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Never Seen Star Wars

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:29 am UTC
by ohnoesmilk
Has anyone else not seen Star Wars? If so, what have your friends reacted to the news? Can one claim the title of a nerd or geek without seeing this epic movie? and is it that big of a deal if one has never seen this movie?

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:03 am UTC
by Rodan
Define "Star Wars", you mean a New Hope, the first trilogy, all the movies?
Either way, I've seen them all.

Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:30 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
ohnoesmilk wrote:Has anyone else not seen Star Wars? If so, what have your friends reacted to the news? Can one claim the title of a nerd or geek without seeing this epic movie? and is it that big of a deal if one has never seen this movie?


Yes. Mild surprise. Yes. No.

My wife hasn't seen them all the way through. She didn't like what she saw, so she stopped. No big deal.

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:36 pm UTC
by Hawknc
It's kind of defined the path my life has taken, bizarrely enough, but I know people who haven't seen it and I'm not going to harass them about it. I like it (the OT moreso), but I understand that some people won't.

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:37 pm UTC
by hyperion
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:57 pm UTC
by TiberiusM
Doesn't matter if you haven't, but sometimes that can totally kill a conversation.

I'm usually only mildly surprised when I meet someone who hasn't seen at least the first movie (or third...stupid number system)

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:01 pm UTC
by Phenriz
This is your final warning


ohnoesmilk, if you don't see a new hope and ESB by this sunday i will force feed you ewok stuffed animals until you die.

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:05 pm UTC
by mosc
HYPERiON wrote:WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!


agreed

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:42 pm UTC
by Narsil
Every time I watch a Star Wars movie, I fall asleep. Dunno why, it's not that they're boring.

Maybe I'm just not meant to see Star Wars.

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:48 pm UTC
by __Kit
Can we have a poll for which is best, I think ESB is, I loved the scene where he first meets Yoda

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:52 pm UTC
by bbctol
Obviously Empire Strikes Back. Cause it's awesome.

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:53 pm UTC
by ArchangelShrike
As long as you have heard of the Original Trilogy, that's fine. The younger geeks/nerds these days probably haven't seen every Star Trek film/episode, and I'd still consider them geeks/nerds as long as they know the relevant references.

And vi.emacs:Picard.Kirk.

vi so wins.

Edit: The Console Wars thread has gotten me into a flaming mode, don't mind me.

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:55 pm UTC
by Peshmerga
I liked Episode 1 tbh.

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:13 pm UTC
by Phenriz
Peshmerga wrote:I liked Episode 1 tbh.


you're young, so this is excusable

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:15 pm UTC
by Peshmerga
I'm not that young...

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:18 pm UTC
by Narsil
If you thought that was a good movie, then yeah, you are.

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:21 pm UTC
by Peshmerga
It had sweet light saber fights. Zzzzvhhhoooooom vhooom

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:27 pm UTC
by Narsil
Your case is not being aided.

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:28 pm UTC
by Peshmerga
A dramatic and emotional plotline? Epic CGI battle scenes?

Jar Jar???

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:33 pm UTC
by Rodan
I just realized Ohnoesmilk said he hasn't seen Star Wars.
Go out.
Get a VHS player and a TV (You must not have a TV, that must be the explanation).
Get the original version of the trilogy.
Watch it.

Otherwise you'll go through life as that guy who hasn't seen Star Wars.
ArchangelShrike wrote:As long as you have heard of the Original Trilogy, that's fine. The younger geeks/nerds these days probably haven't seen every Star Trek film/episode, and I'd still consider them geeks/nerds as long as they know the relevant references.

*raises hand*. Yeah... I have yet to actually watch all the Star Trek episodes... I've only seen like, a season of Next Generation...
But science damnit, it's on my list!
(The guy who posted White and Nerdy on Youtube didn't know who Kirk and Picard was. He was not worthy to even LISTEN to the song...)

Oh, and Peshmerga, you are insane. The movie would be all right if they cut everything but the fight at the end. That was quite awesome. The rest? Not so much.

EDIT: GYAAH! How the fuck is Phantom Menace "fresh"?! Rotten Tomatoes, you lie!

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:27 am UTC
by __Kit
Peshmerga wrote:I liked Episode 1 tbh.


There's more than one of us?
I'm not saying I liked it better than the others, but I still LIKED it.
I am young.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:34 am UTC
by Rodan
__Kit wrote:
Peshmerga wrote:I liked Episode 1 tbh.


There's more than one of us?
I'm not saying I liked it better than the others, but I still LIKED it.
I am young.

yeah, how old are you? I'm curious if you're younger than me.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:52 am UTC
by __Kit
<-- Points to location, I turned 15 about a week ago.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:53 am UTC
by Rodan
interesting... *strokes nonexistent beard*

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:06 am UTC
by __Kit
Rodan wrote:interesting... *strokes nonexistent beard*


How old are you? I often stroke my non-existent Pai Mei beard

Image

You think I'd get some slack after 1000 posts ...
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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:36 am UTC
by Peshmerga
I don't like Episode 1 now that __Kit has told us he does.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:40 am UTC
by Rodan
__Kit wrote:
Rodan wrote:interesting... *strokes nonexistent beard*


How old are you? I often stroke my non-existent Pai Mei beard

let's just say there's a good chance I'm the youngest here...

