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General Star Wars Thread
« on: May 05, 2005, 11:11:53 AM »
Tee-hee!

Anybody remember the moron who created an online  petition in order to try and get Peter Jackson to change the name of The Two Towers becuase it was insensitive in regards to 9/11 and how could Peter Jackson have the nerve to tcapitalize on 9/11 by titling his movie as such . . . not really realizing that the book had ALWAYS been called TTT?

I think this is his wife . . .

http://www.legendgames.net/showstory.asp?page=blognews/stories/MC0000094.txt

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Revenge Of The Kids

Review by Katrina Maguire

GEORGE Lucas is about to receive a letter from my nine year old son informing him that his history of that famous galaxy far, far away is about as accurate as a light saber in the hands of an ewok.

Anakin Skywalker, my little boy's hero, was never tempted by the dark side, let alone fated to become its leading evildoer, and Lucas's attempts to cast him in that evil twilight have caused the Stars Wars writer and producer to grow horns on his head and develop glowing hot coals for eyes.

This week I explained to my son that he wouldn't be seeing Revenge Of The Sith, the final instalment of Star Wars, for two reasons - one because of it's reputed violence and darkness and two because seeing the hero of The Phantom Menace and Attack Of The Clones turn so breathtakingly evil, particularly when he is the idol of children the world over, is amoral movie making at its worst and a betrayal of childish trust.

I was suprised by son's reaction. "I don't want to see it anyway," he said. "George Lucas doesn't know what he's talking about. Why would a good hero become evil? He wouldn't have been a hero in the first place, would he?

"It's too stupid. If Anakin was Darth Vader then Darth Vader couldn't have been so bad, could he? George Lucas is dumb".

Indeed, if George Lucas thinks Anakin Skywalker is his character to remake and remould however he chooses, he may be seriously mistaken.

Judging by my son's reaction I can see Revenge Of The Sith spawning a whole range of breach of copyright actions as the young followers of Anakin Skywalker attempt to correct this perverted telling of his story.

My young one has vowed to remake the movie and has already started work on the script.

I hope it's a vast improvement on Lucas's effort. This producer has betrayed his young fans just as he has Anakin betraying the Jedi younglings in one of the movie's most horrific moments.

Anakin Skywalker enters the council room to find the younglings hiding behind seats. As they emerge one reputedly asks, "What should we do, Master Anakin?" The question is met with a stony faced Skywalker firing up his lightsaber. Cut! The next time you see the younglings Master Yoda is identifying their their corpses.

Revenge Of The Sith sounds as though it is little more than George Lucas wallowing in a sea of self indulgence. He apparently has no concern about conflicting the emotions of children and breaking their hearts. It would be a different matter if The Star Wars series hadn't been pitched at children, as it has been until now.

I hope parents and kids vote with their feet on this movie and keep walking past the cinemas that are showing it after it premieres at the end of this month. Who knows, it may just inspire George Lucas to research the history of that galaxy with greater diligence.
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 01:09:49 PM »
This has to be a gag.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 01:19:48 PM »
Stop posting this shit. I'm losing my faith in humanity.

God! Eugenics wasn't a bad idea after all!

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2005, 02:16:45 PM »
Oh my god.

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2005, 04:12:19 PM »
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Oh my god.

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Re: Star Wars is WRONG!
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 05:58:20 PM »
Since there are only a few Star Wars threads lingering around, I'm just going to post this here.

http://blogs.amctv.com/scifi-scanner/2009/08/bad-designs-in-star-wars.php

Some of these, surprisingly, had never even occurred to me.  Now I'll never be able to watch Star Wars again.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 06:17:27 PM »
Dude...hilarious.  The older I get, and the more I watch Lucas self-destruct, the more I realize that...he always sucked.

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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009, 09:01:25 PM »
I was trying to find that Spaced clip of Tim burning all his Star Wars stuff on a pyre and landed on this:

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Live-Action Star Wars Series In Pre-Production In Australia?
Posted on Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by Russ Fischer

Remember the time when rumors that a live-action Star Wars television series was in pre-production would have ignited swirls of fan frenzy? How things have changed. Now SciFiWire’s report that writers are being assembled down under is just another line item in a crowded RSS feed. The show has long had a planned start date of late ‘09, so this report goes along with what we’ve already known. Assuming we do see a Star Wars series premiering next year, what will it actually be?

Goerge Lucas, who will be relatively hands-off as an Executive Producer, has said several times that the show would run at least 100 episodes, and at one point there was word that could be upped to 400. He has described the show as “Deadwood meets The Sopranos in space” and repeatedly claimed that no major characters from the films would be integral parts of the storyline, but that some characters could show up as cameos. The Empire will be rising in the background, and we’ll hear about the Emporer, but not see him.

Early last year, producer Rick McCallum confirmed that Boba Fett would be “an instrumental part” of the new series (contradicting the ‘no major characters’ rule? or downgrading Boba to a minor character in the eyes of McCallum and Lucas?) which is set in the transitional timeline between Episode III and IV. Later it was reported that McCallum wants to see Daniel Logan, the young Boba Fett from the prequels, in the Fett armor for the series.

The show was originally meant to go earlier this year, but the writers’ strike postponed development. We’ve heard a lot over the last two years about writers working on scripts, and now the SciFiWire report says that “high-quality writers from the Aussie TV industry, including writers from Love My Way and Secret Life of Us” are being assembled. And a couple of months ago Rose Byrne seemed to confirm that casting had begun in Australia.

Lucas is self-financing the show, and has said they are going to write the entire first season at once, then cast and shoot it, so that it is all planned out and properly thought through. He’s still without a network partner for broadcast, and likely will remain so until there is more to show.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009, 11:19:42 AM »
I'm laughing entirely too hard at this.

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 11:38:44 AM »
I love that clip.

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2009, 09:54:03 PM »
WHAT THE FUCK?  I mean, how much is too much? How many more ways can they make money off of this thing? In twenty years we'll be gambling in Star Wars casinos and eating in Star Wars restaurants and drinking in real life cantina bars and in fifty years Star Wars will just be elected president. 

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2009, 10:05:09 PM »
I'm waiting for Star Wars Otter Pops.

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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2009, 07:51:48 AM »
I think we answered the "how much is too much" question with the Star Wars Holiday Special in 1979.

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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2009, 11:49:44 AM »
WHAT THE FUCK?  I mean, how much is too much? How many more ways can they make money off of this thing? In twenty years we'll be gambling in Star Wars casinos and eating in Star Wars restaurants and drinking in real life cantina bars and in fifty years Star Wars will just be elected president. 


Um, maybe I am totally gay, but I would totally go see live, symphonic Star Wars.
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2009, 12:26:24 PM »
Um, maybe I am totally gay, but I would totally go see live, symphonic Star Wars.

I think the correct term is "symphonic", as in "Um, maybe I am totally symphonic, but I love symphonies!"