Star Wars thread (movies, tv shows, books, comics)

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  • Wayne 3 May 2021 22:27:15 3,370 posts
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    I'm surprised there isn't a thread to discuss Star Wars in general (similar to the MCU thread, so I'm starting one)

    Been reading the new High Republic era books. Started with Light Of The Jedi and to be honest, kind of unimpressed. The author seemed to intent on telling the story, that he forgot to include any details at all around the many many characters in the books. Spent a lot of time not knowing who was who.

    Also made a start on Into The Dark, and there's more characterisation in the first 12 pages, than the whole of the other book.

    And tomorrow's Star Wars day. First episode of The Bad Batch on Disney+ and I'd expect there to be a bunch more announcements. Possibly details on Aspyr's remake of KotOR?
  • dominalien 3 May 2021 22:38:32 10,476 posts
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    Rogue One is great.

    The Thrawn trilogy is great. The duology is meh.

    Both KOTORs are rather good.

    That is all.
  • Wayne 3 May 2021 22:41:06 3,370 posts
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    @dominalien I'm hoping to get stuck into Rebels pretty soon (only seen the first two seasons before), so I think I'll read the Thrawn books along side that.
  • Saul_Iscariot 4 May 2021 03:26:23 4,318 posts
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    I am assuming people are on about the original Timothy Zahn trilogy? There has been another one since the reboot. It is good, but not as good as the Heir to the Empire trilogy. And then there is the newer trilogy, but I have only read the first book.

    I haven’t dipped my toes into the High Republic, other than the comics. But some of the other series the Marvel have put out since 2015 have been great, especially the Aphra and Vader series.

    Games wise, I am enjoying Republic Commando again. I am hoping that KotOR comes out soon. There seems to be little news on new games.

    Bad Batch is getting me through the night at work. Big bowl of popcorn and the morning is set.
  • Saul_Iscariot 4 May 2021 03:28:41 4,318 posts
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    Rebels is a great series, contender for best animated SW series. Or it would have been had it not been for the last TCW series. Almost brought tears to my eyes. Filoni is always getting involved with the best parts of SW since Disney bought it.

    Oh, and you can stop a plasma bolt using the force.

    Edited by Saul_Iscariot at 03:59:20 04-05-2021
  • 1Dgaf 4 May 2021 03:40:51 5,194 posts
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    I can't miss this opportunity to share the podcast I did with Mark Hamill. He talks about the first film he made after Star Wars, Corvette Summer.

    http://istya.libsyn.com/ep-266-corvette-summer-1978-movie-review

    We've got another guest lined up who worked behind the scenes on the newer films.
  • Dr-Strangelove 4 May 2021 11:11:02 2,296 posts
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    Missed opportunity to not wait a day and create this thread on May the fourth.

    Also a shame that this thread can never cover the games either.

    Finally the viewing order is 4, 5, 3, then finally 6.

    That is all. This is the way.
  • Wayne 4 May 2021 11:14:24 3,370 posts
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    More than happy for people to discuss the games here.
  • Decks 4 May 2021 11:15:31 29,821 posts
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    It's ok guys we can talk about the games.
  • Trafford 4 May 2021 11:16:57 9,211 posts
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    What about lunchbox and pyjama recommendations?
  • Rum_Monkey 4 May 2021 11:17:42 2,711 posts
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    I have a snazzy Jedi dressing gown.
  • mrpon 4 May 2021 11:20:15 37,176 posts
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    I had a roughneck Yoda flask.

    Edited by mrpon at 11:20:44 04-05-2021
  • Rum_Monkey 4 May 2021 11:23:35 2,711 posts
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    This is the best Star Wars content ever

    https://youtu.be/U9t-slLl30E
  • Saul_Iscariot 4 May 2021 21:42:07 4,318 posts
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    I cannot recall the last time I did not wear Star Wars underwear or socks. Except when I was butt naked.
  • Vortex808 4 May 2021 22:00:21 15,143 posts
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    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    This is the best Star Wars content ever

    https://youtu.be/U9t-slLl30E
    Haha. Quite enjoyed that! 😃
  • Dr-Strangelove 5 May 2021 06:49:16 2,296 posts
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    My favourite bit of Star Wars was when Hagrid said to Gandalf "beam me up Scotty".
  • Red_Bool 5 May 2021 07:37:53 2,247 posts
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    I can highly recommend the Auralnauts Star Wars saga:


