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Final Chapter of Pink Five To Be Released On January 2013

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  • Hell yeah! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 01, 2012 @08:03PM (#41202605)

    I loved the Pink Five series and it always made me sad the saga wasn't finished. I'm really looking forward to the last part of Episode VI.
    "Talk to the hand, you must!"

    • They're the ones making the movie, so I don't really have the right to say it's a waste of time and effort. But the first thought that comes to my mind when I see a competently done, if not altogether well-made, "fan" movie or other fan-made media project is why haven't they expended the same amount of time, effort and yes money on something that might lead to a legal suit or a C&D. Sure anybody can get hit by a copyright troll, but fan media are clearly in the darker side of the fair use grey zone.

      How

      • Change that "on something that might lead to a legal suit or a C&D" to "on something that wouldn't lead to a legal suit or a C&D"
      • From the Kickstarter:

        A long time ago in a warehouse far far away (in Van Nuys), Trey and Amy made a little spoof about one of the other pilots in that famous attack on the Death Star. To our surprise it became a huge hit, garnering millions of views on Atom.com and was selected by George Lucas himself for the Grand Prize in the official Lucasfilm Star Wars Fanfilm contest.

        Also

        Stacy even holds the distinction of being the first fan-created Star Wars character to become an official Star Wars character - s

      • by epyT-R (613989)

        I don't see satire or parody as unfair use.. I don't think the law does either. IANAL

        • Well, in US copyright law, fair use has to be decided on a case by case basis. Just because a work is a parody or satire does not automatically make it a fair use. There is a four prong test that's usually used for fair use decisions; you can see it at 17 USC 107.

      • by PopeRatzo (965947) on Saturday September 01, 2012 @11:13PM (#41203457) Homepage Journal

        But the first thought that comes to my mind when I see a competently done, if not altogether well-made, "fan" movie or other fan-made media project is why haven't they expended the same amount of time, effort and yes money on something that might (not) lead to a legal suit or a C&D.

        Thank god that they don't let the fear of bullying prevent them from doing something that is perfectly legal and appropriate.

        If they would have knuckled under to the possibility of a letter from a lawyer, they would have let assholes win and sometimes, that's all the reason you need.

        Whenever I see a "fan" movie, I think of the mind-warping "Karen Carpenter Story" made by the great Todd Haynes. No Hollywood studio was going to touch such an unauthorized biopic, so the guy ended up making it with barbie dolls and cheap video at his house, even in the face of threats (empty) from the Carpenter estate and legal trolls and it ended up being something wonderful (though not for everyone's taste).

        Not everything has to cater to the expectations of Hollywood norms. Not everything has to satisfy everyone. I could give a shit about Star Wars, but I salute anyone who puts that kind of work into their vision of something, not because it's great art, but because they followed through on something that wasn't easy and almost certainly was a lot of fun to make. Who knows, maybe the next "fan" movie will be something great and enduring, or at least inspiring.

        I really, really don't want to think that there's some artist out there, or even hobbyist who will hesitate or not do some work, even something as trivial as "Star Wars fan fiction", because legal industry trolls have stifled them.

        • I think it was more "if you have any sort of talent, make something new instead of riding the coattails of others" sentiment. But then, this attitude is horribly out of fashion, so much so that anyone espousing it is opened to ridicule.
          • by PopeRatzo (965947)

            "if you have any sort of talent, make something new instead of riding the coattails of others"

            Everything rides the coattails of others, to a varying extent.

            There are only so many stories.

            • See? That's exactly the sort of limited-mind thinking that gives us the same recycled crap, again and again. Break out of the box. Tell a new story. Don't listen to those who say there are only so many stories, because that is a filthy lie.
              • by PopeRatzo (965947)

                That's exactly the sort of limited-mind thinking that gives us the same recycled crap, again and again.

                Yes, it's also the sort of thinking that gave us some of the greatest works of art.

                Should we start with how many of your favorite movies are re-worked from Shakespeare? Or how many from Aeschylus? Aesop?

                Don't listen to those who say there are only so many stories, because that is a filthy lie.

                That's something that only someone with a very poor understanding of history, and the history of stories, woul

          • I know... why did they make any new Sherlock Holmes films after Basil Rathbone?

            And what's up with the new british version of Sherlock?
            Sure it's good.. but they could have made up something new instead.

            The same could be said for Robert Downy Jr. as Sherlock Holmes.

            Entertaining-- yes-- but original?

            ---

            Actually re-examining the works from different angles, with different constraints, can be interesting.

      • by 1u3hr (530656)

        something that might lead to a legal suit or a C&D.

        Since "Skywalker Sound" is credited for post production, I think we can assume they have that sorted.

        Anyway, after watching the first episode, it's pretty crap; without the Star Wars jokes it'd be complete crap.

        • Agreed on the first episode. They should probably remake it.

          The second episode is only slightly better.

          But then episode three starts hitting on all cylinders as a comedy.

          And all the sudden, after that the character came alive (partially her acting of the character got better and plus the character grew up and the writing got better). The writers hit the line between goofy and cool more consistently.

          There were still some over the line parts (like her ship breaking the way it did in the deathstar 2 bay) (bu

  • Why must the Epic Space Pooh [revolutionsf.com] continue on and on with no death allowed?
  • by wonkey_monkey (2592601) on Saturday September 01, 2012 @08:35PM (#41202765) Homepage
    a) It's got something to do with Star Wars
    b) It's got something to do with Kickstarter
    c) Absolutely nothing of any other even remotely scientific interest happened today
    • by Jonah Hex (651948)
      Same reason I put my cthulhu erotica/nude website on my sig here, for the slashdot effect. ;)
  • by MindlessAutomata (1282944) on Saturday September 01, 2012 @09:26PM (#41203003)

    I can't wait until Slashdot announces the when the exciting conclusion to my Naruto / Captain Planet crossover fanfiction comes out!

  • How did they find the guy who played Obi Wan??

  • However, this Pink Five is shit. If you're going to remake Starwars and give it more female protagonists, don't further the Smurfette syndrome with a stereotypical valley girl character. It's not funny, IMO; It's just sad. Granted, the ridiculousness of the situations are the point. However, If you're being ironically sexist, you're still being sexist.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Get over yourself. She doesn't need your politically correct whining.

      Its just crap fanfiction for fucks sake.

      Want to attack sexism - how about you man up, volunteer and go fight the Taliban in Afghanistan.

      Or maybe move to Saudi Arabia and protest the government.

      Now those assholes know their sexism.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Like, OMG, this is totally awesomeness! I'm so digging this!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    How in the world is this even news here??? This thing is just plain stupid.

    I honestly wonder how somebody would invest $$$ on this crap. For a parody .... it is not even funny. Worst, is nothing more than an insult to female pilots and the intelligence of even people with low IQ.

  • by thetoadwarrior (1268702) on Sunday September 02, 2012 @06:04AM (#41204593) Homepage
    Clueless meets Star Wars is not a good combination.
  • by A Friendly Troll (1017492) on Sunday September 02, 2012 @12:36PM (#41206273)

    Watched the first episode. It was... bad.

    By the end of the fourth, I found myself wishing there were more.

    As usual, it takes time (and episodes) for the script to become more relaxed, for the characters to click, and for the humour to start being, well, humorous. In a way, Pink Five reminded me of The IT Crowd and The Big Bang Theory. The first couple of episodes sucked, let's be honest. Everything felt forced and stiff. Later on, the shows evolved and they became funny.

    Here's to the fifth episode, and maybe more!

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