I've started editing the Original Trilogy into about 6-8 episodes of a late 1970s TV series. My goal here isn't to make an awesome TV series -- because the films are awesome enough on their own. Believe it or not, my plan for this edit is to be able to include the best parts of the Holiday Special as an episode in this series and have it match the rest (in terms of apparent budget, cheesiness and AV quality). I'll be using the Despecialized versions as a basis and try to work in as many deleted/alternate scenes as possible. There will also be numerous story changes that I have already planned, but would like to keep secret for now :)
Ideas similar to this have been tossed around on this forum plenty of times, but to my knowledge no one has actually attempted it.
I'm still very new to editing, so work on this might be slow, but once I have the majority of work done on these episodes, the plan is to release them once per week on Vimeo.
Check out the title sequence I've created so far:
*I haven't yet started to degrade the film footage to Holiday Special quality, maybe someone with Vegas experience could provide some tips on the subject?
My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXnq2soRMB-8vqvL-6NHIOg