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Geekend: Star Wars/Star Trek Rumor Mills In Hyper-Drive
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SaneIT
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6/19/2014 | 8:20:34 AM
Re: Bring back Vader
I'm about to geek out here so stay with me, this is the geekend post so I think I'll be OK.  During the Clone Wars series (yes I know it's for kids, I have 3 so I'm allowed to watch)  they cover Mortis, a planet that is the conduit for the entire force.  A neutral father has spent an eternity trying to keep balance between his two children, one that personifies the light side and the other that personifies the dark side.  They bring Anakin there to take over for the father because he is dying.  So the story line is set that Anakin/Vader is neither good or evil he controls both sides of the force.  Seeing Anakin/Vader in that light changes how you look at what he is doing.  He's not necessarily evil as Vader he is balancing power in the galaxy.  An all seeing eye in the Sauron sense would work and could be a good way to show his awareness and his influence.
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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6/19/2014 | 8:08:39 AM
Re: Bring back Vader
Now I'm wondering what the ratio is of villains coming back to life vs heroes who fake their deaths to come back and surprise a villain.  Maybe this is a tactic that both sides use and we only see it from the hero's perspective when a villain dies.  Maybe he's faking his death so that he can recover without harassment and make the hero feel overconfident.  When watching the Star Wars series I feel cheated by the prequels because the fall from little kid Anakin to Vader is like a Karate Kid training montage. 
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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6/18/2014 | 12:10:39 PM
RE: Star Wars/Star Trek Rumor Mills in Hyper-Drive
@zerox203- Thanks. A new rumor for you. They've decided after the accident with Harrison Ford that the new bad guy will be the Millenium Falcon brought to life. :)




Seriously, I think you are right. The stakes are high. The generation of Star Wars fans that owned every Star Wars figure (like everyone else, i kept mine in a case that was Darth Vader's head) now has kids and grand kids.

The prequels did fine on merchandise but were not the juggernaut of the original (when adjusted for a changing market). 

But right now might be the sweet spot for a new set of movies money-wise. And from a story perspective, you've got a surprsingly sci-fi free television field right now. Lots of super hero fare. Lots of fantasy. Lots of supernatural stuff. A geek paradise...unless you are into pure space sci-fi.


zerox203
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6/18/2014 | 11:49:31 AM
RE: Star Wars/Star Trek Rumor Mills in Hyper-Drive
Good to see we're finally invading another site with our baseless movie speculation :). I mean that sincerely - I don't know if I could get through the week without it. I'm definitely attuned more to the sci-fi end of things than the comic one (not that there isn't plenty of crossover), so it's good to see these two heavy hitters back in the spotlight. You've definitely got a knack for the rumor-mill, Dave... I have my ear pressed pretty close to the floor when it comes to this stuff, but you always seem to be able to mention something that I haven't heard yet. More importantly, you've got an interesting opinion to go with it - unlike the linked TMZ 'articles', which are about five lines long.

There's a lot riding on these next Star Wars and Star Trek movies (let's assume it's a given that another Trek movie is happening). Certainly, any producer or marketing exec will agree on that... but it goes double for those of us with geeky hearts. These two will set the tone for how sci-fi will be viewed for the rest of the decade; if we'll get more movies or series, how our beloved 'extended universes' (or is that just me) will be handled... and if people are still going to stuff us into lockers. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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6/18/2014 | 8:21:15 AM
Re: Well played
Ahh, I can see it now: "The Best of Geekend" "The Golden Geekend" I've followed and loved all of David's Geekend posts. Glad to see they are now here!
stotheco
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6/18/2014 | 8:16:56 AM
Re: Bring back Vader
Exactly. So many villains have "died", only to be resurrected and brought back to life in one way or another. Sometimes it's because they're so popular; other times, it's because no other villain has stepped in and stepped up to the plate, so to speak. 
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impactnow,
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6/17/2014 | 4:33:22 PM
Rumors and wishes
Maybe we can use the power of the internet in reverse, we might be able to start rumors about shows we don't like being cancelled and build momentum! 

Seriously I would love to see companies pay more attention to their sentiment. This week the airlines should listen to all the disgruntled travelers after they changed their frequent flier programs.

 
Broadway0474
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6/16/2014 | 10:31:05 PM
Re: New life to the Death Star
@Rich, fair enough. I will go back to believing it's a bad omen that Han got injured on set, and that the Star Wars gods are angry that the franchise has been bought by the devil, I mean, Disney.
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6/16/2014 | 3:44:26 PM
Re: New life to the Death Star
@Thomas that's one I've never see but would be curious to check out as a reboot.
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6/16/2014 | 12:56:31 PM
Re: New life to the Death Star
@Rich- I'm sure you are right. But 8 weeks is a long time. They are still saying the movie will be on schedule, but two months without the best actor in the movie is goign to be rough. Especially when that actor is so old that pushing him when he comes back might be a bad idea. He's playing a part that requires energy, even if the character has aged. 

Not trying to insult older folks. I know plenty who can run circles around me. I'm just tyring to respect the crazy schedules that actors in movies like these have to keep.
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