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Re: Star Wars Ep. VII and Disney
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 04:56:31 PM »
http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/disney-news/press-releases/2012/10/disney-acquire-lucasfilm-ltd
Now I kind of want to just cry...

Seriously?

How could it get any worse?  At least Lucas is (theoretically) giving up the reigns.  It might suck....it might be awesome....it might be mediocre...but we know that if it stayed with Lucas it would A: Not exist  or B: Suck.

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 05:56:59 PM »
B-b-b-but it-it's Disney, guys! Star Tours?

Bah. I'm just excited that Lucas is finally giving it up. Old barve.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 06:17:46 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 09:09:01 PM »
I need time for my brain to process this.


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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 10:52:42 PM »
I'm excited! Hopefully they don't step on too many EU toes.


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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 11:38:35 PM »
I'm excited! Hopefully they don't step on too many EU toes.

I have to say, my feelings run the opposite.  Personally, I hope that everything the EU has detailed after the Battle of Endor does NOT happen.

I can't stand the EU post-Endor.   But I know I'm in the minority around here.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 01:02:44 AM »
Sorry Dred, But I agree with Colt. I think it was a good idea on Lucas's part, because I think he just really want to deal with it anymore. I'm glad he chose Kathleen Kennedy rather than allowing Disney to choose someone.


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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 01:35:33 AM »
I have to say, my feelings run the opposite.  Personally, I hope that everything the EU has detailed after the Battle of Endor does NOT happen.

I can't stand the EU post-Endor.   But I know I'm in the minority around here.

From what I have heard, the post-Endor EU sucks shebs in general. I wouldn't mind at all if they went away from those stories entirely as well.

I think most of the people on here shouldn't be worried, as this new materiel is going to be set after Episode 6. None of our beloved characters should be in jeopardy.

So you and Colt might actually share an opinion, you're just talking about different eras :P

Aside from fears about EU-trampling, I think this will end up being a very good move for Star Wars. As we have been consistently pointing out over the last few months, Star Wars is basically dead at the moment. It desperately needed a shot in the arm. I'm proud of George for passing on the torch and making out like a bandit in the process.

My larger fear is not that they will ruin materiel already in existence, it is that their new content will be aimed toward much younger audiences the way TCW is. That would be disappointing. 

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http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/star-wars-goes-disney-extent-231113047.html

Interesting article. Very good interview with George. As with most public figures, I like him so much more now that he's let go of the reigns so to speak. While I tried my best to always stay out of the bashing and to remain neutral in my judging, I will admit I did not like him on many occasions.

From what he said in the video, he seems to have turned a corner for the better.  He seems very sincere about wanting to let the franchise grow again, without his iron-fist keeping it down.

However, with all that nice stuff being said...

'"We really like Star Wars' potential on TV, and Disney XD would be a great home for that."

...worst-fears somewhat confirmed...

Anyway, I still feel good about the move overall. Thanks for the universe, Lucas. See you at Ep. VII premier.
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 05:03:06 AM »
Being a pessimist, I'm terrified. But, after doing research, I have decided that the story rests in capable hands, as long as she tries to not step on many toes in the EU, because I personally like the post-Endor EU (except that Vestara went back to the sith).  I am more hopeful, but Disney worries me, considering the last pirates of the carribean.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 04:50:57 PM »
Breaking news! Troy Denning to write films, Michael Bay to direct!

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012, 07:54:16 PM »
Breaking news! Troy Denning to write films, Michael Bay to direct!

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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 01:19:08 AM »
Doesn't sound too bad, but Troy Denning's not really my favorie...
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2012, 01:56:14 AM »
Breaking news! Troy Denning to write films, Michael Bay to direct!

:3

I would like you to cite your source of information please. According to what I have read, Michael Bay was not even considered for the role of Director.

Unless of course you're being sarcastic, and I'm too tired to realize it.

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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2012, 06:48:05 AM »
Troy Denning's stories are ok, in my opinion, I just don't really like her writing style.
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2012, 09:43:00 AM »
Thank goodness someone realized it.

I figured if I took the two most off the wall choices and paired them...blegh.

Anyway, as far as I know, no one has been named yet.
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2012, 01:36:31 PM »
Thank goodness someone realized it.

I figured if I took the two most off the wall choices and paired them...blegh.

Anyway, as far as I know, no one has been named yet.

Now that I'm coherent enough to think properly, I actually chuckled at your post :P

But yeah, I misread the article I was referencing anyway. So far, nobody's been named or officially considered.

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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2012, 02:23:17 PM »
Good. I try.  :P

Troy Denning's stories are ok, in my opinion, I just don't really like her writing style.

Wait. Troy Denning's a girl?!

One weird looking girl...

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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2012, 02:39:42 PM »
Yeah, I'm feeling more and more confident about this...
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