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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)

I remember when EU writers would refer to the droids phonetically See-Threepio and Artoo-Deetoo. So even here the emphasis is on letter sounds and not the letters themselves.

I agree that this line breaks immersion even when there are other examples of individual letters being spoken in Star Wars, and think that it’s not so much the substance of the line but the tone. In Star Wars, even the most absurd names are spoken with sincerity as a way of investing the audience in the reality of the world. When a character refuses to take even their opponent’s name seriously, how can the audience take it seriously? It’s very much like Star Lord challenging Ronan the Accuser to a dance-off, except that The Last Jedi isn’t supposed to be a comedy.

Short answer, I get it.

The Sequel Trilogy complete redux

DougieP said:

NeverarGreat said:

The Falcon is stitched into the ST’s DNA. No amount of rotoscoping can change that, since almost every scene with the Falcon relies on it being that particular vessel of nostalgia.

I’m not sure whether or not you mean nostalgic for the viewer or the characters but ether way, I completely disagree.

If you mean for the characters - There are only two scenes as far as I remember that reference nostalgia so far. One with Luke entering and turning the lights on and “Chewie, we’re home”. These can easily be cut or, if really needed, changed. It’s not like they constantly talk about the old days while aboard it.

If you mean for the viewer - While the final film isn’t out yet, I’ve started doing some background replacement in advance for my “Sequel Trilogy Redux” and my son became interested so I showed him parts of the film that I thought might hold his attention while I pointed out characters and names. One was the escape from Jakku and he really liked it, mainly BB8 who he calls “Baby 8”. At no point did he say that “the Falcon held the scene together due to nostalgia”. To him, it was a new ship, it could have been any ship. It really doesn’t matter what ship it is, the Falcon isn’t necessary.

The only scene that I would agree with you on is with how Han picks up Rey, Finn and BB8. The Falcon is needed for Han to be searching for it and he found it because it can be easily tracked (which is flimsy anyway, I can poke holes in that). But since I want to have Rey follow BB8s instructions on where their base is and head straight there, where Han is still a general, this whole scene is scrapped for me. Falcon not needed.

Anakin Starkiller said:

I think the trilogy should have its own ship. The Prequels had Padme’s ships, which, while different in each film, all had the same interior, as well as the same chrome texture on the exterior. The Originals had the Millenium Falcon, obviously. The Sequels have…also the Falcon. How about the Falcon is destroyed when it crashes on Starkiller Base. All subsequent scenes featuring it would have another ship in its place. I really hope Episode IX introduces a ship like this to make adding more natural, not to mention not having to design it ourselves. The main issue will be rotoscoping the characters whenever they’re in the Falcon cockpit to place them in the new ship’s cockpit instead. That would probably be a nightmare. We could simply cut most of those shots, since they aren’t that important. We’d be cutting the shot of Luke in it anyways, since all he does is look at the familiar cockpit and retrieve the dice, none of which works if it isn’t the Falcon.

If this were done by someone else and it was good enough, I’d consider asking permission to use it. For me, however, it’s not a big enough deal for me to want it changed since I think there is so much other work that needs done. Whoever did this would probably need to have experience in 3D modeling/animation which I don’t have. Maybe the OP does?

I didn’t mean to imply that every scene of the Falcon is there purely because of nostalgia, just that its initial inclusion was very much for that purpose (and to get Han on board). But once the Falcon is now the ST ship of choice, there’s really no way to change its identity.

Listing all the scenes which rely on it being Han’s old ship:
-Han and Chewie finding and boarding the Falcon
-Han complaining about the compressor, and Rey’s solution
-The Tracking Ball reference and Game table
-Han thinking about hiring Rey to look after the Falcon

-Luke mourning Han’s death and the metal dice
-The Falcon drawing TIEs away at Crait (Requires Kylo’s hatred of Han and the Falcon)

The Sequel Trilogy complete redux

The Falcon is stitched into the ST’s DNA. No amount of rotoscoping can change that, since almost every scene with the Falcon relies on it being that particular vessel of nostalgia.

Random Thoughts

For each generation of film the resolution decreases, so even if the 35mm negative could resolve 8K (dubious), then a release print would be lucky to resolve more than 2K. Scanning a release print in 4K is usually more than sufficient to capture all the detail in the print.

The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project

After some thought and more than a few rewrites, here’s what I’ve come up with:


The Jedi Knights are gone.
Without their protection,
the shadow of the Empire
again darkens the stars.

A mighty stellar foundry,
once the backbone of
the Imperial machine,
has remained hidden from
the new Republic. Now
a sinister FIRST ORDER
and its fanatical legions are
forging it into a weapon
of unspeakable power.

Fearing that their doom
is nearer than the
Republic dares to accept,
one general forms a
and sends her finest pilot
in search of the long-lost

It has five name drops, is shorter than TFA’s crawl, and has much more explanation of the First Order and its power.

I had the idea that the First Order has simply re-purposed a preexisting Imperial forge for their weapon. This would explain their shiny new tech in TFA and even their overwhelming forces in TLJ.

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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

Dek Rollins said:

He obviously wasn’t in any way serious when he said that last part.

Then he would be implying that being a president for life would be a bad thing. Yet he admires the very strongmen who have done this, and has the utmost disdain for democratic norms.

If it was a joke, it would be out of character.

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