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  1. I cant remember the exact phrasing, but what you wrote is pretty close to it. Also I am about 99% sure we will get a Maz book, eventually, especially with the whole "thats an interesting story" line when talking about anakin's lightsaber.
  2. One, Kylo Ren is not fully trained (see Snokes line "And bring Kylo Ren, it is time to complete his training). Two, he took a bolt from Chewie's boltcaster to the gut....that definitely affected him Three, he took some small glancing hits from Finn when they fought.
  3. Huh, I like this change, can greatly affect the scoring for a match. When did this get updated?
  4. Theory on why Rey may not remember her parents names/faces...her memory was partially altered through the force to make her forget. Only way that they would be able to spin it IMO. Okay, but if true then it's even less likely it's Luke's kid. There's little reason for Luke erasing her memories of him, even to try and hide her. But who said that Luke was the one who did it? It could have been someone else...such as Rey's mother. Also there would be plenty of reasons, main one being, what kid knows when to not say something? If she was left as a kid, someone asks her who she is waiting on and she says 'Luke Skywalker', that would be very, very bad. But as I said, just a theory and the only one I can think that would make sense. I do think that she is Luke's daughter, but exact reasoning why she doesn't know who he is I am unsure.
  5. I agree that "slave" would be the wrong term to use. But during the scene where she was left on Jakku and her family flew off, the hand holding her arm looks like Unkar Plutt's. No it looks human and would say he caretaker is more lars takken they guy that gave poe the map When I watched it again I payed very close attention to that scene, the hand holding Rey's arm is not human, and it very closely resembles Unkar Plutt's. I would have to disagree with this. Her 5 year old self might have known her dad's name. But in those early years kids dont have a well built long term memory. What do you remember from when you were 5? I think it is very plausible that she forgot her parents names. After all, being raised in surrogate parent's care does weird things to young kids memory. Plus it was very traumatic for her and young kids really suppress traumatic memories too. Still not knowing her dad's name is Luke or her own last name, and then not recognizing it when she hears it again is rather extraordinary. It's a stretch that she's forgotten that much. You're right that 5 year olds don't remember much, but they are able to remember their own last name and their father's name and basic things about him... like he's the hero that saved the galaxy. Theory on why Rey may not remember her parents names/faces...her memory was partially altered through the force to make her forget. Only way that they would be able to spin it IMO.
  6. As far as the political side of things, we dont get much, I will agree. But even in ANH, we didnt get much info either. (V) We got that there was an Imperial Senate, We got a "governor" class- we got a framework of an officer class for the Imperial Navy. We got that Palpatine "took over". With this movie it is up to our imagination. The empire was evil and there were a group of people called the rebels fighting them...that was basically all we got in terms of political happenings. Same with episode 7 though, first order is evil and tehre is a group of people called the resistance fighting them. As far as the super weapon is concerned, cant really say much about the sucking the power from a sun thing, that was a little weird. But as far as the how long the beam takes to reach the system that was targeted, we do not know. It is never specified (nor, to my knowledge, was the distance between that planet and starkiller base). Due to it being a movie, that blast could have been going for a few minutes, hours, or days, we just don't know. Just like when Luke went to train on Dagobah with Yoda, how long was he there? We just see a few minutes of dialogue and him floating rocks. Then next thing you know, hes off to cloud city to save his friends. So was Luke only on Dagobah a few minutes? (V) Not enough to beat Vader- note it only took a few minutes for the female star of the new movie to a) learn to amazingly fly an antiquated freighter and 2) beat a trained lightsaber wielder (K) Rey used the force to fly the falcon, this has been done previously, see Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker (luke had never flown an xwing prior to going to yavin, the most he had experience with was a t-47), they unknowingly used the force which made them very good pilots. Also Rey vs Ren fight, Ren is not fully trained (see line from Snoke "And bring Kylo Ren, it is time to complete his training") and he was also hurt, he took a bolt from Chewie's boltcaster to the gut, that really slowed him down. He also took a few small hits from Finn, but those I dont think had much vearing on the fight. Just curious, what specifically do you not like about the villains? (V) They are as hollow as a gourd and JJA sense of scale (K) hollow is your opinion, but I can see that there is a lot of potential, we just have yet to delve in to those backgrounds. The First Order is a brutal faction of the Imperial Remnant, they do whatever is necessary to complete their goals (such as killing an entire village). (V) Wow- Destroying a village is certainly up there amongst their capabilities- they couldn't even find a droid... (K) well, if memory serves correctly, a certain Empire couldn't find a droid either...But still The First Order is portrayed as a very brutal sub sect of the Empire, and you can tell that by some of their actions. Snoke, we can't really say much on as he hasn't been developed much. (V) JJA; "Quick find a substitute for Emperor Palpatine except make him look like a giant!" (K) "Make him look giant" - palpatine did the same thing, the very first time we see him he is just a giant floating head. It is to make his underlings feel small compared to him (which fits somewhat, as he is somehow involved with the dark side and we all know how they just love to show off how important they think they are) Kylo Ren, he is the grandson of Darth Vader, he feels that he should inherit