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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #361 on: 26 December, 2016, 08:13:54 PM »
Anyone else think the robot was channeling Sheldon Cooper?

I did a bit too.

When it came to the names of the planets in the film - did I miss the name of the planet where Darth Vader lived or was it not shown?

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #362 on: 26 December, 2016, 08:21:53 PM »
When it came to the names of the planets in the film - did I miss the name of the planet where Darth Vader lived or was it not shown?

It was not, which was cheeky.  Pablo Hidalgo has confirmed fan suspicions that it was indeed Mustafar, which deepens the horror of the character fabulously, but as with anything that isn't explicitly on the cinema screen, that claim only lasts as long as Disney wants it to.

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #363 on: 26 December, 2016, 08:32:16 PM »
So Vader's castle stirred memories from long ago for me... something I read in a poster magazine or something when I was a young lad in 1977 about him living in a castle on a volcanic planet.  It was a poster magazine where I also first remember reading about the fight between him and Obi-Wan (though to be fair, that could have been in the Alan Dean Foster... er sorry... er... George Lucas novelisation.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #365 on: 27 December, 2016, 09:56:43 AM »
Based on some old McQuarrie art -




http://heytheremrbruce.tumblr.com/post/119669728025/gameraboy-concept-art-by-ralph-mcquarrie-for

That very much reminds me of Castle Bran in Transylvania.

I was a bit nonplussed by Vader's wee volcanic chateau.  It had a bit of an Austin Powers vibe:




Also, I would have thought a military asset like Vader would have been kept mobilised, rather than left to skulk on the planet that constantly reminded him of his defeat and hideous injuries.

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #366 on: 27 December, 2016, 10:18:43 AM »
Based on some old McQuarrie art -




http://heytheremrbruce.tumblr.com/post/119669728025/gameraboy-concept-art-by-ralph-mcquarrie-for

That very much reminds me of Castle Bran in Transylvania.

I was a bit nonplussed by Vader's wee volcanic chateau.  It had a bit of an Austin Powers vibe:




Also, I would have thought a military asset like Vader would have been kept mobilised, rather than left to skulk on the planet that constantly reminded him of his defeat and hideous injuries.

Yeah, but.....he has a castle on a lava planet..... it's bad-ass. 😊

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #367 on: 27 December, 2016, 01:59:07 PM »
Saw this last week and I enjoyed it. I did have a sense of "yes we know how this turns out" but was telling myself its "how we get there and what happens to everyone that matters."

One small gripe was I did not catch half of the characters names during the film - which kinda makes it hard to care. It's a bit bad having to read them in my son's Rogue One book afterwards. But I am looking forward to getting the DVD and re-watching, when none of that will matter.

I have now also just re-watched the sequel to Rogue 1 (you know... A New Hope ) and I think they have done a really good job of Rogue 1 leading into it. It has even made me look at ANH in a slightly different way, especially Leia. she is definitely not the damsel in distress and is probably thinking "who are these jokers who have turned up to rescue me?" It was all there on the screen 39 years ago but Rogue 1 really re-enforces it i.e. she is a top Rebel Alliance agent.

Love the way the end leads almost directly into the very opening scene of ANH...presumably there is just a hyperspace chase from Scarif to Tatooine in between.



In the trailer Jyn, K-2SO & Cassian are shown running with the plans in Canary Wharf as they, presumably, exit the tower which suggests there's no transmission/antenna part to the story or maybe it's the located somewhere else.


hmm not sure they could have left that out...now I have no inside info what so ever, but in ANH Vader interrogates a Rebel Alliance officer about the transmissions the Rebel ship received and ok they were actually sent to the larger ship that one was inside but I think the point holds - to be consistent with ANH the plans had to be transmitted.
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #370 on: 27 December, 2016, 04:22:23 PM »
This is all getting very complicated. Have these here rebels never heard of Dropbox?
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #371 on: 27 December, 2016, 04:47:47 PM »
Just seen this at the cinema and managed to avoid most spoilers. Really enjoyed it. I thought some of the sfx were brilliantly done. Perhaps more importantly  I can now read all the blacked out bits on this thread!!


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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #373 on: 27 December, 2016, 05:51:29 PM »
I may be 'memb'rin' wrong,  but I think the satellite dish is in a completely separate location to the Citadel tower in some of the trailer footage. Not going looking now, though!



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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« Reply #374 on: 27 December, 2016, 06:14:51 PM »

In the trailer Jyn, K-2SO & Cassian are shown running with the plans in Canary Wharf as they, presumably, exit the tower which suggests there's no transmission/antenna part to the story or maybe it's the located somewhere else.


hmm not sure they could have left that out...now I have no inside info what so ever, but in ANH Vader interrogates a Rebel Alliance officer about the transmissions the Rebel ship received and ok they were actually sent to the larger ship that one was inside but I think the point holds - to be consistent with ANH the plans had to be transmitted.

Which does not mean they weren't transmitted ship-to-ship after the plans were hand delivered by the rebels to whatever the original destination was.

Yes that's certainly true, but I think a line needs to be drawn some-where otherwise the complexity of the plot starts to spiral out of control.