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Star Wars Prequel Bits

CmdrTaco posted more than 15 years ago | from the blatant-spoilers-and-rumors dept.

Star Wars Prequels 41

Dave Phillips sent us a minor spoiler so sbort now if that bugs ya. "Hosted a chat with Star Wars author Dan Wallace last night, and he had some interesting things to say about the Prequels, LFL in general, and some hints about upcoming books, etc., in the works. in the works. Also, Liam's confirmed for Episode 2: "Lucasfilm has exercised the option in Liam Neeson's contract. The option requires Neeson to be available for 11 shooting days on Episode 2. So, does this mean Neeson will appear in Ep. 2 as a ghost (ie; like Kenobi did in Ep. 5-6)? Who knows? But the option has been exercised and Neeson must make himself available to Lucasfilm. . . Now you are NOT going to here this news anywhere else. And Lucasfilm will probably deny it....AND Neeson's people will act like they havent heard a thing regarding it . . . .BUT, its true." "

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Ghmph. Star Wars. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041063)

Sorry, but I've had it with Star Wars mania. Star Wars this, Star Wars that.

And I've seen it bad. A friend of mine has gone off the deep end.. a university student, with Star Wars blankets! Thank god he is at a different university.

Star Wars had its time. Its over. It's a cash squeeze to play on a popular brand.

And Star Drek isn't? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041064)

Oh, yeah, Star Trek too. I walked out of the latest movie with the distinct feeling that I had finally had too much Star Trek.

Way, way too much.

Sure it is. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041065)

Yeah, Star Trek might have been killed after the next generation, but i would like to point out that no one is forcing you to watch it, sorry... but some people actually like it dead or not, if its your own morbid curiosity then stop complaining about it!
Not watching it is a small price to pay for hours of free entertainment for Trekkies.

- Razor of Love

Please don't post spoilers in the main page ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041066)

I agree. I usually skim-read the first page, and I didn't notice the warning at the top. Maybe you should have a link like you do for features or something.

Star Wars *invented* mass-marketing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041067)

Trek puts out a lot of product, and many of the stories are a lot better than the little fantasy tale in Star Wars. Many of them aren't,
but that's not the point. Apples to oranges, storywise.

But Trek have anywhere near the level of hype and mass-marketing that Star Wars puts out. Not even close. Star Wars brought mass-marketing to a whole new level. It gave us characters on lunch boxes, dixie cups, in stores, as action figures, you name it.

When it comes to pure marketing and hype, Star Trek does okay but Star Wars has always been the king. Nobody can compete. And you can expect to find the major plot points of "the Phantom Menace" on the back of cereal boxes within a couple months of release.

Getting away from Star Trek is easy if you don't like it, but there's nowhere you can go to get away from the Star Wars juggernaut. It will find you. The series that invented the big story-optional blockbuster is back!

here != hear (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041068)

Hear? :)

Please don't post spoilers in the main page ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041069)

me too

(i wouldnt have read it if it wasnt on the main page... i dint want to, i saw it had a lil 'this is a spoiler' but in browseing over the page a few times i couldnt help it.... no more spoilers in plain least make it where you gotta click once to see em... dammitdammitsonofabitch)

Yeah, What is with /. and SW?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041070)

Enough already. Who cares about some sci-fi movie. Nerds have better things to do with their time than dream of living in worlds were dogs walk on two legs, robots are virtually useless, and psychic powers are more desired than UNIX experience.

Its Not Too Late (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041071)

Yank (or modify) it now...
its only been up an hour or so...
theres still tim to save hunnerts or even thousands
of ppl from having a significant part of there
episode 1 experience ruined


Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041072)

Some of us actually want to enjoy the movie folks. If you want to post spoilers, place a warning, and PLEASE don't do it on the main /. page. Thank you.

STOP the stupid star wars stories!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041073)

Enough already! There's a gazillion stupid fan sites out there, slashdot doesn't have to become another of them. I'm sick of idiotic fawining over the slightest bit of trivia leaked from Hollywood. Why don't you just give up running Slashdot and move to hollywood and stalk Liam Neeson, if it really means that much to you?

