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#1376845
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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StarkillerAG said:

Hal 9000 said:

Even as I type, I had to skim through the film to remind myself that the Kylo-Palpatine conversation had been moved from heading to Endor. And it introduced a continuity error I don’t believe anyone picked up on until you did.

Perhaps the simplest fix would be to replace or remove the line, “I know where she’s going.”

But that’s still true, isn’t it? Now, it refers to the Knights of Ren tracking them through hyperspace. I actually thought that was a really clever way to repurpose that line.

Yeah, this came up before. I had thought it was an issue, but it makes sense if you think about it. “I know where she’s going” = “The Knights are following her.” The very next scene we see the Knights are there in the asteroid belt with them.

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#1375953
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<em>REY NOBODY</em> - The 'Official' Fan-Editing Thread
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RogueLeader said:

He actually is saying, “You won’t just have power, you’ll have his power.” I’ll try to make it sound clearer in a future version, but I also think our ears are sort of biased because we know what the line is already, and it is already a small line adjustment.

Interesting, I did hear the “won’t” and was looking for “you’ll” but didn’t hear it.

Don’t know how you accomplished the “you’ll” but you could try to take the “'ll” from “we’ll kill him.”

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#1375815
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<em>REY NOBODY</em> - The 'Official' Fan-Editing Thread
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RogueLeader said:

So instead of doing more important things, I wanted to take a crack at playing around with the Hangar Scene for a Rey Nobody edit. I like the potential of a “Rey killed her parents” version, but I wanted to try something more straightforward. It’s not as compelling, perhaps, but it is still less offensive than Rey Palpatine.

In this version of the film, I would remove any reference to Rey recognizing Ochi’s ship, or Rey seeing her parents in any vision. I may try to tackle the Force bond duel at some point, but in this version I would probably shorten the scene, and replace a lot of the dialogue with more generic taunts about Kylo sensing the darkness within her.

This version of the hangar scene just has Kylo Ren confirm Rey’s fears about the vision she saw earlier in the film. Rey’s reaction to info she already has might seem a little dramatic, but in my mind, I interpret Rey’s reaction as her starting to feel that her future is fated and inescapable. But a part of her is still in denial, convincing herself that Kylo Ren is lying in order to manipulate her.

Here’s a rough test for their hangar interaction: https://vimeo.com/447063673

And here’s an alternate line read for Kylo near the end of the scene, keeping closer to the original line: https://vimeo.com/447069546

Oof! Where have I been! Good stuff. Similar to what I’ve been working on (I think I shared some of it? with you? it’s been awhile) but this is a much cleaner way of saying what I want him to say!

Man this might give me the boost to finally push my edit over the finish line actually, this scene really kinda got to me and depressed me a bit because I felt like I couldn’t crack it.

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#1373669
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Dom's Useless Prequel Edits
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Chase Adams said:

DominicCobb said:

I don’t know who the fuck edited this thread to say released. Not cool. ROTS is done but that’s it. The other two aren’t even close.

Sincere apologies for the bump that started the mayhem, DominicCobb. I wasn’t aware it was so far from finished. Though I think most people here asking for links only really assumed they would by getting just ROTS anyway.

Oh I don’t blame you at all, it’s a separate issue. And I’ll make sure everyone who asked gets a link to ROTS when I get the chance.

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#1373617
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Please Ask Thread Creators Before Changing Thread Titles
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Someone changed a fan edit thread of mine to say “Released.” I don’t know who thought that was okay to do or why, but regardless of whether or not it was an accurate change to make (it is not), I would at least appreciate someone asking if it’s okay or not, or at the very least a heads up. Now I’m being with inundated with PM requests for edits that aren’t ready yet.

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#1366936
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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StarkillerAG said:

DominicCobb said:

omnimuffin said:

JakeRyan17 said:

omnimuffin said:

I mostly meant that we know who all of the actors for the original Knights were and they were all male, and also that none of them had the darksaber.

We also know that the original “actors” weren’t actors so much as stand-ins for later.

Also, no one knew that Moffat’s Gideon had the Darksaber until he pulled it out. It’s quite portable. Also, who knows, maybe she didn’t acquire it until sometime in the years between that flashback and a year after TFA/TLJ takes place.

I just feel portraying it as an impossible plot hole is a bit much.

That’s a valid point.

That said, the scripts do not make her feel like a very good villain, haha.

Probably because we don’t have the script that actually features her to determine.

Even if we had the script, she would probably still seem like a last-minute afterthought. Trevorrow has never been good at writing compelling villains, and the plot outline that was posted doesn’t feature her much at all. She shows up for the final fight, dies, and that’s her entire screen time. She feels like Darth Maul 2.0.

I’m not gonna doubt it, but it seems weird to be so definitive when we don’t have the script, only secondhand reports.

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#1366923
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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omnimuffin said:

JakeRyan17 said:

omnimuffin said:

I mostly meant that we know who all of the actors for the original Knights were and they were all male, and also that none of them had the darksaber.

We also know that the original “actors” weren’t actors so much as stand-ins for later.

Also, no one knew that Moffat’s Gideon had the Darksaber until he pulled it out. It’s quite portable. Also, who knows, maybe she didn’t acquire it until sometime in the years between that flashback and a year after TFA/TLJ takes place.

I just feel portraying it as an impossible plot hole is a bit much.

That’s a valid point.

That said, the scripts do not make her feel like a very good villain, haha.

Probably because we don’t have the script that actually features her to determine.

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#1366525
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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omnimuffin said:

JakeRyan17 said:

thebluefrog said:

Imagine if Kylo had straight up killed Palpatine at the start and been the primary antagonist. TLJ turned all the villains into jokes, with Hux being ragdolled around, Snoke dying like Jar Jar, and Kylo throwing a tantrum at Luke. Phasma not so much, but she was wasted too, so…

Getting Kylo back on track to be a genuine threat would’ve helped raise the emotional stakes and made his evolution over the trilogy more interesting.

Unfortunately…I don’t think this is editable with current material. Probably 10 years away to be able to edit that with deepfakes and video games.

That was the intention with The Last Jedi killing Snoke, to set Kylo up as Episode IX’s main antagonist. That’s what Colin Trevorrow’s Duel of Fates did as well. I think that was the prevailing idea forward until Abrams’ came back.

Of course, Treverrow’s script didn’t handle it particuarily well either, contriving an excuse for Kylo to get an even more Vader-ey mask and having him lose the final fight because Rey becomes a bad fanfiction grey Jedi using both the light and dark, and with later revisions pulling the ‘last minute turn to the light’ and making one of the Knights of Ren (coincedentally, one that was very much not visible during the flashback in TFA, because a) she’s a woman and b) she has the darksaber) be the eleventh hour final boss.

Because it’s so obvious in the TFA flashbacks that none of them are women?

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#1366400
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

Ed Slushie said:

I know we’ve pretty much retired the Ajan Kloss = Naboo idea, but the more I think about it, Ajan Kloss we wouldn’t have to change the canon to make Ajan Kloss into a planet we’ve seen before: On Wookieepedia, there’s no official information as to where Luke’s Jedi Temple (from the flashbacks in TLJ) was located, and given that it was where Luke trained Leia it would make sense for Ajan Kloss to be that same planet.
Can anyone think of a way to make that clearer in the movie?

I think I assumed that Luke trained Leia on Endor, as the flashbacks resemble that forest. Luke’s Jedi Temple from the flashbacks in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi don’t resemble this forest area to me at all.

The flashback I believe has been confirmed to be Ajan Kloss. As to where Luke’s temple is supposed to be? I don’t know.