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Old 01-05-2017, 10:43 AM
 
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I think you're in the minority on this. I mean, it may not be practical for them to go back and redo episodes 1-3, but I think most fans wouldn't mind a bit, especially if the writers of Rogue One are involved! There is absolutely no way they can make them worse than how they were made. Now I will agree, George Lucas's Concepts were cool. For the most part. The midichlorian part ( or however you pronounce it) really didn't have to be there.

I always thought of becoming a Jedi as persons develop to the Force religion, and honing their skills through faith, hard work in training, and a bit of giftedness. George destroyed all that and made it seem like total random biology. That writing and acting were simply god-awful. I blame it more on the writing then the actors, but the writing literally makes the actors look bad. I would welcome replacements of episodes 1-3. Not only could they get it right this time, but it would give us more Star Wars to look forward to! :-)
Not necessarily. We don't need to see little Anakin or teen Anakin again. We don't need to see Vader's origin again. I certainly don't want to revisit any aspect of those films again, especially that mind-numbingly boring pod race everyone raves about. Darth Maul was cool, but he was played by Ray Park, and I'd be surprised if we saw that type of choreography again (martial artist wielding a double-saber).

But it's best to sweep the prequels under the rug and move forward.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:51 AM
 
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STAR WARS will get remade eventually. Maybe not in our lifetime. But eventually, yes. The current franchise will fizzle out, but a company like Disney will not allow a brand like STAR WARS to go sterile. When the movies start to flounder, the TV show ratings start to dive, and kids quit buying the toys, then Disney will do a reboot.

Now that I'm an adult, I would love to see a more mature take on the stories. Something much closer to ROGUE ONE or James Cameron movies than the ultra kid-friendly prequels and TV shows. But I know I'm in the minority on that one.

I see another STAR TREK reboot coming within the next 10-15 years (because the current movies are so bad). But STAR WARS? Probably not for a good long while.
That's already happening with Rebels. As I've noted before, Disney is creating a whole new Star Wars universe with a whole new audience without any reliance on the Skywalker Saga. And Rebels is not in any way going to be their last Star Wars universe series.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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I like the current cast, and the '09 movie, with all its Star Wars-isms, is a good movie.
Agreed. It pandered a bit too much for my liking, and I still roll my eyes at the Beastie Boys in a ST movie. But all in all, not a bad movie.


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(STID sucked, Beyond is a solid entertainer, but still a "battle" film). I'd rather see another few with this cast before they start over.
STID I did not like at all. I finally got round to watching ST: Beyond a couple weeks ago and was bored throughout. It was like a half-hearted episode of Voyager. Idris Elba was totally wasted in his role.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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I finally got round to watching ST: Beyond a couple weeks ago and was bored throughout. It was like a half-hearted episode of Voyager. Idris Elba was totally wasted in his role.
The visuals were killer, but the story was too simple.

I watched First Contact again last night. Imagine that baby with today's VFX!
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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The visuals were killer, but the story was too simple.

I watched First Contact again last night. Imagine that baby with today's VFX!
I enjoyed most of the old ST movies up until the one where Picard was roaming planets in a dune buggy. After that, I tuned out. That scene in ST: Beyond with the motorcycle gave me flashbacks.

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Old 01-05-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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They just did. It's called The Force Awakens.



Me, too, but I think Rogue One is as close as we're going to get.



I like the current cast, and the '09 movie, with all its Star Wars-isms, is a good movie. (STID sucked, Beyond is a solid entertainer, but still a "battle" film). I'd rather see another few with this cast before they start over.


The Force Awakens was basically 09 Star Trek with A New Hope's plot ...
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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I thought Rogue One was mildly fun to watch.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:39 PM
 
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I enjoyed most of the old ST movies up until the one where Picard was roaming planets in a dune buggy. After that, I tuned out. That scene in ST: Beyond with the motorcycle gave me flashbacks.
Yeah, that scene of Picard off-roading was pretty damn stupid.

I honestly haven't liked any of the TNG films because they were all too much of a departure from the TNG television series and a little too silly.
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:57 AM
 
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"Star Wars" Future About To Be Decided - Dark Horizons
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:07 PM
 
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So did they splice Carrie Fisher in at the end or was that a really good likeness?
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