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Yes it's lengthy and contains names and websites many of you haven't heard about or care to so please refrain from the obvious TL catchphrases. The other players that were a part of "the scene" will be contacted about contributing to the thread also.
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• swendirect.com spoiler roundtable podcast February 27 2005
• HookLineAndSinker on secret spoiler mafias & theforce.net drama
SPOILER HISTORY TIMELINE REVISON 1.5
Two huge spoiler bombs drop: The Episode II storyboards and the shooting script leak (to a very select few).
Episode II storyboards were leaked by NaboOnline.com - which Aldera.net helped distribute. LucasFilm immediately had the storyboards taken down. I aquired the storyboards and began to distribute them myself. In fact I gave a copy of them to Damion "Imperator Iconoclast" Graff and later he used them along with SI script leaks for his site's Prequel-Spoilers.com popular Episode II plot synopsis.
The darthpsychotic username was permbanned at TheForce.net for saying FUCK by a Chryen + DarkLadyMara combo. Although the original Darthy username is still quite functional.
Around this time I also joined the Episode-X.com boards which had just started forums in August 2000. Aldera.net which was then a young startup also had started forums in this period (June 2000). The forums for both sites were new and weren't around during the Episode I days of 1999.
November - December 2000
Sith Interceptor (SI here) got the shooting script, the Green Revision which he shared details and posted about at not only TFN, but Aldera.net, and Episode-X.com as well.
Another insider at the TheForce.net boards named Perfect Dark also had some form of Episode II script. Paraphrased excerpts started to appear on TheForce.net and presumabely Episode-X.com and Aldera.net also.
Aldera.net posted a series of rehashed spoilers with new tidbits called the Spoiler Marathon.
TheForce.net started offering downloadable Episode II newcasts called TFN Digital. TheForce.net on Video contained Episode II oriented interviews plus the spoilers of the day and were controversial among alternative fansites.
The controversy focused on how TheForce.net is paying for the videos and how much profit is made and the usual "TFN steals other site's content" for the online video shows. However many enjoyed the TFNDigital shows for the spoilers plus multi-ethnic reporterettes: Hettienne Park (Asian), Sanam (India), and Alena Kerins (Red Head).
You can still view the episodes still thanks to:
Episode I - January 30, 2001
Episode II: February 15th, 2001
Episode III: March 1st, 2001
Episode IV: March 16th, 2001
Episode V - Special Edition: March 23rd, 2001
Episode VI: March 31st, 2001
Episode VII - Special Edition: April 7th, 2001
Episode VIII: April 18th, 2001
Episode IX - Special Edition: May 10th, 2001
Episode X: June 5th, 2001
Episode XI: June 25th, 2001
Episode XII: August 13th, 2001
Episode XIII - Special Edition: August 17th, 2001
Episode XIV: October 27th, 2001
Episode XV: December 18th, 2001
Episode XVI: February 20th, 2002
Episode XVII: November 21st, 2002
mov: http://download.theforce.net/digital/ep ... -bband.mov
Episode-X.com and Aldera.net cross-pollenisation:
Episode-X.com, which was online since December 1998, and Aldera.net, which started in March 2000, featured each others spoiler reports since both webmasters were friends. Both sites started forums much later however in late Summer of 2000, seemingly at the sametime. The Episode II storyboards and likely to some extent the presence of SI posting script info were big draws to the forums. At the Episode-X.com and Aldera forums there was no family friendly rules like at TheForce.net. Which meant one could say FUCK.
The YaBB board Aldera.net had crashed in February 2001 and it's members invaded the Episode-X UBB boards. When, Episode-X.com's UBB boards crashed shortly thereafter there was a counter invasion. While both invasions were friendly there was some minor hazing and minor flame wars. Some Episode-X.com members stayed at Aldera.net and some Aldera.net members stayed at Episode-X.com.
Not much went on during this period since the entire Episode II script was out or in the hands of a select few along with storyboards detailing two important action scenes. Most of the talk centered around the weekly LucasSelects, Making of Episode II webdocs, and Star Wars Insider magazine scans.
