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Post #1331504

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smpearce1981
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant
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28-Mar-2020, 4:34 AM
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28-Mar-2020, 5:14 AM
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smpearce1981
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specialk2121 said:

On an unrelated note, in the novelization, when Lando and the fleet arrive at Exegol there’s a moment where a bunch of different ships call in. “Mon Calamari fleet standing by. Ghost standing by.” Stuff like that. It’s got Inferno Squad, the Aces from resistance, Alphabet Squadron all calling in. Could be a cool way to expand on the final battle to show that the whole galaxy has united together.

Here I go (so genuine apologies in advance)

Considering some of the valid criticisms about the ST being reliant on ‘fan service’ this suggestion really accentuates that?

It’s not that it’s a bad idea, but I don’t see how it adds anything?

If it could be implemented organically, where it’s not drawing attention to itself, it might be ok to just add into the overall layering of the soundscape?

Maybe crackly radio audio in the falcon cockpit shots, but as I recall once Lando arrives the tone of the movie changes to being rousing where the score level goes up, average shot length goes down, so I just don’t know how it could be dropped in without it playing over the top of other things and then being too on the nose?

I’ve got lots of problems with TROS but the arrival of the ‘merchant navy fleet’ isn’t one of them, the movie directly addreses that the people/galaxy have come together so I don’t think that point is lacking enough in it’s execution to warrant hammering it home any further?

Don’t get me wrong I’m not STRONGLY against the idea as it’s not particularly polarising and so it’s insertion wouldn’t make or break anything.

I just wonder whether it’s needed for any other purpose other than serving fans?