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Social Countdown to Episode IX: The Watch Along Thread!

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode IX - Spoilers Allowed' started by Darth Chiznuk , Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Join us and your fellow forumers as we celebrate the end of the Skywalker Saga with a watch along!
    What we'll be watching:

    1) Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    2) Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    3) Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film)
    4) Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series)
    5) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    6) Solo: A Star Wars Story
    7) Star Wars Rebels
    8) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    9) Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    10) Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
    11) Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    12) Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
    13) Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

    This will be a year long forum event beginning on December 22, 2018 and ending on December 18, 2019, the day before we all go see the new film!

    How this is going to work:

    1) TV episodes will be viewed two at a time Saturdays and Sundays while films will also be viewed on the weekends
    2) A start time for each film/episode will be posted in this thread
    3) Discussion of each film/episode is absolutely encouraged while we watch
    4) A poll will go up with each film/episode and will last until the start date for the next film/episode
    5) I will post the results of each poll in thread before I replace them with a new poll
    6) Discussion/reviews for each film/episode will take place in between watch time
    7) We will be viewing them in chronological order and yes this includes TCW episodes


    I will be posting a schedule for each film/episode soon. If you think you'd like to take part in our watch along let me know in thread. Of course you don't have to watch the whole thing. You can skip anything you wish to. If you're late to the party you can catch up or begin where the rest of us are at. It's up to you. All opinions are welcome. All we ask is that everyone is respectful to everyone else taking part. There will be zero tolerance for any nastiness directed at other users. This is meant to be fun!

    I will be updating this OP with where we our currently at in our watch along so anyone can easily catch up.

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    Up next:

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - Watch date: 12/22/18 Start Time: 12:00 PM CST
     
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  2. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The Ewok movies and the Holiday special are missing!
    Last but not least do not forget to watch the Muppets Star Wars special before Episode V !
     
  3. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I've changed the information a bit. I think it'll be a lot easier to do this on the weekends. More people will be able to watch then and we'll have more flexibility with start times. So we'll be doing two episodes each on Saturdays and Sundays. That will give us more time to discuss and review each episode before the next batch. And films will still be viewed on either Saturday or Sunday.
     
  4. Guidman

    Guidman Host, PT Book Club and PT Trivia, CCCCC Winner star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    I'd like to know the cellphone policy before I confirm anything.

    This is a cool idea though.
     
  5. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    No Cellphones Allowed! :p
     
  6. Baron_Papanerd

    Baron_Papanerd Jedi Master star 4

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    Good idea! Sounds like fun. :) We will see how well I stick to the schedule. :p
     
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  7. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Jedi Master star 4

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    Can we at least eat really loud snacks?
     
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  8. BadAcrobat

    BadAcrobat Jedi Knight star 2

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    What versions of the OT will we be viewing? I have the original theatrical releases but Im sure the more sensible choice will be the re-released special editions.
     
  9. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, the latest versions of the OT.

    Still working on the schedule and I'll post it as soon as I'm done. Surprisingly scheduling 12 movies and two TV shows isn't as easy as I thought. :p
     
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  10. PymParticles

    PymParticles Cruel but Fair Tyrant of New Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  11. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Viewing Schedule

    2018

    12/22 - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - Start Time: 12:00 PM CST

    12/29 - Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - Start Time: TBD

    2019
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
    1/5 - Cat and Mouse & Hidden Enemy - Start Time: TBD

    1/6 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars theatrical release - Start Time: TBD

    1/12 - Clone Cadets, Supply Lines & Ambush - Start Time: TBD

    1/13 - Rising Malevolence, Shadow of Malevolence & Destroy Malevolence - Start Time: TBD

    1/19 - Rookies*, Downfall of a Droid & Duel of the Droids - Start Time: TBD

    1/20 - Bombad Jedi, Cloak of Darkness & Lair of Grievous - Start Time: TBD

    1/26 - Dooku Captured & The Gungan General - Start Time: TBD

    1/27 - Jedi Crash, Defenders of Peace & Trespass* - Start Time: TBD

    2/2 - Blue Shadow Virus & Mystery of a Thousand Moons - Start Time: TBD

    2/3 - Storm over Ryloth, Innocents of Ryloth & Liberty on Ryloth - Start Time: TBD

