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Old February 28 2014, 06:54 AM   #376
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

Actually, Lucas hasn't been pushing anything down anyone's throats. Sure, following the prequels we had a popular, successful series called The Clone Wars. But no one was forced to watch it. And those that did, by and large, enjoyed and appreciated its exploration of the Star Wars characters. Besides, I honestly don't think we'll see a whole lot to do with clones (unless they go the Palpatine route - and then SW fandom might literally implode from the PT theories that will be revived). But to completely ignore the Clone Wars would be to ignore more than half of the saga (considering it's explicit mention in ANH).
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Old February 28 2014, 08:44 AM   #377
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

This is probably not the right thread for this, but Aaron Allston has died.
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Old February 28 2014, 09:09 AM   #378
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

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This is probably not the right thread for this, but Aaron Allston has died.
Oh, I rather liked the stories of his I've read.
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Old February 28 2014, 01:56 PM   #379
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

That's a shame to hear about.

As per Lucas "forcing content down throats," he's done nothing of the sort. For all of George's faults and shortcomings over the years I wouldn't ascribe "forcing content" whatsoever, as the Clone Wars series had an organic audience that grew over time and wasn't forced like Alex DeLarge to watch it with their eyelids artificially pried open. People geniunely enjoyed and appreciated the show and its increasingly interesting writing and it gained a significant following among the SW fanbase and probably more than a few people outside of it who came to like the Lucas universe for the first time because of The Clone Wars being on their television screens every week.

He didn't even force DVD and BluRay changes on us. They're his movies and even if we thought the alterations he made were dumber than dirt coated with Stupid Sauce nobody was forced to buy the new discs nor accept the newest edits as their favorite versions. I've given my fair share of criticism over the years when it comes to George Lucas and his decisions with his films, but in no way was he forcing fans against a wall and blackmailing or coercing them into accepting content they didn't like.
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Old March 5 2014, 09:46 PM   #380
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

Not directly connected to Episode VII (so far as I'm aware), but word just leaked that the first six films in the Saga are being released in digital format for the very first time this coming November.
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Old March 6 2014, 03:35 AM   #381
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

Sounds like there are going to be some fun extras included.
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Old March 6 2014, 04:05 AM   #382
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

I'm feeling a little chronologically challenged today. What does that mean, "released in digital format"? DVDs and Blu-rays are digital media. Confused!
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Old March 6 2014, 04:11 AM   #383
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

Unfortunately there's no elaboration to explain. I'm a bit at a loss myself. Do they mean streaming online with special features or something along those lines?
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Old March 6 2014, 04:56 AM   #384
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It looks like Lily Collins auditioned

http://www.starwars7news.com/2014/03...-for-star.html
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It looks like Lily Collins auditioned

http://www.starwars7news.com/2014/03...-for-star.html
Well, it looks like there's a rumor circulating that she did, anyway.
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Old March 6 2014, 05:26 AM   #386
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This is probably not the right thread for this, but Aaron Allston has died.
Oh, that's awful.
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Old March 6 2014, 05:00 PM   #387
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

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I'm feeling a little chronologically challenged today. What does that mean, "released in digital format"? DVDs and Blu-rays are digital media. Confused!
I believe when you buy a DVD with a "Digital Copy", that means you get a copy (generally, just the movie, I believe, not the extras) that you can save to your hard Drive.
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Old March 6 2014, 08:26 PM   #388
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Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

Forget new digital versions (whatever that will end up meaning): some folks would just like to have cleaned and remastered versions of the original edits of the OT.
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Old March 6 2014, 09:54 PM   #389
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It looks like Lily Collins auditioned

http://www.starwars7news.com/2014/03...-for-star.html
I could definitely see her as Han & Leia's daughter.
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Old March 6 2014, 11:14 PM   #390
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Forget new digital versions (whatever that will end up meaning): some folks would just like to have cleaned and remastered versions of the original edits of the OT.
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