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Imhotep's Skywalker Saga (EP1-8 + CW03 & R1) (V2 Released)

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light fades, darkness reigns; light redeems, darkness returns; again a spark


With this rendition of the Saga, I aim to show a way in which it can be seen as a complete and necessary whole; as this is what the Sequel films seemed to promise, and where they failed. In this way, my approach is to revise these classic films by giving what already has value a place to show itself: to balance the political, romantic, and spiritual elements of the plot; to cut where a part serves only spectacle and not character; to cut where I find a part problematic, so that the narrative is continuous and the oppositions are clear; to cut through my own nostalgia for scenes, to see what is necessary.

Major Cuts; or, why to watch these edits in particular

  • New episode titles and title crawls.
  • The Separatists are rebels; this is emphasised where, for example, Dooku is not shown as Sidious’ apprentice in EP2, and Poggle’s subtitles are altered to imply that the Death Star plans were stolen from Coruscant by Jango.
  • No kiss at the lakeside: in EP2 the romance scenes on Naboo are trimmed, removing the kiss there; now Padme and Anakin share their first kiss before the arena sequence on Geonosis
  • Addition of PT deleted scenes: to give Padme more agency in the plot; addition of EP5 & 7 deleted scenes, to give Leia more agency in a similar way.
  • Harmy’s Despecialised Editions are the primary source for the OT; Adywan’s Revisited Editions are used for certain shots.
  • There is only one Death Star: in EP4 the assault on the Death Star sequence is trimmed and combined with the Falcon escaping the Death Star; the EP5 & 6 crawls are written to reflect this.
  • No Luke-Leia romance; cuts to EP4, 5, & 6; they are platonic friends, who then realise they are lost siblings.
  • Luke’s prison break plan is revised to be more coherent (restructure of EP6 Act 1).
  • No 3PO as a golden god, in EP6.
  • Stormtroopers are clones; in EP7 dialogue is cut that states otherwise.
  • R2 does not have the map; in EP7 Rey finds Ahch-To via the Force.
  • In EP8, Poe is more stubborn and his fault is clarified; also, Holdo’s point of view is made more reasonable.
  • Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars (CW03) and Rogue One (R1) are included: with new titles, but without episode numbering; CW03 with some restructuring, and R1 with minor edits. They contain moments that are essential in bringing the Saga together as a whole, and in supplementing the PT and OT, respectively.
  • TROS will not be included. To me, the broom boy scene at the end of EP8 is the perfect end to the Saga. Still, no cuts contradict TROS.

Generally, there is some restructuring for efficacy, scenes cut for brevity, and many deleted scenes added. Otherwise, the cuts are a question of a style (to remove or reframe ridiculous antics, unnecessary action, stilted dialogue, and irrelevant shots), and that style being unified across all episodes. No cuts require continuity between trilogies, at most they only extend within a single trilogy.

Potential Cuts; to be attempted

  • Naboo is Alderaan; to be achieved through a partial sub and dub of the Gungans in EP1, with Rakatan alien dialogue from KOTOR, and other minor edits in EP2 & 3.
  • In EP1, trim the shot of Maul falling down the shaft, and add brief a voiceover (‘Kenobi!!’?), to imply that he lives, for Clone Wars continuity.
  • Sidious has been removed from EP1, but will be restored, as this cut feels unsuccessful.
  • EP3 ‘Seeds of Rebellion’ deleted scenes restructure; the first scene moved to last position in the sequence, so that the formation of the rebellion (and not the petition of two-thousand) concludes this subplot.
  • Addition of Clone Wars content to EP3 (Yoda’s Journey, Tartakosvky’s Battle of Coruscant, Siege of Mandalore & Order 66), as in Delpheas’ edit. With an intertitle due to length.
  • Combine EP7 & 8 into a single film without an episode number, with an intertitle due to length.
  • Restore broom boy epilogue scene in EP8, as this was originally cut in anticipation of TROS.

Cuts (both major and minor), by Episode

If a cut is copied from another editor, I have attempted to note the source in brackets. Still, some may have been missed, and many imitated cuts are modified in some way.

