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Author Topic: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder - CHARACTER NAMES 12/12  (Read 27629 times)

Offline carlos13th

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #150 on: December 04, 2014, 07:04:09 PM »
I Think the little blades on the light saber are meant to be guards to stop a blade sliding down, but they start so far out that if a blade did slice down it would cut right through it.

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #151 on: December 04, 2014, 07:49:05 PM »
Colbert nails the science nicely... After all, he is two weeks ahead of us all.  lol

 
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Offline warlord frod

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #152 on: December 05, 2014, 03:17:53 AM »
That Colbert segment was awesome  lol lol lol lol I love the new light saber who cares if it makes sense ITS MADE UP for heavens sake  ;) ;) lol lol

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #153 on: December 05, 2014, 03:47:47 AM »
What Frod said...  ;D

I foster my willing suspension of disbelief, preferring moments of childlike glee over episodes of jaded enui.

I don't mind being objective about a film after having seen it, but if it can strike a chord while I'm watching it, I'm good. That's all I ask of pop-culture sci-fi cinema.



Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder
« Reply #154 on: December 12, 2014, 07:46:38 PM »

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder - CHARACTER NAMES 12/12
« Reply #155 on: December 12, 2014, 09:02:33 PM »
They've named the droid...  :'(

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder - CHARACTER NAMES 12/12
« Reply #156 on: December 12, 2014, 10:13:14 PM »
They've named the droid...  :'(

cheers

James

So? Virtually everyone in the original trilogy was named, even the randoms in the cantina who were on screen for seconds.

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder - CHARACTER NAMES 12/12
« Reply #157 on: December 12, 2014, 10:23:58 PM »
So?

It doesn't bode well for the films not being childish computer game promos like the last lot  ::)

Some people may like it but I think if you read through this thread, a lot of the fans here don't... A lot of the fans I know don't... I would also imagine a lot of the fans out there won't either...

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Offline Sbloom141

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder - CHARACTER NAMES 12/12
« Reply #158 on: December 13, 2014, 01:13:38 AM »
From watching the trailer a few times, I'm pretty sure that the droid's head is the actual droid, and the ball is just something it's riding on at that point. Probably part of some sequence where it gets from A to B via a number of slightly comedic means before landing back on its original body; and my money is on that looking a lot like an original R2.

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder - CHARACTER NAMES 12/12
« Reply #159 on: December 13, 2014, 08:13:07 AM »
A friend of mine had an interesting theory. He said Star Wars fans are just completely doomed to disappointment, because Star Wars being great in the first place was actually a complete fluke.

The way he broke it down was that it all came down to Empire Strikes back. Empire was genuinely a great movie, Sci-Fi or not. The other two have their moments but they were ultimately just silly fun action flicks in his mind, with plenty of problems and goofy nonsense. In that respect, the prequels were not that much worse (his opinion, not mine) than episodes IV or VI. But taken as a whole, Empire is so good that it raises up the whole original trilogy, but Empire is like some rare happy accident, almost a cinematic unicorn.

He figures that based on that, the odds of getting another Empire-quality Star Wars film are... well, never tell me the odds.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2014, 08:15:06 AM by FramFramson »

Offline Mingans Marauders

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder - CHARACTER NAMES 12/12
« Reply #160 on: December 14, 2014, 10:32:07 AM »
Was I the only one who didn't realize the "X-Wing" pilot was Oscar Isaac?

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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder - CHARACTER NAMES 12/12
« Reply #161 on: December 14, 2014, 11:11:22 AM »
You could have 3 hours of beach ball droid being kicked about a pitch by a team of jar jars and ewoks and the line would still be around the block to see it at the megaplex.

That might actually be more entertaining than the 3 prequels.
Wonder who would win?
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Re: Star Wars VII trailer and an interesting speeder - CHARACTER NAMES 12/12
« Reply #162 on: December 14, 2014, 11:50:04 AM »
That might actually be more entertaining than the 3 prequels.
Wonder who would win?
The Ewoks, hands down.

As for the BBC article - I wonder what the other cards (there's at least 76 of them!) show.

And the names: I guess Star Wars has a penchant for strange names, but they tend to grow on you, so I'm not worried. Nonetheless I keep wondering whether the other X-Wing pilots are named Tinky-Winkye, Dipsye, La Lae of the Tubbye Squadron. Unless it's the Raven flight that's shown here....

As for the Balldroid (oh dear, here goes) - the mobility of the design would be good, and I guess it sprouts arms and stuff. And probably circular saw blades too  ;D
I would guess the spherical part is a permanent part of the droid, same colours as the head.
He might not be a star of the film - as Cypher 226 pointed out, everyone is named in Star Wars - anyone remember 2-1B?

 

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