Fisto's Disco: The LACWAC Social Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by G-FETT, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    Umm... Casshern Sins. While the characters are human-looking they are really all robots. Hamtaro?
  2. SeparatistFan Jedi Master

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    @Seerow It seems that on most animes that have a dark tone that most of the main heroes are humans, however I do think it is more common for a lot of the villains to be non human. I'm hoping to find some good sci fi/ fantasy animes like TCW, but where the villains win more regularly.
  3. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    If you're looking for a dark anime with lots of struggle I'd suggest you check out Attack on Titan. It's a very recent series, but it's really good. The protagonists are humans, but the villains are giant men, or titans, with a variety of unique not-really-human looks.
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  4. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    A lot of the principal photography for The Pacific was shot in Australia. And one episode takes place in Melbourne.

    I've only seen bits and pieces of Gurren Lagann. I'm not a big fan of Gainax, and I find a lot of their stuff really overrated (or downright irritating, in the case of Evangelion), but Gurren Lagann is pretty decent. It doesn't dip into melodrama and it is fully aware of how silly it is. My favorite Gainax production still has to be Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise. Film about an alternate reality Maybe-Earth-Maybe-Not planet's first manned space voyage. Also features voice work from Bryan Cranston!
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  5. JackG Force Ghost

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    That is true. I remember at the time (maybe like 2010) that filming was taking place near Flinders Street Station, with all the old trams back in use for shooting.

    Are the gruesome parts you mentioned in relation to flamethrowers? Because, my god, CoD:WaW had those and it was horrendous.
    I hope Iwo Jima doesn't come up...
  6. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    Iwo Jima does show up, but it isn't a major focus. It appears at the end of one episode focusing on John Basilone. No, I was talking about Okinawa. Human meat shields stampeded into American lines as bullet sponges for the Japanese. Dynamite strapped mothers holding their children out to Marines as bait. Children getting shot in the legs to draw out marines before executing them.

    Episode 9 is a nightmare.
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  7. Narutakikun Force Ghost

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    I haven't been a fan of Gainax since around the time of Nadia: Secret of Blue Water. Wasn't a fan of Evangelion. KareKano was good for the first half of the series, then dropped off a cliff. Haven't bothered with them since.
  8. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    I still think that Production I.G has the strongest lineup of shows and films, at least for the 90s (Except for End of Evangelion, because, as above, **** that noise). Haven't bothered with a lot of their new stuff, but Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade is a fantastic movie, and most of the stuff involved with Ghost in the Shell has been great (leotard Major from the first season notwithstanding). I am cautiously optimistic about the new GITS series coming out.

    Sunrise also has some great stuff.

    Edit: Gotta star out the whole word.
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  9. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    So I watched Attack of the Clones again earlier, and found myself not enjoying it all.

    What's happening to me? Am I a bitter old man already?
  10. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    I can only watch the Obi-Wan scenes in the film. The Anakin subplot goes absolutely nowhere. Obi-Wan's sections are at least held up by good performances from Morrison and Mcgregor
  11. JackG Force Ghost

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    No wonder you guys think I'm dead. Thanks for this grossly exaggerated map of the Australian fires, NBC.
    [IMG]
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  12. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    That's not a map of fires, that's just a temperature chart.
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  13. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    As much as I've liked it, saw it 10 times in the theater, I usually MST it these days. It just hasn't stood the test of time as well as the originals, sadly.

    Jack: it's not TV news here without drama. 11 pm broadcasts are basically the same: "Something went TERRIBLY WRONG in Charlotte today. A scalper bought the LAST 20 TICKETS to Sunday's Panthers game. What will we do now? Up next, the Wreck of the Day and the Crime of the Day."
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  14. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    When I saw TPM in 3D in the theaters not too long ago, I noticed it aged pretty badly as well. I think ROTS has aged the best, but mostly because it falls into that category of films from the mid-aughts that are so CGI-heavy that they can't not look good.
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  15. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    I'd actually say that TPM has aged the best, thanks to their more extensive use of sets and location shooting. to me, CGI will always look better when it is imposed on a real background, rather than real actors imposed on a CGI background. It's why the T Rex in Jurassic Park looks incredible to this day.
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  16. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    Jurassic Park has some of the best use of CG out of any movie, IMO, including more modern action films.

