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Water Spectacular in Episode III?

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the that's-something-you-don't-see-every-day dept.

Star Wars Prequels 441

An anonymous reader writes "From StarWars.com: 'With the prequel trilogy lacking in elaborate musical numbers, Aaron McBride and the rest of the Art Department were given the task to create visuals for a new spectacular in Episode III.' Lucas didn't piss off enough people with Jar-Jar?" The link is to an image of a Mon Calamari(?) woman in some sort of performance outfit. A water spectacular ala Esther Williams, perhaps?

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441 comments

Water spectacular?! (4, Funny)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 9 years ago | (#12184994)

Somebody cue Ackbar.

Re:Water spectacular?! (5, Funny)

Fjornir (516960) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185024)

It's a trap!

Fuck, I'm on slashdot. Sorry.

Re:Water spectacular?! (5, Funny)

scragz (654271) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185053)

Would not hit it. Eyes are way too big and she has webbed hands and feet.

Re:Water spectacular?! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185059)

I'd hit it, with a stick.

Re:Water spectacular?! (1, Offtopic)

Fjornir (516960) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185070)

I'd hit it. With your dick.

Re:Water spectacular?! (2)

The Archon V2.0 (782634) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185106)

I remember her before she got implants. Way hotter. You'd have to be a real dumb biatch to get implants. (OMFG! Is that a cold sore? I would not hit it.)

Re:Water spectacular?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185115)

Now is that "kicked into the abyss" Not Hit, or "drunk and deny" Hit? How 'bout we just cut to the chase and you give us your best friend's cell number?

Re:Water spectacular?! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185226)

Well take your scuba goggles off and put your beer ones on!

Re:Water spectacular?! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185242)

I would hit it, but only under three conditions:

1) I get paid a lot,
2) I get to use a wet suit (customized, I guess), and
3) she doesn't sound like Ackbar.

OK I think I just outdid myself on that one. The thought of that last one alone is scaring me.

Re:Water spectacular?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185308)

no way. her knees are too sharp.

Re:Water spectacular?! (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185149)

Actually, this isn't much of a spoiler considered the thing was shown in the trailer released in March [img164.exs.cx] . The fish people are performing a type of ballet that Palpatine and Anakin attend. This is in the trailer where Palpatine says, "The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural." Anakin then asks if it's possible to learn those abilities.

Re:Water spectacular?! (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185271)

Oops. Messed up the image link. Here is the correct one. [img186.exs.cx]

smart move (1)

cyberon22 (456844) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185320)

Makes thematic sense. Water represents aggression and the subconscious in the symbolic framework Lucas is constructing.

There's a nice article with more details about some of how this was done in the first film here:

http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/38/clones1.htm

Spoiler Alert! (1, Redundant)

Ragin' Asian (869452) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185001)

The posts following this one may or may not contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

You want a spoiler... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185048)

Fine. Save your money, I already know it's going to suck.

Re:You want a spoiler... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185100)

It's going to be like The Fifth Element, minus Bruce Willis, plus more bad cgi, without the excuse of really being French.

Obligatory (5, Funny)

hyperm0g (867446) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185005)

It's a trap!

Re:Obligatory (4, Funny)

TrippTDF (513419) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185085)

If you look really closely during the fight scene where Vader takes out the Jedi temple, one of the Jedis in the background is actually a Domo Kunk, and he's fighting a kitten that looks like Drew Curtis covered in mustard, making jokes about soviet Russia and profits.

Mon Calamar (5, Informative)

rouge86 (608370) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185010)

Mon Calamar is my squid in french if anyone was wondering.

Re:Mon Calamar (5, Funny)

Fjornir (516960) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185040)

Why would a humanoid squid have breasts?

Re:Mon Calamar (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185258)

As Lucas has aged his sexual tastes have drifted to the rarefied realms of his wealth.

Re:Mon Calamar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185054)

I always thought it was funny that they named an aquatic race the calamari. Kind of disrupts my suspension of disbelief. Although that was already pretty strained.

