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A New Hope - If you could add a scene of the emperor, where would you add it & what would it be?

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A New Hope - If you could add a scene of the emperor, where would you add it & what would it be?

‘‘I Know Death Follows Me But I’ll Murder Him First.’’

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I think here because it gives us a sense of time passing from leaving the Jundland Wastes to their arrival at Ben’s hut. It’s also before Tarkin comes to the conference room and announces that he’s just got word from the Emperor the senate has been dissolved. It gives us a chance to see that happen and possibly hear word about the missing Death Star plans.

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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After the credits. He’d be on the pot, reading a newspaper while waiting to have a bowel movement. Then he’d read the news of the Death Star’s destruction. And here’s where a new Force power would be introduced: Force diarrhea.

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I don’t mind him being spoken of, but by Sith don’t show him. You will ruin the reveal in Return of the Jedi, also keep him that mysterious hologram from Empire Strikes Back voiced by Clive.

I mean like in Alan Dean Foster’s Novelization where he is this Nixonian Wizard of Oz character behind the curtain. I would also prefer he remain not a Darth.

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I totally agree with Stardust1138 on scene placement, for execution I agree with others to save the big reveal, what I would envision that scene looking like would be a combination of the emperor and his advisors moment from ROTJ mixed with Darth’s meditation chamber scene in ESB, with Tarkin in the position of Admiral Piett, cloaked in shadow and secrecy with very few words.


“The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” - DV

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Or he could be in a throne room chair a la ROTJ, but with the chair facing away from the viewers, giving him a scene without actually showing him.

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It might be interesting to extend the scene of Tarkin learning the situation on Dantooine. It would start with the darkened conference table and a voice coming through from the orb at the center. The Emperor warns Tarkin that the destruction of Alderaan could drive more support to the Rebellion, but Tarkin assures him that they now have the location of the Rebel base. The transmission ends and they receive word that Dantooine is a bust, leading Tarkin to call for Leia’s execution.

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