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Gen_Rhys_Dallows
Jedi Knight
posted 10-08-13 02:47 PM EDT (US)         
Welp. You know the deal. Pretty much anything Star Wars. The good, bad, and ugly. Mostly bad and ugly, though.



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[This message has been edited by Gen_Rhys_Dallows (edited 04-05-2018 @ 12:38 PM).]

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Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 04-24-18 10:53 AM EDT (US)     1561 / 1634       
Don't be ridiculous. They'd trip over their own feet, kill some token sacrificial lambs to get the audience angry, and then get curbstomped.

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Flying Ace
Clone Trooper
(id: Lord Vader672)
posted 04-24-18 02:35 PM EDT (US)     1562 / 1634       
...Balls

What was YOUR ME3 ending: Merge with Helios, Illuminati, or Tracer Tong?
"I feel like I just watched Dwayne Johnson beat a small disabled child. Except the disabled child is really an infant clone of Hitler. It's so painful to watch...but so glorious." - Cheapy
"The Rebels only have one rank: traitor." - Eothain
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 04-24-18 02:39 PM EDT (US)     1563 / 1634       
Those are not canon. Only Legends.

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Emissary of the Prophets
Clone Trooper
(id: Admiral Zaarin)
posted 04-24-18 03:17 PM EDT (US)     1564 / 1634       

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Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 04-27-18 04:48 PM EDT (US)     1565 / 1634       

Still have a hard time believing that's Michael York.

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Flying Ace
Clone Trooper
(id: Lord Vader672)
posted 04-27-18 04:49 PM EDT (US)     1566 / 1634       
Still having a hard time believing that virus amounted to nothing

What was YOUR ME3 ending: Merge with Helios, Illuminati, or Tracer Tong?
"I feel like I just watched Dwayne Johnson beat a small disabled child. Except the disabled child is really an infant clone of Hitler. It's so painful to watch...but so glorious." - Cheapy
"The Rebels only have one rank: traitor." - Eothain
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 04-27-18 07:55 PM EDT (US)     1567 / 1634       
How do you turn it into a toy, though? Just a weird translucent plastic blue wave?

Now, RoboLegs Darth Maul? That's a toy. And SpiderLegs Maul. And Mini Savage, Super Savage, Robo-Arm Savage...

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Lord Sipia: "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SIPPY IS EXCLUDED! EVERYBODY LOSES THEIR SANITY" | Also Lord Sipia: "...Of course. Prepare the butter."
"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology

[This message has been edited by Kousoku Senkan Moffgou (edited 04-27-2018 @ 08:31 PM).]

Captain Keno
Clone Trooper
posted 05-01-18 01:20 AM EDT (US)     1568 / 1634       
Small question: Was Solo: A star Wars Story really that bad? I only asked because no one said squat about the supposed film. Not enough to even justify a follow-up thread, so I thought leave it. I was wondering what happened?
Flying Ace
Clone Trooper
(id: Lord Vader672)
posted 05-01-18 03:08 AM EDT (US)     1569 / 1634       
No one has said anything because it's not out yet.

What was YOUR ME3 ending: Merge with Helios, Illuminati, or Tracer Tong?
"I feel like I just watched Dwayne Johnson beat a small disabled child. Except the disabled child is really an infant clone of Hitler. It's so painful to watch...but so glorious." - Cheapy
"The Rebels only have one rank: traitor." - Eothain
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 05-01-18 09:29 AM EDT (US)     1570 / 1634       
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/0/0b/TFABG_Galaxy_Map.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20180501055319

Did they reorient the Galaxy just for shiggles?

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THE Fake Bryl
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posted 05-01-18 10:17 AM EDT (US)     1571 / 1634       
I think that actually offends me more than when people put anything other than Greenwich at the longitudinal center of a world map.

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Flying Ace
Clone Trooper
(id: Lord Vader672)
posted 05-01-18 06:08 PM EDT (US)     1572 / 1634       
I feel like my catchphrase would apply to the people making decisions for Star Wars now (granted it applied before). I hate stupid people.

