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Quickies from a Galaxy Far Far Away

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the i've-got-a-bad-feeling-about-this dept.

Star Wars Prequels 374

In celebration of the release of AotC, here are a bunch of random SW stories that have fluttered through our bin: Tim Drage has made a Lego Star Wars movie, POds sent us a fan film Fan Film (quicktime. Bah). Here is a comic to share and enjoy. iamchaos noted that the next Matrix Trailer will be showing with Clones. nellardo sent in a fine tribute to darth maul. Anyone want a Star Wars Axe? Zack sent us a great collection of SW Characters you won't see as much as you might want to. wiredog sent us some spoilers, the Skywalker family tree and how Anakin becomes Vader. peter_gzowski sent in an essay by Ebert where he gives it 2 of 4 stars, and discusses the digital filming. Finally ant sent us a bizarre tale of some guys who got the brilliant idea to build a life-size Millenium Falcon. So there it is folks. I have tickets for a 12:01 showing in Ann Arbor and I'll be getting in line in just a few short hours.

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skywalker family tree link is broken (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523261)

plz fix np

Re:skywalker family tree link is broken (3, Informative)

sjwt (161428) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523326)

hears a coupple from a quick search..

will i hit the jackpot and get a right one?

http://thepensieve.net/skywalker_family_tree.htm
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~lightsabre/familyt re e.htm
http://www.theforce.net/timetales/Sheet001. htm

If I were logged in I'd be cool (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523263)

But because I'm not, I'm a filthy AC going for an FP that he's bound to not get. If you understand this, eat my ass.

YOU'RE GAY (-1)

Sexual Asspussy (453406) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523337)

I remember one day very vividly from when Josh and I were eighteen year old seniors in high school.

I saw a flash of taut blond speed out of the corner of my eye and felt the familiar tingle below my navel. The warmth of his passing reminded me with sinking clarity of how lonely I was even as his scent drifted back to me. Josh sped past while we both made laps around the track and I watched as his muscles contracted and expanded with fluid grace.

Gym was always a kind of torture. I concentrated on diminishing my physical reaction even as I slowed, reasoning that double laps were better than getting caught with a hard-on.

Whistled to a stop, my breathing regained some normalcy as we gathered to sit around coach Feldman. A short man with a spare tire, he wiped vicarious sweat from his balding head. As he vented about how what a lazy out of shape generation we were I scooted just a little closer to Josh and caught his eye. He looked back at the coach and made a face and glanced back at me to see my reaction. I grinned and gamely rolled my eyes too. We weren't the best of friends but lately we'd been cutting up together in gym class at coach Feldmans expense and my growing delight. I mean my physically growing delight. Something which only Josh could see as we sat at the back of the class, but something which was unmistakable in my tight gym shorts. I was sitting cross-legged and brought my arms in over my crotch and bent forward slightly as I felt the crimson creep up my face. He caught my eye and only grinned a little wider.

"What the hell?" I thought in confusion as coaches droning ceased and we were dismissed to the showers. I lagged behind the others naturally, thinking I'd better skip the showers today and head right for home as this was last period and we were allowed to do that.

Just as I reached the door to the locker room I felt something grip the back of my jock strap and pull me backwards. Hot breath seared into my ear and the back of my neck. "Not so fast Jason!"

Josh spun me around so fast and pinned my arms against the locker room door I had no time to react or struggle even if I had wanted to. We were alone in the hall. His breath came short and ragged as his warm brown eyes bore into mine. He must have seen first the fear and then the acceptance and submission, because just as that peace came over me, that willingness to take whatever he might want to do to me, he released me. A confident smile, almost a sneer, spread across his face as he held me with his eyes. "OK." he said at last, his voice both gentle and dominant "meet me at my place in half an hour." His right hand groped my crotch roughly as I stepped aside. He pulled the door to the locker room open and breezed past me as if nothing had happened.

I had a raging boner and I'd be damned if I was going into that locker room with it, so I turned on my heel and headed for my street locker, snagged my books and high-tailed it home faster than a bitch in heat.

It took me fifteen minutes to fly past my dog and little brother and in and out of the shower. I dressed in simple shorts and a tank top. It took exactly another fifteen to walk to Josh's house. In that time I replayed the events of the last hour and a half over and over. By the time I had reached his house I was sure Josh and most of the rest of the senior boys were gonna beat my ass into oblivion. But Josh's voice snaked around my thinking brain and just compelled me to keep walking. He had given me an order of sorts hadn't he? The memory of his scent and sweat plastered collar length blond hair as well as his brief grip on my boiling nuts brought me at last to his door.

"Took you long enough." he said smugly by way of greeting. I just stared dumbly as I took in what I saw framed in the screen door to his vacationing parents two story. There he stood in all his shirtless glory. Tan muscles and silken hair dripping as if he'd just stepped from the shower, which no doubt he had. His damp blue boxers seemed a small boy scout tent as he looked down to where he'd seen my eyes travel.

He just grinned in that way of his, opened the screen door and roughly pulled me inside. "You're not the only one who can throw wood you know." he said as we resumed our position of half an hour earlier. Now I don't mind being pinned to a wall by a sexy blond athlete, especially one I'd had the hots for all through high school, but I needed some answers.

"So you like guys too?" I managed to mumble. "Look," he said suddenly serious as he took my chin in his hand forcing me to look into his fierce gaze " I usually like to screw chicks, but if a guy happens to be hot enough and his ass itches for a pounding, I'll give it to him...if he knows how to keep his mouth shut." I could only nod dumbly as he stuck a finger into my mouth. "Thought so." he said and grinned again as he slowly broke away from our intimacy and walked further into his house. I felt it's loss and followed his invisible leash.

"You've been wiggling your ass around me like a puppy dog for quite a while now. So I suppose I had better nail it for you before we graduate. Or else you'll just turn out messed up." It was a statement I could only puzzle at. I cleared my throat as I looked nervously around. We had come through the living room and descended into the basement which had apparently been converted into Josh's living space/bedroom. It was a small apartment of sorts, a small refrigerator, walk-in closet, weight set, posters of half naked women as well as many trophies from his very successful high school athletic career.

