Force Ghosts

Lately I had been thinking about how in Star Wars whether we’ll see the ghosts of Obi-Wan or Yoda in the future Star Wars movies. Problem is, the Obi-Wan actor, Alec Guinness is dead and I don’t like the idea of replacing the Force Ghosts with their younger selves, don’t get me started on Hayden Christiansen replacing Sebastian Shaw at the end of Return of the Jedi. I even heard that there was talk about him playing ghost Anakin in Force Awakens, so glad they didn’t do it though. But, how would we explain why these ghosts haven’t appeared in these new stories. I mean, they could use CG for Obi-Wan, “maybe”, but there’s a huge debate over whether they should and shouldn’t do that. But there is one way of explaining why the Force Ghosts haven’t appeared.

My brother had read some of the original Star Wars continuity,┬ásome of the Thrawn Trilogy at least. He explained that it began with Obi-Wan’s ghost telling Luke that this is the last he will see of him because his visits from the afterlife was only temporary and now he will never see him again, which made Luke wonder how could he continue without Obi-Wan’s guidance.

Maybe they could do that in the new trilogy, that we haven’t seen Obi-Wan or Anakin was because they’ve used up all their visits and can long see our heroes anymore. It would make sense to me and I think it’s probably best not to use CG, I mean they can do it if they want, I think it’s cool, but I would more likely try to avoid it. I mean, they already brought Thrawn from those books into the Rebels TV show, so they’re borrowing from the old continuity.

I mean, they can bring back Yoda, cause he’s a puppet or a CG alien and the voice of Yoda, Frank Oz is still alive.

T-1000 Terminator Time Travel Theory

Here’s an interesting thing I started thinking about. See, us Terminator fans know that, the time displacement machine in the movies can only send back organic material, which is why humans and Terminators have to go back in time naked or can’t bring weapons. And the reason why Terminators can go back in time, is because their living tissue is real human flesh that it shields his metal endoskeleton. So theoretically, a Terminator could smuggle a gun under his skin.

But here’s the debate. See, people wonder how Terminators like T-1000 or a T-X, which are either made of mimetic polly alloy (liquid metal) or have mimetic polly alloy sheathing can travel back in time if they’re not living human tissue. Same with the T-3000 in Genisys, which is made of machine phased matter.

There are two theories on how this is possible:

Theory 1: Some people think that the mimetic polly alloy or machine phased matter is so good at imitating human tissue that the time displacement machine can’t tell the difference. Though in Genisys, the reason the T-3000 got ripped apart in the time displacement machine was because the Terminator burned off most of his machine phased matter that he couldn’t create his living tissue sheathing.

Theory 2: Some people, including myself, believe that these type of Terminators actually coat themselves in living human tissue before traveling back in time and that when they arrive, they shed their skin and imitate human clothes. Which is feasible, considering that in T2, we don’t see the T-1000 arrive, we just saw the aftermath to which he kills the cop, leans down, and in the next shot he’s dressed in the cop clothes, as not to reveal he’s a different Terminator from the first. It’s very possible that the T-1000 could’ve shed his skin between those shots. Same with T3, where the T-X arrives, kills the rich woman, and in the next shot she’s driving down the road dressed in her clothes after imitating them. Again, not to reveal what kind of Terminator she is. Between killing the rich woman and driving the car, she could’ve shed her skin. As for the T-3000, we never saw him time travel, he could’ve had human sheathing, probably the reason he got ripped apart in the time displacement machine at the end was because he didn’t have a coating of human skin to protect him which blew him up.

Which do you prefer? Which do you think is more feasible?

Terminator Salvation Kyle Reese Theory

I loved Terminator Salvation, but I even I admit it had a lot of flaws, mostly because of constant rewrites and stuff. But the only thing that really bothered me was that Skynet seemed to know that Kyle Reese was John Connor’s father and was hunting him, yet when he captured him, he didn’t kill him. I mean, Connor said it himself “Kill Kyle Reese, reset the future. No John Connor.” Instead he used Kyle as bait. Skynet is a super advanced tactical computer, yet had such a convoluted plan. But I think I’ve come up with a theory as to why he didn’t kill Kyle Reese and his plan would make sense.

We all know Kyle Reese would go back in time, fall in love with Sarah Connor and father John. But, we also know that the Terminator in the original, figuratively speaking, fathered Skynet, because its remains were used to jumpstart the creation of Skynet. Killing Kyle Reese and preventing him from going back in time probably would’ve caused a paradox which would not only erase Connor’s existence, but Skynet’s as well. A risk that Skynet probably didn’t want to take. It would’ve been easier to kill Connor in the present than killing his future father and risk a paradox.

This might be a stretch, but it’s also possible that Skynet could’ve also planned to turn Kyle into a hybrid Terminator, send him back to 1984 to father John and leave Sarah to believe that her unborn son would lead the human race to victory, but only to ensure both Connor and Skynet’s existence and for Skynet to win the war.

