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JEDIpartner
11-01-2005, 08:31 AM
I got to work this morning and wanted to check out the DVD. Usually, when the DVD is read, the name of the film appears under the disc icon. Well, rather "Revenge of the Sith" appearing underneath the icon, it read "CHARLOTTE_DISC1".

Funny!!! :laugh:

Tycho
11-01-2005, 11:08 AM
Who's Charlotte? I see the same thing too.

JEDIpartner
11-01-2005, 11:54 AM
I haven't a clue!!! I'm glad to see you back, bro!! I've missed you. :)

JEDIpartner
11-01-2005, 04:15 PM
I can't wait to get home and pop ol' Charlotte into my machine and take her for a spin!!! :D

El Chuxter
11-01-2005, 05:38 PM
So when I get home, I can yell, "Where are my #$%& bloopers, Charlotte? Huh? You like rappin' Yoda, Charlotte? Well, Charlotte, you're a moron!!"

Deoxyribonucleic
11-01-2005, 05:56 PM
That's funny, my Charolette's Web DVD reads "Revenge of the Sith" when I pop it in my computer :confused:

sith_killer_99
11-01-2005, 07:16 PM
Mine says HAL. When I double click on the icon my computer says...


I am a HAL 9000 computer, production number three. I became operational....blah blah blah.

Man what a rip off!:mad:

Oh, wait, that's a different DVD.

Nevermind...

My EPIII DVD is also named CHARLOTTE_DISC1?!?!:confused:

My EPIII bonus DVD is named CHARLOTTE_DISC2?!?!

darthvyn
11-01-2005, 07:58 PM
turns out palpatine wasn't the phantom menace... it was CHARLOTTE! so menacingly phantomish that she never really appears in the movies! but it was charlotte who commissioned the clones as the jedi master sypho diaz!

Rocketboy
11-01-2005, 08:22 PM
Actually Charlotte is Palpatine's first name.
That's why he's evil.

JEDIpartner
11-02-2005, 09:41 AM
...and Johnny Cash sang about a boy named "Sue". Imagine the great song he would have been able to write about "Charlotte" Palpatine!!!

And yes, SK_99, I noticed that disc two was called "CHARLOTTE_DISC2" as well... :D

El Chuxter
11-02-2005, 01:05 PM
"My name is Charlotte. How do you do? Now you're gonna die! Execute Order 66."

Tycho
11-02-2005, 01:14 PM
"Hi. Is this Cody?"

"Yes M'am."

"I'm Charlotte. I'd like to do something special for you. Would that be OK, Cody?"

"Yes, M'am."

"Please enter your credit code to 976-Charlotte now."

"Yes, M'am. It's 1138."

"You're a good boy Cody. But wouldn't it be fun if somethings got a little bit naughty?"

"Yes, M'am."

"I mean like everything the same. Same squad. Same command. Same faces. Same mission for 3 years. Same General wearing that same old, brown Jedi robe. I mean like, don't you get tired of that?"

"Yes M'am."

"Commander Cody: the time has come. Execute Order 66."

"Sergeant: blast him!"

JEDIpartner
11-02-2005, 01:19 PM
Rotflmao!!!!!!!!

bobafrett
11-02-2005, 11:37 PM
The next thing you know, they will be wanting to recall the DVD's so they can send one out with the corrected title, but the die hard SW fans will keep their "Charlotte" DVD's as a variant. :yes: :D

JEDIpartner
11-03-2005, 11:27 AM
I'm just really curious if this happened with ones in other regions or the ones in PAL as opposed to the NTSC versions.

Anyone??!!

sith_killer_99
11-03-2005, 12:24 PM
Obi-Wan - "The Sith are Charlotte, Anakin"

Anakin - "From my point of view the Jedi are Charlotte!"

Obi-Wan - "We can't both be Charlotte."

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Luke - "Master Yoda. Is the Charlotte stronger?"

Yoda - "No. Quicker, easier, more seductive"

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Vader - "Now I am the master!"

Obi-Wan - "Only a master of evil, Charlotte!"

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Episode I The Phantom Charlotte

Episode II Attack of the Charlotte

Episode III Revenge of the Charlotte (AKA Charlotte's Revenge)

Episode IV A New Charlotte

Episode V The Charlotte Strikes Back

Episode VI Return of the Charlotte




LOL this is too fun.:D

JEDIpartner
11-03-2005, 12:41 PM
Vader: "Luke, join me and we can rule the galaxy together as Charlotte and son!"

Luke: "Erhm... who's 'Charlotte'?"

Vader: "Hmmm... that guy. There."

Luke: *giggles*

2-1B
11-03-2005, 01:05 PM
TF.N says future DVDs will have the Charlotte tag removed.

Palpatine's secret will be safe once again.

JEDIpartner
11-03-2005, 01:35 PM
Not so fast!! His TRUE Identity is revealed here!!!

JEDIpartner
11-03-2005, 01:50 PM
"Charlotte's" Web of Ep III DVD Intrigue
November 02, 2005


Some attentive fans who boot up the new Revenge of the Sith DVD on their computer might find a strange name attached to the DVD icon appearing on their desktop: CHARLOTTE.

At first glance, one might think they've accidentally intercepted a disc outlining some clandestine plot hidden within the coding of a mass-market DVD. Or, perhaps Charlotte could be the name of some shady agent of intrigue?

In fact, both guesses would be correct -- from a certain point of view.

It's the result of a method used by the industry to safeguard some of its high-profile projects from publicity leaks -- a class of projects that includes Revenge of the Sith. "Charlotte" was the codename assigned to the Episode III DVD project.

