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#1432254
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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I’ve sorta done a 180 on the whole Mustafar establishing shot debate, I’d sorta prefer not to leave reused footage from Rogue One in V2 of TROS:A, so I personally see Biomes as the best option for a shot of the castle. Aside from the glaring issue of those clearly being Imperial TIEs, I reckon the greatest advantage of using that static shot is how much more simple it would be to add some trees in there on the horizon to make it all the more seamless when it plays back to back with the theatrical shots.

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#1432218
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The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT V4 RELEASED</strong>
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NeverarGreat said:

I decided to release another workprint (v105) which has all of the latest changes. It’s now in the folder with the rest, so if you have the link to any workprint you have them all.

Mind shooting a link my way NeverarGreat? Hopefully I should be able to find the time this weekend. And I’ll be ready to bring in some thoughts!

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#1431370
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Movies Remastered said:

I messaged Chase but no reply yet. Not sure if he’s still working on it or not.

Yeah I didn’t expect to get as many PMs about that clip as I did, lol.

Originally I had no plans to really see the edit all the way through, but due to popular demand I do intend to fully commit to finishing it for all the required shots (there are more than one) until I’m satisfied.

However this likely won’t happen until sometime during the Australian winter, as that’s when I’ll have the holidays to work on stuff like that. Cause right about now I do happen to be caught in the middle of my Uni’s semester finals.

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#1431365
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The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT V4 RELEASED</strong>
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Fantastic news NeverarGreat! Crazy how after so many years of these deleted scenes being available, the technology has finally allowed for the removal of those pesky timecodes. Certainly something I wouldn’t have ever imagined would happen! 😮

I wonder if we might be able to see the completed scene via Vimeo or Streamable?

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#1429185
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Worst Edit Ideas
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SparkySywer said:

Me neither, it was pretty heart wrenching

Because the link was never working to begin with, the video in question does not exist. Likely because SandMTV’s posts are generated by an AI, a suspicion that the user has neither confirmed nor denied any time it’s been raised… In fact, I don’t recall ever having seen them respond to anyone else’s posts before.

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#1427682
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The Force Awakens: The Starlight Project - (WIP) <strong>WORKPRINT V4 RELEASED</strong>
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That’s super neat Nev, love the new establishing shot at the start! (This is the first time I’ve gotten a good look at it) However, I really hate to do this since I know timecode removal has taken years and been very tedious and exhausting, but in each of the two shots (of the snowtroopers and of Kylo) there’s a very brief few frames where the image wobbles slightly where the timecode should be. Specifically when the trooper in the background walks directly underneath it and when Kylo steps into the hallway. 😬 I feel like an ass for pointing out such a minor nitpick.

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#1425850
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Worst Edit Ideas
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SandMTV said:

Redo the Revenge of the Sith final moments:

