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#1510279
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The Centurions: The Feature-Length Series Finale
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Towards the end of the one and only season of Centurions there are several multi-part adventures that serve as functional series finales. There is the epic five-parter Man Or Machine which reveals the origins of the Centurions, Doc Terror and Hacker and involves a battle to liberate Skyvault from Terror and stop an alien machine from destroying humanity. Other candidates include’ To Dare Dominion which appears to kill off Terror and Hacker completely and wipes out their base of operations after they unleash a near universe-consuming Lovecraftian nightmare, and The Better Half, where Terror and Hacker’s robot halves combine to create an even more powerful and malevolent threat, forcing them to ally with the Centurions and destroy those parts of themselves. The story also resolves the Belligerent Sexual Tension between Centurion Ace and Crystal Kane, as the two finally kiss.

So I figured, why don’t we just combine all those potential ‘outs’ and see what we get out of it?

Changes

-Doc Terror and Hacker working on the continuum-crashing vortex moved to the start of the edit, so the audience is informed of what’s to come after the crisis with Gog is averted

-Entire Uniborg plot of “The Better Half” removed, we only use the Ace/Crystal parts

-Inserted footage from the early series episode “Operation: Starfall” after Ace is beamed back aboard Skyvault in rough shape, this sets up the Ace/Crystal romance later

-Crystal is no longer shown to be embarrassed by Ace kissing her in front of his friends, doesn’t get her own back afterwards when Lucy kisses him (Lucy does eventually kiss him, but Crystal isn’t around to laugh at it)

-Max’s response to Jake regarding the fate of Doc Terror removed. He is definitively dead to serve the purpose of this edit, which is to give us closure.

-Use of the scene from “Man or Machine” where Rex and John are accepted into the Centurions now moved to the very end. Ace attempting to ask someone else out on a date removed, as he’s with Crystal now.

Most commercial break fades have been retained for two reasons

  1. Sheer laziness on my part
  2. Wanting to give it the feel of a first-run TV Movie on cable with plenty of ads in between (add them if you wish)

But, Really, mostly laziness.

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#1497446
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Red Dwarf: Only Pete Dies Young (Released)
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Red Dwarf hasn’t always had it easy despite what DAVE might tell you. Towards the end of it’s run on the BBC it was still attempting to recover from the loss of Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, the other half of the coin, was trying to keep the show afloat as best he could, and while he would have better luck many decades later, those first two series without Rob were a struggle with fans in regards to quality.

No series before or since took a greater hit than series VIII. A widely-derided series with inappropriate grossly deviant or sexually explicit humour and an unpleasant experience with very unlikable characters, both as leads and supporters. The series fizzled out in 1999 with a downbeat and hopeless finale that didn’t resolve anything and by the time the series returned ten years later, there was no appetite to pay respect to the continuity that came before.

What’s so frustrating about the finale “Only The Good…” is that it didn’t have to end the way it dd. An altogether triumphant and upbeat happy ending had already been recorded, but was ultimately abandoned. The ending, while it had it’s lions share of pacing problems and unfunny jokes, still would have ended the series’ tenure on the BBC on more wholesome grounds, even if it had clashed with the prior mean-spiritedness of the episodes prior to it.

There already exists an edit of “Only The Good” many years ago that used that ending, and I wasn’t content to just replicate. Do something new, or what’s the point?

So I decided to take the woefully structured two-parter “Pete”, disssemble it, remove the tedious bits, stitch it back together in a different order, and add the relevant plot points of “Only The Good” to it also.

In this new narrative, we begin with the Microbe infecting the ship, then Kryten, Cat and Kochanski discovering the Time Wand, then the basketbtall game leads to Lister and Rimmer being immediately sentenced to The Hole rather than later. When they’re busted out by the Scutter, they go with the rest of the Dwarfers and discover the microbe, the staff evacuate and leave the prisoners to die. The Dwarfers think they have an ace up their sleeve with the time wanda, but The ordeal with Pete the T-Rex then begins. After that’s done, the Dwarfers send Arnie into the mirror universe where he gets the antidote. We remove the stupid joke about the antidote becoming the virus and end with the alternative ending and Red Dwarf heading off to new adventures leaving Hollister behind (also removed the vending machines’ revenge since the set-up isn’t in this edit)

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#1496576
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X-Men: The Dark Stand (released)
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Hey X-Fans, I’m pleased to announce that my X-Men project “The Dark Stand” is now up on IFDB and available to download.

