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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: **** UPN- 'Enterprise' cancelled.
« on: May 15, 2005, 10:34 AM »
I honestly think Star Trek really hurt Sci Fi on Tv as a whole.  The writing for that show has never been all that great...even in the original series.

All the the Original Trek was groundbreaking for it's day, the writing was sub-par at best.  You can watch the very first episoed and then the very last episode of the series and the characters are EXACTLY THE SAME!  There was zero character growth throughout the entire series....poor writing in my opinion.

When TNG came along, it was just more of the same.  Every episode had the senior crew sitting around that damn conference room discussing their feelings on the subject at hand while they were in the middle of some crisis.  Couple that with the pseudo-science of just "remodulating" some divice with a name with little to no vowels in it and magically they were saved!  Again, we saw the same formula of no continuity through episodes to the point where you had plotlines completely contradicting previous episodes and people STILL watched the show! 

When DS9 came on, they actually tried to do something different, but again fell into the same routine.  At first, there was a lot of conflict between members of the crew, but after the first season, they were all the harmonious bunch of yes men just like every other trek crew.  What really angers me about this is at the same time, one of the best Sci Fi shows ever to hit television, Babylon 5, was on and while they had to struggle for each season to be aired, DS9 was picked up with no problems and they even blatantly stole the plot from B5 come the third season.

Voyager was pure crap from episode 1 to the series finale.  It was so bad that even Trekkies started complaining for the first time in 30 years instead of blindly watching and acting like lemmings.  So what do they do..."Here's the Borg....now shut up and keep watching".

They also made shows like Earth Final Conflict and Andromeda....these shows were absolutely horrible, but they slapped Gene Roddenberry's name on them so that they could attract the faithful Trekkies.

As far as the success of a Star Wars tv project?  Who knows?  We all know we're going to watch it, but if the writing isn't good, a lot of us would probably stop watching pretty quick.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Hasbro Direct Sales Website
« on: May 14, 2005, 09:34 PM »
I still have not received any of my stuff from them.  >:(

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Episode 1 / Re: Yellow Saber?
« on: May 14, 2005, 09:31 PM »
There was an Obi-Wan Jedi Figure and the Plo Koon figure (both from the POTJ line) that have green sabers that are a very light green and look yellow in some photos.

But None of the Episode 1 figures came with a yellow saber.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: I never win, but I won!!!
« on: May 14, 2005, 09:24 PM »
Congrats Shannon....you don't have to offer me one of the tickets.  I don't think I could make it down there in time and I have an alert the next day.   :P

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: the Jedi Prophecy
« on: May 13, 2005, 09:04 PM »
I think that Anakin does bring about balance to the force.  He starts out as a Jedi, Becomes Vader and ultimately destroy's the Emperor who was bringing the force out of balance.

I think Luke was the catalyst that made it happen though.

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Collector's Tips / Re: Space
« on: May 13, 2005, 08:46 PM »
Right now...it's a mix of display and storage.  I've framed the ROTS movie poster I have and i't up in my living room.  My 1:24 scale Nascar cars, MR Mini-Obi-Wan sabers and Darth Tater are on my desk.  My Plush R2, Beanie Buddies and Jedi Mickey are on my Futon in my computer room.

My 3 3/4" figures are going in storage for now until I get space for them.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: May 13, 2005, 05:16 PM »
Wow.

You can hate the war all you want. But this is unexcusable.

As someone who is has chosen to defend this country, knows of enlisted people who actually make a wage below the poverty line (it used to be me), just to go overseas and put their lives on the line just so ******** can put filth like that on the internet.  I am beyond offended.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jedi After Episode 3?
« on: May 12, 2005, 08:09 PM »
Thanks y'all...from tose of us that are avoiding the spoilers.

Only 6 more days to worry about it!   ;D

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Soundtrack Question
« on: May 12, 2005, 08:07 PM »
Cool with me Matt, and thanks for the info.

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Toy Reviews / Re: New Review: Feltipern Trevagg
« on: May 12, 2005, 07:50 PM »
Good review Jesse, as with the entire cantina wave.

