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#1058995
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Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif Fanedit
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The thing I liked about the Dol Guldur edit, was that I could watch that with a selection of LOTR fan films that had the same approximate length, which would each provide some sort of context to LOTR afterwards. So as oppose to watching a six movie marathon (HOBBIT>LOTR), you could build up to watching LOTR by watching a series of shorter pieces.

I guess in a sense that’s what all these new Star Wars Anthology films are trying to do is to elaborate on individual characters/events. A Battle of Scariff movie would do so in a more direct way than Rogue One did.

The thing I really liked about the Dol Guldur edit though - which I’d hope to see in other edits - is how smart you were at presenting the information. The white council scene as I mentioned earlier went from being a dull exposition dump, to developing into something investigatory with the inter-cut scenes with Beorn and so on. It was such a nice way to set up later events.

Similar shorts in Star Wars are endless really. You could focus on any one character or event, and build up context around them by using bits from other films in flashbacks and so on. ‘Anakin’s fall’ is the most common one that we’ve seen in specific edits, and short youtube trailers. I haven’t got any specific ideas myself though!

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#1058854
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Biggs edit?
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I’d love to see a BIGGS edit, but also reintroducing the scenes where RED 1 talks about Luke’s father.

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#1058744
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Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif Fanedit
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I really loved your Dol Guldur edit (the white council scene was especially good). I liked the idea that LOTR could be preceeded by an anthology of mini films, as oppose the bloated hobbit.

If you are planning to abstract ROGUE ONE in a similar way, would you ever consider doing the same with any other Star Wars films?

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#1037777
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I’m wondering how the ending might be viewed once ep VIII is out - like on one hand you could have the euphoria of a small victory, or a sombre nod to the drums of the coming war (such as the ending of the Two Towers).

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#1035608
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Ridiculous One: A Star Wars Story
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Redub the hologram scene, so Galen Erso’s deliberate flaw in the Death Star wasn’t the exhaust port, but actually the one eyed snake he’d sneaked into the sewerage system.

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#1034786
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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An idea from ROGUE ONE I really enjoyed was that the DEATH STAR is powered by the same crystals used in the Lightsabers.

If you were to maintain that the concept of a superweapon powered by such crystals is the objective of the SEPARATISTS, then could the world’s they invade/conquer (so NABOO) be Kyber rich worlds? Perhaps even GEONOSIS is actually a superweapon in progress - much like STARKILLER base (which could also be re-explained in a VII edit as a forgotten other version).

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#1030629
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STAR WARS REBELS: Season 2 : (project will begin early September 2016)
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I’d go green if you want to keep her familiar to CW era Asoka, or White for simplicity. I like the idea that as a non-affiliated force user she has more of a blank identity, and white also seems fitting with the retro designs used in the series.

I really like Yellow in KOTOR/TOR, but I see that as more of a classic era which does not communicate with the movie era - like it is clear with the scope of the Star Wars universe that technology is lost and rediscovered. Yellows and golds also hark bark to classical and antique ages - which yellow ties in well with. So it functions well in KOTOR, but maybe less well here possibly.

Purple I feel was always a poor choice in the PT. In a way I wish all PT blades were just blue.

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#1027448
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - FanEdit Ideas <strong><em>SPOILERS</em></strong>
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The Aluminum Falcon said:

Ronster said:

We See Luke Looking through his Binoculars on Tattoine (This replaces the opening shot of Star Wars 77)

Suggested ending on Luke with the deleted scenes a few pages back. Feel it makes more thematic sense and also creates a nice parallel with Force Awakens also concluding with Luke.

I guess it depends on your intended viewing order really. If you were imagining ROGUE ONE as a film to be viewed post-ANH then LUKE might make sense (just as another cameo). You could even have R2 on the Tantive IV tuning in on a computer terminal and accidentally picking up the plans as they were being transmitted to the main Rebel ship.

Personally I’d prefer to think of ROGUE ONE as pre-ANH viewing, so would cut back on the cameos and obvious references, let ROGUE ONE tell its own story.

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#1021804
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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There is a point about ANH not being enjoyed as much by today’s culture - but these wouldn’t be the people posting here - but people who just see it once or twice and don’t as much. Lets not forget the real audience isn’t actually us - we are a very select (and somewhat extreme) part of the fanbase.

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#1020779
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

ben_danger said:

I felt the characters were sufficiently developed for their various purposes within the movie. We spend as much time with them as we do LUKE/LEIA/HAN in ANH.

What exactly do we learn about Chirrut Îmwe, Baze and Bodhi Rook other than the templates for their characters? Not much…Can’t say the same for Luke, Han, Leia, Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren.

What do we learn about Chewbacca and R2D2 in ANH? We don’t need to have some sort of comprehensive emotional arc for each character necessarily.

In the case of Baze and Chirrut, I found the theme of renewed faith quite resounding - especially as they live in a universe where the Jedi have just gone extinct. Bodhi is constantly terrified - but then does something brave and feels fulfilled - almost like a watered down Han I guess (selfish - selfless).

As someone said earlier, the film is really about the Empire and the Rebellion, where as the within the OT they are just merely components of the larger story.

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#1020769
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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I felt the characters were sufficiently developed for their various purposes within the movie. We spend as much time with them as we do LUKE/LEIA/HAN in ANH.

I was hoping that they wouldn’t ALL be killed off, but there might have been the potential of sequels where they act around the OT (imagine Blaze in the ground battle on hoth)

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#1020505
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Ridiculous One: A Star Wars Story
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I wonder if you could edit the “I am one with the Force and the Force is with me” to a rhyming game - something like “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers…” and they keep cocking it up.

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#1020503
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Just to clarify, if Vader had pulled the plans out of the Rebel’s hand using the force it would have really mucked up the next movie. Just suspend belief for a moment and go see it - its really really good.

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#1020361
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Ridiculous One: A Star Wars Story
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Where ROGUE ONE uses small title cards for planets, you could include them literally everytime a character walks into a different building or room.

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#1019454
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Although I enjoyed R1 far more than TFA, they indeed suffer from the same reliance on the old story as each other (TFA mimicks the plot, R1 the nods and acknowledgements to ANH). The only thing I enjoyed more within R1 was that it seems more permissible to have those links. Indeed it didn’t reinvent the wheel, we were subject to clear fan-service within the cameos and the vader moments - all of which could be cut and not affect the story in any way - but such is the guilty pleasure of STAR WARS - and if it became so distant and alien from the core franchise that we love so much, we probably wouldn’t enjoy it as much at all.

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#1019320
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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I wonder if an earlier version of the film had the team transmit the plans at a separate building? It would explain much of the missing Skarif footage.

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