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#1270359
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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Now I want a series predating even KOTOR about how humanoid androids rebelled and started a massive war against the “living” species, to the point where they infiltrated their enemy by creating duplicates, causig a McCarthyism-style witch hunt and ending in the banning of lifelike droids throughout the galaxy.

In other words, kind of what I wanted the Clone Wars to be, but with androids instead of clones.

In other words, sort of a mishmash of Blade Runner, The Second Renaissance, and some version of the Butlerian Jihad (but not BH/KJA’s version), set in the ancient times of the Star Wars universe.

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#1270313
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Looking for an Easy Way to Get the Despecialized Editions
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LordZerome1080 said:

That’s not how this works. One cannot buy or sell fan edits or restorations. Just use the guides and ask the user Solkap for help.

He wasn’t asking to buy anything, he was asking for someone to PM him a direct link since he can’t get the guides to work.

But OP, I’d say give the Ultimate Introductory Guide a go one more time, and if you’re having issues with it, post about the problems you’re experiencing in Harmy’s thread - someone will be able to help you out.

Assuming you haven’t already gotten a direct link PM. But in the absence of any real info about exactly what problems you’ve run into, you might not get any for fear that someone’s sending you a link you’ve already used unsuccessfully.

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#1270231
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

The “subverted expectations” meme is one of the most annoying things to come out of the TLJ discourse, and whenever someone drops it it’s clear they’re either arguing in bad faith or don’t know what they’re talking about.

Eh, there are some things about TLJ that were clearly designed specifically to subvert audience expectations, but it’s certainly nowhere near as prevalent in the film as the internet would lead you to believe.

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#1270230
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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nl0428 said:

Valheru_84 said:

I simply can’t understand a future for Star Wars where people want Rey and Kylo to actually be together in the movies after the events of TLJ. The world of Star Wars is already inside out without making it a complete chaotic mess.

The only chance that possible direction had was if Rey turned to the dark side in joining with Ben in TLJ and that ship has long since sailed and despite my grievances with TLJ I really wish they had done this as it a number of things would make a lot more sense and be something we haven’t yet seen in Star Wars.

Alas, Disney couldn’t have their new leading woman be seen as evil and Rian had to have his umpteenth subversion.

When Rey shut the Falcon’s door, she wasn’t turning him off in an act that she can’t trust him anymore, but in an act to show him that he needs to find where he truly belongs within himself before she can allow him to come to her. She’s not turning Ben away forever, but only until he begins to become and realize the person he needs to become in order for him to be with her.

Man, I really hope this isn’t where things are going in IX…

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#1270220
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Valheru_84 said:

and Rian had to have his umpteenth subversion.

Buy Rey rejecting Kylo wasn’t a subversion at all. Having her join him would have been a subversion, since we expect the hero to reject the offer to join the villain, like Luke and basically every hero in every story ever.

But Rian = The Worst Thing That’s Ever Happened to Star Wars, so gotta make stuff up to be pissed at him for when there isn’t anything there I guess, huh?

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#1270187
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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The only way I’d be okay with a X/XI/XII and beyond is if Kylo has offspring that the next trilogy focuses on. Numbered saga films should be about the Skywalkers at this point, otherwise they should be a separate series that isn’t Episode X/XI/XII.

Of course, if Lucas hadn’t made I-VI into “The Saga of Anakin Skywalker,” I’d be fine with IX being the last we see of the Skywalker bloodline, with X-XII having nothing to do with that family. But since that’s what the movies turned into, there’s no reason not to begin a new saga that isn’t Episode X+ if they aren’t continuing the Skywalker family past Kylo.

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#1270167
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Episode IX - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Ever since the sequels were announced, I wanted for either Episode IX to be the permanent end of the main saga, with future movies being their own thing unrelated to the Skywalkers, or for there to be a ~15-20 year gap between Episodes IX and X.

Now I definitely want IX to be the end, because unless Kylo is redeemed, there aren’t anymore Skywalkers, and having a numbered saga movie (Episode X+) with no Skywalkers seems weird to me.

But that doesn’t mean I want Star Wars movies to end, or that I want them all to be one-offs. I’m very excited about both Benioff & Weiss’ trilogy and Rian Johnson’s trilogy, because they’ll both be mini-sagas separated from the numbered episodes and free from the baggage of the Skywalkers.

As SilverWook said, I want a definitive ending to the main saga, like ROTJ was for a very long time. I’m fine with it continuing in book or comic form as the EU back in the 90s-00s did, but as a movie series, it needs to have an ending.

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#1270056
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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OutboundFlight said:

Indeed, the marketing for Solo really fell flat. There are times I wonder if Disney was intentionally writing it off, expecting it to do decent at the box office simply because of the Star Wars brand, but really invested in Avengers or Mary Poppins.

