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#1110851
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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I’d rather beef up the ground battle so that on top of the normal staff of the base which should be considerable an entire legion of the Emperor’s best troops is actually there.

So of like the reverse of when the elves come to Helm’s deep.
The Rebels have seemingly subdued the base personnel and have planted their explosives (though I would plant them under the dish instead of in the reactor) and then in marches over a thousand troops. With walkers and big guns and then the Ewoks and the Rebels win not because the troops are rubbish but because the Ewoks and the Rebels are better.

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#1110362
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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INVAR said:

NeverarGreat said:

Chewie’s introduction in the cell is one of the few changes I’d really like to see in even a ‘soft’ fanedit like this. It’s basically a plot hole that Chewie isn’t captured, since 3PO says ‘Lando Calrissian and poor Chewbacca never returned from this awful place’.

To make it work…

To make it “work” all Ady has to do is remove the audio “and poor Chewbacca” so Threepio says ‘Lando Calrissian never returned from this awful place’ and wala! … no more plot hole.

Nice simple change. Fixes lots.

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#1110358
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The Dream of the Giant Fractal Woodlouse.
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I had this very strange dream about simulated realty. Many of my best dreams have Marlon Brando in them for some reason. At the beginning of the dream he is bored with being overweight and wants to be handsome and slim and make movies more regularly. He works on a film with Val Kilmer and admires him so pays money to occupy his body. Cut to a married lesbian couple who obsess about buying the best rated consumer items from the internet. Their mutual obsession is only made practical by their purchase of space. They argue that they spend too much time in their jobs and can’t enjoy their many lawnmowers anymore. The next characters were childhood sweethearts. But a malfunction in their simulation has caused the man to age. The woman tries her best to look after him while trying to alert the operating system to the fault. She finds her care role too stressful. She finds a simulation company inside her simulation and inserts her husband in it hoping that some time in a young body will repair the damage. She leaves him in there. After many centuries the simulation has degraded the world has become pixelated and his wife is now sort of like a Minecraft character. He cannot die. Outside there is a war which causes the simulation to breakdown. We find out it’s not really a war but a series of test simulations but the various civilian assets are rescued and moved to a new computer system. The husband and his wife are reunited but they don’t remember each other. They are passionately drawn to each other but hold back because of residual dedication to their earlier selves. Marlon Kilmer is very overweight again and is watching A Streetcar Named Desire. He watches with astonishment as his old young body walks out of the screen and leaves the cinema. The Lesbian couple are overjoyed. The new computer system has granted them infinite space. They may never need to work again. They look forward to getting all the boxes out of the way to the door of the bedroom and finding a place for everything in their collection. They move one box and find a lawnmower catalogue and excitedly contemplate their next purchase.

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#1110188
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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FVDnz said:

Bingowings said:

regularjoe said:

The Obi-Wan scene is needless, all he does is tell Luke that Leia is his sister. Cut that. Cut it cut it cut it - do it. Now.
Cut this scene and leave the one where Yoda says “there is another Skywalker.” Trim the scene where Luke and Leia talk on Endor to reflect this
NOW
During the end battle Vader says “you have a twin sister” do a flash of Leia via the Force. Yads did this in one of his edits but if my memory is correct I don’t think he scrubbed all the earlier stuff. Now it was Darth Vader who told Luke that he was his father and now it is Darth Vader telling Luke that he has sister, who is now fair play as a target. The scene makes the Skywalker family tree a revelation to Luke, Vader and the Emperor. Luke losing his cool makes even more sense when you cut it this way. I’ve done an edit of RotJ using the Yads edit as a base (the Boba Fett less one) and it works very, very well.

I disagree. I think Ben needs to answer for out and out lying to Luke. If one half of that interlude needs to go it’s Yoda’s death scene. It’s awful and says less.
Particularly positioned where it is in the movie. He hangs around for the whole gap between Luke leaving for Cloud City and coming back from Jabba just to get a bit ill, tired and then die within a space of a few moments and without finishing his final sentence. The whole sequence is comically awful. George is practically screaming at the audience (I DONT WANT TO DO ANY MORE STAR WARS MOVIES). Like Boba Fett its a thing that we don’t even need to see. Luke could be on Tatooine and sense Yoda’s passing if he is a fully trained Jedi Knight. Ben however has to finish telling Luke the story of his father. I would prefer him to do that where he started on Tatooine where there is some actual resonance rather than resting his ghost butt on a tree stump on Dagobah but it’s not my show.