This is a top-to-bottom rebuild of the original version I posted back in 2019, back when it was called “Dark Phoenix, Dark Stand”, I’ve went with a far less clunkier and more straight forward title this time around. This edit also took a few pointers from another edit that was directly inspired by my original (“Rise and Fall of the Dark Phoenix” by jimbojka)

For those not familiar with it, this is a merging of Dark Phoenix with X-Men: The Last Stand and a little bit of X-Men: Apocalypse.

An idea I brain-stormed in between sorting out other edits, it occurred to me just how easy it is to merge the two storylines together by simply removing the involvement of the aliens as well as everything after Jean leaves Magneto’s island. I feel merging both films helps in some small part ‘redeem’ them for their otherwise large flaws in storytelling and adds extra weight and dimension to Jean’s struggles rather than the random heel turn from the original third movie.

If you’re looking for a movie that serves as the third in the trilogy that began with X-Men Days of Future Past and continued with Apocalypse, you’ll find some difficulty here, due to the conflicting continuity with Angel’s inclusion and backstory here, I would rather you see this as the third in the trilogy begun in X-Men First Class and continued in Days of Future Past instead

Changes from the original movies are

  1. Film opens with Warren Worthington as a child and his father discovering his son is a mutant, setting up his involvement in the cure storyline later
  2. ‘Last Stand’ Titles, followed by young Jean from the 1970s (Dark Phoenix), we follow her through the car accident and meeting Charles
  3. Flash Forward to Jean and the team meeting Wolverine/Weapon X during his rampage in 1983, Jean calms his mind (X-Men: Apocalypse)
  4. Cut to space shuttle rescue/Jean is empowered by the Phoenix (Dark Phoenix), movie plays out as normal until Jean departs Eric’s island and Xavier is cut off from the white house, we cut out the aliens
  5. Not too distant future/Danger room sequence opens the second half of the film
  6. References to Jean dying are cut (Last Stand)
  7. References to Logan and Beast not knowing each other cut (Last Stand)
  8. Scenes and references to Raven in The Last Stand cut as she’s dead
  9. References to Xavier being killed cut as he doesn’t die in this one
  10. A good chunk of the cure storyline cut to quicken the pace
  11. Logan’s pep talk to the remaining X-Men cut as he mentions losing Scott and Jean
  12. Logan saying “I Love You” to Jean before he stabs her cut, he is simply grateful to what she did for him during the Weapon X rampage
  13. Jean in med bay scene moved to just after Jean is stabbed, she does not die, she is wounded, and Xavier is seen putting the mental blocks in place
  14. Scott and Jean’s reunion moved to the very end. Film cuts to credits while they kiss. Scott’s grizzly murder cut. Happily ever after for the whole franchise.

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#1491526
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FanEdit Reviews - Post Your Reviews Here
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Transformers: Darkest Hour by Mark Moore

On a narrative level, the story is very clear and both Optimus revival episodes compliment each other well, I quite like how Mark synched up Optimus’s suicide mission with his rescue. Being an editor I have often wondered if one could skirt around showing the crisp and clean looking Optimus the whole time the rescue mission was underway, but watching it with it fresh again in the memory I can now say that would prove monumentally difficult. Obviously the continuity gaffs can’t be avoided, but the storyline still works.

There were instances where I feel the traditional Autobot/Decepticon logo flips would have provided better transistions than some abrupt cutaways and transistion fade-ins, the sequence following Prime being revived for example is quite sudden, as is a scene from earlier which switches from a sun to the moon (visually that’s great, it’s just the audio cut that sticks out)

I had an issue with Optimus being brought up to speed, but Mark explained why it was neccersary to keep the recap of part one in the edit even if we as the audience know what’s going on, and I understand the choice better.

There is plenty to enjoy in this omnibus, and it was good to revisit some of these really solid run of storylines and characters, combined with a firm restructuring of the visual specifications, I would still recommend viewing this edit even if I have a feeling it’s only a few steps away from being truly refinedst of us.

