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Old 08-31-14, 09:46 AM
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why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's face?

this has always annoyed me. with all of the fucking around that Lucas did with the OT, adding in unnecessary CGI, new scenes, AND cleaning up some F/X shots, why the FUCK didn't they fix the annoying cartoon "black slug" on the side of the Emperor's face at the end of ROTJ? WHY???

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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

He did for the blu rays.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

What was that even supposed to be?
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

I must be blind because I am not seeing anything on his face in that screenshot.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

I don't even
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

Originally Posted by taffer View Post
I must be blind because I am not seeing anything on his face in that screenshot.
I was thinking the same thing. Not sure I've ever noticed what's being talked about.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

Google "Emperor slugs." I was never really able to see them growing up but there are little black blobs animated on the sides of his face to hide some sort of makeup flaw on the edge of McDiarmid's face and they are noticeable on some displays. Lucas raped everyone's childhood to digitally fix the problem on the Blu-rays.

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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

Yeah, I've got better things to do. Like get laid.

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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

He couldn't be bothered to fix the color of Luke's lightsaber on the Falcon because Ewoks needed to blink.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

I googled it and found this:



I can vaguely see it in the OP screenshot now. I never noticed it in the millions of times I have seen the movie, and I never would have noticed it without someone pointing it out. It's not a big deal in my opinion. I just think of it as a darker part of the cowl's shadow.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

Seriously?
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

That's the big complaint? I've never noticed it before and don't think that would have even bothered me if I did.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

Greedo shooting first
Hayden Christensen replacing Sebastian Shaw as Anakin's Force Ghost
Jar Jar being added to the ending celebration scene of ROTJ
Ewoks blinking
Ewoks in general

Of all the complaints about Star Wars, Emperor face slug wouldn't even register in my top 100.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

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That's the big complaint? I've never noticed it before and don't think that would have even bothered me if I did.

Losers and mouthbreathers, I tell ya.

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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

It's more noticeable in motion, and it's one of those things that will drive you crazy once you see it.

But I agree, fixing it digitally is a huge slap in the face to the guy who spent an afternoon scribbling on the print with a Sharpie in 1983.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

Wow, I have never noticed that before.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

I'm astonished so many people say they've never seen it before, it's stuck out for me since I was a little kid. I would love to know the story behind it, and why instead of using a solid mask, they drew over it frame by frame, creating an animated effect of a dark line wiggling around like the "squiggle-vision" on Dr. Katz.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

Never noticed for years.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

I thought it was explained that they were parasitic slugs that fed on the dark side energy and lived on the Emperor's face.

I never noticed it before, but yeah, you'd think that stuff like this would be cleaned up versus adding dialogue.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

It's bothered me since I was a kid, too. The most obvious explanation to me would be that there was something about Palpatine's makeup that Lucas didn't like, like there was something sticking out to the side of his eye that caught the light in a weird way, so Lucas has it "painted" over.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

I always enjoyed Lucas' I will fix one flaw but you have to take 6 pointless changes to get it with each release on home video.

I will remove the matte lines around the Rancor but you have to take Jedi Rocks as punishment.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

The answer is simple ... The Emporer would not allow Lucas to face-rape him.
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
The answer is simple ... The Emporer would not allow Lucas to face-rape him.
The Emperor kept doing the Han duck to the left then duck to the right whenever Lucas was trying to digitally erase it?
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Re: why didn't George Lucas bother to fix the black slug on the side of Palpatine's f

For the most part they can't be seen if you have your television or monitor set up correctly. If your screen settings are too bright then they are very obvious. But I think part of the reason Lucas wasn't in a rush to fix them is because it's a problem on the user end; set up your tv correctly and you won't see them.

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