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Old 04-23-2017, 08:33 PM
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Yeah I was spoiled on it from pop culture, since I was born in 82. So it had long entered the public consciousness.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:50 PM
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Parallel experience:

Some rando teenager in KB Toys told me (age 9) that Golbez was Cecil's brother, and it blew my mind.

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Just so you guys have a little background, this was her first time watching any of the Star War movies, but was familiar with the Luke I am your father line. She really didn't know much else about the movies. We debated about which order to show her and thought doing the prequels first would give the best shock value. She's a teenage girl and I knew she would be enthralled with Anakin and Padme's relationship. I wasn't there when she watched the part for Order 66, but my husband told me she was very distraught over that scene as well.
(predictably followed by nerds with dead souls scolding them for showing the movies in the "wrong" order)
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:50 PM
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I was born in '80 but I don't remember much about the narrative until mid-80s or so, when I was old enough to pay attention and understand most of it. Up until that point it was all "show me the laser swords, laser guns, and space lasers, kthxbai".

I don't remember my response when I learned Vader was Luke's father.

My oldest son (11) was well aware of the "I am your father" line by the time he actually saw Empire. He was still shocked. "Wait, wuuuuuut. This is where that meme is from?"

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Old 04-24-2017, 06:38 AM
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I guess knowing "I am your father" and still being surprised at Anakin's turn makes sense if you don't know Luke's last name.
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:58 AM
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I saw Jedi first when I was like... 7? It was the scene where Obi-Wan and Luke have a chat about how he never told him his dad was Vader. It was on TV at a hotel when my family was on vacation. Never saw the rest of the movie.

Then I caught Empire during a marathon a year or so later and watched it and Jedi through to the end. I got bits on pieces of the rest until I got all three movies when I was prob 10 or 11. On TV tapped VHS.

Of course, I had seen stuff from Star Wars (before it was New Hope) before that. Bits and pieces of Cantina or Jawas on Reading Rainbow or Muppet Babies.
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:11 AM
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Yeah I was spoiled on it from pop culture, since I was born in 82. So it had long entered the public consciousness.
I was born in '84 and I don't think I knew that twist was coming when I watched it? I saw Star Wars for the first time when I was about 7 or 8 when my aunt and her friend whom I lived with at the time were like 'your old enough! Time to watch Star Wars!' and we watched each movie in the original trilogy one day at a time.
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:43 AM
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So I just saw the s2 finale of Rebels last night sort of randomly. Wow. Does s3 follow up on all that?
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:59 AM
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It picks up several threads. I haven't watched the last few episodes of S3 yet, so I can't comment on Vader or Ahsoka showing back up, but a lot of the other things are built on.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:46 AM
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Muppet Babies.
I remember that! God, how many movies were spliced into that show just to save on animation?
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Old 04-24-2017, 05:08 PM
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I guess knowing "I am your father" and still being surprised at Anakin's turn makes sense if you don't know Luke's last name.
Bwuh!? How is that even possible?

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I was born in '84 and I don't think I knew that twist was coming when I watched it? I saw Star Wars for the first time when I was about 7 or 8 when my aunt and her friend whom I lived with at the time were like 'your old enough! Time to watch Star Wars!' and we watched each movie in the original trilogy one day at a time.
ASandoval has the best aunt. Or at least a strong contender for the title.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:48 PM
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I saw Jedi in theaters when I was about 4, and watched Star Wars pretty much constantly from then on once we had it on video (Betamax taped from TV and laserdiscs at dad's work), so I don't quite know if it was ever a surprise to me. A good twist though.

That girl's squawk of surprise is great. It's easy to forget that the twists can hide in different movies for different people depending on what they've seen. My kids have seen them all (except R1) at this point, so they know what's up.
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:43 AM
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Bwuh!? How is that even possible?
Because your only cultural knowledge is "Luke, I am your father".
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:27 AM
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Happy Star Wars Day, everyone. The prequels are good. Good-bye.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:18 PM
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The prequels are good.
What you're saying is true... from a certain point of view.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:22 PM
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I don’t like prequels. They’re coarse and rough and irritating and they get everywhere.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:29 PM
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Yeah, I saw Jedi in theatres first (specifically, on the motherfucking IMAX at Ontario Place) so it had long been spoiled for me.

Empire I don't think I saw until a couple of years later, because while the first would show up on TV fairly often Empire was a hard one to find.

The thing I find odd about the clip is that... if you're watching them straight, "Darth Vader" doesn't have much context, does it? Like, Anakin's a bad guy now, that would presumably be enough.

(Whereas I know Emma's mindfuck is going to be that *Vader* is a bad guy, since all she knows of him is that he's the kind father who buys Luke ice cream per the Jeffrey Brown books)
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:30 PM
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Everyone's heard of Darth Vader, even if they haven't seen the movies he's from.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:30 PM
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He's famous enough that you can know almost nothing about Star Wars except who Darth Vader is.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:31 PM
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He's famous enough that you can know almost nothing about Star Wars except who Darth Vader is.
Right, but as I edited... do you know he's evil?

Because my daughter sure as fuck loves the guy.

(Going through all the memes today, I didn't realise how much of a thing "you didn't recognise me because of my red arm" had become)
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:01 PM
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Something I've often wondered, post-Phantom Menace, about the Jedi Order: What do they do about force-sensitive individuals who aren't powerful enough to qualify for Jedi training? Like, if they can measure midichlorians, then it stands to reason that they'd have to establish a minimum count for Jedi candidacy. And if so, what happens to those who are just below the threshold?
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:13 PM
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Something I've often wondered, post-Phantom Menace, about the Jedi Order: What do they do about force-sensitive individuals who aren't powerful enough to qualify for Jedi training? Like, if they can measure midichlorians, then it stands to reason that they'd have to establish a minimum count for Jedi candidacy. And if so, what happens to those who are just below the threshold?
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:13 PM
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Leia, Maz Kanata (TFA), and Chirrut (Rogue 1) are all force sensitive. I have to assume some percentage of the population can sense the force but aren't trained to do anything with it.
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:13 PM
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And if so, what happens to those who are just below the threshold?
Jedi Community Academy.
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:04 PM
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Jedi Community Academy.
If that isn't a thing already, it better be.
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:49 PM
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I honestly don't remember if I knew before I watched the movies or not. I have no recollection of the first time I saw the movies. I seriously cannot remember not having seen Star Wars.

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It was on TV at a hotel when my family was on vacation. Never saw the rest of the movie.
This is exactly how I had Fight Club spoiled for me before watching it (it was the shots during the fight at the end with the security camera).
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:18 PM
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Something I've often wondered, post-Phantom Menace, about the Jedi Order: What do they do about force-sensitive individuals who aren't powerful enough to qualify for Jedi training? Like, if they can measure midichlorians, then it stands to reason that they'd have to establish a minimum count for Jedi candidacy. And if so, what happens to those who are just below the threshold?
Force-sensative individuals are put into non-numbered Star Wars stories.
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Old 05-05-2017, 02:41 AM
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Jedi Community Academy.
Is this like Police Academy in Star Wars? Because if so, I have an idea for the latest spinoff!
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:45 AM
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I so wish I could see this.

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Old 05-23-2017, 08:16 AM
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"May the 40th Be With You!"

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