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    Default Everything Star Wars Thread

    ...well, I know a lot of people would shoot me for saying this, but here's the deal: I prefer the newer Star Wars than the old ones. This is probably because I love the special effects of the newer ones, and maybe because I just understand the storyline better.

    But everytime I mention it, I get yelled at for not appreciating the classic ones and blah dee blah, and that I should like the old ones better.

    I understand it is a matter of opinion, but so far, I haven't met anyone else that likes the newer films in comparison to the old ones. And so my question, who else out there prefers the new Star Wars trilogy than the old ones?

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    Default Re: Star Wars: a little question...

    I can possibly understand how someone could be upset. Without the old stories(movies) then there would have not been the new. It is rather rude to yell at anyone having an opinion. So what if it is not the same as mine.

    My answer to your question. I love the new just as much as the old but for different reasons. The old, for the awesome storyline and the great imagination. The newer for filling in all those questions on the already great story line. Also love the eye candy as well. We got to see what a jedi is capable of. So to keep this short, I beleive that in the end they are all dear to me for many reasons.

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    Default Re: Star Wars: a little question...

    I never was a big Star Wars fan. I have just recently in the last year seen the originals. Just last week I watched Episodes I & II for the first time and loved them. The first three were alright but I think the new ones are much better. Its not because of the effects (hate when people say that). I think there a little over done but I do think Its a better story. Ep II Is the best, I loved seeing Anikan (spelled wrong?) start his evil turn.

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    Default Re: Star Wars: a little question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrathox
    I never was a big Star Wars fan. I have just recently in the last year seen the originals. Just last week I watched Episodes I & II for the first time and loved them. The first three were alright but I think the new ones are much better. Its not because of the effects (hate when people say that). I think there a little over done but I do think Its a better story. Ep II Is the best, I loved seeing Anikan (spelled wrong?) start his evil turn.
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    Default Re: Star Wars: a little question...

    I enjoy my Star Wars, but save for a few short moments...Eps I and II are just awful movies in general, Star Wars or non.
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    Default Re: Star Wars: a little question...

    I like the prequels, but not better than the 'classic trilogy'. I'm looking forward to the day when it will be complete - a full six movie saga, not "the old films" and "the new films".

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    Default Re: Star Wars: a little question...

    pay no attention to rude people who tell you which movies to like - they're stupid. i will say that i think the stories & characters in the originals were better, but if you like the prequels good for you, i'm not going to yell at you or anything.

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    Default Re: Star Wars: a little question...

    Quote Originally Posted by (",) Gater
    ...well, I know a lot of people would shoot me for saying this, but here's the deal: I prefer the newer Star Wars than the old ones. This is probably because I love the special effects of the newer ones, and maybe because I just understand the storyline better.

    But everytime I mention it, I get yelled at for not appreciating the classic ones and blah dee blah, and that I should like the old ones better.

    I understand it is a matter of opinion, but so far, I haven't met anyone else that likes the newer films in comparison to the old ones. And so my question, who else out there prefers the new Star Wars trilogy than the old ones?

    Your opinions are just valid as anyone else's out there. You probably like the new look and feel to the newer Star Wars episodes and if you're like me, you like the political intrigue that goes along with the plot; the evolution of the Empire from the Republic and the posing, lying, and hiding of the Senator to Chancellor to Emperor. The old SW were revolutionary sci-fi and changed how we look at sci-fi, but they were techo westerns, space samurai fights, and medieval knights sword fights couched in a techo-mythical-good vs. evil kinda thing.

    The newer ones really show us how it all happened. Sometimes sci-fi has a habit of spoon feeding you facts and info and expecting to you digest it without asking "why" or "how did it become liek this?" For me, I love to know the whys and hows and whens. The newer star wars give us that. Stargate does this too, but one bit at a time; it can be frustrating at times because I want to know more NOW, not later, but I guess patience comes with maturing, and I'm far from being mature

    But I like the newer SW too! You're not alone dude.

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    Default Re: Star Wars: a little question...

    Quote Originally Posted by (",) Gater
    ...well, I know a lot of people would shoot me for saying this, but here's the deal: I prefer the newer Star Wars than the old ones. This is probably because I love the special effects of the newer ones, and maybe because I just understand the storyline better.
    It's all just a matter of opinion and taste. I'm one of the ones who vastly prefers the original-original-original trilogy, but I would also agree with you that the FX in the newer Star Wars movies are vastly superior. How could they not be?

    It also may depend on when you were first introduced to the concept of Star Wars. My six-year-old niece knows The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones word-for-word and she loves them, although she also watches the earlier ones on video. She is fond of telling people to "go re-examine your life" and I'm sure as she grows older the Star Wars story will be a fond part of her childhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthro Girl
    It's all just a matter of opinion and taste. I'm one of the ones who vastly prefers the original-original-original trilogy, but I would also agree with you that the FX in the newer Star Wars movies are vastly superior. How could they not be?

    It also may depend on when you were first introduced to the concept of Star Wars. My six-year-old niece knows The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones word-for-word and she loves them, although she also watches the earlier ones on video. She is fond of telling people to "go re-examine your life" and I'm sure as she grows older the Star Wars story will be a fond part of her childhood.
    I think ur niece is a Goa'uld hehe. Now get her hooked on Stargate, and in a few years, she'll be finishing her doctorate from MIT like Lt. Col. Dr. Carter

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    Default Re: Star Wars: a little question...