The room absolutely smelled of Josh, his musky male scent soaked everything and made me a little light headed. I sat down on the edge of his weight bench to take it all in. He came to stand next to me, his tented crotch inches away from my face. "You like it?" he asked and I knew he wasn't talking about his room.

"Yeah." I said defiantly finding my voice as I looked up his sleek torso and into his soul melting brown eyes. "Nothing wrong with that." he said huskily as his hand fell to the back of my head stroking my brown collar length hair. I instinctively moved forward and found my self kissing his belly button. My tongue darted out and brought back the taste of warm male flesh.

"Nothing wrong with that at all" he sighed, and then added softly "bitch." And in that instant I knew that that is exactly what I was, his bitch. And I didn't mind because at that moment my whole existence centered on pleasing this beautiful dominant male in front of me.

I boldly pulled his boxers down. A proud seven inch rod popped up to tap under my chin. I slid off the weight bench onto my knees and was eye level with it's pulsing power. Its silky weight in my hand was something I hadn't really known I'd longed for until I gently guided it's head between my parted lips.

"Yeah, suck it bitch!" he said, and I was all too happy to obey. His hand on the back of my head forced me forward and I took his manhood inch by inch until I started to gag a bit. He let off and I got some air. The taste was phenomenal and his aroma became intoxicating as I mouthed his precome from his cocks tip and went down again. Soon I was taking him nearly balls deep. He hissed and yanked my hair a few times when my teeth grazed him. It was punishment enough, because I was getting quite good at blowing him if his now nearly constant grunts and moans meant anything.

When he abruptly pulled out I was left looking up at him from my knees in confusion as I worked my own meat. The look on my face made him laugh. "Don't worry you'll get it again." he said smiling down at me "Now lick my balls bitch!" His playful dominance and his comforting hand stroking my hair caused me to lap at his balls like a starving animal. I must have done that for ten or fifteen minutes when he again abruptly pulled away.

This time he walked over to a small but solid bench about waist high, his cock wagging in front of him. "Get up and strip." he ordered a little of the playfulness gone out of his voice. "It's time to get what you need." I obeyed slowly, but he was patient. At last I stood in front of him apprehensively admiring his gleaming abs and twitching cock. My own body was nothing to be ashamed of and his open admiration for my firm muscles as he glided a hand slowly over my pecs and biceps made my cock stand at even stiffer attention.

I was surprised when he boldly stepped into me and took my head into his hands and brought his lips to my own. I completely melted as I felt his tongue enter my mouth, and I knew then that I really was his.

He broke the kiss and rather roughly spun me around and bent me over the table. His fingers probed at my hole as I heard the foil of a condom wrapper being ripped open in his teeth. The next thing I felt was something cool and slippery going up my backside along with his fingers and I knew I was getting lubed. When he brought his masculinity up to my quivering ass I was actually begging for it to be inside me.

He entered me slowly, one hand guiding himself in, the other braced firmly around my waist. It was like nothing I had ever felt before. At first there was some pain and an overstuffed feeling, but then as my ass got used to him a searing completeness welled up inside of me. I knew then that this is what I wanted, would always want, and that this too makes a man a man and that there was no reason for shame.

His strokes were long and supple. I started to slowly thrust back into them. He felt around to my own cock and balls and began stroking me in time with his own thrusts. His other hand found my mouth and I sucked on his fingers. It was a glorious fuck.

When his tongue went into my ear I sailed over the edge. At that moment I felt so completely possessed and at the same time free as a bird that I shot my load into his stroking hand. My body continued pumping and responding to his mastery of it, when I felt him stiffen. His hot load filled his condom as he rammed into me three or four more times before he came to a shuddering halt.

I regretted the loss of his penis as it slid from my ass. But when I straightened and turned to look at him it was with both defiance and love. After he caught his breath and deposited the used condom he returned to me and brought his hand up to stroke the side of my face and look me in the eye.

"You needed that didn't you." he said simply. And I did. He had taken me completely and I was his. I also knew that I was now a man and could be and do and take whatever I wanted. And I wanted him.

"Yeah, thanks." I said looking fire at him. I loved him so much at that point, but I couldn't quite keep the sarcasm out of my voice.

But he had sensed the change in me and he sighed. "And now I suppose you want to return the favor." A new fire leapt into my heart and cock at the prospect. He only laughed and grinned as he punched me in the shoulder and lead me by the hand to his bed. "Come on then bitch!" he said. And I followed.

His kisses seemed at first tender and shy. But by now I knew he was the one in charge even as his hands pulled me on top of him into a dominating position. The permission he was giving me to rape his neck with my tongue while grinding my cock into his belly was his invitation to bear my manhood fully and with pride. Being a man meant giving as well as receiving. And right now I was about to give him my sleek hard seven inches.

As his legs parted and his back arched up to allow entry I felt his hands stroking my sweating sides. The lubricated condom rolled down snugly as I brought the tip of my cock to the quivering pink hole that waited for me. A feeling of tender urgency flooded me as my pole slid into Josh's griping ass. Josh fixed me with a look I can't really describe...awe...love...pride. His eyes snapped shut for ten seconds when I finally slid home, but when the pain faded there was only hunger. "OK stud-bitch," he said smiling up at me "fuck me silly!"

I couldn't have done otherwise. My pace seemed dictated by his need as much as my own as I plowed him with everything I had. It wasn't long when I felt his legs tighten around my waist while his back arched further. A strangled scream accompanied the geyser of cum that shot from Josh's cock and coated his heaving chest. The contraction that hit me from his orgasm made my seed crawl up my own shaft and into his silky bowls.

We then lay in a heap of sweaty muscles and spent dicks, warm, content and happy.

