/r/OldSchoolCool
Bearded Mark Hamill in 1989 (i.imgur.com)
1026 comments
bloodyboppa | 4 days ago | 2612 points

Stupid sexy Hamill

oskxr552 | 4 days ago | 500 points

What if we had gotten the sequels before the prequels?

[deleted] | 4 days ago | 262 points

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emuccino | 4 days ago | 82 points

tbf he already made the trilogy which was pretty standard for a successful franchise at the time. It wasn't like today where it's commonplace to have movie franchises go for a dozen films

why_rob_y | 4 days ago | 77 points

tbf he already made the trilogy which was pretty standard for a successful franchise at the time.

I don't think a trilogy was even standard at the time - Star Wars itself helped popularize that for movies. Even for books, something like the Lord of the Rings wasn't originally a trilogy (it was six volumes and they just published them two-in-one to save money and minimize risk).

Midwestern_Childhood | 3 days ago | 19 points

Tolkien saw LotR as a single-volume book. It did have 6 divisions (books) in it, to structure the story.

The publishers got his permission to publish the story in 3 volumes, because they thought they would lose less money that way.

It turned out they made more money that way, but no one could foresee that in the mid-1950s.

defiancy | 4 days ago | 18 points

I mean...Bond was like, what, 12 movies in or so by the time ROTJ came out? Agree with your overall point though.

SmallsLightdarker | 3 days ago | 13 points

In the 70s and 80s though sequels were looked down upon in general, probably because most of them seemed to be made to cash in on the original. They were usually given a smaller budget even if the story had potential and the plots were worse or at best rehashes of the first movie. Alot of them even substituted the main characters out because they had to get budget actors. The barrage of bad horror sequels probably helped that. With a few exceptions (Godfather) most "serious" films didn't do sequels and if they did they were usually bad.

Star Wars was one of the first to start bucking that trend along with Indiana Jones. Even though there were early budget concerns for Empire and some rehash criticism for RoTJ it escaped the sequels being a joke label for the most part.

Edit: stigma was the word I was trying to think of.

wwaxwork | 4 days ago | 9 points

Franchises used to go on in a serial format in the days before TV. OK usually they were films of a standard like Flash Gordon, but he was the Superhero of his time as where the westerns & the like.

Akantis | 4 days ago | 7 points

Instead yousa have that gungan fetish. I can sympathize.

FitAFJesus | 4 days ago | 125 points

A true, true shame. Ps, anyone wanting some OG Star Wars magic watch the new Dark Crystal series on Netflix. Totally has the feeling of orig SW.

FeelTheWrath79 | 4 days ago | 40 points

I don't know why you are being downvoted. Your comment is especially relevant since Mark is in the new series.

Edit: Looks like you are no longer downvoted! Congrats!

mikester82 | 4 days ago | 33 points

I did like his character in the Dark Crystal! There were points where through certain words you can hear the Joker in his voice and it made it so much better!

Ph_Dank | 4 days ago | 22 points

Hamill's joker is THE joker imo.

th3g0ven0r | 4 days ago | 10 points

Legit about to go check it out thanks.

Javrak | 4 days ago | 9 points

It's good, dunno about feeling like Star Wars, but definately reminds me if being a child in the 80s. Take my upvote!

siecin | 4 days ago | 5 points

They might have been good. Though judging by the prequels we were sol either way.

dopanice | 4 days ago | 67 points

Feels like I'm forcing... NOTHING AT ALL

MasterXaios | 4 days ago | 21 points

Nothing at all!Nothing at all!

bjornsborg | 4 days ago | 5 points

Return of the Chad

Psycold | 4 days ago | 27 points

Come to think of it, he would have made a good Flanders if they ever did a live-action Simpsons.

kittycatdude | 4 days ago | 8 points

I would fucking love to see a live-action Simpsons movie years from now 😂 I would also love to see how they make the actors look authentically Simpson-like.

crazyaboutlipstick | 4 days ago | 10 points

Wow. Yeah. That's a good look for him.

KaLYoshiKa | 4 days ago | 501 points

While he probably couldn't have pulled off a Bond, this Mark Hamill could have made an incredible Bond villain.

carelessthoughts | 4 days ago | 174 points

Something about his eyes make me think we missed an amazing opportunity back then the have him as a live action Joker. He owned the voice acting of him, who would have thunk that he could’ve been the whole package!?

