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Mushroomsock
11-06-2015, 06:20 PM
This is a thread for anything related to Star Wars.

As of February the first, Force Awakens spoilers are allowed on this thread without being contained inside a spoiler, so do not read ahead if you don't want spoilers.

Bartbrink1996
11-07-2015, 03:15 AM
I would use the lightsaber those inquisitors use in Star Wars Rebels. Double bladed and can spin around. Really cool, color would be blue. As for the force, the dark side. Force lightning for the win!

There is also a new international trailer for the Force Awakens with quite a lot of new shots but no story spoilers. Can't link it at the moment but it's easy to find.

USSTalladega
11-07-2015, 10:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdAUiyeJMFQ

As for a lightsaber my blade would be blue and I would be a lightside user.

Alijar
11-07-2015, 02:07 PM
I feel that my lightsaber would be an orange one, with some sort of hue around it, and I would probably be a light side user. Probably.
On another note, who's heard of the "Darth Jar Jar (https://m.reddit.com/comments/3qvj6w/)" theory? It's completely ridiculous, but very convincing.

Luftwaffle
11-07-2015, 05:45 PM
I would probably use a double-bladed black lightsaber, mainly one that can split into the awesome looking dual wielding sabers and can be attached back into the double blade. Seriously I love black lightsabers/darksabers, reverse noises, black core with white outline, 110% pure awesome.

Oh and I would probably be on the borderline between both sides, not light and not dark, just tasting a bit of both, pretty much I would be a grey jedi, in the order but horribly unorthodox.

Mushroomsock
11-08-2015, 03:02 PM
I feel that my lightsaber would be an orange one, with some sort of hue around it, and I would probably be a light side user. Probably.
On another note, who's heard of the "Darth Jar Jar (https://m.reddit.com/comments/3qvj6w/)" theory? It's completely ridiculous, but very convincing.

Yeah, that theory surprised me on how much evidence there actually is towards it. If I'd only seen Episode 1, I think I could actually believe it.

USSTalladega
11-09-2015, 09:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpzDFg09-Yo

Mushroomsock
11-09-2015, 12:32 PM
I saw it. If they're going to do as many TV spots as Jurassic World, and Age of Ultron did, I'm not going to watch them. I think 3 of them will be my limit.

Bartbrink1996
11-09-2015, 12:37 PM
I saw it. If they're going to do as many TV spots as Jurassic World, and Age of Ultron did, I'm not going to watch them. I think 3 of them will be my limit.

Yeah same, although they have been doing a good job on the trailers and spots so far. I still can't tell you what the story really is about so that's a good thing.

Mushroomsock
11-09-2015, 03:56 PM
I just found out about Star War: The Third Gathers: Backstroke of the West. Check out these videos! (Btw, you don't need sound)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9VVkwRb_7M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJYoIMsAbgw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB7i1eTMoj8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAoOOqOKLW8
To explain, it's a weird translation error thing. A bootleg copy translated the subtitles to Chinese, and then back to English. This is how it ended up.

USSTalladega
11-10-2015, 09:48 AM
I just found out about Star War: The Third Gathers: Backstroke of the West. Check out these videos! (Btw, you don't need sound)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9VVkwRb_7M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJYoIMsAbgw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB7i1eTMoj8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAoOOqOKLW8
To explain, it's a weird translation error thing. A bootleg copy translated the subtitles to Chinese, and then back to English. This is how it ended up.

OMG I've seen these before. These are even better with youtube captions on. XD

Bartbrink1996
11-10-2015, 10:12 AM
I just found out about Star War: The Third Gathers: Backstroke of the West. Check out these videos! (Btw, you don't need sound)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9VVkwRb_7M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJYoIMsAbgw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB7i1eTMoj8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAoOOqOKLW8
To explain, it's a weird translation error thing. A bootleg copy translated the subtitles to Chinese, and then back to English. This is how it ended up.

I died. This is hilarious.

Mushroomsock
11-14-2015, 10:46 PM
If anyone likes MMO games, try Star Wars: The Old Republic. It's really fun.

USSTalladega
11-15-2015, 09:19 AM
If anyone likes MMO games, try Star Wars: The Old Republic. It's really fun.

Isn't that the game that they abandoned after like six months and left it broken or something? I remember lots of people raging about that the year the game came out.

Mushroomsock
11-15-2015, 01:43 PM
Erm.. No.

The game is frequently updated, and is far from broken. In the last couple of weeks a large update (4.0) came out, along with a new expansion pack. It's far from abandoned.

USSTalladega
11-25-2015, 10:12 AM
I have these sitting on my desk with more to follow. :)

http://images.fun.com/products/34929/1-1/star-wars-episode-7-resistance-x-wing-black-series-vehicle.jpghttp://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/09/STAR-WARS-BLACK-SERIES-TITANIUM-SERIES-Vehicle_Star-Destroyer.jpghttp://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/t_original/1414341836599806607.jpg

mrtyranno504
11-25-2015, 01:26 PM
Do you have an Interdictor class, or a B-Wing?

Mushroomsock
11-26-2015, 12:23 AM
For Force Awakens Merchandise I don't have much. A couple of the LEGO sets. I did just make this though:
http://i.imgur.com/MshZ0R0.png

USSTalladega
11-26-2015, 10:30 AM
Do you have an Interdictor class, or a B-Wing?

There is no physical model of an Interdictor anywhere that I've seen unless its fan made.

And as for a B-Wing I have it a Micro Machine, Action Fleet and Lego versions of it. Not for Titanium Series or Kenner though.

Arrozito
11-26-2015, 10:38 AM
The new star destroyer is super sexy. Star Destroyers are my favorite thing ever in all of Star Warsdom, I am obsessed with them. I can't wait for someone to make some stats for the new one.

USSTalladega
11-26-2015, 10:55 AM
The new star destroyer is super sexy. Star Destroyers are my favorite thing ever in all of Star Warsdom, I am obsessed with them. I can't wait for someone to make some stats for the new one.

