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by borgmatrix
April 22nd, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 110
Views: 33246

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

I'm right on the same page! Exactly how large a role McDiarmid will have as the Emperor remains to be seen. I do believe he serves the same role as he has been previously, that of being the one pulling the strings from behind the scenes. Agreed. It may not necessarily be a lot of screen time, but t...
by borgmatrix
April 20th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 110
Views: 33246

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

At the Episode IX panel, they clearly framed IX as the conclusion to the Skywalker saga. And Palpatine is the big bad of this Saga. A reveal like this, in that context, wouldn’t be done without a significant role for him. He’s alive. I believe that firmly. Whether he survived the fall, extended his ...
by borgmatrix
April 20th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Star Wars Celebration Chicago, April 11-15, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3663

Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago, April 11-15, 2019

Blizz please tell us about The Mandalorian footage!!! What we saw looked movie quality. Very physical, tangible, tactile feel to it. Action looks very well filmed, clear, dynamic. I think the combination of Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and the other directors involved is going to mean big things and h...
by borgmatrix
March 29th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 23977

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

I have nitpickers guides, reference books, and a considerable store direct observation against which to measure every move they make. :laugh: But, more often then not, it's done with pleasure. Some things they do drive me nuts--when it flows from or produces bad writing or other bad product, most o...
by borgmatrix
March 26th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 23977

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

But, then, they never were too worried about that sort of thing in Trek. During the original run there were a great many inconsistencies, and they only had one program to keep track of, which they were making up as they went along. True. And I'll admit, its not a huge issue for me. But, I do wonder...
by borgmatrix
March 26th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

Same thing happens to me at my desk. Sometimes someone takes a header over the front--usually Luke--or Vader, Luke, the Tusken Raider and Slave Leia take turns knocking each other over like so many articulated dominoes. When I had Revan and Jake on my desk at work, there was one morning I came in t...
by borgmatrix
March 22nd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

I have versions of some of those, but not sure if they're the same ones. They tend to repeat the figures with one tweak or another way too much, which was one thing that helped sour me on the 3.75". Of my course Snoke and Ren are 6" Black Series. And today I managed a pre-order on the Yoda, due in ...
by borgmatrix
March 22nd, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 23977

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

That's not the best way to go about fashioning a "period-authentic" Enterprise, to my way of thinking, but it's a nice looking ship, no doubt. Though I'm not sure to what degree we can say "period authentic" is really the goal, given the uniforms, technology, Spock stuff (at least through first 4-5...
by borgmatrix
March 12th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

I'm not entirely sure which line is the Vintage (isn't there more than one Hasbro 3.75" line at the moment?), but I think I have that figure in the 6" Black Series. It sounds like the line where they re-release past figures. I don't want to pay $80+ for the previous release, so I'm looking forward ...
by borgmatrix
March 12th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 23977

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

;) Heck, they'd probably make me as happy if they dispensed with the human characters and made the programs about the ships with artificial intelligences operating them serving as the characters. Make Bill Shatner the voice of Enterprise 's machine mind. That sounds more interesting that what we've...
by borgmatrix
March 9th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 23977

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

Cassus Fett wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 3:45 pm
I really like the STD Enterprise
Yeah, I don't remember having any issues with it. But, honestly, I don't usually watch that carefully for changed details.
by borgmatrix
March 7th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

Lord Tesla wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 11:22 am
The poll says "Star Wars Products," so I'm going with the new 8" Darth Vader Black Series Action Figure from Hasbro.
I'm waiting for the 3.75" vintage Revan.

Just added Kylo Ren in that size, have him standing near "Grandfather":
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by borgmatrix
March 7th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 23977

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

So, which version of Enterprise did they use? Original pilot, original series, original series enhanced TMP/NCC-1701A, or the Abrams 2009 feature film version? :o :-o :shock: LT's back!!!!! What was the question? Oh, right...I honestly can't remember. Probably yet another slightly altered variation.
by borgmatrix
February 22nd, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi
Replies: 19
Views: 9527

Re: Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi

thepepgal wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 2:06 pm
There is a rumour floating around that this film has morphed into a six part mini series to be shown on Disney's new streaming service.
With or without Ewan McGregor?
by borgmatrix
February 18th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 110
Views: 33246

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Master Magnus wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 11:38 am
And hopefully we'll get a trailer soon.
Yeah. I won't be staying away from spoilers. Want to have all the info I can get to decide whether I go to see it or not.
by borgmatrix
February 18th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 23977

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

So I've seen another two episodes of Discovery (episodes 2 and 3). The season is getting more interesting to me with each episode, though I'm still not convinced or won over yet. Episode 2 felt like a nice throwback to TOS episodes with the crew finding a town very reminiscent of those in Earth's pa...
by borgmatrix
February 18th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 136
Views: 49783