TheForce.net obtained some behind the scenes footage of Hayden Christensen, set it to "Duel of the Fates", slapped their logo on it causing much bitching from other fansites.
Sevaan the creator of Episode-X.com faded from the scene and concentrated on his Survivor TV fansite. Episode-X.com was taken over by Tai-Zec of Starwars-Union.de.
At TheForce.net boards there was some drama going down over a member named Ternian and spoilers. It seems Ternian was being accused of posting spoilers in non spoiler forums by one TFN mod named DarkLadyMara. Also many members of TheForce.net boards didn't believe the insiders over there.
After this incident Ternian then started a private, invite only ezboard called "Kamino" and invited most of the Episode II "insiders" who held scripts and images, along with several TheForce.net moderators.
Episode-X.com's UBB board crashed again and Tai-Zec started the boards anew on ikonboard.
Over at Aldera.net a member named Mike filmed Steve Sansweet's Episode II behind the scenes documentary called Episode II Connections which was the Episode III Back in Black bootleg video of it's day. Mike was featured prominently at Jedinet.com because of it.
Everyone at Episode-X.com and Aldera.net was looking forward to seeing the Connections footage. Unfortunately a individual named Grendel(sfork) offered to encode the raw footage, and gave it to TFN after making Mike promise not to show it to anybody else.
This is when Episode-X.com took off.
Tai-Zec the new head at Episode-X.com, recruited Ternian and his Kamino board insiders and members to Episode-X.com. Many Kamino members received staff positions and mod positions at Episode-X.com because offering admin & mod positions is a sure fire way of recruiting new members and keeping old ones. At the time I was somewhat suprised to see names like Grendel, Dehrian, and Fatboy as Episode-X.com mods given they didn't post there that much during those days.
Another reason why Episode-X.com took off was due to one Force Kin who obtained two CD's full of never seen before Episode II digital stills and artwork. I believe the images were posted at Episode-X under the SidiousTheWhite spyname and by TBone under the TFN_Sucks moniker.
The Starwars.com forums just opened up by former a TFN'er who then went to head LucasOnline - Paul "Ghent" Ens. Ghent gave many TFN staffers mod positions for a short period including Josh Griffin. Ghent then started a open call thread where one can apply for mod position leading to other fan sites getting represented in the mod pool.
Every TFN spinoff board immediately joined the Starwars.com boards and started doing their in-jokes and catchphrasing.
It was during this month my minor e-celebrity permbanned self was catapulted into internet superstardom.
TheForce.net started threatening lawsuits against Aldera.net and OperationSombrero.com over animated gifs and all this other harry potter shit. This in conjunction with some skirmishs I had with a TFN moderator spinoff group called "The Refuge" is when Internet Terrorism started occuring.
I used to (and occasionally still do) go under the screen name Luke Skyywalker and post actress model images & video on another domain: lukeskyywalker.com/.net. Under the Luke Skyywalker name, I frequented "internety security" boards and learned how to "make" passwords and obtained minor e-celeb status over it.
Well let's say what was learned under the Luke Skyywalker screen name was used under the darthpsychotic name and applied to certain Star Wars private boards which were then opened up to the general public. One problem I had was the "darthpsychotic" nick was starting post and mirror (by request) spoiler images and info, so yet another old username "darthy" I went by was used to post the "opened" Star Wars private boards info:
The site was meant to look primitive and the threads featured on the site were from 2001 to 2002. One set of threads are from the TFN moderator forum called the "ModSquad" and the other set of threads is from theforce.net moderator's spinoff board called "The Refuge" and who mainly promoted their own members for moderator over non members.
The ripped private forum pages were posted in the Episode-X.com Anarchy subforum, because there were no rules. To further distant darthy from darthpsychotic I started to post in a new at the time (in 2001) internet fad called "AOL Speak" or "webcam speak" since camportals where the social networking sites of the day... of which I found out about at another forum I discovered... the SA (SomethingAwful) forums.
