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Thread: Are You Effing Kidding Me?

  1. #726
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    I was pissed that Admiral Thrawn from the extended universe (in both books and video games) never made it over to official canon. If anything the extended universe was far more interesting than what we got in the end.

    The Jedi for one thing would be far more numerous (since Luke started up a new Jedi temple, trained up quite a few new Jedi and got the whole order back in action), where as official canon is 1 Jedi and 1 Sith left, that's it. I find the whole concept of an entire order being restored, that was at a point reduced to a singular individual left, quite fascinating.

    The Lone Wolf gamebook series that I love so much, went for a similar concept, to far better success (in the context of restoring a nearly extinct warrior order).

  2. #727
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    I would love to see a Disney/Netflix adaptation of Tim Zahn's trilogy of books. But since it all happens right after Return of the Jedi, so it would have been tough to include anything from there in Episodes 7/8/9.

  3. #728
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: Qantas
    I think the expanded universe went out the window when they decided to reboot the franchise by copying the original Ep 4 story.

    I'm going to guess that they took a look at the prequels, which featured a lot of Jedi and multiple Sith, and decided that re-doing the "last of the Jedi" story was the safer choice. I don't entirely blame them, because the prequels were pretty heavy on Jedis doing Jedi tricks. With all those Jedi around, some of the battle scenes ended up a bit silly, especially the battle with Dooku at the end of AotC.

    Not that it saved Abrams and Johnson from making silly battle scenes...

  4. #729
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Merchandise tie-in's to make you say "are you effing kidding me".

    Read the replies, it'll be worth you time.

  5. #730
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    that cant be real can it?
    obviously not cos that would be stupid right

  6. #731
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2004
    I am decidedly unimpressed given that these exist:



    https://www.amazon.com/FridgeWrap-Ca...df_B01DDU0M7O/

  7. #732
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    That is very awesome.

    And the new Mandalorian show is apparently quite good. So far.

  8. #733
    SShock2.com
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: The land of ever sideways rain
    Wait, what? There's a show about the Mandalorians?

  9. #734
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Just one.

    It's on Disney though. No idea how I'd get to see it.


  10. #735
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Or just download it.

    If you were to buy the service for every good TV show, you'd be paying a few hundred per month. Bugger that.

  11. #736
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    If you've seen the two episodes of The Mandalorian so far, this is the funniest joke I've seen today. If you haven't, it's also a spoiler, so click at your own peril.

  12. #737
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Quote Originally Posted by SubJeff View Post
    It's on Disney though. No idea how I'd get to see it.
    Well, besides the obvious answer, you can always wait until the show is over, then subscribe for one month and binge watch it. It's only going to run 8 episodes.

  13. #738
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    I think SubJeff is referring to how it's only available in 6 countries so far. It's coming to a few more, including UK March 31 of next year tho, but not Finland! Boo! Oh well, at least all it's shows'll be wrapped up and bingeable by the time they get here.

  14. #739
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    That's right henke. I also will not be getting Disney+or any other streaming service. I already have Netflix, Now TV and Amazon Prime. And access to Apple and Google movie and TV show renting/buying. But getting Apple Plus or whatever it is.

  15. #740
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    Big props to Ludwig Göransson's score for The Mandalorian. Since it's a space western, there are major nods to Ennio Morricone (and not many, if any, to John Williams) while it's very much its own thing, orchestra and percussion and synths all take centre-stage at various points to underscore a grittier, menacing vibe in concert with a whole lot of swashed buckles.

    Here's a spotify link if this sort of thing floats your space boat.

  16. #741
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    I'm 3 episodes into The Mandalorian and absolutely loving it. I dunno why, but I love all the non main movie related Star Wars content. Whether it be the spin off movies (Rogue One and Solo) or this. If your a Star Wars fan then this is a MUST WATCH. Fantastic stuff.

  17. #742
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    The non-main movies aren't buried under the crushing weight of having to perform to such astronomic standards.

    The interesting part to me is how much like a secular religion the whole thing feels like, where little details in the original movie take on this otherworldly large significance that have to reverberate in everything that comes later. I guess it's just in the nature of folk lore to do that. I can already foresee its own protestant reformation someday that wants to pare it all back to the essentials.

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