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#326 User is offline   featofstrength 

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 09:15 PM

View PostBelmont13, on 29 November 2014 - 06:13 PM, said:

Andy Serkis is revealed as the narrator of the trailer:

http://www.imdb.com/...?ref_=hm_nw_tp2


Cool. Cumberbatch is great, but pop culture needs a break from him every now and then.

Also, Serkis deserves more recognition for his acting in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 09:35 PM

Andy Serkis is the most interesting addition to the cast even if he gets a small part.

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 07:14 PM

Serkis is great. Gollum, Cesar, and many other parts that I know I'm forgetting at the moment. The guy is like a modern day Karloff with all his creature rolls, and he does such great work in all of them. I like Cumberbatch well enough but that was the obvious guess...I'm glad it turned out to be someone else.

Kevin Smith's reaction to the teaser can now be found online...I refuse to watch it.

Two days ago the talk was about that new lightsaber and the completely pointless debate over whether it would actually work in real life. Now it seems to have shifted to bemoaning a black Stormtrooper. Because America never gets tired of dragging race into any topic.

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 09:56 PM

View Postyojoebro82, on 30 November 2014 - 07:14 PM, said:

Now it seems to have shifted to bemoaning a black Stormtrooper. Because America never gets tired of dragging race into any topic.


Well, it never would have flown with the old Emperor...

For anyone out there with a sense of humor, Mr. Plinkett weighs in on the new trailer:
https://www.youtube....h?v=yBEdgPFoBjY

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 06:38 AM

View Postfeatofstrength, on 30 November 2014 - 09:56 PM, said:

For anyone out there with a sense of humor, Mr. Plinkett weighs in on the new trailer:
https://www.youtube....h?v=yBEdgPFoBjY


You know when he said that was Wedge piloting the X-wing I just assumed he was being flippant, but then I thought what it if IS Wedge? But I know it was reported that the actor said he was "bored" with SW and why would they purposefully mislead us about anything concerning A New Dawn?

But I don't know. It's two guys in helmets sitting in fighter cockpits 30+ years apart. I've never been good at telling the difference.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:18 PM

View Postfeatofstrength, on 28 November 2014 - 02:52 PM, said:

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Well whoever was responsible for this diagram, it made its way to the Colbert Report and he defends the design just about as well as anyone possibly could. It's a pretty good bit.

https://tv.yahoo.com...-151500419.html

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:14 PM

Well, if we're gonna nit-pick here, I'd like to point out the fact that those little "mini-hilts" Colbert is referring to ignite after the main blade does, implying they are indeed separate beams, which means they are actually separate units that could be damaged or cut off in battle...unless the hilts are made of the same metal those staffs that General Grievous' body guards used were.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:49 PM

View Postyojoebro82, on 02 December 2014 - 06:18 PM, said:

View Postfeatofstrength, on 28 November 2014 - 02:52 PM, said:

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Well whoever was responsible for this diagram, it made its way to the Colbert Report and he defends the design just about as well as anyone possibly could. It's a pretty good bit.

https://tv.yahoo.com...-151500419.html


It doesn't matter which nerd talks it up prettier...the criticism is spawned from this: its sad to live in a world that has become so bored with something as simple as a laser coming out of a flashlight

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 11:01 PM

View Postfeatofstrength, on 02 December 2014 - 09:49 PM, said:

View Postyojoebro82, on 02 December 2014 - 06:18 PM, said:

View Postfeatofstrength, on 28 November 2014 - 02:52 PM, said:

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Well whoever was responsible for this diagram, it made its way to the Colbert Report and he defends the design just about as well as anyone possibly could. It's a pretty good bit.

https://tv.yahoo.com...-151500419.html


It doesn't matter which nerd talks it up prettier...the criticism is spawned from this: its sad to live in a world that has become so bored with something as simple as a laser coming out of a flashlight


Hey, it's nerd debate. What are ya gonna do?

To further this...I think it's one beam and inside the handle are little mirrors that shoot it off into 3 different directions.

That is as far as I am going to analyze this fantasy weapon. I promise.

