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Offline Andym

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2014, 08:23:19 PM »
Why did the storm trooper not look like Jango Fett? I thought they were clones...
Could it not be one of the new heroes in disguise?

I think it looks good so far! Here's hoping eh?

Offline blackstone

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2014, 08:33:15 PM »
The vehicle design was pretty poor in the prequels and looks like more of the same. That speeder bike is just plain shit. I have a theory that everything good about the first 3 films was down to the vision of Ralph McQuarrie.

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2014, 08:43:28 PM »
aahhh, You Younglings know nothin' bout StarWars....
I just wet my pants...... lol

Offline uti long smile

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2014, 08:46:16 PM »
The vehicle design was pretty poor in the prequels and looks like more of the same. That speeder bike is just plain shit. I have a theory that everything good about the first 3 films was down to the vision of Ralph McQuarrie.

I can see at least two McQuarrie designs in the trailer. X-Wings tweaks are straight from his original designs and the Tatooine archway that speeder is heading toward is one of his sketches too.
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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2014, 09:15:03 PM »
On the whole I'm leaning towards optimistic  :)

I think the inevitable 'child friendly' character will happen; remember, that's what C3PO and R2 were meant to be.

I'm going to reserve serious judgement until another trailer comes out and we get to see more as I remember seeing the first Phantom Menace trailer over and over again and getting quite worked up about it...

Then I saw the film...

 :-X

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Offline Mr Kissyfur

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2014, 09:24:36 PM »
I rather liked The Phantom Menace...

This does look rather excellent, though - the X-wings in particular.

My 8 year old watched the trailer and said "So Han fixed the bit Lando broke, then?" Very nice touch.

JJ Abrams did a jolly good job with the Star Trek franchise (YES HE DID) so this should be a good effort.

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2014, 09:30:44 PM »
I rather liked The Phantom Menace...

Someone had to  ;)

Yes, the new Star Treks were very well done and I'm seriously hoping the same.

A lot of the concept art is very reminiscent of McQuarrie in both style and vision.

Although filming is just about done now so more involved trailers will appear as the cg/model work gets done.

cheers

James

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2014, 09:31:43 PM »
I'm sure i have negative things to say, i'm really sure, but right now they have to wait in line for all my feels which are rushing headlong out of my mouth in a cacophony of delighted noises.
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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2014, 09:53:49 PM »
Why did the storm trooper not look like Jango Fett? I thought they were clones...

From the old cannon the Empire outlawed cloning (worried that a rival force could be quickly created to stand against the Empire: a repeat if what happened to the Republic) so later troopers were recruited not grown. So not clones.
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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2014, 10:21:05 PM »
The only canon he is using is the previous films as far as I know  :?

RPG, older computer games etc won't have any bearing.

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2014, 10:31:16 PM »
Yup James that what i understand too mate.

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2014, 11:09:11 PM »
I think the inevitable 'child friendly' character will happen; remember, that's what C3PO and R2 were meant to be.

Much of the plot of Star Wars, including the two bickering peasants/droids as point-of-view characters, is lifted straight from Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress".  But you knew that  ;)

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I'm going to reserve serious judgement until another trailer comes out and we get to see more as I remember seeing the first Phantom Menace trailer over and over again and getting quite worked up about it...

Whatever else comes from Abrams' film (and I think the Star Trek reboot was a bit duff and watching Into Darkness actually made me more stupid), the sight of the Millennium Falcon framed against the blue sky to the opening of the Star Wars theme was glorious.

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2014, 11:26:23 PM »
Have to agree re Falcon.  :-*

Offline beefcake

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2014, 11:30:54 PM »
Sorry but I like all of it, not so much the droid. I thought the light saber was very cool. Looks more like a beefy claymore than a weapon of finesse which I think fits the sith very well.


Offline Gibby

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2014, 11:38:11 PM »
I like the idea of the lightsword, but it just looks so dangerous for the wielder that I cannot believe a trained fighter would choose to have it. As for the rest of it, I liked it!

 

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