Star Wars: Episode VII: The Nerd Rage Awakens

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  1. cooleddie74

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    Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

    Well, then it would just a fugly insult to decent fans everywhere. :p
     
  2. CorporalCaptain

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    I remember having some angst at the TMP Enterprise refit. The nacelle, pylon, and deflector changes were fairly radical. But now it's my second-favorite Federation ship design, after the original design, so it definitely grew on me.
     
  3. cooleddie74

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    I like the refitted 1701 and Enterprise-A main deflector designs a lot more than I do those on most later Federation starships, all the subsequent Enterprises included. None of the later ones come close except perhaps the Enterprise-D because I grew so used to and liked the appearance of the TNG ship over the course of the seven years the show was on the air.
     
  4. davejames

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    I will say there was something cool about having just a simple, old-fashioned radar dish on top of this beat-up, clunky looking scifi spaceship. Kind of gave it a bit of that retro scifi feel which I've always loved.

    But the new dish (or I guess I should call it antenna now?) does have a pretty cool shape to it as well, so I'm sure I'll get used to it pretty quickly.
     
  5. Samurai8472

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    It's not just a radar dish!!

    It represents the little people! The ewoks and people reaching out for the stars!

    Did we got quietly into the night when a ZERO was missing from the Abram enterprise?!?!

    NO!

    We made a fuss!
     
  6. cooleddie74

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    Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

    A lot of cars look at least a little different after 30-plus years, and especially after they sustained damage and required repairs and/or a component upgrade. Let's not forget the Falcon was already an aging freighter when Han won her from Lando in the game of sabacc so it's not as if she was anything close to factory-fresh at the time of the OT. Han and Chewie probably turned her inside out during the years they owned her and left little in the original manufacturer's condition.
     
  7. Skywalker

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    Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

    Nah, still just a dish.
     
  8. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

    turns out that the "falling hand" theory might be true :(

    just check near the bottom of article
     
  9. Shaka Zulu

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    What seems to be your fucking problem with Abrams?:vulcan: :rolleyes:

    And who do you think can do a better job?
     
  10. sojourner

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    ^Wow, late to that party aren't ya?
     
  11. Captaindemotion

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    Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

    On my reading of the article, the piece to which you refer just seems to be re-listing existing rumours and gossip about the storyline. I don't know that it could be said to make those rumours any more credible or likely.
     
  12. kirk55555

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    Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

    :rommie:

    That post is probably old enough to be classified as ancient. In the past 9 months, I've become hopeful and actually excited for the new Star wars movie, and generally just been posting about how interesting/cool the stuff we're seeing has been or thoughts on the rumors. Maybe you should read through more of the thread before responding to posts made three quarters of a year ago. :vulcan:
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    kirk's more positive and open-minded and he's come a long ways. Give him credit where it's rightfully due.
     
  14. Lonemagpie

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    The Falcon has several different versions over the the films of the OT anyway - and the various models, the full size sets for ANH and ESB, and the matte painting, all have noticeable differences between them.

    So, basically, Han's always been modding and changing it, as long he's owned it. It'd be more of a problem if it was suddenly identical to one of the previous movie's versions in every detail.
     
  15. davejames

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    Well to be fair, the previous changes (like the two extra landing gear or the more detailed cockpit interior) were much less noticeable than this.
     
  16. UssGlenn

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    Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

    Yes, but this change actually makes sense in universe.
     
  17. Captaindemotion

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    Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

    But considerably less time elapsed between the previous three movies than has passed between Jedi and this one, so it's not unreasonable that the ship has changed more over those intervening years.
     
  18. davejames

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    Well as I said before, I have no problem with the change myself. I'm just recognizing that it's a much bigger and more noticeable change than the previous ones we've seen.
     
  19. cooleddie74

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    Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

    If an already-battered, aging Corellian ship that Han and Chewie had already made a lot of modifications to even before Episode IV didn't have some visible changes to its external configuration or even some internal details in the 30-plus years between the OT and Episode VII then that would be the strange thing. Most hotshot car owners who like to drive their classic vehicles change at least something over the course of several decades as cool new options and features make themselves available.

    A Millennium Falcon that hadn't changed at all since the end of Return of the Jedi would be the real oddity for fans to explain away.
     
  20. davejames

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    Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII

    Well given that we first saw the Falcon back in the prequels, it's got to be the equivalent of someone today driving around in a car from the 40s or something. Although presumably ships like that were built to be a lot more sturdy and long-lasting than any car.