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Jan 23, 2017, 09:05 PM
 
To alleviate the posts in the last thread, here's a new one about Episode VIII.

The title was released today: The Last Jedi

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So Luke is the last Jedi, trains Rey, dies in duel against someone and the title is now about Rey?
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Jan 24, 2017, 05:08 AM
 
Or, another theory, is that "Jedi" is plural.

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Jan 24, 2017, 07:20 AM
 
Did Luke officially become a Jedi?
     
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Jan 24, 2017, 08:19 AM
 
The emperor surely called him a Jedi by the end of ROTJ - and that title wouldn't make sense if he wasn't. Also, didn't TFA mention that Kylo Ren killed all the other apprentices Luke was training?
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Jan 24, 2017, 11:06 AM
 
Yeah, he's definitely a Jedi. That was...y'know...RETURN OF THE JEDI

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Jan 24, 2017, 11:55 AM
 
Makes sense.

Somewhere along the line I picked up the idea Luke never got enough of a clamp on his dark side to become an "official" Jedi. He teaches the new generation, but ends up as kind of a mess himself.
     
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Jan 24, 2017, 12:31 PM
 
There was a book series called the Last Jedi, set between 3/4. Pretty good.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Makes sense.

Somewhere along the line I picked up the idea Luke never got enough of a clamp on his dark side to become an "official" Jedi. He teaches the new generation, but ends up as kind of a mess himself.
This sounds about right. He never actually went through the full training, though his on the job experience makes up for much.
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
There was a book series called the Last Jedi, set between 3/4. Pretty good.
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This sounds about right. He never actually went through the full training, though his on the job experience makes up for much.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
"I got my diploma from the streets"
old school FTW
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Originally Posted by osiris View Post
This sounds about right. He never actually went through the full training, though his on the job experience makes up for much.
Jedi degree or three years experience.

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jedi night school isn't as well regarded as the ivy leagues.
     
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jedi night school isn't as well regarded as the ivy leagues.
I hear the tuition is an arm and a leg.

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Jan 24, 2017, 03:25 PM
 
That's what Vader paid, but for Luke it only cost a hand.
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Jedi degree or three years experience.
much debt you will have. mmmmm. yes.
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Jan 24, 2017, 08:07 PM
 
That's why most Jedi drop out and become circus performers.

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Hahahaha. This was like the perfect response
     
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Trailer Friday? Sounds likely.
     
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ooh, it truly will be a good Friday.


*thank you folks, I'll be in town this week, next week I'm back in Vegas with two shows daily*
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Apr 14, 2017, 02:03 PM
 
Looks good, of course. Please don't be an ESB rehash.
     
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Looks good, of course. Please don't be an ESB rehash.
Yeah the trailer has worryingly similar elements that's for sure...
     
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Apr 15, 2017, 09:56 AM
 
^^^

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I heard theres another Super Star Destroyer.
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Apr 16, 2017, 12:17 AM
 
I won't rehash everything he says in the video, but...

[EDIT] Why do my embedded YouTube links never work? Frustrating... Here's the link to the video instead.

I've subscribed to this guy for a long time. He has some pretty credible theories, especially the ones in which he believes Luke to be disillusioned with the early histories of the Jedi Order.

One concern...this looks awfully similar to podracing:

     
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ESB crossed with Episode I? Mind blowing!
     
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Apr 16, 2017, 06:04 PM
 
This is not the Jedi you are looking for.
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I won't rehash everything he says in the video, but...

[EDIT] Why do my embedded YouTube links never work? Frustrating... Here's the link to the video instead.
When embedding YouTube videos don't put the entire URL in the [youtube] tags. Just the portion at the end of the URL after "v=". Like this ...



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When embedding YouTube videos don't put the entire URL in the [youtube] tags. Just the portion at the end of the URL after "v=". Like this ...

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Apr 21, 2017, 06:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Yeah, he's definitely a Jedi. That was...y'know...RETURN OF THE JEDI
Obviously talking about Vader who returned to being a jedi with his dying act.