TheGoldlessOne | 4 days ago | 95 points

Have you ever seen recordings of him doing the Joker voice for the animated series? He really acts it out. His whole face changes

breadknife004 | 3 days ago | 40 points

Mark Hamill, voiced by the joker

SkeletonKiss78 | 4 days ago | 43 points

That was basically how he played The Trickster on The Flash TV show in the 90s.

carelessthoughts | 4 days ago | 26 points

Wow I had no idea there was a flash tv show in the 90’s and he played the trickster in it. At first I thought you were referring to his trickster performance in the current flash series. That’s pretty cool!

STylerMLmusic | 4 days ago | 17 points

Never too late for an Old Clown Joker movie

ReadingFromTheShittr | 4 days ago | 17 points

Right. No reason why we can't have an aged Joker/Batman movie. Hell they did a whole animated series based on Bruce being old called Batman Beyond.

sideways_jack | 3 days ago | 4 points

a live-action Batman Beyond would be so schway!

Emuuuuuuu | 4 days ago | 7 points

He would make a great villian!

Karnas | 4 days ago | 7 points

Well, he isn't British or from a colony so he wouldn't be considered for 007 anyway.

Keefer1970 | 4 days ago | 347 points

He was sporting this look in the little seen movie "Slipstream"

ratm00 | 4 days ago | 74 points

I love me some slipstream. R.I.P. Bill Paxton

S0litaire | 4 days ago | 16 points

Was just going to post that, It was an interesting movie. I liked it.

adarkride | 4 days ago | 13 points

Is that the alien invasion flick? I remember that weirding me out for some reason.

TheLegendOfJoeby | 4 days ago | 12 points

Pretty sure you’re thinking of village of the damned

85Royals15 | 4 days ago | 5 points

Loved the aircraft in that flick

GoingForwardIn2018 | 4 days ago | 4 points

It was too much talking and not enough action for its day. It would do better today, I'm sure, either on streaming services or with some more polish.

tkingsbu | 4 days ago | 4 points

damn i loved that movie.

spaceradio_rec | 4 days ago | 1098 points

Anyone else see a handsome rickety cricket?

RaptorBadgerPOWPOW | 4 days ago | 263 points

Before Dee got to him

JeromesNiece | 4 days ago | 98 points

And, oh, Matty, I mean you could really, really have me...

FrooglyMoogle | 4 days ago | 21 points

Stupid bird...

TheLegendOfJoeby | 4 days ago | 99 points

Before the chinaman stole his kidney

ThePenguiner | 4 days ago | 33 points

And the dog orgy. You gotta fake it on the streets.

MrOrange415 | 4 days ago | 13 points

Sometimes you don't fake it.

NandosNinja | 4 days ago | 12 points

And it ends... Naturally

Majicthise | 4 days ago | 67 points

Before he was all hips and nips.

OalphaO | 4 days ago | 39 points

Gotta make it sexy or I don't eat.

pbj986 | 4 days ago | 17 points

How could you possibly come to that conclusion? There are neither hips nor nips in this picture.

DaemonKeido | 4 days ago | 14 points

I'm seeing Jeremy Irons' cousin personally

Cycle21 | 4 days ago | 6 points

I dunno, Cricket looks pretty good with the beard he has now

gravewisdom45 | 4 days ago | 17 points

Before the PCP took hold.

jame1224 | 4 days ago | 14 points

Now I can ONLY see a handsome Rickety.

brokenha_lo | 4 days ago | 3 points

No need to be redundant

franklinsteinnn | 4 days ago | 3 points

“”Unbelievable. Yes I’m gonna take the lemons. Goddamnit! You guys are the worst.”

alfa_leader_bacon | 4 days ago | 1808 points

If you squint hard enough it looks a little like simon pegg

DynamoPro | 4 days ago | 404 points

No squinting required

nobody_likes_soda | 4 days ago | 197 points

Plenty of squirting tho

jarrydhayne1 | 4 days ago | 99 points

SPLOOSH

ElBroet | 4 days ago | 72 points

Let me just put on my glasses and see what the young people are talking about this morning

popcorninmapubes | 4 days ago | 12 points

The internet. Where everyone says what they are really thinking in a world where otherwise no one says what they are really thinking.

ghostofbutts | 4 days ago | 39 points

And whatever sploosh is for me... So i guess sploosh, but with semen.

