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Old 01-17-2018, 07:58 AM   #46
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We won't know for some time, I think, just what the box-office figures were. (Will we?) "Rogue One" basically bombed at the box, given the very-high expectations that Disney had for it.

The inevitable television show will be interesting. Maybe it will feature Ewoks singing the Mickey Mouse Club anthem ...
 
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Apparently the writer and director of The Last Jedi, is to write a new trilogy (of spin offs)...
 
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From Roger Ebert's review of The Return of the Jedi:

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/r...l-edition-1997

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It was the correct decision for George Lucas to end with a trilogy and then move to another point in time for the continuation of the saga. To return to these characters a fourth time would destroy the mythic structure of the story and turn it simply into a series.
 
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" Just tell me a really good yarn. But, don't tamper with fictional characters. It's far better to simply omit them entirely, than to corrupt them. Especially when the franchise does not need to do any such thing."

=> Too much Capitalism corrupts intangibles like Quality (of many things --
Science, work values, character, i.e) for one -- so is it a wonder this has occurred?

-- another irrelevant old fart
 
Old 01-17-2018, 02:11 PM   #50
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...The inevitable television show will be interesting. Maybe it will feature Ewoks singing the Mickey Mouse Club anthem ...
With Jar Jar as the choirmaster?

We should be careful - someone at Disney WILL take it as a serious suggestion...
 
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The inevitable television show will be interesting. Maybe it will feature Ewoks singing the Mickey Mouse Club anthem ...
Uhm, there already was an Ewoks TV series.
 
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Uhm, there already was an Ewoks TV series.
"Aiiiiieeeeeee!!!!"
 
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There were two ewok TV movies and a TV series (cartoon) in the early 80s...

The "franchise" was getting underway early in Lucasfilm's time, with toys and merchandising selling off the shelves.

Episode 6 had "monsters" galore, compared to the two previous films. Again this fuelled toy sales.

Personally I think Star Wars ran out of steam after Episode 5. 6/ROTJ pretty much began the sequel/reboot thing in that you once again had a death star which once again had to be destroyed and there was of course a weakness which had to attacked by a smaller craft flying inside and shooting at it...
 
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I don't support Hollyvoood and haven't been to a theater to see a movie in over 10 years. Or network TV for that matter.

Not that I don't watch a lot of movies...
 
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Personally I think Star Wars ran out of steam after Episode 5. 6/ROTJ pretty much began the sequel/reboot thing in that you once again had a death star which once again had to be destroyed and there was of course a weakness which had to attacked by a smaller craft flying inside and shooting at it...
I thought that the idea Disney came up with for the last movie was very original a "Death Star" that somehow sucks up the energy from stars. (Wisely, they didn't bother to explain exactly how it was all supposed to work.) It was just a visually cool idea, and of course they made it work. Instead of the thing blowing up (yawn), it turned back into a star.

I thought that Lucas was being "true to form" by repeating certain tropes, such as, "the Empire has terrible luck designing battle stations." Just like a spaghetti Western, you walked into the theater knowing basically what the plot was going to be. Again.
 
  


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