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#1401916
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The Mandalorian Episode 2 (WIP) - <em>Season 2 SPOILERS</em>
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smudger9 said:

I’m still debating what to do with season 2, so I’m going through the process of trying a few things out to see how well they work.

The first one is removing the Krayt Dragon. Its a great sequence but it is very much a side quest. Here I’ve cut together a sequence where it has been removed. Let me know your thoughts.

https://youtu.be/A4BkXRd6KB0

I like it.
It just seems a little strange that Mando leaves and Boba’s helmet still remains on the table.

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#1394781
Topic
The Mandalorian Episode 2 (WIP) - <em>Season 2 SPOILERS</em>
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OutboundFlight said:

I think Ahsoka should be cut.

Here me out. Ahsoka’s episode is one of the best of this season. Incredibly well-paced plus the emotional callbacks to the Clone Wars and Prequels were excellent. But in the grand scheme, it is not essential. In fact, I would say it damages the ending of the Rescue because of how supposedly awe-inspiring the arrival of Luke is… when Mando has already seen a Jedi in action.

Imagine if the story went like this…
– Bo-Katan tells Mando to go to Tython and find a Jedi there
– Mando goes to Tython and Grogu is taken
– Mando leads a rescue, first with the Imperial Base and then the Ship
– After a movie of searching, a Jedi is finally found

It simplifies the plot. I’d argue Ahsoka is great nuance in a TV show, but for a movie, the pacing becomes incredibly rushed and the plot wonky.

Now, admittedly I haven’t worked out all the kinks. You would have to make Ahsoka’s voice sound like Bo-Katan, or potentially compile some clips from TCW and Rebels since it’s the same actress and make her say to travel to Tython. Second, Mando’s spear would be something we can assume he collected between episodes, although I really don’t consider this that big a plot hole. The only admittedly important piece of information we gain is the Child’s name being Grogu, but unless I’m mistaken, I don’t think this ever comes up again? Mando keeps calling him “the kid” and Gideon “the child”.

This would save 40 some minutes from the movie and gives you time to fully develop the Heiress, Tragedy, Believer, and Rescue episodes, which frankly I think are the real “core” of this season emotionally.

If this is possible,I think this is a great idea!

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#1393499
Topic
The Mandalorian Episode 2 (WIP) - <em>Season 2 SPOILERS</em>
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JakeRyan17 said:

I don’t mean to be “impertinent”, just giving story reasons for my opinions. Yes, I can make my own cut, and might. I didn’t want to “rip off” Smudger’s idea, and wanted to be supportive of his project and do my best to help him make it the best it can be.

But I never claimed ownership of this cut. I thought it was a discussion forum where suggestions and feedback were welcome? I guess it’s not?

Yes, as I said before ideas and suggestions are always welcome and certainly helpful.
But (imo) not in that demanding tone.
I already noticed this in the other thread and I would like to say I do not like this way.

That’s all.

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#1393486
Topic
The Mandalorian Episode 2 (WIP) - <em>Season 2 SPOILERS</em>
Time

StarkillerAG said:

I guess you guys might be right. But if we’re gonna cut that episode, we should at least update the first movie to have the clip of Gideon surviving be before the credits. >

We?

It’s still Smudger’s cut!
I think his edit of season 1 is excellent.
Suggestions and ideas are always welcome and can be very helpful.
But here are some who made demands in a way (especially JackRyan) which are in my opinion quite impertinent!
He should first do better, or simply create his own edit.

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#1364545
Topic
The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Released)
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I find smudger’s text abosult fitting, so I only changed it slightly.
Here is my suggestion:

Five years have passed since the death of the Emperor.
The newly-formed GALACTIC REPUBLIC has restored peace to the core systems, but a power vacuum has plunged the outer rim into chaos.

IMPERIAL REMNANTS have formed in the shadows. They have taken control of distant worlds as they search for a mysterious asset that could return them to power.

Commissioned by the Bounty Hunter Guild and given only the asset’s age and the promise of a vast reward, a lone MANDALORIAN approaches its last known location…

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#1363407
Topic
Alien (1979): Ripley Does Dallas Edition (Extended) (Released)
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b5historyman said:

BandobrasTuk said:

A few remarks from me.

  1. We don’t need to know about everything we don’t see.
    It’s pretty irrelevant why the cage is there.
    On the contrary when something remains in the dark, there is room for mystery and speculation.
    Hitchcock was a master in this discipline, or do you want to know why the birds became aggressive and why they suddenly calmed down again? 😉
  2. I do not believe that the alien is only keen on humans and has spared the cat, but that the cat could escape (see point 1 speculations).
  3. If you integrate the Dallas death scene, there are continuity flaws to Cameron’s “Aliens”!
    As a reminder: When the camera shots show the cocoons, Ripley tells Lieutenant Gorman that she’s never seen anything like this before!
  4. I don’t know if you have the technical skills, but it would be nice if someone could finally remove Ripley’s nosebleed before the fight with Ash! Because the nosebleed results from a previously shoted scene that was never used and fell under the cutting table!
    In contrast to the cage question of the cat, this scene makes no sense at all. Why does Ripley bleed out of her nose while talking to Ash?

