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Disclaimer: I hate the SEs. But we are stuck with them so…

Admiral Akbar should identify The Executor by its’ name instead of saying “Super Star Destroyer”.

More B-Wings in the Battle for Endor.

Eliminate Luke’s lightsaber from Vaders’ hand in The Duel in the Throne Room.

Rancor vs. Luke. Lots of stuff to fix here. Off the top of my head: when Luke is grabbed by the Rancor, the green screen effect is terrible and should be replaced by completely different shot. Put the scene back in when Luke leaps up to the grate in the ceiling.

Executor crashes into Death Star 2. Yikes, did they run out of money? Fix this!

New matte painting(s) for various background shots when Han and company are in Cloud City. Wait…it’s been a while so maybe this was already done.

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As long as we’re starting from the base assumption of being stuck with the SE, we may as well make the existing SE more tonally consistent.

Star Wars

  • In the cantina, there should be an extended music video that pauses the story for a few minutes, breaks the fourth wall, and is generally incongruous with the rest of the cantina. You should be able to see at least one of the cantina musicians’ uvulas as they scream at the camera.
  • After Obi-Wan dies and his ghost voice speaks to Luke, it should be Ewan McGregor’s voice.
  • At the end of the awards ceremony, Jar Jar should yell “Weesa free! …At least weesa thinks so!”

Empire Strikes Back

  • The Wampa should blink creepily.
  • When the snowspeeders blow up the fallen imperial walker, there should be a praxis effect ring.
  • In Cloud City, Vader should yell “Maclunkey!” and shoot at Han before Han shoots at him.
  • Cloud City should have comic dinosaur antics in the hallways as Lando shows the crew around.

Return of the Jedi

  • Luke Skywalker’s hologram should carefully explain to Jabba that Han is his prisoner, to which Jabba responds: “How is this possible?” Luke’s hologram calmly responds that if Jabba checks his favorite decoration, he’ll know it to be true.
  • When Boba Fett falls into the Sarlacc, the Emperor should scream. The Sarlacc’s burp should also be the Ian McDiarmid’s burp.
  • The Sarlacc should yell “Maclunkey!” and shoot at Han before Han shoots at it.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

^What, no pointless blue-screened scene of Palpatine disbanding the Senate?

Fail.

Oh dang. I always get tripped up on the small stuff.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

  • Cut the shot of Vader stomping on Ben’s empty robes.

YES. He should know what just happened.
I brought this up in the Revisited thread (years ago, probably). Don’t remember how it was received by anyone.

Funny that a change I’d like to see actually removes something from the film rather than add to it.
It works fine In Star Wars, but doesn’t make sense in A New Hope.

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Give Luke a yellow lightsaber. For old times sake.

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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ray_afraid said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

  • Cut the shot of Vader stomping on Ben’s empty robes.

YES. He should know what just happened.
I brought this up in the Revisited thread (years ago, probably). Don’t remember how it was received by anyone.

Funny that a change I’d like to see actually removes something from the film rather than add to it.
It works fine In Star Wars, but doesn’t make sense in A New Hope.

I’m not figuring out why him stepping on the cloak doesn’t make sense in the context of the “saga.” If we’re to assume Vader knows that Kenobi could do a Force Ghost Poof™, he was simply checking the cloak to make certain the body was completely gone. Otherwise, I don’t recall any of the other films, PT or OT, referencing Force Ghosts as a thing outside of Ben showing up in front of Luke.

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ray_afraid said:

Dek Rollins said:

he was simply checking the cloak to make certain the body was completely gone.

Actual, Literal Laugh Out Loud

Also, not sure if serious…

I was half serious and yes I know its silly. :p

I just don’t get how him checking the cloak doesn’t make sense in the context of the series if it apparently does in the context of a standalone. Just asking for elaboration.

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Dek Rollins said:

ray_afraid said:

Dek Rollins said:

he was simply checking the cloak to make certain the body was completely gone.

