The Escapist Presents: The Escapists Blow Up The Death Star!

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OhJohnNo:

Fluke:

acex1138:
That was freaking painful to watch.

And at 100+ posts on this thread, yours is about the only sane one.

Nah, what neither of you realise is that you're actually just incorrect.

Or are of differing opinions. Totally a possibility right there.

DRTJR:
Does this mean Bob is Lisa's dad?

Well do we REALLY know what bob got up to in his younger days? Just sayin'.

Edit:
Why is it that whenever I post I always wind up with 2-5 posts immediately one after another? Do I really type THAT fast? Do I always pop in when everyone else who otherwise would have something to say is either in the bathroom or sleeping or something? I feel like I'm always talking to myself.

Quazimofo:

DRTJR:
Does this mean Bob is Lisa's dad?

Well do we REALLY know what bob got up to in his younger days? Just sayin'.

Edit:
Why is it that whenever I post I always wind up with 2-5 posts immediately one after another? Do I really type THAT fast? Do I always pop in when everyone else who otherwise would have something to say is either in the bathroom or sleeping or something? I feel like I'm always talking to myself.

In future, please combine your replies all into one post. Multiple posts are actually against our code of conduct (and just plain untidy).

Rogue 09:
That was completely dreadful. It was not even good in a "that's so bad" kind of way. It's was actually pretty insulting to the memory of the once great series. You didn't really add anything to it, you just stood in front of a greenscreen and committed no less than an assault on that scene.

The worst part was probably Darth Vader's iconic voice replaced by MovieBob's incredibly stupid accent. I actually feel sick and you ruined my favorite holiday of the year.

I am so ashamed of all of you right now.

As you may know (if you read my previous post in this thread) the 4th of May has a different meaning in other countries.
On this day in The Netherlands we remember all the people that were killed during the Second World War, and other wars, and remind the other generations of the horrors of war.

So let's put your outrage into perspective. You're angry over a few people on the internet posting a video in which they have some fun with a science fiction movie, while in another country 16 million people have 2 minutes of silence for all the victims of wars.

So, your favourite holiday of the year is ruined?

Yes, I know I made you look like a complete douche nozzle, it was intentional.
Also: I am so ashamed of you right now.

I had no idea what to expect when I clicked...what I got was AWESOME-SAUCE!!!

Seriously guys, that's was hilarious, well done! A few minutes into the vid, I expected Chris to be Chewie...and I wasn't disappointed.

Cheers all around!!!

That was great, and Tarkin at the end killed me.

While I'm not going to go all "Burn 'em at the stake" like some other people in this thread, I have to admit, I just wasn't feeling this one. Not sure why. I give you guys an A- for effort, but it just didn't tickle my taint. Sorry.

Hi all. I just want to say to the Escapists who participated in making this goofy little video that I sincerely appreciate it.

When I watched this May the 4th tribute, the first thing that came to mind was that this is exactly the type of thing that I would do with my own friends. This simple little premise of taking a scene of one of the most beloved sci-fi films of our time and putting yourselves in the roles of the characters to reenact it line-for-line mixed with a bit of over the top acting and cheesy added lines.

Watching the full eleven minutes as the role of each character was introduced, I could just see how you all came to the conclusion why Lisa was Luke or why Yahtzee wanted to be Ben or why Bob wanted to be Vader based on the characteristics they display when I watch them on a weekly basis. Everything about this made me feel like I was in some way a part of this because of the community that has been built around the contributors of this site.

However cheesy or messy the production of this video was, I understand why you guys wanted to share this with us on a day that we celebrate the love we have for Star Wars. It's clear that this was a product of your love for Star Wars. I appreciate that. It reminds me of why I love this site and the people on it.

You guys are the greatest, never let anyone tell you differently. May the Force be with you, always.

Rogue 10:
So, apparently the Escapist doesn't like it when people provide honest feedback regarding videos, even when you're calling out a video that they admit is bad. So I'm re-posting, because I don't like it when people try to bully others into silence.

blah blah blah blah

You're on a high horse. Get off.

