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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #180 on: 19 November, 2020, 03:10:31 PM »
This is an appalling situation. I greatly enjoy Disney's overall output, and between myself and the family have happily shovelled cash at them, despite moral qualms about the impact if their increasingly huge influence. Even aside from the general immorality of their royslties position, I have personally loved ADF's two SW novels (the novelisation was the only way I had to watch SW, pre-video) and two of his Alien ones, as well as his Trek and Spellsinger work, and feel deep anger about his treatment. 

This situation has to be remedied, and if it is not I will cancel our subscription to Disney+ and stop purchasing all their licensed products.
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #181 on: 19 November, 2020, 03:13:05 PM »
This situation has to be remedied, and if it is not I will cancel our subscription to Disney+ and stop purchasing all their licensed products.

Tell them, via the link on the previous page. I fear it's only threats to their bottom line that will change their position on this and the more people who threaten that, the more likely they are to relent.
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #182 on: 19 November, 2020, 03:20:59 PM »
Meant to say, I had done exactly that.  And believe me, between all their various tendrils,  Disney get a nontrivial amount of my cash.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #183 on: 19 November, 2020, 03:25:50 PM »
Good man.
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« Reply #184 on: 19 November, 2020, 03:31:29 PM »

You can email Disney's "Corporate Social Responsibility" team via this page.

Cheers for that link, Jim. I'm going to spread it around after I submit a letter of my own.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #185 on: 19 November, 2020, 04:11:48 PM »
I loved Foster's trek books as a kid. Now I feel less guilty about using my sister's log-in to watch it, instead of paying for my own subscription.

Um, actually... I never felt guilty at all
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #186 on: 23 November, 2020, 07:49:23 AM »
Had to laugh at the topical irony of the first Mimbanese in a speaking role in this week's Mandalorian (VG, ***). Mimban was of course introduced in Foster's Splinter of the Mind's Eye, with numerous other EU appearances, entering Disney canon with a mention in The Clone Wars, before its murky on-screen debut in Solo as notVietnam, with one of its natives in Enfys Nest's Cloud Riders (presume the same rather lovely mask is being used here). 

But no, no need to pay Foster piddling royalties on some book that he wrote 45 years ago, his work is completely irrelevant to the acquisitions of Disney Corp today.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #187 on: 23 November, 2020, 11:45:25 AM »
Was the Mimbanese the mechanic who betrayed Mando?

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #189 on: 25 November, 2020, 12:08:49 AM »
Hadn't thought about that, but fair point.  It reminds me of Vikings (WHICH I WAS IN), when they'd ask Floki the boat-builder for a ship, and he'd single-handedly have a huge, fully functioning Viking longboat thrown together for them the next day. 
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #191 on: 28 November, 2020, 12:28:27 AM »
And a re-watch suggests that I'm talking bollocks,  which I'm sure will come as a shock to you all. I have the chronology of the Child all arsewise, although actually that makes it even more interesting.

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« Reply #192 on: 28 November, 2020, 12:36:41 AM »
I'm not half as versed in SW lore as you, but that was a belter of an episode.  A Kill Bill ninja fight and a Sergio Leone gun duel, happening at the same time.

And the kid couldn't be nameless forever, could he?  We've even seen the Mandalorian's face and he's lost none of his mystique.

Sci Fi doesn't get much better than this.
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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #193 on: 28 November, 2020, 12:52:54 AM »
As a child I used to dream of how a Star Wars TV series would look. Now I’m watching it, and it’s so much better than I could have imagined.

It is the TV sci-fi equivalent of all the best drugs - speed ‘cos you’re wide awake and laser focussed on the show, ecstasy ‘cos you’re so happy and in love with everything and everyone you see, and coke ‘cos you think it has all been tailored just for you.

Plus it allows you to escape from a shitty world for a little while.

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Re: The Mandalorian
« Reply #194 on: 28 November, 2020, 01:09:40 AM »
Great analogies! I, err, think.

It is genuinely phenomenal, though. Tonight is by far the biggest TV night of the year in Ireland, the annual Late Late Toy Show, and when my youngest girl got home from school she announced that her teacher had given the whole class hot chocolate and marshmallow kits to drink while they were watching it.

Alas, this kind gesture was rebuffed, as my brat and her mate announced that they would be watching The Mandalorian instead* (in the event we stretched it to both).

Quite a thing to feel - and see - this level of excitement every week.


* I appreciate that this may appear to fall into the "never happened" category of internet tales, but if required I can place my daughter on the stand.