Not only did the public get to see inside TheForce.net moderator forums, TFN board members finally got to see their own private usernotes which caused all sorts of hilarious drama. We also posted satellite images of TFN moderators houses. Keep in mind this was 2001 and it was new then.
Another popular darthy anarchy thread was the Playboy CyberClub backdoor. Spoilers, drama, and Playboy. Again. New. 2001.
Due to the moderator forum revelations, TheForce.net mods started having weekly public "modsquad updates", member usernotes were given out on request, and a Advisory Council where regular members could give their opinions on the site were created.
In addition the opening up of some high profile private boards, I stumbled across Ternian's lower profile ezboard called Kamino. After seeing a ton of people at Ternian's board that I already knew and was friendly with I emailed Ternian and another member I knew - Gunsblazing promising them not to divulge any of the information I seen.
Making the promise was easy because I already had most of the spoiler materials and to this day don't understand the spoiler hording or whatever reputation the board had. Later I was asked to join along with TBone of Starwarz.com
Episode-X.com along with Starwarz.com and Jedinet.com started featuring more and more of Sith Interceptor's script as frontpage reports.
After needing some hosting for my lukeskyywalker(.com, .net) domain, the company I went with gave out two free domains. So I chose darthpsychotic.com and QuinlanVos.com
I would post always bootleg stuff on freehosts so I figured instead of using the unreliable hosts why not use dp.com? Well dp.com further catapulted me into the internet stratosphere.
This month marked the end of the darthy show at the Episode-X.com Anarchy subforum due to agreement between Episode-X and TFN AND due to certain TFN mods patching up a security hole and lol "securing" an account of a moderator called Padme Bra (who is male btw).
TFN then promoted the head of the moderator spinoff group The Refuge: Vertical who conspired against them only months ago as Security Administrator, giving him access to well over 10,000 TFN board passwords. This move pretty much cemented my supposed unauthorised access to the TheForce.net boards probably for life.
The end of the darthy show at Episode-X.com (and elswhere) didn't bother me because I was more into the dp.com spoiler show going on.
Also during this month the Episode-X.com ikonboard crashed and re-started again.
April marked the end of the line for Episode-X.com and even darthpsychotic.com
Sith Interceptor gave copies of his entire script to Episode-X.com, Jedinet.com, and OperationSombrero.com to post and on a certain date these sites were to leak the entire script I believe. Well a Episode-X.com Z-Lister by the name of "noggins" who for some reason had mod powers at the Episode-X.com site forums was given access to the script by Gunsblazing over at OperationSombrero.com.
This noggins then transcribed the scanned script pages and then started to private message them to TFN board members, I guess to impress them. I busted the fuck and Damion Graff put it up on his Prequel-Spoilers.com. Damion Graff leaked the script first publically.
There was a thread started at the Episode-X.com boards where idiots could request the transcribed script. This thread pissed me off because Gunsblazing had a link in his signature and Damion of course had it for download at his Prequel-Spoilers.com site. A "xSithHappensx" posted for the first time in this thread asking for such links or some such.
Shortly thereafter the Episode-X.com ikonboard crashed once again. The script was out as well as the soundtrack. Someone at Episode-X.com came up with the idea of moving boards to ezboard and restarting from scratch again. This move effectively killed any momentum Episode-X.com had and in my opinion killing the site itself. TheForce.net and others were like "lol ezboard".
Many members left Episode-X.com and went back to TheForce.net while a few went to the OperationSombrero.com forums.
After leaking the Episode II Visual Dictionary (thanks in part to JamesJinn) and leaking the Episode II soundtrack (with the help of BobTheGoon) on the Episode-X forums, LucasFilm had Register.com sieze darthpsychotic.com away from me.
What put LucasFilm over the top was the Visual Dictionary and my posting their Antipiracy@LFL.com emails on the site.
WHOIS Record For darthpsychotic.com
Lucas Online Ltd.
