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#1 Posted by D9000 (1637 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm, this definitely makes me want to watch Star Wars sooner than later so I can listen to the podcast.

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#2 Posted by rob1157 (206 posts) - - Show Bio

This is going to be a good one!!

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#3 Posted by inferiorego (25734 posts) - - Show Bio

No spoilers in the comment section please. If you HAVE TO, use the spoiler blocks before posting.

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#4 Edited by Avatar_of_Green (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Last comment on this:

Killgrave is not gone IMO. Remember in the beginning when they mention the story of his demise and how they thought he was dead last time but he seemed to come back from death? Seems like he does have some sort of healing factor after all.

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#5 Posted by rob1157 (206 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks guys, the podcast was a cool companion to my movie experience.

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#6 Posted by DD208 (573 posts) - - Show Bio

What are the odds that the planet at the end is ancient Earth?

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#7 Posted by inferiorego (25734 posts) - - Show Bio

What are the odds that the planet at the end is ancient Earth?

1:1,000,000,000,000

I say that because the place they go to is still in their galaxy, just an uncharted part, and the Star Wars galaxy is a galaxy far, far away.

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#8 Edited by Overmonitor (1515 posts) - - Show Bio

@batman404: Every scene is filmed on Earth unfortunately and will look like Earth. But in the universe they are in it is a galaxy far, far away. There are no extragalactic civilizations mentioned. Seems to me that people want what you mentioned to happen for some reason, but it would mean the most famous intro in movie history was a lie.

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#9 Posted by DD208 (573 posts) - - Show Bio
@batman404 said:

What are the odds that the planet at the end is ancient Earth?

1:1,000,000,000,000

I say that because the place they go to is still in their galaxy, just an uncharted part, and the Star Wars galaxy is a galaxy far, far away.

I can't believe I forgot that part. Thanks.

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#10 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

A few notes I had during the discussion:

  • Man Tony is bending over backwards to try to make a connection from Rey to Han and Leia. She's probably related to someone, but I think Han and Leia would know if they had a missing daughter. And suppressing memories or having Luke steal the child would just be insane. I think Tony is just clinging to the EU here :)
  • Kylo hitting himself - he does this for two reasons: 1. He's bleeding out 2. He's frustrated at his mortality and the fact that the wound is hindering him. Remember that Kylo has a very high opinion of himself and his abilities.
  • Luke went into hiding not just because Kylo turned bad, but because his nephew whom he was entrusted with by his sister and best friend turned to the dark side and proceeded to murder the other students under Luke's tutelage.
  • And I know Tony was just nitpicking for fun here, but they hold on that final moment for a reason: Rey desperately wanting someone to accept and train her, whereas Luke is in despair and fears the prospect of training another Jedi after what happened with Kylo. He doesn't rush to accept her because of these doubts, and his reluctance will surely be a focal point of the next film.
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#11 Posted by inferiorego (25734 posts) - - Show Bio

@drellassassin: The more I think about it, I actually think Rey is Han and Leia's daughter and she was sent away at a young age. While the EU doesn't technically exist anymore, there's a lot of the EU that SW7 uses, like Han and Leia's son going to the dark side. There's something more to this character... maybe she's actually Luke's daughter? I don't know, but it's hard to ignore the fact she had a connection to the lightsaber.

I need to see the film again though. I feel like there's a bit I missed by only seeing it once. Thanks for your comments!

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#12 Posted by Overmonitor (1515 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks guys. Audio quality isnt as good as normal?

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#13 Posted by DD208 (573 posts) - - Show Bio

The timing of this movie couldn't be more perfect. I just had my first wrapping paper tube light saber fight. My wife won, the force is strong in her.

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#14 Edited by dotwilson (334 posts) - - Show Bio

just listened to this on the way back from the theater with my fiance. Fantastic movie, great podcast, good points all around... the only thing that bothered me was Leia not addressing Chewy after the thing that happens and going right up to Rey, who she barely knows.good to hear @g_man thought the same thing.

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#15 Edited by SynCig (1105 posts) - - Show Bio

@drellassassin: I actually thought Kylo was hitting himself as a way to feed off his pain and thus strengthen his connection to the dark side. It was pretty obvious that his connection to the dark side was weakening during the fight (imo, as a result of killing his father). He is a character that was shown to be very conflicted and killing his father was an attempt to banish the light but I think it left him hollow instead.

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#16 Posted by JewishDork (498 posts) - - Show Bio

Saw Star Wars this morning. Great discussion. I have an explanation for Finn's behavior in his first scene as a stormtrooper. For my interpretation, we found out he was a sanitation worker. I saw it as this was his first ever combat experience. We see with soldiers, no matter how much training an soldier has, nothing can truly prepare them for entering combat for the first time. For me, Finn having a panic attack and then seeing all of these innocent people being shot on orders was perfectly rational for his character's action. Also for Finn, when he is fighting Stormtroopers with the lightsaber, I wonder why there was the scene of one of the Stormtroopers recognizing him.

Loved all the cameos. Heard that Simon Pegg was in costume as the creature giving out food rations for parts on Jakku.

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#17 Posted by D9000 (1637 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes! Saw the movie tonight. Now I can finally listen to the podcast.

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#18 Posted by inferiorego (25734 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks guys. Audio quality isnt as good as normal?

I recorded it, that's why. I don't have the best recording equipment over skype.

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