After excising heavily the rathtar scene as per suggestions in 1.2 I wasn’t happy with the pace of the remaining.
While this section I feel can never be perfect, alas, I went back and started from scratch on it for 1.3.
Now the setup is mostly intact up to the rathtar behind the door gag.
Then the Guavian gang arrive and have a little subtitled discussion with Han (using footage with the Scottish guy replaced with another helmeted one, and the audio lines from the kanjiklub).
Finn and Rey scramble about under the floor and do the whole wrong fuses bit.
You see the rathtar cages open, Han do his ‘bad feeling line’ then a hurried montage of the gang being attacked lit only from their blasters.
Then Han, chewie and Bb8 leg it to the door, there’s the shoot out, they get on the flacon with Rey and Finn, the remaining gang catch up and shoot at falcon. Falcon blasts out of hanger at lightspeed.
I think it’s the closest I’ve gotten to a fair compromise with this scene. I’ve had to comp out the other gang in some shots, and un-mirrored one or two others. Chopped and changed a lot.
If anyone else has suggestions for improving this I’m all ears!
1.3 with this new scene will be uploaded today. As ever, PM for link.