San Francisco, CA 94129
Domain Name: darthpsychotic.com
Created on..............: Mon, Jan 14, 2002
Expires on..............: Mon, Jan 14, 2008
San Francisco, CA 94129
Summer - Fall 2002
We bootlegged the Episode II DVDRip along with it's deleted scene videos in August 2002 - which was supposed to go on sale two months later in November 2002.
Winter - Spring 2003
There was not much in the spoiler scene for most of the year. Episode-X.com restarted once again on phpbb in late 2002. This time xSith Happensx was added to the Episode-X.com admin staff because he paid for ezboard gold and offered to help run the site. Some shitty posters that arrived from ezboard and the Starwars.com board showed up again at the new Episode-X.com phpbb.
Ternian was given staff postion and non-admin mod powers and I was still sorta popular at the new boards but the magic wasn't there. In the Anarchy forum the Episode-X.com admins started locking Anarchy threads.
Because one of the admins was a Starwars.com mod named Vanda we couldn't bootleg anything. For example I introduced bittorrent to both Episode-X and OperationSombreo.com - only at Episode-X.com my bittorrent thread was locked.
It was then I finally officially registered for the SomethingAwful forums and started posting more at a site (run by "Adam" here) called dantooinebase.com, where I was given admin powers.
This is when things broke down.
At Ternian's Kamino ezboard supposed home of the spoiler mafia, Fatboy started up shitting on threads with long ass posts about the spoiler days about being over. Fatboy went Nancy Reagan in a thread about drugs and was then removed from the Kamino premises.
Later Ternian fought with Episode-X's Tai-Zec over frontpage stories. Ternian updated the Episode-X.com frontpage with stories from other sites (with credit) and add in some commentary. Just like the current "Episode-X.com" does on their blog now.
Ternian then left Episode-X.com. Shortly thereafter the Episode-X.com boards crashed and restarted once again.
A insider who went by the name of Darth Friday appeared on the TFN boards with info (and several images from pre-production) telling tales of 4-armed battledroids and Anakin forcechoking Padme to a chorus of "lol no way".
Darth Friday was going to share all of his info with Ternian but because of the drama between Ternian and Episode-X.com in addtion to Ternian being supiscious, Ternian turned him down. Ternian however did post about Darth Friday at his ezboard "Kamino".
This is where "AL" comes in. AL learned about this Theforce.net source called Darth Friday and would feed Kamino derived Episode III rumors to Darth Friday who would call bullshit on them and then for some reason fork over his spoilers and pictures to AL who would then give it to TBone of Starwarz.com. (TBone had left Ternian's Kamino board earlier).
If you could follow that, follow this... TheForce.net would post DarthFriday spoilers on Fridays. TBone concocted a scheme where he would post TFN's own spoilers on HIS starwarz.com site on Thursday. What I termed the "Darth Thursday" scheme.
One problem. I found about about AL leaking "our stuff" to trade for spoilers from TheForce.net's source Darth Friday so he could give them to TBone. So using the TFN board admin powers at TFN, user's accounts and emails put out for the public consumption shall we say.
This is when I found out that not only that source called Darth Friday was the real deal but TBone somehow morphed in what I termed at the time "Bizarro Scott Chitwood". It wasn't about getting spoilers out to the fans it was about "getting TFN".
I promptly gave AL and TBone's ill-gotten TFN spoilers from TheForce.net's Darth Friday to Episode-X.com and Jedinet.com. TBone was pissed because those where HIS stolen TFN spoilers and he wanted Episode-X and Jedinet to either ban me or block me on Instant Messenger.
Later I posted the TBone's and AL's emails which featured an appearance by Fatboy in this thread: A Private Conversation with TFN's Darth Friday, AL, and TBone.
The email thread humiliated Fatboy because he just got done crossposting his long ass post raging against Ternian's private board Kamino. The long ass post was popular only amongst one or two Z-List X-boarders. So Fatboy makes yet another long ass post called "Death of an Anti-Fanboy" announcing his retirement which was then crossposted all the fuck over to a chorus of "lol not reading"
Fatboy then let it be known that he supplied Tbone with his two-paragraph Episode III plot synopsis. The two paragraph plot consisted of something like "There is no Boba Fett" and "Obi-Wan hands Luke over the Lars with Binary Sunset playing in the background at the very end". This was the first and only time I am aware of Fatboy gettng any spoilers on his own. Fatboy then posted the plot at Operation Sombrero.com and here at MF but nobody cared because it was miniscule next to the Darth Friday spoilers already released.
