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Offline Nicklab

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Fake News in the time of the PT
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:00 PM »
As we're on the verge of the theatrical release of THE LAST JEDI, Thrillist has published a look back at one of the more notorious prequel spoiler sites:  Supershadow.  It's interesting to look back at JUST HOW WRONG Supershadow was at the time, to the point of that site being the work of a pathological liar or fantasist.  They were fake news before we REALLY knew what fake news was!
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Re: Fake News in the time of the PT
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 02:26 PM »
I am still waiting for clone Luke and clone Vader to show in the sequel trilogy like he promised.  He IS a close personal friend of George Lucas.

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Re: Fake News in the time of the PT
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 06:37 PM »
Supershadow was only wrong from a certain point of view.

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Re: Fake News in the time of the PT
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 09:53 PM »
I somehow never heard of this guy, though I was somewhat active during the PT as far as rumors. TheForce.Net and etc.

That is some crazy stuff in that article. Hopefully the guy got some help.

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Re: Fake News in the time of the PT
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 03:25 PM »
Oh man, I remember this site! It's long gone IIRC but there was stuff even back then that you could tell was made up.
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Re: Fake News in the time of the PT
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 08:49 AM »
I feel like we're living in that era again.  I've checked out a couple of sources of ST movie news, and some of them are just so wrong that it comes across like a Supershadow for the modern era.
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