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I look forward to teaming up with loyal citizens of The Empire as we crush this thrice damned rebellion under our heel, just as a Bantha would swat a fly.
Fair enough. I will definitely see the movie, I was just saying I am not the biggest Del Toro fan, more for his recent body of work than that episode.
As I said, I give people a lot of leeway in what is acceptable, for anyone to strike me as a retard you need to be working at it. I have a fairly forgiving threshold.
Val Kilmer having a fight with his lady friend then going to a corner to drink away his sorrows quietly, then being so drunk because he wanted to drink the night away that it took me and three security to carry him to a waiting car or Tommy Lee vomiting under a table but who continued to apologize and tip the busboys the whole night, acceptable in my book.
Completely unacceptable/horrific/should never be done
Naomi Campbell screaming at the top of her lungs in public at a poor terrified assistant half her height for not having her car service ready for her (it was caught in New York rush hour traffic, nothing the assistant could do, this was years before Uber or traffic Apps) and then to top it off, Ms. Cambell throwing, or rather hurling her very much alive miniature dog at the assistant a good eight feet away from her hurting both the dog and the girl.
Ok end of thread jack.
I can't think of anything I haven't liked Benicio del Toro in, so I'm more than willing to give him a shot here.
In real life
In the lobby by Rose Bar in New York seven years ago, rather a few sheets to the wind, when he was propositioning every woman he could.
The movie where he was a capo in a drug cartel staring Blake Lively.
And the movie he did with Alicia Silverstone.
Star Lord using a leg for a weapon
Anyone notice that Gamora has only one arm at 1:46? But she has rapid healing right?
Glenn Close as Nova Commander Rael - Fine.
Benicio del Toro as the Collector - I'm not too sure about.
Freehold DM wrote:
I, too, love boobs.
Just reminding Freehold he is very much loved and respected.
Side note, has anyone seen Set post, he's been quiet for a longer time than normal.
That's a fair assumption until you realize, oh wait Disney owns both Star Wars and most of none X Men and Spiderman Marvel now so of course he's seen it.
Resistance is futile.
Probably the best of the franchise since Iron Man I, I love all the little in jokes.
I saw a few more cool easter eggs
Steve's "To-Do" list of cultural events and items since World War II that he wants to catch up on reads: I Love Lucy; Moon Landing; Berlin Wall (Up + Down) Steve Jobs (Apple); Disco; Thai Food; Star Wars/Trek (with Star Wars crossed out, indicating that he had seen it); Nirvana (Band); Rocky (Rocky II?); Troubleman (Soundtrack). This list varies slightly in the UK: instead of I Love Lucy, the TV show at the top is Sherlock, and the Berlin Wall, Steve Jobs, and Disco are replaced by The Beatles, World Cup Final (1966), and Sean Connery. The Luc Besson movie The Fifth Element is on the list in France. In the Australian release it includes the popular chocolate biscuits, Tim Tams.
Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) relates a story of his grandfather being an elevator operator. In real life, Samuel L. Jackson father was an elevator operator.
Nick Fury's grave bears the epitaph - "The path of the righteous man. Ezekiel 25:17." This is a favourite line of Jules Winnifield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction.
First film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reveal Nick Fury's blind eye.
Tommy Lee Jones's portrait in the secret SHIELD office.
There is a brief mention of a Canadian agency called Department H by Natasha Romanoff, which was the organization that experimented on Wolverine and gave him his Adamantium-bonded skeleton in the Marvel comics.
Sitwell mentions specific persons of interest to HYDRA, did you catch the Dr. Strange mention?
In the distant shots of DC, it is noticeable that SHIELD headquarters is built ironically next to the Watergate complex.
When the helicarriers are being launched and the program is selecting targets for elimination, the name Tony Stark can be seen as well as Bruce Banner.
When Helicarriers look for their targets on one of the monitors there is a wire-frame model of formerly Stark Tower in New York now sporting the Avengers Sign.
Agent 13's true identity is Sharon Carter, Peggy Carter's niece.
The big bad at the end credits.
The two subjects in the HYDRA base in the last credit scene are the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Garry Shandling is part of Hydra. I KNEW IT!
baron arem heshvaun wrote:
In the trailer at 1:59 mins, sandwiched between Karren Gillian's Nebula and Del Toro's the Collector, you can actually see Lee Pace's Ronan the Accuser do his Darth Vader choking impression on Drax.
