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TFA JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Kuestmaster, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. BenduHopkins

    BenduHopkins Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't bother to post much, but I will say this. JJ Abrams has never made a movie I've enjoyed. Produced or directed. And I'll also say, what he did with Star Trek was a travesty. Lucas is a unique filmmaker. He didn't please everyone. But he's made my favorite films of all time, and I especially include the prequels in that summation. I look forward to Lucas' next film, but I will skip Star Wars 7. To me, it'll be an EU experiment. Certainly not canon without Lucas steering it.
     
  2. TtheForceHurts

    TtheForceHurts Jedi Master star 4

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    I still kinda hope that they would wrap up TCW next season and do a post ROTJ series next that would bridge the gap to the ST and could introduce characters and possibly even make some EU stuff canon. Kinda like the first CW cartoon web series introduced Griveous prior ROTS. Hamill being a voice actor as well and Carrie having few jobs nowadays could use the show to ease them back into the characters. I think this would be fantastic and it would possibly the only way to get Thrawn. It would certainly lessen the exposition time for Episode VII. Whereas TCW were limeted to a short time period, this show could jump forward a few years between seasons.
     
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  3. TtheForceHurts

    TtheForceHurts Jedi Master star 4

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    You, Sir, are without hope...
    In case you haven't noticed, the treatments are by lucas, with others scriptwriting and directing, exactly the same as in TEB and ROTJ...
     
  4. SciFi_NerdGirl

    SciFi_NerdGirl Jedi Youngling

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    I love my Star Wars over here and my Star Trek over there, with only Yoda and Q knowing of the bridge between.
     
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  5. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

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    I really wanted to like this, but actually there's a big difference, as Lucas was exec producing those two and he got the final say because it was his production company making them. OTOH, Disney seems to let it's companies have free reign with their films and Lucas really trusts Kennedy, so...we shall see
     
  6. Deejo

    Deejo Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I just watched a quick vid of JJ talking about Star Wars at the TED thingo in 2007. I have never heard him talk before or seen him on video, he seems to be a really intelligent nerd and that one minute clip has made me think we are in very good hands here.
     
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  7. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FanDumb

    Subtypes:
    Chicken Little: Chicken Little sees doom in every raindrop, and lives in perpetual terror that the sky is about to come crashing down on top of him. Whilst no show can claim to be entirely perfect and flawless, the Chicken Little is terrified that any misstep on the part of the producers will result in cancellation. While it is, in fact, possible for shows to get worse, Chicken Little responds to every proposed change, every teaser, every trailer and every bit of Kudzu Plot with paranoia. Chicken Little also has almost no hope for any spinoffs. Expect these guys to be screaming "This game/show/book is going to SUUUUUUCK!" or "This will single-handedly ruin the franchise forever!!!"
     
  8. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    Merk bringin the heat.

    On a similar note: I re-watched Star Trek again last night and loved the hell out of the lens flare.
     
  9. Ridley Solo

    Ridley Solo Jedi Master star 4

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    Nice analogy, Merkurian. I wonder how many people run around going 'the sky is falling!' when something happens that they don't like?
     
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  10. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Whoa, I just went over to the Star Wars Episode 7 message board at the IMDB website. Such hostility. You would be forgiven for thinking that Disney has hired Uwe Boll to direct. Why such (apparent) dislike of Abrams? Or are they all just butt-hurt Star Trek fans? Honestly, it’s like a witch hunt over there.
     
  11. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    People's lives are boring and they enjoy making up imaginary debates. Favored topics are apple's "death spiral" to second-most-valuable-company on earth, JJ Abrams directing Star Wars, and Windows 8 "only" selling 60 million licenses since late October. :p
     
  12. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    I can relate even though I like Abrams enough to see the film. Problem is that thus far he's never made anything I've felt the desire to watch twice. So, yeah, your post will probably draw some "You'll be in line on the first day!" responses, but just ignore those.
     
  13. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Nerd Raaaaaaaaage!!!!!
     
  14. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    In my experience, there's a culture of that on the IMDB boards, not just SW. Venture into another fandom, and I bet you'll see what I mean.
     
  15. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nerd Forum Rage scares me. That's why I post on TFN and nowhere else.
     
  16. Veloz

    Veloz Jedi Master star 6

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    It's Star Wars. People must complain and hate something... anything! And since all we know for now is the director, JJ will have to carry the burden until they confirm something else, and then the fans move on to hate and cry over that instead :p
     
  17. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Jedi Master star 4

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    They seem to hate everything.
     
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  18. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Honestly, I'm calling it now. Episode 7 will probably receive just as much, if not more, hate than the entire PT. You will actually start to see many people proclaiming that the prequels to be higher quality than Episode 7 and calling for George Lucas to take on Episodes 8 and 9. Some fans are such hypocrites. However, they all seem to post on the IMDB forums.
     
  19. LawJedi

    LawJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I think it's going to be a much more fractured reaction. At the end of the day, the PT response was the cliche "gushers vs. bashers," with a little EU weirdness on the side.

    This time around, I think we're going to have a multi-generational, multi-viewpoint reaction. The post-ROTJ EU loyalists. PT loyalists. OT loyalists. JJ loyalists. It could be a real mess.
     
  20. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    We will complain about the pitiful portrayals delivered by the actors that should never have been cast... even when these actors are Oscar winning, Nobel Laureate caliber thespians.
    "The entire cast sucked and none of them can act!!!!!1!!!!1!!!one!!!!1!!!"
     
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  21. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 1, 2012
    Here, here! The PT should have hired Oscar-caliber actors, dang it!!! Instead they hired people like Liam Neeson and Natalie Portman!
     
  22. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wooden portrayals!!
     
  23. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    If this Schindler fellow happened to be the Casting Director for those dreadful prequels, I certainly hope they use somebody else's list for Episode VII...
     
  24. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    And there will be comments comparing Episode VII to childhood sexual assault perpetuated by Abrams.
     
  25. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    George Lucas JJ Abrams raped did what I do to my blowup doll my childhood!!!!
     
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