Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Mykl on Sunday February 18, @09:30PM (7 children)

    by Mykl (1112) on Sunday February 18, @09:30PM (#1345083)

    I suspect that Endor's popularity is not due to its small furry population, but rather because it's the one that would be the most comfortable to live on. At least, that's why I chose it.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +2  
       Insightful=2, Total=2
    Extra 'Insightful' Modifier   0  
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   4  
  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by istartedi on Sunday February 18, @10:58PM (2 children)

    by istartedi (123) on Sunday February 18, @10:58PM (#1345090) Journal

    It was mine too; but it's a bitter-sweet choice. The sweet is that it would indeed be a good place to live. In fact, it was shot on location in NorCal. The bitter is that it was old growth redwood, and it got logged. We're down to 5% now. There's a sustainable 2nd growth redwood industry now, and I've got no problem with that. Even in the 80s, it was hard to justify taking those giants down, and particularly hard in this case: Leaving them in place could have created a fantastic tourist attraction in an area that became depressed due to being logged out, and turned to weed growing. What real fan would not want to visit the actual location? Most of it is gone [sfgate.com]. How did the movie geniuses throw that opportunity away?

    --
    Appended to the end of comments you post. Max: 120 chars.
    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by JoeMerchant on Monday February 19, @07:17PM (1 child)

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Monday February 19, @07:17PM (#1345197)

      Walt learned after Disneyland to buy up all the surrounding real-estate for Disney World.

      If Lucas really were a visionary, the Star Wars franchise was obviously a major hit before they started shooting Jedi - he could indeed have predicted the future potential of "Ewoks land" as a quasi-eco-tourism play, not that eco-tourism was much of a thing in 1983 but that's where the visionary bit comes in. He certainly could have afforded the land with the in-tact old growth trees by then, a shrewd land seller would have demanded a cut of the gross earnings for 50 years after release...

      Instead we got those two absolute cheeseball movies featuring poor actors in bad wrinkly brown fur costumes. And you can rewatch them endlessly with a D+ streaming subscription.

      --
      🌻🌻 [google.com]
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 25, @09:46AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 25, @09:46AM (#1346159)

        You also forgot about the much more forgettable TV show. Some episodes are truly terrible, but others are surprisingly good.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @11:44PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @11:44PM (#1345095)

    Under the canon, Endor isn’t a single biome. It has a wide variety of biomes and climes. And the forests aren’t exactly safe either. They are home to all sorts of dangerous plants and intelligent animals. It might be nice enough to make a home but the constant caution required would probably wear thin.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by DannyB on Monday February 19, @03:20PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 19, @03:20PM (#1345157) Journal

    Arbor. One of the moons of Mongo in the 1980 Flash Gordon movie.

    Trees and swamp.

    --
    When trying to solve a problem don't ask who suffers from the problem, ask who profits from the problem.