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Star Wars - The Purple Planet Saga (a WIP)

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This is the story of one man taking over the Galaxy and those who fought against him. It’s a trilogy of trilogies. A nine part epic.

In theory, this will be my definitive go-to Star Wars experience. I have an in-depth changelist, but to keep things simple, let’s focus on the broad points:

  • Count Dooku serves as the PT’s over-arching antagonist, equivalent to Vader and Kylo. This will be accomplished through his inclusion in TPM, having already left the Jedi and started working with what would become the CIS. He will be taking over much of Sidious’s role for that film.
  • Less creepy Anakin in AotC.
  • Cuts will likely be made to speed up the drowsy middle section of RotS on Coruscant.
  • Less creepy Han in TESB.
  • I may skip the droids’ arrival at Jabba’s Palace to speed up RotJ’s sluggish first act.
  • Leia isn’t a Skywalker. This unfortunately means Kylo is no longer Vader’s grandson, but I think the story can work just fine without it, as he’s still a Vader fanboy, relative or not. Leia also never trains as a Jedi as a result, but being the mother of Ben, there’s nothing wrong with her learning a few Force tricks here or there. Since she never had a lightsaber, Qui-Gon’s will take its place in TRoS.
  • Death Star II and Exegol climaxes both moved to Coruscant. The former is at the top of the Jedi Temple while the latter is at the bottom of the Sith Temple beneath it, as conceptualized by George Lucas and his team for The Clone Wars.*
  • Palpatine survives his fall in RotJ. The version in TRoS is explicitly his original body. None of that cheesy cloning nonsense or leaving it ambiguous.
  • Less comedic antics in the ST. It shouldn’t feel like I’m watching a parody.
  • Starkiller Base is just that: a base. It’s not an equator-spanning planet-destroying superweapon. The Senate is destroyed by a dreadnought instead.
  • TFA ends with Rey and Chewie leaving the Resistance base to imply a time skip between it and TLJ (who knows how long they scoured that chunk of the map for the planet he was on? or perhaps how long they searched that planet for his island).
  • Ffs Finn could you talk about something other than Rey for five minutes?
  • Planets in the ST will be altered to be more visually iconic. Ajan Kloss is now Teth, hence this edit series’s tentative name (the alternative would be The Palpatine Saga). I’m looking to integrate Christophsis in some minor capacity, perhaps in place of D’Qar or more modestly as a cameo during the lightspeed skipping or victory montage.* Pasaana will be a tropical island world like Scarif.* Gonna give Takodana lakes of orange juice.
  • In the complete opposite direction, Jakku is now Tatooine. It just makes more thematic and pragmatic sense.
  • Kylo’s search for Palpatine occurs in TLJ.
  • Rey isn’t a Palpatine, obviously. That would be dumb, wouldn’t it?
  • The Knights of Ren get lightsabers.***
  • Yub Nub is reinstated for RotJ in order to move Victory Celebration to this Saga’s definitive end in TRoS.
  • I very well might recolor blaster bolts and lightsaber blades for a more consistent blue=good red=bad. Green represents balance. The only people with green sabers are Qui-Gon (rebellious Jedi and iconography), Luke (reformist Jedi and iconography), Kit Fisto (matches his skin and I think he’s cool), and Yoda (for iconography reasons and because it matches his skin). All the other Jedi would have blue blades. The Rebel troopers would also shoot blue blasters.**
  • A bunch of miscellaneous existing changes mixed and matched from other sources (ex: Lapti Nek, Jonh’s Force Ghosts).
  • A few scenes are rescored.
  • A general emphasis on continuity, even if it means altering the OT. Nothing is sacred.

*Very technically demanding changes so don’t hold your breath. They might not be feasible.
**Very time consuming changes so don’t hold your breath. Also would completely shatter any semblance of compatibility with other canon material (ex: The Clone Wars).
***Somewhere in between the other two.

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Wow some really cool ideas Anakin, I like the idea of having Dooku present in TPM and I love keeping the planets victory celebration for TROS.

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Maybe change the new republic’s Capital to cristophsis? Another option might be to replace Crait with Christophsis by recoloring the red ground and crystals and maybe adding a city skyline to the horizon in one or two shots.

“Fight Less, Talk More, Say Sorry Sometimes.”

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Crait is remaining as Crait. It’s already visually distinct. I hadn’t considered replacing Hosnian Prime, but I don’t think it’s necessary, as I’ll probably just make it a part of Coruscant.

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How do you plan on changing climaxes in rotj and tros in coruscant?

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Idk. It’s a real stretch goal that would require a lot of technical wizardry. The sets themselves would be unaltered, but the windows in the RotJ throne room would need an atmosphere and coruscant traffic, and establishing shots would need to be completely replaced. I have toyed around with making Rey walk through the raised corridors of the Jedi Temple on her way down. I’d need many shots of her making the journey, honestly.

And that doesn’t even cover what to do with the ground and space battles in both films. What is the shield protecting if there’s no Death Star? Are the star destroyers stashed on the most populous planet in the Galaxy? Maybe if I remove the planet killers underneath, I can have the threat just be the hidden fleet emerging from hyperspace to lay siege to Coruscant. The battle would take place in the upper atmosphere to minimise background replacements.

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The exogol regrade looks pretty good. I like the Teth idea but sometimes the color bleeds into Rey. How are you gonna keep Ben alive for the ending?

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Well as it stands I cut the Tatooine scene because I’m cutting to credits on the celebration, due to the music, and it’d be really awkward fitting Tatooine between Exegol and the celebration. So I suppose that would mean just having one shot of Ben on Teth. I might add Tatooine as a mid-credits scene or something, as I don’t really have anything wrong with it. In fact I already have an idea for a rescore for it. Mid-credits is the only way I can think of to make cutting to credits twice work. The alternative is to do like the canon cut does and cut from the celebration to Tatooine. However, Victory Celebration really sounds like it’s meant to lead into the end credits.