Jump to content

Gallandro

Members
  • Content Count

    270
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Gallandro got a reaction from Mistervimes in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia   
    The two volume set is a good edition, especially if you plan to pepper a lot of references from canon and Legends alike.  There’s some good stuff to be mined from there, sure some of it’s now “invalid” but there’s still a lot of great stuff inside.  If you’re looking for something more “official,” Ultimate Star Wars by Adam Bray is the official canon reference guide for Star Wars right now.  A new edition was release back in late October:
    https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Star-Wars-New-Definitive/dp/1465479007/ref=nodl_
  2. Like
    Gallandro reacted to Nytwyng in This is the worse possible news for the game :(   
    Well, Katrina Ostrander tweeted earlier that today was her first day as “Creative Director of Story and Setting” at FFG, so there’s another puzzle piece.
     
  3. Thanks
    Gallandro got a reaction from MisterCram in The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler thread)   
    This is actually revisionist history.  George didn’t sell because the fans had sucked the joy out of Star Wars for him, or any type of so-called backlash by fans.  He was already deep into production on The Clone Wars, and took an active role in development of the 1313 video game project.  By 2009 there were numerous rumors that he was returning to work on more films, and to top it off he had worked with Ronald D. Moore to develop and produce a live action Star Wars TV series... the hold up was cost.  50 scripts were fully completed by a staff of writers and pre-production was well under way.

    From 2009-2011 Lucas sent Rick Berman on trips throughout Europe (specifically Eastern Europe) to find a studio where they could produce the show inexpensively.  Additionally Berman was looking for a studio to shoot the “Red Tails” project Lucas had financed... the hold up was cost.  Ultimately Lucas came up with his own solution... Grady Ranch Film Studio.  A full motion picture film studio which would have sat on a parcel of Skywalker Ranch.  It was a project he had dreamed of since the 80s, but now he had a reason to revive it.  He could still produce TV and features while keeping production costs down since he would basically be paying himself.  Additionally he’d be able to stay at home:

    https://www.marinij.com/2012/04/10/lucasfilm-stuns-marin-pulls-plug-on-grady-ranch-movie-studio-project/

    The plans had initially been approved in 2011 by Marin county and construction was expected to begin by late 2012/2013.  If you read Iger’s recent biography he talks about the Star Wars acquisition.  He initially began talking to George in early 2011 about selling, but Lucas made it clear he wanted to exercise control over his properties.  Lucas was simply looking for a business partner to finance his films/TV productions, not someone to take over total control.

    But something changed in late 2011.  A last minute appeal by a bunch of rich locals who claimed the studio would impact traffic and ruin property values threatened to sue to stop construction.  This happened in November 2011.  Iger mentions in the book that something changed by December 2011 and Lucas seemed ready to sell.  By April 2012 Lucas pulled the plans for the studio, announced he was developing low income housing on the property, and months later sold to Disney.

    That’s what ultimately drove Lucas to sell, he was done with the headaches of Grady Ranch... he had no realistic option of launching his TV show so he walked away.
  4. Thanks
    Gallandro got a reaction from P-47 Thunderbolt in The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler thread)   
    This is actually revisionist history.  George didn’t sell because the fans had sucked the joy out of Star Wars for him, or any type of so-called backlash by fans.  He was already deep into production on The Clone Wars, and took an active role in development of the 1313 video game project.  By 2009 there were numerous rumors that he was returning to work on more films, and to top it off he had worked with Ronald D. Moore to develop and produce a live action Star Wars TV series... the hold up was cost.  50 scripts were fully completed by a staff of writers and pre-production was well under way.

    From 2009-2011 Lucas sent Rick Berman on trips throughout Europe (specifically Eastern Europe) to find a studio where they could produce the show inexpensively.  Additionally Berman was looking for a studio to shoot the “Red Tails” project Lucas had financed... the hold up was cost.  Ultimately Lucas came up with his own solution... Grady Ranch Film Studio.  A full motion picture film studio which would have sat on a parcel of Skywalker Ranch.  It was a project he had dreamed of since the 80s, but now he had a reason to revive it.  He could still produce TV and features while keeping production costs down since he would basically be paying himself.  Additionally he’d be able to stay at home:

    https://www.marinij.com/2012/04/10/lucasfilm-stuns-marin-pulls-plug-on-grady-ranch-movie-studio-project/

    The plans had initially been approved in 2011 by Marin county and construction was expected to begin by late 2012/2013.  If you read Iger’s recent biography he talks about the Star Wars acquisition.  He initially began talking to George in early 2011 about selling, but Lucas made it clear he wanted to exercise control over his properties.  Lucas was simply looking for a business partner to finance his films/TV productions, not someone to take over total control.

