Lit CAD BANE IS DUROS (BUT ACKBAR IS WATCHING) - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Well then my views don't help any show. I only watch stuff from DVR or the channels' websites. Combine that with Adblock and so whenever I watch TV live (for example at someone else's house) I have to remind myself that yes, commercials are usually pretty stupid, stop facepalming.
  2. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    For traditional ratings, I too help very little. Of course, I think this will eventually change how ratings are calculated. It used to be any network was loathe to "give away" content for free or without advertising, but the success of a show like Breaking Bad, which slowly built a dedicated following with a lot of help from Netflix, and is now airing to the most viewers it has ever attracted, is one example of how doing it outside the box can still be successful.

    I think this will be the norm, rather than the exception at some point.
  3. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I do remember high DVR numbers playing a role in Fringe's last renewal or two.
  4. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    You make that sound like a good thing. :p

    Just watched Agents of Shield and it is awesome and got me to send FOX another E-Mail about cancelling Firefly for some reason. [face_whistling]
  5. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    The door thing isn't necessarily a non-human reaction- his kung-fu pastry reactions in the one One-Shot show that Coulson has some moves.


    I think they could have rendered some stock helicarrier shots if that had wanted to- like Galactica- and just used/reused interior helicarrier corridors and such. But i think they wanted something slightly more low-key ;).

    And I actually thought the voice was quite good.

    I think the gunmen and such are unrelated to Rising Tide- it's just she, as Rising Tide, exposed the info on the gunmen stuff in Paris on the internet before SHIELD could act.

    They also tend to result in him (and others) seeking cover. ;)
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  6. Gorefiend Chosen One

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  7. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Sort of sounded like Bounty Hunter II.
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  8. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Yep, though without Boba already being a full fletched hunter like Jango was in his game.
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    [IMG]
  10. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    Yeah. Some of the enemies even look like Bando Gora.

    Edit: Having finished reading the article....

    Man, that sounded so cool and interesting.

    I especially like the way it would have tied into the TV series.
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  11. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    That movie was hilarious. Love the reference.
  12. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    Just got ten out of the twelve Galaxy of Fear books for twenty buck on eBay. :D
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  13. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Nice! I never had two many of those as a kid... I think I read the first two or three, and then the one with Thrawn on the cover (The Swarm? only one I remember the title of). I always remember wanting to read the rest of them but being unable to because our library carried the adult EU books, but not GoF.
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  14. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    Surprised I got it. I put in the winning bid thirty seconds before and no one topped it in that time.

    In a week when I get them I might start a read-though thread. :)
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  15. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    As I posted in the comments (second most liked on the article), I still really love the idea of having both a Fett and a Han Solo game set between the trilogies, with similar gameplay but starkly different tones. The Han Solo games can resemble Uncharted, a fun adventure with a wookiee sidekick, where the Fett game would be closer to The Last of Us, darker and much more violent.

    But of course I don't see EA doing something like that.
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  16. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    Well, I've just purchased the Legacy hardcovers and the remaining trade paperbacks. I am now possessed of a near-complete Legacy collection.

    What inspired this extensive purchase?

    The new Legacy books. These totally flew under my radar but, like Agent of the Empire, are the best thing in years to come out of Star Wars. Ania Solo rocks.
  17. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    This was outside my window today.

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  18. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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  19. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    THAT'S AMAZINGGGGG!!!![face_hypnotized]

    And I don't even care about ships!
  20. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    That is pretty freakin' sweet. SW is pretty well-represented there, as are Star Trek, Stargate, Warhammer 40K and whatever EVE is. I think the Rebel Blockade Runner might be the smallest ship on there for SW, since some of the ST ships are a bit smaller.

    Either way, that'll certainly come in handy when I get around to making more 3D models of capital ships.
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  21. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    The Executor at 19,000 meters? The Invisible Hand at 1,200, with a graphic that clearly shows a Munificent-class frigate? The Munificent is actually on there twice, once as the Invisible Hand, and also as itself. The actual Providence-class is given as only 1,088 meters long, shorter than the Venator. And the Invincible-class heavy cruiser graphic is pretty clearly just a Dreadnought-class as well.

    And that's just me. I'm not even a fleet junkie. Paging @AdmiralNick22 @Zeta1127 and @FTeik

    Still, it's an impressive piece of work, even if I am disappointed that nothing from The Black Hole or any of the Mass Effect games are on there. There's some really obscure stuff there, regardless. There are Star Wars ships I didn't actually know even existed.

    Also, it's hard to complain about the rehashing of designs in Star Wars when there's that whole section of the W40K part where all the ships look almost exactly the same.
  22. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    I have been avoiding commenting on this, even the older version posted recently, because its irritating to Fleet Junkies like me. I am pretty sure I have seen a version of that before it recently surfaced. The "Imperium-class SSD" sticks out like a sore thumb, because it is clearly meant to be the 2,200 m Allegiance-class Star Battlecruiser. The Executor being 19,000 m is about the last thing most Fleet Junkies would complain about, and I am no exception. I have a gut feeling I have just invited those who weren't satisfied with such a massive Executor to slam me.
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  23. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    The Galactic-class reminds me of the SSD seen in the Empire Strikes Back arcade game, which IIRC was based on concept art.

    Oh hey, there's a Turbulent-class in there.
  24. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    From now on, every time I watch Independence Day, I'm going to imagine an SSD in place of the city destroyers.
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  25. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    So now we know what happened to the Intimidator.
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