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A conversation based on my predictions


Here is a transcript of a conversation I had between myself and Andrew G. Alt. He also has a great Blog, be sure to check him out as well.
Leave comments, ideas or concerns in the comment area, I would love hearing them all.
 Andrew G. Alt
I was planning to rent Return of the Jedi tomorrow. I’m surprised to hear that Leia and Luke are siblings after that kiss she planted on him when I watched Empire for the first time last night. Additionally, I have doubts that Luke will have Mr. Vader’s assertion confirmed that he is the young Jedi’s father. Though I’ve seen parodies that suggest such a thing, I have trouble with that because of the coincidence factor: The battlecruiser from the beginning of A New Hope just happens to be disabled and boarded above Luke’s home planet, the droids jettisoned within a short distance from where Luke lives (Tattooine has a very large surface area making this next to impossible). Within only an hour, Luke is on the Death Star watching Obi-Wan meet his fate by the hand of Mr. Vader. Oh yes, and Luke’s supposed sister just happens to be a prisoner at the exact same time the Millenium Falcon has been tractored in.
And my memory on these events are fresh because I watched A New Hope for the first time two days ago.
All right, forget all that nonsense. If Luke must remain abstinent to keep with traditional Jedi ways, wouldn’t that have to apply to Princess Leia, his “sister?”
Easy enough to write in, I suppose. She and Mr. Solo conceived before she found out that she was a Jedi as well. To make things believable, it would have had to happen sometime between Han being rescued from Jabba’s palace, and Luke telling Leia she’s his sister (which I don’t know about yet because I haven’t watched Jedi yet, according to my first paragraph).
But of course Leia wouldn’t know about the tradition, so could conceivably conceive at the “End of the Empire Party” after the Death Star (I assume) is destroyed, before Luke shows up to tell her about the Jedi tradition, which he wouldn’t know about because Obi-Wan and Yoda never passed that information on. Perhaps they told him off-camera, but either way, in all earnestness, I don’t see that the writers of the sequel will be tied to keeping that tradition.
As for the rest of your suggestions, they sound pretty reasonable. I have been a fan of the Star Wars franchise for two days now and am interested to see what comes next. I’ll give a review of Jedi tomorrow; hopefully I’ll be the first one to post of review of it on the Internet. 
Lance Goolsby
Thanks for the response, And more importantly, WELCOME TO THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE!!!
I would love to talk with you once you have seen Return of the Jedi, Without seeing it, I will be giving too many spoilers. RotJ Has the most important events to the entire Luke, Lea, Han and Darth story. They will be immensely important to the overall story to Episode VII.
As a new watcher, I would also love to hear your thoughts and insights to the stories. I have seen each of the original 3 about once a year since seeing Star Wars in theaters in 1977. I have been deeply taken into the story, and also read many of the books, and play the games, that I am now immune to any information from them. But you, as a fresh set of eyes, are open to interpret everything as I could never do right now.
Once you see RotJ, please write me again, and lets talk about the films.
As for Lea becoming a Jedi, I don’t believe she will. My belief is that she will study, but will not become a Jedi. She will have a Lightsaber, but will not be a Jedi, she will most likely be in some kind of leadership roll in the government.
Once you see RotJ, then I will divulge more. But until then…
May the Force Be With You.
Lance
Andrew G. Alt
I sincerely apologize–I was trying to be funny in my comment, but after reading what I wrote, I see that I failed completely in making it clear I was being satiral. Again, I apologize.