Beyond the usual "for the love of God, lighten up", it's not the act of "providing honest feedback" that got you banned. It's the fact that you were a TOTAL ASSHAT about it. They're not "bullying you into silence", they're removing you because you have no concept of what's appropriate response to a given situation ("Auschwitz situation", what the hell...), you're rude, you're insulting, you're incredibly inappropriate (why mention that you watch tapes of your parents having sex? SERIOUSLY, WAT) and you generally aren't acting like the kind of person who DESERVES to be listened to.

Also, you didn't have to repost. We can all see the post that got you banned.

Quazimofo:

DRTJR:
Does this mean Bob is Lisa's dad?

Well do we REALLY know what bob got up to in his younger days? Just sayin'.

Edit:
Why is it that whenever I post I always wind up with 2-5 posts immediately one after another? Do I really type THAT fast? Do I always pop in when everyone else who otherwise would have something to say is either in the bathroom or sleeping or something? I feel like I'm always talking to myself.

Your posts are all within a couple of minutes of eachother in a day old thread. This is a big forum. but it's not that active that all threads have people typing out posts all the time.

Quazimofo:

OhJohnNo:

Fluke:

And at 100+ posts on this thread, yours is about the only sane one.

Nah, what neither of you realise is that you're actually just incorrect.

Or are of differing opinions. Totally a possibility right there.

Nope. Definitely just RONG.

:p

Anakinnnn:

RTR:
I didn't know Jason and Colby were so goofy.
Also, too bad they left out Gav. Why couldn't he get at least something tiny, like the same thing they did with Susan or something.

You should see the Star Wars Reel Physics episode if you want more goofy!
Jason Dean
REEL PHYSICS

Anyone who didn't know you guys were goofy as hell has obviously never stuck around for most of the blooper reels on your weekly shows. Kudos, fellas.

Where was Gav?

lacktheknack:

Rogue 10:
So, apparently the Escapist doesn't like it when people provide honest feedback regarding videos, even when you're calling out a video that they admit is bad. So I'm re-posting, because I don't like it when people try to bully others into silence.

blah blah blah blah

You're on a high horse. Get off.

Beyond the usual "for the love of God, lighten up", it's not the act of "providing honest feedback" that got you banned. It's the fact that you were a TOTAL ASSHAT about it. They're not "bullying you into silence", they're removing you because you have no concept of what's appropriate response to a given situation ("Auschwitz situation", what the hell...), you're rude, you're insulting, you're incredibly inappropriate (why mention that you watch tapes of your parents having sex? SERIOUSLY, WAT) and you generally aren't acting like the kind of person who DESERVES to be listened to.

Also, you didn't have to repost. We can all see the post that got you banned.

Well; that and the fact that they obviously made another account just to evade the ban. I quite appreciated the corniness of the video and I even laughed at some of the jokes.

For the record, honest feedback, we appreciate, as is evidenced by the number of people in this thread who commented on why they didn't enjoy the video and yet remain ban-free. Raging psychosis and banjumping? Yeah, that we're not big fans of.

Susan Arendt:
For the record, honest feedback, we appreciate, as is evidenced by the number of people in this thread who commented on why they didn't enjoy the video and yet remain ban-free.

In which case, although I wasn't originally going to post, I'll throw my hat into the ring.

It's not my cup of tea, but others seem to like it and so I assume you'd consider doing what some have suggested and doing Empire next year or whatever. Fair enough. However, I actually agree with the guy who said it was kinda painful to watch, and the main reason - awful, though presumably intentional, greenscreen aside - was that you guys didn't seem to have decided what you were trying to do. Was it supposed to be a parody? Then it could have done with a few more jokes and a bit less time doing what felt like a straight script reading. Felt like it relied quite heavily on "look, it's that guy from that show!" for the laughs. The only one who made me smile was Yahtzee who, intentionally or not, managed to give his lines an amusing subtext of "I could not possibly hate any of you any more than I do right now. Man, I wish I worked somewhere else" :-P

So there's my honest feedback. Make of it what you will!

SonicWaffle:

Susan Arendt:
For the record, honest feedback, we appreciate, as is evidenced by the number of people in this thread who commented on why they didn't enjoy the video and yet remain ban-free.

In which case, although I wasn't originally going to post, I'll throw my hat into the ring.