Oh yeah there is just something cool about them. From the Acclamator and Venator to the Sovereign and Eclipse.

And yes The Finalizer is a really cool design. From what I can tell it is probably a good 3x the size of an ISD. http://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Star-Destroyer-Finalizer.png

Bartbrink1996
11-26-2015, 03:35 PM
Oh yeah there is just something cool about them. From the Acclamator and Venator to the Sovereign and Eclipse.

And yes The Finalizer is a really cool design. From what I can tell it is probably a good 3x the size of an ISD. http://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Star-Destroyer-Finalizer.png

That looks menacing as hell. It kinda reminds me of a Super Star Destroyer as well.

Mushroomsock
11-26-2015, 06:32 PM
My favourite Star Destroyer is the good old Imperial one.

But my favorite ship?

It's obvious.

If you still haven't worked it out, which you should have done before you even opened this spoiler, or possibly even before you came to this thread, then I have a new hint.

I've posted about it in this thread before.

I understand there are some... lower IQs on this forum that won't have worked it out yet, so a new hint!

It's in my icon right now. (Well, it was... So this hint is kind of useless now lol)

If you have serious brain issues, you might still not have worked it out, so another hint!

http://i.imgur.com/MshZ0R0.png

If you still haven't worked it out I'm literally upset there are such idiots in existence on the planet. IT'S AN X-WING! SURPRISE!

ReddyUp
11-26-2015, 08:46 PM
My favourite Star Destroyer is the good old Imperial one.

But my favorite ship?

It's obvious.

If you still haven't worked it out, which you should have done before you even opened this spoiler, or possibly even before you came to this thread, then I have a new hint.

I've posted about it in this thread before.

I understand there are some... lower IQs on this forum that won't have worked it out yet, so a new hint!

It's in my icon right now.

If you have serious brain issues, you might still not have worked it out, so another hint!

http://i.imgur.com/MshZ0R0.png

If you still haven't worked it out I'm literally upset there are such idiots in existence on the planet. IT'S AN X-WING! SURPRISE!









God I love it when people do this.

X-wing is my favorite too, it's so awesome!

Mushroomsock
11-26-2015, 11:54 PM
http://i.imgur.com/i36nEU0.png
The colour has begun!

And it's complete!
Click this it is a link to the completed model of the T-70 X-Wing Starfighter. (http://snowviraptor.deviantart.com/art/Minecraft-T-65-X-Wing-Starfighter-574707783)

robo-ve-tranic
11-27-2015, 12:45 AM
thats wired everytime i scroll the guns move (what a illusion)

mrtyranno504
11-27-2015, 07:33 AM
There is no physical model of an Interdictor anywhere that I've seen unless its fan made.

And as for a B-Wing I have it a Micro Machine, Action Fleet and Lego versions of it. Not for Titanium Series or Kenner though.

Star Wars Rebels just made the Interdictor canon with their latest episode.

USSTalladega
11-27-2015, 10:22 AM
Star Wars Rebels just made the Interdictor canon with their latest episode.
Its cool that they kept it in canon. Same for the TIE Phantom(brand new Micro Machine). I hope the VSD and the TIE Defender will be as well.

Mushroomsock
11-27-2015, 11:12 AM
I want AT-AAs in the Canon.

Also, Star Wars: Commander made TIE Defenders Canon.

JediSpectre117
11-27-2015, 12:06 PM
Why haven't I commented in this yet???

Well anyway, did anyone understand the backlash the claymore lightsaber got. I never really understood it.

Mushroomsock
11-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Google: a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away
See what happens.

Also, https://www.google.com/starwars/

USSTalladega
11-28-2015, 10:37 AM
Also, Star Wars: Commander made TIE Defenders Canon.

And its a game piece for the Armada game along with the E-Wing, K-Wing and Victory SD. Not surprising really since those are all common and popular old EU ships.

Mushroomsock
11-28-2015, 11:16 AM
And its a game piece for the Armada game along with the E-Wing, K-Wing and Victory SD. Not surprising really since those are all common and popular old EU ships.

I don't think that game is canon. Things are Legends until they are specifically stated to be canon by somebody who can do that. I don't think the Micro Machines are either. It's mostly just the movies, Rebels, TCW, some books like Aftermath, Tarkin, and A New Dawn, a video game or two such as battlefront, and maybe one or two things I've forgotten.

The Victory SD was mentioned in the book "Tarkin" (A good read,) and so it would be canon anyway.

Be glad this is no longer canon: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rainboh

Arrozito
11-28-2015, 09:30 PM
Canon doesn't matter honestly. Even before Disney murdered the old canon it was a mess anyway.

I still loved it though.

Mushroomsock
11-29-2015, 11:29 AM
So, did you choose Light, or Dark side on google?
www.google.com/starwars

Hemlock
11-29-2015, 11:32 AM
Light side, twas a hard choice.

JediSpectre117
11-29-2015, 11:57 AM
I went with Dark, YES I know I have Jedi in the name but SithSpectre117 doesn't have the same ring, neither does ForceuserSpecre. you get the idea. I generally find the Jedi and Sith ways restrictive and stupid, especially when pre Disney retcon throughout the expand universe it showed the Jedi restrictions were bogus and that you could use the Dark side without being Master Murder psychotic .

Luftwaffle
11-29-2015, 02:14 PM
Dark Side, if grey Jedi are proven to be cannon once more then this may change for me personally but since this is google, DARK SIDE ALL THE WAY.

Mushroomsock
11-29-2015, 04:25 PM
Well, I chose light side. Not saying I'd follow the Old Jedi's rules completely, however.

And I do prefer the Empire over the Rebellion, despite the lack of X-Wings.

Luftwaffle
11-29-2015, 04:28 PM
Well, I chose light side. Not saying I'd follow the Old Jedi's rules completely, however.

And I do prefer the Empire over the Rebellion, despite the lack of X-Wings.

The lack of X-Wings and B-Wings is disturbing when it comes to the Empire but you gotta love those TIE Defenders though.

http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/c/c2/TIE_Defender.png/revision/latest?cb=20150801171146

Mushroomsock
11-29-2015, 04:39 PM
Eh, I prefer Interceptors.

