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Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated... [May. 5th, 2013|09:10 am]
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So, it has been a REALLY long time since I've been on this community, in fact LiveJournal in general. However, I've been coming back in bits and pieces, posted a couple of articles I wrote that talk about religion, and started reading the customers_suck communities again. But, last night, I found something to post here. Now, some of you may already be aware of this easter egg, but I just found out last night.

As we have all learned, Disney bought Lucasfilms (bear with me, the Trekkie part is coming up at the end of the paragraph). Then they announce that they'll be continuing the Star Wars movies, with a film set for 2015 release. When they announced JJ Abrams was gonna be directing, a percentage of the fans stopped whining, because JJ Abrams mere presence near a sci-fi franchise is enough to calm us, now that we saw what he did with the 2009 Star Trek movie.

However, was it his plan to direct Star Wars all along?


Allow me to explain.

I was browsing www.setphaserstolol.com, which is a geeky division of the Cheezburger site. LoLs for geeks all around! Then, I found this picture:

 photo WTF.jpg

I'm thinking... "That HAS to be photoshopped!"

But I still jumped out of my seat and went to get the DVD, popped it into the computer, and fast-forwarded to the appropriate scene (which is, by the way, when the Enterprise drops out of warp near Vulcan). Sure enough, I found this:

 photo GohomeR2youredrunk.png

I kept the time index to make it easier for you guys to find it on your computers.

Enjoy, everyone.

[User Picture]From: jedi_harkness
2013-05-08 04:47 pm (UTC)
Seems a sure sign that J.J. was eyeing Star Wars all along. That's pretty hilarious. ;)

Lucas and Spielberg always inserted such "easter eggs" in their films. (One example that comes to mind is the E.T.s that are glimpsed in the Senate scene in Phantom Menace.) It's a running inside joke between the two of them, and I guess that was J.J.'s way to pay tribute to them.

Would make a funny fic, though. Perhaps R2 fell through a wormhole? *giggles*

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[User Picture]From: jadzia77
2013-05-09 03:47 am (UTC)
LoL, I remember seeing the E.T.s!

And that would make a funny fic. Maybe just a one-shot where we see things from R2's point of view, where he ends up through some sort of wormhole (temporarily), gets totally freaked out (because he's in the middle of a DEBRIS FIELD and there's still some crap going on), then when he ends up back where he's supposed to be, he starts gushing to C3P0 about what happened, and C3P0 basically tell R2 that he's full of sh*t (in typical C3P0 fashion).
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