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Old 11th December 2020, 15:47     #7201
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1337174593639829507
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Old 11th December 2020, 18:01     #7202
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boooo

the Mandalorian has turned into a stretched out bad B grade movie.
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Old 11th December 2020, 18:02     #7203
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Star Trek Discovery sucks even worse...boooo boooo boooo
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Old 11th December 2020, 18:17     #7204
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The thing that irks me the most is half the episodes have a maguffin of KILL THE BIG ANIMAL. I can't be the only person watching going "why the fuck are you killing it?"
That's a good observation.

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Old 15th December 2020, 14:53     #7205
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Loving Bill Burr in The Mandalorian. If I had the tools, I'd make this cut a high quality gif.

Apparently the role was written for him, funny interview here:
How Bill Burr Renounced His Star Wars Hate & Got Cast in The Mandalorian
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Old 18th December 2020, 21:38     #7206
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Himself

I'm saying it. Better CGI than Rogue One.
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Old 18th December 2020, 21:45     #7207
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Also - post credit scene.
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Old 20th December 2020, 16:05     #7208
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Laugh

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Old 20th December 2020, 23:28     #7209
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I'm saying it. Better CGI than Rogue One.
I thought it sucked. And not just the bad CG - the decision to have Luke in the episode, and how he was in it. It was cheap nostalgia fan service.
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Old 22nd December 2020, 06:26     #7210
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I thought it sucked. And not just the bad CG - the decision to have Luke in the episode, and how he was in it. It was cheap nostalgia fan service.
Better than resurrecting Mace Windu though! At least the path to the misguided final trilogy has some background.
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Old 22nd December 2020, 07:44     #7211
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As much as I loved Mando, and enjoyed the announcement of so many spin off series, I'm concerned. Like a fish & chip shop that offers stir fry, curry, and pizza on its menu - it can't be doing all of those things well.



edit: And this was before the Boba announcement.
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Old 22nd December 2020, 10:48     #7212
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summary: holy shit the sequel trilogy turned out so bad, we have to memoryhole that shit ASAP. We have to act like it never happened and swamp the marketplace with content that has no connection to it at all.
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Old 22nd December 2020, 11:00     #7213
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Better than resurrecting Mace Windu though! At least the path to the misguided final trilogy has some background.
Yeah, I thought it was going to be Windu.

I hated it for multiple reasons:

1. the uncannyvalleyness of the CG. Why oh why can't they get this stuff right? Disney has unlimited money and there are kids doing deepfakes on youtube in their bedrooms that look better. It's not even as good as the de-aging that Marvel did in Ant-Man and GotG2.

2. they KNEW that the CG didn't look right so Luke had fuck-all to do or say. He was basically a prop.

3. the CG body double Luke carving it up through the new battle droids was a shallow repeat of Vader in Rogue One. And it's nice to know that droid tech hasn't improved at all since the "roger roger" days.

and continuing from my response to bob above,

4. the use of Luke as a deus ex machina with a cameo from Artoo is a pathetic acknowledgement from Disney bosses that milking Star Wars for nostalgiabucks from ageing Gen Xers is now the priority. It's sad.

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Old 22nd December 2020, 12:15     #7214
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Ahh, bugger he spoilers - Bib said "Maclunky!"
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Old 22nd December 2020, 14:13     #7215
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+1 for Alice in Borderland. Mix of battle royale + cube etc. Keen for S2.
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Old 22nd December 2020, 14:29     #7216
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Yeah, I thought it was going to be Windu.

I hated it for multiple reasons:

1. the uncannyvalleyness of the CG. Why oh why can't they get this stuff right? Disney has unlimited money and there are kids doing deepfakes on youtube in their bedrooms that look better. It's not even as good as the de-aging that Marvel did in Ant-Man and GotG2.

2. they KNEW that the CG didn't look right so Luke had fuck-all to do or say. He was basically a prop.

3. the CG body double Luke carving it up through the new battle droids was a shallow repeat of Vader in Rogue One. And it's nice to know that droid tech hasn't improved at all since the "roger roger" days.

and continuing from my response to bob above,

4. the use of Luke as a deus ex machina with a cameo from Artoo is a pathetic acknowledgement from Disney bosses that milking Star Wars for nostalgiabucks from ageing Gen Xers is now the priority. It's sad.

I definitely had mixed feelings, but I settled on being satisfied with seeing a Jedi showing off their abilities for once. Droids are obviously a flawed opponent for a Jedi. Luke seemed like the only option, I was dreading some Jedi bought back to life or dug up from some obscure character by some uncited, unpaid EU author. Moff Gideon's obvious fear worked very well too I thought.

Star Wars has always existed to sell merch. It's just what we have to expect.
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Old 22nd December 2020, 16:13     #7217
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What's the statute of limitations on spoilers these days?
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Old 22nd December 2020, 18:08     #7218
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What's the statute of limitations on spoilers these days?
Given how snowflakey the contemporary hive mind is, I'mma gonna say "forever".

Generally a bit better here though - 2 months? I dunno
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Old 22nd December 2020, 18:43     #7219
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Sturm dies, suck it snowflakes
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Old 23rd December 2020, 13:43     #7220
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What's the statute of limitations on spoilers these days?
Good question, but does the fact that we are not in a Mandolorian specific thread mean that it should be longer?
Otherwise people need to avoid a whole thread just for a fear of a spoiler.

But based on the fact that it is a streamed show, so you don't have to leave the house to go see it at the movies, then if you haven't seen it with a day or 2 then its your own fault
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Old 23rd December 2020, 14:30     #7221
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... the uncannyvalleyness of the CG. Why oh why can't they get this stuff right? Disney has unlimited money and there are kids doing deepfakes on youtube in their bedrooms that look better.
I'll just leave this here and consider it Godwined
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Old 24th December 2020, 01:06     #7222
Ab
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Quote:
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1. the uncannyvalleyness of the CG. Why oh why can't they get this stuff right? Disney has unlimited money and there are kids doing deepfakes on youtube in their bedrooms that look better.
like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrHXA2cSpNU
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Old 24th December 2020, 11:21     #7223
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tbh both are horrible
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Old 24th December 2020, 11:33     #7224
Redneck
 
They're trying to deepfake over the shitty animation from the original. All they needed was an extra with similar facial structure to Hamill to read the lines then dub and deepfake him. I won't deny feeling a serious fanboy thrill when his face first appeared but yeah... it didn't last long.
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Old 26th December 2020, 12:07     #7225
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Or just use the winter soldier
https://insidethemagic.net/2016/05/p...may-be-clones/
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Old 8th January 2021, 00:10     #7226
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Thumbs up

The current season of The Expanse is excellent.
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Old 15th January 2021, 19:45     #7227
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So. Freakin. Good.
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Old 15th January 2021, 22:43     #7228
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WandaVision

Oh well played Marvel. Just when I convinced my kids I was woke.

The Stark toaster with the red light.

The helicopter.

The blood.

"I bet the box opens with something coloured!"

Oh FFS...
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Old 16th January 2021, 22:17     #7229
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Laugh

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