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J.J. Abrams Reveals New X-Wing for "Star Wars: Episode VII"
NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 | Brett Malec

Posted on 07/21/2014 7:17:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway

In an on-set video promoting Omaze's Star Wars: Force for Change campaign to raise money for UNICEF innovation labs and programs, "Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams reveals the brand new X-Wing starfighter ship that will appear in the upcoming film.

In the clip, Abrams stands in front of the war-torn ship while talking about their fundraising efforts. "We cannot tell you how grateful we are for your support," he says. "People from over 119 countries have already participated and that's incredible and we're so grateful. But we're still going, we have one week left. So for this final week, we're offering you and a friend the chance to visit the set of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' and be in the movie."

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The X-Wing reveal comes amid an alleged plot leak that spoilers some story lines for the upcoming "Star Wars" flick (alleged spoilers ahead!).

According to Badass Digest, the new movie will begin with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega's characters discovering Luke Skywalker's severed hand 30 years after "Return of the Jedi" ends. The duo then team up with Han Solo and Chewbacca to track down the vanquished Jedi master.

Sound like a good storyline to you?


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1 posted on 07/21/2014 7:17:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Tax-chick

Ping


2 posted on 07/21/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

ping - I hope he doesn’t do to Star Wars what he did to Star Trek.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: nickcarraway

Just imagine how many novelists who have worked so hard to remain within the iron clad universe are reacting to the possible changes...

Yep, that’s right, we’re talking NERD WARS!


4 posted on 07/21/2014 7:20:18 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: nickcarraway

I have a bad feeling about this........

Had to post that!!


5 posted on 07/21/2014 7:20:41 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: nickcarraway
~ Right! The Navy Broke The Old One ~

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6 posted on 07/21/2014 7:22:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: nickcarraway

Why would they care about Luke’s severed hand from Empire? Did he get his other hand chopped off after Return of the Jedi for some reason?


7 posted on 07/21/2014 7:22:57 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: RginTN
"I have a bad feeling about this........"

Do you know if there is some background story, or inside joke to that line (since it was in several of the movies)?

8 posted on 07/21/2014 7:23:27 PM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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To: nickcarraway

They unveiled the script, but it was just a bucket of turds.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 7:24:00 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: nickcarraway

I remember in the 80s just about every kid had model X wing fighters and Tie Fighters.

During the early 60s I had a good collection of model airplanes including the first Starfighter, the F-104.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 7:25:00 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

That was the long, silvery one with stumpy wings, wasn’t it?
I built one myself, too.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 7:28:14 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: nickcarraway
Talk about missing the lede!!!

THERE IS A NEW PUPPET IN THE BACKGROUND!!!

If I have to spell it out: Lucas trashed the original trilogy by replacing all of the amazingly done puppetry with fantastically crappy CGI effects. The existence of a new puppet suggests that J J Abrams recognizes that as a failure and aims not to follow.

12 posted on 07/21/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Tzimisce

Just don’t hire Lucas as the dialogue coach. How that guy went from American Graffiti to the fourth released Star Wars film, I just don’t know.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 7:31:25 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: nickcarraway; GraceG; SevenofNine; Tax-chick; GrandJediMasterYoda; DarthVader
It looks like a Z-95 Headhunter if you ask me.

Oh Yeah...


14 posted on 07/21/2014 7:31:38 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Flag_This

“I have a bad feeling about this........”

Do you know if there is some background story, or inside joke to that line (since it was in several of the movies)?


I am not nerd enough to know that answer!


15 posted on 07/21/2014 7:32:22 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: SkyDancer

As a Star Wars fan who regularly views the Naval Historical Center’s online photographic library, that is one of the best photoshops I have ever.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 7:33:07 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: KC_Lion
It looks like a Z-95 Headhunter if you ask me.

That's EXACTLY what I thought, too!
I loved flying those in Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance.
17 posted on 07/21/2014 7:33:30 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: yarddog

They used to fly those out of George AFB. We used go shooting in the desert near there, and i loved watching them. They were so cool looking.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 7:33:36 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: RandallFlagg

Yes that F-104 was probably as fast as most modern fighters. We lived near the Eglin reservation and for some reason I had a perfect view of a recurring flight pattern.

