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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    latest?cb=20130610191256

    anime tax

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    Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
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    poo
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    zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    Jedi Academy was pretty good.

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    best saber fighting ever in a game

    get with it disney, I want a game where saber combat is the focus.

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    zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    Trace wrote: »
    latest?cb=20130610191256

    anime tax
    You need to make that anime on topic.
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    Check mate bitches.

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    as an aside Ranma 1/2 is one of the all time greats of animes.

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    DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    All the Jedi Knight (and Dark Forces) games were pretty good1

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    Cologne would wipe the floor with every Jedi except Yoda.

    they'd just have tea and debate

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    TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
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    this is me.


    also
    gwendoline christie-saaaamaaaaaa

    Bless your heart.
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    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    anyway, atomika - no, you're right, it's not based on the movies strictly. Barely based on the EU either. I fully admit that this is what I like to think. But, it fits!

    Because the jedi order is like that in the movies. Especially in the prequels, where they talk even more about the whole "control your emotions, control your anger" thing. And the sith do say, every opportunity they get, "fuck that, get mad! Want to take over the galaxy? Take over the galaxy! Why not!"

    palps is a cackling villain who wants power for power's sake and revels in it. Tarkin and his ilk just run things and seem like they think that running things well is so much easier if people can't say no.

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    anyway, atomika - no, you're right, it's not based on the movies strictly. Barely based on the EU either. I fully admit that this is what I like to think. But, it fits!

    Because the jedi order is like that in the movies. Especially in the prequels, where they talk even more about the whole "control your emotions, control your anger" thing. And the sith do say, every opportunity they get, "fuck that, get mad! Want to take over the galaxy? Take over the galaxy! Why not!"

    palps is a cackling villain who wants power for power's sake and revels in it. Tarkin and his ilk just run things and seem like they think that running things well is so much easier if people can't say no.

    Palps is a bad villain. I much prefer Vader.

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    TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
    I wonder if Mara Jade will exist in the new canon.

    Bless your heart.
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    ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    if I were watching a Holmesian procedural, or a heist film - where the conceit is of a plan that clicks into place - then I as a viewer expect to be told of the worldbuilding quite carefully

    same for soft scifi where a social conceit is (allegedly) taken seriously and explored

    with a fantasy Western IN SPACE like Star Wars, however, the characters don't know what's going on and therefore it would be quite weird, imo, if I did

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    zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    Trace wrote: »
    as an aside Ranma 1/2 is one of the all time...
    I'm really happy for you Ranma and I'm going to let you finish, but Cowboy Bebop was one of the greatest animes of all time.

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    TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
    Mainly because everything needs a hot red head

    Bless your heart.
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    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Trace wrote: »
    best saber fighting ever in a game

    get with it disney, I want a game where saber combat is the focus.

    most important thing about it, it didn't do that... I don't know what it's called. Where you get locked into an animation when you swing your sword. You swung your lightsaber around and you could still move it was delightful.

    Although I did like blasting people a whole lot.

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    talk about two dimensional characters in the original series.

    -Palpatine- maybe the one character who should comment on circumstances in the Empire outside of the actual scope of the movie doesn't.

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    I mean outside of that fetish of mine for knowing everything about a fictional universe

    Palpatine is really really bad in the original trilogy as anything but a cardboard cutout villain. Regardless of the wonderful man playing him he really should have been more... not present

    but he should have cast a longer shadow over everything.

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    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Trace wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    anyway, atomika - no, you're right, it's not based on the movies strictly. Barely based on the EU either. I fully admit that this is what I like to think. But, it fits!

    Because the jedi order is like that in the movies. Especially in the prequels, where they talk even more about the whole "control your emotions, control your anger" thing. And the sith do say, every opportunity they get, "fuck that, get mad! Want to take over the galaxy? Take over the galaxy! Why not!"

    palps is a cackling villain who wants power for power's sake and revels in it. Tarkin and his ilk just run things and seem like they think that running things well is so much easier if people can't say no.

    Palps is a bad villain. I much prefer Vader.

    I actually like him in the prequels. Since I kinda do enjoy the whole plot about how the empire came to be since it actually works

    manufactures a secession crisis, then a war, gets war powers, keeps 'em. A republic threatening to unravel is a republic that I can believe would do that.

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    zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    Trace wrote: »
    talk about two dimensional characters in the original series.

    -Palpatine- maybe the one character who should comment on circumstances in the Empire outside of the actual scope of the movie doesn't.
    You know how they say that if a person is really good at the last job they had. I feel like Palpatine is in that category.

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    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Trace wrote: »
    talk about two dimensional characters in the original series.

    -Palpatine- maybe the one character who should comment on circumstances in the Empire outside of the actual scope of the movie doesn't.

    what on earth would he comment on?

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    ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    @Jacobkosh

    I am totally down for 70's cheesy space goodness.

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    Oh the prequels work because we get a lot more of him before "holy shit you're -ugly- man" Emperor.

    Palpatine basically does what Hitler did when it came to getting power. Manufactured crisis.

