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Re: how do YOU introduce SC to your freinds?
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2003, 04:54:14 am »

C20, a translation? What could it possibly mean?

D_999 as far as I can recall, the imperial fleet was thrown into disarray by the emperors destruction, and defeated by the rebel forces... Apparently a dark jedi somehow connects to the minds of all his crews, and give them the ability to work better in unison. When the emperor died, this connection was destroyed, with a whiplash that made the imperials fight much more crappily than they would otherwise (and keep in mind that their normal level of competence seems to be shooting wildly, missing all their opponents, and getting blasted to bits by the enemy). Of course, this is all based on some Star Wars book I read a few years back (one of those that continuesthe story, with Leias kids, Mara Jade and the whole shebang), so I'm not sure how canon it is considered....
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Re: how do YOU introduce SC to your freinds?
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2003, 05:33:23 am »

I read the Zahn trilogy, and I like it a lot, but it's not quite canon.

I do think that the jedi mind-linking ability is a plausible explanation, but there is no real indication of that in RotJ.
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« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2003, 03:09:44 pm »

Zahn! That was the name of the nasty dude, true. It's been so long since I read it that it'ds completely slipped my mind... It kinda smells of an "explanation after the fact" though. Sort of something that they came up with when they wanted to write a few more books, but something Lucas hadn't necessarily considered. Or maybe he did, but never figured out how to get it into the ending of the movie (imagine a dozen shots of stormtroopers and imperial pilots standing around, looking confused and sying "I feel empty somehow, without purpose". It'd just look weird...)
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« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2003, 09:15:12 pm »

Insert scene: Vader is not yet steaming on the floor in the chamber after throwing Palpatine into the pit. Instead, he's leaning against one of the pillars.

Luke's attention is drawn by an explosion very near their window. He runs to it, and looks out at the fleet: They're so close to those star destroyers. They'll be creamed!
Vader: The Emperor never gave them the freedom to experience fear before. When this station explodes, they will know it.
Luke: This station is going to explode?
Vader: Even now, your friends are inside.
Luke: we have to get out of here!
Vader tries to take a step, falls.
Luke: Father!

Return to movie as normal. Death star blows up. Shouts of jubilation.

Also, among those, cut to a star destroyer. The crew gasps in TERROR. Insubordinate whispers fly everywhere.
Captain: "Where is our fighter escort?"
Officer: "er... in the Death Star, sir. Admiral Vecket ordered them in."
Captain: "Without those fighters to keep the rebel heavy fighters back... Division three: retreat!"

Cut to a second star destroyer
Officer: "Captain! Division three is breaking off attack formation!"
Captain: "What you say?"

cut to each of the following:
Ackbar (comes down from shout of joy, in surprise): Those cruisers --?
Lando: Looks like they're preparing for hyperspace.
Wedge: well, let them run. Green wing, come around the vacant flank!
B-wing pilot: "Copy. Green wing, spearhead formation, follow me!"

Show lots (around 30) of B-wings (the fighters that look like crosses) converging into an ultra-dense formation of them in straight-line columns, each rotated slightly differently so they fire past each other.
Cut back to the second star destroyer. Captain looks up to see twenty five star destroyers to his immediate right making the jump to hyperspace. "Traitors!"
This reveals the B-wings coming in immediately. They fire in unison.
Good bye star destroyer.

Repeat, with them flying up the line, taking out the densely packed star destroyers one by one.
pan back, see a line of destruction.

cut to a third star destroyer. Captain: "Retreat!"



/* silly scene, not to be included
Subordinate: "Look on the bright side. Vader's gone."
Captain: ... (frowns at subordinate, then shrugs)
*/


/* also
show rebel fleet gathering; we see that it is still substantially intact.
Wedge sees Lando on board a Mon Cal cruiser telling some CYT low-grade officer: So after I blew up the energy core, I had to get out of there real quick.
Wedge: hey, I blew up the death star too!
Lando: back off, man, you're crimping my style.
*/
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Re: how do YOU introduce SC to your freinds?
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2003, 05:07:08 am »

Full points for that. Maybe you ashould get in touch with Lucasart?
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Re: how do YOU introduce SC to your freinds?
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2003, 04:19:44 am »

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C20, a translation? What could it possibly mean?

Here's the URL of the site I borrowed the lyrics from:
http://www.neuvel.net/ewoksong.htm

I never knew the translation in highschool, but here's what this website said:

Freedom, we got freedom,
and now that we can be free, c'mon and celebrate.
Power, we got power
and now that we can be free, c'mon and celebrate.
Celebrate the freedom
Celebrate the power
Celebrate the glory.
celebrate the love
Power, we got power, and now that we can be free,
it's time to celebrate.
Celebrate the light (Freedom!)
celebrate the might (Power!)
celebrate the fight (Glory!)
celebrate the love
celebrate the love
celebrate the love
Glory, we found glory
The power showed us the light
and now we all live free
celebrate the love.

I'm glad they didn't translate it during the movie, because it's one of the most boring set of lyrics I've ever read.  :-/

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« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2003, 04:43:33 am »

I usually start by talking to them about Ewoks.

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« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2003, 05:25:40 am »

As fascinating as a translation to an obscure song from what seems to be Star Wars can be... does anyone have anything  to say about the actual you know, topic?

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« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2003, 01:54:13 am »

I have only read up to halfway through page two of this thread, because I have to go. But I just wanted to make a comment. Old games were better than new games are... and it's not because you're older and they've lost their magic.

Play Castlevania 3, and then play... I dunno... Aria of Sorrow.

Castlevania 3 has superior level design. It is harder, it's just... more fun. Not to say Aria of Sorrow is bad, just that castlevania 3 is better. Games today aren't bad, necessarily... but old games really were better. SC2 is so much more expansive and clever and challenging than any of the new space exploration games.

Some new games are really good, INdependence War2 was not only very pretty but also very good. Homeworld was awesome, and it even had a really enthralling plot and maintained an acceptable level of difficulty by default. Baldurs Gate was pretty damn good.

The point is that these good games in the new decade are black sheep, in gaming's heyday they were the norm. Bad games were considered black sheep.

I think the reason for this is really simple, the punishment for making crappy games is nonexistant. The companies today don't have to worry about being branded if you make a bad game and lose a little bit of money it's no big deal because it's easy to come back. Back then if you put out a piece of shit nobody would buy it, and not only that, they wouldn't buy anything else you put out either.

No I actually do have to go, I probably won't remember to come back, but feel free to email me if you want to bitch.
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