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Revenge of the Sith Easter Eggs

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the eggs-taste-good dept.

Star Wars Prequels 569

Ant writes "Via TheForce.Net, a StarWars.com article with a great list of Easter Eggs from the third prequel movie, Revenge of the Sith. There were many cameos and hidden images." From the article: " It's tiny, but visible enough to send a warm fuzzy through the hearts of original trilogy fans. In the establishing shot of the expansive Senate docking bays, there's a tiny Millennium Falcon easing into frame. And it's not just a non-descript Corellian freighter; it's on good authority -- namely George Lucas -- that this is the infamous hunk-of-junk before it came into the ownership of either Lando Calrissian or Han Solo."

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huh? (5, Funny)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664942)

Who you calling a hunk o junk, that baby can do the kessel run in 12 parsecs!

Re:news? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12664970)

wtf is this crap...
enough of the star wars garbage...
star wars has nothing to do with the true slashdot type of stuff, its a movie.

THIS IS NOT NEWS!!!

Re:news? (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665037)

I don't mind it so much. StarWars is incredibly overrated and I wouldn't waste my three hours and ten bucks to see it (I'm not even sure I'd waste the time to watch it on cable in a couple years) - so seeing all this coverage sort of makes it moot. It's like SinCity. I probably won't bother to ever watch that, either - but I don't need to because there's been so much coverage of it that I've more or less already "watched" it.

More Money! (2, Insightful)

carterhawk001 (681941) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664947)

Phase1: Relase Movie
Phase2: Profit
Phase3: Release Easter Egg List
Phase4: More Profit!!

Re:More Money! (1)

h4rm0ny (722443) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665041)


Phase3.5: Buy shares in Lucas Arts and plug the movie incessantly on your 'Stuff That Matters' website.

Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12664948)

Posted for a few minute and barely any comments! The trolls must be reading the article.

Interesting reference... (1, Informative)

ArbiterOne (715233) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664950)

In the original trilogy, the characters visit cellblock 1138, a reference to Lucas' film THX 1138.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg_(virtual) [wikipedia.org]

Re:Interesting reference... (4, Funny)

Leroy_Brown242 (683141) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665040)

ooooo, I hadn't heard that one!

Re:Interesting reference... (4, Funny)

Richy_T (111409) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665070)

The sarcasm thread was a couple of days ago...

Re:Interesting reference... (4, Funny)

Leroy_Brown242 (683141) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665101)

DAMN!

I always miss the good threads.

Re:Interesting reference... (4, Funny)

EnronHaliburton2004 (815366) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665154)

Towards the end of THX 1138, as the characters approach the city shell, and there are some shots of the guards picking up wierd lifeforms. There's a bunch of radio chatter during which one of the guards says "I think I hit a Wookie back there".

Too late (2, Insightful)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664952)

I wish they'd told me that before I'd seen the movie three times...

Re:Too late (1)

Leroy_Brown242 (683141) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665049)

Don't even try to pretend that after 3 times in a week or so, you're not going to be seeing it again a few times. :)

Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12664955)

How wonderful. I am overflowing with joy.

My small movie! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12664956)

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yawn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12664962)

Honestly, aren't we over with it now.

Easter Eggs & Christmas Presents (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12664965)

Does anyone else agree that the timecode-stamped copy of ROTS going around on the Internet was released intentionally by LucasFilms to attract viewers to the theatre and increase interest?

What does Regular Old Telephone Service (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665017)

have to do with this?

Re:What does Regular Old Telephone Service (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665170)

I think you are thinking of POTS. I see ROTS and think ROTT, return of the triad.

Re:Easter Eggs & Christmas Presents (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665048)

yes of course it was. It was released for that very purpose and also to round up a few torrent sites and deliberately make an example of them.

ps Taco can you sort this shit out:

Slow Down Cowboy!

Slashdot requires you to wait 2 minutes between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.

It's been 5 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment

Re:Easter Eggs & Christmas Presents (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665176)

I kept getting that minutes passed being more than minutes required yesterday. I don't think they are looking into it.

What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (5, Insightful)

nurhussein (864532) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664966)

(Warning : spoilers)

He went straight into "evil mode" right after Palpatine gives him the Darth Vader title. It's like there's a "good/evil" toggle switch he pushed (maybe that's what the buttons on Darth Vader's suit is) to turn him evil. No conflicted feelings. Nothing. He could have at least said "I'm sorry for what I'm about to do" to the younglings. Anakin wasn't evil enough yet to slaughter children. He should have been obeying his new master's orders but hating them, and hating himself too... it would have been much much more tragic that way.

