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General / Re: Pat Mills Doctor Who Strips To Be Adapted For Audio
« on: 14 August, 2018, 10:18:34 pm »
Pat Mills had recently responded to a tweet about this saying that the first time he heard about the audio versions was when he read about this on a tweet from a fan and that he thinks that neither Big Finish & Panini will be paying them any royalties from these.

Don't know about Panini but I don't think Big Finish –or BBC Radio– would be paying Pat any royalties since none of his stories were adapted as audio dramas.


Luke Kirby & Wolfie Smith v Hauptmann Costanza (Fiends of the Eastern Front)

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 05 August, 2018, 09:48:40 pm »
Biggest surprise possible for IX would be that there isn't one!  Or that if there is, Rose builds it for  the Resistance: "That's how we are going to win. Not fighting what we hate, but but blowing it up with a ruddy big superlaser. Of love".

I was expecting the Resistance to do that by capturing Starkiller base but my expectations were 'subverted'.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 05 August, 2018, 09:41:03 pm »
I can only assume those who feel The Last Jedi is a rejection of the main points of The Force Awakens expected other resolutions to what was presented to them; but to me it resolved those key things in ways that were both revealing and have the of course factor i.e. it didn't contradict but stayed true to the Luke hinted at in Han's words: "...one boy, an apprentice, turned against him and destroyed it all. Luke felt responsible. He just...walked away from everything." and gave an answer as to why this would be the case for someone who decided to just up and run away several years ago.
Kylo carried out his vow: "Show me… Grandfather… and I will finish… what you started." by killing his master; and Rey, revealed as not having a familial connection to anyone, was given some much needed depth and relatability which the Skywalker factor can hinder.

The Last Jedi has other issues but it met the key questions head on.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 02 August, 2018, 03:09:21 pm »
Ah yes, the other (and better) Hobbit movie.

Sock puppet Smaug is a mood.

That'd be the Russian Hobbit (as told by Max Normal).


The Finnish one is an adaptation of LOTR called The Hobbits.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 02 August, 2018, 02:40:22 pm »

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 02 August, 2018, 01:11:34 pm »
By 'eck that Kingdom sounds right up my street, in fact, I've the feeling I've watched some of it before n late night TV somewhere.  When was it made, and where would one find such a thing, Master Mumbler?

It was shown in the cinemas and on d'telly in the 90s.


Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 31 July, 2018, 12:38:59 pm »
Johnson: I think he understood exactly how the SW universe worked

I'd agree with that; even down to drawing references to older films rather than just referencing Star Wars – which is what everyone else does.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 31 July, 2018, 12:35:24 pm »
Now Abrams  is back on directing the new movie if I am correct ? Who is on writing duties ?

Chris Terrio & JJ Abrams (with help from George Lucas, apparently).

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 31 July, 2018, 11:58:57 am »
But that one-shot storyline might be exactly what a film should be.

I don't think Rogue, as an idea, lends itself too well to multiple films without some modification.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 31 July, 2018, 11:47:26 am »
How much Ford actually wanted the character to die is debatable because anecdotal evidence from others suggest he was quite happy with his work on Star Wars, and a far more likely scenario given how much JJ Abrams recycled in The Force Awakens from the OT production office bins is that JJ simply wanted to channel some of that pub trivia cache into his movie because JJA's track record in both tv and movies shows that he clearly believes that there's no such thing as "cheap" heat.

Ford is happy to be still working. He'd have gone on with whatever they gave him but he never complained about Han being an absent father or falling off a gantry with a smoking hole in his chest. He did reiterate again, though, how he though Han should die.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 31 July, 2018, 11:42:27 am »
1980, surely?


Ford wanted Han to die in either Empire or Return of the Jedi. As the story goes, Lucas wasn't sure Ford would return at all and unlike the others, his contract was only film by film, so he had him slabbed in carbonite at the end of Empire just in case.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 31 July, 2018, 11:38:03 am »
I was always in agreement with you TB, I didnt want them in the films. They should have started fresh. I think there general inclusion has been to the detriment of these films.

Definitely 100% agreement there.  I suspect this would have been how it went if Lucas had retained control, which might actually have happened if the internet hadn't spent 20 years telling him how much everyone hated everything he touched with his money-grabbing hack's hands. 

He began talking to the original trio in August 2012 about returning (he had spent some time working on Sequel outlines) and told them Kennedy would be taking over Lucasfilm and they both began interviewing screenwriters for Episode VII. Just a few months before this, in April 2012, his neighbours ulitmately scuppered plans to expand Lucasfilm's operations so he changed his plans to build affordable housing for low-income families instead. The cast found out in October he was selling to Disney.

After facing strong opposition from Marin County homeowners and environmentalists over the past 25 years, George Lucas has decided to pull the plug on a new Lucasfilm studio facility at Grady Ranch.

The company will now consider offers from other cities to build the Spanish mission-style compound that would have included a 269,000-square-foot digital media studio, two indoor sound stages, a 7,000-square-foot outdoor stage, screening rooms, guest housing, general store, employee cafeteria and wine cave.

“Movies are waiting to be made, and we must move forward,” the company said. “Unfortunately, the projects we had planned to shoot on those stages have already started production and we will need the studio space by early 2013.”



I believe he did invest himself in the idea of the Sequels with the original cast while he mulled over the sale to Disney but there's a bigger untold story there concerning the transition. A finished manuscript of Rinzler's The Making of The Force Awakens (originally scheduled for release with the art book) documents all this but still remains on a shelf at Lucasfilm. There's been no Making of.. book commissioned for any Disney made Star wars film since...

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 31 July, 2018, 10:07:07 am »
In 1983 he did.

Sorry for the misunderstanding; I was referring to the notion that this was only a thought he had in 1983 but it seems he was for it all the time. The writers happened to agree. I've no doubt he would've gone along with whatever he was being paid to do as would Hamill. Hamill's personal caveat was he'd only agree to do the Sequels if Ford agreed to sign on.

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