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Trailer for Clone Wars season 6. Looks really good too.


Variety.com: Lucasfilm confirms cast for The Mandalorian:

Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian, along with Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog (!!!), and Nick Nolte.

Jon Favreau is executive producer and lead writer for the series. Confirmed directors for episodes include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows & Thor: Ragnarok).

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The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the travails of a lone gunfighter (Pascal) in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. It will air on Disney+ in 2019.


Freehold DM wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
I wonder how hard it would be to build a lightweight fiberglass Y-Wing skin/shell fitted over a recumbent bicycle (or tricycle) frame?
it would probably have to be a recumbent tricycle...not impossible, but one bad turn would destroy it.

Ah, so bikes for A-Wings then? :)


Porgs dancing to remix of Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes' "Cantina Band"


Ryan Freire wrote:
Envall wrote:
It is all fun and games until traps start just throwing Weird at you.
Its all fun and games til that dark tunnel through the wall is a sphere of annihilation.

{rolls 1d20 - 4 ⇒ (18) - 4 = 14 (FAIL); is shaken for1d4 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 3 = 6 rounds from Tomb of Horrors flashbacks}


Delightful wrote:
Why couldn't this story be told as a sequel to the DS9 series? I'm just wondering because it seems to be me that they could have saved themselves a lot of trouble by putting the show in the future than the past.

I seem to remember Fuller was originally pushing for a serial episodes where each season focused on a different ship & timeframe. I think when this was originally in development, Paramount 1) was still expecting nuTrek to be a hit, so they wanted something earlier in the timeline that wouldn't directly contradict the Abramsverse, and 2) the different ships/timeframes each season would be too expensive for needing to (re)create new sets, wardrobe, and props.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
So am I still in the minority that somehow the First Order will harness the nerd rage/table flipping from some die hard SW fans to build a new Death Star powered by their rage?

Minority perhaps, but you're not alone.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
You know ships can't become force ghosts, right?

That depends on whether Star Wars' hyperspace works similar to Cowboy Bebop's hyperspace gateways as seen in "Gateway Shuffle".


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CapeCodRPGer wrote:
I am surprised that
Spoiler:
When Rey found out what really happened with Luke and Kylo at Luke’s training temple, Luke didn’t say “what I told you was true, from a certain point of view.”

Hell, Luke has had plenty of time to practice, he could've delivered it via

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song and dance. He even has forceghost Yoda around to make it a duet.

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There seems to be little middle ground on this movie. Most people seem to either really love it or really hate it.

It's almost as if it's a deliberate Imperial/First Order plot: 1) wrap viewers in copper wire and/or Kyber crystals, b) set half spinning clockwise and the other half counterclockwise, and π) use power generated to power the First Order superweapon appearing in Star Wars IX.


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New trailer (Somewhat spoiler-ish)


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New trailer (Somewhat spoiler-ish)


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Paramount isn't going to undermine their rebooted movie franchise by setting a new TV show in the "old" post-Kelvin timeline. But they still want old school Trekkers to tune in. That leaves them with few options in the timeline to try and please both sides.

I'm not saying I agree with their decision (I hate the rebooted Trek idea), but that's probably their logic.


thecursor wrote:
Fardragon wrote:
Mk III Drone: you can have it in any colour as long as it's not black.
How much do you wanna bet the Shireen really tried to take special "single color" orders but then they get on the factory floor and all of those color options and then their compound eyes get really big...

That sounds like the shipyard paintcrew is staffed entirely with dozens/hundreds of Sabine Wrens.


(Apparently we have two Last Jedi threads. Hmmm. Also, trailer is here)

This is a bit non-sequitar-ish, but it brightened my morning considerably: Tiny Jyn Erso hand delivers Death Star plans to Leias and an R2


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Freehold DM wrote:
EXCITED FREEHOLD IS EXCITED

Not to dig up sore spots, Freehold, but a bit more expository info for that Kenobi vs. Maul fight.


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AmbassadoroftheDominion wrote:
...It is a deep and potentially reality-warping ambiguous hint at something far greater...

In your reality, is it spelled Berenstain or Berenstein?

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This map is a great idea. I hope they update the description to show sample pics of both sides.


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Guy Humual wrote:

I'm looking at this from a former Christian, atheist perspective, and from my point of view, best case scenario for an afterlife is that the religious texts are screwed up. Supposing there is a god and an afterlife at some point in human history the books that we base our religion on got misinterpreted, maybe the Torah was edited while it was still an oral law, maybe the oldest written versions we have were reworked to fit the then modern sensibilities of the time. Maybe the prophets couldn't fully comprehend the message to pass on their followers, or made stuff up when asked about things not foretold to them by god.

