Star Wars: The Force Awakens Pre-Discussion

SamuraiEchidna

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This trailer is a very nice Thanksgiving gift. For once, I'm actually looking forward to something Star Wars related, and I haven't been able to say that since the prequel trilogy. :)
 

Dr Kain

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Kamen Rider IXA

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It still isn't worth destroying 3 decades of continuity. As someone who have bought and read SW-books since my childhood, I consider this a slap in the face from Disney. "Pretty much everything from Star Wars Universe is now irrelevant".
It's not like I want to break anyone's hype about episode VII, but quality of Clone Wars and Rebels, pretty much shows which direction Disney wants Star Wars to go. It won't be near as good as TNJO or Thrawn Trilogy.
 

Khaiden

Heroes are forever
Time will tell whether the new content they release will be as creative. They've still yet to do anything beyond Luke, Leia, Vader and all familiar film characters. The Old Republic is the most requested time period to re-explore (or be brought back as it was). Since it's only been a year with this new canon it might be too soon to give any harsh criticism, but so far not good. They're being very predictable and repetitive.

The one good thing we get from this is the single cohesive continuity it was trying to be before. This ain't no expanded universe, it's just the universe.
And Chewie lives.
 

Toku Prime

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Eh, that ship sailed for me long ago. I also read a lot of the novels as a kid (the X-Wing novel series in particular were some of the most beloved science fiction of my childhood). Hell, I could quote specs of the starfighters and capital ships. :sweat: But long before Disney came along, I got turned off by the Yuuzhan Vong storyline that to me just felt like they were trying to turn the franchise into something completely different. And since then I've gone through the Star Trek reboot, seen oh so many classic sci-fi flicks given (usually terrible) reboots, discovered Doctor Who (now there's a fictional universe that doesn't care one bit about contradicting itself), and I've gotten into toku shows that have an annual soft-reboot. So I can't be outraged about the expanded universe any more. I've still got the books on my shelf.

Besides, the success of the MCU lies in how it ignores the books and their fans whenever it feels like making a change will allow it to appeal more to the general audience. And that works - I know lots of people who saw the Avengers movies, yet I've never even seen the book on sale in this country. JJ Abrams did the exact same thing to Star Trek to give it a mass appeal.

All I really care about is whether the new film can give me that same sense of excitement that the original trilogy did when I was little.
It's not like I want to break anyone's hype about episode VII, but quality of Clone Wars and Rebels, pretty much shows which direction Disney wants Star Wars to go. It won't be near as good as TNJO or Thrawn Trilogy.
The Clone Wars was (to my knowledge) only broadcast on satellite TV here in the UK, and after watching the prequel trilogy I wasn't willing to pay the subscription fee just to see what the cartoon was like. I think the same was true of Rebels, but tbh I haven't seen a single commercial or TV listing for it.
 
Japanese trailer has something...
[video=youtube;7XNit858b6I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNit858b6I[/video]
 
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Kamen Rider IXA

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What's the point of discussing a mediocre and boring movie, which kills off one of the best characters in the franchise and expects fans to just accept this fact and love it?
Which they do, proving once and for all, that Star Wars fanbase is one of the worst, and totally deserve the creatively bankrupt movies like TFA.
 
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Wing Saber

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I haven't seen it yet, but from what I've heard it lived up to the hype. Especially when some of the fans disliked the prequel trilogy.
 
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