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Old November 1 2012, 03:26 AM   #106
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Mark Hamill earlier today:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What did you make of the big news yesterday?
MARK HAMILL: Oh my gosh, what a shock that was! I had no idea that George was going to sell to Disney until I read it online like everybody else. He did tell us last summer about wanting to go on and do [Episodes] VII, VIII, and IX, and that [newly appointed Lucasfilm president] Kathleen Kennedy would be doing them. He seems to be in a really good place. He’s really happy. And that’s nice because I know that when we were making the movies, he was not a jolly guy on set. [Laughs] I always felt badly for him because he agonizes over details, and I’m sure after imagining it in his head for so many years, to see it realized — he’d look up and just hang his head and groan. Harrison [Ford], Carrie [Fisher], and I were always trying to cheer him up and joke him out of his doom and gloom. I missed his call yesterday, but I spoke to him maybe three weeks ago. But until we know more, it’s hard to make any comment other than congratulations to George.
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Old November 1 2012, 05:13 AM   #107
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.

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Now if Disney also buys CBS and Paramount, we can finally have our Star Wars vs. Star Trek movie.
I think Gene would roll over in his grave if that ever came to pass.
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Old November 1 2012, 05:25 AM   #108
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Hmmm, what about The Clone Wars? Will Cartoon Network keep the rights to air it?
I'm guessing Clone Wars is in jeopardy.

Didn't the purchase of Marvel mean the premature end of Spectacular Spider-man as well as Wolverine & the X-Men?
Yes.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:16 PM   #109
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Now if Disney also buys CBS and Paramount, we can finally have our Star Wars vs. Star Trek movie.
I think Gene would roll over in his grave if that ever came to pass.
If you ask me, he's already spinning in it anyways.
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Old November 1 2012, 03:23 PM   #110
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.

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Now if Disney also buys CBS and Paramount, we can finally have our Star Wars vs. Star Trek movie.
I think Gene would roll over in his grave if that ever came to pass.
Legally, it can't happen. Disney already owns ABC. They cannot also own CBS. They would have to sell it first, and they've shown no interest in doing so.
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Old November 1 2012, 04:44 PM   #111
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Now if Disney also buys CBS and Paramount, we can finally have our Star Wars vs. Star Trek movie.
I think Gene would roll over in his grave if that ever came to pass.
If you ask me, he's already spinning in it anyways.
I suspect he's past caring . . . .
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Old November 1 2012, 05:32 PM   #112
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.

He'd just be thinking (a) Is there any money in it? and (b) Will I get laid as a result of it?
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Old November 1 2012, 09:56 PM   #113
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Must we hear ''this is where the fun begins!'' movie after movie until the end of time?
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Old November 1 2012, 09:59 PM   #114
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^More like 'I've got a bad feeling about this...' surely?
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Old November 1 2012, 11:35 PM   #115
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Does anyone else have an image of Mickey shooting Force lightning while shouting, "POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!" running around in their head?




Doesn't quite work with Mickey...
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Old November 1 2012, 11:55 PM   #116
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^it's linked in the other thread.

ETA: oops, my bad. it's in the other, other thread.
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Old November 2 2012, 01:35 AM   #117
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Does anyone else have an image of Mickey shooting Force lightning while shouting, "POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!" running around in their head?
That's pretty much been my perception of The Walt Disney Company for decades.
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Old November 2 2012, 01:41 AM   #118
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Does anyone else have an image of Mickey shooting Force lightning while shouting, "POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!" running around in their head?
That's pretty much been my perception of The Walt Disney Company for decades.
Forget Disney, that's been my perception of Mitt Romney if he wins on Tuesday.
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Old November 2 2012, 01:59 AM   #119
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Now if Disney also buys CBS and Paramount, we can finally have our Star Wars vs. Star Trek movie.
I think Gene would roll over in his grave if that ever came to pass.
Only to look at his paycheck.
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Old November 2 2012, 05:39 PM   #120
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Crazy thought I had this morning: Kingdom Hearts with Disney and Lucasfilm and Square characters. Seems totally possible now. o_O
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