    But something changed in late 2011.  A last minute appeal by a bunch of rich locals who claimed the studio would impact traffic and ruin property values threatened to sue to stop construction.  This happened in November 2011.  Iger mentions in the book that something changed by December 2011 and Lucas seemed ready to sell.  By April 2012 Lucas pulled the plans for the studio, announced he was developing low income housing on the property, and months later sold to Disney.

    That’s what ultimately drove Lucas to sell, he was done with the headaches of Grady Ranch... he had no realistic option of launching his TV show so he walked away.
  5. Thanks
    Gallandro got a reaction from RLogue177 in The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler thread)   
    This is actually revisionist history.  George didn’t sell because the fans had sucked the joy out of Star Wars for him, or any type of so-called backlash by fans.  He was already deep into production on The Clone Wars, and took an active role in development of the 1313 video game project.  By 2009 there were numerous rumors that he was returning to work on more films, and to top it off he had worked with Ronald D. Moore to develop and produce a live action Star Wars TV series... the hold up was cost.  50 scripts were fully completed by a staff of writers and pre-production was well under way.

    From 2009-2011 Lucas sent Rick Berman on trips throughout Europe (specifically Eastern Europe) to find a studio where they could produce the show inexpensively.  Additionally Berman was looking for a studio to shoot the “Red Tails” project Lucas had financed... the hold up was cost.  Ultimately Lucas came up with his own solution... Grady Ranch Film Studio.  A full motion picture film studio which would have sat on a parcel of Skywalker Ranch.  It was a project he had dreamed of since the 80s, but now he had a reason to revive it.  He could still produce TV and features while keeping production costs down since he would basically be paying himself.  Additionally he’d be able to stay at home:

    https://www.marinij.com/2012/04/10/lucasfilm-stuns-marin-pulls-plug-on-grady-ranch-movie-studio-project/

    The plans had initially been approved in 2011 by Marin county and construction was expected to begin by late 2012/2013.  If you read Iger’s recent biography he talks about the Star Wars acquisition.  He initially began talking to George in early 2011 about selling, but Lucas made it clear he wanted to exercise control over his properties.  Lucas was simply looking for a business partner to finance his films/TV productions, not someone to take over total control.

    But something changed in late 2011.  A last minute appeal by a bunch of rich locals who claimed the studio would impact traffic and ruin property values threatened to sue to stop construction.  This happened in November 2011.  Iger mentions in the book that something changed by December 2011 and Lucas seemed ready to sell.  By April 2012 Lucas pulled the plans for the studio, announced he was developing low income housing on the property, and months later sold to Disney.

    That’s what ultimately drove Lucas to sell, he was done with the headaches of Grady Ranch... he had no realistic option of launching his TV show so he walked away.
  6. Sad
    Gallandro got a reaction from DurosSpacer in The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler thread)   
    This is actually revisionist history.  George didn’t sell because the fans had sucked the joy out of Star Wars for him, or any type of so-called backlash by fans.  He was already deep into production on The Clone Wars, and took an active role in development of the 1313 video game project.  By 2009 there were numerous rumors that he was returning to work on more films, and to top it off he had worked with Ronald D. Moore to develop and produce a live action Star Wars TV series... the hold up was cost.  50 scripts were fully completed by a staff of writers and pre-production was well under way.

    From 2009-2011 Lucas sent Rick Berman on trips throughout Europe (specifically Eastern Europe) to find a studio where they could produce the show inexpensively.  Additionally Berman was looking for a studio to shoot the “Red Tails” project Lucas had financed... the hold up was cost.  Ultimately Lucas came up with his own solution... Grady Ranch Film Studio.  A full motion picture film studio which would have sat on a parcel of Skywalker Ranch.  It was a project he had dreamed of since the 80s, but now he had a reason to revive it.  He could still produce TV and features while keeping production costs down since he would basically be paying himself.  Additionally he’d be able to stay at home:

    https://www.marinij.com/2012/04/10/lucasfilm-stuns-marin-pulls-plug-on-grady-ranch-movie-studio-project/

    The plans had initially been approved in 2011 by Marin county and construction was expected to begin by late 2012/2013.  If you read Iger’s recent biography he talks about the Star Wars acquisition.  He initially began talking to George in early 2011 about selling, but Lucas made it clear he wanted to exercise control over his properties.  Lucas was simply looking for a business partner to finance his films/TV productions, not someone to take over total control.

