The Last Jedi (SPOILERS!)

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Shadow Shack
December 17, 2017 - 11:07pm
A discussion for the latest release in the Star Wars franchise, like the title says:

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

Proceed at your own risk if you haven't seen it yet, you've been warned.


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I like the way it picks up immediately where TFA left off. No multi-year gap between stories like the rest of the episodes have no need for a few seasons of animated cartoon series (Clone Wars cartoon, not the CGI series) to fill in the gaps.

The wingless birds offered just enough comedy relief the crowning moment being making Chewie feel guilty about his dinner versus being a key ingredient to the downfall of the First Order's "legion of best troops".

Kylo Ren's unpredictability --- just when you think he's going one way he does an about face.

I was almost ready to accept Finn's demise (Rogue One prepares you for that quite nicely), but the finale between him and Phasma was gratifying.

The interaction between Luke & Yoda was awesome and his finale was quite a surprise, proving we have yet to see everything one can do with the Force.

Sadly, just like with TFA, the Williams score was so subdued that if you were paying attention to the story then you completely missed it.
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Shadow Shack
December 29, 2017 - 11:03am
Last I heard Disney only owns the SW movies and the two aforementioned CGI animated properties. Well...they own Marvel Comics who "earned by default" the license from predecessor Dark Horse Comics after Disney acquired SW, so they can source a few years worth of publication from that angle too.

The Extended Universe is quite vast with dozens and dozens of various licensed properties that are not owned by Disney, and they would have to do some serious acquisitions of paraent companies to acquire all of them. As such it was much cheaper & easier to denounce them as canon. ;)
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KRingway
December 29, 2017 - 4:52pm
I guess we'll see. The fact that they're even using WEG stuff suggests some interesting possibilities.

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Shadow Shack
December 29, 2017 - 8:33pm
A quick search reveals WEG is currently owned by Nocturnal Media (which was formed by one of the former White Wolf Pulbishing higher-ups). My guess is that Disney is either paying a royalty for using their stuff or --- again, having never played the game, I'm speculating on this part --- they altered the designs enough to avoid a copyright infringement.
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KRingway
December 30, 2017 - 3:06am
I can't remember where I read it, but it seems that the WEG stuff was directly used for conceptualising various things in Rogue One. Possibly the various licences have some flexible clauses in that respect.

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Shadow Shack
December 30, 2017 - 11:00am
Come to think of it...Disney isn't the only one using WEG throwbacks, George had that ten wheel transport in ROTS. Granted he probably got a little more leeway than a second party who acquired Lucasfilm.
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