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dudeness
Mar 5, 2010

Cat Army


Fallen Rib

Palpatine, much like herpes, will always return.

And Palpatine has herpes as well.

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cuntman.net
Mar 1, 2013



Don Dongington posted:

Hey thread what do we like more:

The fact that Palpatine's return was revealed in the opening crawl and they didn't even bother with any real build up or exposition;

Or

The fact that the 1991 Tom Veitch comic book series Dark Empire did the whole reborn emperor thing so much better?

the dead speak!

Don Dongington
Sep 27, 2005

#ideasboom

College Slice

cuntman.net posted:

the dead speak!

Alex Guinness: "this movie isn't very good."

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

low vis




Don Dongington posted:

Hey thread what do we like more:

The fact that Palpatine's return was revealed in the opening crawl and they didn't even bother with any real build up or exposition;

Or

The fact that the 1991 Tom Veitch comic book series Dark Empire did the whole reborn emperor thing so much better?

Actually Palpatine's return was revealed in 1) the trIler for the movie and 2) Fortnite. The movie expects you to have witnessed either one of those two things, the first of which is already cropped from within the movie itself.

Don Dongington
Sep 27, 2005

#ideasboom

College Slice

nine-gear crow posted:

Actually Palpatine's return was revealed in 1) the trIler for the movie and 2) Fortnite. The movie expects you to have witnessed either one of those two things, the first of which is already cropped from within the movie itself.

Both are significantly worse than doing a proper dramatic reveal within the movie itself, you know like the whole Vader being Luke's father thing, Vader turning on palps, all the other twists that made the other movies interesting and that this one utterly lacked. Even kylo turning his back on the FO was obvious as gently caress and delivered with no dramatic poise or let's be honest, storytelling skill at all.

Man the more I think about this movie, the more it pisses me off how easily they could have knocked it out of the park.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised




It's really hard to come up with a better 2019 punchline than the finale to the sequel trilogy requiring you to have played Fortnite to understand the plot.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

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Ghost Leviathan posted:

It's really hard to come up with a better 2019 punchline than the finale to the sequel trilogy requiring you to have played Fortnite to understand the plot.

Disney at the start of 2019: we're gonna make Fortnite be a plot point in our franchise ending blockbuster movie.

Disney at the end of 2019: we're gonna make a plot point to our franchise ending blockbuster movie be in Fortnite.

Squizzle
Apr 24, 2008






Don Dongington posted:

Hey thread what do we like more:

The fact that Palpatine's return was revealed in the opening crawl and they didn't even bother with any real build up or exposition;

Or

The fact that the 1991 Tom Veitch comic book series Dark Empire did the whole reborn emperor thing so much better?

the latter. the cam kennedy art is amazing. those weird, evocative colors

Squizzle
Apr 24, 2008






Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised




nine-gear crow posted:

Disney at the start of 2019: we're gonna make Fortnite be a plot point in our franchise ending blockbuster movie.

Disney at the end of 2019: we're gonna make a plot point to our franchise ending blockbuster movie be in Fortnite.

It was more a punchline than a plot point in Endgame at least

2house2fly
Nov 14, 2012

You did a super job wrapping things up! And I'm not just saying that because I have to!

The movie's already overstuffed so sure, have the opening crawl say Palpatine is back. If you're gonna bring Palpatine back then just say he's back and pick it up from there, whatever

2house2fly
Nov 14, 2012

You did a super job wrapping things up! And I'm not just saying that because I have to!

It's probably not a sign of it being a great movie that my reaction to Palpatine being in the opening crawl is "that's fine, at least it means there's a little less movie"

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I want to believe that Palpatine just broadcasted his message over voice chat in a random game of Fortnite.

Smirking_Serpent
Aug 27, 2009



Star Wars Episode 16, Palpatine returns in an exclusive Twitch broadcast. The chat goes CRAZY!

CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004





Smirking_Serpent posted:

Star Wars Episode 16, Palpatine returns in an exclusive Twitch broadcast. The chat goes CRAZY!

Sheeve: "And don't forget to smash that like button and subscribe. Next week i'm doing a crazy giveaway, i've got a Victory Class Star Destroyer from Kuat Drive Yards"

Ariong
Jun 25, 2012





Smirking_Serpent posted:

Star Wars Episode 16, Palpatine returns in an exclusive Twitch broadcast. The chat goes CRAZY!

Sheev: ďDo it.Ē

Chat: Pogchamp Pogchamp Pogchamp

Smirking_Serpent
Aug 27, 2009



some consider to be... unnatural...

monkaS monkaS monkaS monkaS

cams
Mar 28, 2003




"hey guuuys, sorry it's been so long since my last video." - palpatine, 'the rise of skywalker' 2019

TremorX
Jan 19, 2001

All Hail Big Hairy Mike



StashAugustine posted:

i dont think the rebels could spare 256 agents though

Looks like you should be able to understand the binary language of moister vaporators. You wouldn't happen to speak Bocce, would you?

Don Dongington
Sep 27, 2005

#ideasboom

College Slice

gently caress. THAT'S how he was able to afford a massive fleet of planet killer star destroyers.


