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Some info & help for the Hal 9000 Edits of the Prequel Trilogy (and more)...


Some info & help for the Hal 9000 Edits of the Prequel Trilogy (and more)…


There are these three main Hal 9000 Prequel Edit threads, by Hal 9000 himself - where information is in abundance, the history and process of the project is contained, and many questions have been already answered - with more encouraged to be asked:-

Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception - by Hal 9000

Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm - by Hal 9000

Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil - by Hal 9000


There is also this outdated discussion thread (more an Archive on an abandoned Saga Series Edit by Hal 9000) - full of info & ideas - which may be of interest:-

The “9000” Saga Edit


July 2018 saw Hal start on his The “Custom Special Edition” That Will Likely Never Be project.


Obviously, the main rule of acquiring the Hal 9000’s Prequel Editions is that you must own the official retail release of the Prequel Trilogy on blu ray - or the HD Digital Download of the PT.


Hal 9000 has also done some other quality Star Wars Fan Edits, here:-

ROTJ - Return of the Jedi: A Gentle Pruning

TFA - Hal 9000’s TFA: A Gentle Restructure

TLJ - The Last Jedi: Legendary

and the 1997 Special Edition Audio Mixes, GOUT-Synced project thread too.


Hal 9000 also did these non-Star Wars Fan Edits:-

Back to the Future as one film

Lord of the Rings BOOK CUT Revamped, Books I and II

Sharkey’s “Lord of the Rings” Purist Editions

There are also more of Hal9000’s Edits that can be found over at FanEdit•org - link


Of course, it’s up to you which format you’d like to have the Hal 9000’s Edits stored on - many people like them on blu ray discs - some in quality Box Sets and cases or covers with quality artwork, a few have them stored on USB flash drives, or their computer hard drive, some have them on standalone HD Players, or plex / kodi / media centre type set-ups…


The ‘Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art’ section of the OriginalTrilogy•com site has an array of cover and disc art for adywan’s Revisited Editions - well worth checking it out for ideas & inspiration, for printing info, and help too.

The ‘How-To’s and Technical Discussions’ section may also be of use/assistance if you’re having any technical issues - for seeing if others are having / have had the same or similar problem, or for posing a new question.

Good luck with it - and hope you enjoy watching them, and any of the other great projects on the site too.

Other preservations, fan edits and fan projects can be found in…

Star Wars Preservation - link
Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects - link

Preservation of Other Properties - link
Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties - link


If you are new to the OriginalTrilogy•com then the following info may be of some assistance…

Firstly, the About and Help sections may be of interest to you regarding this site and what the OriginalTrilogy•com is about.

Secondly, the ’How do I do this?’ on the - some info & answers to members’ queries thread should also hopefully be of some help as to many of the functions of the site, along with other related info as well.

Thirdly, the Announcements Section - including Site Rules & Guidelines, Fan Edit & Preservation Rules & FAQ, as well info for Signatures, Linking Policy for Downloads, and Spoiler Rules & Plot Spoiler Guides (and much more) that may be of use too.

If you are having any issues with the site, have a question, an idea to improve the site, or would like to give some feedback - then these can be done in the Feedback Forum and General Assistance sections.

There are also several Index Threads pinned at the top of many respective sections of the OT•com - which may help members find various topics of discussion, fan edits, preservations and other projects etc.

’An timeline thread - a history of the site and why & how it came to be…’ chronicles both the history of this site & also it’s continuing evolution.

The ’Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes’ thread by doubleofive contains many sources of information as to the numerous changes made to the Original Trilogy films over time - as well as serving as an insightful and comprehensive discussion thread on the subject.

Finally, the ’George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist…' thread attempts to highlight and catalogue some of the revisionism, altering of history and contradictory claims by George Lucas / Lucasfilm as to the formation, planning and history of the Star Wars films and universe therein.

Please have a look around the site to see if there is anything else of interest too - there are a fair few varied and quality Star Wars fan edits, preservations, and fan projects on here. Or join in on one of the many Star Wars discussions going on around the site, or discussions on life in general in the Off Topic sections as well…

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