Hal 9000 said:
Either way, this thread is hardly the place for the discussion, so please find another thread for it.
Secondly, I just thought I should clarify some things I said about removing the Death Star cannons on the Star Destroyers. Upon rewatching some scenes, I picked up on a couple things that are important to note when discussing this.
In the briefing scene on the Resistance base, Rose says something like, “We think hitting the cannons will ignite the main reactors of the ships” or whatever.
This means that the lines, “Hit those underbelly cannons!” and “We gotta hit those cannons now!” CAN STAY. It just implies that the best way to destroy those ships is hitting the big guns.
This means that we still only have the following moments to remove:
Chase Adams said:
Hux saying, “Shall we destroy the city?”
Palpatine telling Pryde to destroy a world they know. (So dumb!)
Scene of Kijimi’s destruction.
The aftermath scene with Poe, Rose and Merry.
Poe saying, “Every one we knock out is a world saved!”
I also love the suggestions Hal makes here, so we should brainstorm more ways to give the impression of an Imperial remnant:
(RIP to the “relics of a bygone era” line!) 😦
Hal 9000 said:
Possibly use Dominic’s rescore of the reveal of the Final Order (although the use of the Imperial March could help sell it as an Imperial remnant stashed away)
Id like to imply that the Final Order fleet is a backup fleet stashed during the days of the Empire and modified to have the big guns. (Removing Kijimi’s destruction can help this be inferred.)