The spoiler doesn't SAY he will be a ghost (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041074)

Go back and re-read the spoiler. The part about Lian returning as a ghost is speculation and nothing more (although 11 days isn't long - I guess it is pretty likely that he will die).

Relevance ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041075)

I'm sorry but I don't see the relevance...

I love Star Wars, I'll definitively go see the movie as soon as I'll be able to get in. I did donwload the Trailer the day it got available. I've even gone to see a few Fan sites...

Slashdot, in my humble opinion as a devoted reader, should not be one of them... This was not news, might have been a tidbit but nothing more then that...

To be more direct, let me just conclude by saying that the signal/noise ratio took a beating...

P.S. Posting the spoiler on the main page wasn't too bright... Most of us, probably, first skim over all new news before stopping at the really important stuff therefore you may have written "minor spoiler" but it sure didn't work for me (yes, I admit, part of the blame is mine) and, as clearly stated by the other readers, this was more then just a minor spoiler!

MINOR Spoiler? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041076)

That was pretty major. Keep it off the main page.

SEGV (hm, have to dig out my password)

Ghmph. Star Wars. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041077)

How can you people say that Stars Wars is old and burned out? That it had it's time? THEY HAVEN'T HAD A NEW STAR WARS MOVIE IN 16 YEARS THIS MAY! It's hardly burned. I can name a dozen other franchizes that outnumber Star Wars..i.e...Alien Saga, Police Academy, Batman series, Lethal Weapon series, Star Trek series, Halloween series, Nightmare on Elmstreet series, Psycho series, Superman goes on and on and on. The reason why it's so popular and there's so much marketing behind it because it's DAMN GOOD! It blows away all the crap that they make now by far and away. Hell, the Star Wars "juggernaut" is just getting started. So you better either get used to it or move to Mars.

Star Wars Blankets (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041078)

I just as bad as he, if not worse. I'm a university _teacher_ who sleeps in Star Wars blankets!

STOP the stupid star wars stories!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041079)

Why do people assume that because I use a computer and have access this this site, I automatically want to hear about STAR WARS 3 times a week? Where is the logic in that? Stereotypes are for the stupid and bigoted.

What if someone didn't want to hear about Linux? It's mentioned at least once a day. Is Rob Malta stupid and bigoted because he assumes people want to hear about Linux? Of course not. Obviously he is a big fan of both Linux and Star Wars.

I don't think that readers should make demands on Rob on the types of topics that get posted here. If you don't like the topics you are free not to visit.

Relevance ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041080)

I totally agree that the owner of this site have the right, and should use it, to post whatever they feel like posting. Moreover, I thought I made it clear that I liked SW. What I questionned was :

1) Was this worth it's own article ???
2) Considering, and you can re-read what I wrote if you don't remember, that most of us first skim over the articles before fully concentrating on one; I ended up reading the spoiler before realizing that it was identified I such... Probably my problem, but then again the number of people complaining do raise the question : Shouldn't the spoiler have been hidden elsewhere.

And, YES, I will now be far more careful when reading slashdot introduction paragraphs and try to notice the "spoiler warning" in advance.

Now then, is there anything in what I "questionned" and "felt sorry at" that attacks the free speach rights of the owners of this site ???

Neeson (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2041081)

Neeson is not Kenobi ... he introduces Anakin (Jake Lloyd) to Ben Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). Thats right in the trailer.

Neeson is credited with the part of "Qui-Gon Jinn".

Also just because hes a ghost in the next film doesn't mean he dies in the first. Time passes between the Episodes. Although having a major character die and not show it does seem a little far fetched.

Casting (1)

Gleef (86) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041082)

Ewan McGregor is Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Liam Neeson is listed as "A Venerable Jedi Knight"

More information (with no spoilers) can be found on the Star Wars: Episode I - Cast [] page.

You know... (1)

zztzed (279) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041083) would be nice to have a feature to individually
filter out topics that we, the individual readers,

You know... (1)

zztzed (279) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041084) would be nice to have a feature to individually
filter out topics that we, the individual readers,
don't care about. I hope this doesn't get posted
two or three times like I think it has because I
keep hitting tab instead of enter (d'oh!). (If it
has, I blame lynx.)

