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Disney's plans to dramatically expand the Star Wars franchise may concern stringent Jedi enthusiasts, but the fact that it has now signed up Lawrence Kasdan - co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, not to mention Raiders of the Lost Ark - to script one of its forthcoming films, will surely be music to fans …

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Great choice

Well, better choice than for the prequels anyway!

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A New Hope?

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Annoying bear thingies

Hang on though, that''t the bloke who brought Ewoks into existence. Abandon hope!

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Re: Annoying bear thingies

I thought that was Ken Hom's invention for kitchens without a gas hob...

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Re: Annoying bear thingies

Nah, the Ewoks were Lucas's idea.

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Yup. IIRC, originally intended to be Wookies, but as Lucas wanted primitives overcoming the advanced empire and he'd already had Chewie repairing a hyperdrive he had a problem. Cue, Ewoks as the solution.

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Re: Annoying bear thingies

Somebody blessed with the ability to write might have presumed that Chewie had been taught to operate machinery by Han Solo or was otherwise educated outside his culture and that the rest of the Wookies remained less capable ... instead George had a go.

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Re: Annoying bear thingies

Operate machinery, yes. Fix light-speed capable star-ships, not so much.

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Re: Annoying bear thingies

The eWok, a chinese cooking utensil you can connect to the internet.

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Invented in Yorkshire...

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Re: Annoying bear thingies

Lessee... built elaborate tree top cities,

hang gliders that could carry loads of boulders,

figured out the controls to Empire tech the instant they got their hands on it...

Now, how were the Ewoks primitive? Lack of cellphones?

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"Hang on though, that''t the bloke who brought Ewoks into existence. Abandon hope!"

Yes but he didn't invent JarJar so there is some hope of redemption

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"Now, how were the Ewoks primitive? Lack of cellphones?"

They ate stormtroopers. Didn't you wonder where the meat for the feast came from?

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Re: Annoying bear thingies

"They ate stormtroopers."

And? I eat cows, chickens, pigs, etc. It ain't cannibalism if it ain't your own species.

As for one intelligent species eating another? Pesty troopers invaded the Ewoks world without so much as a by your leave, and set up shop.

Serves'em right.

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Ewoks: Battle for Endor

FTW :)

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Re: Ewoks: Battle for Endor

Wookies Vs Ewoks. The Shake'n'Vac wars.

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two to three films a year will suck a lot of milk out of the proverbial cow fairly quickly. now if they follow star treks fine example of high quality and volume then... oh right. never mind.

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Honestly I'm hoping that's just a "lost in translation" quote, with Disney aiming to release 2-3 films a year, as opposed to 2-3 star wars films per year.

Y'know maybe star wars, toy story 4, pocahontis 3. then the next year Rocky XXXXXIIVI wallie 2 and some marvel film. Then star wars again, etc etc.

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It obviously didn't mean 2-3 Star Wars films a year. I think it did mean 2-3 Lucasfilm movies a year, though.

Disney puts out far more than 3 flicks annually already anyway.

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Put it like this

...they can't be any *worse*, so why not give them a try?

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Why not...

Just take Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy and BAM, excellent bit of sequels prepackaged and ready to go.

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Re: Why not...

A) They're crap.

B) They're derivative and unimaginative.

C) They're based on an interpretation of the single mention of the term "clone wars" that isn't in line with the meaning introducing in the prequel trilogy.

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Re: Why not...

but but but HUGE frikken dreadnought spaceships! i'd love to see those on the cinema screen.

but also, Zahn's triology don't take place long enough afterwards, do they? Luke and Han and Leia aren't as old as their actors are right now.

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Re: Why not...

"strong with the hair dye these ones are..."

There are many possibilities - Bakura, COJ (please not callista flockhart), Jorj Car'das back story, Galen Marek - not to mention the slightly deranged reason why the whole Han/Leia will they/wont they thing (with added bounty hunter goodness)

The biggest problem with all of them is if for example you dont do HttE you can't do spectre/vision (thrawn & pellaeon) since the result would make about as much sense as jarjar on amphetamines.

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Re: Why not...

They're an old fashioned 1950s horse opera in a space setting. Reading more into them than that is asking for a migraine.

Think of them as a cross between Flash Gordan, Lone Ranger and the Perils of Persephone.

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I would pay good money to see Star Wars VII with (current) Carrie Fisher in that metal bikini.

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Pedantry....

I thought the verb "divvy" was pretty much accepted these days, leading to a regular past form of "divvied"...?

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Reimagining and rebooting...

given Hollywoods lazy trend for reimagining and rebooting franchises, one can only hope they'll redo the prequels!

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Admiral Daala

In dominatrix leathers, with a whip.

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Re: Admiral Daala

Am I the only one to notice that a lightsaber &/or shoto look a lot like a device a girl can have alot of fun with...? Now I have images, bad mind *slap*

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It's a trap!

n/t

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2 -3 films a year?

have they taken lessons out of the COD franchise?

tools.

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I have bad feeling about this ..

nuff said

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Gesture.

These aren't the sequels you're looking for.

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Use the forks Luke.....

First one will be aces, next one average and the third one will be the whimsical adventures of a young jar-jar set to the music of tim rice n elton jhon.

Seriously though, as long as they stick to deathstars and space battles and away from tedious politics and coronation street style love stories they should be 1000 times better than the prequels.

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Re: Use the forks Luke.....

Less touchy feely more dismemberment with plasma swords

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Trade disputes

Personally I'm hoping that they carry on with the narrative about trade disputes. Possibly something about marginal tax rates in non-core worlds and maybe a three hour EU style negotiation session. I think Lucas was onto a real winner with these themes and I hope the new writers don't abandon this vision.

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Christmas Special Part 2?

Will Jar-Jar make it back to celebrate Life Day with his Wookie friends? Find out in this hour-long special!

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Re: Christmas Special Part 2?

Yes he will. We're having him for lunch.....

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