    2/9 - Holocron Heist, Cargo of Doom, Children of the Force & Bounty Hunters* - Start Time: TBD

    2/10 - The Zillo Beast & The Zillo Beast Strikes Back - Start Time: TBD

    2/16 - Senate Spy, Landing at Point Rain, Weapons Factory, Legacy of Terror & Brain Invaders - Start Time: TBD

    2/17 - Grievous Intrigue, The Deserter & Lightsaber Lost* - Start Time: TBD

    2/23 - The Mandalore Plot, Voyage of Temptation & Duchess of Mandalore - Start Time: TBD

    2/24 -Death Trap, R2 Come Home & Lethal Trackdown - Start Time: TBD

    3/2 - Corruption & The Academy - Start Time: TBD

    3/3 - Assassin*, ARC Troopers* & Sphere of Influence* - Start Time: TBD

    3/9 - Evil Plans, Hostage Crisis & Hunt for Ziro - Start Time: TBD

    3/10 - Heroes on Both Side, Pursuit of Peace & Senate Murders - Start Time: TBD

    3/16 - Nightsisters, Monster & Witches of the Mist - Start Time: TBD

    3/17 - Overlords, Altar of Mortis & Ghosts of Mortis - Start Time: TBD

    3/23 - The Citadel, Counter Attack & Citadel Rescue - Start Time: TBD

    3/24 - Padawan Lost & Wookiee Hunt - Start Time: TBD

    3/30 - Water War, Gungan Attack, Prisoners & Shadow Warrior* - Start Time: TBD

    3/31 - Mercy Mission & Nomad Droids - Start Time: TBD

    4/6 - Darkness on Umbara, The General, Plan of Dissent & Carnage of Krell - Start Time: TBD

    4/7 - Kidnapped, Slaves of the Republic, Escape from Kadavo & A Friend In Need* - Start Time: TBD

    Celebration Chicago Break

    4/20 - Deception, Friends and Enemies, The Box & Crisis on Naboo - Start Time: TBD

    4/21 - Massacre, Bounty, Brothers & Revenge - Start Time: TBD

    4/27 - A War on Two Fronts, Front Runners, The Soft War & Tipping Points - Start Time: TBD

    4/28 - The Gathering, A Test of Strength, Bound for Rescue & A Necessary Bond - Start Time: TBD

    5/4 - Secret Weapons, A Sunny Day in the Void, Missing in Action & Point of No Return - Start Time: TBD

    5/5 - Revival, Eminence, Shades of Reason & The Lawless - Start Time: TBD

    5/11 - Sabotage, The Jedi Who Knew Too Much, To Catch a Jedi & The Wrong Jedi - Start Time: TBD

    5/12 - The Unknown, Conspiracy, Fugitive & Orders - Start Time: TBD

    5/18 - An Old Friend, The Rise of Clovis & Crisis at the Heart - Start Time: TBD

    5/19 - The Disappeared & The Disappeared: Pt. II - Start Time: TBD

    5/25 - The Lost One, Voices, Destiny & Sacrifice - Start Time: TBD

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    5/26 - Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - Start Time: TBD

    6/1 - Solo: A Star Wars Story - Start Time: TBD

    Star Wars Rebels:

