Chewie action figure.  Some of the parts were gone but it still had the landing gear ... from a 1977 purchase.

I should add for any doubters:  Do you think the kids care about the backstory of:

Han's son
Leiea's son
Luke's daughter
... can't figure out the Snook/Snoke giant/thing/dark side
Title: Re: Fans of STAR WARS
Post by: DamienCruise on January 23, 2018, 02:10:20 am
Just saw the new one, Episode 7 was better.