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« Reply #120 on: December 23, 2019, 04:57:35 am »
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Re: STAR WARS franchise
« Reply #123 on: December 25, 2019, 12:06:51 pm »
Wednesday, 25th December 2019
UNC Charlotte shooting hero honored with new Star Wars character
by Jordan Freiman






A  man who was killed in April while helping to stop a shooter at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte was honored by Lucasfilm with a Star Wars character named after him.

Ri-Lee Howell, named for the late Riley Howell, is a Jedi Master and historian of the Jedi Order, according to the character's new bio on Wookiepedia, the Star Wars-centric wiki.

The character appears in the book "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker The Visual Dictionary."

The book was released alongside "The Rise of Skywalker," the latest edition in the Star Wars film franchise.

Howell's girlfriend on Monday posted an emotional video on TikTok sharing the news.

She said the two had been together for six years and planned to spend the rest of their lives together.

"But on April 30, 2019, Riley sacrificed his life tackling a shooter that decided to fire on his classroom, saving all but one other student," she wrote in one of the video's captions.
 
"Riley is the biggest fan of Star Wars I know, ever since he was little!!!!!" the video continues while displaying pictures of a young Howell playing with various Star Wars toys, such as a lightsaber.

The video then shows a picture of the letter Howell's family received from Lucasfilm telling them that a character had been named after the late hero.

Howell's girlfriend said they thought it was "too good to be true" until they finally saw Ri-Lee's entry in the Star Wars wiki.

"As a small tribute, our Story Group has incorporated a re-imagining of Riley's name as a character in the Star Wars galaxy," the letter from Lucasfilm reads.
 
The family received the letter not long after Howell's death, but couldn't share the news until the book his namesake appears in was published.

Lucasfilm was alerted to Howell's fandom thanks to a complete stranger in Florida, who took it upon himself to write to the studio after learning about Howell's story.

"I'm sure Riley would be super excited," a family member of Howell's told CBS affiliate WBTV.

"This is beyond what we could have asked for," another family member said.

Howell, 21, was an ROTC participant and has been hailed a hero for trying to stop Trystan Terrell, the 22-year-old who opened fire in a UNC-Charlotte classroom on April 30.

"He took the fight to the assailant," Charlotte-Mecklenberg police chief Kerr Putney said after the shooting.

"He took the assailant off his feet. And then the heroes that we have here were able to apprehend him."

"Unfortunately he gave his life in the process, but his sacrifice saved lives," Putney said.

Howell was buried with military honors and was also honored at UNC-Charlotte's commencement ceremony in May.

One other person, 19-year-old Ellis Parlier, was killed in the shooting.

Drew Pescaro, 19; Sean Dehart, 20; Emily Houpt, 23; and Rami Alramadhan, 20; were injured in the attack. 


















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Re: STAR WARS franchise
« Reply #124 on: December 28, 2019, 09:40:35 am »
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Re: STAR WARS franchise
« Reply #125 on: December 29, 2019, 08:29:41 am »
I'd give the movie a B+

I enjoyed it overall, though there seemed to be a couple of 'false' endings cued up before the movie finally ended.

I'm glad that Finn had more consistent (relative) competence this time around, lol.  Also, it seemed as if the Janna character was set up to be a kind of love interest but that thread seemed to be abandoned by the epilogue..
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« Reply #126 on: December 29, 2019, 09:22:23 am »
I'd give the movie a B+

I enjoyed it overall, though there seemed to be a couple of 'false' endings cued up before the movie finally ended.

I'm glad that Finn had more consistent (relative) competence this time around, lol.  Also, it seemed as if the Janna character was set up to be a kind of love interest but that thread seemed to be abandoned by the epilogue..
A Finn/Janna spinoff series could be great.

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« Reply #127 on: December 30, 2019, 03:47:39 am »
I'd give the movie a B+

I enjoyed it overall, though there seemed to be a couple of 'false' endings cued up before the movie finally ended.

I'm glad that Finn had more consistent (relative) competence this time around, lol.  Also, it seemed as if the Janna character was set up to be a kind of love interest but that thread seemed to be abandoned by the epilogue..
A Finn/Janna spinoff series could be great.