Neeson (1)

Dave O (391) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041085)

Maybe Im missing something, but how is it possible for Liam Neeson to be a ghost in the second one? Unless I was misinformed, Neeson *is* Ben Kenobi. And IIRC he dies in episode 4. Or maybe Im just smoking too much crack again.

Oops, missed the spoilers warning (1)

gavinhall (33) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041086)

Posted by yuiop:

I realize you tried to warn us, but I read the paragraph from the middle (scrolling).

Next time, keep *any* spoilers off the front page, please.

No Subject Given (1)

gavinhall (33) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041087)

Posted by ashort:

I enjoy the Star Wars updates, and as it has been pointed out, anything that leaks CAN be considered "shaky" at best.

And like anyone else who's read what's available on the Star Wars site AND seen the trailer, I pretty much figured OUT that Neeson's character was going to die (didn't ALL the good Jedi die except for Obi-wan and Yoda, pre-ANH?) I didn't know (still not SURE!) that it would happen in "Phantom Menace" but I WAS pretty sure (hunch).

I figure it's going to be by the double-bladed lightsaber of the badguy Sith-Lord (ol' what's his name?) with the wicked eyes.

How ELSE does Young Anakin's training get transferred to the young Ben Kenobi? Get over yourselves, I love Star Wars, and I am glad that Slashdot does the updates. And, aren't the first three episodes ALREADY available in book form somewhere?

I don't gripe and complain about everything that's on here that I don't read or care to, I SKIP OVER IT. Geesh, get a grip. Try this, "Oh, a STAR WARS label...perhaps I won't READ that one".

I finally find a really great nerd site that doesn't WORSHIP Star Trek and people complain about it!

Oh my...

I love Star Wars as much as the next... (1)

Erik Hollensbe (808) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041088)

(OOPS on the double post)

Let it be noted that George Lucas has known to fool people by having a "Close Person to Lucas" or something like the above article.

In other words, he did it with the Second and Especially the Third movie, what exactly is keeping him from doing it this time?

Although, Ignorance is Bliss :)


Bold (1)

Eccles (932) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041089)

I don't know about you, but I don't really slowly and out loud, I read very quickly and essentially am digesting lines at a time. Since I don't expect spoilers -- has there ever been one on the Slashdot main page before? -- I'm not reading in a way where halting is gonna happen. I skim, seeing if this story seems interesting, and click-through if it does. So I'd request that spoilers not be on the main Slashdot page.

Leave Spoilers Off main page (1)

djKing (1970) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041090)

but do keep the Star Wars Stuff

support CmrdTaco (1)

HBK-4G (2475) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041091)

i agree, the spoilers were a bit much, but everyone makes mistakes.

Now, all you AC's need to stop bitching about SW and this site. YOU come to this site. YOU do not do anything else, besides bitch occasionally. YOU do not write content, YOU do not pay the bills. CmdrTaco does, and he damn well has the right to post anything he finds interesting. Be it Linux, Star Wars, or the latest Furby uproar, its his goddamn right. So stop complaining.

I missed it as well ... (1)

pudge (3605) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041092)

And I warned people on EFNet #perl, and they are staying away from Slashdot today.

The first words that popped into my head when I saw it were "FUCK Slashdot" and "Bastards". I have calmed down a bit, but that was really lame of you to post it on the main page. I skimmed and missed the part about it being a spoiler. Now I know more than I want to know. Thanks.


David Gould (4938) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041093)

WTF could Star Trek possibly have to do with this? The post was completely about Star Wars. Someone claimed that Star Wars has outlived itself (he's wrong), but he didn't say anything about Star Trek being any better.

Are you one of those idiots who thinks that fans of Star Trek and Star Wars are somehow opposed to each other, hence anyone with something bad to say about Star Wars must be Trekkie? Otherwise why change the subject unless trying to start a Star * flamewar?

Or was this just a lame attempt to insult people who know how to appreciate real science fiction? (Though of course neither Star * is on the level of Babylon 5.)

