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Re: Star Wars

Post by revbob » 19 Jul 2016, 9:23pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
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revbob wrote:So where do Star Wars fans fall down on the animated series that are on TV?

My son and I argue over these all the time.
Watched Droids and Ewoks way back when, but haven't seen the current stuff. "Real" Star Wars is the movies, but stuff that plays around with the settings and situations can be fun. I've read a few Star Wars novels in my time, but other than Timothy Zahn's Thrawn stuff, it's left me flat.
I can't stand them, don't care for that style of animation. I only recognize the original 3 movies and the latest one.
A very solid Gen X stance. In practice, those are the only four that I choose to watch, but I'm more forgiving of the prequels than most my age. I'd never recommend them, but it's still Star Wars, so there's something there to fire my inner child's imagination.
I've of course seen the prequels and there are some good moments and I think they could have been so much better without 3 things
1 Jar Jar
2 what's his name as the older broody monotone Anakin
3 The racism.

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Re: Star Wars

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Jul 2016, 9:36pm

revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:So where do Star Wars fans fall down on the animated series that are on TV?

My son and I argue over these all the time.
Watched Droids and Ewoks way back when, but haven't seen the current stuff. "Real" Star Wars is the movies, but stuff that plays around with the settings and situations can be fun. I've read a few Star Wars novels in my time, but other than Timothy Zahn's Thrawn stuff, it's left me flat.
I can't stand them, don't care for that style of animation. I only recognize the original 3 movies and the latest one.
A very solid Gen X stance. In practice, those are the only four that I choose to watch, but I'm more forgiving of the prequels than most my age. I'd never recommend them, but it's still Star Wars, so there's something there to fire my inner child's imagination.
I've of course seen the prequels and there are some good moments and I think they could have been so much better without 3 things
1 Jar Jar
2 what's his name as the older broody monotone Anakin
3 The racism.
4 The kid playing young Anakin
5 The dialogue

My gut feeling is that the prequels could have been quite good if Lucas had just written the basic stories, then turned them over to proper screenwriters and especially a competent director. Everything bad about the prequels stems from Lucas' belief that he could do it all, rather than delegate to more talented individuals to bring to life his larger vision.
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Re: Star Wars

Post by revbob » 19 Jul 2016, 9:52pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Watched Droids and Ewoks way back when, but haven't seen the current stuff. "Real" Star Wars is the movies, but stuff that plays around with the settings and situations can be fun. I've read a few Star Wars novels in my time, but other than Timothy Zahn's Thrawn stuff, it's left me flat.
I can't stand them, don't care for that style of animation. I only recognize the original 3 movies and the latest one.
A very solid Gen X stance. In practice, those are the only four that I choose to watch, but I'm more forgiving of the prequels than most my age. I'd never recommend them, but it's still Star Wars, so there's something there to fire my inner child's imagination.
I've of course seen the prequels and there are some good moments and I think they could have been so much better without 3 things
1 Jar Jar
2 what's his name as the older broody monotone Anakin
3 The racism.
4 The kid playing young Anakin
5 The dialogue

My gut feeling is that the prequels could have been quite good if Lucas had just written the basic stories, then turned them over to proper screenwriters and especially a competent director. Everything bad about the prequels stems from Lucas' belief that he could do it all, rather than delegate to more talented individuals to bring to life his larger vision.
Agreed on your points. Yeah the young kid was annoying but was only in the one movie, right?

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Re: Star Wars

Post by Kory » 19 Jul 2016, 10:01pm

revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:
I can't stand them, don't care for that style of animation. I only recognize the original 3 movies and the latest one.
A very solid Gen X stance. In practice, those are the only four that I choose to watch, but I'm more forgiving of the prequels than most my age. I'd never recommend them, but it's still Star Wars, so there's something there to fire my inner child's imagination.
I've of course seen the prequels and there are some good moments and I think they could have been so much better without 3 things
1 Jar Jar
2 what's his name as the older broody monotone Anakin
3 The racism.
4 The kid playing young Anakin
5 The dialogue