What was YOUR ME3 ending: Merge with Helios, Illuminati, or Tracer Tong?
"I feel like I just watched Dwayne Johnson beat a small disabled child. Except the disabled child is really an infant clone of Hitler. It's so painful to watch...but so glorious." - Cheapy
"The Rebels only have one rank: traitor." - Eothain
Captain Keno
Clone Trooper
posted 05-01-18 07:16 PM EDT (US)     1573 / 1634       
Pardon, I thought it came out already. Nevermind.
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 05-05-18 06:26 PM EDT (US)     1574 / 1634       
"My allegiance is to the Republic! TO DEMOCRACY!"

So... it's the Galactic Democratic Republic?

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"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
Emissary of the Prophets
Clone Trooper
(id: Admiral Zaarin)
posted 05-05-18 08:06 PM EDT (US)     1575 / 1634       
Given that's a euphemism for Communism...makes sense to me.

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What ship would bear me ever back across so wide a Sea?

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Flying Ace
Clone Trooper
(id: Lord Vader672)
posted 05-06-18 05:51 AM EDT (US)     1576 / 1634       
Just putting this out there: Remember how George wanted Jedi (or good guys) to only have BLUE lightsabers, and the Sith (or bad guys) only have RED lightsabers?

What was YOUR ME3 ending: Merge with Helios, Illuminati, or Tracer Tong?
"I feel like I just watched Dwayne Johnson beat a small disabled child. Except the disabled child is really an infant clone of Hitler. It's so painful to watch...but so glorious." - Cheapy
"The Rebels only have one rank: traitor." - Eothain
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 05-06-18 10:23 AM EDT (US)     1577 / 1634       
Actually, blue is globally considered the color for conservatism and red for socialism. We switched it here because of a screwup on the CNN election map during the 2000 run.

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"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
Flying Ace
Clone Trooper
(id: Lord Vader672)
posted 05-06-18 02:26 PM EDT (US)     1578 / 1634       
But would George care about that?

What was YOUR ME3 ending: Merge with Helios, Illuminati, or Tracer Tong?
"I feel like I just watched Dwayne Johnson beat a small disabled child. Except the disabled child is really an infant clone of Hitler. It's so painful to watch...but so glorious." - Cheapy
"The Rebels only have one rank: traitor." - Eothain
Emissary of the Prophets
Clone Trooper
(id: Admiral Zaarin)
posted 05-06-18 04:28 PM EDT (US)     1579 / 1634       
Not that anyone's opinion but George's matters to George, but did anyone but George think that saying laser swords only come in three colors, one of which is bad-guy only*, was a good idea?

*I personally thought it was cool that pre-AotC Adi Gallia had a red lightsaber.

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"But if of ships I now should sing, what ship would come to me,
What ship would bear me ever back across so wide a Sea?

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Flying Ace
Clone Trooper
(id: Lord Vader672)
posted 05-06-18 10:42 PM EDT (US)     1580 / 1634       
Hell, he only made that third one because he had to

What was YOUR ME3 ending: Merge with Helios, Illuminati, or Tracer Tong?
"I feel like I just watched Dwayne Johnson beat a small disabled child. Except the disabled child is really an infant clone of Hitler. It's so painful to watch...but so glorious." - Cheapy
"The Rebels only have one rank: traitor." - Eothain
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 05-07-18 06:27 AM EDT (US)     1581 / 1634       
I remember EU Leia had a red saber, too. In the awful Corellian Trilogy.

On another note... is it a good idea for someone's first exposure to SW to be Knights of the Republic? In 2018? <_<

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Lord Sipia: "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SIPPY IS EXCLUDED! EVERYBODY LOSES THEIR SANITY" | Also Lord Sipia: "...Of course. Prepare the butter."
"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
Emissary of the Prophets
Clone Trooper
(id: Admiral Zaarin)
posted 05-07-18 11:23 AM EDT (US)     1582 / 1634       
Depends on how tolerant they are of bad gameplay and blocky graphics?

