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"This deal is getting worse all the time!"

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by IG_2000, Mar 11, 2013.

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  1. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Like you did?
     
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  2. Heero_Yuy

    Heero_Yuy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Someone asked a question. I answered based on KL's past behavior. The poster above was so bothered by what I said, yet had nothing to add, that he desperately has to tell me he's put me on ignore. The sad thing is I have no idea who he is, so why would I care?
     
  3. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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  4. KudosDas

    KudosDas Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I realize that business is business, and that Star Wars makes a huge heaping pile of money, but if that's ALL Disney's decisions are based then we have cause to be worried about the future of our beloved franchise. :(
     
  5. DookuIsTyranus

    DookuIsTyranus Jedi Master star 2

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    I do wonder sometimes that after all that has gone down since George sold Lucasfilm/Star Wars, if he doesn't ever think to himself, to quote Anakin here, "What have I done?"
     
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  6. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Gave 4 billion dollars to charity.
     
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  7. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I sent an email to the website (I think Brendon Wahlberg runs it?), but there's something very off about the specific selection of scripts being removed. Zero to do with spoilers, as two of the scripts relate solely to The Film Formerly Known as Star Wars, and the other is simply an alternate version of one that's still there (which is about to be published as a comic book).

    The published version of the fourth draft, fine, it's published, copyrighted material, but the original fourth draft and not the revised version? As for the First Draft, with Akira Valor simply standing in for Kane Starkiller (I think), so what?

    I'm not going to get hysterical just yet, but something's not quite right here. Sheridan over at the legendary mypdfscripts.com had to deal with an utter nightmare when the studios decided to do a blanket purging of all unauthorised scripts out on the web, I can sense the same happening here, except I can see it extending way beyond just early SW scripts.

    "Storm's coming, Ani, you'd better get home quick..."
     
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  8. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, you probably remember the password to our Google account. :p Download and save :p
     
  9. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    I think he had mixed feelings when he did it, but I don't think he was under any illusions about what he was doing. The fans are judging by some of what I have read on places like this, but he went into it with eyes open and made a choice.

    He wanted out, he wants to focus on his philanthropy, his museum, and small films. When it comes to Star Wars, he's out.
     
  10. Ambervikings91

    Ambervikings91 Jedi Knight star 3

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    boooo that is really unfortunate
     
  11. MRCynical

    MRCynical Jedi Knight star 1

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    This is the man who copy-pasted a comedy Noooooo! into the saga's climactic scene. Disney have a long way to go to reach that level of boneheadedness.
     
  12. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ugh. Call off the hounds, I'm a moron. They just made a slight change to the page, the 'missing scripts' are now on a second page, I didn't notice the links as they're just under all the social media stuff. I was simply used to it all being one page for so long.

    :oops::oops::oops:

    Hopefully the Sydney office of Disney won't press charges for what I did this morning. That Hitler moustache should come off Mickey's face pretty easily, I'll pay for the broken windows and I'm really, really sorry for the mess I left in the lobby...
     
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  13. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    Just FYI...From what I understand, 20th Century Fox has the rights to those films until 2020, so any 3D film LFL does will not benefit the parent company, Disney. All that is happening is a realignment of product to benefit Disney, not to upset the fans. Although disappointing, necessary to get the ST going and more live action films.

    As far as TCW go, at least they finished off the season...it was a clean break. I hope they find some great way to wrap up TCW.
     
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  14. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    I agree with your concerns. Also, I am intrigued by these new circumstances and with any luck I hope to see great versions of each of your, what I think are, great ideas.
     
  15. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    Well, yes. The man has done great things and not so great things. How many home runs could Babe Ruth hit? I still think he is a genius. He did make the movies 'he' wanted to make (which does make me think he wasn't interested in a lot of other input) and he has such a large vision one could always argue that we're just trying to keep up to understand. Some things he's done I do reject as very questionable, but also respect the grand vision the man has been trying to get all of us to see (not just the studio heads) since 1975. Hell, I'm back here, hungry for more, even after Jar Jar Binks and the 'Anakin (Vader) created Threepio' bit (still shaking my head).:confused:
     
  16. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    I'll take both:)
     
  17. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    Sorry to tell you, but the man is now the second largest shareholder in Disney stock ($2 billion dollars worth) so I don't think you've heard/seen the last of him.
     
  18. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Speaking of which, Disney's shareholders need to stand up to all this copyright abuse and moratorium.
     
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  19. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    There's no need to apologized. GL is now the second largest shareholder in a company that owns LFL and not the guy with complete artistic control over Star Wars. That's good news in every measurable way and I need no consoling. :)
     
  20. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    He wrote the treatments for the ST. He's creative consultant. His mark is and will be marked out in the future. I, too, am pleased that he is no longer the sole creative component and that very talented and creative people will be assisting in the SW series. I thought the PT showed he was in need of assistance with the writing, dialogue and directing. But I contend the vision was still there. Now is a unique opportunity to have both. I HOPE that they make them awesome. I would love to see directors like Peter Jackson take on a sequel assignment. Or another trilogy assignment...that would be AWESOME!!!
     
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  21. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I've read that GL deliberately wrote bad dialogue and directed the actors to act in a "wooden" way.

    Anyway, is there anything else that Disney might ax?
     
  22. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    Yes. Why did he do that? Time will tell.
     
  23. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    1. To match whatever inspired him
    2. He didn't intend Star Wars to be taken seriously.
     
  24. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    I think he has a love/hate relationship with SW fans or SW in general. He definitely does exactly what he wants/likes. Like the Ziro the Hutt taking the persona of...that writer....Truman Capote. Kind of hilarious, but totally unexpected, mixed with strange.
     
  25. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    Given that last episode, I think they were warned that this season could be the end. So they wrote it with that in mind. That ending was an appropriate series finale, that didn't happen by accident
     
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