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I don't think both books 4 and 5 would be split into two seasons.  I would think you could get away with either two or three seasons between those two books and I would think those seasons would be combinations of those two books.  Since they are concurrent stories, I don't think viewers would be happy not seeing certain characters for a whole season since they would only be in one book and not the other.

LEGO / Re: Lego 2012
« on: January 9, 2013, 06:59 AM »
I know a lot of the 2012 stuff will slowly get phased out now, but I was curious, will the Jabba's Palace set be around for a bit yet?  I know places like TRU (which I know is higher priced) and Amazon sometimes have the sets available a bit longer than Target/WM, so I was wondering if that set might be available for awhile yet.  I've just been getting more into LEGO over the past year, and I'm still learning the availability patterns a bit.  Thanks for any advice.

Generally, the brick and mortar stores phase them out after about six months.  I've been to three Walmarts in the past week and they had none of the larger Star Wars sets.  Granted, they also don't have any figures on the pegs besides the TPM from the Vintage line and some clone wars stuff.

I just ordered the Jabba set off of  Shipping was only ~$4. generally has the sets around a year or longer after their initial release.  All of their prices are MSRP unless they are running a sale.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: December 17, 2012, 07:06 AM »
Can you spoil the secret?  At what second the scene occurs?

It is the final scene on the Japanese trailer with the hands up against the glass.  It is probably paying homage to the end of Wraith of Khan when Spock dies right in front of Kirk.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: December 17, 2012, 07:02 AM »
I would say the whole Mandalorians in the Clone Wars is Lucas's direct hand in the EU.  I have no idea why he went the way he did with it.  It makes little sense to me.  It would have been equivalent to the hippies taking over the US government during the Viet Nam era.  I just don't see how the non-violent Mandalorians take over the government from a warrior race.

While not Lucas directly, his daughter was responsible for the whole Dathomir arc.  While she did change some stuff from established EU the biggest crime is that absolutely zero credit was given to Dave Wolverton who wrote The Courtship of Princess Leia.  That novel created Dathomir and the Nightsisters.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:23 AM »
The EU post ROTJ is just too expansive at this point for the new movie not to step on something.  You are just going to lose the general audience if you try to set this movie ~40 ABY and keep all the EU.  I think it would be a bit too much to tell someone:  Han and Leia had three kids, but two are dead and one of the dead ones became a Sith Lord.  They are now pretending to be the parents of the Sith Lord's child because the mother is a Queen in a planetary system where females are in charge and said child would be in danger of being assassinated.  Then tell them, Luke was married but his wife was killed by the above Sith Lord nephew, but they did have a kid named Ben who is named after Obi-Wan.  Then progress to all this happened after the universe was decimated by a technology hating species that could be felt in the Force.  This was followed up by a second Galactic Civil War which lead into Jedi going crazy because they were exposed to some all powerful being that links in to that crazy Mortis trilogy from the Clone Wars cartoon.  Finally, tell them that Chewbacca is dead and won't be in the new movies.  He sacrificed himself saving Han's son (not the one who became a Sith Lord) and had a moon dropped on him...then tell them that was all for nothing because that son died shortly thereafter.

I think all that is a little much for the general fan to digest.  If the new trilogy is to be the passing of the torch, it is a little weak to only have two Skywalker decendents left alive.  There are too many established Jedi in the EU for the new trilogy to be a "Luke training/resestablishing the Jedi" storyline.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: December 7, 2012, 01:01 PM »
That was my point.  The Eugenics Wars were in the 1990's and the original Kirk and crew found the Botany Bay in around 2267.  In Space Seed, Khan didn't seem to want to destroy Earth or Starfleet in retaliation to losing the Eugenics War and exiling himself in space.  In Star Trek II, he wanted vengeance and rightfully so since Starfleet never bothered to check up on him.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: December 7, 2012, 11:48 AM »
Looks cool.  Check out the Japanese version if you want confirmation of the baddie.

I wouldn't necessarily call it a confirmation.  It certainly makes an allusion to a previous movie which goes hand in hand with the rumored villain.  However, the whole vengeance plot doesn't necessarily go with TOS back story.

LEGO / Re: Lego 2013
« on: November 29, 2012, 07:08 AM »
It looks like they have run out of set numbers since everything is five digits.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: October 31, 2012, 01:02 PM »
I think there was a story out there that at one point that the Luke/Emperor confrontation wasn't supposed to happen in ROTJ, but sometime in the sequel trilogy.

