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Yeah, good point.
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About 3 hours to go in the first round.

two nine seeds and two 10 seeds are in jeopardy, everybody 1-8 is cruising.

Happy to see my personal favorite quote of the sequels is angling for a small upset.

This early on, you're going to have to do without witty commentary for 64 matchups, but I'm thinking of cutting deep into my sleep time to do some analytics on which characters have the most left, which movie, which trilogy, etc. The ol' sportswriter stat junkie in me just can't resist.

Since no one has objected I'll be shutting the voting off between 11-12 tonight CDT.

First round has been a blast to watch take shape.
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redline248 said:

I'm watching Revenge of the Sith. That movie, with it's cartoony effects and bad acting, is 10x better than Last Jedi or Rise of Skywalker.


I love this movie and I couldn't care less what anyone thinks. ROTS is greatness. Cheese and all. Watched it with my pregnant wife. I think she fell asleep at least twice and got pissed when I kept waking her up. I could not sit back and let her miss such cinematic joy.
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Urban Ag said:

redline248 said:

I'm watching Revenge of the Sith. That movie, with it's cartoony effects and bad acting, is 10x better than Last Jedi or Rise of Skywalker.


I love this movie and I couldn't care less what anyone thinks. ROTS is greatness. Cheese and all. Watched it with my pregnant wife. I think she fell asleep at least twice and got pissed when I kept waking her up. I could not sit back and let her miss such cinematic joy.
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With 22 minutes left in the contest and with 116 vote cast, there are somehow THREE ties right now. Somebody go vote, or vote again, so I don't have to Execute Order 96 - I decide who wins.
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MuckRaker96 said:

Urban Ag said:

redline248 said:

I'm watching Revenge of the Sith. That movie, with it's cartoony effects and bad acting, is 10x better than Last Jedi or Rise of Skywalker.


I love this movie and I couldn't care less what anyone thinks. ROTS is greatness. Cheese and all. Watched it with my pregnant wife. I think she fell asleep at least twice and got pissed when I kept waking her up. I could not sit back and let her miss such cinematic joy.
Helllo mother's day presents!


yes sir she had to watch at the City Lights in Georgetown, TX with our little sex trophy percolating . I high fived Anakin/Hayden in my mind. Well done Chosen One. Oh right back at you Urban Ag.

circa 2005

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MuckRaker96 said:

With 22 minutes left in the contest and with 116 vote cast, there are somehow THREE ties right now. Somebody go vote, or vote again, so I don't have to Execute Order 96 - I decide who wins.


Vote more than once?

You'll bring the Forum 16 people over if that happens.
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So I've stayed up way later than intended finishing a book project. Here are the results for the Muckraker96 region. Will post the rest in a few hours. Winners in BOLD.


#1 "You've failed your Highness. I am a Jedi. Like my father before me." 94.8%
#32 "I'm kidding! You're 250 years old! Of course you're better than us!" 5.2%

#2 "No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try." 93.1%
#31 "Luke, we are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters." 6.9%

#3 "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid" 94.8%
#30 "I see you becoming the greatest of all the Jedi, Anakin. Even more powerful than Master Yoda. 5.2%

#4 "I find your lack of faith disturbing." 98.3%
#29 "But there are more of us, Poe. There are more of us." 1.7%


#5 " I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father." 70.7%
#28 "Taking one last look, sir. At my friends." 29.3%


#6 "Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh, everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?" 91.4%
#27 "At the height of their powers, they allowed Darth Sidious to rise, create the Empire, and wipe them out. It was a Jedi Master who was responsible for the training and creation of Darth Vader." 8.6%


#7 " The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be ... unnatural." 60.3%
#26 "Oh really, you're cold?" 39.7%

#8 "I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the Wookiee win." 72.4%
#25 "And you young Skywalker, we will watch your career with great interest." 27.6%

#9 "You were right about me. Tell your sister, you were right." 72.4%
"And the last thing I saw were the eyes of a frightened boy whose Master had failed him."27.6%

#10 "Then man your ships, and may the Force be with you." 29.3%
#23 "There's a problem on the horizon. There's no horizon. 70.7%

#11 "Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational battle station!" 79.3%
#22 "Hi, I'm holding for General Hugs." 20.7%

