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The Mandalorian : Radical Redux Fan Edit Ideas - SPOILER THREAD

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A thread for posting any and all ideas pertaining to editing of Star Wars’ first live action tv show - The Mandalorian…

 

As the thread title states - this thread will contain spoilers for the 2019 streaming series from Disney+… so if you don’t want to be spoiled with events and content from episodes of the show - do NOT scroll down any further - this thread is not for you.
 

Should be interesting to see how this goes - given it has received mainly positive feedback and reviews (even on here! 😃) - and there are only eight episodes for the first season of the show…
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. 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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Personally I think it’s been flawless so far, but by way of parodying criticism of the recent movies:

Too many self-serving winks to the audience that make the galaxy seem smaller, so:

  • Remove background aliens we’ve seen elsewhere
  • Remove jawas
  • Remove baby yoda

Not enough links to existing content, so:

  • Add more background aliens from other SW media
  • Re-dub IG-11’s introduction so he claims to be IG-88
  • Put yoda’s force ghost in the background when baby yoda uses the force
  • Add dialogue to make it explicit that the Mandalorian is Boba’s son/clone and change his ship to the Slave I
  • Replace the egg-rhino with the reek from Episode II

Mandalorian character needs tweaks:

  • No dialogue
  • All dialogue should be redubbed by someone with Temuera Morrison’s accent
  • Also recolour armour to make him explicitly Boba Fett
  • Mandalorians should be lone wolves and not accept help so don’t have him meet Kuiil (the Ugnaught)

Other necessary changes for my personal enjoyment:

  • Werner Herzog’s character should be replaced by Thrawn
  • Set it during the OT
  • Set it during the PT
  • Replace Carl Weathers’ dialogue with new dialogue cut from his appearances in Arrested Development. Baby, I got a stew goin’.
  • Add John Williams score
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I think the best thing to do for the moment is to make this into a 3 hour movie,cut out the filler and keep the juicy stuff.

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EddieDean said:

Too many self-serving winks to the audience that make the galaxy seem smaller

And later…

  • Add more background aliens from other SW media
  • Re-dub IG-11’s introduction so he claims to be IG-88
  • Put yoda’s force ghost in the background when baby yoda uses the force
  • Add dialogue to make it explicit that the Mandalorian is Boba’s son/clone and change his ship to the Slave I
  • Replace the egg-rhino with the reek from Episode II

😄

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EddieDean, I appreciate your comments so much.

For the sake of future readers I’m gonna link Darth Muffy’s Noir-Style grade idea. Like he mentioned, it could be an interesting regrade could be a fun way to rewatch the series. I feel like a noir look in this universe could fit well with a synth rescore as well, like something from Bladerunner maybe.

Darth Muffy said:

Screenshots:
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Yeah, it’d probably be cool to see season 1 turned into a take-your-time slow paced spaghetti western.

It doesn’t at all seem that a robust ‘FanFix’ would be in order, just a TV-to-movie.

Same goes for the eventual Kenobi series.

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Wait… it’s season 1? I thought it was only gonna be a mini series…

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My bad, I just assumed.

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It’s already been picked up for season 2. In fact I believe they’ve already started production.

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I agree with you Hal, I don’t think many fan-edits will be majorly concerned with “fixing” things, but putting a twist on the experience.

If each episode is about 30 minutes, I’m guessing could you could turn the first 8-episode season into a 4-5 hr movie, but split into two parts, like the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions. Having multiple films would add to the parallels between it and Lone Wolf and Cub, which had six films of its own.

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My guess is you could potentially turn the first season into movie that’s around 2 hours long with aggressive editing. If the first couple chapters are anything to go off, with thirty minute episodes that sometimes tell a story of their own without greatly progressing the larger whole, it’d probably be easy to trim.

For instance, depending on what happens in the next few episodes concerning the baby Yoda, you could potentially cut episode 2 down to a single scene (leaving the planet).