Episode I:

  • Title; VEIL OF DARKNESS
  • The opening sequence is heavily trimmed, along with the Naboo throne room and Otah Gunga scenes being cut.
  • The Federation/Sidious scenes are heavily trimmed.
  • Jar-Jar Bink’s antics are reduced (Hal).
  • Added the ‘Anakin fights Greedo’ deleted scene (Hal).
  • Qui-Gon using the Force to sabotage Sebulba’s podracer is emphasised more clearly.
  • Final battle is restructured to make Anakin the hero, rather than a lucky fool (Hal).

Episode II:

  • Title; A SEPARATIST THREAT
  • Count Dooku is not Darth Sidious’ apprentice in this film; hopefully implying that he is gradually corrupted by Sidious after EP2, to make his plea for Obi-Wan to join him earnest and not duplicitous
  • Cuts made to prevent Anakin from being a creep, and have Padme take the initiative in their relationship
  • Second assassination attempt has been trimmed, the slugs are replaced with lasers (Swagbeditor)
  • Obi-Wan’s ‘toxic dart’ subplot has been trimmed (Phantom Editor)
  • The scene between Padme and the Queen of Naboo has been trimmed; all of Anakin’s and Sio Bibble’s (the Governor) lines have been removed here.
  • Lama Su’s (Kaminoan Prime Minister) lines stating that the clone army was made for the Republic are removed, as this overly complicates Obi-Wan’s detective subplot. Here we only find out that Master Sifo-Dyas ordered a clone army, but not why or who for. Here, the Jedi begin the Clone War with direct ownership and control over the Clone Army, but by EP3 this control has been eroded.
  • The ‘forbidden love’ night interior scene (Anakin and Padme) has been removed (Phantom Editor); also the lakeside kiss scene is removed, so their romantic relationship begins toward the end of the film, with their first kiss at the Geonosian arena.
  • Act 2 has been restructured so that Obi-Wan’s holo-call occurs in real time/is not a recording (Seciors?).
  • Added deleted scenes: Padme addresses the Senate (scene extended further than Hal’s edit), Obi-Wan and Mace (Jedi landing pad), extended arrival on Naboo, Anakin meets the parents, and Dooku interrogates Padme.
  • The scene with Watto on Tatooine is removed; Anakin can find his mother through the Force.
  • The confession scene on Tatooine (Anakin and Padme) has been removed.
  • Where Jango and Obi-Wan meet, their duel on Kamino has been trimmed and their dogfight in the rings of Geonosis removed (Phantom Editor)
  • The droid factory sequence has been trimmed (Hal).
  • The final battle sequence has been trimmed and restructured (Phantom Editor) so that Dooku remains at the arena, with Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Padme returning to face him there (in the, presumably adjacent, hangar).
  • In the Separatist war room scene, Poggle has been subtitled, and states that the Death Star plans were delivered by Jango, implying that the Separatists stole the plans from the Republic, in order to make clear that the Separatists are rebels.
  • The duel between Dooku and Yoda is cut (Q2).

Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars (CW03):

  • This edit of CW03 is a very early draft; the initial restructure is still in progress, and is not ready for public release
  • Title; TRIAL OF THE JEDI
  • Trims to reduce excessive action, and keep the plot moving.
  • First scene is of Ventress arriving on Rattatak (renamed Dathomir in the crawl), to maintain the classic opening style of the planetary descent.
  • Dantooine and Mon Cala sequences are cut.
  • Durge vs. Obi-Wan is cut.
  • Clone troops reinforcing Anakin on Yavin are cut.