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:15 AM

View Postyojoebro82, on 02 December 2014 - 11:01 PM, said:

View Postfeatofstrength, on 02 December 2014 - 09:49 PM, said:

View Postyojoebro82, on 02 December 2014 - 06:18 PM, said:

View Postfeatofstrength, on 28 November 2014 - 02:52 PM, said:

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Well whoever was responsible for this diagram, it made its way to the Colbert Report and he defends the design just about as well as anyone possibly could. It's a pretty good bit.

https://tv.yahoo.com...-151500419.html


It doesn't matter which nerd talks it up prettier...the criticism is spawned from this: its sad to live in a world that has become so bored with something as simple as a laser coming out of a flashlight


Hey, it's nerd debate. What are ya gonna do?

To further this...I think it's one beam and inside the handle are little mirrors that shoot it off into 3 different directions.

That is as far as I am going to analyze this fantasy weapon. I promise.


If Darth Maul's double saber was just 2 lightsabers welded together, and Obi wan struck a clean blow to the center, not damaging the crystal/focusing crystal, shouldnt the other half have stayed ignited?

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Maul's_lightsaber
Why would the crystal be that close to the base unless the double-bladed saber was powered only by one and a refractor?

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:58 AM

View Postfeatofstrength, on 03 December 2014 - 10:15 AM, said:


If Darth Maul's double saber was just 2 lightsabers welded together, and Obi wan struck a clean blow to the center, not damaging the crystal/focusing crystal, shouldnt the other half have stayed ignited?

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Maul's_lightsaber
Why would the crystal be that close to the base unless the double-bladed saber was powered only by one and a refractor?


Ha, ha. I am sure I have no idea. There's a 90-100 year difference between the two weapons, correct? It's possible that they use a different method of construction that I know nothing about.

Looking at your link made me realize one thing, though. One day there will be a comic book depicting Darth _____________ constructing his baffling blade of red light and then all of our questions will be answered.

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 11:26 AM

View Postyojoebro82, on 03 December 2014 - 10:58 AM, said:

View Postfeatofstrength, on 03 December 2014 - 10:15 AM, said:


If Darth Maul's double saber was just 2 lightsabers welded together, and Obi wan struck a clean blow to the center, not damaging the crystal/focusing crystal, shouldnt the other half have stayed ignited?

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Maul's_lightsaber
Why would the crystal be that close to the base unless the double-bladed saber was powered only by one and a refractor?


Ha, ha. I am sure I have no idea. There's a 90-100 year difference between the two weapons, correct? It's possible that they use a different method of construction that I know nothing about.

Looking at your link made me realize one thing, though. One day there will be a comic book depicting Darth _____________ constructing his baffling blade of red light and then all of our questions will be answered.


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The point is, we shouldn't have to or even want to ask these questions. We easily bought into the fantasy of the original lightsaber...if it ain't broke, dont fix it.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 06:05 PM

I think the thing about it that's more interesting to me than the configuration of the beams is the beams themselves...they seem to have a more intense, unstable energy about them, as if they might not be as refined as the light saber beams of old. Perhaps if this is a wannabe Sith character trying to revive the order, if the rumors are to be believed, then maybe this is a crude homemade lightsaber...there might not have been anyone else left alive all those years that knew the secrets of the Sith or how to properly construct a lightsaber, other than Luke, of course.

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:46 PM

Soooo......the rumors I'm hearing is Han and Leia are no longer together. Also sounds like the Empire might still be in charge. The characters shown in the trailer are suppose to come together to hire Han to take them to Leia who's in charge of the Rebels.

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 10:27 PM

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http://www.lightersi...stabilized.html

Indiana Jones vs Ball Droid
https://www.youtube....h?v=mts0TP_J3c8

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:00 PM

Character names revealed
http://jediinsider.c...hp?itemid=16077

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:25 PM

Neat idea with the trading cards.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:00 PM

View Postyojoebro82, on 11 December 2014 - 04:25 PM, said:

Neat idea with the trading cards.


I guess...no matter how much they shill, still not gonna be like the originals.


Also...no one had anything to say about the stabilized Falcon shot above? *cricket cricket*

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 08:15 PM

Who is Captian Phasma

http://www.cinemable...asma-68693.html

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:57 PM

Thank you from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!


https://www.youtube....8dGX8zmK4I#t=37

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:31 PM

View PostWheeljack35, on 18 December 2014 - 08:57 PM, said:

Thank you from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
https://www.youtube....8dGX8zmK4I#t=37


Most people see Chewbacca and get excited...I see a lot of greenscreen...big greenscreens...

and for some OT news...
http://www.ign.com/a...ts-han-and-leia
BARF.

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:39 PM

^With who they've got doing Vader,I wanna hear him call Luke "A wall-crawling menace." :D

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