As for Ford, Hamill, and Fisher:  I had always hoped that when the first rumbling of a "new" Star Wars trilogy started in the 90's, that they would do the sequel trilogy so they could use the original actors.  I felt the could do the prequels at any point since the nature of those movies would require new actors anyways.  After the PT was completed and Lucas denied ever wanting to make nine (or twelve) movies and Ford saying he would never play Han Solo again, I really wondered if we would see a sequel trilogy while Lucas was still living.  My thoughts are going to be controversial to many fans.  First, the simple truth is that the EU post ROTJ will have to be nuked.  While the Thrawn trilogy is a great set of books, I'm not sure how it would translate to the big screen.  If Lucas were ever to make VII thru IX, he never would have gone with an existing story.  I want something knew so I can go in not knowing the ending.  Additionally, one of your main villains in the Thrawn books is a crazy clone of a Jedi who doesn't even use a lightsaber.  You need the good versus evil lightsaber battles in a SW movie, and there isn't much of that in Thrawn.  I really think you need a Sith as a villain in a new trilogy.  It may trample on Anakin's redemption and sacrifice, but that has already been done in the EU.  As for the actors, I personally don't want to see anyone but Ford playing Han Solo.  Ford doesn't want to do it, and if Lucas was running the show, I bet Lucas could have gotten Ford to make a cameo.  I don't know if Fisher would really be up for three more movies or if we would want her to.  I think Hamill is the best bet for a tie to the OT and as many have mentioned, I think he could work in an OT Kenobi-like role.  I think the best way to move forward would be to kill off Han and Leia.  I know it sounds crazy, but you may actually be able to get Ford and Fisher to make cameos in the beginning of Episode VII and their deaths could be the driving force for the story line of the sequel trilogy.  It would give Luke a character building arc as well.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: October 25, 2012, 09:21 AM »
It is all a lot speculation since Lucas didn't really seem all that concerned with continuity when he made the prequels.  While the Bo'Shek/Kenobi dialogue is all tongue-in-cheek, the Chewbacca stuff just doesn't have a basis.  Until the Clone Wars cartoon, there really wasn't any reason for Chewbacca to even know who Anakin was besides stories on the holonet.  To assume he was concerned about protecting children that he had no reason to know existed is quite a stretch.  To think Yoda is sitting on Degobah, chatting with Qui-Gon saying "This Wookiee I knew once, Chewbacca he was called.  If meet him Obi-wan should, great help he could be." is also quite a stretch.  Qui-Gon in general kind of muddies up the OT.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: October 25, 2012, 06:22 AM »
If that is a serious theory, then I would say it doesn't hold any water.  Yoda and Chewbacca depart ways before Yoda even finds out about the is he supposed to have told Chewie about them?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2012-2013
« on: September 25, 2012, 09:54 AM »
Even with the two losses, at least they are scoring points.  I can't remember the last time they actually had a legitimate chance of pulling off a last minute win or tie.  The sack killed the drive, but they really moved the ball on the last drive instead of going 3 and out as usual.  It seems to be a reverse of previous years when the defense would keep them in the game for a while, but the offense just wouldn't score.   Now it is the defense that can't get the job done.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2012-2013
« on: September 25, 2012, 07:12 AM »
It seems there is some sort of ref screw up in about every game.  They blew a pass interference call in the Skins game and they also didn't seem to have any idea about when to run off time on offensive penalties.  It will get real nasty if this continues on late in the season when the playoffs are on the line.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPhone Thread
« on: September 21, 2012, 06:42 AM »
Anyone download iOS6 yet for their phone?  Buggy or OK so far? 

I didn't have a chance to update my 4S yet and some of the bad reviews I've read today (maps, battery life issues, etc) have me thinking about waiting a few days before updating...

I upgraded the wife's 4s last night.  Haven't had much time to play with it since it took several hours to download and configure, but no problems so far.  I was able to take a panoramic picture of the kitchen and request a sports score from Siri.  Both worked fine.  Just need to test the turn by turn directions.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPhone Thread
« on: September 20, 2012, 01:18 PM »
I do engineering work on a laptop.  However, it has a docking station at my office so I get a full sized monitor and keyboard.  It is much easier to use in that mode than normal laptop mode.  I can get away with it when I need to, but I still prefer the desktop setup.  If I just needed a device to surf the web that was portable, I would probably prefer a laptop over a tablet.  I haven't had the chance to use a tablet yet, but I don't think I would like the virtual keyboard for a large amount of typing.

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