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Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by SithStarSlayer, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    Jan 3, 2013
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    No. I suspect any characters that resemble racist caricatures in Lucas's work (I don't think Jar Jar is an example, but they do exist) are the products of his uncritical admiration for 1930s-1940s films that featured such caricatures intentionally.
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  2. rdhight Jedi Grand Master

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    Surely this is done to let the real queen go off and do "real queen stuff" by herself without breaking the disguise. I think at one point, while the real Padme is off on this errand, she listens to a message from home on the space answering machine, right? The handmaidens can't always wait to go to their private quarters or whatever and switch, so made-up jobs are used to get Padme free to use the commlink or whatever and give orders in secret.
  3. TheLightOverall Jedi Youngling

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    Form VII - The Vaapad


    Can I assume this is the pinnacle of all of the Lightsaber forms? From what I can gather, it basically requires one to absorb all the different forms and use those styles to create a total all out crazy powerful offensive attack? That and Juyo was still a Form VII style, but had a weakness from force attacks, that Windu corrected with the Vaapad?
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  4. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    In the RotS novel, Obi-Wan's Soresu rather than Mace's Vaapad is deemed to be the best way to take down Grievous.
  5. purplerain Force Ghost

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    Is there any symbolism to whatever Anakin and Palpatine were watching as they discussed Plagueis?
  6. TheLightOverall Jedi Youngling

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    Interesting, so the different forms are like rock paper scissors with one another?
  7. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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  8. Samnz Force Ghost

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    What irritates (for lack of a better word) me about the Jar Jar rasicm theory is that those who suggest racism tend to ignore Jar Jar's positive traits. Yes, he is clumsy and yes, he might not be the smartest person in the universe....BUT he's also got a good heart, he's helpful, sympathetic and loyal. So why are these positive traits ignored when it comes to racial stereotypes?
    So no, I don't see there was anything remotely racist about Jar Jar. Watto is a different thing, probably.

    Sith impregnation. Seed of evil and omnipotence being planted in Anakin's head.
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  9. Staplepuffs27 Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 28, 2014
    Does Anakin try to use a Jedi mind trick on Padme in episode III? "I don't want to hear anymore about Obi-Wan"

    If he does, it certainly doesn't work, but I always liked the idea that he does try.
  10. AndyLGR Jedi Master

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    May 1, 2014
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    Why does Palpatines face change during his fight with Mace Windu?
  11. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    He was hit with rebounded Force lightning at close range.
  12. Carrie Walsh Jedi Knight

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    Was C3PO real or CGI in Attack of the Clones? I know for sure he was CGI in some scenes on Geonosis, but he looks really fake to me for most of the rest of the movie too
  13. Carrie Walsh Jedi Knight

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    So was Luke in Return of the Jedi though. His face was fine lol
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  14. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Luke was further away. Mace was right up in Palpatine's face.

    CGI in the droid factory scenes where he's dangling from the machinery, real in all other scenes IIRC.
  15. AndyLGR Jedi Master

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    Good point on Luke. I always assumed it was Palpatines true face and somehow he was hiding his features through some dark side magic or something.
  16. Iron_lord Chosen One

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  17. Sab Jo Jedi Padawan

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    Why did Palpatines voice change at that time? For a moment it even growled and echoed, like something supernatural.

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  18. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    To add more creepiness to the scene.
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  19. Darth Bradius Jedi Master

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    One of my favorite moments in the saga. I had a friend that ridiculed this moment as stupid. Can't for the life of me understand why. Cinematically it was chilling and perfect.
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  20. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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  21. Darth Bradius Jedi Master

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    Also, why didn't Obi-Wan use Force-speed to catch up with Qui-Gon and Maul?
  22. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    If he had gone faster, he might not have been able to stop in time to avoid running into the laser walls.
  23. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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  24. Darth Bradius Jedi Master

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    LOL, nice. Yeah, I guess between that and the laser walls using Force-speed woulda been a lot more dangerous than I realized.
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  25. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Why do the Jedi forbid multiple padawans at once?
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