The Vader vision is an interesting idea.
Link to praetorian guards with lightsabers?
Add Admiral Ackbar’s father to the Prequels and explain that they come from a long line of renowned trap-detectors.
Leaving the sister plotline in there without her being revealed is an idea I had long ago and honestly really liked because it would provide an unsolved mystery to wonder about. Unfortunately, putting in a fanedit wouldn’t much since half the fun of unsolved mysteries is the community trying to solve them, and the SW fandom at large already have their answer; it’s Leia. Also it’d be really weird not to address it in the ST, so I can’t see her not being Rey’s mother.
Why Boba of all people? It should’ve been Vader.
Man, Anakin’s Jedi Code loophole is actually a pretty clever line.
Oh you’re talking about James Cameron’s screensaver, not the 91 episodes of masterful storytelling. I’m out.
I thought it was pretty obvious he wouldn’t make it, but I guess explicitly saying it wouldn’t hurt. Then again, that’d be telling, not showing.
Flanderization! That’s the word I was looking for!..not that I knew I was for anything, but it perfectly encapsulates the issue.
It was a play on the famous line by the English writer G.K. Chesterton in 1911
I feel like post Death Star Jedha would have perpetually cloudy skies. It ought to look post-apocalyptic, since, you know, it is.
The Tatooine oasis thing is interesting. And I didn’t Cantonica was a desert planet, so that’s neat to know. Basically, the idea for making it Tatooine is already in place for those who want to.
Look, it’s either all blue, or any color. Lucas picked a really weird middle ground for some reason. I like the idea of everyone but Luke and Qui-Gon being blue.
The sound is fine, don’t worry. The asteroids could use a slight lighting touch-up but otherwise very good.
Canto Bight could also be Tatooine.
Could but not should.
Would also require removing all the plantlife and water, so quite a bit of work.
Well at least what’s made isn’t lost. That’s really uplifting.
I think it would be a good idea to set up in the crawl or anywhere that Starkiller base is built on Jeddah or however you spell it, that’s where the kyber is, it’s powered by the planet not a stupid star. And it would link to Rouge one in a good way.
Or you could, you know leave it as is where it is heavily (and I mean heavily) implied to be Ilum, the planet where Jedi would go to get lightsaber crystals in the days of the Republic, as featured in TCW… I don’t see a need to link up to Rogue One anyway. This isn’t the MCU. The spinoffs aren’t setting up anything; they’re their own stories. That’s why I was baffled by people thinking Vader’s castle would show up in the ST.
Anyway, here’s the state of the uninspired planets and what could be done to remedy them (largely taken from my previous statements but centralized in one post):
Jakku: Honestly, just make this Tatooine for poetry’s sake. Just add a second sun to some scenes and voila. In fact, you don’t even need to go that far, as you could argue the second sun only shows up on certain days. Alternatively, if you want to keep the planet distinct, cacti would help.
Takodana: Oh my this one is so generic. We’ve had Yavin, Endor, and Naboo, we do not need another forest planet. While Endor is pretty distinct the other three are very similar, so I recommend making Takodana either Yavin or Naboo. I’m leaning towards Naboo, as it’s been shown to be widely inhabited, and has an abundance of water. If one were to make it distinct, the trees need to remain green due to Rey’s line, and I don’t see what else you could do with it. If anything, you should change the leaf color of Yavin, but editing the OT that way would be seen as sacrilege by most.
D’Qar: This one I think we can creative with. Add mountains to the few wide shots and suddenly you have Lothal.
Pasaana: Yet another desert. Since the film isn’t out yet, we can’t say for sure how to approach it, but I recommend making it a distinct planet from Tatooine, unless you like the idea of every film but one having Tatooine in it. Once again, cacti could be used.
And can I just say congrats to TLJ for not making this list.
Give every film a Death Star for poetry.
Sorry I kinda forgot about this thread since the first release, but here’s some more things I’ve been up to. I went ahead with my idea of using Fawkes the Phoenix as Dumbledore’s theme, adding it to the end of GoF and the King’s Cross scene in DH. I felt Buckbeak’s Flight was too good to only use once, so I added it to another flight scene, that of the Thestrals. Finally, I used The Quidditch Match from PS to inject some fun into the forest chase scene in DH. The color is also massively improved in that scene.
I’ve been toying with how to integrate it as seamlessly as possible, and so far the only part I’m really happy with using is the bit right before the doors open.
This is brilliant. Silly, but brilliant.
Well I certainly approve of it…but yeah, I’m probably the exception. The site is called OT.com for a reason.
I’m betting that in the new 4K release next year, they will have way more deleted scenes for the OT given how it’s been revealed that they’ve scanned all the original raw footage and have even shown some.
All of it?! Wow, they really went above and beyond this time. Do you have source on that?
Yes, everyone will finally have a full picture with, including the people behind Darths and Droids, who are supposed to start their ST adaptation once it’s concluded. I still need to read their version of the OT. But that’s getting off topic. Point is i agree that this will be a big moment in the ST editing scene.
Too sci-fi. It could work, but it’d have to be framed as the work of the Force.
Of course. Always wait for the conclusion before editing to see where it all goes.