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The Fall of Palpatine

jmm, Thursday, 3 October 2019 18:58 (one month ago) link

I was talking to a friend recently about how before The Force Awakens, the character and plot material in trailers/interviews made it relatively clear what we were in for, what kind of things would happen, where we'd end up by the movie's end. While not without faults, The Last Jedi kind of blew that out of the water and I'm just wanting to be shown something new and completely unexpected. It's freeing!

mh, Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:54 (one month ago) link

Yea that's exactly where I am out. Zero expectations for what might occur

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:13 (one month ago) link

*at

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:13 (one month ago) link

I'm going to laugh my ass off if I see a goddamn Ewok, that's my stance

mh, Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:15 (one month ago) link

I don't plan to watch this movie but if I hear there are Ewoks I'll be tempted

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

love those guys!

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

How about "an absolutely adorable new character: Babu Frik"

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 3 October 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

even Ewoks won't make me watch a JJ movie

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, 3 October 2019 21:21 (one month ago) link

wait I saw his impossible mission a few weeks ago but I forgot it already

Simon Pegg works in an office and...... I'm out

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 4 October 2019 00:19 (one month ago) link

They made a movie of the Commodore 64 game?

Vernon Locke, Friday, 4 October 2019 00:45 (one month ago) link

They made an Eliza movie

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Friday, 4 October 2019 01:04 (one month ago) link

You rang?

two weeks pass...

Final trailer tonight, tickets on sale tonight, there's this for now:

New trailer tease promo for Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker ! #StarWars #TheRiseOfSkywalker pic.twitter.com/syZHH7PsZm

— Zcure1 (@Zcure1) October 21, 2019

And to quote our own Eliza D:

Hey, everyone, the Ghost from #Rebels is in the new #StarWars #TheRiseOfSkywalker trailer. (via https://t.co/AT4sWiF8vZ) pic.twitter.com/Bf105uSxjG

— JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING BUT TRANS (@Liz_UNfair) October 21, 2019

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 October 2019 18:23 (one month ago) link

I was only half-joking the other day when I declared that now that my last planned vacation of the year has ended, I can devote myself to being hyped for Star Wars

mh, Monday, 21 October 2019 18:26 (one month ago) link

xp And someone else pointed out that that appears to be the Colossus from Resistance behind it.

Eliza, should I try checking out Resistance again? It seemed aimed at a younger audience than Rebels, which I enjoyed a lot, when I tried a few episodes.

mh, Monday, 21 October 2019 18:31 (one month ago) link

IMO it took about 4 episodes to get good, and then it got really good. It's definitely pitched a bit younger but the storytelling is pretty solid and it's not afraid to explore more adult themes, too.

noted!

mh, Monday, 21 October 2019 18:33 (one month ago) link

I thought TFA was pretty much fine, and TLJ was very good, and I am certain that JJ will make me angry with this one.

lost IDM classics (lukas), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:08 (one month ago) link

so in the first act, they visit a desert planet to find the galaxy's greatest pod racer

mh, Monday, 21 October 2019 20:14 (one month ago) link

I'm hopefully not going to go see this b/c I don't have the energy to be made angry by star wars

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:15 (one month ago) link

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-big-cameo-of-star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-1839232886

Also spotted in this epic shot are Nebulons, Brah’atoks, U-Wings, Lucrehulks, MC75s, Nebulon Bs, Sphyrna-Classes (aka the Hammerhead Cruiser from Knights of the Old Republic), what looks like a Baleen-class heavy freighter (the ship Han Solo and Chewie have in The Force Awakens), a Defender Class Corvette, maybe even a YT-2400 light freighter, Lancer-class pursuit craft, a MG-100 StarFortress SF-17, a Vakbeor-class cargo frigate, a Free Virgillia-class Bunkerbuster, and many, many more. All of which are real things on Wookieepedia if you want to check.

So hop to.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 October 2019 20:23 (one month ago) link

oh jeezus tickets for a fuckin December movie

it's a maaaadhouse

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

Are lucrehulks what the thinly disguised jewish stereotype aliens fly?

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Monday, 21 October 2019 23:16 (one month ago) link

Different stereotype I thought but

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Lucrehulk-class_battleship

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 October 2019 23:35 (one month ago) link

Anyway, AMC theaters already have their digital lines going so you might want to consider that...