In the end, Obi-Wan should have tried to bring him back to the good side much the way Luke did ("Obi-Wan once thought as you do"). The fight would have been much more personal then. They should be not wanting to fight each other, but both are compelled to... that would have made awesome drama. But no....

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665006)

He should have been obeying his new master's orders but hating them, and hating himself too

Did you notice the tear running down his check after he killed the separatist leaders? I think he was hating himself.

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (4, Insightful)

sg3000 (87992) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665057)

>> He should have been obeying his new master's orders but
>> hating them, and hating himself too

> Did you notice the tear running down his check after he killed
> the separatist leaders? I think he was hating himself.

That's exactly what I saw. He had tears running down his face after he killed the younglings and after he killed the Separatist leaders. Note that before he decided to interfere with Mace Windu confronting Sideous, he brooded in the Jedi Temple for what looked like hours.

He was doing what he had to do to become powerful enough to learn how to keep Padme from dying. He probably thought he would then kill Darth Sideous, and make himself Emperor (since eliminating the Senate would make things more efficient to ensure stability for the galaxy)

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665151)

Sure, kill a dozen childred so save one. That shouldn't of not been in there. How can you forgive Vader knowing what he did? Sure it is war, but when do you condone killing women and children in a coup?

And what the fuck is this "younglings". Yoda could say it in AotC but Obi-wan and others, their your own race for christs sake show some respect.

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665183)

Sure it is war, but when do you condone killing women and children in a coup?

Well, killing women and children in the ongoing liberation of Iraq doesn't seem to bother the Jesusland. Just get'em ter'ists. Smoke'em outta their holes!

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (0, Troll)

wrf3 (314267) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665189)

Sure, kill a dozen childred to save one.

Since others have injected politics into the discussion (in other threads, e.g. the "if you're not with me you're against me" discussion), this is the one of the rationales used to defend embryonic stem-cell research.

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665237)

Who said forgive. You think Darth Vader is supposed to be the good guy?

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665244)

but when do you condone killing women and children in a coup?

When it is the most efficient/effective plan of action.

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665260)

Sure it is war, but when do you condone killing women and children in a coup?

What a sexist comment.

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665217)

That's exactly what I saw. He had tears running down his face after he killed the younglings and after he killed the Separatist leaders. Note that before he decided to interfere with Mace Windu confronting Sideous, he brooded in the Jedi Temple for what looked like hours.


Two tears and a couple hours 'brooding' is enought to go from 'good' to 'Evil'????

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (1)

advocate_one (662832) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665047)

Anakin wasn't evil enough yet to slaughter children.

bzzt, yes he was... don't forget that in EPII he slaughtered an entire village to avenge his mother's death...

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665067)

Hmm. You missed the first part of the movie where he kills the Sith Lord after having cut both his hands off. I also don't think you saw the second film. Gradual progression. But you have to pay attention to see it. Greed is also a pretty potent incentive.

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665105)

Hate oneself for doing what is necessary?

I used to be a nice guy but after I realized that I would never get promoted to a manager at my company if I stayed like that, So, I taught myself to lie, cheat and backstab (that is, office politics) and you know what? It has worked and it wasn't that dramatic or hard to pull off.

In Anakin's case, I can only appreciate his resolve: if you are going to sin, don't just dabble in it but embrace it instead!

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (1)

emandres (857332) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665136)

Hold on! You honestly don't believe the loser who played Anakin is capable of that kind of drama, do you? If they had actually found a decent actor for Anakin in II and III it would have made the ending a lot better.

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665184)

"No conflicted feelings. Nothing. He could have at least said "I'm sorry for what I'm about to do" to the younglings."

You must of missed the shots of him in tears.

The point was that he would do anything to save her as well as bring peace. Anything. Although he didn't outright say that he didn't want to kill all those people, it is expressed.

I'm sick of people saying this. He did not just instantly flip. He was not without regret.

NOOOOOOOOO! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665203)

To evoke any pathos from his character's downfall, Hayden Christiansen would need more than his lump-of-wet-cement emotional range.