How would it work if Ben revealed his story to Luke on Endor after the Battle had been won? Of course, some dialogue will need to be edited out such as Luke discovering that Leia is his sister. Which would also include having to possibly bring Luke and Leia’s conversation later in the film as well like before or during the celebrations, but it would be difficult with Luke leaving to face Vader in the scene originally. It would be quite an undertaking and could it really disrupt the flow of the ending that much?!

Exposition when necessary should be a springboard. The only way you could have ghost Ben do this on Endor would be as a prelude to a prequel edit. You won, this is where you have come to, now I will tell to a tale of where you came from.

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#1109285
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Here’s fun.
Yoda and Kenobi died in prequels.
They were projections of Anakin’s memories in the original films given substance by the good man still trapped in Vader.
This is why they begin to fade away. As Luke becomes stronger Anakin’s tangible living son becomes a better incarnation of the light side in his character.

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#1109279
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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regularjoe said:

The Obi-Wan scene is needless, all he does is tell Luke that Leia is his sister. Cut that. Cut it cut it cut it - do it. Now.
Cut this scene and leave the one where Yoda says “there is another Skywalker.” Trim the scene where Luke and Leia talk on Endor to reflect this
NOW
During the end battle Vader says “you have a twin sister” do a flash of Leia via the Force. Yads did this in one of his edits but if my memory is correct I don’t think he scrubbed all the earlier stuff. Now it was Darth Vader who told Luke that he was his father and now it is Darth Vader telling Luke that he has sister, who is now fair play as a target. The scene makes the Skywalker family tree a revelation to Luke, Vader and the Emperor. Luke losing his cool makes even more sense when you cut it this way. I’ve done an edit of RotJ using the Yads edit as a base (the Boba Fett less one) and it works very, very well.

I disagree. I think Ben needs to answer for out and out lying to Luke. If one half of that interlude needs to go it’s Yoda’s death scene. It’s awful and says less.
Particularly positioned where it is in the movie. He hangs around for the whole gap between Luke leaving for Cloud City and coming back from Jabba just to get a bit ill, tired and then die within a space of a few moments and without finishing his final sentence. The whole sequence is comically awful. George is practically screaming at the audience (I DONT WANT TO DO ANY MORE STAR WARS MOVIES). Like Boba Fett its a thing that we don’t even need to see. Luke could be on Tatooine and sense Yoda’s passing if he is a fully trained Jedi Knight. Ben however has to finish telling Luke the story of his father. I would prefer him to do that where he started on Tatooine where there is some actual resonance rather than resting his ghost butt on a tree stump on Dagobah but it’s not my show.

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#1109220
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ROTJ &quot;Pre-film Training&quot; Edit
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I’m not sure it’s impossible, hopefully (hopefully)just really complicated and time consuming.
Building a model of the Kenobi hut interior to a scale large enough to manipulate the light to match the Dagobah set footage from the existing version. Getting a body double for Mark so the construction of the saber can be redone without the issues that deleted scenes have. Making new transparent images of Sir Alec with the trees of Dagobah removed.

It’s possibly all doable but who’s gonna fly it kid… 😉

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#1109217
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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ROTJ needs major changes to approach working. Putting Mark and Ian’s performances onto a shelf for safety the rest is Prequel level bad.
Next to PT:R a heavily reworked ROTJ is what sparked my interest in the whole Revisited project.

If Ady did essentially what he did with ESB:R but with a few editorial changes it would still be interesting and worth watching but there is an opportunity with ROTJ and the PT that just isn’t there with a practically perfect movie like ESB or ANH. A chance to give people a glimpse into something special. Maybe even make a few wrongs a little less unright.

