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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jedi = Star Trek red shirts?
« on: May 29, 2005, 10:46 AM »
Guys, the whole point of the Prequels is that the Jedi were arrogant and when their attackers came after them they were caught off guard.

I've thought about this from that line in AOTC, however, I don't think the idea is fleshed out enough for my taste. It's a stretch, but one could make that connection. Personally, I would have like to have seen a little more time devoted to that idea if that was the case.

If Lucas says that's way the Jedi die, that's the way the Jedi die. 

True, but that doesn't make it the right choice artistically or consistancy wise. ;)

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Curse you, Deluxe Wave One!!!
« on: May 29, 2005, 10:26 AM »
I noticed that after the Target sale, several of the stores mysteriously lost about half of their Sidious's and Obi-Wan's. I think some stashers for restocking have been working.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Deluxe Figures
« on: May 29, 2005, 10:23 AM »
The white clones are shipping in wave 3 R1. Does anyone know what rotaion the colored clones are shipping in and if they've hit yet?

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: May 29, 2005, 10:19 AM »
I picked up another set of wave three deluxe yesterday. And as a side not, I went to 5 targets yesterday and all of them had #41 clone sitting on the pegs and no one, including myself, was buying them.

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Sounds like something that would happen to me. :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: So how many times have you seen it?
« on: May 27, 2005, 09:08 PM »
I've only seen it twice. I enjoyed it much more the second time, but my opinion remains the same. Will probably check it out one more time though.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Jedi = Star Trek red shirts?
« on: May 27, 2005, 02:55 PM »
I came up with this analogy in another post and while I tought it was funny, I also thought it was true.

For almost 30 years, we have been told that the Jedi were the coolest heroes in the Galaxy. The force flows within each one allowing them to be in a constant relationship with their surroundings. I find it disheartening that any Jedi could be caught off guard and be shot in the back by a simple minded drone. Clone troops are weak minded. As soon as they got the order they would have been broadcasting their intentions loudly.

To me this very sequence in the movie reduced the Jedi to mear disposable characters not unlike the poor guys in Star trek with the red shirts who always got killed. Am I wrong? Did anyone buy this sequence as what it should have been, a tragic end to the galaxies greatest? It may have been a tragic end, but in the end, I didn't think the Jedi were all that great.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: I did a good deed today
« on: May 27, 2005, 02:31 PM »
Great work on the assist! Love to see kids getting the cool figures for a change.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Figure Impressions?
« on: May 27, 2005, 02:27 PM »
Now that the movie has been released, and viewed, I'm finally opening my figures. So far i've opened the first 20 and over all I'm very impressed. The only stinker so far is the #7 R2, it's just not done very well at all.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: May 27, 2005, 02:23 PM »
You know, I was worried that we might have problems finding the Trooper set because I was afraid the Anakin set might sit after a while, but after seeing the Vader with removable helmet, I think there's no need to worry about that.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: How big is your army?
« on: May 27, 2005, 02:19 PM »
My personal goal is 10 of each republic army builder. Some I have exceeded and some will be less like commaders and vehical figures.

13 #6 clones
11 #41 clones
10 clone pilots
8 AT ET gunners
6 Target clones
5 commanders
2 AT RT's with drivers
1 jet pack trooper
1 barc with biker

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Different Cuts Of The Film?
« on: May 26, 2005, 03:07 PM »
I assume that includes the digital prints as well, Anthony? 
Hopefully the upcoming DVD version will get spiced up a little bit though!

That doesn't include the digital prints since digital distribution is handled differently.

However, I did see the digital screening and there were no differences that I could see. Certainly no additional scenes.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Different Cuts Of The Film?
« on: May 25, 2005, 07:33 PM »
I had heard about different prints as well this morning.  I happen to be good friends with someone who works for the company the distributes all of Fox's film prints. I called him this morning to get a handel on this rumor. All the prints are the same. There are no differences what-so-ever.

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: The Slaughter of the Padawans
« on: May 25, 2005, 07:22 PM »
In truth, the only thing that I felt was missing from ROTS was a small scene (30 seconds) with Anikin in the temple killing a few adult Jedi.  I would have love to see him wiping them out with no problem, showing us how strong the dark side has made him.

  I think that the hologram didn't show enough.

You're almost right. It's not about what we actually see. It's about what we can imagine. In the hologram scene I think we needed a few beats of watching Obi-wan's reaction to the slaughter. That would have been very powerful on many levels.


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1 ESB - a masterpiece dispite the new line changes
2 ANH - Excellent. nearly as good as ESB, just lacks a little polishing.
3 tie. ROTJ and TPM - ROTJ is a little too kid friendly with the Ewoks as is TPM with young Anakin. Jar Jar kills PTM, but that is the weakest part of an otherwise solid, but weak, story.
4 AOTC - Not bad, but in my opinion, a lot of minior story and pacing issues and a couple of missed editorial opritunities that make me cringe every time I watch it. Also a weak story, but not as solid.
5 ROTS - by far the most sloppy technically and artistically. This had a very strong, compelling story, but what was on screen only scratched the surface of it's potential. This should have been the swan song of the saga, but instead it was the most dissapointing for me.

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