That’s how I think it makes sense and less convoluted.

Star Wars Clone Wars Continuity Correction

Previously I talked about how I didn’t understand how the Stormtroopers are not Clone Troopers. Cause I didn’t understand why the Empire would go from creating lots and lots of clones that are grown and are totally obedient to recruiting random people. Then the 3D Clone Wars series came out and said that they’re totally obedient because they Jango Fett was killed they didn’t have any more DNA to harvest and that changed it. But then, how did they betray their Jedi generals? Oh, they had a chip installed in their heads to make them turn on the Jedi when Order 66 was executed. All sound like a big copout.

But then, I remembered the old Star Wars Battlefront 2 game which actually had a better explanation as to why they stopped making clones. Was that after the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire, the Cloners didn’t agree with Empire, so they tried to rebel using their own clones against the Empire. During the attack, a lot of Cloners were killed pretty much destroying the cloning lab. And that’s why they switched from clones to recruiting. Again, that makes a lot more sense to me than all this copout shit like lack of DNA and chips installed in their brains.

But due to Star Wars being bought out by Disney, that was retconned. But, what are you gonna do, that’s why I never trusted expanded universes. But I’m just saying they’ve been using ideas from the expanded universe into the new one, like Thrawn. They could’ve easily put this idea into Clone Wars or Rebels.

How Rey Really Beat Kylo Ren

I heard people complain about this a lot and I wanna tell you the variables that allowed Rey to beat Kylo Ren in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

  1. Kylo Ren is a pussy. He’s a Sith wannabe. Sure, he’s been trained with a lightsaber by Luke Skywalker, but his anger clouds his judgment, he’s just so filled with anger that he can’t fight well.
  2. Rey was already skilled with a staff so she has some skill in fighting with a staffed weapon.
  3. Kylo Ren was injured badly when Chewbacca shot him, so that affected his fighting too.
  4. If you watch the movie, Rey is mostly avoiding him before she finally defeats him.
  5. This is a big one and it’s more like a “got lucky” thing. Obi-Wan in Star Wars (Episode IV) “A Jedi can fill the Force flowing through him” When Kylo Ren mentions the Force, Rey closes her eyes before she finally gets the strength to defeat him. Because she finally felt the Force flow through her, she embraced it, and that allowed her to defeat him. Basically, for that brief moment, the Force was on her side. But again, just for that moment, she got lucky.

So there, those are the five variables that allowed Rey to defeat Kylo Ren. Don’t like it? Still wanna be a stickler? Well, that’s how I see it and I’m sticking to it.

Empire: From Growing Clones to Recruiting

Here’s something I don’t get about the Star Wars movies. See, in Attack of the Clones, the Kaminos says that the Clones are “totally obedient, taking any order without question.” But then when the Empire took over, they stopped making Clones replacing them with Stormtroopers. I mean, for a long time, I had thought that the Stormtroopers were still Clones, which is why I was confused as to why George Lucas (along with his other stupid edits to the original movies) didn’t replace all the Stormtroopers voices with Jango Fett actor Temuera Morrison’s voice, like he did to Boba Fett in his (stupid) edit to Empire Strikes Back. But the point is, I don’t understand why the Empire would go from growing Clones who take any order without question to recruiting random people who could easily betray them. Then there were the animated shows like Clone Wars and Rebels, and all of sudden, they’re not so obedient. Stuff like Clone Troopers were traitors and deserters, that because they had to keep harvesting Jango Fett’s DNA, and after Mace Windu killed him, they had to make due with what they had left of. COPOUT! Why have that element of the Clones being obedient in the first place?

Alien Covenant Trailer

Watched the trailer for Alien Covenant last night. It was incredible and I can’t wait to see it. It’s great to see the Alien again and I am so excited. All I can say is “Welcome back Alien. It’s good to have you back. We’ve missed you so much.”

But there are so many questions. We know the crew of the Covenant find David on this new planet, but where’s Shaw? Did David betray her and kill her, or did he simply leave her for dead and she’ll pop up again later?

Will we see some Engineers?

We know we’ll see some new Xenos, like one popping out of a guy’s back, the Backburster. Maybe that guy who birthed the Backburster was the guy who had that spore fly in his ear.

We see an Egg and a Facehugger. Does David creates the Xenos like the rumors have said before the Covenant crew arrived, or were those Eggs already on the ship. Is that the ship that Shaw and David left LV-223 on?

We know Fassbender plays two androids, David and Walter, Walter is a basic robot, but he’s still a predecessor to the Ash androids, so he might still be a little “twitchy.”

And this one is a big one. A lot of people think that Katherine Waterson’s character, Daniels, is Ripley’s mother. Is that the case? I kinda hope not, seems like a real prequel cliche, and seems too convenient that the Ripley family is fated to run into these Aliens. Again, cliche.