USSTalladega
11-30-2015, 09:39 AM
The TIE Cyclone is a hybrid of both which itself is pretty neato.

http://maquettes.hautetfort.com/media/00/00/1468711552.jpg

Bartbrink1996
11-30-2015, 10:05 AM
Not enough love for Vulture Droids and Tri Fighters.

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/4/40/Droid_Starfighters.png/revision/latest?cb=20130924231621

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/2/2f/Trifighter_trio.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20061207161520

Mushroomsock
11-30-2015, 06:20 PM
I prefer the Galactic civil war, even though I'm not exactly a "Prequel Hater."

USSTalladega
12-01-2015, 10:05 AM
The prequel trilogy has a lot of cool ship designs but I grew up with the OT like most so those ships will always be just the best. Then we have the new trilogy which so far has not disappointed.

Bartbrink1996
12-14-2015, 11:45 AM
It's perhaps unnecessary to mention but i'm going to do it anyway. The Force Awakens comes out in 3 days and we're all very excited to see it I assume. Let's try to keep the topics spoiler free for those that aren't able to watch in the first week or beyond. Either refrain from posting spoilers or use the spoiler tags.

Thanks in advance. :)

mrtyranno504
12-14-2015, 12:28 PM
I still can't get a movie ticket

Mushroomsock
12-14-2015, 09:59 PM
Yub Yub!
http://orig06.deviantart.net/91a4/f/2015/348/9/e/ewoks_by_snowviraptor-d9k6vb5.png

USSTalladega
12-15-2015, 09:12 AM
Just a few more days!

Mushroomsock
12-15-2015, 12:50 PM
It comes out tomorrow for me, mwahahaha! Although I'm not seeing it until the day after that.
EDIT:
It's now out, but I haven't seen it yet.

Mushroomsock
12-16-2015, 10:06 AM
The Force Awakens is getting very highly rated. I've been looking at some (spoiler free) ratings of it, and the lowest I've seen is 97%!

HYPE! (But not over-hype.)

Arrozito
12-16-2015, 03:33 PM
I'm going to see it next Tuesday, I don't do the whole 'opening night' or weekend thing anymore. Too many noisy fans screaming, cheering, laughing, etc. So much that I can't hear what they're saying in the damn movie.

Mushroomsock
12-16-2015, 05:36 PM
Where I live people don't do that kind of thing.

_MaxPlays
12-16-2015, 06:36 PM
Wanna know what im looking forward to Friday?



Alvin and the Chipminks: The Road Chip

mrtyranno504
12-17-2015, 07:47 AM
Huzzah I got a ticket.

JediSpectre117
12-17-2015, 08:54 AM
Going tomorrow night for the midnight showing with my friends. Both exited and really nervous, as my autism causes me an aversion to crowds and loud noses -.-

Oh please be tolerable, I don't want to come back from it a gibbering wreck.

Bartbrink1996
12-17-2015, 09:33 AM
I won't be able to see it until next week. When next week i'm not sure and I haven't been able to reserve tickets so I hope their will be a showing during the day where it isn't completely full. Otherwise I won't be seeing it until somewhere in January.

Mushroomsock
12-17-2015, 10:48 AM
7 Hours until I see it...

HYPE!

Btw Mace Windu returns and is had it with some Storm Troopers on a Star Destroyer or something.

DinoBear
12-17-2015, 06:38 PM
For a break from the upcoming movie...

What if the Prequels were good? Which, as of a few days ago, finally has the third and final installment.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgICnbC2-_Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAbug3AhYmw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wKqH6vlGHU

I am in love with this re-imagining so much. There would be a few things that I would change here and there, mainly in regards to giving Grevious his chase scene from the end of the 2003 Clone Wars cartoon, but regardless I would love to see this in film. If only.....

Yolaak Krosis-Drun
12-17-2015, 08:26 PM
Yaaay, I got the entire movie spoiled by some idiots on youtube -.- friggin hell There are a bunch of as*wipes lurking in the internet so watch out what you read guys. Especially on YT and Facebook.

Mushroomsock
12-17-2015, 09:15 PM
THIS SPOILER HAS SPOILERS. REALLY.
Spoiler Warning, really. Look, this may seem silly, but if you click this next spoiler it will seriously spoil the whole movie for you. Even if you think you have seen spoilers, they might not be real. They did surprisingly well with the movie, imo. The death of Han Solo was done especially well, in my opinion. I really wanted Kylo to stick with the Dark Side, and they didn't let me down. I'd read a spoiler by accident that Chewie Died, that was false, and it was a nice surprise to see it was wrong. The Destruction of Coruscant was done well too. My jaw dropped at both of these scenes, being the huge Star Wars fan I am. The movie really lives up to the hype.
EDIT: It wasn't actually Corascant. It was a planet called Hosnian Prime.

So, in summary:
"There were ratings about what happened."
"They're true. All of them"
"The Good ones"
"The Bad ones"
"My last sentence was false"

USSTalladega
12-18-2015, 09:55 AM
The day has arrived! Bring it on JJ Abrams! My body is ready!

JediSpectre117
12-18-2015, 11:21 AM
Around 3 and a half hours before my friends and I got to see it. Woot!
And I bet when I get back, I still won't be able to sleep despite it being somewhere between 2-3 in the morning here in Scotland -.-
Well if that happen I'll probably post what I thought of it.
Well within the next 10 - 30 minutes my dad and I will be heading round to one of my friends house to start the celebrations for it, if you will xD.