The first SW movie I saw was ROTJ when I was about 13 years old. I read the novels based on the movies, and soon after, when VCRs became more available, I saw A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back.
I couldn’t tell you the number of times I’ve seen them all. More than 20, I’d guess.
One thing about ROTJ that confused me was Luke going back to Dagobah, “I have a promise to keep… to an old friend.”
But when he arrives and is with Yoda, Yoda said, “no more training do you require.” In ESB, Yoda and Obi-Wan were adamant that Luke stay to complete the training, that he wasn’t ready to face Vader. But then in ROTJ Yoda basically says that he won’t be a Jedi until he confronts Vader again.
If Luke had been back to Dagobah (to complete the training) in the six months since Han was frozen in carbonite, this would make sense to me. In fact, if I recall correctly, that’s what I assumed when I was younger and first saw it. But there’s really no indication that he was. Other than he seems more “controlled and disciplined” in the beginning of ROTJ. But he talked about keeping a promise to an old friend, the only one we know about being the one he made when he abruptly left Dagobah to rescue Han, Leia, Chewie, and C-3P0.
But obviously I liked ROTJ. I like the original trilogy far better than the other trilogy. I won’t go into all the reaons.
Guten Tag

Lance Goolsby

AH, ha ha ha, ok. I do love satire.
Ok, I think first of all there is a larger focus on Tatooine, that needs to be addressed. As you said, too many things happen on or around it that are way too far beyond coincidence to be ignored. It is my belief that the force was guiding all involved to the planet for whatever reason to be determined.
1) Anakin was born on Tatooine
2) the royal cruiser was hijacked in the space above the planet, thusly meaning that Princess Lea was flying around the universe, and ended up above her fathers home planet before her father captured her.
3) R2D2 and C3PO (Built by Anakin) crash landed their escape pod on the planet
4) Ob-Wan Kenobi brought Luke back to Tatooine, even knowing that Anakin was from the planet (Many speculate that it may be because Anakin would never return knowing his mother was killed there, and there he was held in slave labor. I for one don’t believe this, as it was in part to these events that Anakin became Darth Vader.)
5) Han Solo is captured on Cloud City, and then transported back to Tatooine to be hung on the wall of a fat slug he owes money too.
6) Ob-Wan Kenobi and Qai-Gon Jinn crash land on Tatooine with Pademe Amadala and end up walking into Waddo’s parts store where Anakin is a slave
There are far too many facts happening on this planet. All of which, in one way or another are important to the overall story.
Ok, now back to the overall story line of the original three;
I don’t understand the consistancy in the story between the kiss with luke, and in Return when luke comes and says “You are my sister.” Lea then responds with “I know, somehow I’ve always known.” Ok, she knew he was her brother, and then laid a kiss on him? That is kinda gross. I do understand it was just to make Han Solo jealous, and based on the kiss in Return with Han, it worked well. But it is still kinda gross. Why not Chewbacca? would have been a little less gross.
As for all three being at the Death Star at the same time in A New Hope, It can be accounted to the force 100% for that one. Luke is a force user, Lea is as well, just does not know it, Ob-Wan is and Vader is as well, they are four of the remaining 6 force users in the universe. Only Palpatine, and Yoda are missing. Of course the force would want to bring them together to bring a balance to the force. If you read any of the extended universe books, they kinda make clear that the force guides people. Hell, even Ob-Wan said something like it to luke in A New Hope, “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.” Binding the six force users.
I believe Princess lea, or rather Lea Organna, will have learned in the way of the Jedi, she will not have become one. You can see her learning through ESB, and ROTJ, when she “Feels” Luke, as he is dangling on the underside of cloud city, when he meets Darth Vader on the platform. Or her “Somehow I’ve always known” statement.
She will study, as it is the family business (ha ha ha) but she will always come back to the smuggler. they will have gotten married, and had kids. This is where we will find the story beginning in VII.
Luke, being more of the heart driven of the two, will follow in the way of the Jedi. He will have made his way to Coriscuant, and studied the Jedi Holocrons, learning much in the way of the force. He will then re-establish the Jedi order, the New Jedi Order, and the first students will have been the Solo kids.
When Luke arives back on Dagobah, Yoda tells him he needs no more training. He knows that the circle is about to become complete again, and father and son are about to have an understanding, that will fulfill the prophecy of Anakin being the chosen one. The one to bring the Empire to its knees (Or off a platform into a reactor). It is my belief this is why Yoda responded to Luke like this on his return. Also Yoda knew he was about to die.
Now for the part I forgot.
The Empire was never destroyed. It was crippled, but Palpatine would have had so many plans in place for the outcome of just such an event. Other Sith in waiting, leaders primed and ready to go should his demise happen. This is where we will pick up in VII. The Empire plots to overthrow the new government, and install the Empire as rulers of the universe under the Sith hand.
This is where I believe Lea is in some form of a leadership roll, and it is her, or her and Solo, that will be plotted against by the Sith, to cause a disruption that will allow them to revolt and then capture the senate.
Ok. My thoughts have gone on long enough.
Lance
Andrew G. Alt

