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kscherer
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2021-11-04, 16:41

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Jolene Blalock. (I like Enterprise, although it's bumpy at times.)
There are some Vulcan mating scenes that kept things interesting.
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psmith2.0
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2021-11-08, 20:30

So, Lucasfilm giveth...and Lucasfilm taketh away.

That Rogue Squadron movie was supposed to be directed by the Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins, is now off the production schedule, due to "scheduling conflicts".

Which is a funny way to spell "nobody probably gives a shit".

Just kidding (I think). Oh well.

So hire another director? It isn't like the Disney-era Star Wars is afraid/reluctant to do so. They've done it on the sequel trilogy third installment (PS - didn't help), as well as Solo and Rogue One (reshoots, etc.). What makes Jenkins so special/irreplaceable? That second WW movie was a bit of a waste, so her star isn't soaring as high as it was following that first WW outing in 2017.

But, then again, maybe what I said three paragraphs up is more the (true) reason than anything, and it wouldn't matter who's directing it? It's just not something they're interested in pursuing.

Seems like the sort of that that should just get shifted over to an episodic TV show on Disney+, along with all the others being made, where there can be weekly missions/adventures, a la Baa Baa Black Sheep/Black Sheep Squadron...anyone remember that show on NBC back in the late 70's, starring Robert Conrad, about a WWII fighter squadron?
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Frank777
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2021-11-08, 23:21

Yeah, nobody asked for this.

I want Star Wars for the lightsaber duels, and Disney wants to give me Top Gun in Space.
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drewprops
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2021-11-09, 00:25

Just give me The Adventures of Young Darth Vader and I'm good.


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psmith2.0
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2021-11-09, 01:40

Vader in that ~19 year stretch between episodes 3 and 4, where he’s at his strongest, most Jedi-hunting, Force-chokingest form?

I don’t know if other media explored this, but I bet that whole Padme thing ate at him all those years, especially the earlier ones just after her death and the events of episode 3.

Every time he went to that meditation chamber (or whatever it’s called) and took off the helmet and could stop acting the role for a bit, I bet that’s all he thought about.

“I killed Natalie Portman’s sweet ass…no wonder I’m such a miserable, vicious jerk to everyone around me!”
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2021-11-09, 02:21

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Just give me The Adventures of Young Darth Vader and I'm good.


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Um...did you miss the prequels?
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2021-11-09, 04:57

That was far more Anakin, the prequels. I think he’s talking about the post-Mustafar young Vader (helmet, armor, etc.) doing whatever he did (pursuing Rebels and hunting Jedi?) before we saw him in episode 4.

There is a 19-year span of time from when we saw him looking at an under-construction Death Star at the end of Episode 3 to floating in a tank on Mustafar in Rogue One.

He may be getting that a bit, with Hayden Christensen being part of both the upcoming Obi-Wan and Ahsoka shows on Disney+.
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2021-11-09, 10:15

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Um...did you miss the prequels?
He was Darth Vader for how long in those movies? Better name for the series would be, ‘Vader, Jedi Hunter’.
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2021-11-09, 21:37

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Yeah, nobody asked for this.

I want Star Wars for the lightsaber duels, and Disney wants to give me Top Gun in Space.
Hey, I wanted Top Gun in space!!! The Rogue Squadron/X-Wing novels were some of my favorite EU, and I've been wanting this as either an animated TV series or a movie. I was losing my shit when this movie was announced. So I'm bummed out. I'd rather have more "look at the stuff other hero types are doing" rather than big main story for awhile and I thought "the adventures of a pilot squadron" would be awesome.

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kscherer
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2021-11-10, 12:19

I'm with Capella.

And if the director can't make it, find another one! I nominate Jon Favreau.
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2021-11-10, 12:55

Yeah, I don't see what the problem is. Unless they swore some blood oath to Jenkins that only she was getting this project (I highly doubt it).

I just think, for whatever reason(s), no real, serious interest in the project and they've figured out a nice way to pull the plug ("scheduling conflicts"). Because if they were genuinely hot-to-trot to have this made, they likely would've announced a replacement director on the same day they announced that Jenkins wasn't able to participate.

Maybe they couldn't come up with a solid, workable and coherent script? I realize that didn't stop episodes 7-9 from being made , but those were larger, more high-profile projects that had to proceed, no matter what! These little offshoot stories are expendable, in the big scheme of things.

Maybe it gets re-tooled to a Disney+ series down the road. If that Galactic Rescue Rangers or whatever it was called got canned because of Gina Carano's ouster, there's a slot that just opened for a similar type of show. Switch over, rewrite/tweak things a bit and gear it toward an X-wing squadron.
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2021-11-10, 16:21

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Hey, I wanted Top Gun in space!!! The Rogue Squadron/X-Wing novels were some of my favorite EU, and I've been wanting this as either an animated TV series or a movie. I was losing my shit when this movie was announced. So I'm bummed out. I'd rather have more "look at the stuff other hero types are doing" rather than big main story for awhile and I thought "the adventures of a pilot squadron" would be awesome.
Fighter pilot battles in space have already been done to death. At least twice already (the original and the reboot.)

So say we all.
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kscherer
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2021-11-10, 16:30

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So say we all.
No, we don't. Amongst the best "fighter pilot battles in space" in the SW movie-verse is from Rogue One, which demonstrates that a good script coupled with good SFX can make for ever-better space dog-fights.

Bring.

It.

On!

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2021-11-10, 16:53

Counterpoint: The best fighter pilot battles in space will always be from Battlestar Galactica.

I honestly don't see what Star Wars can add that hasn't been done.

If we're going to spend another billion on a SW movie, let's break some new ground.
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2021-11-10, 17:27

How about another Pearl Harbor movie?
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