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Never Seen Star Wars

Postby ohnoesmilk » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:29 am UTC

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?

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Postby Rodan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:03 am UTC

Define "Star Wars", you mean a New Hope, the first trilogy, all the movies?
Either way, I've seen them all.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:30 pm UTC

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.
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Postby Hawknc » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:36 pm UTC

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.

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Postby hyperion » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:37 pm UTC

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!
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Postby TiberiusM » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:57 pm UTC

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)

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Postby Phenriz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:01 pm UTC

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.
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Postby mosc » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:05 pm UTC

HYPERiON wrote:WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!


agreed
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Postby Narsil » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:42 pm UTC

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.
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Postby __Kit » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:48 pm UTC

Can we have a poll for which is best, I think ESB is, I loved the scene where he first meets Yoda
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Postby bbctol » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:52 pm UTC

Obviously Empire Strikes Back. Cause it's awesome.

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Postby ArchangelShrike » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:53 pm UTC

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.

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Postby Peshmerga » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:55 pm UTC

I liked Episode 1 tbh.
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Postby Phenriz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:13 pm UTC

Peshmerga wrote:I liked Episode 1 tbh.


you're young, so this is excusable
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Postby Peshmerga » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:15 pm UTC

I'm not that young...
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Postby Narsil » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:18 pm UTC

If you thought that was a good movie, then yeah, you are.
Spoiler:
EsotericWombat wrote:MORE JUNK THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR

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Postby Peshmerga » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:21 pm UTC

It had sweet light saber fights. Zzzzvhhhoooooom vhooom
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Postby Narsil » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:27 pm UTC

Your case is not being aided.
Spoiler:
EsotericWombat wrote:MORE JUNK THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR

Mother Superior wrote:What's he got that I dont?
*sees Narsil's sig*
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Postby Peshmerga » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:28 pm UTC

A dramatic and emotional plotline? Epic CGI battle scenes?

Jar Jar???
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Postby Rodan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:33 pm UTC

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!

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Postby __Kit » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:27 am UTC

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.
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Postby Rodan » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:34 am UTC

__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.

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Postby __Kit » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:52 am UTC

<-- Points to location, I turned 15 about a week ago.
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Postby Rodan » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:53 am UTC

interesting... *strokes nonexistent beard*

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Postby __Kit » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:06 am UTC

Rodan wrote:interesting... *strokes nonexistent beard*


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

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Postby Peshmerga » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:36 am UTC

I don't like Episode 1 now that __Kit has told us he does.
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Postby Rodan » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:40 am UTC

__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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Postby __Kit » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:43 am UTC

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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Postby Rodan » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:47 am UTC

Well, there's a little stubble...
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Postby Hawknc » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:00 am UTC

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.

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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:34 pm UTC

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.
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Postby Phenriz » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:31 pm UTC

less to no jarjar binks would have made EP1 far more enjoyable.
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:15 pm UTC

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.
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Postby Phenriz » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:43 pm UTC

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.
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Postby mosc » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:02 pm UTC

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?
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Postby une see » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:44 am UTC

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...
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Postby Rodan » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:47 am UTC

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.)

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Postby Ketzerei » Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:11 am UTC

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


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Postby une see » Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:15 am UTC

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. :)
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Postby bbctol » Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:36 am UTC

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".


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