Instead of Yoda and Palpatine knocked out of the Podium and Yoda falls while Palpatine clings on to the podium, instead Yoda blasts Palpatine far away into space. We cut back to Mustafar as the scene stays the same from Obi-Wan jumpm onto the pipes to Obi-Wan and Ani pushing each other as lava spewed. Then we cut back to Coruscant and we see Yoda dancing and smiling. Bail Organa, Mon Mothma, and Typho appear next to Yoda as confetti is falling from the ceiling. Qui-Gon says “Well done, Yoda. You stopped the Sith.” Bail Organa heard that voice being like ‘whaat?’. Jar Jar appear in a joyous mood. He yells “Victory screech.” and howls. Suddenly all the celebration stopped when Maul emerges. Maul in triumph knew that Sidious is gone. Eveyone turns around and saw Maul. He says “With this Sidious out of the way, I have to give myself a promotion! I am now officially back as Darth Maul!!!” and he turns around and look at his comrades with some clones which are Cody and Thire. Maul yells “Thire! Cody! Rook! Arrest this Jedi and his friends!” and Thire asks “What happened to Darth Sidious?”. Rook replies “Silence clone, you clones now serve Maul!”. She turns around and starts falling in love with Cody. She says with glee, “This is going to be such fun! We can go to the lake country and we can touch each other’s parts.” and Cody says to himself “I think she really loves me”. Thire asks Rook if she’s g"y for Cody and Rook replies that she’s bisexual (despite that she’s female). Thire is unclear and asks Rook that she’s really g*y for Cody all while Maul grolws in rage. He yells “Stop screwing and hurry up!” and Rook uses the grappling hook to capture Yoda, Bail Organa, Mon Mothma, and Typho. Ornn makes fun of Maul saying “Screw you and everything you love” and he continues. While Ornn makes fun of Maul, Maul yells “Guess what? You got a fat belly! And guess what? I’m going to wreck the galaxy! THat’s right!!” He pushes Ornn out of the building and says “Get out of my sight!”. We cut back to Mustafar and this scene (The Arm) is still the same as Obi-Wan and Anakin fights on the arm but they stop and look at the lava breaking the arm and they need to dodge the lava rain and the arm falls out and they start climbing up the arm. Then we cut to Yoda and the gang be tied up by Rook’s grappler. Bail Organa says “This isn’t good Yoda! Maul is a lot smarter than Sidious ever should be!” and Jar Jar (Who isn’t tied up and is behind Maul) says “And THICKER!” and starts laughing. Maul turns around and yells at Jar Jar “I have something special planned for you, you gungan” and Jar Jar shouts in glee, “MMuy muy! Something to do!”. We cut back to Mustafar and the duel remains the same but as Anakin and Obi-Wan starts swinging and clashed their lightsabers while holding the cables, we cut to the docking bay with the Naboo Skiff. We see R2 and 3PO trying to take Padme back to the skiff. 3PO is holding Padme. R2 beeps to 3PO in concern. 3PO replies “I know I’m careful. I am getting to good hold of her. But I’m worried if my back is holding too much weight.” and we freezeframe and zoom out of this scene and it’s shown on a whiteboard and George Lucas appears to the viewers. He says “What you see here is a scene…” and he paused for a bit and dashed near to the camera for a close up shot of his face as he shouts “…THAT I DELETED!!!” and we resume to 3PO and R2 and we see Jar Jar appearing and scared the nuts out of them. 3PO and R2 are curious why Jar Jar is on Mustafar. Jar Jar asks “Youssa want to go fast?” and 3PO replies “Yes.” and Jar Jar says “Meessa bet that youssa can’t go fast as messa!” and 3PO says to Jar Jar that it’s a safe bet and Jar Jar says “Okay”. A FEW Minutes later, C3PO and Jar Jar and at the starting line ready to race. C3PO asks to Jar Jar that he doesn’t expect to beat 3PO and Jar Jar replies that he’s very fast. R2 beeps to start the race and Jar Jar does a big leap all while 3PO falls into the lava. Turns out Jar Jar can fly and he says “Meesa can fly. Screw you.” and we cut back to Obi-Wan and Anakin we get the remainder of the duel all up until the high ground scene. Instead of Obi-Wan yelling “Don’t try it!” and Anakin jumping and Obi-Wan cutting his limbs off, Obi-Wan instead replies, “And what do you mean by your powers?” and Anakin leaps over Obi-Wan and Anakin now has the high ground. Anakin says “And by my power, I mean my radical dance moves!!” Obi-Wan and Anakin started doing a dance off with health bars and they dance at the same time. Anakin and Obi-wan are doing the right moves but some Obi-Wan’s moves are late and early and the dance off ends but Obi-Wan falls unconcious and Anakin merges victorious thinking that his former master died and he triumphantly beaten him. BUT, Obi-Wan gets back up in a split second and says to Anakin that he has to do it again. Anakin is in shock and he yells “He’s alive?!”