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Have you seen Star Wars?

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Postby Bakemaster » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:35 am UTC

Space Balls is a parody of several movies, most notably Star Wars, but also Alien(s) and I forget the others.
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Postby Rodan » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:18 pm UTC

une see wrote: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. :)

Shit. Uh... I meant man as in "mankind"... yeah...
and I wasn't just talking about Star Wars...

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Postby william » Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:42 pm UTC

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Postby Cassi » Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:36 pm UTC

I've seen about 20 minutes of one of them (no idea which), because according to my stepdad, that means I can no longer say I've never seen Star Wars...

...But really, I haven't. I don't have any particular desire to, either. I tend to get shocked reactions when people find out, but it very rarely comes up.

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Postby Sprocket » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:39 pm UTC

My boyfriend and my house mate whom I met him through, the one a code monkey, the other getting his PhD is CS, aren't and were never in to Star trek. That I think is a more grievous offense. I mean, what good am I as a geek-hag, if I can't say "earl grey tea, hot." and have you get it?
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Postby Sprocket » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:41 pm UTC

Bakemaster wrote:Space Balls is a parody of several movies, most notably Star Wars, but also Alien(s) and I forget the others.
I would say it does AH joke on Alien(s) but it IS not a parody of it, it IS a parody of Star Wars, however.

Top Secret is mostly a parody of this Elvis Movie and Casablanca, but it makes references to a lot of old movies, like the great escape.
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Postby Bakemaster » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:39 am UTC

Point taken. Space Balls parodies, but is not a parody of, Alien(s) and Planet of the Apes and several other movies. Space Balls is, in general, a parody of Star Wars. Better?
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Postby Malice » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:51 am UTC

To be specific, Space Balls is a parody of Star Wars and a spoof of science-ficiton films in general.

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Postby dumbclown » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:45 am UTC

If you haven't seen stars wars and your over the age of 14 I wouldn't recommend that you make any special effort to see them. You only really enjoy them as a kid. As an adult they will just seem mediocre.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Lumpy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:32 am UTC

I saw the original Star Wars trilogy about six months ago, age 16. I had seen the prequel series when they came out in theaters. I liked Revenge of the Sith better than A New Hope.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby synaesthetist » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:17 am UTC

I had actually never seen a single Star Wars movie up until about 8th grade and was constantly harassed about it by my geeky friends. So, to be a jerk, I announced that I'd watch every single Star Wars episode - but ONLY in episode order. It became such a funny thing by the end of high school/beginning of college I decided that I wanted to be on of the first, if not THE first to watch every single episode of Star Wars "in order".

So I watched Episode 1, 2, and 3 all at midnight showings, brought my laptop with me to Episode 3 and started watching Episode 4 immediately after the credits rolled. I then stayed up until about 7 or 8 a.m. the next day watching 5 and 6. Given that I was on the East Coast, I figured I might have actually been the first person to have done it. A wonderful example of the lengths I'll go to to be spiteful.

Funny thing was, all my geeky friends that had annoyed me were suddenly taking a real interest in my thoughts about character development and plot. Go figure.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Elenion » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:08 am UTC

I watched it when I was 20, was sick of never getting any of the pop-cultural references to the movies, and also ppl seemed to react badly when I "confessed" I hadn't seen them.. So I did. They were entertaining movies, but I don't get the hype tbh.
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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Prole » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:55 am UTC

In order of preference.

6,4,5,3,2,1.

Oh, and clone wars is between six and 4.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby LoonRadio » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:50 am UTC

I never saw a single Star Wars movie until 1977. Since then, I've seen them all.
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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Stief » Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:54 pm UTC

I attempted to watch the episodes in episode order...got to the end of 5...6am
I was thinking "We HAVE to do this!"
then I think I fell asleep...

Anyways, episodes 4, 5 and 6= amazing...

1=whut?
2=ok, apart from Anakin crying every so often
3=great UNTIL the ending...George Lucas broke everything good inside of me with that...:(

I've said it before somewhere on the forum, but:
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It had just come full circle, the birth of Darth Vader, one of the the baddest bad-asses in the universe, who would later go on to blowing up planets and attempting to kill his own son...but that....horrible "NOOOOO" ruined everything... DARTH VADER SHOULD NEVER FEEL.....ANYTHING, NO! I DON'T CARE IF HE ONLY JUST BECAME DARTH VADER, HE HATED EVERYTHING AT THAT POINT...YOU STRANGLED YOUR WIFE, YOU'RE THE REASON SHE DIED! NOT 'A BROKEN HEART' OR 'JUST GIVING UP' GAH! ¬_¬


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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby xenuphobia » Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:47 am UTC

The problem I have with the prequel trilogy is that they give a lot of things away that shouldn't be given away until the appropriate time in the original trilogy. Since people conceivably haven't seen Star Wars in this thread (gasp!) I'll list the ones I can think of in spoiler tags. Basically: watch 4 5 & 6 first.