I hope to see some of your ROTS reviews soon.

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Photonovels and Movies / Re: RE # 2 - Underground Resistance
« on: May 12, 2005, 07:23 PM »
Chewie, I'm really enjoying the story since I never got to read it during the first go-round.  You tell a solid story, and without a good story, all we'd be doing is looking at a bunch of your figures standing around and shootng each other.

Too bad the evolutions Maul isn't out yet, I think that figure would've looked awesome in those scenes with Sidious.  I'm kind of suprised that you didn't like the EP 1 Palpatine, I thought it was a decent likeness...they really aged him for AOTC so I thought the head choice was a little odd, since he looks so different between the two movies.

I really like how you touched on TPM and blended it into your story, again, great plot development by adding something we all know already into your tale.

As far as a preview of #11....I can wait.  I prefer to see them in their entirety.  Just my opinion. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: May 12, 2005, 07:09 PM »
That is FREAKIN' HILARIOUS!

Who here's going to bid on it??

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The Prequel Trilogy / ROTS Soundtrack Question
« on: May 12, 2005, 07:04 PM »
I didn't see another thread for this and didn't exactly know where to put it so I'm putting it here.

I recently got the new ROTS soundtrack, and it comes witha bonus dvd which has videos from the entire saga.  My question is, does this dvd contain spoiler images?  I don't want to watch it until after I see the movie if it does.

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I received two more cars today from the Fan Club.  The #38 Elliot Sadler car and the #88 Dale Jarrett car.  Both of these cars are themed after the M&M's MPire theme, so I'll make one post to review both and highlight the differences between them.

Packaging: As with the previous car, there's no window packaging, so I would not recommend these for strictly boxed collectors since you can not see the vehicle at all.  That being said, the packaging itself is really interesting.  Each box has various M&M MPire characters and their corresponding Star Wars character on each panel.  The #38 car is based off the Dark Chocolate M&M "Bad Guys" Yellow M&M Darth Vader, Red M&M Clone Trooper and Blue M&M Boba Fett.  The #88 Car is based more on the milk chocolate "Light Side" characters, Red M&M Anakin, Yellow M&M C-3PO and Green M&M Princess Leia (from ANH).  Also, each car is well packed in a molded Styrofoam and has a lint-free cheese cloth type bag that covers the car.

Paint:  Here's where the cars differ.  the #38 car has a paint scheme similar to the Dark Chocolate M&M packaging, a maroonish red base and the Dark Blue and Grey M&M's painted on top.  The various sponsor ads are painted on either side and there are three M&M characters painted on.  Red M&M Clone Trooper on the driver's side, Blue M&M Boba Fett on the passenger side and Yello M&M Darth Vader on the back.  Also on the back, the words "Go to the Dark Side" are alongside the M&M Vader.  Another interesting bit of paint detail, both the Red M&M Clonetrooper and Yellow M&M Vader are painted on the underside of the hood!

For the #88 Car, the paintscheme is more of a lighter scheme of brown with green, yellow and light blue M&M's reminiscent of the Milk Chocolate M&M's  The Green M&M Leia is painted on the Driver's side, the Yellow M&M C-3PO on the Passenger's side and the Red M&M Anakin on the back, along with the words "Join the Jedi...".  The underside of the hood has the UPS logo, which is also on several other points of the car since it is Dale Jarrett's main sponsor.

Detail:  These cars are just as detailed as the Promo car with a few subtle details in the engine compartment.  I'm assuming there are slight engine differences between the Chevy Monte Carlo (Promo Car) and the Ford Taurus (#38 and #88 cars).  Suspension, trunk and cockpit details look almost identical, with a small change in the exhaust design because the Ford cars have smaller exhaust pipes.

Overall:  I have to gives these both a five out of five.  The detail is just incredible on these and it's obvious that  Action Racing isn't just mas-producing cookie cutter designs and just painting them with different schemes.  I honestly believe my reviews are not doing these cars any justice.  I plan on taking some pictures of them and hopefully posting them here soon.

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