JediSpectre117
12-18-2015, 06:33 PM
02:30 19/12/2015
Well I'm back and

IT WAS BLO### MARVELOUS
I''M TO GIDDY TOO SAY ANY MORE IT WAS BRILLIANT (the caps are not an accident)

Mushroomsock
12-18-2015, 06:37 PM
02:30 19/12/2015
Well I'm back and

IT WAS BLO### MARVELOUS
I''M TO GIDDY TOO SAY ANY MORE IT WAS BRILLIANT (the caps are not an accident)

I see we agree on something :P

Also, this could be a spoiler for people who are trying to avoid literally everything by not watching trailers, and avoiding merchandise, so I guess I'll leave it in a spoiler, but if you have seen the trailers, this won't be a spoiler at all:
http://orig10.deviantart.net/162c/f/2015/352/0/a/fotlnsf_by_snowviraptor-d9kllfi.png

JediSpectre117
12-18-2015, 08:36 PM
I see we agree on something :P

Also, this could be a spoiler for people who are trying to avoid literally everything by not watching trailers, and avoiding merchandise, so I guess I'll leave it in a spoiler, but if you have seen the trailers, this won't be a spoiler at all:
http://orig10.deviantart.net/162c/f/2015/352/0/a/fotlnsf_by_snowviraptor-d9kllfi.png

Yep, (yes It yes now 04:23 in the morning here in Scotland and I'm still up, the movie was that good I'm only going to bed now. xD)
Yeah completely agree with your points, and checked in your spoilers of your previous comment and my reaction to those was on par the same. Sadly the first I'd had spoiled on youtube thinks to gits putting random spoilers in comments so annoying the the completly reaction wasn't there. (mostly was though, cause I obviously didn't want to believe it or thought they were just trolling)
But the seconds one, man, I was just wow My reaction yeah was jaw dropping but the whole scene brought back memories of when I saw Revenge of the Sith and Order 66, the whole way it was done was just brilliant. Now that is how you do it. That said I'm annoyed they did that too despite how brilliant it was, a part of my can't help but feel it's an equivalent to what they did with Rex smashing the Spino skeleton in JW.

Mushroomsock
12-18-2015, 11:09 PM
This applies to this video link too (If you clicked on the last one this is the same sort of thing):

lso, this could be a spoiler for people who are trying to avoid literally everything by not watching trailers, and avoiding merchandise, so I guess I'll leave it in a spoiler, but if you have seen the trailers, this won't be a spoiler at all:
Although I'd avoid the comments section if I hadn't seen the movie yet, as it's likely people will post spoilers, and I'm not sure what I can do about that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV8ZxUDbyDM

dinosauriac
12-19-2015, 06:43 AM
So... The Force Awakens... I really liked the first hour. The second hour could've used a better space battle, or at least better aerial photography.. just a bit too fast and blurry for me. But I did enjoy how they handled the characters in this, Han especially was great throughout and I'm excited to see what happens to Fin & Rey next. I could nitpick, but coming out of this film I feel like the force is strong with Disney.

JediSpectre117
12-19-2015, 06:53 AM
So... The Force Awakens... I really liked the first hour. The second hour could've used a better space battle, or at least better aerial photography.. just a bit too fast and blurry for me. But I did enjoy how they handled the characters in this, Han especially was great throughout and I'm excited to see what happens to Fin & Rey next. I could nitpick, but coming out of this film I feel like the force is strong with Disney.

Yeah there's definitely a lot of nitpicking we can do. But lets wait until we don't have to hide things behind the spoilers xD.
Oh and good news. It wasn't Coruscant that was destroyed, it was some planet called Hosnian Prime (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Hosnian_Prime)

USSTalladega
12-19-2015, 10:38 AM
Saw The Force Awakens last night! It was worth the wait it was awesome! Can't wait to see how the rest of the trilogy pans out! All the new characters are pretty good I liked them. Finally getting to see the new ships and Han and Chewie in action again was really cool!

Luftwaffle
12-20-2015, 02:34 PM
My thoughts on The Force Awakens: I loved it! It did well and felt like a Star Wars film to me. There is A LOT more room for improvement and we have two more films for that so it should be good but my main problems are with how Kylo Renn was handled but I will save that for a another day. Either way, IT WAS AWESOME! And it was the second Star Wars I have ever seen on the big screen, my first being Revenge of the Sith. I look forward to seeing what happens with the next two films and the anthology films.

Inushiro
12-20-2015, 02:52 PM
Saw the movie



meh...


maybe because im not a fan or because i only saw one movie, idk ._.

Hemlock
12-20-2015, 04:03 PM
because i only saw one movie, idk ._.

Problem detected!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_YozYt8l-g

Old star wars movie spoiler ^

JediSpectre117
12-20-2015, 05:33 PM
^lol
Well surprising no one Star Wars has already broken the US first weekend records, held previously by the other big film of the year for us all Jurassic World.
But Jurassic World still holds internationally for the weekend (woot), and this is apparently cause they also had China, while The Force awakened won't be out there until January.
And on that note, WHY DID JURASSIC WORLD NOT BEAT AVATAR for highest grossing film -.- Come on Star Wars knock it off it's perch

Alijar
12-21-2015, 04:30 AM
https://lightsaber.withgoogle.com/

YEEEEEES

mrtyranno504
12-21-2015, 12:06 PM
http://www.themarysue.com/hasbro-wheres-rey-figures/

The hell, why are they not putting toys of the female characters on display?

Dr. Wallace
12-21-2015, 01:26 PM
Toy companies are a little weird about stuff like that.

Bartbrink1996
12-21-2015, 06:34 PM
So I saw the movie today and absolutely loved it!

One of my favourite scenes was General Hux's speech when Starkiller base fired it's weapon at Hosnian Prime(Thought it was Coruscant at first). Really felt the emotion in that scene. Too bad Starkiller base was destroyed already. And of course the Lightsaber battles were amazing.

_MaxPlays
12-21-2015, 06:35 PM
-never mind this-

Bartbrink1996
12-21-2015, 06:38 PM
-never mind this-

Yeah sorry, not sure how that happened. Luckily, I noticed it immediatly and fixed it. :p

Dragonith
12-22-2015, 09:44 AM
I haven't seen the movie yet so I'm avoiding spoilers like the plague, but continuing the tradition of big box office movies congratulating others:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWxQhTKUAAArJ3T.jpg
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/See-Jurassic-World-Awesome-Response-Losing-Star-Wars-Box-Office-101347.html

I love seeing these, haha.

