Vic and Scott look at and critique the Star Wars Trailer. Who’s who in the trailer? What does this trailer promise? and are we excited!?!
This week in chat we had Marissa, Shaun, and Steve chatting with the viewers. If you want to chat with them, join us next Friday in chat on twitch.tv/epn.
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Scott’s level of frustration seems incongruent with the actual topic discussed. Maybe we should all pitch in and get him that holiday gift he had on his wish list to help take the edge off?
So far in regard to star wars, I am not sure what to think really. Right now I’m kinda ‘meh’.
Its also really weird to see Storm Troopers looking badass, and not being all derpy derp derp. LOL
I’m still pretty peeved about Star Trek Into Darkness tho, so part of me will be really mad if he finished off with a shitty star trek movie, and to then go and make an awesome star wars movie. But also as a star wars fan i want this movie to be amazing! lol
On the subject on the other Star Wars movies that wont be part of the episodes
I hate them doing a prequel into how they got the death star plans (had the same reaction as Scott).
They should really make it a totally separate story in the star wars universe, and even go for a new tone and style with it.
Or if they are realllllllllly set on prequels, make it an Obi-Wan based kind of thing that takes place in between Episode 3 and 4. That way you can have Yoda, and James Earl Mother Fuckin Jones back as Darth hunting them down. Also I really liked Ewan McGregor or w/e as obi wan in the prequels. So he could still play him too.
I also want another Jedi Knight/Outcast game (LOVED Jedi Knight 2), or a remastering (i know people hate all these re-masterings…)
I also want another Star Trek Voyager Elite Force game too
I agree with Scott’s sentiment, but the complaining gets a bit annoying in its intensity and how long it goes on for. The fact is that the things that we enjoy and that should be left as fond memories are not going to be left alone, the last many years have shown that, and in the case of Star Wars the universe IS big enough to support new products. So, in that case, I personally am excited to see whether J.J. Abrams can maybe bring back some excitement to Star Wars, or at least make it different enough from what we expect to be intriguing and memorable. I’m also excited to see what the effort to use practical effects and real props can add to the movie.
Love the podcast usually, but the complaining was much too drawn out in this one, and to an extent, Vic’s Basement has been my refuge from negative reaction to new things / things that really haven’t shown nearly enough for a negative reaction.
Was it really so bad? Weren’t you hoping Scott would blow his load once again on the podcast? Come on, the guy is full of fire once again. We should be happy and leave it at that. I really feel aligned with his criticisms, except the racial comment… chalk that up to an epic brain fart.
Love the podcast but Scott’s intensity really makes me uncomfortable sometimes. When he is in a good mood and joking around is where he shines. Or when he really enjoys something like Zelda. Where the hell was mrobb. Was she ousted because she kept mentioning plants vs zombies and spice girls?
Marissa was in the live chat, attending from another room, because it’s a small space and she would’ve blocked the TV screen. She gracefully bowed out. They mention it near the beginning of the podcast.
Francisco, dial it back a notch would ya. You are on your own island with that one.
Alright everyone don’t get your knickers in a twist. You got the fiery Scott C Jones back and you choose to complain? Take what little you can get.
Good to see the guys together. I have been looking forward to those two unhinged (perhaps Scott more so, but that’s fine).
Scott needs to get his own podcast. He has too many great ideas swimming up in that brain! A blog is not enough either. BAH!
Anyway good show guys.
Scott nails it. The Star Wars universe is diminished, new movies won’t be meaningful or have heart and soul, they’ve taken the mystery out of it (foolishly so), everyone regrets what happened with the prequels, etc.
There was a lot of blood/sweat/tears, serendipity, and sheer dumb luck with Star Wars. I think Empire impressed us by how it combined those same ingredients and gave us another generous serving of the same magic, but with a different overall look and tone. Lightning struck twice. It might sound silly to say it (because we all know how huge the first two productions were), but it wasn’t until the opening sequence of Jedi that things were starting to feel overproduced and warmed-over and self-referential. I’m really not a fan of the canned Star Wars sauce that runs through everything since Jedi (familiar but tweaked-by-committee spaceship designs, costumes, musical themes, and sound effects).
And yet… I think Vic is also right. There’s still a chance that going back to the same well can produce something entertaining. James Bond has done it every now and then, Star Trek has done it every now and then, Marvel has done it every now and then. It’s not impossible.