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Darth Lucas

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#1370062
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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JadedSkywalker said:

The dude with a website only selling depecialized and grindhouse, how is that legally allowed. I mean why does Disney allow it. And how about that UK seller almost exclusively selling 4K77 and 4K83 discs with DNR and non DNR versions, and the Mandalorian and the Holiday Special, and Harmy Empire Strikes Back. And Ebay just allows it.

When it’s just a handful of people, it’s not worth it to Disney to go after them. More money and hassle than it’s worth. There will always be a few jerks doing this sort of thing. That’s inevitable. It becomes an issue for us when they go unchecked, so more people do it, and then more people. Then, suddenly, there’s so many people selling fan projects that it becomes worth it for Disney to take action.

And who do you think they’ll go after? Not the sellers. Suing each of them individually is too much effort. No, they’ll go after Harmy and Adywan and all of us who participate in helping bring their projects and projects like them to life.
They’ll shut down this site and sue the brains off of the creators. Easier for them to take the issue down at the source than try to go after every basement-dwelling jerk pawning them off on ebay.

So that’s why we have to try and take down as many of these listings ourselves. eBay doesn’t care on their own. But if a listing gets enough people reporting it, they might take it down. If the listings get taken down, we might just be able to keep the amount of sellers at a level that Disney won’t care about.

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#1364754
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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CourtlyHades296 said:

Is it possible to have a version with the 1981 crawl?

While I doubt Harmy will attempt this, there are many of us who have a certain unreasonable passion for the '81 crawl. A few different recreations and restorations were made to splice into 2.5 and 2.7.

I’m sure at least one of us will create one for 3.0 (not making any promises, but if I get the itch I probably will at some point).

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#1364525
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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While I think it’s looking pretty darn great so far, I think I ought to throw my two cents into the teal walls debate. I’m sure some of it would have been visible in '77, but it would have been projected with very warm bulbs, which would have counteracted the teal in the walls a bit, not a ton, but a bit. I don’t have much of a preference, as I think either way is going to be “accurate” in one sense or another. However, I do think you’ve gone a bit overboard on that teal look in certain shots. For instance, I’m seeing quite a bit of teal in Leia’s dress in some of those shots, which I don’t think would have been the case. It may have picked up a bit from the walls around the edges of her dress, but it’s not reflective enough of a material, I think, to have the wall color drastically affect our perception of the dress color itself.

Just a little nitpick, but I think it’s worth addressing.

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#1332482
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Harry Potter Special Extended Editions (a WIP)
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Hey. Wow, it’s been a hot minute, hasn’t it? Add this to the list of projects I started but never finished. Well, do know this idea has never left my mind. I’ve been experimenting on and off with how to make certain ideas a reality. The main difficulty has been the wand replacement idea. I thought I could accomplish this in a much simpler fashion than turned out to be feasible. However, I’ve been learning a lot with 3D modeling and really honing my visual effects skills, and I think I’ve figured out a way to accomplish it.

While this project is far from completely dead, it’s really evolved from my original idea, and I think it’s best to approach it on a film by film basis, rather than trying to tackle all of them simultaneously. As such, this thread will be pushed to the side and, at some point, I will create new threads to follow the progress of my HP project and the new direction they’ve gone.

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#1320776
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I’m curious if it would be possible to substitute Starkiller base in TFA with the fleet of mini Death Star Destroyers in TROS. Perhaps it’s a fleet of Star Destroyers where on their own, they’re very powerful, but all together can destroy planets. Like they took the power of the Death Star and spread it out so it wouldn’t be as easy as destroying ONE weapon to take it down, but the enemy would have to destroy every single star destroyer.

Thus, its as dangerous as the Death Star, without simply being another Death Star, and they are more difficult to destroy, as they’re smaller and the first order has more on standby of one is destroyed.

This way the fleet can be a more constant threat throughout the trilogy. (Maybe Starkiller Base functions more as the hangar where the fleet is kept? Idk I’m just spitballing at this point.)

The destruction of the fleet in TROS can feel like more of an ultimate victory. It took all the reinforcements brought by Lando to finally bring them down.