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1) You're not supposed to know Yoda is Yoda in Dagobah when Luke first meets him. He's supposed to be this funny little green man that's bothering Luke while he's trying to find the great and powerful Jedi master, and it should be as much of a surprise to the audience as it is to Luke.
2) You're DEFINITELY not supposed to know that Luke and Leia are twins, or that Darth Vader is their FUCKING father. That's the biggest surprise, and they ruined it before the trilogy even started. For shame, George. For shame.
3) Darth Vader is supposed to be a scary badass, yet we've just watched him being a whiny kid for three straight movies. It really, really takes away from his image.
4) Not really an order of viewing thing, but the focus and tone of the movies shifts with the first three taken into account. The original trilogy was the story of Luke Skywalker and his rise to heroism, overthrowing the evil Empire and restoring peace to the galaxy. Incorporate the new trilogy, and the whole thing is about Darth Vader. He's the only thread that ties the whole thing together, and he takes focus away from Luke's story.
5) The entire mystery and allure of Boba Fett are gone completely. Originally, we didn't know what was underneath the mask, whether it was human or machine, man or woman. Now we know exactly who he is and why he's doing what he's doing. I think. The only time I saw Attack of the Clones was when it came out in theatres. I guess it shows how much I care about the new series - I don't even own them in any form.


I'm sure there are more examples, but I can't think of them right now. Ugh.
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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Rodan » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:38 pm UTC

I'd have to say the two main culprits of the prequels sucking ass are (and by this I mean the two really, really, really big ones, not the only ones)(I'm not putting these in spoilers because you shouldn't want to see the prequels anyway)
Jar Jar Binks,
and that damn Darth Vader scene.

Jar Jar Binks is pretty obvious, annoying as hell, just... no.
At the end of episode 3, the scene began. It went like this:
me: [sound of me crapping my pants from awesome]
Vader: NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
me:[sound of my crap receding into my butt in horror and me crying sorrowful tears]

If everything else was awesome, those would still kill the movie.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Lumpy » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:10 pm UTC

The change in Yoda's voice between the prequel trilogy and the original really surprised me. I liked Yoda in the prequels better.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Rodan » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:49 am UTC

I really didn't like Yoda in the prequels. Maybe I'm alone in that, but frankly, I prefer puppet over CG any day, and I really didn't like acrobatic Yoda. Yoda's old, damn it! Sure he'd be younger, but not that younger, considered his more than human age already.
Oh, and it seemed like his Yoda-speak (the subject at the end, predicate at beginning, that sort of thing) was exaggerated in the prequels to the point of being really annoying.

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Postby Fast_Fingers » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:53 am UTC

__Kit wrote:Can we have a poll for which is best, I think ESB is, I loved the scene where he first meets Yoda


You can always watch Clerks to get an informed opinion on this.

And yeah, a vote for ESB. Though to be honest, laymen should recognize that the original trilogy is a solid movie series that cemented Harrison Ford's career. Sci-fi enthusiasts can have their own reasons.

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Postby Amnesiasoft » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:46 am UTC

Does Forcery count?

Ok, so I watched one of them, found it to be boring. And that was that.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Iori_Yagami » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:17 am UTC

I didn't bother. Well I was actually anti-pop culture anyway. So I knew more about real matrices and vectors more than fellows about Matrix the Movie.
Later, I watched all 6 films in release order at tender age of 20+. Nice stuff, flashy, hyped, effects.
Still, I fully understand why all sentient critics put that off as kids' stuff. It is a show movie: flash, bzzzt, fwoosh, blam!
In what universe does this entertainment movie qualify as nerdy/geeky??? In our country, it is the choice of dumb teenagers who have too much time on their hands and too little brain inside the skull cage. Like Terminator the basher, Neo the shooter, Kreuger the slasher.
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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Aesar » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:22 pm UTC

I've seen them in 456123 order. As most ppl here I like Empire most, and I also think that the OT was waaaaay better
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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Philomid » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:09 am UTC

Wow. I'm young, yet I was ashamed by the first three, and ESB was my favorite! Wahwahwah?

