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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
PostPosted: Sun August 26, 2018 11:51 pm 
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OK started listening to the audiobook and the opening battle above Coruscant goes on for about 45 minutes

This will be amazing. I thought no.


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Did you learn anything new?


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
PostPosted: Sun November 04, 2018 9:20 am 
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Don’t think I kept going after the never ending opening battle. But my loss. Everyone says the book is fantastic.


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Watched The Phantom Menace and Attack Of The Clones again this week. I love how colorful these movies are, and how there are so many different alien worlds and creatures, robots and ships. There’s politics and war, lots of action and several fantastic actors, as well as a long list of standout scenes. The movies also led to the wonderful Clone Wars series.

It’s a shame the two movies are so flawed. These movies could have been true classics. The main premise is solid, but the story in both suffer from some poor ideas. Those that annoy me the most are those that seem made specifically for kids (Jar Jar, clumsy and lucky going hand in hand, the robot making scene in AOTC followed by the colosseum scene). The romance should have been better, and the story behind the creation of the clone army seems fair, but rushed. There’s also the virgin birth and the midi-chlorians in TPM, which I guess can be debated. The list of positives is still longer than the negatives.

I’m sure I’ve written a similar post before. The sad thing is that while the new movies have less obvious flaws, they also lack a lot of the inventiveness, scope and strengths of the prequels.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
PostPosted: Mon March 25, 2019 5:38 pm 
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Has anyone ever listened to the podcast 'Blank Check' with Griffin Newman (actor - he is arthur on the tick) and David Sims (film critic). Excellent podcast. They are very funny, are insightful, and have a great dynamic. Their podcast started out with a 30 episode in depth analysis of the prequels, with the gimmick that they were pretending the original trilogy did not exist and this story was actually beginning with episode 1.

Well worth a listen

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
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I’ve heard the name David Simms.

But 30 episodes??

How long are they?

And is it for laughs or are they really getting into it?


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They are each 60-90 minutes. And it is both. It's very funny but it is also an actor and a film critic so they are often discussing craft, etc. Each episode focuses on a theme (so one of the episodes in the Attack of the Clones block was on the jedi order, another was on the love story, a whole episode in phantom menace was on Jar Jar,)

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That is amazing. Real dedication.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
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I haven't listened to the star wars episodes, but I can confirm that. Blank check is a good podcast.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
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dimejinky99 wrote:
Don’t think I kept going after the never ending opening battle. But my loss. Everyone says the book is fantastic.

It is. It better explains the strain on Anakin. He was more of a galactic celebrity and as such, the stress associated with that.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
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From celebration this weekend:

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
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20th anniversary phantom menace panel tomorrow
Featuring these two lads.

And with any luck, Ewan McGregor


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I look forward to that.


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Anders wrote:
From celebration this weekend:

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Amazing how modern medical advances have been able to reattach his limbs.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
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Sgt. Crackpot wrote:
Anders wrote:
From celebration this weekend:

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Amazing how modern medical advances have been able to reattach his limbs.



And Palpatine?

Survived a great fall a reactor explosion and the cold death of space?


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I like that the backdrop is framed like the old Topps card set for the original movie.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
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Actually it will be a little bit strange (but cool) if Hayden is on the panel, since he wasn't in the movie.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
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Matt Lanter was the voice of Anakin Skywalker in the Clone Wars movie and series.


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Anders wrote:
Actually it will be a little bit strange (but cool) if Hayden is on the panel, since he wasn't in the movie.



Great. Now I’m all ‘Obi wan and Anakin series! Confirmed!’


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars: The Prequels
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Twenty minutes to go.

Please turn up Ewan. Cmon


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