As our senior year came to a close Josh and I drew closer. That summer we played and sucked and fucked and had the best time of our young lives. We even shared a girl together, much to her delight I might add. But when I am alone it is his initiation of me into adulthood that day that I look back on most fondly. It had given me the confidence to be myself, so when we finally parted company in the fall for different colleges we were comfortable enough with each other not to despairs at the ending of something beautiful. We knew we'd be friends for life even as we went our separate paths.

And so we have remained even to this day.

FLIP (-1)

l33t j03 (222209) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523267)

First Logged In Post you fuckers.

prist frost? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523279)

i think today is my lucky day, Alex

Peter Gzowski? (2)

CaseyB (1105) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523280)

Wow, Canada's most famous radio personality is back from the dead and submitting stories to slashdot.

Makes you wonder why slashdot posted that one (-1)

OsamaBinLager (532628) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523358)

Don't they have any respect for dead icons? I mean it would be different if he had died 20 years ago, but he died just a few short months ago!

Lame (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523281)

God you are lame Taco. Star Warz sucks.

use the FIRST! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523285)

Post!

2 out of 4?? (1, Troll)

flynt (248848) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523286)

I didn't know Ebert gave that rating. I thought it was only 3.5/4 for bad movies, and 4/4 for mediocre to good movies?

Re:2 out of 4?? (1)

IanO (21302) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523343)

Actually with most movie "experts" the rating is generally backwards. The more they like the movie, the less likely the general public will. They couldn't like the same movies as the general public or they wouldn't be "experts".

Re:2 out of 4?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523434)

An expert is someone who knows a lot about a subject. Certainly Roger Ebert knows a lot about film, film history, filmmaking, and the movie industry in general. Probably more than any other mainstream critic. By that standard, he is an expert (quotemarks not necessary).

It is not his job to praise whatever movies he thinks will be popular. Indeed, what would be the point? We can look up the box office receipts ourselves.

A snob is someone who thinks less of you because you don't share the same tastes as he does. By that standard, you are a snob.

Some people might prefer to call your particular form of snobbery "reverse snobbery" -- a distinction without a difference, if I ever heard one.

Re:2 out of 4?? (1)

rgmoore (133276) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523504)

Maybe you should read better reviewers, then. One of the things that I really like about the reviewers for the LA Times [latimes.com] is that they actually understand that not everyone shares their taste in movies. They're capable of saying things like "I didn't really like this one, but I know that fans of this kind of movie will love it." I recall a review of a movie where the reviewer said something along the lines of, "I don't know why I'm even bothering to review this movie. The people who will like it aren't going to pay attention to my review anyway, and the people who won't like it don't need me to tell them that." It's not quite as good as having a reviewer who perfectly shares my taste, but it's a lot better than having ones who will complain about any movie that is comprehensible and praise anything subtitled.

Re:2 out of 4?? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523532)

They couldn't like the same movies as the general public or they wouldn't be "experts".

Have you read any movie reviews lately, all those elitist film critics got fired.

Some of the biggest films lately, such as Spiderman [rottentomatoes.com] , Lord of the Rings [rottentomatoes.com] and Harry Potter [rottentomatoes.com] all got mostly positive reviews from major newspaper critics. Maybe they don't like Episode 2 cause it sucks, and not because they're just trying to act snooty.

Re:2 out of 4?? (2)

Galvatron (115029) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523546)

Actually, he hasn't given a 4 in over a month [suntimes.com] , and he puts out about half a dozen reviews a week. More recently, he gave Life or Something Like It one star, and Jason X zero and a half stars.

The one thing I do find amusing is that Ebert seems to talk more about the good things in movies he doesn't like, and more about the bad things in movies he does. I guess it makes sense, because if a movie really bites, the bad parts are likely to be simple ("the plot was stupid, the acting was bad"), while the good parts are likely to be more subtle ("but they did do some interesting lighting in these scenes"). Still, if you read the reviews without looking at the rating, sometimes it can be difficult to tell if he liked a movie or not.

First nice post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523289)

I think CmdrTaco is a really cool guy and Kathleen Fent is really cute!

Fan Film (5, Informative)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523291)

It's a 122.8 MB Quicktime Movie.

Just a warning.

And here's another one... (5, Funny)

russx2 (572301) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523292)

http://www.asciimation.co.nz

Star Wars in ascii... Maybe it's a geek thing?

I felt a tremor in the force... (5, Funny)

Bonker (243350) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523293)

Obi-wan: ...As if thousands of fanboys and fangirls had called in sick.

Luke: What is it, Ben?

Obi-wan: Something horrible. It's as if thousands of businesses were running along, being productive, and were suddenly silenced.

Re:I felt a tremor in the force... (2)

larien (5608) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523328)

Hehe, here in the UK, they're more worried about the football (that's soccer for americans) World cup. As it's held in Japan & Korea, all the games will be shown in the morning. They're expecting a number of sickies to be pulled on the days of the England games.

At least they don't have to worry about Scottish fans calling in sick; we failed to qualify again, despite doing pretty well to begin with. Pity we couldn't beat those giants of the game, Lithuania *sigh*.

Being productive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523380)

I don't think so, we've been spending the last week trying to find open shares with copies of ATOC to leech?

I predict a big letdown from the movie,

That is, unless Natalie gets naked

Blatent 'Merking troll (-1)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523453)

Football? WTF?

Football doesn't start until September [nfl.com] !



(Didn't you read the transcript of President Carter's speech to Cuba where he asserted that Cuba will have to adopt Football over "Soccer" if they want to be accepted into the NWO?)

Re:I felt a tremor in the force... (3, Interesting)

Bonker (243350) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523487)

We Americans are always confused by World Cup Soccer. We know we want to be the best at it, but, on the whole, we don't really get it. No sport in the U.S. really has the near-universal draw that Soccer seems to have everywhere else in the world.

Even the other pro sports like American Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey have their rabid fans, but nothing like the stereotypical rioting mobs that we associate with British Soccer. In fact, as those sports become more and more corporate, they become less and less popular.