Re:Mon Calamar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185076)

They're pretty good batter-dipped though.

Re:Mon Calamar (1)

Karma Farmer (595141) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185212)

Yeah, the Empire being defeated by teddy bears was pushing it. The greatest military mind the rebels have to offer being named "mr. squid" and saying "it's a trap!" pretty much ruined that crappy movie.

Of course, Jedi was a crappy movie in the sense that it was only so-so, unlike the excellent Star Wars and Empire. It wasn't a completely unwatchable pile of dreck like the last two movies have been.

If there's a god in the universe, Hitchiker will pull in more bucks than the final installment. I'm certainly not going to ever give that hack another dime of my money ever again.

Ep 3 was suppose to be dark and gritty (5, Funny)

teiresias (101481) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185015)

and nothing says that like a musical number. Get those legs up padiwans!

No, No, No... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185133)

he's talking about the aftermath left in the wake of the movie. America's going to be a blasted wasteland, all fight clubs, torches, and pitchforks, with one unifying dream: The perpetual desecration of Lucas's corpse.

Re:Ep 3 was suppose to be dark and gritty (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185203)


No, it's actually supposed to be buttery with hot grits pouring down Mon Mothma's pants.

Re:Ep 3 was suppose to be dark and gritty (5, Funny)

Seumas (6865) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185262)

As someone who couldn't care less about Star Wars, I have to say I am really loving Lucas. The more he and others bastardize Star Wars (darth potato happy meal figure!) the more pissed off and upset Star Wars gits become. It's great entertainment.

I hope Lucas continues to screw with various Star Wars bits far into the future. Maybe redo all six episodes with some new technology and add/remove things. Maybe replace all the light sabers with walkie-talkies, ala Spielberg's ET. And if he does the next three movies, it'll give us another decade of pure enjoyment watching all these guys growing into their 50s, still bemoaning the more raping of their "childhood" by Lucas.

Pure gold. Pure frigging gold!

Proof (5, Insightful)

CypherXero (798440) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185019)

Further proof that George Lucas has lost his mind...actually, he can stop with the proof now, this is like the 200th thing so far...

Re:Proof (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185087)

Crazy he is not! Lost your mind you have!

Re:Proof (1)

fgl (792403) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185239)

Anyone else laugh at the recent interview where he commented that he had succeded enough in his life so far, that he could afford to fail for the rest of his life...

It's like.. (5, Funny)

OmgTEHMATRICKS (836103) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185020)

It's like Lucas, Michael Jackson, and the guys who did the Matrix Reloaded rave got together and brainstormed. If that's even physically possible.

Better obligatory (3, Funny)

FuturePastNow (836765) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185022)

It's a boob!

Obligitory recent article catch-phrase (2, Funny)

LordEd (840443) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185324)

It's a sign that we're all a little nervous in the post-9/11 world.
-----
...i'll sit down and be quiet now

Imperial Skinny Dipping (5, Funny)

Ohreally_factor (593551) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185026)

That's not a moon!

Re:Imperial Skinny Dipping (0)

metlin (258108) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185092)


No, those are two moons. :-p

(sorry, couldn't resist)

wow (-1, Troll)

Deadbolt (102078) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185032)

Movie's not even out yet and people are already complaining about a possible water dance thing?

Get a life, you pathetic nerds.

Re:wow (1)

Koiu Lpoi (632570) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185234)

What place do you have calling people 'pathetic nerds' when you're taking the time posting on slashdot?

I may be a nerd, but I take pride in it.

Prior Art Ripoff (3, Funny)

Barkmullz (594479) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185035)


That is the most blatant example [ucsd.edu] of a prior art rip-off I have even seen...

Re:Prior Art Ripoff (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185264)

Fuck you fucker.

How do they do this? (1)

Douglas Simmons (628988) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185039)

What kind of software is used for high budget special effects like those seen in the latest Star Wars and well every other movie? What OS, and if Linux, is Blender capable of this?