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#1491525
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FanEdit Reviews - Post Your Reviews Here
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Batman and Robin: Deep Freeze by Musiced21

Musiced has made us believe in the same way Donner enabled us to have faith in a man who could fly. Here, a Bat has earned it’s wings!

Deep Freeze is a tidy, focused 90 minute forraye into the themes of lust, loss, age, vulnerability, teamwork, and family. It feels very much, through the use of the atmospheric and gothic filtering and editorial course corrections, like a natural end point for the Batman of '89 in his middle age if he had allowed himself to be more open. The performances are more dialled in, their stories make sense, there is strategy to the cuts that sees Freeze at his absolute, with Ivy helping his arc along. Ivy isn’t forgotten in the crosshairs either.

The choice of music also brings the film more in touch with the earlier Burton movies without being beholden to them, and the scores bring out the more humane and sombre touches, bringing to life every character action, reaction and motivation.

It’s often said you can’t polish a turd, but somehow Musiced has manged to thaw our hearts and made us revaluate this little popsicle Batman and Robin can be made ideal in an unideal world, which means there’s hope for the rest of us.

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#1489428
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The Superior Spider-Man 3 (S3/NWH Combo Edit)
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Updates on the current workprint (I’ve sent a copy to stretch09)

-Edit length is 3 hours 6 minutes with credits.
-Film now opens with Gwen’s death from Amazing Spider-Man 2
-First time we see Toby’s universe is the rescue of Raimi Gwen
-The aftermath of Mysterio outing Holland’s Peter is trimmed down significantly (example, when Peter is told not to say anything without a lawyer, we cut immediately to Matt Murdock clearing up the charges over the phone)
-Harry dies early on and without redemption, consumed by his hatred for Peter and his devotion to revenge. This lines up with what Peter tells Ned later about his friend dying in his arms.
-MJ’s love convinces Peter to reject the symbiote, but despite their love, Peter is convinced he’s hurt MJ through his actions with Gwen, and thus isn’t ready for marriage.
-Peter confronts Flint in the black suit the same night as Flint gains his powers
-Eddie is now ‘humbled and humiliated’ by Symbiote Spider-Man smashing his camera. His request that God kills Peter Parker is cut.
-We switch from SM 3 to No Way Home while Peter is in the shower, we cut to Holland’s Peter on the highway confronting Doc Ock. His initial meeting with Strange is cut and we learn from Strange later what he actually did.
-Inserted the line “I Forgive You” from Spider-Man 3 after Peter assures a cured Flint they’ll be going home.
-Tom Hardy’s Venom used for the final scenes, just because he looked comics accurate.
-Film ends with Peter wanting to talk to MJ but can’t find the words so takes his leave, he finds out Venom is on the rampage and the last shot is of him looking at his Spider-Man costume. Nothing ever ends, the power and responsibility remains.

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#1488759
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The Superior Spider-Man 3 (S3/NWH Combo Edit)
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While working on the full-length version of this project (the ‘real one’ is well over three hours), I decided, as a fun challenge, and for a bit of a laugh, to see if I could condense it down to a two hour 28 minute ‘studio’ cut. This follows in the footsteps of other parody ‘executive meddling’ edits such as “Last Jedi: The Coward’s Cut” and “How A Studio Can Ruin Jurassic Park”…imagine a world where Sony greenlit a dream combo, Spider-Man 3 merged with No Way Home, and proceeded to make a slew of bone-headed decisions with it all the way through to the final product, all to quicken the pace and get people in and out of the theatre in no time at all.

Won’t spoil much in this cut, suffice to say the three hour version will give everything much more room to breath…also, if you’re looking for the three hour cut to simply be this one only it’s longer, forget about it, it’s practically an entirely different cut. This is Josstice League to the inevitable Snyder take.

…Though, who knows, maybe you’ll end up enjoying it despite the intention, and may come to think it has merit on it’s own, it’s not like I went on to make an intentionally bad parody edit.

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#1488573
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The Superior Spider-Man 3 (S3/NWH Combo Edit)
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Whenever fans think of No Way Home and the Raimi verse, sometimes their minds drift immediately to make the next “Spider-Man 4” and leave the first three alone…but I think there’s so much to mine out of the existing third film that it only makes sense to turn any sort of Toby focused take on NWH into a much more improved Spider-Man 3.