RH,

It was hinted-and I'm guess cut from the theatrical cut-that
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Lando was Jannah's father.
So it is very likely Disney plans to do something to tie up that loose strand
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(though I wonder if they will change Jannah's parentage whenever/if ever they do a comic, novel, video game, or television show about Jannah and maybe Lando).

http://ew.com/movies/2019/12/21/the-rise-of-skywalker-companion-book-lando-final-scene-twist/

HS,

I agree with you about the fake outs and about Finn. This was his best outing. Even in the prequel comic Allegiance, he was depicted as still being bumbling and incompetent so I was pleased to see they didn't do that in The Rise of Skywalker. It''s not perfect yet with the character, but this is a good start to redeeming the character.
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And now he has some Force sensitivity so that could deliver on the 'promise' (which I never put much stock in, not sure why) of Finn holding the lightsaber in the poster for The Force Awakens, which led some to believe that he would be a Jedi.
I do wonder if that was what Abrams was thinking of all along for the character, but Rian Johnson didn't go with that (and to be honest, I thought Johnson handled Finn slightly better than Abrams did in Awakens. Though Johnson saddled Finn with Rose, creating a forced relationship to keep Rey and Finn apart, so he could build on the Rey and Ren connection. But with Abrams back,
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he kept the Rey/Ren connection, though he also tried to have it both ways, giving Reylo fans a moment and then taking it away for people who weren't Reylo fans, and I'm assuming Abrams also wasn't, because he's said in an interview that the Ben/Rey kiss was more like siblings than romantic. So I wonder if all along his plans were not to go the romantic route, but some fans and Johnson took it there, and Abrams had to 'clean up' that, like he did with other sequel storylines).

I hope the novels and comics will now keep it going with rehabilitating Finn,
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perhaps developing a Finn-Jannah romantic relationship, delving into both of their Stormtrooper pasts, and having Finn become a Jedi. Even though Rise of Skywalker did end some stories, but there's still a lot of story left.
All that being said, I don't really want to see another trilogy about Rey, Finn, or Dameron, but I'm okay with doing more with their stories in the novels, etc., a lot more than I was before I saw Episode 9. Now I see the ingredients for some potentially interesting characters that I would like to get to know more than I have in either Force Awakens or The Last Jedi.

Ironically Lando was left pretty unscathed by the end of Episode 9. They had deconstructed all of the other heroes and Lando being less 'important' meant they didn't think him important enough to come up with anything with in the other sequel films, and now with Billy Dee Williams the last major actor from the original trilogy not to appear until Rise of Skywalker, and Disney wanting to bring disgruntled fans back, making them, IMO, averse to deconstructing Lando, and he pretty much was the same heroic, swashbuckling character was last saw him as in Return of the Jedi.
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He got to give as important a pep talk as Force Ghost Luke in the film and he helped save the day, back in the Falcon no less, toward the end of the film. Surely it made no sense that Dameron or the Resistance didn't defer to him and give him control, but I wasn't tripping off that. He got to save the day in the end. He wasn't a deadbeat, he wasn't a coward, he wasn't too bad of a failure.
So I was happy for that.

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« Reply #128 on: December 30, 2019, 08:40:38 am »
It was...fine.

As well made as any piece of cinematic cowardice I've ever seen.

The movie goes out of its way to retcon ALL the most interesting parts of The Last Jedi: (you don't need to be anyone in particular to use The Force, The Jedi and the Sith aren't the be and end all of the Galaxy).

It then replaces them with dopier premises that are kinda badly explained.

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You mean to tell me Ray's Dad is Lord Palpatine's son and this imperial aristocrat can't think of anything better than to strand her on a desert planet

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I get how Lord Palp can build a fleet with the Empire's resources. But how did he do that as a half dead DarkSide zombie at the bottom of a pit? What'd he do create an army of Zombie Engineers?


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« Reply #134 on: January 07, 2020, 01:19:38 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Zj-hMEL-k

Video made some interesting points. Got me thinking why didn't Padme or the Jedi ever buy Shmi's freedom? Did Anakin ever ask Palpatine? Did Palpatine ever offer?