The Star Wars Thread - *NO SPOILERS*

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by Skippy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:27 am

Seen it. This film is going to be super polarising

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by LewisD » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:30 am

Loved it.

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by Denster » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:36 am

It is going to polarise opinion.

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by Starbreaker » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:57 am

Neither loved it nor hated it. There goes that theory

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:33 am

Anyone who likes Star Wars and statistics will find this 538 piece interesting:

Star Wars, In One Chart
By Walt Hickey and Ella Koeze

Published Dec. 16, 2016

The Galactic Civil War — recently retold in the military history called Star Wars — pitted the Imperial Navy, one of the most sophisticated fighting forces in history, against the ragtag Rebel Alliance. The rebels resoundingly defeated the advances of the better-supplied fleet in a stunning six-year guerrilla war. How did this happen? A FiveThirtyEight analysis of the expeditionary force that saw the bulk of the fighting in the main theater of the rebellion — that is, from Scarif to Yavin to Hoth and finally Endor — found that the consolidation of Imperial forces in immense capital ships and battlestations led to catastrophic losses.

With apologies to Charles Joseph Minard and his visualization of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, here is why you never invade Hoth in winter:

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The Empire’s fatal strategy was particularly obvious at Yavin, when the first Death Star was destroyed — causing the deaths of approximately 2.4 million personnel, or the equivalent of 50 Star Destroyer crews — and at Endor, where the destruction of the second Death Star, a large portion of the Star Destroyer fleet and the Super Star Destroyer Executor led to the demise2 of an estimated 78 Star Destroyers worth of Imperial personnel (3.6 million personnel).

Troops and materiel weren’t the only deciding factor in the conflict. There was also the Force, and the events of Endor shifted the balance of that power toward the Jedi for the first time in the war’s history.

Our chart focuses solely on the military forces shown in the documentaries “Rogue One,” “Star Wars: A New Hope,” “The Empire Strike Back” and “The Return of the Jedi.” General estimates for the number of capital ships come courtesy of Lucasfilm historians, with gaps in the official record filled3 through estimation after research on Wookieepedia and through careful examination of the films themselves. Imperial forces not seen on-screen are not counted as part of the expeditionary counter-Rebellion force.


Animated version of the chart in the link: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/sta ... ry-twitter

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:21 pm

I'm really hating seeing the other thread so busy. Can't wait till sunday!!!

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by Dual » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:30 pm

Starbreaker wrote:Neither loved it nor hated it. There goes that theory


:lol:

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by Godzilla » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:26 pm

Seen it, loved it. So much better than expected, exceptionally well filmed and the trailers show nothing at all. So well done. Most enjoyable cinema experience of the year.

Go in as spoiler free as possible and it'll blow you away!

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:32 pm

On my way to the IMAX now. Just about ready to poo myself with excitement! :mrgreen:

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by Denster » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:40 pm

Enjoy mate. It looks amazing on the big one.

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by Frank » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:53 pm

Avoiding spoilers, are there any IMAX-optimised scenes in the Last Jedi? I know the Falcon escape on Jakku was IMAX enhanced in the Force Awakens (and hasn’t been available anywhere else since!), but I wasn’t sure if there’s anything in glorious fullscreen in this one.

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by Qikz » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:38 am

Loved it. Favourite since Empire.

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by Brerlappin » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:30 am

I really enjoyed it. Aside from the casino world, I thought it was great. I think overall I probably preferred TFA and Rogue One, but that doesn't mean TLJ is a bad film, just a different beast to the others.

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by Tragic Magic » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:02 pm

Just read that Ade Edmondson plays a First Order captain in this :o Is it a talking part or just a miniscule cameo?

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by Alvin Flummux » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:16 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:Just read that Ade Edmondson plays a First Order captain in this :o Is it a talking part or just a miniscule cameo?


If I remember correctly, it's somewhere near the end, and he does have a line, maybe two. If I'm thinking of the right character.

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by Miguel007 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:30 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:Just read that Ade Edmondson plays a First Order captain in this :o Is it a talking part or just a miniscule cameo?


He's nearly in the whole film (sporadically), brief glances of him and he gets a few lines. He's General Hux's right hand man, from what I recall.

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by Tragic Magic » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:40 am

Miguel007 wrote:
Tragic Magic wrote:Just read that Ade Edmondson plays a First Order captain in this :o Is it a talking part or just a miniscule cameo?


He's nearly in the whole film (sporadically), brief glances of him and he gets a few lines. He's General Hux's right hand man.


Wow! Can't wait to see it on the 27th :o

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by Godzilla » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:13 am

If he is in it, I'm sure he is amazing as always.

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by Brerlappin » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:25 am

Edit
Technically that was a spoiler


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