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 October 2019 23:40 (one month ago) link

Alamo also on sale now. Basically, get on it.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:01 (one month ago) link

I'm pretty sure everyone will be able to find a cinema showing this once it opens, at a time that's convenient to them

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:11 (one month ago) link

Amazing!

(Why yes I have first showing tickets for the Thursday night.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:12 (one month ago) link

First (non-3D) showing at my theater was already sold out except for the very front row, had to get tickets for the next show.

got my ticket at the only real IMAX in town. only $7 thanks to Regal's unlimited plan.

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:26 (one month ago) link

sadly one of my besties who always makes the flicks with me can't make it :(

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:26 (one month ago) link

That was kinda vague.

piscesx, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 02:01 (one month ago) link

1981 Emperor’s throne room thumbnail sketches by Ralph McQuarrie for #ReturnoftheJedi. #StarWars #TheRiseOfSkywalker pic.twitter.com/I6insw60vJ

— Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) October 22, 2019

I do like the hypergrandiose arrangement of the main theme, but Williams is fully bowing out with this one so why not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlnrOr2STaE

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 02:09 (one month ago) link

Gotta be a monumental first here: A Star Wars poster on which actors of color are the majority ✨💜✨💜✨ pic.twitter.com/79Xay7jEnU

— Rosie Knight of The Comet 💥 (@RosieMarx) October 22, 2019

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 02:13 (one month ago) link

LOL

pic.twitter.com/0FgfbG0fub

— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) October 22, 2019

This is the first trailer where I am not excited and let me tell u it feels weird

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 02:33 (one month ago) link

The multiple voiceover thing seems a little messy and it’s kind of cut like a clip show. Love those Star Wars, though

mh, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 02:51 (one month ago) link

Something really nice about that poster I noticed -- Carrie Fisher is the very first name listed.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 02:53 (one month ago) link

Well deserved!

mh, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 02:54 (one month ago) link

I wasn't keeping track of this, but I got a promotional email earlier today, when tickets went on sale at the El Capitan Theatre; hours later, I idly clicked the link, and chose a random acceptable day/time as a test; there was one pair of good seats left, so... ok. I'm ready to "enjoy a laser & light show before each screening, photo ops with First Order Stormtroopers™ and costume exhibits" on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 21.

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 03:55 (one month ago) link

ticketed

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 04:10 (one month ago) link

Seeing these tentpoles on opening night in an old double-decker theater, with a packed house, is rarely not worth it

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 04:21 (one month ago) link

Can I make a brief observation? (I'm sure there are a zillion other Star Wars threads, but this is the one on top.)

I'm far from a trve kvlt SW fan (though I have friends like that -- one guy had a podcast for a few years, collects the toy figures, etc.). Like most ppl my age, I grew up loving the movies; bought a secondhand "visual encyclopedia" or two in the prequel era; etc. I have no deep investment in defending the "honor" of the property, and I lack the depth of knowledge to get into nerd-level discourse. But a person I follow on Twitter occasionally retweets these dudes declaring that they've found a new "plot hole" in the Star Wars storyline or mythology... and then a bunch of their followers pile on with smug affirmations (like, "Love to wear my Jedi robe and use my real last name when I'm supposed to be hiding out from space Nazis," or whatever).

And I can never resist butting in with a explanation/rebuttal, because (a) it feels lame to be picking apart a narrative that (to my understanding) wasn't even really fleshed out beyond the first movie when that was made, let alone planned to take shape the way it is, after being cobbled together over the decades; but also (b) I realize that there actually *are* good responses to these "gotcha!" posts, which even I (in my casual fandom) am able to easily identify and point out. If anything, it's impressive how reasonably coherent the SW universe actually is, when you realize how these little nitpicks actually can be resolved if you step back and apply a little thought to the problem ("No-Prize" style), rather than rushing to publicly declare what a supreme boss you are for having outwitted the combined forces of George Lucas, Walt Disney, and Ron Howard. You know what I mean? That shit bugs me!

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 04:39 (one month ago) link

All mythmakers run into the same problem set fwiw. Pointing out plot holes in your epic of choice often just illustrates how blind you are to the ur-narrative, or something. All heroes are pie filling; all worlds are pastry - the way you tell an American story is there’s no lid.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 04:58 (one month ago) link

This looks tired and overstuffed. And they're riding silly horse creatures (again). Nice color grading, though.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 07:15 (one month ago) link

Y U no like horsies

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 15:31 (one month ago) link

Apropos of Ned's comment above re: the music, if you're into SW music you can do worse than following this guy on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/fmlehman


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