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By tps12 (Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:01:40 AM EST) Star Wars, Attack of the Clones, lightsaber, pistol grip, Dooku, Anakin, eyeball (all tags)
Element 7


A MORE more elegant weapon.

Count Dooku's wicked pistol grip lightsaber.

In sixth grade, I used to go to my friend's house and play badminton sometimes. One of the battledores (that's what you call a badminton racket. Now you know!) had a grip like that.

It really made you feel like a gentleman.

I decided on this Element before I found the actual screen capture. If it had happened the other way round, I might well have chosen Count Dooku's eyeball. But what can you do.

Oh man, I just realized that Anakin's arm is missing...I couldn't have chosen a more distracting frame, could I have?

And I suppose the whole thing should be spoiler-tagged.

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Seamless special effects by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 2) #1 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:08:00 AM EST
I didn't realize before that Anakin's transformation into Darth Vader was foreshadowed by this scene, where we find out that he has lava actually in his veins.

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okay wise guy by tps12 (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:10:33 AM EST
The lightsaber blade is so hot that it superheats the flesh to the point of glowing.

But anyway, you're missing the point, which is check out that wicked sweet pistol grip.

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And look at that eyeball! by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:11:57 AM EST
(nt)

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fair point (nt) by tps12 (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:12:59 AM EST


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(Somewhat) more seriously by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:16:23 AM EST
What's with the light pattern on his face? His bald head is shining, presumably from the saber, but right below that is a dark line which is obviously from the wicked sweet pistol grip indicating that the light source is farther away. So does the saber cast light or doesn't it?

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i think by tps12 (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:18:14 AM EST
The lightsaber casts light, but isn't the only light source.

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Look at his right forearm by LinDze (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:20:48 AM EST
Seems theres a light source below and to the right of the frame. I think the dark line is the shadow of his arm.

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Good point by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:22:16 AM EST
but from the way his bald head is shining, I'd expect his whole face to be lit up.

I'm beginning to think this documentary has been altered.

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George Lucas is Michael Moore shocker (n/t) by Metatone (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 04:10:21 AM EST


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Mullet! by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:18:40 AM EST

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good eye by tps12 (4.00 / 1) #10 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:28:17 AM EST
One thing I think they handled well in the prequel trilogy was demonstrating a plausible evolution of hairstyles to the shaggy 70's hair we see in Episode 4. Although Obi-Wan's mustache in Episode 3 is a bit...flippy.

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Of all the things to handle well by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:45:05 AM EST
It's funny Lucas should choose that and ignore pretty much everything else.

Interesting theory though, tps.

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Interesting side note by jayhawk88 (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:39:22 AM EST
Staring at the Counts eyeball in that shot for hours on end will in the future be the inspiration for Time Travelling, Swash-Buckling, Ninja Economists to travel back to the year 2001 and create Zombo.com.

What!?! by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #12 Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 03:44:29 AM EST

That shit's stolen from Ulysses 31; pistol, light-sabre and shield all-in-one. It really has got to the point where Lucas is ripping-off the fruit-of-the-fruit-of-the-fruit of his own loins. With the emphasis on 'fruit'.


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