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11-04-2001, 08:50 PM
I have now watched the Episode II trailer 9 times.

it's up on apple.com, starwars.com

Design Sifu
11-05-2001, 11:24 PM
I saw it myself... on the BIG SCREEN. Yeah... it still brings back that childhood AWWWWWWWWE. Think the movie will be any better?

11-06-2001, 04:52 PM
Haha, I sure hope so!

Design Sifu
11-07-2001, 11:29 PM

Ming the Merciless
11-08-2001, 09:11 AM
I didn't really like the trailer. The whole heavy breathing thing actually made me laugh. Boba Fett is going to be in the next movie though(cool). I'll go see it just because it is Star Wars.

11-11-2001, 09:43 PM
"I'll go see it just because it is Star Wars." --Ming the Merciless

Hmm. Much the same reason I watch porn, but I'm sure for quite different motivations.

K. Mark Hoover

11-11-2001, 11:20 PM

acctually, I think that episode 2 will suck just as much as episode one did. lucas is all about $ now-a-days.

"maybe not in combat.. but think of the chicks man, the chicks!" -- someone on the subject of back-flips in combat --

01-11-2017, 08:15 AM
As the Year of the Monkey draws to a close...

Star Wars inspires name for new gibbon species found in China (http://news.sky.com/story/star-wars-inspires-name-for-new-gibbon-species-found-in-china-10725042)
A new species found in China has been named after Luke Skywalker, because the scientists are big fans of the franchise.
13:27, UK,
Wednesday 11 January 2017

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A young Luke Skywalker and the youngest species of hoolock gibbon

By Duarte Garrido, Entertainment Reporter

A new species of gibbon found in the remote forests of China has been named after one of Star Wars' most famous characters.

Scientists on the China-Burma border have found a new species of hoolock gibbons after rigorous genetic examinations.

Because the team of researchers are big fans of the Star Wars franchise, the newly found gibbon has been named after one of its most iconic characters.

The originally named Gaoligong hoolock gibbon is also called Skywalker, after the Jedi.

But that is not the only reason.

Mark Hamill (https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/819107402175782912)✔ @HamillHimself
So proud of this! First the Pez dispenser, then the Underoos & U.S. postage stamp... now this! #GorillaMyDreams #SimianSkywalker #JungleJedi https://twitter.com/BBCMorelle/status/819073845302849536
1:03 AM - 11 Jan 2017
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When spelled out in Chinese characters, the name Skywalker reads "Heaven's movement" - a supposed reference to the way the gibbon acts.

It was previously thought the gibbons belonged to one of two already-known species of hoolock gibbons, a type of primate found in Bangladesh, India, China and Burma, where they live in the trees, feeding mostly on fruit, leaves and shoots.

In response to the news, actor Mark Hamill - who plays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies - tweeted: "So proud of this! First the Pez dispenser, then the Underoos & U.S. postage stamp... now this!"

With the animals facing illegal hunting and destruction, damage and fragmentation of their habitat, scientists have recommend the gibbon to be categorised as "endangered".

"The discovery of the new species focuses attention on the need for improved conservation of small apes," the researchers said.

"Many of which are in danger of extinction in southern China and Southeast Asia."