    But something changed in late 2011.  A last minute appeal by a bunch of rich locals who claimed the studio would impact traffic and ruin property values threatened to sue to stop construction.  This happened in November 2011.  Iger mentions in the book that something changed by December 2011 and Lucas seemed ready to sell.  By April 2012 Lucas pulled the plans for the studio, announced he was developing low income housing on the property, and months later sold to Disney.

    That’s what ultimately drove Lucas to sell, he was done with the headaches of Grady Ranch... he had no realistic option of launching his TV show so he walked away.
  7. Thanks
    Gallandro got a reaction from LithiumBlossom in The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler thread)   
    This is actually revisionist history.  George didn’t sell because the fans had sucked the joy out of Star Wars for him, or any type of so-called backlash by fans.  He was already deep into production on The Clone Wars, and took an active role in development of the 1313 video game project.  By 2009 there were numerous rumors that he was returning to work on more films, and to top it off he had worked with Ronald D. Moore to develop and produce a live action Star Wars TV series... the hold up was cost.  50 scripts were fully completed by a staff of writers and pre-production was well under way.

    From 2009-2011 Lucas sent Rick Berman on trips throughout Europe (specifically Eastern Europe) to find a studio where they could produce the show inexpensively.  Additionally Berman was looking for a studio to shoot the “Red Tails” project Lucas had financed... the hold up was cost.  Ultimately Lucas came up with his own solution... Grady Ranch Film Studio.  A full motion picture film studio which would have sat on a parcel of Skywalker Ranch.  It was a project he had dreamed of since the 80s, but now he had a reason to revive it.  He could still produce TV and features while keeping production costs down since he would basically be paying himself.  Additionally he’d be able to stay at home:

    https://www.marinij.com/2012/04/10/lucasfilm-stuns-marin-pulls-plug-on-grady-ranch-movie-studio-project/

    The plans had initially been approved in 2011 by Marin county and construction was expected to begin by late 2012/2013.  If you read Iger’s recent biography he talks about the Star Wars acquisition.  He initially began talking to George in early 2011 about selling, but Lucas made it clear he wanted to exercise control over his properties.  Lucas was simply looking for a business partner to finance his films/TV productions, not someone to take over total control.

    But something changed in late 2011.  A last minute appeal by a bunch of rich locals who claimed the studio would impact traffic and ruin property values threatened to sue to stop construction.  This happened in November 2011.  Iger mentions in the book that something changed by December 2011 and Lucas seemed ready to sell.  By April 2012 Lucas pulled the plans for the studio, announced he was developing low income housing on the property, and months later sold to Disney.

    That’s what ultimately drove Lucas to sell, he was done with the headaches of Grady Ranch... he had no realistic option of launching his TV show so he walked away.
  8. Thanks
    Gallandro got a reaction from DarthDude in The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler thread)   
    This is actually revisionist history.  George didn’t sell because the fans had sucked the joy out of Star Wars for him, or any type of so-called backlash by fans.  He was already deep into production on The Clone Wars, and took an active role in development of the 1313 video game project.  By 2009 there were numerous rumors that he was returning to work on more films, and to top it off he had worked with Ronald D. Moore to develop and produce a live action Star Wars TV series... the hold up was cost.  50 scripts were fully completed by a staff of writers and pre-production was well under way.

    From 2009-2011 Lucas sent Rick Berman on trips throughout Europe (specifically Eastern Europe) to find a studio where they could produce the show inexpensively.  Additionally Berman was looking for a studio to shoot the “Red Tails” project Lucas had financed... the hold up was cost.  Ultimately Lucas came up with his own solution... Grady Ranch Film Studio.  A full motion picture film studio which would have sat on a parcel of Skywalker Ranch.  It was a project he had dreamed of since the 80s, but now he had a reason to revive it.  He could still produce TV and features while keeping production costs down since he would basically be paying himself.  Additionally he’d be able to stay at home:

    https://www.marinij.com/2012/04/10/lucasfilm-stuns-marin-pulls-plug-on-grady-ranch-movie-studio-project/

    The plans had initially been approved in 2011 by Marin county and construction was expected to begin by late 2012/2013.  If you read Iger’s recent biography he talks about the Star Wars acquisition.  He initially began talking to George in early 2011 about selling, but Lucas made it clear he wanted to exercise control over his properties.  Lucas was simply looking for a business partner to finance his films/TV productions, not someone to take over total control.

