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    I still have never watched a Star Wars movie.

    Is the one coming out now as good a place as any to start?

    Which would be a better pick for the desert island for you? The Star Wars movies or (a similar number of) Star Trek movies?
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    21 Oct '15 00:52
    Originally posted by FMF

    Which would be a better pick for the desert island for you? The Star Wars movies or (a similar number of) Star Trek movies?
    Being an adult Star Trek.
    😀
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    21 Oct '15 06:04
    Originally posted by FMF
    I still have never watched a Star Wars movie.
    Why not?
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    21 Oct '15 07:27
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Why not?
    Wasn't interested when they came out ~ and did not have much of a going-to-the-cinema habit when I was younger ~ never felt tempted to rent the video, and I don 't watch much TV - hardly any, in fact - so reruns on TV passed me by. I watched part of one of them in a hotel once - 15 minutes' worth maybe.
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    21 Oct '15 07:32
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Being an adult Star Trek.
    😀
    Greek philosophers would have preferred Star Trek, and who would have preferred Star Wars...?
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    21 Oct '15 10:51
    Originally posted by FMF
    I still have never watched a Star Wars movie.

    Is the one coming out now as good a place as any to start?

    Which would be a better pick for the desert island for you? The Star Wars movies or (a similar number of) Star Trek movies?
    You're a rather curious fellow. Said recently in a thread that you didn't like chess and now that you have never watched Star Wars. How are either of those things possible?! 🙂

    Next you'll be saying you've never eaten a grapefruit.
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    21 Oct '15 10:59
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    You're a rather curious fellow. Said recently in a thread that you didn't like chess ...
    I should qualify my chess comment a bit: I do not like 2-D on-screen chess much. Nor do I have much liking for having more than one game on the go. I only play it to chat with opponents. Over the board chess I enjoy quite a lot and the opportunity to hold on to a train of thought while playing would probably endow me with a better rating than the one I have earned here.
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    21 Oct '15 11:15
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    ... you have never watched Star Wars. How are either of those things possible?!
    I have never been much of a cinema goer - maybe only 20 times in my entire life. I am not a fan of science fiction, with the occasional rather random exceptions. There always seemed to be things more interesting to rent when I was at the video store. I don't watch TV much. And I only download movies if I am very interested/motivated to (because of the file sizes). I missed my chance to get sucked up by Star Wars 1977-83 when I was more interested in stuff like King Of Comedy, Raging Bull, Interiors, Elephant Man, Das Boot, Ordinary People, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Verdict, Reds, Silkwood.
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    21 Oct '15 11:20
    Originally posted by FMF
    I have never been much of a cinema goer - maybe only 20 times in my entire life. I am not a fan of science fiction, with the occasional rather random exceptions. There always seemed to be things more interesting to rent when I was at the video store. I don't watch TV much. And I only download movies if I am very interested/motivated to (because of the file sizes ...[text shortened]... ant Man, Das Boot, Ordinary People, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Verdict, Reds, Silkwood.
    You recently recommended Deadwood, which my wife and i really enjoyed. (Despite the anti climax at the end of the third series). So i guess i can forgive you for missing Star Wars. (But only just).
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    21 Oct '15 11:30
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Greek philosophers would have preferred Star Trek, and who would have preferred Star Wars...?
    Fat Roman emperors.
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    21 Oct '15 11:42
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    You recently recommended Deadwood, which my wife and i really enjoyed. (Despite the anti climax at the end of the third series). So i guess i can forgive you for missing Star Wars. (But only just).
    There are so many films I have missed. Thousands and thousands, including fabulously popular ones. I watched about half a dozen highly rated movies from 2013 - because I made a conscious effort to figure out what they were, obtain them, and watch them - and even then I only watched 6 of them and I think I downloaded 30. As for 2014 and 2015, I've seen none. And I may have seen only a handful from 2010-2012. Now, TV series... that's another matter...
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    21 Oct '15 18:07
    Originally posted by FMF
    There are so many films I have missed. Thousands and thousands, including fabulously popular ones. I watched about half a dozen highly rated movies from 2013 - because I made a conscious effort to figure out what they were, obtain them, and watch them - and even then I only watched 6 of them and I think I downloaded 30. As for 2014 and 2015, I've seen none. And I may have seen only a handful from 2010-2012. Now, TV series... that's another matter...
    Some films are only really worth seeing on the big screen. (Lord of the Rings would fall into this category).
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    21 Oct '15 18:09
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Some films are only really worth seeing on the big screen. (Lord of the Rings would fall into this category).
    Not seen any of them. 😉
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    21 Oct '15 18:16
    Originally posted by FMF
    Not seen any of them. 😉
    Oh the humanity! 😉
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    21 Oct '15 18:30
    Originally posted by FMF
    I still have never watched a Star Wars movie.

    Is the one coming out now as good a place as any to start?

    Which would be a better pick for the desert island for you? The Star Wars movies or (a similar number of) Star Trek movies?
    If you missed Star Wars when you were 13, there's no point in starting with any of them now. The punch line is: "I did it for you, mom." That's all there is to it. ok? George Lucas went up market but down hill after THX 1138.
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