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LEGO / Re: LEGO Sales and Deals
« on: April 30, 2016, 06:31 AM »
The sale is up on the website and they still had the free FOST as of this morning.

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Not really, if the Empire is the legitimate government and being a Jedi is treasonous and are to be killed on sight, then Vader was justified in the execution of a war criminal.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 21, 2016, 06:59 AM »
I'd heard Gotham = NYC and Metropolis is Chicago or midwest.

That's what I used to think as well.  But either that's been retconned, or we were mistaken.

What's more confusing is that Metropolis was clearly NYC in the Donner films.

If Metropolis was supposed to be in Delaware, they clearly screwed up, since Wilmington, DE would make a much better Gotham considering the immense crime rate and general look of the city.  Superman would have cleaned it up by now, but they could clearly use Batman.

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I never had the impression that Ben was surrendering to Vader.  Doesn't he look over at Luke, then smirk at Vader, then lift his lightsaber straight up and close his eyes?  I think it is clear Ben made a sacrifice vs. Vader "murdering" a defenseless old man.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: April 12, 2016, 03:33 PM »
You can't pick the Caps in 7...they never win game 7 regardless of their seeding.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: April 11, 2016, 07:03 AM »
So, who do we think is kneeling in front of the bacta tank?  It looks like someone in a cloak instead of Vader in his mask.  Maybe Vader is in the tank with Palpy off screen and the cloaked figure could be an Inquisitor?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: March 23, 2016, 03:15 PM »
Some highlights from various reviews:



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An even less charitable way to put it is that a clearly excited 7- or 8-year-old kid sitting in front of me busted out crying and had to be whisked out of the theater by his father within the first five minutes....I felt really terrible for that kid immediately, and was mildly envious of him two hours and 25 minutes later.



As my 8 year old wants to see this, I wonder what made this one cry.

I think DC just has gone way too grim and dark with their universe.  I have to wonder if Justice League will be the uplifting one where the superheros come together to save the world.  I have much more interest in Civil War than this movie, especially after Man of Steel.  This has an interesting concept of Batman wondering if Superman is a hero or a potential destroyer, but I feel we have seen the entire movie in trailers.  I also don't like the direction they are going.  Everyone has wanted to see Batman vs. Superman, but now you introduce the oldest Batman to date, with an unknown fate for Robin.  At this point, I would almost prefer a live action version of the old Challenge of the Super Friends with the Legion of Doom.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: March 21, 2016, 06:51 AM »
Disney has some exclusive Lithographs if you preorder from their on-line store.  However, their price is $5 more than amazon and they don't have expedited shipping available, so I'm not sure if you would receive it on release day.  Shipping is also $5.  They do give you a $10 off a future order coupon, so it could be a wash if you order stuff from them in the future.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: The Force Awakens - Novel
« on: March 10, 2016, 04:16 PM »
The author had the script when writing the book.  Hence, why there are some differences.   The audio book came out the same day as the movie.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: March 9, 2016, 10:33 AM »
I'm sure recasting James Bond the first time freaked out all the folks at JamesBondDefender.com back in the day.  They were all like, "Sean Connery = James Bond"!  But they recast him and life moved on.  I guess at the end of the day, I'm fine with recasting Han Solo because no matter what happens, we'll always have Harrison Ford Han Solo. 

Well, they did recast James Bond with George Lazabey which turned out to be a disaster. The producers had to get Connery back.

Quite a different situation here.  Connery had starred in five consecutive Bond movies in a short time and then they changed the actor for one film.  On Her Majesty's Secret Service is easily a better movie than Connery's return in Diamonds are Forever.  In this situation, there is no way you can have Ford star as a young Han Solo.  It would be like trying to get Connery back to replace Craig.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: March 3, 2016, 01:07 PM »
Best Buy has the steelbook up for preorder.  I preordered that one to go with the other steelbooks.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Windows 10 Questions
« on: February 24, 2016, 09:44 PM »
Turns out McAfee was signed in all the way, so that fixed the problem.  The preinstalled Mail program is pretty poor, but the live mail is pretty similar to outlook express, so it isn't to bad.  Got all my stuff transfered over pretty quickly.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Windows 10 Questions
« on: February 24, 2016, 09:14 AM »
I finally decided to upgrade my 10+ year old computer and have purchased a unit running Windows 10.  I haven't used this OS before as my old machine was still XP and my work computer is windows 7.  I am trying to transfer my ancient Windows Outlook email to the new machine.  The pre-installed Mail app isn't that great so I tried to install windows live mail.  I keep getting an installation error that refers to a firewall setting.  I took down my modem firewall as well as disabled windows firewall, but still no luck with the install.  Should I completely disable McAfee or is there something else that I'm missing?  I wanted to get my old email moved before I used the software to move all my other stuff since I'm not sure how long that process will take.  Any help would be appreciated since google searches don't come up with all too much.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: February 23, 2016, 10:32 AM »
I personally like that the new movies will not be forced in to some crazy continuity Twister game. 

THIS.

This is ultimately what the whole CANON vs LEGENDS is all about.  I know that the Zahn-Thrawn trilogy is one of the most beloved story arcs of the EU, but even that is something where if the movie had treated that as part of the backstory, TFA might have lost the audience in serving those story points.  But more likely TFA would have been a completely different movie.

Yes, that is why I support the whole Legends thing even though I own and have read all the adult novels and a lot the younger reader stuff that has been released since the original ANH novelization.

There would be just too much to have to adhere to if Disney were to follow the old EU and would severely handicap themselves.  Not only would they have to adhere to all the characters that had died, they would also have a far future endpoint to build towards due to the Legacy comics.

The Zahn trilogy is always held up as an EU story that feels the most like Star Wars and many EU fans wanted to see that trilogy as Episodes VII to IX.  While it does well on the page, it would make a really boring trilogy.  There isn't too much in the novels to adapt as an action movie.  Even if it were made at the time of the novels release, it just wouldn't have been that great.  While Thrawn is/was a tactical genius, I don't know how well that would translate to the big screen.  I'm not sure where they are going to go with Snoke, but Snoke could have more potential, especially if he is skilled in the dark side.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: February 23, 2016, 10:26 AM »
Wow.  You guys have read a lot more of the books and comics than I have.  I gave up after about the 25th novel after the Thrawn series, and have only read about 1/2 of the comics. 

Not to poke the bear, but didn't Lucasfilm / Dark Horse ignore most of the story lines from the original Marvel comics at some point?  And weren't some of the original books considered non-canon as well - e.g. Splinter of the Mind's Eye.

I personally like that the new movies will not be forced in to some crazy continuity Twister game.

Initially, the original Marvel stuff was ignored back in the days of the Zahn novels and SOTE.  After Dark Horse got going for a while, the old Marvel stuff was worked into continuity.  I think Dark Horse even got to release omnibus editions of the old Marvel stuff at some point.  Some stuff needed to retconned or shoe horned in since the three years between ANH and ESB were pretty full for the big three.

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