The new Rogue One "official" trailer has dropped!

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ChrisDonovan
August 11, 2016 - 8:34pm
All I can say is  Oh Myyyyyyyyyy!

https://www.facebook.com/StarWars/videos/1228819007169698/

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jedion357
August 12, 2016 - 12:17am
James Earl Jones is in his 80's and they say his voice is not what it was back in the day. Happy they're using him but how much longer can they?
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ChrisDonovan
August 12, 2016 - 7:38am
^They can correct his voice electronically. They did in Rebels.

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jedion357
August 12, 2016 - 8:31am
James Earl Jones is a national treasure. I use to have the King James Bible on cassette tape read by him. Damn near a religious experience just listening to it. 
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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rattraveller
August 12, 2016 - 10:17am
Yayyy!!! Finally a movie about a character so minor in the first movie his biggest scene was cut and appeared briefly in the next two movies. Our next poll question should be on how much this prequel is going to screw up the Star Wars canon. Are we talking a Dragon magazine with a new race level, a module written by someone not familiar with the initial rules, an outside module forced into the timelne or Zeb's.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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August 12, 2016 - 10:35am
rattraveller wrote:
Yayyy!!! Finally a movie about a character so minor in the first movie his biggest scene was cut and appeared briefly in the next two movies. Our next poll question should be on how much this prequel is going to screw up the Star Wars canon. Are we talking a Dragon magazine with a new race level, a module written by someone not familiar with the initial rules, an outside module forced into the timelne or Zeb's.


We can hope it's done by a fan of Star Wars who's familiar with the "canon."

Or, just figure it's a reboot like JJ Abram's Star Trek...

Or one of my "half-baked ideas"... http://starfrontiers.us/node/9205
Joe Cabadas

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rattraveller
August 12, 2016 - 10:36am
I will say there was a whole book series written about Rogue One so hopefully it will be close to that at least.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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ChrisDonovan
August 12, 2016 - 10:47am
rattraveller wrote:
Yayyy!!! Finally a movie about a character so minor in the first movie his biggest scene was cut and appeared briefly in the next two movies. Our next poll question should be on how much this prequel is going to screw up the Star Wars canon. Are we talking a Dragon magazine with a new race level, a module written by someone not familiar with the initial rules, an outside module forced into the timelne or Zeb's.


If you've watched the trailer and/or all the discusssion about it from the production side, then you have your answers.  This isn't a reboot, or a canon alteration.  This is just a previously unseen puzzle piece in the larger Star Wars picture.

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ChrisDonovan
August 12, 2016 - 10:48am
rattraveller wrote:
I will say there was a whole book series written about Rogue One so hopefully it will be close to that at least.
If it's pre-Disney, forget it.  Decanonized.

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Shadow Shack
August 13, 2016 - 7:57am
Rogue One is not Rogue Squadron nor is this a tale of Biggs either. This is a tale that takes place just prior to New Hope, during the construction phase of the original Death Star as is evident by the trailer. My guess is we may see the stolen plans handed over to the Tantive IV crew at the end. ;)

Disney denounced the "extended universe" as not-canon when they were in pre-production with Force Awakens, which I honestly have no issue with anyways depite enjoying a lot of those stories. The simple fact is there is such a massive collection of EU from such a wide array of authors and publishers that there is no way in hell that they can maintain continuity among themselves...which is clearly evident with continuity issues among six movies so imagine how FUBAR'd it can get with the EU.
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ChrisDonovan
August 13, 2016 - 11:17am
Though versions of select bits of the old EU are making it into canon.  Thrawn will be in the new season of Rebels.

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jedion357
August 15, 2016 - 9:04am
I liked Thrawn. 
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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JCab747
August 15, 2016 - 11:11am
jedion357 wrote:
I liked Thrawn. 


Thrawn is cool... for a bad guy.
Joe Cabadas

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Shadow Shack
August 15, 2016 - 9:39pm
In a post-Vader/Palpatine/Fett setting, Thrawn was decent enough...more so considering the Empire's overall xenophobic nature. I'm just not sure how he'll stack up in a pre-New Hope series alongside the original assortment of antagonists.

Speaking of which, the story I really want to see is Vader's ascension between ROTS and New Hope, I'm not buying the fact that he developed the reputation of being the baddest ####er in the galaxy from slaughtering padawans.
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jedion357
August 17, 2016 - 3:16am
Shadow Shack wrote:
Speaking of which, the story I really want to see is Vader's ascension between ROTS and New Hope, I'm not buying the fact that he developed the reputation of being the baddest ####er in the galaxy from slaughtering padawans.

My first thought was there must be a lot of untold story. But then there was the mouthy guy on the death Star that he choked out- 
Admiral Motti: Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes, or given you clairvoyance enough to find the rebels' hidden fort-...

So this guy clearly didnt think Vader was all that much of a bad A_ s. 
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Shadow Shack
August 17, 2016 - 6:38am
jedion357 wrote:
So this guy clearly didnt think Vader was all that much of a bad A_ s. 