Everything largely clicks for me in my current timeline, except the Sandman. He needs to figure out who Peter is beore the spell can affect him, but I’m gradually beginning to piece together the story.

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#1485254
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Chip'N'Dale: Rescue Rangers 'Disney Afternoon' Edition (released)
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This is the Rescue Rangers movie trimmed down to 88 minutes.

  1. Chip and Dale’s meeting as kids cut, film starts with the launch of the Rescue Rangers TV Show.

  2. Added Avengers: United They Stand theme to Tygra cameo

  3. Chip now listens to the original Disney Afternoon intro theme on his way home instead of brutal metal

  4. References to Gadget and Zipper married with kids cut

  5. Scalded down the ‘rapping’, Chip and Dale inform the audience later so it doesn’t matter how we learn of it.

  6. Added a hint of the Filmation MOTU theme to He-Man and Skeletor scene.

  7. Gadget and Dale’s meeting shortened to remove her family with Zipper. Tried to imply Gadget chose Dale

  8. Gadget and Zipper’s flirting cut as the Ranger Blimp travels to Sweet Peter’s lair. Dale doesn’t talk to his agent.

  9. Original full length Rescue Rangers theme song plays instead of the ‘super serious’ cover.

  10. Darkwing Duck outro theme added to the end credits after the mid-credits scene

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#1469884
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Superman and Lois: Year One (S&L/Superman Returns Mash-Up) (RELEASED)
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Came up with another idea for Superman and Lois and all the fun you could have with Clark’s early years

How about we establish that Clark had a ‘year one’ as Superman, and use Brandon Routh footage from Superman Returns? And he meets Lois when she’s younger also? As for the aging up, we could use some of the plot from Superman Returns, shortly after his first year, Clark hears word Krypton’s remains have been discovered and he leaves Earth, use the Return to Krypton deleted scene, and when he comes back, he and Lois are Tyler and Elizabeth, much older. There’s even a scene in episode 11 of Superman and Lois where Martha asks Clark if he found what he was searching for.

Squeeze in Kara’s origin from the SuperGirl pilot as well as their first team-up in season two and you’re good to go…and for extra bonus ‘elseworld’ goodness, end the new pilot on a canon-breaking cliffhanger with Kevin Spacey Lex!

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#1466796
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Power Rangers Hexagon (Work-In-Progress)
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Before reading, watch this Hexagon Overview By Youtuber ‘The 6th Ranger’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5VctJxs5t8&t=93s

Back around 2002, there was a proposed plan for a multi-Power Ranger season called ‘Hexagon’, which would have seen Tommy Oliver head up an organization made up of various Rangers over the last decade or so of the programme, battling the remnants of their greatest enemies as well as some new threats. The series would focus on a group of young teenage Rangers recruited by Tommy’s organization who would be gradually caught up in Tommy’s ongoing ‘disagreements’ with the Phantom Ranger and former teammate/rival Jason.

Eventually, there was to have been a mass Ranger civil war, ending with Tommy disbanding his organization.

It is my intention to create, to the best of my ability, my own version of the Hexagon season, though it will not be beholden to the original notes. In total, I have put together seven episodes thus far with this story. Here are the key differences

-The backstory for the villains is the same as Power Rangers In Space. Zordon is captured and the Turbo Rangers have been defeated

-The original Hexagon would have had the Ninja Storm Rangers as the heroes. In this version, it’s the Dino Charge Rangers

-Main villains are Mesegog and Astronema. For now.

-Forever Red is used as a two-part set-up

-The ‘evil Trent’ arc of Dino Thunder will be removed.

-Various PR fanfilms, such as Bat In The Sun projects as well as ‘Shattered Past’ will be used.

-In time I hope to bring the PR civil war to life using various Sentai vs Sentai sequences.

So far, I’ve put together seven episodes, a few of them have had minimal changes as some will be ‘filler’ character-focused stories about the core team of Dino Rangers.

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#1463256
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Iron Man 4 (Released)
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Now working on an alternative cut of the film, this one ditches the Ferry scene and focuses on Peter turning down Tony’s offer of being an Avenger, and ties things together by having Tony propose to Pepper.

