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The Original Radical Redux Ideas Thread

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This is the thread for posting any and all ideas pertaining to editing the Original Trilogy, although knowing Star Wars fans, it’ll probably be 90% about RotJ.

chyron8472 said:

Why guess how old Frink is when it’s easier just to say he’s a crotchety old man?

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do you mean “the original trilogy radical redux ideas thread”?

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Interesting

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Well, both can exist as long as both are available.

DESTROY ALL JEDI

My name is Sprite Pepsi and I’m abstinence till I die!

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SW & TESB

Make Luke & Obi-Wan’s lightsabers red.

Make Vader’s lightsaber blue.

ROTJ

The David Lynch Cut. Make it as batshit insane as possible, then reveal at the end that it was all just a fever dream Luke had after being rescued from Cloud City.

Arrivederci.

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I have seen that video before and it is pretty funny! It is an interesting “what-if” that highlights some of Lynch’s signature elements, but I think if he had actually made Return/Revenge of the Jedi, it would have been more comparable to Dune than anything else. I don’t know if it would have been much different than what we got, besides being more serious and a little creepier maybe. Though I think there was only a 5% chance of that ever happening.

I may have mentioned this before, but something I think would be cool to see in an eventual Revenge of the Jedi edit, sort of like Snooker’s project, would be for Luke and Vader to swap lightsabers like the ‘Revenge’ original poster portrays.

While I believe this was a mistake by the artist, I think that image really sparks one’s imagination, and I can imagine how it could happen. After Luke falls off the catwalk, you could insert somewhere (maybe it is the first shot we see when the next time we return to the Throne room) the shot of Vader holding Luke’s lightsaber earlier in the film, to show that Vader has picked up Luke’s saber. Then when Vader triggers Luke, Luke gets Vader’s saber and uses it against him. It could help sell the idea of Luke being on the edge of turning to the dark side, and Vader using a green/blue saber could foreshadow him turning back to the light a few moments later.

You could keep it green like it is in the final film, but it would also be cool to see Luke with a blue saber since it originally was suppose to be blue.

I could definitely see that as a moment that kids would have flipped out over back in the day. Just a fun what-if.

EDIT: You would also have to replace the saber hilts in a few shots, but it probably wouldn’t be noticeable for the wider shots.

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Alright, here’re all my ideas for Return of the Jedi: The David Lynch Cut:

  • John Williams’ score is replaced with a discordant Lynchian score.
  • Bib Fortuna is replaced with The Mystery Man from Lost Highway.
  • Jabba is given large, disgusting pustules, which The Mystery Man constantly lances and drains.
  • The Black Lodge inhabitants from Twin Peaks & Fire Walk with Me are among Jabba’s courtiers.
  • Oola is given a heart plug, which Jabba pulls out before tossing her to the rancor.
  • Leia is forced to perform a striptease for Jabba and his men.
  • The Sarlacc is made even more vaginal in appearance.
  • Leia strangles Jabba so hard, his entire pustule-ridden body bursts in gory fashion.
  • The Death Star II is now a shell encasing a miniature black hole. This black hole is the gateway to Palpatine’s extradimensional throne room. Palpatine’s throne room is now identical to Snoke’s (red walls and all that).
  • Palpatine is given white, cataracted eyes, and he speaks “backwards”.
  • Force Ghost Obi-Wan is now a living tree with a fleshy mass for a head.
  • Madine is now a member of this alien race, and constantly drinks/eats/smokes/etc. through the top of his head.
  • Luke & Leia have visibly uncomfortable twincestual sex right before heading off to Endor.
  • Michael J. Anderson’s face is superimposed on all the Ewoks.
  • The Ewoks eat all of Han’s extremities before Luke performs the floating Threepio trick.
  • Leia is forced to carry a limb-less Han on her back throughout the rest of the picture.
  • Luke & Vader enter Palpatine’s throne room through a psychedelic 2001-style stargate sequence.
  • Instead of firing a green superlaser which blows ships up, the Death Star II fires an inverted violet/black singularity beam which sucks ships down into the miniature black hole, crushing them out of existence.
  • Palpatine’s Force lightning looks/works exactly the same way as the Death Star II’s singularity beam, and affects Luke by spaghettifying his body and drawing him into Palpatine’s being.
  • After Palpatine is thrown down the reactor shaft and explodes, a giant, ghostly sperm cell rises from the abyss before fading away.
  • Sebastian Shaw is replaced with old Mark Hamill.
  • The Rebels take out the Death Star II by destroying the miniature black hole.
  • “Yub Nub” & “Victory Celebration” are replaced with “In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)”.
  • Force Ghost Yoda is now a giant.