Here are some new 'micro featurettes'
Next Drax the Destroyer
The very polarizing but I predict to soon to be fan favorite Rocket Raccoon.
Favorite villain? Most certainlz Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin. The man is a perfect villain. Just oozing the nazi.
Another Tarkin story from his beginning climb to power.
In the early days of The Empire following the end of the Clone Wars, high taxes on the planet Ghorman prompted a large mass civilian sit-in protest on the planet's main spaceport effectively shutting off incoming traffic.
Then still a Captain, Tarkin was sent to collect the taxes from the defiant population, was ordered explicitly by his superiors NOT TO FIRE A SINGLE SHOT at the peaceful civilian protest but was still ordered to collect the the taxes.
The protestors refused to yield.
Tarkin followed both sets of orders and did not fire upon the civilians and instead landed his whole Strike Cruiser atop the protesters.
Hundreds were killed and thousands more injured in Tarkin's display of the consequences for defying the Imperial government. Despite public outrage at what would become known as the Ghorman Massacre — Emperor Palpatine declined to issue Tarkin any punishment, rather he publicly and personally gave Tarkin a medal and he was soon promoted.
Favorite villain? Most certainlz Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarquin. The man is a perfect villain. Just oozing the nazi.
Hama you are a true scholar and a gentleman!
I always considered Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin not only my favorite Star Wars villain, but also my favorite Star Wars character (Count Dooku being a close 2nd, and interestingly enough portrayed by Christopher Lee, who was Peter Cushing's life long friend).
Fun Fact, while I do not have credit in giving the Grand Moff his first name, I am responsible for making it 'official' when I worked on Star Wars Entertainment and 17 years after I saw Darth Vader's Star Destroyer chase down Princess Leia's Corvette, the Grand Moff got a first name.
I also maintain that The Empire suffered two great loses at the Battle of Yavin.
The Empire lost the first Death Star Battle Station, and as devastating a blow that may have been, the greater and more catastrophic loss was the death of Grand Moff Tarkin.
The Death Star for all its destructive power was still replaceable, Tarkin was not.
Hama and Aranna, your interest in a Star Wars d6 game is noted.
As an aside, for those who played it, was not the plot twist in the original Knights of the Old Republic the greatest video game reveal ever?
A 2nd question for those reading this thread, who is your favorite Star Wars villain from the movies? I am would allow you pick from the expanded universe but then all of you would say Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo.
I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds
Tokae Yashkiin wrote:
-Except that Tokae prefers his clean air atop a well appointed private foyer, and his clean clothes more expensive than a full set of plate mail.
Where in the rules does it state that Exotic Weapon: Bastard Sword allows a bastard sword to do 2d8 damage when wielded two-handed?
In the 1st and 2nd Edition Players handbook.
I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds
You have been convicted of a heinous crime and thrown into Branderscar prison, on a small island just offshore from the mainland of Talingarde.
You were brought here in a closed carriage, chained and hooded. You know that a stone causeway connects the island to the mainland and that your cell is on an upper floor. Otherwise, you have seen nothing.
Each of you received the same greeting when you arrived: you were held down by rough hands and branded upon the arm with a runic F. The mark signifies ‘forsaken’ and the painful scar is indelible proof that each of you has betrayed the great and eternal love of Mitra and his chosen mortal vassals.
Condemned, you face at best a life of shackles and servitude in the nearby salt mines. Others might await the ministrations of the inquisitors so that co-conspirators may be revealed and confessions extracted. Perhaps some of you will be spared this ordeal. Perhaps instead you have come to Branderscar to face the final judgment. In three days, the executioner arrives and the axe falls or the pyre will be lit. Through fire or steel, your crimes will be answered.
You have all been chained together in the same communal cell dressed in nothing but filthy, tattered rags. Manhandled and mistreated, any finery you once possessed is either ruined or long lost. No special treatment has been given any prisoner – male or female, commoner or noble – all of the forsaken are bound and imprisoned together.
Your feet are secured by iron cuffs tethered by one long chain. Your arms are secured to the wall above by manacles. A guard is posted
Little thought is given to long term accommodations. At Branderscar, justice comes swift and sure.
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