Timeline is as follows for this cut:

-Paramount Logo
-Old Marvel Studios Logo
-1991, Bucky kills Tony’s parents
-Tony chewed out by bitter Sukovian mom
-The first we see of Steve, Sam, Bucky and T’Challa is when they being brought in after being arrested, this allows us to get to the Steve and Tony argument quicker.
-‘A Film By Peter Parker’ added, Peter is the co-lead of this film so we largely follow his journey to Germany
-Most of Civil War plays out as normal after this
-After Cap beats up Tony, we cut to Peter raving about the trip to Germany and the car ride back with Stark and Happy.
-‘Two Months Later’, Peter on train
-Cut to the A.I constructs of the Starks and Tony addressing the student crowd (parts of this are used for the beginning also, but this is meant to be yet another group of students he’s granting money to)
Peter turns down being an Avenger, Pepper accepts Tony’s proposal
-Tony and Pepper jogging in the park, we learn they’re now engaged, Doctor Strange interrupts them
-Post credits: Peter at school, change into his ‘own’ suit and responds to a police chase in progress (Footage from Amazing Spider-Man 2)

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#1463031
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Iron Man 4 (Released)
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I was recently reminded of an old Iron Man 4 I made for the disgraced SDN Edition’s defunct website last year, upon reviewing it I feel it’s much too long and I wish to approach it with fresh eyes, I believe if you focus chiefly on Tony and his supporting characters you get a tidy 100 minute or so movie that still tells the story of Civil War just as clearly along with much more

Movies used would be

-Civil War (the bulk of it)
-Spider-Man Homecoming (scenes on the boat can work here as a climatic moment for Peter and Tony)
-Infinity War (for the ending)

And when it’s released on DVD:

-Spider-Man: No Way Home (for a post-credit scene)

Poster

https://zaredit.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/5c8ceb103065841.5f45183039e8f-2.jpg?w=936

A prototype version is current available. This is not final by any means. It has a placeholder sequence for post-credits using Homecoming footage and some web swinging from either the PS4 Spider-Man video game or Amazing Spider-Man 2

-Paramount Logo
-Old Marvel Studios Logo
-1991, Bucky kills Tony’s parents
-Tony chewed out by bitter Sukovian mom
-The first we see of Steve, Sam, Bucky and T’Challa is when they being brought in after being arrested, this allows us to get to the Steve and Tony argument quicker.
-‘A Film By Peter Parker’ added, Peter is the co-lead of this film so we largely follow his journey to Germany
-Most of Civil War plays out as normal after this
-Boat scene from Homecoming, Stark takes the suit from Peter
-Cut to the A.I constructs of the Starks and Tony addressing the student crowd (parts of this are used for the beginning also, but this is meant to be yet another group of students he’s granting money to)
-Tony and Pepper jogging in the park, we learn they’re now engaged, Doctor Strange interrupts them
-End credits
-Post-Credit scene (when No Way Home becomes available): We find Peter is now a drop out, but is still committed to being Spider-Man despite Tony’s doubts, he suits up in his freshly-sewn together classic costume and swings out into the night.

Post-Credit Scene (Placeholder Version): Peter tries in vain to text Happy, trying for a second chance, and we track him heading to school. We eventually see him skip school and swings off into the city in his new custom-made costume

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#1462200
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Ultimate Spider-Man: The Animated Movie (Released)
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The goal of this project is to stitch some, but not all, of Harry Osborn’s story arc from season one together. This film would use the trilogy where Harry becomes Venom as well as odds and ends of other episodes such as the pilot, “Exclusive” (just to give us some Peter and Mary Jane interaction), and “Attack of the Beatle” for the final scene, giving Agent Coulson and Aunt May some development and ending the film on an upbeat note.

I had the idea of also using the live-action alternate ending to Iron Man 1, where Fury is talking to Tony about radioactive spider-bites among other things. He makes mention of a ‘spoiled brat who has difficulty playing with others’. He’s referring to Tony in the deleted scene, but he may as well be referring to Peter in this version.

This does not rock the boat as far as removing the comedic side-gags or fourth wall breaks, so if you weren’t a fan of those, you’re going to have to grin and bear it

Most commercial fades have been cut

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