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#1109438
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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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ChainsawAsh said:

If you think the suggestions for ROTJ:R so far are “pushing” Ady to go too far, you must not have been around for the ANH:R and ESB:R threads early on…

Point being, we throw a bunch of shit at the wall and Ady has proven he has a good head for taking the good suggestions and leaving the shit where it belongs. But sometimes you don’t know of something is good or shit until you throw it out there.

(To be fair, I wasn’t in the ANH:R thread until after its release, but I’ve read through most of the early pages by now.)

Makes sense. There’s no harm in offering politely. The previous releases should indeed prepare people that some of their more drastic suggestions might not make the cut.

Cut that. Cut it cut it cut it - do it. Now.

NOW

On the other hand, there are posts like this.

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#1109223
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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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jarbear said:

NeverarGreat said:

I wonder if Adywan is going to use Harmy’s Despecialized version to replace the out-of-focus section (shuttle Tydirian approach and landing on Endor).

That would be good if he was using the current Tydirian shuttle since Harmy did a great job with that. However, Ady did say he would be replacing that shuttle type with a different one. (be more of a cargo shuttle as opposed to the exact type that is Vader’s and Pal’s personal shuttle.)

The issue covers a good little chunk of the film, I believe, including all of the shots within the shuttle, Vader’s concurrent scene, and a bit on the ground after landing.

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#1108720
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Editroid said:

doubleofive said:

TV’s Frink said:

I’m almost certain adywan previously said that he would not be accepting suggestions for this update of ANH:R.

Absolutely. So far it’s going to be the same edits, except for the original DS plans and maybe no prequel music.

But what about the suggestion we’ve all had about having the small display start with the original DS plans and then having it change to the ANH:R plans through some static? We all agreed that that was a good compromise.

I haven’t been following closely enough to have seen everyone suggesting this but what would be the point? I get that it is a compromise for various forum members, but does it make any sense in the film, as opposed to just showing whichever version Adywan prefers?

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#1107187
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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TV’s Frink said:

Do we know for sure that JJ had no plan with what to do with the ST?

Based on the things Rian has said, it was entirely up to him on what happens to Luke next. He has said, I believe, that he basically just picked it up from exactly where JJ left it off and made it his own thing. I’m sure there are greater discussions with Kennedy et al. that they’re not going to tell us about for spoiler related reasons. But from everything JJ has said, his decision to leave Luke was due to what he wanted to get out that film as opposed to a desire to set up Luke’s role in the trilogy.

We will probably learn more once the ST can be discussed retrospectively.

Edit:

TV’s Frink said:

Or that it was up to him, for that matter.

We only really know what we’ve been told. Both JJ and Rian have expressed that they had a tremendous amount of freedom with regards to what they do in VII and VIII. Of course, we assume there are limitations and restrictions, and that they aren’t going to discuss things that were forced upon them. But decisions involving Luke have been made by JJ (leave him out of a film) and Rian (something unexpected that apparently Mark Hamill initially disliked).

So, my assessment so far is that of course they don’t have complete autonomy, but they have more than I would have expected.

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#1107182
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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Did JJ have much to do with Lost beyond the first season? I believe he stayed on as a producer, but I’m not sure that the controversial ending was related to him. And even that was down to the fact that the show never really had a plan (as far as I know). They made it up as they went, which led to some great ideas and moments, but not something that could have really been resolved well.

But there’s still a parallel between Lost and the ST. They’re both things that JJ kicked off without a plan for what to do with it later on.

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#1107145
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Star Wars Episode IX (was) to be directed by Colin Trevorrow
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Interesting. For the director, I think this is great news. For him being the writer? While I would probably not have wanted him to do VIII, it could be a bit better having to deal with the plot as Rian leaves it off. And in turn, dealing with the after effects of his own setup for Luke (for which he apparently did not have any kind of long term plan).

Edit:
googles “Chris Terrio”

… Oh.

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#1106070
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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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MalàStrana said:

jarbear said:

Now thinking more about it, I do say completely ax out boba fett from the movie.

