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The Captain Hux audio sounds a bit off to me still. Good effort though.

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I don’t see the problem with Pryde saying Palpatine & co. “conjured legions of Star Destroyers”, I don’t think he means that they literally materialized the ships out of thin air. It’s just a riposte to that other officer calling them “conjurers”, he’s simply stating they have brought forth a large & previously unknown fleet, as if being “conjured”.

In any rate I don’t think Pryde would be privy to the inner machinations of the Sith Eternal and their ‘fleet conjuring rituals’, so I don’t see how this line could be read as him explaining the origin of the Sith Fleet.

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If you do keep the line, it might help clarify if the captions put “conjured” in quotes.

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Am I making Carrie Fisher’s ghost proud?”
Well, are ya, punk?

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Honestly my bigger issue is with the line “Conjurers and soothsayers.” as it feels like a complete rehash of Motti.

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That, and JJ can’t help himself with trying to copy things.

“Because you are a PalpaWalker?”

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Burbin said:

I don’t see the problem with Pryde saying Palpatine & co. “conjured legions of Star Destroyers”, I don’t think he means that they literally materialized the ships out of thin air. It’s just a riposte to that other officer calling them “conjurers”, he’s simply stating they have brought forth a large & previously unknown fleet, as if being “conjured”.

In any rate I don’t think Pryde would be privy to the inner machinations of the Sith Eternal and their ‘fleet conjuring rituals’, so I don’t see how this line could be read as him explaining the origin of the Sith Fleet.

On the other hand, Kylo was the only person who even went to Exegol (as far as we know), so all any of them would know is what Kylo told them. Why would Kylo, in his official report, say that Palps had “conjured” Star Destroyers if he hadn’t? I’ve always interpreted as Pryde being literal (not to mention, it’s the closest thing the original film offered to an explanation for the Sith Fleet’s existence).

Personally, I’m not super concerned about this either way. If Pryde/the script wants to say that the Sith Fleet was conjured…fine, whatever. It’s not the stupidest thing in the film by a long shot. But if Ascendant does want to downplay that whole aspect…like Chase said, it would probably be more in line with that goal to trim the line.

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I’m sure I looked at this same thing way back, and found that it doesn’t seem possible to smoothly excise the line, given the footage available.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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I don’t think it is a big deal to just assume that they’re being a little figurative here.

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It has to be figurative, like that was just Pryde’s choice of words and considering what one learns about him in the film later? I kind of like the idea of him using that word, especially since the way he speaks, he clearly thinks very highly of the Emperor and the old Galactic Empire and unlike other Imperials from the past seems to at least have a respect for the Sith. Plus, this is Palpatine, I’m almost certain something like the Sith Eternal fleet would’ve been one of those things that only those who are the absolute closest in Palpatine’s circle would know about so as far as Pryde’s concerned? The report might’ve described something about the fleet and when he read about it, to him it might as well be that they were conjured up, not like he has any other ideas really on how this came to be.

To add onto that, it’s pretty easy to just assume that Kylo’s ventures to Exegol are what’s being talked about and that we’re just seeing the end of that meeting where he has already talked on what we know and have seen off-screen which is something Star Wars and other movies do quite a bit.

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I just thought these days that one of the ways to make the return of Palpatine more palatable is to transform him in a sith ghost. You guys think this is a good idea? Maybe this could made his goal to possess Rey more clear, in the end. I just don’t know if putting the red silhouette around Palpatine would be difficult to implement, as well making his collors more lighter.

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sherlockpotter said:

Burbin said:

I don’t see the problem with Pryde saying Palpatine & co. “conjured legions of Star Destroyers”, I don’t think he means that they literally materialized the ships out of thin air. It’s just a riposte to that other officer calling them “conjurers”, he’s simply stating they have brought forth a large & previously unknown fleet, as if being “conjured”.

In any rate I don’t think Pryde would be privy to the inner machinations of the Sith Eternal and their ‘fleet conjuring rituals’, so I don’t see how this line could be read as him explaining the origin of the Sith Fleet.

On the other hand, Kylo was the only person who even went to Exegol (as far as we know), so all any of them would know is what Kylo told them. Why would Kylo, in his official report, say that Palps had “conjured” Star Destroyers if he hadn’t? I’ve always interpreted as Pryde being literal (not to mention, it’s the closest thing the original film offered to an explanation for the Sith Fleet’s existence).

