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  1. A Lando Movie

    I normally disregard your posts as they're often just a one liner of negativity, withing nothing that adds value to the conversation ... .. but in this instance .. I whole heartedly agree with you. I've ranted all over these boards about how prequel movies kill the characters we love by de-authenticating our emotional investment in to the universe. A pointless endeavour when there is so much universe to explore outside of the main characters from the the primary arc.
  2. I'm new to this project. Card art always sucks me in. The artworks you have compiled, the design of the cards and the calibre of this project all exceed "impressive, most impressive". I'll be keeping an eye on Supremacy.
  3. E-wing recanonized

    I see what you did there! Nice one!
  4. Admittedly, I bowed out early. It felt like a grind (not progression) from the start. For me, progression implies enhancements in a chosen area, to shape my character to be the character I'd like explore. My experience with SW:BF2 is different. I played for a period of time to open randomised loot boxes in the hope I got something interesting. I get it, games cannot progress forever. The Division, Destiny, etc all get grindy ... but they're not grindy from the start. Aesthetically .. it's a gorgeous game. You can't argue that.
  5. Three Word Story

    a hideously grotesque
  6. Fly Casual X-Wing Simulator

    Played a quick game. Is really good.I missed a few combat phases by hitting skip .. but that is just me being a chump
  7. I say it's a terrible theory based on one point: It's a big universe .. why the blazers is everyone related?
  8. 6" Black Series SW Figures

    Prove it!
  9. New Star Wars ruined Original Star Wars

    No arguments here, but how the heck can you compete against nostalgia. There is a tonne of research showing how we look back at the good old days with such nostalgic fondness. Trump utilised this psychology in his campaign when he kept referring to the "good old days". The way we remember memories is constantly distorted. By recalling a memory of the past, you are remembering it as your brain has chosen to distort it, not by the actuality of its events (source). Therefore, each of us shares a varied, modified and personal experience when considering the Original Trilogy. How can you compete with that? By extension, The OT gave us hooks into the universe for us to invest in at an emotional level. Eg, "That bounty hunter we ran into at Ord Mandell ...". What? What happened? We, the viewer, fill that back story ourselves. We create a little story with minimal details, but it is our story. It is a story relevant and exciting to us. It is a story that adheres to our version of the SW canon. We have now created a small part of the universe, we own that, we have become emotionally invested in this universe because some of it is ours. The prequels took this away from us. They did not give us to opportunity to participate. On the contrary, it de-authenticated our own stories. I think this new trilogy is bringing some of this personal emotional investment back. What happened to Kylo? Why has Luke seemingly shut himself off from the force and given up? What's the full story behind Han and Leia's amicable split (separation is very real to a lot of mature aged audience - who experienced the original trilogy)? These hooks give us the opportunity to own part of the universe again. Finally, this is why I argue that OT characters are now more interesting off-screen. I do not want to see a Han Solo, Boba Fett or ObiWan movie. Leave them with us as they are. It's a big universe, show us more stories and characters from within it and stop breaking down our own emotional ties to the existing franchise.
  10. New Star Wars ruined Original Star Wars

    Shifting the lens of this conversation to another SW story, Rogue One: I would argue R1 drastically improved ANH. The desperation of the Rebels when destroying the Death Star is amplified by the events shown in R1. ANH now finishes in a high risk, last ditch effort to defeat the empire. A loss at Yavin 4 is the end of the Rebellion. Yes, this has always been the case but now that feeling of desperation is much more prominent and evident.
  11. Battlefront 2 and Rey theory [Spoilers]

    Well, I watched TLJ and thought, maybe Kylo is just telling Rey that her parents were bums to achieve his own goals. This theory could still hold up. Then I played SW Battlefront 2 expansion 'Resurrection'. This theory is properly toast.
  12. Snoke worst move villain? (Spoilers)

    Kylo made up the story about Rey's parents. Her real parents are the main characters from BAttleFront 2 Campaign. Lock it in. Prequels fell down by having a new bad guy every episode. Darth Maul .. Awesome. Wait, he died. Oh, who is this old guy tha has just shown up? Nevermind, he died. Wait, who is this now? An asthmatic cyborg? What the actual f...? And he's just popped out of nowhere? I truly hope Snope isn't replaced in Ep 9.
  13. Luke Skywalker and Episode 8

    But this is great! Why? Because we, the audience fill in the gaps. One of the the original trilogy's strengths is giving us a glimpse of a greater universe and allowing us to build on it. We are active participants in the SW story and with that comes a level of emotional investment into the saga. Han/Lando's history, Han/Chewies history, Jabba's Bounty, Bounty Hunter at Ord Mandell, bullseyeing Womp Rats in T-16s, etc. We fill these blanks with a story that is exciting and relevant to us. We have now created a part of the universe and were given license to do so. Explaining every detail takes this away and makes the film just another movie. The upcoming Han Solo movie is going to de-authenticate a lot of our emotional investment in the saga I find this concerning. At this point, the OT characters are more interesting off-screen.
  14. Kessel Run Confirmed, and New Vehicles

    I maintain that Han Solo's history is more interesting off-screen. "You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon? ... It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs." WOW! What is the Kessel Run? Making the Run in 12 parsecs must be such a feat that it has made the Falcon famous! How, what, were, why ... are all questions that you yourself have created an answer for. In your noggin you have created a mini story around this event. Your story is interesting to you, relevant to you, adheres to your SW canon, etc. What we'll see is some other fella's view, de-authenticating your emotional investment into this trilogy. We now have a little less attachment to the universe because what was uniquely ours has now been stripped. This is where the original trilogy shone. It gave so many hints to a greater universe and let us fill in the blanks. What's next? "Ord Mandell: A Star Wars Story"
  15. Crazy TLJ Theory (SPOILERS!)

    By extension, projection Luke hands the dice to Leia, which are also handled by Kylo (therefore, abandoned by Leia). But these are just manifestations of the force? When Luke fights Kylo he never touches, I assume that Kylo's blade would pass through him and the gig would be up. So why waste all of that energy/effort on making some tangible golden dice that sit on the floor while he is fighting? Yoda hitting Luke and the dice kinda ruin the whole force ghost thing.