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STAR WARS REBELS: Season 2 : (project will begin early September 2016)

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Many of you know of my work with rebels season 1 where my focus was to thicken the light sabers to match more of what we saw in the clone wars series minus the pointy tips.

Season 2 I will begin re scoping all sabers in that series. Also Asoka will have 2 versions (of the film) of her saber to be either (YELLOW) or (GREEN). I have been playing a lot of STAR WARS: The Knights of the old republic in my spare time. The developers of the game feel a empty or neutral chamber is yellow vs just white. Although I plan having a green version of the film, I did miss some TV episodes so I not entirely clear on if the white color of her saber was addressed on the show from a character standpoint.

I am also on the fence on cutting the flying helicopter sabers from show all together because it just looks stupid. Not sure on the community thoughts on that… But it seems like Disney is trying to pull a “Mary Poppins”…

I will update this thread once I start, and give updates of my progress…

As for now I am enjoying a nice long summer vacation relaxing…

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I say keep the Mary Poppins sabers. It’s not like everybody suddenly starts flying around with them and that chap does meet his end in a satisfying way by relying too much on his.

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Very Excited for this! I say cut the flying helicopter sabers. They don’t make any sense lore wise, or actual physics wise. So if you can cut them/edit them out, without it affecting the story too much then please do. Also looking forward to your Season 3 edit as well.

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Episodes 1 and 2 are finished for season 2. I will work on getting it up to a share, PM for a link. Availability should be 24-48 hours from now.

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I got a few PM’s on my progress, I am about half way through the season, Below is clip that is a work in progress. Please ignore googles horrible compression, you have the option of downloading the master uploaded file for a better viewing experience.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_QH0BZEDXP1WGpHV3hkcndBaGs/view?usp=sharing

Still torn on what color to Make Asoka’s saber as far as her sequence comes up in this episode, I am between Green, Yellow, or Purple.

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Awesome work. Lovi it so much. The two clips I saw from your project are amazing. Can I ask where can I download the first season? Thank you in advance.

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I’d go green if you want to keep her familiar to CW era Asoka, or White for simplicity. I like the idea that as a non-affiliated force user she has more of a blank identity, and white also seems fitting with the retro designs used in the series.

I really like Yellow in KOTOR/TOR, but I see that as more of a classic era which does not communicate with the movie era - like it is clear with the scope of the Star Wars universe that technology is lost and rediscovered. Yellows and golds also hark bark to classical and antique ages - which yellow ties in well with. So it functions well in KOTOR, but maybe less well here possibly.

Purple I feel was always a poor choice in the PT. In a way I wish all PT blades were just blue.

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I agree a lot with ben_danger. If you don’t do white, I would still do a near-white of blue, green or yellow if you do change it. Although I do think KOTOR 2 does feature silver lightsabers, so they do exist in those games as well. The reason I would say keep it white/near-white is because, like others have said, it reflects her being unaffiliated with the Jedi or the Sith, which the Filoni & co. intended I believe. If you go near-white, maybe just a hint of a “Jedi” color would suggest her being still light side oriented.

Also, I’d also love to have the saber-copters removed. The issue, though, is that they seem heavily integrated into the finale episode, and trying to remove them might make the episode feel like there are gaps that should explain how the Inquisitors move around so quickly. The third inquisitor falling to his death due to his saber malfunctioning would also have to be changed. I wish the concept hadn’t have been introduced in the first place, but removing them may prove difficult.

Regardless of your decisions, I also wanted to say that I appreciate all the work you put into this. I know it’s time consuming but the final product is definitely professional quality.

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RogueLeader said:

I agree a lot with ben_danger. If you don’t do white, I would still do a near-white of blue, green or yellow if you do change it. Although I do think KOTOR 2 does feature silver lightsabers, so they do exist in those games as well. The reason I would say keep it white/near-white is because, like others have said, it reflects her being unaffiliated with the Jedi or the Sith, which the Filoni & co. intended I believe. If you go near-white, maybe just a hint of a “Jedi” color would suggest her being still light side oriented.