Re:How do they do this? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185089)

is Blender capable of this?

Hahahahaha.

Re:How do they do this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185162)

I'm not sure about Episode III, but much of the 3D animation on the second episode was done with SoftImage under the Linux platform.

Re:How do they do this? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185180)

Well, if you need to ask you can't afford it, so I'm guessing this is curiosity. The companies that make this software will make a custom installation for the needs of one moviehouse -- and often a single movie. The price of the software will include n techs working for you throughout the life of the project, training for your artists, and so on... Basically hiring a software team to complement your software team to and work subordinate to the true artists.

Most often you'll be looking at Mac workstations (a recent change from SGI) and linux for the renderfarm (often SGI in the past as well, but SGI had less of a stranglehold outside of the workstation).

Yes, you could do this with Linux and Blender provided you had a full-time development team to tweak Blender to do exactly what you want, a big enough cluster to render a single preview frame fast enough that the artist doesn't loose their rythm, and another full-time development team working on the tools to move the objects (plot the arc for the ball when it's thrown, and so on).

Re:How do they do this? (2, Interesting)

teknomage1 (854522) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185232)

Actually only the texture artists use macs, even at Pixar. Most animation and effects work is done on either linux or windows based pcs. Remember the graphics card in your standard power mac is still nothing compared to the really highend 3d accelerators used in professional studios. Though this may change as time passes.

Re:How do they do this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185336)

Actually as I understand it the graphics card isn't really used much beyond its ability to display a bitmap on the screen, and the 'really highend 3d accelerators' aren't used in professional studios because their output is shit compared to what the renderfarm produces, and when the modeller is tracking down the problem with the knee joint on this model in scene x the output that he needs is the output from the renderfarm and not a useless simulated output from an accelerator.

When I took my tour, I asked "Why macs?" and the man said "Why not?"... The interesting part all happens in the renderfarm, the workstation is just a rather smart terminal. The answer was actually more involved and had to do with getting consistent colours between the renderfarm, the 'printers' (oh what printers! I have never seen such things before in my life!) and the monitor of the worker.

Re:How do they do this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185311)

From Dictionary.com [dictionary.com] :

Loose [reference.com] :

(def. 9)Lacking conventional moral restraint in sexual behavior.

Lose [reference.com] :

To be unsuccessful in retaining possession of; mislay: He's always losing his car keys.

Re:How do they do this? (5, Informative)

albieomoss (770819) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185211)

I love Blender to death but it is by no means capable of the kind of effects you are seeing now in films. I'd say most movie special effects are done in Maya right now. The MEL scripting makes it very easy to program custom behavior and huge crowd scenes like those in The Lord of the Rings. Some studios use Softimage|XSI, some, like Pixar, use custom software developed in house to work on their computer systems. But I'm just talking about 3D animation packages, half of it is the compositing software. As far as OS goes it varies. You'll probably see a lot of Irix and UNIX boxes. Lots of clusters. Render Farms.

Is this really important? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185045)

And this is important why?

Who the fuck cares?!

Stop wasting 1k of my bandwidth with stupid stupid pointless crap.

Go get a girlfriend or something.

Even more frightening... (3, Funny)

Lars T. (470328) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185046)

The "previous image" shows a vehicle with wheels.

Re:Even more frightening... (1)

game kid (805301) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185113)

Worst part is it's called a Juggernaut. Star Wars might not be very original, but here there's prior art to spare, both in the wheels and the 'naut. [google.com] Lucas, you fail it here. The musical number and Anakin->Vader transformation process better be good.

Re:Even more frightening... (1)

flyingsquid (813711) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185325)

The "previous image" shows a vehicle with wheels.

Wheels... and breasts!

OK (1)

kamapuaa (555446) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185055)

The dancing aliens fit into "Return of the Jedi" pretty well, at least in the original version (the muppet playing harmonica in the revised version was too goofy). So it could work, who knows?

Re:OK (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185109)

It'd be funny if the scene was a bunch of cute dancing aliens, then Anaken jumped in and massacered them.

