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#1119142
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How do you feel about the saga continuing without Palpatine?
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YodaFan67 said:

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I don’t really care. All it really does is prove that George was wrong about Star Wars being some super big planned out epic. Turns out its just a serial, always more of the same. Beat one bad guy, move onto the next.

I don’t think it was ever a secret that he was making it up as he goes. Vader is Luke’s father? Leia is Luke’s sister? A second Death Star? Yoda wasn’t Obi-Wan’s master? Count Dooku is our villain now? I could go on and on.

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#1119139
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STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
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Most of the character problems are directly the result of kids show

Sabine not getting killed by Vader(in that cool sudden way)

Ezra not joining the dark side(thus making his character interesting).

Ezra was screwed either way. If goes dark, he’s too much like Anakin, but if he stays with the light, he’s too much like Luke. Honestly, he’s just a very bland character. Turning him to the dark side wouldn’t change that. He might have been a bit more memorable if they’d made him an alien like Ahsoka, but they couldn’t even do that. Of course, it wouldn’t fix the problem, but it would have been nice.

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#1119100
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STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
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RayRogers said:

Might’ve mentioned but can’t search for own posts, maybe I can on this weirdly coded forum, but:
Should’ve been 2:35:1/2.4:1 i.e. OG OOT & The Clone Wars, don’t mind the Ralph McQuarrie inspiration for character and other designs, more multi-part episodes, less aimed to the kiddos, and I dunno what else.
Would’ve thought they might’ve had at least 6 or more seasons but they chickened out at 4.

They didn’t chicken out. They planned it this way from the start.

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#1119072
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How do you feel about the saga continuing without Palpatine?
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That immediately brings to mind how Marvel decided to skip Spiderman’s origin story this time around (not sure how true that is, since I haven’t seen Homecoming). We’ve the Jedi get wiped out and the villains rise before. Not saying we shouldn’t see it again, or that this was Disney’s reason for continuing the saga in the way they did. Just something it reminded me of.

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#1118811
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A Fun Little Experiment: RotJ's Crawl in Green
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https://youtu.be/531GpUB2q2Q

I think we can all agree that recoloring the opening crawls of SW is a silly, superficial, and unnecessary change. That said, since it’s easy to do, I decided to give it a shot, just out of curiosity. I always associated this movie with the color green (my favorite color, actually), so I went with that. If there’s enough interest, I could do others, like RotS in red.

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#1117416
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Prologue: The Chosen One
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Actually, it’s a prologue to my other edit “Lord Vader: A Star Wars Story” which is a fanedit of Episode 3 re-interpreted as a “star wars story” standalone movie. So in my edits, there are no episodes… the prequels have become the Vader story and the Chosen One prologue.

I suspected as much.

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#1117196
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Prologue: The Chosen One
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If it’s a prologue, does that mean all the other episodes have their number decreased by one? (Ex: Episode II becomes Episode I)

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#1117193
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Giving the original JP Trilogy a story arc
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As it stands, the movies aren’t so much a trilogy as a successful movie who’s standalone sequels just so happened to stop at two. Now I like the movies just the way they are, but I’d like to try giving them a unifying arc. The question is how. Any suggestions are appreciated. Remember this isn’t about fixing the films if you didn’t like them. It’s about unifying them under one story arc. Less Indiana Jones and more Star Wars, if that helps. Here’s what I came up with:

  • Give the three movies the names Exposition, Evolution, and Extinction. Though I came up with all these titles myself, I have seen others propose the latter two as names for the JW sequels. Honestly I’m shocked they went with Fallen Kingdom instead of Evolution. Exposition isn’t great, but it fits with the others.

  • Make Dodgson the overarching villain.

  • Add Dr. Grant to part II. It’s always bugs me that he wasn’t in it, since I feel like he’s the main character. I’d like to remedy that, though I’m worried it won’t be feasible.

  • Turn Eric Kirby into an older Tim Murphy.

  • Add John Hammond to part III.

*All three movies take place on the same island (Isla Nublar). In the second book, a second island was necessary because the first book ended with Isla Nublar being napalmed. Since that didn’t happen in the first movie, I don’t see the need to change locations.

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#1117052
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Mas Amedda and Sly Moore in RotJ
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darth_ender said:

Before the dark times…before the prequels…I remember that Palpatine and the Empire were supposed to be so racist that they seldom utilized elevated alien species to high ranks. This accounted for the lack of aliens in any Imperial vessel in the OT and made characters like Grand Admiral Thrawn seem even cooler and more impressive. When the PT negated that with the characters shown here, I was tremendously disappointed. It took away from the evil of the Empire.

The way I see it, the Empire is racist but the Emperor is not. To him racism is just a means to an end. When it’s helpful by allowing slave labor (I don’t see why they wouldn’t just use droids, but whatever), he’ll enforce racist policies. When an alien like Thrawn proves himself a brilliant strategist, he lets him in anyway. The Empire as a whole is still very much racist.

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#1116976
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My list of potential changes for my edits
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Cadavra posted the following on 2-Oct-2017 9:08 PM…

Throw in a line or two spiced together from Dooku and Saruman dialogue – vaguely talking about going to war, “the Republic cannot be fixed,” or something to that effect – and the result could be really cool.’