Personally, I’m not super concerned about this either way. If Pryde/the script wants to say that the Sith Fleet was conjured…fine, whatever. It’s not the stupidest thing in the film by a long shot. But if Ascendant does want to downplay that whole aspect…like Chase said, it would probably be more in line with that goal to trim the line.

Like I said, Pryde only uses the word “conjured” as a retort to the other officer’s statement, if he had said “summoners and soothsayers” Pryde would’ve replied “they’ve summoned legions of Star Destroyers”, I don’t think there’s any implication Pryde is explaining the origins of the fleet. And there’s no talk of Kylo filing a report on his visit to Exegol, much less mentioning the word “conjured”, so that’s a leap in logic. All we can surmise from this scene is that Kylo told them about the fleet.

At any rate the official explanation isn’t that the fleet was “conjured up”, but rather simply built in secret, which IS the explanation the original film/script gives, earlier on Poe’s briefing: “His followers have been building something for years, the largest fleet the galaxy’s ever known”. This comes from the intel sent by Hux, so we can assume that’s what Kylo told them.

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Sirius said:

I just thought these days that one of the ways to make the return of Palpatine more palatable is to transform him in a sith ghost. You guys think this is a good idea? Maybe this could made his goal to possess Rey more clear, in the end. I just don’t know if putting the red silhouette around Palpatine would be difficult to implement, as well making his collors more lighter.

The idea itself is sound and I think it could be cool though there are two problems. For the most part, Star Wars sticks to rules George Lucas set in place for the Sith which mainly are that while Jedi can become Force Ghosts because of their nature as peacekeepers and that they’re fine joining the Cosmic Force, Sith are all about preserving their lives as long as possible and don’t really become Ghosts. They have spirits on occasion but those spirits are tied to a single place if I remember correctly. Another problem that arises is that if I got this right, it would require masking out Palpatine in every shot he’s in to apply the effect, keeping in mind he still speaks to people through hologram and more. Personally even if it’s not optimal, I think it’s better to keep Palpatine in this movie as-is, the vats of Palpatine clones in the edit are more than enough to explain what’s going on and I wouldn’t want to create more tedious headaches than there already is for the fan-editors.

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Hey, Hal. I’ve got a question. Are there any “Rey Nobody” mockups that anyone has posted that you really liked the execution of? I have a bad habit of asking questions to people or telling them something that I already have, so I’m not sure if I’ve asked this before or not.

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

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I honestly haven’t been keeping track of that, but I’d refer to the general ‘Rey Nobody’ thread. My only plan is to check in there once V2 is finished and see how things are at that point.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Sirius said:

I just thought these days that one of the ways to make the return of Palpatine more palatable is to transform him in a sith ghost. You guys think this is a good idea? Maybe this could made his goal to possess Rey more clear, in the end. I just don’t know if putting the red silhouette around Palpatine would be difficult to implement, as well making his collors more lighter.

Somewhat related but I was thinking the other day about if it was possible to make Palpatine in this movie into one of those canon Palpatine bots that have appeared in some of the comics and games and such. But, it’s probably not that feasible.

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Certainly not for this project, anyway.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Hal, don’t take any negativity on Twitter or reddit seriously, dude. I’ve never seen a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. So don’t take it to heart. You should see the abuse I get. 🤣 At the end of the day these edits are for us and people can take them or leave them. If they’re not happy then watch the original, if they don’t like either then I’ll wait for their link to a better version. 😉

I’ve only skimmed through comments but Kewfish did a good job at the crackling saber in the cave. He didn’t actually share that shot with me so I’m guessing he wasn’t happy or finished with it.

Unfortunately my return to events hasn’t gone well at all, in fact I’m losing money. So me returning to VFX work isn’t on the horizon.

I hope you’re all keeping well.

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I’m grieved to hear that news, I’m so sorry.

Would you be in a position to export what you’d already done, as far as the crackly saber goes?

And I didn’t post that bc the criticism got to me, just reflecting on it. I’m quite used to it as well.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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I havent been able to open anything in after effects properly for months. It makes my computer turn red hot in a very short time

From what I remember people didn’t think the effect was strong enough in the day shots and I only finished one cave close up with the new filter layers. The final design has 5 different Saber effect layers so it takes forever to do a few seconds.

