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Finally saw Star Wars

It was fun.

It was HOPELESSLY derivative.  I mean, I felt like I should be sitting there with a checklist.  Flying the Falcon through the asteroid field: check.  Cantina scene: check.  Oh look - it's the tree!  Flying down a canyon to blow up the death star: check.  Some of that would have been fun, but there was waaaay too much of it.  But it was fun, and that's what I want out of a movie.

However, the thing that really struck me?  Kylo Renn's light saber needs a new ballast.

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bytchearse
Jan. 28th, 2016 11:58 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!!!
THAT is what bugged me about that lightsaber!

One of the things I do at work is replace light bulbs, including fluorescents...and call in service orders to replace ballasts.
kls_eloise
Jan. 29th, 2016 01:07 am (UTC)
Re: OMG!!!!!
LOL - you didn't think of that immediately? That's too funny. Honestly, it smacked me in the face the first time it popped up - a hundred years ago when I worked for Channel Home Centers I used to change the bulbs waaaaaay up in the ceiling. I obviously couldn't change the ballasts, but I learned what a bad one looked/sounded like.

When I made the association this afternoon, it just made me giggle. So glad I could share that with you for subsequent re-viewings - because now you can't ever un-see it. ;-)
golden_meliades
Jan. 29th, 2016 02:04 pm (UTC)
I hate when other people invent names I really like, leaving me out of the chance of coming up with and using them myself...
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