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2/1/20
3:21 PM
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The “race of enslaved synthetics” is exactly what Picard and Data say will happen if Maddox got his hands on Data. There’s a bit of a mystery as to how that was allowed to come to fruition, but between rebuilding from the Dominion War and the emancipation of holograms, maybe the Federation leadership wasn’t looking Read more

2/1/20
3:18 PM
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Well it did have enough of an atmosphere to light on fire.  They might have terraformed it less completely, to where it was livable, but left it marginal for some reason.

1/28/20
10:55 PM
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Nope, reread what I wrote. I meant that I think Rey being nobody was perfectly established and set up in TFA. The whole “it was JJ’s plan all along” is where the revisionism starts and ends. If he was trying to set it up to be Palpatine, that sure as shit didn’t make it into TFA.

1/21/20
12:37 AM
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Except for the “hiding” parting, yes.  There is no realistic way to achieve stealth in space.  By nature of having crew and an operable ship, you give off more than enough emissions to track you.

1/4/20
4:01 PM
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I disagree that Rey being nobody changed in the second film; it was perfectly in keeping with what we saw in TFA. The flip-flop only came in RoS.

Last Jedi’s handling of plot points is exactly the same way Feige worked in the MCU. Even Snoke’s death is perfectly in keeping with the way Baron Strucker was played up as a Read more

1/4/20
1:06 AM
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Not actually true. Most of the BTS videos and interviews spill support this: Feige doesn’t have a giant master plan that directors have to follow. What he has been doing is laying out plot threads without knowing when they’ll pay off, and then deciding which ones to pick back up when each movie is being made.

This is Read more

12/21/19
2:27 AM
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Marco coming out of nowhere and then having nothing but success after success for most of the book made it really easy to dislike him in ways that diminish the enjoyment of the book.  He was very Villain Sue.  Giving him a little more build up was the right call here, but hopefully they also make him less unreasonably Read more

12/20/19
9:59 PM
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I’ll have to check again on rewatch, but it didn’t look like the Ewoks took down two destroyers, it looked to me like it was one destroyer that got Holdo’d.  Which was a nicer touch than Meriadoc Brandybuck bringing it up so it could get shot down.

12/20/19
9:19 PM
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I forgot they’d done the whole “I can’t hold titles” thing just last season, which makes it an even bigger mess.

12/11/19
2:58 AM
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The reason they’re canon is solely down to Lucas’s direct involvement.  That they were his attempt to salvage the story, which mostly succeeded due to skilled collaborators that could finally say no to him, is incidental.

12/11/19
2:52 AM
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Probably should’ve been 2, not 3, unless Qui-Gon is taken out of the “train Anakin” subplot.  Though doing away with the whole “Rule of Two” nonsense probably would’ve helped things.

12/11/19
2:47 AM
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Eh.  McDiarmid did okay, but outside of the opera house scene, he never got close to the menace he had in Jedi.  Most of that is the terrible lines and bad plotting, but it’s just not the same level.

12/11/19
2:23 AM
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That’s all a legacy of Empire, where Bespin (despite being a different star system) is just one asteroid thicket away from Hoth, at sublight. Which is a discontinuity that the films studiously ignored forever, and the EU had to cobble together an explanation for.

12/7/19
4:41 PM
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That sound is a LOT older than that.  They used in the original Battlefront 2, and I’m sure someone can come up with something even earlier if they tried.  Star Wars’ sound library is vast and it is *old*.

11/17/19
4:08 AM
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Because there’s a lot of crossover between the groups of people that trust public USB ports and the groups of people that can’t tell the difference between two externally-identical cables.

11/9/19
11:37 AM
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Sitting in airplane seats isn’t exactly comfortable for a lot of people.  They’re built for a relatively narrow band of body sizes and types, and have shit for adjustment.  A good number of people are probably standing up to get more comfortable.

11/9/19
11:32 AM
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This.  The reason I don’t “sit and relax” is that airplane seats are NOT relaxing when you’re tall, and have been sitting in them for hours.  I’m standing up so I can stretch.

9/27/19
8:47 PM
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No, that’s not even remotely what I was saying.  I was saying that the reason Ackbar was killed off was because the voice actor died, and they decided they wouldn’t recast the role out of respect.  That’s why he has so few lines in Last Jedi.