Considering the rep was built on the premise of killing a bunch of five year old kids, I'm surprised more people didn't think he was much of a bad a$$. 
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rattraveller
September 8, 2016 - 2:16pm
Okay so just read the Sci Fi magazine article on Rogue One. Producer described it as a group of people who do not have or believe in the Force out on a mission which is more war movie and much less space opera and the good guys do bad and the bad guys do good.

So we now have the Star Wars version of Marvel Agents of SHIELD
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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Shadow Shack
September 8, 2016 - 8:50pm
...or more aptly, "Mothma's Agents of T.I.E."

"Producer described it as a group of people who do not have or believe in the Force"

Methinks the producer in said article hasn't seen the trailer yet...particularly at 0:53 where the words "I fear nothing, all is as the force wills it" are spoken prior to breaking out with some impressive jedi-like melee maneuvers.
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rattraveller
September 9, 2016 - 5:05am
There is a blind monk character who believes in the Force but does not have it. Ya know since it flows through every living things but only those with the Force virus can actually do neat stuff with it.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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Shadow Shack
September 9, 2016 - 6:36am
Yep, that's the one. While I never claimed he had any degree of mastery of the Force (re: "jedi-like moves" versus "he's a jedi"), it still goes against what that producer said in the article about people not having or not believing in it. The way said monk speaks certainly begs to differ in the "not believing" portion of that statement.

Which makes me question exactly what the producer is actually producing...
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rattraveller
September 9, 2016 - 7:58am
Its kinda of funny but everyone knows that Movies and TV shows and guessing internet postings have Producers and that there are several kinds like Execuetive, Vice, Lighting etc but most people have no clue as to what a Producer actually does.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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ChrisDonovan
September 9, 2016 - 1:16pm
Chirrut Imwe is a Force-user but not a Jedi, according to the released information. He's a "having cake and eating it too" type of character.

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Shadow Shack
September 9, 2016 - 6:13pm
rattraveller wrote:
most people have no clue as to what a Producer actually does.

I know this much: this particular producer never watched the trailer. ;)
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jedion357
April 6, 2017 - 10:58am
Interesting openning view of Rogue One with the planet with rings viewable from the ground- Terledrom connection?
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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JCab747
April 6, 2017 - 8:33pm
I finally had a chance to see it last night, thanks to DVD. I've been avoiding reading much about it until now. Good film; dark ending.
Joe Cabadas

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Shadow Shack
April 6, 2017 - 6:25pm
Crap, I forgot R-1 was released this week. I'm off to Wally World...
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jedion357
April 8, 2017 - 4:03am
I'm going out on a limb here but I think this is the best Star Wars movie since Star Wars came out in the 70's. This is Vader at his most menacing and that was awesome. This is the way Vader should be.

Episodes 1-3 dont even hold a candle to it.

ESB and RotJ are just a little too cutsie and cheeky in parts and there is no way anyone would mistake this movie for cutsie or cheeky. Rogue One for the win even if it is a little dark.

Some of my favorite scenes were with the Death Star- Looking down on Jeddah and when its rising on the horizen at the end- we've never seen the Death Star from these angles and it was cool. Especially the bit wherre it was rising on the horizen like a bad moon- loved that.
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Shadow Shack
April 8, 2017 - 12:36pm
I have New Hope & ESB tied for first and R-1 is a close contender, followed by Force Awakens. RotJ is next and the prequels take a distant back seat after that.
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JCab747
April 8, 2017 - 3:27pm
Shadow Shack wrote:
I have New Hope & ESB tied for first and R-1 is a close contender, followed by Force Awakens. RotJ is next and the prequels take a distant back seat after that.

Bingo!
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jedion357
April 9, 2017 - 5:50am
Shadow Shack wrote:
I have New Hope & ESB tied for first and R-1 is a close contender, followed by Force Awakens. RotJ is next and the prequels take a distant back seat after that.


I basically agree with Shadow's assement except that I would say R1 edges out ESB. Frankly they have set the bar pretty low with this franchise IMO. It would not be hard to make a movie that is better than the prequels.

For me the dramatic angles at which we see the death star in action really wins the day for me but that may not be fair to ESB as the state of the art in special effects is decades ahead of what they had for ESB.

But still, R1 has Vader the way he should be- all menace and more than a little scary. But then again that may not be fair to ESB as Vader is on a character arc of redemption that may have its first stirrings in ESB and culminates in RotJ such that the edge of his menace should be muted.
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JCab747
April 9, 2017 - 7:40am
I liked the new angles for the death star too.

Having the final rebel ground assault on an archipelego like area, where you think there'd be a resort complex, reminds me of the World War II battles in the Pacific.

Their CGI is definitely a lot better.

Criticisms:  The movie offered a pretty cheap way to take out two star destroyers. Could a small ship really generate enough thrust for one destroyer to decapitate another in such a spectacular fashion? I guess those big ships are very fragile.

Why would Tarkin blow up an imperial research base before finding out if the it was the rebles or the imperials who were winning? Most likely, he was out to kill his rival and tell the emperor later that he was trying to prevent the rebels from stealing any other secret information.

Still, its rather wasteful of imperial resources and personnel... rather Sathar like... I guess the Empire just have so many resources and personnel they don't care what they lose. 
Joe Cabadas