Arrozito
12-23-2015, 05:07 PM
Finally got around to seeing it. It was okay I guess. Fun and all, but I wish they had done something more than just rehash the original film. It might as be a reboot more than a sequel.

USSTalladega
12-28-2015, 11:23 AM
Added to my collection.

http://www.hasbro.com/common/productimages/en_US/98c008b550569047f506ec7cd9532574/98C38FFA50569047F528017C87BE9F92.jpg
(original Imperial version too)
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DinoBear
01-01-2016, 03:49 PM
OK I need to nitpick the hell out of this movie in order to stop myself from blindly praising this movie, but damn this is hard because I loved this movie so damn much.



OK let's get the obvious out of the way: the movie borrows WAAAAAAY too much from A New Hope (and bits from the others). I mean, a droid on a desert planet has information that the evil empire wants. The droid finds a nobody on said planet, and those two along with a third character go off on this hunk of junk spaceship and meet Han and Chewie. These people then meet up with a faction that is fighting against the evil empire, but are endangered when the evil empire unveils a giant space sphere that can blow up planets. The mentor character is killed by the dark side user. The resistance blows up the giant space sphere by flying X wings all up in there and shooting it in a specific spot.
I understand that they need to play it so safe because the prequels ♥♥♥♥ed it up so badly, and I suppose you can consider it a reboot, but it still irks me a bit.
While the practical effects on the creatures are great, the CGI isn't great. The rathtars in particular looked extremely fake to me. Maz was a bit better.
The humor at times fell a bit flat for me. Finn got a bit obnoxious in taunting Phasma. IDK, probably just my personal tastes.


But damn, I can't stop laughing at all of what I like to call "♥♥♥♥ you George Lucas" moments. My favorite was the New Republic's capital planet, which while I know it isn't Coruscant it sure does resemble it, getting blown up by Starkiller Base.

Evan Chojnowski
01-01-2016, 03:56 PM
as a star wars fan i have to say this movie is fantastic. 8/10. Ive watched it 6 times now and still can't find something that bothers me enough to be, well, a bother.

Mushroomsock
01-02-2016, 01:12 AM
as a star wars fan i have to say this movie is fantastic. 8/10. Ive watched it 6 times now and still can't find something that bothers me enough to be, well, a bother.

I wish I could have seen it that many times.

Arrozito
01-02-2016, 11:23 AM
as a star wars fan i have to say this movie is fantastic. 8/10. Ive watched it 6 times now and still can't find something that bothers me enough to be, well, a bother.

There were plenty of things that bothered me, the biggest being that it was essentially a reboot rather than a sequel. It makes the original trilogy pointless. I had wished they had continued building the story of star wars rather than just starting it over again. Instead of the usual stuff about not-rebels fighting the not-empire controlled by a not-emperor and finding protagonists on not-Tatooine and destroying the not-death star.

Essentially nothing important happened between the Force Awakens and Return of the Jedi.

Evan Chojnowski
01-06-2016, 09:15 AM
There were plenty of things that bothered me, the biggest being that it was essentially a reboot rather than a sequel. It makes the original trilogy pointless. I had wished they had continued building the story of star wars rather than just starting it over again. Instead of the usual stuff about not-rebels fighting the not-empire controlled by a not-emperor and finding protagonists on not-Tatooine and destroying the not-death star.


Essentially nothing important happened between the Force Awakens and Return of the Jedi.

except han and laia's life.the entire childhood and story of kylo ren turning into a sith apprentice. the continuous fight against the empire turning into the total unveiling of the first order from its many years of darkness. another mass youngling slaughter and the last jedi placing himself into a hidden exile.

you've seen the other six movies right? do you even read the prologues to the movies?

the rebels are still the rebels, the first order has been part of star wars since before the separatists from the prequels and the empire. Its about time they get fit into a movie rather than being confined to the comics. I think the massive time gap is what ruined it for most people. it makes it seem like its starting over, when in all reality they just never read whats in between the movies.

Bartbrink1996
01-06-2016, 09:29 AM
the first order has been part of star wars since before the separatists from the prequels and the empire.

Wait what? About everywhere I look it says the First Order was formed from the remnants of the Galactic Empire. They weren't a faction before that. Yes, Snoke was alive during all the movies but he didn't form the First Order until after Palpatine's death when the remnants of the empire jumped to the Unknown Regions to regroup.

Evan Chojnowski
01-06-2016, 09:32 AM
oh my bad. your right on that. different name. still the side manipulated by the sith.

JediSpectre117
01-06-2016, 10:07 AM
Yes, Snoke was alive during all the movies

Wait what!!!! 0____0

Bartbrink1996
01-06-2016, 10:48 AM
Wait what!!!! 0____0

I can't find a good source but the novelization confirmes he witnessed the rise and fall of the Galactic Empire. Other places claim he was watching the galaxy from as early on as the Clone Wars but I can't confirm this myself although the Clone Wars and rise of the Empire are literally next to each other on a timeline so yeah. He also apparantly knew who Darth Vader really was so there is that.

No wonder so many people think Snoke is actually Darth Plagueis. :p

JediSpectre117
01-06-2016, 11:21 AM
I can't find a good source but the novelization confirmes he witnessed the rise and fall of the Galactic Empire. Other places claim he was watching the galaxy from as early on as the Clone Wars but I can't confirm this myself although the Clone Wars and rise of the Empire are literally next to each other on a timeline so yeah. He also apparantly knew who Darth Vader really was so there is that.

No wonder so many people think Snoke is actually Darth Plagueis. :p

Oh so you've heard that rumor to, I've heard that from my Uncle who said they had released a trailer for the next lego star wars game (wow been a while, the last was in 2010) which is for the new trilogy (or includes it I don't know) and it showed spoilers, which I won't say. Apparently that's where it came from.
Eh, should that be in a spoiler, it is a rumor but at the same time if its true it a spoiler. :confused:

Bartbrink1996
01-06-2016, 12:20 PM
Oh so you've heard that rumor to, I've heard that from my Uncle who said they had released a trailer for the next lego star wars game (wow been a while, the last was in 2010) which is for the new trilogy (or includes it I don't know) and it showed spoilers, which I won't say. Apparently that's where it came from.
Eh, should that be in a spoiler, it is a rumor but at the same time if its true it a spoiler. :confused:

Next Lego Star Wars game? How haven't I heard of this and why can't I find a trailer? :p
Could you post the trailer here in or in a pm please? Wondering where that came from.