My gut feeling is that the prequels could have been quite good if Lucas had just written the basic stories, then turned them over to proper screenwriters and especially a competent director. Everything bad about the prequels stems from Lucas' belief that he could do it all, rather than delegate to more talented individuals to bring to life his larger vision.
Agreed on your points. Yeah the young kid was annoying but was only in the one movie, right?
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Re: Star Wars

Post by Wolter » 20 Jul 2016, 1:54am

I actually really enjoyed the Clone Wars cartoon, and what I've seen of Rebels. I admit, the character design is not exactly stellar (the animation itself is fine), and it unfortunately has a lot of links to the prequels. But it salvages a lot by actually being entertaining in ways the movies never are. It actually has an Anakin that is believably heroic but flawed, unlike those garbage prequels. And Ahsoka Tano is actually one of the greatest Star Wars characters by the end of Clone Wars, though she starts out horribly annoying.
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Re: Star Wars

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jul 2016, 10:42am

If y'alls are into audiobooks, Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy is available here: http://forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php ... 88d8a9e5d2
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Re: Star Wars

Post by BostonBeaneater » 13 Sep 2016, 2:56pm

I finally saw The Force Awakens! What a melodramatic pail of swill it was. I knew everything that was going to happen ten minutes before it did and they just kept dragging and dragging it out.
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Re: Star Wars

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Oct 2016, 9:39pm

Donald Glover to play Lando in the Han Solo movie. Damned but that seems like perfect casting.
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Re: Star Wars

Post by Marky Dread » 21 Oct 2016, 9:43pm

revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
revbob wrote:So where do Star Wars fans fall down on the animated series that are on TV?

My son and I argue over these all the time.
Watched Droids and Ewoks way back when, but haven't seen the current stuff. "Real" Star Wars is the movies, but stuff that plays around with the settings and situations can be fun. I've read a few Star Wars novels in my time, but other than Timothy Zahn's Thrawn stuff, it's left me flat.
I can't stand them, don't care for that style of animation. I only recognize the original 3 movies and the latest one.
A very solid Gen X stance. In practice, those are the only four that I choose to watch, but I'm more forgiving of the prequels than most my age. I'd never recommend them, but it's still Star Wars, so there's something there to fire my inner child's imagination.
I've of course seen the prequels and there are some good moments and I think they could have been so much better without 3 things
1 Jar Jar
2 what's his name as the older broody monotone Anakin
3 The racism.
Hey that was a good moment. C'mon now no one likes Gungan's. :shifty:
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Re: Star Wars

Post by Wolter » 21 Oct 2016, 9:47pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Donald Glover to play Lando in the Han Solo movie. Damned but that seems like perfect casting.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/donald-glover-is ... 1788086902
I'd vastly prefer it to just be a Lando movie.
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Re: Star Wars

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Oct 2016, 9:50pm

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Donald Glover to play Lando in the Han Solo movie. Damned but that seems like perfect casting.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/donald-glover-is ... 1788086902
I'd vastly prefer it to just be a Lando movie.
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Re: Star Wars

Post by Marky Dread » 21 Oct 2016, 10:01pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Donald Glover to play Lando in the Han Solo movie. Damned but that seems like perfect casting.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/donald-glover-is ... 1788086902
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Re: Star Wars

Post by Rat Patrol » 22 Oct 2016, 5:44am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Donald Glover to play Lando in the Han Solo movie. Damned but that seems like perfect casting.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/donald-glover-is ... 1788086902
I'd vastly prefer it to just be a Lando movie.
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Re: Star Wars

Post by BostonBeaneater » 23 Dec 2016, 5:49pm

Carrie Fisher Suffers Massive Heart Attack on Plane
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Re: Star Wars

Post by Flex » 03 Jan 2017, 5:03pm

Okay, I really liked Rogue One. More than The Force Awakens, probably. It was also a good illustration why Disney dumped all the extended universe shit. That story had been told in the EU via the Dark Forces computer game. It would be ludicrous to allow an early 90s shooter prevent Rogue One from happening.
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