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deviantArt | New Campaign Coming Soon
"But if of ships I now should sing, what ship would come to me,
What ship would bear me ever back across so wide a Sea?

"Most forums derails into talking about memes. Here we derail into in-depth discussions about art. I like ours better."--jssf1992
Flying Ace
Clone Trooper
(id: Lord Vader672)
posted 05-07-18 05:44 PM EDT (US)     1583 / 1634       
Keep them away from anything new and you should be fine

What was YOUR ME3 ending: Merge with Helios, Illuminati, or Tracer Tong?
"I feel like I just watched Dwayne Johnson beat a small disabled child. Except the disabled child is really an infant clone of Hitler. It's so painful to watch...but so glorious." - Cheapy
"The Rebels only have one rank: traitor." - Eothain
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 05-07-18 09:14 PM EDT (US)     1584 / 1634       
So most of you are at least aware of the Plinkett Reviews by RedLetterMedia. I've been of a fan of them since I first saw them, despite and perhaps a bit because of their crass nature, but they also offer serious film analysis on the failings of the prequels. And I've grown to be a fan of the company in total, and even joined an unofficial fan group on FB. Enjoyed their newest video today about low-budget 80s knockoff action/horror flicks.

But Plinkett is what really launched them to prominence. And also got them a hatedom from the prequel fans. Someone using the Internet handle of "Jim Raynor" (you dishonor that name, good sir) apparently submitted a 106-page rebuttal to RLM about how awesome the prequels were and they lacked the intelligence to truly understand the depth and majesty of George's tragic tale.

Well, along comes the Disney buyout and TFA. And they liked it. On their normal review show, which they allegedly shot right after seeing the movie, they said they really liked it. Mike, who voices Plinkett in the reviews, positively gushed. Rich, who is actually really not a Star Wars fan at all and says so, enjoyed it but didn't go so far as loving. Jay, the film buff who watches every time David Lynch picks his nose, enjoyed as well despite not being much into sci-fi. They all cautioned, of course, that the next film had to be something new.

Then the warm fuzzies died down. They still liked the film, noted it was well-made, but pointed out it had flaws. And, of course, the fans clamored for a new Plinkett Star Wars review. So they made one.

Don't worry, I'll get to the point.

Basically, barely the last third of the review talks about the film. The first two thirds are more about Star Wars fandom as a phenomenon and the rise of Internet reviews (with healthy self-deprecation). Now everyone is a professional critic! And things like the preposterous Ring Theory and the whole Darth Jar Jar nonsense... there just wasn't much about the movie to discuss. It's ANH with new faces and old faces! But it's competent, and it did exactly what SW needed: reminded people that SW could be fun.

Well, fans were... disappointed. Not angry, not really. But it wasn't the love letter some wanted, the vicious savaging others did. It was in the middle. Okay, with some flaws, but none crippling. And discussing this in an RLM FB group may well have lead to a kind of break-up letter with SW for me.

We were discussing the TFA review. And as noted above, I was saying that there's nothing really to talk about. Of course it wasn't going to be as good. Someone noted that TFA was competent, but the writing was lacking. I said it was competent, just not original. Then I started writing sometihng that, like this, was supposed to be short... and spiraled out of control. <_<

Apologies for the language.
I think there's something to discuss in TLJ, but it's basically a backstory on Johnson and stuff. And... no one cares about that. There's still no memetic stuff like the PT reviews. The film was shot beautifully, not with soap opera blocking. The effects serviced the story instead of the story servicing the effect (whatever you think of the story, good or bad, notwithstanding).

The Kennedy LFL films are boring to discuss because Disney has a vested interest in this shit NOT being the prequels. You cannot have a crazy old man saying, "Mm, yeah, just do it faster and more intense while I sip my coffee in my chair." So there's nothing on the TECHNICAL side of how they fail as films to discuss.

