Originally posted by: C3PX
Glad to here you got the file to work and that you liked some of my cuts. See, I really thought we were on the same page.
Yeah, maybe Lucas should've asked us fans to write the Prequels.
I am not understanding why Luke as a baby cannot be shown in your edit, are you eventually changing something in Episode IV?
Well, while I really like the more dramatic way in which you included Luke's delivery to Tatooine, I can't see including him due to the fact that I just can't see a strong, rational reason why Vader or Palpatine would not seek Luke out. I mean it's Anakin's home world, for crying out loud! What's more than that is what reason Yoda and Obi-wan would have for making his whereabouts so simple to discover. I just don't see it.
All-in-all, I think it's best not to include it so that Luke's last name has the (remote) possibility in Episode 4 to be a coincidence while ramping up the dramatic value of Episode 3 by ending on such a down note. Who knows, maybe "Skywalker" is as common in the Republic as "Smith" is in the U.S. There's also something special I'm hoping I might be able to achieve with Padme's character.
Meanwhile behind the scenes somehow Anakin survives but his body is so severely damaged he needs a life support system at all times and dons a fancy intimidating suit to cover up his nasty charred body. While we are introduced to him in Episode IV, we don't actually find out it is him until Episode V...
I think it's better this way, too.
I know anybody who watches this will already know everything anyway, but I think looking at fanedits from a fresh perspective, as if the film has never been seen before and is new to everyone, helps make them flow better, rather than giving up things for granted such as Anakin being Darth Vader and Leia being Luke's sister.