Random Star Wars Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by Bosh_Talk, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. DarthAstuart Jedi Master

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    Yeah, cause the prequels were TEH AWESOME, right?
  2. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Me too.

    To be honest I'm tired of Skywalking. Time for fresh meat!
  3. kosure Force Ghost

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    Shmi had to come from somewhere...

    Has anyone ever heard the NPR radio dramas? (Phil, I'm looking at you here!) Are they any good? Are they worth tracking down. I'm looking for a little Star Wars to muck up my ipod with, (that isn't a soundtrack) and the books on tape drive me crazy, because most of them that I can find are abridged! Who wants anything that's abridged?... As of right now, I've resorted to plugging a mini to mini from my headphones jack into my mic jack and made an mp3 of the first half of Empire. Let me tell you this; it makes weaving a lot less tedious.
  4. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    The radio dramas are excellent and really expand the story. I have a 12-CD box set of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back plus a 15-CD box set of all three films. The trilogy set had new extras without the extras that were on the initial release, so I ended up getting ANH and ESB twice.

    Phil
  5. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    I got totally lucky the November before last, a temporary bookstore here in Austin had an unopened LE (numbered) edition of the trilogy radio dramas on CD for $39.00. One of my best collector finds.

    Bosh
    "You could go the Jack Sparrow Route as well...."
  6. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    Listening to them on headphones will really make the stereo more impressive, too. I first listened to them on WBEZ-FM in 1981 and 1983. Return of the Jedi was completed years later in 1996. Funding for radio dramas had dried out after The Empire Strikes Back. The success of releasing the first two dramas on CD and audiotape in the early '90s made it possible to complete the saga.

    Phil
  7. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    I can't speak for ESB or RotJ, but the original SW Radio Drama is a classic. It's a greatly expanded story (not sure if any of it's considered canon) and the overall tone is pure "Flash Gordon" cornball soap opera cheese, especially the early scenes with Leia and some Snidely Whiplash Imperial officer. I'm pretty sure you can hear him twisting his mustache a few times.

    -Le Penguin
    "They drive me to drink!"
  8. kosure Force Ghost

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  9. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    That looks more like Lionel than Alec Guinness.

    D'
  10. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Who is more Kenobi, the actor or the actor who follows him?
  11. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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  12. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    ref "The Complex and Terrifying Reality of Star Wars Fandom"

    sounds perfect for reality TV:)
  13. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    Family Guy Star Wars parodies all here.
  14. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    Ever wonder what happened when Lando, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca sat for dinner after being captured in Cloud City? Robot Chicken has the answer. NOTE: May not be work safe. It is Adult Swim, after all.

    Phil
  15. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Wow, that was so incredibly not funny. You'd think with the material and the past RC Star Wars bits that at least one of the jokes would have been accidentally funny.

    Bosh
  16. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    I kinda liked how Chewie made an effort to save his salad.
  17. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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  18. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Why that was a damned dirty trick, you slimy, double-crossing, no-good swindler!

    Bosh
  19. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    Ooops and fixed.
  20. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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  21. DarthAstuart Jedi Master

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    Wow--he's good but his Han Solo is really great. I didn't know a Harrison Ford impersonation could even exist.
  22. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    I always respect someone who can do a good Chewie impersonation.
  23. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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  24. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    I love how the edited Luke's expression.
  25. TAUNTAUN_WE Force Ghost

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    That's pretty good:D

    Here's another classic...I'm sure most here have seen this, but I think this is one of the funniest SW spoofs ever.

    "You're mama's goin' on a date, can ya dig that, a date"
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