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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 10 September 2001 11:24 AM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

This is a shot from Star Wars: Episode II. Obi Wan Jehovah?!


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 10 September 2001 01:33 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's a little bit of the messiah in everyone with a high midichlorion(?) count.
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posted 10 September 2001 01:59 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Real subtle George. Keep in mind, it was Anakin that you decided was immaculately concieved... but, you've never been good at keeping details straight. Not giving you another red cent. Damn you to the darkest moon of Hoth.

[ September 10, 2001: Message edited by: Trinitty ]


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 10 September 2001 02:02 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mwahahaha. My schwartz is bigger than his.
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rasmus
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posted 10 September 2001 02:08 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think I saw Star Wars about 15 times as a kid. Then I saw it ten years later and I thought, holy crap, this movie is bad. I've never seen it since, or any of the sequels/prequels/whatever. Fortunately, I had a large collection of Star Wars toys and as I was a bit uptight as a kid they were in pristine condition. As the hype was building for the first prequel, I unloaded them all at premium prices. One doll fetched several hundred dollars!!! Boy was that guy happy to buy it.

I have since learned that the underlying philosophy of Star Wars was "make George Lucas very wealthy". It was a pioneer in saturation marketing and extensive product tie-ins, most of which he had wrapped up well before the movie was finished. His friends were horrified at the private screening. His memorable dream: "I can make more money than Francis, and I don't even have to make The Godfather (i.e., a good movie)."


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 10 September 2001 02:11 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What particular crap DO you buy into, rasmus?
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posted 10 September 2001 02:15 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ras, I disagree with you on the originals being bad, they weren't masterpieces of film literature, but I really loved them. I liked the humour, characters, effects, the whole bit. As an adult, of course, I can see it's weaknesses.

I wholeheartedly agree with you on the second point however. Lucas is the greediest, laziest, most opportunistic director/producer in the bussiness. Unless I hear GREAT news on "Clones" from fans that hated PM, I will never watch it.


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posted 10 September 2001 02:20 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe I overstated it by saying "bad" but let's just say my reviewing of it after a long gap was extremely underwhelming.

DM, I try not to buy into very much that I could call by that name, and never to admit it when I do. Why should I when there is so much that isn't?


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 10 September 2001 02:22 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I should really post the paper I wrote about Star Wars for a 2nd year communications studies class. Got me a big 'ol A- on it!

When I read it today I think, "yeek, what a pant-load! I can't believe the prof bought this bull-crap!"


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Lucas is the greediest, laziest, most opportunistic director/producer in the bussiness.

I'm sorry, but that distinction goes to Joel Schomacher.

[ September 10, 2001: Message edited by: Kneel before MediaBoy ]


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 10 September 2001 02:24 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Where do you find the Non-crap section in the mall, ras rave?
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posted 10 September 2001 02:58 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'd say that's Jeh ovah-kill.
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Dawna Matrix
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posted 10 September 2001 03:20 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Groan.
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andrean
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posted 10 September 2001 03:25 PM      Profile for andrean     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've never seen Star Wars, or any of it's subsidiaries. And now I don't want to. I hate 70s movies.
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Dawna Matrix
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posted 10 September 2001 03:30 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What about stuff like Starsky and Hutch?
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andrean
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posted 10 September 2001 03:32 PM      Profile for andrean     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
70's movies, Dawna Matrix, movies! 70's TV is a whole other kitschy ball of wax.
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posted 10 September 2001 03:35 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
70's TV is awesome. There's some crap I buy into, DM.

Was there 80's TV? I can't remember.


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posted 10 September 2001 03:36 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
*sigh of relief* Good. I didn't know if the 70's were merely a scrap heap of bad patterns to you, or what!
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posted 10 September 2001 03:40 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
stupid browser double posted this when I pressed "back"

[ September 10, 2001: Message edited by: rasmus_raven ]


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Dawna Matrix
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posted 10 September 2001 03:43 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
80's TV - I loved 'Rainbow Country'. I loved 'Tour of Duty". Cheers. Soap. That one where Alyssa Milano got her start. Golden Girls.