    6/2 - Spark of Rebellion - Start Time: TBD

    6/8 - Droids in Distress & Fighter Flight - Start Time: TBD

    6/9 - Rise of the Old Masters & Breaking Ranks - Start Time: TBD

    6/15 - Out of Darkness & Empire Day - Start Time: TBD

    6/16 - Gathering Forces & Path of the Jedi - Start Time: TBD

    6/22 - Idiot's Array & Vision of Hope - Start Time: TBD

    6/23 - Call to Action & Rebel Resolve - Start Time: TBD

    6/29 - Fire Across the Galaxy - Start Time: TBD

    6/30 - Siege of Lothal Pt. I & II - Start Time: TBD

    7/6 - The Lost Commanders & Relics of the Old Republic - Start Time: TBD

    7/7 - Always Two There Are & Brothers of the Broken Horn - Start Time: TBD

    7/13 - Wings of the Master & Blood Sisters - Start Time: TBD

    7/14 - Stealth Strike & The Future of the Force - Start Time: TBD

    7/20 - Legacy & A Princess on Lothal - Start Time: TBD

    7/21 - The Protector of Concord Dawn & Legends of the Lasat - Start Time: TBD

    7/27 - The Call & Homecoming - Start Time: TBD

    7/28 - The Honorable Ones & Shroud of Darkness - Start Time: TBD

    8/3 - The Mystery of Chopper Base & Twilight of the Apprentice Pt. I & II - Start Time: TBD

    8/4 - Steps Into Shadow Pt. I & II & The Holocrons of Fate - Start Time: TBD

    8/10 - The Antilles Extraction & Hera's Heroes - Start Time: TBD

    8/11 - The Last Battle & Imperial Supercommandos - Start Time: TBD

    8/17 - Iron Squadron & The Wynkahthu Job - Start Time: TBD

    8/18 - An Inside Man & Visions and Voices - Start Time: TBD

    8/24 - Ghosts of Geonosis Pt. I & II & Warhead - Start Time: TBD

    8/25 - Trials of the Darksaber & Legacy of Mandalore - Start Time: TBD

    8/31 - Through Imperial Eyes & Secret Cargo - Start Time: TBD

    9/1 - Double Agent Droid & Twins Suns - Start Time: TBD

    9/7 - Zero Hour Pt. I - Start Time: TBD

    9/8 - Zero Hour Pt. II - Start Time: TBD

    9/14 - Heroes of Mandalore Pt. I - Start Time: TBD

    9/15 - Heroes of Mandalore Pt. II - Start Time: TBD

    9/21 - In the Name of the Rebellion Pt. I - Start Time: TBD

    9/22 - In the Name of the Rebellion Pt. II - Start Time: TBD

    9/28 - The Occupation - Start Time: TBD

    9/29 - Flight of the Defenders - Start Time: TBD

    10/5 - Kindred - Start Time: TBD

    10/6 - Crawler Commandeers - Start Time: TBD

    10/12 - Rebel Assault - Start Time: TBD

    10/13 - Jedi Night - Start Time: TBD

    10/19 - DUME - Start Time: TBD

    10/20 - Wolves and a Door - Start Time: TBD

    10/26 - A World Between Worlds - Start Time: TBD

    10/27 - A Fool's Hope - Start Time: TBD

    11/2 - Family Reunion - and Farewell - Start Time: TBD

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    11/9 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Start Time: TBD

    11/16 - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Start Time: TBD

    11/30 - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - Start Time: TBD

    12/7 - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - Start Time: TBD

    12/14 - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens - Start Time: TBD

    12/18 - Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi - Start Time: TBD
     
  12. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So for TCW we're going to watch and poll the individual arcs together instead of each episode within the arcs. Of course you can still discuss and grade the individual episodes if you wish. * denotes a stand alone episode. They've been grouped with arcs but will receive their own discussion thread and poll.

    As you can see our first viewing is on 12/22 at 12:00 PM CST. The start time shouldn't differ too much but you never know so I won't be posting times until a week before the episodes/films are scheduled. If anything changes I'll let the thread know. Once we get into a groove I'll tag regulars when the view time is posted.
     
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  13. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    Great idea!

    But why no Resistance? By the time IX is released, the whole Season 1 of Resistance will already be out plus probably the first half of Season 2 as well.
     
  14. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It's just that. It isn't complete yet. Which is why I'm not including The Mandalorian either.
     
  15. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    Fair enough.
     
  16. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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  17. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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