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A Letter to Harmy

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I’m sure there are similar threads about this, but I felt I should start my own. First off, I have been trying to find Harmy’s email for awhile, but have had no luck. I just wanted to say thank you to him. His contribution to preserving film history has meant a lot to all of us. I have always hated being forced to watch either the GOUT or the VHS versions, since they are not HD and do not hold up to today’s standards. I have all of his versions (and the vhs, GOUT, Silverscreen, 4k77, and 4k83), and they are, in my opinion, the best versions. Harmy brought me the best experience of Star Wars, and he worked extremely hard to bring us the versions of the films that we all fell in love with. Having said that, I don’t hate the special editions. I just dislike the attempt to bury the originals in time. Thanks again, Harmy!

Dr. C. Vader

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Seems like a fine place to post this. Harmy doesn’t post here too frequently these days, but if a bunch of people chime in with their own thank-yous, it’ll be a nice thread for him to return to. And frankly he could use a little more thanks and a little less “Could you adjust Han’s skin tone in this one scene?” if we’re going to convince him to keep doing more of this work 😉

Now on to important questions. Is Dr. Vader a medical doctor, or does he have a doctorate degree? Or is it more of an honorary title like with Dr. J? Or is it more like Dr. Pepper?

Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)

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CatBus said:

Seems like a fine place to post this. Harmy doesn’t post here too frequently these days, but if a bunch of people chime in with their own thank-yous, it’ll be a nice thread for him to return to. And frankly he could use a little more thanks and a little less “Could you adjust Han’s skin tone in this one scene?” if we’re going to convince him to keep doing more of this work 😉

Now on to important questions. Is Dr. Vader a medical doctor, or does he have a doctorate degree? Or is it more of an honorary title like with Dr. J? Or is it more like Dr. Pepper?

Haha I have a PhD in astrophysics focusing on The Force energy in the universe. I agree with you about thanking Harmy. He really opened Pandora’s box with these subsequent theatrical releases, and gave us amazing content. Honestly, he could never work on another Despecialized, and I would never get sick of the ones that are available. They are the best current theatrical releases in my opinion. 4k77 and 4k83 are absolutely amazing, but we still don’t have 4kESB (I don’t think there is one). Even if there is a 4kESB, what he did was amazing and gave a lot of people the greatest Star Wars content we could ask for. He did everything for the fans, and didn’t do it to benefit himself.

Dr. C. Vader

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This thread is indeed an excellent idea!
Just like you, I don’t hate the special editions, I respect and understand George Lucas : you know, the fact that an artist never consider his work finished and stuff like that. But it feels so right to be able to see the OT as it was.
So, Harmy, from the bottom of my heart : thank you!

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Yeah. Harmy has been an enormous influence in my own pursuits to become a film archivist. Thank you, Harmy!

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Handman said:

Yeah. Harmy has been an enormous influence in my own pursuits to become a film archivist. Thank you, Harmy!

This!

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ZigZig said:

Handman said:

Yeah. Harmy has been an enormous influence in my own pursuits to become a film archivist. Thank you, Harmy!

This!

Absolutely. Harmy really led the way. I probably own every official release of the “theatrical” version, and I tried watching the GOUT, and couldn’t make it more than 20 minutes. Harmy’s, or 4k77, is way too good. Hopefully they never Order 66 them. Lol

Dr. C. Vader

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Harmy was the pioneer who led the Original Trilogy into the HD realm. Before him, there were just the LD rips and the GOUT - I still have some of those, but nothing beats proper HD. Plus, reading and watching how he achieved some of the “despecializing” shots was like watching a fascinating Making Of.

Harmy truly raised the bar of what is possible.