Also, I have an idea for how to have Emperor Palpatine say 'Luke Skywalker' in the transmission, instead of 'young Skywalker'. However, it's too crazy, in my opinion, to be taken seriously. Some would call it 'thinking outside the box'. If said box is the Box of Sanity, I'd agree with them.
(...Man, I'm seriously gonna make or break my credibility on this site with this suggestion. All these people reading how crazy I am...)
My idea involves getting someone to imitate Ian McDiarmid's evil Emperor voice for the phrase "Luke Skywalker", and blending the word "Luke" into the dialogue we already have of Palpatine's. If the joint between Ian McDiarmid's dialogue and the newly recorded "Luke" is too obvious, perhaps a burst of static on the hologram could mask it. Who would do the extra Emperor dialogue, I don't know. Who would take this idea seriously... well, I guess I'll find out soon, won't I?
Been following these forums for a while, but this is my first time posting (anywhere on these boards)
I was thinking about this whole "Luke Skywalker" line in Ian's voice thing. And I have an idea on it that may be just slightly less ludicrous, maybe slightly more.
Anyway, on the ROTS soundtrack release, there is a bonus DVD Star Wars: A Musical Journey. I'm sure tons of you have it or at least know of it. On it, there are several introductions done by Ian McDiarmid of various pieces of Star Wars music. And several times, he says "Luke Skywalker". Now granted, the tone and inflection may be off, it's Ian's normal speaking voice, but perhaps someone knowledgeable with sound manipulation could make it sound a bit more like the Emperor? Just a thought, might be a good starting place.
BTW, Ady, loved A new Hope Revisited. Downloading the DVD-9 right now. This is my preferred version of Star Wars, and I cannot wait to see what you do with the rest of the saga.