Starwars is the closest thing we have to that kind of draw. LOTR came close, but even with the negative impression a lot of fans left Episode 1 with, I haven't seen the kind of rabid dedication and fandom that Episode 2 is generating anywhere else.

Oh, by the way (-1)

l33t j03 (222209) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523294)

Anyone who spends more than 30 seconds thinking about whatever the upcoming Star Trek / Wars movie deserves a full blown, full can, knock down, drag out, bloody, surly, ruthless, face wrenching beating.

Stop being so annoying. It is just a movie.

Please just get a life (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523295)

While you are standing in line to see this "Star Wars" Ronald Raygun film. I'm going to be porting NetBSD to my GameBoy Advance so I can get a Beowulf cluster going so I can play "Star Trek" games over the Internet with Natalie Portman while eating hot grits.
C'mon...get a life.

Signed, William S.

Re:Please just get a life (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523316)

Ah, I was missing those hot grits and Natalie, thank you.

Re:Please just get a life (1)

Havokmon (89874) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523387)

..while eating hot grits

At first I thought you said "hot girls", and I thought, "Now there's something I didn't expect a geek to say.."

Re:Please just get a life (2)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523456)

A geek might say it, but what geek would ever have the chance to do it?

Who's NOT going to see it? (2, Insightful)

kir (583) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523302)

I'm not. Not until it's released on DVD or I get confirmation from a reliable source (friend whose opinion I trust) that it isn't a bag-o-"lets sell some merchandise".

Maybe I'm too cynical... NAH!

Re:Who's NOT going to see it? (-1)

l33t j03 (222209) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523359)

I'm not, but its because I'm not a child raping, jobless, wretched, filthy, odiferous, malcontent Linux programmer.

If you really want to see it but won't because you're afraid that you'll be coerced into buying something then you exceed the lameness quotient of even the Commander Taco's of the world who will spend half their day standing in line jabbering to a guy in a Yoda suit about how you would bang Natalie Portman if you got the opportunity, which you wouldn't, because I think she prefers men who bathe more often than her dog, let alone the fact that you'd probably find something to complain about during the events leading up to the consummation and thereby screw the entire thing up like it was an Open Source software business.

Re:Who's NOT going to see it? (1)

Trebuchet (98044) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523397)

I wouldn't, except I have $45 in gift certificates that expire in june. (expire? how the heck can they make a gift certificate expire? and how does it hurt them if it doesnt?). So I'm taking my girlfriend sometime during the second week. BTW, all the reviews I've read actually say that it's better then ep1, and I like the trailers better...

Re:Who's NOT going to see it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523422)

On NPR this morning the LA Times movie critic in his review said, "just like Peter Pan, George Lucas never grows up." In other words he was stating that AOTC is just a rehash of the same old SW stuff, nothing new. I have heard similar reviews stating while episode 2 is better than episode 1, it still isn't anything exciting.

I too am in no rush to see this. I have the VCD screener on my HD but I don't think I will ever watch it and opt to wait a few days/weeks to go see it in the theatre. There's no way I am waiting in long lines for it though.

BTW, when episode 1 came out I went to see it the second day at Hoyts in the Carousel Mall, Syracuse. They were playing the movie in two of their theatres all day long. No lines, theatre was half full.

Re:Who's NOT going to see it? (1)

adamjaskie (310474) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523510)

I think I will see it at Fox Village theatre. They show the movies only after they have gone out of the regular theatres, but before they come out on video. That lets them charge only $1.50 or so a ticket. Even less than renting it from Video Watch.

Re:Who's NOT going to see it? (2)

Fulcrum of Evil (560260) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523518)

Not until it's released on DVD

I heard on the radio that they've been selling AotC DVDs in Malaysia for $3. Apparently it's like going to NYC and buying something from the back of some guy's truck, except over there they're poor and can't afford the truck.

please (1)

tps12 (105590) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523304)

How many times do we have to hear about the Star Wars axe? Many more, I'm sure.

And CmdrTaco, we all know about your tickets, you post about them in every story.

Re:please go ahead (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523411)


How many times do we have to hear about the Star Wars axe? Many more, I'm sure.

And CmdrTaco, we all know about your tickets, you post about them in every story.

Oh No!! CmdrTaco isn't a professional news agent with a degree! What next is he going to make jokes on the front page?

-1 Troll, -1 not that funny

Ebert doesn't know what he's talking about. (5, Insightful)

Sunken Kursk (518450) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523310)

No matter what the movie is like, it will not live up to most people's expectations. One of the main problems with the Star Wars series is the long time between the originals and the new trilogy. During the time that has elapsed, the Star Wars fan base has been able to get used to the chintziness of the originals. As such, the originals have morphed from merely good stories to almost miraculous examples of cinematic perfection.

That being said, I'm still going to go see the movie. Rather than compare it to any of the previous movies, I will attempt to simply compare it to itself. Hopefully, by doing that, I will enjoy the movie much more than anyone who expects a papal blessing upon this film.

See you guys at the theatre at 12:01!

Re:Ebert doesn't know what he's talking about. (2)

Peyna (14792) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523345)

It was pointed out to me the other day that much of the fan fiction is better than the stuff Lucas puts out nowadays. I haven't looked into it, but I'd believe it.

I waited a day too long for 12:01 tickets, so I'll probably just go see it over the weekend. It's entertainment, not life, not the end of the world, and certainly not the greatest thing to ever exist.

Re:Ebert doesn't know what he's talking about. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523360)

Ebert definitely does know what he's talking about. Having seen the movie, I can say it really does suck just as bad as the last one. I don't know why I wasted the money to see it.

Re:Ebert doesn't know what he's talking about. (5, Funny)

Joseph Vigneau (514) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523368)

Rather than compare it to any of the previous movies, I will attempt to simply compare it to itself.

I think it will be just as good as itself, if not better!