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    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    I mean, apart from what he does say about the circumstances in the empire.

    Actually what more needs to be said? They've got a rebellion they're trying to deal with.

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    Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    I am pretty excited

    I was typing something to this effect before last thread ended

    (There are some that may say, hey, it's just a movie, it's a Hollywood blockbuster movie, you're silly)

    But!

    I, especially of late, have found such sheer pleasure in allowing myself to get fully caught up in whatever I'm viewing

    I am not very cynical or critical with my media, and just let myself get swept up in it, whatever it is

    Anyway

    I've allowed the hype to build within me - (being excited for a few months is worth potential disappointment)
    I've packed my drug box
    I've got my reserved seats, and my calendar blocked off so I can leave work early tomorrow

    And I am excited and it feels good

    (Also re: last few pages I generally agree with Bogart and Jacob on all this shiz)

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Trace wrote: »
    talk about two dimensional characters in the original series.

    -Palpatine- maybe the one character who should comment on circumstances in the Empire outside of the actual scope of the movie doesn't.

    what on earth would he comment on?

    Other crazy projects the Empire has going on, perhaps past mistakes of Vader, other small time rebellions/conflicts, political entities outside of the Empire's control that he wants to bring into his control.

    He's meant to be a megalomaniac power hungry monster, it'd be nice to see him act like that instead of just being content to plonk rebels with Death Stars.

    Prequels work for this btw.

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    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited December 2015
    Trace wrote: »
    Oh the prequels work because we get a lot more of him before "holy shit you're -ugly- man" Emperor.

    Palpatine basically does what Hitler did when it came to getting power. Manufactured crisis.

    Well, yeah, mostly. Well, Hitler didn't make the crisis in Germany, whereas old man palps was controlling the separatists from the shadows. But.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    I should really stop eating onions, good lord that was unpleasant.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    i.e. sending Vader down to Hoth could have been "and don't fuck up like you did with [place on interest]" where we as the audience could maybe get a glimpse of one of Vader's small personal rebellions.

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    BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator mod
    Whenever Palpatine is off screen, al the other characters should be asking "Where's Palpatine?"

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Trace wrote: »
    Oh the prequels work because we get a lot more of him before "holy shit you're -ugly- man" Emperor.

    Palpatine basically does what Hitler did when it came to getting power. Manufactured crisis.

    Well, yeah, mostly. Well, Hitler didn't make the crisis in Germany, whereas old man palps was controlling the separatists from the shadows. But.

    same idea.

    and Hitler did plenty of behind the scenes nastyness regarding (holy shit I hate spelling this) Czechoslovakia and Austria.

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    but whatever. It's a moot point cause we're arguing about movies my parents went to a drive in to see when they came out.

    I like my sci-fi to fill in the universe more than most stories. agree or disagree but for some reason anything taking place in those sorts of universes I just gotta know as much as I can.

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    DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2015
    zepherin wrote: »
    Jedi Academy was pretty good.

    everytime i read the word academy, I get "Punk Rock Academy" stuck in my head.
    such a terrible song

    Deebaser on
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    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    1118full-doctor-zhivago-screenshot.jpg

    Doctor Zhivago had some pretty great shots.

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    AtomikaAtomika Live fast and get fucked or whatever Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    anyway, atomika - no, you're right, it's not based on the movies strictly. Barely based on the EU either. I fully admit that this is what I like to think. But, it fits!

    Because the jedi order is like that in the movies. Especially in the prequels, where they talk even more about the whole "control your emotions, control your anger" thing. And the sith do say, every opportunity they get, "fuck that, get mad! Want to take over the galaxy? Take over the galaxy! Why not!"

    palps is a cackling villain who wants power for power's sake and revels in it. Tarkin and his ilk just run things and seem like they think that running things well is so much easier if people can't say no.

    Yeah.

    Gah, the PT missed so many great opportunities to expand lore in great ways

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    AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    The dogmatic religious order as good guys and the free spirits as bad guys is pretty rare and I will always enjoy that about star wars I think. It is an interesting treatment of it.

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    Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    at least the PT delivered us one of the greatest love stories of all time

    that perfect chemistry between annakin and padame

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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    The dogmatic religious order as good guys and the free spirits as bad guys is pretty rare and I will always enjoy that about star wars I think. It is an interesting treatment of it.

    I wouldn't even call Jedi religious.

    Just contemplative.

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    AtomikaAtomika Live fast and get fucked or whatever Registered User regular
    Trace wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    The dogmatic religious order as good guys and the free spirits as bad guys is pretty rare and I will always enjoy that about star wars I think. It is an interesting treatment of it.

    I wouldn't even call Jedi religious.

    Just contemplative.

    Inert

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    I watched Star Wars for the first time in 2005. Ep 3 was coming out and some girl in my high school wanted me to go see it with her, and I thought why not I'll check out the first two. I somehow managed to get through the DVDs while still awake. As outputs of cinema they are, at best, completely forgettable. I am mystified at the amount of thought people put into analyzing them.

    A year or two later I picked up the DVDs of the early films.

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