#12 "So who talks first? You talk first? I talk first?. It's just very hard to understand you with all the ... apparatus." 50.8%
#21 " You are no Vader. You are just a child in a mask."49.2%

#13 "We have hope! Rebellions are built on hope." 65.5%
#20 "Once more the Sith shall rule the galaxy, and we shall have peace." 34.5%

#14 "I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I feel something terrible has happened" 91.4%
#19 "Kylo Ren is dead. My son is alive." 8.6%

#15 "They're like animals, and I slaughtered them like animals. I HATE THEM!" 43.1%
#18 "Someone must have told them about my little maneuver at the Battle of Taanab."56.9%

#16 "That's not how the Force works!" 55.2%
#17 "Wonderful girl! Either I'm going to kill her or I'm beginning to like her!"44.8%









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Brian Earl Spilner Day 1 Results. Winners in BOLD.

Brian Earl Spilner Region

#1 " No, I am your father." 94.8%
#32 " You were always scum. / Rebel scum." 5.2%

#2 "The Force is with you, young Skywalker. But you are not a Jedi yet." 96.5%
#31 "That was a cheap move." 3.5%

#3 " It's a trap!" 93.1%
#30 "No. Strike me down in anger and I'll always be with you. Just like your father." 6.9%


#4 "Mos Eisley spaceport: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious." 98.3%
#29 "Bring back the balance, Rey. As I did." 1.7%

#5 "That boy is our last hope / No, there is another." 65.5%
#28 "There were a lot of explosions for two people blending in." 34.5%

#6 "Travelin' through hyperspace aint like dusting crops, boy." 87.9%
#27 " If so powerful you are, why leave?" 12.1%

#7 " These aren't the droids you're looking for." 96.6%
#26 "If you're not with me, then you're my enemy!" 3.4%

#8 " You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!" 80.7%
#25 " I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend." 19.3%

#9 "So be it, Jedi." 69%
#24 "R2D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer!" 31%

#10 "Never tell me the odds!" 94.8%
#23 "What is it that they've sent us? / Hope." 5.2%

#11 "Would it help if I got out and pushed?" 91.4%
#22 "And now foolish child, he ignites it, and kills his true enemy!" 8.6%

#12 "Anakin Skywalker, meet Obi-Wan Kenobi." 58.6%
#21 "Luke is a Jedi. You're his father." 41.4%

#13 "No one's ever really gone." 50.8%
#20 "Are you kidding me? I'm blind!" 49.2%

#14 "You've just taken your first step into a larger world." 84.5%
#19 "The Jedi turned against me, don't you turn against me!" 15.5%

#15 "At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi, at last we will have revenge." 55.2%
#18 "Many Bothans died to bring us this information." 44.8%

#16 "Permission to hop in an X-wing and blow something up?"48.3%
#17 "NEVER!" 51.7%

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TCTTS Region Day 1 Results


#1 " Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." 98.2%
#32 "Poe, get your head out of your cockpit." 1.8%

#2 "The Force will be with you, always." 93.1%
#31 "Darkness rises, and light to meet it." 6.9%

#3 " Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?" 93.1%
#30 " A thousand generations live in you now." 6.9%

#4 "That's no moon, it's a space station." 96.6%
#29 "When did that ever help? And don't say the Death Star." 3.4%

#5 "Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way? 84.5%
#28 "Rogue One, may the Force be with you." 15.5%


#6 "Why you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking, nerf-herder!" 77.6%
#27 " Why do I get the feeling you're going to be the death of me?" 22.4%

#7 " Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him" 69%
"I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate, you have anger, but you don't use them." 31%

#8 " Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son." 87.9%
#25 "Oh, my dear friend, how I've missed you." 12.1%

#9 "Twisted by the Dark Side, young Skywalker has become. The boy you trained, gone he is, consumed by Darth Vader. " 43.1%
#24 "Not me... I can survive in space." 56.9%

#10 "UNLIMITED POWER!" 22.4%
#23 "So uncivilized." 77.6%

#11 "The Force is strong with this one" 72.4%
#22 "Right now, I feel I could take on the whole Empire myself / I know what you mean." 27.6%

