Old Star Wars Fandom

Remember this era of the Star Wars fandom? What did it feel like to be around before even the Prequels got completed?
https://boards.theforce.net/threads/palpatine-sidious-its-so-obvious.245896/

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If a forum isn't flinging insults like troony and Black person like monkeys flinging liquid shit, then I want no part of it.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Palpatine=Sidious ... its so obvious!
    >Yes, it's so obvious, and therefore it won't be like that at all. Agatha Christie's books would have been pretty boring if the obvious killer was always the killer.
    Oh boy, this is a goldmine.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember this. Lots of theories.
      I like the one where Darth Sidious was a completely different character from Palpatine the politician, and that Sidious bugles his way only to have Palpatine take center stage, find out about the whole jedi/sith prophecy thing and siphon a whole bunch of chosen one blood into himself at some point when Anakin is to be injured in his fight with Obiwan.
      This was all before ROTS came out.

      [...]
      [...]
      The Phantom Menace VHS states Palpatine being the emperor on the back of the box. Are you telling me none of this was supposed to be obvious? Wtf

      >The Phantom Menace VHS states Palpatine being the emperor on the back of the box. Are you telling me none of this was supposed to be obvious? Wtf
      There was emperor then. There was a guy in a hooded cloak, and Senetor Palpatine. The fact that they were played by the same actor shoudl've been enough, but I guess people were just giving George too much credit to be able to pull off even a moronic "wat a tvist!" asspull to spicen things up.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >There was emperor then.
        fricking
        "there was NO emperor"
        re-read my post and it reeks of ESL but i'm just fricking buzzed right now and my hands are shking on my kebyoard.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The 2000 TPM VHS box indeed says "...Palpatine, well known as the evil Emperor..." right on the back. I just checked.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes and? Palpatine was always known as the name of the emperor long before ep1 even came out. That snippet on the box was for people who had no clue about sw shit beyond the orignal trilogy. "Palpatine" was name in every game, comic, novel and toy line in the late 80's onward.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It even says Palpatine's the emperor in the original novelization - note that George hadn't fully developed the whole "Palpatine's a Sith Lord" concept at this point

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It is interesting how it describes Palpatine as
                >controlled by the very assistants and boot-lickers he had appointed to high office

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah if you read Rinzler's The Making of The Empire Strikes Back it includes Lucas's notes where he starts developing the emperor as this ultimate villain for the saga. When he did A New Hope Darth Vader was the big bad (hence why he kept him alive since he already had a rough idea for 2 sequels)

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Naturally they became heroes.
                ???

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That was a really weird thing in retrospect. Vader was always called "Dark Lord of the Sith", and then there were all those ancient Old Republic era comics where the Sith are first introduced etc., and throughout Palpatine is only referred to as a strong dark force user. Presuming just stating that he was a Sith was against what the writers of any of the media were allowed to do.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Elsewhere in the book it mentions Palpatine and "later Emperors". Perhaps in the Death Star conference room scene. Implying that Palpatine declaring himself Emperor was a very long time before the Imperial governors and bureaucrats exterminated the Jedi. Not both events taking place over the course of a couple days. "The cries of the people for justice" not reaching him implies that it would have mattered to him if they had. Either Lucas hadn't decided that Palpatine was a bad guy until doing RotJ, or his notes just weren't clear enough to Alan Dean Foster (ghost writer of the SW novelization).

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >his notes just weren't clear enough to Alan Dean Foster
                Happens a lot more than you think.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >people were just giving George too much credit
        People knew the Emperor was called Palpatine since the novelizations of the OT back in the 80s you colossal moron

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Correction: 70s but yes

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Reread the post nigbrain. Palpatine was known for ages as fricking stated, but Sidious was made up for that film.
          homosexual

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked this one too.
    https://boards.theforce.net/threads/what-rumors-of-i-and-ii-did-you-hear.19033801/

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was always obvious that palps was sidious even to 5 year old me

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Palpatine=Sidious ... its so obvious!
      >Yes, it's so obvious, and therefore it won't be like that at all. Agatha Christie's books would have been pretty boring if the obvious killer was always the killer.
      Oh boy, this is a goldmine.