. Anakin tries to pull out his lightsaber but he yells that his lightsaber is taken and says to Obi-Wan that they’ll do Round 2. While they’re about to begin Round 2, Jar Jar interrupts yelling “Not so fast!” Obi-Wan and Anakin looks to the left and saw Jar Jar. Jar Jar yells “It’s time for the intense level!” and Anakin goes “WHAT?!”. Jar Jar walks and stand next to Obi-Wan and he says “That’s hard for youssa.”. Anakin is furious and says “I can’t take you both at once!” and he smirks sinisterly and he continues “Unless…” BUT R2 appears to Anakin beeping to him to accept the diffication when defeated. Anakin decided to quit and Jar Jar asks “FOR REAL?!” and Anakin smiles maniacally and says “Of course not!” He says “So long, TRAITOR” and he uses the teleporter gizmo that he took from the Mining facility to escape. Obi-Wan said “Goodbye, old friend” happily while everyoen is confused. Everyone is very silent and Jar Jar asks “Now what?”. We cut back to Coruscant in the Senate building as Maul has won. Maul yells out “Who will stop me now?!” and chuckled sinisterly. Things aren’t good for Yoda and the gang until we hear a comlink ringtone. Rook take Cody’s comlink which is actually strapped in to his pocket. Rook asks “Yes?” and we see a hologram of Ahsoka Tano. She asks “Yoda, is that you?” and Rook replies there’s no one and to leave a message but was abruptly stopped as Yoda uses the force to catch the Comlink. Yoda is glad that Ahsoka is alive. Ahsoka yells to Yoda to stop the Sith before it’s too late. Organa asks how to do this and Ahsoka says to the gang to do it in seconds if they had a gizmo. Mon Mothma located the gizmo and tells her comrades to take the gizmo and bring it to her and her gang. Organa makes a distraction by asking Cody how everything is going and Cody replies everything’s fine and Organa says “So anywho, hello there.” Cody turns around and he saw Fang Zar, Giddeanu, Chi Eeckway, and the senators from the rebel subplot attempting to take the gizmo. Cody yells “I saw that!” and goes to take the gizmo all while his comlink’s strap which is elastic gets very slingshotty. Cody takes the gizmo from the senators but he realized he’s doomed because his comlink has a very elastical strap the strap did a sling shot flinging Cody at the grappling metal that Yoda and the two senators are ties in and it exploded causing Cody to die. Rook gets shicked that Cody died and Yoda grabbed the gizmo. Organa tells Yoda to go quickly and Mon mothma gives the speeder to Yoda to race up to the secret controller room. Mon Mothma and Bail Organa turns around and saw the clones coming after them. The ghost of Qui-Gon stops the clones ultimately killing all of them. Rook mourns the loss of her BF Cody and decide to take revenge. She aims at Mothma’s speeder which Yoda is riding in and she shoots a missle at Yoda but he dodges it and entered the secret controller room and he placed the gizmo in the slot and starts to commence the Senate Building to take flight. But he didn’t cause Maul says to Yoda, “Nice try, green warthog!”. He pushed the eject the slot button and the gizmo got ejected and crushed. Maul chokes Yoda and went neat the edge of the Senate building. Maul says while choking Yoda, “5000 feet! Time to die!!”. He was about to let Yoda go to make him dead but he was stopped and looked at two figures. It turns out the Figures are Jar Jar and Saxon. Jar Jar felt that all the killing makes him hungry and is about to eat Saxon. Saxon begged for help. Maul lets go of Yoda sparing him and leans on the edges hanging with his legs grabbing the ledge yelling to Jar Jar to get away from his Mauldalorian son. Yoda stares to Maul’s rear and then he got an idea. He walks to Maul’s feet and kicked his rear. But Maul grabbed the ledge with only his hands. He yells at Yoda “What are you doing?!” and Yoda replies “To an end, the Sith must be brought” and he beings the launch sequence of the Senate building by pushing the launch button. Bail Organa and Mon Mothma approached to Yoda. Bail Organa yells “Yoda, what have you done?!” and Yoda replies “Done, something that should be.”