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Star Wars Episode III Title Released: Revenge of the Sith
The Drudge Report ^ | 7/24/2004

Posted on 07/24/2004 4:32:03 PM PDT by presidentbowen

Special Announcement: Episode III Title July 24, 2004

Starwars.com is pleased to announce that Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith is the full title of the next Star Wars film, scheduled for release on May 19, 2005.

The Sith are masters of the dark side of the Force and the sworn enemies of the Jedi. They were all but exterminated by the Jedi a thousand years ago, but the evil order continued in secrecy. They operated quietly, behind the scenes, acting in pairs - a Master and an Apprentice - patiently biding their time before they could take over the galaxy. In Episode III, they'll finally exact their revenge on the Jedi.

The title was publicly revealed today in a special presentation to a packed audience of Star Wars fans at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. "For some time now, the naming of a new Star Wars movie has taken on some special meaning among core fans, who love to take part in guessing games before a title is announced, and then engage in debate once it is," said Steve Sansweet, Director of Content Management and Head of Fan Relations for Lucasfilm. "Let the debates begin."


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Something to look forward to! Not to mention the Bush/Cheney Victory in November!
1 posted on 07/24/2004 4:32:07 PM PDT by presidentbowen
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To: presidentbowen
Darn. I was holding out for Star Wars Episode III - The One That Doesn't Suck
3 posted on 07/24/2004 4:40:17 PM PDT by asgardshill ("I like the yellow ones")
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To: presidentbowen

So which characters will make their debut in this one? Hopefully my favorite Boba Fett in Bounty Hunter form. I have also heard we might see Chewbacca or even Han Solo.


4 posted on 07/24/2004 4:40:41 PM PDT by presidentbowen (God Bless Ronald Reagan!)
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To: presidentbowen
Whilst a Bush victory is definetely to be looked forward to, fans of "Sater Wars" gave up on the prequels about two movies ago.

Poor acting, bad writing, inept direction, and tons of unnecessary special effects and characters, as well as flat contradictions of the original mythos were to blame. So was Lucas' unabashed pandering to children and his use of his movies to sell more toys.

Hate to be so negative, but fans aren't exactly optimistic about this latest money-grab.

5 posted on 07/24/2004 4:41:02 PM PDT by Long Cut (The Constitution...the NATOPS of America!)
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To: presidentbowen
The Sith are the Iluminati?

So9

6 posted on 07/24/2004 4:41:24 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: presidentbowen
Something to look forward to! Not to mention the Bush/Cheney Victory in November!

Alien vs Pedator releases soon, too!...Aug. 13, I think.

..What's really scary? Kerry/Edwards being elected and GOP losing the Senate. :(

7 posted on 07/24/2004 4:41:31 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: presidentbowen

The timing of the leak is suspicious.....


8 posted on 07/24/2004 4:45:20 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: asgardshill
And I was figuring it would be: Star Wars III: I'm richer than God and no matter how much these movies suck, you'll still go to see them, bwa-ha-ha!!!
9 posted on 07/24/2004 4:45:48 PM PDT by PMCarey
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To: asgardshill

I hope thisone is not like the last one that SUCKED and only got BETTER in the last 45 minutes.

oh yeah, Victory for Bush in 2004.


10 posted on 07/24/2004 4:46:28 PM PDT by mandingo republican (Baal worshipers I tell ya! They are all Baal worshipers! - FREE HONG KONG, CUBA, IRAN!!!!)
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To: presidentbowen

The difference between the hype for Episode 1 and this movie is astounding.

Of course, it doesn't help that the new trilogy has been outdone story-wise by Knights of the Old Republic.


11 posted on 07/24/2004 4:48:17 PM PDT by Sofa King (MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval http://www.angelfire.com/art2/sofaking/index.html)
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To: presidentbowen

Will Vic Tayback be in it?


12 posted on 07/24/2004 4:48:44 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Bong Hits, Fraggle Rock Reruns and DU is no way to go through Life.............)
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To: mandingo republican

I half-expected to hear Christopher Lee say, "I vant to dreenk your blohd!" as he fought Yoda.


13 posted on 07/24/2004 4:48:58 PM PDT by asgardshill ("I like the yellow ones")
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To: mandingo republican
Victory for Bush in 2004

Way to stay on topic there, friend.

PING!

15 posted on 07/24/2004 4:51:48 PM PDT by asgardshill ("I like the yellow ones")
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To: AmishDude

Finally a title I can appreciate... I can't wait until next May!


