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  1. Precisely. Bands don't make music on the basis that everyone will like it. Films are no different. This is meant to be neither profound nor a surprise to anyone.
  2. "lucas proberly [sic] knows the OT less well than most of its fans" I'd put it slightly differently - that lots of fans have watched these films many, many more times than Lucas could have expected. Surely most films are, quite understandably, made on the basis that they'll be watched just once or twice, not dozens... I think it's quite telling that comments have been made to the effect that 'I enjoyed it first time but it went downhill from there'... I'm not arguing that the prequels are in any way beyond criticism (I'm sure even people who love them could suggest improvements) but really don't get why people bother getting so uptight about them. George Lucas owes nobody anything. He's not 'raped your childhood' or spoiled anything by making the prequels. If he'd made the films you wanted, someone else would have hated them. The worst that can be said is that he's made some bad films. In that respect, he can join a very big queue.
  3. Best dubbing ever (well, except for Midnight Run - "Go stick your thumb up your nose"). In Robocop, they even replaced 'scumbag' with 'crumb-bag' ("You're a crumb-bag, your client's a crumb-bag and crumb-bags see the judge on Monday morning")...Heaven forbid anyone under 18 should hear the word 'scumbag'. Oh, and the guy holding up the food store yells "Fly me...fly me!"
  4. Fantastic. Kramer modelling for Calvin Klein is an absolute classic - "You've done it again CK!". A masterclass in how to fall over. And it's from the same episode as "there was no pick!". Seifeld really hits its stride in Season 4.
  5. Just got back from having a wander around Leicester Square and checking out the Royal Philharmonic. The highlight for me was the fact that it was introduced by...SIMON BATES! I was hoping he was going to do an 'Our Tune' about Anakin and Padme. The Stormtroopers were all about 5'6"...Aren't you ALL a little short?
  6. I got up early on the day tickets became available but was shafted by the Victoria Line and ended up getting to my desk later than normal...bastard! Still, reckon I'll go to Leicester Square for 1pm - the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are doing a couple of performances today and there's loads of other stuff going on (for geeks)...
  7. These pretzels are making me thirsty
  8. An excellent example of concept over substance. I can see the production meeting now - 'I've had a BRILLIANT idea, it'll be the funniest thing EVER! 'Yeah, but how do we ACTUALLY make the programme?' 'Who cares? It's going to be such a hoot!' Poor Ziggy Greaves, you can tell when people are embarrased on stage because they start to do 'comedy dancing'. I liked the bit when he saw the opportunity for a free lager, though... PS - Since when do trains from Liverpool arrive at Waterloo?
  9. I'd wager I'm not the only one itching for some Star Wars DVD action tonight after all this...
  10. Yeah, the appearance of Darth Maul in the hangar is fantastic. Doors open...Duel of the Fates kicks in...Shivers down spine every time.
  11. I've got a particular soft spot for Han Solo saving the day at the end of a New Hopw - "You're all clear kid now let's blow this thing and go home!". I loved the fact that it was inlcluded in GC Rogue Squadron (Leader?). Someone's also got to mention the Star Destroyer opening scene...
  12. It HAS to be WarioWare - Touched! All day, every day.
  13. It's a bit odd, really. When they reviewed Episode II they said something along the lines of 'if Phantom Menace was five stars, this should get 20 stars!' - then they go and knock it back down. It's not that I'm complaining about the EpIII review (four stars, five stars, who really cares?), more that they've reviewed it with an objectivity lacking from previous reviews. Anyway, not long to go now...
  14. Empire's review (some spoilers): http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/incinem...ll.asp?FID=9758 Hmmm, bit of a mixed bag, especially when (as I recall) the reviews for Episodes I and II were, generally, more positive. They seemed to review the first two as action films in their own right whilst this one seems to be burdened with forming the 'bridge' between the prequels and the original trilogy.
  15. Good reviews on theforce.net as well (perhaps unsurprisingly...) I've definitely been here before but I just KNOW this is going to be the one (or: 'I've got a good feeling about this')
  16. Am I the only person who played this on an ST, rather than an Amiga? For a long time it was my favourite game (well, maybe second to Dungeon Master) despite never having got past, oh, level 3! They don't make 'em like they used to...
  17. Sweet Jesus. I really can't abide people who bang on about George Lucas 'putting another nail in the coffin that was their childhood' (and so on) when talking about the prequels, but surely there's a time to leave the franchise alone. Isn't there???
  18. I bet they weren't playing Yoshi Touch and Go - I tried playing it on a plane the other day and the background noise kept blowing away the clouds that I'd drawn... That's my theory, anyway. Sounded reasonable at the time.
  19. I can picture it now - the young Luke going about his business (shooting wamprats etc.), then coming over all funny and having 'visions' of far off places and space battles or being 'unnaturally' good at building stuff / racing stuff. etc, etc, etc...
  20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4484915.stm "a live-action series featuring characters from the six Star Wars movies" is enough to give me the shivers. Also, the fact that they're mentioning it in the same breath as the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is hardly encouraging...
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