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« on: May 31, 2010, 03:18:29 PM »

Yes, I just saw the new revision of Star Wars Return of the Jedi on Spike TV last night.  I have owned the original on VHS for the past 20 years.  One things I was impressed with was how they redid Sy Snootles and the Rebo band.  In the older version of ROTJ, Sy Snootles was nothing more than a crude animatronic puppet which couldn't move very much.  All it did was boogie and gyrate.  But in the new ROTJ, they eliminated the puppet enyirely and made Sy Snootles completely CGI.  She wasn't stuck in one place, she was able to dance all around with her backups and even give facial expressions.  I was rather impressed with this.
But I see one problem with Sy Snootles, her voice.  That's very clearly a human voice coming out of that proboscis.  The way that creature is structure, its voice shouldn't sound like that.  I mean, that creature is structured like a giant anteater.  Have you ever seen a giant anteater roar with a humanlike voice?  It was nice that George Lucas went out of his way to make the aliens on Star Wars actually appear alien.  But most of their sounds and behaviors were all too human.

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 04:38:10 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 05:03:15 AM »

When I saw the word SWROTJ, I thought WyreWizard had discovered a new Bollywood film that I hadn't heard about.  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 06:47:24 AM »

I mean, that creature is structured like a giant anteater.  Have you ever seen a giant anteater roar with a humanlike voice?

Everybody knows they sound like Jackie Mason:

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