It’s not my show but I do hope that final product(s) shake/s up the film/s as we know it/them from now on in ways that will breath new life into the kind of droopy, hissy side of of the Star Wars inflatable universe.

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#1108898
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ANH - Skyhopper scenes
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The Radio adaptation really underlines this not just with the Skyhopper race and (threading the stone needle) but also the space fighter simulator scenes where Luke gets virtually ‘killed’ but told he did better than most of the of the other recruits.

The pod racing scene in TPM is clearly a nod to this.

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#1108895
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Bingowings said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

Warbler said:

As for a change in the Anthem, Jerusalem was mentioned, the only problem I see with that is that it is named after a city that is not in the UK. Jerusalem is in Israel. That is like America using an Anthem named “Paris”. It seems odd to me.

‘Jerusalem’ the poem (set to music) isn’t literally about the actual city of Jerusalem, it’s about England.

In fact it’s specifically about Jerusalem not being in England 😄 It’s a warning about not being complacent and too nationalistic and it’s sung frequently by people who are complacently nationalistic.

"The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by Joseph of Arimathea, a tin merchant, travelled to what is now England and visited Glastonbury during his unknown years.[2][3] The poem’s theme is linked to the Book of Revelation (3:12 and 21:2) describing a Second Coming, wherein Jesus establishes a New Jerusalem. The Christian church in general, and the English Church in particular, has long used Jerusalem as a metaphor for Heaven, a place of universal love and peace.[a]

In the most common interpretation of the poem, Blake implies that a visit by Jesus would briefly create heaven in England, in contrast to the “dark Satanic Mills” of the Industrial Revolution. Blake’s poem asks four questions rather than asserting the historical truth of Christ’s visit. Thus the poem merely implies that there may, or may not, have been a divine visit, when there was briefly heaven in England"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_did_those_feet_in_ancient_time

The poem clearly asks if Jesus walked in England. The answer being no. The point being that England is not particularly worthy of regard and has to strive to be worthy of a holy visitation. It is frequently sung by people who don’t get this really simple message.

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#1108893
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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RE: Starting point for Luke.
Luke ran off to ‘save’ Han, Leia etc and ended up minus an hand and needing saving himself.
It makes sense he would go straight back to Dagobah fulfill his promise to his Master who was justified in urging caution and get answers for the Vader being his father thing.
It also makes sense for Leia to be as reckless as any other Skywalker and rush in, get herself captured and need rescuing from the now fully trained Jedi Knight.

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#1108239
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Share your good news!
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I’m now the volunteer coordinator for a charity that challenges inequality and hate crime. It’s part time work but it’s a good cause. Next week will be weird because I will be doing the new job but also attending the AGM for the old job and talking about how good that was, despite the charity not getting their finger out and getting the funding to continue in time.
Everyone at my new job has made me feel welcome but they are really in need of cash. There is very little space and computer equipment etc is ancient. I wish I could win the lottery and help them out.

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#1108232
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Jani-wan said:

NeverarGreat said:

According to the EU (I know, I know) the gas giant Endor has nine moons. The mining operation could take place on one or more of these moons, and we could see a partially destroyed moon passing in front of Endor prime in one shot. There’s some potential here for striking imagery, ala Avatar:
Endor and its moons

I think planet Endor looks way too big.
Jupiter view from Europa in a video by a NASA scientist at 2.44:
https://www.space.com/28705-how-to-live-on-europa.html
Europa distance from Jupiter is less 700000 km.
Ganymede is over 1 million.
Callisto 1,8 million km
So there is no need that the planet should fill the whole screen

Clearly if this is a moon, a planet must be near by, but not necessarily too close, so when the rebel fleet arrives, it should not draw the attention of the viewers. I think.
Unless it is Space 1999, with a moon on the lose. Then there is no planet 😉

Yavin IV is an example of a Rebel base on a moon with a gas giant dominating the sky. I have no problem with Endor being it’s dark twin. As long as the colours are different and the base is cold and sterile and an ugly affront to nature to contrast with the crumbling temples that the Rebels chose I have no problem with Endor Prime filling the sky.

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