16 posted on 07/24/2004 4:52:40 PM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: presidentbowen
"For some time now, the naming of a new Star Wars movie has taken on some special meaning among core fans, who love to take part in guessing games before a title is announced, and then engage in debate once it is"

Get a freakin' life!
17 posted on 07/24/2004 4:52:40 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: DoctorMichael

What makes you think that SW fans don't have a life?


18 posted on 07/24/2004 4:53:37 PM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: cmsgop
Chewy!! Fix the Hyper-Drive !!!!!


19 posted on 07/24/2004 4:55:04 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Bong Hits, Fraggle Rock Reruns and DU is no way to go through Life.............)
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To: presidentbowen
I have hope, actually. Jar Jar Binks did not appear in the first film, so I am assuming that in this one he meets his demise courtesy of a body cavity search with a light saber at Customs at the Tatooine Spaceport. "Awk! Dat hurt! Meesa not a terrorist! Oooh! Aaah! Michael Morford! Michael Morford! AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!"

Homeland security, baby...

20 posted on 07/24/2004 4:55:19 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: presidentbowen
Bush/Cheney Victory


21 posted on 07/24/2004 4:56:30 PM PDT by theophilusscribe ("America is too great for small dreams." óRonald Wilson Reagan)
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To: marajade
Repeat after me................

It's only a movie.
It's only a movie.
It's only a movie.
It's only a movie.
It's only a movie.
It's only a movie.
It's only a movie.
It's only a movie.

22 posted on 07/24/2004 4:56:43 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: DoctorMichael

It is... and just so you know... I do have a life! But I love SW!


23 posted on 07/24/2004 4:59:41 PM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: marajade

Whoohooo!! I've been waiting so long for this movie. Awesome graduation present from MIT. Cant wait to see how Anakin falls to the dark side and how he gets his Vader suit and what happens with Padme and the kids. Yeah, im nerd. I go to MIT and my name is right side jedi.


24 posted on 07/24/2004 5:03:35 PM PDT by the right side jedi
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To: the right side jedi

What do you think of Natalie Portman in the trilogy?


25 posted on 07/24/2004 5:06:33 PM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: marajade
LOL.......I like like the series too.

But, Dude! Endless discussions on what the name of the movie will be?

Whuzup wit dat?

26 posted on 07/24/2004 5:06:42 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: presidentbowen

This from a fan of over 20 years- an OT fan.
Doesn't matter what they call it- Lucas is writing it and as he has taken complete control the films have gotten worse. I'm ignoring the PT completely. Lucas is making commercials now as opposed to trying to create a modern myth that BECAME commercial.
Nothing like the creator of something wonderful being the one to tarnish it.


27 posted on 07/24/2004 5:07:36 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam...it's about Islam.)
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To: DoctorMichael

First, I'm a she... In the extended universe otherwise known as Luke's wife...

There's always endless discussion...

And after the last two which sucked wind, finally we are redeemed...


28 posted on 07/24/2004 5:08:25 PM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: ClearBlueSky

I hate purists...


29 posted on 07/24/2004 5:09:26 PM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: marajade

Hate is so negative. You should try to find a positive way to express such emotions.
I'm not real fond of sheeple who incorporate banal brain-droppings from books into a cultural phenomenon. I don't hate them- I just pity them. Hive mind is a terrible thing.


30 posted on 07/24/2004 5:11:52 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam...it's about Islam.)
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To: ClearBlueSky
"........as opposed to trying to create a modern myth........"

Joseph Campbell Bump.

31 posted on 07/24/2004 5:12:31 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: presidentbowen
"For some time now, the naming of a new Star Wars movie has taken on some special meaning among core fans, who love to take part in guessing games before a title is announced, and then engage in debate once it is"

Finally, the long national nightmare is over!

32 posted on 07/24/2004 5:12:32 PM PDT by proust
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To: ClearBlueSky

A bit over the top don't you think...


33 posted on 07/24/2004 5:13:23 PM PDT by sabe@q.com
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To: presidentbowen
I thought the original was great, then "The Empire Strikes Back" was about as good.

It seemed to me that "Return of the Jedi" was much poorer. I guess I haven't seen them all but one which came out a few years ago was so awful I couldn't finish watching it.

"Attack of the Clones" was not bad although some of the PC ideas are a little hard to take.

34 posted on 07/24/2004 5:15:23 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: theophilusscribe

Your post is choice. Where can I get permission to use the poster everywhere?


35 posted on 07/24/2004 5:16:00 PM PDT by TheGeezer (If only I had skin as thick as Ann Coulter, and but half her intelligence...)
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To: Sofa King

No kidding... now KOTOR, THAT would make a great movie .


36 posted on 07/24/2004 5:16:48 PM PDT by ChicagoHebrew
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To: marajade
Finally a title I can appreciate... I can't wait until next May!