Usually I just suspect that all religions in general were just a good stories for entertainment that got out of hand once they were turned into money making businesses. When I get very cynical I think it was always a scam and most religious leaders know it. However there are plenty of preachers out there that seem sincere in their beliefs and most local pastors aren't getting rich. I don't have the answers here and if you're asking the question is there an after life the most definitive answer I can give is that I've seen no evidence of one. If your case is that there is an afterlife my statement is really not a strong condemnation against your beliefs.

Also, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings here. I don't believe but if you're not trying to force your beliefs on others I have no bone to pick with you. I'm not looking to de-convert anyone.

So the Abrahamic religions have picked up all these extra patches/workarounds and funky plotlines/retcons... like the Star Wars Expanded Universe before Lucasfilm/Disney threw it all out? :)


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GM John Napier wrote:
UNSC Pelican Dropship.

Just remember to drill it into Spunkmeyer's head to maintain ship integrity and keep the hatches closed.


I've mentally started switching MickeyD's-fetching Reek Christie in for O'Brien in the Chief O'Brien at Work comics and it still works.


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Wait, which Palpatine: Ian McDiarmid or Seth MacFarlane? 'Cause I wouldn't immediately rule out MacFarlane Palps.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Captain,

Nah. I'm good. If I'm going to be a commissioned officer it will be as
an Admiral.

It's a cliche! trap!


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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Imbicatus wrote:
After all, was Anakin Skywalker in A New Hope?
From a certain point of view.

(Sorry.)


Sara Marie wrote:
gary: you cannot deny the power of this fully operational taco cannon!

Manny Both-Hanz died to bring us this delicious information.


I imagine their master (Vader? Or someone yet unseen?) would train them up, and then graduation would be "all apprentices fight to the death, keep the last one standing." It still isn't clear if they are Sith or something else.

It's interesting though that Ahsoka doesn't self-identify as Jedi either. Maybe they're building to more complexity in the Force than just Dark Side vs. Light Side, Sith vs. Jedi... since that old outlook has too many shortcomings/problems (imbalance?).


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The frequent use of MaryPoppinsabers almost ruined it for me.


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{loads crappy bicycle into the trebuchet, lights it, fires} Torpedo away! {rolls a 1} Negative! It didn't go in. It just impacted on the surface.


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David M Mallon wrote:
Potential minor spoiler for 2015's Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens:
In J.J. Abrams' 2015 film Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the sound effect used for the roughly spherical "rathtar" creature as it pursues the characters Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew & Joonas Suotamo) down the corridor of a cargo ship is the same sound effect used in the famous "rolling boulder trap" scene in Steven Spielberg's 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, also starring Harrison Ford, this time in the role of adventurer Indiana Jones.

(Linkified... sorry)


captain yesterday wrote:
Behold! Proof of my exploits with stone.

I've seen this before; the water fountain is protected by a forcefield. Whatever you do, don't try to breach it with a phaser.

Edit: You're free to shoot Wesley with a phaser as much as you like.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
The more I think about it, the more I want to see a Star Wars prequel remake. The problem with the prequels is pretty basic when you get down to it. Lucas is very vocal that Star Wars is for children, and did the prequels accordingly. That's why I loved all three as a kid, but dislike them now that I'm older. The Original Trilogy had people telling Lucas to shut it, so it wasn't as childish by far. The storyline of the prequels is, on the face of it, not that bad, it's the execution that ruins it. Get a more competant director looking to make an all ages film, and you can largely salvage the movies. The Phantom Menace? Tone Jar-Jar's clumsiness the hell down (The Clone Wars showed the character himself is surprisingly salvageable), get rid of the pod racing, portray the Invasion of Naboo in greater debth, and link the outcome directly to the later Trade Federation rebellion, and you could have something that's actually pretty good. Same goes with the other two movies. Take a lot of inspiration from The Clone Wars. That was some good stuff. You want it to feel like a war. It's not even really much harder than toning down the kid appeal and putting a bit more effort in portraying Anakin. Also, more savage The Force Awakens style lightsaber fighting instead of all the spinny stuff.

The Escapist: "Is It Possible? 'A Phantom Edit' Makes Star Wars Prequels Surprisingly Good"


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captain yesterday wrote:
I might've gone with Carmen SanDiego, Red Hat Club (Founder)

Hmmm, "Sam Francisco, Yesterday's Visitor"


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DragoDorn wrote:
I blame Cosmo that Tels has committed so many crimes and now seems to be trying to pretend that those crimes never happened so his city will be considered safe for his future victims.

I blame Cosmo for people needlessly antagonizing Tels. DragonDorn, just watch yourself. He's a wanted man. He has the death sentence on twelve systems.


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Greylurker wrote:
I think Ward is becoming Garick. He has found himself a young prodigy to teach and he's going to shape him into a perfect new Ward.

"Always two there are... a master and an apprentice."


Krensky wrote:
As soon as bicyclists start paying vehicle registrations and mileage taxes.

Right after pedestrians pay for shoe impact fees and sidewalk wear-and-tear.


