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Anyone else prefering the way buildings on Tatooine looked like, before the SE and the Prequels?

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Talking about the buildings and their architecture here, not the other ways cgi changed the way the settlements of Tatooine look like.

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I definitely do. Old Tatooine felt more desolate and mysterious. It felt like a place in a Spaghetti Western crossed with Arrakis. The Mandalorian sort of got that vibe back, but not quite. Prequel Tatooine didn’t really have that quality as much. There was the homage to The Searchers in AotC, but the planet in general was made much more bustling and lively.

I hadn’t really thought much about the difference in architecture, to be honest. I always noticed more how the general atmosphere was different.

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Servii said:

I definitely do. Old Tatooine felt more desolate and mysterious. It felt like a place in a Spaghetti Western crossed with Arrakis. The Mandalorian sort of got that vibe back, but not quite. Prequel Tatooine didn’t really have that quality as much. There was the homage to The Searchers in AotC, but the planet in general was made much more bustling and lively.

I hadn’t really thought much about the difference in architecture, to he honest. I always noticed more how the general atmosphere was different.

Yeah, that exactly how i see it too. Especially Mos Pelgo was portrayed relatively similar to the OOT version of Anchorhead and Mos Eisley. Although, as you said, not quite there.

If you compare the footage of Mos Eisley in the OOT to that of the SE, you can see that the buildings became bigger and there were also changes in their architectal style.

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The original version of Mos Eisley:

https://i.imgur.com/tqTJRjV.jpg

The special edition changed the architecture of most of the buildings and introduced new buildings not in line with the OOT Tatooine style:

https://cantinacustoms.tripod.com/164f4000.jpg

https://cantinacustoms.tripod.com/163f4000.jpg

https://static1.srcdn.com/wordpress...&fit=crop&w=450&h=225&dpr=1.5

Many of the buildings in Mos Eisley were originally smaller and looked to be more functional and unadorned.

Some of them also were kind of different in their shape. A few of them became more elongated and/or had ornaments that weren’t there before.

As i said before, i prefer the more minimalistic buildings of the OOT.

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I prefer Tatooine to be a random planet than being the place where Darth Vader was born

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MinchD36 said:

I prefer Tatooine to be a random planet than being the place where Darth Vader was born

I mean, it was already implied in ANH that Luke’s father and Owen were from there.

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Servii said:

MinchD36 said:

I prefer Tatooine to be a random planet than being the place where Darth Vader was born

I mean, it was already implied in ANH that Luke’s father and Owen were from there.

Yep. By the way, when the first serious news of George wanting to do the prequels arised in 1994, one of my first memories of imagining what would be in Episode I is seeing an adult Anakin sitting together with his longtime friend Obi-Wan as well as Owen and Beru in the homestead, talking about the Clone Wars and the state of the Galaxy.