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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #80 on: November 28, 2014, 10:34:32 PM »
I don't think they're intended as hand guards.

The saber seemed faulty. Like this is a person who had no master and made a saber with no guidance. They look more like vents that help stabilize that chaotic energy.

Based on the design, I figure JJ said "I want a broadsword light saber" and that's what they gave him.  Because Broadswords are awesome or something.
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« Reply #81 on: November 28, 2014, 10:42:45 PM »
I don't think they're intended as hand guards.

The saber seemed faulty. Like this is a person who had no master and made a saber with no guidance. They look more like vents that help stabilize that chaotic energy.

Based on the design, I figure JJ said "I want a broadsword light saber" and that's what they gave him.  Because Broadswords are awesome or something.
Sure, but having them as vents seems pretty cool. The lightsaber looking unstable in general is pretty cool.

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« Reply #82 on: November 28, 2014, 11:52:33 PM »
The trailer alone is better than all three of the prequels combined.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #83 on: November 28, 2014, 11:54:03 PM »
I don't think they're intended as hand guards.

The saber seemed faulty. Like this is a person who had no master and made a saber with no guidance. They look more like vents that help stabilize that chaotic energy.

Based on the design, I figure JJ said "I want a broadsword light saber" and that's what they gave him.  Because Broadswords are awesome or something.

What made the lightsaber so iconic is that is was already perfect. He took something perfect and fucked it all up.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #84 on: November 28, 2014, 11:56:07 PM »
I don't think they're intended as hand guards.

The saber seemed faulty. Like this is a person who had no master and made a saber with no guidance. They look more like vents that help stabilize that chaotic energy.

Based on the design, I figure JJ said "I want a broadsword light saber" and that's what they gave him.  Because Broadswords are awesome or something.

What made the lightsaber so iconic is that is was already perfect. He took something perfect and fucked it all up.

You think all of the lightsabers in the movie are going to be like that? Lightsaber variants have existed for a long time. Actually, a crossguard variant has existed for a long time.
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« Reply #85 on: November 29, 2014, 12:17:49 AM »
It's a bit of a recent cliché to make them so prominent, and is overstaying its welcome
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« Reply #86 on: November 29, 2014, 12:20:14 AM »
You think all of the lightsabers in the movie are going to be like that?

Maybe? I'd have to see the whole movie to answer this.

Lightsaber variants have existed for a long time. Actually, a crossguard variant has existed for a long time.

I'm not Saddam, lore lore lore is not an interest point on my end.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #87 on: November 29, 2014, 12:22:54 AM »
You think all of the lightsabers in the movie are going to be like that?

Maybe?

Okay, well, you are stupid.
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« Reply #88 on: November 29, 2014, 12:23:00 AM »
It's obvious why they did it. Just like in The Phantom Menace, there has to be a new type of light saber to drum up interest and hype. Maybe we should direct our collective autism towards discussing how people can hurl boulders with their minds instead.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #89 on: November 29, 2014, 12:24:34 AM »
Star Trek universe could easily take the Star Wars universe in a battle. Fuck, even the Stargate universe would obliterate Star Wars with little to no effort at all.

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« Reply #90 on: November 29, 2014, 12:24:50 AM »
It's obvious why they did it. Just like in The Phantom Menace, there has to be a new type of light saber to drum up interest and hype. Maybe we should direct our collective autism towards discussing how people can hurl boulders with their minds instead.

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« Reply #91 on: November 29, 2014, 12:26:58 AM »
It's obvious why they did it. Just like in The Phantom Menace, there has to be a new type of light saber to drum up interest and hype. Maybe we should direct our collective autism towards discussing how people can hurl boulders with their minds instead.

With the force, you autist.

You mean a severe blood infection? All Jedis probably have a serious case of AIDS.

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #92 on: November 29, 2014, 12:28:53 AM »
Muh midichlorians

I really fucking hope they don't persist with that.

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« Reply #93 on: November 29, 2014, 12:38:58 AM »
omg. I know more about Star Wars lore than you plebs and I don't even really like Star Wars.

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« Reply #94 on: November 29, 2014, 12:43:46 AM »
/tv/ does PP one up:

http://imgur.com/a/8dmVc

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« Reply #95 on: November 29, 2014, 12:52:31 AM »
I don't think they're intended as hand guards.

The saber seemed faulty. Like this is a person who had no master and made a saber with no guidance. They look more like vents that help stabilize that chaotic energy.

Based on the design, I figure JJ said "I want a broadsword light saber" and that's what they gave him.  Because Broadswords are awesome or something.

What made the lightsaber so iconic is that is was already perfect. He took something perfect and fucked it all up.

You think all of the lightsabers in the movie are going to be like that? Lightsaber variants have existed for a long time. Actually, a crossguard variant has existed for a long time.
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Crossguard_lightsaber

errr...
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« Reply #96 on: November 29, 2014, 01:14:40 AM »
And then we also have these things:


And these:



Also, these:


And let's not forget these:



Not to mention these:


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« Reply #97 on: November 29, 2014, 02:40:49 AM »
Read the FAQ before asking your question - chances are we already addressed it.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #98 on: November 29, 2014, 02:57:26 AM »
Only the movies and that shitty CGI cartoon nobody watched are canon now, remember?

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« Reply #99 on: November 29, 2014, 08:00:59 AM »
Let's also talk about how the name is shit