Also, I’ve since re-ripped the bluray but worried about replacing the current file incase something goes wrong. This also means I’ll have to redo the source files on all after effects shots I’ve made including the crackling saber.

Does anyone know an easy way to replace source files that haven’t been nested? I’ve tried render and replace but the file is greyed out?

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Movies Remastered said:

Hal, don’t take any negativity on Twitter or reddit seriously, dude. I’ve never seen a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

At the end of the day these edits are for us and people can take them or leave them.

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Ep. III - Revenge of the Sith Special Edition (StankPac Edit) * Rogue One - A Star Wars Story (Hal 9000 Edit)
Ep. IV - A New Hope D+77 (OohTeeDee Edit) * Ep. V - Empire Strikes Back D+80 (OohTeeDee Edit)
Ep. VI - Return of The Jedi OTD83 (OohTeeDee Edit) * Ep. VII - The Force Awakens Restructured (Hal 9000 Edit)
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sherlockpotter said:

Burbin said:

I don’t see the problem with Pryde saying Palpatine & co. “conjured legions of Star Destroyers”, I don’t think he means that they literally materialized the ships out of thin air. It’s just a riposte to that other officer calling them “conjurers”, he’s simply stating they have brought forth a large & previously unknown fleet, as if being “conjured”.

In any rate I don’t think Pryde would be privy to the inner machinations of the Sith Eternal and their ‘fleet conjuring rituals’, so I don’t see how this line could be read as him explaining the origin of the Sith Fleet.

On the other hand, Kylo was the only person who even went to Exegol (as far as we know), so all any of them would know is what Kylo told them. Why would Kylo, in his official report, say that Palps had “conjured” Star Destroyers if he hadn’t? I’ve always interpreted as Pryde being literal (not to mention, it’s the closest thing the original film offered to an explanation for the Sith Fleet’s existence).

Personally, I’m not super concerned about this either way. If Pryde/the script wants to say that the Sith Fleet was conjured…fine, whatever. It’s not the stupidest thing in the film by a long shot. But if Ascendant does want to downplay that whole aspect…like Chase said, it would probably be more in line with that goal to trim the line.

This feels like one of those things where people are going out of their way to assume the absolute worst possible interpretation of something that happened in the movie. Nothing about the movie implies that the ships were literally conjured, and arguing that it does feels like arguing in bad faith.

Plus, the intel from Hux that Poe shares outright states that they’ve been BUILDING the fleet for years.

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omnimuffin said:

sherlockpotter said:

Burbin said:

I don’t see the problem with Pryde saying Palpatine & co. “conjured legions of Star Destroyers”, I don’t think he means that they literally materialized the ships out of thin air. It’s just a riposte to that other officer calling them “conjurers”, he’s simply stating they have brought forth a large & previously unknown fleet, as if being “conjured”.

In any rate I don’t think Pryde would be privy to the inner machinations of the Sith Eternal and their ‘fleet conjuring rituals’, so I don’t see how this line could be read as him explaining the origin of the Sith Fleet.

On the other hand, Kylo was the only person who even went to Exegol (as far as we know), so all any of them would know is what Kylo told them. Why would Kylo, in his official report, say that Palps had “conjured” Star Destroyers if he hadn’t? I’ve always interpreted as Pryde being literal (not to mention, it’s the closest thing the original film offered to an explanation for the Sith Fleet’s existence).

Personally, I’m not super concerned about this either way. If Pryde/the script wants to say that the Sith Fleet was conjured…fine, whatever. It’s not the stupidest thing in the film by a long shot. But if Ascendant does want to downplay that whole aspect…like Chase said, it would probably be more in line with that goal to trim the line.

This feels like one of those things where people are going out of their way to assume the absolute worst possible interpretation of something that happened in the movie. Nothing about the movie implies that the ships were literally conjured, and arguing that it does feels like arguing in bad faith.

Plus, the intel from Hux that Poe shares outright states that they’ve been BUILDING the fleet for years.

Couldn’t agree more. Stuck in minutia of minutia. I suspect the hunger for V2 is at an all time high.