Luke pointed out that the emperor’s overconfidence was his weakness; so, in my opinion, the emperor would not have made plans for his own demise because it’s something he never foresaw.
hope the next movie doesn’t involve the evil Galactic Empire. Seeing the Death Star blown up twice by the Alliance taking advantage of an architectural defect was enough for me; and in “reality” I’ve seen it blown up over 40 times, if I count the number of times I’ve seen the movies.

Lance Goolsby
I believe without a doubt that we will be seeing the Empire again. As strange as it may seem. Just like in our world, we took out the head of Alkeida but the entity is still around. So imagining a 30 year time span where the Empire has been secretly rebuilding itself under a new leadership is not too far fetched. In fact, it is a realistic story plot. I am hoping it is a leader that is far more different than Palpatine, more dependent upon his followers, and hopefully also, better plans for super space stations… Ha ha ha
As for Luke’s statement. I believe Palpatine had every possible outcome planned. He always had an apprentice, a right hand. We don’t know how many he had out and about in the universe traveling around spreading the seed of the Sith. Palpatine as a Sith believed in a single Sith, infiltrating the system to take it over from inside, through subversion, as seen in episode I to III.
Later when he was in charge, I believe he would have stiffened his grip by bringing the Sith order back, having an anti Jedi group.
This may not happen in the films, but as a leader as he was it would have made the most sense.
The Emperor was quite overconfident, always being in the same place as his super weapons, which was his weakness in the end.
I love these talks. If you have more thoughts, I would love hearing them. In fact I will post these discussions as a page on this blog, so more people can read them as well, see if we can stir up some more as well between us.

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Movie News that excites me


First of all, I want people to know I am not such a cynical person, I am light hearted by nature. I do enjoy some of the finer things in life, Mostly music, Movies, Video Games, Reading, Archaeology, Paranormal Investigations, and so much more.

With that said, I thought I would post a bit of movie news that is exciting to me, and that I am anxious to see myself.

So the introduction to Lances first ever…

Movie Blog

I am a huge, and I mean HUGE science fiction fan. Star Wars, and Star Trek lead along with some other films as being among my favourite films of all times (With the exception of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace… Really George?) Among the films that have always been in my favourites are the following:

