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Hot damn! An Episode II trailer that actually gives us plot details! And the only sign of Jar Jar seems to be a shot of him falling from a building on Coruscant.
posted by silusGROK (38 comments total)

 
Hot damn. All I got was:
You don't have permission to access "http://applesw.download.akamai.com/ep2/forbidden/forbiddenlove_md.html" on this server.
No sign of Jar Jar....
posted by aacheson at 9:16 AM on November 16, 2001


Referral Denied
You don't have permission to access "http://applesw.download.akamai.com/ep2/forbidden/forbiddenlove_md.html" on this server.
posted by rio at 9:16 AM on November 16, 2001


aacheson: it's a tie. =)
posted by rio at 9:17 AM on November 16, 2001


...just hit reload when you get the denied msg (according to Slashdot, anyway)...
posted by aramaic at 9:18 AM on November 16, 2001


Argh.

My bad... apparently the link (which will work if you cut and paste) doesn't work because Apple doesn't allow for direct access to the trailer.

Go here and click on the Episode II graphic, and then choose the Forbidden Love trailer.
posted by silusGROK at 9:19 AM on November 16, 2001


And for the cut and paste crowd:

http://starwars.apple.com/ep2/forbidden/forbiddenlove_md.html
posted by silusGROK at 9:20 AM on November 16, 2001


It also says that you need to have Quicktime 5 PRO to view it... which is $29 if you don't do something naughty... :-/
posted by darian at 9:21 AM on November 16, 2001


err... that is to view the large one...
posted by darian at 9:22 AM on November 16, 2001


Yes, the midsized one -- which is the one I linked to -- works just fine.

Why do they make it so hard to share the love?

*sigh*
posted by silusGROK at 9:28 AM on November 16, 2001


Only six more months? I'm off to the multiplex to wait in line... who's with me! (Now where'd I put my damn lightsaber?!?!?)
posted by spilon at 9:30 AM on November 16, 2001


erm, if this is the same one I saw last night at harry potter, jar jar is not only there, he's in official robes, meeting with the queen in one of the very first scenes. on the left, if memory serves me correctly.
posted by kevspace at 9:31 AM on November 16, 2001


Ok, so after "Breathing" and "Mystery" - this is the third trailer, and coincidentally, the third post about a star wars trailer on MeFi.

It's the Attack of the Clone Threads. Go Hype Machine Go!
posted by mkn at 9:34 AM on November 16, 2001


There's a secret button to get past the access forbidden message. Use refresh. All I can think of watching all of these previews is:
"But I'm not afraid"
"You will be."
posted by eyeballkid at 9:48 AM on November 16, 2001


“I’m going to be the most powerful Jedi in bad eyeliner EVER!”
*sigh*
I’ll only be going to score boyfriend points. Yiick.
posted by mimi at 9:49 AM on November 16, 2001


If I see one more person saying "I need to get QT Pro to download a stupid trailer! This sucks!" I'm going to scream.

It's just the high quality trailer. Get the medium one, or go to filepile.
posted by jragon at 9:49 AM on November 16, 2001


Wow. I guess Leia's cinnamon-bun hairstyle was some sort of genetic thing. Who knew?
posted by kittyb at 9:51 AM on November 16, 2001


Break out the crackers, 'cause this trailer's cheesy!
posted by ColdChef at 9:59 AM on November 16, 2001


Episode II: Attack of Dawson's Creek?
posted by Chairman_MaoXian at 10:07 AM on November 16, 2001


Yaaaa Chairman, like I said this mornin’... OT: are you in MKE, too?
posted by mimi at 10:17 AM on November 16, 2001


jragon: maybe, but if people don't put up a fuss about it now, next time you'll be saying "It's just the high and medium quality trailers. Get the low quality one, or go to filepile"...

Media companies will take every inch you give them, and then they'll buy some new laws to get a few more inches. Don't give them anything.

-Mars
posted by Mars Saxman at 10:35 AM on November 16, 2001


I think this trailer looks COOL. But then again I guess I liked EP1, so what do I know... Can't wait..
posted by Dav0xor at 11:05 AM on November 16, 2001


Sounds like you speak from experience Mars ;)
posted by kokogiak at 11:06 AM on November 16, 2001


Jragon - I count one person who said that. So your threshold is two?
posted by Hildago at 11:23 AM on November 16, 2001


Annie, the Jedi Punk. ~sigh~ See Kid Yippee throw a tantrum and get a full-on Jedi chubby. I think I'm starting to get the drift here: Lucas is going to make us all despise the very idea of this goofbag, so when he gets chopped and charbroiled in Episode 3, the crowd will cheer like crazy. We may not have been able to kill off Jar-Jar, but we DO get to see this imbecile get pasted.

