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#1429543
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Worst Edit Ideas
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Anakin Starkiller said:

CaptainFaraday said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Replace every scene available with Galaxy of Adventures. Those that haven’t been animated remain live-action.

A friend of mine made a ROTS edit that added in all available content that takes place around and during it, including the seige of Coruscant from the Tartakovsky Clone Wars. After a few minutes I didn’t even think about the footage and animation mismatch; it was weird in how not weird it was.

I could see Doctor Who reconstructions using such an approach at some point.

SparkySywer said:

sade1212 said:

The link SandMTV posted links to a video with a 15 character ID (f2ynu4megZFmo8U), but every YouTube video has an 11 character ID. Conclusion: Sand is from a distant future where they ran out of YouTube IDs and had to add four more digits.

I’m sensing a pattern here

His wall of text last month on this thread isn’t helping his case.

Doctor Who has had the opportunity to blend animation and live action for the First and Second Doctor stuff. They did so for the early ones but now are just fully animating the full stories even if live action episodes exist.

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#1429230
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Worst Edit Ideas
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sade1212 said:

The link SandMTV posted links to a video with a 15 character ID (f2ynu4megZFmo8U), but every YouTube video has an 11 character ID. Conclusion: Sand is from a distant future where they ran out of YouTube IDs and had to add four more digits.

Well that’s disappointing considering the post about a lot of RotS deleted scenes. That means that, even in the future, those scenes aren’t in release.

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#1429157
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A complete series edit inspired by the Mandalorian [RELEASED: 1 episode + 2/5 seasons + 3 bonus] [[NEW CONTENT]]
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EddieDean said:

That’s a HUGE relief that you thought this all flowed! That second half took a lot of work from a lot of options and this was my preferred (and shortest) version so if you think this worked as a whole I’m very happy.

At no point did this feel like anything was joined together.

EddieDean said:

I did trim Ahsoka’s “check me out”, mainly because there’s the full-body scan shot and I don’t like the camera gawking at a teenager and the whole “boys will be boys” thing (probably for the same reason that we both have an issue with Ahsoka assuming that the senator friend was male). But the hint at flirting isn’t vital here, so I think it’s an OK trim. Did the actual cutting feel natural there?

That’s a fair point. It’s only because I found it funny that I noticed it wasn’t there. It was funny to me because she behaves so much like Anakin in non-Jedi situations as well as in fighting, but it’s not the end of the world to remove it, she still gets similar fails in the Ondaron arc. Otherwise there’s no indication there’s anything cut.

EddieDean said:

You mention liking the episode but forgetting that it spelt out that the corporate seats were corruption, but I’d like to correct you here and let you know that that wasn’t something from the original episode 😉 That’s a scene from the far less enjoyable Senate Murders episode rather than the greater Heroes on Both Sides/Pursuit of Peace duology. That said, while you’re quite right about corporate seats being bought, I do like that they have a senate which includes more than just member nation states. It’s cool that there are some powerful corporate elements, as well as that neutral systems collectively have a seat even though they’re external. It’s a little distopian and a little utopian too.

I’ve not seen Senate Murders for years so I didn’t spot any inserted scenes here. I’m impressed though considering the lower quality of the early episodes.

EddieDean said:

And yeah, American “Table a motion” versus UK “Table a motion” is an unfortunate complete opposite of meaning. I also thought about removing ‘Caucus’ because it’s very specific to US politics but I didn’t want to break the flow of that scene to achieve that trim.

They even use the correct meaning of the phrase later on (I think it was Mothma) when the put the peace talks on the table or something like that.

EddieDean said:

My largest recontextualising was when Padmé’s walking alone before she gets jumped. Having watched my episode, why do you think Padmé was walking alone there in that scene? I’d like to see if my intentions carried across! Do you think that scene worked?

I thought it was strange at first but Padmé is always doing reckless things like that so I thought she was doing it to try draw out the people who were attacking her allies.

EddieDean said:

And of course the ever-important question: Would you prefer to watch this over the original three episodes?

I think I would yes. I don’t think I’ve seen any of your edits that aren’t as good as, or preferable to, the originals yet, though I’ve not watched them all.

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#1429092
Topic
The Clone Wars: Refocused - A complete series edit inspired by the Mandalorian [RELEASED: 1 episode + 2/5 seasons + 3 bonus] [[NEW CONTENT]]
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Politics of War is looking good so far.

Organa wanting to delay the vote by asking to table it really confused me until I remembered that Americans have the phrase backwards as usual.

On-Free-Ta’s aids are distractingly orange with orange clothes making them look naked.

Not related to your edit but I forgot the little argument between Anakin and Padmé happened after the Obviously Evil Trio ™ meeting happened, that’s nice. Though Anakin’s suggestion that Padmé teach Ashoka about politics is strange after the crawl said she was already doing that.

