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John Byrne
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Posted: 15 May 2013 at 4:32am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Anakin's actions were partially justified because the Jedi were arrogant bastards who had it coming to them.

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Yeah, those kids were really asking for it!

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Posted: 15 May 2013 at 7:07am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I think a major failing of the prequels is the fact that the Jedi come off
as boring, arrogant characters. Kenobi is about the only one who has
some wit and energy to him, largely because of McGregor's charm. I
really wish McGregor had been given better material to work with,
because I can see him doing a bang-up job with the original backstory,
and pushing Vader into that volcano at the climax.

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Thinking about the prequels, each of which I've only seen once, I think McGregor's work was the only part of them I really liked!
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John Byrne
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Posted: 15 May 2013 at 7:23am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The only real problem I had with McGregor was the same problem I often have when young actors play roles created by older actors -- the young actors are not convincing to me, since I know what the older actors looked like when young. McGregor looks nothing like the young Alec Guiness.
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John Byrne
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I found myself wondering if there was any way to do the "real" story in the same manner as the STAR TREK fumetti I've been playing with. Unfortunately, I don't think there are enough images for what I need.

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Yer killin' me, Byrne!

FIND A WAY, MAN!

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Even the few panels in the TREK job that have required actually building scenes, instead of being able to use existing one, have shown me what an impossible amount of work this would be. Drawing it as a comic would be different, of course -- but I'm not particularly inspired to do that, either!

(And let's not turn this into another Kickstarter, or equivalent, discussion!)

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Yes, yes, of course I realize that this is an unrealistic prospect. A guy
can dream, right?

Speaking of it, I do hope the TREK fumetti is coming along well.
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Speaking of it, I do hope the TREK fumetti is coming along well.

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Yup! Still haven't decided how long it will be. Sort of just letting it happen. Since each page "played out" represents about one minute, I find myself wondering if I should limit it to the running time of an episode, minus credits.

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Posted: 15 May 2013 at 4:16pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I find myself wondering if I should limit it to the running time of an episode, minus credits.
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I'm confident the JBF would somehow find it in our hearts to forgive you if it wound up being Menagerie-length (or even the collective total of tribbles produced in 3 days assuming a litter of 10 every 12 hours), but go with your gut!
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JB, I love your version of Vader unmasked. SPECTACULAR! That’s what he should have looked like and that's probably what we would have seen if the camera had panned around while Vader was inside his "pod" in EMPIRE.

I guess when that mask finally came off in JEDI, Lucas wanted there to be a tender moment between father and son -- and THAT face would have been a huge distraction for the audience. Too bad.

I always would have preferred a Star Wars universe, where Vader was not Luke's father and Leia wasn’t Luke's sister.

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Joel Tesch
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Posted: 20 May 2013 at 3:02pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I always would have preferred a Star Wars universe, where Vader was not Luke's father and Leia wasn’t Luke's sister.

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That's easy: just watch the original Star Wars!
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Posted: 20 May 2013 at 10:19pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I guess when that mask finally came off in JEDI, Lucas wanted there to
be a tender moment between father and son -- and THAT face would
have been a huge distraction for the audience. Too bad.
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I think Vader could have been unmasked without the audience seeing
his face. Luke's expression and reaction could have told the story very
effectively, leaving us without the Inevitable Disappointment of seeing
Vader unmasked. Sort of how they did it in the comic adaptation.

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I think Vader could have been unmasked without the audience seeing his face. Luke's expression and reaction could have told the story very effectively, leaving us without the Inevitable Disappointment of seeing Vader unmasked. Sort of how they did it in the comic adaptation.

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And just think! That could have been one more element Lucas lifted from Doctor Doom. How did he miss that!

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Posted: 22 May 2013 at 12:34pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

CITY AT WORLD'S END

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Are you considering making that adaptation, Sir?  I think you would do justice to that novel.

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