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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:54 pm 
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Looks like the movie itself needs a thread of it's own.

Semi-confirmed: J.J. Abrams is directing.

Cut back on the lens flares and I'm down.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/24/jj-abrams-to-direct-star-wars-episode-vii?abthid=5101ab818edfc2245c0000cd

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:57 pm 
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Damn, Star Trek and Star Wars from the same guy? The Nerdverse just imploded.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:09 pm 
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Proving that, yes, it is possible to make a Star Wars movie worse than Caravan of Courage.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:05 pm 
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I thought JJA said no?

I enjoyed Star Trek and dug the hell out of, ummm, Film Reel 8 or whatever it was called (plot stupidity and all), but I'm not sure about him on Star Wars.

Of course, almost anything is an upgrade from Lucas.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:25 pm 
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I thought JJA said no?


Initially he did, but it couldn't have been too hard to say yes to that LucasFilm/Disney money. I guarantee you, he was at the very top of their short list for potential directors. Disney is obviously sparing no expense here.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:58 pm 
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You beat me to it.

I have mixed feelings. More lens flares are not what the Star Wars franchise needs.

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Confirmed. JJ is directing it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:52 am 
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I don't care about lens flares, I just don't want Star Wars and Star Trek to be the same thing, but I have faith that Mr. Abrams doesn't either.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:31 am 
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I'll bet there will be time travel.

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I'll bet there will be time travel.
That would explain how the Emperor was able to get his plan so neatly in place, and completely fuck up the Star Wars universe.

My hope is he goes full on fandom and kills off the midichlorians and the Jedi's have to use the force directly, as god intended. Maybe even introduce a new type of shield that looks like blocking errors around the ships.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:10 am 
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... kills off the midichlorians and the Jedi's have to use the force directly...
Actually, that would be an awesome plot.

A person (sith/dark jedi. whatever) learns to communicate and use the force without midiclorians. They then devise a plan to kill off all midiclorians, and succeeds, then the new Jedis have to learn the same thing.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:21 am 
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Just remember, the original trilogy spent no more than 25 percent of the plot on Jedi bullshit. There's far more to the SW universe than lightsabers and shit.

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Well, with all the Jedi powers gone (for a while at least) the other stuff would be even more important.


I'm excited that they will be made, and that George has stepped aside.

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Chris Knight wrote:
Just remember, the original trilogy spent no more than 25 percent of the plot on Jedi bullshit. There's far more to the SW universe than lightsabers and shit.


Totally agree. The mythology stuff is fun, but the meat is elsewhere.

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Chris Knight wrote:
Just remember, the original trilogy spent no more than 25 percent of the plot on Jedi bullshit. There's far more to the SW universe than lightsabers and shit.

The non-trilogy movies will take care of that. As I am sure you know, they're planning a trilogy plus all sorts of side movies. Expect some Rogue Squadron.

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I just want Rogue Squadron for the PS3. That's all.

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Chris Knight wrote:
I just want Rogue Squadron for the PS3. That's all.


That's half the reason I still have my Gamecube. For an 11 year-old game it still kicks all kinds of ass.

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The Rogue Squadron series, and Ikaruga, are the only reasons to own a GC (or Wii).

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Chris Knight wrote:
The Rogue Squadron series, and Ikaruga, are the only reasons to own a GC (or Wii).


Personally, I'll add Eternal Darkness, the Viewtiful Joe games, Killer 7, Metroid Prime 1 and 2, and Wind Waker to that.

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The first Rogue Squadron, on all of the systems, was so mad good it;s insane. I wanted a bigger world version of that SO bad.

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Shoe wrote:
The first Rogue Squadron, on all of the systems, was so mad good it;s insane. I wanted a bigger world version of that SO bad.

Well, part II was a bigger, better version of the first one. A vastly better Hoth battle, not as many annoying convoy levels, B-WINGS!, a massive Endor space battle at the end, and you could fly the Naboo starfighter (or a station wagon). The goofy T-16 intro level was ridiculously serene, too. Oh, and director's commentary on the last level - which was impossible to listen to, because you had to concentrate on playing the level.

Part III was a bit of a let-down, especially the ewok crap at the end, but still better than the first one. I just want THOSE games in HD.

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PORKINS FORMATION, PLZ.

The only Star Wars games I played the shit out of were Jedi Knight related for PC. Hours and hours of multiplayer lightsaber battles. Should I revisit these old Rogue squadron games/wait for HD versions if I haven't before?

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You can't not enjoy Rogue Squadron 2.

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Chris Knight wrote:
Shoe wrote:
The first Rogue Squadron, on all of the systems, was so mad good it;s insane. I wanted a bigger world version of that SO bad.

Well, part II was a bigger, better version of the first one. A vastly better Hoth battle, not as many annoying convoy levels, B-WINGS!, a massive Endor space battle at the end, and you could fly the Naboo starfighter (or a station wagon). The goofy T-16 intro level was ridiculously serene, too. Oh, and director's commentary on the last level - which was impossible to listen to, because you had to concentrate on playing the level.

Part III was a bit of a let-down, especially the ewok crap at the end, but still better than the first one. I just want THOSE games in HD.

I'll have to look for that. Like I said, for me the only major letdown of RS was that the levels felt a bit too confined. Otherwise, it was super rad and one of the best Star Wars games I've played.

Best Star Wars Games:

1) Knights of the Old Republic
2) Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
3) Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
4) Rogue Squadron
5) Knights of the Old Republic 2

6) Lego Star Wars
7) X-Wing
8) Star Wars Arcade
9) Super Star Wars (SNES)
10) The Empire Strikes Back (Atari 2600)

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Tie Fighter is the best Star Wars game I ever played. Great story, with brilliant (for its time) flight system. And no lightsabers.

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I went back and forth between including X-Wing or TIE Fighter. Went with the original, but could easily swap in TIE Fighter.

That re-skinned Age of Empires -- Battlegrounds, I think it was called? -- was pretty good for what it was. I've long though (and still think) that we're lacking a really good, polish Star Wars strategy game. I'd murder for one.

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Shoe wrote:
that we're lacking a really good, polish Star Wars strategy game.


How many Pollacks does it take to defeat the Empire?

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How many lens flares and open gates does it take to make a film a JJ Abrams film?

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Wow, complaining about lens flares in a J.J. Abrams movie...just about as fresh as "All Your Base" jokes at this point.

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Monterey Jack wrote:
Wow, complaining about lens flares in a J.J. Abrams movie...just about as fresh as "All Your Base" jokes at this point.


Go re-watch Super 8 and tell us that all those flares (many clearly digitally inserted) aren't annoying as fuck.

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I hope he replaces the transition swipes with transition lens flares.

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I hope he replaces the transition swipes with transition lens flares.


Love it. He should replace light sabers with lens flares too.

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Hmmm...

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