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    RIP Don Matthys / DLM

    Had not seen it posted here but just learned that Don Matthys, longtime maker of amazing graphics and aftermarket parts for Trek kits and others under the name DLM - Don’s Light & Magic passed away a few days ago. I’ve been out of the model scene for many years now but I used his amazing...
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    Gloria Katz (Star Wars, IJ screenwriter) RIP

    Gloria Katz has passed. Though not a household name, she - along with her husband William Huyck - worked on the screenplays for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, American Graffiti, Howard the Duck, Radioland Murders and, most relevant, Star Wars, where the duo were credited for script...
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    Bohemian Rhapsody (Post-release)

    Thanks. I appreciate your points. But Queen themselves cite Freddie's appearance in drag in the "I Want To Break Free" video as the thing that "killed us in America". Freddie "let his freak flag fly'", so to speak, and Queen found firsthand that even the implication of being gay was too much...
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    Bohemian Rhapsody (Post-release)

    Well, let's distinguish between "closeted" and "outed". While Freddie's behavior (in addition to his general demeanor, which certainly tended to indicate his preferences) may have been detected and outed, he never willingly came out of the closet of his own choosing. Instead he usually dodged...
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    John Dwyer Set decorator for Star Trek passes away at 84

    So sad that all of these "behind the camera" names I grew up with - through reading Starlog, various making of TOS books and most of all memorizing the credits from the shows - are all passing into eternity in the past 5-10 years or so . Bob Justman, Joe Pevney, Jerry Finnerman . . . RIP Mr. Dwyer.
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    Kathleen Kennedy to step down from Lucasfilm (after 2021)?

    I believe that you are thinking of NeoRutty, who was briefly and apparently accidentally banmed. The people being referred to in the original post who were permanently banned – temporarily at first, but made permanent - were Bryancd and The Wook. One banning with which I agreed, the other I...
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    Kathleen Kennedy to step down from Lucasfilm (after 2021)?

    Re: Kathleen Kennedy to step down from Lucasfilm? Thank you. Can we finally call this thread done?
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    RIP Al Matthews (Sgt. Apone in Aliens, other films)

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/al-matthews-dead-age-aliens-grande-hill-death-a8552286.html
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    Rey's terrible very bad Lightsaber skills: Star Wars

    Agreed wholeheartedly. I fell in love with his style when he did the daily SW newspaper strips, and was thrilled when he later did the ESB adaptation. Though I also have a soft spot for Carmine Infantino’s stylized work from right after ANH (almost) right up to the ESB adaption. M ETA -...
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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Pre-release)

    [B]Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill Confirmed for Star Wars: Episode IX Cast[/h]
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    Ready Player One

    And you note you haven't read the book - I would recommend it it if you have time, as it is a fun fast read, especially if you grew up in the last part of the 1970s/early 1980s. But, compared to the book, the film is actually restrained in the pop culture references. Sometimes the book got to...
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    James Gunn fired from GOTG 3

    Funny, I guess - but an awful way to get his message across because, as Solo4114 noted, it's too easy to cherry-pick and paint a false picture of his message and intent. Unfortunately, that's a real risk in a world where so many refuse to dig deeper and acknowledge context. M
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    James Gunn fired from GOTG 3

    Agreed with several of the posts above. I have *zero* personal connection or attachment to Gunn (the only work of his I even know is GOTG, and I don't even particularly like that series of films.) My concern is with the implications - not just what the reactions by people with the power to hire...
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    James Gunn fired from GOTG 3

    And once again - since my original debunking of your claim that he "admitted to having an orgasm to kid porn" got deleted (along with a slew of others' posts) because you chose to respond by calling me a "piece of ****" rather than acknowledging you were wrong...
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    James Gunn fired from GOTG 3

    I!ll say Taika Waititi. While I don’t see enough in his work to postulate him as the go-to guy for the MCU generally as I’ve seen others propose in various threads, I did watch Thor: Ragnarok again today and was struck by how that film felt most like GOTG of all the MCU films - not only the...

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