Re:OK (1)

Nos. (179609) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185146)

Yes, but the closest thing to a recognizeable "female" was not something most men would have found attractive... its obvious this is meant to replace Princess Lea in the slave outfit.

That suit's about as useful as. . . (5, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185056)

. . .tits on a squid.

KFG

Re:That suit's about as useful as. . . (4, Funny)

Concerned Onlooker (473481) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185200)

Interesting to note that you can dress up anything with a pair breasts and it becomes sexy. Sort of. There's this terrible rending sound as I try to process the conflicting urges of repulsion and attraction.

No imagination (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185075)

Why do all female aliens have boobs?

ummm... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185125)

You like your aliens with penises?

Re:No imagination (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185158)

Why do all anthropomorphic ducks get to fuck Lea Thompson?

What!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185241)

Am I the only person to see Howard the Duck.... Oh. Right. Nevermind.

Re:No imagination (5, Insightful)

NitsujTPU (19263) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185177)

For that matter, why are they humanoid.

What if there were just giant planets inhabitted by slime-mold, or intelligent creatures that just didn't give a damn, and so they never developed useful society?

Where the hell is Planet Hollywood!?!

Why do these creatures want to form governments anyway. With drastically different evolutionary timelines, one creature has propably evolved past war, another so evolved that all of the others seem more like suitable pets, another so unevolved that it's unaware that the others exist.

Why do people in the future right with light sabers?

Why do people in the future fight in person, if there are autonomous robots capable of doing so?

Why do space ships need pilots at the helm rather than computers?

Why is future technology so bad it always needs fixing?

Why does C3P0 handle machinery with his hands, rather than some sort of networking?

When R2D2 connects with machinery, why isn't it wirelessly? Why does it require physical manipulation? For that matter, when he's in Cloud City, why does he move so slowly when hacking into that computer, how many bits could he really encode a second through physical manipulation?

Probably, because it makes a better movie. My bet is that, if we ever talk to life somewhere else in the universe, that they are literally nothing like us. It won't be humanoids in space suits breathing nitrogen... it will be giant amoebas in polymer bags that prevent them from splashing apart in the low atmosphere of the earth.

Re:No imagination (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185210)

It's not the future. If you paid ANY attention to Star Wars, you'd notice that every movie begins with:

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...."

Re:No imagination (1)

NitsujTPU (19263) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185254)

Oh, right, it's in the past.

Re:No imagination (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185272)

You realize this is an entertainment and not meant as a realistic look at the possible development of an intergalactic galaxy, right? Relax!

Re:No imagination (4, Funny)

Cryptnotic (154382) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185295)

Probably, because it makes a better movie.

Bingo!

Don't you feel silly for typing all that?

Re:No imagination (1)

NitsujTPU (19263) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185328)

Nah, the post before me asked why the women have breasts...

Personally, if I wrote a movie with slime-mold aliens... the female slime mold would form into humanoid form with perfect bodies to welcome their new male overlords.

Re:No imagination (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185312)

why humanoid?

Bipedal, forward knees, two additional appendages known as arms, they walk upright, a pair of eyes and nostrils and finally...

*drum roll*

BREASTS!

All seemingly in similar places as you'd find on a human

Re:No imagination (1)

Koiu Lpoi (632570) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185260)

Why are all the intelligent aliens humanoid? Because it's Lucas.

Re:No imagination (1)

LordEd (840443) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185352)

Funny, i don't remember seeing any on the alien queen in Aliens.

It's so obvious (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185081)

George Lucas succumbed to the dark side.

Musical (1)

ilyaaohell (866922) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185084)

If you want to see a real musical set in the Star Wars universe, check out this disturbing fan film. [atomfilms.com]

Stupid and a ripoff (1)

TheFlyingGoat (161967) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185088)

Not only is this a downright stupid idea on any number of levels, the linked image looks oddly similar to the Diva Plavalaguna from The Fifth Element, except with more exposed skin.