Keep in mind we also have all of TCW to work with. It may not be Christopher Lee (theatrical pilot aside), but it sounds exactly like him.

Good idea inserting Dooku in the funeral, but that’s by no means sufficient. I want him to actually have a role in the film, preferably a villainous one. Like I said, I want him to be to the PT what Vader was to the OT. Darth Maul, meanwhile, would be like Tarkin, or Boba Fett. I might replace Sidious with Dooku in some scenes. He could introduce Darth Maul as his associate, rather than apprentice.

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#1116967
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How do you feel about the saga continuing without Palpatine?
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Alright, we’re all agreed. Mods please close thread.

I’m afraid you all missed the point. Of course I’m happy the saga’s continuing. I want to know how you feel about continuing it without Palpatine. I probably should’ve said in the title, but I didn’t realize that would be my one big point.

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#1116885
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How do you feel about the saga continuing without Palpatine?
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I understand a happy ending override was inevitable, and I suppose we can go on without Yoda or Anakin/Vader. The problem is Palpatine being dead. He was always the main villain in the saga (even if it was offscreen in the early movies). Continuing past that feels like a post-script season. I can think of a few solutions, but none of them seem easy.

Make Snoke Palpatine. That would take away from Vader’s sacrifice.

Introduce some bigger bad whose in charge of both Snoke and Palpatine. That would feel incredibly contrived and inevitably lead to power creep.

Make Snoke a radically different villain. They don’t seem to be going that way, but at this stage, it’s hard to tell. In the end, the problem with this is that your heroes and villains are pretty set in stone by the whole light side dark side dichotomy. You can make their personalities different, but I can’t see them becoming as diverse as the villains in Batman or Doctor Who.

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#1116102
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Can anything possibly be improved in ESB?
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TV’s Frink said:

Yeah, AOTC is a worse movie in isolation, but ROTS had a greater responsibility as the end of the trilogy and lead-in to the OT, and thus its failure was more offensive.

Personally, I think it did a fine job. What major mistakes did it make?

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#1115882
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Should Disney/LFL create an Alternative Prequel Trilogy?
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Should they? No. Will they? No. Are they legally allowed to? Probably not.

The movies don’t need to be remade from scratch, just improved (hence fanedits). Besides they would have to match in the broad strokes to align wit established canon, making them remakes rather than a reboot. It would also be basically giving George Lucas the finger, and given the trust he put in Kathleen Kennedy, I can’t see her doing that.

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#1115881
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Can anything possibly be improved in ESB?
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Out of curiosity, what is your ranking from favourite to least? Having a sense of what you value in a Star Wars film might help illuminate what you feel is lacking in ESB.

MY top 2 are RotS and ANH, that I both love for different reasons (one’s emotional, the other’s lighthearted fun). After that it’s kind of ambiguous. While RotJ is by no means the worst, it’s the one movie whose mistakes actively offend me (second Death Star, Leia Skywalker). By comparison, my least favorite is AotC, which is bad simply by virtue of being boring. But hey, at least the worldbuilding’s good. I never cared for Han and Leia’s relationship. I can see how that would hamper my enjoyment of ESB.

Maybe I should just explain my tastes in general, outside of SW. I tend to gravitate towards more “kiddy” stuff a lot of the time, favoring shows like Code Lyoko and Mystery Incorporated to mainstream stuff like Breaking Bad or The Walking Dead. I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who (currently on classic season 3). I think the Harry Potter movies got progressively worse, with the Columbus ones being amazing and the Yates ones being practically unwatchable. I usually only watch fantasy (and by that I mean anything contain non-realistic elements not presented scientifically). I like trains.

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#1115530
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Can anything possibly be improved in ESB?
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Well technically, The Phantom Menace is a few months older than I am, so I definitely wasn’t around when TESB first came out. That said, I don’t think people who were are the only ones who love it. If that were the case, I’d have dismissed them as nostalgia blind ages ago. It seems to me that most people older than 10 think it’s the best, or at least second best. I may not like it that much, but I certainly don’t hate it, and I have very different tastes than mainstream audiences.

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#1115513
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Star Wars: A 3-in-1 fanedit of the Star Wars Trilogy (With only one Death Star)
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I think the worst thing about the Original Trilogy is that there are two Death Stars.

I’d say it’s the second worst, number one being Leia being Luke’s sister. Though I’ve already remedied that problem for my edits, I have yet to tackle this one. Though leaving the Death Star intact throughout the trilogy or having Luke only blow up the superlaser are valid options, I intend on simply moving the Emperor’s throne room to Coruscant, probably at the top of the Jedi Temple (now Imperial Palace)'s central tower. The hard part will be replacing the starry sky outside the windows with a view of Coruscant. The Death Star is destroyed by Luke in ANH and never seen again (TFA included). It’s not like anyone super important was involved in blowing it up the second time anyway, so that wouldn’t be a big loss. It would also keep us from having to follow too many battles at once, something that, while not a problem per say, feels rather unnecessary.

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