Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC.   Posted by The Force.Group: 0
Shard
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Tue 17 Jun 2014
at 12:09
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Who said anything about DUEL?  :)

And no, no mud-wrestling.  I'll open up the grease-blob with the murder-stick before that happens.
The Force
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Wed 18 Jun 2014
at 17:53
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
For those of you who are desperate for a Star Wars fix, and have a couple of hours to spare, I present a movie, set 94 years after the battle of Endor and the destruction of the second Death Star...

Star Wars: Threads of Destiny

A full length fan movie, made in Sweden (English language!) and watchable for free on line.

Personal opinion - acting was a bit shaky, and the CGI sets were a rather overused, but the story was very Star Wars.  :)

Evil empire, treachery, Jedi, rescue the princess, blah blah...
Rhijans Thanus
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Wed 18 Jun 2014
at 18:17
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
*grin*  Shaky acting?  Isn't that some kind of a prerequisite for fan films?  I mean, most fans who can act well become actors and get paid...*laugh*

(This, coming from a guy who has helped write and create two Star Trek fan shorts and a Star Trek-inspired corporate April Fools announcement...but I'll have to check this one out when I have more time to sit and watch something...on my way to work right now.  I may have gotten into fan films doing Star Trek, but Star Wars has always been my 'first love' in the sci-fi world...)
Shard
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Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 11:28
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Okay, I'll watch it.  :)  For sure.

Couldn't be worse than the prequels.  I know, everyone screams 'You ruined my childhood, Lucas!'  He didn't, not for me, but honestly, I watched the first prequel and it was just...bleah.  So I've never watched 'Episodes II and III'.
Haarmon Dak
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Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 14:18
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
In reply to Shard (msg # 181):

Episode II was a bad movie. I thought Episode III was a decent sci-fi movie. But only a mediocre (at best) Star Wars movie.

I also never think that anyone spoiled my childhood. I can still touch some of the wonder and magic that I felt when I saw Empire for the first time (it's one of my earliest memories)
Shard
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Thu 19 Jun 2014
at 15:48
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Interestingly enough, one of my earlier memories is seeing Star Wars in the theatre with my Gram.  :)  Not my earliest, but well-back there!
Rhijans Thanus
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Fri 20 Jun 2014
at 06:09
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Episode Three ended, in terms of pacing, intensity, and story engagement, where Episode One SHOULD have started.  I was discussing the prequels, and other Lucas projects, with a friend of mine a few months ago and came to the startling insight that Lucas is a fantastic collaborator...but on his own, he's actually not that good.  I've never seen THX-1138, so I can't speak for that, but American Graffiti is probably the only film he wrote, directed, and produced that wasn't a flop.  All the Star Wars films from the original trilogy either got reworked by writers, or had someone else directing, or someone else producing.  The Indiana Jones movies were collaborations.

Howard the Duck?  Lucas.  Red Tails?  Lucas.  What else has he done that's even been noteworthy?  It was kind of a shocking realization, because I'd considered him a 'favorite storyteller' since I was a kid...and realizing that he's actually not much of a storyteller (but is fantastic at helping someone else tell an incredible story) kind of shifted my world perception....)  You look at his filmography, and there are a LOT more misses than hits...and they're pretty big misses.  And the older he gets, the further apart the hits become.
The Force
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Sat 21 Jun 2014
at 16:28
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Behold...  Star Wars meets Frozen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eJeCM60awo
Shard
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Mon 23 Jun 2014
at 11:49
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
I'm not really familiar with Lucas' movies beyond the Original Trilogy.  Interesting analysis on the subject.  :)  The filmography really doesn't sound terribly impressive, no.

I really need to see Frozen so I can understand this video, Force!  :D
Shard
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Mon 7 Jul 2014
at 15:07
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
...well, my plan is shot.  And we still need to get Wakuda out!  :(
The Force
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Thu 10 Jul 2014
at 09:39
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Might not be able to update here today.  Having computer troubles.
Rhijans Thanus
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Tue 29 Jul 2014
at 07:21
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
I couldn't resist...*grin*
The Force
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Tue 29 Jul 2014
at 08:13
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Nope... entirely irresistible.  :)
Shard
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Tue 29 Jul 2014
at 11:22
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Oh, gawd...

*hurries to check*
Shard
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Tue 29 Jul 2014
at 11:34
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Niiiiice.  :)
The Force
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Wed 6 Aug 2014
at 16:24
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Here's an extended preview of something that Disney is intending to do with the franchise... Star Wars Rebels, a series set 14 years after Revenge of the Sith and five years before A New Hope. http://youtu.be/jZn_TrwbPN8

I think it looks pretty good.  Definitely catches the feel of Star Wars' action sequences.

It will also feature Lando Calrisian, Obi Wan Kenobi, and C-3PO.
Haarmon Dak
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Mon 11 Aug 2014
at 20:24
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Hey folks! I'm on vacation this week so I might not be super-posty guy. I'm on and off the computer throughout the day. But I'll be sure to pick it all back up next week.
Shard
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Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 11:24
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Nooooo!

...have fun.  :)
Shard
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Thu 21 Aug 2014
at 15:45
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
I'm so dead.  I can't even seem to get 'concentration' up and running.
Rhijans Thanus
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Fri 22 Aug 2014
at 02:51
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
And Oomba said to load the slaves...I won't finish the rest of that statement as I've got a long-standing habit of not mentioning potential bad things for the GM to throw at the group.  Granted, odds a REALLY good that Ron's already got that covered, but there's no sense tempting Fate...*grin*
Shard
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Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 12:39
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Jeez, yes; we don't really NEED to give Ron more munitions, though it won't change anything if we do.  Really, he has things well in-hand without our 'help'.  :D
Shard
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Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 12:40
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Will post today!  :D
The Force
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Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 13:09
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
I just did.  :)
Shard
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Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 15:23
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Curses!

An interrogation droid.  :P  Bleah.  Okay, Disassembling time.  I hope.
Shard
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Mon 25 Aug 2014
at 17:53
Re: Another wretched hive of scum and villainy - new OOC
Very nice post, Haarmon.  VERY nice.

I feel very badly for Haarmon-The-Character.  :(