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 Post subject: Re: Let's Actually Watch the Movie: Return of the Jedi
PostPosted: Fri October 13, 2017 7:58 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Let's Actually Watch the Movie: Return of the Jedi
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But I presume they really help, like a co-pilot.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's Actually Watch the Movie: Return of the Jedi
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 Post subject: Re: Let's Actually Watch the Movie: Return of the Jedi
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So the description in the Complere vehicles book reads thusly

'The x wing starfighter was a top secret project of the incom corporation when the empire began to suspect rebel sympathies within the company and seized its assets. Key members of the design team escaped with the plans and two prototypes, destroying all other records of the ship. Hence into the hands of the rebellion came what would become its finest space fighter. Carrying heavy firepower hyperdrive and defensive shields the x wing is nonetheless maneuverable enough for close combat with the Empires lethally agile TIE fighters. Although a formidable space superiority fighter, the x wings complex systems and rare alloys have delayed full scale production of the craft for years.'

On the R2 unit-
'The on board R2 astromechdroid carries out all hyperspace calculations and handles in flight operations and adjustments and damage control'.

So it can technically fly without an R2 just with difficulty and no hyperspace ability.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's Actually Watch the Movie: Return of the Jedi
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Possibly blasphemous but George's rough draft summary for ROTJ would have been a fuckin awesome movie. Better by a long way than how it ended up.

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dimejinky-the Han Solo of RM.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's Actually Watch the Movie: Return of the Jedi
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Possibly blasphemous but George's rough draft summary for ROTJ would have been a fuckin awesome movie. Better by a long way than how it ended up.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's Actually Watch the Movie: Return of the Jedi
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The whole ramp up with Vader trying to turn luke and overthrow the emperor but the emperor looking to turn luke and replace Vader and both of them acting secretly so the other doesn't know, is vaguely there in the final film but it's way way more interesting and layered and a much more profound payoff in his early versions.

So sad that he didn't go that way with it. Or with Luke turning or pretending to turn only to reveal his ruse at the end. Much more nail biting and engaging story.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's Actually Watch the Movie: Return of the Jedi
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I've always been sorta let down by the way Luke kills the Rancor, somebody convince me it's cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's Actually Watch the Movie: Return of the Jedi
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I've always been sorta let down by the way Luke kills the Rancor, somebody convince me it's cool.


Missed opportunity. Could have used that scene to show how powerful he’s become.
He needs a bone to stick in it’s jaw?

He throws a skull at the door switch to bring it down on the rancor?

He couldnt have just used the force?

I’m sorry. I can’t convince even myself that scene is cool. Though they worked almost up until the finish line to get it done. It was one of the most troublesome scenes in the entire film to get done. They tried it loads of different ways.

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