Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.
Four billion dollars buys a great deal of shut-the-****-up.
Yeah, but I'm shocked that (a) no one slipped up and (b) the more paranoid, conspiracy-minded fans didn't somehow put forth a warped but essentially correct theory that everyone was laughing at them about.
Whoops, lost track of that subtlety in my urge to rant.
I don't think the vast majority of officials there would've had any idea yet. I'm still not convinced DH had any warning whatsoever.
Hey man you gotta do what you gotta do!
If the unsubstantiated rumors (aka "Internet rumors") about Crucible are true, Del Rey would've had to known - meaning the executives, not the authors. DH almost certainly would've - like any good company hiding layoffs until the last minute, LFL wouldn't have wanted to tip their hand so DH could start winding down the Star Wars properties early.
Pablo? Chee? I can't imagine that both of them didn't know.
And kudos for guest-star Lucas for remaining from bursting into inappropriate maniacal laughter. That would've given the game away right there.
Pablo definitely knew during CVI, since he was told on June 29th. I bet Chee knew too.
Clearly we should done a better job interrogating them during the TFN party...
Do you really want Mickey Mouse gunning for you, RF? And I mean that literally. Don't cross the Mouse.
edit: In fact, I bet they wanted to tell us too, but were already fearing the Disney spies... in fact, some of us may even be Disney sleeper agents.
Since I am apparently the only person on the world that actually liked the John Carter movie I must be a Disney spy. Especially since Dejah Thoris is my favorite Disney Princess.
The whole thing just proves that Pablo's will is greater than that of fifteen men combined.
Either that, or the joy at our ignorance is what fueled Pablo's ability to host so many dang panels at C6...
"Ha-ha! The fools! They know nothing! Ha-ha!"
"Yes! The obliviousness! It feeds me!"
::walks out on stage::
"Alright, folks- welcome to our panel on the history of Scholastic flyers advertising Star Wars books. On our panel, we're joined by Ryder Windham, Jude Wahahahaha, er, Jude Watson and Scholastic editor..."
I disagree personally. There'd have been no reason for DR or DH to need to "know" anything beyond the vaguest of instructions from The Office Of George Lucas that they should wind up any story arcs, not launch anything new, and wait for more information. For all they'd have known, Lucas was simply planning a new multimedia project a la TFU or TCW.
That provides them with all the long term planning they require without directly saying: "Yo dawgs! I'm selling up! Wheeeeee!!"
I finally saw that movie on the plane down to CVI. I wouldn't say that it was bad, but since I had read the book, I could find everything that didn't quite match up, things that were taken from other books, and overall, while the movie did keep me entertained (Sola is my favorite character from the book), I had to give it a review of "meh" due to all the differences.
Though, I will give it credit... Since I was watching it on a tiny screen on the plane, the CG looked pretty good. That's the secret to good CGI: View it on tiny screens so you don't notice how bad it is.
It's more like this:
George: "Hey, lets announce this big at CVI!"
All: "Are you nuts? You want to be the one telling the fans, in person on stage.. millions of surprised, angry and even fearful fans who will go berserk and wreck the con. You are lucky if you get out of there alive. Bilbo Baggins vanishing trick was smarter than your suicide-by-fans attempt! Remember what happened when Chewie was killed in the EU?"
George: "Now that you say it.. yeah, let the press do it."
you are not alone besides... she prooves Disney Princesses do not need many clothes. So... bring on the Legacy of the Metal Bikini in the Sequels... Jaina and the next gen need some new dress.
It would, however, have been hilarious to see a guy in a Mickey Mouse costume suddenly walk onto the stage and George say he's got a special announcement to make.
I'd just like to say, I didn't think John Carter was too bad either. Not great, but still enjoyable. In some ways I think it's a pity there won't be any follow-ups.
By the way, what are these rumors about Crucible that have been mentioned?
they should have kept quiet and merely have done this:
Disney Theme plays and then they screen a Sequel Teaser featuring the entire Epi7 crawl
all that uncommented at the end of the panel.. no questions, no answers. just this and keep fans in the dark... till the press announcement
carter's main drawback is that the two leads lacked the gravitas for their roles. The actor playing Carter in particular (though, oddly enough, he was actually rather entertaining in the Earth segments, he just became dull while on Mars...sort of the opposite of what was intended, I suspect).
I'd like to know this as well.
Then Mickey Mouse jumps out and greets everyone...
I'm sure you' all want to know I liked John Carter too. Maybe the trick was that I expected nothing because of the next to nothing I'd heard about that movie - but it was a lovely surprise. And great to be reminded of how much SW has been influenced by that universe , I had quite forgotten - I read them around the time the OT came out...
I was surpised to like LynnCollins too - she reminded me of Carrie Fisher a bit - not in type or looks, of course - but in charisma.
Coming back to this...
If that happens (and yup, I think it would be awesome if they went in that direction) I demand to see Shell Hutts on the big screen.
So, uh....what's going on with Crucible?
And Scourge featured a Hutt with Force abilities....