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Old 06-07-2009, 06:06 PM
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Star Wars never jumped the shark in my opinion. Granted, Episode I felt more like a footnote than an episode, but still....I guess I'm one of the few who actually likes Jar Jar Binks.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:34 PM
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.I guess I'm one of the few who actually likes Jar Jar Binks.

Gah!



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Old 06-07-2009, 07:10 PM
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After 14-15 yrs of nothing fans started really getting into all the "non-canon" aspects of SW and I think it put Lucas under alot of pressure to make the preqs overly spectacular at the expense of a really good story. Also the good guys in 1, 2 and 3 didn't quite measure up to the ones in 4, 5, and 6.

Overall something that always kinda bugged me was Lucas acts like he had the entire story (with the exception of a few minor details) thought out from beginning to end which is of course horsesh*t. Luke and Leia's near incestuous relationship can attest to that but page 1 from the Star Wars novel leaves no doubt.

Excerpt: Once secure in office he declared himself Emperor, shutting himself away from the populace. Soon he was controlled by the very assistants and boot-lickers he had appointed to high office, and the cries of the people for justice did not reach his ears.


Yeah that sounds like a Sith Lord.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:21 PM
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I personally enjoy the expanded universe of Star Wars. Hell, it's more interesting than the prequels and KOTOR comes close to being as good as the original trilogy.
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For me Star Wars jumped the shark when Teddy Bears defeated armored soldiers who had laser guns and walking tanks with sticks and rocks...
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For me Star Wars jumped the shark when Teddy Bears defeated armored soldiers who had laser guns and walking tanks with sticks and rocks...
It's easier to take when you realize those were Teddy Ruxpins with the factory tapes removed and replaced with a Kiss: Destroyer cassette.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:12 AM
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I also liked Jar Jar! I can't take SW seriously anyway, it's all about fun.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:22 AM
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For me Star Wars jumped the shark when Teddy Bears defeated armored soldiers who had laser guns and walking tanks with sticks and rocks...
As well!!
I'll take JarJar over the Ewoks...and I don't like Mr Binks! The original 'fierce warrior' Ewok concept instead of the 'teddy bear' one could've possibly saved ROTJ for me.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:33 AM
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As well!!
I'll take JarJar over the Ewoks...and I don't like Mr Binks! The original 'fierce warrior' Ewok concept instead of the 'teddy bear' one could've possibly saved ROTJ for me.
What in heavens name are you talking about? Jar Jar Binks over Ewoks? Yes, the Ewoks where a bad idea. But Binks over Ewoks? Seems you erased Episode I from your memories, so let me help you refresh it to get it into perspective:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYfibSaDHrM

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