DudeGuyMan wrote:As far as I can tell Raynor has been schooling the shit out of a couple of scrubs unable to answer basic points. Also, the frantic fanboy urge to stick up for the old movies is pretty hilarious.
Fucking Tarkin was told that the Rebels, the same Rebels who sucessfully stole the plans to his Death Star, were now attacking said Death Star and his orders were "HAHA WE'RE INVINCIBLE, DO NOTHING!" He's so stupid he goes out of his way to avoid taking basic precautions like launching his hundreds of fighters to intercept the enemy, forcing Vader to go out there and try to take them out with three fighters. Then when some lackey comes up and tells Tarkin that there really is a threat and that he should get the fuck out, his reaction is "NONSENSE! IMMINENT TRIUMPH! I INSIST WE DO NOTHING!" followed by getting exploded.
Glad to see someone else here who isn't sipping RLM's Kool-Aid. Tarkin's actions during the Battle of Yavin truly were inexplicable and stupid. Not that the tryhard prequel haters like to acknowledge things like that.
Tryhard people like the following...
Metahive wrote:In case you didn't pay attention, but the chance of the rebels successfully hitting the ventilation shaft just right to destroy the DS's reactor was so vanishingly small it required someone with special talents to accomplish (if you remember, only two rebel fighters could even try and Han called the shot one in a million). Tarkin was justified in not being overly worried.
Oh no, part of an original trilogy movie was stupid (ZOMG!). It's NOT the perfect holy text and infallible word of God that fanboys have been fooling themselves into thinking for decades!
It was stupid, deal with it. Even if the Rebel fighters weren't even attacking, even if the Rebels fighters were simply running the hell away, Tarkin was a negligent idiot for not sending a swarm of TIE fighters out to intercept or capture them.
And you know what? BIG DEAL. I can admit that piece of stupidity, and still like ANH. Because I don't need to delude myself about a movie I like, the way some of you guys do. I'm not trying to use something as trivial as whether I like or dislike a movie to pretend that I'm better or smarter than other people.
Destructionator XIII wrote:Wow, you just keep getting stupider. Just stop posting.
Everyone else, perhaps it's time to stop feeding the troll at this point.
Oh man, what a brilliant comeback. Just a notch above the infamous kindergarten "I know you are but what am I!" Your lack of any real response is telling. Although it isn't telling me anything new, because this dumb thread has gone nowhere in over a dozen pages.
Galvatron wrote:I admire the tenacity of the prequel defenders becoming so desperate to win this argument that they're throwing the OT under the bus to do it.
Oh yeah, it's so "desperate" to point out that Tarkin was a total moron, whose actions can't be explained by anything other than laziness and arrogance. What's desperate is the fact that you would actually dispute this.
Oni Koneko Damien wrote:Why does this thread still exist?
Good question, for once. Although the answer was made pretty clear oh, I don't know, 17 or 18 pages ago?
Oni Koneko Damien wrote:If it were *any* other topic, it would have been HoS'd or locked by page 10 at the latest. I guess the debating rules don't apply when you're trying to support the holy cow. whoknew?
Haha, what's this now? While I agree that this thread is utterly lame, it's also lame to allude to imaginary and unspecified rules while playing the victim. Oh yeah, the big bad prequel apologists in charge of this forum are abusing their power to protect the "holy cow" that is TPM. EPISODE ONE. The movie that you guys have been grasping at straws to find fault with for over 20 pages.
What's that I keep saying, about delusion and a lack of self-awareness? Anyway, this last page was even more pointless than usual. I guess I'll check in on you guys in another few days?