. We cut to the Senate arena and we see Mas Amedda and Sly Moore leaving the building as it begins the launch sequence. Mas yells to Sly, “Let’s get out of here!!!” and Thire leaves saying “Screw this nonsense!”. We cut to the secret controller room as Yoda and Bail Organa and Mon Mothma rushed to the ledge and they went to Mon Mothma’s Speeder which fits for 4 citizens. Bail Organa tells the gang it’s time to get out. The speeder moves fast away from the Senate building as it begins to take flight to space. Maul still holding on to the ledge screams as he is going to space. At teh Senate arena, Tarkin, Yularren, Krennic, and the other Imperial guys are in horror. Tarkin says nobely, “It been a pleasure serving the Empire.” and the camera pans to Rook holding Cody’s helmet and she says to Cody, “Now we can be together…in hell!”. The Sentate Builing hits the Work in Progress Death Star and it made the Death Star and the Senate building explode to debris. Everyone in the galaxy are freed from the Empire. For the film’s ending montage, we see Organa on Alderaan at his balcony staring into the afternoon sky. Mon Mothma walks to Organa and says “Senator.” and Captain Antilles approaces Organa calling him Chancellor. Bail Organa is now Chancellor of the Republic. He goes to his desk and the Senators from the deleted Rebel Subplot honors Organa that he is Chancellor of the Republic. We then cut to Kamino and we see the clones and Kaminoans walking and chatting in the facility but we stop at the lab where Lama Su is brooding. He laugh maniacally that the Sith are gone. We fade to black and we fade into Coruscant cityscape and we saw that Mace indeed survived. Mace is still injured and he asks “Wait, is the Sith truly gone?”. He feels concerned and felt content. He talks to hiself, “Yoda, you heard that right?” and he heard an explosion which came from the Death Star and the Senate Building. He stares at the explosion and he recovered proudly. We fade to black and then fade to Naboo and we see the citizens given gifts by a salegungan and we see the gungans fixing the damage that the Clone Wars did as Nass watches and he sees the sky sparkling and we fade to black and fade to Lothal and we see an infant Ezra and his parents (Now survived) and they lived a happy life. We fade to black and fade to Wolffe and Gregor watching the sunrise and they go back to their base but they were wondering if Rex survives and they leave we fade to black and then fade to the purple and orange sky and we see Rex yelling “Wolffe! Gregor!” as he was grabbing thing air. He walks slowly and stants tall and spoke “I’ll comeback”. Turns out Rex is with Yoda, Padme (Now recovered and survived), Ahsoka, Chewbacca, and R2 at the edge of the cliff. Ahsoka asks “So, what now?” and Padme shakes her head. The 2 women turned and look and Yoda. Qui-Gon’s voice spoke to Yoda that the Sith have not yet been gone meaning Sidious survived. Yoda spoke, “Sidious. Long as out there, he still is, hunt him, I will.” Rex looks back at Yoda saying that he thought Yoda had beaten Sidious. Yoda shakes his head. Padme says “We can.” Yoda turns around and looks at Padme. She continues “We will”. Ahsoka says “Count me in.” and Chewbacca growled translating that they need a nose like his if it’s to be a hun and R2 beeps to them translating that they also need a navigator as well. Rex startled and turns around and looks at the gang yelling out “I’m in, TOO! This Sidious wants to end the Republic, eh? An enemy of this is an emeny of the Republic!” Yoda smiles. The gang all see that the storm is here and the rain starts falling. Eveeryone walks away from the cliff and Padme stops and looks t the sky. She says “I missed it. The steel sky.” as the camera flies to the sky. We transition to Anakin falling into the seas. He was then washed up on an island. He brings out the teleport gizmo he had but it was soggy and stopped working. He is frustrated. He says to himself, “Great! How am I going to get out of this place?”. But we see a figure name Maz Kanata and says, “You’re a fine looking sea creature.” Anakin got jumpscared and he looks at Maz Kanata for a moment. He says that there should be a way to get out of the island. He then sees a ship and tell Maz Kanata that their salvation is flying in the sky. Maz Kanata responded that the ship won’t help them and Anakin asks why and Maz Kanata replies that the ship is to small. Anakin grabs the ship which turned iut to be a figure. Anakin speak sadly, “This is just great”. And we iris wipe to the credits.

