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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    PB, those star wars pics are awesome!!



    Quote Originally Posted by PEZZ Lightyear View Post
    My favorite minor character was Wedge.

    He was a fighter pilot in all 3 Old Skool Star Wars films and never got killed.

    He should have a book series just about him!
    There was!



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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by PEZZ Lightyear View Post
    My favorite minor character was Wedge.

    He was a fighter pilot in all 3 Old Skool Star Wars films and never got killed.

    He should have a book series just about him!
    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    There was!

    And if you prefer there were some great Rogue Squadron novels. The Wraith Squadron novels are terrific too and they also featured Wedge Antilles.

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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    1. Favorite Star Wars film: Empire Strikes Back
    2. Least Favorite Star Wars film: Attack of the Clones
    3. Favorite main character: Han Solo and young Obi Wan
    4. Favorite minor character: Boba and Jango Fett
    5.Favorite species: Wookies
    6.How young are you? 31

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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    Why did it take me so long to post in this thread? I've been a Star Wars geek since I was the young age of 7 years old when I first saw A New Hope and got my first Kenner figures for Christmas that year, R2-D2, C-3PO and a Stormtrooper.

    I'm totally jealous of Melonballer's collection and how he gets to display it. I don't have much room, so the majority of my figures (about 200-300) are in little drawers (like you keep screws and such) or in cases.

    1. favorite Star Wars film? -- Return of the Jedi
    2. least favorite Star Wars film? -- Attack of the Clones
    3. favorite main character? -- Han Solo
    4. favorite minor character? -- Malakili aka the Rancor Keeper in Jabba's Palace
    5. favorite species? -- A toss up between Wookies and Hutts
    6. how young are you? -- 19

    And an additional question for me, also being a fan of the books outside the movies (aka the Expanded Universe)
    Favorite EU-only character? -- Jacen Solo and Tahiri Veila

    And a special picture for this thread, I present Gangsta Clone


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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    A few 'JUST FOR FUN' photos!






















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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    A few 'JUST FOR FUN' photos!

    Hilarious! Eat that Dooku!

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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    Alright I'm MEGA tired right now so I won't go into detail, but this evening I saw the original Star Wars (episode 4) on the big screen with George Lucas.

    I know that sounds way cooler than it actually was, so haha, you'll just have to wait until I tell you more.


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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Alright I'm MEGA tired right now so I won't go into detail, but this evening I saw the original Star Wars (episode 4) on the big screen with George Lucas.

    I know that sounds way cooler than it actually was, so haha, you'll just have to wait until I tell you more.


    Alright so last night THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES in Beverly Hills was the launch of a series of movie screenings (open to the public) called IT'S GREAT TO BE NOMINATED. How this works is that they find a film that won more academy awards than anyone else, but somehow failed to win a "best picture". That's how you're eligible for this series of special screenings and Q&A.





    To celebrate this 30th Anniversary screening, the lobby was decked out with tons of archival material from 30 years ago. Posters, newspaper clippings, toys, lobby cards, etc.





    Remember these?









    There was a whole lot more stuff but I was so tired I couldn't take another shot.

    The screening began at 7:30pm but everyone who was present and worked on the film were recognized with applause. There was even a guy who was a "STORMTROOPER".

    "Oscar" stands on each side of the screen.



    The print of Star Wars was a brand new completely digital screening of the Special Edition version 2. From that I mean, this wasn't the version released in theaters in 1997. It was an updated special edition released on DVD (jabba the hutt was reaniimated... still rather poorly).

    George Lucas sitting in front of me... sorta. He was close enough where I could hear everytime he laughed at something.



    The print was beautiful. The sound... WAY TOO LOUD. I was hurting pretty bad.

    Anyhoo... following the screening was a Q&A with a huge panel of folks who won oscars for the film... and of course George Lucas who has not won an oscar personally.





    Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher were suprise guests to join the panel. It was kinda funny knowing that Mark Hamill was in the audience because EVERYONE laughed at the "but I wanted to go to Tosche Station and pick up some power converters!" Not a small laugh... a HUGE laugh.





    The panel included:
    -Robert Blalack (composite optical phohtography) recieved visual effects oscar.

    -Ben Burtt (special dialogue and sound effects editor) recieved special achievement award in sound creation.

    -Richard Chew (film editor) recieved a film editing oscar

    -Leslie Dilley (art director) recieved art direction oscar

    -John Dykstra (special photographic effects supervisor) recieved visual effects oscar

    -Richard Edlund (miniature and optical effects unit - 1st cameraman) recieved visual effects oscar

    -Paul Hirsch (film editor) recieved film editing oscar

    -Gary Kurtz (producer) nominated for best picture

    -Alan Ladd, Jr. (20th centur fox executive who greenlit star wars)

    -George Lucas (writer - director) nominated for directing and original screenplay

    -Don MacDougall (re-recording mixer) recieved sound oscar

    -Grant McCune (chief model maker) received visual effects oscar

    -Ray West (re-recording mixer) recieved sound oscar


    And that was it really. The Q&A went on until like 11pm or so and I was falling asleep even though it was right up my alley. George had to catch a plane so he didn't stick around long enough for me to ask him about Star Tours or Captain Eo, and the moderator in charge of the Q&A was boring as all heck.

    Oh well... it was still pretty cool to be that close to George while watching the movie. Quite a rarity.. even in Los Angeles.


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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    Great story Coheteboy. Did they show the original or special edition of the film? I imagine it was the special, but you never know. I really liked the Hamill story as well.

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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Melonballer View Post
    Great story Coheteboy. Did they show the original or special edition of the film? I imagine it was the special, but you never know. I really liked the Hamill story as well.

    Thanks! And..

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    Oops sorry, I missed that paragraph. I'm still ticked at Lucas for "losing" the original films and only making the special editions available or the old laserdisc versions. Phooey on that. I like the special editions, but sometimes I want to watch the originals. HAN SHOOTS FIRST!

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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    Join the star war s cub in gold


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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    This thread is awesome - you guys have amazing collections.

    1. favorite Star Wars film? -- The Empire Strikes Back
    2. least favorite Star Wars film? -- The Phantom Menace
    3. favorite main character? -- Yoda
    4. favorite minor character? -- Wedge Antilles
    5. favorite species? -- Jawas
    6. how young are you? -- 38 years

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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    There's a cool new book now available, you guys!





    $44.99 on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Making-Star-Wa...e=UTF8&s=books


    Also available in Paperback for $23.10!

    372 pages and a forward by Peter Jackson!

    This is a must have!
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    Re: The "Thirty Years of Star Wars" Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Melonballer View Post
    Oops sorry, I missed that paragraph. I'm still ticked at Lucas for "losing" the original films and only making the special editions available or the old laserdisc versions. Phooey on that. I like the special editions, but sometimes I want to watch the originals. HAN SHOOTS FIRST!
    YES!!!! The fact that Lucas' ego is preventing the proper preserving of the ORIGINAL trilogy pisses me off.

    and Han will ALWAY shoot first in my book. That is who he is.

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