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Last post Author Topic: Disney acquires Lucasfilm for 4.05 billion dollars. Star Wars Ep VII due in 2015  (Read 15820 times)

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What?! Much like Friday The 13th the emperor and Vader didn't actually die?  :D

 :-\ ...Darth Vader takes Manhattan..?  :o Oh crap ... They'll do it if it sells tickets.

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http://www.marketwat...=MW_home_latest_news

Looks like it was well timed to avoid massive theft taxes next year. ;)
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http://www.marketwat...=MW_home_latest_news

Looks like it was well timed to avoid massive theft taxes next year. ;)

because they're clearly struggling financially

obviously all that stuff about video piracy is true!!

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because they're clearly struggling financially

obviously all that stuff about video piracy is true!!

Hahahaahah~! ;D

When a single MP3 is worth $150,000.00, well, imagine how much more videos are worth? They must have lost quadrillions! Good grief! Poor little studios~! :D
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Darth001.jpgDisney acquires Lucasfilm for 4.05 billion dollars. Star Wars Ep VII due in 2015.

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Does anyone remember seeing this the one and only time it aired?



Hehehehe~!

(Raise your hand if I've permanently scarred or traumatized you! :P )
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Does anyone remember seeing this the one and only time it aired?

Hehehehe~!

(Raise your hand if I've permanently scarred or traumatized you! :P )

Oh. Dear. Gawd.  Did that really air!? It's not a brilliant spoof?

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Oh. Dear. Gawd.  Did that really air!? It's not a brilliant spoof?

Not a spoof. It aired. And I absolutely loved it at the time~! :D (I begged and begged my mom & dad to let me see Star Wars, but no dice. So, a free holiday special was certainly better than nothing. Especially when you're just a little kid.)
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Oh. Dear. Gawd.  Did that really air!? It's not a brilliant spoof?

Not a spoof. It aired. And I absolutely loved it at the time~! :D (I begged and begged my mom & dad to let me see Star Wars, but no dice. So, a free holiday special was certainly better than nothing. Especially when you're just a little kid.)

All I see is blankness when I press play.  I swear, people talk about this Star Wars Holiday special, and it must be mass hysteria.  Sort of like Aliens 3, Highlander 2, Boba Fett screaming when he died and Darth Vader going all warm and fuzzy. ;)

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"The Money is Strong with Disney. They want to produce a new movie."

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Oh. Dear. Gawd.  Did that really air!? It's not a brilliant spoof?

Not a spoof. It aired. And I absolutely loved it at the time~! :D (I begged and begged my mom & dad to let me see Star Wars, but no dice. So, a free holiday special was certainly better than nothing. Especially when you're just a little kid.)

You didn't... you did... dude, some things are better left mouldering in ageless sleep, never to glimpse the clear light of day for eons to come, some things should die and stay dead.  Why, Ren?  Why?  What madness has possessed you to awaken this vile stain on good taste?  There will be consequences, you can be sure of that...

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You didn't... you did... dude, some things are better left mouldering in ageless sleep, never to glimpse the clear light of day for eons to come, some things should die and stay dead.  Why, Ren?  Why?  What madness has possessed you to awaken this vile stain on good taste?  There will be consequences, you can be sure of that...

Hahahahaha~! ;D

So, you saw it then?

C'mon... When you're like 7 years old or so, Wookies are fun no matter what. ;D Well, provided they aren't ripping your arms off...  :'(
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What Does Disney’s Acquisition of Lucasfilm Mean For the Galactic Empire?

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No doubt by now you’ve heard about The Walt Disney Company‘s recent acquisition of Lucasfilm and all of its associated products and subsidiaries, including the Galactic Empire, and you’ve wondered what that means for you. Rest assured this will in no way result in any major changes or restructuring within the Empire. It’s still business as usual for us and our mission statement remains the same: to bring peace to the galaxy… even if it means we have to blow a few planets to pieces to do it.

However, as is always the case with any corporate merger, there will of course be some very minor adjustments (or, as we like to think of them, “improvements”), hardly noticeable at all really, in fact mostly just cosmetic, over the coming weeks and months. Here’s some of what you can look forward to:

Hilarious!  More at link...

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Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. - John Diefenbaker

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Hilarious!  More at link...

You missed the part where they opened "Dear Sithizens" !   8)

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What Does Disney’s Acquisition of Lucasfilm Mean For the Galactic Empire?

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I like how they use the "y" from Disney for the T. I have always thought that it looked like a "p" so I often pronounce it like "Disnep."


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 :tellme: :huh: :o ;D

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 :tellme: :huh: :o ;D

Hate to say it, but that might just be right.

