The prequels weren't so bad after all...

The prequels weren't so bad after all...

Postby Teaos » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:34 pm

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The most salient point...

Our more clever readers may have noticed a small curiosity regarding this storyline: It is, word for word, the exact fucking plot of the entire Star Wars saga. Not just a recycled plot device like a new superweapon (see above), but the whole goddamn plot.
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Re: The prequels weren't so bad after all...

Postby Mikey » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:14 pm

an ancient Jedi better known as Master Desperate Plot Device


That is all.
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Re: The prequels weren't so bad after all...

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:36 am

I disagree with points five and three, well sorta three.
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Re: The prequels weren't so bad after all...

Postby Praeothmin » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:11 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I disagree with points five and three, well sorta three.


Why do you disagree with point 5?

It is logical after all...
Yes, killing the leader of the Empire does destabilize the Empire, but it doesn't suddenly annihilate all its war capabilities, nor does it suddenly erase all its soldiers and ships from existence...
The truth always depends on which side of the fence you're standing... ;)
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Re: The prequels weren't so bad after all...

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:20 am

Praeothmin wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I disagree with points five and three, well sorta three.


Why do you disagree with point 5?

It is logical after all...
Yes, killing the leader of the Empire does destabilize the Empire, but it doesn't suddenly annihilate all its war capabilities, nor does it suddenly erase all its soldiers and ships from existence...

I disagree that it's a bad thing. Sorry, should've made that a bit clearer. :oops:
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Re: The prequels weren't so bad after all...

Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:41 am

Praeothmin wrote:It is logical after all...
Yes, killing the leader of the Empire does destabilize the Empire, but it doesn't suddenly annihilate all its war capabilities, nor does it suddenly erase all its soldiers and ships from existence...


They did, however, choose a pretty poor example to illustrate the point. By the time Saddam was executed, the war had been over for years - the Iraqi army had been defeated, the US had established a more amenable government, and the Iraqi Ba'ath Party had been utterly destroyed. The fact that the country was in chaos was a side-effect of the original war, not a continuation of it.

The continuation of the Galactic Civil War after Endor, on the other hand, was just that - a continuation. While it suddenly became a lot more complicated, due to the splintering of the Imperial fleet into warlordism, the core of the Empire under Pestage and then Isard remained the strongest single power in the galaxy, and the primary opponent of the ARR/AFP/New Republic until the collapse of the Ruling Council.
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Re: The prequels weren't so bad after all...

Postby Praeothmin » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:15 pm

Yes, the example used was bad, but the point remained valid:
Killing the leader did not change the fact that the empire was still there, and still had a shitload of weapons and ships, ready to fight for what they believed was rightfully theirs... :)
The truth always depends on which side of the fence you're standing... ;)
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