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Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by LottDodd, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Palpatine2016 Jedi Master

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    Sounds good to me. :)
    Last edited by Palpatine2016, Aug 6, 2013
  2. Robimus Jedi Master

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    So none of you spoiler folk would have been upset if you found out that Darth Vader was Luke's father when you were standing in line to watch The Empire Strikes Back? (Borrowing from the Simpsons).

    It is one of the biggest moments in the history of film, but I doubt that it would be if it hadn't been a surprise for people.
  3. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    It's definitely true that much of the tension/surprise was out of the PT since we knew what had to happen by the end of ROTS. It's going to be very interesting to see where they take The Saga now.

    The young idealistic part of me wouldn't want to be spoiled for the ESB Vader reveal, but the older, more cynical part of me is skeptical that the new films are going to be able to replicate the magic. :p
  4. LottDodd Jedi Master

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    I will not read the novelization (or the script) until after watching the movie, however almost everything else is fair game. But I do draw the line at the Simpsons reference.... I don't abide by the boorish behavior of shouting out secrets and spoilers to an unsuspecting audience, not only do I respect their right NOT to be spoiled, but I think there is a difference In finding out information I specifically sought out, and having something ruined for me by a passerby.
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  5. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm thinking of shouting Darth Vader is Luke's father at the theater and watching everyone's reactions.......
  6. TheCIS Jedi Padawan

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    you rude person you ;)
  7. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    Ha ha lol. I heard a story from when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released and someone shouted out part of the ending to Half-Blood Prince and people freaked out. Gotta do something like that for Episode 7.
  8. DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master

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    That's pretty funny... but I must say, if one has not seen half-blood Prince they should definitely not yet be seeing The Deathly hallows!
  9. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    I meant the book.
  10. Bad_Feeling Jedi Master

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    An old teacher of mine walked past me as I waited to go into the theatre to watch Star Trek Into Darkness and blurted out THE spoiler for that movie. It was like that scene in The Simpsons acted out in real life.
  11. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    There was a spoiler about ST:ID?
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  12. my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master

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    Abrams went to great lengths to keep one of the characters secret before the film's release.
  13. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    I hope they pull a Yoda from ESB.
  14. jaqen Jedi Grand Master

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    I loathe spoilers. If I see a film spoiled, even if I enjoy it, the memory that it wasn't totally fresh for me still stands out. I can't even stand trailers that give away too much, and I often watch films on Netflix without even reading the plot descriptions.

    I'm hanging around the spoiler sections because they, so far, generate the most discussion and speculation about Episode VII. But there isn't really anything to be spoiled so far. As soon as there is, however, I'm out. I made the mistake of unintentionally looking at one or two spoilers for Episode III, and I just couldn't shake that disappointment even after seeing (and loving) the film.
  15. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    Yes, in the same way we weren't supposed to know that Palpatine=Sidious....right? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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  16. fishtailsam Jedi Master

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    See, I was 'Spoiler free for Episode III' (I didn't even watch the trailer), and i liked it the least...
    weird

    The people who didn't know that still make me facepalm inside.
    Last edited by fishtailsam, Aug 8, 2013
  17. David_Skywalker01 Jedi Master

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    I am going to (hopefully) do what I did with the Prequels.

    Read stuff from the Star Wars Insiders that I find at the supermarket.

    Buy the traditional Time Magazines and TV Guide with Star Wars on the cover.

    Collect the action figures.

    Participate in all of the fast food promos (but try not to get fat this time).

    Talk with my family and friends and speculate on what the new movie will end up being.

    Finally, walk into the theater with what I think will be the movie and enjoy the film for all of its Star Warsy goodness and hopefully be surprised by it!

    Of course when the prequels were released I was much younger and the internet wasn't what it is today... so who knows?
  18. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    The internet is going to make it so much harder this time.
    Should be a lot of fun.
    Last edited by Force Smuggler, Aug 8, 2013
  19. Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master

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    Buying the film Soundtrack and reading harmless track titles like "Qui Gon's Funeral"... :p
  20. LottDodd Jedi Master

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    I was spoiler free for TPM, except for that soundtrack, which I bought a week before the movie and the track I believe was "the tragic death of qui-gon jinn"
  21. Darth Claire Madam Curator of New Films Fan Art

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    Here's hoping Williams has learned his lesson and decides to NOT detail the entire plot in the soundtrack :p
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  22. Dranem JCF Banner Contest Winner

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    I'll never forget nabbing the AOTC graphic novel a week before its release. I.... I just couldn't help myself!

    When I look at spoilers for the ST, I put them into categories such as Mild (press releases, casting announcements), Medium (spy pics from the set, brief plot synopsis', even trailers to an extent) and OH MY GOD WHY DID I LOOK AT THAT (leaked confirmed scripts, somehow someone got a copy of an early cut and released a torrent, etc.)

    Ideally I don't want to drift into WHY DID I LOOK AT THAT territory, but if they have some neat Behind The Scenes pictures leak I'll have to check them out.
  23. Darth Eddie Jedi Knight

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    I think he's been quoted as saying he wrote a piece of music for VII called "The Revival of Darth Vader", and then pretended to forget all about it.
  24. jedinightwing Jedi Master

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    Pretty sure most of his cues are exactly that namely "Scene yadda . boing. ext/int day/night"
    That's all the soundtrack producer's call. John Williams can call whatever track he wants whatever he wants. If it's a theme, the producer probably goes "Yes it is. Lets just call it 'blah bleh bloo bleh' and you can press that on the disc."

    That said...I don't care if he spoils it. His themes are amazing.
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  25. Zatanna Jedi Youngling

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    Wait...what? Vader is Luke's father?!? :eek:
    Last edited by Zatanna, Aug 10, 2013