Clone Wars Official "The Clone Wars" Series Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by RevantheJediMaster, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. purplerain Force Ghost

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    I'm curious as to why GL changed his mind on corporate involvement in the war when making the second season.
  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Same reason he changed his mind about, well, so many aspects of the saga.

    He just made it up as he went. And either didn't care about inconsistency or hoped no one would notice.


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  3. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    This brings back something that bugs me... why Maul didn't just spam "PALPATINE IS DARTH SIDIOUS" all over the holonet. I mean, since he had obviously in his mind broken free of Palps and had no more intention of being his apprentice. And since Maul was overt about being the Dark Lord, there would have been no loss in it for him to make such a reveal.

    Well, maybe spamming the holonet wouldn't be the way to do it. If the SWU is anything like real life, there were probably a whole bunch of people out there who theorized that various people, including Palpatine, were Sidious, and they were likely written off as paranoid conspiracy kooks.

    But if Maul directly addressed, oh, the Jedi Order, which already had their attention on him... and told them the background concerning Naboo and Palps... I mean, obviously he hates the Jedi, but telling them this wouldn't really be helping them too much. It would really throw Palps' plan into chaos though. Since the first thing that would happen is a bunch of Jedi would go to arrest Palps. Who knows how that might have gone. If it went down like RoTS, but Anakin was on a mission on the far side of the galaxy at the time, it would just end up with Mace Windu taking his head off. Either that or the Jedi attempt fails, Palps kills all those sent to arrest him, and then immediately initiates Order 66, which is about the only thing he could do at that point to stop the rest of the Jedi coming down on him. It sucks for him for several reasons, including the fact that it means that Anakin, whom he was trying to turn, ends up getting shot down by his own clones instead. Also I dunno who is gonna attack the temple. The 501st were specially trained for the job. Maybe he'll just order the temple vaped from orbit.

    Either way it's a win win for Maul.
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  4. purplerain Force Ghost

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    That would be interesting.
  5. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    ...not to mention damn funny.

    But nobody would have believed him.


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  6. TaradosGon Manager Emeritus

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    Who would believe him? I could spam that Obama is a terrorist all over the internet to what effect? Not to mention Maul is a murderer involved in the illegal occupation of Naboo pointing the finger at the leader of the Republic that many regard as a hero, that would come across as a pitiful attempt to turn the Republic against itself. I mean they dismiss Dooku when he says that a Sith controls the Republic.
  7. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    Didn't know where to ask this... but if I bought some of the episodes from Itunes in HD... how do they look played on the computer? Does it still have good quality?
  8. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I'm not as picky about visuals as some people here so I might not be the best person to answer this, but I bought some episodes from iTunes before and played them on my desktop; they looked good. The only thing I didn't like was having to sit at my desktop to watch them.
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  9. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    They look good, probably about the same quality as broadcast HD TV. But if you watched them side by side with the Blu ray version there'd be a pretty noticeable difference.
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  10. darth fluffy Jedi Grand Master

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    Incoming fanfic.:D
  11. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    That is a downside to it! I've never actually bought anything from iTunes before... but if I did buy some do they get saved to my computer or can I just play them whenever I like using my iTunes account?


    Yeah, nothing can beat blu-ray... Even watching a few eps on CN you can see there is a huge difference!
  12. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    They get saved to your computer, but you have to use iTunes to play them.
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  13. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Saved to your computer, and you can play them on your iPad as well if you have one and you want to do so. I rarely put any videos of any kind on my iPad because it only has 16 GB of memory but a lot of people do.
  14. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    If you have an appletv you can just play them straight from itunes to a tv in hi-def.
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  15. Praenomen Cognomen Force Ghost

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    Unfortunately, they're still not encoded as highly as a true 1080p bluray.
  16. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    At the moment, nothing on the consumer market is.

    But I think he was just pointing out that the AppleTV streams them rather than saves them like a computer or iPad/iPhone would.
  17. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    Thanks.

    Only ipad in my house is my mum's and I don't think she'd like me using her ipad for that...

    I own the episodes on blu-ray anyway, but its like I'd like to play them on my laptop and it doesn't play blu-rays and the upgrade my laptop needs to be able to play them is no longer available even though my laptop is only a year old. But then rebuying episodes I already own seems silly... Hmm, I'll have to think about this. It would be nice to be able to play all of them on my computer.
  18. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    @hlc88 You could probably get a Blu Ray drive for your laptop off eBay.
  19. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    Tried that... the one I need isn't there. I'd like to replace my current CD/drive with the blu-ray drive that is compatible with my laptop and its not there. I could go external but that means buying an external one, plus software to make them play I believe.

    Considering I have an A-level in IT, I know zilch about computers :/
  20. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    Usually as long as the connection on the back is the same and the drive is the same height as the old one it's just a matter of pulling the faceplate off the old drive and snapping it on the Blu ray drive.
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  21. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    I didn't know that...
  22. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    You can get a Blu Ray drive for ur laptop the heck? Didn't know that
  23. JackG Force Ghost

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    On the upper range laptops, yes. Considering the move towards drive-free laptops and multi- platform accessible content, it's a bit redundant, if you ask me.
  24. Praenomen Cognomen Force Ghost

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    It's also a question of whether it's worth watching a bluray on that size screen, versus just going with the iTunes version. iTunes version seems more practical, if that's the only place you're watching it; just spend that cash on some external storage for your media instead.
  25. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    If it's a 1080 or higher resolution screen, and you're really picky about image quality then it is worth it. Otherwise it's just a hassle. If you get an external hard drive then make sure you back it up if you put anything irreplaceable on it. It can cost thousands to recover if the drive is damaged.

    A Blu ray drive can be installed in any laptop with a replaceable optical drive bay, not just high end laptops.
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