An Index Of Projects & Help Thread for Star Wars Preservations…
A new and updated Index Of Projects & Help Thread to try and help members find information on, and links to, the many various projects, quality assurance/improvements topics, and ‘how-to’ threads - that have originated on the OT•com down the years.
Moth3r’s quality original Index Thread - ‘Project Index: Star Wars Preservations’
A polite request: That fan editors & preservationists keep their project threads (and thread titles) updated as to their status - whether their project is in the… ‘Planning’ or ‘Idea’ stages, if any ‘Help Needed’ is required, is a ‘Work In Progress (WIP)’, or hopefully ‘Finished’ & ‘Released’ - or even unfortunately ‘Unfinished’, ‘Cancelled’ or ‘On Hiatus’ etc.
The site staff also ask that fan editors & preservationists include information in the opening post of their project thread as to how they would like members to ask about obtaining their projects; whether that is by sending them a PM, or asking for link requests in the project thread itself, or by other means. Thank you.
Please let us also know if you see any errors, broken links or if project threads / this Index requires updating. 👍
Also, if you have any suggestions for additional projects or threads to be added, please post them in here - thank you.
The Index Categories are:-
• Original Trilogy Preservations - VHS / Video, CED & Laserdisc sourced (from the earlier fan-made projects + a ‘brief history of’…)
• Original Trilogy Preservations - 2006 GOUT DVD (Improvement Projects)
• Original Trilogy Preservations - from other sources (VCD, '04 DVD, HDTV, Blu Ray, 3D, Film Prints, Digital DLs, HD & 4K Streams)
• Star Wars - Prequel & Sequel Trilogy (+ Saga-based projects - including the Original Trilogy) Preservations
• Star Wars - Beyond the Main Saga (Standalone films, Holiday Special, the Ewok movies, Droids, Ewoks, Clone Wars, etc)
• Star Wars - Miscellaneous Preservation Projects… (Return Of The Ewok, THX Discs, Star Tours, & a General Miscellaneous section)
• Star Wars - Deleted Scene Preservation & Restoration Projects (including individual scene projects - for all of the GFFA releases)
• Star Wars - Documentaries, Specials, Bonus Materials, Trailers, and more… (+ Fan-Made Docs, TV Programs, & Curiosities etc)
• Star Wars - Audio Projects (+ Audio Info and Discussion threads)
• Star Wars - Technical & Video / Audio / Quality Improvement threads & Projects
• The ‘Which Is Best?’ Star Wars Preservation Project discussion threads… (which Projects are highly rated / liked / suited etc…)
• Notes (also ‘General Star Wars Preservation Discussion threads’ : also ‘General info & links, and some answers to queries’…)
or you can just scroll down through all the category posts in this thread… 😃
For information - and also some ‘Grouped’ Project Release Threads…
none’s :F:L:I:M:S:I:P:L:A:S:T: D:A:T:A:B:A:S:E: - a superb archive of many Star Wars releases.
none’s Shot List Spreadsheet - v0.5.05 - 6 films - publicly editable
none’s SW Line Movies/Documentaries/Films/Shorts/Etc thread
none’s Theater Performance Preservations - an Index within (great work from ‘none’)
none’s The Treadwell Collection (mainly VHS sources from back in the day)
Rikter’s The Official ANGRYSVN STAR WARS Release Thread - archive of many Star Wars project releases.
Rikter’s The Official “Angrysun” Fan Preservation Release Thread - archive of many Star Wars project releases.
Rikter’s STAR WARS: The Torrents thread - for information only - archive of many Star Wars project releases.
baby hum’s The Official babyhum Release Thread - archive of many Star Wars project releases.
Segaflip’s The Official Segaflip Release Thread - archive of many Star Wars project releases.
dark_jedi’s Star Wars OT & 1997 Special Edition - Various Projects Info - archive of many Star Wars project releases.
poita’s projects - Some info & help for poita’s many quality Star Wars projects (and more)…
hedgesmfg’s The NumeralJoker/MechaSalesman 4K HDR Edits Megathread, Clips Previews, and Release Info
spoRv’s Star Wars: deleted and extended scenes - database
spoRv’s Star Wars: SDTV & HDTV digital broadcast - database
idir_hh’s All Star Wars films released in 4K HDR on Disney Plus: 4KSE with more changes (2019 thread)
doubleofive’s invaluable Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes thread with links to multiple sources
OriginalTrilogy•com’s Fan Edit / Preservation Forum Rules and FAQ thread
A quick reminder that the Star Wars Preservation and Star Wars Fan Edit sections of the site are NOT the places to bash on certain eras or aspects of the films, actors, film-makers or owners - or any perceived ‘agendas’ or politics thereof.
There are far more relevant threads in the Beyond the Original Trilogy or General Star Wars Discussion sections of the site to talk about this.
Critiquing a scene in the Star Wars Fan Edits section with the aim of improving it, removing it, altering it etc is perfectly fine. Statements such as ‘Disney sucks’ and ‘this film is so shit no Fan Edit can save it’ and so on, are not.
Fan Editors, Preservationists and members do not want the same sort of repeated comments and discussions in the ‘Fan Project’ areas - especially when they’ve already taken place (and continuing) in other more relevant sections of the site, as linked to above.