I love Padmés sass after hearing Anakin claim, with a straight face, that The Republic isn’t corrupt after the senators for the Banking Clan and Trade Federation spoke in the senate.

It’s (again, the original episode) weird that Ashoka automatically assumes Padmés senator friend is a male. I don’t think the line could be cut without a jump but it’s such an odd assumption to make.

Ashoka also indicates (in the scene where they conspire to visit Vonterri) that the political training is Anakin’s idea not a pre-existing Padmé thing.

Ashoka’s ‘you’re a Separatist’ line is also a bit stupid. I get she’s indoctrinated to see all Separatists as Battledroids but it’s still a bit silly to just say it out loud after talking about her with Padmé for a while.

Did you cut out Ashoka’s weird awkward flirting with Lux? I’m sure she called back his ‘look at me, am I so bad’ line. If so I think it’s a shame. I always found it hilarious.

At 12:37 Vonterri refers to Douku as the leader of the Senate before establishing a second later than the Separatist government is a Parliament.

The Parliament building looks depressingly familiar but I’d forgotten how much I liked this episode. It’s actually pointed out that the corporate seats are corruption.

I also didn’t realise that the Senate sessions were broadcast around the Capital.

Everybody treats Padmé’s speech at the end as if it was the vote itself. She’s only presenting her argument and it’s a bit random that the dodgy Umbaran senator and the others would be clapping along like she’d just delivered a KO to them.

Your edit of this episode flowed and worked well so this post is basically just me pointing out stuff from the original.

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#1429038
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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FVDnz said:

NeverarGreat said:

Boba flies high above the Great Pit of Carkoon and prepares to unleash a dizzying array of missile-based weaponry from his armor. His targeting system locks on to Luke, Han, R2, Lando, even Leia and C-3PO. He looks at Luke. “For my father…Jedi.” he growls in an Australian accent. Suddenly a tentacle shoots out of the Sarlacc beak, ensnaring the formidable bounty-hunter. He turns his attention to the menace beneath him, but his weapons can’t get a lock. He fires missiles at the Sarlacc but they go wide and he is dragged down into the depths.

Luke stares at the pit as a deep rumbling is heard. He races to the other side of the barge, Leia in tow. “Let’s go, and don’t forget the droids!” He shouts, swinging to freedom. Behind them the pit ignites in a fireball of Mandalorian glory, engulfing the sail barge and sending Jabba’s crime syndicate into the stratosphere.

Australian accent?! 🧐🤯

Clearly he decides to have a go at sounding like his clone brothers from TCW for a bit.

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#1428189
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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In the regular cut, the voices are fine because The World Between Worlds has already been established but any pre-OT Jedi coming back as physical ghosts doesn’t fit with what we’ve seen (excluding Qui-Gon and possibly Ahsoka).

The four that we get are the main reflections of Palps, Yoda is his direct mirror, Obi-Wan is his opposite teacher of Anakin, Luke is his main OT drive in his desire to stamp out the Jedi, and Anakin is obvious.

Qui-Gon probably wouldn’t be able to pick Palps out of a line up of politicians, Ahsoka’s never had much to do with Palps beyond not particularly liking him, and Leia wasn’t his main political rival in the OT (that was Mon Mothma) and Leia may be Force sensitive but she made the deliberate decision to continue as a General and Politician rather than a Jedi so it doesn’t fit her arc.

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#1428187
Topic
<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> (animated series) - a general discussion thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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ZkinandBonez said:

I only just now realized that they changed Echo’s armor to match the rest of the Bad Batch instead of sticking to the white one he got in TCW season 7.

It’s hardly a new thing that exact timelines can be a bit confusing and/or inconsistent with SW, but some of the lines from the last episode (especially Echo’s line about the smell in their quarters suggesting that he’s been to Kamino with the Bad Batch at least once before), as well as how the Siege of Mandalore in the TCW season 7 finale is meant to connect to ROTS, makes me wonder just how much time is supposed to have transpired between the Bad Batch TCW arc and the Bad Batch series.

The first two arcs of TCWS7 were always supposed to kick off the series but the middle sections were filled by up to 10 arcs so there was probably at least a couple of months considering the conflicts that dominated were the Outer Rim ‘Sieges’ (i.e. events that take a while).

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#1428059
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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The problem is that Shaw looks nothing like Christensen (and Lloyd looks like neither though children do change a lot). McGregor and Guinness actually look alike (they go into it in the special features) which makes the transition much easier (even if the ageing is weird). Like I said, it’s not a massive problem in the unmasking scene (once the features continuity is fixed), but as a ghost, he is completely unrecognisable as Anakin in face, style, posture, or voice.

