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    Docteur Qui reacted to TSMefford in STRANGER THINGS   
    Hard disagree. Honestly so tired of this idea these days that we have to move move move. I appreciate the show letting moments breath and letting the characters linger a little more. 
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    Docteur Qui reacted to ricsim88 in Any recordings of the TROS concert material?   
    Just received an email from Hal Leonard. The suite is scheduled to be released mid July. It wouldn’t be surprising if JW performed something from it at the Hollywood Bowl.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    It's conversations like these that make me glad that I keep Star Wars at arms-length. Doctor Who is more built for this kind of thing. Loose canon, bizarre continuity, wild variations in quality? That's my bread and butter. If it's a rip-roaring adventure then it's Doctor Who. If it's a sluggishly-paced piece of hot garbage, you'd better believe it's also Doctor Who. It's all gloriously inconsistent, and best of all, if you really don't like something then you can just pretend it never happened. Chances are the next writer will do the same!
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from DarthDementous in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Great addition! I love that RTD snagged Harris for the special(s), he was great in It's a Sin. The rumour mill has all but figured out who he'll be playing (spoilers below)
     
     
    Gosh I love being excited about this show again!
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from DrTenma in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Breaking news: Fans of John Williams surprised and angered that music not by John Williams is not as good as music by John Williams
     
    Holt's music is nice. I like the Alderaan stuff a lot, and Leia's new theme has shades of Powell in it, particularly the longer melodic line work. Much better than a lot of her contemporaries who keep their themes in strict four-bar phrases. I look forward to hearing her work in isolation.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Jay in THE LAST JEDI - OST Album MUSIC Discussion (No Movie Spoilers)   
    what a random but timely bump for me, I listened to my new copy of the OST album today (I finally got the jewel case version) and quite enjoyed it!  I hadn't listened to any version of the score in a while.  That Fathiers track is good, yea, and I also really like A New Alliance and Chrome Dome
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    Docteur Qui reacted to DarthDementous in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Doctor Who also gets away with a lot by having time travel be its central conceit, so a lot of outright contradictions can literally be justified by time being re-written
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    Docteur Qui reacted to mstrox in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    I’m on record that continuity is a death cult and that much like the major comics companies were before it (and will be again), Star Wars was well served by a continuity reboot.  However, that ComingSoon article isn’t actually talking about continuity, but is talking about an assumption we all made based on Vader and Obi-wan’s dialogue in Star Wars about when they last met.  It’s a logical assumption, likely the MOST logical, but still just an assumption.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to mstrox in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    The Disney statement on racism was specifically directed towards people sending explicitly racist comments and messages to an actor.  Other people who didn’t like the series assumed (it had something to do with) (the world revolved around) them and got their knickers in a twist.
     
     
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Manakin Skywalker in The John Williams Orchestra Library at the Juilliard School   
    Who says I'm not a bot? One day the world will be ready to accept us 😭
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from ThePenitentMan1 in The John Williams Orchestra Library at the Juilliard School   
    I don't really know enough about the operations of Julliard to agree or disagree with you there. But I think it's lovely that he's donating to an institution that had such an impact on his music education. It's better than the manuscripts falling into the hands of rich and greedy art collectors, then they'd never see the light of day. The important thing is that Williams' wishes are being respected.
     
    Hopefully they will digitise the works and when they enter public domain they become available for anyone to study. That obviously won't benefit us but for future generations it will be a phenomenal resource. And who knows, they might digitise them anyway, and access will be granted for universities around the world. That'd be amazing.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Andy in The John Williams Orchestra Library at the Juilliard School   
    I don't really know enough about the operations of Julliard to agree or disagree with you there. But I think it's lovely that he's donating to an institution that had such an impact on his music education. It's better than the manuscripts falling into the hands of rich and greedy art collectors, then they'd never see the light of day. The important thing is that Williams' wishes are being respected.
     
    Hopefully they will digitise the works and when they enter public domain they become available for anyone to study. That obviously won't benefit us but for future generations it will be a phenomenal resource. And who knows, they might digitise them anyway, and access will be granted for universities around the world. That'd be amazing.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from j39m in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    McDiarmid was heavily present in the recent SW celebrations yeah? I imagine we'll be seeing him pop up in Obi-Wan, most likely in scenes with Vader. He's very enthusiastic about his role, I doubt he'd say no if they asked him.
     
     
     
    I agree with all of this. Youtube film "critics" have really lowered the bar when it comes to film discourse, based purely on the fact that most of them are only interested in watching the same bunch of films over and over again in a single genre. Film criticism has traditionally been an area in which the writers watch hundreds of different films in a given year, so the critique comes from a place of broad knowledge rather than the genre-specific, obsessive pedanticism evident in the Youtube garbage.
     
