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“Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what’s incomplete and saying: ‘Now, it’s complete because it’s ended here.’”
-Dune

On that note, Version 1 is complete and will soon be up on the organ. The workprint folder link also has a low bitrate version of the complete edit, so anyone with that link already has access.

In addition to the usual changes from the last workprint, there are one or two changes that I’ve kept largely unannounced in the hopes that they will bring some hopefully welcome surprise.

Thank you again to everyone here, you’re the reason this edit exists!

You probably don’t recognize me because of the red arm.
Episode 9 Rewrite, The Starlight Project (Released!) and ANH Technicolor Project (Released!)

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A spectacle of fan editing. Looking forward to the delicious meal.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

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Congrats on the long-awaited release of your project! Can’t wait to see if I can find your hidden additions.

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Is the link to V1 that same link as where the workprints were? Or do I need a new link?

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I’d like to request a link to this edit. As a fan of The Force Awakens, this looks incredibly dope and like it will provide a nice new way to experience the movie.

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Congrats! Can’t wait to give it a watch 😃

“Always in motion is the future” 🌌

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So, there won’t be a V2, since you just renamed it from V1 to nothing.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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IT’S CHRISTMAS!

I’ve been excited about this for the longest time. A version of TFA that builds on Hal’s restructured (already the best fundamental TFA) to make TFA stronger both as its own story and in light of what we know now that the sequel trilogy is complete. I can’t wait to watch this.

The Clone Wars: Refocused

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NeverarGreat said:

“Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what’s incomplete and saying: ‘Now, it’s complete because it’s ended here.’”
-Dune

Aye aye.

I congratulate you on this fine achievement.

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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I haven’t yet watched this, but I’ve been looking over the changelog.

I can’t quite visualise this one from Visions:

  • Change the Starkiller Firing sequence and Oscillator destruction so that Poe’s final bombing run doesn’t destroy the Oscillator. Instead, the weapon fires at the end of Rey’s and Kylo’s battle and the force of the weapon completes the Oscillator destruction.

What’s the motivation behind this change, and why it’s only in Visions as opposed to Starlight core?

And presumably the other two changes in Visions, where Rey only dreams of Luke rather than visits him, are so that a theoretical TLJ edit can imply more time has passed on Ach-To for Rey’s training?

The Clone Wars: Refocused

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Can I get a link to this edit? Your list of changes sounds amazing!

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^PM Sent!

EddieDean said:

I haven’t yet watched this, but I’ve been looking over the changelog.

I can’t quite visualise this one from Visions:

  • Change the Starkiller Firing sequence and Oscillator destruction so that Poe’s final bombing run doesn’t destroy the Oscillator. Instead, the weapon fires at the end of Rey’s and Kylo’s battle and the force of the weapon completes the Oscillator destruction.

What’s the motivation behind this change, and why it’s only in Visions as opposed to Starlight core?

This was in an old workprint. It was intended to give more weight to the weapon’s power and to have the destruction of the New Republic at the same time as Rey’s despair about Finn.

Poe would go into the Oscillator as usual but his weapons wouldn’t destroy it completely. He would fly out of an intact Oscillator, then cut to Ackbar stating how the weapon is damaged but still functional and it will fire in 2 minutes. Rey and Kylo then continue their fight and after that (which is almost exactly two minutes) the weapon fires. This shakes the ground where Rey and Kylo are fighting, and the already damaged Oscillator fully explodes. The firing sequence happens as usual and the scene ends with a new shot of Leia grieving and Rey returning to Finn in the snow.

I ended up cutting this for several reasons, partially because of its complexity, but primarily because it took focus away from our primary heroes in their most desperate moments to linger on the New Republic destruction, which simply doesn’t have the setup to justify the same feelings of loss.

Now in theory, the destruction of the New Republic would be important enough to warrant this focus, and perhaps the new Star Wars shows will do for this institution what the Clone Wars did for Anakin’s character and give us the bare minimum needed to care about it, and for this reason I’m planning on putting out a version of the edit with this change.

And presumably the other two changes in Visions, where Rey only dreams of Luke rather than visits him, are so that a theoretical TLJ edit can imply more time has passed on Ach-To for Rey’s training?

Yes, I wanted the standard version of this edit to play nice with TLJ in most of its forms, but Visions would be specifically paired with my future version of TLJ which is the main reason I’m holding off on those changes for now.

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Ah, brilliant! So essentially with the oscillator changes you’re forecasting that we’ll eventually care more about the New Republic. Nice. I’ve long hoped that we’ll get similar pre-payoff for Snoke and returning Palpatine via the wider universe, too.

The Clone Wars: Refocused

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Finished watching V1. 😃

Funnily enough, I only just watched the prior workprint for the first time in full last week! 😄 Didn’t expect the final edit to be done so quickly!

I’ve taken several notes in the case that you’re interested Nev, but I won’t have the time to get it typed up until the weekend. I only wanted to post this now to remind myself.

Unless of course, you’re not looking for new suggestions at this time, which I totally understand. It’d save me the typing! 👍


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Thanks for watching! And notes are welcome, whenever you’d like to post them 😃 I’m sure there are the inevitable errors, oversights, and changes promised but forgotten (hell, I remember one already!), but it will probably be a while yet before they are addressed unless there’s something egregious.

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