    But something changed in late 2011.  A last minute appeal by a bunch of rich locals who claimed the studio would impact traffic and ruin property values threatened to sue to stop construction.  This happened in November 2011.  Iger mentions in the book that something changed by December 2011 and Lucas seemed ready to sell.  By April 2012 Lucas pulled the plans for the studio, announced he was developing low income housing on the property, and months later sold to Disney.

    That’s what ultimately drove Lucas to sell, he was done with the headaches of Grady Ranch... he had no realistic option of launching his TV show so he walked away.
  9. Like
    Gallandro reacted to Donovan Morningfire in Mandalorian - Spoilers inside, don't read until watched   
    I say good riddance to all that tripe that she wrote.  She was one of the leading reasons the Expanded Universe needed to go (Kevin J. Anderson's over-reliance on "Imperial superweapon of the week" and "fallen student of Luke's praxuem" is the main one), and I feel bad for the authors that had to work around her Boba Fettish for the Legacy of the Force novel series (the same one where Jaina Solo, a veteran fighter pilot and Jedi Knight, had to "learn how to wage war" from Fett).
     
    You're not alone on this.  So far watching the show hasn't felt like it's become a chore, but I'm not exactly excited to see the next episode.  I was more eager to see the next episode of any of the seasons of The Dragon Prince or Stranger Things on Netflix than I am to see the next episode of this show.
    Though I do think that I've very much gotten used to the Netflix option of being able to watch a whole season at once.  Which might help alleviate the plodding pace this series has so far.
  10. Like
    Gallandro got a reaction from player3412539 in Is this Game Worth it?   
    You can find many of the sourcebooks used, and at reasonable prices, on Amazon, eBay, and through numerous online rpg game stores. 
  11. Haha
    Gallandro reacted to Desslok in Trends, Statistics, and Predictions!   
    "I have this idea! How about - and hear me out - we put the printers ON THE BOAT!"
    "Fantastic!"
  12. Haha
    Gallandro reacted to OddballE8 in Trends, Statistics, and Predictions!   
    They don't print any more... they just conjure it up from the darkest reaches of the force.
  13. Thanks
    Gallandro reacted to Absol197 in Trends, Statistics, and Predictions!   
    Yeah, probably.  But it hurts my precious numbers ever so much ;( ...
  14. Like
    Gallandro got a reaction from wilsch in So For Anyone Watching FFG Live AMA   
    FFG has NO plans to shut down the RPG line. The decision to do compilation books is because the system has been around a while (implication it helps new fans coming into the game). 
     
    Money quotes from Andrew Navaro:
    “There are still plenty of cool Era sourcebooks to be done.”
    “We gonna keep that thing going (the RPG) as long as we can.”
     
     So the line is going nowhere. 
  15. Like
    Gallandro got a reaction from SavageBob in So For Anyone Watching FFG Live AMA   
    FFG has NO plans to shut down the RPG line. The decision to do compilation books is because the system has been around a while (implication it helps new fans coming into the game). 
     
    Money quotes from Andrew Navaro:
    “There are still plenty of cool Era sourcebooks to be done.”
    “We gonna keep that thing going (the RPG) as long as we can.”
     
     So the line is going nowhere. 
  16. Like
    Gallandro got a reaction from GroggyGolem in So For Anyone Watching FFG Live AMA   
    FFG has NO plans to shut down the RPG line. The decision to do compilation books is because the system has been around a while (implication it helps new fans coming into the game). 
     
    Money quotes from Andrew Navaro:
    “There are still plenty of cool Era sourcebooks to be done.”
    “We gonna keep that thing going (the RPG) as long as we can.”
     