Oddly, there actually is a meaning to this title. The first title of Return of the Jedi was Revenge of the Jedi. But it was pointed out by fans that revenge is an emotion more associated with the dark side, so they changed the title to Return of the Jedi. So, now we are at the third prequel, the counterpart to Return of the Jedi, and since the dark side would use revenge, they use the title Revenge of the Sith

37 posted on 07/24/2004 5:18:41 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Skywalk

some news about your people.


38 posted on 07/24/2004 5:19:02 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: Sofa King
Of course, it doesn't help that the new trilogy has been outdone story-wise by Knights of the Old Republic.

Boy, you got that right. Lucas should have hired the Bioware writers to come up with the Episode I and II stories instead of doing it himself. KOTOR was a terrific story--far superior to the prequel films, and probably far superior to Episode III.

39 posted on 07/24/2004 5:19:48 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Oh boy, I can't wait to eat that monkey!"--Abe Simpson)
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To: presidentbowen
The fan fiction has proven to be far better than what Lucas has put out in his last two SW films.

Here's a good fan fiction assessment of the whole story (Spoiler?) posted at "Supershadow". Your guess is as good as mine as to what it's worth. On the whole it's a superior story to the last two flicks.

Revenge of the Sith Plot Synopsis 1

Revenge of the Sith Plot Synopsis 2 (more recent)

40 posted on 07/24/2004 5:19:57 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: presidentbowen

Here's hoping this is not in the script (but I would not be surprised if it were):

Sith Booshii: Why are the Jedi always mean to me? It's just not fair!

Sith Chayno: Calm yourself! Or we won't be able to take over the entire universe with our MIND CONTROL MACHINE!

Sith Booshii: But I wanna kill innocent children and puppies!

Sith Chayno: You are like sand rubbed into my eyes with salt, but I cannot look away!

Sith Booshii: Just because I am wearing a thong does not mean I want you to stare at me!

Sith Chayno: I love you!

Sith Booshii: I love you!


41 posted on 07/24/2004 5:20:11 PM PDT by NoAction
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To: DoctorMichael
Get a life!!

(ps: never say that on a LOTR thread)

42 posted on 07/24/2004 5:22:08 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (I want to die in my sleep like Gramps -- not yelling and screaming like those in his car)
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To: marajade

Over the top?
Hating someone who doesn't agree with liking movies? Yes, that's why I don't hate people who like what I consider swill. Waste of time. I just consider their taste bad.
People are free to like the EU- and I am free to pity them.
Wanna leave it at that?


43 posted on 07/24/2004 5:22:35 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam...it's about Islam.)
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To: presidentbowen
Let's play Alternative Titles:
44 posted on 07/24/2004 5:22:42 PM PDT by sourcery (This is your country. This is your country under socialism. Any questions? Just say no to Socialism!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

What the US Military needs are some of those Imperial Walkers (AT-AT) that appeared during the Battle of Hoth scene in the "Empire Strikes Back". Could you imagine those things on the battlefield against the terrorists. We should develop some of those in real life!

Then again, the Protest Warriors could use the Walkers as well, keep those anarchists in check with their little protests...


45 posted on 07/24/2004 5:22:52 PM PDT by presidentbowen (God Bless Ronald Reagan!)
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46 posted on 07/24/2004 5:24:01 PM PDT by Stars N Stripes ('... you burned me!! ... and you stole my new mama...' "Hells Angels '69")
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To: freedumb2003

I like the title. I am a fan of the series. I was reading that the final lightsaber duel between Obi - Wan and Anakin will last 12 minutes, without interruption. That should be cool.


47 posted on 07/24/2004 5:24:32 PM PDT by roostercogburn
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To: sourcery

shoulda been The Passion of the Jedi


48 posted on 07/24/2004 5:24:38 PM PDT by proust
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To: presidentbowen
The Sith are masters of the dark side of the Force and the sworn enemies of the Jedi. They were all but exterminated by the Jedi a thousand years ago, but the evil order continued in secrecy. They operated quietly, behind the scenes, acting in pairs - a Master and an Apprentice - patiently biding their time before they could take over the galaxy.

Evil order Master and Apprentice vs. Jedi

Kerry/Edwards vs. Bush/Cheney

Banal commercialism imitates life.

49 posted on 07/24/2004 5:25:06 PM PDT by TheGeezer (If only I had skin as thick as Ann Coulter, and but half her intelligence...)
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To: marajade

She looks like she could be luke and leias parents and I could see why Anakin would fall in love with her, but I dont know about her acting in Episode 2.


50 posted on 07/24/2004 5:26:44 PM PDT by the right side jedi
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