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Lit Crucible by Troy Denning

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Manisphere, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Grey1

    Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group star 4 VIP

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    Oh, three movies made more money than the SW movie of that year? That sounds like about nobody watched it.

    But it reminds me of the original Star Wars being neither a popular nor a successful movie, either, since Annie Hall won the Oscar.
     
  2. FatSmel

    FatSmel Jedi Knight star 3

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    actually i believe the original Star Wars was both popular and successful
     
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  3. Marc McAllister

    Marc McAllister Jedi Padawan

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    X-men Days of Future Past due out in 2014 will feature time travel. Ellen Page's character can time travel in the comics, she Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian Mackellan are living in the present but they go back in time to 1963. Magneto/Michael Fassbender has just killed J.F.K, there wasn't a second gunman, Magneto just manipulated the metal in the "Magic Bullet". (Shut up and take my money!) I don't think SW will feature time travel in 2015, other than light speed in the MF, if Bryan Singer has already said he's using Time Travel in 2014.
     
  4. Danz Borin

    Danz Borin Jedi Padawan star 1

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    [hl=black]You don't need to take offense at everything.[/hl]
     
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  5. Jedifirefly5

    Jedifirefly5 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Don't all excited. It's called rhetorical questions. They don't need answers. I just believe those movies were ridiculously overhyped. I liked both, but they and no movie could, live up to the hype. They're just movies.
     
  6. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The first two Spider-man films were great; I'm not sure we could have asked for a better loving representation of the Stan Lee era.
     
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  7. Reveen

    Reveen Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yeah, there was this really weird overblown representation of those movies in a trailers and such as this super epic generation-defining movie, which wasn't congruent with the tone of the actual product at all.

    I mean compare this trailer.



    With this sequence.



    And then Raimi tries to make the third movie more epic and emotionally intense, and boom, it's a disaster.
     
  8. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The best super hero movie ever was Batman Begins. The other batman movies are a joke in comparison
     
  9. FatSmel

    FatSmel Jedi Knight star 3

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    Batman begins was good. Dark Knight and Dark Knight rises were better.
     
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  10. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    i disagree. Thats like saying Matrix Re-Loaded and Matrix Revloutions were better than the first matrix movie. To me that is heretical.
     
  11. FatSmel

    FatSmel Jedi Knight star 3

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    So you're saying that, if a movie isn't the first in a series, it can't be as good?
     
  12. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    So ..... how about that book called Crucible, anyone looking forward to it? ;)
     
  13. kataja

    kataja Jedi Master star 4

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    Yup. Hangin on here.
     
  14. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Not particularly.
     
  15. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm looking forward to the Sith finally being brought to justice in the Salem Sith Trials.
     
  16. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    yes i am saying that the "becoming" if done right can never be topped. Or maybe it can be topped but that did not happen here


    i am curious about Crucible and i am hungry for current era novel, but i don't expect too much.
     
  17. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The first Spider-man was good, but the second was much better.

    That said, I do prefer Batman Begins to The Dark Knight.
     
  18. FatSmel

    FatSmel Jedi Knight star 3

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    The thing about the Batman trilogy is that it actually maintained quality throughout it's sequels, and that's rare for a superhero franchise.

    Spiderman 3, Iron Man 2 were terrible. I have high hopes for Iron Man 3 though.
     
  19. Tim Battershell

    Tim Battershell Jedi Master star 5

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    Just seen announcement from Troy Denning on Facebook -- page proofreading is starting!
     
  20. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    A Star Wars book... actually getting proofread for a change? :eek:
     
  21. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Hey now, let's be fair. Pre-NJO, the books were mostly proofread. It's post-NJO (as in date they were written, not regarding the timeline) that things started going wonky. :p
     
  22. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The first Spider-man was good, but the second was much better.

    agreed. great movie
     
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  23. LarryG

    LarryG Jedi Knight star 1

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    Crucible description from Force.net. Artifact that can bend space and time. Maybe an artifact that will be used to retcon Expanded Universe in time for Episode VII


    Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker return in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which will challenge them in ways they never expected—and forever alter their understanding of life and the Force.
    When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to help him thwart a hostile takeover, their aim is just to even up the odds and lay down the law. Then monstrous aliens arrive with a message, and mere threats escalate into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. When the dust settles, what began as corporate warfare becomes a battle with much higher stakes—and far deadlier consequences.

    Now Han, Leia, and Luke team up once again in a quest to defeat a dangerous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination. Only this time, the Empire is not the enemy. It is a pair of ruthless geniuses with a lethal ally and a lifelong vendetta against Han Solo. They will stop at nothing to control the lucrative Outer Rim mining trade—and ultimately the entire galactic economy. And when the murderous duo gets the drop on Han, he finds himself outgunned in the fight of his life. To save him, and the galaxy, Luke and Leia must brave a gauntlet of treachery, terrorism, and the untold power of an enigmatic artifact capable of bending space, time, and even the Force itself into an apocalyptic nightmare.
     
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  24. Reveen

    Reveen Jedi Knight star 3

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    We already have an enigmatic artifact capable of bending, space, time and the force into an apocalyptic nightmare.

    It's called author fiat.
     
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  25. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Maybe they find the Episode VII DVD?