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#1112494
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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The general ethos of Revisited, as I understand it, is that in some ways the Special Edition was bad (i.e. bad effects, Jedi Rocks, etc.) but in other ways it was good (replacing too-slow spaceship shots such as the Falcon in ANH right after Han shoots Vader out of the trench), and in many ways it didn’t go far enough (all the additions to the Hoth battle in ESRB). As much as people like to hate the SE because of its problems (the first category I listed), the ot.com philosophy is simply that the OOT should be available, not that some form of the SE should never exist. Revisited, then, is the SE as it should have been.

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#1104929
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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ben_danger said:

I imagine you’ve seen all these already ADY, but others who haven’t been on the forum so long may have not seen them.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3yF2t_dm8BXUHNrY2wwMHNoa1E?usp=sharing

Years ago a member called SSWR made a bunch of small, yet effective, edit ideas. I didn’t manage to get hold of all of them before he took them offline, but there are some nice small ideas for ROTJ.

I have to say, these are really great mockups, and make changes seem remarkably feasible.

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#1097800
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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I thought the new hangar matte behind the three talking guys stands out as a little too crisp compared to the actors in the foreground. But it is certainly better than the original.

Other than that, I think the changes (at least as far as I’ve seen) are fantastic. Favorite is definitely the enhanced screens in Echo Base. Hardest to notice unless you know to look for it is the Dagobah matte when Yoda lifts the X-Wing. It 100% looks like it was always there.

JEDIT:
What’s the reason for the pink bacta?

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#1093158
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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ray_afraid said:

^ Agreed! Yoda was just another boring asshole in the PT. And even if he did act like Yoda, I still think it’s a mistake to actually meet him until ESB.

Also, why were the Jedi all on a planet covered in technology? I’d always imagined that they gathered somewhere peaceful, surrounded by nature. In ESB, Yoda says something about the force flowing from living things. Seems like that’s why he was in the swamp. But on the city planet, there’s no nature or quiet peace.
(I also hate the building designs. Inside and out. Bluh.)

That’s actually answerable: because the Jedi had become too entrenched in the power structures of the Republic and lost their way, philosophically speaking.

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#1082316
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All Things Star Trek
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Yes, but:

It would have worked just as well in Beyond if the ship had been hijacked and the crew, fearing a destruction that never came, used the escape pods. The actual destruction of the ship was just a plot device to get them all onto this planet and into interesting situations.

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#1082137
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All Things Star Trek
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It is surely a sign that they don’t know other ways to add emotional weight than destroying the Enterprise or threatening Earth.

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#1081714
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All Things Star Trek
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NeverarGreat said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

I’ve been considering seeing Star Trek Beyond, as I’ve heard its more in the mold of classic Trek than ST ‘09 & STID. Now, I still haven’t seen the prior two movies and still don’t plan to. Can this movie be viewed as a standalone film, or is it too mired in the continuity of Abrams’ films?

Everything you need to know going into this one is established in Trek '09. IMO, if you can’t stomach watching that film, you shouldn’t bother with Beyond.

Oh and they blew up the Enterprise at the end of STID. I almost forgot about that.

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#1081649
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Earl said:

If John Williams was suddenly unable to compose music for the next film for whatever reason, my first choice for a replacement would probably be Alan Silvestri.

Because the Avengers films have had such memorable music?

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#1081356
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All Things Star Trek
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pittrek said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

I’ve been considering seeing Star Trek Beyond, as I’ve heard its more in the mold of classic Trek than ST ‘09 & STID. Now, I still haven’t seen the prior two movies and still don’t plan to. Can this movie be viewed as a standalone film, or is it too mired in the continuity of Abrams’ films?

The funny thing is that the previous 2 movies were just action and nothing else, but the best parts of the third movie are scenes were people are just talking to another, which are usually the most boring parts of movies. And the only thing (except the points written above) I would recommend to do is checking online which actor plays which character

I mean, once you’re watching it, it’s pretty clear, isn’t it? There’s a black woman, a Russian guy, a Scottish guy, an Asian guy, a Vulcan, a grumpy guy and the Captain.

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#1081290
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All Things Star Trek
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suspiciouscoffee said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

I’ve been considering seeing Star Trek Beyond, as I’ve heard its more in the mold of classic Trek than ST ‘09 & STID. Now, I still haven’t seen the prior two movies and still don’t plan to. Can this movie be viewed as a standalone film, or is it too mired in the continuity of Abrams’ films?

COFFEE’S GUIDE ON EVERYTHING YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WATCHING BEYOND

•Kirk’s dad was a starship captian, but died.
•Spock Prime was living in the Abramsverse for a while, and everyone knew it

…that’s it iirc.

Also, the planet Vulcan was destroyed in the first film, making Vulcans a rare race, the remnants of which are trying to restart their species on a New Vulcan colony. Oh, and Spock and Uhura have been dating.

They’re not super important, but there are things that won’t make sense if you don’t know them.

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#1072260
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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When the Death Star, under command the command of Grand Moff Tarkin, followed the Millennium Falcon to Yavin via tracking device and was subsequently destroyed, it is almost certain that they did not keep the location of the Rebel Base a total secret from the rest of the Imperial Navy. As such, even though the Death Star was destroyed, the Base’s location was no longer secret. How, then, did the Rebellion have time for an awards ceremony before evacuating? Surely the arrival of some portion of the Imperial Navy was imminent.

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