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Old February 6 2013, 09:29 AM   #136
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Re: Poor Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru... Oh Well!

It's difficult to say for sure from the movie footage, but blue-skinned Aayla Secura might have sensed something awful about to happen in the handful of moments before her Clones cut her down on the exotic fungus planet Felucia.
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Old February 6 2013, 02:01 PM   #137
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that's bad, convenient writing from Lucas.
To be fair, I think it was bad, convenient directing from Lucas
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Old February 7 2013, 01:40 AM   #138
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It's difficult to say for sure from the movie footage, but blue-skinned Aayla Secura might have sensed something awful about to happen in the handful of moments before her Clones cut her down on the exotic fungus planet Felucia.
The Clones should've tried to sleep with her instead of kill her. Dummies.
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Old February 7 2013, 06:29 AM   #139
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I'm still trying to figure out what happened to George's directing chops between 1976 and 1997 when Episode I cameras began rolling. The guy got pretty terrific performances out of the casts of the original movie as well as American Graffiti, then by the time the prequels rolled around a little over two decades later it seems the man forgot almost everything he knew about crafting likable, exciting characters that the audience could relate to.

Compare Richard Dreyfuss in 1973 to Liam Neeson in 1997 or Natalie Portman in 2003. It's almost as if two completely different men were directing those movies but....nope. Same dude in button-up shirts and flannel.
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Old February 7 2013, 08:14 AM   #140
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It's obvious. The flannel is a living creature. It's consumed his brain.
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Old February 7 2013, 08:19 AM   #141
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There's an alien parasite living in his neck. He's no longer in control.
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Old February 7 2013, 02:35 PM   #142
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I'm still trying to figure out what happened to George's directing chops between 1976 and 1997 when Episode I cameras began rolling... It's almost as if two completely different men were directing those movies but....nope. Same dude in button-up shirts and flannel.
21 years, marriage, divorce, fatherhood, immense wealth and global celebrity not enough for ya?
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Old February 7 2013, 02:37 PM   #143
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A lot of the same things didn't seem to hurt Steven Spielberg. But then Steven is a better director than George even when Lucas has been at his best.
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Old February 7 2013, 02:43 PM   #144
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I just discovered this little gem.
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Old February 7 2013, 02:46 PM   #145
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I have his action figure. They did a "Lucas Family Collector Set" featuring pretty well-made figures of the four characters that the Lucas family played in Episode III.

His adopted son Jett played the teenage Padawan who slices up a few blue Clones of the 501st and then is prompty gunned down. It's the scene where Bail Organa rushes to the Jedi Temple to investigate the Clones' attack.
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A lot of the same things didn't seem to hurt Steven Spielberg. But then Steven is a better director than George even when Lucas has been at his best.
It's almost as if they were two different people...
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That does it. Get out there and finish tending to the moisture vaporators before it gets dark. The Troll People will be out soon and we don't want anybody hurt.
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Old February 8 2013, 12:20 AM   #148
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I don't see what was wrong with Neeson in TPM.

Neeson is pretty much always great no matter what he does.
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Old February 8 2013, 12:26 AM   #149
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Liam wasn't bad, but I used him as a midpoint in the deterioration of George's directing chops. You go from Dreyfuss knocking it right out of the park in 1973 to Neeson (mostly okay) then the wooden performance he coaxed out of poor Natalie in Episode III when the girl deserved better material and a chance to shine.
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Old February 13 2013, 11:07 PM   #150
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Back to the OT-- The second issue of Dark Horse comics Star Wars, written by Brian Wood and taking place in the weeks post-ANH, has Leia wistfully watching old travel vids of Alderaan and makes mention that she hasn't had time to properly grieve her loss. I would bet that there will be a similar moment for Luke regarding Owen and Beru as well at some point.
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