Now if they were getting Carrie Fisher to do it at age 50, or however old she is these days, that'd be sweet. :)

Actually, (2, Funny)

fsh (751959) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185184)

Actually, I think that *is* Carrie Fisher at age 50. Eeesh.

Re:Stupid and a ripoff (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185197)

Is that some kind of joke about how she's so old, and so wrecked from so much coke and hollywood action that if she were nearly naked, she'd look like a squid with he labia appearing to be the tentecles?!

Dude.... Not cool.

Re:Stupid and a ripoff (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185261)

Yeah, but admit it, you'd still hit it. :p

Re:Stupid and a ripoff (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185297)

You'd have to talk to my liver on that one. I'm betting I'd die from acute alcohol poisoning first. Also, I'd like to think that my friends have enough character, and care for me enough that they'd shoot in the head first.

Re:Stupid and a ripoff (1)

ucdoughboy (757337) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185298)

If you've seen her pic lately, you'd know that she has really let her self go since those metal bikni days......

Porno Spectacular? (4, Funny)

NitsujTPU (19263) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185095)

Forget the water spectacular. This phallic image [starwars.com] is sure to have feminists commenting the male dominated society that the Rebels promote.

Re:Porno Spectacular? (1)

vivek7006 (585218) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185176)

Willy ... That looks like a enormous

Dick!! is that a huge ....

Re:Porno Spectacular? (1)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185187)

Dude, that's Correllian corvette. That's been around since the beginning. If you look at it from the top, it looks more like a hammer than a phallus.

Re:Porno Spectacular? (1)

game kid (805301) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185188)

Clearly, sex is bad to Lucas. (Some [salon.com] might [angelfire.com] agree.)

isn't.. (1)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185097)

Isn't that the same type ofalien who piloted the Falcon when Solo was away? (I forget which movie now..)

Re:isn't.. (1)

Maljin Jolt (746064) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185255)

Yes, he is a top ace pilot from Rogue squadron. Also note Admiral Ackbar, a chief strategist of rebels is a mon calamari and calamari class cruisers, of which the Liberty is most excellent, are backbone of aliance fleet. This race is essential for SW universe history.

Why is there... (1)

Twisted64 (837490) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185098)

a gigantic phallic pole included in the dance routine... oh, I get it! Yes, more dancing!

wow. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185137)

Do you think rodians give good blowjobs?

Re:wow. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185238)

1. Speaking for my self, as well as rodians everywhere, I am truly offended.
2. Yes.

It's on the trailer (4, Informative)

cy_a253 (713262) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185161)

You can briefly see the water dancing after about 1/4 of the length of the trailer, after Obi-Wan says "We are at war, Anakin".

http://www.starwars.com/ [starwars.com]

mod7 down (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185169)

Re:mod7 down (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185204)

be right back.

Wow, i'm shocked.

Fits With Classic Trilogy (4, Informative)

goMac2500 (741295) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185174)

I hate to show my Star Wars geek side but...

The dancer shown is a Mon Calamari. They were very important in Return of the Jedi. The giant pod looking ships in the Rebel fleet were Mon Calamari Star Cruisers, and the attack was led by Admiral Ackbar, a Mon Calamari. You can see him in Return of the Jedi. Admiral Ackbar also made a cameo in the X-Wing game. He's the guy who orders "Launch the X-Wing fighters!" (I loved the game, what can I say).

So, Lucas isn't pulling this out of his ass. It is consistent with Episode 6. Whether or not having a Mon Calamari dance is a good idea, thats a different story.

Re:Fits With Classic Trilogy (4, Funny)

otis wildflower (4889) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185240)

The dancer shown is a Mon Calamari. They were very important in Return of the Jedi. The giant pod looking ships in the Rebel fleet were Mon Calamari Star Cruisers, and the attack was led by Admiral Ackbar, a Mon Calamari. You can see him in Return of the Jedi. Admiral Ackbar also made a cameo in the X-Wing game. He's the guy who orders "Launch the X-Wing fighters!" (I loved the game, what can I say).