I don’t think negative reception to TLJ had anything to do with Solo’s failure. I think the real problem was like you said, why should audiences watch Solo? The average person’s reaction was likely:

  1. Another Star Wars movie? I mean they’re fun, but wasn’t the last one like 5 months ago?

  2. Wait that’s not Harrison Ford! What’s with this?

  3. This looks generic, nothing special.

  4. No lightsabers this time, huh.

  5. Eh, it looks fine but I don’t feel like watching another movie. Just saw Avengers and Deadpool.

Nailed it.

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#1270049
Topic
The Last Jedi: Rekindled (RELEASED!)
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The BB-8 thing for sure. I don’t have an issue with the rest (and I’d also argue for trimming more of the phone call gag, a la Hal’s Legendary version).

I also don’t like the Ackbar stuff. The voice isn’t convincing (though that could be remedied by a better voice actor doing an impression closer to his TFA/TLJ voice), and the ROTJ outfit and mask don’t match. The rotoscoping is mostly okay, but in general I fail to see how it improves anything, unless you really hate Holdo or feel it’s absolutely necessary to hammer home the “there might be a spy” point, none of which I have an issue with (I was surprised to discover that the spy thing wasn’t outright stated as I’d apparently taken it as a given).

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#1270036
Topic
Rey and Jedi Training
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RE Re flying the Falcon - I know it’s EU, but one of the Journey to TFA books said that there was a flight simulator lying around Jakku that she fixed up which had a ton of different ships loaded into it. She used it in her spare time, so while she’d never actually flown before, she had a LOT of experience in the simulator.

Don’t remember if YT-1300 freighters were included in the simulator or not, though.

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#1269984
Topic
4k77 - shot by shot color grading
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Ronster said:

Brodnation said:

(https://imgur.com/tdngBjS)]

This is a Comparison of a bunch of CC’s I have seen lately. They were made by taking images from of all the sources as well as a No DNR version of 4K77 and running them through Dr Dre’s Wonderful Colour Matching Algorithm. I personally prefer NevearGreats and Dr Dre’s but please give me your opinions.

Edit: The link is now fully operational!

The 93 Laserdisc is the best for that particular shot in my opinion, but that shot is plain weird anyway not only just color but the shot starts before he even starts acting! That was because they were covering up other shots that were missing. It was probably added late in production, well the shot is longer than it was meant to be.

I really don’t understand what this means. Takes are frequently used from “before” or “after” an actor “starts acting” (that is, before “Action” is called or after “Cut” is), that’s not unusual in the slightest and there’s pretty much no way to know if this is the case unless someone working on the film explicitly said so, you were there yourself, or have raw on set video/audio to look at.

Plus, what makes you say the shot is “longer than it was meant to be” or that it’s “covering up shots that were missing?” From an editing standpoint, that shot is long specifically to build tension because you expect it to cut away and for action to start, just like the soldier is tense and waiting for the action to start.

If something was “missing” that needed to be “covered up,” there’s tons of other b-roll from this series of takes that could have been used instead of extending a shot that shouldn’t have been extended, which would make the scene feel awkward. But it doesn’t. Because that shot is supposed to be that long because it helps put the viewer in that soldier’s head by abruptly halting the rhythm of the rest of the scene. Intentionally.

So, do you have sources for any of those claims or are you just making stuff up?

JEDIT:

Ronster said:

The R2-D2 and 3P0 in the Corridor has no place in the film either it’s a promo shot they also used to cover the gap.

Ah, okay. Making stuff up. Got it.

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#1269829
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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regularjoe said:

I don’t think that the Imperial March needs to be added to that scene.
Part of what I like about the OT is that not every second of screen time has to have music or something zipping around.
It’s nice to allow things to be quiet every now and then and let the movie breathe and develop.

I agree for the most part, but I think adding that version of the March to Vader’s entrance does more good than harm. I like it better than the full March used during the Battle of Yavin in ANH:R as it is now.

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#1269593
Topic
Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I think the implication was that Finn either A) would have been killed before reaching the weapon, or B) wouldn’t have been able to affect the weapon even if he’d made it. So his “sacrifice” wouldn’t have helped anyone at all, it would’ve just been Finn throwing his life away to get some measure of vengeance against the First Order.

It’s something that wasn’t communicated too well, though, assuming that was in fact the intention.

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#1268962
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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MalàStrana said:

You know, this could be a totally non controversial change since there is no need to video edit anything to implement it, hence an alternate audio track would be far enough.

(I’m considering it for Hal’s upcoming ANH hybrid version)

(I’ll ask INVAR if he can provide his audio project for anyone interested)

+1