Also, I’d also love to have the saber-copters removed. The issue, though, is that they seem heavily integrated into the finale episode, and trying to remove them might make the episode feel like there are gaps that should explain how the Inquisitors move around so quickly. The third inquisitor falling to his death due to his saber malfunctioning would also have to be changed. I wish the concept hadn’t have been introduced in the first place, but removing them may prove difficult.

Regardless of your decisions, I also wanted to say that I appreciate all the work you put into this. I know it’s time consuming but the final product is definitely professional quality.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong is there any point in season 2 where it was explained by a character why her sabers were white? I am a huge SWTOR fan I like have 5 characters in that game, since there is no clear distinct reference outside of a behind the scenes or a online media source from a producer I think I am going to stick with green. I just rendered her first sequence with green. There is no reason why she could not of stuck with her preferred color from the clone wars she was still a light side force wield knight so I would have to think she would have been able to find some green crystals after she left the order shortly before order 66. Filoni & co would have been vetoed on that one by George himself if he was still in the directors chair.

With that said, I will render alt scenes with her in with yellow if there is a fan preference so when I send it to mega and you pm for a link you can specify what color of saber you want.

As far as releasing the prior episodes, with my of my preferred torrent sites being shut down, I will have to post these episodes on a mega share. I will start uploading a few episodes. PM me for links. And interest.

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xxtelecine 7xx said:

Someone please correct me if I am wrong is there any point in season 2 where it was explained by a character why her sabers were white? I am a huge SWTOR fan I like have 5 characters in that game, since there is no clear distinct reference outside of a behind the scenes or a online media source from a producer I think I am going to stick with green. I just rendered her first sequence with green. There is no reason why she could not of stuck with her preferred color from the clone wars she was still a light side force wield knight so I would have to think she would have been able to find some green crystals after she left the order shortly before order 66. Filoni & co would have been vetoed on that one by George himself if he was still in the directors chair.

Just as a reference, this is a BTS webisode where Dave Filoni explains his reasoning for giving Ahsoka white/near-white lightsabers at the 3:00 minute mark. Not agreeing with it is totally fine, that is what fan editing is all about after all!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xggYEpemcck

I agree that Lucas usually seemed pretty steadfast when it came to saber colors, but that seemed to start changing before he left. I mean, this is the guy who gave Samuel L. Jackson a purple lightsaber just because he asked for one with no real logic behind it. A Jedi Master in TCW episode “The Wrong Jedi” used a near-white lightsaber when Anakin was fighting Barriss Offee at the Jedi Temple, which you can see at the 2:17 mark. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6_0Y4nnylA).
This guy’s saber also appears in an earlier episode, “Lightsaber Lost”, which Filoni claimed it to be a very light blue in this Q&A, question 14 (https://www.facebook.com/notes/dave-filoni/qa/10150219391017571), but they clearly made it an almost white if not pure white in the Season 5 episode. It’s possible Lucas became more lax with saber colors during Clone Wars, since he apparently was also the one who came up with the Darksaber (http://www.ign.com/articles/2010/01/28/star-wars-are-you-ready-for-the-mandalorians).

With that said, these are your edits and I think you should go with whatever color you wish. After all, you’re the one putting all of the work into this, not me or anyone else, so you should pick the color you want. I think your reasoning for why she would go with green is sound, doesn’t bother me at all. And if you can go back a little earlier in that Rebels BTS video, Filoni talks about Ahsoka’s outfit and how he imagined her getting this ancient samurai-esque armor from an old Jedi temple somewhere, so if her outfit is an antiquated design, why couldn’t she have found yellow crystals (or the green) at the same place she got the armor? This train of thought actually makes me like the idea of the yellow lightsabers even more. As if she were harkening back to how the Jedi used to be. It would connect it with the Old Republic even more.

Bottom line, I don’t think there is a wrong choice, but I definitely think you should go with green or yellow if that is what you want. It’s the least you deserve for the work you have put into not only this but all of your other projects too. So I’m 100% behind your choice, just thought I would share my initial thoughts as well. Honestly, I’m more worried about how those damn saber-copters can be removed without messing anything else up…

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I got half of season 2 up on a private share PM me if you would like to have access.

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episode 10- The future of the force…

Has been completed and uploaded, please use link from previous PM’s or hit me up if your interested.

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