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    Is it just me or does Star Wars trilogy bring back a lot of memories? Anyone else feeling nostalgic? Maaan, those were the days. I especially like how they made it in a sequel format followed by the prequel. Pure genius.


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    A lot of people said they didn't like the prequels, but I did. Maybe I'm just a die hard jedi fan.









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    Forget the prequels and that Jar Jar abomination! Have you ever seen the Star Wars Christmas Special from 1978

    WARNING: Very strong on cheese.
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    Something tells me you guys might not be fans of the star wars remake, Star Wars Robot Chicken (Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapples View Post
    Forget the prequels and that Jar Jar abomination! Have you ever seen the Star Wars Christmas Special from 1978

    WARNING: Very strong on cheese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
    Something tells me you guys might not be fans of the star wars remake, Star Wars Robot Chicken (Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), lol.


    Ohhh not that much a fan though, I still love the original
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
    Something tells me you guys might not be fans of the star wars remake, Star Wars Robot Chicken (Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), lol.

    Let's not forget the Family Guy Star Wars remakes! (Sci-Fi will never be the same again! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapples View Post
    Forget the prequels and that Jar Jar abomination! Have you ever seen the Star Wars Christmas Special from 1978

    WARNING: Very strong on cheese.
    star wars holiday special part 1 - YouTube
    I saw that when it originally aired. I was horrified, and have spent the last several decades in therapy (where is the damn Neuralyzer(tm) when you need it?). I couldn't imagine anything worse, then Jar-Jar came along and established a new baseline of bad. At least there was an upside: Creative folks riffed on the badness. My fave is

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    Quote Originally Posted by efbjr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
    Something tells me you guys might not be fans of the star wars remake, Star Wars Robot Chicken (Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), lol.

    Let's not forget the Family Guy Star Wars remakes! (Sci-Fi will never be the same again! )
    Oh! And Quagmire as C3PO was my favorite!! Did you hear about the star wars angry birds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by efbjr View Post

    Let's not forget the Family Guy Star Wars remakes! (Sci-Fi will never be the same again! )
    Lol, forgot about that one, was funny also though. Be funny also to see what south park would make of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
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    Let's not forget the Family Guy Star Wars remakes! (Sci-Fi will never be the same again! )
    Lol, forgot about that one, was funny also though. Be funny also to see what south park would make of it.
    Too bad there wouldn't be a princess Lea in south park.. Chef Luv Shack would make a good chewbacca or jabba the hutt though. No offense to him )
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefreethinker31 View Post
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    Let's not forget the Family Guy Star Wars remakes! (Sci-Fi will never be the same again! )
    Lol, forgot about that one, was funny also though. Be funny also to see what south park would make of it.
    Too bad there wouldn't be a princess Lea in south park.. Chef Luv Shack would make a good chewbacca or jabba the hutt though. No offense to him )
    Lol, I guess Wendy could be Leia, and Cartman would probarbly make a good Jabba. Also they could have Mr Garrison as Emperor, that would be funny and Butters as Darth Vader.
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    Wendy played Chewbacca more than one year in a row.
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    Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy
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    I just wonder when the trunk flops up, does the elephant trumpet loudly?

    Oh yeah- two words for ya: Light saber.
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    It's sort of depressing to think there's a third trilogy on the horizon.
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    Did anyone ever see Red Letter Media's review of the Phantom Menace? It's almost as long as the movie, but it is quite worth the watch.

    *Contains Profanity*

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    Star Wars reminds me of Christmas too. The two can never be seperated! The excitement of finding a Luke Skywalker action figure in my Christmas stocking then running down stairs to see a brand new AT-AT standing next to the tree. I know this is the science forum but in those days magic was real !
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    Quote Originally Posted by stander-j View Post
    Did anyone ever see Red Letter Media's review of the Phantom Menace? It's almost as long as the movie, but it is quite worth the watch.

    *Contains Profanity*

    Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Review (Part 1 of 7) - YouTube
    I enjoyed that, thanks for subjecting us to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by stander-j View Post
    Did anyone ever see Red Letter Media's review of the Phantom Menace? It's almost as long as the movie, but it is quite worth the watch.

    *Contains Profanity*

    Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Review (Part 1 of 7) - YouTube
    Just watched that though. The guys voice is a bit irritating and takes getting use to but he make a good analysis. Was good.
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    No problem, happy to hear you, and pineapples, enjoyed it.

