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TFA Dr. Nerdcalm (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Speculation)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by The Hellhammer, Aug 31, 2013.

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  1. Pfluegermeister

    Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    What about Dr. Dorkmild? :p
     
  2. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I cannot help but feel that this thread is an act of noble futility.
     
  3. Diggs

    Diggs Jedi Master star 4

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    Absolutely. I can't wait for the big SW hero moments (like you say, the first saber ignition, the first sight of the Falcon, the big three, Chewie & the Droids - assuming they're all in it).

    I'm sure Arndt and Abrams will know how to milk each of these beats for maximum fist-pumpability. Arndt is too good a writer not to nail these moments and Abrams proved with ST that he knows how to give them the proper awe (or equally subversion).
     
  4. LunarMoth

    LunarMoth Jedi Master star 4

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    Thats not paying for the movie to be made.
     
  5. Merkual

    Merkual Jedi Knight star 4

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    I cannot help but feel that this thread is an act of noble futility.
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    here, have another dose of optimism :p
     
  6. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    As some folks who know me well enough already know, I tend to look at the negative side of a lot of things... however, I'm maintaining the position that due to the inherent excitement of just having a new series of SW films (that are sequels, which makes things a hell of lot more interesting) and given Abrams' track record in resurrecting a franchise (at least in his first Trek film), that despite any faults, E7 (and the whole the ST) will be a throughly entertaining & awesome experience. Why not have a little hope here?
     
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  7. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Episode VII​
    A NEW HOPELESSNESS​
    It is a period of pop culture cynicism.​
    Opinionated nerds, striking​
    from a hidden keyboard, have won​
    their first victory against​
    the non-displaced-sense-of-entitlement fans.​
    During the battle, perpetual​
    whiners managed to steal the​
    joy of the Franchise's​
    ultimate weapon, the excited​
    fanbase, an online fan​
    community with enough power​
    to destroy an entire jaded outlook.​
    Pursued by the Franchise's​
    sinister agents, Princess​
    Nerdrage races to the forums aboard her​
    computer, custodian of the​
    stolen optimism that can save her​
    people and restore​
    being irrationally butthurt to the interwebz....​
     
  8. Pfluegermeister

    Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    And with an attitude like THAT, that's all this thread will ever be. [face_shame_on_you]
     
  9. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    That is why you fail.
     
  10. Merkual

    Merkual Jedi Knight star 4

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    you quoted the wrong person..

    that is why YOU fail ;)
     
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Had a slight... keyboard malfunction... How are you?
     
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  12. Darth Valkyrus

    Darth Valkyrus Jedi Master star 4

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    Speak for yourself Hellhammer, but I'm kinda starting to live in fear.

    See this article from wookieepedia:

    [​IMG]

    I've got this horrible horrible gut feeling that by this time in 2015, it will look like this:

    [​IMG]

    And if it does... I will NOT be forgiving Abrams for it. He shall be forever in my black book.
     
  13. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And that fear is based on what, exactly? Wookieepedia villain search? It was clearly stated that no EU material will be used, that's one of the first and only things they officially said. So, where's that fear coming from?

    Not to mention that the article could be in dispute for a million reasons hah, really don't get it what that screenshot is supposed to prove. Okay, it's disputed. Somebody write a new book about Thrawn? A comic? A game? A canon-level cereal box? What? :p
     
  14. Darth Valkyrus

    Darth Valkyrus Jedi Master star 4

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    Not using EU material doesn't mean the EU will be unaffected - they still can depict situations and events that make prior EU situations and events impossible.

    My hope is that with Episode 7 being set 30 - 40 years after RoTJ, that the earlier post-Endor EU, the first 10 - 20 years, will mostly escape the mighty boot of retconage. I can live easier with that. I'm more partial to it than to the later EU. But I'm not exactly brimming with confidence that it will escape unscathed.
     
  15. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  17. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I did a check... he is a sock of Criswell. :p
     
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  18. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Holy ****! I just noticed this thread. 44 likes for the OP!? Not bad, Hellhammer. First of all, great inspiration for the title. Second, it's refreshing to see the plain facts all laid out. I swear, SW fans are the worst there are when it comes to freaking out about everything. They all really need a slap in the face, and that OP serves that function phenomenally. =D=

    Seriously, you should do the talk show circuit about this. [Palpatine]I'll be watching your career posts with great interest.[/Palpatine]
     
  19. Loupgarou

    Loupgarou Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm looking forward to what the next great Walker will be, wht will be this trilogy's AT-AT/AT-TE and AT-ST/AT-PT?
     
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  20. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    I concur The Hellhammer, I'm guilty as charged. Kudos on the thread.

    This seems somehow inappropriate.o_O

    Very funny...and true. How long did this take to write? I foresee you teaming with Mel Brooks to write Spaceballs II. Barf! Ah, too bad John Candy died.
     
  21. TX-20

    TX-20 Jedi Master star 4

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    Just the thought of seeing the Millennium Falcon fly again gives me the widest smile.
     
  22. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Immortiss: It took me approximately 45 seconds and then a minor edit.
     
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  23. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    As I suspected...your're a genius.
     
  24. Merkual

    Merkual Jedi Knight star 4

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    Had a slight... keyboard malfunction... How are you?
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    no worries :) didn't want anyone to think I was bringing any negativity to the thread,

    who would dare? :p
     
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  25. Dra---

    Dra--- Force Ghost star 6

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    Does Nerdcalm come in bright colors and zero calories? Don't forget the taurine!
     
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