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    I honestly don't get the reference in the latest comic. What big hair? The only type of hair I'm aware of that's associated with evil characters is a goatee, and even that hasn't often been found in Dark Side users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKazum View Post
    I honestly don't get the reference in the latest comic. What big hair? The only type of hair I'm aware of that's associated with evil characters is a goatee, and even that hasn't often been found in Dark Side users.
    Probably Kylo Ren's hair, as he's the current villain to compare to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKazum View Post
    I honestly don't get the reference in the latest comic. What big hair? The only type of hair I'm aware of that's associated with evil characters is a goatee, and even that hasn't often been found in Dark Side users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKazum View Post
    The only type of hair I'm aware of that's associated with evil characters is a goatee, and even that hasn't often been found in Dark Side users.
    TBF we never really saw Padme's jaw while she was Darth Vader.
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    So here I am, trapped in my laboratory, trying to create a Mechabeast that's powerful enough to take down the howling horde outside my door, but also won't join them once it realizes what I've done...twentieth time's the charm, right?
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    From memnarch's commentary:

    The image of the hand on the rock looks really odd. It's going to be CGI of course, but something about it makes me think it was in slow motion too. Probably the lighting?
    That seems easy enough to answer IMO: the floating rocks are too crisp, there's no motion blur on them. While it's technically possible to capture fast-moving objects without motion blur if you're using a fast enough shutter speed, that leads to psychologically confusing visual language, especially in video, so it's not done.
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    To make a broader point, when in Star Wars has a floating rock EVER moved very quickly? I can't think of any time off hand.
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    Not gonna lie, I had been looking forward to Memnarch finding out that they were also headed to a casino in the actual movie and that this wasn't a Comic Irregular invention, despite sounding suspiciously like it was.

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    Also, wow, Memnarch don't recall anyone disliking episode VIII? They really managed to avoid all of Star Wars's fandom since the beginning of the ST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Not gonna lie, I had been looking forward to Memnarch finding out that they were also headed to a casino in the actual movie and that this wasn't a Comic Irregular invention, despite sounding suspiciously like it was.

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    Also, wow, Memnarch don't recall anyone disliking episode VIII? They really managed to avoid all of Star Wars's fandom since the beginning of the ST.
    Me too, I've been delighted by the commentary on that topic. At least they've progressed past the denial and bargaining phases and arrived at anger at the casino subplot.

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    And as for the fandom reaction thing, yeah, it seems they did an AMAZING job of staying out of the loop. Ep. IX is certainly a lot worse IMO since it pretty much threw all pretense of quality out the window, but VIII was EXTREMELY polarizing. It was almost impossible to not see someone raging over it somewhere. By the time IX rolled around it was more annoyed resignation than anything, IMO.

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    I'm a little disappointed they didn't throw in a line from Spaceballs here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoxRationis View Post
    I'm a little disappointed they didn't throw in a line from Spaceballs here.

    [readies gun] "You're under arrest for illegal parking!"
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    That's because that's actually the real reason in the movie...
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    Plus Rey's not there and she's the one who has the flaw to never park in a good place.
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    That's because that's actually the real reason in the movie...
    Every week I seem to get a reminder of how stupid the film is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelphas View Post
    So here I am, trapped in my laboratory, trying to create a Mechabeast that's powerful enough to take down the howling horde outside my door, but also won't join them once it realizes what I've done...twentieth time's the charm, right?
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    How about a Jovian Uplift stuck in a Case morph? it makes so little sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillianHawkeye View Post
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    That's because that's actually the real reason in the movie...
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    I know. They don't have to change everything about the story, and it's a funny turn of events in and of itself.

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    Ah, some good old droidism. This will not backfire in any shape or form.

    Note: I haven't seen episode 7-9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PraetorDragoon View Post
    Ah, some good old droidism. This will not backfire in any shape or form.

    Note: I haven't seen episode 7-9.
    You're in for a treat, the trial scene is like a third of the film and I can't wait to see what the authors do with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelphas View Post
    So here I am, trapped in my laboratory, trying to create a Mechabeast that's powerful enough to take down the howling horde outside my door, but also won't join them once it realizes what I've done...twentieth time's the charm, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymouswizard View Post
    You're in for a treat, the trial scene is like a third of the film and I can't wait to see what the authors do with it
    Its already wild they took a detour to an actual casino.
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    And back to Chewie and Rey. Clearly the Porgs aren't migrationary like swallows and don't carry coconuts.
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    Ah, dramatic rain. I assume this was originally supposed to be a sad scene?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PraetorDragoon View Post
    Ah, dramatic rain. I assume this was originally supposed to be a sad scene?
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    No, not really. But it does serve a purpose.
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    Also itís an island in the middle of the ocean. Itís gonna rain sometimes.