Arrivederci.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Alright, here’re all my ideas for Return of the Jedi: The David Lynch Cut:

  • John Williams’ score is replaced with a discordant Lynchian score.
  • Bib Fortuna is replaced with The Mystery Man from Lost Highway.
  • Jabba is given large, disgusting pustules, which The Mystery Man constantly lances and drains.
  • The Black Lodge inhabitants from Twin Peaks & Fire Walk with Me are among Jabba’s courtiers.
  • Oola is given a heart plug, which Jabba pulls out before tossing her to the rancor.
  • Leia is forced to perform a striptease for Jabba and his men.
  • The Sarlacc is made even more vaginal in appearance.
  • Leia strangles Jabba so hard, his entire pustule-ridden body bursts in gory fashion.
  • The Death Star II is now a shell encasing a miniature black hole. This black hole is the gateway to Palpatine’s extradimensional throne room. Palpatine’s throne room is now identical to Snoke’s (red walls and all that).
  • Palpatine is given white, cataracted eyes, and he speaks “backwards”.
  • Force Ghost Obi-Wan is now a living tree with a fleshy mass for a head.
  • Madine is now a member of this alien race, and constantly drinks/eats/smokes/etc. through the top of his head.
  • Luke & Leia have visibly uncomfortable twincestual sex right before heading off to Endor.
  • Michael J. Anderson’s face is superimposed on all the Ewoks.
  • The Ewoks eat all of Han’s extremities before Luke performs the floating Threepio trick.
  • Leia is forced to carry a limb-less Han on her back throughout the rest of the picture.
  • Luke & Vader enter Palpatine’s throne room through a psychedelic 2001-style stargate sequence.
  • Instead of firing a green superlaser which blows ships up, the Death Star II fires an inverted violet/black singularity beam which sucks ships down into the miniature black hole, crushing them out of existence.
  • Palpatine’s Force lightning looks/works exactly the same way as the Death Star II’s singularity beam, and affects Luke by spaghettifying his body and drawing him into Palpatine’s being.
  • After Palpatine is thrown down the reactor shaft and explodes, a giant, ghostly sperm cell rises from the abyss before fading away.
  • Sebastian Shaw is replaced with old Mark Hamill.
  • The Rebels take out the Death Star II by destroying the miniature black hole.
  • “Yub Nub” & “Victory Celebration” are replaced with “In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)”.
  • Force Ghost Yoda is now a giant.

Many of these ideas are actually good.

Except that Luke already carries the supporting cast on his back for the entire movie.

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I would watch a David Lynch cut if only to satisfy whatever curiosity the concept might cause me.

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Based on Dune, perhaps we could hear the characters’ toughts! Or use a narrator 😁
Perhaps doable using the audiodrama…

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Collipso said:

do you mean “the original trilogy radical redux ideas thread”?

Oh I knew I had that coming right away, and was tempted to just get it out of the way by addressing in the first post. The reason behind is the other threads are The Prequel Radical Redux Thread and The Sequel Radical Redux Thread, so I just wanted to follow that format and leave out the word trilogy.

snooker said:

Keep it like it is. Is funny.

And now I have an excuse to do so.

chyron8472 said:

Why guess how old Frink is when it’s easier just to say he’s a crotchety old man?

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Luke deserves a red lightsaber in RotJ

Hot take: The Force Awakens is in no way, shape or form a rehash or remake of A New Hope.
It’s no more derivative than the average sequel, and is certainly less derivative than the prequels.

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"Moff Jerjerrod"

Note: After doing this test I realized why Adywan decided against doing it 😦

"Obi-Wan’s Lightsaber…"

Instead of Luke bringing his saber to Vader, he goes unarmed. Vader decides to show Luke one of his trinkets from the past.

And here’s the one that I’m really excited about:

WATCH THE GIF BEFORE OPENING THE SPOILER

https://gfycat.com/DefensiveOldfashionedGreatwhiteshark


Luke takes Vaders saber from his belt, then this happens:

DESTROY ALL JEDI

My name is Sprite Pepsi and I’m abstinence till I die!

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^ that’d would be very cool to see in a ROTJ edit 😃
 


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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I love it

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Do not go gentle into that good night. “Stay Phrosty” - Lemar Kentell, my other half. Feel the love.

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“Ryan Gosling staring off into the distance”

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Good mene

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Good stuff! 😃

One of the problems with Jedi is timing during that night on Endor.
Clearly they had all the shots to do something more logical, but we ended up with some confusing sequences.
So anything that makes Luke going to Vader better will help.
Ideally we should see him walk towards the Imperial Walker…