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    Found this at SpaceBattles (the other board I frequent):

    Darth Vader: What Are You Going to Do Next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Birthday View Post
    Found this at SpaceBattles (the other board I frequent):

    Darth Vader: What Are You Going to Do Next?
    That's a trimmed-down version of the Star Tours at Disneyland promo video.

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    Actually, I thought that in ROTS, when Order 66 was executed, there was a scene of a Twilek Jedi who was cut down by the turncoat clones. I had thought that might have been Ahsoka.
    Er... wrong species and wrong skin color. If I'm thinking of which image, that was Aalya Secura, not Ahsoka. Ahsoka's first appearance was TCW; she never appeared in ROTS.

    Also, this image:


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    Only 36 months until Steamboat Vader is released.....
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    Desilu originally owned Star Trek, but the owner eventually became Paramount Pictures when Paramount acquired Desilu in 1967, the year Star Trek premiered. I doubt Paramount will sell it to Disney. Of course, I never imagine George Lucas would sell LucasFilm either. But it does seem that there are fewer and fewer big studios, each of them getting bigger and bigger. Disney is becoming a true behemoth, acquiring Pixar in 2006, Marvel Studios in 2009, and now LucasFilm in 2012. With "Cars" and "The Avengers", Disney's CEO Robert Iger has certainly proved his ability to make these risky business decisions to acquire these huge studios and then turn them into big money making parts of the entire Disney Family of companies. No doubt, he will now do the same with LucasFilm. The only question may be satisfying the fanboys. Lucas has turned his notes over to Kathleen kennedy for starting to work up the third trillogy, which is supposed to be 30 years after the end of ROTJ, which, of course, would make it perfect as the three original stars are also thirty years older in real time. Will they come back and do the films? We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    Desilu originally owned Star Trek, but the owner eventually became Paramount Pictures when Paramount acquired Desilu in 1967, the year Star Trek premiered. I doubt Paramount will sell it to Disney. Of course, I never imagine George Lucas would sell LucasFilm either. But it does seem that there are fewer and fewer big studios, each of them getting bigger and bigger. Disney is becoming a true behemoth, acquiring Pixar in 2006, Marvel Studios in 2009, and now LucasFilm in 2012. With "Cars" and "The Avengers", Disney's CEO Robert Iger has certainly proved his ability to make these risky business decisions to acquire these huge studios and then turn them into big money making parts of the entire Disney Family of companies. No doubt, he will now do the same with LucasFilm. The only question may be satisfying the fanboys. Lucas has turned his notes over to Kathleen kennedy for starting to work up the third trillogy, which is supposed to be 30 years after the end of ROTJ, which, of course, would make it perfect as the three original stars are also thirty years older in real time. Will they come back and do the films? We'll see.
    Paramount did indeed acquire Desilu in 1967, the year after Star Trek premiered on NBC. The first episode aired September 8, 1966 (just thought I'd point that out).
    As for satisfying the fanboys, I really don't think Disney will meddle too much with Lucasfilm's creative process (like I pointed out in my previous post). From what the news reports I read yesterday said, it seems to be a purchase motivated by marketing, much the same as the 2009 acquisition of Marvel (Disney knows how best to appeal to adolescent boys 14 and up, which is Marvel's target audience). IMHO, the idea of theme park attractions and new merchandising based on Star Wars and Indiana Jones was a prime motivator for this sale, in addition to any new feature films and/or TV series.
    And, like I also pointed out in my last post, Disney showed commendable restraint in interfering with the creative process in producing The Avengers in that they left Joss Whedon, the director, and his co-scriptwriter, Zak Penn, alone when those two guys wrote and filmed said movie.
    So I think the fanboys have very little to worry about at present. Based on what I've seen in The Avengers, I'm of the opinion that Mr. Iger and his people have enough common sense not to fool around with a winning formula.

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    I suspect that you could rename that movie with the fly walking around on John Lennon and a bunch of those 1950s educational movies as Star Wars sequels and have the fan boys camping out at the theaters to see them. Follow up by recycling old trolls dolls with appropriate costumes and you have marketing gold.

    As Yogurt said in the pre-eminant Star Wars episode: merchandising, that's where the real money is.

    Lucas has turned his notes over to Kathleen kennedy for starting to work up the third trillogy
    As long as they get a good writing team, like Mel Brooks, there should be no problem, the films that everyone complains about are those where Lucas wrote them himself rather than hiring writers

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    I really don't see why folks are complaining that the prequels are so terrible just because George Lucas wrote them himself. IIRC, the second trilogy had its share of lousy dialogue as well. Let's face it, friends, none of the Star Wars films will go down in history for great screenwriting - this isn't Ibsen or Shakespeare; this is just what Mr. Lucas himself described as a "space fantasy," and nothing more. He borrowed heavily from mythology and legends (Greek, Roman, tales of King Arthur, to name a few) as well as from all the old movie serials he watched on TV as a child, and none of those contained any clever, sparkling dialogue either! Yet those stories are considered classics today, simply because of the tales they told despite the fact that their characters' dialogue would be considered stiff and wooden by contemporary standards.
    I really enjoyed all six Star Wars movies - even the prequels. Even with some awkward, clumsy dialogue in some scenes, each film manages to tell its story in a way that the audience understands what's going on. You can tell as you watch them who the heroes and villains are, and can figure out what the main issues are in each storyline. And the plotlines of each prequel dovetail nicely in with the facts established in the second trilogy.
    I contend that most of the criticism of the prequels comes from those fanboys who, during the 16-year period between Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace, formulated their own theories - in outline form and even as fanfics - of what happened before Luke and Leia came on the scene. They formed their own opinions as to how Anakin Skywalker became a Jedi then turned to the dark side and betrayed the Republic, as well as how the Republic crumbled and fell, leading to the rise of the Empire with Palpatine as its Emperor. And as time went by with no new films, these fans came to cherish their outlines, believing them to be the only possible way the Star Wars backstory could go.
    And so when The Phantom Menace premiered in 1999, its plot contradicted those fans' beloved theories, being different from the way they envisioned it to be. Naturally, they howled in protest, and even accused Mr. Lucas of producing "lousy movies." IMHO, they were just crying sour grapes.
    What they fail to realize by levying this criticism is that Star Wars was, at the time, George Lucas's intellectual property, to do with whatever he darned well pleased. It was as much his as Babylon 5 was J. Michael Straczyinski's property; or Buffy the Vampire Slayer was Joss Whedon's. Each of those men did what they wanted with their series - Straczynski even had an overall story arc for his entire show before production began on its first season - yet I don't recall fans raising a protest over how those franchises turned out the way they did over Star Wars.
    As much as the fans would like to believe otherwise, Star Wars was George Lucas's property which he chose to share with the world the same way Walt Disney chose to share his creations with all of us.

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    Re: May the force be with you! Star Wars fans

    Now Disney owns Lucas films and the right to Star Wars. I have mixed feelings about this... There supposed to put out a new movie every 2 years? I also see where Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wants to be in one? That.... should be intresting.

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    Re: May the force be with you! Star Wars fans

    I'm waiting for them to start producing an afternoon show where a bunch of teenage stormtroopers start a band.....
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