    That said, I always figured the whole public amnesia about the Jedi was more related to the fact that even at the height of the Republic there only appears to be a few thousand of them, relative to the hundreds of billions of people in the galaxy. Most people would never have seen one, so a mythological status was effectively already in place when the Empire took over. If you really want to get deep, add in a massive propaganda machine expunging them from the records and some "magic" (Dark Side Force bullshit) and it's not much of a leap to get where we are in A New Hope. It's certainly nothing I've ever given much thought to until I wrote this post.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to artguy360 in I can't believe it's not John Williams! (the best imitators)   
    Wow! I've never heard of this composer before. There is so much of JW's sound in Moody's compositions shown here. It's actually exciting to hear someone writing in the same stylistic ballpark as JW as a modern composer.
     
    Wow again, I just listened to his re-score for this chase scene and you will literally think you are listening to JW action music with a slightly different voice. But the rhythmic tendencies and orchestration is totally JW. 
     
    https://youtu.be/ym-AZjPZ-a0
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from artguy360 in I can't believe it's not John Williams! (the best imitators)   
    I met Cameron a few years ago at a scoring workshop in New York, he was 15 at the time and blew everyone away with his skill. I thought I was going to be the biggest Williams fan there until I met him! Great to see his music shared here, he's very driven and very talented and a really nice guy. I hope to hear more of his his own personal style develop and mature, but have no doubt that will happen.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from MaxTheHouseelf in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Man, that wasn't good. The budget limitations of the Disney+ model are really showing. This story (if it even needed to be told) really should have been a movie. The confrontation between Vader and Obi was so underwhelming. The direction was flat, the blocking/choreography clunky... Some nice visual language with the red and blue lightsabers in the dark, but compare it to the similar sequence in The Force Awakens between Rey and Kylo Ren (which had emotional stakes and brutal, heavy fight choreography) and it's almost laughable. Pathetic that Vader was stopped by a bit of fire that he and the stormtroopers could've easily walked around. And didn't he literally just extinguish a fire with the Force before the new one started? And couldn't do it again? Or, you know, pull Obi-Wan and his helpers into the fire? Maddening.
     
    They shot their wad too early bringing in Vader at this point. The dramatic tension established at the end of the last episode is now all but gone. And c'mon Natalie, you had the perfect opportunity to knock this episode out of the park. The lack of Imperial March was enough, but what is there was just so thin and uninspired, the action music in the previous episode had more punch than this. I'm stoked she got this assignment but I really feel like she dropped the ball on this ep.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Holko in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Man, that wasn't good. The budget limitations of the Disney+ model are really showing. This story (if it even needed to be told) really should have been a movie. The confrontation between Vader and Obi was so underwhelming. The direction was flat, the blocking/choreography clunky... Some nice visual language with the red and blue lightsabers in the dark, but compare it to the similar sequence in The Force Awakens between Rey and Kylo Ren (which had emotional stakes and brutal, heavy fight choreography) and it's almost laughable. Pathetic that Vader was stopped by a bit of fire that he and the stormtroopers could've easily walked around. And didn't he literally just extinguish a fire with the Force before the new one started? And couldn't do it again? Or, you know, pull Obi-Wan and his helpers into the fire? Maddening.
     
    They shot their wad too early bringing in Vader at this point. The dramatic tension established at the end of the last episode is now all but gone. And c'mon Natalie, you had the perfect opportunity to knock this episode out of the park. The lack of Imperial March was enough, but what is there was just so thin and uninspired, the action music in the previous episode had more punch than this. I'm stoked she got this assignment but I really feel like she dropped the ball on this ep.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from DarthDementous in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Man, that wasn't good. The budget limitations of the Disney+ model are really showing. This story (if it even needed to be told) really should have been a movie. The confrontation between Vader and Obi was so underwhelming. The direction was flat, the blocking/choreography clunky... Some nice visual language with the red and blue lightsabers in the dark, but compare it to the similar sequence in The Force Awakens between Rey and Kylo Ren (which had emotional stakes and brutal, heavy fight choreography) and it's almost laughable. Pathetic that Vader was stopped by a bit of fire that he and the stormtroopers could've easily walked around. And didn't he literally just extinguish a fire with the Force before the new one started? And couldn't do it again? Or, you know, pull Obi-Wan and his helpers into the fire? Maddening.
     