      Wait, it was supposed to be a twist?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Were there any Proto memes that are similar to the old ben "Luke, Did I ever Tell You about" pastas?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Autism didn’t exist in the ‘90s

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Flu shots still weren't common to take in the 90's so there was a lower autism rate. Only after media presence became a larger part of our day to day lives were we able to reach that level of irrelevant brain activity.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You might be onto something. I'm older than SW and have never had a flu shot.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >We will catch them off balance

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well, I can't argue with this one.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      God, I miss the old internet

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You used to be able to submit questions on Starwars.com and they'd be answered by the Jedi Librarian.
    I remember someone asking if there would be podracing in Episode 2 and she answered yes.
    After the movie came out, someone was like "WTF, I thought you said there would be podracing in EP2?" and she responded something like "You need to watch closer young padawan, podracing can be seen on a screen in the club that Obi Wan and Anakin visit."

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember when the star wars website had a pink background and was basically just a news blog.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Empire:_To_the_Last_Man#Behind_the_scenes

    soul

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Filoni? Is that you?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol

      pic related was released in 2005 as part of a series of graphic novels from concept artists who worked on the film. they were for scenes that weren't able to make it into the movie, but george liked them enough to approve them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don't understand why it was made non-canon when it came out. It perfectly explains why Owen didn't want Obi-Wan anywhere near Luke in ANH.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          While watching Maul go to Tatooine in Rebels, I fully thought they were going to re-canonize this.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember having a visual encyclopedia when I was like 8 for episode 2 and was surprised when it acted like Sidious and Sheev were different people. Before that I had no idea that it wasn’t supposed to be explicit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/6nLXYso.png

      Remember this era of the Star Wars fandom? What did it feel like to be around before even the Prequels got completed?
      https://boards.theforce.net/threads/palpatine-sidious-its-so-obvious.245896/

      >Palpatine=Sidious ... its so obvious!
      >Yes, it's so obvious, and therefore it won't be like that at all. Agatha Christie's books would have been pretty boring if the obvious killer was always the killer.
      Oh boy, this is a goldmine.

      The Phantom Menace VHS states Palpatine being the emperor on the back of the box. Are you telling me none of this was supposed to be obvious? Wtf

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Star Wars fans knew, but normies and the Jedi were shocked.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember when TFA came out and about January they banned Reylo posting. With ROS making it canon they got what they deserved.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      /reylo/ was the most obvious sponsored content ever.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    reactions to Attack of the Clones were hilarious, many considered it the best SW movie to date
    https://boards.theforce.net/threads/just-saw-attack-of-the-clones-official-thread-initial-reactions.6841269/

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wtf, what were people smoking back then?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I kinda get it, I was pretty hyped right after watching TFA, of course I didn't consider it better than any OT movie. Not long after I absolutely hated it along with the rest of disney shit

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Weed

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you liked episode 1, then 2 finally gets to the meat of the story, and it’s the definitive clone war we’ve been waiting for. Tons of Jedi on screen. Tons of droids.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wtf, what were people smoking back then?

      Based ancient prequel enjoyers

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wtf, what were people smoking back then?

      This is fascinating

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey! This is where the nonsense myth that Marcia Lucas "saved" Star Wars with her editing skills comes from! Fricking 2004, who knew?

      [...]
      This is fascinating

      Their lack of modern cynicism is endearing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing wrong with enjoying things.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There is if you're enjoying shit. Mindlessness ruins the world for everyone else.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Movies are for entertainment.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              And morons who support the constant enshittening of the world help drain the entertainment value from them.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I went to see it with a friend and his sister. His sister loved it because it seemed to fit her BL shipping.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hey! This is where the nonsense myth that Marcia Lucas "saved" Star Wars with her editing skills comes from! Fricking 2004, who knew?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So it's all Hood_wink's fault then

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SuperShadow

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When the toys for TPM came out (before the movie did) there was a popular theory that the Clone Wars had to do with politicians and clones of them. Since there were two Natalie Portman ones with different names, and two Ian McDiarmid ones. The 1976 novelization of the original movie made it sound like Palpatine wasn't a bad guy in the prologue, and then mentions "later Emperors" elsewhere. But then Luke addresses the Emperor as Palpatine in the RotJ novelization.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally George Lucas saying it, why wouldn't they believe him?

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anyone remember that SuperSpyShadow guy or whatever he was called? had a website where he claimed he knew George Lucas and what the prequels had planned. lots of BIG LEAKS that never came to pass, always wonder what the deal was.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SuperShadow's wife's son grew up to be Mike Zeroh.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus what a throw back. It's really sad how much better the Internet was before it became a daycare and shopping mall. Everything is just so sanitized and gay. Even here the Cinemaphile mod is basically a full on safety troony. I wasn't prepared for how gay and shitty everything was going to become.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frick bro, that's a deep memory there.

