The official "random Star Wars stuff" thread

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Rocker, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    There's been so much discussion lately about the new Star Wars blu-ray releases, I thought it would be fun to start a new thread where we can talk about anything Star Wars-related besides the blu-rays. Pretty much anything is fair game.... discuss your favourite scenes; point out plot holes or bloopers that have always irked you; ask questions about things you don't understand in the films... anything you'd like. As long as it's about Star Wars and doesn't involve the blu-rays, bring it on! :)

    I'll get things underway with a plot hole/goof that has always bugged me ever since I was a little kid....

    During the trench run sequence at the end of Episode IV, just before Han appears in the Falcon, Vader locks onto Luke's x-wing and says "I have you now", and then very clearly FIRES, just as one of his wingmen is destroyed by Han. But Luke doesn't get hit! He's not even grazed by the shot. The other wingman bumps into Vader's TIE, Vader goes spinning off into space, Luke makes the final torpedo launch which destroys the Death Star... and it's as if the fact that Vader FIRED has been totally ignored. Luke should technically be dead, like so many of his fellow Rebel pilots who fell victim to TIE laser blasts... but no, he's safe and sound! What the heck is up with that? :rolleyes: ;)
     
  2. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    I think that we're supposed to believe Vader's aim/shot were knocked off-target due to Han's intervention. After all, that's what made Han a hero: he eliminated Luke's pursuers...
     
  3. Chip Z

    Chip Z Forum Resident

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    My three year old is very into Star Wars. (8 year old never really too interested.) My mom recently gave me my old Star Wars figures for him. He carries them around in a metal Empire Strikes Back lunch box. Those action figures really brought back some memories. The Rancor monster is really cool (doesn't fit in the lunch box though.)
     
  4. Atari265278

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  5. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

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    I still have my AT-AT. One of the few Star Wars toys from my youth that survived my little brother.
     
  6. DeeThomaz

    DeeThomaz Senior Member

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    That AT-AT was a favorite of mine, too. But I don't think I was ever as excited on Christmas morning as the time I woke up to this:
     

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  7. Atari265278

    Atari265278 Forum Resident

    :righton:

    My brother had that & I'd always send my Millennium Falcon on a suicide mission to crash into it.:D
     
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  8. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

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    My wife and I find it quite amusing that when the films were new (1977-1983), the catch phrase used in the media, by stand-up comics, by talk show hosts, on playgrounds, etc. was "May the force be with you."

    Now, "These are not the droids you're looking for." has been adopted as the cool and hip Star Wars line of dialogue to recite.
     
  9. mj_patrick

    mj_patrick Forum Resident

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    Some random Star Wars thoughts:

    The Star Wars Holiday Special is some of the absolute worst television I've ever seen.. and I've enjoyed TV/films that are "so bad they're good". Lucas was smart to try bury it as much as possible, and definitely learned his lesson in trusting others with a franchise like that.

    The Phantom Menace was the only film I've ever seen in a theater where people stood up and applauded at the end.

    I've got a Return of The Jedi poster in my office. A poster for Star Wars is in my music room. But my favorite film is probably The Empire Strikes Back, which I am just realizing I should get a poster for.

    I remember one childhood friend/fellow Star Wars nut (who was literally the son of a preacher man) was instructed to turn his head during Leia's bikini scenes when Return of the Jedi premiered at the theater.

    Of all the things people on the internet complain about with the prequels, the one that bothered me most was shifting from the original trilogy's regard as being a Jedi as an implied "religion" to the whole midicholorians thing presented in The Phantom Menace. And yes, I know about Gary Kurtz (and his contributions before his departure).

    Okay, maybe seeing R2-D2 flying was a bit of a hard pill.

    Prequels included, I'd rather watch a Star Wars film than most sci-fi films, they're still fun.
     
  10. hi_watt

    hi_watt Forum Resident

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    It was nice to watch the original trilogy in theaters back in the '97. I was a senior in high school at the time, and I can remember planning on seeing The Empire Strikes Back with my best friend after we did our community service hours at a hospice. I remember before going to the theater that day, we stopped at 7-11 and bought the Super Big Gulps adorned with the films' characters. Plus, we got bean and cheese burritos. :p
    And then, with the prequels, I totally was into the Darth Maul character. I tried my best in getting anything associated with him. Plus, I didn't have my driver's license yet, and rode my bike almost everywhere where there was a Taco Bell. I wanted the Darth Maul cup and cup topper. Got the topper, but never the cup. :/
     
  11. ridernyc

    ridernyc Forum Resident

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    I've also been known to quote "But I was going into Toche Station to pick up some power converters" in a really whiny voice.
     
  12. hi_watt

    hi_watt Forum Resident

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    Oh man, so has "It's a TRAP!" :agree:
     
  13. JerolW

    JerolW Forum Resident

    Robot Chicken Star Wars episodes are a lot of fun.

    jerol
     
  14. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Watched the Prequel Trilogy over the weekend and the OT today.

    Interesting to see what PT moments connected fine with the OT - and which didn't.

    One thing that didn't make much sense: in the OT, Obi-wan prattles on and on about how Yoda trained him, but that's not true: in the PT, Qui-Gon trained him.

    I also never thought about it but I realized the scene in which the Jawas stalked and captured R2 made no sense. They're in the middle on nowhere - do the Jawas just sit there waiting for years on end in case a stray droid wanders through the canyon?

    And why bother to hop out and surprise him? Just frickin' walk up to R2 and SHOOT HIM like you do anyway!
     
  15. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

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    At the end of EpIII, Obiwan and Yoda talk about continuing his training on Tatooine. Basically, Yoda taught him how to live via the Force, after death.
     
  16. Eman

    Eman New Member

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    Ive got a bad feeling about this.
     
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  17. DeeThomaz

    DeeThomaz Senior Member

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    We also saw Yoda instructing the Younglings in ATOC. It's quite possible he taught Obi-Wan prior to Qui-Gon taking him as his apprentice.
     
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  18. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

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    I'm pretty sure after watching the OT on bluray with my kid that my sarcastic cynical sense of humor is directly related to watching star wars in the theater when I was three.

    'one things for sure, we're all gonna be a lot thinner'
    'great shot kid! Don't get cocky'

    Also han solo smuggling spice for jabba - it dawned on me just now, drug smuggling? Like pot or poppies? I can't imagine having to be secretive about cinammon
     
  19. njwiv

    njwiv Forum Resident

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    Ditto for me on the multi-level Death Star playset. Huge thrill -- probably the coolest toy I ever got for Christmas. Also, earlier was the first set of 8 or so figures set up on the coffee table on Christmas.
     
  20. Pretty much: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Spice
     
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  21. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    Would you believe: missed him by that much...

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    Read The Secret History of Star Wars, and you'll find a couple of hundred things that don't exactly make sense (or require a big stretch of imagination).
     
  22. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Something interesting to think about....

    The entire original trilogy would have likely never even taken place if it hadn't been for that one Imperial officer on board the Star Destroyer ordering his gunner to "hold your fire, there are no life forms aboard."

    ;)
     
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  23. Atari265278

    Atari265278 Forum Resident

    Yes, but we'd still have the prequels.:shake::cry:
     
  24. drukgs

    drukgs Forum Resident

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    Here's another option.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzoeEdW-EDQ
     
  25. Chip Z

    Chip Z Forum Resident

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    Got that for christmas as well back in the day. My mom passed it along for my 8 year old a few years back, but it was unsalvageable. Only endor speeder bike and an AT-ST survived. And most of the figures are intact. Death Star, Endor playset, Hoth battle playset and X-wing fighter didn't make it. I'd like to think it was my younger brother.
     

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