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#1323340
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The <strong>Original Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Alright so who’s gonna make a Joh Yowza puppet?

I’d argue that it’s just an awful puppet and further proof of why the whole musical number scene should just use the Lapti Nek instrumental and lose like 30-40 seconds off of its running time.

Well FWIW, Lucas saw the musical number as one big joke, so if we could make it less tedious and more of a blatant “fuck you” to the audience, maybe it could work.

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#1323280
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The Star Wars Saga Conservative Re-editing Ideas Thread
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This also means that changes to the titles and the crawls should respect the original movies, rather than be radically changed.

Personally, I’m against changing titles as it makes it obvious it’s not the official film. It sorta goes with that rule about seeming like an actual movie. People shouldn’t notice it’s a fanedit, so when people hear that Episode VIII is called The Last Jedi, you’ve just gotta roll with it. It’s why I’m trying to think of the most seamless ways of implementing my big changes, which are eliminating pointless familial relations and excess superweapons.

For example, you can’t just remove Death Star II because it’s a key part of the lore referenced all the time in the EU. However, what you can do is clarify that’s it’s a reconstructed version of the same Death Star rather than an all new one. The first one still has to be destroyed, but you can redefine “destroyed” as shattered to pieces rather than literally blown to smithereens. Think of it as a two-phase boss fight. First you destroy the outer shell, then you come back to finish the job by blowing it from the inside.

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#1322878
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread - * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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The Maul scene was confusing even to those who had seen the shows. It’s just such a bizarre inclusion that doesn’t really have anywhere to go.

NeverarGreat said:

And how would this change be accomplished, practically speaking?

Like I said, just have Sidious call him Darth Something at some point and that’s it. It’s not complicated, really. The line could replace “I made Snoke”. Something like “Darth Rifficus served his purpose.” Just need a good impressionist or some lines we can take from elsewhere. There’s no shortage of Palpatine saying the word Darth. Hell, you could even just have him say “I made Darth Snoke”.

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#1322436
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Making the 9 film saga cohesive
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I’ve recently come to realize I have two contradictory ideas for how RoS should end. One is with the Victory Celebration music and montage from RotJ, and the other is a fade to black from the Tatooine scene with more subtle music. I could put the montage before Tatooine, sure, but that wouldn’t really work with the end of Victory Celebration, which transitions very suddenly into the end credits music. Then I had an idea: rhyming endings.

TPM and ANH both end on a glorious celebration. What if TFA did the same, with Victory Celebration playing as Rey walks through a crowd of cheering Resistance members towards the Falcon. Granted, this would probably require an unfeasible amount of additional footage, but it’s worth putting out there.

On a similar note, RotJ would end with Vader’s funeral pyre on Tatooine, mirroring the ends of RotS and RoS. And of course, since the footage of the celebration is used for RoS and the music for TFA, we would reinstate Yub Nub in their place.

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#1322246
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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For me cloning is always such a lazy plot device for bringing people back or retconning/fixing things. I mean, unless the movie specifically deals with the topic of cloning (such as Moon, The Island, etc.) it just comes off as tropy.

Agreed. That said, Lucas managed to find a way to use cloning that is neither morally interesting nor a crutch for recovering from a bad storytelling decision. Not sure why he did that, but he did.

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#1322107
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Darth Sadifous said:

RogueLeader said:

Speaking of what Palpatine wants, I also think Palpatine’s motivations need to be changed.

If Palpatine was Snoke, presumably, then Palpatine already knows that Kylo won’t kill Rey. And Kylo would also know that Palpatine knows that. If Palpatine as Snoke couldn’t get Kylo to kill her, then this guy Kylo just met definitely won’t. If Palpatine asked Kylo to bring Rey to him, it might be something more reasonable for him to ask. Then you could use Kylo’s masked dialogue to fill in that gap of why Palpatine wants him to bring Rey there. Maybe it is to kill her himself, maybe he tries to convince Kylo that he can help turn her to the dark side, or maybe he never tells him why and the truth is that he knows about the dyad and needs them both there to drain their power.

Whatever the reason, I think Kylo would look smarter if he knows it is probably a trap, and his goal is to find Rey and keep her from reaching Exegol, because he knows that is exactly what Palpatine wants.

EDIT: I suppose my motivation for this is that I still want to keep this idea that Kylo has overcome what Vader couldn’t to some extent. Vader was a pawn of the Emperor up until he threw him down that reactor shaft. I think Kylo Ren should stop being Palpatine’s pawn when he kills Snoke. So even though Palpatine is “alive”, Kylo sees past Palpatine’s machinations and tries to work against them. I think this would help keep Kylo’s character regressing too much from where we left him in TLJ.

Perhaps in the fanedit, you set up through the crawl that Snoke was one of Palpatine’s pawns or apprentices (Like Maul, Dooku and Vader) and now Kylo has destroyed his apprentice and impressed Palpatine. This way, Snoke isn’t a meat puppet and somewhat autonomous of Palpatine. You could still leave the line that Palpatine created Snoke, but now it is more metaphorical and just cut the vat of cloned Snokes. Also it solves the problem you were talking about, as Palpatine may not know exactly how Snoke was defeated in his throne room and Kylo’s conflicting feelings with Rey. It just seems a lot cleaner to me than Palpatine creating Snoke and literally controlling him.

Mentioning that Snoke is a pawn in the crawl is redundant. Simply cutting out the jar of Snokes would lead the viewer to assume such (give or take how they interpret “made”).

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#1322079
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Since the film has come out, I’ve been keeping a notepad of ideas of sort of “how I would have done it.” Silly, sure, but I’ve found it a healthy way to work through my feelings on the film.

If that’s what works for you, more power to you. To me straying beyond what is reasonably doable is simply frustrating because I know it will never happen.

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#1321922
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (SPOILERS)
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actually liked the Rise of skywalker, the main problem with this film is pacing.

Opposite reaction. After thinking about it, I didn’t like the movie, but I thought the breakneck pace felt really appropriate, as it contributed to the feeling that made me initially like the film: it feels like an ending. More specifically, it feels like the endgame where everyone’s knowledge and abilities have been maxed out so they’re above silly slow plots and single lightspeed jumps at a time. And Rey and Palpatine’s confrontation (somehow) being all the Jedi versus all the Sith, and leading to Palpatine straight up disintegrating…it all feels so final. I love that about the film.

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#1321920
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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I really love the imagery of Hux’s lightsaber seppuku, but given his role in the film, I suggest giving it to Pryde. You could just shoot it against a green screen and plop the head on top with EBsynth or something. It’d just be that one shot. You’d need context to suit it of course, but surely that can be sorted out using the arrival of the Resistance fleet.

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#1321886
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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I guess I’ve gotten overambitious after some promising tests with EBsynth.

On a different note. I think it might be best to remove the Ewok reaction shot. They look really weird, and it’s not really necessary, serving as a moment of nostalgia indulgence and nothing more (granted the whole scene kind of is). I think it could flow better with the rest of the scene, but at the same time, people might feel cheated if they only see their backs.