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Messages - Matt_Fury

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 21, 2014, 10:18 PM »
It seems like the circumstances regarding the Empire in EP7 are leaning towards either A) the Empire is resurgent B) never really went away and now exists in a state of Cold War with the Republic, such as it is or C) the war never really ended. I'm fine with either, but would prefer something along the lines of B. Lucas intended for the Empire to be defeated at the end of ROTJ, as he intended the film to be the last at various points. He also intended for there to be as many as 6 more films beyond Jedi at one point, so it's uncertain if the Empire had been truly defeated. As has been pointed here and elsewhere, the Empire suffers a major defeat at Endor, but not a fatal one. You can look to what's happening in the Middle East right now (to a certain extent) and elsewhere in history to see how this plays out.

The Empire, militarily and politically, remains intact post Endor. The Emperor dissolved the senate, placed command of the galaxy in the hands of regional governors, and supported them with oppressive military that is only slightly represented at Endor. The entire Rebel fleet is present at Endor and suffers more extensive losses, one assumes, than the Imperial Fleet did. That same Rebel fleet is unlikely to have completely liberated the galaxy from an Imperial war machine that is at 97% capacity. No doubt some systems reject the Empire and there is a popular uprising. No doubt the Empire responds. No doubt someone, one of those governors or as yet unknown character (Max Von Sydow?) steps into Palpatine's shoes. The Rebels and Empire settle into a decades battle of attrition that sees a fledging new repbulic constantly under assault by an Empire that is simply too large and too powerful to truly go away.

The only flaw with this is that the Emperor was using the dark side of the force to control as many people as he could.  He was influencing much of the Senate in AOTC and with the Jedi pretty much out of the way by the end of ROTS, his control was even more blatant.

With his death in ROTJ, the galaxy was freed from his control, hence the expanded ending scenes in the SE.  There may be pockets of ready to follow imperial loyalists out there, but I doubt there'd be many of them.

I like seeing some of the images that have leaked, but I'll avoid spoilers until I see it with my oldest next December.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 21, 2014, 05:03 PM »
Robot Chicken settled the Empire stuff in a sketch that I can't find on YouTube right now. The remaining officers got together and declared that the Emperor was dead, so the fighting HAD to end by the laws of sci-fi. Then they all go to get massages.

Here you go!

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Can't wait to get the Starkiller and Malgus.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 13, 2014, 12:37 PM »
If I recall, the "Previously on the Walking Dead" clip before the last episode, they showed the scene you're talking about implying it was a broadcast from Terminus.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 13, 2014, 12:34 PM »
Well, that should be the end of that then - we all know once you delete your post, it leaves the internet for good.

Rob wins the internet today!

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Collect All 92! / Re: Klaatu (in Skiff Outfit)
« on: August 11, 2014, 02:25 PM »
IIRC, the vintage one came in some sort of multipack before the carded version.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: August 7, 2014, 06:47 PM »
I guess after seeing GOtG, it's no mistake what species that alien is.

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I am half tempted to purchase another Luke and Yoda so he can run with him in the backpack!

I'm also still trying to figure out where to put the Snowtrooper Commander.  I started with him in the head of my AT-AT with General Veers, but now I have him directing the troops to prepare for ground assault.

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I received the Luke, Yoda and Snowtrooper Commander today.  I like all the figures, glad to see I'm not the only one whose Snowtrooper has a hand that falls off!

The Yoda is way better than I thought he'd be!  I'm very please with it!

I can see the gripes about the Luke with the elbows, but I don't hate it.  Of course I'm having him do a one-handed hand stand on my vintage Dagobah playset.

In addition to those three I also picked up a Bastilla Shan (finally).  Great figure!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: August 4, 2014, 07:34 PM »
I saw it today and loved it.  I agree with Scott that Cap 2 is winner of the best film overall in this series though.

I've never read Guardians of the Galaxy, so I don't really know how true to the comics it was, but still had a lot of fun watching it!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: July 30, 2014, 10:45 PM »
The Last Ship is a great show.  Well worth watching if you haven't yet.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: July 27, 2014, 02:00 AM »

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Hot Wheels
« on: July 25, 2014, 06:33 PM »
Those are pretty clever.  I like them.

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