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Daiyus

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#1599498
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What Do YOU Think Star Wars Should Do Next?
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I’m of the opinion that quality trumps quantity. The Mandalorian was a landmark moment, it had the whole world invested in Star Wars again. When it came out the attention to detail, quality and presentation was clear. As they’ve tried to latch onto that success and spin-up more and more concurrent projects they’ve all suffered in some way on the quality front, with Andor’s first season being the standout exception.

I’d like to see a return of a focused approach; tell a story, move on to the next one. The limited series idea has merit vs. films, but it has to be a script written for the format. If the story requires a film format, have the guts to stick to it, even if it’s a Disney+ only release. I’d much rather one quality project a year than three or four mediocre or compromised ones.

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#1599375
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<strong>The Acolyte</strong> (live action series set in The High Republic era) - a general discussion thread
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This finale has cemented the feelings I’ve had throughout this season; the story is there, and is a great concept, but poorly executed by dragging it out into eight episodes. There’s enough hooks in the finale that I do want to see a second season continue it on, but I’m very much looking forward to a fanedit version of season one that sorts out the pacing and flow.

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#1599071
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Spence's PT Edits Round 3 (V2 of AOTC Released)
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I’ve just rewatched TPM & AotC for the first time in a while. Overall I still feel like these are the best versions of these films I’ve yet seen, so a massive thank you for your hard work. The updates to AotC are very welcome and well done.

Upon the rewatch there was just one cut that felt a little off, and I fully acknowledge that I’m being really, really, nitpicky here; during the opening of TPM, when Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are being gassed, the droids no longer speak. Their heads bob, and the droids generally chatter a bit throughout the rest of the film albeit reduced, but they don’t make a noise in this scene. It’s the only scene out of the two movies I’ve rewatched where I felt something was missing or had been cut, which is a testament to just how great the rest of your content is.

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#1597547
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ANDOR: The Rogue One Arc (Rogue One Rescore) [AVAILABLE]
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These were amazing, thank you so much. I didn’t really know what to expect going into this. I’m used to TV to Movie edits, so going the other is a new experience for me. I have to say that I really enjoyed the rescoring, and it worked beautifully; at no point did I feel I was watching a fan edit at all. I’ll be keeping these in my collection, and I’ve made some Plex episode cards to go with them, if anyone is interested:

PLEX EPISODE CARDS

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#1597443
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<strong>The Acolyte</strong> (live action series set in The High Republic era) - a general discussion thread
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After the high-tempo combat last week, this week’s episode is definitely the breathing room that was needed. The early episodes felt very jumpy, whereas this one seemed to to linger a little longer where needed. Sol “discovering”/playing along with Mae perhaps dragged out a little much, but I really enjoyed all of the interactions between Qimir and Osha. The Vernestra lightwhip moment felt entirely unneeded, regardless of how one feels about their re-introduction to canon. All in all a stronger episode than some that came before, with some excellent material to be kept if trimming the series into a film.

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#1597209
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The Clone Wars: Refocused [COMPLETE] + Subtitles for season one!
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EddieDean said:

I’ll likely acknowledge at least the Barriss Offee content in my ‘Follow-on content’ section, but I don’t think either will need to be incorporated into this show.

I completely agree with Keeping the Morgan Elsbeth parts separate as there’s no other link to the character in TCW era.

Given how important Bariss is to Ahsoka’s development, I’d argue that rolling “Devoted” into the Resolve epilogue could be worth consideration, whilst then referencing the Bariss TotE episodes as follow-on watching. There’s few reasons for this, the most obvious being the the timeline crossovers, Resolve both starts before Devoted, and ends afterwards. There’s also some ‘almost’ parallels in Ahsoka’s return to fighting for the light whilst Bariss falls into the dark, at least until her redemption later on.

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#1596618
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<strong>The Acolyte</strong> (live action series set in The High Republic era) - a general discussion thread
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The choreography and combat styles are brilliant, I was very happy with the action in episode 5 and will happily rewatch those scenes. It’s just a shame the Osha/Mae plot is still the weakest part of the show. I think there’s enough to pull together a fairly decent feature length film, but not much else. It needs a lot of tightening based on what we’ve seen so far.

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#1594686
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Star Wars Rebels Recut - A Fanedit TV Series
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Thanks for all the hard work g00b, these are turning out great.

When it comes to AI implementation, I’ve always felt the less, the better. It can be a powerful tool to adjust the context of a scene or two for pacing/story, but to replace entire character’s worth of dialogue? I’m just not sure it needs it. The Rebels/Clone Wars cast have already done a great job, particularly those that aren’t movie casts, and it could be perceived as a little disrespectful to the source material and the voice actors to swap a whole character for AI.

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#1578918
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The Clone Wars: Refocused [COMPLETE] + Subtitles for season one!
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Cloud storage has become increasingly frustrating to do cheaply. I’m looking at pCloud lifetime plans as a value option for my personal stuff, but it’s a significant up-front cost, although I’d easily make it back in a few years compared to a similar capacity as a monthly subscription. It does comes with transfer limits (albeit upgradeable, for a price), and while MEGA is undoubtedly cheapest for large volumes of Cloud storage as a service, it comes with the same caveats.

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#1569578
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Andor: The Movie Omnibus (Four Movies; Nothing Removed) [COMPLETE!] - Thanks to NFBisms!
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I definitely agree that the swift passing of time plays out much better now, with Syril at home with his mother, ISB adapting following the heist etc. It’s a much more believable passage of time and you can see things happening day by day. I think you’ve done an excellent job with it overall, and can completely understand why the scenes sit in the order they do. I think this may be one of the reasons I noticed the Luthen/Mon/Tay disconnect so prominently, so that in itself is a testament to how well it works.