Patreon.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

low vis




Smirking_Serpent posted:

Star Wars Episode 16, Palpatine returns in an exclusive Twitch broadcast. The chat goes CRAZY!

Guy A. Person
May 23, 2003



cuntman.net posted:

the dead speak!

"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent this story less lovely" - Quigon Jinn

El Generico
Feb 3, 2009

Nobody outrules the Marquise de Cat!


how do you esports fortnite anyway aren't there 100 players in every match that seems difficult to tournament-ize

David D. Davidson
Nov 17, 2012

Orca lady?

Simple, the matches are done on a private server, the only people playing on it are the ones competing in the tournament.

Up Circle
Apr 3, 2008


it is difficult to tournament ize but its really popular and 50 million 13 year olds don't care about competitive viability so neither does epic gamez

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

C-Bangin' it



FuturePastNow posted:

Palpatine doesn't make plans

the true power of the dark side is improv

Thank you thank you all. I'm Grand Palps. Tip your waitress and try the veal.

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
the forum where people post about insurance in case they have to kill someone is mad at this guy again lol

it's the force lightning he isn't shooting

SolarFire2
Oct 16, 2001

"You're awefully cute, but unfortunately for you, you're made of meat." - Meat And Sarcasm Guy!

Scrub-Niggurath posted:

If JJ had any balls

Ha, this is the guy who looked at the fact that Anakin's lightsaber is destroyed at the end of TLJ, and just has her fix it offscreen with what amounts to a band-aid.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

low vis




SolarFire2 posted:

Ha, this is the guy who looked at the fact that Anakin's lightsaber is destroyed at the end of TLJ, and just has her fix it offscreen with what amounts to a band-aid.

I had to stifle a laugh when I saw the closeup of the literal space duct tape that was holding it together. That was the exact moment I knew the movie was going to be 90 minutes of erasing The Last Jedi at the expense of actually telling its own story.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised




nine-gear crow posted:

I had to stifle a laugh when I saw the closeup of the literal space duct tape that was holding it together. That was the exact moment I knew the movie was going to be 90 minutes of erasing The Last Jedi at the expense of actually telling its own story.

I'm reminded of Heroes and how it was described as 'at war with its own continuity' at the expense of basically anything else

SolarFire2
Oct 16, 2001

"You're awefully cute, but unfortunately for you, you're made of meat." - Meat And Sarcasm Guy!

nine-gear crow posted:

I had to stifle a laugh when I saw the closeup of the literal space duct tape that was holding it together. That was the exact moment I knew the movie was going to be 90 minutes of erasing The Last Jedi at the expense of actually telling its own story.

I cannot tell you the anger and disappointment I felt when I saw the first teaser of ROS and saw the old lightsaber back. TLJ gave an easy setup for Rey to forge her own saber and part of her own identity and JJ said 'gently caress that.'

Edit: Admittedly I'm a bit of a lightaber enthusiast, and so I was excited to see what her design would be.

Thermos H Christ
Sep 6, 2007

WINNINGEST BEVO


I havenít seen RoS, does it explain how Anakinís lightsaber got from a bottomless pit in cloud city to the basement of some CGI minion ladyís cantina in the first place?

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


Sometimes you gotta break the rules.


No

Fantastic Foreskin
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.



Nerds would eat it up and they already have the tooling for the replicas. (RoS explains nothing.)

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Thermos H Christ posted:

I haven’t seen RoS, does it explain how Anakin’s lightsaber got from a bottomless pit in cloud city to the basement of some CGI minion lady’s cantina in the first place?

Man people complain about continuity but when JJ CLEARLY establishes in TFA that this lightsaber is completely impossible to destroy, even in the heart of a gas giant, they still don't get it.

HootTheOwl
May 13, 2012

Hootin and shootin


Thermos H Christ posted:

I havenít seen RoS, does it explain how Anakinís lightsaber got from a bottomless pit in cloud city to the basement of some CGI minion ladyís cantina in the first place?

Or how it got fixed when she didn't end up with both halves? No.

Zoran
Aug 19, 2008

I lost to you once, monster. I shall not lose again! Die now, that our future can live!


Thermos H Christ posted:

I havenít seen RoS, does it explain how Anakinís lightsaber got from a bottomless pit in cloud city to the basement of some CGI minion ladyís cantina in the first place?

In TROS the second Death Star apparently reconstituted itself mostly intact, so

2house2fly
Nov 14, 2012

You did a super job wrapping things up! And I'm not just saying that because I have to!

HootTheOwl posted:

Or how it got fixed when she didn't end up with both halves? No.

She did end up with both halves

Emrikol
Sep 30, 2015


TFA had concept art for a scrapped dream sequence of the Death Star II rising anew from the sands of Jakku to terrorize the Galaxy once more, and I think about that a lot in light of where Abrams went with TROS.

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Lord Hydronium
Sep 25, 2007

Non, je ne regrette rien




Zoran posted:

In TROS the second Death Star apparently reconstituted itself mostly intact, so
I sent you out here to follow up on a zoning complaint, and you're telling me that you found a Laser Moon that's rebuilding itself?

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