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    Yeah, the whole voice thing takes getting used to at first. I think the first time somebody recommended to watch it I stopped after about 3 minutes specifically because the voice was distracting me. Having said that, once familiar with the shtick - I think the whole voice/character is what makes the review digestable. I don't think I could watch a review that long without the all weirdness.
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    Very true, but he's a smart critic and I put weight on his opinions. For entertainment, I've been watching his other reviews. They are better than the movies.
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    Still worried about what Disney could do to finangle the Star Wars franchise more than Lucas did in the last installments of Star Wars
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeCross View Post
    Still worried about what Disney could do to finangle the Star Wars franchise more than Lucas did in the last installments of Star Wars
    One can already hear the Star Wars theme music in the background of their Visit Disney World commercials
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    I love Star Wars!!
    It's my favourite film!
    It will be great to watch the Vorlons fighting it out with the Klingons again!
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    As for me, Id relish seeing the original actors of the 1977 film together on the big screen again.

    Hopes that Star Wars actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles on screen have been raised by the saga's creator.

    Speaking to Bloomsberg Businessweek, George Lucas revealed that the trio had been "in final stages of negotiation" when his Lucasfilm company was sold to Disney last year.

    That deal will pave the way for a new Star Wars film, directed by JJ Abrams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nehushtan View Post
    As for me, I’d relish seeing the original actors of the 1977 film together on the big screen again.

    Hopes that Star Wars actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles on screen have been raised by the saga's creator.

    Speaking to Bloomsberg Businessweek, George Lucas revealed that the trio had been "in final stages of negotiation" when his Lucasfilm company was sold to Disney last year.

    That deal will pave the way for a new Star Wars film, directed by JJ Abrams.
    BBC News - Star Wars: George Lucas hints at cast 'reunion'
    Sounds like a bad idea. As far as I’m concerned the Empire folded because of the intervention of the Ewoks and Hans, Lea and Luke lived happily ever after, so let’s just leave it at that.
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    I prefer star trek
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    transporter accident? Q playing games maybe? or a temporal disturbance in the space time continuum throwing me into the future where I end up hosting karaoke in Quark's on Deep Space 9. Or she becomes the borg queen hell bent on assimilating all of your unfortunate descendents... yeah I like that, me, the borg queen. I'll get you all, and your little dogs too.
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    yeah I like that, me, the borg queen. I'll get you all, and your little dogs too.
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    yeah I like that, me, the borg queen. I'll get you all, and your little dogs too.
    Only if you can figure out how to escape from the holodeck first.
    lol why would i wanna do that? I can program my reality to work out exactly as I plan in one of those. I can be a super hero, or villain which ever I choose and always win!
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    I still have a huge collection of the original ccg card game , including Emporer palpatine death star 2 pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefreethinker31 View Post
    Hello guys,


    Is it just me or does Star Wars trilogy bring back a lot of memories? Anyone else feeling nostalgic? Maaan, those were the days. I especially like how they made it in a sequel format followed by the prequel. Pure genius.
    My nephew was a Star Wars JUNKIE!! One of our farewell's to him was "Let the force be with you." It was an amazing time in film. Things never done were done and well done for that era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapples View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nehushtan View Post
    As for me, I’d relish seeing the original actors of the 1977 film together on the big screen again.

    Hopes that Star Wars actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles on screen have been raised by the saga's creator.

    Speaking to Bloomsberg Businessweek, George Lucas revealed that the trio had been "in final stages of negotiation" when his Lucasfilm company was sold to Disney last year.

    That deal will pave the way for a new Star Wars film, directed by JJ Abrams.
    BBC News - Star Wars: George Lucas hints at cast 'reunion'
    Sounds like a bad idea. As far as I’m concerned the Empire folded because of the intervention of the Ewoks and Hans, Lea and Luke lived happily ever after, so let’s just leave it at that.
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    i prefer star trek
    beam me up!
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    The movies do not bring back old memories or nostalgic feelings, but I like the (pre-Disney) franchise.
    I cannot imagine how many times I have mimicked the sound of a lightsaber and the moves of the Jedi when I was a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    A lot of people said they didn't like the prequels, but I did. Maybe I'm just a die hard jedi fan.