If you look at it this way:

Episodes 1~3: The fall of Anakin Skywalker and rise of Darth Vader
Episodes 4~6: The fall of Darth Vader and redemption of Anakin Skywalker

What else is there past that? Anakin is dead. Game over.

But that's just one take on them.
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If you've ever read any of the 'lore' of the events after Ep. 6, it has potential, but I'm not holding my breath.
As mentioned before, the main story has already been told.

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Disney's latest acquisition hardly seems anything to get very excited about - or worried over - from where I'm sitting.

IMO there was virtually nothing original to be found in the entire StarWars saga - except (possibly) for the light saber. StarWars is an ok fun sort of story. Entertaining to be sure. And it definitely expresses some worthwhile sentiments and moral themes. But I fail to see the profundity some people (especially LucasFilm's marketing department) seem to find in it. Most people I know (who read a lot) feel the same way.

LucasFilm is much more "culturally compatible" with Disney than Pixar or the Jim Henson Company ever was. So in many respects, this latest deal makes more sense from the creative development perspective. Pixar and Henson were pretty much simple "properties" acquisitions for Disney. I'm sure the LucasFilm deal will end up being more of a creative partnership. Especially since the stylistic similarities between ILM and Disney's Imagineering department have been pointed out for many years in the movie industry. Most market watchers were wondering when, rather than if, those two media empires would formally tie the knot.

So congratulations George and Mickey! Live long and prosper. And play nice.  ;)


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What else is there past that? Anakin is dead. Game over.

But that's just one take on them.

Ahem! Side stories and crossovers?

Just off the top of my head...

Let's explore Yoda's origins from simple child on Degobah to the moral awakening that led him to become a Jedi Master. Think something along the lines of Carradine's Kung Fu TV series.

Or.... how about a nice "little kid" series featuring the Ewoks. It's Smurfs with fur Baby! You can do a TV series, DVDs, books, clothing, an activity set (team up with Fisher-Price on this one!) - and possibly even do a feature film down the road if it really takes off...

Or...cast the characters from some classic Disney pieces with the StarWars crowd. Maybe have Mickey and friends meet up with cutesy animated versions of Lucas's characters. You'd need a framing meta-story for it to work without "diluting" the separate branding. Maybe have all the characters meet at summer camp, or at some big competition - or even better yet, for a whacky race!

Do Around the World in 80 Days - but in combo time machine/space ships - and have them cut across both the StarWars universe and Disney's cartoon worlds. Maybe even have a teenage (but bad boy) Darth Vader hook up with a sweet 16 Cruella DeVille on a first date. Hint at "getting to first base" for some laughs. (Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink!) Or have Donald Duck square off against Darth for a (non-lethal) light saber duel. Make sure singed tail feathers are flying everywhere! Have Donald lose and end up with a featherless bare butt for the next few minutes. (Hee-yuk! Hee-Yuk!!) And all this with the two grown-ups (Obiwan and Mickey) trying to keep a lid on things...

Oh no. The force for making money is still very strong in such as these...

Especially when all you need to do is just keep rearranging your extensive collection of deck chairs. 8)


Extra credit question
I wonder who will be the next to be acquired?

Will it be these guys?

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Or possibly these folks?

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Oh well...at least some things will always be safe:

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« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 06:13:36 AM by 40hz »

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Ahem! Side stories and crossovers?

...

Oh no. The force for making money is still very strong in such as these...

We're talking about different things there.

But inside of the main story there, it's pretty much dead. The story was about Anakin. Anything else is just a different story in the same universe.

By slating it at 7,8,9, or a sequel - it just is pretty tough to swing that. Anakin keeps showing up as a force ghost? Kind of lame. The emperor comes back from the dead? (Actually more believable as he'd gone on about that before - kind of - so still kind of lame without some serious work to justify it.)

So, that story is over -- no sequel - only same-universe stories left.

Well, unless there's some kind of idiotic Highlander-aliens bastardization to completely ruin it forever. :P :D


And yes - the money will continue to flow. That's what it's all about though, right? Dying with the most electrons that you can claim title to?
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So, that story is over -- no sequel - only same-universe stories left.

Ah! I see... You mean this story arc is over.

Yes. I agree.  :)

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Well, unless there's some kind of idiotic Highlander-aliens bastardization to completely ruin it forever. :P :D


Hey! You left out vampires, werewolves, and flesh eating-zombies! Lets not forget about those. :P

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Hey! You left out vampires, werewolves, and flesh eating-zombies! Lets not forget about those. :P

I would totally watch a Star Wars version with those in it~! :P ;D
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