Episode III:

  • Title; TWILIGHT OF THE REPUBLIC
  • For Anakin’s fall, there is a tendency to interpret this as being apolitical; I aim to show the lure of Imperial authority, of the dark side of the Force, and fear at losing Padme as three equal parts to this tragedy.
  • The opening sequence is heavily trimmed (no buzz droids, elevator antics, or crash landing)
  • The balcony scene is trimmed (l8wrtr), with the first nightmare scene moved to later in the film
  • Deleted scenes have been added (Hal), with the addition of part of the ‘adjustments to the constitution’ scene between Anakin and Palpatine.
  • Act 2 has been restructured, to allow for all theatrical scenes with the additional deleted scenes
  • The duel between Obi-Wan and Grievous has been shortened; we cut from when the Republic fleet arrives to Palpatine’s office.
  • The Jedi holo-room scene is removed
  • The duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan is trimmed, to make the action more effective (l8wrtr)
  • The duel between Yoda and Sidious is cut (Hal)
  • Padme does not die (Hal)
  • The Vader reveal scene is shortened (l8wrtr or Q2?); now we fade to black on Vader’s line ‘Yes Master’
  • Parts of the epilogue montage have been cut (no Padme’s funeral, Yoda arrives on Dagobah, or Alderaan scenes)

Rogue One (R1):

  • Title; DOMINION OF THE SITH
  • Wipe transitions added throughout.
  • The original ‘Rogue One’ title is replaced with a fade to black transition, over the original score.
  • Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba’s cameo is cut.
  • Cuts on the landing platform at Eadu: Jyn and Krennic do not aim their blasters at each other; Jyn is not blasted back by the shuttles engines.
  • The last two shots of Vader’s bacta tank draining out have been cut. We don’t see Vader unmasked until EP5 & 6.
  • Vader force choking Krennic, and the associated pun, is cut.
  • R2-D2 and C-3PO’s cameo is cut, as they should already be in space at this point.
  • Leia’s cameo is cut, and the shot of Vader looking at the Tantive IV as it departs is cut.

Episode IV:

  • Title; A HIDDEN FORTRESS
  • Added the deleted scene between Luke and Biggs on Tatooine.
  • Obi-Wan’s line ‘I don’t seem to remember ever owning a droid’ has been cut.
  • The Luke-Leia romance subplot is removed; Luke is not jealous of Han over Leia.
  • The escape from and assault on the Death Star sequences have been trimmed and intercut: the ‘trash compactor’ and ‘swing across the chasm’ scenes have been cut; with the final battle, all shots of Luke piloting an X-Wing removed, and neither Red Leader nor Luke perform the trench run. In this way, there is only one Death Star as it is not destroyed here; EP5 & 6 title crawls have been written to reflect this.

Episode V:

  • Title; THE FORCE UNKNOWN
  • Cuts made to prevent Han from being a creep, and from misconstruing Leia’s feelings towards him.
  • The Wampa sequence will be removed; Luke gets lost in a blizzard.
  • The deleted scene between Luke and Leia in the medical bay has been trimmed and added, despite it’s poor quality.
  • The Luke-Leia romance subplot is removed.
  • The following shots are lifted from Adywan’s Revisited edit: looking through Luke’s binoculars, the Battle of Hoth sequence, scene between Vader and the Emperor, some shots of Obi-Wan’s ghost, and final shots of the Rebel fleet.
  • Luke single-handedly destroying the AT-AT has been removed.
  • Vader executing Captain Needa has been cut, as he was neither an incompetent commander (like Admiral Ozzel) nor a traitor.
  • Lando is less of a creep towards Leia; his line ‘Hello, what have we here?’ is cut.
  • Luke does not call to Leia from Cloud City, instead she hears him calling to Ben, in order to show her force-sensitivity.

Episode VI:

  • Title; A NEW DAWN
  • The opening scenes are heavily restructured, to imply that since EP5 Luke has been training with Yoda, and so that Luke’s plan to rescue Han (and everyone else) makes sense. The sequence is as follows: Vader arrives at the Death Star, then Luke on Dagobah, Lapti Nek dance number to introduce Jabba’s palace, Leia attempts to rescue Han, Luke plants the droids (extended with the ‘lightsaber construction’ deleted scene), Luke arrives at Jabba’s palace and feigns capture (the Rancor is cut), the fight on Jabba’s sail barge, the Emperor arrives at the Death Star, then as normal from the Rebel briefing.
  • Obi-Wan’s line ‘from a certain point of view’ is cut.
  • Boba Fett does not die, as he is not present at the fight on Jabba’s barge.
  • 3PO’s golden god subplot has been removed, as it undermines the cooperation between the rebels and Ewoks.
  • The Luke-Leia romance subplot (Han being jealous of Luke over Leia) is cut.
  • In the scene between Luke and Vader on Endor, Vader’s line ‘Obi-Wan once thought as you do’ has been removed for continuity, as in EP3 it was not Obi-Wan but Padme who, in asking Anakin to abandon the Empire, thought as Luke does.
  • Some Ewok battle scenes have been removed, to make them less cute and more effective in the final battle.
  • The Executor is not destroyed in the final battle, hopefully implying that it is the Super Star Destroyer wreck on Jakku in EP7.
  • The deleted sequence of Jerjerrod preparing the Death Star to fire on Endor has been added and intercut with the end sequence of the final battle, to maintain suspense in the battle after the Emperor is destroyed.
  • The force ghosts have been removed from the final celebration scene, so the final iris wipe occurs on a shot of Luke turning to face the camera (originally setting up the shot of the force ghosts) with Leia and Han in the background.

Episode VII:

  • Title; FATE OF THE REBELLION
  • Hosnian Prime is renamed to Coruscant (will be changed to Dantooine, due to Treverrow’s Duel of the Fates) in the crawl.
  • The deleted scenes with Leia (‘Jakku message’ and ‘Leia and the Resistance’) have been combined and added as a single scene between Rey meeting BB-8 and Poe’s interrogation.
  • Kylo’s meditation scene has been placed earlier in the film, between Rey refusing to sell BB8 and Finn escaping with Poe, in order to show Kylo’s relationship to Vader as having priority over Snoke.
  • Dialogue stating or implying that the Stormtroopers are no longer clones has been cut; Kylo doesn’t say the First Order troopers are not clones and Finn doesn’t say he was taken from a family.
  • The Rathtar sequence has been trimmed.
  • The first Snoke scene has been trimmed, and placed after Rey’s force vision on Takodana, as this seems most like the ‘awakening’ that Snoke refers to.
  • The scene between Rey and Maz, after Rey picks up the Skywalker saber on Takodana, is cut.
  • Shots of Poe (X-Wing interior) in the sequence on Takodana are cut, to delay this reveal until he reunites with BB-8 and Finn on D’Qar.
  • The Falcon crash landing on Starkiller Base has been cut.
  • Han’s death is trimmed slightly; Kylo does not drop his mask, and there is less grappling of Kylo’s lightsaber.
  • Starkiller Base fires on the Republic capital in the final battle, not during the Takodana sequence (Hal).
  • A fade to black (w/ score) has been placed after Leia and Rey embrace on D’Qar, in order to separate the epilogue from the rest of the film.
  • In the epilogue, R2 does not have the rest of the map, he simply reunites with BB-8 and C-3PO. With that scene cut, Rey then uses the Force to find Luke (previous films have clearly shown this to be a Force power); the map itself is unnecessary. NeverarGreat’s excellent ‘daydream’ scene is used earlier in the film to support this.

Episode VIII:

  • Title; ODYSSEY OF DARKNESS
  • Ahch-To is renamed to Telos (from KOTOR2/TSL) in the crawl.
  • Poe’s ‘rogue leader’ subplot has been trimmed, to imply that his demotion was due to his inability to protect the bombers, and not from disobeying Leia in order to attack the Dreadnaught turrets (as this was a sound strategy in protecting the Raddus); also, the resulting conflict between Poe and Holdo is trimmed, to make Holdo less unreasonable and Poe more stubborn.
  • BB-8 does not electrocute itself to fix Poe’s X-Wing.
  • Added deleted scenes: Luke talks to caretakers, Luke mourns Han, part of the Mega Destroyer stealth mission, Rose spits before execution, Rose and Finn escape (shuttle interior).
  • The scene with Yoda is cut, to prevent Yoda from burning down an ancient Jedi temple.
  • The Mega Destroyer stealth mission deleted scene has been trimmed and added, as it helps imply that Finn was a clone.
  • Hyperspace/kamikaze manoeuvre: removed all close up shots of secondary impact on Star Destroyers, to reduce its destructive power.
  • Reduced the number of rebel transports destroyed as they flee to Crait, to lessen the unfortunate consequences of Finn and Rose’s subplot.
  • Removed Rose’s line ‘we’ll win by saving those we love, not destroying those we hate’, as her actions and the plot show this well enough.
  • Removed AT-M6 walkers firing on Luke; trimmed Luke and Kylo’s faux duel so that Kylo strikes Luke’s force projection on his first attack.
  • The shot with Luke becoming one with the Force is removed, to leave his fate more ambiguous, perhaps implying that he lives for at least some time after EP8.