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    I loved the Star Wars Movies....but I was not addicted I preferred "On A Clear Day"....but my Neph was a Star Wars and Trek nut.....he would have loved to have known the new one was released....Maybe they can "Beam him down" to see it.
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    Why do the Kilingons in the New Trek not look anything like a Klingon?
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    Why do the Kilingons in the New Trek not look anything like a Klingon?
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    Why do the Kilingons in the New Trek not look anything like a Klingon?
    I think they tried to pass it off in DS9 as some kind accident or event, this was by way of an attempt then to explain why Worf didn't look anything like the Klingons from the orignal series. So I guess they'll try and use the same explanation for the movie.

    Just watched Panda's clip, cheers, corrected it from TNG to DS9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascended View Post
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    Why do the Kilingons in the New Trek not look anything like a Klingon?
    I think they tried to pass it off in TNG as some kind accident or event, this was by way of an attempt then to explain why Worf didn't look anything like the Klingons from the orignal series. So I guess they'll try and use the same explanation for the movie.
    No...
    The ones in that Kahn imitation movie Abrams just put out.
    The one with the guy that's really good at looking like Spock and Karl Urban being all McCoy and Chris Pine puttin' Shatner to shame and... I have no idea what that curly-haired dude pathetically attempting to be Chekov and failing miserably is all about.

    That one.

    Klingons show up and their all wearing masks.
    That's new.
    One finally takes it off and he looks like a less red Darth Maul.

    You just want to throw your Dr. Pepper at the screen (But never would waste perfectly good Dr. Pepper that way.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Why do the Kilingons in the New Trek not look anything like a Klingon?
    Will the real Klingon please stand up.

    Is it this:

    [img][/img]

    This:



    How about this:




    Or this:



    How about this:




    By the way, the second and fourth image are the same klingon as depicted in two different Star Trek series.



    Why ask now, when continuity of Klingon appearance has not strongly adhered to previous to now?
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    Klingons are Klingons - they come in all shapes and colours, and every single last one of them is as equally Klingon as any other...

    "I have a dream that my four little Klingons will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the ridge of their forehead, but by the ferocity of their warrior spirit." - Martin Luther Kling.
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    oh heaven's...wish my neph were here...he was a star trek/wars BUFF!! I just enjoyed them
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    I'm not feeling nostalgic at all.
    I might, if I wasn't re-watching the movies so often.

    As for Klingons, original series ones looked silly.
    All the other ones in the pics may very well be simple genetic variation. Like skin color, eye shape or face structure the Klingon bone ridges may not be uniform. Maybe some variations are due to genetic defects, diseases, accidents, etc.
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    I never understand why star wars is so popular its good but.... but not more than that
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    I never understand why star wars is so popular its good but.... but not more than that
    It seems a bit ho-hum now, but at the time of its release, there really had never been a movie like it before. There was hardly any pre-release publicity, and a lot of people wandered into the theater expecting a cheesy b-movie from an unknown production company, and were blown away by special effects that were well beyond state of the art. But unlike so many modern sci-fi epics, it actually had a story and characters people could relate to. Particularly ADULT people. So many more recent movies, including the Star Wars prequels, assume sci-fi is a kids genre and don't bother trying to appeal to adults.
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    I never understand why star wars is so popular its good but.... but not more than that
    It was something in the day...that had never been seen or done before...it was amazing at the time.....and I suppose now it seems rather tame.
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    I never understand why star wars is so popular its good but.... but not more than that
    It seems a bit ho-hum now, but at the time of its release, there really had never been a movie like it before. There was hardly any pre-release publicity, and a lot of people wandered into the theater expecting a cheesy b-movie from an unknown production company, and were blown away by special effects that were well beyond state of the art. But unlike so many modern sci-fi epics, it actually had a story and characters people could relate to. Particularly ADULT people. So many more recent movies, including the Star Wars prequels, assume sci-fi is a kids genre and don't bother trying to appeal to adults.

    The Star Wars prequels were from a poorer quality (in regard to the story) than Star Wars IV - VI.
    The better effects in Star Wars I - III could not make up for that.

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    Is it just me or does Star Wars trilogy bring back a lot of memories? Anyone else feeling nostalgic?

    I can imagine that adults who witnessed the release of the original Star Wars movies might feel nostalgic, but I am not one of them.
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    I never understand why star wars is so popular its good but.... but not more than that
    It seems a bit ho-hum now, but at the time of its release, there really had never been a movie like it before. There was hardly any pre-release publicity, and a lot of people wandered into the theater expecting a cheesy b-movie from an unknown production company, and were blown away by special effects that were well beyond state of the art. But unlike so many modern sci-fi epics, it actually had a story and characters people could relate to. Particularly ADULT people. So many more recent movies, including the Star Wars prequels, assume sci-fi is a kids genre and don't bother trying to appeal to adults.

