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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 16/5/2007 11:42:37 PM   
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Come on! You know th subscribers copy has gotta be General Madine!



Failing that, I'll settle for..



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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 8:40:26 AM   
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Not wanting to be too Skywalker whiny or anything, because in some ways, this is a really fun idea, but... I always thought that this is the sort of thing that magazines like mojo or classic rock do when there are no decent records out this month. Pick up something old and put it on the cover again.

Think about it for a minute, whether its the june or july issue, what does it say about the state of movies in 2007 that in the height of the popcorn movie season, there are no new films that are worth putting on the front cover of empire.

30 covers for 30 years tells you that, yes, star wars is still awesome, (sign me up for a Jawa one with a 'Dink, Dink, Utini, it's 30 years of Star Wars' tagline) but also that there is nothing out in the cinemas at the moment which will get close to the same treatment in 30 years time, because it's not even getting the respect of a front cover now. 2007 is proving to be a rubbish year for movies.


Nothing. I mean there are alot of big name films about to arrive, but you can't deny starwars' huge influence on the cinematic landscape


Definitely don't deny that Star Wars has had a massive impact on the cinematic landscape. I am a huge fan.

However, as I understand it, what goes on the cover is about what attracts the most sales, and it says something about the state of films in 2007 that at the time of year when films are meant to be at their biggest and best, there is nothing that is coming out in June or July that will get people excited enough about the film to buy a magazine and read about it. I can understand when they tribute Indiana Jones in October, because it's one of the quietest movie months of the year, but this is supposed to be high season and there's nothing to talk about.

I also think that part of this is that Empire have shot their bolt a bit to cover up for previous quiet months with things like their special edition Fab 4 and Transformers covers. In previous years, the quiet months would get a film star cover, like a clooney or a cruise, but this hasn't happened in the last 6 months, partly because 2007 is a rubbish year for films, (but also probably because of market forces)

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 9:05:12 AM   
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Empire are announcing a cover a day - fine i get that.
There are 30 covers - yes i'm still with you.
This will all be done by the next sale date of the 24th May - Er.. am i missing something, maybe about 21 days?


That's exactly what I was thinking.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 9:08:02 AM   
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I'll be fine if the Star Wars celebration starts and ends with the cover. Seriously what more could there possibly be to talk about?

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 9:09:07 AM   
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Covers that I want Empire to have are

1) Emperor Palpatine
2) Biggs Darklighter
3) Wedge
4) Comander Cody (Or batch of different Clone troopers on cover)

If all four are not on the covers, I will come round and burn down the Empire office*

*Police please note if the Empire Office did actually catch fire I had nothing to do with it I was only joking

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 11:12:30 AM   
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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 1:14:07 PM   
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Ill go for Leia or a joint R2 and 3p0 cover though id like to see a Greedo cover
 
Ive comppiled these if anyones interested under my SW forum alias of vintageSW77 from my extensive collection of 2000 plus rare promo and behind the scenes images ive gathered over the years

heres the first set
just click on vintageSW77 for the rest

A NEW HOPE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPHBqi5Lv54

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOBg5L8G8Lc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoh72z_MEkY

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 2:29:53 PM   
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 New cover revealed: Admiral Ackbar! Get in!

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 2:46:55 PM   
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ITS A TRAAAAAAAAAAP! ok i would like that one, but there are a few i would like i think, i'll be able to choose one depending on which i see

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 5:28:48 PM   
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I think it sounds cool if incredibly over ambitious, presumably most people won't have a choice of all 30 as I can't see the local WHSmith's stocking every single one. Clearly they'll be different numbers of each cover, after all there's going to be a fair amount more demand for Han Solo than there is for C3PO.
Of course, I think what we all really want to see is the Dr. Zoidberg of the Star Wars universe, Admiral Ackbar, it may be the only chance a useless fishfaced commander has to be on the cover of a major movie magazine.



Well, it looks like I was right. Excellent, I am mighty pleased with this development.