Instead, there could be an extra character added that could be an imperial spy. Kind of like in The Force Awakens you had a resistance spy and an imperial spy …

Anyway, it shows a guy sneaking off the hallway, maybe after Luke kills the rancor. He could be in a cloak, or looks like some kind of bounty hunter or something. He Takes out a communicator and says “Inform Lord Vader Skywalker is here.”

If there needs to be more added about this concept: After holo escapes, the video screen can be used with an officer reporting to Vader that explains that troops found the Palace empty and rumors/reports that Jabba was killed and Skywalker escaped. Vader can be silent … or just choke the guy … whatever is needed.

It adds a good connection for the first part of the movie with the rest. It also goes with the scene with the emperor commenting about Vader’s search for Luke and telling him to just wait for Luke to come to him.

Even better: at each point of the movie where Luke leaves a place Ady should add an Imperial spy who reports to Vader that Luke is here and later to inform him that Luke has left. At Jabba’s palace (“ok then, Lord Vader, he’s gone, and Jabba is dead”), in Dagobah (“well, Lord Vader, he’s gone and Yoda is dead”), in the Rebel Fleet (“Lord Vader, bad news, he’s gone, and a space mexican guy is co-piloting the Falcon now”), on Endor (“he’s… oh! okay, he’s just surrendered himself. My job here is done”), on the Death Star (“Vader is gone, the Emperor is dead, and Luke is leaving again. Damned !”). The same character can also be added to TFA:R.

Instead, let’s just have the annoying hovering search droid from Mos Eisley SE constantly buzzing behind Luke’s head, keeping out of his sight.

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#1106051
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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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doubleofive said:

towne32 said:

Someone here also made a good case for a lot of the 2011 changes seeming so random because newly added foreground elements are things that could easily be made to pop in the planned 3D releases. New ESB sparks, the dug thing, a crazy ass door, R2’s rocks, maybe Han’s thawing effect?

I know, I’m pretty great.

It makes sense that it was you! Now I can name you next time I describe this theory, at least until I forget again.

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#1106049
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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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doubleofive said:

towne32 said:

I would certainly prefer if the dug thing was absent from the steps, though. Any word on that one?

I didn’t even bring the Dug up because it doesn’t make any sense in a shot that’s supposed to show that EVERYONE is asleep.

Another thing, I wonder if Ady can get rid of the audio of Greedo from ANH from Jabba’s Throne Room.

I assume the logic in adding the dug was “oh what a nice clean shot to add things to with so much open space!”

Someone here also made a good case for a lot of the 2011 changes seeming so random because newly added foreground elements are things that could easily be made to pop in the planned 3D releases. New ESB sparks, the dug thing, a crazy ass door, R2’s rocks, maybe Han’s thawing effect?

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#1106045
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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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doubleofive said:

I wonder when Ady can come in and say that he’s certainly not adding MORE Boba Fett to the movie.

I’ve been looking forward to people listing the little things that ate at them for years. Like a moving blaster hole or scuff mark, or like someone just pointed out, the fact that Luke’s lightsaber expands in size randomly.

What about the Blu-ray changes? Ady kept the sparks in the Cloud City junk room. Will he keep the new unthawing animation? What about R2’s extra gizmos that pop out when he’s shot? WHAT ABOUT JABBA’S PALACE DOOR THAT’S NOW 3 TIMES BIGGER ON THE OUTSIDE THAN THE INSIDE?

I’m definitely curious about the door. I could go either way with the R2 gizmos (I’m a purist by default, but it does seem like a normal SE type thing - though I assume it is in someway problematic/contradictory).

I would certainly prefer if the dug thing was absent from the steps, though. Any word on that one? I’m also curious about the Ewok eyes. One of the fan editors here made an okay case for the blinking in that their benefit isn’t making the Ewoks seem more realistic or less like inanimate teddy bears (they don’t), but in making them look more horrifying and nightmareish. I can buy that. But still curious.

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#1104248
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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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MalàStrana said:

I know you hate this beak but it’s nothing as offensive as Jedi Rocks, Han’s dodging head or even “No.Noooooooo !”, so yes it was an acceptable change. I won’t mind it getting removed, but I would love the tentacles being animated a better way (the SE tentacles look awful on the other hand…).