Re: Last Television Show Watched

I liked it! Though some plot elements were predictable, the series as a whole wasn't. The money put into the series, the effort and the actors made it worthwhile. I was glad to see not only Julian Glover, but Diana Rigg in such a prominent role (and my favorite Swedish actor, Max von Sydow also mad...
by borgmatrix
January 29th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: The Original Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi
Replies: 10
Views: 7232

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

JJ Abrams managed to rhyme to some degree, but the rhyming between the OT and the ST got shot out of the water with TLJ (that movie rhymes better with Spaceballs ). And as we've discussed in other threads, Abrams/Kasdan took it too far in TFA, too note-for-note and too intrinsic to the backbone of ...
by borgmatrix
January 29th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 23977

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

If you search for an application called ShowBox you can watch it on there Thanks. I've got a few more weeks on my free month of All Access, so for now I'm good. I'll gauge whether I want to continue with Discovery after a couple more episodes. So I watched the first episode of season 2 last night w...
by borgmatrix
January 28th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: The Original Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi
Replies: 10
Views: 7232

Re: Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Caught a bit of ROTJ over the weekend, the scene on Endor where Vader and Luke are talking. Luke I think had his back turned and Vader ignited Luke's saber. I thought of the scene in ROTS where Palpatine has his back turned, asking "are you going to kill me?", when Anakin ignited his own saber. Not ...
by borgmatrix
January 28th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond
Replies: 76
Views: 23977

Re: Star Trek - From TOS to Discovery and Beyond

So I signed up for a free month of All Access to get the CBS NFL playoff games. Last night, my brother and I attempted to watch the first episode of Discovery's new season, but were stymied by the app on Roku not working right (and the website too). We'll maybe give it another try tonight. One of th...
by borgmatrix
January 25th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: What SW are you looking forward the most 2019?

The April SW Celebration in Chicago will be at the top of my SW list for 2019. I suppose maybe the video game, though I don't know anything about it. Not sure that there's much else that has me really excited.
by borgmatrix
January 14th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 123
Views: 53829

Re: Last Movie Watched

The Predator - C+ I keep wanting to rent something and that's been maybe the top contender, but based on reviews (critics and general moviegoers), I haven't been that jazzed about seeing it. Guess I'll continue to put it off. My last was "Replicas", the Keanu Reeves sci-fi movie in which he's tryin...
by borgmatrix
January 8th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 136
Views: 49783

Re: Last Television Show Watched

I've been doing movies so much more than television.

Last TV I watched was episodes of The Big Bang Theory. But if we're talking last new TV I watched, I guess the final season of "Voltron: Legendary Defender" on Netflix in December.
by borgmatrix
January 8th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 110
Views: 33246

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

I will see it just to see how they correct the mess they have left the film in. Correct the mess? They might worsen it. I'm kind of expecting the latter. Again, there's some morbid curiosity on my part as to how much more of a mess they can create. There won't be a follow up to Solo as the film bom...
by borgmatrix
January 7th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Johnson's Stand-Alone Trilogy
Topic: Rian Johnson will create a new Star Wars Trilogy
Replies: 25
Views: 16646

Re: Rian Johnson will create a new Star Wars Trilogy

I had planned to see Solo in theater and one of the reasons I chose not to go early was because of Episode VIII. As it happened, I didn't had a chance later to see it in theater (and I found it a bit bland and visually unappealing). I quite liked it. I'm aware of the drama with the production and t...
by borgmatrix
January 2nd, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Johnson's Stand-Alone Trilogy
Topic: Rian Johnson will create a new Star Wars Trilogy
Replies: 25
Views: 16646

Re: Rian Johnson will create a new Star Wars Trilogy

Still no official confirmation, but Johnson's trilogy has been canceled according to rumors earlier this year: Cosmic Book News I'm not sure what to feel about this. I'd have likely checked out his trilogy, as it would have been standalone. I honestly would have preferred if they'd just given him t...
by borgmatrix
January 2nd, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 110
Views: 33246

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

At this point there is no cohesive story line, and they’ve made it depressingly clear connective tissue to the OT and PT is not high on their priority list. I’m gonna see it not because I’m genuinely excited for it but because I feel obligated to because I’m invested. And that’s upsetting. Yeah, it...
by borgmatrix
August 9th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Star Wars Celebration Chicago, April 11-15, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3663

Re: Star Wars Celebration Chicago, April 11-15, 2019

lovelucas wrote:
August 6th, 2018, 8:37 am
Is anyone attending this one?
I am.
by borgmatrix
August 7th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: The Sequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)
Replies: 110
Views: 33246

Re: Star Wars Episode IX (SPOILERS ALLOWED)

Master Magnus wrote:
August 7th, 2018, 11:10 am
Yet you are here, posting in a spoiler forum... :P Kidding aside, I'm meaning something small, yet tangible.
Which proves my point! :lol: I need his mystery box so that I don't find anything big when my weak-willed ass pops into one of these forums.