Holy shit, he’s officially lost it.

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#1424111
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Unpopular Opinion Thread
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emanswfan said:

I like having a wide variety of genres within future Star Wars projects instead of everything feeling like classic Star Wars.

I’m bumping this opinion since it’s sorta topical and has been bouncing around in my mind for a while now.
I feel like this isn’t talked about enough, but the more Star Wars films and TV shows Lucasfilm makes, the more often they’re going to be finding themselves treading the same ground. (Sometimes literally! 😉) I’ve heard some people complain about some of the recently announced, upcoming instalments being too ‘genre-specific’ like for example, Andor being described as a spy-thriller whilst The Acolyte sounding like a creepy, mystery series.

In my opinion, this is exactly what the franchise needs to remain a pop-culture staple. I know people hate the idea of Star Wars turning into the MCU, but if Lucasfilm really wants to keep making new things, it can’t just continue being, as emanswfan describes it, ‘classic Star Wars’

Star Wars has long evolved from being just a series of films, it’s now the name of a multi-media franchise, so why does everything have to be those same few films retold again and again? Honestly, go nuts Lucasfilm, I wanna see whatever random-ass story you can imagine just told in the Star Wars setting with the Star Wars name. Sounds crazy, but this is the unpopular opinion thread.

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#1424108
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a new hope, adding visual effects, emotion and more character (a WIP)
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Woah, I actually felt physical discomfort seeing Motti’s face go red as he was choked! In other words, what you were going for with that effect worked. 😄

Also, I never, after having seen this film a million times, ever noticed that the time of day changes from when Luke is at the dining room table to outside looking at the suns! 😮

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#1424106
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Idea: OT Edits to Fit the PT and/or the Larger Saga (A Resource Thread, Hopefully)
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Knight of Kalee said:

I really liked the idea on paper of seeing an imperfect, overly dogmatic Jedi Order which fails because of their disattachment from the Force, decaying along with the Republic. But I wish this deconstruction had been played with more in the prequels to really drive the point home.

The issue with this though is that aside from the dialogue in the OT, we’re never given any look into how a functioning Jedi order should behave. Never in the films do we see any kind of order of Jedi collectively training padawans to become knights in the way we’ve been described they should. Aside from that, if the Jedi Order is a failure and all the Jedi are dicks from the very beginning of the saga, then how could their complete destruction at the hands of the Empire and Vader have any sort of impact or significance? My point is that the order in the prequels shouldn’t have been so doomed to fail. I love TLJ, but Luke’s callback to these events in the prequels is kind of gloomy to me, like another huge reminder of the enormous ‘what if’ aspect that the prequels are looked back at with.

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#1424100
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Idea: OT Edits to Fit the PT and/or the Larger Saga (A Resource Thread, Hopefully)
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G&G-Fan said:

But starting Jedi training young has important narrative function. They do that so the younglings don’t have a chance to form attachments to their parents (or anybody else) and be taught from the start to not be attached. The reason why they said Anakin was too old to be trained was because he was attached to his mother.

When it’s summarised like this you really get the sense of what total jerks the Jedi were turned into in the prequels. It’s funny how the characters portrayed as a child abducting, brainwashing, dispassionate, celibate cult are the heroes! I know this isn’t the thread for it, but it cannot be overstated how much all that stuff has to be cut from the prequels.