#12 "Only through me can you achieve a power greater than any Jedi. Learn to use the Dark Side of the Force and you will be able to save your wife from certain death." 67.2%
#21 "You didn't fail Kylo, Kylo failed you. I won't." 32.8%

#13 "I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur." 70.7%
#20 "I am the Senate." 29.3%

#14 "Your thoughts betray you, Father. I feel the good in you, the conflict." 43.9%
#19 "Crazy thing is..it's true. The Force, the Jedi. All of it. It's all true." 56.1%

#15 "Hello there." 72.4%
#18 "What if he doesn't survive? He's worth a lot to me." 27.6%

#16 "Show me...Grandfather...and I will finish what you started." 24.1%
#17 "Everything you've heard about me is true." 75.9%

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UrbanAg Region Day 1 Results

#1 "I love you. / I know." 93.1%
#32 " Page turners, they were not." 6.9%

#2 "If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine." 81%
#31 "So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause." 19%

#3 "Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?" 96.6%
#30 "We had each other. That's how we won." 3.4%

#4 "The Force runs strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. And ... my sister has it." 86%
"And I... am all the Jedi." 14%

#5 "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering" 91.4%
#28 "In the heart of the Jedi lies her strength 8.6%

#6 "It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs" 93.1%
#27" The general? To me she's royalty." 6.9%

#7 "Apology accepted, Captain Needa." 91.4%
#26 "You will need someone you can trust. / I would trust her with my life." 8.6%

#8 "Chewie, we're home." 84.5%
#25 "This party's over." 15.5%

#9 "You refer to the prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the force. You believe it's this boy?" 29.3%
#24 "Execute Order 66." 70.7%

#10 "You must learn the ways of the Force, if you are to come with me to Alderaan.' 53.4%
#23 "Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director." 46.6%

#11 "Hello, what have we here?" 77.6%
22 "Dad... / I know." 22.4%

#12 "Strong am i with the Force, but not that strong. Twilght is upon me, and soon night must fall." 86.2%
#21 " I want every gun we have to fire on that man." 13.8%

#13 "Strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey to the Dark Side will be complete." 69%
#20 "Every word of what you just said was wrong. The Rebellion is reborn today. That war is just beginning. And I will not be the last Jedi." 31%

#14 "There is no conflict." 58.6%
#19 "There's always a bigger fish." 41.4%

#15 " I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe" 27.6%
#18 " Bounty hunters! We don't need their scum." 72.4%

#16 " Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. It's the only way to become who you were meant to be." 50.8%
#17 "You look strong enough to pull the ears off a Gundark." 49.2%
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The 9-24 upsets
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The Round of 64 Statistics, almost as fascinating as the results

Round of 64 contestants by movie:
A New Hope: 20
Empire Strikes Back: 13
Return of the Jedi: 12
Revenge of the Sith: 6
The Force Awakens: 4
The Phantom Menace: 3
Rogue One: 3
The Last Jedi: 2
Solo: 1

Rise of Skywalker and Attack of the Clones got skunked.

Round of 128 most wins by character
Obi-Wan: 9-1
Vader: 9-2
Han Solo: 9-3
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#5 "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering" 91.4%

#28 "In the heart of the Jedi lies


was pulling for the upset here. Kanan vs Yoda was just to hard to overcome
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MuckRaker96 said:

The Round of 64 Statistics, almost as fascinating as the results

Round of 64 contestants by movie:
A New Hope: 20
Empire Strikes Back: 13
Return of the Jedi: 12
Revenge of the Sith: 6
The Force Awakens: 4
The Phantom Menace: 3
Rogue One: 3
The Last Jedi: 2
Solo: 1

Rise of Skywalker and Attack of the Clones got skunked.

Round of 128 most wins by character
Obi-Wan: 9-1
Vader: 9-2
Han Solo: 9-3

Utinni!!!
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The Round of 64 Never Quote Me the Odds: A Star Wars Story voting is NOW OPEN.