You think I'd get some slack after 1000 posts ...
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HAH! You have much to learn, young padawan.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:43 am UTC
by __Kit
Rodan wrote:let's just say there's a good chance I'm the youngest here...
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HAH! You have much to learn, young padawan.


Well going by your non-existent beard, I'd say probably.
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So when I get to 1570+ posts things will get better?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:47 am UTC
by Rodan
Well, there's a little stubble...
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depends. Hey Pesh, am I more awesome than __Kit?

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:00 am UTC
by Hawknc
TPM wasn't THAT bad. It could have done with less Skywalker whine, more Solo-esque smartarsery and zero Jar Jar, but it had its good parts. The entire PT is let down by the fact that Lucas wrote the script, IMO. He has a fantastic vision, but the dialogue - especially the emotional dialogue, like the fireplace scene in AOTC - should be left to scriptwriters like it was for ESB and ROTJ.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:34 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
And different directors. The main reason A New Hope ended up so good was.. Lucas was still new, could still be reasoned with, and Harrison Ford could exert control over Han Solo's dialog and delivery.

And it's still cheesy, goofy fun... but it's well done cheesy, goofy fun.

1-3 are... flashy, shitty pain. Badly done flashy, shitty pain.

Also, I maintain that the 1-3 movies would be far better if you expanded Obi-Wan's scenes... and removed Anakin Skywalker completely. Which kinda defeats the purpose.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:31 pm UTC
by Phenriz
less to no jarjar binks would have made EP1 far more enjoyable.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:15 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Man, the whole premise of The Phantom Menace is flawed. Breaking it down, it's as if Juno, Alaska was under siege by the Teamster's Union, and for some insane reason, Congress doesn't really see this as a big deal, so it takes the President to decide to simply send two CIA operatives to solve the problem.

Giant WTFs all around on that one.

The Tatooine parts also make no sense.. why would two individuals acting on the orders of the government take a child with them? Oh, I can see the value in making a note of the existance of said child, and of sending an encrypted request back to HQ to send Bob the Jedi Recruiter to pick him up, but to take him right then seems to be an incredible disregard of the safety of the child. The podracing thing did nothing but lessen the threat of Jabba. A guy who waves to crowds from a podium and calls himself a "Crime Lord" doesn't exactly inspire fear. Nevermind the race itself, which existed simply because Lucas really liked the Chairot race in Ben-Hur. Not that I blame him, that race was awesome.. With Charlton Heston on a wooden chariot, not a punk kid on a greenscreen. Yes, I understand Tatooine is out in the asshole of space. They still trade. If nothing else, their imports probably far outweigh their exports. Even if they use a currency of their own devising, they're going to have moneychangers hanging out at the spaceports, if not most larger cities, probably with signs saying "Transfer your Galactic Credits to Tatooine Sandbuck here!".. any junk peddler who's even halfway paying attention would be more than happy to point an offworlder to his favorite moneychanger, probably getting a nice kickback as a result.

A better thought out plot would have made Episode 1 more enjoyable, even with Jar Jar doing exactly what he did.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:43 pm UTC
by Phenriz
SecondTalon wrote:even with Jar Jar doing exactly what he did.


wiped from the existance of the star wars universe would be more pleasing to me.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:02 pm UTC
by mosc
SecondTalon wrote:Even if they use a currency of their own devising, they're going to have moneychangers hanging out at the spaceports, if not most larger cities, probably with signs saying "Transfer your Galactic Credits to Tatooine Sandbuck here!".. any junk peddler who's even halfway paying attention would be more than happy to point an offworlder to his favorite moneychanger, probably getting a nice kickback as a result.


I found this silly as well. Can't quigon just use a mind trick on somebody else to exchange the money for him?

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:44 am UTC
by une see
Never seen Star Wars. Probably never will, since I happen to be extraordinarily lazy, even when it comes to fun. (Still haven't watched Firefly yet either.)

Although I remember watching a Star Wars parody movie? Space Balls, or something like that. And Han Solo was a cream puff...

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:47 am UTC
by Rodan
une see wrote:Never seen Star Wars. Probably never will, since I happen to be extraordinarily lazy, even when it comes to fun. (Still haven't watched Firefly yet either.)

You are not a person.
Leave this place, and come back a man.

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:11 am UTC
by Ketzerei
Rodan wrote:You are not a person.
Leave this place, and come back a man.


Bolded for false assumption.

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:15 am UTC
by une see
I don't...really want to come back a man. You know, since I'm not a man, nor do I wish to be one. I like being a girl, thanks.

But okay, Rodan. I will leave this place, and...not go watch Star Wars. :)

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:36 am UTC
by bbctol
une see wrote:Han Solo was a cream puff...


Say that again, and I will pull a blaster on you before you can say "Greedo".