This is still an open project, in need of a final pass to polish things up. I aim to return to it soon as the Saga is complete; or, at least, as the primary extension of the Saga by the Sequel films is now complete.

Feel free to comment or PM me for a link; any thoughts you have on the project are welcome.

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Very interesting! I shall be keeping an eye on this thread.

One suggestion for the RotS opening sequence. When the trio of goodies are running down the elevator shaft, perhaps you could change the reason for that to be that Grievous actively changed the gravity, rather than the ship capsizing.
It wouldn’t make sense for artificial gravity to be affected by a ships angle. This would work well, seeing as you’re dubbing him. Have him say something like; “Strap in, tilt gravity 90 degrees, make them struggle!”
I recommend using a voice similar to that of the CN network Clone Wars Grievous.

Good luck with this, by the way, it sounds like a project that I will enjoy very much

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Ah thanks 😃 I have been thinking of taking another look at the opening of ep3, so I’ll try out your suggestion when I get back to it as the artificial gravity bit bothers me as well.

CN Clone Wars Grievous is so good! I’ll definitely be using that as a reference.

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It’s the same guy. Matthew Woods is his name, I believe. He voiced both the droids and Grievous in TCW and Grievous in Episode III. Not sure if he voiced the droids in III, but he might’ve.

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The first thing that came to my mind was: wow. This is a fascinating project idea. One of the things that has frustrated me with Star Wars is the real-life time gaps between each trilogy. Lucas lost a lot of his vision and stamina when creating the prequels. The sequel trilogy suffers from lack of clear direction by Disney and Lucas leaving. I have been looking around for fan-edits that treat Star Wars as the multi-part epic that it deserves to be. Sadly, no one person has been able to edit all the movies. Your doing so allows for consistent vision and direction that has been lacking in the transitions from the PT to OT to ST.

You are making some bold decisions, and, to be honest, I’m stunned, excited, and a little worried. If I understand this correctly, the major changes are that Darth Sidious was not the puppeteer behind the PT; there is only one Death Star in the OT; Luke and Leia never have romantic intimate moments; the New Republic is based on Coruscant; as well as a few others.

I like a lot of the choices for the edits. The Hosnian System was very awkward to introduce, and using Coruscant makes the galaxy feel more at home with the Republic starting back up again. Luke and Leia kissing was an awkward misfortune of not planning ahead. When I was a child, I believed the ANH Death Star was the same one as ROTJ Death Star. I believe this is a smarter choice. It doesn’t feel like a new Death Star came out of nowhere when the first took so long to build. Removing Obi-Wan’s line about “never owning a droid” was a smart choice, as was keeping Padme alive at the end of ROTS.

In terms of the names of the movies, I am curious as to your reasoning for each of them. I would not use “Odyssey of Darkness” for VIII. It sounds similar to “Veil of Darkness” and I am a huge stickler for unique names. I hated VI being Return of the Jedi and then VIII became The Last Jedi – very awkward and poorly chosen, at first glance. Instead of “Odyssey of Darkness” I would go with “Echoes of the Past”. It keeps in-line with numerous moments in the movie being related to the past, but wanting to change it. (I appreciate removing Yoda’s scene entirely from this movie, as an aside)

I believe that Rogue One, as a movie, fits very well with the other three trilogies. In your creation, Galen Erso plays a much bigger role because he affects IV and VI. I think it would be fitting to treat this saga as a ten-part epic, rather than a nine-part epic, in your situation. I suggest making Rogue One into Episode IV in the title crawl. This would shift everything down one so TLJ becomes Episode IX and the real Ep. IX becomes Episode X in your saga. It fits well with your version of the saga.