David Gould

STOP _reading_ the star wars stories!! (1)

David Gould (4938) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041094)

Anybody want in on a pool as to when this will be deleted?

I'm in favor of the right to post anonymously, but it's kind of stupid to offer a wager when, in order to take you up on it, somebody would need a way to contact you! That's assuming it was an honest suggestion and not just weak sarcasm.

Why does Star Wars warrent all this attention and not say 'Pi' or something?

There was a story here about Pi, when it was new. The discussion was very favorable. I for one had not heard of it until then, but it got me interested enough to look up the theater listing and go see it. It was a great movie. Thanks for asking. Did you have a point?

Why do people assume that because I use a computer and have access this this site, I automatically want to hear about STAR WARS 3 times a week?

That would make sense if this were a "mainstream" media body targetting "nerds". No doubt the content would be dictated by stereotypes and we "real" nerds would probably be offended, etc.

However, this is a "real" nerd site: Rob doesn't post stories because he thinks people will find them interesting (well, yeah, but not based on stereotypes) -- he posts stories that he himself finds interesting, on the basis that people like him will also be interested. I suspect that a poll would show he's right.

David Gould

This wasn't a *minor* spoiler! (1)

AppleJuice (7359) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041095)

I think that the death of a main character is a rather important part of a plot. This should not have been described as a "minor" or "small" spoiler at all, but a MAJOR one.

"Major" Tony

MINOR Spoiler? (1)

Khyron (8855) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041096)

Okay, let's go over this again..."appears as a ghost," as in, gee, that would mean his character dies in the film we're all waiting to see. Gee, um, THANKS. That was really minor though. Or something.



Please don't post spoilers in the main page ! (1)

Augusto (12068) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041097)

> Was that just a hunch or did you hear/read something elsewhere that made you suspect that he dies?

I suspected he might die because Liam stars in a lot of other movies, and I don't think he's the type of actor to do a lot of sequels. So it's a double spoiler for me; he dies, he comes back . Argh !!!

> I didn't think it was that big of a spoiler.

It sort of is ...

Please don't post spoilers in the main page ! (2)

Augusto (12068) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041098)

I suspected Liam's character was going to die in the first film, but you totally spoiled this event when posting it in the main slashdot page !!!
Please stop this. I don't mind "links" to spoilers so you have a choice to read them, but putting them in plain sight like this really sucks .

LEts get something straight here. (1)

bishop6 (12147) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041099)

I think CmdrTaco distictly says:

Dave Phillips sent us a minor spoiler so sbort now if that bugs ya.

I think that explains it all. Lamers with nothing better to do that bitch about stuff. Save your keystrokes and ignore the postings. It's that easy. Some of us happen to dig Star Wars, and yea, it's media overkill, but what isn't nowadays?

(Cartman) "Screw you guys, I'm going home"

Spoiler (1)

wahay (12517) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041100)

Liam Neeson returning is a minor spoiler.

*His Character Dying* is a *MAJOR* spoiler. I love seeing StarWars news here, but please mark the spoilers better.

Bold (1)

Artemis (14122) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041101)

If you really didn't want any spoilers, I would suggest you be careful reading anything about it then. Especially avoid it when the words small spoiler are in bold. If you managed to miss that while 'skimming' the main page, then I would suggest you look about more carefully for bold words next time.

Force Recon Half-Life TC: Check it out []

Updated (1)

Artemis (14122) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041102)

Excuse me, I meant "minor", not "small" in the previous posting, but it still conveys the same message. Also notice the department the message came from: "blatent-spoilers-and-rumors dept."

Force Recon Half-Life TC: Check it out []

Please don't post spoilers in the mail page! (1)

Songbird (159986) | more than 15 years ago | (#2041103)

Hummm... Iiam dies, well that's reassuring. At least we know one actor was in the film. Still, spoilers are not fun. I for one have only begun to accept the fact that you ruined the film for me.
Stop here, doesn't work, as far as getting people not to read spoilers. Not on your site anyway. Two seconds into reading we have already scanned the whole page.
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