For several years there would be two fighters fly what was apparently a recurring circle. One was an F-100 and the other was an F-104. I don’t recall which one was following or leading.

They would fly by the house literally within a few hundred yards then maybe 20 minutes later would repeat the same thing and keep doing so for an hour or so. I never did know what they were actually doing.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 7:34:25 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; BillyBoy

Don’t worry. I hear Abrams will be resurrecting Darth Vader, who will now be played by Linda Hunt.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 7:38:31 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: RandallFlagg
Good times!

http://youtu.be/S525W-HU_Vo?t=4m28s

21 posted on 07/21/2014 7:38:37 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: nickcarraway
From the IMDB message board: Please consider naming a Star Ship in the next Star Trek film the USS Obama. "This is the USS Obama. Do you need assistance?" It would be great. Thanks.
22 posted on 07/21/2014 7:39:45 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder what the “O” in “Omaze” means?


23 posted on 07/21/2014 7:40:08 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Flag_This

As far as I know, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this” was merely a running gag that has been carried over into ALL (not just several) of the movies.

I’ll check with some of my Star Wars nerd friends (I’m more of a Star TREK nerd) and see if they know that back story.

Regards,


24 posted on 07/21/2014 7:41:14 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: nickcarraway
Jar Jar....murders everyone and lays his eggs on the bodies...


25 posted on 07/21/2014 7:44:08 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Flag_This

>>”I have a bad feeling about this........”
Do you know if there is some background story, or inside joke to that line (since it was in several of the movies)?<<

Lucas liked recurring themes. This one was, as he put it, “jokey.”

Other recurring themes included arms getting cut off, Jedis losing their light sabers, birth/death/rebirth and a few others I can’t recall this moment.

/nerd mode


26 posted on 07/21/2014 7:44:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: VermiciousKnid

All the films, you’re right.


27 posted on 07/21/2014 7:45:05 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: VermiciousKnid

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/I_have_a_bad_feeling_about_this


28 posted on 07/21/2014 7:46:08 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Dallas59

I think Jar Jar must have a tremendous schwanzstucker. That is the only reason Padme would keep him around.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 7:48:47 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
They would fly by the house literally within a few hundred yards then maybe 20 minutes later would repeat the same thing and keep doing so for an hour or so. I never did know what they were actually doing.

Probably either using the practice ranges (target practice) or touch-and-go (pattern and landing practice).

30 posted on 07/21/2014 7:51:23 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: KC_Lion
YEs! Lens flares! Lots and lots of Lens flares!!! Shiny shiny shiny stuff!!


31 posted on 07/21/2014 7:52:32 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Perdogg

32 posted on 07/21/2014 7:53:58 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: pgyanke

There was a bombing range close enough that I could hear and feel it when they bombed or strafed with the vulcan and I never did hear them.

Now there was an auxiliary field not too far away. Field 2 was also the field the Tokyo Raiders used as it was in the middle of nowhere.


33 posted on 07/21/2014 7:54:48 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
Why would they care about Luke’s severed hand from Empire? Did he get his other hand chopped off after Return of the Jedi for some reason?

It's allegedly holding his (Annakin's) old lightsaber. Which the two new protagonists recognize as a priceless historic artifact and set off on a quest to return to its owner.

I doubt this is the plot. I mean, not only is it filled with scientific nonsense (the hand/lightsaber getting from Cloud City to deep space, then surviving reentry onto the desert planet where its found), but also storyline nonsense (Luke just up and abandoning his good friends and new-found sister after Jedi and disappearing for 30 years).

However if it IS the plot ... well, I guess it'll end up making Eps 1-3 look very, very good by comparison.
34 posted on 07/21/2014 7:56:09 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: nickcarraway

That’s not an X wing its a T95 headhunter.


35 posted on 07/21/2014 8:12:59 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Mmogamer

Er Z95 even...


