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Old October 31 2012, 02:33 AM   #271
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Re: Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm

As this is the biggest confirmed sci-fi news in decades, maybe ever, 4 threads in the forum sounds about a little light
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Old October 31 2012, 02:36 AM   #272
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We're only 3 1/2 hours into the party, and I'm sure it will stretch on for days if not months. Sure, let's have all the threads be about this. I'm psyched!
I wonder if we'll get enough traffic to justify bringing back the Star Wars forum.

...probably not.

But still!

Let me just randomly dial back here for a second. I remember when the Star Wars trilogy was something that was made before I was even born. And then I remember the rumours that there'd be a new trilogy, and using my dial-up internet to grab a heavily pixellated version of this trailer:

And watching it over and over.

New Star Wars. That was a weird rush. And here I was pretending that I was perfectly fine and totally over George Lucas' Star Wars movies.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:44 AM   #273
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

Wow, I can't believe this. I honestly thought it was a joke when I first saw it.
I've liked a lot of Disney live action stuff they've done lately (the four Pirates, Prince of Persia, Tron Legacy, Avengers) so I trust them to find the right people for this. I think I'm more interested in a Disney produced SW trilogy than I would be if it were still entirely Lucas.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:47 AM   #274
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Hah! I can remember when the original Star Wars came out and was the biggest thing in human history! People waiting in line for a movie - impossible! People seeing the same movie more than once - insane! People seeing the same movie a dozen or a hundred times - one of the Seven Signs of the Apocalypse for sure!!!

And yeah, I also remember rumblings about a trilogy of trilogies aaaaaaallllll the way back then. This Master Plan is a long time in the making.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:50 AM   #275
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So, with this news, is the internet going to finally blow up and should we start an episode 7 news, pics rumors ect. page?
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Old October 31 2012, 02:52 AM   #276
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So, with this news, is the internet going to finally blow up and should we start an episode 7 news, pics rumors ect. page?
Trek BBS used to have a dedicated Star Wars subforum back during the PT era. I wouldn't be surprised to see it reopened, since a new trilogy plus all the other Star Wars miscellany would produce plenty of traffic to make keeping it open worthwhile.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:53 AM   #277
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It's a much smaller canon problem than the one Abrams sidestepped with alternate universes in his Star Trek, so I think they'll be fine.
Be interesting to see how the EU itself would deal with this.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:55 AM   #278
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So, with this news, is the internet going to finally blow up and should we start an episode 7 news, pics rumors ect. page?
Trek BBS used to have a dedicated Star Wars subforum back during the PT era. I wouldn't be surprised to see it reopened, since a new trilogy plus all the other Star Wars miscellany would produce plenty of traffic to make keeping it open worthwhile.
Yeah, I supose Star Wars movies will be pumped as fast as Harry Potter or Twighlight or POTC now.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:57 AM   #279
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MY GOD. This is as if MacDonald's bought the Statue of Liberty and we had to wait until 2015 to see if they painted her crown red!!!!!!

Actually I think it's fabulous.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:57 AM   #280
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Wow, I can't believe this. I honestly thought it was a joke when I first saw it.
I've liked a lot of Disney live action stuff they've done lately (the four Pirates, Prince of Persia, Tron Legacy, Avengers) so I trust them to find the right people for this. I think I'm more interested in a Disney produced SW trilogy than I would be if it were still entirely Lucas.
Lucasfilm will exist as a separate entity within the Disney Empire, and Kathleen Kennedy will head the division, and is the Lucas appointed head of the Star Wars franchise. So, fans shouldn't be up in arms or entertaining gloom and doom scenarios. With Kennedy at the helm, she will be the one picking people to write and direct, not the higher ups at The House of Mouse.
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Old October 31 2012, 03:05 AM   #281
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It's a much smaller canon problem than the one Abrams sidestepped with alternate universes in his Star Trek, so I think they'll be fine.
Be interesting to see how the EU itself would deal with this.
Back when the Prequel Trilogy came out they handled it with a lot of handwaving (Ruusan Reformation) or just straight up rewriting the canon around the decanonized stuff so it still fit. They've also had to do this yet again to accomodate the Clone Wars cartoon.

So more of the same, I suspect. The EU's always existed on that kind of suffrage, that a major Star Wars production could bulldoze through its narrative logic at any moment, so I can't say they're that unprepared.
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Old October 31 2012, 03:08 AM   #282
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My big question is will they use the original cast? If so then I guess the story would pick up 20-30 years after ROTJ. I'd love to see that. Luke as the wisened old Obi Wan type character leading the new Jedi Order. Leia some bigshot political leader. Han being a grizzled old badass.

Or would they actually recast these characters?
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Old October 31 2012, 03:10 AM   #283
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I've been a Star Wars fan for all 34 years of my existence. I remember the dark times, where being a fan meant you were out in the wilderness. I remember the announcement of the prequels.

This, IMHO, is great news. What's the alternative? Lucas dies and a hack takes over?

Instead we have Kathleen Kennedy, co-founder of Amblin Entertainment and friend of Lucas running Lucasfilm with Lucas writing treatments for new movies. Spielberg, who worked on Episode III, may even direct Episode VII (though that's speculation).

This is not the Empire co-opting the Rebels--this is Star Wars getting a solid benefactor with Lucas ensuring the franchise continues with his vision. Great news.
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Old October 31 2012, 03:10 AM   #284
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You know, I got mixed feelings about this. I kind of like the fact that Lucas has stayed true to his word and not done any more movies after ROTS. It seems sad and cheap that as soon as someone else obtains the rights to Star Wars, they jump in and waste no time getting a new movie ready. I'm actually afraid Star Wars id going to get diluted.

But, on the other hand, new Star Wars! Even if it's crap, nothing beats the rush of seeing a new Star Wars film in theatres.
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Old October 31 2012, 03:11 AM   #285
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I think the sequel trilogy should be about a new group of characters, but I would love to see the the original Luke, Leia, and Han pop up in cameos. Maybe leaders of a new Jedi council or something.

I am completely unfamiliar with the EU, so I don't know what they're actually up to.
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