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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: February 15, 2017, 10:52 AM »
The novel dialogue may not be canonical.  I have not heard a specific statement on this line, but pre TFA it was stated that movie novelizations are canonical unless they contradict what was on screen.  So things like Blue squadron in ANH and the appearance of Yoda in ESB are not canonical from the novel descriptions.  I think ROTJ novel may have had Owen being Obi-wan's brother as well.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII (SPOILERS)
« on: February 10, 2017, 12:25 PM »
Saw Gerrara was in the Clone Wars cartoons, so it wouldn't be the first crossover, but it would be the first major character crossover.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2016-17
« on: February 6, 2017, 02:36 PM »
I would say the defensive play was just one play.  It is hard to give an MVP for play.  While Edelman's catch was pretty amazing, it wasn't a drive saving play.  A drop may have killed the drive, but it wasn't like it was fourth down play.  If you don't give it to Brady, then I think it would have to go to White.  He had 3 TD's, including the game winner, plus one of the two point conversions.  I would say the most impressive thing about the comback is that it almost all happened in the fourth quarter.  The Falcons were still up by 25 until about 2 minutes left in the third quarter.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: February 6, 2017, 02:26 PM »
Rey is hidden away probably at least 7 years before the massacre.  She is not hidden away due to the massacre occurring.  The events of the Bloodline novel is probably what pushes Ben to the darkside.  Ben was in his early 20's when he finally learns that Anakin became Vader.  In Bloodlines, Leia's political enemies learn the truth and expose it to the galaxy at large via the New Republic Senate, thus destroying Leia's career and pushing her towards the creating of the Resistance.  At the same time, Ben is training with Luke and Han is out running a racing team.  The Solo family had not fallen apart yet.  In TFA Leia laments that sending Ben away to train with Luke is when she lost Ben and Han.  I think this really reinforces the theory that Ben turning and killing the Jedi is what caused the rift between Han and Leia.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: February 6, 2017, 09:41 AM »
The events of Bloodlines does not make it seem like the "profound tragedy" has happened yet.  While Han and Leia are not "together" as being in the same place in Bloodlines, it does not appear that they are apart as we see them in TFA.  I have to think the "profound tragedy" is Ben's transformation into Kylo Ren and his destruction of the Jedi Temple. 

The timing of everything is what seems off.  Initially, one would have thought Rey was abandoned on Jakku in response to the massacre.  However, the massacre occurs a lot closer to TFA than ROTJ.  The huge mystery would be the who and why of leaving Rey on Jakku.  I also have to wonder if Rey is her birth name or not. 

If Rey is Han and Leia's daughter, do they not know it when Han finds her or Leia sees her once back they are at the Resistance base?  If they do know it, it seems pretty cold not to tell her.

If Rey is Luke's daughter, were Han and Leia unaware that he had a child?

If she is another Chosen One, then we just have some poor writing.  If the Sith, as we know them, existed in the shadows for around 1,000 years, and in all that time we only see the Chosen One when Palpatine becomes the Master, why are we seeing another one about 50 years or less later?  I guess we have to wait and see what Snoke is.  He does not seem as powerful as Sidious as of yet so it would seem odd that another Chosen One would be needed to take him out.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: February 2, 2017, 07:04 AM »
I think the events of Bloodlines makes the Ben took Rey and the Falcon and dropped them off on Jakku impossible.  Han and Leia are apart, but not the way we see them in TFA.  Rey has already been left on Jakku at this time.  Ben has yet to learn the truth about Anakin, which I think we may see as a turning point for him in his fall.  I also don't see how a pre Kylo Ben Solo could abduct his sister and steal the Falcon and leave them both on Jakku at age 14 or 15 and get away with it without any sort of repercussions from his parents.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: February 1, 2017, 08:25 PM »
I think Luke makes the most sense from a story standpoint and the possibility of an episode X - XII trilogy.  While Disney has not announced that they plan any more numbered episodes, I would think it has to be a possibility.  If the numbered episodes are the story of the Skywalker family, then we would need a Skywalker to continue.  If Rey is a Solo, while a Skywalker descendant, she won't have the name.  If she is Rey Skywalker, or "Original Name" Skywalker, then she can carry the name forward.  If they continue the possible Rey/Finn romance, since he doesn't have a name, he can take the Skywalker name if they were to get married.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: February 1, 2017, 06:28 PM »
It was Han's idea for him and Chewie to split.  He essentially told Chewie to spend time with his family since he has spent so much time away from them.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: February 1, 2017, 04:02 PM »
Rey was dropped off prior to Ben's betrayal.  Ben's betrayal has not had a date set yet.  Rey is 10 years younger.  Ben was born 5 ABY and Rey was born 15 ABY.  With TFA at around 33 ABY and the events of the novel Bloodlines six years prior to TFA, it doesn't seem like the theory (that Ben took Rey to Jakku) could hold up.  The Falcon is gone by Bloodlines, and Han is out and about running a racer team, but Han and Leia are very much in contact.  Han isn't at the point of going back to smuggling yet and Rey would have been on Jakku for around seven years by this time.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII (SPOILERS)
« on: January 26, 2017, 03:08 PM »
Lucas' initial stance was that the dark side itself brought the Force out of balance.  I believe this was a stance between the OT and before PT, or at least before the PT was finished.  By taking out Palpatine, Lucas stated that Vader/Anakin brought balance because, at the time, he did essentially erase the dark side since there were no more dark side users in canon.