But the most important question is...

Cocktail, Marinara, or Garlic sauce?

IT'S A TRAP!!!!!!!!

/geek (1)

blackomegax (807080) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185268)

fish dont have boobs...they need their streamlined shape and all... lucas is an idiot.

NEWS ALERT! : Kevin "Klerck" Ealy Not Dead! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185282)

I debated for a long time whether or not I was going to post this. But I feel it's important that Kevin doesn't get away with what he's trying to pull. By most accounts, including an obit Kevin "Klerck" Ealy killed himself on the morning of March 8th, 2005. He supposedly posted his suicide note on LiveJournal. However, I am here to tell you that the person behind Klerck is not dead. I am posting AC because I've used the access that my job provides me (I work IT in a bank in the security department) which could cost me my job. Our bank has branches all over the US and it turns out that Klerck has an account with us.

Here's the interesting thing. After Klerck's supposed suicide, there were a few things that happened to the money in his account. First there was a sizable withdrawl. I imagine this was in preparation for his move. Next, there were a few cancellation of payment actions issued for his domain and a some local ISP that he was using. These transactions occured on March 14th, 17th and 24th. I can only surmise that he was planning to go on a hideout in order to launch the ultimate troll: his suicide. Just to inform you folks as well, Klerck is not Kevin Ealy. I can't reveal his real name because I would jeoprodize my job, but you can rest assured that the obit was not for Klerck, but some poor sod who Klerck happened to know. Klerck probably knew about the young man's problems and was aware that a suicide was imminent.

I would be the first person to be happy that Klerck is really dead. But, alas, this is not the case. Klerck is trying to put himself into the hall of fame for trolls. he is not deserving or worthy because his trolls always have been and always will be stupid. I'm going to keep an ayaon his account for a while, but I think h'es probably ditched it and is trying to live under an assumed identity. Don't let Klerck get glory for this one. As sad as it is, Klerck is not dead. He's heavily trolling and if you bought his suicide, you're a sucker. He's not dead.

It's a watery tart.... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185304)

Does she hand out lightsabres?

Re:It's a watery tart.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12185326)

She puts her hands on lightsabers, that's for sure.

Episode III? (1)

Volvogga (867092) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185315)

What is this 'Episode III' you speak of. I know of IV, V, & VI, but not of a I, II, or a III. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it (or else I might have to burn the VHS Trilogy I have, no SP editions).

Bring back the bar band (5, Insightful)

planckscale (579258) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185323)

I know it's too late now but I wish Lucas would have spent just a fraction of his budget on location shoots and puppets. Bring back the puppet bar band from the first Star Wars movie. I swear, all this blue screen green screen crap will make this next movie crap. Instead of spending 20mil on a fiber optic digital rendering, spend 10 mil and spend the rest on an actual location shoot. Don't expect to see real dirt when someone falls on the ground. Nor real grass, real fog, or real water. It'll all just be some digital rendering. Even though that trash compactor in the first movie looked kind of fake, at least the actors hair would get wet and princess lea's makeup would run. These water willy extravaganzas will be entertaining maybe but half the fun of the first star wars was the "that's clever" factor; now it's just adventure-less story telling, set on a sterile lifeless digital backdrop. I guess a dollar doesn't go as far anymore but I can't blame Lucas wants to sit in a studio with a mochachino and watch a plasma screen instead of spending a week in the Gobi desert. Oh well, at least I still have the Clone Wars animated series DVD to look forward to.

I'm not a very big Star Wars fan (1)

Adult film producer (866485) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185339)

I did see the one with the Jar Jar character though (whichever episode that was.) Maybe the next episode should be directed by Rodriguez (Sin City) or Tarintino.. seems to me the Star Wars franchise needs a little spice, something to kick it up a notch! And maybe not geared so much towards children but adults, and none of this watered down R rated stuff with a pg-13 label next to it.

I told you, darling... (5, Funny)

Jonathan Burns (717637) | more than 9 years ago | (#12185355)

no capes!

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