      I wonder what that guy's deal was. Was he just an attention seeking teen who wanted to get people to read his fanfics under the guise of it being "direct from lucas" or was he just trying to get a rise out of people?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Was he just an attention seeking teen who wanted to get people to read his fanfics under the guise of it being "direct from lucas" or was he just trying to get a rise out of people?
        Probably both.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >teen
        He was probably much much older.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In this TV ad, when Maul says "the corrupt", Palpatine is on screen. They knew we knew, even though the hints to normies in the movie itself are pretty subtle.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They knew we knew
      Senator Palpatine is played by the same actor that played the Emperor in ROTJ. Of course we knew. It was never a secret.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, that's one of the reason they knew we knew. But filthy casuals certainly didn't know, and they didn't know it was the same actor. WE knew. JJ Abrams new, and he said it was fricking stupid that they got the same actor, because it ruined the "twist". Reading him say that was my first clue that he is a moronic hack, not having seen much of his non-SW stuff. It worried me that Snoke was going to be a Palpatine clone, but they got someone else to play him to preserve "a twist". I was almost right and it made me mad that I wasn't 100% wrong.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hollywood freaks are obsessed with subversion whereas normal people just want a solid movie to watch.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They went out of their way when TFA came out to say that Snoke was NOT Sith, so I don't think the eventual reveal was intended. NOTHING specific had been thought up, because frick you.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm thinking Snoke was at one point supposed to be Palpatine reborn. I think that's why Roundhead Rian made him a giant and killed him off because bringing back Palpatine is a stupid idea. Just as it was in Dark Empire.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            One of the most baffling things about TFA, is why did JJ name Kylo Ren one letter off from an existing Star Wars character nobody remembered?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the hints to normies in the movie itself are pretty subtle
      There's nothing subtle about TPM.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What did George mean by this?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Remember when Qui Gon fooled him when they've rolled the dices?
          Thats an allegory on Lucas fooling israeli Hollywood by keeping all rights on SW back when ANH was in creation.
          Literally this.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yet casuals were still surprised at the end of RotS.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ITT: morons surprised to see Star Wars fans like Star Wars movies.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was amazing

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fandom doesn't exist in the traditional sense anymore, and we're all poorer for it. What was once a community taking inconsistent fiction and carefully rationalizing it into a consistent and real world is now a gaggle of troony redditors who see it all as just a logo for the t shirt they stretch across their flab. Genuine love and passion has been replaced with surface trends and subversion. Nothing good can be created in a world like this. There's not a single story told in the last several decades that spawned a following as large and long lasting as Star Wars. There probably won't be in our lifetimes. Just an endless slew or what is basically an after school special about racism and chopping your dick off, over and over and over. Zero wonder, zero creation.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      well 40k still exists but you're still ultimately right
      especially since people just forget about the newest product after a week or two now. not sure what's the cause for that

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I saw TPM on opening night when I was 9 years old and even I could tell that Sidious was Palpitine,

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Prequel shitflinging got so bad that it was effectively banned. It's fun to see the remaining posters try to convince themselves they liked the movies, though.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >fun to see the remaining posters try to convince themselves they liked the movies, though.
      They're still at it today.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was a regular on starwars.com message boards back when TCW was airing. Sad day when the site was overhauled after the buyout and they removed the comments section. I tried Jedi Council Forums for a bit but it wasn't the same. All my friends were gone.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I confidently thought there was no way the prequels could suck. And then TPM came out.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zoomers don't remember that time in the early 90s where Lucas was regarded as a legitimately grand filmmaker who had this grand plan all the way back in the 70s.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>2024 goyslop consumers
    >BAD!
    >2002 goyslop consumers
    >GOOD

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not even supposed to be here today.

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't even tell

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"You wanna have sex?"
    >"Can we?"
    Why is 3PO such a bawd?

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It just dawned on me that I was already on Cinemaphile in 2005 when Revenge Of The Sith came out.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Goddamn. I think I've been here "only" a decade (since The Fappening).

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >(since The Fappening)
        Get out

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was like playing an older game with your brain filling in the rest of the graphics creating an even more beautiful picture.
    Now you have everything made with generated frames and bad lighting and washed out colors.
    This is what the future is.
    This is what they did to Star Wars.

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >all these stupid theories
    Seems like the Star Wars fandom was always brainless

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're autists. No shit.

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Almost every gradually leaked spoiler for ROTS came from the novel which somebody obviously got early but wouldn't leak all in one go.

  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    kek it's entirely possible that i'm in one of these screencaps
    jedi council forums were THE place to be, especially for EU enjoyers

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