Re:Ebert doesn't know what he's talking about. (3, Insightful)

slutdot (207042) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523420)

I agree with you but I also think the problem with Episode I as compared to 4-6 has to do with the lack of action in episode I. I still enjoyed TPM and Jar-Jar didn't annoy me as much as it did everyone else. Anakin did annoy the hell out of me though but since I've seen Star Wars again recently, I'm thinking that Lucas was maybe going for a cheesy pulp fiction type of movie and that's why he chose the actor that he chose to play the part of Anakin.

My wife and I were watching Star Wars the other night when it came on cable and I noticed that there were far more gun fights than TPM and the action scenes were much shorter. The pod scene in TPM was way too long...maybe.

People will still beat AOTC to hell because it just isn't perfect. Maybe fans need to lower their expectations a little and just enjoy the movie for what it is. Then again, I probably don't know what the hell I'm talking about.

Re:Ebert doesn't know what he's talking about. (1)

thaigan (197773) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523458)

I do agree with Ebert when he complains about the dialog in TPM and probably in AOTC. I think Lucas was unimaginative in his accents and languages. Additionally, the actors seemed bored.

Well if Ebert is wrong (4, Interesting)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523490)

Ebert has a good basic measuring stick of a good movie: if you can remember any quotes from it.

Then list five memorable lines from Phantom Menace.

Then list five lines from A New Hope.

"Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope."

"That's no moon! It's a space station."

"When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master."

"Only the master of evil, Darth."

"He doesn't like you."
"I'm sorry."
"I don't like you either. You just watch yourself. We're wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems."
"I'll be careful."
"You'll be DEAD!"

Do you think that Attack of the Clones will be as basically enjoyable? I don't think so. At least we get to see some Mandalorians. I'm going to wait. Maybe catch a matinee.

Personally I want to see the Star Wars where Jar-Jar dies on every page.

Re:Well if Ebert is wrong (0)

Hellburner (127182) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523537)

"You were right about one thing, Master...the negotiations were short."

"There's always a bigger fish."

"A podracer, eh? I hope you didn't kill someone I know to get it..."

"Wipe them out. All of them."

"At last we shall reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we shall have our revenge."

Oh...and I almost forgot:

"ROGER, ROGER."

The penis birds are returning to St. Clairsville! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523314)

Propz to all the dead penis birds in line up in that bitch!

Roger Ebert (1, Informative)

Black Aardvark House (541204) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523327)

What I dislike about Lucas' approach is that he wants to change the entire world of film to suit his convenience.

I just do not understand Ebert's disdain for digital film, CGI, etc. If characters seem somewhat unrealistic using Lucasfilm methods, he forgets one thing: Star Wars is a fantasy. It's OK to stretch reality a little.

This reminds me of a similar debate of listening to music on CD's vs. vinyl records, where CD music sounds cold, lacking the richness of vinyl.

But then again, what's been the mosat popular music media until perhaps very lately? The CD.

Roger Ebert, please quit about the media and just give us the scoop on the content.

Re:Roger Ebert (5, Informative)

amstrad (60839) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523402)

I just do not understand Ebert's disdain for digital film, CGI, etc

He doesn't have a problem with digital media. He has a problem with the transfer of a digitally shot movie onto film for projection. The point he was trying to make was that if you shoot in digital you should project in digital. The problem is that only a very few number of theaters in the US has the capability to project in digital. That is what Ebert means when he said "What I dislike about Lucas' approach is that he wants to change the entire world of film to suit his convenience."

Earlier in article Ebert says, "Lucas is so eager to promote his vision of the digital future that he is willing to penalize his audience."

Re:Roger Ebert (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523429)

In the latest Wired Magazine, Spielberg says he will be the last film maker to ever use digitial cameras. I guess what type of equipment is best, is still a matter of debate.

Re:Roger Ebert (2)

Wakko Warner (324) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523509)

But then again, what's been the mosat popular music media until perhaps very lately? The CD.

What does this prove? The CD is popular because it is convenient, not because it sounds particularly good. "Popular" has never implied "good" anyway.

- A.P.

Re:Roger Ebert and Digital Media (1)

boloni (87395) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523549)

Yes, he does have a problem with digital media, and does from the pure point of view of visual experience. And with the current digital standards, he is right. He also has a grievence that the movie industry is not using the 70mm film any more.

Let's make a still image of a DVD film: we get a nice, small 720 x 480 image.

What I scan from a regular 35mm film (with an amateur quality film scanner) is something like 4000 x 2500. I assume that from 70mm film, the equivalent resulution would be 8000 x 5000.

That means that the desert scenes of Lawrence of Arabia have 100 times more detail than the ones from the Attack of the Clones 2 DVD. And this is what Roger Ebert is missing, and he is right. It is not about problems with digital, it is about settling for less.

Lotzi

PS: I don't know the resolution of digital cinema equipment, it is probably higher than DVD. Still.

Anakin does the Queen (comic) (4, Funny)

Snaggy (140728) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523335)

For those who haven't seen our classic comic series, we've been running it again on AY2K [geekculture.com] as a countdown to Episode II.

It starts here...
... A long time ago, in a comic far far away... [geekculture.com]

Please fix "family tree" link... (2)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523336)

I'm really interested in the "Skywalker Family Tree" link. But its broke atm. Please fix. Thanks.

Re:Please fix "family tree" link... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523348)

Thanks for fixing...

Now I'll lose my karma :-(

Skywalker Family Tree (4, Informative)

dmomo (256005) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523340)

Typo in the story. Here is the actual URL:

http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,52408, 00 . tml

Some reviews (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523342)

The reviews for the feel good hit of the summer continue to roll in!

"There is not one line in this movie that you can quote with any pleasure. It is the most banal script I have ever read," raves Roger Ebert of Ebert and Roeper.

David Ansen of Newseek enthuses,"Lucas's enterprise has long since passed out of the arena of mere entertainment and into the realm of pure faith. You're either a true believer or an agnostic. To the former, its value is beyond debate, and all criticism a form of heresy. Which leaves guys like me doing the Devil's work. Let the hate mail commence... ...Anakin comes off as a whiny, brattish American teenager. He's vapid, not Vader... Lucas, frankly, is a feeble director of actors..."