    They shot their wad too early bringing in Vader at this point. The dramatic tension established at the end of the last episode is now all but gone. And c'mon Natalie, you had the perfect opportunity to knock this episode out of the park. The lack of Imperial March was enough, but what is there was just so thin and uninspired, the action music in the previous episode had more punch than this. I'm stoked she got this assignment but I really feel like she dropped the ball on this ep.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from DigitalfreakNYC in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Man, that wasn't good. The budget limitations of the Disney+ model are really showing. This story (if it even needed to be told) really should have been a movie. The confrontation between Vader and Obi was so underwhelming. The direction was flat, the blocking/choreography clunky... Some nice visual language with the red and blue lightsabers in the dark, but compare it to the similar sequence in The Force Awakens between Rey and Kylo Ren (which had emotional stakes and brutal, heavy fight choreography) and it's almost laughable. Pathetic that Vader was stopped by a bit of fire that he and the stormtroopers could've easily walked around. And didn't he literally just extinguish a fire with the Force before the new one started? And couldn't do it again? Or, you know, pull Obi-Wan and his helpers into the fire? Maddening.
     
    They shot their wad too early bringing in Vader at this point. The dramatic tension established at the end of the last episode is now all but gone. And c'mon Natalie, you had the perfect opportunity to knock this episode out of the park. The lack of Imperial March was enough, but what is there was just so thin and uninspired, the action music in the previous episode had more punch than this. I'm stoked she got this assignment but I really feel like she dropped the ball on this ep.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to DarthDementous in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    'This is a space opera' really does not supersede or excuse Vader literally expressing his intention to capture Kenobi so he can torment him in his own time, to then giving up because some fire was in his way that he easily extinguished with the Force earlier

    I don't think it's a convention of the space opera genre for the villain to act against their expressed motivation so the hero can get away, at least that certainly doesn't happen in the Original Trilogy or even the Prequel Trilogy unless I'm forgetting something

    It's definitely on the creators to provide a plausible scenario that prevents the villain from being able to immediately pursue and capture the target or else it takes you out of the experience. For example, at the end of Empire Strikes Back Vader is extremely keen on capturing Luke and his friends, but they end up reactivating the hyperdrive which until TLJ was impossible to track because you could be jumping to literally anywhere. Vader knows this, and in a really nice character moment instead of punishing the terrified Imperials like he has done before in the movie, he knows that the failing is down to his plan and so he just stalks off

    I think they could've constructed a situation in which Vader is too pre-occupied to pursue Kenobi being dragged away by the binary load-lifter, perhaps if the explosives were pretty much right in front of Vader and he has to use the Force to create a barrier around himself to slowly hold back and walk out of the engulfing explosion whilst Kenobi is whisked away, and then when he emerges he's completely gone. As it stands there's literally no in-universe reason why Vader doesn't just yank the broken Kenobi back with the Force, it's unfortunately a poor sequence overall
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    Docteur Qui reacted to DarthDementous in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    I’ve mostly been fine with Obi Wan’s characterisation so far but I think it took a misstep this episode
     
    This lad has been on the run from the galactic government for years now, he should be significantly more paranoid and far more guarded about what he says, feeling like that he can trust absolutely nobody
     
    So to have him ousted because he blurts out Leia and then starts openly talking about being a Jedi after the fact is an incredibly strange choice for the character that takes away from his believability 
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Alex in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    The action is really clunky and poorly directed imo.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from PokeDocMatt in OBI-WAN KENOBI - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    McDiarmid was heavily present in the recent SW celebrations yeah? I imagine we'll be seeing him pop up in Obi-Wan, most likely in scenes with Vader. He's very enthusiastic about his role, I doubt he'd say no if they asked him.
     
     
     
    I agree with all of this. Youtube film "critics" have really lowered the bar when it comes to film discourse, based purely on the fact that most of them are only interested in watching the same bunch of films over and over again in a single genre. Film criticism has traditionally been an area in which the writers watch hundreds of different films in a given year, so the critique comes from a place of broad knowledge rather than the genre-specific, obsessive pedanticism evident in the Youtube garbage.
     
    That said, I always figured the whole public amnesia about the Jedi was more related to the fact that even at the height of the Republic there only appears to be a few thousand of them, relative to the hundreds of billions of people in the galaxy. Most people would never have seen one, so a mythological status was effectively already in place when the Empire took over. If you really want to get deep, add in a massive propaganda machine expunging them from the records and some "magic" (Dark Side Force bullshit) and it's not much of a leap to get where we are in A New Hope. It's certainly nothing I've ever given much thought to until I wrote this post.
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