  • Star Wars Saga
  • Star Trek
  • The Last Star Fighter
  • Tron
  • The Chronicles Of Riddick
  • Space Balls
  • The Black Hole
  • The Crow
I am pleased as a new father to announce a little news about some of the franchises I have also listed above.
Some of the biggest news was an announcement a while back, that George Lucas has shown interest, and is Green Lighting a new Live action Star Wars television series, which he is helping pen, that has unfortunately a tentative release time of 2015… Now if the Aztecs were right, we don’t have that kind of time…
Here is what www.movieweb.com has to say about the series…
It takes place between episodes three and four, when Luke Skywalker was growing up as a teenager, but it has nothing to do with Luke. Basically, it is like ‘The Godfather’; it’s the Empire slowly building up its power base around the galaxy, what happens in Coruscant, which is the major capital, and it’s [about] a group of underground bosses who live there and control drugs, prostitution.
Really? Is this an important aspect of the Star Wars empire? Star Wars was built around a hero and a protagonist. Any new show should feature something along the same lines. Do I really want to watch a show about gangsters in space? If so, maybe someone could create a show called “Godfather In Space”. They could have it written by the guy who wrote Babylon 5, then no one would watch it, and we could get it over and done with…
I don’t know. Why must we be subjected to another crazy attempt in revamping the Star Wars series?  But you know what? Truth be told, I will watch it, and most likely love it, for what it is, an extension of the Star Wars universe, that brings us closer to the politics, and strugles being faced by the populace of a “Galaxy far away…”
Also on the agenda is a new Star Trek film. Again being directed by no longer the new guy, J. J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Mission Impossible: III, Super 8), and penned by Damon Lindelof, who many don’t recognize the name. However soon many of you will…
Damon was responsible for writing around 35 of the episodes of the popular television series “Lost”, which oddly enough also had J. J. Abrams as one of its many directors.
For those who don’t know, Star Trek, 2009, was an amazing action film set in the Star Trek universe. It features the characters from the original series, Captain Kirk, Spock and crew, in an alternate time line for the crew. Events in the film happen in a crucial junction in the Star Trek history, and the film then follows an alternate time line allowing for slight divergence from the Star Trek stories that we know from the series…
Vin Diesel recently posted on his website a video of himself and director David Twohy (Pitch Black, The Chronicles Of Riddick, A Perfect Getaway) going over a proposed sequel to the popular Riddick franchise.
Here is what the synopsis is looking like so far, as reported again by movieweb.com:
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick(Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddickunleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
Both Diesel, and Twohy want to take the Riddick character back to the darker feeling of the original “Pitch Black” and put him again in a position alone against great odds. It should be a rollercoaster ride through the person of Riddick, which I don’t feel was explored enough in “The Chronicles Of Riddick” including his back story, and the history on the planet they kept referring to in both films, and the video Game which was the prequel to the first film…
Also in the reported works are the following:

The Crow

After the tragic death of Brandon Lee during the final day of filming of the original The Crow, the series has taken a drastic down fall, three sequels featured prominent actors and actresses the likes of:
Kirsten Dunst (Spider Man) Iggy Popp (Singer) Thomas Jane (The Punisher) Fred Ward (Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors), David Boreanaz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV) Angel (TV)) Tara Ried (American Pie Series) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2)
All of which have failed miserably, to the point that numbers 3 and 4 went straight to DVD, and never had any screen time…
They are attempting to keep the series alive by bringing the original hero, Eric Draven’s story to a larger budget, and closer tied to the comic books.

Tron (Untitled 3rd film)

Following the massively successful limited theater release of Tron: Legacy in December 2010, Disney studios has officially green lit the next instalment. The writersAdam HorowitzEdward Kitsis, who wrote Legacy, have hinted at the fact that they are attempting to write a trilogy out of the new sequels. This means, as always 1982’s Tron will stand alone, and Legacy will be the first in a trilogy, in the further liberation of the computer world known as “The Grid”. The characters are as of yet unknown, but if the end of Legacy is any clue (No Pun intended) Sam Flynn, Quorra, and Tron will definitely be back, and true fans of the series will not allow Kevin Flynn to just die out with his alter ego in the computer universe Clu…
So here is hoping it keeps the Tron universe as an amazing Digital Fairy tale, and not dilute it too much with mainstream stories and plot lines, which have thinned many other film sequels in the past… (See the Star Wars Prequels, mainly Episode 1)