Things just got a lot more difficult.
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Just watched tros again last night. While visually interesting, it's just shocking how bad the recent movies are, other than r1 and the mandolarian series.
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Quote:

#7 "Apology accepted, Captain Needa." 91.4%

#26 "You will need someone you can trust. / I would trust her with my life." 8.6%



This should have a 100% response rate. Period. Come on people. I don't even know which of the new movies the other quote is from. Captain Needa done failed Lord Vader too many times. This is known.
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I wish I could see how some of your brackets would look. Would be interesting to see who called the winners in the last few tournaments.
I aim to misbehave...
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Rogue One in reference to Leia?
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#7 " These aren't the droids you're looking for." Obi-Wan Kenobi, ANH vs. #10 "Never tell me the odds!", Han Solo, ESB
Toughest matchup right there.
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Urban Ag said:

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#7 "Apology accepted, Captain Needa." 91.4%

#26 "You will need someone you can trust. / I would trust her with my life." 8.6%



This should have a 100% response rate. Period. Come on people. I don't even know which of the new movies the other quote is from. Captain Needa done failed Lord Vader too many times. This is known.
I voted for the Bail Organa / Mon Mothma line. Considering how close it was to the proximity of Carrie Fisher's untimely passing, that lined really chokes me up. Jimmy Smits delivers it with such conviction about a character he's never actually worked with other than the baby scene at the end of ROTS.
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Love it as well. That scene really ties together the PQ, OT, and RO.
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#8 "Chewie, we're home", Han Solo, TFA vs. #24 "Execute Order 66", Darth Sidious, ROTS


Wow... hard choice here.
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Execute order 66 is so overrated.
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Keegan99 said:

Love it as well. That scene really ties together the PQ, OT, and RO.
'sup Keegan!
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#13 "I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur." 70.7%

#20 "I am the Senate." 29.3%
It's treason, then.
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Behind the Scenes of that part:

GL: "OK, guys who play Saesee Tiin and Eeth Koth, when Palpatine attacks, just stand there holding your lightsabers."
EK, ST: "Wait, shouldn't we fight back?"
GL: "STAND THERE, He's a SIth Lord, he's way faster than you."
EK: "OH, are you going to speed the film up?"
GL: "Nope, just stand there!"
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Brian Earl Spilner said:

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#13 "I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur." 70.7%

#20 "I am the Senate." 29.3%
It's treason, then.
Except that I regularly have used the phrase 'delusions of grandeur' since first hearing it in 1980. I don't recall ever using the I am the Senate line in regular conversation.
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Still lots of blowouts today, but lots of 50something to 40somethings, and K-2SO looking for the double bracket buster.
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Cinco Ranch Aggie said:

Brian Earl Spilner said:

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#13 "I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur." 70.7%

#20 "I am the Senate." 29.3%
It's treason, then.
Except that I regularly have used the phrase 'delusions of grandeur' since first hearing it in 1980. I don't recall ever using the I am the Senate line in regular conversation.


I don't even remember the senate line being said, and certainly have never heard anyone quote it before this contest.
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Cinco Ranch Aggie said:

Brian Earl Spilner said:

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#13 "I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur." 70.7%

#20 "I am the Senate." 29.3%
It's treason, then.
Except that I regularly have used the phrase 'delusions of grandeur' since first hearing it in 1980. I don't recall ever using the I am the Senate line in regular conversation.


I don't even remember the senate line being said, and certainly have never heard anyone quote it before this contest.


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Cinco Ranch Aggie said:

Brian Earl Spilner said:

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#13 "I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur." 70.7%

#20 "I am the Senate." 29.3%
It's treason, then.
Except that I regularly have used the phrase 'delusions of grandeur' since first hearing it in 1980. I don't recall ever using the I am the Senate line in regular conversation.
Meanwhile, my friends and I use "I am the Senate" (or some other form of it) all the time.
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Cinco Ranch Aggie said:


Cinco Ranch Aggie said:

Brian Earl Spilner said:

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#13 "I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur." 70.7%

#20 "I am the Senate." 29.3%
It's treason, then.
Except that I regularly have used the phrase 'delusions of grandeur' since first hearing it in 1980. I don't recall ever using the I am the Senate line in regular conversation.


I don't even remember the senate line being said, and certainly have never heard anyone quote it before this contest.



Looks like I could be a jedi if the only requirement was to stand and not defend yourself...man those 3 were worthless (and that fight scene is just awful)
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