Once the Mortis episodes came out, Lucas had seemed to shift to a more literal balance.  It made the PT an even deeper trilogy because it would seem the Jedi misinterpreted the prophecy and that by turning to the dark side, Anakin literally balanced the Force by exterminating the Jedi (if in fact Vader is one hunting down Jedi during the Purge).  By ANH you have two Jedi and two Sith or a balance between dark and light.

Disney seems to be taking a separate stance, which they have to do to continue the story.  The ST wouldn't be the Skywalker story if the Force was removed.  We need a light side user in Luke and/or Rey and a dark side user in Ren and/or Snoke.  I think you a right that we may end up with something like the grey Jedi of the old EU...someone who uses both aspects of the Force.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII (SPOILERS)
« on: January 26, 2017, 02:13 PM »
I've been thinking more and more about this title and how it might fit in with some previous lore, and it brings me back to the prophecy of the One who would bring balance to The Force.

In the prequels Yoda and Mace Windu spoke of the prophecy of the Chosen One who would bring balance to The Force. Having seen the complete story of Anakin Skywalker, I think that it's likely that he may not have been the Chosen One. He was a Jedi who turned to the Sith, but eventually turned on the Sith, destroying them. In the process he was killed, leaving Luke as the last Jedi. So was the prophecy achieved? It doesn't seem that way since Luke remained as a light side Force user.

I'm wondering if it's possible that Rey is actually the Chosen One. If Luke is truly the last of the Jedi as Yoda said, will Rey become something else?  It's very clear that The Force is with her.  She took on Kylo Ren, who had both Jedi training and was strong with the Dark Side, and Rey had ZERO Jedi training.  It seems that in light of how the Jedi failed in the prequels and Luke's new generation of Jedi fell, maybe Rey is destined to be something other than a Jedi, perhaps something greater?  Is it possible that Rey is destined to become a new type of Force user who can harness both the dark and the light, truly bringing balance?

The prophecy depends on which Lucas you believe.  At one point, Lucas maintained that the dark side is what brought the Force out of balance and that Vader/Anakin killing Palpatine and then dying brought the Force back into balance.  To me, it looks more like coming full circle in the respect that Anakin starts as a Jedi, turns to the dark side, and then is redeemed and brought back to the light.

Flash forward to the Mortis trilogy in the Clone Wars cartoon.  That was more of a literal balance with the Father, Son and Daughter.  From that aspect, there are two Sith and many Jedi.  Anakin becomes Vader and hunts down the Jedi (or so we have thought) and by the time of ANH (if we ignore Rebels for the time being) we have Yoda and Kenobi versus Sidious and Vader, thus creating a "balance".

This is all out the window under Disney since we have Snoke and Kylo Ren.  Ren is some sort of dark side Force user, but we have yet to see what Snoke is.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII (SPOILERS)
« on: January 24, 2017, 09:36 AM »

The Force Awakens doesn't refer to anything specific

Really?  Did ANYONE watch the Force vision scene in TFA?  Because when Rey touched the Skywalker lightsaber was the precise moment when The Force awoke within Rey.  That's what the title refers to.

The previous two movie titles refer to a person or persons...TFA refers to something that happens to Rey.  That is quite a bit different.  The number of words comparison is for the second movie isn't the true comparison.  TESB and AOTC are both titles in which a group is performing an action.  TLJ is referring to either Luke and/or Rey.  If it were The Last Jedi Rises or something similar, then it would be in line, but they really didn't stay in line with Ep. VII. 

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII (SPOILERS)
« on: January 24, 2017, 07:08 AM »
They are breaking with wording tradition. It should have four words not three. Each middle movie had four words.
Attack of the Clones
The Empire Stikes Back
The Last Jedi

They already did that last time:

A New Hope = Luke (or the Death Star plans according to Rogue One)
The Phantom Menance = Sidious and/or the Sith
The Force Awakens doesn't refer to anything specific

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: January 13, 2017, 03:37 PM »
I keep hearing the Vader complaint on him cutting down the Rebel Troopers.  First of all, isn't this what we haven't wanted for years?  We finally get to see Vader kicking butt on screen.  As for practicality, in Rogue One the Rebels have just stolen the Death Star plans, but have not had to analyze them.  If Vader manages to get them back, the Alliance gains nothing.  Time is of the essence, hence why Vader is doing it himself.  If the Rebels escape, they can get the plans to Alliance leadership.  In ANH, Vader has captured the Tantive IV and has disabled it.  It isn't going anywhere.  The Rebels are not going to escape.  He can take his time so he sends in the Stormtroopers to pick off the Rebels.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: November 28, 2016, 07:02 AM »
I'm glad the theater that I go to has their own site.  Got tickets for two shows in minutes.  It took me longer to type in my info twice than it did for the order to go through.

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