    I personally like all the films. When I saw Episode I all those years ago, I knew this was a setup story, designed to just put the pieces in place in the big game called the Star Wars Movie Series. We know who and how the game is won, but it would be nice to see why. The prequels answer those questions.

    And personally, I'd rather take real Jedi fighting (Yoda vs. Dooku comes to mind--majorly sick and cool!) compared to old men and farmboys trying to do it.
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    Default Re: Star Wars: a little question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chevron 1
    I personally like all the films. When I saw Episode I all those years ago, I knew this was a setup story, designed to just put the pieces in place in the big game called the Star Wars Movie Series. We know who and how the game is won, but it would be nice to see why. The prequels answer those questions.
    I didn't really have any questions after Return of the Jedi. I always thought the game was played because it was "bad guys" vs. "good guys". Isn't it always?

    And personally, I'd rather take real Jedi fighting (Yoda vs. Dooku comes to mind--majorly sick and cool!) compared to old men and farmboys trying to do it.
    I agree that the Yoda/Dooku fight was more exciting than Vader/ObiWan in the Death Star, but that relates entirely to the advancements in special effects. There was a magic and wonder in the original three that seems to be lacking or forced in the more recent ones...IMO, of course.
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    Everybody gets to like what they like. If you like the current trilogy better, great. I prefer the original trilogy because I cared for those characters more. You can't really invest allot in cute little Anikan because you know what a monster he'll grow up being. It would be like trying to do a story on a 10 year old Adolph Hitler, and trying to get people to be symapthetic. Plus, it's hard to get yourself reved up over the love story, because we know that will turn out bad too. Anyway, my $.02 on why I like the originals best.

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    That's a good point. We already know the outcome of the love story, so that's kind of depressing. Anakin The Younger was an evil little monster in the movie, so it was easy to see him as Anakin The Elder.
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    The new ones don't feel as revolutionary as the old ones. These new ones are just tons of special effects with a pretty pointless storyline.

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    Post Ultimate DVD Mag # 58 - Star Wars Special

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    Ultimate DVD #58, October 2004
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    Star Wars TV Series Announced for 2006

    Since last year George Lucas has been dropping hints regarding the possibility of a TV series. Today they are no longer hints. On USA Today, the TV series was confirmed by Lucas and now most recently the President of Lucas licensing, Howard Roffman, has quoted stating that a live action TV Series will indeed hit airwaves by fall of 2006.

    George Lucas is not expected to direct or have anything to do with the day to day operations. Lucas during his USA Today interview said "Ultimately, I'm going to probably move it into television and let other people take it.....You know, I've got offshoot novels, I've got offshoot comics. So it's very easy to say, "Well, OK, that's that genre, and I'll find a really talented person to take it and create it." Just like the comic books and the novels are somebody else's way of doing it. I don't mind that. Some of it might turn out to be pretty good. If I get the right people involved, it could be interesting.

    All indications from Skywalker Ranch point to George wanting to find someone to take creative control from his hands. George will remain as an "Executive Producer" but wants to have a creative team including veteran sci-fi writers and directors. The most interesting thing is that George is wanting to hand over the reigns of Star Wars to someone who will respect the films and is actually a fan of the saga. One name keeps popping up during my calls to my "Ranch" associates as a perfect candidate to become "Lord" over Star Wars. According to Lucasfilm insiders George would like someone with writing and directing experience and that already has a connection with the fan base and also be an independent film maker.

    So who is this "Fan Boy" that Lucasfilm would like to recruit? Before I drop any names I am sure that plenty of you guys and gals will think that I am absolutely crazy and out of my mind. The first name that I was given was no other than Kevin Smith. "Kevin Smith would be the ideal person to handle a Star Wars TV series", the IESB was told. "He is well recognized with the fandom and he was worked on some capacity with Lucasfilm during a Hasbro commercial a few years back, he is also a very good writer," said the source.

    So would Kevin Smith be interested in getting involved in some capacity with Star Wars TV? You normally don't get directors from the big screen go to the small screen but if there is any truth to these speculations we might have the best of Star Wars ahead of us. But as much optimism there is from one side of the Ranch there is also some pessimism. "I just hope that he [George] doesn't just do the TV series for the money that it will make and end up giving us a weekly kiddie show, he needs to learn from the mistakes from Star Trek and give sci-fi fans a quality show," said the source.

    In a recent interview that we had with Star Trek head honchos Rick Berman and Manny Coto we asked them what kind of advice they would offer George Lucas regarding a weekly Star Wars TV series. "Its one thing to have three years and over a 100 million dollars to create a one 2 hour movie compared to 22 to 26 one hour episodes in a year with a very limited budget and still have to remain fresh in the eyes of your audience", said Berman. Manny Coto also had a good point when he said " You have to concentrate on the story and also the characters and not make a weekly special effects show." When asked if he had any other advice for George, "He can always hire me if Enterprise doesn't work out".

    So who will helm the new Star Wars TV series? Who ever it is will probably be brought aboard right after ROTS premieres in May 2005. A fall 2006 release would give Lucasfilm one year to get the TV series ready to blast off.
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    Oh my god...

    *cries in corner*

    Well, if you know, it actually is gonna happen, gotta give it a chance...

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    Default Re: Star Wars TV Series Announced for 2006!

    Oh no... Is there no stopping this madness?

    Oh well... it might be good... maybe... hopefully... it better be
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    the final slap in the face...

    apparently there is no point to seeing ep3 as this just confirms he has no intention of doing anything of quality ever again.....
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