As most fans are aware, codenames, or "security titles", are a time-honored tradition with the Star Wars movies -- "Blue Harvest", the cover used for Return of the Jedi while shooting in Arizona and California, is probably the most famous example. More recently, the name "Blackeyes" was assigned to one of the Episode II trailers, inspired by the title of a 1989 TV mini-series produced by Star Wars' own Rick McCallum (http://www.starwars.com/bio/rickmccallum.html). "Charlotte" is the latest in a long list of storied Star Wars codenames.

With the release of Episode III on DVD, this little-known tradition of intrigue is finally getting its cover blown thanks to the codename making its way to some of the authored and completed discs. "It is only seen on the very first batch of the Episode III DVDs, and is being 'retired' for future manufacturing runs, so it could be a collector's item that gives the fans a glimpse into the secret history of the Star Wars DVDs," says DVD Producer Van Ling.

Though "Charlotte" may seem to be a random name assigned to protect the Episode III project, Ling explains that it and the names used on previous Star Wars DVD projects were carefully selected to meet a certain set of criteria. "Firstly, they each had to be a single-word female name, just to keep it pleasant and short; secondly, it had to relate to a film that was owned or distributed by [Star Wars saga distributor] Twentieth Century Fox, so there was that additional layer of subterfuge that gave it a plausible link between the name and some other Fox-owned title; and thirdly, the film title being used as a decoy was ideally one for which that film's DVD was actually in production and slated to be released around the same time as its Star Wars counterpart."

A self-described film geek, Ling chose "Charlotte" after the 1964 Fox film Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, starring Bette Davis and Olivia DeHavilland.

Previous titles assigned to Star Wars DVD projects included "Laura" for Episode I, "Mary" for Episode II, and "Eve" for the Star Wars Trilogy DVD set.

While "Laura" came from the 1944 film of the same name, and "Mary" was inspired by both There's Something About Mary and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Ling claims to have found the perfect name in "Eve" for the trilogy box set. "The Three Faces of Eve was about a woman with three personalities -- Eve White, Eve Black and Jane -- so I used these three names as the code names for the individual films -- Episode IV, Episode V and Episode VI-- respectively. So it all made logical sense and was consistent," he says.

"Clearly, I was having way too much fun coming up with these things," adds Ling.

Here for the first time are the secret codenames assigned to the menus for the trilogy DVD box set. Try to match the titles to the menus:
Aspen, Fridge, Elephant, Swamp, Swamp House, Train Swamp, Platform, BRG, Freeze Room, Sunset, Cantina, Auction, Temple, Garage, Oscar, Tall Room, Panel, Vegas, Ice Cube, Sailboat, Tunnel, Throne, Tahoe, Forest, Bunker, Birdy, Lido Deck, Teacher's Lounge, Crazy Legs, Squid Room, Dad's Room

And here's the menu codenames for the Revenge of the Sith DVD:
Office, Shooting Gallery, Donut Shop, Boneyard, Gigi, Lizard Run, Riverworld, Riverdance, Sauna

For those who encounter Charlotte on their way to the saga's sixth DVD adventure, give her a wink, then point, click, and brace yourself for Revenge of the Sith.

Rocketboy
11-03-2005, 04:44 PM
Oh, nice try at covering that up Charlotte Palpatine, but it ain't workin'!
We're on to you Charlotte!

bobafrett
11-03-2005, 10:36 PM
The next thing you know, they will be wanting to recall the DVD's so they can send one out with the corrected title, but the die hard SW fans will keep their "Charlotte" DVD's as a variant. :yes: :D



With the release of Episode III on DVD, this little-known tradition of intrigue is finally getting its cover blown thanks to the codename making its way to some of the authored and completed discs. "It is only seen on the very first batch of the Episode III DVDs, and is being 'retired' for future manufacturing runs, so it could be a collector's item that gives the fans a glimpse into the secret history of the Star Wars DVDs," says DVD Producer Van Ling.

Aha, so I was close then! lol

JEDIpartner
11-04-2005, 09:15 AM
Right track, wrong train? Right train, wrong track?

darthvyn
11-04-2005, 08:32 PM
i'm selling mine on ebay right now!!!

bobafrett
11-04-2005, 11:39 PM
Right track, wrong train? Right train, wrong track?

My brain is a series of crossed tracks, and everty once in awhile the thought trains collide, only to crash and burn.

2-1B
11-05-2005, 12:08 AM
i'm selling mine on ebay right now!!!

awesome, and be sure to charge $8.50 s/h when it sells ! :thumbsup:

Dar' Argol
11-05-2005, 10:06 AM
i'm selling mine on ebay right now!!!


Hmmmm . . . Much Charlotte I sense in you, Much Charlotte

JEDIpartner
11-06-2005, 09:53 AM
"The Blair side of the Force surrounds Palpatine"

Dar' Argol
11-12-2005, 10:07 AM
"You are a traitor and a part of the Charlotte!"

"It was as if a million Charlotte's cried out and were suddenly silenced"

There is another . . . . Char . . . . lotte . . . . .

JEDIpartner
12-01-2005, 07:25 PM
"Leia, do you remember you mother? Your real mother?"

"I think... her name... was... Charlotte."

JimJamBonds
12-02-2005, 01:14 AM
"Adventure, excitment, Charlotte craves not these things."

Tycho
12-02-2005, 04:01 AM
"Chewie: take Charlotte into the back and plug her into the hyperdrive!"