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The Star Wars Thread

Postby sdsichero » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:49 pm

I know it's late... And I know when there is big news folks will create a new thread about it, but I thought I'd start a thread to just post stuff about Star Wars. We do have a Clone Wars thread, and I have posted non-Clone Wars stuff there, but felt weird doing it.

Nothing big is happening on the Star Wars scene right now, but just thought I'd start it up.


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Postby Thunderstorm » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:58 pm

I woke up in a hotel room in the summer of 1977 and my dad brought me two new toys. A black robot and an old man with a laser sword. I had NO idea who these people were, or that Darth Vader wasn't a robot. I liked them so much we went to the store and got R2-D2, C3-P0, and a few others... I think a Sand Person and a Storm Trooper maybe. Weeks later we saw the movie, and I swear to God it was the most epic thing I ever saw on film. Blew my little 7 year old mind.

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Postby sdsichero » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:02 pm

Thunderstorm wrote:I woke up in a hotel room in the summer of 1977 and my dad brought me two new toys. A black robot and an old man with a laser sword. I had NO idea who these people were, or that Darth Vader wasn't a robot. I liked them so much we went to the store and got R2-D2, C3-P0, and a few others... I think a Sand Person and a Storm Trooper maybe. Weeks later we saw the movie, and I swear to God it was the most epic thing I ever saw on film. Blew my little 7 year old mind.


Cool dad.

I had no idea what Star Wars was or much science fiction really. I mean I was exposed to science fiction, but wasn't huge on it. Saw the Star Wars trailer and thought "okay that's interesting". Went with my dad and older sister, and was blown away too! That first scene with the blockade runner and star destroyer? wow. The Death Star battle? WOW. I couldn't get enough of it. That Summer I went over and over again by myself.

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Postby Thunderstorm » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:08 pm

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Cool dad.

I had no idea what Star Wars was or much science fiction really. I mean I was exposed to science fiction, but wasn't huge on it. Saw the Star Wars trailer and thought "okay that's interesting". Went with my dad and older sister, and was blown away too! That first scene with the blockade runner and star destroyer? wow. The Death Star battle? WOW. I couldn't get enough of it. That Summer I went over and over again by myself.


Our movie theater that had good movies was an hour away in the big city of Jackson. I got anyone and everyone I could to take me as often as I could go, and had a Vinyl Story of Star Wars record that had the audio (still have it) from the movie. I memorized the whole thing. I was obsessed like you wouldn't believe...

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Postby sdsichero » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:17 pm

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Our movie theater that had good movies was an hour away in the big city of Jackson. I got anyone and everyone I could to take me as often as I could go, and had a Vinyl Story of Star Wars record that had the audio (still have it) from the movie. I memorized the whole thing. I was obsessed like you wouldn't believe...


Yeah back then we didn't have the mall theaters. All the theaters (except for the local Asian theaters and porn theaters) were nice and big. The closest one that showed it was maybe 12-14 miles away so it was the bus for me. *sigh* When it started I could go to the movie, and get popcorn & soda for $2.

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Postby Zechs » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:00 pm

My first experience with Star Wars was seeing Return of the Jedi with my aunt and two cousins. I remember being scared like crap at seeing the Rancor and pretty much my aunt having to take me outside to the lobby of the theater since I was crying like crazy (what I was three fucking years old :P). I remember my dad then spoiled the hell out of me getting some figures (RoTJ Luke, Vader, Boba Fett, and a couple Storm Troopers) plus some vehicles (I remember owning a Y Wing and Snow Speeder).

But the thing I loved most was these small micro machine-like playsets that where from A New Hope to the Empire Strikes Back. They had three seperate playsets and if you bought each one you could connect them to form a single one. The figures that came with it where made completely of metal.

I still have them all in almost pretty good condition in a box in my room. I finally got into the trilogy when my dad recorded the three films when they aired on Showtime. I remember I used to watch the hell out of those three films and Godzilla movies.
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Postby dairydead » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:07 pm

I remember my parents had the trilogy taped on betamax. i remember clearly when i was very very young, my parents showing me The Empire Strikes back, and just being blown away by it. I asked my mom about a week later, "remember that movie with the guy with the black mask and those ships that bombed the asteroid?" and my mom is like " ohhhh Star Wars!" and i watched it almost every day. I also remember in 1st grade, we had a vintage Empire Strikes Back story book in the classroom. I would stay in during recess to read it. I must have read it 100 times :lol:
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Postby sdsichero » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:08 pm

Zechs wrote:My first experience with Star Wars was seeing Return of the Jedi with my aunt and two cousins. I remember being scared like crap at seeing the Rancor and pretty much my aunt having to take me outside to the lobby of the theater since I was crying like crazy (what I was three fucking years old :P).


At least some things never change.

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Postby sdsichero » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:52 am

Here you go prozacman, review of Force Unleashed II for Wii (just FYI)
http://wii.ign.com/articles/113/1132280p1.html

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Postby covalesky » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:42 am

There are 2 SW issues I would absolutly love to see.
First a mini or gn about the very first sentient being to be aware of the force and the forming of the Jedi and Sith factions.

Second to have steam fucking release KoToR2 already.

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Postby Zechs » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:58 am

How is the FU II?
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Postby sdsichero » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:59 am

covalesky wrote:There are 2 SW issues I would absolutly love to see.
First a mini or gn about the very first sentient being to be aware of the force and the forming of the Jedi and Sith factions.

Second to have steam fucking release KoToR2 already.


Midichlorians kinda ruined it for me. :-(

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Postby sdsichero » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:00 am

Zechs wrote:How is the FU II?


From what I read at IGN disappointing. They say weaker than v1.

According to Prozac it is a rental. He says fun but too short.

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Postby dairydead » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:16 pm

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Midichlorians kinda ruined it for me. :-(


I think the way you look at it, you could maintain the same spiritual side. I just tend to think that the Force wills a person to be force sensitive, the only difference is that genetically, you can tell how the force works physically.
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Postby dairydead » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:25 pm

sdsichero wrote:
From what I read at IGN disappointing. They say weaker than v1.

According to Prozac it is a rental. He says fun but too short.


Its a bit of a toss up. I looovveedd it. The gameplay is perfect, and is so much more refined from the first one. I find the gameplay to be much more enjoyable than something like God of War. The voice acting is incredible. There are some phenomenal set pieces, and some of the most interesting star wars moments in recent history.
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There isn't much cooler than piloting a half-destroyed Rebel Medical Frigate through a debris field, and through the atmosphere, in flames, into Tipocia City, blowing up the cloning facilities.

The downside is the fact that they took out all the combo building and combo lists, and give you all physical attacks from the get-go. The game is also so short, it hurts.

The biggest problem for me is the story.
The first game had one of the coolest Star Wars stories i had heard in a while, but this one is just lacking.
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The game takes you out of Starkiller's mind, and is really a lot less personal and emotional than i expected. He really needed more speaking parts, or something to flesh out his personal story, which is the ONLY thing this game is about. So at that, it fails. One of the best things about the first game is that it so beautifully tied into the Star Wars we know, bringing in familiar locations and fanservice. There is literally none of that in this game. Boba Fett shows up for one minute, and Yoda has two lines. They literally do nothing. The outcome of the game, whether you choose dark side or light side, is inconsequential and has no real resolution to the clone storyline, just kind of leaves it ambiguous as the beginning.
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