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plo koon 200
11-05-2003, 09:40 PM
Okay today the announcement was supposed to be made. So what happened? Why hasn't any site posted any info on the big announcement? They get us all hyped for this and then nothing happens. What is up with that?

bobafrett
11-06-2003, 12:45 AM
Was it today? Maybe they are keeping it a secret!

Pendo
11-06-2003, 06:03 AM
I've not heard anything about a big announcement. Where'd you hear about that?

PENDO!

plo koon 200
11-06-2003, 08:27 AM
Everywhere. Even the homepage mentioned for a while that LFL was going to have a big announcement.

And even if it is supposed to be secret, which I don't think it is, if it was big info it would have leaked out.

JEDIpartner
11-06-2003, 09:21 AM
Yeah... I was standing by with a mop and the paper towels-- and nothing!

Beast
11-06-2003, 04:21 PM
Looks like word is breaking, so here we go. From AICN.com. :)

From the Star Wars Summit at The Presidio comes this report from The SF Fog!

Hey folks, Harry here.... fresh from Lucas' Presidio Star Wars Summit for all you soon to be fellow Clone Wars junkies... these damn commercials on Cartoon Network are killing me. That shot of Anikan pawing at the window as the fleet takes off as Padme watches... SO NICELY DONE... the framing of the shots feels more honestly old fashioned Star Wars than anything in the modern films, but that's because well... supergeeks are in control, thank god. Meanwhile, part of the masterplan roll out has been revealed as well as the first screened footage of Episode 3.

Harry:

I just came from the Star Wars summit at the Presidio in San Francisco. It was Star Wars-licious!

The attendees were subjected to Star Wars marketing statistics, product licensing and tie-in possibilities and PowerPoint presentations. Yawn for most, but I'm a freak and love that sort of stuff.

Some interesting things came to light. The marketing timeline for Star Wars is as follows - This week, The Clone Wars, then the original Star Wars trilogy is being released September 2004, then Episode 3 teaser advertising begins in January of 2005, Episode 3 May 2005, Episode 3 DVD/VHS November 2005. One little fun fact - seems that they have TWO Star Wars television ideas floating around the ranch...one would be animation and the other - LIVE ACTION. These television projects would be in 2006. Let's hope they're better than the Star Wars Christmas Special, or those Ewok films.

But the REAL meat and potatoes was the Episode 3 footage! Some cool as hell stuff. Anakin is looking darker than ever. Dark clothes, with what appears to be some scars on his face. They showed one seen with Obi-Won, The Emperor and Anakin crashing their ship into a planet as the ship burns.

They showed some animation of what will be OB1's transportation at one point in the film. A large lizard that's able to walk upside down and scale walls.

*minor spoilers*

Oh - and they showed some green screen footage of the final lightsaber fight between Obi-Won and Anakin. It looked colossal. The lightsaber fight to end all lightsaber fights. Evil wins, we all know that. The intensity with which the two were fighting was phenomenal. Seems the final battle takes place on a lava planet, and at one point the two are hoping back and forth on hovercrafts floating over the lava.

That was all I saw, and it got me moist as a snack cake down there. They also showed a "behind the scenes didn't we have a blast filming Episode 3" documentary

At the end they had an extremely funny theatrical production - The Star Wars Trilogy in 30 minutes. I think it played at Comic Con too. Patrick Gorman, the author, has basically done a reduced Shakespeare version of Eps IV- VI. Funny stuff, and a great way to end the presentation portion of the show.

We were then escorted by storm troopers to Jabba's Palace for a reception. Drinks and networking with Darth Vader, Chewbacca and eventually Lucas himself. He did a cameo and a lap, apparently he was having some editing problems...probably putting more new stuff in the "original" trilogies.

If you publish this, you can call me THE SF FOG
MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Pendo
11-06-2003, 04:27 PM
OT DVDs, Episode III marketing campaign, TV series! My mouth is watering :D.

PENDO!

Beast
11-06-2003, 04:33 PM
Going to start up a new thread, that's more clear that there was an announcement. Feel free to continue discussion there. Warning of course, there are some minor E3 spoilers about the duel. :)

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21957

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

plo koon 200
11-06-2003, 05:52 PM
If this is true then everything looks good. I think TV series are a better ideas than movies.

AmanaMatt
11-07-2003, 12:15 AM
IS that the true classic trilogy or the S.E. crap?

Pendo
11-07-2003, 03:45 AM
IS that the true classic trilogy or the S.E. crap?
Probably the SE crap :(, but we can hope for the original version :).

PENDO!

plo koon 200
11-07-2003, 11:23 AM
I will be happy either way.

[DSS]Pedr0
11-07-2003, 11:35 AM
What if they keep aspects of the S.E. and leave original stuff in it (i.e. Han shooting first), Leave the new F/X shots in there and dump the RoTJ S.E. ending for the original, cleaned up saber effects, etc....

stillakid
11-07-2003, 12:07 PM
Pedr0']What if they keep aspects of the S.E. and leave original stuff in it (i.e. Han shooting first), Leave the new F/X shots in there and dump the RoTJ S.E. ending for the original, cleaned up saber effects, etc....


I wouldn't count on it, plus the odds are that he'll shoehorn in some idiotic shots which "tie" together the Prequel reimagining notions he's invented since the S.E.'s.

AmanaMatt
11-08-2003, 12:23 PM
Well, one of the reasons I bought that (sorta ok) Chinese orignal, original Trilogy set was over my fear that my tape would crap out over time as they do, and that we will never see the true O.T on DVD form - these are not the best, but better than nothing and certainly on par with VHS quality (higher I am sure) - truth be told, take out the Jabba scene and the disastrous Greedo fires first scene, and I would love the S.E. ANH (also remove the Death Star Explosion over the music too).

We'll see, but I am not holding my breath.

stillakid
11-08-2003, 11:29 PM
Well, one of the reasons I bought that (sorta ok) Chinese orignal, original Trilogy set was over my fear that my tape would crap out over time as they do, and that we will never see the true O.T on DVD form - these are not the best, but better than nothing and certainly on par with VHS quality (higher I am sure) - truth be told, take out the Jabba scene and the disastrous Greedo fires first scene, and I would love the S.E. ANH (also remove the Death Star Explosion over the music too).

We'll see, but I am not holding my breath.

I bought 'em as well. I have pretty much the same opinion, except that I've noticed that the sound on mine sucks. Sounds like it was recorded in Dolby A or something. The higher ends seem to be cut out. But it's better than nothing and it will probably be the only time I'll get a cut of the OT on DVD without any of the inevitable Prequel silliness edited in.