    Complete playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSCm8yAxBr8&list=PLINl9l0igYjzIipxsD4Y59_Jjxe4N3pZo
  • SnackPlissken 5 May 2021 08:47:05 3,215 posts
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    The problem with Star Wars is that they've expanded it so much, that it is shit now. Sorry guys. Its shit.
  • Saul_Iscariot 5 May 2021 08:59:41 4,318 posts
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    @SnackPlissken Many would say that they get more enjoyment out of the expanded universe than the core films, apart from the original trilogy.
  • SnackPlissken 5 May 2021 09:13:15 3,215 posts
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    @Saul_Iscariot I'm half joking. I think my main problem is that anything outside of the core films.. it has a beginning and ending(which were largely disappointing).. so for me I'm watching Mando and really enjoying it, but then I know what else comes next later on. It's just leading up to disappointment.

    Edited by SnackPlissken at 09:13:37 05-05-2021
  • Lukree 5 May 2021 09:22:30 583 posts
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    I still haven't gotten over the fact that why in the hell Lucas insisted that Anakin built C3PO. It's so stupid.
  • Wayne 5 May 2021 09:25:00 3,370 posts
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    Why is that stupid? (Not disagreeing, just curious why you think that)
  • Lukree 5 May 2021 09:28:56 583 posts
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    Wayne wrote:
    Why is that stupid? (Not disagreeing, just curious why you think that)
    It doesn't serve any purpose in film. In the Episode I or any other film in the series. It's just plain silly thing to do.
  • Red_Bool 5 May 2021 09:45:39 2,247 posts
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    Lukree wrote:
    Wayne wrote:
    Why is that stupid? (Not disagreeing, just curious why you think that)
    It doesn't serve any purpose in film. In the Episode I or any other film in the series. It's just plain silly thing to do.
    Simple solution: Don't watch episode I :)

    Like Dr-Strangelove said (but slightly modified), the correct order = 4 - 5 - 2 - 3 - 6
    Just forget 1, 7, 8 and 9 ever existed :) (although episode 1 does have Maul in it...)
  • PickledShogun 5 May 2021 10:05:20 32 posts
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    This might be of interest to some of you...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTztDAsqmSc&ab_channel=IGN
  • SnackPlissken 5 May 2021 10:13:38 3,215 posts
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    Red_Bool wrote:
    Lukree wrote:
    Wayne wrote:
    Why is that stupid? (Not disagreeing, just curious why you think that)
    It doesn't serve any purpose in film. In the Episode I or any other film in the series. It's just plain silly thing to do.
    Simple solution: Don't watch episode I :)

    Like Dr-Strangelove said (but slightly modified), the correct order = 4 - 5 - 2 - 3 - 6
    Just forget 1, 7, 8 and 9 ever existed :) (although episode 1 does have Maul in it...)
    2? You mad
  • Rogueywon 5 May 2021 10:26:53 11,648 posts
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    @SnackPlissken 2's the least bad of the prequels. It's still pretty bad, but it's a slightly less offensive flavour of shit than 1 and 3 (and 8).
  • SnackPlissken 5 May 2021 10:29:56 3,215 posts
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    @Rogueywon really? I seem to recall the romantic storyline to be one of the worst aspects of the entire prequels. We all know the sand quote. Maybe I should re-watch it.
  • PickledShogun 5 May 2021 10:32:09 32 posts
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    Everyone is different of course, but for my money 2 and 8 are the worst movies out of the lot. That being said I'll give 2 this, it is just a bad Star Wars movie whereas 8 is just a bad movie full stop.

    Edited by PickledShogun at 10:33:58 05-05-2021
  • Saul_Iscariot 5 May 2021 10:35:58 4,318 posts
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    I find AotC barely tolerable. I usually watch it if I am doing the whole trilogy, or am fatigued after playing Republic Commando. But I do reach a point where I think, “This is shit, I should have carried on playing.”

    But it does explain Anakin turning to the dark side. His only real affection is for his mother and droids. And the Jedi forced him to go to war against a droid army. But I have a friend who loves AotC more than the other two prequels, and the OT. I say friend, former is the more correct prefix that should be applied.

    Edited by Saul_Iscariot at 10:36:41 05-05-2021
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