P.S. I took a quick look at your shared Google Drive folder full of clips. I didn’t notice some edits, which is a good thing. They should be seamless and integrated into the movie. However, “audience with Boss Nass, in the swamp” had a very abrupt and awkward cut at the beginning of the clip as Boss Nass begins talking (At 18 seconds). The scene where Leia originally kisses Luke in the medical bay was difficult to follow. It was jumping around in a number of places and the reintroduction of OT deleted scenes were not very fluid with the scene. I also think it is important to remove the planet in the background of the Rogue One newly-created crawl.

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Thanks for the extensive reply! Hopefully I can bring the three trilogies together and make them more cohesive, but I’m a little worried about it as well 😄

Yeah, you’ve got it, those are the main changes.

As for the names, I can give some reasons as to why I chose them. I’ve tried to vary the titles a bit (mostly by avoiding the “X of the Y” formula). I guess the ep6 and ep8 theatrical titles are just a reference to Luke, so I don’t find them very interesting either, but I’ll try and justify my ep1 and ep8 titles being so similar:

  • Veil of Darkness continues in the vein of The Phantom Menace and Hal’s Cloak of Deception, implying that there is some dark unknown force yet to be revealed. It also refers to Anakin’s character, as his fate is unknown at this point.
  • A Separatist Threat was used because ep2 is about misdirection and setting up the tragedy of ep3. So the opening of ep2 is meant to imply that the Separatists are the most pressing danger to the Republic, but the Republic will become the Empire due to internal causes, such as the passivity of the Jedi and the ambition of Palpatine.
  • Twilight of the Republic refers to the light/darkness metaphor established in the ep1 subtitle. Also, in ep6 Yoda delivers the line “Twilight is upon me, and so night must fall”, so it’s also a reference to this.
  • Dominion of the Sith describes the political situation at the beginning of the film, however it’s also a slight misdirection, as by the end of the film the Rebellion has emerged to challenge (and ultimately overthrow) this dominion.
  • A Hidden Fortress is a reference to the Kurosawa film, and to the various hidden fortresses in ep4: the Death Star, Tatooine for Obi-Wan and Luke, and Yavin IV. Also, one of the Imperial Moffs almost finishes delivering the line “…or given you clairvoyance enough to find the Rebel’s hidden fortress” before he is force choked by Vader.
  • The Force Unknown is an inversion of The Force Awakens. It also refers to Vader for Luke, the Rebel cell on Hoth for the Empire, and both the Force and the Chosen One for Yoda and Obi-Wan (as they will, in ep6, continue to counsel Luke to kill rather than redeem Vader).
  • A New Dawn refers to the light/darkness metaphor, specifically to Twilight of the Republic, as the new Republic of ep7 is able to be established due to the events of ep6.
  • Fate of the Rebellion is to contrast with the optimism of A New Dawn in that ep7 undoes much of what was achieved in the OT, as the Jedi Academy and Republic are destroyed once again. So the new dawn promised by ep6 was false in some sense.
  • Odyssey of Darkness refers to the light/darkness metaphor again, specifically to Veil of Darkness, and indicates the position of the heroes of ep8 in relation to the heroes of ep1, as in ep8 our heroes are beyond the veil of ep1; in ep8 our heroes are now in the position of the Separatists of the PT, whereas this was not exactly true for the Rebellion of the OT (except perhaps for Saw Gerrera). Odyssey of Darkness also equally refers to Rey’s more existential odyssey and to the odyssey of the Resistance fleet from D’Qar to Crait, perhaps also to Finn and Rose’s odyssey which has fatal consequences for the Resistance fleet.
  • Triumph of the Force refers to The Force Unknown, as ep9 will presumably fulfil the contradictions of the previous episodes, and so the Force will have become fully realised at this point.