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#1569576
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Andor: The Movie Omnibus (Four Movies; Nothing Removed) [COMPLETE!] - Thanks to NFBisms!
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EddieDean said:

  • I’ve completed the reordering for Movie 3. It’s far, far better paced now, and time passes consistently in all three plotlines, including around the time jumps, multiple scenes in a single day, and references to the timeline. I’m happy to call this scene ordering ‘final’, as it tells this story nicely - as nicely as the other three movies, at least. Everything gets its due the three plotlines are well balanced throughout.

I’m currently about half-way through the third movie. I binged the first two last night, and absolutely loved them. You’ve done a fantastic job, and the plot lines flow wonderfully. Andor really does work so well as movies.

The only wrinkle I’ve felt so far throughout the third movie is the timeline for Mon Mothma; when she’s talking to Luthen the night after the heist asking if it was him, they talk about a meeting with a “saviour to access your family funds” scheduled for that evening. This feels like she’s referencing the party scene where Tay Kolma is introduced. As it stands in Workprint 2, Cassian manages to go to Ferrix, spend the night, leave the next day, get to Niamos, establish a casual relationship (days/weeks?), get arrested and get sent to Narkina-5 before that meeting happens.

I know balancing the timeline against plot pacing is something you’ve been grappling with heavily, and it’s not an easy task. This is the only thing I’ve noticed so far that made me ask questions instead of being completely drawn in. Overall one could argue the meeting Mon was originally referencing fell through, which is why she called Tay and it’s taken some time to set up the meet? Or maybe a little trim during the morning scene to make it just mention the reschedule, without the “it’s tonight” line?

I’d just like to say again how much I’ve enjoyed watching these so far. The little character moments that typically get cut are so welcome to see in this less radical cut. I can’t wait to finish 3 and watch 4.

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#1569493
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(The Bad Batch) Cinematic Version | A More Mature Edit (On Pause)
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fernferro said:

i’m really interested in seeing this, the bad batch season 2 entertained me more the mando S3!
i think the most intriguing part of the series if what the empire is doing everywhere,the transition of the Republic to Empire.

I agree with this. I often watch the whole Saga in chronological order, and going from RotS and the last few Clone Wars Refocused episodes straight into Solo is a bit jarring now. It needs Bad Batch to fill in those really juicy political transition pieces.

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#1561649
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Andor: The Movie Omnibus (Four Movies; Nothing Removed) [COMPLETE!] - Thanks to NFBisms!
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For me, Andor strikes very much at the double edged sword of rebellion. Other Star Wars stories focus on heroics, and saving the day with a general leaning towards happiness. There triumphs and tribulations, sure, but nothing shows the bleakness and hardships required to make effective political change as much as Andor.

I think Luthen’s monologue hits exactly the right term “Sacrifice”. “Andor: Sacrifices” probably wouldn’t work, but something along the lines of “The Price of Rebellion” might be more towards what we’re looking for.

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#1560672
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Andor: The Movie Omnibus (Four Movies; Nothing Removed) [COMPLETE!] - Thanks to NFBisms!
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Andor is definitely a series that only needs a light touch. The idea of keeping all of the content but making concise chunks out of it all sounds amazing. There’s some objectively phenomenal edits out there for this series, and full credit goes to those authors, but every time I try one I feel like I just want to watch the full-fat version again. I’d be very interested in seeing your vision for this presented.

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#1560671
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Spence's PT Edits Round 3 (V2 of AOTC Released)
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SpenceEdit said:

Daiyus said:

There was an audio shadow we noticed from one of the deleted lines during the podracer build; you can just hear C-3PO’s line about Jar Jar being an odd creature. I think the only continuity error I noticed was during the podrace; Anakin does his barrel roll over Teemto Pagalies, but then a few shots later we see Anakin moving up the field to pass him again down the canyon.

I’m having trouble locating this audio shadow, you wouldn’t be able to pinpoint where it is, would you?

Sorry it’s taken a while to get back to you, it’s been a mad few weeks. I’m definitely going to have to accept egg on my face at this point, because upon hunting for it this morning I can’t find it again either. I’m not quite sure where it came from on my first viewing, but I can only apologise for the inconvenience.

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#1558654
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Spence's PT Edits Round 3 (V2 of AOTC Released)
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So I finally got round to watching TPM with my daughter. It’s amazing how we didn’t feel like anything was missing. I thought I’d feel the lack of C-3PO or midichlorians, but it works really well. Jar Jar is one of my daughter’s favourite characters (one of the reasons I wanted her perspective, she’s 11), and she really appreciated the slightly more deliberate, but clumsy version of him. So many editors try and remove him entirely, but we felt this was a great balance.

The additional scenes were great, I really appreciated the probe droid deleted scene, and the fist fight. Keeping Maul out of the picture between Tatooine and Naboo is also brilliant as it lends more weight to Ki Adi Mundi’s “draw out the queen’s attacker” line.

Anakin’s role in the battle of Naboo is now much more consistent with the character, which is great, and his destruction of the command ship allowing Padme to turn the tables in the throne room is inspired, albeit I felt that scene comes in a little abruptly. Is there any way to use some of the battle shots in the throne room but mask the blaster fire to show the droids breaking down before launching into Padme’s “new treaty” line? It only needs a couple of seconds I think.

There was an audio shadow we noticed from one of the deleted lines during the podracer build; you can just hear C-3PO’s line about Jar Jar being an odd creature. I think the only continuity error I noticed was during the podrace; Anakin does his barrel roll over Teemto Pagalies, but then a few shots later we see Anakin moving up the field to pass him again down the canyon.

I know the above is a bit picky, but please be assured that overall we had a great time, and this is now our favourite version, so it’s going into our anthology playlist. We can’t wait to see your AotC and RotS edits!