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Episode IV: A Ridiculous Hope — Page 17

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You could take some influence/steal jokes from Darths & Droids (wonderful SW-based webcomic btw). Well, not a copy paste per se, you know what I mean.

-In Tantive IV, when the imperial officer explains to Vader an escape pod with no life forms was jettisoned, this happens:  http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0687.html

-In D&D our Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is Greedo and a complete idiot, and our Greedo (the puppet) is Han Solo and owns the Milennium Falcon. Greedo asks Han to deliver him, Chewbacca, two humans and two droids to Naboo (Naboo, Mustafar and Alderaan are the same planet in D&D).  But in order to cover the whole plan he also asks Han to act as if he's the copilot, and Greedo is the owner of the ship. Han of course refuses, so Greedo kill him and takes both his identity and the ship.

It has a lot of consequences in later scenes/episodes of the webcomic, and it could also gives some funny moments in your ROT:

•Maybe Ford-Solo could create identities and/or names in-the-fly, backfiring it later.  Example: in the detention block, when the anonymous officer requests Han's ID, you could make him say "Boba Fett" in a nervous way (taking a voice sample from RotJ), not knowing there's an actual person in the galaxy known as it.

•Ford-Solo does not have a clue about how to pilot the Falcon, or ships in general, so Chewbacca constantly helps him.  When they reach Alderaan's remains the heroes (and Chewbacca) think Han has taken the wrong route.

And a few more ideas I have:

-Rather than Vader being worried about workplace safety, make him afraid of people being hurt in general after his traumatic experience in Mustafar. So Bingo's idea of unchocking Needa and the officer fron the Death Star is inserted here.  But he unintentionally kills Antilles, rebel pilots and imperial officers, making him more and more paranoid over the course of the trilogy.

-When Vader's Star Destroyer shows up in ANR's opening, put Hayden's "I HATE SAND", as technically Tatooine can be seen in the SD's windows.

-Make one of the characters have obsessive-compulsive disorder.  For example Luke: he opens and closes the Death Star's doors several times, fires his blaster a few more times after a battle, etc.

-Maybe Leia already knows Vader is his father and that's why she joined the Rebellion?  As if she's still 14.

-Obi-Wan says "from a certain point of view" too many times.

-When Luke asks Obi-Wan about his father, put some awkward silence, or maybe a few flashbacks of Anakin being... Anakin.

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Rox64 said:

•Ford-Solo does not have a clue about how to pilot the Falcon, or ships in general, so Chewbacca constantly helps him.  When they reach Alderaan's remains the heroes (and Chewbacca) think Han has taken the wrong route.

This could have potential. Maybe Han keeps ending up at the wrong planets?

-Make one of the characters have obsessive-compulsive disorder.  For example Luke: he opens and closes the Death Star's doors several times, fires his blaster a few more times after a battle, etc.

This could also be quite funny.

-When Luke asks Obi-Wan about his father, put some awkward silence, or maybe a few flashbacks of Anakin being... Anakin.

 I love the awkward silence idea. He could abruptly change the topic. Either that, or he adds "from a certain point of view" after each point in the story.

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I recently discovered Knife Party. Not my usual taste in music but I find myself enjoying their work.

I thought it might be fun and possible to turn the exterior of the Death Star into a disco ball and the interior into a disco while destroying Alderaan.

In which case this would be a viable soundtrack option :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6-U-apEUZI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Not bad!  I'm sure I can find a place for it somewhere, if not there.

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Random thought... when Luke says to Threepio over the intercom "Are you safe?". Change it to "Is it safe?" from 'Marathon Man'.

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How about repeatedly switching between CGI Jabba and Human Jabba? You could also use the 97 Jabba followed by "What's wrong with your face?".

If it's possible you could reconstruct Han stepping on Jabbas tail in the original footage with Mulholland to mock the SE even further.

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That should be doable.  It would mirror what I did switching between puppet Yoda and CGI Yoda.

Mirrored tone poem!

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Is any of the original human Jabba footage available in good quality? Some was on the Making Magic CD-ROM, and in the Star Wars To Jedi documentary, which has never even had a DVD release. A 16mm print of that is still on my holy grail list.

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SilverWook said:

Is any of the original human Jabba footage available in good quality?

If not, you could always tinker with the footage to make it look like someone crudely spliced degraded film elements into a pristine reel of film with scotch tape (or whatever) for added comic effect.

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Maybe the whole Jabba scene could be Han's dream. This would explain why the dialog is so close to the dialog with Greedo and the weird body switching. You could use a filter to make the difference in quality less obvious.

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Not sure if this has already been suggested anywhere, but you could intercut the Battle of Yavin with the opening space battle of Turkish Star Wars.

The latter obviously also has plenty of desert and cantina scenes, should you want to make Tatooine more retarded.

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Okay, granted, Tatooine is fairly inconspicuous in ANH. Come ROTJ, the latter idea might be more relevant...

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It matches The Ridiculous Menace. I would prefer ARH over ANR since the word ridiculousness is ridiculously long. (Or maybe that's a reason to change the title?)

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