It's also worth noting that Jedi can be singular or plural, meaning there may not be a single person the title refers to. The last Jedi could mean "the final group of Jedi".
     
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I heard theres another Super Star Destroyer.
This movie, like Ep 7 will obviously just be a remake of the empire strikes back.

I liked rogue one - alot. Thought it was infinitely more original and much more engaging than the episode 7 remake crap. It's darkness & ending was a great way to set the stage for a new hope and is the only movie aside a new hope IMO where you really felt the empire was an unstoppable goliath, or that the Rebel alliance was truly on the brink and could be annihilated at any time should the empire catch a whiff.

ESB and ROTJ - you never really got the feeling that the empire was all that more powerful considering the alliance had Luke, who proved at the end of a new hope to be the most powerful Jedi (albeit raw) in the galaxy.
     
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Apr 21, 2017, 09:56 PM
 
Wasn't he the only Jedi in the galaxy at that point?
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It's also worth noting that Jedi can be singular or plural, meaning there may not be a single person the title refers to. The last Jedi could mean "the final group of Jedi".
Agreed. That term has been used in both singular and plural form throughout the series. That being said this is interesting.

As soon as Disney unveiled the title for Episode VIII, Star Wars fans started debating whether Jedi is used in singular or plural form in The Last Jedi. Translations from other languages suggested that Jedi is supposed to be interpreted in plural form, and we thought we settled the matter. There will be at least one extra Jedi in the movie aside from Luke, with Rey being the prime candidate for taking over the baton from her master.

But Johnson cleared the air on the matter, albeit not in a definitive way.

“It’s so funny when people started asking that when the title was announced because I had never even pondered that question,” Johnson said in an interview with Good Morning America. “That seems like, to me, the most, like — uninteresting, I guess. In my mind, it’s singular.”

The director was pretty vague, however, when the woman interviewing him pressed on, asking whether the last Jedi would be Luke.


“Well, if you say so,” he said. “I’m gonna take your word for it. They say in The Force Awakens that he’s going to find the last Jedi temple, and Luke is the last Jedi.”

Johnson certainly sounds like he’s not the director of The Last Jedi when giving that response, just watch the interview below. He’s convinced Jedi is singular, but is the last Jedi Luke? He’s not too sure about that.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ director explains one of the movie’s biggest mysteries – BGR

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Apr 22, 2017, 06:29 AM
 
The translated titles makes it clear that Jedi is plural in this case.
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Apr 22, 2017, 04:14 PM
 
Maybe the last temple has another resident?
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in the books, there were several other rag tag jedis in hiding/encouraging the revolution etc.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
in the books, there were several other rag tag jedis in hiding/encouraging the revolution etc.
I think that sounds way more plausible than the alternative.
     
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The last Jedi is going to rock - it's plural in German, too "Die letzten Jedi", so very many... Not bad... My last post to the forums maybe... I'm going to miss everyone, dunno, but I spent so much time around here and now the website went downhilll and some voice whispered I shouldn't hang around forums so much. Still think a new age is coming and writing a book on it ;-)
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If you go I shall miss you!

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If you go I shall miss you!

Perhaps something between the two extremes can be made to work.
That's nice. Extremes are always so-and-so. Dunno. Need to move on in life, I think. Lots of work... lots of fun around here, so...
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If they go with the gray jedi angle for this movie (and, I assume, IX) that would be something new and original.
     
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If they go with the gray jedi angle for this movie (and, I assume, IX) that would be something new and original.
Only if they don't kill him fighting a rancor while falling down a bottomless pit and bring him back as a white jedi in the next movie.
     
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Only if they don't kill him fighting a rancor while falling down a bottomless pit and bring him back as a white jedi in the next movie.
White Gandalf was off-putting and soulless.

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I was reminded this weekend that those of you who want opening day tickets better get a hustle on, or sit in the front row of the 3D show and get neck strain.

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