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Star Wars flaws (a to do list for fan edits)

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Star Wars is one of the greatest stories of our time, combining a good movie with an intriguing, thrilling story, good action and believable characters and great ideas and lessons for life, that evolve throughout the saga, providing a great metaphorical, symbolic read of this events a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Unsuprisingly we find mistakes in these movies, that are trying to include all these details and ideas. And the more we think about them, the more flaws we get.

But to erase these flaws and plot holes, isn’t it the main purpose of fan edits?

And the best way to start doing so should be a list containing these flaws and ideas on how to fix them.

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One of the biggest flaws of the whole saga is in my opinion the way the clone army is discovered coincidentally by the jedi and them not questioning its creation.
They are facing the threat of war and don’t question the secret creation of an army and how could Palpatines plan to subjugate the galaxy include coincidences.

Well the idea that I had to resolve this mistakes is to change the plot of episode II (and maybe episode I) so that it resembles the July Crisis, which started World War I.

There are already some similarities between episode II and the July Crisis, like an assassination attempt on a prince/senator (former queen) or a political tension of alliances falling apart/the Separatist leaving the Republic as a circumstances leading to the crisis and eventually World War I/the Clone Wars.

The creation of the clone army could be moved to episode I, as a reaction to the crisis on Naboo and to mimic the arming the German Empire did in the early 20th Century. It would also imply that nobody was expecting the Clone Wars, but something like another Battle of Naboo (like nobody was expecting World War I, but another Balkan War).

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Cool idea for a thread Peter Pan 😃
 

adywan has fix lists for each of his Revisited Edition Edits - which may be of some interest for inclusion in this thread…

Star Wars: Revisited : Empire Strikes Back: Revisited : Return Of The Jedi: Revisited
 

There are also a few threads in the ‘General Star Wars Discussion threads…’ section of the An Index Thread for General Star Wars Discussion which may of use too.

Good luck with it.
 

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?
And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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You should hop over the Prequel Radical Redux Ideas thread, Pan! I know versions of your idea have been suggested before.

Basically, the Clones aren’t a mystery, and Obi-Wan just goes to inspect them in AOTC instead of just discovering them.

You would have to change a few things, since Padmé was voting against the creation of a Grand Army of the Republic. But if the army is already being created, you would need to make it where she is trying to do something else. Maybe she is just a leading voice in trying to find a diplomatic solution to the Republic/Seperatist arms race?

You also would have to figure out what Obi-Wan will do for the majority of AOTC, since you would have to rework the mystery plot.

Maybe the general structure of the film could remain the same, but alter the Kamino scenes so the Clone army isn’t a mystery to him. Basically, the death of Zam/the saber dart could lead him to Kamino, where he finds out that the bounty hunter he is after is actually the template for the Clone Army. Maybe the connection between the Clone Army, Jango and Dooku would be less suspicious since the Clone Army isn’t a secret.

I’d definitely suggest continuing this conversation to the Prequel Radical Redux Ideas thread. https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Prequel-Radical-Redux-Ideas-Thread/id/9911/page/1

There are general idea threads for all three trilogies, but maybe we should make a general Skywalker Saga Ideas thread too!

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Sorry for the Delay.

Well, maybe this vote for the creation of a Grand Army of the Rpublic could be changed to a vote whether more Clones should be acquired or not (like in this Clone Wars episode about bank deregulation).

As you mentioned parts of the plot focussing on Obi-Wan would not fit anymore, but I think the main structur could remain.

Currently I am more worried about how to integrate the creation of the army into episode 1, idealy together with the Separatist and Count Dooku.
For this purpose I took the sceen with the Senetors in Palpatines office listening to Obi-Wans discoveries on Geonosis and “replaced“ Obi with the hologramm of Sio Bibble, telling them about the invasion (showing that they were thinking about an army at this time).
In Episode 2 this sceen wouldn‘t be needed anyway, because the army already exist (no need to persuade Jar Jar to give a Speech in the Senate) and a simple call between Anakin and maybe Windu would be enough to inform them about the droid army.

Back to episode 1: Maybe Palpatine could promise an army, if he gets elected?

Anyways thanks for linking these Threads RogueLeader and oojason.