Says John Anderson of Newsday, "...only those audiences already up to their necks in "Star Wars" ephemera could possibly care about the actual plot points on which the latest installment rests... ...[Christensen's Anakin] is the kind of whiny, irritating performance that would get most actors thrown out of 'Dawson's Creek,' much less a billion-dollar enterprise like 'Star Wars.' And yet, there he is, as pretty as Portman and easily as useless."

Intones Mark Caro of the Chicago Tribune, "Now Anakin is a headstrong, moody 19-year-old played with doleful looks and a curling lip by Hayden Christensen, and he's still barely a person. He speaks in topic sentences, and what they say is this: 'I like to take risks. I love Padme (Natalie Portman). I'm ready to be a Jedi knight. I resent that Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) still bosses me around. I love Padme. I'm frustrated that I'm so strong, yet I can't protect my mom.' For such a visually oriented filmmaker, Lucas commits an unpardonable sin: He tells instead of shows... Lucas' tin ear for dialogue doesn't help. Padme to Anakin: 'I've been dying a little bit each day since you came back into my life.' Oh, ick.!!!!!!!"

Raves Steven Rea in the Philadelphia Inquirer, "This thing will have your mind glazed over faster than a glob of dough in a Krispy Kreme plant... 'Clones' makes the Frodo-speak of 'Lord of the Rings' sound like Noel Coward."

And, last but not least, Michael Atkinson of the Village Voice says, "Jango serves as the template for a covert army of obedient, disposable, Asian- featured clones. The backlash against the last film's racist stereotypes apparently never reached Skywalker Ranch... Labeling a villain 'Sidious' is one thing, but calling a minor character 'Elan Sleazebaggano' is another achievement entirely... There is an odd cognitive dissonance at work between the obvious ingenuity dedicated to the film's visual details -- alien anatomies, industrial machinery, technological minutiae -- and the retarded intelligence quotient evident in its content... Lucas has in fact come closer than anyone could desire to the cheap, graceless, hackneyed sci-fi serials of the '30s and '40s. Predictably, the screenplay would make Buster Crabbe call for a rewrite... This is hardly an epic (a word that implies moral, human, and social weight). It's a marathon of irrelevant preadolescent dreaming... As the nationwide sidewalk camp-outs come to their climax, the maniacal wwwooooooos siren through the theater (even at the Lucasfilm Ltd. logo), and virtually every adult I know admits to a publicity-hammered submission, it's easy to feel like 1984's Winston Smith struggling with 2 + 2 = 5. Why should this invasion of self-ratifying, trans-marketed mythopoeia -- so electrifying and meaningful to so many -- be so inarguably empty and inconsequential? Attack of the Clones is a golden calf, worshiped not out of primitive fear but populist groupthink."

Re:Some reviews (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523459)

If you want serious groupthink, just go the "Jedi Council" at theforce.net.

Those people are unbeleivable, grasping at every straw to make aotc the second coming, banning or flaming everyone who might even suggest that Lucas is just an average entertainer who got lucky.

Re:Some reviews (1)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523468)

NPR had a review of it this morning. Bottom line, it's a non-interactive video game, not a movie. They played a clip of Samuel Jackson; "Should we tell them we're losing our Jedi Powers?" Is that the best Lucas could come up with? Sounds like something from a viagra ad.

They don't have the full story on NPR.org [npr.org] , but here's the lowdown:

'Attack of the Clones' Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan has seen the new Star Wars movie, Attack of the Clones, but he wishes he hadn't. He says some things are better the first time around and don't need an encore. Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones opens in select theaters nationwide at midnight. (3:25)

Re:Some reviews (0)

Roto-Rooter Man (520267) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523481)

Also note Rex Reed's excellent review. [observer.com] He calls Ep II "as exciting as a rancid Yoo-Hoo".

As for all the Ebert bashing going on here, he loved Episode I, and gave it 3.5/4 stars. So you know this one must be simply awful if he's giving it 1/2 star less than he gave The Scorpion King. [suntimes.com]

Re:Some reviews (2, Funny)

gowen (141411) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523503)

How about this one [guardian.co.uk] from The Guardian [guardian.co.uk] , titled "Hit me Obi one more time..."

The highlight is:
Moreover, Anakin not only has a ponytail, but also a thin length of braided hair trailing winsomely over his shoulder. As the mighty Yoda would say: "Like a wussy 12-year-old girl he looks."

Re:Some reviews (1)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523543)

Dialogue was never strong in any of the Star Wars films, partly because Lucas is trying to do a rework of the 30s and 40s serials. Partly cause he can't write.

But frankly, I don't care what movie reviewers say, like Michael Atkinson of the Village Voice, there trying to make an issue out of the "racist sterotypes" of the last film. It's these attempts at making films non-confrontational or "clean" and non-offensive to everyone that has taken the story from "Sum of All Fears" and rewrote it so the Arabs won't be offended. Do the Germans get to be offended at World War Two films protraying them as killers?

I rambled, I need a Coke, in short. I don't feel movie critcis should be listened too, IMO they are nothing more than paid Comic Book Store Guys with newspapers and TV programs to vent upon.

My stupid theatre (2)

rosewood (99925) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523365)

First kink in the armour Ted

The tickets have "Wednesday, 12:01 am" printed on them- but thats suposed to be either wednesday 11:59 or Thursday 12:01 am - all wekk I was expecting to see it today. Grrrrrrr

Re:My stupid theatre (2)

m3000 (46427) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523418)

TheForce.net had a story about the advanced ticket misprint [theforce.net] earlier in the week. I was wondering about that too though before I saw the story.

Re:My stupid theatre (2)

rosewood (99925) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523531)

Yea - we went through those same steps here

It kind of bugged me but I am still stoked

The funny thing is, Im not a star wars fan -- I just wanna see DLP!