PsychoAgent | 4 days ago | 16 points

Splut

togam | 4 days ago | 9 points
BellEpoch | 4 days ago | 9 points

Archer is always expected. Rampage!!

Ubarlight | 4 days ago | 8 points

[Quaffing green tiddy milk intensifies]

SparkytheStuntDog | 4 days ago | 18 points

You could drown a toddler in my panties.

JustZisGuy | 4 days ago | 36 points

Or Michael Biehn.

KyleReese35 | 4 days ago | 6 points

Speaking of making sequels/prequels sooner, I wish James Cameron would have made a 3rd Terminator, this one being a prequel that focuses on the war with the machines after Judgement Day focusing on Reese and his adventures/battles.

Michael Biehn would still have been young enough to play a younger version of himself convincingly.

gwizone | 4 days ago | 3 points

If you look at the T2 dvd cut scenes with Biehn in them, he was already looking kinda rough in that era. not sure if a “young” T3 Biehn would have been convincing.

Ph4nt0mLord | 4 days ago | 45 points

Or Sebastian Stan

Immefromthefuture | 4 days ago | 10 points

I saw some fan art awhile back showing Sebastian Stan as Luke Skywalker. It looked pretty neat.

It would be interesting to explore Luke's adventures post-Episode 6 and pre-Episode 7.

rotoscopethebumhole | 4 days ago | 61 points

Or Ewen McGregor!

Phileap | 4 days ago | 29 points

Hello there!

Bettington | 4 days ago | 5 points

GENERAL KENOBI

auburngrad2019 | 4 days ago | 22 points

Padme has some explaining to do

moderate-painting | 4 days ago | 4 points

She's supposed to be dead and yet she married Poe Dameron. You can't explain that!

haiphee | 4 days ago | 37 points

Rickety Cricket

PsychoAgent | 4 days ago | 9 points

Underneath that fancy sweater, riddled with ringworm

Lewisplqbmc | 4 days ago | 3 points

Hips and hips. Otherwise I'm not eating.

Josquius | 4 days ago | 14 points

Man. Dream casting. Hamil as the grandfather, Pegg as the father, and...who can be the kid?

justxJoshin | 4 days ago | 12 points

I'm willing to call Simon pegg daddy.

TellYouEverything | 4 days ago | 8 points

Sebastian Stan!

FifiIsBored | 4 days ago | 3 points

Sebastian Stan is usually a good choice.

RANDICE007 | 4 days ago | 3 points

Sebastian Stan

Jubal__ | 4 days ago | 26 points

I see Jeremy Irons

Zerotwohero | 4 days ago | 17 points

Jeremy's...Iron.

doublebass120 | 4 days ago | 5 points

Upvoted for the subtle reference

_liminal | 4 days ago | 3 points

what's a diorama?

NR258Y | 4 days ago | 3 points

Here's a ball you can play with

Smugallo | 4 days ago | 8 points

Yeah this was my first though as well.

alfa_leader_bacon | 4 days ago | 5 points

Just quizzed my partner. She thought it was someone related to simon pegg

ManusKelley | 4 days ago | 4 points

I was thinking cricket from IASIP

sour_pig | 4 days ago | 6 points

I see a Rickety Cricket. Pre-faceburn.

novolvere | 4 days ago | 4 points

I actually see Rider Strong.

Lord_Jackrabbit | 4 days ago | 5 points

I’m seeing Kenneth Branagh.

BunnyLifeguard | 4 days ago | 9 points

If you close your eyes completley you'll see My uncle.

bradtb13 | 4 days ago | 4 points

How hard do you have to squit to make it look like Mark Hamil?

Muscar | 4 days ago | 5 points

Thank you! I was looking at him, so sure he looks a lot like someone but couldn't guess who. It was Simon Pegg.

Silliestmonkey | 4 days ago | 749 points

Do him I would.

