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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« on: November 28, 2014, 04:20:35 PM »
So, the moment many have been waiting for has finally come: the first official trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII is finally upon us.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE</a>

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2014, 05:34:21 PM »
Alright, that means no hype for me then. I can live with that and re-read Heir to the Empire.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2014, 07:13:55 PM »
Well it doesn't give much away - which is probably a good thing.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2014, 08:46:11 PM »
It will be the first of many I am sure. Every time I hear that music the hair goes up on the back of my back and I'm back to being a little kid and watching A New Hope (it was still called Star Wars then) for the first time again.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2014, 09:08:25 PM »
What about that new lightsaber?  :)

Every time I hear that music the hair goes up on the back of my back

Yes, I can't help but getting excited at the prospect of spending more time in the Star Wars universe.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2014, 09:18:45 PM »
What about that new lightsaber?  :)

Nononononononono. The poor Sith'll end up cutting his own arm of. And the start of the crosspiece is metal, so a blade being deflected along the shaft of the lightsaber would cut through it no problem.

Other than that little gimmick, though, it's looking good.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2014, 09:20:06 PM »
Not sure how all of that ended up as a quote :-\

Offline JonRock411

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2014, 07:37:14 AM »
I find it interesting that everyone thinks lightsaber person is a he.  Looks more feminine to me.  Gwendoline Christie's character perhaps

And yeah, the light saber is impractical as hell.  Still looks cool though, which is the important thing with Star Wars

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2014, 07:03:04 PM »
My brother came up with this idea of why the lightsaber is key to the plot:

'When all seems hopeless the sith leans in for the killing blow and ignites his own face. fade to black. Cue ewok song'

A part of me hopes he is right.

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 01:31:02 AM »
Every time I hear that music the hair goes up on the back of my back and I'm back to being a little kid and watching A New Hope (it was still called Star Wars then) for the first time again.

Yeah, tingle down the spine time when the music came on for me too. Really looking forward to seeing what they do with this.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2014, 01:39:20 PM »
Benedict Cumberbatch has now confirmed it's not him voicing the trailer, he's not on the film.
I couldn't really hear his voice, it's quite distinctive and recognisable, so not sure why so many people swore it was him...
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2014, 09:20:17 PM »
Benedict Cumberbatch has now confirmed it's not him voicing the trailer, he's not on the film.
I couldn't really hear his voice, it's quite distinctive and recognisable, so not sure why so many people swore it was him...

Its been confirmed the voice is the king of mo-cap himself, Andy Serkis.

I liked the trailer, enough new and a nostalgic dollop of old. I think the guy with the light saber (or should it now be called a light broadword?) is a guy. Pretty the trailer is showing us the new three main characters.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2014, 05:32:28 PM »
 I had to call my wife in to watch the teaser the moment it appeared in my facebook feed.  While I agree with one commenter in another place on this site that there's a risk of pure action and special effects with not enough heart, can I say that hope springs eternal?

I was 15 in 1977 and spent much of the summer at the theater.  My friend Lyle and I went one Saturday morning and watched every showing of Star Wars For the price of one.  We had to hide out between showings.  Don't think we could get away with that these days. 

The total count was 16 times before it left the theaters. I liked to tell my kids it was over 20, but I lied.   :P

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2015, 12:51:00 PM »
No mention of the new trailer? :D

Here you go!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngElkyQ6Rhs

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