    The Star Wars prequels were from a poorer quality (in regard to the story) than Star Wars IV - VI.
    The better effects in Star Wars I - III could not make up for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by thefreethinker31
    Is it just me or does Star Wars trilogy bring back a lot of memories? Anyone else feeling nostalgic?

    I can imagine that adults who witnessed the release of the original Star Wars movies might feel nostalgic, but I am not one of them.
    Nah the original television show is a hoot....the acting is HORRIBLE.....and it is actually hilarious....Tribbles I think is my favorite.
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    Before Star Wars there were a few Sci-Fi movies that were very well done and could have easily been made sequels about. Forbidden Planet, War of The Worlds, The Day The Earth Stood Still and This Island Earth come to my mind. They all could have had sequels but for reasons unbeknown to me they never did make any. There were others that also were just as interesting but no one wanted to produce something similar tom any of them. I guess they just wanted fresh ideas instead of using the same story line every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    Before Star Wars there were a few Sci-Fi movies that were very well done and could have easily been made sequels about. Forbidden Planet, War of The Worlds, The Day The Earth Stood Still and This Island Earth come to my mind. They all could have had sequels but for reasons unbeknown to me they never did make any. There were others that also were just as interesting but no one wanted to produce something similar tom any of them. I guess they just wanted fresh ideas instead of using the same story line every time.
    I just saw trailer of forbidden planet looks interesting and good quality for movie from 1956... it has something to do with fallout...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackscorp View Post
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    Before Star Wars there were a few Sci-Fi movies that were very well done and could have easily been made sequels about. Forbidden Planet, War of The Worlds, The Day The Earth Stood Still and This Island Earth come to my mind. They all could have had sequels but for reasons unbeknown to me they never did make any. There were others that also were just as interesting but no one wanted to produce something similar tom any of them. I guess they just wanted fresh ideas instead of using the same story line every time.
    I just saw trailer of forbidden planet looks interesting and good quality for movie from 1956... it has something to do with fallout...
    Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film with groundbreaking special effects. Space men travel to a planet ruled by expatriate Pidgeon who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. There the good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his "brain booster" machine, and by Freudian "monsters from the id" as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss.
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    I can imagine that adults who witnessed the release of the original Star Wars movies might feel nostalgic, but I am not one of them.
    That would be me. I was 18 when the original film came out in 1977. I think it was the first time I ever walked out of a theater thinking that "I've got to see this again". When "Empire" came out, it ran in one local theater for over a year. (remember, this was before even video tapes really hit the scene in a big way, so the idea of just waiting for it to come out on video to watch it again didn't exist yet.)

    When I took my daughter to see the 20th anniversary re-releases, and that first note of the main theme blasted out, I was instantly transported back those twenty years and it was like I was back watching it when it first came out.

    Say what you want about the films, but there will never be anything like that phenomenon again. In today's world, no film could ever sneak up on the public like the original Star Wars did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    In today's world, no film could ever sneak up on the public like the original Star Wars did.
    Sneak up?
    Pfft true geeks knew the majority of the plot and special effects anything up to 6 months before it was released.

    But yeah, nostalgia for the original...
    I took my then-fiancee and my little sister to see it when it opened. Some guy in the audience cheered out loud every time Darth Vader appeared on screen.
    But I got told to shut up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    But I got told to shut up.

    And you obeyed? Impossible!

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    Say what you want about the films, but there will never be anything like that phenomenon again. In today's world, no film could ever sneak up on the public like the original Star Wars did.

    Partially because originality and story-telling do not seem to be key points of Hollywood.
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    Nah the original television show is a hoot....the acting is HORRIBLE.....and it is actually hilarious....Tribbles I think is my favorite.
    You appear to be confusing Star Wars and Star Trek [nerd rage rising]

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    I saw "Star Wars" in 1977. My husband was deer hunting so I went with two of his friends. ahahahahahahaha they SLEPT through the entire movie after the first 10 minutes and snored!!
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    A previously undiscovered bloopers reel from the first Star Wars movie.

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    Thanx Alex

    Now, I remember why I dozed off when I saw the movie.
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    Thanx Alex

    Now, I remember why I dozed off when I saw the movie.
    It's a funny thing on how people's taste can differ. When I was growing up, Westerns were all the rage on TV and were very popular. Westerns bored me to death. I just never saw the appeal.