TyrantKing4Ever
01-06-2016, 09:17 PM
Finally got to see The Force Awakens. It was pretty good. But, just saying, I still choose Jurassic World as my No.1 movie of 2015. Star Wars, however, can be my No.2.

Anyway, who else here downloaded that Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes game from the App Store? It's actually pretty cool. You unlock characters, level them up, go through stages (light side and dark side). Some modes (like multiplayer) can let you have anyone on your team (ex. a team could have Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, Han Solo, Mace Windu; ex2. a team could have Count Dooku, Darth Maul, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kylo Ren).

My team (currently) for multiplayer is: Darth Sidious, Count Dooku, Boba Fett, Jedi Consular, and Dathcha (this Jawa don't play around). Actually just played and won a battle against another person. It was a pretty tough fight at first until my guys landed critical hits. The other person's Savage Opress was the last one left and he ended up getting ganged up on by my guys until Count Dooku landed the finishing blow.

Gonna take a while for me to unlock others. Weird, though, there is no sign of Yoda anywhere yet he's featured on the loading screen.

Advice for new players: Always be aware that most people will have, at least, two healers on their team. Focus on all members of the team but try to take the healers out first.

USSTalladega
01-07-2016, 10:32 AM
I like the way this guy thinks. :cool:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgICnbC2-_Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAbug3AhYmw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wKqH6vlGHU

Arrozito
01-07-2016, 11:39 AM
except han and laia's life.the entire childhood and story of kylo ren turning into a sith apprentice. the continuous fight against the empire turning into the total unveiling of the first order from its many years of darkness.


The story that was only vaguely referred to in flash backs and the occasional bits of clunky expositional dialog?

The setting of story makes no sense, unless viewed in terms of nostalgia marketing.

For example, the political setting. We have 'The First Order' which is an apparently recent resurgence of the Empire, the "Resistance" the Rebellion just with a new name, and the Republic. Resulting in a confusing situation. The Resistance is obviously a small secretive guerilla group fighting the First Order. That entails that the First Order is a major political power covering lots of territory and obviously oppressing its subjects, hence the need for a resistance. And the Resistance is obviously backed by the Republic, and in fact led by Leia, presumably appointed as a general by the Republic. However, it seems as though the Republic and the First Order aren't actually in direct conflict with each other (prior to the Starkiller strike), as evidenced by the generic imperial bad guy leader's comment that the Resistance "hides behind the Republic's fleet". And yet, shouldn't they be? As the First Order is harassed by the openly Republic backed Resistance, that's tantamount to a declaration of war and yet the First Order does nothing about until shooting the not death-star at the Republic.

Furthermore, why the need for creating a proxy group in the first place? Why bother creating a "Resistance" at all? Why not just have Leia lead Republic military elements against the First Order. Especially given that the Republic seems to be more powerful than the First Order, hence the First Order's fear of the presumably superior Republic fleet. A recently returned empire would obviously be a shadowy and secretive fringe element, which the Republic should have started hunting for with overwhelming force once they found out. But apparently they did nothing, even letting them build a not-death star. (Because let's be honest, if the commonest rank and file First Order soldiers like Fin not only where the Starkiller was, but also exactly what it did and exactly where its fatal flaw was, obviously the Republic should have heard about it long before it fired.) The newness and fringey-ness of the First Order isn't apparent however, as they can show up anywhere they want in the Galaxy and put out 'wanted' ads.

Basically the setting is unclear and muddled, and I wish it had gotten more attention in the movie, but it's obvious that the producers didn't care, because they rightly assumed the hordes of fans don't care if the setting makes sense or not, they just wanted to make sure the same things happen that happened in the original films so the fans would have nostalgiagasms and buy more Star Wars related products. Only in that light does it all make sense.



another mass youngling slaughter and the last jedi placing himself into a hidden exile.


Again, identical themes recycled from the previous films. Luke = Yoda



the rebels are still the rebels, the first order has been part of star wars since before the separatists from the prequels and the empire. Its about time they get fit into a movie rather than being confined to the comics. I think the massive time gap is what ruined it for most people. it makes it seem like its starting over, when in all reality they just never read whats in between the movies.

That's because, if I'm not mistaken they didn't publish much of the new "in between" books till after the movie was released or at the time of released. As far as I know the only book published about the new timeline before the movie release was "Aftermath" which I was interested in reading but the reviews said it terribly dull and intentionally vague as not to give away too much in the movie. A film should be internally consistent and not have to rely to extracurricular material to make sense. It's one thing for the sequels to help clear up things by adding additional information (which they really need to do). But it's a whole other thing to say "go read these ♥♥♥♥ty books that we just published so this movie will make more sense to you." It's an unacceptable standpoint.

The point is, it IS starting over, that was intention, you have to think of the motivations of this film and how the story is derived from them and not the other way around. This movie was carefully designed, by committee, to almost completely mirror A New Hope and other previous OT films. The motivation was maximum nostalgia profiting, instead of doing something new and interesting and taking risks, they played it safe and made sure every element of the film would remind you of your fuzzy feelings of the original films.