Prometheus

Some film makers begin destinies in film. Howard Carpenter (Halloween) Wes Cravin (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) George Lucas (Do I really need to write Star Wars Here?) Steven Spielberg (Indiana Jones, with George Lucas as well) and Finally comes Ridley Scott…
Not so much as having directed every sequel in the series or its spin-off series, however having the creative vision to create an iconic villain that ranks among the top of every single chart on the planet… The Xenomorph, also known as The Alien…
Having watched a studio seemingly whore out his creation after the second instalment, it seems Ridley has decided to resume the helm of the series by creating a pseudo-prequel entitled Prometheus.
The Prequel will take place in the same story universe as the Alien films, however is rumored to give the origin of the “Space Jokey” seen in both the First film, and the Directors cut of Aliens. He is reporting that it will feature, such as the original film, a single alien in the film, but not the one seen in the Alien films…
Here is the report from movieweb.com:
It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Ellen Ripley. It’s fundamentally about going out to find ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle. This is an explanation of who the space jockeys were. [The film] is about the discussion of terraforming, taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life.
I am a huge Alien fan, and still believe that the first two mark major points in the genre’s that they are prominent in.
Alien = Horror
Aliens = Action
The isolation and darkness of the original film was something that I will remember my entire life, and is the basis for many of my stories. The psychology of the crew attempting to survive something so unknown, and unseen throughout the film will always make Alien one of my all time favourite horror films.
Aliens on the other hand, written and directed by one of my all time favourite directors, James Cameron, is an exploration into the action film scene that had up to that point never been seen. His idea of having more than a single main character as the hero, and placing it in a science fiction universe was unseen. Up to this point Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stalone were the largest action heroes, and the sole heroes in their films. All films were based in some point on the revenge of some bad deed, (With the exception of Terminator, which was also a Cameron film.)
I have high hopes on this film, as I love almost every film Ridley has made to this point, Alien, Blade Runner, Legend, Gladiator, GI Jane, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom Of Heaven, Robin Hood (2010). The Scott vision in motion pictures is unfounded, and unsurpassed… And given the ability of modern technology in film, and his vision for horror as well as story telling, Prometheus should be a blockbuster film prior to its theatrical release!!!

The Black Hole

In 1979, Disney decided they wanted to take a chance in a film that explored new territory, yet retold a classic story Disney had turned into a popular film in the 60’s.  20,000 Leagues Under The Sea…
Here is what Movieweb.com wrote about the working sequel:
Joseph Kosinski and Sean Bailey, the director and producer of Disney’s upcoming Tron Legacy, and screenwriter Travis Beacham are teaming up for a reinvention of the 1979 sci-fi film The Black Hole.In the original, the explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt and his monstrous robot companion, Maximillian. But the initial wonderment and awe the Palomino crew feel for the ship and its resistance to the power of the black hole turn to horror as they uncover Reinhardt’s plans, which involve turning his former crew into robots and flying through the hole. As they try to escape, a meteorite shower damages the ship, and the survivors hang on as they are plunged into the most powerful force in the universe, heading toward the blinding light that holds whatever eternity awaits them.

The details of the update are being kept secret, though the take does involve grounding the story in the science of a black hole, much more so than in the original. The 1979 film was a loose retelling of Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!

To me, the team up of Kosinski and Bailey are working on films that are advancing the typical Disney fare, Tron Legacy, its sequel(s) and now a rewriting of The Black Hole. Now as a self proclaimed nerd, and founder of the new facebook group N.E.R.D. Nerds Experiencing Recent Denial the thought of the unfathomable power of a black hole is a draw that cannot be denied… (Pun intended)
I loved the original film as a child, and find it still an amazing film, but maybe too dumbed down for a younger audience. Keep it aimed for an adult audience as Disneys Tron franchise, and it will be a success. A film with grounds in real science, with science fiction bringing in troves of nerds and scientists, along with the average joe…
This is just some of the films I am excited about. I wanted to give you a chance to experience information, and maybe a little of the excitement I am feeling toward them. Maybe you will share my enthusiasm toward them, maybe not. This is what makes us individuals, and special.
If you have any questions about films you may have heard rumours about, and would like some information, then feel free to write me with details, and I will feature it in the next Lances Movie Blog posting.
I thank you for reading…
Peace
Lance