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Post by azriel on Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:27 pm

Looking forward to seeing this Smile

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Post by halfwise on Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:25 am

Oh, we'll have our gripes.

Only the first two Star Wars films were near perfect. Slim pickings ever since, with some flashes of the old magic.

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Post by chris63 on Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:15 am


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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:42 am

When the trailer revealed that the Emperor or whatever was going to be in the new movie, I thought, "Wait, what? That guy from the Prequel movies? Why wouldn't they bring back someone from the originals?" I only watched the original trilogy once, and that was back in 2004 or something.

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Post by halfwise on Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:02 pm

Well, it's the same actor playing Palpitine in both prequels and originals. Same character, just with and without latex added after Mace Windu tried to kill him.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:06 am

I don't know who that is.

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Post by Lancebloke on Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:25 am

Ian McDermid I think his name is (somewhere close).

The guy who takes over the galaxy in the prequels (Senator then Chancellor Palpatine) is the same Emperor that electrified Luke and Vader kills in Return of the Jedi. Same actor too.
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Post by halfwise on Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:28 pm

Not sure if that helped or not, Lance. I suspect Forest doesn't know Star Wars much better than he knows Star Trek. Wink

(or about at my level of knowledge of Dr Who)


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Post by halfwise on Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:43 pm


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Post by Lancebloke on Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:21 pm

You mean he doesnt know the intricacies of the workings or the Romulan Senate either?

Treason it is then.
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Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:25 pm

Wait, Romulans are Star Trek, aren't they?

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Post by halfwise on Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:53 pm

Yes, and they have a Senate.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:59 am


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Post by halfwise on Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:14 pm

I'd be the last one to defend the plot lines of the original series. At least half of them were straight-up plays off of human history that belonged in a fantasy series rather than science fiction. If they had tried to disguise the origins it would have been acceptable as metaphor, but unfortunately Romulans and their Senate were pretty run-of-the-mill type of writing. Fortunately in the Next Generation the writing improved immeasurably.

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