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by Rollafett
August 1st, 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: General Star Wars Discussion
Topic: Show us your Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Show us your Collection

Why is the adding attachment function so much smarter than me??? Grrrrr....... Ok, so can't get the right size on some pics of my currently stored away collection. I got a bunch of figures and ships...mainly from the mid-90's to mid-00's. Recently, I also started adding vintage figures to the collec...
by Rollafett
August 1st, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 69
Views: 4862

Re: Last Movie Watched

The Lobster Hmmmm....easily one of the strangest films I've ever seen. I really dug it, but was taken aback at how twisted it got at several points. The story pretty much lends itself to that, I suppose, but it still rightly shocked more than once. I also was expecting a bit more humor, but that wa...
by Rollafett
August 1st, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Original Trilogy
Topic: "EVERYTHING THAT HAS TRANSPIRED HAS DONE SO ACCORDING TO MY DESIGN" ...even the Rebel Alliance?
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: "EVERYTHING THAT HAS TRANSPIRED HAS DONE SO ACCORDING TO MY DESIGN" ...even the Rebel Alliance?

Certainly, based solely on his actions and words, would one have any reason to doubt that all transpired according to his design...and I'd lump the rebellion in with that. I mean, it's a bit of a stretch to come to that conclusion after seeing just the OT, but his puppeteering throughout the entire ...
by Rollafett
July 11th, 2017, 10:36 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: Welcome Senators
Replies: 65
Views: 5476

Re: Welcome Senators

Rollafett checking in.
by Rollafett
July 11th, 2017, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Cantina
Topic: tHe HIVE is aliVe
Replies: 20
Views: 1464

Re: tHe HIVE is aliVe

The Hive? Now there's a place I haven't about in a long time....a long time.
by Rollafett
July 8th, 2017, 4:51 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: MOVIES: Indiana Jones
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: MOVIES: Indiana Jones

I will not dispute that point at all. Tesla generally will provide well thought out reasons, madness aside :wink:, to back up his critiques.
by Rollafett
July 8th, 2017, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Prequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace

First I've heard about that...interesting. And then quite a bit later Kasden is back in thick of it. I wonder why he turned it down back then? Was it to do with working with Lucas, or like with the directors who turned it down...not wanting the pressure.
by Rollafett
July 8th, 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 47
Views: 3233

Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Hmmm....good to know, thanks.
by Rollafett
July 1st, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the last book you read?
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: What's the last book you read?

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray. I enjoyed this novel tremendously and it's easily the best novel of the new canon I've read. The characterization of Leia was spot-on and I really enjoyed how the novel fleshed out the political landscape and the origins of the First Order. It also made The For...
by Rollafett
July 1st, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 69
Views: 4862

Re: Last Movie Watched

Airplane!

Me and Mrs. RollaFett were in the mood for some chuckles the other night and gave this a watch. First time in a LONG time. A true comedy classic, despite that not all of it ages particularly well.
by Rollafett
July 1st, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Original Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
Replies: 13
Views: 1955

Re: Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

So, based on our discussion in the "last movie watched" thread, I'll say you should have listened to Rolla. And maybe I should have come in here first, and taken heed of his "futile exercise" assessment. :laugh: Glad I drew such a hearty laugh out of you. And even after years of infrequent activity...
by Rollafett
July 1st, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Prequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Well sure, but if you can't find a way to show-horn SW into damned near everything, then you ain't trying hard enough, I say. :)
by Rollafett
July 1st, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Prequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace

Let's get down to the only true issue with this film...ego. Lucas's ego got in his own way far too much with TPM. He despises writing and directing. Ok, so he decides to do both. Now, it is true that he offered the directing gig to others - Ron Howard among them - and was turned down flat it seemed ...
by Rollafett
July 1st, 2017, 5:49 pm
Forum: Star Wars on Television
Topic: Star Wars Forces of Destiny
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Star Wars Forces of Destiny

I totally forgot about this. I do have a little girl now - 4 years old - and she may very well get into this. Going to have to remember to look for it.
by Rollafett
July 1st, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 47
Views: 3233

Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

My question is, wouldn't he have to answer to the emperor and justify his actions? Perhaps he reported to Palpatine that it was the rebels who destroyed the base? Another point is this: Giving a man the power to destroy worlds was a costly move, as evidenced by his haste in destroying an important ...
by Rollafett
July 1st, 2017, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 47
Views: 3233

Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I like the score though it was lacking in some areas. Especially the title scene. When "Rogue One" appeared on the screen the music was too similar IMO to some of the music in cheesy low budget 80's sci-fi like Adventures in the Forbidden Zone. However, the rest of the music was quite good, however...
by Rollafett
July 1st, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 47
Views: 3233

Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I took a look at a few spots in the film yesterday, probably a good twenty minutes of it. A few observations: 1) it was not as bad as I thought it was initially. It still wasn't good, and, since I was buzzing past the boring spots, that may have had a significant effect on my perception. Be careful...
by Rollafett
May 13th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 31
Views: 2147

Re: Netflix

I watched Kubo and the Two Strings with my son yesterday, visually impressive, but slightly predictable....for me. Not so much for my son who at first wasn't into it but by the end wanted to watch it a second time. Kubo might be a little scary children 5 and under. I can see that. Not knowing much ...
by Rollafett
May 13th, 2017, 5:37 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: MOVIES: Indiana Jones
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: MOVIES: Indiana Jones

Man, Tesla, you were always an acquired taste back in the day on the old boards, but wow....you've evolved into full-out GET OFF MY LAWN mode these days. The Last Crusade barely tolerable? Most of Spielberg's filmography is drivel? Good lord, man. The rate at which you trash nearly every film/show m...
by Rollafett
May 13th, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: [TV] Arrowverse
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: [TV] Arrowverse

I haven't missed an episode of The Flash. The first season was beyond phenomenal, but sadly it has gone steadily downhill since. I still dig it, but this current season needs to wrap up in a extremely satisfying way for me to blindly commit to season 4. The other shows....well, I've seen a handful o...
by Rollafett
April 29th, 2017, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 47
Views: 3233

Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Kapit wrote:
April 19th, 2017, 2:29 pm
Considering he wrote it all in the a month, he did a fantastic job.
That he did, and you beat me to it. ;)
by Rollafett
April 29th, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 47
Views: 3233

Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Michael Giacchino's scores for the Star Trek movies really didn't do much for me and when I first read that he was to be the composer for R1, I wasn't too excited, but I must say that Giacchino's piece for the most emotional scene in the movie really is beautiful and effective, like most of his sco...
by Rollafett
April 2nd, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Stand-Alone Movies
Topic: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 47
Views: 3233

Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Yes, very much looking forward to next Tuesday. Of course, with Mrs. Rollafett being off that night as well, I won't get a chance to dive in until the following night, and even then it won't be until after I get Rollafett Jr. to bed.
by Rollafett
April 2nd, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Original Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
Replies: 13
Views: 1955

Re: Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

Don't know beef from anything about Bodhi 'cause I haven't seen Rogue One yet. However, in ESB, it was Rogue Squadron, all the speeder crews had Rogue numbers, and, when they went against the Imperial Walkers, Luke was "Rogue Leader." Now, maybe that can be retconned to be a naming in honor of the ...
by Rollafett
April 2nd, 2017, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Prequel Trilogy
Topic: Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Actually doctors do acknowledge dying from a broken heart. It usually happens to couples who have had long stable loving relationships and often passes away within a month. The grieving places a strain on the body. Or a better, more recent example, may be Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. A couple...
by Rollafett
April 2nd, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 69
Views: 4862

Re: Last Movie Watched

Doctor Strange . Not bad. Not great, but not bad. It reminded me of certain portions of Batman Begins , really. And Stephen Strange seemed almost like a cross between Christian Bale's Batman/Bruce Wayne and Chris Pratt's Peter Quill. Cumberbatch's accent also needs a little work. Not sure why they ...
by Rollafett
April 2nd, 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: What's the Last Comic You Read?
Replies: 19
Views: 1096

Re: What's the Last Comic You Read?

These days I really just read collected series's (trade paperbacks, as we called them back in the day, or TPB). Right now, I'm in the middle of sevaral: - The Immortal Iron Fist - Wanted to know more about the character heading into the Netflix show. Man, this series kicks all sorts of ass, and is r...
by Rollafett
April 2nd, 2017, 5:07 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Last Television Show Watched
Replies: 93
Views: 4341

Re: Last Television Show Watched

Twin Peaks, 4 episodes from season 2. Mrs. Rollafett had to talk me into watching this years ago, and I didn't regret it. Now, a new season is fast approaching on Showtime and we want to refresh our memories prior to. It's still good, but good lord, is the pacing flat out glacial. I've had to fight ...
by Rollafett
April 2nd, 2017, 4:58 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 31
Views: 2147

Re: Netflix

First post on the NEW Galactic Sentate! WooHoo!!! Anyways, for me... - Daredevil - Jessica Jones - Luke Cage - Sigh....Iron Fist....like pretty much everyone else who watched it, I cannot find much redeeming value in this show. SO far below the quality of the previous Marvel shows, and I wasn't even...