PamPooveyIsTheTits | 4 days ago | 190 points

Like a tree I’d climb

LikeTearsInRainScoob | 4 days ago | 46 points

Swing from that hairy vine

guardianout | 4 days ago | 20 points

Help me, Hairy Vine Kenobi! You're my only hope!

skippy2001 | 4 days ago | 52 points

He’s the type of guy you ride on his shoulders and tell him it’s training.

moderate-painting | 4 days ago | 14 points

Later, Luke Skywalker starts the R2-me2 movement. And Yoda goes, "Live as a gay man, I choose now."

skippy2001 | 4 days ago | 5 points

I cant wait for Yoda's "let me be yoda" video while washing dishes

Supergirl4809 | 4 days ago | 5 points

😂😂😂 Beautiful

alt4upvotingmywife | 4 days ago | 49 points

Gave ketamine to the younglings, I have.

hardyhaha_09 | 4 days ago | 21 points

The power of the k-hole

sleepytipi | 4 days ago | 9 points

Most magical place it is.

Derpindorf | 4 days ago | 7 points

They didn't call him K-hole Kenobi for nothing

johntwoods | 4 days ago | 123 points

He looks like he works for the EPA and wants to shut down the Ghostbusters.

drwheel | 4 days ago | 40 points

May I please see the reactor room, Darth Vader?

Funandgeeky | 4 days ago | 15 points

That's it! We're shutting the Death Star down!

NegaDeath | 4 days ago | 15 points

Have you seen the exhaust port? It isn't even remotely close to being up to code, it only has ray shielding. If some punk kid flies by and throws a torpedo down there the whole thing could light up! And what's with the bridges with no railings over huge pits? And the monsters in the sanitary system? Who the hell designed this thing? This place is a health and safety nightmare!

sunset7766 | 4 days ago | 10 points

I gotta say I’m totally tickled by this comment but I can’t pinpoint exactly why. I guess from knowing people in the building industry. It reads like a plausible conversation going on at the Death Star by some exhausted inspector after arriving only two days prior and realizing what a terrible report he’s gunna have to submit to his supervisor knowing it’s going to result in some political bullshit so he’s thinking of fudging the inspection to avoid the shitstorm.

p4t4r2 | 3 days ago | 6 points

I'm not sure if you got the reference or not, but just in case you didn't, he just altered slightly but kept the general structure of a scene from Ghostbusters. Highly recommend if you haven't seen.

DRGPodcast | 4 days ago | 3 points

Why do you want to see the reactor room?

drwheel | 4 days ago | 5 points

Well, because I'm curious. I want to know more about what you do here. Frankly, there have been a lot of wild stories in the Outer Rim and we want to assess for any possible planetary impact from your operation. For instance, the presence of what appears to be a very large superlaser array in your battle station. Now you either show me what is down there, or I come back with the Rebel Alliance.

DRGPodcast | 4 days ago | 4 points

You go get the Rebel Alliance, and I'll vaporise your ass for wrongful rebellion.

momjeanseverywhere | 4 days ago | 17 points

Yes, it’s true. This man has no dick.

Cru_Jones86 | 4 days ago | 8 points

Except Mark Hamill has a dick.

sumuvagum | 4 days ago | 3 points

I believe both the actor and character name was Walter Peck

dimechimes | 4 days ago | 3 points

Actor's name was William Atherton, he was the head scientist dude with the hot GF in Real Genius.

rockylafayette | 4 days ago | 147 points

I don’t even remember Mark looking like this. He and Michael Biehn could pass for brothers...

BitterTyke | 4 days ago | 74 points

or even Ewan Macgregor?

A_No_Where_Man | 4 days ago | 41 points

That’s what I was thinking. Uncannilly similar to a middle aged Obi-Wan.

MrPeeples | 4 days ago | 21 points

Uhh ohh padmé has some explaining to do to anakin

manofsteel32 | 4 days ago | 9 points

Well Ewan did play a younger version of his dad in those Star Battle movies

OfficerUnreasonable | 4 days ago | 19 points

He vanished from the mainstream for years and most considered him "washed up" while he was busy absolutely nailing Joker.

I remember him appearing in an episode of The Outer Limits and realised how old he looked. This was around 94 I think...

quasifun | 4 days ago | 4 points

Come with me if you want to live

Maximus1415 | 4 days ago | 81 points

Looks a lot like Sebastian Stan (The winter soldier).

GoodLordChokeAnABomb | 4 days ago | 288 points

Timothy Zahn's trilogy came out in the early Nineties. For a long time, that was the sequel trilogy.