36 posted on 07/21/2014 8:13:45 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: nickcarraway
the new movie will begin with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega's characters discovering Luke Skywalker's severed hand 30 years after "Return of the Jedi" ends. The duo then team up with Han Solo and Chewbacca to track down the vanquished Jedi master.

Sounds like a reboot of "Finding Nemo." Well, sort of.

37 posted on 07/21/2014 8:25:57 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: tanknetter
However if it IS the plot ... well, I guess it'll end up making Eps 1-3 look very, very good by comparison.

Ah man, if it really turns out to be the plot, even Jar Jar Binks would look good compared to this steaming pile of you know what.

38 posted on 07/21/2014 8:51:52 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

I think Captain Jack Harkness from Dr. Who will be in this one since the Captain had the 10th Doctor’s severed hand from this episode.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cGP069GNvA


39 posted on 07/21/2014 9:07:58 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway

They discover a hand..... 30 years later?

huh?


40 posted on 07/21/2014 9:09:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Perdogg

lensflare, lensflare, lensflare


41 posted on 07/21/2014 9:10:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What this movie needs is more lens flare.

42 posted on 07/21/2014 9:16:45 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: yarddog

I grew up with these buzzing around like flies.

43 posted on 07/21/2014 9:16:45 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Due to the high price of ammo, no warning shot will be fired.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; BillyBoy; NFHale; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; ...
From the article:

>>>>>According to Badass Digest, the new movie will begin with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega's characters discovering Luke Skywalker's severed hand 30 years after "Return of the Jedi" ends. The duo then team up with Han Solo and Chewbacca to track down the vanquished Jedi master.

Sound like a good storyline to you?<<<<<<<

Not really, no.

44 posted on 07/21/2014 9:41:05 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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From the article:

>>>>>According to Badass Digest, the new movie will begin with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega's characters discovering Luke Skywalker's severed hand 30 years after "Return of the Jedi" ends. The duo then team up with Han Solo and Chewbacca to track down the vanquished Jedi master.

Sound like a good storyline to you?<<<<<<<

Not really, no.

45 posted on 07/21/2014 9:41:58 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; BillyBoy; NFHale; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; ...

More plot info

http://www.hngn.com/articles/36630/20140721/star-wars-episode-7-plot-leaked-luke-skywalkers-story-line-revealed-john-boyega-daisy-ridley-to-lead-franchise-spoilers.htm

<<<<<<<<<“Anyway, Han and Chewie recognize the light saber as Luke’s, and they say they haven’t seen their friend in thirty years, since the events of Return of the Jedi.

“So begins a quest to find the missing Jedi Master. Meanwhile, on an ice planet, nefarious forces are building a super weapon, one capable of destroying not planets but entire solar systems.” >>>>>>>>>>>>

Trying to one up the death star, eh.


46 posted on 07/21/2014 9:45:16 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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I'm just of the opinion that this 'plot line' was written by someone who has only seen the movies and not read any of the books, and I just can't see Disney/Lucas Films throwing away hundreds of thousands of pages of story line to push out that stinker.

If it does turn out to be the plotline, however, Abrams will have his first real bomb, and probably the biggest flop since Highlander 2. (everyone remembers Highlander 2, don't they?)

47 posted on 07/21/2014 9:54:27 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

Faux Trek was his ultimate bomb. I don’t care if it made a billion, it was the biggest defecation in human history on the preeminent science fiction franchise... by a Star Wars fanboi.


48 posted on 07/21/2014 9:59:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kingu; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; hockeyfan44; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg

Well the “destroy solar systems” idea sounds to me like it was stolen from one of the books, “The Star Crusher” I think the weapon was called, caused stars to go supernova.

Obviously these new films will disregard the continuity of the myriad of post ROJ novels which show you the next 20+ years of every main character’s life, they pretty much have to, I don’t have a problem with that. But would it would be nice if the plot didn’t suck.

It would be VERY hard to do as bad as the prequels but Abrams is capable of it.


49 posted on 07/21/2014 10:53:37 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: GeronL

An ewok put it on ice.


50 posted on 07/21/2014 11:45:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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