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  1. I don't even know which $#&@^ thread to put this in, so I'm putting it here. Just to have a say. Just got back from seeing it. I was overwhelmed. Overwhelmed that so much money and "talent" could be thrown together and all that comes out is a rehash of the OT. I wish people would stop being so impressionable and so apt to get caught up in a frenzy, and wouldn't rush out to see these films, because they're just encouraging these goons to stay cowardly and lazy. There are no Alan Ladd Jr.s in the world anymore, apparently. The music was INVISIBLE, not remotely memorable, and I don't care if you all start peeing your pants over that statement. I totally avoided any articles about this film over the past few years, so that when I went in, it would be totally original. IRONY-- I couldn't believe how many scenes were derivative from the past films. Quick question, how does a bad guy, who's supposed to be the new stand-in wannabe Vader, Get pretty much owned by a soul brutha with no training and a desert scavenger with no training (don't give me that "she's strong with the force" crap), both with absolutely no idea how to use a lightsaber? And this villain clown, who didn't need to wear a mask since he's a horsefaced Marilyn Manson lookalike to start with, is the new ripoff stand-in Emperor's right hand man? What a steaming dumb pile of... well you know. And by the way, I could've delivered an open-hand slap on the side of that dude's face, and he would've stumbled off, crying. Not for one moment was I in any way threatened by him. Oh, and for those of you too young to know, the evil-superior-master-perched-above-on-a-throne-before-his-henchmen and the silver stormtrooper were brought to you by Battlestar Galactica, 1978. And when I read that good ol' Larry Kasdan was involved, I told myself, "Well Jeff, that dude has had his dick in his right hand for thirty+ years, wishing he could've killed Han Solo, and it looks like he'll finally get to finish off." Predictable. The reappearance of the old stars just made it more obvious how far things have fallen. I was pretty sure that I was going to see Carrie Fisher die of old age on camera, but alas. And just as I suspected, Harrison Ford probably only agreed to appear as Han just to get that payday. Hell, it was a payday all around, for Disney, for Ford, for Abrams, for everybody. Except for me, who wasted $13.50 to lose two hours of my life that I will never get back. I am done with Star Wars films. During the movie, I accepted the reality that I have hit the age when nothing is as good as it once was. Either that, or this movie SUCKED. I need to stop trying to be optimistic, believing that people can do great things I guess. My wife said, "I'm sorry." And I said, "For what? My name isn't on that shitpile."
  2. Rest in peace Mr Spock. I don't know what else to say, I was shocked. I guess that's when you know someone as a real living legend: I knew he had been sick for a while, and he was in his 80s, but like Ray Harryhausen, it seemed impossible that he wouldn't always be around.
  3. Aww thanks fellas. Jay -- I've been okay I guess. Anyways, don't mean to hijack the thread so... On with Star Trek ?
  4. Yes Captain. Apparently, my regeneration was connected to the terraforming that took place on the genesis planet and--- Yeah, I'm alive. How have you been?
  5. Being a Trekkie is like a crossbow or high blood pressure-- it's a silent killer.
  6. So after nearly 6 years, I am bowing out of this forum. I cannot reconcile with myself the practice of expression in an environment that subjects me to censorship. Farewell.

  7. For me, what makes the CD the winner over LPs is this: each time you play that vinyl, it wears out a little bit more. Every time you play that CD, it pretty much sounds exactly like it did the last time you played it.
  8. Same thing. Minus the sound system. I plan on converting our den into a movie theater some day. Some time, when my wife isn't looking.
  9. Every time I listen to that opening track, I swear I can hear the shuttle as it drops from the star destroyer, even though my brain knows it isn't really there. Much like how I can always hear Chewie when I listen to the Throne Room track. Shows what a nerd I am.
  10. My son would rate this movie a 5, but then again he always jumps to the part when the group is afoot in the jungle, searching for Ann. And then he always stops it when they trap Kong. I've told myself that one of these days I'm going to do my own edit of this ridiculously overblown movie, and streamline it into a tight and solid one. But then I realize that I'd just be turning it into the original, better King Kong, and so I just put THAT dvd in the player instead.
  11. Well, Snyder has at least selected his new Superman. Somewhere, Brandon Routh is crying into his pillow. "Blast you, Singer!"
  12. One of the most perfect cues in movie history, put to perfect use. Merry Christmas you loonies!
  13. To be honest, I bought the OST years ago... and never listened to it. Can't explain that one. So I guess I'll pass on this one, since it must not be that important to me.
  14. I like the drawings of Vader's castle, as well as original designs for the carbon freezing chamber, before it became the "disco floor."
  15. FSM- probably the Blue Box Varese- Lawrence of Arabia (original short release) Intrada- Creature from the Black Lagoon LLL- Batman The Animated Series
  16. Well, aesthetically, you'll be glad to know that they made sure to match the Making of Star Wars book. The font, the pages, the layout, the thickness of it-- all in keeping with the first book. Crap like that makes me happy. And like the first book, they seem to have went out of their way to find photos that Star Wars nuts like ourselves have never seen before. In other words, it's awesome so far (visually). Oh, and there's maybe 3 or 4 pages about the score (but they've got pics in there,too).
  17. With all of the cam bootlegs that are downloadable, most people, even if they do like a new release, aren't likely to slap down money for admission to a cinema more than once for a movie that they really enjoy. I hate going to the movies. I can say, though, that I saw Jurassic Park 3 times. You had to see that in a movie theatre; watching it once it came out on VHS was noticeably less effective.
  18. I think a few years ago I started a thread exactly like this one. Star Wars: brown ESB: blue ROTJ: red I think that we're subconsciously influenced by the ad campaigns for the films, or by color schemes of tie-in products. The blue and red colors no doubt are from this (the novelization for Empire had a blue cover; the Jedi logo was usually in red against black).
  19. The version of the main theme from "The River" as featured on the 40 Years set has percussion that's not so dated. I know what you mean.
  20. Listening to the new Tadlow "Lawrence of Arabia." It is spectacular. You can take your Silva screen release and give it to your dog to play with.
  21. To quote George Takei and C-3PO: "Oh my."
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