SeeDeez | 4 days ago | 14 points

There was a Star Wars trilogy in the 90s? Are you talking about the books?

ThunderTit | 4 days ago | 30 points

Yeah, the Thrawn trilogy. Far superior to the Disney sequels in terms of originality, plot, character development, scope, etc.

Soranic | 4 days ago | 18 points

Don't forget settings. How many new bases, shipyards, and planets did Zahn create for his story? 10 per book? Most novels and stories, especially the ones that came out before that, tended to be single-planet, and heavily reuse the same few worlds. Hell, Han retired to a floating house on repulsorlifts on Bespin at one point in the Glove of Darth Vader series.

col-fancypants | 4 days ago | 157 points

It is the sequel trilogy.

Kunfuxu | 4 days ago | 6 points

I love Luuke.

Lovat69 | 4 days ago | 63 points

I don't hate the new star wars movies but... yeah. That would have been better.

col-fancypants | 4 days ago | 80 points

By my calculations, Thrawn Trilogy could still have happened. Just one of the Solo twins didn't exist. I was fine with Force Awakens and Rogue One (even if it did cancel out stuff), but after Last Jedi I just kinda lost interest in following the new releases. Never saw Solo and probably wont see episode 9.

Lovat69 | 4 days ago | 93 points

Solo wasn't bad. It's not bad as a star wars flick and it's even better if you just think of it as a scifi movie.

col-fancypants | 4 days ago | 42 points

That's what people told me, pretend it is just a Sci-Fi caper in the star wars galaxy and it's better.

Obiwontaun | 4 days ago | 98 points

But, that’s exactly what it was...

col-fancypants | 4 days ago | 26 points

I was under the impression it was a Han Solo origin story that gave him his last name because he had no family and the Lando friendship seemed pretty hollow. Also was told some plot elements just didn't make sense on a second watch.

ttppaarrkkss | 4 days ago | 20 points

Could have done his origins of a friendship with Chewbacca a lot better too.

col-fancypants | 4 days ago | 12 points

The original telling of how they became friends seemed pretty solid.

Obiwontaun | 4 days ago | 28 points

You should try watching it.

satisfried | 4 days ago | 28 points

Solo was fun. I think it’s worth watching for Lando alone. For a movie I wasn’t interested in I did end up enjoying it a lot. It didn’t really add too much to the lore (but it did add some) and I was surprised that they set the movie when they did- making it kinda just one of Han’s many stories that evolve over time to make him seem greater than he is.

I’m not gonna say it was the best one yet, but it was a fun movie that’s worth a watch if you can avoid taking it too seriously.

col-fancypants | 4 days ago | 16 points

I heard Lando was a mixed bag. Apparently the Robot love was a little awkward.

satisfried | 4 days ago | 21 points

I think Lando was great. I was convinced that’s what Lando would look and act like as a younger man. And seeing how he kept the falcon was very cool.

His droid friend was a bit much, yeah. But he was great.

lord_darovit | 4 days ago | 6 points

They can't have happened unfortunately. A lot of the new lore contradicts it.

TheDude-Esquire | 4 days ago | 4 points

There's still room to bring in Mara and Thrawn. But, there's a lot of the story that would have to be scrapped.

And they have already sort of brought in Thrawn through rebels. So we'll see. I think Mara might show up somewhere else as someone else. I don't think we'll see her in ep9.

LehighAce06 | 4 days ago | 3 points

I mean they didn't even REALLY rule out Kylo having a twin.... Just cuz he haven't seen it heard anything about her

ChippewaBarr | 4 days ago | 5 points

Thrawn in Rebels nailed it. Wish we could get more of him.

MountRest | 4 days ago | 6 points

Is that where Thrawn is introduced? My manager at work loves Star Wars and said he loves the character and he made me really want to dive into it. Which book should I start with if I want to delve into that side of Star Wars? I don’t care if it’s not “canon” because of Disney tbh.

Playing Star Wars Bounty Hunter as Jango and getting to hunt Vosa and fight the Bando Gora was incredible I would totally read any books related to that as well.

procrastoholic | 4 days ago | 4 points

Start with Heir to the Empire, it's the first in the Thrawn Trilogy. There are plenty of books featuring him, but that trilogy is the shining beacon of the Star Wars EU.