his title/legacy and bring order to the galaxy. Hence the look he adopts, it is because he is trying to take after his grandfather. (V) How does he know his grandfather's motives? Just winey teenager angst that he inherited from his grandfather Anakin (K) Not hard to find out what the motives were, Palpatine and Vader had a very warped idea of "order and justice", when Palpatine declares himself emperor he even said it will bring order to the galaxy. Also 2 lines in the movie show what Kylo Ren thinks, first is when he is talking to Vader's charred helmet "I will finish what you started", this tells us that he is trying to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. Second is when Rey pulls Anakin's Lightsaber to her, Ren said "That belongs to me", this tells us again that he believes he is the only one that is able to continue Vader's Legacy. As far as his saber is concerned, sabers are unique to each jedi, they make what matches their style. (V) Not really supported- they seem to throw them away like candy. Yes they know how to build them but you don't just hand a sword to the son/daughter of an expert swordsman and think that they will "know" in a flash- also how do you explain Finn's handling of a light saber unless he is also the son of a Leia-Lando tryst. (K) Nope, this is fully supported. Star Wars The Clone Wars, season 5 episode 7. The series is cannon and part of the story, lightsabers are unique to each jedi. Kylo Ren makes a "broad saber", which would seem to favor power strikes. The cross guard (the 2 beams on the side) is actually kind of interesting, gives his hand a little more protection from other sabers as those blades can catch the opponents blade. (V) Are you saying there are other proto-Jedi running around? Just seems like a way to impale yourself- didn't seem to stop every Jedi before from guarding against other lightsabers. Again- JJA: "Darth Maul had two- I have to have THREE!!" (K) there could very well be, we know that Palpatine's "Purge" didn't kill all the Jedi like he claimed. There could easily be other Jedi (case in point, Rey, she has the potential to be a powerful Jedi and she was just "running around"). But also practical use for the cross guard portion of Rens saber, during his fight with Finn, they get into a saber lock (not sure on the proper sword fighting term), Ren keeps pushing closer and then ends up using one of those cross guards to actually burn into Finns Shoulder, if it was a normal saber he wouldnt have been able to do that. And yes, I know plenty of people who have seen episode 7 multiple times and still enjoyed it. I myself will be seeing it again tonight, and probably a few more times if I have friends that still want to go see it. (V) Again not a bad movie but how many times are you going to go see it in the movies? (K) Already seen it twice, if I know someone that wants to go see it and they invite me I will certainly go. I enjoyed the movie and think it was very well done. Here are some rebuttals vsolfronk
  7. Am I the only one who read that as "It's absorbing as much light as the sun is producing" rather than "It ate a sun"? I'll admit my understanding of astronomy is fairly rudimentary, but how did they (the heroes) mange to see the Hosnian planets get blasted from a planet that almost certainly had to be several light years away from them? Never change Hollywood The same way that they can travel between planets hundreds of light years away in a matter of hours/days....movie magic (or space magic if you prefer)
  8. Am I the only one who read that as "It's absorbing as much light as the sun is producing" rather than "It ate a sun"? I can see that, I do agree though that whether it is absorbing or eating the sun, its still a little weird. But for me not that big of a deal as this takes place in a universe that has: Faster than light travel Heated plasma that takes the form of a blade A battle station the size of a moon with a laser that can blow up planets Cloning of humans that grow in a 10 year time frame People who can use a mystic energy to control other beings and things And a lot of other things.... Its kind of one of those things you just go with ("Drain the sun? Ok, sure.)
  9. As far as the political side of things, we dont get much, I will agree. But even in ANH, we didnt get much info either. The empire was evil and there were a group of people called the rebels fighting them...that was basically all we got in terms of political happenings. Same with episode 7 though, first order is evil and tehre is a group of people called the resistance fighting them. As far as the super weapon is concerned, cant really say much about the sucking the power from a sun thing, that was a little weird. But as far as the how long the beam takes to reach the system that was targeted, we do not know. It is never specified (nor, to my knowledge, was the distance between that planet and starkiller base). Due to it being a movie, that blast could have been going for a few minutes, hours, or days, we just don't know. Just like when Luke went to train on Dagobah with Yoda, how long was he there? We just see a few minutes of dialogue and him floating rocks. Then next thing you know, hes off to cloud city to save his friends. So was Luke only on Dagobah a few minutes? Just curious, what specifically do you not like about the villains? The First Order is a brutal faction of the Imperial Remnant, they do whatever is necessary to complete their goals (such as killing an entire village). Snoke, we can't really say much on as he hasn't been developed much. Kylo Ren, he is the grandson of Darth Vader, he feels that he should inherit his title/legacy and bring order to the galaxy. Hence the look he adopts, it is because he is trying to take after his grandfather. As far as his saber is concerned, sabers are unique to each jedi, they make what matches their style. Kylo Ren makes a "broad saber", which would seem to favor power strikes. The cross guard (the 2 beams on the side) is actually kind of interesting, gives his hand a little more protection from other sabers as those blades can catch the opponents blade. And yes, I know plenty of people who have seen episode 7 multiple times and still enjoyed it. I myself will be seeing it again tonight, and probably a few more times if I have friends that still want to go see it.