Darth Friday registered here at MF and saying he dislikes AL now would be putting it mildly. MF ended up getting his unreleased images and info but eventually everyone else did when they were leaked by a Tom Hodges in a RebelScum.com chatroom of all places.
Ternian had created created a second ezboard in addition to his old Kamino ezboard. This new board was semi-public and were frequented by z-listers from the X-boards and OperationSombrero who complained about him previously while at Episode-X.
Well since Ternian left Episode-X.com and the Episode-X boards turning to absolute shit thanks to shitty new posters like "Elgar" and "Aquanostra", I decided to take matter into my own hands and make a new site: MILLENNIUM FALCON.com
When I created the MF.com I was heavily influenced by Ternian's Kamino, Aldera.net, Episode-X.com (circa Fall 2001 to Spring 2002), and by the SomethingAwful.com forums. We had a instant userbase thanks to in part our spoiler history. Pretty much everyone from Ternian's Kamino was joined, I also invited some posters from the older Aldera.net and Episode-X.com boards, and many came over from dantooinebase.com.
One mistake was giving xSithHappensx and toochilled admin positions here. Both were members at Ternian's Kamino board and admins at what was left of Episode-X.com.
The Back in Black video was leaked in part here. "toochilled" brought it here and claimed it came from him and his source. Only it didn't. Some TheForce.net members had the video a month or so prior and even posted a story about it. It was passed around and eventually some TFN board mods got a hold of it.
One of our members Foxbatkllr informed me of the real origin. The Back in Black originated from a member of the 501st "dressup on the weekend as a stormtrooper" army. This person was thrown out of the group because of it. Later this same source supplied MF with this Video Game Poster and these Episode III posters from Comic Con.
What was left of Episode-X.com put up the video like it was some big exclusive and redesigned the site's banners around it. lol
Some spoiler drama when down when a Tom Hodges leaked some spoiler images from TFN's source Darth Friday in a Rebelscum.com chatroom. For some reason or another LucasFilm harassed the fuck out of me over the leaked pictures and got Register.com, MF.com's then domain registrar to harass MillenniumFalcon.com as well over it.
MF got the aforementioned Episode III video game poster but behind the scenes we got something else very big in the form of Original Trilogy DVD spy pictures and info. We had the images of Hayden Christensen in Return of the Jedi and Ian McDiarmid as The Emperor in the Empire Strikes Back. However the source of the images also passed them around at the JC and they were leaked to AICN.
We talked our Original Trilogy DVD source into doing a text spy report listing all changes to the Original Trilogy DVD which was called "The Song Remains The Same".
While ComicCon 2004 was going on MF scooped LucasFilm and Starwars.com with MF dropping the Return of the Jedi DVDrip and the arrival of DarthFirst, Klownicle, and Starman.
DarthFirst was great because he first joined TFN but received a chorus of "Works In Progress"and "workprint" from the non-believers. When DarthFirst came to MF he was welcomed with open arms and proceeded to bend over backwards making screencaps and sound .wavs for the fans.
MillenniumFalcon.com shocked and awed the internet's ass by introducing many to the new at the time Web2.0 concepts such as BitTorrent and free image hosting. Indeed, the useful HOW-TO threads for BiTorrent and NewGroups which were started back then are still being linked to this day.
It was also during this time the the go back to the X-Boards.com train started. Pretty much anyone asking "Where Da Filez At" were thrown out. xSithHappensx left the building for not doing anything, never being here, and for attracting way too many shatty X-boarders.
Things heated up between LucasFilm and MF. Starwars.com board moderators who get free hyperspace and gift certificates started lurking at MF ratting out our members I guess to justify getting free hyperspace and gift certificates.