Whaddya expect from Manakin Skywalker, anyway?

idiot (1)

Karma Sucks (127136) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665241)

Wasn't it James Earl Jones who screamed the NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO? What did Hayden Christiantiansensen have to do with that.

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (1)

UpnAtom (551727) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665248)

Oh God, it was awful wasn't it.

The whole audience went "Huh?!"

Part of the problem was how Sidious' face changed. The the audience knew what that meant but Anakin didn't. If Anakin had showed a strong sympathetic response, that would have helped. Instead just "What have I done?" and you're trying to figure out why Jedis with their discipline training are much easier to 'turn' than your average chimp.

I remember having to obliterate my memory of what I just saw to prevent it spoiling the rest of the movie for me.

Palpatine's dialogue sucked too. They should have got Alastair Campbell to write it. Even I could make a more convincing case for the Dark Side.

I'd simply get rid of all the younglings references. Hacking up a few separatists seems mild in comparison.

In case this post annoys any Lucas fanboys, I'll say that apart from a few other unexplained plot elements (how exactly does Sidious know about Padme? how does Order 66 work?), the film was fantastic and had a lasting effect on me. One of the consequences of Anakin remaining good until the conversion is that he's a lot more of a sympathetic character (whereas I didn't care one bit in Ep 2).

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665252)

"Here's your problem; someone set this thing to 'evil'."

Re:What bothered me about Anakin's downfall (1)

Man in Spandex (775950) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665265)

In the end, Obi-Wan should have tried to bring him back to the good side much the way Luke did ("Obi-Wan once thought as you do"). The fight would have been much more personal then.

Yeah you're telling me.

Obi-Wan: YOU WERE LIKE A BROTHER TO MEEEEEEE!

Then Obi-Wan leaves, not even trying to help him just like Yoda who tries once and proclaims that he failed.

Luke never met his father until he discovered the truth and he still tried to bring him to the good side of the force. Obi-Wan trained Anakin from the start, created a strong bond between both and he just gives up on him.

The story of Ep3 was far too rushed.

heh (2, Funny)

pocketfullofshells (722066) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664971)

I'm just glad they snuck in a Willhelm among all those screams.

Karma! (-1, Redundant)

DuckofDeath87 (816504) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664972)

Google Chace [64.233.187.104] Already a little sluggish.

Ah hah! (1, Funny)

EMIce (30092) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664979)

I knew it was the millenium falcon! That was so worth the $10.

wtf (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12664981)

How far away is easter?

not seen yet (1)

PsiPsiStar (95676) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664983)

I haven't seen episode 3 yet. So tell me, has Lucas realized he can't write dialogue and gotten someone better to do it for him? Not surprising that the best line in episode 5 (second in the original), when Leia says "I love you" and Solo says "I know" was not actually in the script. Harrison made it up on the spot. (He seems to do a lot of that, no?)

What really makes Star wars is the spin off industries.

Forget Industrial light and Magic for a moment. Who wouldn't pay a fortune to have Lucas's PR agency hype their movie?

Re:not seen yet (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665022)

No he hasn't. The dialog is still hard as wood and filled with spectacular eye candy. That being said the second half of the movie was fantastic and may have made up for the nonsense that was 1 and 2. The segue into episode 4 was almost perfect and almost makes you wish that Lucas would make an episode 3.5. In summary: go watch it in two weeks when all the weirdos have disipated and catch a matinee on a digital screen.

Re:not seen yet (2, Funny)

IANAAC (692242) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665098)

Not surprising that the best line in episode 5 (second in the original), when Leia says "I love you" and Solo says "I know" was not actually in the script. Harrison made it up on the spot. (He seems to do a lot of that, no?)

Certainly better than this outing's

"It's because I love you so much"
"No. I love you more... Pookie"

Well, at least that's what I got out of it.

I mean, has he not been in love since high school?

Yes, but don't expect much (1)

wantedman (577548) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665120)

George Lucas made two choices for this movie...

1. Everyone loves the battle scenes, so it's 90% battle scenes. Barely a few lines of dialog are spoken before someone else is killed or fighting for their lives. And many of them are better than anything in Eposide I & II.

2. All the acting between Anakin and Padme, Padme is the only one talking while Anakin does what he does best. Pouts.

The acting sucks, the plot is thin and unconvincing, but the adrenaline rush is well worth the ticket price.