  10. Can you provide more info? Not arguing against, I havent read Shattered Empire yet, so I would like to know what happens in that for you to say she is Poe's sister
  11. I agree that "slave" would be the wrong term to use. But during the scene where she was left on Jakku and her family flew off, the hand holding her arm looks like Unkar Plutt's. Hmmm. I'll have to watch it a 4th time. I thought it was Lor San Tekka's voice I heard as she was being pulled away as a child. He is a member of The Church of the Force...if not the leader. Well I have only seen it once, so I may not be remembering clearly, I will be seeing it again in a few hours so I will pay close attention to that scene. But like I said, I am almost positive that it was Unkar's hand holding her arm. It could be that Lor San Tekka is talking, but Unkar was involved in that event as well.
  12. I agree that "slave" would be the wrong term to use. But during the scene where she was left on Jakku and her family flew off, the hand holding her arm looks like Unkar Plutt's.
  13. As far as Ren vs Finn fight, I have nothing on that one, other than Ren being overconfident during the fight. Like I said, to me it looked like Ren was just toying/messing around with Finn, so why use the force when he thought he could easily finish him whenever he wanted? For Ren vs Rey, that is a completely different matter. Ren knows that Rey can resist his force usage, as seen in the torture room. Kind of the same as why during all of the Jedi battles we have seen, they very rarely use the force against each other. Most of the time it is them using the force to control their surroundings to try and distract their opponents (ex. Vader using the machinery to throw at Luke during their duel in Cloud City). Also it could be for another reason. Again Ren is not fully trained, my guess is that he has a very basic training (more than Luke had, but still not complete). So Ren may not actually be able to use the force and defend/attack with a lightsaber at the same time.
  14. Saw Episode 7 on Thursday, overall I enjoyed the movie and can't wait for episode 8 to see what direction they take it. One thing I saw a few people complaining about is Finn using the lightsaber and how he stood up to Ren. In my opinion, Finn was able to stand up for one reason, he has a good amount of training, he was taken as a baby and raised to serve the empire. Stormtroopers are the best of the best and go through plenty of training. As far as Ren goes, you also have to remember that he has not completed his training (as Snoke says "it is time to finish his training" when talking to first order dude and telling him to bring Ren at the end of the movie). So my guess is he has a very basic understanding in lightsaber combat. So both Ren and Finn were pretty even in terms of skill. Finn had more practical combat training, where Ren had more jedi/saber training. Also Ren seemed like he was kind of toying with Finn during the fight (I will need to pay closer attention when I see it again tonight to confirm this though). Also, the scene where Finn uses the lightsaber to fight the stormtrooper with the weird tonfa thing. That was a force pike weapon, a la the staves used by Grievous' bodyguards, they were able to project a sort of magnetic force field type thing (cannot remember exact terminology) that was able to stand up to a saber. Lightsabers do not beat everything Also I am fairly certain that Rey is part of the Skywalker lineage. They just setup so many things. First and foremost, she is strong in the force (which every Skywalker has the potential it seems). Anakin's lightsaber "calls to her", this is kind of the big one for me. Also Han and Leia both know something, you can see it with how the sometimes look at Rey (especially Han). Also there is the scene in Maz's Bar, just before it cuts to Rey finding Anakin's Lightsaber, Maz asks Han "what's with the girl" (or something along those lines), Han gets a look that pretty much says "well, this is a long one...", then scene cuts to Rey and we never find out. Granted, this is speculation just with what happens in the movie as I have not read any of the books yet. Republic was reestablished (seat of power was blown up in the movie though). The First Order is a faction of the Imperial Remnant. The New Republic and Imperial Remnant Signed a Peace treaty, so no more fighting. The Resistance is a group who wants to see the Empire completely gone, so they fight the Imperial Remnant, but without the support of the New Republic.
  15. But you don't have to just "simply tie things up", you can try to bait your opponent into repositioning dengar to cause him to move out of position, giving you an opening. And yes, just a small token of squadrons (1-4) is not going to be much help in wave 2, regardless of whether your opponent is using this squadron build. Which was the whole point that Intel and Grit were added, to make light squadron lists more of a risk (IMO). In your picture, with your placement of 2 of those A-wings (those on the left hand side and bottom), you tied up vader, rhymer, and 1-3 Firesprays (hard to tell), they cannot move until either those A-wings are gone or Dengar is moved. If your opponent wanted to free those up, he has to move dengar, which if he does, your other A-wings tie up again 2-3 Firesprays and Vader. But for imperials, there is one squadron that pretty much takes out this whole rhymer ball, IG-2000, ignores both escort and counter, send him right in there and just take out dengar. Now the whole rhymer ball becomes a lot less effective. For rebels I can't really comment on as I don't have much play experience with rebels.
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