Cold comfort, but I will leave the theater happy that day.
posted by Perigee at 11:40 AM on November 16, 2001


I'm suprised no one has posted about the Harry Potter opening. Has anyone seen it yet today? Thoughts?
posted by phooey at 12:25 PM on November 16, 2001


God help us, it's a TEENAGE LOVE STORY.

Ugh.
posted by fraying at 12:41 PM on November 16, 2001


What I want to know is, what's up with the damn Jedi rat tail thing?

Is Lucas finding his design inspiration in Drain, Oregon?
posted by spslsausse at 1:56 PM on November 16, 2001


(spslsausse... LOL!)

I'm not sure what everyone's belly-aching about: we all knew there had to be a love story in there somewhere... I mean, she wasn't artificially insemenated, and Luke and Leia weren't immaculately conceived (although _that_ would make for some interesting hype).
posted by silusGROK at 2:14 PM on November 16, 2001


Looks much better than ep1, IMHO, if this trailer is any indication.

Of course, it managed to crash Opera on me twice, so I'm already biased against it. (Proably the QT plugin's fault, though)
posted by CrayDrygu at 3:02 PM on November 16, 2001


Despite my username, and Episode !, I remain optimistic and am looking forward to Episode II. For the most part I'm prepared for a teen romance, but only because that is part of the story.
Mainly through, I'm excited about the chase scene thorough Coruscant.
posted by genapathy at 6:50 PM on November 16, 2001


Here is a direct link for you guys ... 640*480 size:

http://starwars.apple.com/ep2/forbidden/media/640/ep2_forbidden.love_m640.mov

Do a cut-&-paste ..
posted by loong at 7:04 PM on November 16, 2001


Uuuugh.

Hayden Christensen continues to sound like he's reading from a cue card. No way that little airhead pretty boy becomes Darth Vader. I just don't buy it.

Although, it may be the fault of Lucas's direction. Natalie Portman, normally a very good actress, was extrememly wooden in both Episode I, and what has been shown from Episode II so far. Same thing goes for Samuel L. Jackson.
posted by Potsy at 8:34 PM on November 16, 2001


Coruscant is an alternate spelling of the word coruscate which means "shining, glittering, sparkling". Interesting to note that the description of Coruscant contains this: "Even in the depths of night, Coruscant is alive with glittering lights..." Where did I learn this definition? Why, from reading E. E. "Doc" Smith's classic space operas, where coruscant is one of his favored words. Star Wars, of course, owes much of its lineage to Doc Smith's work. Asimov's Foundation series also featured a city covered governing world: Trantor. Then again I'm not the first person to note that Star Wars is basically a hodgepodge of references to former works.
posted by finn at 8:54 PM on November 16, 2001


"Here is a direct link for you guys ... 640*480 size:"

When I open it, it closes the QuickTime player, and opens up a browser window to apple.com/trailers/
posted by CrayDrygu at 9:16 PM on November 16, 2001


Okay, Jedi powers are herditary. Sex is forbidden. So where do little Jedis come from? Maybe there's a Jedi mating season or something.
posted by skallas at 4:51 AM on November 17, 2001


I never got the indication that Jedi powers are solely hereditary. Actually considering Lucas' inclusion of "metachlorian microbes" in Episode 1 (which still sounds stupid but I'm going with the canon crap here), I figured he was trying to indicate it's a sort of benevolent viral infection, which can be passed down in descendants, but can also be aquired from... well, wherever metachlorian microbes come from, which would be Lucas' rather stilted and predictable imagination.

As for sex being forbidden, I hope in the actual movie they clarify that it's forbidden only for a padawan learner to be involved with anything that would distract him from his learning. Though this would explain why we find both Obi Wan and later Yoda alone in their respective cave dwellings later in the series. Well, either that or maybe they just couldn't score with lines like, "Hey babe I'm a Jedi Knight - wanna turn on my light sabre?"

I've heard that some highschool and college coaches strongly discourage their players from having sex before a big game, as it tends to adversely affect their performance - it dilutes their focus on football. Probably one of the reasons I never find sports all that interesting. However they don't necessarily discourage their players from ever having sex - a happy quarterback is a successful quarterback.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:31 AM on November 17, 2001


I thought it looked great. Bring on the teenage romance. It has to be better than trade treaties and diplomatic meetings.
posted by Summer at 2:33 PM on November 17, 2001


I never got the indication that Jedi powers are solely hereditary. Actually considering Lucas' inclusion of "metachlorian microbes" in Episode 1

Huh? Luke is the son of Darth. Luke and Leia are twins. Looks hereditary to me. I don't know if this counts as part of the Star Wars myth, but in SW books and comics Leia's twins both are Jedi.

I'm voting for Jedi "get it on, but don't enjoy it" day.
posted by skallas at 7:01 PM on November 17, 2001


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