Re:not seen yet (1)

be-fan (61476) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665169)

No, not really. It was better than the first two (in the last half, anyway), but I've seen better on much cheaper sci-fi movies. But at least during the last half of the movie, Lucas seems to take the hint and not have much in the way of dialogue at all.

No, you are not "cool". (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665268)

The only reason you made this post is so you could "boast" about how you haven't seen EP3.

FYI - being a mindless drone while you bitch and complain about something you know nothing about doesn't get you far in life and just makes you look stupider.

The problem with this is.... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12664986)

Star Wars is inherently homosexual

A common mistake (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665080)

That's ok. It's not very uncommon to mistake Star Wars for Star Trek, so don't feel too bad about your mistake.

Star Trek is inherently homosexual.

Re:A common mistake (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665129)

Star Trek homosexual? Watch B5 and say that again. That's the most flagrantly gay scifi series I've ever had the misfortune to watch.

Bush (2, Insightful)

Servo (9177) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664995)

You forgot about the references to Bush in the Darth Vader dialog.

Mod this offtopic troll down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665159)

I sense much hate in you.

Re:Bush (2, Interesting)

Lord Pillage (815466) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665192)

You forgot about the references to Bush in the Darth Vader dialog.

You mean, "If you aren't with me, then you're my enemy!" of course. (right before he and Obi-Wan go at it/also a Bush quotation)

Re:Bush (1)

skyman8081 (681052) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665204)

Where's the anti-bush part of: "Where's Padme, is she safe, is she alright?" and "She was alive! I felt it, I saw her. NNOOOOOOO!"

hmm?

Re:Bush (2, Interesting)

be-fan (61476) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665251)

It's not those lines. It's the "you're either with my, or your my enemy" (from Anakin), and the "only the Sith see things in absolutes" (from Obi Wan).

While I agree with him, I personally couldn't really care less what Lucas thinks, and his references to the situation are as simple and without subtlety as we accuse Bush of being.

Just a coincidence (5, Insightful)

sg3000 (87992) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665255)

> You forgot about the references to Bush in the Darth Vader
> dialog.

The dialog is superficial. Calls for dramatic absolutes are common when dictators are trying to gain power, as well as anyone with extreme viewpoints. It helps them manage the cognitive dissonance [wikipedia.org] .

Actually all the Star Wars movies are describing, among other things, how Democracy can fall to fascism.

In summary, Palpatine starts a fake war[1] (where he controlled both sides[2]) in order to get elected and stay in office[3] by appealing to people's fear and rallying nationalism [4]. He convinces the Senate to vote Emergency Powers to him [5] in order to consolidate more power under himself. He finally declares the end of the Republic [6] in order to bring "peace" to the galaxy.

The movies are not intended to directly catalog Bush or his policies. The original plot was written in the 1970s, and it was inspired by a number of events in history, including Hitler's rise to power and the Vietnam War. The way we humans move from democracy to fascism happens in roughly the same way each time.

It just so happens that it can be argued that Bush has been following the same pattern as any drive towards fascism. Thus, any parallels to the current state of the U.S. is purely coincidental.

-----

[1] Whoops! No weapons of mass destruction found [cnn.com] . Our bad.

[2] Didn't we used to fund and support Saddam Hussein [whatreallyhappened.com] ?

[3] Tom Ridge finally admits that the Department of Homeland Security twice questionably raised the terror alert [usatoday.com] status in order to prop up Bush's poll ratings during the election.

[4] Freedom fries [cnn.com] , anyone?

[5] Secret sneak and peek searches via the PATRIOT Act [aclu.org] , anyone?

[6] "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier," Bush said, pausing and then joking, "just so long as I'm the dictator [cjonline.com] ."

Make more money? (1, Redundant)

CypherXero (798440) | more than 9 years ago | (#12664996)

This is a good way to get people to see the movie again, to try to find the easter eggs (and to also buy/rent the DVD). Way to go, Lucas, you've successfully found another way to make more money.

Additional Easter Eggs (5, Funny)

jounihat (884616) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665004)

There's also two Easter eggs not mentioned in the article, because they're very difficult to find. In the first you can see someone in the background mumbling something, which is clearly a decent part of a dialogue. In the second, for one frame, you can see Hayden Christensen actually acting (it's uncertain, however, is it the real Hayden Christensen or just a Hayden Christensen 3D-model).