Though, as Hal has indicated he is using the Christensen version in RoS:A and I’d got the wrong end of the stick, I’m just contributing to the gargantuan mass of this thread.

Hal 9000 said:

As I thought about the possibility we could see Anakin in TROS before it’s release, I hoped they would at least let Hayden appear somewhat older than he did in ROTS. No long hair, but not necessarily elderly either. Just to break from “I am literally exactly how I was right before turning evil.” It probably would’ve looked too silly, but I’d have even liked to have him made up to resemble Shaw, maybe just his hair even.

It’d have to be all done digitally because neither Christensen or McGregor have aged significantly since 2005. So just sticking his face into an ager probably wouldn’t do much 😄 .

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#1428020
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Jar Jar Bricks said:

Artan42 said:

Or even better, replace Shaw and RotS Christiansen in RotJ with an aged up Christiansen. Shaw looks and sounds nothing like Anakin at all and should be removed from every version of the films, including the unmasking and especially in RoS:A.

Isn’t this what we ended up doing for this edit? I can’t remember. It was either discussed or implemented. Because to me the Anakin ghost does look aged up a bit via Faceapp. (Come to think of it I’m pretty sure it’s just the light levels messing with my eyes).

Jon’s Anakin is aged up from what I can tell with the lighting. I’ve not been paying a huge amount of attention to this thread (there’s a huge amount of updates all the time and I’d rather just wait) but I’m sure I saw Hal considering the Shaw ghost which would be a colossal mistake to me.

hinventon said:

I think replacing the Anakin in ROTJ with a better looking ghost is definitely the best thing to do, idk how you would replace Shaw from the unmasking though. He looks great in ascendant.

Deepfakeing. Actually, facially and all made-up, Shaw’s fine in the unmasking scene as he is supposed to be burnt beyond recognition (unless he ends up unmasked in Kenobi where he’ll obviously look like Christiansen) where all he needs is new eyes, his eye scar, and removed eyebrows.
It’s his voice that’s the problem, 4 of the 5 main actors for Anakin/Vader have been American (or Canadian using an American accent) so to suddenly develop an English accent out of nowhere is just suspension of disbelief breaking.

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#1427526
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - A complete series edit inspired by the Mandalorian [RELEASED: 1 episode + 2/5 seasons + 3 bonus] [[NEW CONTENT]]
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I spotted the new flashing heads opening and it fits better for the animated series than the live action heads do. Especially as it contains more characters that actually are in the show.

I think the text works better than the news reel. You can get your own exposition out of it.

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#1426789
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Episode III: The Eyepainter Fanedit (A WIP)
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CaptainFaraday said:

Also, there was apparently a plot thread that got dropped late into the scriptwriting stage of ROTS where Anakin would (wrongly) start to suspect Padme and Obi-Wan were having an affair. It was the right decision to cut it, but you can still feel vestiges of it in the shooting script, when Anakin suspects Obi-Wan has been in Padme’s apartment and when he declares “You’re with him!” on Mustafar.

I don’t recall ever reading those scenes like that. It would make sense, but it always felt like more of the ‘everyone except Palps ganging up on poor Ani’ plot that was necessary for Anakin’s turn.

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#1426631
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Episode III: The Eyepainter Fanedit (A WIP)
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I always assumed it was Obi-Wan especially in light of TCW. Padmé technically has known him for longer than she has Anakin, he’s expressed a distrust of the Chancellor openly, has the confidence and trust of Padmé’s friend Satine, knew about and kept the secret of Anakin and Padmés relationship, and is a high ranking member of the Jedi Council.

It’s not massively apparent in the final cut of RotS or in TCW (thanks to the Return to Mon Cala arc being cut) but, by the end of the War, Padmé is really having trouble with finding herself on the opposite moral side to her oldest adviser/mentor and her husband. A build up of that conflict would have gone a long way to explain exactly how quickly Anakin assumes Padmé and Obi-Wan have teamed up against him when they all get to Mustafar.

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#1426629
Topic
a new hope, adding visual effects, emotion and more character (a WIP)
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I managed to get some of the Yavin stuff to load and I like the more tropical feel it gives off. The light skies and dark forest also look like there’s an imminent storm which is a good metaphor.

The lighting in the Laars’ garage may be a bit too dark. I always thought it was too dark compared to AotC in ANH anyway and I never even noticed the skyhopper because of the lighting, but it looks a little creepy with 3P0 as a main light source. (the nighttime scenes, not the daylight ones where he’s playing with the toy).

Most of the Death Star is a matte grey or a blue tinted grey but the scenes of Obi and Vader getting ready for their duel have a redish tint. Is that a Musterfar callback?