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  1. On 10/12/2019 at 1:55 PM, Robert Denby said:

    I think we should recognize that there are few names more entertaining than “Marjoe Gortner.”

    That was a gift from his evangelical parents.  "Marjoe" is a mash-up of "Mary" and "Joseph."  (I was going to call it a portmanteau, but that name is an insult to portmanteaus.)

    Though apparently his birth name is "Hugh," and "Marjoe" is his middle name.  "Hugh Gortner" is pretty impressive, though.   Sounds like the name of a bear-man from the 1950s who would die of a stroke on a golf course.

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Cameron H. said:

    Was anyone else upset that in the process of escaping the slave pits, Stella Star basically got a ton of innocent people killed? Don't get me wrong, I'm super happy she escaped from a life of slavery, but it might have been nice if our hero had helped at least one other person get away. At the very least, it would have been cool if her casualty count hadn't been quite so excessive. 

    Yep.  Totally sacrificed all those people & guards to make her escape...  which was doubly ineffective given that Elle & Thor pretty much immediately catch her, so all those people died for nothing.

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  3. Speaking of ripping off, anyone else notice how Star Wars Rogue One basically uses the same main theme as Starcrash?  See here:


    Well, I probably shouldn't go so far as to call it a rip-off--  since Starcrash is basically a rip-off of Star Wars, we could say the Rogue One theme is an homage.  Some background:  Michael Giacchino (pronounced 'jah-KEEN-oh' for those of you wondering) wasn't the original composer for Rogue One, and was brought on to the film late in the game.  He had something like 4 weeks to come up with a score.  Now, I'm not saying he took an easy way out and just tweaked the theme from Starcrash to get him through the day.  Giacchino has said he's a fan of John Barry (the composer for Starcrash), and given that Rogue One was the first of the outrigger Star Wars stories, I can see Giacchino having a little bit of fun in "paying homage" to one of the more notorious Star Wars rip-offs.  So, in the end, maybe not so much of a rip-off of the theme, but man...  the side by side comparison of the two themes blows my mind.  I was at the live show and really considered doing a Second Opinions song about it, but my singing chops are pretty much non-existent and some of the other people there ended up doing a much better job than I ever could have.

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