Tnx for the link btw

Re:My stupid theatre (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523425)

Here the show starts at 23:59 on wednesday...

Knowledge (1)

Phili (243217) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523374)

Now everybody and his brother is knowing when the VIPs of /. are going to see what stuff.

Thank you sooo much, god

LEGO Movie Links Page (1)

echucker (570962) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523376)

Lego Studios [lego.com]
link is here, but none of the javascript links work :-(

ahem (2, Funny)

BilldaCat (19181) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523388)

my CmdrTaco impersonation

I HAVE TICKETS AT 12:01
I HAVE TICKETS AT 12:01
I HAVE TICKETS AT 12:01




psst...

I HAVE TICKETS AT 12:01!!!

and you don't.

Re:ahem (2)

tb3 (313150) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523477)

Yeah, but we get the last laugh. The tickets are in Ann Arbor.

Semi-Spoilage Post (1)

primal39 (409681) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523389)

It's not really a spoiler, since there are marketing images of him holding one, but wait till you see Yoda wield a light-saber. it is amazing.

Quickies? (1)

stevey (64018) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523394)

Couldn't this have been posted under the Star Wars topic for those people like me who couldn't care less..?

Stop poking our eyes out Taco!! (1)

Tha_Zanthrax (521419) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523395)

I have tickets for a 12:01 showing in Ann Arbor and I'll be getting in line in just a few short hours.
Yes, and you page gets 1,5 million visits a day and you're getting married to you geek GF.

Ha, AOTC is opening on the same date worldwide.
If you really want to see it first you need planetickets to new sealand, you 733T 12:01 tickets are 10 hours and 1 minute late... :)

Re:Stop poking our eyes out Taco!! (1)

TrAvELAr (118445) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523472)

Heh, if I would have known you were in Ann Arbor, I would have invited you to Kalamazoo this last weekened to watch it at my place.

Yea yea, it was on the net, I couldn't resist. :)

WHO FUCKING CARES TACO (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523403)

We all know this POS movie is coming out, just like we all know that sad sad fans are making monuments to a fucking movie around this time. Post something usefull, or at the very least interesting.

Live webcam (-1, Troll)

elefantstn (195873) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523404)

If you're stuck at work, check out theforce.net's [theforce.net] live webcam [theforce.net] of fans waiting in line for the midnight showing in LA.

Soundtrack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523409)

Could someone please post a link to the .mp3 for the lego movie soundtrack? I can't stand it that mp3.com requires cookies to get to the content. What BS.

Thanks

Ebert is right (3, Interesting)

ciaohound (118419) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523414)

So much CGI just looks like CGI -- it often subverts the willing suspension of disbelief. Give me the old Star Wars/Ray Harryhausen stuff anyday. But CGI is the future and economics will be on its side. (I had to laugh at last night's Smallville -- it used CGI to show a waitress dropping a tray of coffee mugs. Now that is affordable CGI!) So, if it's inevitable, is anyone working on CGI that will mimic the results of the old physical modelling techniques?

slashdotted (-1, Offtopic)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523416)

With that many sites, They can't all get slashdotted!

Old... (1)

Misanthroporama (579311) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523421)

I've seen all those "new" movies already. Keep at it though.

Shoulda been: "RETURN OF THE QUICKIES!!!" (2)

tweakt (325224) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523432)

Wow, it's been quite a long time since /. did quickies. They were one of my favorite types of articles. You get some load balancing across all of the links so there's not quite as much /. effect directed towards each site ;-)

Glad to see quickies return. Keep 'em coming. It's been *AT LEAST* a year since the last one. =P

Taco's tickets. (1, Offtopic)

oyenstikker (536040) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523442)

Taco has made a point to tell us of hit tickets over and over. I say we go jump him and take them. (:

Slurping Down the MPAA-Sanctioned Bile (3, Insightful)

al3x (74745) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523445)

I've said it before, and it'll be modded down as "flamebait" again, but I think it's appalling that the same editors who decry the practices of the MPAA at every turn go out and spend their money and give publicity to the most crass and over-marketed of MPAA-sanctioned output. Saying you hate the organization but love the content just isn't good enough: every dollar you spend on a MPAA film is another dollar that says "I want to be legislated against; I want to be treated like a criminal; I encourage you to use my tax dollars to hunt me down."

Just back from the theatre... (5, Interesting)

rediguana (104664) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523449)

And I'm quite impressed. I watched Phantom Menace on DVD before going, and followed it up with AOTC. It was rather impressive and made Phantom look rather shallow. Yes, it may make you cringe in a couple of places, but overall, it seems more like the Star Wars of old, and it is cool to finally have the story coming together, something that didn't really happen with Phantom (of course it was mainly used as a movie to introduce characters and themes).

I went in with an open mind, not really knowing what to expect, just hoping it was going to be better than Phantom. I personally think it has well outdone Phantom. It is much deeper, more emotive, and certainly darker. I really enjoyed this movie, and overall I think the audience did too, especially Yoda's scene - you'll know it when you see it ;)

Matrix trailers on Entertainment Tonight (2)

bbh (210459) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523452)

The Matrix trailer for Reloaded and Revolutions will be seen tonight on Entertainment Tonight. Check your local listings for it. Here is a link with more details about the May 15 ET trailer and about it being attached to another movie coming out this week.

Matrix Breaking News link [warnerbros.com]

bbh

Washington Post (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523457)

said it sucked [washingtonpost.com]

We all know.. (1)

saqmaster (522261) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523469)

... that it just won't "be the same" as the originals..

I mean, you have to look at what exactly the originals were made from:

- A good guy (or two)
- A bad guy (or two)
- A chick
- A cheeky romance
- A fight in space

That was pretty much it. EP4 was pretty slow moving for the most part, but was awesome. I don't think anyway can accurately say *why* it was awesome, you'd need to back 24 years and be that kid again to really appreciate it.

Also, EP4, 5 and 6 were very much similar. Timeline, I mean. You could watch all three and it would certainly seem like they were all filmed in the same year (plot-wise). There is so much variation in cast, ages etc between EP1-3 which will make EP4-6 like an extended length movie if glued together.