For these reasons I’d prefer to keep Odyssey of Darkness as is, but thanks for your suggestion.

I love this idea about giving Rogue One the “Episode IV” number and increasing the number of the other episodes, as I consider Rogue One to be essential for the OT, but I wonder if this would make things a bit too confusing?

Thanks for pointing out those problems with the demo clips, I think I’ve fixed up the problem with the Boss Nass scene, and I’ll review the ep5 Hoth medbay scene and deleted scene integration when I have time. Hopefully I’ll be able to make the cuts run a bit smoother there. If you find any other errors please let me know 😃

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Collipso said:

It’s the same guy. Matthew Woods is his name, I believe. He voiced both the droids and Grievous in TCW and Grievous in Episode III. Not sure if he voiced the droids in III, but he might’ve.

Ah yeah, I did use some of TCW Grievous dialogue in ep3, but I’m not sure if I’ll keep it as it sounds a bit too different from the ep3 dialogue. Though I guess that’s more due to how they altered the voice, rather than the voice actor.

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ChiefWamsutta said:

The first thing that came to my mind was: wow. This is a fascinating project idea. One of the things that has frustrated me with Star Wars is the real-life time gaps between each trilogy. Lucas lost a lot of his vision and stamina when creating the prequels. The sequel trilogy suffers from lack of clear direction by Disney and Lucas leaving. I have been looking around for fan-edits that treat Star Wars as the multi-part epic that it deserves to be. Sadly, no one person has been able to edit all the movies. Your doing so allows for consistent vision and direction that has been lacking in the transitions from the PT to OT to ST.

Yeah, the ST feels kinda like a half-assed “But wait! There’s more!” happy ending override.

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Thanks for the extensive reply! Hopefully I can bring the three trilogies together and make them more cohesive, but I’m a little worried about it as well 😄

For these reasons I’d prefer to keep Odyssey of Darkness as is, but thanks for your suggestion.

I love this idea about giving Rogue One the “Episode IV” number and increasing the number of the other episodes, as I consider Rogue One to be essential for the OT, but I wonder if this would make things a bit too confusing?

Thanks for pointing out those problems with the demo clips, I think I’ve fixed up the problem with the Boss Nass scene, and I’ll review the ep5 Hoth medbay scene and deleted scene integration when I have time. Hopefully I’ll be able to make the cuts run a bit smoother there. If you find any other errors please let me know 😃

I guess my only reservation about “Odyssey of Darkness” and “Veil of Darkness” is using the word ‘darkness’ twice. Certain things I am a stickler for in titles. Any chance you could change the word ‘darkness’ in one of those movies?

I don’t think Rogue One being Ep. 4 is too confusing. I think you’re changing a lot of stuff that this is far enough removed from the original Star Wars that no one will mind. Rogue One fits well as an episodic movie compared to the likes of Solo: A Star Wars Story, hence why I suggest it. It’s a big part to the story that I feel it’s odd not to have an episode number.

You’re welcome for demo clips suggestions. I know you will do great things with this. Any idea when we might see one of the movies done?

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Yo, sorry for the delay. Yeah, I’ll have another look at the titles and see if I can come up with something else for either ep1 or ep8. Will have a look at giving Rogue One an episode number as well, as I do agree on this. To me Rogue One feels like the end to the PT we never got with Lucas.

Ah not sure when I’ll get another chance to work on the edits as things are quite busy with work at the moment. Though I’d say they’re in a serviceable state as they are (except for ep4), so now is as good a time as any! PM me and we can sort it.

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I’d love to see this. Could I get a link as well please?

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Hi Imhotep, I have watched up to Episode VI A New Dawn and I have really been enjoying.
I won’t put any spoilers but I love the end of episode IV and the way it is explained in episode VI.

Personal thought is episode II needs a little fine tuning as in the cuts, some are abrupt and some black screen for a few seconds. Other than that I have really been enjoying, Good work👍