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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #585 on: June 30, 2018, 10:45:37 AM »

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #586 on: August 05, 2018, 08:56:16 AM »
This is kind of amazing:

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Folks, this is fandom done right. A joyful performance that’s half LARP, half fanfiction, and another extra half media criticism, the Mock Court Martial of Poe Dameron is one of the most fun things I’ve seen to come out of The Last Jedi’s very involved fandom response.

The performers here make it, with Marcus Holt, playing Poe, in particular doing a great job portraying the frustration Poe would inevitably feel at such a proceeding. The proceedings are goofy, gleeful, and full of wonderful nods to the franchise.

If you’ve got some time to kill, this is absolutely a great way to spend it. Until Episode IX comes out, this is my new favorite Star Wars sequel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCni3EoS1tQ

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #587 on: August 06, 2018, 12:01:31 PM »
The cool part of the new Star Wars fandom is amazing.

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #588 on: September 30, 2018, 02:20:22 PM »
Man, I totally fell down this Youtuber's hole today...All great stuff.

I'm a Last Jedi fan -- I think it's probably one of the more (most?) brilliant entries in the franchise. He is, too, but his analysis on why is well delivered here (and something RC can steal as a teaching tool!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE7SkcoyVAI

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #589 on: September 30, 2018, 04:41:07 PM »
Excellent! Will watch soon.

Have you seen Solo yet?

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #590 on: October 01, 2018, 09:50:19 AM »
Excellent! Will watch soon.

Have you seen Solo yet?

Nope. I've been slammed.

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #591 on: October 01, 2018, 12:58:15 PM »
Distance has made me feel it's just below Last Jedi as my favorite of the Disney Star Wars movies... though I haven't felt the need to revisit it at all.

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #592 on: October 01, 2018, 02:23:31 PM »
Distance has made me feel it's just below Last Jedi as my favorite of the Disney Star Wars movies... though I haven't felt the need to revisit it at all.

Wait...do I know your current hierarchy?

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #593 on: October 01, 2018, 04:14:43 PM »
Post-Disney or all-together?

Post Disney is as such...

The Last Jedi
Solo
The Force Awakens
Rogue One

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #594 on: October 01, 2018, 04:47:28 PM »
Post-Disney or all-together?

Post Disney is as such...

The Last Jedi
Solo
The Force Awakens
Rogue One

Everyone does this! No, I mean the whole franchise!

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #595 on: October 01, 2018, 10:22:19 PM »
Here goes...

Star Wars (A New Hope)
Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
The Last Jedi
Solo
The Force Awakens
Revenge of the Sith
The Phantom Menace (!)
Rogue One
Attack of the Clones

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #596 on: October 08, 2018, 12:31:14 PM »
I think it does say something that it now takes me a week to bother to report Star Wars news. Maybe I'm just getting old.

Anyway, Jon Favreau's Mandalorian TV show is the next big thing.

https://ew.com/tv/2018/10/05/star-wars-the-mandalorian-photo/

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian TV series reveals first photo | EW.com

Now it seems we have a face (or, rather, a helmet) to go along with the name.

After revealing the title of his Star Wars live-action television series, The Mandalorian, director Jon Favreau went ahead and dropped a first look. There are no captions, no apparent details, just an image of a lone gunfighter donning a suit similar in style to Jango and Boba Fett.

Safe to assume this is the same “lone gunfighter” at the center of the new story?

Simultaneously, Lucasfilm released the names of the other directors joining Favreau on this next jaunt in the Star Wars universe.

Dave Filoni of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels will direct the first episode, and subsequent installments will be helmed by Jessica Jones‘ Deborah Chow, Dope‘s Rick Famuyiwa, Solemates‘ Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter of Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard), and Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi. Favreau writes and executive produces The Mandalorian, showrun by Karen Gilchrist, who executive produced Favreau’s The Jungle Book.

The series, to be available for streaming on Disney’s upcoming platform, began production this week with a story centered on a Mandalorian warrior “after the stories of Jango and Boba Fett.” These events will be set “after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order,” and “far from the authority of the New Republic” in “the outer reaches of the galaxy.”

Favreau, Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson executive produce.

One question remains: who’s under the helmet?


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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #597 on: October 09, 2018, 09:00:25 AM »
Mandalorian

The most talked about element of the EU that you've never heard of!

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #598 on: January 13, 2019, 12:06:11 PM »
So...I kind of liked Solo. I wasn't offended, it was fun, it delivered all the right notes.

That said, there were sooooo many problems. I'm actually not sure where to begin. The cliffhanger? Lando cheating in the most obvious way with tons of people hanging on him? The guy playing Han being a little too aware of the shoes he was trying to fill? Everything Darth Maul. Various WTF character choices. The total insane mess of the Marauder subplot that, I think, we being written the day of filming each time they showed up. The generally unreliable volatility of the hyperfuel (hyperfuel, by the way, is essentially in the same category of midichlorians in this movie). And...the list goes on.

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Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Reply #599 on: January 13, 2019, 06:53:03 PM »
I have not rewatched Solo... mostly because I haven't felt compelled to rewatch it. (Star Wars exhausts me these days, but that's a different conversation.) But my memory of it still stands; fun, safe, unoffensive... a pretty entertaining sci-fi heist-y romp.

Darth Maul made me physically groan when I saw it in the theatre. It was the misfire moment I mentioned in my review earlier in the thread.

RE: Marauder... the whole movie definitely feels inconsistent... like, you know, they started with two other directors and then replaced them with Ron Howard. After Spider-Verse, I feel like not having the Lord & Miller version of Solo is the same kind of missed opportunity as not having an Edgar Wright Ant-Man.