[offtopic]What if thirty to forty years from now, they remade the Original Trilogy? Scary thought. [/offtopic]

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Iori_Yagami wrote:I didn't bother. Well I was actually anti-pop culture anyway. So I knew more about real matrices and vectors more than fellows about Matrix the Movie.
Later, I watched all 6 films in release order at tender age of 20+. Nice stuff, flashy, hyped, effects.
Still, I fully understand why all sentient critics put that off as kids' stuff. It is a show movie: flash, bzzzt, fwoosh, blam!
In what universe does this entertainment movie qualify as nerdy/geeky??? In our country, it is the choice of dumb teenagers who have too much time on their hands and too little brain inside the skull cage. Like Terminator the basher, Neo the shooter, Kreuger the slasher.
I had a TOTALLy different meaning of the word 'nerd'.
The one who knows how cameras are made, or history of cinema, or complicated 18th century references, or cultural processes and businesses controlling (herding) the masses.


I agree with that, though I have seen the movies.
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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby lamarguerite » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:31 pm UTC

I voted "have never seen" because I can't remember if I have. People are occasionally shocked.

It's okay, I don't call myself a geek anyway.

I just haven't seen movies in general; Star Wars is not special.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Joeldi » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:27 am UTC

I've never seen the very start of 4. Apart from that, Yeah, I've seen them
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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby l33t_sas » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:39 am UTC

I don't see how not having watched Star Wars disqualifies you from nerd-dom (as if any one thing could do that anyway). Star Wars is basically just technoporn, (in the words of Arthur Clarke) flashy, fun but not real science fiction in any sense of the word. It requires no intelligence to like or understand and for me, nerdy things should.

That said, I've still seen them all. And I like the originals and I think the first prequel is okay (despite everything). Sure we have Darth Vader as a kid. But not a whiny, angsty kid like in the next two movies. And to me the plot at least made a little sense, compared with the next two sequels. Revenge of the Sith and Attack of the Clones were both complete, utter balls.
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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Kendo_Bunny » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:38 pm UTC

The problem with the prequels is that someone decided, somewhere along the line, that Star Wars was SERIOUS BUSINESS. Not the older actors, who appear to be having fun. It's the younger actors who are emoting like they're in a silent re-make of 'King Lear'.

The OT has a lot of bad dialogue too, and George Lucas couldn't direct actors to convey falling if he threw them off of cliffs. But, the actors in the OT had fun with it, didn't treat it so seriously, and (from what I can tell), ignored George's emoting suggestions for the most part. I thought the prequels were decent... as long as you fast-forwarded any scenes with Jar Jar or Anakin and Amidala.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby segmentation fault » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:56 pm UTC

Kendo_Bunny wrote:The OT has a lot of bad dialogue too, and George Lucas couldn't direct actors to convey falling if he threw them off of cliffs.


he didnt direct 5 and 6, which is why they were so good.

i would read summaries of 1,2,3, and 4 since they werent as great, unless youre a kid.

5 and 6 were amazing movies overall, great for any age.
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Postby fruitcase » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:22 pm UTC

What I hate most about the prequels is probably the CGI and the stupid humor; the space battles just look like a video game now, and I'd have to kill someone if I hear that retarded "roger-roger" one more time.

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby MoD » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:38 am UTC

Did anyone here ever see the old VHS "The Making of Star Wars?" That video is THE DEFINITION of nostalgia for me. Also, it provides a quote opportunity that proves you geekier than most Star Wars fans: "Aaagh, the mic was in picture!" The original movies were all great, though I liked Episode VI most of that trilogy, and I actually *liked* Episode I; I almost cried when Qui Gon Jinn died. He should have lived and Sir-kenobi-has-indeterminate-hair-color should have died. I didn't mind Jar Jar in Ep1 but after that it seemed "jaja lulz," and it ruined it by making him a serious character.

Episode II never really seemed that great, and III was good for the most part but I was bothered by the CG bits; the original movies were so much better at that sort of stuff.
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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby harryfielder » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:07 pm UTC

I've never seen ''A New Hope.. yet my grand kids tell me I should :lol:

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Re: Never Seen Star Wars

Postby Force42 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:32 pm UTC

I love Star Wars with a firey burning passion.

For about the first six weeks of school, I had my alarm set to play the Imperial March...at 7:30 in the morning...and I usually slept through it because I didn't have a class until 9 or 10 and I had forgotten to switch the settings. However, it always woke up my roommate, who despite going to one of the geekiest colleges in the country, had never seen Star Wars.

I finally decided to be merciful and change the morning CD to something more mellow (Andrea Bocelli). End of story, right? Nope.

There must be a rule around here that dictates that everyone must have seen Star Wars at least once before the end of freshman year. So there was a movie night in one of the home-theater dorms and my roommate saw Star Wars. I wasn't there to see this, but apparently she drifted off at some point, only to wake up, panicking, thinking it was 7:30 am when the Imperial March started playing. How's that for conditioning?


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