Archive for December, 2017

AOTC Star Words Part 14

December 28, 2017

“A simple man trying to make my way in the universe”:

What a great scene this is. Obi-Wan is almost positive he knows who Jango is, and Jango must know that he knows, but neither of them will say it openly. Taun-We, meanwhile, is blissfully unaware of any underlying tension at all, and Boba keeps giving looks that say, “Who is this nosy guy, Dad? What’s his deal?”

Obi-Wan’s strategic questioning, and Jango’s evasive answers…the momentary glimpse of Jango’s armor, as you wonder whether Obi-Wan saw it, but really it makes little difference because it’s obvious Jango is hiding something…and then the marvelous pay-off we get later when the pretenses are gone and they engage in an awesome fight.

Folks Walk Out Of The PT Fan Closet

December 24, 2017

First here’s Marvel artist Will Sliney:

And a recommendation to follow Naboo News from t.v. writer Jack Allison:

This Is Getting Ridiculous…

December 23, 2017

When people start posting they hate Star Wars now, it sucks, it’s a joke, etc., they’re accomplishing nothing but bringing negativity.  And honestly prequel fans should know better.

I’m thinking it’s time for a comment timeout and to start laying down the law.  New posts for the next few weeks will NOT have comments open.  On any previously open comments I want NO more bashing of any of the films or the saga as a whole.   Any such comments will be deleted.

If you have any questions or comments, e-mail is SWPASadmin@gmail.com.

 

New Anakin Print From Dark Ink

December 22, 2017

Acme’s Dark Ink will start selling a new print called “Anakin’s Path” by Gabz beginning December 27 (next Wednesday) at 4 a.m. PST.  There are two variations:

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This one will sell for $55 and sales are open until Jan. 1.

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This one will sell for $65 and is limited to 150.

For more info, go here.

AOTC Star Words Part 13

December 21, 2017

Discussing politics at a picnic:

For just a few tense moments, the pleasant teasing mood evaporates, replaced with unease. As the audience we know what Anakin will become, and now we’re wondering if he’s already a supporter of extremist political ideologies, even before his fall. What does this mean for Padmé, who has devoted her entire life to democracy?

Then a smile sneaks onto Anakin’s face, and the tension dissipates into more teasing and laughter. As far as Padmé can tell, it was just another flirtatious exchange. By the end of this day, we’ll see that she’s fallen hard for Anakin, almost as intensely as he did for her.

But was Anakin only joking after all? Did he pretend it was a joke to deflect her concern, to avoid a contentious debate? His background is very different from Padmé, after all. She would have been raised and educated in a culture that celebrated democracy in all its aspects. Anakin, meanwhile, was hardly likely to have spent an enslaved childhood dreaming that the proper democratic procedures would free him and his mother. Surely he dreamt, instead, of rescue by a noble hero who made sure the right thing happened. Not by passively debating it in the halls of the Senate, but by taking action. Maybe that noble hero was someone else, someone wise. But maybe that noble hero was himself. “I dreamed I came back here and freed all the slaves.”

Ewan McGregor At Pre-TLJ Saga Marathon

December 20, 2017

Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre ran a marathon of Eps I-VII before debuting TLJ and appearing to introduce ROTS was none other than Ewan McGregor:

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Thoughts On TLJ (Spoilers, Duh)

December 18, 2017

TLJ is in my very soul tormenting me.

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The Surprising Practical Effects of the Star Wars Prequels

December 17, 2017

This fun video explores the use of practical effects in Eps I-III:

AOTC Star Words Part 12

December 16, 2017

About a little trip to Kamino

 

For most life forms, there is nothing more natural than wanting a child. I suppose not everyone has the parental urge, but at least everyone is aware of it. And yet Lama Su seems honestly baffled. Does he consider clones so different from typical life forms that he can’t even understand how Boba would be a son to Jango? It makes you wonder how the Kaminoans feel about their own children.

SyFy Says Padmé Is Genre’s Best Dressed Woman

December 16, 2017

As though anyone comes close:

 

But what makes Padmé so well-heeled is the sheer extra-ness she brings to the table. There is no occasion she cannot elevate. A casual dinner at your summer villa with a hunky Jedi bodyguard you probably shouldn’t hook up with but want to? A leather dress with a coy feathery capelet to capture the ambivalent mood. Concealing a pregnancy? Single-handedly make A-line hoop skirts a trend. And slip into something comfortable? Please, this is Padmé kriffing Amidala we’re talking about—you know that nightgown comes with beadwork and its own tiara.

H/T Naboo News