I guess you’ve never seen Freaks and Geeks.
They did eventually acknowledge the difference in-universe, though, and ultimately even explained it (and told a good story in doing so).
There’s a difference between using different tech and changing the design. It’s totally possible to do one without the other; indeed, it has already happened, when TOS was remastered for the 40th anniversary and the original effects shots of the Enterprise (using optical composites with physical miniatures) were…
... and yet they actually did explain. those differences. The Enterprise as seen in The Motion Picture and the subsequent films had undergone an extensive refit; it’s part of the movie storyline. The Klingons were changed and for years the difference was ignored, but they eventually acknowledged it and ultimately even…
No, there are lots of differences. In fact there have been lots of modern CG recreations of the ship that actually do look the same, but this doesn’t look like those any more than it looks like the physical models (which was built in the ‘60s, not the ‘50s).
“It loks almost identical, it just looks updated for modern graphics.”
I don’t know if the R. L. Stine book you post as an example is one of the first ones you saw (i.e., if you’re younger), but the actual CYOA series debuted well before this; this isn’t prior art.
Lasseter admitted to his misconduct, albeit in language that minimized it. As for Kavanaugh, his accuser suffered harsher consequences than Kavanaugh himself.
Who’s being oppressed in this situation? The most io9 commenters here are doing is criticizing Lasseter, and the company hiring him. He probably won’t even see these comments.
It does, it does... but I hate, loathe, despise, abhor, detest, and deplore the 2009 movie and the Kelvin universe it begat with the white-hot intensity of a trillion stars. While I didn’t think it was particularly likely to happen, I’d held out some hope that any new TV continuation of the Star Trek franchise into…
You interpreted it as a gag/distraction? I found Solo great as it is, and the incorporation of this compelling character is a big reason why.
The upcoming ninth (!) season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic should also be the end of G4 MLP, but that’s not officially confirmed (though it appears definite), and the season also might run into 2020. But still.
Well, it wasn’t just Star Wars; most of Lucasfilm’s major motion picture fantasies prior to the Disney acquisition were released in May of their respective years - all six numbered Star Wars cinematic episodes, all the Indiana Jones movies except the first (and even that one wasn’t far off - Raiders of the Lost Ark…
If you’ll forgive some bonus nitpicking, Lucas was barely involved in the special, so I wouldn’t credit him with that shot. He isn’t credited on it at all - not even in a “based on characters created by” sense, and if everything one knew about Star Wars came from watching this program, one would have no idea anyone…
Funny you should say so, because as it happens a local theater here just ran Batman Returns as part of their Christmas programming.
What? No, that’s not the case at all - he’s a young guy who wants to project an image of being a tough greaser kid, but who really isn’t. He’s a kid who realizes he’s in over his head as soon as he gets in an actual fight, not someone who does this all the time.
I’m still not entirely sure either (lightninglouie’s thoughtful explanation notwithstanding), but as a sentimental old fan, I was so, so happy to get Solo: A Star Wars Story not just in May, but specifically on May 25th. I wish more people had been.
Huh. As a longtime fan of not just Star Wars but Lucasfilm in general, May release dates for Lucasfilm fantasies were something I’d not just noticed, but had deeply internalized. Star Wars movies in December has felt very strange to me these last few years.
It doesn’t feel weird to me. As an old-time fan, it feels far weirder to have had three in a row released in December- not nearly as weird as having them start without the 20th Century Fox Fanfare, but still plenty weird.
If you’ll forgive some pedantic nerdy nitpicking, The Star Wars Holiday Special isn’t a movie, and also neither has Christmas in its title nor was released in December (it actually aired November 17th, 1978 - nearly a week before Thanksgiving that year, and more than a month before Christmas).