Bluto’s comprehensive and quality Guide to Downloading Projects from Usenet thread, in the How-To’s and Technical Discussions section of the site, may be of interest for those members looking to acquire certain projects.
ReverendBeastly’s STAR WARS: the alt.binaries.starwars thread may also be of some assistance.
ZigZig’s kind offer in his Monthly shares thread may also be helpful for those looking to acquire certain projects.
RoccondilRinon has very kindly made an OriginalTrilogy•com animated logo for use with any Preservation of Fan Edit projects.
There are three animated variants of the OT•com logo available for download, along with a still image in .png format.
More info below…
‘OT•com animated logo - NOW AVAILABLE for use in fan edits and other projects’ (by RoccondilRinon):-
(if you’d like to give credit for the above animations please do so to St. Kilda Design - RoccondilRinon’s art and design brand; thanks)
If you are new to the OriginalTrilogy•com then the following info may be of some assistance…
The Welcome to the OT.com; Introduce yourself in here thread is just that; a place to make your first post on here - and for more longstanding members to welcome new additions to our community.
Secondly, the About and Help sections may be of interest to you regarding this site and what the OriginalTrilogy•com is about.
Thirdly, the ‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com - some info & answers to members’ queries thread should also hopefully be of some help as to many of the functions of the site, along with other related info as well.
The Announcements Section - including Site Rules & Guidelines, Fan Edit & Preservation Rules & FAQ, as well info for Signatures, Linking Policy for Downloads, and Plot Spoiler Policy (and much more) that may be of use too.
If you are having any issues with the site, have a question, an idea to improve the site, or would like to give some feedback - then these can be done in the Feedback Forum and General Assistance sections.
There are also several Index Threads pinned at the top of many respective sections of the OT•com - which may help members find various topics of discussion, fan edits, preservations and other projects etc.
To Join the OT.com Discord server! click on the link. There is also the OriginalTrilogy.com Twitter too.
'An OriginalTrilogy.com timeline thread - a history of the site and why & how it came to be…’ chronicles both the history of this site & also it’s continuing evolution.
The ‘Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes’ thread by doubleofive contains many sources of information as to the numerous changes made to the Original Trilogy films over time - as well as serving as an insightful and comprehensive discussion thread and reference point on the subject.
And, the ‘George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist…’ thread attempts to highlight and catalogue some of the revisionism, altering of history and contradictory claims by George Lucas / Lucasfilm as to the formation, planning and history of the Star Wars films and universe therein.
Finally, the Some useful OT.com threads re the non-release of the theatrical OT films | How you can help… thread - highlighting just a few of the many discussion threads on this site focusing on countless fans’ love and appreciation for the Original Trilogy - and ongoing dedication in attempting to achieve a modern, high quality, official release of the unaltered theatrical version of the classic Star Wars movies.
Looking to acquire projects on here? Then please read this…
(and take the time to look around to see how this place works - and doesn’t - before posting requests for projects on here - thank you)
A fair few people join here for a particular Preservation Project, Fan Edit, documentary, blu ray or dvd cover etc. We ask that those who do… also have a look around; see if there are other Projects, Edits or works of interest to your liking. To give the Star Wars discussion threads a read through, or those in the Off Topic sections. To have a think about becoming a part of the community here; and consider not becoming a one-time poster… asking for a link to a project and to never be seen again.
Many of the projects on here have been undertaken by volunteers or enthusiasts who’ve devoted considerable time, effort, dedication and some expense… to locate, preserve, restore & archive - or edit - films and TV programs in their best possible presentation. This is often with painstaking commitment - yet all projects are available for free; not to mention our members also improving upon & sharing techniques, knowledge, technical assistance, experiences - and a few stories, along the way.
Joining up here and then creating a new thread along the lines ‘Give me the link to X’, ‘Where is project Y’, or going straight into a project thread and posting ‘How do I get these?’ doesn’t really fly on here - and will likely be ignored or deleted. Taking the time to learn about a project - by reading through the project thread - as well as how to acquire them; simply making an effort to be part of the community here, and how this place works, even if just leaving feedback for acquired projects, can go a long way…
NOTE: Many editors & preservationists choose not to make their projects available to ‘hit & runners’ or people with a post history of mainly asking for many projects - which is completely up to them. That some people join up here looking to simply take - instead of give something back; not even leaving a simple ‘thank you’, feedback or review, or join in with the community here - and instead move on to asking for more projects… is not encouraged. As above, such requests may likely be ignored.
I have found a Fan Edit / Preservation Project I am interested in - but don’t know how to get / acquire / download it?
These ‘signpost’ threads, featuring useful info and links to the four most sought-after fan projects, may be of interest…
• Some info & help for Harmy’s Despecialized Editions of the Original Trilogy…
• Some info & help for TN1’s 4K77, 4K80 & 4K83 preservation projects of the Original Trilogy…
• Some info & help for adywan’s Revisited Editions of the Original Trilogy…
• Some info & help for the Hal 9000 Edits of the Prequel & Sequel Trilogies (+ more)
Obviously there are countless more projects in the four main Project Index threads in each of the ‘Fan Project’ sections of the site.
Last Updated - 17th April, 2021.
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