I know I'm bumping an aging thread but, I came across this post a few days ago and have been intrigued by what I have read. In fact I cannot stop thinking about the possibility to have a ROTJ without all the terrible aspects.
Do you have any updates on this project. I Wish you luck in this endevor and I would love to see your Workprint.
I have read the last 6 pages and would like to throw in my two cents.
Luke and Leia related: They pretty much have to be.
Leia and Lando went to Jabbas While luke was finishing lightsaber He senses Leia in trouble goes to yoda. Yoda scene - tells him there is another. No Ben Scene to tell him so it is still up in the air. Early movie plot point to think about. Who is this other Skywalker? But you kinda know from the telepethy between themin ESB. Luke gets to Tatoine to find 3PO and then sends the droidsto Jabba Luke goes in. Jabbas scenes less boba fett and rediculosness. Bosh should get into palace no hassle. Luke should get a hassle. It would be cool if luke arrived on a speeder.
They meet with rebels, Luke isnt late.
Chewbacca should be in charge of the mission. And it should be Kysshhk instead of Endor. I think it could be done you can use line from Christmas special when they get there HAN "I Know your familys down There" Luke leaves as soon as they land to head off vader because he knows he would be looking for him. And Vader should get to Kysshhk just before the reunion with the rebels
NO EWOKS-- There is no way with the fate of the entire galaxy on the line is Chewie gonna set off a meat trap, And then a group of firece rebels are going to let themselves be captured. And what happens to all of the other troops they landed with? WTF it makes no sense it should be fast paced they are going to land get to the bunker blow it up, the fleet is on the way. The empire has to know they didnt land at a base, Luke tuns himself in they go searching, Did anybody think they were going to leave the planet in the same ship they landed in? It's more like suicide. They should get there at dark just turning light luke leaves back to it.
right after Luke leaves he runs into ben in the woods for a breif moment, lukes pissed and starts I thought you said...... make it short, safely annonomus, he digests it ben fades away but you hear him bury you emotions deep down luke.....
At the same time or just before The Ben Scene. Vader gets to death star. I think this should be the first time vader is there, Emporer is pissed because of the first death star and failure to capture Luke. So he barges in chokes out jerjerrod chokes out the royal guards Emporer says I thought i told you to get back on the command ship. You don't need the scene at all where the Deathstar is not on schedule. Vader goes to Kysshhk.
Cut the speeder bikes and ewoks get to the bunker maybe throw a break to them scoping out the bunker. I read you needed an excuse to put Fett in the Bunker. Here it is. Your friends are walking into a trap,next scene enter the bunker Fett is in there. To quote Ackbar "It's a trap"
Please don't use Jangos Voice it's Blaspheme.
Leia Getting wounded is what prompts Lukes Outrage. He can't bury his feelings like Ben told him too and he just realizes its leia when she's shot thinking about everything
Sidious line EP3 At last all the jedi are gone might work right before luke tosses saber.
If you did get rid of them being related the other could be Anikin!
Vader can talk to the Emporer earlier in the movie with the hologram from SE ESB because the original was way better and then you can use the lines from ESB and the first Emporer vader conversation.or overdub your own script. And send him to Kyssshhk (Endor) around the same time luke goes. It should be made clear the emporers dissapointment with Vader. He's looking forward to Luke.
Awsome ProjectHope I Didn't write too much.