Poll: Do you want the ST more like the OT, the PT or a mix of both?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Spoilers Allowed' started by TtheForceHurts, Sep 26, 2013.

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The ST's stye, dialogue, characterization, general tone should be?

1.) more like the OT 39 vote(s) 37.1%
2.) more like the PT 7 vote(s) 6.7%
3.) a mix of both 40 vote(s) 38.1%
4.) something completely new 19 vote(s) 18.1%
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  1. KevinM1 Jedi Grand Master

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    Here's what I want:

    More of the 'real'. More props, more sets, more dirt, more wear and tear, more puppets, more extras. The PT, as advanced as it was back in the day, has a very noticeable sheen that looks like a lot of it came out of the Unreal 3 engine. It hasn't aged well, not in comparison to the OT, IMO.

    More humanity. Not in terms of humans over aliens, but in terms of the films' souls. The PT was very distant from things I can identify with. Galactic politics? A prophecy that's never actually told to the viewer? The most important character in the trilogy having a handful of lines in the first movie, with inconsistent characterization after that? No. The ST needs to start and end with the characters, not the plot points.

    Related to both, higher stakes. With the exception of TPM, the PT was largely a series of battles between disposable machines and disposable people. Moreover, we're never given any indication of how things are progressing on a larger scale. Empty spectacle does not impress me. I want to be emotionally invested in the battles.

    So, I guess that would mostly be a combination of the OT and something new.
  2. Dra--- Chosen One

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    This thread is about to become the realism thread v.2.

    :(
  3. EHT New Films Manager

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    I thought so, or at least something very similar, but it must have been locked at some point and is probably archived. At any rate, we can leave this open for now as long as it doesn't turn into an OT vs. PT battle.
  4. HegoDamask Jedi Grand Master

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    I did a thread like this, it was decent until a massive OT vs PT battle started and it got locked
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  5. EHT New Films Manager

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    "until a massive OT vs PT battle started" ;)
  6. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    Like that "feel real" thread?
  7. Diggs Force Ghost

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    Jesus, it's actually fairly civil in there (just about).
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  8. EHT New Films Manager

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    Dropped a reminder in there. ;)
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  9. Echo Base Jedi Grand Master

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    I doubt we will see an emphasis on political machinations again. If the old (1980s) rumours still hold true, philosophical issues and shades of grey will come to the forefront. Those concepts, mixed with an OT visual aesthetic (worn out spaceships, lived-in houses and location shooting in exotic places) get myvote.
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  10. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    A mix of both would be nice. Like a strong mixed drink on a Saturday night.
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  11. sons_of_anakin_tatooine Force Ghost

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  12. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    star 4
    "Something new" for me as well.
  13. Ganger Chosen One

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    70% OT
    30% New

    No PT on my dish, please.
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  14. sluggo1313. Jedi Grand Master

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    OT. Bring that sense of adventure back to the series.

    Plus, from what I've seen/heard it sounds like Abrams and co. are going for more of an OT feel.
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  15. Pro Scoundrel Chosen One

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    Agreed. And, in here as well so far. You guys are making me proud. :)
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  16. Diggs Force Ghost

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    I'd go OT tone and quality, with something new in terms of characters, themes and storylines.
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  17. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    I don't want a PT or OT nostalgia trip and prefer something as equally unique as both while still remaining true to Star Wars.
  18. vinsanity Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, i believe it will bring some elements from both trilogies

    PT: Very few things, as the ST will take place 60, 70 years later, all of those characters apart from the droids are probably dead by then, probably we'll see Coruscant or Tatooine back, but not much more.

    OT: The old gang back, the millennium falcon, probably remnants from the Empire, a couple planets (I'm thinking, Yavin 4 as Jedi Academy? )

    ST: New characters, new villains, new planets (Corellia, Dantooine, Ord Mantell?)
    Last edited by vinsanity, Sep 26, 2013
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  19. Carbon1985 Jedi Grand Master

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    5 years from now.......:p
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  20. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    This feels overly reductionist.
  21. El Jedi Colombiano Jedi Grand Master

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    When Abrams says that he wants it to feel ''real'' it doesn't mean he wants it to feel dirty.
  22. Jedirush2112 Jedi Grand Master

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    I want the story plots and tempo of the OT and the quality of the PT. The only new thing I would like is better acting than both!
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  23. Dra--- Chosen One

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    We blew our wad in the realism thread.
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  24. dolphin Chosen One

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    I want a movie like the OT, very little in the way of lightsaber fighting. I don't want an action movie. I also like the gritty look of the PT.
    Last edited by dolphin, Sep 27, 2013
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  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I want a movie that makes me happy. Can I have that?
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