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Lit Episode VIII - THE LAST JEDI - Official Movie Discussion Thread (Tags Required for rumors/spoilers)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Karl0413, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    I suppose it depends on whether Ben/Kylo's guilt for the death of his father (which clearly affects him) will play out throughout the film.
     
  2. Cheeky Potato

    Cheeky Potato Jedi Knight

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    Am I missing something in this quote? It seems like he's just saying Rey is good, Kylo is the bad guy. I wouldn't read too much into it.
     
  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I hope you're right. It just read to me like there was an intention to go more symbolic than that.
     
  4. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  5. Karl0413

    Karl0413 Jedi Master star 4

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    Amazon has put out out images for TLJ toys for pre-order. This one in particular is interesting:

    [​IMG]

    Call that confirmation that Snoke is seven feet tall and has a black kyber ring. Also, that text says his flagship is a Mega Star Destroyer (Eclipse incoming). [face_whistling]


    Also, I predict these will sell out [face_money_eyes] :

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    More than anything that just reminds me of Quint's speech about lifeless black shark eyes from Jaws.
     
  7. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    THAT FIRST ONE!
     
  8. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    The more porg merchandise I see, the more I'm onboard with Chewie eating 'em like popcorn. [face_devil]
     
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  9. Valryk

    Valryk Jedi Knight star 2

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    Those black eyes are not of the Light Side.
     
  10. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Behold, the billion-dollar porg!
     
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  11. Cynda

    Cynda Jedi Knight star 3

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    At first I was "awww cute!" but now I'm "kill the seal-penguins!"
     
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  12. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Between these and the turtle nuns, I'm starting to feel more sorry for Luke than I had when I thought we was completely alone on the island.
     
  13. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Pfft. I just want a cat-toy model on a string for my kitten to play with.
     
  14. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    So there is a rumor going around that

    The "evil" BB-type unit we've been seeing in the marketing is named "Victor Delta 1". Yes a droid named Victor.

    I gotta admit that's the best rumor I heard all day. It also happens to be the first rumor I heard today, but I'm pretty sure nothing's gonna beat that.
     
  15. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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  16. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Knight star 3

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    As far as I'm aware, "Victor" was among the code names used for TLJ toys (I think there was a Delta, and so forth). People assumed Victor referred to Snoke, because there were titles like "Victor Guard" (which would have been the Praetorian) or somesuch. Victor Delta fits an evil character. BB-H8 has been referred to as BB-9E in the rumours I've seen.

    EDIT: Looking into the Reddit post, and someone pointed out Victor = Villain, and Delta = Droid. Just a code name.
     
  17. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It was as if millions of Saxtonites suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.
     
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  18. TheAvengerButton

    TheAvengerButton Jedi Master star 4

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    Why are they trying to make us hate Luke Skywalker?

    Uhh, they aren't and you write bad articles.
     
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  19. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Luke being a "sad sack" won't make me hate him. His being disillusioned with the manner of his own training won't make me hate him.

    If he turns into "compassion is for those who deserve it" Luke, however...I will hate the writer who made him into that.
     
  20. Karl0413

    Karl0413 Jedi Master star 4

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    Look how superior the First Order Military is to the Imperial Military. [face_devil]
     
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  21. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Porg Military > All Militaries
     
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  22. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    That First Order walker just grates on me more and more every time I see it. I'm loving pretty much everything else about this movie's visual design - why did the artists' imaginations so badly fail in this case?
     
  23. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Honestly, I can't think of any cases of the artists' imaginations particularly succeeding in the Disneyverse. Have there been any designs that were both original and interesting?
     
  24. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think some of the background aliens in Rogue One had interesting designs, to a much lesser extent in TFA. Really, the fact that I thought the Guava Death Soldiers had one of the most striking visual designs of the movie, and were originally intended to be Kylo Ren before being shunted to minor cannon fodder in favor of an explicit "as-close-to-Vader-as-possible" look, says everything that needs to be said about the Disney approach to the movies so far.

    I do really love the Praetorian look too, so hopefully they have at least some screen time.
     
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  25. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    I think Disney is doing their best to lean away from Legends material as much as they possibly can to give the distinctiveness of a different timeline.
    They may not be doing much of a good job but then again, how many times did Legends switch between new ship designs and just bringing back familiar ones:
    i.e. X-wing to E-wing to X-wing again, Y-wings to B-wings to K-wings to Y-wings/B-wings, Imperial-class SD > Republic-class SD > Nebula-class > Imperial-class.