August - September 2004
More Original Trilogy DVDs were world premiered at MF: Empire Strikes Back, A New Hope, and the set's Bonus Disc including Episode III first looks.
Spoileriffic arrived at MF. Spoiler was a big fan of mine during the Episode II days and wanted to be able post his own spoilers on a board that would let him. Spoiler was at TheForce.net but they had agreements of some sort with LucasFilm about not competing with Starwars.com coverage or something, i.e. posting spoilers.
Yet another source came to MF in the form of HardCopy. HardCopy had access to several books including obviously the Revenge of the Sith novel. One of the criticisms of MF HardCopy Reports is that it all came "from the novel". Well HardCopy also supplied us with the final theatrical trailer or at least a transcript of, images from (which never got to be posted), and sound .wavs from it.
Very late December 2005, early 2006 we and a problem with Spoileriffic images and HardCopy info leaking. After some investigations, which included of course involved me opening up several TheForce.net board accounts it was discovered that Josh Griffin was leaking the images. I knew Griffin was leaking already because I recall seeing a mod named G-Fett post in the Dooku and Grievous threads pretty much to the effect that he seen them already.
Well Griffin was not at all to entirely to blame. HardCopy and Spoileriffic gave us permission to share select info with "MF Staff" which was Ternain, Insert Username, SI, me and at the time toochilled. Well when I got into "Gabe" of TFNs account and Sebulba-X's @sports-g.com account I found out the truth. toochilled was not only leaking Spoileriffic and HardCopy spoilers but he was saying it came from him. haha. Of course toochilled was demoted, cut off, and later removed.
According to HooklineAndSinker and other sources, toochilled had a long history of taking Sith Interceptor script pages, Forcekin (Episode-X's "SidiousTheWhite" and TBone's "TFNSucks" pictures, Ternian and DP spoilers and leaking them to his buddies at theforce.net.
Meanwhile HardCopy and Spoileriffic spoilers continued to take MF to new heights while other sites were left beheind, most notably Starwars.com and it's meager (non) coverage.
The month started with new MF HardCopy reports everyday. Spoileriffic dropped his biggest spoilers at the time in the form of two reports featuring tons of dialog from the actual movie.
Ternian dropped two massive spoiler bombs in the form of deleted scenes and the entire transcript of the final Star Wars trailer with fucking sound clips!
On the MF boards there were avalanches of spoilers including the hi-res water-marked posters and the Anakin2005 hi-res images.
TBone got some late in the game minor spoilers and bitched about LucasFilm targeting him, then asked his readers to email bomb LucasFilm. Tbone later was permabanned from Starwars.com and had his hyperspace revoked over the email bombing and harassing Lucasfilm over not getting a booth at Celebration III. TBone would bitch about not able to post book scans on his Starwarz.com site while at the sametime posting them on his lower profile GalacticSenate.com site with no hassle.
However, Ternian was permabanned at starwars.com also and had his $40 a year Hyperspace revoked as well only two weeks before Tbone over the MF HardCopy trailer transcipts and soundclips (among other things).
After some Hardcopy-Spoileriffic spoilers dropped toochilled was given tickets out of the premises. toochilled then "hacked" his own boards: the X-boards, deleting his username and turning the board off via the admin panel while changing the board's site name to "pwned". (Seriously, who still posts "pwn" these days?) The X-boards restarted again for some reason one more time.
MF did 600gb+ of bandwidth for this month.
March was also notable for MF world premiereing a cam of the final trailer and gbone and Logan supplying us the Episode III graphic novel.
Another 600gb+ bandwidth month.
MF world premiered the soundtrack about a month before it was released thanks to a source that helped kickstart the MF machine in the beginning.
May - June 2005
The Revenge of the Sith workprint leaked a day before the premiere of Revenge of the Sith on usenet and IRC.
In June, Faid tipped us off about a newer internal Revenge of the Sith workprint leaked only this time it was nearly flawless. The workprints helped keep MF afloat until the actual DVD was released.
Note: Novel lenght Spoiler History thread is posted because another site is attempting to trade on our history