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ID: e1a96  No.942[Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwg

Looks interesting. A prequel style movie we can get behind? I like the low key foreboding twist on the Alliance music. I don't think this will be a happy movie.

ID: c0040  No.943

The main character feels like Rey all over again, on multiple levels.

First in that all the internet feminists are going "ARE YOU MAD THAT THE LEAD'S A GIRL?! HUH?! HUH?! YOU'RE SUPER MAD THAT THE STAR WARS LEAD IS A GIRL, AREN'T YOU?! YOU MAD! YOU MAD!" to a rest of the internet that's basically like "??"

Second in that she seems ubercompetent and ultraspecial but otherwise pretty boring. (What's with the dual sticks? Is she a ripoff of whatserface from Agents?)

Also I'm disappointed. I really thought this was going to be about an X-Wing squadron, with tons of dogfights and combat. Apparently instead it's a secret agent movie or whatever. I mean mite b gud, but I'm still disappointed.

ID: c0040  No.944

Oh wait. That's it, isn't it? She's Rey's mom. Durr.

ID: 6e306  No.945

>>943
>First in that all the internet feminists are going "ARE YOU MAD THAT THE LEAD'S A GIRL?! HUH?! HUH?! YOU'RE SUPER MAD THAT THE STAR WARS LEAD IS A GIRL, AREN'T YOU?! YOU MAD! YOU MAD!" to a rest of the internet that's basically like "??"

I've noticed this as well. People are posting links to the trailer and immediately lamenting all those 'gross nerds' shitting on it for there being a female lead. Except… I haven't seen anyone shitting on it because there's a female lead. I mean, I know strawmen are a staple for Internet Feminists but at this point they're inventing them out of whole cloth. It's both fascinating and disturbing to watch.

As for the trailer, looks dece.

ID: 1b22d  No.947

>>943
yea I thought the same thing due to growing up on the "Rogue Squadron" series

ID: e1a96  No.948

>>943
The dream of a real Rogue Squadron show or movie is just a dream unfortunately. I'd love a movie about the squadron.



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ID: c3293  No.868[Reply]

17 years in the ring.

Fare thee well, Mr. Small Package. You were phenomenal.


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ID: 757e7  No.856[Reply]

James Stewart “Jimmy” Bain (December 19, 1947 - January 24, 2016)

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-rainbowdio-bassist-jimmy-bain-dead-at-68/

ID: 5582b  No.857

He can jam with Lenny kilminster now



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ID: 041e8  No.850[Reply]

Glenn Lewis Frey, November 6 1948 – January 18 2016

At least it wasn't fucking cancer this time. >.<

ID: dbc13  No.851

I had just seen him in concert this past June with The Eagles. It was amazing. My mom remembers seeing them "back in the day", and my dad saw Glenn solo. My parents were very shocked at the news of his passing. May he rest in peace. V_V



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ID: 31453  No.830[Reply]

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman, 21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016

Cancer. Again.

This shit has got to stop, I can't have this go on all year.
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ID: a7ffc  No.844

>>837

>Shovel billions of dollars towards cancer prevention/vaccination and we still don't have the means to prevent even celebrities from dropping like flies from this shit!


Blame it on pharmacy moguls squashing down on any significant advances in cancer research. They'd rather have a cure that works slowly or doesn't work at all, than something that will heal the patient in few short therapies. Former brings them more money, latter doesn't.

ID: 8f48e  No.845

>>844
A cure would make them more money than any treatment.

Cancer is a complex malady that is still not fully understood.

ID: 8569d  No.846

>>844

You're an idiot. Really.

ID: 9f4d5  No.847

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ID: 8569d  No.849

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ID: a7cbf  No.32[Reply]

DS9 is best Star Trek.

Discuss.
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ID: 6e7ae  No.109


ID: 68233  No.110

>>109

Most of them would still wind up like Tom, calling things "far out" and "groovy" in 1998.

ID: a7cbf  No.124

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ID: ccf8e  No.838

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRVD32rnzOw

>director behind this ST film worked on Fast and Furious franchise


No wonder nothing in this trailer looks like a Star Trek movie.
Jesus fucking Christ.

ID: ee7c5  No.840

>>838

I can't be as bad as the 9/11 trutherism in the last movie.

