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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:22 am

I posted this in the TV thread, but might as well start things off with it here:


Rex lives!!!

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Postby dodint » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:28 pm

Did you ever know that you're my heeeeeero?

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Postby Avyran » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:33 pm

I want an X-Wing.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:53 pm

http://badassdigest.com/2015/04/19/rogu ... d-on-jedi/
Still: so much Rogue One! For one thing we learned that the spin-offs are actually called Anthology films, and the full title is Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. The Anthology films will be all sorts of genres, all sorts of stories, all sorts of scale, and they'll allow Lucasfilm to work with emerging directorial talent and also introduce new characters into the Star Wars universe. Does this mean the rumors of them being origin stories are out the window?

This much is certain: Rogue One is no origin story. It's a sidequel, telling the tale of the heisting of the Death Star plans, the ones that Princess Leia hid in R2D2. So no, no Bothans will die in this movie. But other characters might! Gareth Edwards, who is directing the 2016 film, said "It's called Star WARS," and his crew is full of people who worked on war films like Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down and Zero Dark Thirty. In fact Creig Fraser, who shot Zero Dark Thirty, will shoot Rogue One.

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Postby Kaiser » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:31 pm

I request a tifosi rant about how the X-Wing development is bankrupting the rebellion

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Postby meow » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:45 pm

I'd like to hear that argument.

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Postby tifosi77 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:36 pm

Well, the Incom T-65 was badly in need of an update. At the time of its introduction, it represented an almost unbeatable combination of speed, maneuverability, affordability and lethality. It was reminiscent of the Northrop F-20 Tigershark, which - inexplicably - no one in the entire world ever wanted. The new T-70 appears to have all the bells and whistles, since it was developed in an Empire-less world. (Or at least a world where the Empire wasn't quite the shiznit it once was) There are already some noticeable differences from the iconic T-65, but whether they are performance related or low-observable concessions, only time will tell. Mostly, I think it's just looks neat.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:42 pm

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Postby PFiDC » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:45 pm

Well, the Incom T-65 was badly in need of an update. At the time of its introduction, it represented an almost unbeatable combination of speed, maneuverability, affordability and lethality. It was reminiscent of the Northrop F-20 Tigershark, which - inexplicably - no one in the entire world ever wanted. The new T-70 appears to have all the bells and whistles, since it was developed in an Empire-less world. (Or at least a world where the Empire wasn't quite the shiznit it once was) There are already some noticeable differences from the iconic T-65, but whether they are performance related or low-observable concessions, only time will tell. Mostly, I think it's just looks neat.
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Postby blackjack68 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:16 am

Mark Hamill felt "forced" to do new film.

http://www.businessinsider.com/star-war ... ing-2015-4

Because he's sooooo busy...and yes, I know about the voiceover and Flash stuff.

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Postby PFiDC » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:25 am

Oh I'm sorry. I had no idea asking you to reprise the only role you will ever really be known for was such a chore. Enjoy your Star Wars royalties....

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Postby blackjack68 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:26 am

And Fisher insisted her daughter be in the film as well.

Cause she's soooo busy too.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:28 am

Mark Hamill felt "forced" to do new film.

http://www.businessinsider.com/star-war ... ing-2015-4

Because he's sooooo busy...and yes, I know about the voiceover and Flash stuff.
hahah give me a break. Like you said, sure he has had other projects but by and large he disappeared after 1983. Harrison Ford is ten years older than you and in much more of a position to turn down work.

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Postby PFiDC » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:28 am

I heard a rumor that Fisher declined payment for her first role in Star Wars (she was loaded already anyway) in exchange for something like 1-3% of everything Star Wars ever makes. Anyone know of the validity of that rumor?

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Postby blackjack68 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:31 am

If true, she was a genius.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:37 am

That business insider article has a link to the YouTube video panel with Hamill. It's long, but a pretty good listen.

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Postby PFiDC » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:49 am

It looks like 1/4 of a point. Still not bad. That's only for Episode IV though I think.

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Postby NAN » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:52 am

I'm pumped for these new films.

Lucas was great for dreaming up the story/universe, but my got, outside of the original Star Wars, he pretty much ruined the prequel as a director.

I just hope they don't go overboard and have one new film like every year and we have mass overload.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:24 am

The Red Letter Media reviews of the prequels should be put into the Smithsonian as an American treasure.

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:36 am

I heard a rumor that Fisher declined payment for her first role in Star Wars (she was loaded already anyway) in exchange for something like 1-3% of everything Star Wars ever makes. Anyone know of the validity of that rumor?
That's how George Lucas was paid. When things started going screwy during production, he offered up his director's salary to go back into the production budget. In return, he said he wanted the merch rights, plus backend participation (both of which were novel concepts in 1976/7). Alan Ladd at 20th Century Fox sort of snickered before agreeing........ and ultimately got fired because of it.

Thankfully, he wasn't fired before greenlighting 'Alien'. ;)

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Postby Clams Herbert » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:07 pm

I posted this in the TV thread, but might as well start things off with it here:


Rex lives!!!
It'll be very interesting seeing Ahsoka, Vader and Rex all run into each other considering how much time they were together in The Clone Wars.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:50 pm

The Red Letter Media reviews of the prequels should be put into the Smithsonian as an American treasure.
Those reviews make the existence of the prequel trilogy worthwhile.

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Postby tifosi77 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:51 pm

They truly are the only good things that came out of Eps I-III.

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Postby NAN » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:11 am

They truly are the only good things that came out of Eps I-III.
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