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#1320462
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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It uses bootleg footage and is titled pretty pretentiously (if deemed inappropriate to post about, please remove. thank you mods), but the YouTube channel “Rey Kenobi” posted an interesting edit to the ending that I think could be a kind base model for editors who like the idea of Ben living at the end. It uses Leia’s death as a springboard to heal Ben after his apparent death after healing Rey. I won’t post a link due to bootleg footage, but if you wanted to hunt it down on your own, there you go.

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#1318589
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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One thing that’s really bothered me about the ST is how every film in the trilogy ends on the same piece of music, the “Binary Sunset” theme. If/when I get around to editing this trilogy, that will be top of my list to change.

I think it would be poetic to end TROS on the “Throne Room/Finale” music from ANH, probably utilizing the slower/more epic sounding unused second half of the theme, starting at 3:29 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ca5A-7wy_A

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#1317929
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Anakin Starkiller said:

I know this might be controversial but I think Jakku ought to be Tatooine for poetry reasons. It just feels strange having all three protagonists start on a desert planet and two of them are the same but then the third one isn’t?

I agree. I would’ve much preferred Rey not be from a desert planet at all. SO many interesting environments she could have originated from. The whole junker/scavenger angle could have easily worked on Coruscant or Corellia, but they just had to go with another desert planet.

But since it would be next to impossible to remove the desert planet angle, I agree it’s thematically more interesting to make it Tatooine and keep the whole “rhyming stanzas” thing Georgie boy was always on about than have it still be a desert planet, but not the same one that appears in in five of the previous six movies.

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#1317000
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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DominicCobb said:

Honestly that still would have sucked shit. I’m not sure in what way it would have been better.

No confusion as to when Palpatine procreated and with whom? The previous two movies setting up that Rey is “nobody”. Her “cave vision” seeing a bunch if duplicates of herself would actually make sense instead of being imagery for imagery sake?

I admit it’s not the most spectacular idea, but it at least makes more sense than what we got.

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#1316806
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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I wonder if it would be possible (or even a good idea) to change the twist into that Rey was a clone made by Palpatine to give his soul a new body. Might be able to be accomplished by adding a few Rey bodies in the tanks with the Snoke bodies.

Keeps the same energy as her being his granddaughter without having the question of who the hell did Palpatine hook up with. Also keeps continuity that her parents were “nobody”.

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#1316724
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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I wonder if it would be possible (or even a good idea) to change the twist into that Rey was a clone made by Palpatine to give his soul a new body. Might be able to be accomplished by adding a few Rey bodies in the tanks with the Snoke bodies.

Keeps the same energy as her being his granddaughter without having the question of who the hell did Palpatine hook up with. Also keeps continuity that her parents were “nobody”.

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#1316102
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Thatstinkyguy said:

Found a site that sells the Despecialized Trilogy on the site and eBay. They brag about being “the real deal” too.

Link to website removed by moderator - let’s not give them the publicity they wish for.

They’re getting pretty ballsy now. Selling from their own dedicated website claiming to be some sort of official retailer? I guess they win though because I have no idea how to fight that.

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#1316101
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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Octorox said:

Darth Lucas said:

Add other force ghosts to the Luke/Leia shot like Anakin and Obi Wan.

With the exception of Ben, I don’t really get this suggestion. Anakin, Yoda and Obi-Wan have no meaning or significance to Rey. They did to Luke, but we already got that scene at the end of Return of the Jedi.

What I think a lot of fans don’t want to accept (and to be honest, I don’t think Abrams and Terrio wanted to accept this either) is that the OT characters are not the main characters of these new movies. The protagonists are the new characters: Rey, Ben, Finn, Poe, and Rose. Any OT or PT characters should be there to support their character development, not to steal the spotlight.

Obi Wan has significance to Rey. Anakin has significance to Ben Solo, who would be there in this version. The thought of ending the “Skywalker Saga” without at least Anakin having some importance seems off to me.

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#1316079
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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The only think I really want to do in an edit (and I guess I’ll find out if it’s even possible) is have Ben survive (cut the kiss shot before he collapses). And have him be with Rey on Tatooine at the end (comp him in somehow, provided there’s suitable footage). Add other force ghosts to the Luke/Leia shot like Anakin and Obi Wan.