I mean… it can't, right?



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ID: cce3b  No.823[Reply]

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ID: 09ac9  No.826

Ugh, just one year away from an acceptable age to die (in my books anyways)! Rest in the ages of space, Bowie. You were a star that was high enough to get a constellation to call his own.

ID: aa14c  No.827

One of those pop culture icons that you knew even if you didn't listen to his music.

Died only a couple days after releasing his album. I didn't even know he had cancer, let alone battled it for 18 months.

ID: 8d468  No.828

And as I said to my friend, look at Keith Richards….72 years old, chainsmoker, does all kinds of drugs, looks like he got every drop of life sucked out of him, and he is still kicking it like it's nobody's business.

ID: aa14c  No.829

>>828
The truth is your genetics are the single biggest determining factor. Your lifestyle just minimizes or exaggerates your risks. But if your risks are really low to begin with, you may not be raising them that much at all.

ID: a94f7  No.833

>>827

>>I didn't even know he had cancer, let alone battled it for 18 months.


No one did. As seems to be the tradition in the UK lately, he kept it private until it was over.

(Though if you watch the videos for "Blackstar" and "Lazarus", it's fairly clear–the former has the skeletal corpse of Major Tom featured prominently, while the latter has Bowie bedridden singing lyrics like Look up here, I’m in heaven / I’ve got scars that can’t be seen / I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen / Everybody knows me now.)



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ID: a51e9  No.818[Reply]

December 24th 1945 - December 28th 2015

Another legend has ended, hopefully the last one for the year of 2015.

Rock on in the halls of Heavy Metal Vahalla Lemmy!


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ID: 5a41a  No.796[Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbduDRH2m2M

Soooo….after years of being spent in development hell, the sequel to ID is finally coming out. Most of the old cast will be coming back, with exception of Will Smith, due to him demanding to be paid 50 million $ for his role. Instead, his character is only mentioned as dying in a test flight accident involving reverse-engineered alien tech.

My only reaction to the trailer is…it all looks so painfully generic. Still better than what Star Trek Beyond trailer has shown.
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ID: d55df  No.806

>it all looks so painfully generic.

And the first movie wasn't?

This is either going to be decent movie, or a good bad movie. I'll take either one to be honest.

ID: 933ba  No.807

If it sticks to the original's style of "a few huge sfx setpieces then action/light comedy/tension drama", then it'll be a nice change from "everything exploding constantly". Happy to see Jeff Goldblum mumbling it up, Pullman makes a good Ex President Beardy, and hey Judd Hirsch is still alive and looks alright for 80.

Not sure how I feel knowing ID4 was 20 years ago, tho.

ID: 31f68  No.809

>>807
>and hey Judd Hirsch is still alive and looks alright for 80.

Dude looks exactly the same, it's time to frisk him for hellrings.

ID: 757cc  No.810

>>809
Has he ever been in anything with John Stammos or Keanu Reeves? Or if they meet do they have to try and take eachother's heads?

ID: 1f538  No.811

>>809

I wonder if he drinks earl grey tea like Patrick Stewart?



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ID: 819e5  No.12[Reply]

So, this came out while we were down.

Since we have no collapsing threads or spoilers yet, let's keep the big huge surprises out. (It's been months, long enough most of the rest of the fandom has given up the spoiler warnings, but seems only fair.)
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ID: 5ef63  No.676

I've got a theory Mac is precognisant. He doesn't speak because he doesn't want to accidentally change anyone's fate if he knows things will be alright. He speaks up when things will turn out crap if he doesn't

ID: 0277f  No.677

>>676

That's a damn good theory and I love it.

ID: f9405  No.701

How did Harry just reference Zork? Shouldn't that be, like, impossible?

ID: 8ffe6  No.702

>>701

Before the term became rather corrupted by the internet, "meme" meant "an idea or information that propagates itself regardless of its original context".

Zork is pretty memetic among nerd culture, he probably picked it up from one of his friends.

ID: 49296  No.703

>>702
That makes sense.

But man, Changes is exausting to read. Everything is so high stakes and so tense throughout every scene with no wind down. I keep finding myself needing to take a break every two chapters so I can relax.



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