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Bill Lehecka

Whiny Man Baby
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Yes, it has. That shit is douchey.


*puts on nerd glasses*

There was a force sensitive tree that was on the jedi temple on Coruscant. Just a place for meditation and such. When the temple was destroyed and turned into the Imperial Center, a sapling was smuggled out. In one of the comics Luke, with Poe Dameron's mom's help, tracked down the sapling. I don't remember why, but there was two of them. The Dameron family took one and planted it on Dantooine, where they settled and mad e a homestead. What Luke did with his has remained a mystery.

Force Tree
Um, what?

That might be the dumbest thing I've ever read.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Um, what?

That might be the dumbest thing I've ever read.
I wouldn't go that far, but I'm not sure why they keep dipping into that well.


They introduced the tree in clone wars.



And I said Dantooine, I meant Yavin 4.


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An ancient Force-sensitive tree grew at the heart of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, where it existed during the time of the Jedi Order. It was located in a courtyard which, during the Clone Wars, was used to train Jedi younglings.[1]

When Darth Sidious, a malevolent Dark Lord of the Sith, took control of the Galactic Republic, he appointed himself Emperor and started exterminating the Jedi. Upon taking over the Jedi temple for himself, the Emperor turned it into the Imperial Palace, and he removed the Force-sensitive tree. Two living twigs, all that remained of the tree, were stored in a secret base installed on Vetine. These fragments were recovered by Commander Luke Skywalker, the last known Jedi Knight, and Lieutenant Shara Bey of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Skywalker kept one of the fragments and gifted the other to Bey and her husband, Kes Dameron, who planted it outside of their new home on Yavin 4 after concluding their service to the Rebellion.[2]

Bey died in 10 ABY. Some time after her death, her son, Poe Dameron, who often played on the growing Force tree as a child, rigged a pair of old podracer engines to his father's koyo picker in order to pick their koyo grove. The exhaust from the engines singed the tree, so Kes made his son spend the next year nursing the tree to health.[3]

Behind the scenes
"If he's trying to recover knowledge, you know, it's like I don't want to do a holocron; holocrons have been done, don't do that. And I could hear both Pablo and Leland groan, and they're like, 'Yeah not another holocron.' And we'd been talking a lot about Palpatine and really about how horrible he was, and I think it was Pablo who said, 'You know what, you should use the tree from the Jedi Temple, from the Clone Wars cartoon,' and I was like, 'Oh that's a fantastic idea. That's a fantastic idea.' And that's where it came from. It was quite literally Story Group saying, 'Use the tree!' and I said, 'Oh that's beautiful.' And that's such a beautiful metaphor, you know, and it's a perfect metaphor for what the galaxy is like after Return of the Jedi."
―Greg Rucka[src]

The ancient tree in the Jedi Temple was first seen in "The Wrong Jedi," a fifth season episode of the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.[4] Concept art for the tree, including the surrounding training ground, was done by Andre Kirk in 2011.[5] Greg Rucka, author of the comic book mini-series Star Wars: Shattered Empire, chose to use the tree in the comic's fourth issue because he wanted Luke Skywalker to pursue a Jedi object that wasn't "just another holocron."[6] Rucka, who received the idea from Pablo Hidalgo and the Lucasfilm Story Group, felt the tree was a strong metaphor for rebuilding the galaxy after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.[7]
 

DR. Jimcy M.E.

I bring love and cheer.
I wouldn't go that far, but I'm not sure why they keep dipping into that well.


They introduced the tree in clone wars.



And I said Dantooine, I meant Yavin 4.


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An ancient Force-sensitive tree grew at the heart of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, where it existed during the time of the Jedi Order. It was located in a courtyard which, during the Clone Wars, was used to train Jedi younglings.[1]

When Darth Sidious, a malevolent Dark Lord of the Sith, took control of the Galactic Republic, he appointed himself Emperor and started exterminating the Jedi. Upon taking over the Jedi temple for himself, the Emperor turned it into the Imperial Palace, and he removed the Force-sensitive tree. Two living twigs, all that remained of the tree, were stored in a secret base installed on Vetine. These fragments were recovered by Commander Luke Skywalker, the last known Jedi Knight, and Lieutenant Shara Bey of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Skywalker kept one of the fragments and gifted the other to Bey and her husband, Kes Dameron, who planted it outside of their new home on Yavin 4 after concluding their service to the Rebellion.[2]

Bey died in 10 ABY. Some time after her death, her son, Poe Dameron, who often played on the growing Force tree as a child, rigged a pair of old podracer engines to his father's koyo picker in order to pick their koyo grove. The exhaust from the engines singed the tree, so Kes made his son spend the next year nursing the tree to health.[3]