The Rebels are still rebels, the Empire is still the Empire still building fatally flawed super weapons, the original characters get their roles shuffled around Han becomes Obi wan, Luke becomes Yoda. New characters are thrown into the roles of the original characters. Rey becomes Luke, Fin becomes Han. Kylo becomes Vader, Snoke becomes Emperor. It's just swapping faces and hitting 'reset'. A handful of inconsequential new things were tossed in for the purposes of product tie-ins and cinematic universe building. (C-3P0's arm, Luke's lightsaber)

In my opinion that's an overall bad thing, it kills the creative process, as it was limited by the marketing aims of Disney. In fact, I see The Force Awakens as more of a product than a story or art. Instead of wanting to tell an interesting story, the focus was more on making that people would think of this film to help sell the new Battlefront game and C-3P0 coffee creamer.

robo-ve-tranic
01-07-2016, 11:50 AM
spoilers

why didnt you use spoilers

Bartbrink1996
01-07-2016, 12:33 PM
why didnt you use spoilers

There weren't really that many spoilers save for the political situation in the movie.

I will agree the political situation in The Force Awakens wasn't clearly explained having 3 factions, The First Order, Resistance and The New Republic.
I have read the TFA visual dictionary which explains the situation more clearly but it's a shame it wasn't in the movie. I'll put it in a spoiler tag for people who might consider it a spoiler.

The New Republic is formed after the death of Palpatine. In the next 1-2 years after that the Republic and Empire remnants still fight each other until the Empire suffers a massive defeat at Jakku. Hence all the crashed imperial vehicles. After this the Empire is forced to sign a treaty with the Republic which basically demilitarizes the Empire and are forced to stay in their confined space. This is seen as the end of the Galactic Civil War.

All goes quiet for a while and the peace lasts until Empire higher ups get their sh*t together and think they should regroup so remnants of the imperial fleet start hyperspace jumping to what is known as The Unknown Regions. A region not much explored by anyone and the Republic has no influence there. The First Order is formed there and they start gathering forces.

Leia, who is a senator in the new Republic, along with the Republic itself become aware of The First Order. Leia thinks they should act against them quickly but the Chancellor and Senate don't want another war and claim The First Order is harmless despite having had a few small skirmishes with them. Because of this Leia creates the Resistance. A collection of freedom fighters who don't the tyranny of the Empire to return. The Resistance is secretly supported by Senators who agree with Leia but the Republic as a whole doesn't officially support them.

The First Order doesn't openly engage the Resistance and Republic because they are still quite small. The Republic fleet is larger than theirs and have more firepower. It is not specified how large either fleet since we only see 1 Star Destroyer and zero Republic ships so it's hard to guess but it kept them from openly declaring war.

This leads us to the movie where Starkiller Base is being used to destroy the entire senate of The New Republic as well as a large portion of their fleet.(Why they would station a large part of their fleet in 1 system is baffling to me but that's how it is) So at the end of the movie the Resistance has basically been reduced to the power of the Rebellion of the older movies now that the Republic has been annihilated. Despite the loss of Starkiller base, it was still a huge victory for The First Order i'd say.

That's basically what happened on the political and conflict side of things between Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens. It's a shame that it wasn't really described in the movie but perhaps it's saved for books or the upcoming spin off movies.

Arrozito
01-07-2016, 12:36 PM
why didnt you use spoilers

pffft, like you even read my post

Dr. Wallace
01-07-2016, 04:02 PM
The First Order isn't exactly "new"; the Empire never completely fell even after Palpatine's death, just fell back and dug in. As for the Resistance's relationship to the New Republic, it's basically the same situation with the US funding insurgents in the Middle East during the Cold War. The New Republic wants to avoid all-out war with the First Order, just as the US did with the USSR.

Mushroomsock
01-08-2016, 12:09 AM
After having read books like "Aftermath," and played games like "Uprising," I can explain the situation. It's kind of spoilery though, so I'll put it in a spoiler.

Shortly after the destruction of the second Death Star, the Riots/Uprisings were quickly stopped by the Imperial military. The imperial commanders stayed allies, but were split apart, with nobody truly in charge.

The Rebel Alliance was reformed by Mon Mothma into the New Republic. The capital was the Chandrila. Mothma was elected as Chancellor.

An "Iron Blockade" was formed around the Anoat sector (Hoth, Bespin, and some other planets,) to keep the news of the Emperor's death a secret. They said that an assassination attempt on the Death Star by the rebellion had failed, with the rebellion destroyed and the Emperor still alive. This stopped most uprisings in this system. It is likely many imperial leaders did similar things.

Other Imperial leaders moved to the outer rim, and took over strategically weak planets they already had control over, but never used for anything before. Akiva was one such planet.

Eventually, the Empire was pushed back by the Republic so greatly, that they met on the Akiva system to discuss regrouping on Jakku (although it was kind of interrupted by the battle of Akiva,) where a large battle happened between the Republic and the Empire. The Empire thought they would win, but due to tactics such as Boarding parties used by the Republic, the Empire lost. This is why there are so many crashed ships in the so called "Graveyard of Giants." The battle of Jakku started exactly 1 year and 6 days after the Battle of Endor. Whether they mean the start or end of the battle of Endor I don't know, and I also don't know which planet's days and years the system is based on. Probably the planet Rainboh.

After this the Empire had nothing left worth fighting for, and signed a treaty with the Republic. Most ships were confined to where the New Republic could see them, but some managed to sneak to the Unknown regions.

These people reorganized into the First Order. Most members of the Order were new, but some were Ex-Imperial.

So, in summary, the Empire is Lukewarm Media, and the First Order is Circle 5.

Also please use spoiler tags, because I know a lot of people haven't seen it (it's not even released yet in some places.)

JediSpectre117
01-08-2016, 01:24 AM
Next Lego Star Wars game? How haven't I heard of this and why can't I find a trailer? :p
Could you post the trailer here in or in a pm please? Wondering where that came from.

Ah, you won't find it, neither have I. My Uncle said after it was released hardcore fans started taking it apart and managed to discovering spoilers from it, they then started posting them and other rumors around the internet. So Disney had it removed within the day. (of course doesn't mean I didn't try.)

Bartbrink1996
01-08-2016, 03:11 AM
So, in summary, the Empire is Lukewarm Media, and the First Order is Circle 5.

That's actually a good comparison. :p


Ah, you won't find it, neither have I. My Uncle said after it was released hardcore fans started taking it apart and managed to discovering spoilers from it, they then started posting them and other rumors around the internet. So Disney had it removed within the day. (of course doesn't mean I didn't try.)

