An Index & Help Thread for Star Wars Preservations…
A new and updated Index & 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’, ‘Canceled’ or ‘On Hiatus’ etc - thank you.
Please let us 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, + Misc section)
• Star Wars - Miscellaneous Preservation Projects… (Return Of The Ewok, THX Discs, and a General Miscellaneous section)
• Star Wars - Deleted Scene Preservation & Restoration Projects (for all of the Star Wars films and other releases in the GFFA)
• 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… 😃
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)
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.
ZigZig’s kind and generous Monthly shares thread may also be of some assistance for members 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 A centralised collection of OT.com threads supporting the call for an official release of the unaltered theatrical version of the Original Trilogy films | + Info on how you can help… thread - highlighting just a few of the discussion threads on here which cover some of the wider issues and differing angles on the topic at hand.
Looking to acquire projects on here? Then please read this…
A fair few people join here for a particular the 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…
Last Updated - 6th August, 2020.
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