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Hal 9000

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#1099578
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The Kenobi Movie
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Maybe ol’ Ben Kenobi will encounter a dark side force user who will deliver some force lightning to his face, making him go from McGregor to Guinness instantly.

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#1095654
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I agree. Thanks for stepping in to answer Mala. I’d like for V2 to be theoretically “final,” unless something new emerges later, be it in the form of additional fan work or something from Ep8. In other words, not leaving something unfinished that could be finished at this time.

You covered what’s in the works, but here’s my list of what I’m waiting on:

Sir Ridley’s TFA:R crawl

Sir Ridley’s Maz’s Castle sequence (Star Destroyer)

Kylo Ren’s mask during second Snoke scene, and Snoke inexplicably standing (wish list; not going to hold anything up)

‘Leia and the Resistance’ deleted scene

NeverarGreat’s Snoke scene idea (and reinstating Hux’s “prepare to fire” line; may not be possible until a V3 after Ep8 comes out)

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#1092179
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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I would dislike it the way I disliked Alien 3: While the plot technically did not contradict Aliens, it felt like a betrayal of what that film implied and meant.
The redemption of Vader in a ‘melt the heart of tyrants’ way is what I love about ROTJ. If we get Anakin’s ghost in TLJ, I’d hope it would be in a role of wisdom or guidance rather than unresolved tensions.
It was never about whether Vader tipped the moral scales by counterweighing evil deeds with one good deed, but about his own change of heart. He repented, if you will, and that’s what ROTJ cares about, not a moral equation.

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#1091983
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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I would loathe a conflicted postmortem Anakin. It would totally betray ROTJ, in a sharp and specific way, as opposed to the general way in which TFA’s plot did.

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#1088430
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Automated color grading and color matching with a Machine Learning Algorithm
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JawsTDS said:

DrDre said:

towne32 said:

Well those shots look great. Has there been any shot you’ve tried so far, where things go really wrong?

Not really…they’re all clear improvements over the bluray, even if some might require a little tweaking. These were created with just eight of Neverar’s regrade examples. The great thing is, that depending on your tastes you can create a HarmyBot, kk650-Bot, DreamasterBot, SwazzyBot, or perhaps even a Towne32Bot 😉. Alternatively, you could take some Technicolor print scans, or another official color grading, and train the algorithm to reproduce those colors.

I eagerly await the day we can create a GOUTbot.

Could this be attempted, for kicks? Might be fun to see how it’d look.
And, Kexiklus, please don’t post any comparison pics of AOTC; it’ll only tempt me to revisit it! 😛

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#1088427
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Erasing the Prequels Entirely
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Nice work! The stars in the middle of the screen seem to flicker just before “THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK” comes into view, but that’s the only flaw I noticed.

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#1087627
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Extended Edition
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Octorox said:

I’ve made an alternate version of this that also includes Hal9000’s revised ending from his Labyrinth of Evil edit in which Padme survives, plugging an infamous plot hole.

Ha, it’s the inverse of what people usually ask me for: ‘Labyrinth Of Evil’ but with the original ‘Padme dies’ ending. 😃

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#1087625
Topic
Erasing the Prequels Entirely
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I’d prefer to go about this by merely removing the “Episode [X]” portion of the actual films’ crawls, without generating new material. As authentic as you can get with minimal meddling. (Might be good to time the appearance of [FILM TITLE] to the appearance of ‘Episode [X]’ and re-sync footage between the crawl fading out and beginning to pan downward.

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#1086893
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Well said, NeverarGreat. I’m very much looking forward to episode 8, but I feel like the past several years for me were a second wind in a marathon.
Y’know, over analyzing and all the things we’ve covered at length many times here.
Random thought.

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#1085005
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Sheesh. I’ve had a sense of distaste at the idea of a young Han Solo film from the beginning, and I’m glad these standalone can be ignored easily. Star Wars is special, and I hope it doesn’t spiral downward into Marvel… I guess the best word would be oversaturation, that sense of having so much content that none of it feels special anymore.

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