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@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.


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Star Wars General Discussion - What will the future of the franchise look like?


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#481 Benbot

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:53 PM

They should sell spare/extra parts in the store with the rest of the add-on accessories.



#482 Monocle

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 03:36 PM

One neat thing that has been confirmed is you can get a Maul style double light saber.  If you have two of the right type of Lightsabers that use Sith parts, they can connect and become one unit.

 

This obviously is a really expensive way to get that kind of lightsaber, but the option is there.



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:32 AM

So I assume the next six months or so of Star Wars comics and books will be lead-up to the Rise Of Skywalker. I assume it'll mostly focus on the Resistance going from about 12 people on  a ship, to the larger organisation I expect they'll be in the film. 

 

After that I wonder how long it'll be until they release content set after the film. Will there be some comic series, or novel acting as followup? I guess so, but at what point would that come out ?


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 12:07 AM

This lead up to tRoS makes me think back to Revenge of the Sith, and how different it all feels now. Like, back then we got friggin' Genndy Tartakovsky fresh off of Samurai Jack making crazy action cartoons to hype up the movie, as if seeing how it all ends and leads to the OT somehow wasn't enough. This time though, the new film has no real hook (the trailer even resorts to teasing the return of a whole bunch of older things), and "ending the saga" rings hollow when they're simultaneously selling you on Galaxy's Edge, the Mandalorian, the Clone Wars revival, the Cassian show, the Resistance cartoon, the however many other trilogies they've announced (i think there was at least three)....

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 10:53 AM

Pulled my Prequels toys down from the attic where they have been for the past two years, and they have a ton of yellowing! My poor walker looks like it has been through the entire clone wars! I am going to hate retro bright some of this stuff.


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 05:37 PM

I like the Sequels, but I I feel like they could be so much better.

 

I've gotten that feeling from both TFA and TLJ, so I feel pretty confident that view will continue to the next film.


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 09:06 PM

I blame a LOT of that on Disney's ridiculously aggressive production slate.  For all the faults of the prequels, at least it was obvious that George Lucas DID actually take an effort to respond to some of the criticisms of his films.  He took TIME between films to really address issues and put energies into the subsequent films (the sequel trilogy has had precious little NEW in terms of its designs).

 

In a vacuum, The Last Jedi is a FANTASTIC film, but as a direct sequel? I'm not sure it flows as good as it SHOULD have.



#488 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 10:46 PM

When did Lucas respond to criticisms and address issues?

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 04:57 AM

Well Jar-Jar did get less screen-time in each film. 


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Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:50 AM

Well Jar-Jar did get less screen-time in each film. 

 

Anakin was recast, the tone shifted darker for Sith, there was a lot more of the romance to try to convince audiences it was a thing, Anakin toned down the crazy for the opening act of Sith after turning it up when Phantom Menace had him seem too far from Vader in audience eyes.

 

Don't get me wrong, none of those made the prequels good, but there was an attempt. (A mostly failed attempt, in my view, but everyone's got the right to an opinion.)

 

Really, the Last Jedi is making me look back at the prequels with a lot more fondness than I had when Sith came out. I still really don't like them, but I can more respect the effort.




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Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:56 AM

Well Jar-Jar did get less screen-time in each film. 

 
Anakin was recast, the tone shifted darker for Sith, there was a lot more of the romance to try to convince audiences it was a thing, Anakin toned down the crazy for the opening act of Sith after turning it up when Phantom Menace had him seem too far from Vader in audience eyes.
 
Don't get me wrong, none of those made the prequels good, but there was an attempt. (A mostly failed attempt, in my view, but everyone's got the right to an opinion.)
 
Really, the Last Jedi is making me look back at the prequels with a lot more fondness than I had when Sith came out. I still really don't like them, but I can more respect the effort.

And we're sure any of those were responses to fan complaints - how? That's the story of the films. Anakin has to get 10 years older in 3 years, he has to fall in love, the dark side has to rise.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 06:49 AM

Ya, none of that was listening to criticism. Jake Loyd wan't going to grow up in less than 3 years at that point making it a tad awkward if they continued to push the love story. And as far as toning down the crazy, um nope still goes crazy after a loved one was threatened.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:29 PM

I mean, just imagine how that trilogy plays out if they DIDN'T recast Anakin. Like, wow. 

 

I can't imagine there was ever any plan to keep Jake Lloyd, surely. He was 10.


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:41 AM

This is reminding me of that TheForce.net parody script for TPM where Anakin is a little perv obsessed with older girls.

#495 Monocle

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:01 PM

We got dates for the opening of "Rise of the Resistance" at Walt Disney World and DIsneyland.  WDW will be getting it on 12/5/2019, while Disneyland will getting it a bit later on 1/17/20.

 

https://disneyparks....ance-announced/

 

Very surprised that WDW is getting it first.  I did hear about some tech issues with the ride, but always figured Disneyland would get it first.


Edited by Monocle, 11 July 2019 - 12:01 PM.




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