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Star Wars Universe / Re: Trivia EP2 aotc
« on: April 7, 2003, 10:33 PM »
Sorry I haven't been here in a while. I had one of the worst weeks ever last week. With being sick the week before, I had to make up a ton of homework. I also had to make up several tests, with new homework, etc.

So, anyway:

Who is Coleman Trebor named after?(Now, this is in real life, not in the continuity of Star Wars itself. However, it still has to do with Episode II)  :-\ 8)

In no particular order:

1. Bultar Swan
2. Cliegg Lars
3. Beru Whitesun
4. Owen Lars
5. Senator Tikkes
6. Bail Organa
7. Sly Moore
8. Ayy Vida
9. Padme Black Gown
10. the Rodian Senator who reports to Palpatine(can't remember his name....I'll go find it later, unless someone else knows it)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How long have you collected SW?
« on: March 31, 2003, 10:00 PM »
Ah, the story of my beginning......

As a child of the late 80s, I was very much into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Of course, as the completist I am, I loved trying to get every one. Then, my friend, who loved Turtles almost as much as I do, told me about some movie that he just loved. The year was 1996. There was a teacher at my school(mind you, I'm still in fifth grade at the time) who gave out prizes to the children who did extra credit for her. She'd have "Trenchak Days" or something like that, and give us Trenchak dollars to buy stuff she'd gotten at yard sales. Now, there were some, oh how do you say, "vintage" figures from this movie that my friend had seen. I thought they were cool-looking, and would go well with my other action figures, who now also included several GI Joes and Batman figures. Little did I know that it would spark a revolution.

I had R5-D4, Gamorrean Guard, and C-3PO Removable Limbs, which I had gotten over the past five years sometime. Since I didn't mind getting them as my prize, I started collecting more. I got the Royal Guard(for which my mother made a new robe, since he didn't have one, and yes, he still wears it rather than the true vintage robe), a Hammerhead, and a wonderful little Yoda, who happened to come with everything but a snake. I was still missing a Darth Vader, my favorite character. By this time, I had seen the re-releases, and was thoroughly collecting. I entered the comic book store world, also known as the scalper market. I'm now very good friends with the owner of the store where I bought my first figure, a mint, though loose Squidhead. Over the years, I've amassed over fifty figures or so. I'm biding my time, since the store's still there, and all the figures I can collect have been there since I started there(except the eight Ewoks, who barely ever show up). I also finally managed to buy some TMNT figures I had never gotten, including my holy grail, Wingnut. So, I have Star Wars to thank for that.

Soon, I managed to start out into the retail market, buying all the SOTE figures except Prince Xizor, who I still haven't bothered to try to get, and various early figures. Now, as a loose collector, I opened all my figures. After a guy at the comic book store I go to told me Ben Kenobi was worth $30 on orange card, the dollars rolled before me. I started a small carded collection, which only has grown to a peak of six figures at one time, though I've had about twenty different figures. I now have two thirds of the POTF2 set, having missed all EU figures(except for SOTE), and pretty much all of the last eight waves. Then Episode 1 came. Small set, which I've nearly completed. I consider it greater than most people appreciate it for. Then POTJ came and went. I didn't get as many figures, as other things bought my money. Now Saga has come. I have the first half of the set, and for some reason, have essentially stopped with Lott Dod and Teemto Pagalies. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I'll rise again. Hopefully soon.

Glad I could share this with you. I've enjoyed reading all of your stories.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Help me everyone, you're my only hope.
« on: March 31, 2003, 05:31 PM »
No problem OCB. And I'm sorry I didn't respond for the last two weeks to this. For some reason, once the Edgars were over, I just didn't come online. And if I did, I didn't go to any of the sites I usually go to. It was weird. Each night that first week I'd go to bed, and remember that I didn't go to the usual places I like to go to. Then the next week I got sick. So, I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to post the winners back on the 17th, or even with the Oscars.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: Alright SPORTS fans, name your teams!
« on: March 30, 2003, 10:44 PM »
NHL-Devils. If anyone dares to call out Stars, I'm going to have to show them who's boss.

NFL-Now, at the beginning of the season, I watched that some ESPN crew played a season of Madden 2002, on which they had the Bucaneers beat out the Bills in the Super Bowl. Now, they were half right, but I went along with that bet. So if anyone says that I just like winners, it wasn't because they won, I liked them from the start of the season. I've just given up on the Seahawks going anywhere.  :(

MLB-I've given up on baseball. It just seems so ludicrous that it's getting later and later. I wish they could have some afternoon games, or something that I could watch when I get home. But if I had to pick, it would the Red Sox. Or the Mets. Or the Rockies. Depends on what day it is. Usually by August I'm done with the Mets, though. Except in 2000.... :P

NBA-I don't like basketball, but I'll go with the Timberwolves.

MLS-Chicago Fire

International Soccer-Norway, Denmark, France, or pretty much anyone not the US. Yeah, I'm from the US, but I get to see a US team win enough in baseball, football, etc(unless a Canadian team, but I'm fine with that too). So it's always nice to see another country win.

NCAA-UConn. I've also taken a liking to any Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Vermont teams. Probably just because they're my favorite states. Don't want to get into that now, though. And of course, I haven't been to college yet, so I don't have an alma mater to root for.

Olympics-depends on the sport, but I usually pick Norway or France for Winter Olympics, and the US or Australia for Summer. Unless there's some other reason to pick someone else.

Golf-Mickelson, Olazabal, and Garcia.

Don't really care about tennis, and can't think of anything else right now....