Re:Additional Easter Eggs (1)

36+6_42 (877181) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665036)

I've always been impressed with the actors who have the one frame parts. Its quite something how much can be conveyed in 1/30th of a second.

Pedant time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665046)

With films, each instant represents 1/24th of a second, not 1/30.

Re:Additional Easter Eggs (2, Funny)

pg110404 (836120) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665139)

Easter egg 1 - background mumbling - during normal shooting, background actors are usually asked to pretend like they are talking but not actually make any noise. This allows the boom mic to pick up the main actor's voice more clearly without the distraction of somebody in the background. The background dialogue you hear in this case is more than likely the ad-libbing of the foley sound stage actors.

Easter egg 2 - Hayden's acting - Given 2 hours + of movie time, it's entirely possible he appears to be able to act decently for that one frame through pure random coincidence. A similar concept of a stopped 'analog' watch is right accurate a day.

I think George Lucas got lucky with these two points.

Re:Additional Easter Eggs (1)

jounihat (884616) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665194)

I think George Lucas got lucky with these two points.

You mean... they weren't intentional?! Damn! I thought I'd get +5 Informative.

Re:Additional Easter Eggs (1)

pg110404 (836120) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665243)

You mean... they weren't intentional?!

Maybe they were. It's hard to tell. Given that the rest was pretty much crap, maybe he finally did something right.

I'd say it +5 funny more than +5 informative. It can still be tragically true and be funny.

Who cares, the movie sucked anyway (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665014)

Seriously, I would never have thought it possible, but I was sitting in a cinema, watching Star Wars and was bored as I hadn't been bored in a long time. I even left after about half the movie as I just couldn't stand it anymore.

A tiny Millennium Falcon may be a nice idea, but it certainly doesn't save this movie.

Sith Easter Eggs (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665020)

Milk chocolate or darth chocolate?

Good or whack? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665034)

Tell me about Revenge of the Sith Easter Eggs. Is it good or is it whack?

Re:Good or whack? (1)

Lord Pillage (815466) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665230)

Ignore all the /.ers who think their opinion is the ultimate one and go see it for yourself. In all honestly I loved it, and plan on seeing it a third time. It's full of action and it is engrossingly entertaining. Of course it isn't flawless and whoever expects it to be shouldn't see it because they'd just disappoint themselves. Just go in with an open mind to see a great film and you'll thoroughly enjoy it. Kudos Lucas.

Re:Good or whack? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665254)

It's not really a great Star Wars movie, but it is a great movie. IMHO, all that keeps it from the greatness of the origional trilogy is the nostalgia.

Homage to ET? (4, Interesting)

bbzzdd (769894) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665059)

**Minor Spoiler**

Did anyone else feel the scene where Yoda leaves Kashyyyk was entirely reminiscent of the last scene in ET? Even Yoda's little pod looked a lot like ET's ship to me. I could even swear I heard the ET theme playing in the background.

Re:Homage to ET? (1)

mrchaotica (681592) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665084)

There were a bunch of references like that. Some of the targeting screens on -- I forget which ship; the one that Anakin crashed into Coruscant, maybe -- looked almost exactly like Klingon ones from Star Trek, for example.

Re:Homage to ET? (1)

Kn0xy (792482) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665128)

I do not know about the Theme, but I also felt that was in homage to ET when I first saw it.

On the bright side (4, Insightful)

Jesus IS the Devil (317662) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665066)

Anything to take your mind off the awful acting can't be a bad thing...

Re:On the bright side (4, Insightful)

be-fan (61476) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665146)

So true! That was exactly my reaction to Episode III. Now, it's not like I expect great acting in a Sci-Fi movie, but I expect passable acting. I expect good enough acting that I'm not continuously drawn out of the action by bad it is (or how cringe-worthy the dialogue is).

I watch Sci Fi channel, for god's sake, so I'm not a movie snob by any means. The acting in those movies is bad, but they are also filmed on $10. In a $200m major blockbuster with well-known actors, I expect the acting and dialog to at least keep up with something like Stargate, a series filmed for a fraction of a fraction of that cost.

YT-1300 vs Millenium Falcon (5, Funny)

janestarz (822635) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665073)

As I was discussing with a friend on my regular D&D night, the difference between a YT-1300 Corellian freighter and the Millenium Falcon, is that the MF is slightly...modified, shall we say? It's a YT-1300++, so to speak
I did not know for instance, that the original YT-1300s have seperate jets while the MF has a big semi-ring of motor power block jet thingies.
(Girl going tech/mech here, beware.)