Saying that though, it's not just the kid aspect that makes it all different now. The new movies (EP1 and most likely EP2) are absolutely jam packed with features and effects. I personally hated the pod racing scene in EP1, and I believe there's something similar in EP2. No thanks.

I'm still going to see it in the movies on Friday, it just has to be done.

How about a spoiler warning next time? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523480)

What? Anakin becomes Vader?!?

Bash Bash Bash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523482)

I find it amazing that the geeks who read /. are trying to be cool bashing Star Wars while drooling over Spider-Man. The world turned against Lucas because Phantom Menace did not live up to THEIR standards, so today we have people jumping on the bashing bandwagon so they sound like they have taste. Please. You can't make yourself any less of a fanboy by bashing Star Wars if you really liked Spider-Man.

Matrix trailer (1)

dachshund (300733) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523486)

How many of us are going to go to AoTC just to catch the Matrix trailer, then walk out?

Quick Review from New Zealand (5, Interesting)

jstockdale (258118) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523489)

Ok guys, just got out of the theater down here and I thought I would give some feedback to the community. First of all, I'd like to qualify any negative tones that come through by stating that a few of the specific scenes were tainted in my first viewing by a big fat guy next to me that kept saying "this isn't star wars" I felt like turning next to him and saying, "well fatso, what is it then, mary fucking poppens?" because undoubtedly this is star wars.

Over the years, I think Lucas may have lost touch a little bit with his fan base, but AotC is a step in the right direction. Its hard to go into any details without spoiling (which i promised myself i would not do) so forgive me if I skimp out in those areas

Lucas makes use of two main plots, regarding anakin and obi-wan (sp?) now the former plot in my opinion, endulges a little too much in the realms of honest idealism, and can get cheesy at times, but the remaining portions, along with the later plot, definitely make up for it. (Yoda. need i say more?)

Halfway through the movie I must admit I was quite skeptical, as I had already extrapolated every action to the end. However, the clues did not reveal all, to the point that at the end I was left stunned, contemplating what was going to happen next, what I missed, and how long until I could see it again.

Strong the force in this one is.

-John

disclaimer: as it is 3:21am and I only had 5 hours of sleep in the last 40, please excuse any spelling, errors, or lack of interes... oh screw it - flame away

Quick Review from New Zealand -jstockdale addendum (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523541)

Oh one other thing to add,

I had no expectations for this movie when I saw it. That I think may have improved how I percieved it. My advice is to go into it the same way. The opposite happened with PM and look what happened.

Posted Anon as to not Karma Whore (tm)

-John

The Next Episode, Sounds Like Snoop Dogg (3, Funny)

puto (533470) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523493)

Seriously, it amazes me how many people are up in arms over this flick. Now I am 32 and remember seeing star wars at age six. It wasn't the effects that got me, they were not that good anyway. It was the whole farm boy makes good story, a cute girl, the bad ass ride(the Falcon and the famous Kessel beer run story).

So it might not be the best. But I am going see it because it brings back memories of plastic lightsabers leaving welts and heated discussions on why Han Solo(reference to onanism?) was cooler than Luke Skywalker(latent homo?) and I enjoy the series(not the ewoks, animated hairballs).

Who hasn't tried the old Jedi Mind Trick on their parents?

So as much as we all bitch and whine about it we are all going to see it. And many will download it, though the theater with dolby will be the choice for most of us, no immersion at home, I dont care how big your screen is.

I am bringing a date in case it gets boring... But she was born after star wars was released. So, I am gonna have to tone down the geekiness and supress my knowledge of the Jedi. And if I can't use the force on her there is always the old hole in the popcorn tub and unzipped pants trick"This isn't the jolly time kernels your looking for"

Lighten up people. I think we all need to get out more often.

Building your own Falcon (2, Funny)

kob43 (513124) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523494)

Kinda reminds me of something I read before [theonion.com] .

Man, I love the Onion.

34 good reviews, 6 mediocre, 12 bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523505)

It seems that only the BAD reviews are ever pointed out. For the record:

http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?^Star+Wars%3a+Episode +I I+-+Attack+of+the+Clones+(2002)

Digital Matrix trailer? (1)

Snags (18929) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523506)

I wonder if the Matrix trailer will be straight-from-digital. On the website [warnerbros.com] , they claim that the internet version is compressed directly from the 20 GB master digital copy, so my guess is that those fortunate enough to see Clones in digital will get the additional joy of seeing the Matrix trailer that way. Here's to living not too far from NYC!

I've seen part of it (2)

alen (225700) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523514)

A friend gave me a bootleg of the first hour or so and it looks pretty good. I saw the first 15 minutes or so. The rest I'm going to watch at home. I think the whole bootleg thing is a George Lucas conspiracy. Ironically you can easily find the first part of AOTC on the file sharing networks, but the second part is no where to be found. Maybe it's a way to wet people's appetites?

Don't forget your lightsaber (1)

Jim Hall (2985) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523528)

No Jedi-geek outfit would be complete without a cool lightsaber from Parks Sabers [parksabers.com] . I have the Defiance lightsaber (from before they came with blades and electronics). A must-have for any fan geek!

oh no! (1)

/dev/trash (182850) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523539)

You have tickets to the first showing.But the MPAA is evil. Oh and you'll be getting in line? Why? Don't you have a ticket?

Oh well I hope it doesn't suck.

MF life size and ebbert's grudge (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3523540)

It would have been alot cool if it was done in metal parts than wood. Ebbert has alwayys hated the star wars franchise. Partly because he considers it to be the "death" of the modern movie.

Jisms are best served when you least expected it - over heard at #E IRC channel

The Force (1)

Kraegar (565221) | more than 12 years ago | (#3523544)

Can't forget The Force [theforce.net] or Troops [theforce.net] in an article like this. Also, the Theater page [theforce.net] has plenty of great links.
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