    Anything that didn't have to be CG wasn't. Like when the T. rex crashes through the glass roof of the tour car to attack Lex and Tim, that looked awesome and still does to me, and it was with the use of an animatronic dinosaur. Had they used CG, I think that shot would have looked far more awkward.

    It's been a long time since I've watched any of the OT films in their entirety. But looking at scenes like the Battle above Endor, a lot of those shots still hold up just fine, IMO. Generally it's the laser blasts, or things like the fire atop the Executor's sensor dome, or the shot of the A-wing crashing through the Executor's bridge that really show the age, and the occasional explosion. But a lot of the ships themselves look fine to this day, IMO. And in some cases better than the CG droid fighters or Amidala's ships, IMO/
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  17. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    I agree. The effects in TPM are just bad and AOTC looks like a video game, IMO.
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  18. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I was talking to a fifth grader about Star Wars today and she said that her favorite of the films is Empire Strikes Back.

    Another fifth grader came in the library wearing a Sonic the Hedgehog T-shirt.

    So, my fellow Gen-Xers and you Gen-Yers who are here, we're in good hands as we age. The Millenials are being raised right.
  19. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    So as I was driving back to Los Angeles tonight, I caught sight of Disneyland's fireworks show while passing through Anaheim. It then struck me how long it had been since I'd last gone to Disneyland, at least half a decade, if not more. In fact, I have yet to ride the new Star Tours, containing dozens of story combinations and a setting through the Star Wars universe. I suspect I'd see more and more Star Wars attractions in Tomorrowland as well, since Disney owns Lucasfilm. When I next have the time and money, I definitely need to go there with some friends, and ride Star Tours multiple times
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  20. Senator Kelberry Force Ghost

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    My mate and I are planning to go to Walt Disney World for the first time ever for our 20th anniversary in a little over a year from now (2015's going to be fun). Growing up in Los Angeles I hit Disneyland at least once a year, especially when they were doing the whole 'Southern Californians get in for $20' promotions every now and then. But since I moved away, I think the last time I went to Disneyland was 1994. I remember because The Lion King had just come out and I bought a t-shirt with Scar on it that said 'I'm surrounded by idiots'. I think one of the things I miss most were those absolutely to-die-for deep fried Monte Cristo sandwiches at The Blue Bayou restaurant just off the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

    My mate's never been to either so we figured it'd be perfect for our 20th. Definitely looking forward to it.
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  21. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    Great stuff! I hope that you two have fun! I've only been to Walt Disney World once, right at the turn of the millennium, and they were really celebrating Y2K throughout the parks. I still fondly recall hearing the Disney 2000 Celebration music at Epcot, and remember the lyrics of one song:

    Put your hand on the future
    Share a dream together around the world
    With a voice from every country, A face from every land
    We'll celebrate the future hand in hand
    (We'll celebrate the future hand in hand)

    The future is coming
    We've got to catch it if we can
    The magic's unfolding
    You can hold it in your hand
    We can touch tomorrow today
    To make some memories
    That will never fade away

    Put your hand on the future
    Share a dream together around the world
    With a voice from every country
    And a face from every land
    We'll celebrate the future hand in hand

    Join the celebration
    It's an invitation
    Feel the inspiration
    A dream we all share

    From the very start of it
    You can be a part of it
    At the very heart of it
    Everyone from everywhere

    Put your hand on the future
    Share a dream together around the world
    With a voice from every country
    And a face from every land
    We'll celebrate the future hand in hand
    We'll celebrate the future hand in hand
    We'll celebrate the future hand in

    Hand in hand
    Everywhere
    Celebrate
    Hand in hand
  22. EHT Manager: New Films

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    My son and I rode the new version of Star Tours at Hollywood Studios in Orlando multiple times when we were all down there last spring. Going to make doing so a recurring event, especially with additional SW stuff apparently being added there in the future to make that part of the park "Star Wars Land".
  23. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    My brother is headed for Disney right now; since my nephews both love Star Wars, I need to text him to demand request Star Tours pictures.

    My cousin, a friend and I just saw Joshua Radin and Matt Nathanson live at a local club. And they were awesome. As were the four dollar Blue Moons.
  24. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Yeah, I'm double posting and don't give a ****.

    I finished my third cup of coffee and found this.

    Happy early Halloween, Star Wars TV. :D

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  25. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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