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Hal 9000

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#1068883
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Samurai Jack
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I never checked out Samurai Jack back when it was new, for some reason. Maybe I was beginning to age out of cartoons somewhat. I did enjoy the original Clone Wars microseries, though. When I heard they were bringing Samurai Jack back to conclude the series, I delved into the show beginning with the first episode. I was enthralled, enjoying each episode more than the last. No episode was truly a clunker, and the show impressed me greatly. I got through the show faster than I anticipated since it was of such high quality, and found myself anxiously awaiting the new revival miniseries. It’s an unbelievably enjoyable show, and I’ll be sad to see it end.
I recommended the show to a friend of mine and showed him a few episodes from season 1, and suggested that he save ‘Jack and the Traveling Creatures’ for last, prior to heading into the new Season 5. I hope we get to see Jack defeat the guardian and live up to the prophesied ‘conquering king’ visage we glimpsed after their first encounter.
Give Genndy another Star Wars show! I find it difficult to watch TCW or Rebels’ ugly animation.

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#1068868
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Sweden, please refrain from posting further about your request in this thread. Sir Ridley will not forget to check his private topic.

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#1067574
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Octorox said:

I like it…but not for this edit. I feel like a new viewer would find it a little jarring.

The R2 stuff totally belongs in this edit though. I like your solution vastly better than the v1 solution of just cutting 3P0’s line.

This is where I’m at on this. 😃

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#1066966
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I love it as well. It’s too early to guarantee whether it really has a place in this project, but I don’t see any harm in including it. Nice work, man!

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#1064962
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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That’s definitely an improvement. I’d say it would be worth it to include if indeed the envoy deleted scene is used as well.

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#1064657
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Especially if that’s the case, it wouldn’t do anything to merit any of the chipper attitude at the end. All it’d do is offset the ‘revenge’ motive for the trench run, and even then it wouldn’t since the fighters would be unaware.
Maybe the dialogue between Hux and Snoke could be considering their next target, just enough to imply that it’s important this thing be destroyed.
Although, having the base about to fire again would address the apparent “problem” (only for those very aware of the theatrical version in which one star equals one shot) of SKB exploding into a star after it had discharged.

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#1064118
Topic
Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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If Hayden is going to feature in TLJ as the ghost of Anakin Skywalker, how would we feel if they portrayed him as an aged man, perhaps not quite as old looking as Shaw was, but much moreso than Hayden in 2005? Made him look not like the Jedi he was when he turned to the dark side, but the wizened figure he may have become if he had continued on as a Jedi.

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#1064115
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Should the Prequels be more included into the franchise going forward?
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I would prefer the prequels be referenced occasionally, though not in a way that would dredge up any of their continuity issues with the original trilogy. For example, no references to Qui-Gon as Obi-Wan’s master, since in the OT it was Yoda who trained him. Featuring Bail Organa as played by Jimmy Smitts is perfectly fine, being a character referenced in the OT and nothing about his prequel portrayal strains this. I’d rather not reference Threepio being built by Anakin.
Y’know, reference and include the prequels to whatever degree is appropriate, but I’d avoid anything that wouldn’t read well if one hadn’t seen them.

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#1064018
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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No, I’m glad you did! It’s now a distinct avenue we could choose to use. In the MC role I’ve come to hold on the project, I’m happy to let Ridley call this one. 😃

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#1064015
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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NeverarGreat said:

The firing scene has several problems, including the fact that the planet shouldn’t be in sunlight at the time. So there are at least 3 shots that need fixing at some point.

Rewatching the scene in V1, the only shot that looks like it could use some work would be the one with the trees. But it’s only daylight for less than a second before the red beam envelopes everything. Are you perhaps thinking the planet shouldn’t have as much light shining on it when we see it from space?

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#1064000
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Nice! I’ll let Sir Ridley decide how to handle the sequence, but it seems like a distinctly viable way to go, so thank you for making it available.

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#1063948
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Yeah, I’m glad you brought the idea up and we were able to give it a try today, but ultimately feel that the structure as in V1 would be best to retain.
Although, if you’re able to ditch the star destroyer from its shot in the firing scene, I agree it’d be nice to keep.

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#1063813
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Yes. It’s thematically linked more than logically. The same point could be made about Luke in ROTJ; presumably, the team would have destroyed the Death Star regardless of Luke’s success or failure onboard.

Unrelated: I don’t think Threepio’s like has a place in the briefing scene. “Without the Republic fleet, we’re doomed.”

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#1063783
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I share your hesitancy about Vader appearing to show him a vision of the future, though it would be ambiguous at best; was Vader trying to warn or dissuade him from being involved in firing the weapon?

Here’s a mockup of how the ideas expressed above might look when all baked together. I went with the former list of events, rather than breaking up Rey’s “force nap,” which I felt was very jarring. Honestly, it’s the approach that sounded better of the two! These are great ideas on paper, but I am uncertain if it will be totally doable using the finished film footage we have available.

https://vimeo.com/212386279
Password: fanedit

The cut from Fin and Rey turning to flee the oscillator to them climbing around in the snow is abrupt now.
The shot of the technician lady is abrupt, since her line cannot be salvaged; she speaks too fast to have it sound right to cut her off.
If the cutaway to Hux saying, “Prepare to fire” is a little jarring with the music, it could easily just be put right back where it originally was; it still fits perfectly there given this proposed order.

All in all, it’s a solid idea, but might not be able to be implemented well. And there’s a debate to be had about whether it is favorable to closely associate Han’s death with the Hosnian system’s destruction, and thereby Kylo Ren’s resolution towards the dark side and implied regret or incongruence. (In ROTJ, Luke took a bold risk by putting faith in his father, who redeemed himself and thereby allowed the day to be saved by taking out the Emperor and letting Luke go on to revive the Jedi. In TFA:R v1, Han took a bold risk by putting faith in his son, who resolved himself to the dark side and thereby ensured the day would not be saved because they were too busy with Kylo to detonate the explosives.)

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#1063345
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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That’s a very not bad idea! It’s not completely seamless, but it might be worth it for the gains. It’s so hard to gauge it since we’re already so familiar with the source and aren’t the hypothetical first-time audience.

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#1062617
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Thanks, and that’s a very interesting idea. In the name of keeping TFA as close to itself as possible while merely implementing low-level restructuring, I think the solution already being worked toward is more appropriate for this project. I’m enjoying the approach of changing as little as possible to have the best overall effect. That said, I’d love to see what you’ve cooked up, especially the Finn line.

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#1062432
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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^Yes, true. The 3PO line will be in V2, in order to have the new R2 hard drive thing make sense. All in all, I’m happier redeeming and using it than cutting it. 😃

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#1061850
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Cool. If we’re super lucky, the audio from the following scene can have dialogue cleanly removed so I can have seamless music and ambience during the extended bits. I’ll find out when I sit down to work on this next!

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