Why Star Wars is dead to me

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Posted 4:41pm on Fri 29 July 2011
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Why Star Wars is dead to me
Neon vents spleen on the decline of George Lucas' saga, arguing that video games are almost as much to blame as the prequel trilogy. Almost, but not quite.

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Posted 4:41pm on Fri 29 July 2011
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Neon vents spleen on the decline of George Lucas' saga, arguing that video games are almost as much to blame as the prequel trilogy. Almost, but not quite.

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This is genuinely my favourite Star Wars thing since... well, since I can remember.



(If you're viewing this as a comment, rather than on the forums, you'll need to click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI39jU24InY)
Posted 4:58pm on Fri 29 July 2011
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Posted 5:06pm on Fri 29 July 2011
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That reminds me of Taff Wars:

Posted 6:02pm on Fri 29 July 2011
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Neon vents spleen on the decline of George Lucas' saga, arguing that video games are almost as much to blame as the prequel trilogy. Almost, but not quite.

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Bioware and Pandemic Studios have been the only developers to actually nail Star Wars games for me. Bioware with KOTOR & Sith Lords, which I would love to see TOR on the console instead of the PC! Pandemic with Star Wars Battlefront as they were fantastic games to play. I really hope Battlefront III is in the pipeline somwhere!
Posted 6:40pm on Fri 29 July 2011
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In 1977 I was 11 years old and the line around the cinema in Southport went around it 3 times. All health and safety and fire code issues were ignored and they packed as many of us as possible into each showing.

I considered myself lucky to sit on the stairs in the middle aisle of that packed out cinema, and no cinematic experience has matched, or ever could match, that showing of Star Wars: Episode IV.

'Cept maybe that time in the same cinema when they showed Jaws, where you could feel the whole freaking building jump when the head rolled out of the hole in the hull.

I think my point simply is, with memories like that, Star Wars can never die. Sure it can get diluted and milked and go off on various unwanted tangents and appear in different forms of media, but if you were in the right time and place you'll have some immortal memories of it, and those can't be touched.

I think I spent more 50 pence pieces trying to destroy that wire-frame Death Star than it would cost to buy the entire arcade a few times over.
Posted 6:47pm on Fri 29 July 2011
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Vader if he'd been raised in London instead of Tatooine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDKiQ...gdat a_player
Posted 10:29pm on Fri 29 July 2011
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In 1977 I was 11 years old and the line around the cinema in Southport went around it 3 times. All health and safety and fire code issues were ignored and they packed as many of us as possible into each showing.

I considered myself lucky to sit on the stairs in the middle aisle of that packed out cinema, and no cinematic experience has matched, or ever could match, that showing of Star Wars: Episode IV.

'Cept maybe that time in the same cinema when they showed Jaws, where you could feel the whole freaking building jump when the head rolled out of the hole in the hull.

I think my point simply is, with memories like that, Star Wars can never die. Sure it can get diluted and milked and go off on various unwanted tangents and appear in different forms of media, but if you were in the right time and place you'll have some immortal memories of it, and those can't be touched.

I think I spent more 50 pence pieces trying to destroy that wire-frame Death Star than it would cost to buy the entire arcade a few times over.

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In 1997 I was 11 years old
In your dreams lazerbrain.

I have some very fond childhood memories of Star Wars. It also helped to shape my opinions of films, especially SF films, for years to come.

In order to preserve this memory I have had to ignore pretty much everything Lucas has released since. For the record I do not recognize episodes I, II & III.
Posted 11:55pm on Fri 29 July 2011
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Vader if he'd been raised in London instead of Tatooine

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thats brilliant Smile
Posted 12:01am on Sat 30 July 2011
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In 1997 I was 11 years old
In your dreams lazerbrain.

I have some very fond childhood memories of Star Wars. It also helped to shape my opinions of films, especially SF films, for years to come.

In order to preserve this memory I have had to ignore pretty much everything Lucas has released since. For the record I do not recognize episodes I, II & III.

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Fixed, ta.
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