     So the line is going nowhere. 
  17. Thanks
    Gallandro reacted to Galakk Fyyar in Imperial Navy Core Rulebook?   
    I understand that, and I think it's most likely why we've not got and probably never will get any such book. People can and will look for and find absolutely any reason to get offended.
  18. Thanks
    Gallandro reacted to Count Cenex de Solaan in Imperial Navy Core Rulebook?   
    I'm sorry to (hopefully only) briefly sidetrack the thread here, but IME this particular statement is flat out false, and typically voiced by people who weren't a part of the hobby during the times they refer to.  Yes, the old RPG community was for the most parts consisting of a fairly small and relatively homogeneous group of people within various local communities.  But in my experience, most of these communities were not hostile to people that didn't look like themselves.  Rather the opposite, because it was typically a pretty nice thing to find someone new to be able to talk to the hobby about, without being immediately labled as a nerd/geek/wierdo, and this common ground typically overcame any difference in genetic differences or sexual preferanced between the individuals in question.  The fact that few people from outside of this stereotypical group of geeky/nerdy white males played RPG games at the time, had more to do with a variety of other factors, than with hostility against "outsiders" amongst the playerbase.
    As for your comment on White Wolf and their games Spartancfos, I'll restrain my comment here to saying that I strongly disagree with you on this on every level I can think of right now.  But this is not the place for a more detailed debate on that subject. 
    If anyone should feel the irresistable urge to throw napalm or similar after me for this comment, pls. do it in a PM, rather than in this thread.
  19. Like
    Gallandro got a reaction from LeighPouse in So For Anyone Watching FFG Live AMA   
    FFG has NO plans to shut down the RPG line. The decision to do compilation books is because the system has been around a while (implication it helps new fans coming into the game). 
     
    Money quotes from Andrew Navaro:
    “There are still plenty of cool Era sourcebooks to be done.”
    “We gonna keep that thing going (the RPG) as long as we can.”
     
     So the line is going nowhere. 
  20. Haha
    Gallandro got a reaction from lowfyr01 in Bothan spotted!?   
    For all we know in canon, Mon Mothma may have been referring to a Rebel spy named Manny Bothans who stole the information about the Death Star II.
  21. Haha
    Gallandro got a reaction from Nytwyng in Bothan spotted!?   
    God I totally forgot about that... LOL
  22. Haha
    Gallandro got a reaction from Jedi Ronin in Bothan spotted!?   
    For all we know in canon, Mon Mothma may have been referring to a Rebel spy named Manny Bothans who stole the information about the Death Star II.
  23. Haha
    Gallandro got a reaction from Tramp Graphics in Bothan spotted!?   
    For all we know in canon, Mon Mothma may have been referring to a Rebel spy named Manny Bothans who stole the information about the Death Star II.
  24. Thanks
    Gallandro reacted to Donovan Morningfire in some interesting insights into the Force, Jedi, and galactic history from a new interview with Lucas   
    He's openly said as much that he hasn't done so.  And that as far as he's concerned, those novels and other media are a separate sandbox from what he's doing.  And each of those authors writing their stuff did so with the implicit understanding that Lucas could at any point go back and retcon whatever it is they wrote out of existence.  He wasn't adverse to pulling ideas from what was at the time the Expanded Universe (for instance, the existence of Aayla Secura in AotC and RotS).  And given how much of a tangled and frankly sub-par mess the Expanded Universe was by that point, I can't fault him for completely ignoring what others were doing.
    I've had a chance to speak with Timothy Zahn a few times, and he said as much that when he was writing the Heir to the Empire trilogy and if he included stuff that referenced the Clone Wars (which he did), then he did so with the understanding that if Lucas ever made films about them, it was very unlikely that Zahn's stuff would be kept or even referenced.  Heck, he considered a pleasant surprise when Coruscant was kept for the prequels as the name of the Republic's central capital planet.
    On the flip side, you've got the hissy fit that Karen Traviss pitched when stuff she wrote in her Republic Commando novels, namely the pathetically small troop counts for both the Grand Army and Separatists droid legions as well as the active Mando culture being a warrior cult got overridden and overruled by Filoni's Clone Wars series, especially the Mandalorians being a predominantly a peaceful culture during the war and how Jango's status as a Mandalorian was no longer the "sure thing" that Traviss had wrote it as, thus no longer making Boba Fett the destined future leader and savior of the Mandalorians.
    It'd be no different than if someone other than George RR Martin wrote a book taking place in Westeros during the War of Five Kings, and GRRM eventually wrote a story that completely contradicts that.  Or someone writing a story taking place in the town of Derry during one of It's feeding sprees, and Stephen King later writing a novel that fully contradicts the events of that story.
  25. Thanks
    Gallandro reacted to kaosoe in New Collapse Article - Death Watch warrior talent tree   
    Except that the movies (6 hours at best) gave us very little to work with for this era whereas TCW has 50+ hours worth of content. It's pretty easy to see why there was lots of inspiration drawn from the show. It's literally the largest source of content for this era.
×
×
  • Create New...