    Same reason thereís space seals and space puffins all over the place, just part of the vibe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errorname View Post
    Also itís an island in the middle of the ocean. Itís gonna rain sometimes.
    And it was filmed on location off the west coast of Ireland. With the same result, unless they want to spend a lot of money waiting for a dry day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidSh View Post
    And it was filmed on location off the west coast of Ireland. With the same result, unless they want to spend a lot of money waiting for a dry day.
    Like that's why Porgs exist. They were shooting on the Skelligs during Puffin Season, there's a lot of nesting seabirds and they're going to get into the background of your shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidSh View Post
    And it was filmed on location off the west coast of Ireland. With the same result, unless they want to spend a lot of money waiting for a dry day.
    Fun thing though, rain itself still will not show up in your actual shots unless it's bucketing down. So you can get dreary cloudy skies and all your actors and scenery are soaked, but if you want raindrops to show up on screen you gotta do it yourself. (Or just cheat and add it in the sound effects.) Also means that if the clouds aren't too stormy you can throw a giant shelter over your actors and turn up the colour balance to pretend it's not raining.

    The Angry GM's blog post about the Sky is awesome. Really tells me they know how it's done. Also, is this the first time in the series that they've been planetside and the weather has actually changed?

    memnarch linked to a couple of examples of "hallways of nothing". I get that they're not visibly functional, but can't look at those shots and think of those walls as just partitions. Something about the specific geometrical texturing is reminiscent of computer casing, so I always figured the "walls" were full of whatever technology they were using to magically propel the ship/maintain living conditions. Just me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theangelJean View Post
    Fun thing though, rain itself still will not show up in your actual shots unless it's bucketing down. So you can get dreary cloudy skies and all your actors and scenery are soaked, but if you want raindrops to show up on screen you gotta do it yourself.
    I seem to remember reading something about how, in some Akira Kurosawa movies, they actually painted water black before raining it down (with a hose or something, I suppose) so that it would show up on film. Then again, it was on black-and-white film, so that likely changes things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theangelJean View Post
    Fun thing though, rain itself still will not show up in your actual shots unless it's bucketing down.
    Or you're using projectors to backlight the rain so the drops shine enough to be caught by the camera, which is the trick used in old movies like Singing in the Rain. (No, contrarily to the urban legend, they weren't using milk.)
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    I asked as typically rain is used to set the mood for specific scenes. Didn't expect a technical converstion

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    And it was filmed on location off the west coast of Ireland. With the same result, unless they want to spend a lot of money waiting for a dry day.
    To quote Astrix and the Brittons: "Is it always this foggy in Brittain?" "Only when it doesn't rain." *Rain falls*

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    I'm honestly struggling to follow what's going on right now.
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    Which is basically how I felt about the Poe-mutiny arc in the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 137beth View Post
    I'm honestly struggling to follow what's going on right now.
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    Which is basically how I felt about the Poe-mutiny arc in the movie.
    I mean, I'm presuming that
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    DJ is part of the First Order procurement department. Although I'm still not sure how they're going to end up returning to the fleets without the money from the casino.

    Honestly this is making much more sense than the film.
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    I mean, I'm presuming that
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    DJ is part of the First Order procurement department. Although I'm still not sure how they're going to end up returning to the fleets without the money from the casino.

    Honestly this is making much more sense than the film.
    Okay that would make sense, and would fit with Jim's standard operating procedure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 137beth View Post
    I'm honestly struggling to follow what's going on right now.
    I haven't watched anything after The Force Awakens, and while I have read recaps I have only a vague idea of what happens later on. But at the moment I'm treating this more like a Steven Moffatt set-piece-to-set-piece show than anything else. Sure, the Darths & Droids authors are providing plot connections that kind of make sense. But I'm happy to pretend they're working from a show that doesn't have any coherent plot, and that they just have to go with what's on screen, because some shows are just like that. Including a bunch of action and heist flicks and their parodies. This seems to be that kind of aesthetic.
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