It's not my cup of tea, but others seem to like it and so I assume you'd consider doing what some have suggested and doing Empire next year or whatever. Fair enough. However, I actually agree with the guy who said it was kinda painful to watch, and the main reason - awful, though presumably intentional, greenscreen aside - was that you guys didn't seem to have decided what you were trying to do. Was it supposed to be a parody? Then it could have done with a few more jokes and a bit less time doing what felt like a straight script reading. Felt like it relied quite heavily on "look, it's that guy from that show!" for the laughs. The only one who made me smile was Yahtzee who, intentionally or not, managed to give his lines an amusing subtext of "I could not possibly hate any of you any more than I do right now. Man, I wish I worked somewhere else" :-P

So there's my honest feedback. Make of it what you will!

Totally hear what you're saying. Truth is, we came up with the idea wayyyyyyy too close to May 4 for this to have really worked. We never should've tried it, there just wasn't enough time. But we're a bunch of dorks and we wanted to do *something* and so that's what we did. It would've benefitted greatly from a more unified approach, but we were largely making it up as we went. It's a hot mess, but it looks pretty much exactly like what it is - a bunch of really talented people who actually like each other goofing around with some video equipment.

Thanks for your comments!

Very awesome, was laughing at work so loud people were staring at me from across the office :p

Well. you guys are dorks.

I may be late to the party, but gods that was fun. :D

Susan Arendt:
Truth is, we came up with the idea wayyyyyyy too close to May 4 for this to have really worked. We never should've tried it, there just wasn't enough time. But we're a bunch of dorks and we wanted to do *something* and so that's what we did. It would've benefited greatly from a more unified approach, but we were largely making it up as we went. It's a hot mess, but it looks pretty much exactly like what it is - a bunch of really talented people who actually like each other goofing around with some video equipment.

Well cast, well played, and, considering everything was done at great expense and at the last minute, well done. Improvisation may not have as much polish, but it can still create things of breat geauty.

Matthewmagic:
Well. you guys are dorks.

Oh, dude, you don't know the half of it.

Saarai-fan:
So you guys doing Empire next year? Think the Duel on the Death Star II/Battle of Endor from Return would be more appropriate so as to allow a good amount of the Escapists some screen time.

Either that, or I wouldn't mind seeing more Star Wars parodies here on the Escapist if it were maybe once or twice a month. Think they'd be funny to watch.

Gav should be the emperor!

Well, that was goofy as hell. I loved Bob's Bostonian rendition of Vader. XD

I kept thinking, where the hell are the no right answer guys....and then I realized.

Also, Jim Sterling as porkins is probably the funniest thing I've seen in a while.

That was hilarious, though I am a little confused as to why Lisa played Luke. I mean, I like her Top 5 lists and all, but she's not as big on the site as Yahtzee, Bob, LRR, Jim... Wouldn't it have made sense to give other people bigger roles? Whatever, still funny.

I really enjoyed that! It was absolutely terrible, but in that really entertaining way :)

demonflowers:
That was hilarious, though I am a little confused as to why Lisa played Luke. I mean, I like her Top 5 lists and all, but she's not as big on the site as Yahtzee, Bob, LRR, Jim... Wouldn't it have made sense to give other people bigger roles? Whatever, still funny.

Luke's role in the first film was one of a hero's journey. Coming from humble beginnings but with great potential. Lisa's Top 5 has been on the site before, but she's probably the youngest contributor here.

Also, she's perky and eager with a high-pitched voice and a drive to take on the whole empire herself. Just like Luke in the original Star Wars!

TheDrunkNinja:

demonflowers:
That was hilarious, though I am a little confused as to why Lisa played Luke. I mean, I like her Top 5 lists and all, but she's not as big on the site as Yahtzee, Bob, LRR, Jim... Wouldn't it have made sense to give other people bigger roles? Whatever, still funny.

Luke's role in the first film was one of a hero's journey. Coming from humble beginnings but with great potential. Lisa's Top 5 has been on the site before, but she's probably the youngest contributor here.

Also, she's perky and eager with a high-pitched voice and a drive to take on the whole empire herself. Just like Luke in the original Star Wars!

That and Yahtzee probably didn't feel like recording himself acting in front of a camera.
British repression and whatnot. (His words, not mine)

I wish that Foiles had ad-libbed a bit more; her lines felt a mite dry compared to everyone elses. Still, that was very fun to watch, and must have been more fun to make. :)

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