Otherwise, I wish you a lot of interest in your work. 😃

Actually the Alien Queen does not contradict the cocoon scene in Alien (let’s get it right what came first) As I am the guy who mapped the life cycle for the Aliens:Colonial Marines Technical Manual. Brett was being transformed into an egg that would contain a face hugger that would attach to Dallas and implant a Queen embryo. If the cycle had been able to continue, the Queen would have emerged and the Alien would have fed it to maturity and then mate with it. The Queen would then lay her eggs. The Alien itself would eventually die (akin to some insects after mating). This cycle is what happened aboard the Space Jockey juggernaught. If they (Kane/Lambert/Dallas) had investigated the derelict hold, they would have found the fossilised remains of a Queen and at least one Alien. As for it being Cameron’s idea, I don’t think it’s the case, especially when you look at Giger’s Alien book and the painting “Alien IV” You can clearly see where he got the idea from.

You quite don’t understand what I’m getting at: Ripley says in “Aliens” that she has never seen these cocoons before. But if You cut the cocoon-dallas scene back into “Alien”, this statement is simply not true anymore! It’s a contradiction.

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#1352513
Topic
The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Released)
Time

smudger9 said:

TK251 said:

How’s it coming along? Super excited!

Pretty well.

Full second cut completed. All edits done except the 4 inter-chapter transitions which need a bit of work in terms of the score.

I’ve just finished the Chapter 1 to 2 transition, which unfortunately is the easiest.

The other 3, plus the end credits will probably take another couple of weeks.

Here is the 1 to 2 scene transition with the new score.

https://vimeo.com/426556457

Excellent!
Can hardly wait for the whole edit.

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#1317189
Topic
<strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> — Official Review and Opinions Thread
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yotsuya said:

Voss Caltrez said:

DominicCobb said:

I don’t agree with everything your saying but it is important to remember Flash Gordon. Star Wars, like old space opera serials, is supposed to be a never ending saga, where we know no matter what the heroes will always be there to save the dar. If the evil can be defeated for forever, that’s it’s not really never ending is it?

This gets back to the fact that I fully believe that many people just fundamentally did not want to see movies made set after ROTJ, whether they say so or not. Simply put, to make a story set after ROTJ, you needed to undo that ‘happily ever after’ victory. What made TFA and TLJ so great is that they didn’t just wantonly undo it, they gave a thematic reason for doing so that justified their addition to the story. TROS… not so much.

But Flash Gordon didn’t go on forever. There were three Flash Gordon serials, with each episode within each serial only being 12-15 minutes long. Even the OT is split up into “episodes,” each film is equal in story to one full Flash Gordon serial. Not to mention, there was a two year wait in between the film serials, not unlike the OT. However, in the ST’s case, there’s been a 30+ year wait. So having the same villain as all the others feels much different from 30 years ago is different than just bringing back the same one two years later.

Even though bringing back Palpatine makes sense of all the mysteries about Rey and Snoke? It is almost like that is what Abrams was thinking when he wrote TFA. And since Ian is still alive, how do we know that wasn’t one of Lucas’s ideas that they reused? It is the kind of move he would pull. Probably why I like it. And it is what they kept doing with Ming in Flash Gordon. It is what they keep doing with the Master in Doctor Who. He’s supposed to be dead and unable to regenerate, yet he keeps finding new ways to cheat death. I think we are up to 5 or 6 different ways at the present. So I really have no complaints about bringing back Palpatine once. It fits with the mythic origins of Star Wars.

Ian McDiarmid said once in an interview that Lucas told him personally many years ago that Palpi had died in ROTJ!😉

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#1301576
Topic
Alien (1979): Ripley Does Dallas Edition (Extended) (Released)
Time

A few remarks from me.

  1. We don’t need to know about everything we don’t see.
    It’s pretty irrelevant why the cage is there.
    On the contrary when something remains in the dark, there is room for mystery and speculation.
    Hitchcock was a master in this discipline, or do you want to know why the birds became aggressive and why they suddenly calmed down again? 😉
  2. I do not believe that the alien is only keen on humans and has spared the cat, but that the cat could escape (see point 1 speculations).
  3. If you integrate the Dallas death scene, there are continuity flaws to Cameron’s “Aliens”!
    As a reminder: When the camera shots show the cocoons, Ripley tells Lieutenant Gorman that she’s never seen anything like this before!
  4. I don’t know if you have the technical skills, but it would be nice if someone could finally remove Ripley’s nosebleed before the fight with Ash! Because the nosebleed results from a previously shoted scene that was never used and fell under the cutting table!
    In contrast to the cage question of the cat, this scene makes no sense at all. Why does Ripley bleed out of her nose while talking to Ash?

Otherwise, I wish you a lot of interest in your work. 😃