Actual, Literal Laugh Out Loud

Also, not sure if serious…

I was half serious and yes I know its silly. :p

I just don’t get how him checking the cloak doesn’t make sense in the context of the series if it apparently does in the context of a standalone. Just asking for elaboration.

After looking into it, it seems maybe Vader wouldn’t know what happened.
It still looks silly & I’d like to see it go though.

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If he didn’t know what happened how is it silly? It’s not like he does anything inherently silly. The cloak falls and the body appears to be gone. Vader approaches the cloak and steps on it in pizzlement, visually showing the audience more clearly what happened. It may seem obvious what happened without that shot being there, but I’m certain a first time viewer could miss it if that shot wasn’t in there to clarify it visually.

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THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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Honestly, I don’t like the whole “Jedi evaporate when they die” concept to begin with. Really, what’s the point of it? Judging by Anakin’s still-present-to-be-roasted-corpse in ROTJ, it’s not a necessary step for post-mortem existence. Is it to spare the bereaved funeral costs? Ridiculous.

Here’s further changes I’d make: When Vader slices Ben, his body’s bisected in gruesome fashion; when Yoda dies, Luke buries him.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Honestly, I don’t like the whole “Jedi evaporate when they die” concept to begin with…
Is it to spare the bereaved funeral costs?

Possibly. I mean, I’d be nice of em. That shit ain’t cheap.

Here’s further changes I’d make: When Vader slices Ben, his body’s bisected in gruesome fashion; when Yoda dies, Luke buries him.

I could go with that.

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Wouldn’t it be better to have Anakin fade away in ROTJ for consistency? Then Luke would just burn the suit to honor his father’s redemption or whatever.

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ray_afraid said:

Dek Rollins said:

Wouldn’t it be better to have Anakin fade away in ROTJ for consistency? Then Luke would just burn the suit to honor his father’s redemption or whatever.

That ruins his ghost showing up & revealing his redemption, which is why he doesn’t disappear as-is.

Yes but I was just referring to consistency, since Duracell brought it up. I personally don’t see any issues with how the force plays out in the films.

EDIT: You know, one interpretation could be that Anakin’s body stayed because his body was corrupted by the dark side, having been a Sith Lord. The Force essentially rejected his body when his spirit became one with the Force. Sort of a rebirth. Perhaps this has been thought of before.

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THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Honestly, I don’t like the whole “Jedi evaporate when they die” concept to begin with. Really, what’s the point of it? Judging by Anakin’s still-present-to-be-roasted-corpse in ROTJ, it’s not a necessary step for post-mortem existence. Is it to spare the bereaved funeral costs? Ridiculous.

Here’s further changes I’d make: When Vader slices Ben, his body’s bisected in gruesome fashion; when Yoda dies, Luke buries him.

To make Star Wars more kid-friendly.

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FreezingTNT2 said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Honestly, I don’t like the whole “Jedi evaporate when they die” concept to begin with. Really, what’s the point of it? Judging by Anakin’s still-present-to-be-roasted-corpse in ROTJ, it’s not a necessary step for post-mortem existence. Is it to spare the bereaved funeral costs? Ridiculous.

Here’s further changes I’d make: When Vader slices Ben, his body’s bisected in gruesome fashion; when Yoda dies, Luke buries him.

To make Star Wars more kid-friendly.

Funny how that didn’t keep Tatooinian Fried Foster Parents out of the film.

Guess they were just too finger lickin’ good.

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I mean, burnt skeletons and a bloody severed arm, I think a similarly realistic depiction of Ben being sliced in half may have gone beyond the realm of PG.

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SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH WHITE CLOUDS.
THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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So essentially keep the scene as is but cut out all closeups of Ben’s cloak.

Army of Darkness: The Medieval Deadit | The Terminator - Color Regrade | The Wrong Trousers - Audio Preservation
SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH WHITE CLOUDS.
THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.