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Star Wars: The 1970s TV Series

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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:

http://vimeo.com/126467504

(Password: OT)

*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

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Neat idea.  I like what you've done with the intro so far.  I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on this.

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I like what you're doing a lot.

My wife doesn't follow this sort of thing much.  I watched your "opening credits" and she said, sounds like someone turned it into a 1980's TV show.

I watched the cantina draft scene and liked what I watched.  The volume of the music is too loud and after a while I turned it off due to that.  The intention of the clip was great but the music overpowered it so much that it undermined what you're trying to do.  You're off to a great start and I think that sort of thing will be easily conquered by you.  

I'm looking forward to where this goes and wish you the best in your efforts on it.

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regularjoe said:

I watched the cantina draft scene and liked what I watched.  The volume of the music is too loud and after a while I turned it off due to that.  The intention of the clip was great but the music overpowered it so much that it undermined what you're trying to do.  You're off to a great start and I think that sort of thing will be easily conquered by you.  

 For the record, that clip was for a different project I sorta started a few months ago (turning the OT into a single western-type film win Han Solo as the main character), where I got similar feedback. But thanks for the kind words of support otherwise!

Also, does anyone know where I could find a high quality picture of concept art for the imperial castle that was in the early drafts of either ESB or ROTJ? I know the picture exists, because it's one of the final properties on the pre-SE SW Monopoly that I have lol.

My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXnq2soRMB-8vqvL-6NHIOg

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This sounds awesome I would watch star wars OT like this new episode once a week?

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I quite liked the intro sequence, really reminiscent of other 1970s/80s series. Would be very interested in watching it, should be a lot of fun :).

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Will be watching out for this with interest...

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Thanks for the support! I've had a lot on my plate lately in the real world (good things), so I haven't done much editing for a few weeks. But it's always good to hear people are interested. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to work very soon.

My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXnq2soRMB-8vqvL-6NHIOg

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If you want a nice Fullscreen version, check out the CED versions:

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http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Original-Trilogy-on-CED-preservations/topic/10665/

If you want to do it in Black and White, the EIAJ tape version, is perfect for the low fidelity look of a late 70's TV show.

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http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Poita-No-Return-the-EIAJ-open-reel-dub-of-SW-EpIV/topic/15721/

All of these are on Myspleen.

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13las said:

Check out the title sequence I've created so far:

http://vimeo.com/126467504

(Password: OT)

Nice job!

One thing though, the names should come before the shots of the actors. The implication from your credits is that Harrison Ford plays R2-D2 and Anthony Daniels plays Chewbacca etc

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