    In another example, my wife's sister and her husband kept telling us that we just had to see "Beverly Hills Cop", (this was a little after it was released on video) and that it was so good. We rented it, and after watching it, both my wife and I were at a loss as to why so many people thought it was so good. It wasn't bad in our opinion, but nothing worth recommending to someone else.
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    Nothing can rival Star Wars...It's truly the only movie where the term 'Epic' actually means something. (I'm not a fan of throwing the term 'epic' around, as it's often used.)
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    Thanx Alex

    Now, I remember why I dozed off when I saw the movie.
    It's a funny thing on how people's taste can differ. When I was growing up, Westerns were all the rage on TV and were very popular. Westerns bored me to death. I just never saw the appeal.

    In another example, my wife's sister and her husband kept telling us that we just had to see "Beverly Hills Cop", (this was a little after it was released on video) and that it was so good. We rented it, and after watching it, both my wife and I were at a loss as to why so many people thought it was so good. It wasn't bad in our opinion, but nothing worth recommending to someone else.

    Ah, the younger years of Eddie Murphy (or in these movies: Axel Foley).
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    Thanx Alex

    Now, I remember why I dozed off when I saw the movie.
    SO did my two male "Dates".
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    The bar scene in the first Star Wars, who can forget it, has it ever been duplicated? Despite all the advanced technology displayed in the movie, interstellar desperadoes filled a local saloon. Music, even tavern variety, is it the common denominator within the Universe? Reminded me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind in that respect and I do believe that Star Wars was the same year or close to it.
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    Reminded me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind in that respect and I do believe that Star Wars was the same year or close to it.
    Yes, it was the same year.

    There's a funny story related to this. Lucas and Spielberg were both filming their respective films at the same time when Lucas visited the Close Encounters set. Lucas confided that he was nervous that his movie might not do very well and that Spielberg's film would likely make more money. Spielberg didn't agree, so they made a sort of bet where each gave the other a percentage of their film's earnings. Of course, as it turned out, Spielberg "won" the bet.
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    Reminded me of Close Encounters of the Third Kind in that respect and I do believe that Star Wars was the same year or close to it.
    Yes, it was the same year.

    There's a funny story related to this. Lucas and Spielberg were both filming their respective films at the same time when Lucas visited the Close Encounters set. Lucas confided that he was nervous that his movie might not do very well and that Spielberg's film would likely make more money. Spielberg didn't agree, so they made a sort of bet where each gave the other a percentage of their film's earnings. Of course, as it turned out, Spielberg "won" the bet.
    We won't need to hold a benefit luncheon to raise funds for either of these two gentlemen.
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    This just came up on my internet radio station. Gotta love weird Al...

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    No one in Star Wars ever had to Narfle the Garthok
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    Before Star Wars there were a few Sci-Fi movies that were very well done and could have easily been made sequels about. Forbidden Planet, War of The Worlds, The Day The Earth Stood Still and This Island Earth come to my mind. They all could have had sequels but for reasons unbeknown to me they never did make any. There were others that also were just as interesting but no one wanted to produce something similar tom any of them. I guess they just wanted fresh ideas instead of using the same story line every time.
    I just saw trailer of forbidden planet looks interesting and good quality for movie from 1956... it has something to do with fallout...
    Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film with groundbreaking special effects. Space men travel to a planet ruled by expatriate Pidgeon who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. There the good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his "brain booster" machine, and by Freudian "monsters from the id" as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss.
    To this I must add: Anne Francis. In what must have been, for the 1950s, a very daring short skirt.
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    Before Star Wars there were a few Sci-Fi movies that were very well done and could have easily been made sequels about. Forbidden Planet, War of The Worlds, The Day The Earth Stood Still and This Island Earth come to my mind. They all could have had sequels but for reasons unbeknown to me they never did make any. There were others that also were just as interesting but no one wanted to produce something similar tom any of them. I guess they just wanted fresh ideas instead of using the same story line every time.
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    Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film with groundbreaking special effects. Space men travel to a planet ruled by expatriate Pidgeon who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. There the good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his "brain booster" machine, and by Freudian "monsters from the id" as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss.
    To this I must add: Anne Francis. In what must have been, for the 1950s, a very daring short skirt.
    I was the mother not the daughter in the musical....it's a hoot! I loved doing it. Set to 50's and 60's rock and roll!! "Go Now"
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