Behind the scenes
"If he's trying to recover knowledge, you know, it's like I don't want to do a holocron; holocrons have been done, don't do that. And I could hear both Pablo and Leland groan, and they're like, 'Yeah not another holocron.' And we'd been talking a lot about Palpatine and really about how horrible he was, and I think it was Pablo who said, 'You know what, you should use the tree from the Jedi Temple, from the Clone Wars cartoon,' and I was like, 'Oh that's a fantastic idea. That's a fantastic idea.' And that's where it came from. It was quite literally Story Group saying, 'Use the tree!' and I said, 'Oh that's beautiful.' And that's such a beautiful metaphor, you know, and it's a perfect metaphor for what the galaxy is like after Return of the Jedi."
―Greg Rucka[src]

The ancient tree in the Jedi Temple was first seen in "The Wrong Jedi," a fifth season episode of the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.[4] Concept art for the tree, including the surrounding training ground, was done by Andre Kirk in 2011.[5] Greg Rucka, author of the comic book mini-series Star Wars: Shattered Empire, chose to use the tree in the comic's fourth issue because he wanted Luke Skywalker to pursue a Jedi object that wasn't "just another holocron."[6] Rucka, who received the idea from Pablo Hidalgo and the Lucasfilm Story Group, felt the tree was a strong metaphor for rebuilding the galaxy after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.[7]
I remember a plant like being that was a force master or some such shit in the comics. It wasn't so much a tree as it was a humanoid tree like Groot.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
I remember a plant like being that was a force master or some such shit in the comics. It wasn't so much a tree as it was a humanoid tree like Groot.
Yeah, there have been a few plant based sentient species. (I feel like you are talking about the Zelosians) And they have had force sensitive plants across the EU, from time to time. Like the Baffor Trees on Ithor.
 

LiddyRules

I Think I'll Eat An Apple
No. Also I've been told that YouTube bits that go on for 20 minutes are too long and unfunny.
No. Unfunny YouTube bits that go on for 20 minutes are too long and unfunny. Funny YouTube bits that go on for 20 minutes are very cool.
 
Milk on bottom shelf of refrigerator. Ding!
Haha for the record, I'm not a CinemaSins fanboy. I binged a bunch of their videos and enjoyed it and moved on. I do that often. I had a period where I watched a ton of Collider stuff and now I can't stand it for more than 30 seconds (aside for the Movie Trivia Schmoedown, which is kinda awesome but isn't actually a Collider thing technically)
 

Pigdango

Silence, you mortal Fuck!
Donator
No. Also I've been told that YouTube bits that go on for 20 minutes are too long and unfunny.
Is that a reference to CinemaSins?

Let's set Nerd Crew aside and just focus on this. I used to love CinemaSins, but I feel like they changed the entire concept of their videos, from finding mistakes to providing a detailed analysis of the plot and recapping the entire movie.

A decent comparison might be that you enjoy doing HitW with me and reading my one sentence jokes, but the Man of Steel takedown was just too fucking much. I tried hard to make a lot of jokes in the MoS thing, but you didn't even see them in the part that you read because you focused in on my breakdown of the colonization plot. See what I'm saying? CinemaSins had a formula that worked. They changed the formula and now it doesn't work for me.

And you could certainly say the same with RLM - that you enjoy their snarky movie reviews, but when they turn on their fellow YouTubers or start attacking people who like certain movies it goes outside that formula and doesn't work for you. I don't really watch anything from RLM other than HitB, Plinkett, and Nerd Crew/Science Guy. Best of the Worst and Re-View don't do much for me.
 
Is that a reference to CinemaSins?

Let's set Nerd Crew aside and just focus on this. I used to love CinemaSins, but I feel like they changed the entire concept of their videos, from finding mistakes to providing a detailed analysis of the plot and recapping the entire movie.

A decent comparison might be that you enjoy doing HitW with me and reading my one sentence jokes, but the Man of Steel takedown was just too fucking much. I tried hard to make a lot of jokes in the MoS thing, but you didn't even see them in the part that you read because you focused in on my breakdown of the colonization plot. See what I'm saying? CinemaSins had a formula that worked. They changed the formula and now it doesn't work for me.

And you could certainly say the same with RLM - that you enjoy their snarky movie reviews, but when they turn on their fellow YouTubers or start attacking people who like certain movies it goes outside that formula and doesn't work for you. I don't really watch anything from RLM other than HitB, Plinkett, and Nerd Crew/Science Guy. Best of the Worst and Re-View don't do much for me.
Read my tweet above yours.
 

Pigdango

Silence, you mortal Fuck!
Donator
Also, "just because you don't feel good, that doesn't stop amazing Star Wars news from happening" made me laugh really hard.
 
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