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Thanks RogueLeader glad to see others liking the noir style 😄. Personally it does seem too soon to think of heavy editing at this point unless they really mess things up which I doubt. I think possibly baby Yoda may well play throughout the whole series storyline as it opens up so many paths and visually I cant help but compare it to Lone Wolf and Cub:

Lone

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Ep. VI - Return of The Jedi Despecialized Edition (Harmy Edit) * Ep. VII - The Force Awakens Restructured (Hal 9000 Edit)
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I think it’s fine so far and doesn’t need tweaking.
Although watching ep2 I was trying to think of how I could move as much of the sandcrawler/Jawa stuff that I could into A New Hope.

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regularjoe said:

I think it’s fine so far and doesn’t need tweaking.
Although watching ep2 I was trying to think of how I could move as much of the sandcrawler/Jawa stuff that I could into A New Hope.

There isn’t much that can be used in ANH. It’s a good idea in theory, but the sandcrawler is a bit different (especially all the stuff on the roof)

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DominicCobb said:

My guess is you could potentially turn the first season into movie that’s around 2 hours long with aggressive editing. If the first couple chapters are anything to go off, with thirty minute episodes that sometimes tell a story of their own without greatly progressing the larger whole, it’d probably be easy to trim.

For instance, depending on what happens in the next few episodes concerning the baby Yoda, you could potentially cut episode 2 down to a single scene (leaving the planet).

I stand by this a potential (in fact you could be even more aggressive and cut out episode 2 entirely), but I also kinda like the idea of doing a series of movies. In that case, the first three episodes put together would make a fairly solid intro movie.

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Runtimes for the actual screentime of each episode so far (without pre titles & logos, ‘last week on The Mandalorian’ type reminders, and the end credits):-

  1. Chapter One - 35m 46s
  2. The Child - 27m 01s
  3. The Sin - 31m 00s
  4. Sanctuary - 35m 04s
  5. The Gunslinger - 29m 10s

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. 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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Wow! Some awesome action scenes from Chapter 4 that could fit nicely into other non-Mandalorian Edits with a little bit of work.

Tighten Up and then turn it all the way up to 11!

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Such a small quib with episode 4 here but after the AT-ST rises up on screen Mando and Cara Dune then outrun it as it chases them through the forest, any future edits may want to cut that chase scene out.

Four episodes in and I only got this small detail to say so far just shows how well made this show is. 😁

“We Are What They Grow Beyond” - Yoda


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Ep. III - Revenge of the Sith Special Edition (StankPac Edit) * Rogue One - A Star Wars Story (Gareth Edwards Original Version)
Ep. IV - A New Hope Despecialized Edition (Harmy Edit) * Ep. V - Empire Strikes Back Revisited (Adywan Edit)
Ep. VI - Return of The Jedi Despecialized Edition (Harmy Edit) * Ep. VII - The Force Awakens Restructured (Hal 9000 Edit)
Ep. VIII - The Last Jedi Legendary (Hal 9000 Edit)

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Seeing the AT-ST scene made me think of how neat it would be if that kind of stuff could be incorporated into ROTJ. Maybe have part of the forest battle, take place before dawn and progress from there. It would add some interest, to an overall blandly shot battle sequence…but that’s for another thread LOL.

"The other versions will disappear. Even the 35 million tapes of Star Wars out there won’t last more than 30 or 40 years. A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition], and you’ll be able to project it on a 20’ by 40’ screen with perfect quality. I think it’s the director’s prerogative, not the studio’s to go back and reinvent a movie." - George Lucas

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I’ve always found that a Tarantino style bounty hunter film would an interesting prospect.

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SwimmingBird27 said:

I’ve always found that a Tarantino style bounty hunter film would an interesting prospect.

This is the way.

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He has spoken.

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  2. SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  3. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
  4. THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085

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Well, don’t count on me for it. My free time is next to nonexistent.

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