I completely agree (aside from the part where you said it was acceptable). Just because some things are much worse doesn’t excuse anything. 😃 We can expect more ridiculous or widely hated changes to be removed. For the beak, I see a relatively large amount of praise (even here) for CGI work that I think is hideous. So it’s a bit of a relief.

New tentacles certainly would be nice for something like Revisited.

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#1104225
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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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Remove the Sarlaac SE beak

Not sure if this was already posted on the revisited website, but it’s news to me. Very happy to hear it.

I know it’s not exactly a challenging change compared to what Adywan does, considering that we have HD versions of the scene now, but a lot of people seem to think that the beak is one of the acceptable parts of the SE (as Adywan seems to think about Dewbacks, for example), so it’s nice confirmation.

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#1103401
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Doctor Who
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Just watched “Empress of Mars” and “Eaters of Light”. I thought they were fantastic. More to the point, these were really classic-style Doctor Who. They looked very much like Tom Baker episodes – slower pacing, multiple story lines, gritty settings with interesting human cultures, the party split up and each wrestling with their own problems, which then come together for the climax. And in a season with many cheesy endings, they both have GREAT endings. Anyone who likes old Doctor Who should enjoy these two episodes!

Yes, they certainly were. And they were a nice bridge after the terrible “Lie of the Land”, leading into an amazing finale. Mark Gatiss is a huge fan of the Pertwee era (he has written some good novels in that era). The bit with Alpha-centauri was a huge throwback to Curse of Peladon. It’s the kind of reference the RTD era stayed far away from, and the Moffat era has embraced. Even though I see how it might be easier to attract and keep new viewers when you’re not totally steeped in the past, and that it’s probably good that Chibnall will apparently take things in a direction away from that, I’ve got to say I enjoy it. And the Christmas Special will be a big last hurrah for that style.

Eaters of the Light was great. Rona Munroe wrote the last story of the old show (Survival), which was a pretty good script very mixed production quality. It would be nice if she kept writing in the Chibnall era.

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#1103008
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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yotsuya said:

I think what pisses me off the most about this is that no only have these people stolen the hard work of others, but they haven’t even bothered to repackage it as their own. So if the hammer comes down, it will be the ones who put in the work who get hit, not the morons who are causing the problems. The only way I know to combat this is to liberally sprinkle the “fan production - not for sale or rent” (or whatever way you like to put it) in ways that would force all but the laziest to repackage it with their own work (covers and menus) to sell ready made discs.

Very good point. It is lovely to have productions that feel more authentic to us. But there is a reason for the ugly disclaimers. Excluding them from a production makes it a prime target for these scumbags.

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#1103007
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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yotsuya said:

I think what pisses me off the most about this is that no only have these people stolen the hard work of others, but they haven’t even bothered to repackage it as their own. So if the hammer comes down, it will be the ones who put in the work who get hit, not the morons who are causing the problems. The only way I know to combat this is to liberally sprinkle the “fan production - not for sale or rent” (or whatever way you like to put it) in ways that would force all but the laziest to repackage it with their own work (covers and menus) to sell ready made discs.

Very good point. It is lovely to have productions that feel more authentic to us. But there is a reason for the ugly disclaimers.

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#1102454
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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NeverarGreat said:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Legality-fan-edits-and-more-Legality-fan-edits-and-repercussions/id/54551/page/3

This is why we need super explicit instructions on how to get these things and what not to do. If a longtime member of our forum doesn’t know, something needs to change.

Ouch.

That said, I appreciate his mature and thoughtful response to the criticism/shaming.

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#1101864
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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EBay auctions that don’t have n actual product are against the rules for scam and pyramid selling related reasons. It’s a nice idea though.

People used to sell “how to copy DVDs” guides on eBay. If you bought it, they’d email you a link to DVD decryptor or other free things. EBay was absolutely flooded with this stuff because they could make as many auctions as they wanted with no actual product involved. So even a well-intentioned version of that won’t fly now.

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