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Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by phatdude1138, Mar 19, 2013.

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  1. The Hellhammer

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

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    I like Dave's work for the most part, think he did a great job overall. The series has clearly improved since it's first season and even when I personally didn't like a storyline, I at least had to objectively admire them for trying something new. Not perfect of course, and there were some very bad decisions (four part story arc about idiot pit droid and moronic frog general, I'm looking at you) but overall I hope he stays on board and does some SW animated stuff in the future.
     
  2. MrFantastic74

    MrFantastic74 Jedi Knight star 4

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    As long as they put out a good product, I don't care who is looking after SW.
     
  3. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I feel the same.
     
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  4. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    I added the "most likely" in order to soften the blow of those who just can't fathom someone who would prefer projects other than Episode VII. And, no, I didn't already decide, but I have made a judgement based on everything we've heard about the project thus far, including the tiny, tiny, detail that is the director. And, yes, that judgement on my part may indeed be emphasized a bit by other projects being cancelled, as well as the general sentiment I've been getting around that everybody should not worry about that stuff and just enjoy the simple fact that more movies are coming. Well, like I said, kind of hard to do that when the previously announced stuff sounded more interesting, and the new director's name is to me what George Lucas and Michael Bay are to others.
     
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  5. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm fine with Filoni around as an animator, but no, I don't want him directing anything else SW related.
     
  6. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The truth is really you and I and everyone else love SW and care about things at varying levels. That's ok. And I'm with you on the TV front. I was excited about the LAS as much as anyone. But as Ive said almost ad nauseum in this thread.......we dont know what to expect yet. Things are still in flux. There might be some really cool TV stuff coming. We just don't know yet.

    And we all get emotional about the ST because we either are disappointed at what has happened on the TV front over the last few weeks, and we blame the ST for that, or we want the ST to be great on its own merits. Those are all valid POV.

    Now lets get back to discussing Lucasfilm's downsizing and what to expect.

    [face_peace]
     
  7. KudosDas

    KudosDas Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Can't really say this is unexpected, although it is disappointing to see a talented team that has really hit its stride these past few years just thrown to the wind. It may be that some of them get rolled into Disney to work on future SW content, but that's just me sitting here and hoping. I'd rather see an amalgamation of talent rather than the majority of Lucasfilm employees being deemed redundant and downsized by Disney. Hard not to see the corporate machine here at work rather than careful a consideration about the quality of product being put out. I doubt this is the last announcement of this kind we'll be hearing in the next few months... :(
     
  8. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Wouldn't Disney just merge the best animators into its own division?
     
  9. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    This would not only be logical... but, also makes the best business sense. If they need to hire talented animators down the line, I doubt their outlook on these laid off employees would be to dismiss them as the past. It is simply a matter that, currently, they do not have work to offer to any of these people based on their forseeable plans.
     
  10. The Hellhammer

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

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    Logic is banned on these forums.
    Please edit your posts to reflect crazy biased unargumented paranoid hatred and/or gushing.
     
  11. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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  12. kevmp

    kevmp Jedi Knight star 3

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    where is PrincessKenobi when we need her?!?!
     
  13. kevmp

    kevmp Jedi Knight star 3

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  14. Pfluegermeister

    Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Just start talking about the EU again; she'll turn up. ;)
     
  15. kevmp

    kevmp Jedi Knight star 3

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    yah, it just seemed it was getting off topic there and turning into a Pro-JJ vs Anti-JJ war...
     
  16. kevmp

    kevmp Jedi Knight star 3

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    What all fans should strive to be.
     
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  17. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oh man, that one was SO awful! Just when I thought it couldn't get worse than some of the senate intrigue crap we got in S2, they slap us with that nonsense.
     
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  18. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Agreed.
     
  19. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, George put his trust in Kathy and Disney and I trust George. It could have been worse......much worse. he could have split it all up or downsized it himself, all while NOT giving us a ST.
     
  20. Jedsithor

    Jedsithor Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Or given it to Fox....ugh.

    I'm interested to see what happens at ILM. If J.J. keeps to the proposed timeline, ILM will have a Star Wars movie and an Avengers movie with deadlines that are pretty close to each other. When the deal was done, Iger said he'd let ILM operate as it always has, effectively remaining independent and working for studios outside Disney but Disney's some pretty big projects over the next few years which could stretch ILM pretty thin. I could see a decision being made for ILM to operate strictly in-house in the not too distant future.
     
  21. Zuckuss the Ruckuss

    Zuckuss the Ruckuss Jedi Master star 4

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    Thats probably not going to happen. What will probably happen is that ILM will only take on so many outside projects. In fact, their pipeline might get streamlined a bit.
     
  22. Kev Snowmane

    Kev Snowmane Jedi Knight star 3

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  23. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    Life gets easier once you understand other people do not have to hold the same exact opinions as us. I am sorry that Tracy dislikes something or someone you like... but it does not make her a troll. Baiting people because you do not like their opinion is what makes a person a troll.
     
  24. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Disliking Dave Filoni's work =/= a troll.
     
  25. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    Dear Internet,
    This.
     
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