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ultimate Trivia: The Official Thread!
« on: March 30, 2003, 07:24 PM »
10 1/2? Guessing here. ::)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Word Association.
« on: March 30, 2003, 07:13 PM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your Favorite Star Wars Figure Line?
« on: March 30, 2003, 07:08 PM »
Well, I don't know about POTJ. I didn't get a whole lot, and most of the ones I got where the crappy ones because they were pegwarmers.

My favorite figure came from POTJ, though. Good ole Snaggletooth. Can't go anywhere without him.

Best line has to be Vintage, I guess. I mean, there were figures I loved from all the lines, even Episode I. Vintage easily surpasses that and POTF2, because it was the one I started with. And yes, I did grow up with POTF2 as well as Vintage, so it doesn't mean I grew up back with the Vintage.

Now, there were good parts to all the lines. Though POTF2 had its bulky beginnings, it did come out with a few good figures. The original C-3PO was fine, Garindan and the first Ponda Baba were good. Umm......I'm sure there were others......anyway.....Episode 1 had your Senator Palpatine, Valorum, and Gasgano. POTJ had your Snaggletooth, IG-88, Boba Shek, and many many others. Vintage started it all, and had as many figures as they could pull out. Shame they only didn't have Aunt Beru, Uncle Owen, Wedge, and Tarkin. Yeah, there were a few others missed, but can you go wrong with figures like Squid Head, Prune Face, and Big Blue Snaggletooth? Then there's Saga. Yes, we're in the age of the twenty Anakins, but we've got a Coleman Trebor and a Wat Tambor coming out. How obscure can you get? We've gotten Ephant Mon, Lott Dod, and a dozen new Jedi. We've got these 3-Packs coming out that have Oppo Rancisis, Even Piell, San Hill, and Poggle the Lesser in them! And with a third TV show coming out, we're getting the Clone Wars at our fingertips. And yes, even Durge looks good to me. Boy, it's a great time to be a Star Wars collector!

So, I guess the answer to your question is that I have no favorites. I just love the thrill of the hunt. Oh, and Vintage. Definitely Vintage.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Help me everyone, you're my only hope.
« on: March 29, 2003, 07:10 PM »
Well, here's the winners:

Best Film: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Best Director in Drama/Action Fantasy: Peter Jackson-Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Best Director in Comedy/Animated: Steven Spielberg-Catch Me If You Can
Best Actor in a Drama/Action/Fantasy: Elijah Wood-Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Best Actor in a Comedy/Animated: Leonardo DiCaprio-Catch Me If You Can
Best Actress in a Drama/Action/Fantasy: Natalie Portman-Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones
Best Actress in a Comedy/Animated: Sandra Bullock-Two Weeks Notice
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama/Action/Fantasy: Andy Serkis-Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy/Animated: Tom Hanks-Catch Me If You Can
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama/Action/Fantasy: Catherine Zeta-Jones-Chicago
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy/Animated: Selma Blair-A Guy Thing
Best Drama: Road to Perdition
Best Comedy: Undercover Brother
Best Animated Film: Ice Age
Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy Film: Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones
Best Action/Adventure Film: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Best Biography/Historical/Crime: Gods and Generals
Best Documentary: Bowling for Columbine
Best Foreign Film: Talk to Her
Best Indie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Worst Film: Kangaroo Jack
Best Screenplay: Road to Perdition
Best Music: Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones
Best Special Effects: Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones
Best Costume Design/Makeup: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Special Lorenzo Music Award for Achievement: Intacto
Special George Harrison Commemorative Award: E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial for its 20th Anniversary Release
Richard Harris Lifetime Achievement Award: Sir Richard Attenborough

Thank you all for your participation. I'm going to try and have other things in the future, perhaps something like the Emmys, and maybe a Kennedy Center Honors type thing. Stay tuned......

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Academy Awards...
« on: March 29, 2003, 06:32 PM »
I personally thought that the Oscars were very good this year, especially after the horrible job Whoopi did last year. I wouldn't mind having Steve back again.

And JediMAC, I'll be posting the results in a few minutes. I've been sick for the past week with a horrible flu, and I could barely get up let alone get on my computer(now there's a reason to own a laptop....)

So, just give me a few minutes and I'll bring the original topic back up with the results.....

On what Guttersnipe saying that the CGI doesn't fit with the OT, but does with the prequels, I'd like to add that though the OT was of course, originally without very much CGI(besides the diagram of the second Death Star in ROTJ), it would have to be now. With the massive clonetroopers and battle droids, people would have to wonder why there aren't many oddly shaped droids or giant cities. Therefore at least the city shots of Mos Eisley, Coruscant, and Cloud City are good. Now with the Greedo shooting first and the Jabba scene, maybe not so good. The new dancers were good in ROTJ, but I didn't like the fuzzy singer. I liked the added details, like Guttersnipe pointed out, and I hate Luke's girlie-man scream like everyone else.

Overall, they were good. However, I think it was a wrong decision not to release the original versions ever again. I only have the SE versions, not the originals. I'll have to bootleg one for $100 in ten years if I ever want them. I know I could try and look somewhere, but I'd rather just buy them at retail price along with the DVD versions.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Trivia EP2 aotc
« on: March 29, 2003, 05:37 PM »
Depa Billaba, I believe

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Word Association.
« on: March 19, 2003, 10:37 PM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re:Word Association.
« on: March 16, 2003, 04:12 PM »

So, isn't this Imperial supposed to be like Piett, to "go with the bounty hunter scene"? Or is he just an Imperial, like Chief Bast?

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