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Speculation The Official Skinny On Rick

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by The-Eternal-Hero, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    http://starwars.com/news/an-independent-future-for-rick-mccallum/index.html

    "Rick is a close friend as well as an extremely talented producer. No matter how impossible I made the task, Rick was able to overcome the challenges," says George Lucas. "In addition to putting together great crews and working miracles with the budget, he was instrumental in helping push filmmaking into the 21st century. He has a larger-than-life personality and made this amazing 20-year journey with him a fun one."
     
  2. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Didn't know Young Indy was the longest sustained location shoot in history. Neato.
     
  3. Corran1138

    Corran1138 Jedi Knight star 1

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    It's unfortunate that he is retiring. I would have liked to see his involvement in the ST.
     
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  4. LawJedi

    LawJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    This is such a sweet and reverent article. Too bad it's about to be ruined by five pages of bile and hearsay.
     
  5. metr0man

    metr0man Jedi Padawan star 1

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    It may be unfair to him, but I associate Rick McCallum entirely with "bad Star Wars". And gushing about how amazing the prequels were.

    Ill just say, tapping Kathleen Kennedy to run Lucasfilm instead of McCallum seems like kind of a genius move by Lucas.
     
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  6. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Rick McCallum is associated with "bad SW".
    Rick Berman is associated with "Bad Star Trek".
    Coincidence?
     
  7. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    Yeah, he's crazy, along with the millions of fans worldwide who made the PT mega-blockbusters, ran out to buy the BR box set making it the most successful ever released, and continue to dress as the characters at conventions etc. Weirdos.
     
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  8. metr0man

    metr0man Jedi Padawan star 1

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    You know what else made about as much money as the prequels (if not more)... Twilight and Transformers franchise. All awful movies. $$$ /= quality.

    There's a reason virtually nobody is upset that they are making Star Wars that aren't by Lucas. People are relieved.
     
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  9. Darth_Kiryan

    Darth_Kiryan Jedi Master star 4

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    yet you have picard as your avatar?
     
  10. LANDO_ROCKS

    LANDO_ROCKS Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    This thread needs more BOLD
     
  11. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    I think that there has been a mistake in the title of this thread. The title should be, with correction:

    The Official Fatty On Rick
     
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  12. Bad_Feeling

    Bad_Feeling Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm going to miss the guy. Sounds like he was a great producer, plus he was great at hyping us fans up during the prequel years.
     
  13. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I never said I associate Berman with bad Trek. It just seems that most of the Trekkies that I've talked to have hated Rick Berman.
     
  14. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm losing my eyesight, man, can't help it.
     
  15. Darth_Kiryan

    Darth_Kiryan Jedi Master star 4

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    I actually think TNG was pretty good, its successors though, welll.......
     
  16. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Oh yeah TNG is very good along with First Contact. Generations was decent, and despite the fact that Insurrection took a crap on logic it had some nice scenery and is a guilty pleasure. Nemesis is just dull. I've heard good things about DS9, and Voyager was fairly uneven.
     
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  17. -NaTaLie-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Are these the bad Star Wars movies that actually made me a fan? Please more like that! ;)

    I agree with that. Her track record speaks for itself.
     
  18. gregvader123

    gregvader123 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Go back and re-read the article, only this time replace the word "producer" with "yes-man" and you get a more humorous and accurate article.
     
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  19. Darth_Kiryan

    Darth_Kiryan Jedi Master star 4

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    fair analysis
     
  20. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't really have anything negative to say about the guy but I do agree he has the rep of being associated with "bad Star Wars".
     
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  21. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    You appear to be impervious to evidence.
     
  22. gregvader123

    gregvader123 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    What evidence? It's just a bunch of flattering quotes from friends and info on what he was involved with in his time at Lucasfilm, which is a bunch of sub-par outings.
     
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  23. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    Ha ha ha, Okay man, whatever you say. Lemme know when you produce an Emmy Award winning tv series on the scale of YIJ, a re-release 20 years after the fact as successful as the SE, and an epic film trilogy as popular and successful as the PT. What a pathetic "Yes Man"!! :p
     
  24. gregvader123

    gregvader123 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I'm not denying the success of the PT, but you're failing to see that it was only a shadow of what it could've been had Lucas been around people who would have challenged him creatively, rather than human parrots like McCallum. He had little to do with any of the success Lucasfilm had, anyone else in film could've done what he did. Good luck on your future en devours in yes-manning, McCallum!
     
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  25. CoolyFett

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm happy for him & happy he is not nvolved in the disney trilogy. Rick deserves the break.
     
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