Speculation What things about the Sith should be Explored in Episode 7?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by nld3, Aug 24, 2013.

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What things about the Sith should be Explored in Episode 7?

Sith History 69 vote(s) 52.7%
Sith Temple 42 vote(s) 32.1%
Sith Army 23 vote(s) 17.6%
Sith Training 40 vote(s) 30.5%
Origin of the Red Saber 24 vote(s) 18.3%
New Sith Order : Eliminating the failed Rule of Two. 60 vote(s) 45.8%
Other 25 vote(s) 19.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Dra--- Chosen One

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    "Falling in love" is an idea. "Character trait" is an idea.

    All ideas are made up of language; all language is made up of ideas. All actions and events are semiotically packed with language. You can't get beyond language and ideas. What you take to be natural are all socially produced constructs (made of language and ideas).

    That's why ideology is so powerful and difficult to destroy.
  2. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Passions are not ideas. I'm sorry. An animal that's alone its entire life would still have passions.
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  3. Dra--- Chosen One

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    What you're talking about is a human concept. "Passions" is an idea. In fact, I doubt any biologist would describe animal "drives" or "instincts" that way. It's too human centric. They would use different language and concepts. Over time, these concepts might change.

    That doesn't mean that there isn't some real phenomena out there in the world that language aims to describe. But the only way we can talk about "thing-in-themselves" is through language and ideas. Hence, everything is an idea.

    All of Western and Eastern philosophy, including science, embrace this concept. Even science talks of "phenomena" rather than "noumena." The noumena are the "thing-in-themselves" that we can only know through human social constructs. Reality is mediated through language.
    Last edited by Dra---, Jan 4, 2014
  4. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Let's create a planet. Planets are ideas, after all. Let's resurrect George Washington. George Washington is an idea, after all.
  5. Dra--- Chosen One

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    You're still not understanding the difference between phenomena and noumena.

    Let's say you have planet making technology. You wouldn't be able to make a planet without the idea of what a planet is.

    Let's say you have cloning technology. You wouldn't be able to make a George Washington without a whole range of linguistic and ideational data about what his "identity" was made up of. Identity is a social construct. You could produce an exact clone of GW, but if you didn't fill his mind up with the same ideas and language, you wouldn't have GW.

    Anyway, if you really want to argue this position, take a philosophy class. Just because you don't understand a well-accepted concept, I shouldn't have to be your teacher. :)
    Last edited by Dra---, Jan 4, 2014
  6. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    I did.
  7. Dra--- Chosen One

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    Take more than one.
  8. purplerain Force Ghost

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    Who was their founder? Darklighter, Xendor, and Darth Ruin have all been said to be the founder of the Sith, but each one of them has that role in history retconned away from them.
  9. rdhight Jedi Grand Master

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    Lucas didn't so much paint himself into a corner, as paint everyone else into it. He wanted to give great importance to his movie characters, so he made what he needed and then said "No more" to avoid dilution. All giving greater weight to what happens -- if Palpatine is killed, there aren't 10 more evil robed guys waiting to take over. If Luke is killed, the Rebellion can't just dial up another Force-sensitive young pilot and try again . In the OT, we have Vader and the Emperor on one side and Luke, Obi-Wan, and Yoda on the other (okay, and Leia, that one time). In the PT, we get plenty more heroes, but only two more evil Force users for them to fight: Maul and Dooku. That's really not a whole lot of matchups to have, but it's plenty for the six movies. And as far as the movies go, it's enough.

    But the EU writers have been twisting and turning under these restrictions for decades. We want new lightsaber battles with new combatants, and they want to give them to us. In the process, they have created a tumorous mass of mutated plot points. That led to one of the worst aspects of the Clone Wars series: they can't let the good guys win any lightsaber battles that matter, because they don't dare waste their precious Sith!

    It also makes being a Sith seem more like a chore than an awesome apex of evil power. You have to fight pretenders to the title, kill your master, make your apprentice kill his apprentice, then get your apprentice killed and replace him, and it usually doesn't work and he comes back for revenge -- the plotlines surrounding the Rule of Two make being a Sith so much extra work, it's hard to imagine why any bad guy would aspire to the post!

    Hopefully Disney can unpaint this corner and harmonize the movies with the EU of the future in terms of what villains are available.
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  10. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    Why is Lucas painting?
  11. purplerain Force Ghost

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    I'm curious as to whether or not the treatments describe whatever role the Sith have in the ST. I don't want Disney adding in things about, say, balance between Jedi and Sith.
    Last edited by purplerain, Apr 22, 2014
  12. Airseven Jedi Knight

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    Nothing regarding the PT or EU should be explored in Episode VII.
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  13. plaidphoenix Force Ghost

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    [IMG]
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  14. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    George hasn't looked like that for years. But, he did look like that...
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  15. D'an Jedi Grand Master

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    Well there's no back story in the movies for Palpatine's fall to the dark side. No back story for Darth Maul. Very little back story for Dooku. I don't think another Sith Lord appearing out of thin air for the ST would be that shocking. If there's anything the Sith is good at; it's hiding.
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  16. purplerain Force Ghost

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    And that's something that I expect the Jedi to expect. Fool the Jedi once, shame on the Sith; fool the Jedi twice, shame on the Jedi.
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  17. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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  18. SomethinSomethinDarkSide Jedi Master

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    This is exactly what I want too. :)
  19. BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost

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    I want to know why only a Sith deals in absolutes!
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  20. D'an Jedi Grand Master

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    Remember your failure in the cave... It the Dark Side can manifest itself in various ways, perhaps one does not necessarily need to be seduced by a Sith lord. One only needs temptation.
  21. Darth_Downunder Chosen One

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    It's all about language, Tiger :)
    Last edited by Darth_Downunder, Apr 22, 2014
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  22. purplerain Force Ghost

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    The dark side is definitely a distinct entity from the Sith. The dark side is a natural part of the balance of The Force, the Sith are a cancerous aberration.
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  23. Dra--- Chosen One

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    Interesting take. I tend to believe the darkside can only exist in living things that experience emotion.
  24. purplerain Force Ghost

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    That's definitely possible, and the same could be true of the light side, but keep in mind that the dark side existing in someone, someone being a darksider, and someone being a Sith are three different things.
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  25. Dra--- Chosen One

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    I think I absolutely agree with that. I'm just not sure if it exists in anything else. Maybe beasts. But rocks? Hm...