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The Star Wars Duology: Divergent Edition (AKA the ANH/TESB fan-edits DuracellEnergizer would like to make but probably never will) — Page 2

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I’m all for unusual.
As long is Harmy is doing what he does until Disney does what it needs to do anything goes as far as I’m concerned.
Star Wars is all about whimsy (drunk Jawas, Gonk droids gonking etc).
Lucas screwed up by being the progenitor of the whole thing and giving us such awfulness in Jedi and the PT as the official versions but as fan edits have fun.
Frink certainly does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Interesting changes. I for one, would check it out.

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darthrush said:

Very bold ideas! I salute you for taking up the challenge of editing the OT. Good luck, I hope this turns out well 😃

Alas, this fan-edit only exists as an idea. I still lack the resources to actually make it.

“Happy Halloween, ladies!”

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“Alright, here’s the genesis behind this fan-edit idea: while I like the OOT”

I like Ocarina of Time too. 😉

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Haha, so you like Legend of Zelda too?

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I suppose you could call me a casual Zelda fan. I played Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask often back when I still owned an N64, and I briefly checked out A Link to the Past when I still had an SNES, but I’m not really a gamer anymore so I haven’t played any of the other games.

“Happy Halloween, ladies!”

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Just like TV shows and Movies, there are way too many games.

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I’ve come up with a few addition changes I’d make to A New Hope: Divergent Edition. They are as follow:

ADDITIONAL CHANGE #1

Add secondary lightsaber glows onto all nearby surfaces.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

Since lightsaber blades generate a whole lotta light, it’d make sense for some of that light to fall onto surrounding surfaces.

ADDITIONAL CHANGE #2

Add cuts and bruises to Leia’s face in all post-interrogation/pre-Yavin IV scenes.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

To drive home just how bad she was treated while detained aboard the Death Star.

“Happy Halloween, ladies!”

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Another few additional alterations I’d make to ANH:DE (These are the last ones, I swear.):

ADDITIONAL CHANGE #3

Recolour all Star Destroyer engines red.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

I won’t reveal the reason behind this change yet. I will say it ties into a change I have in mind for TESB:DE.

ADDITIONAL CHANGE #4

Remove all shots of the Death Star gunners during the trench run sequence.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

Seems rather silly to me that an interstellar civilization capable of FTL travel and blowing up planets wouldn’t have thought to invent automated weapons systems.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

CHANGE #5

Recolour all Imperial blaster bolts green.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE:

From the beginning, I’ve disliked that Imperial blasters fire red bolts. Imperial ships fire green blasts, distinguishing them from Rebel ships, so why shouldn’t their hand-held weapons do the same?

I’ve decided to roll back this change. Instead, I’d recolour the bolts of Rebel hand blasters/blaster cannons blue.

CHANGE #18

Change this line of Han’s

“It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.”

to

“It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs.”

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

To make it a bit clearer that a parsec is a measurement of distance, not time.

I’ll amend that to “It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run short of 12 parsecs.”. Why? “Under 12” doesn’t really say anything different from “less than 12”.

CHANGE #19

Recolour the blaster bolts from Han’s blaster/the Millennium Falcon orange.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

He’s not an Imperial, and he hasn’t joined the Rebel Alliance yet, so he and his ship should have a “neutral” blaster colour.

I’ve decided to make all non-affiliated blaster bolts white instead.

“Happy Halloween, ladies!”

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I’m going to post my thoughts on The Empire Strikes Back: Divergent Edition now.

Since I believe ESB:R to be a virtually perfect fan-edit of TESB, my fan-edit would be completely identical to Adywan’s in all regards save for the following exceptions:


GENERAL CHANGES

The same general alterations I suggested for SW:DE – reinserted original Fox logo; removed episode number; altered blaster colours; Luke’s recoloured lightsaber; etc. – would carry through in this one.

CHANGE #1

Make the lighting inside the cockpit of Veers’ AT-AT a harsh red.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

This alteration was actually suggested somewhere in the ESB:R thread as an alternative to removing the red from the AT-AT viewports, and these photos were taken from that thread*. I thought it was a damn good suggestion and would like to implement it myself.

*I’d give proper credit to whomever created these photos, but I can’t find the original post with the original copies.

CHANGE #2

Recolour the Executor’s engines blue.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

In my list of changes for SW, I mentioned I’d change the lighting aboard Vader’s TIE from red to blue 'cause I think blue is more his colour. As the Executor is his flagship, I feel the same principle applies.

CHANGE #3

Reinsert Capt. Needa’s TIE shuttle.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE:

I’m rather fond of the TIE shuttle, even if it’s virtually indistinguishable from the TIE bomber.

CHANGE #4

Retain the original “closed up” interior of Cloud City for most shots while utilizing the “opened up” versions in shots taking place in those curved corridors.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE:

I rather like the original look of Cloud City in the theatrical version, but I also like the look of the revised version. Why not have the best of both worlds?


And that’s it. Those are the changes I’d make to TESB.

As for ROTJ, I originally had some ideas in mind for a fan-edit, but I no longer care enough about the film to bother with it. So, short of gaining millions of dollars and a time machine back to 1983 to do some extensive reshoots with the original cast, there will be no ROTJ:DE. Thus the Star Wars Trilogy: Divergent Edition has became the Star Wars Duology, Divergent Edition.

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Aren’t you in love with R1 as well ? (there goes your SW trilogy)

“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.

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Perhaps.

I wonder if R1 could be edited to be compatible with the SW radio drama.

“Happy Halloween, ladies!”

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DuracellEnergizer said:

CHANGE #6

Reinsert all the deleted scenes with Luke/Tosche Station/Biggs on Tatooine.

IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

I like how those scenes flesh out Luke’s life on Tatooine and I like the Biggs/Luke camaraderie.

Since watching this, I’ve gone back on this choice. It would be best to go the theatrical route and remove any implication Luke knew Biggs prior to Yavin.

For an alternative change, I’d replace this with this.

“Happy Halloween, ladies!”