I can't believe I'm admitting all this.


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 10 September 2001 04:03 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't see how people can hate 70's movies. The Poseidon Adventure!!! The Towering Inferno!!! The Airport movies!!! Classics of western film, all of them.

(Not to mention Annie Hall, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, M*A*S*H, The French Connection, etc...)


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rasmus
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posted 10 September 2001 04:22 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes but Kneelbie do they really compare with The Loveboat and Fantasy Island? Eight is Enough? The Incredible Hulk?

Starsky and Hutch
Beretta
Columbo
The Rockford Files
The Streets of San Francisco
The Bob Newhart show
Mary Tyler Moore
Barney Miller
All in the Family
M*A*S*H (not my fave, actually)

Seventies sitcoms are tremendously humane, and mostly well-written. Seventies crime drama had some great hard-bitten characters.


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posted 10 September 2001 04:54 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The bald Manhattan detective, what was his name -- Telly Savalas -- ? I liked that show.
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posted 10 September 2001 05:00 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Kojak. Forgot that one.
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Michelle
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posted 10 September 2001 08:21 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Was there 80's TV? I can't remember.

You mean you didn't LOVE Miami Vice?? The TV show that made 3 day stubble cool?

Well, what can I say? The 80's were my Jr. and Sr. High years. That was my pop culture time.

Cosby show - that wasn't THAT bad, come on!
Cheers - mentioned before I guess

And what about all those evening soaps? Or were those 70's? Can't remember. You know the ones - Dallas, Dynasty, etc. Wow, I watched some reruns of Dallas, and the hair! I couldn't get over the HAIR. 80's rock videos freak me out too. I remember dressing like that. Truly scary. But you know, I can't wait until the 80's come back in style again - I mean TRULY in style, with all those weirdo colours, make-up, hair-dos, accessories, etc.

I'm trying to think of other 80's TV shows, and I'm drawing a blank. Well, Punky Brewster comes to mind, but that doesn't exactly help my argument...

Edited to say, I found a website with all sorts of 80's TV shows listed. How did I forget Night Court? Or Alf? Murder She Wrote, The Wonder Years (I LOVED that show), Family Ties, Golden Girls... oh, and LA Law! And I believe Law and Order was also around in the 80's, wasn't it? Or was that a 90's show?

[ September 10, 2001: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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posted 10 September 2001 08:35 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michelle, I did actually think of all those shows. :| You even left some out -- that one with Michel J. Fox. Oh yeah, and Different Strokes. And Alice. And WKRP (that one was OK) and so on and so on...
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posted 10 September 2001 08:51 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
80's TV - I loved 'Rainbow Country'.

Whoa, there, Dawna Matrix.

<pedant mode>
Very early 70s, that. I saw it first time 'round, age about 7 or so.
</pedant mode>

It's being re-run on APTN, which seems to be really short of programming. They'll run anything with at least one native character. I've watched a few minutes here and there. No nostalgia whatsoever. Nuthin'.

quote:
Starsky and Hutch
Beretta
Columbo
The Rockford Files
The Streets of San Francisco
The Bob Newhart show
Mary Tyler Moore
Barney Miller
All in the Family
M*A*S*H (not my fave, actually)

Didn't see Beretta or S&H much if at all, but liked all the rest. M*A*S*H was OK in the first few seasons, before Alan "preachy/teachy" Alda took it over.

But The Rockford Files was the best. Funny, well-written, and caught a sense of that Southern California corruption you get in the best songs by Warren Zevon and the Eagles (only a few good ones by these last, admittedly).

And few detective/action shows before or since have dared to have a main character who was, basically, a loser.

[ September 10, 2001: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 17 September 2001 03:45 PM      Profile for JCL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I must admit the screenshot of Star Wars Episode II, I thought it was partially funny cos of the striking resemblance that Christ was and dressed like that when He walked the Earth. Yet a part of me is offended cos of my belief in Christianity.
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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 17 September 2001 04:08 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I would love to see Ewan McGregor, lightsaber in hand, start singing numbers from Jesus Christ Superstar.
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