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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 5:58:49 PM   
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It'd be terrible if people can't locate the covers they want...
Readers and subscribers should be able to order them.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 6:12:14 PM   
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I have only one hope for one of these 30 covers. And certain Star Wars fans will know exactly what I mean.

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Hoohah!

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 8:07:15 PM   
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I vaguely remember Q magazine doing 20 different covers last year of one particular issue to celebrate 20 years of the magazine and they offered all 20 issues for around 99.99.  Expect an advert in the next Empire issue doing something like this too I'd imagine.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 8:13:29 PM   
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So, Empire's relentless cashing in of the Saga that have raised them so much money, only for them to run down and degrade the Prequel movies, by banishing the original prequel reviews from the site, continues.

Why am I not surprised.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 8:15:22 PM   
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I think any Ewok cover should be done in a similar style to this -





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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 17/5/2007 10:44:45 PM   
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How about a free massive poster with all the covers on anyway?

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 10:21:00 AM   
britesparc


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New cover revealed: Stormtrooper.

Surprisingly enough.

I'm still holding out for Salacious Crumb, although I suspect if we see him at all, he'll be perched on Jabba's shoulder

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 10:49:02 AM   
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30 covers !!!! Jesus !!!
I bet when my subscription copy gets delivered it has the suckiest cover out the lot. I bet it'll be that fish-breathed Mo-Fo Ackbar or Watto or Jar Jar.
I hope squeaky ribena drinking alien is on one of the covers too. If we'd known about this you could have put it down to us to decide who was going to be one one of the covers.
Perhaps a cover of Boba Fett killing Sam Raimi for his piece of poo that was Spidey 3.
 

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 10:59:21 AM   
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Storm Trooper's the best one so far. I'm looking forward to Yoda though .

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 11:01:23 AM   
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30 covers. One cover for each year Star Wars has existed. It makes perfect sense. You know what you should do? One year from now, continue the gimmick with 31 Star Wars covers. That would be really cool.  

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 11:11:03 AM   
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I think wait till the 50th anniversary before doing this again

In the meantime, though, the 10th anniversary of the Matrix is only two years away... and LOTR two years after that...!

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 11:29:27 AM   
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How sad - you swear that Star Wars was the reason for living.

I admit the first trilogy is great but give it a rest - there are much better classic films out there

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 11:59:38 AM   
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Yeah, why not 45 years. 45 covers for Bond ?

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 1:14:28 PM   
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I was thinking maybe 35 years of Godfather, 

20 years of Leathal Weapon series

and almost 20 years since Die Hard franchise,
30 years of Superman
next year

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 1:27:58 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Biggus

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Empire are announcing a cover a day - fine i get that.
There are 30 covers - yes i'm still with you.
This will all be done by the next sale date of the 24th May - Er.. am i missing something, maybe about 21 days?


That's exactly what I was thinking.


Yeah - can anyone explain this? At the rate you're going we'll only have seen ten covers by the time the magazine is out.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 1:30:38 PM   
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Please, please, please, please, please, etc......

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 1:35:51 PM   
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Has any one else noticed that Empire haven't replied for ages. I bet theyre smirking about something we don't know... This isn't the last of it, I'm sure. Cool trooper cover.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 1:43:35 PM   
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Please, please, please, please, please, etc......


Quite possibly the best first post ever.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 1:51:50 PM   
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Please, please, please, please, please, etc......


Quite possibly the best first post ever.


Man I would hit that.

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RE: 30 Years. 30 Covers. - 18/5/2007 2:16:57 PM   
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Okay first off I think this idea is utter wank not only because I dislike the coverage Star Wars gets when it isn't even a bloody anniversary but mainly because it's going to cost a fortune if I or others want to maintain a 100% record of collecting Empire Magazine...do you need a new computer suite or something...?

Anyway I know I'm in the minority here but 30 covers is overkill...still the Admiral Ackbar cover is pretty.

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