Hmm weird, I can't even find mention of a new Lego Star Wars game anywhere. Either it hasn't been announced yet and the leaked trailer was supposed to be the announcement or every place that talked about has been shutdown somehow. I also find it questionable that a Lego game would hold a lot of spoilers. And i'm a big fan of the Lego games and if there was a new Lego Star Wars game I think I would know it.

Sorry to question your honesty like this but I can't find a trace of this game anywhere, are you sure your uncle isn't just messing with you? :confused:

Mushroomsock
01-08-2016, 03:11 PM
Spoilers are in the spoiler (Duh)
The New Republic may be supporting the Resistance, but they can't be supporting them much. To us the T-70 X-wings are new, but in the canon, the New Republic have been using T-85 X-wings.

Arrozito
01-09-2016, 10:14 PM
Now that's all very interesting, and I rather would have seen a movie about that.

What I was really hoping, (and I knew we wouldn't get it when the first trailer was released), was a new situation to start in. I would have liked to start with a functioning new Jedi Order,


in fact the stuff with Kylo Ren wrecking the order would have made for a much better first or second movie rather than just being relegated to a flash back.



The First Order isn't exactly "new"; the Empire never completely fell even after Palpatine's death, just fell back and dug in. As for the Resistance's relationship to the New Republic, it's basically the same situation with the US funding insurgents in the Middle East during the Cold War. The New Republic wants to avoid all-out war with the First Order, just as the US did with the USSR.

That was what I surmised as well, but the state of affairs between the Republic and First Order weren't quite clear enough to make this sort of thing, well a logical sort of thing.

Mushroomsock
01-09-2016, 11:04 PM
I can't confirm this, but my friend told me C3PO has his normal arm back at the end of the movie.

USSTalladega
01-11-2016, 09:57 AM
I can't confirm this, but my friend told me C3PO has his normal arm back at the end of the movie.

Nope, he doesn't. They are saving that for #8. But there is a comic that tells you who he got the arm from.

Mushroomsock
01-11-2016, 12:52 PM
Nope, he doesn't. They are saving that for #8. But there is a comic that tells you who he got the arm from.

Are you sure? I've seen other sources about that now.

USSTalladega
01-12-2016, 09:23 AM
Are you sure? I've seen other sources about that now.

It came straight from Kasdan in an interview IIRC.

robo-ve-tranic
01-12-2016, 04:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzQahpxucKk&list=RDqzQahpxucKk
found this master piece

TyrantKing4Ever
01-12-2016, 09:49 PM
Well, I learned to not do something ever again after trying it. Those packs you can buy with gems in Galaxy of Heroes...yeah, they can be kind of a rip off. Because I still had $28 left on iTunes, I decided to buy the $20 pack of gems since I saw nothing worthwhile on the App Store. I bought the pack that said "Best Chance to Unlock Kylo Ren" afterwards. And guess what, no Kylo Ren. Instead, 7 of the 8 things I got were just shards for characters I already have or don't really care for. The only character I unlocked was a regular Nightsister. I regret buying that pack but it's too late now. Oh well, I can save the remaining money I have until I see something actually worth buying or until I get another iTunes gift card.

Mushroomsock
02-02-2016, 11:03 AM
Here's a LEGO Force Awakens Game Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0IJqIzO_YM
To be honest I'm a bit annoyed that this game might go the same way the Hobbit decided to go (How could they dare to not do episode 9,) but I hope this is a popular enough franchise that they don't do that,

Maybe instead of Hybrid creation you can build custom ships?

USSTalladega
02-02-2016, 11:10 AM
I am SO gonna get that when its added on Steam!

Mushroomsock
02-02-2016, 11:35 AM
Apparently it's going to have stuff that fills in the gap in between RotJ and TFA.

Battle of Jakku pls.

USSTalladega
02-17-2016, 09:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQQMLE4FuIQ

SlyThePug✧・゚:*
02-17-2016, 01:47 PM
I'm pretty sure in Game Informer they had screenshots of remade versions of 1-6, I saw the final battle from episode 6. Sad thing is I don't think it will be the full episode but just a bonus level, either way I'm getting this.

Zillatamer
02-17-2016, 02:53 PM
Thought this was the movies thread. Effed up.

Urano Metria
02-17-2016, 03:45 PM
So my parents kind of MADE me watch the movie (and of course wondered why I was ungrateful) to spend some "Family Time" together, despite none of us having ever seen a Star Wars film. I have just ONE nitpick of the movie, written in spoilers below

How did Han Solo die? When he was grabbing the sword/saber and Kylo suddenly activated it, it showed Han being stabbed by the sword/saber thing. But the sword/saber wasn't even pointed at him, so how did he get stabbed? The only thing within proximity would be his hand which was covering the smaller openings. I knew he was just a crazy trilobite.

USSTalladega
02-18-2016, 09:31 AM
...despite none of us having ever seen a Star Wars film.

Yeah that is obviously not a wise thing to do in this case. At minimum watching the original trilogy is a requirement.

USSTalladega
04-11-2016, 11:43 AM
Surprised this hasn't been posted yet!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwg

Mushroomsock
04-16-2016, 12:00 AM
Pls be Kyle Katarn
Pls be Kyle Katarn

Seriously, there's a guy who looks like and is dressed like Kyle Katarn. It has to be him, right?

TyrantKing4Ever
06-22-2016, 02:53 PM
So, it looks like Battlefront might get an instant action mode after all this time. http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/06/22/star-wars-battlefront-may-get-offline-instant-action-mode

If so, that's great. Might get the game when it's cheaper (maybe updated copies will say 1-2 players on the back if it truly has split screen for consoles). Just hope EA doesn't make it to where you need to be online to play offline like they did to PvZ: GW2. That'd be stupid.

TyrantKing4Ever
12-27-2016, 11:29 AM
Tragic news. The force was strong but it wasn't enough: https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/iconic-star-wars-actress-carrie-174459671.html

EDIT: One day after her death, her mother dies...