So it ****ed some fanon or long-held EU shit? Who ****ing cares? So it opens up a can of worms on FTL kamikazes. Again, SO WHAT. No, really, so ****ing what? The "rules" of the Star Wars universe really HAVEN'T been consistent when analyzing the films. Shit happens to service the plot and look cool. It's only because there was a 30 year gap that fanboys who saw them as kid, grew up, and went on to study hard sciences and then turned around started putting ****ing calipers to the Death Star explosion and turbolaser beams from the Star Destroyers that "rules" started getting invented by the fans. Then LFL, under George, made a HIDEOUS mistake of giving those fans the opportunity to write official reference books.

But that's all gone now. So who cares? She went to the lightspeed and smashed up the ship. S'a thing that happens IN A MOVIE. These are not documentaries bound by strict laws of physics.

Believe me, I've written more than a few internet essays on turbolaser yields and how much fuel the Death Star has to carry and in what forms it can take. I've read the sites of those technically-minded fans, and even built on them. I get it. It's appealing. It's FUN. Mike and Jay pick from the film side, I pick from the science side. But at the end of the day, it's a movie about Space Wizards with Space Magic and Space Swords battling each other in Space. Also, liberating Space Pones now apparently.

There's some room to talk about characterization, like with Rose and what was done with the new Main Three. But so what if Leia ****ing floated like Mary Poppins? Did it look goofy? Sure. Can Mike make a 90 minute video on that shit?

More importantly... does Mike WANT to? Plinkett is a goddamned PRODUCTION. And clearly they are all so ****ing sick of Star Wars, I don't think they WANT to go to all that trouble again.

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"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
THE Fake Bryl
SWGBH Downloads Admin
(id: The Real Bryl)
posted 05-08-18 08:08 AM EDT (US)     1585 / 1634       
It's only because there was a 30 year gap that fanboys who saw them as kid, grew up, and went on to study hard sciences and then turned around started putting ****ing calipers to the Death Star explosion and turbolaser beams from the Star Destroyers that "rules" started getting invented by the fans.
The most ridiculous I think I've seen of this has to be in the Star Wars Technical Commentaries where the guy starts trying to calculate the length of a Super Star Destroyer based on this shot. He claims that the length of the SSD can be established by comparing it with the Death Star's curvature (knowing as we do the diameter of the Death Star, although that was also disputed iirc). Like, dude, I can guarantee you the model made for that ONE SHOT IN THE MOVIE was not an accurate scale model of the Death Star's surface complete with curvature.

I'm happy with just Half in the Bag reviews of Star Wars films from now on though. They should either get Plinkett to review some other movies or just retire the concept. Mike et al have already made a huge impact on the video essay genre and inspired thousands of imitators, I'd say that's a decent enough achievement.

The "Real" Bryl
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Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 05-08-18 08:23 AM EDT (US)     1586 / 1634       
Exactly. HitB Is more than good enough for the Kennedy films.

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Lord Sipia: "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SIPPY IS EXCLUDED! EVERYBODY LOSES THEIR SANITY" | Also Lord Sipia: "...Of course. Prepare the butter."
"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 05-24-18 02:23 PM EDT (US)     1587 / 1634       

...Oh dear.

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Lord Sipia: "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SIPPY IS EXCLUDED! EVERYBODY LOSES THEIR SANITY" | Also Lord Sipia: "...Of course. Prepare the butter."
"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
Captain Keno
Clone Trooper
posted 05-27-18 03:36 PM EDT (US)     1588 / 1634       
Moff, I'd hurt you, but first I have to bleach my eyes!




*** walks away and looks for can of bleach ***
Kousoku Senkan Moffgou
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 05-29-18 12:02 PM EDT (US)     1589 / 1634       

Oh, Han Singular.

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Lord Sipia: "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SIPPY IS EXCLUDED! EVERYBODY LOSES THEIR SANITY" | Also Lord Sipia: "...Of course. Prepare the butter."
"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
Captain Keno
Clone Trooper
posted 05-31-18 08:56 AM EDT (US)     1590 / 1634       
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