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  1. Pellaeon

    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    John Williams is bringing back classical music!
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    The Quick Question Thread

    Ooh, thanks, @Nick. I’ll see if I can make a date night happen.
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    The Muppets (2015 TV Series)

    Yeah, both were bad, but the newer one was terrible. My siblings and I loved The Jim Henson Hour, though. I always had the clear impression that Bert and Ernie were kids, and vaguely assumed they were brothers.
  4. I’ll be interested to see what the faneditors can do with the picture.
  5. The Force Awakens Solo Rogue One The Last Jedi
  6. Such a shame that it was a financial flop. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a great setup for sequels. I was more enthusiastic about that prospect than anything else they are doing.
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    Star Trek is better than everything

    Coming up with fan theories is fun! Bashing other peoples’ fan theories is also fun!
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    Star Trek is better than everything

    Do you mean fan theories about how the Prequels are actually genius?
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    Star Trek Discovery

    I loved all the “dramatic” scenes when you see all the bridge officers looking around giving each other “meaningful glances,” and you’re like, who?? are all these people?????
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    Star Trek is better than everything

    Just fan theories.
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    John Williams' Magnum Opus

    Oh. Oh no.
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    Star Trek is better than everything

    Things I really like: Treating “All Good Things…” as a sort of backdoor pilot, giving the new series a grounding in something familiar that feels right. The idea of using Galaxy both in terms of branding (we have Abrams’ Enterprise-A and Discovery’s Enterprise already being used in other productions so let’s avoid that… but Galaxy immediately and non-awkwardly connotes the Enterprise-D of TNG). Things I’m not sure I would go with: The young captain who dies — too like Decker from TMP (but maybe it’s better than rehashing Riker from TNG) Time travel/anomalies/traps — please, would an exploration/contact mission be too much to ask?
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    What's The Last Book You Read?

    Yeah. Tolkien is obviously not underrated as a writer of English fictional prose and poetry and as a scholar and an essayist and an inventor of languages, but he was absolutely a master as an all-around aesthete, too. His maps and paintings and sketches and jacket designs are something special. Pair that with quality binding, and you have quite the physical prize. I have been slowly collecting quality hardcovers from the 60s-90s (the 30s-50s editions are more or less out of my reach), and they’re all very, very nice. Too bad he never tried his hand at musical composition, really. Though there is a recording of him singing “The Stone Troll” to an old English folk tune; and the vocal line of “Namárië” from The Road Goes Ever On (song cycle by Donald Swann) is by all accounts more or less Tolkien’s own musical idea. Oh, and this!
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    What's The Last Book You Read?

    Nice! I’ve ordered the Deluxe version. Can’t wait to have it in my hands.
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    What's The Last Book You Read?

    You might be interested to read the poetic version, The Lay of the Children of Húrin, which is also is doom-laden but is written with such relish and verve that it still has an overall heroic feel. It also goes into a lot more detail in the middle section, namely the death of Beleg, Túrin in Nargothrond, and the fall of Nargothrond. This section is bare in the prose version (typical of Tolkien… he tended not to complete stories he had already written in detail in another format). If you like the style of the prose CoH, other writings you should check out include Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin (see ‘The Last Version’ in the recent publication—this takes place after chapter 12 of CoH) and The Wanderings of Húrin (Húrin goes to Doriath after Túrin’s death).
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