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A houdini of invisible stalkers :)

A _______ of vouivre


Wow, theres more fun in this homage than in all of season 2.


phantom1592 wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
phantom1592 wrote:

Is this online anywhere? my Dvr didn't catch the season premier >.<

My cable provider has it on demand. Watching it right now.
Bah... hopefully mine will soon. They have all of season 1 on there, nothing for season 2 though :(

Disney XD will let you watch it online by logging in to your cable/satellite provider. Hopefully your provider is a participant.


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Because in Episode V: The Abyss Strikes Back, Treerazer learns he must travel to the flying city of Yjae and face Lord Cyth-V'sug to complete his training. Once there, they climatically duel with +5 brilliant energy chainsaws.


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Scott Betts wrote:
Guang wrote:
Imbicatus wrote:
Is it really any stupider than the trash can on legs with roller skates that is R2D2?

Yes. How is the head held on? If there is a slot all the way around the soccer ball so the head can stay on top, then how does it not roll to the left or right and topple over?

Dumbest thing I've seen in a long time.

Let's ignore, for the moment, the fact that this is a highly advanced fantasy/sci-fi universe with space wizards and planet-destroying lasers, and thus any criticism grounded in, "I can't figure out how it works, technologically, therefore it's dumb!" is fundamentally flaccid.

They actually built the thing in real life. It rolled out on stage in front of thousands of people. No slot in its body, the head stayed on top just fine, and it didn't topple over. In real life. Heck, I bet if you spent a couple minutes thinking about it, you could figure out how they probably made it work, too.

xkcd


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Christopher Anthony wrote:
I'm getting the strange sense that that clip is a somehow trap.

Nah, if it was a trap, I'd've linked to this.

(Probably only actually a trap for Feiya.)

(...And Alex Augunas.)


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Kobold Cleaver wrote:

Or you can turn evil and start sabotaging Paizo to drag the war out indefinitely.

The trick is to drive up to Washington and distract the staffmembers with pastries. I'm not sure what kind works best, but I'll have plenty of time to experiment this May.

KC, I'm not sure it'll work on the rest of the staff, but if you show up with this clip and something decent to play it on, you can probably distract Lisa and Vic in 1m50s increments.


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Uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

Admiral Akbar wrote:
I'm sure it's fine. Definitely no traps here.
Adm. Ackbar wrote:
^ A TRAP!!

Wherever there is injustice, you will find us.

Wherever there is suffering, we'll be there.
Wherever a thread's silliness is threatened, you will find...

The Three Ackmigos! {signature pelvic thrust}


The Resurrection Ship must have jumped back into range of the Base Star again.


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The world's largest noise suppressor is currently the prototype built for the German army's M109G 155mm self-propelled howitzer. While it reduced the noise by approximately 30DBa, it never went into mass production; as the suppressor is physically larger than the entire M109G vehicle, it was physically too large to practically move.


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phantom1592 wrote:

I find it interesting the way the author spouts out Spocks attributes like we are supposed to think Spock is 'right'...

Spock was always only PART of the equation. He had logic on his side, McCoy had Passion on his, and Kirk was in the middle making decisions.

Spock always pushed that Logic was the 'right' way to go, but Kirk rarely EVER followed his advice and the ship was better for it. More often then not it was his human half leaking through that showed how his emotions made him BETTER then the standard cold full-blooded Vulcans.

"Logic, logic, logic. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end." - Captain Spock


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Kajehase wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
James sutter wrote:
Big announcement coming up. please stand by.
Well. Looks like it'll be a while.

Lisa and Vic were cast for parts in one (or more) of the Star Wars sequels?


David M Mallon wrote:

I think Gorbacz just won the internet. Reposted from FB:

Gorbacz wrote:

"Apologies, but this item is only available to customers with a billing address in the continental US".

Oh fine, Amazon, you brought it upon yourselves.

Name: Elvis Presley
Address: Richard Nixon St. 666, Salt Lake City

"Thank you for your purchase!"

Of course, it was a digital download.

There is an old Vulcan proverb: only Nixon Gorbacz could go to China Nixon.

Edit: Nekkid Gorbacz? or Nekkid Nixon?


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Arturius Fischer wrote:
...Finally, it's downright impractical and... dumb. Kick over R2, he can extend a tool and get back up... What happens when it hits stairs?

It doesn't take Dalek-level genius to figure out how to navigate stairs ;) especially when the little droid demonstrates in the teaser how it already has repulsorlift tech.


{at the helm of intergalactic cargo hauler:} Whoa! Hey Bandit, I just passed another Kojak with a Kodak, this place is crawling with bears, where the hell are you?

{tunes in Jar Jar Reed - "East Bound and Down" on the subspace transceiver}


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Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun wrote:

Fine! Fine!

Henceforth, by mandatory Imperial Decree, ALL Sith lightsabers are to have this new design.

Tremble ye Jedi and despair.

Just in time for Iron Gods: Amiri's new sword

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