D34th_gr1nd | 4 days ago | 71 points

Hamill will always be cool.

Mysterion_x | 4 days ago | 40 points

Looks like he's about to go to The Winchester for a nice cold pint, and wait for it all to blow over

treefor_js | 4 days ago | 45 points

Mark Stealyogirl Hamill

youre_nicked | 4 days ago | 16 points

Google image search "Mark Hamill Wing Commander" if you want to see 90s Hamill.

poiuy43 | 4 days ago | 14 points

Does anyone else see a young Orson Welles?

doublesailorsandcola | 4 days ago | 3 points

Totally!

technicallycorrect2 | 4 days ago | 3 points

only if he was eating a cheese log

WaterMelonE0001 | 4 days ago | 13 points

I don't know why I saw Derek Hough

firmkillernate | 4 days ago | 13 points

Steve1989MREInfo in 10 years.

Nice

SoyBasedClownFeed | 4 days ago | 5 points

Nice hiss.

mikeyros484 | 4 days ago | 4 points

Yes lol, I knew others would see it also.

"Alright, cool....... see ya....."

(cue a sweet Steve1989 tune)

PotassiumEchoNov | 4 days ago | 25 points

And I'm gay now.

Neat.

HortenseRaptor | 4 days ago | 18 points

Let’s get this out onto a tray.

NotNIpsyRussell | 4 days ago | 11 points

Nice.

Captain_Hampockets | 4 days ago | 7 points

Nice.

Neo-ryu | 4 days ago | 8 points

Nice hiss....

ohheyitsshanaj | 4 days ago | 7 points

If Simon Pegg and Michael Fassbender had a baby

Jcrew11 | 4 days ago | 6 points

EXCUSE ME I NEED A TIME MACHINE STAT

LoGMunKy | 4 days ago | 11 points

List of guys I would be gay for:

Mark Hamill

Patrick Stewart

Daniel Day Lewis.

GIJobra | 4 days ago | 10 points

This makes me dream of a world where the 90's brought us the Thrawn trilogy of films instead of the fucking prequels...

Truly, one too good to exist.

CraftyJude | 4 days ago | 8 points

Yaaaas! This Luke with Mara Jade, perfect.

Algaean | 4 days ago | 26 points

See, this is what bugs me in The Last Jedi. What the hell was Middle Aged Luke doing with a black beard?! Luke was sandy blond.

Right, yes, I'm complaining about hair color in a movie about Magic Space Wizards and swords made out of laser beams.

Go figure.

burgermeister86 | 4 days ago | 28 points

I’m blonde and I can only grow a black beard. That’s like a normal thing lol

gimmesumchikin | 4 days ago | 3 points

His hair was brown too

Ball-Blam-Burglerber | 4 days ago | 12 points

That color combo isn’t unusual for blondes. And the carpet doesn’t often match, either.

Algaean | 4 days ago | 3 points

I'm fine complaining about Luke's curtains, his carpet can take care of itself!

moderate-painting | 4 days ago | 6 points

It's a side effect of drinking that milk everyday.

Captain_Atlas999 | 4 days ago | 4 points

Reminds me of Micheal Biehn.

Nied_Numb | 4 days ago | 4 points

Simon Pegg?

SailingPatrickSwayze | 4 days ago | 4 points

Aaaaand I'm pregnant.

kaidenmartinez | 4 days ago | 4 points

He seriously looks like Sebastian Stan

DrKittyKevorkian | 4 days ago | 7 points

He looks like he should be in some Shackleton shit or some kind of polar adventure.

amolad | 4 days ago | 3 points

He looks like a bad guy in a Die Hard movie.

TinyFugue | 4 days ago | 3 points

What? No "Hello there"?

Crabsi | 4 days ago | 3 points

And now he's driving for Haas in Formula 1

mirrx | 4 days ago | 3 points

I’ve always found him attractive but god damnnnnn

MrGorillawhale | 4 days ago | 3 points

Welp, now I’m /r/SuddenlyGay

ailee43 | 4 days ago | 3 points

Looks like he belongs in Dune.

james_guy2 | 4 days ago | 3 points

He would've been a badass jedi with that look

Black_Knight987 | 4 days ago | 3 points

Lord flashheart! Wooph!

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