Ah well, Lando did some last minute remodifications when visiting the Second Death Star and scraped the hull a bit, incidentally losing the communications array too.

What do you mean, -3 off-topic? I'm a girl geek, what do I know of topics anyway!

Re:YT-1300 vs Millenium Falcon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665107)

"on my regular D&D night"

Oh...my...lord.

Re:YT-1300 vs Millenium Falcon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665155)

"Oh...my...lord" what?!

I'd rather meet a D&D playing, Star Wars watching and Linux using girl than your run-of-the-mill air-headed "let's go to the mall and shop to kill time" bimbo.

Re:YT-1300 vs Millenium Falcon (2, Insightful)

be-fan (61476) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665212)

You know, the whole D&D playing Star Wars watching thign doesn't imply intelligence any more than the "let's go to the mall and shop to kill time" thing. Indeed, it implies stupidity, just about different things.

Re:YT-1300 vs Millenium Falcon (1)

be-fan (61476) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665220)

FYI: I'm not trying to single out D&D players here. I play Halo for kicks. And yes, Halo is a stupid game, it wastes time that I could be using for something productive. But I'm not going to pretend that playing Halo somehow makes me smarter than somebody who chooses to waste time in a different way.

Re:YT-1300 vs Millenium Falcon (1)

starphish (256015) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665165)

Can someone PLEASE mod parent as funny!

Pics load for shit. (1, Flamebait)

Associate (317603) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665074)

I tried it in FF and IE.
I didn't like it that much anyway.

How did that get modded up? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665205)

Works fine, in all browsers I've tried. How was that insightful?

All I can say is... (1)

PNutts (199112) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665087)

May the force be with their servers...

This really does belong on /. (2, Funny)

Lennavan (847042) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665096)

Wow, news about easter eggs in Star Wars? This really is news for nerds.

/me wonders why he read the article anyways

/me wonders why he is writing "/me"

/me has to log off immedi

I don't know how this one didn't make the cut (3, Funny)

pteaxwa (126635) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665112)

Another Easter Egg I found (2, Funny)

Council (514577) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665125)

If you hit up-down-up-left-A-B-B-A when you see the Lucasfilm logo, you see an extra splashscreen.

And also it changes directors to Spielberg.

Re:Another Easter Egg I found (1)

Paralizer (792155) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665196)

Don't you mean up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-start?

Interesting assumptions (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665131)

The article assumes two things:

  1. You've already seen the movie. Probably more than once.
  2. You're going to see it again. Several times.

tarzan vine cry (1)

spacepimp (664856) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665132)

did anyone else get offended when chewbacca swinging on a a vine on the the back of a battle wheel type ship did a tarzan yell. this cheese is my biggest complaint about the film by far.

There's a good easter egg in The Phantom Menace... (3, Interesting)

rollerbob (739079) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665152)

... in fact it's one of TPM's few redeeming features.

A dusty EVA pod from 2001: A Space Odyssey can be seen in amongst the junk in Watto's junkyard. Must have been the one that cut Frank Poole's air supply, eventually ending up in a galaxy far, far away.

Re:There's a good easter egg in The Phantom Menace (1)

Sancho (17056) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665263)

And a long time ago?

Re:There's a good easter egg in The Phantom Menace (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12665273)

The far far away can be explained, but what about the long ago part?

Injokes and references (1)

dancingmad (128588) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665162)

All these little in-jokes to the original trilogy really ruins the new trilogy for me. The relationships are incestous (not Luke/Leia tounge kiss incest): it seems like the same dozen or so people are doing everything in the galaxy: there is, for example, no reason for C3P0 to be in the new trilogy. Getting his memory erased at the end of Sith was a ridiculously contrived plot point. Ditto Jango/Boba Fett in the new trilogy.

The Falcon cameo is far less jarring (indeed, barely noticeable), but it has the same feeling; a feeling of forced, contrived little winks to old fans.

Relief (1)

rivid (829046) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665180)

Relief! I knew I saw it! And I only had to see it once. :-)

Another overlooked easter egg.... (4, Funny)

jdgeorge (18767) | more than 9 years ago | (#12665201)

If you look carfully during the "touching scene" between Anakin and Padme, you'll see the wet paper bag that Hayden Christensen was unable to act his way out of.
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