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  1. 4 hours ago, JohnC said:

    It's just a checkpoint. As everyone seemed surprised to see it, maybe even a temporary one, with the gate posts being mobile. It's not designed to be there without troopers there too. Seems like a more robust checkpoint than the average police checkpoint on this planet. They would be even more useless if someone came along and murdered all the police at it.

    I don’t think the issue is with the gate itself. It’s clearly meant as a checkpoint to stop vehicles passing through the valley as a pedestrian could walk around it.

    They specifically show Obi-Wan going to the trouble of disabling the gate. He can’t power it down with the controls so he shoots the panel. He really must want it down, so you logically assume his intention is to jump back in the transport and drive through, but no he just walks through it. When I watched it I thought ‘well what was the point in that?’ as did many others. It’s very minor thing but the odd logic momentarily pulls you out of the story.


    There are several scenes which do this and you shouldn’t have to wildly speculate the characters motives to make sense of it. The story should tell you or hint at it. Vader with the fire was very odd and again it pulled me out the story.


    I am enjoying the story regardless, but cannot disagree with some of the criticism here. It doesn’t feel nitpicky. I think there are some issues with this show that could be easily resolved. It feels rushed and it’s a real shame. I really enjoyed Mando but thought Boba was pretty poor too. The quality is taking a dip.

  2. 24 minutes ago, Sabreman said:

    Er... I thought these two episodes were quite poor. I like some of the story ideas, but the execution of pretty much every aspect is clumsy and unexciting at best, and at times woeful. The action is unbelievably bad.


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    The first Jedi the Inquisitors track down escaping because he runs away after pulling down a piece of tent. Leia's Home Alone level chase scene through the woods, where the bad guys do their utmost to not catch up with her before legit falling over themselves. Inquisitor lady's wacky Crouching Tiger bounce around the rooftops that, despite starting at best a couple of hundred yards away, fails to get her to Obi-Wan who has all the time in the world to casually escape. 


    "Your fear betrays you"


    Fuck offffffff... come on, give us something new. Yes we all got the reference, Jeez.


    Why would Obi-Wan be out of practise? If he's dedicated to looking out for Luke he should be on the top of his game. Why would kidnapping Leia bring "too much attention" to the Organas? Nobody's going to arbitrarily question whether she's actually their kid just because she's been kidnapped. Lazy plotting that only does the job of making things happen because they have to.


    It's just so half-arsed.


    Finding it hard to disagree with all of your comments. I enjoyed it but...



    ...disappointed that they've gone with the Obi-wan is out of practise schtick. It feels cheap and purely for plot reasons and to introduce peril. I understand that he cannot or doesn't want to use the force for fear of detection, but the fact that someone as capable as he would lose it like that doesn't feel right.


    When luke catches up with him years later in A New Hope, he is clearly still a very powerful Jedi, strong with the force and still capable of taking on Vader. Maybe it's just me but I would have prefered a very powerful Obi-wan chosing not to use his powers to stay hidden rather than losing his skill.


  3. 2 minutes ago, robotattack said:


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    There were fan theories that Howard was going to die from something (like a heart attack) triggered by caffeine sensitivity because he had tea when he made a coffee for his wife. Purposeful misdirection from the writers?



    Yeah, I thought the same. The fact that the vet made a point of mentioning that it should be fine for anyone with a tolerance to caffeine and then purposefully showing Howard taking tea. Great bit of misdirection.


  4. 4 minutes ago, Pete said:

    one question:

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    how did the make Howard's pupils dilate?

    I missed that, but I think I might watch this episode again anyway


    The dodgy vet gave them an untraceable drug that was like a massive caffeine hit. Dilated pupils, hyperactive, sweating, all to make it look like Howard had been on the coke. They laced the photos with it which the PI gave to him.


  5. I noticed this too, and I can’t even recall the last 3D film I watched at the cinema. I can understand it with IMAX as you would use the cinema’s glasses, and with Covid I could see that being an issue. However, with the usual Real 3D screenings you take your own £1 glasses so I guess it’s just dying out.


    I can’t say I miss it that much. I had a 3D telly but when it went bang I just replaced it with a normal OLED.

  6. I’m by no means a huge Beatles fan, but I enjoy their music and I’m really enjoying it so far as the process is fascinating to watch. I really like seeing and hearing them just sitting together, chatting shit, playing and working things out. It’s great.

    When the audio doesn’t match I do find it a little jarring. It’s almost like they’ve got sound-a-like voice artists to overdub the visuals but that’s probably because I’m less used to hearing John and George speak rather than sing. Ringo however is embedded due to my son going through a classic Thomas phase 😂

  7. Yeah this does look good. Bearing in mind it's only Sep and there's still a bit of Summer sun still in the sky, it's the first Christmassy thing I've seen that's given me a nice little twang of Christmas spirit. Even if it is too bloody early :) 

  8. I got a call from Curry’s but about week later than the 7 business days they stated. I alternated reading out parts of the code with the person on the other end, so we validated each other if you like.


    No email, I received a call on my mobile from ‘no caller id’ which I wouldn’t usually answer but I’d heard that’s how it comes through 

  9. 28 minutes ago, jonamok said:

    Stupid question alert: If I want to play a game from scratch that doesn’t allow multiple game save profiles - in this case Returnal - can I just create a new player profile on my PS5 OS and play the game effectively as a completely new install, or will it treat it like I’ve played it already?

    Yes this should work. I created my son a local account to play Miles Morales. He can access the game although installed under my profile, but has no access to my saves and vice versa. It was like loading up the game for the first time. The saves are local instead of cloud as his account has no PS+

  10. Haha my wife has her toys, I have mine :lol:


    I’m pretty sure this isn’t going to fit in the unit my PS4 was sitting in, so I’m glad this thing is white as it’s gonna have to be out on display. Haven’t told my wife yet :unsure:

  11. I hear ya. I’ve always waited a while before picking up a console and by then been able to pick up the top tier games really cheap. I’ve been caught up in the hunting bug too but have a couple of PS4 titles to get through which I can enjoy before splashing out on some new PS5 games. Although I must get Miles Morales as my son is mad for anything Spider-man related.


    I’ve finally just got the call from Currys so my PS5 is on the way. Thanks again @Gigawatt :wub:

  12. Got in, but gave up fairly quickly. It kept coming up that I'd try to add too many items to basket (despite having nothing in my basket) then when it decided to actually work, most of the bundles I was prepared to buy were out of stock. Decided not to waste any more time.


    Good luck to anyone else trying to get one.

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