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After the Sequel Trilogy Concludes... Then What?
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7-May-2015, 9:16 AM

DuracellEnergizer said:

Akton said:

The PT is so full of jarring discrepancies and displays such a cavalier, wanton disregard for OT-established facts about the era it purports to cover, that one simply cannot accept it for what it claims to be (the canonical first three episodes of the Saga). Looking at the saga as an extended history laid out in a tome like The Journal of the Whills, one would have little choice but to consider the PT apocryphal; a gloss added so long after the fact (and so clumsily) that its historical veracity must necessarily be doubted.

That said, the route for remaking the PT that I think Disney could feasibly take is this: Present it as an "alternate" telling of the events - a "What If" or "Elseworlds" type of thing... One that just so happens to be in perfect accord with the PT-era references in the OT and which respects the plot twists of the OT and flows like a proper story when viewed chronologically. They could even leave the episode numbers off of them and treat the remake as though it were the apocryphal version (but, wink-wink, nudge-nudge we'd all know it represents the proper version of the events). That way the PT, TCW, Rebels and all that other crap can stay "on the books" as the official "canon" and we can have our PT which everyone but us would ghettoize as a "Legends" story.

OT-ers are happy. PT fanboys are happy. Disney makes money.

I doubt it could happen before, say, 2030... But as long as it happens and I get to see it, I'll be satisfied. 

Of course, not every OT fan agrees on how a proper PT should play out. I for one know things I'd like to see featured in an alternate PT would be reviled by other fans and vice-versa. Do we then start making multiple alternate PTs to suit the tastes of everyone?


It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to not be the irredeemable pile of shit that the present PT is.

I think there are a few more or less universally agreed upon demands:

- Don't introduce us to Anakin as a little kid.

- Don't contradict anything established in the OT.

- No Jar-Jar type stupidity.

- Make the Clone Wars the backdrop of the entire Trilogy, as the Galactic Civil War was for the OT.

- Figure out a way to preserve the plot twists in the OT.

- Make Obi-Wan, and not Anakin, the protagonist of the Trilogy (as Lucas stated he'd be back in the OT days).

It doesn't have to satisfy each and every one of our pet preferences about lightsaber colors or use of "Darth" as a title or what have you... No doubt the ST will have things here and there that will annoy us, or that will not meet up to our expectations. In both cases, it just has to be a solid effort that respects the OT as the Foundation that this whole thing is built upon, and does not insult our intelligence by presuming we'll eat up any old contradictory, half-baked, barely thought out story shat out at the last minute by a fat, passionless, cynical billionaire, just so long as a few lightsabers are ignited and some spaceships go "pyoo pyoo."