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It was mentioned above but all verizon unlimited customers are eligible for a free year of D+.



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Yup. I signed up for the free year subscription. Wife made me to it for our daughter who loves everything Disney. I would've likely taken advantage of the free subscription regardless, no doubt. My daughter though will probably watch it every single day so it'll be worth it.

I may have to check out that new Star Wars series.

ETA: Son of a bitch. Mad

Wanted to watch the original Star Wars Trilogy with my little one. Is there any way to get the unedited versions? Disney+ only has the George Lucas raped ones.

Looks like it's time to go rummaging through my dad's old VHS tapes.

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ETA: Son of a bitch. Mad

Wanted to watch the original Star Wars Trilogy with my little one. Is there any way to get the unedited versions? Disney+ only has the George Lucas raped ones.


Nope.

You can't even buy the unraped version on disc any more.
 
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Seems it has a lot more for hard core fans. There’s a lot that’s hard to pick up on.


Things like - no one knows where Yoda’s species comes from and the armor made of beskar can withstand blaster fire and some light saber cuts.
 
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I saw it tonight. It was GOOD! I was really surprised.

The only thing I did not like was the super-murder-bot. If they can make droids so lethal, humanoids would be entirely obsolete.



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Originally posted by Balzé Halzé:
ETA: Son of a bitch. Mad

Wanted to watch the original Star Wars Trilogy with my little one. Is there any way to get the unedited versions? Disney+ only has the George Lucas raped ones.


Nope.

You can't even buy the unraped version on disc any more.


Well...that's just straight up un-American.


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Originally posted by Balzé Halzé:
ETA: Son of a bitch. Mad

Wanted to watch the original Star Wars Trilogy with my little one. Is there any way to get the unedited versions? Disney+ only has the George Lucas raped ones.


Nope.

You can't even buy the unraped version on disc any more.


Well...that's just straight up un-American.


This is the only way, sadly:



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Just watched it. Loved it! It falls in the same class as Rogue One. I did pick up on Nick Nolte's voice right away. Good character for him.

I'm hopeful for this series. So far, it's off to a good start.

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I enjoyed the episode, though it was short for a pilot. Also, did it strike anyone else that much of the humor happened all at once in the last ten minutes of the show? I was really enjoying the serious nature of the opening acts but then the buffoonery began and my interest started to wane.



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I saw it tonight. It was GOOD! I was really surprised.

The only thing I did not like was the super-murder-bot. If they can make droids so lethal, humanoids would be entirely obsolete.



Assassin droids are nothing new
 
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I saw it tonight. It was GOOD! I was really surprised.

The only thing I did not like was the super-murder-bot. If they can make droids so lethal, humanoids would be entirely obsolete.



Assassin droids are nothing new


Yep. IG88 is in Empire Srikes Back.

 
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I enjoyed it. The episode felt like classic Star Wars to me.
 
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Assassin droids



The Assassin droid in this show is IG-11, not IG-88, just like that's not Boba Fett as the main character.

IG-11

IG-11:



IG-88:



 
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My problem with the 'assassin droid' is how ridiculously effective he was. If droids are capable of so much mayhem (and there really should be no reason why they could not be), why aren't they used instead of humanoids? That one droid took out over a dozen armed mooks single-handedly. Compare this level of effectiveness to the Trade Federation droid army in Episode 1. Thousands of them on an open field of battle, equipped with armored tanks and artillery, were defeated by a bunch of stupid cartoon floppy-eared bunny rabbits (Gungans).

I know I'm applying arguments of reason to a sci-fi show, but the creators of the Star Wars universe should at least try to be consistent (I know, Star Trek had its own inconsistencies, most of which I complain about as well). If droids are so capable, they should be nearly omni-present. Why even have flesh-and-blood pilots in spaceships, when droids could handle 10X the g-forces and not be burdened with providing life support (the droid in Rouge One clearly stated "I can survive in space"). . .

I thought it was a good first show, and implies tremendous promise. I never would have spent money to see this (I still haven't seen Star Trek Discovery for the same reason), but my nephew had subscribed and we watched it last night. I look forward to seeing more.



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If one were to attempt to justify it in-universe, the most reasonable explanation would be something like "Droids are too rigidly locked into their programming, and incapable of improvisation/creativity/risk-taking".

IG-11 was so quick to give up and simply self-destruct once they were outnumbered and surrounded. He calculated the odds, decided it was unwinnable, and flipped on his detonator. Whereas the Mandalorian was willing to get creative, and won the day.

To tie it back into the Original Trilogy:


 
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I really liked it but I’m so afraid that the woke Disney executives will ruin it. If I was a bounty hunter the first thing I’d buy is my own personal assassin droid. I’d just sit in my ship and let him work his magic.


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My problem with the 'assassin droid' is how ridiculously effective he was. If droids are capable of so much mayhem (and there really should be no reason why they could not be), why aren't they used instead of humanoids? That one droid took out over a dozen armed mooks single-handedly. Compare this level of effectiveness to the Trade Federation droid army in Episode 1. Thousands of them on an open field of battle, equipped with armored tanks and artillery, were defeated by a bunch of stupid cartoon floppy-eared bunny rabbits (Gungans).

I know I'm applying arguments of reason to a sci-fi show, but the creators of the Star Wars universe should at least try to be consistent (I know, Star Trek had its own inconsistencies, most of which I complain about as well). If droids are so capable, they should be nearly omni-present. Why even have flesh-and-blood pilots in spaceships, when droids could handle 10X the g-forces and not be burdened with providing life support (the droid in Rouge One clearly stated "I can survive in space"). . .

I thought it was a good first show, and implies tremendous promise. I never would have spent money to see this (I still haven't seen Star Trek Discovery for the same reason), but my nephew had subscribed and we watched it last night. I look forward to seeing more.


Remember, the droids were not meant to be effective. The Clone Wars were meant to be a long stalemate, just dragging everyone down and bogging down the Jedi and whatever resources there were. To get the clone army spread across the galaxy and convince everyone it would never end, so they would keep voting away rights and giving Palpatine more and more power in order to try and end it finally. In the end he was the Emperor, and with a snap, he had his army on all of the important worlds, already there and ready to keep everyone under his thumb, with no Jedi or opposing forces anywhere.

It took years for the Rebellion to rise up finally.




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I saw it tonight. It was GOOD! I was really surprised.

The only thing I did not like was the super-murder-bot. If they can make droids so lethal, humanoids would be entirely obsolete.



Assassin droids are nothing new


Yep. IG88 is in Empire Srikes Back.



The one on the far right is also an assassin droid, 4-LOM




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- "Which part?"
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He's a droid, but not a purpose-built "assassin droid" like the IG series.

4-LOM was a protocol droid who, after his personality software was corrupted, reprogrammed himself to be a bounty hunter.
 
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Not true. There was a DVD set released that had the original theatrical releases in it

https://www.denofgeek.com/uk/d...or-the-original-cuts

I have both the vhs and dvd copy of the original theatrical releases


Back on topic. I liked the Mandalorian

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Originally posted by Balzé Halzé:
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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
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Originally posted by Balzé Halzé:
ETA: Son of a bitch. Mad

Wanted to watch the original Star Wars Trilogy with my little one. Is there any way to get the unedited versions? Disney+ only has the George Lucas raped ones.


Nope.

You can't even buy the unraped version on disc any more.


Well...that's just straight up un-American.


This is the only way, sadly:



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